Modern technology gives us many things.

Revamping your home office? Make sure to include this essential piece of tech

Now more than ever, it’s important to choose the right tech for your home office to accommodate all your work needs – for many the home office is now their work office with COVID completely changing how and where we do our jobs.

COVID and lockdowns taught us that work is a thing that we do, not a place we go, and so choosing the right technology at home can help us stay productive, connected and entertained.

For example, high-speed internet fast became a critical utility for many households. Through  NBN, 4G LTE or 5G, households were able to connect remotely and be able to continue to get the most out of work and entertainment when at home.

Now we are in a hybrid working world, now is the time to re-evaluate your home office and make sure it’s suitable to accommodate flexible working arrangements.

One part of the home office that is critical but sometimes gets overlooked is the humble printer. Printing has gotten a lot smarter and more convenient over the past few years, with the introduction of new services like HP+ and Instant Ink, as well as printers such as the HP OfficeJet 9010e.

Things to look for in a printer

The first thing to look out for is connectivity. When enabling HP+ at set-up, HP printers like the HP OfficeJet 9010e will keep itself up to date and secure with the latest security updates. The cloud connection also enables the printer to automatically detect and fix connection issues before they arise, allowing the printer to be ready when you are.

Functionality is another critical aspect when looking for a printer. The HP OfficeJet 9010e is a multi-function printer, allowing you to print, copy, scan and fax, providing much more versatility than a printer than just prints. By connecting the HP OfficeJet 9010e to your home network and internet, you can also print and scan directly from the HP Smart app on your smartphone.

The HP Smart app also contains lots of fun projects to print directly from your smartphone, such as greeting cards and calendars. Combined with HP+, the HP Smart app also enables a number of productivity features such as photo scanning and mobile fax.

Whether you’re printing photos or text documents, print quality is also a key feature to look out for. The HP OfficeJet 9010e features a rendered DPI of 1200×1200, so text and images are sharp and accurate.

Print quality also comes down to the ink that you use. For many households, the panic of needing printer ink the night before important work or school assignments are due is a panic known too well. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

When enabling HP+, you’ll also receive a 6-month subscription to Instant Ink before deciding on a plan moving forward.

With HP+ printing is smarter, more secure and more sustainable

Via Instant Ink, the printer can tell if you’re running low on ink and automatically send you more cartridges direct to your door, so you’ll never run out of ink again, and you have the peace of mind that by using HP Original ink, your prints remain consistent and of a high quality.

A final consideration for your printing needs is the impact it will have on the environment. Through Instant Ink, customers receive recycling satchels so the empty cartridges can be sent directly to the Close The Loop recycling facility so nothing ends in landfill. Meanwhile, when printing on a HP+ enabled printer, HP plants trees or protects forests in equal measure.

* This editorial was supported by HP