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6 eco-friendly must-have devices to improve SMB productivity in PH

Taking care of our environment is the new trend in the tech industry.
Eco-friendly gadgets for you?

Plenty of highly reputable global companies like Epson, Apple, LG, and more have committed to decarbonization and sustainability.

Those moves were designed to reduce carbon footprint because they mitigate the effects of global climate change and maintain biodiversity. Cutting carbon emissions and improving sustainability efforts would also ensure clear air, water, and food for generations to come.

This is important as a clean and green world is essential for healthy living.

So if you want to support firms advocating the above-mentioned initiative, we curated a list of must-check devices for work, office, and other small businesses.

6 eco-friendly must-have devices to improve SMB productivity in PH

Epson EcoTank L8050 Ink Tank Printer
Epson EcoTank L8050 Ink Tank Printer

1. Epson EcoTank L8050 Ink Tank Printer - Currently priced at PHP 15,985 at the official LazMall page of the company, the Epson EcoTank L8050 Ink Tank Printer could be your solid everyday printer. 

According to Epson, this is a cost-effective borderless A4 photo printing solution for design drawing, stunning photos, and even media printing for DVD/CD and even PVC/IDs. 

The printer is said to come with low energy consumption making its users save on energy bills.

It also has a compact integrated tank design, replaceable maintenance box, high-yield ink bottles, and a high page yield of 2,100 pages (color). The printer alGawin so comes with a 2-year warranty or 50,000 pages and is powered by Epson's Heat-Free Technology.

Epson’s Heat-Free Technology consumes less power compared to laser printers. It requires no heat to warm up when it is switched on or awoken from sleep to start printing immediately. 

Last 2021, Epson claimed that they are planning to reduce its carbon emissions by 2023. The company is also committed to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2023 and becoming carbon-negative and underground-resource-free by 2050.

Note: Epson’s manufacturing plant in Batangas, Philippines achieved this goal as it has been running on RE since 2021, ahead of its 2023 goal.
Acer Aspire Vero file photo
Acer Aspire Vero file photo

2. Acer Aspire Vero EVOPriced at PHP 39,999, appears to be a pretty capable work laptop with a 14-inch LCD (IPS) screen, FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution, Intel Core i5-1235U with up to 4.4GHz clockspeed, 8GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD storage, 56WHr battery with USB-C 65W adapter, FHD webcam, WiFi 6E, and Windows 11 Home operating system, among others.

This laptop is also dubbed the "Green PC" built with recycled materials, a paint-free chassis, and an ocean glass touchpad. Its packaging even has up to 90 percent recycled paper with an inner portion that can transform into a laptop stand.

3. Nokia X30 - Originally priced at 27,990, the Nokia X30 is now listed at just PHP 17,093 online.

To recap, the highlight of this device is it features a durable body boasting parts made with recycled materials and IP67 water and dust resistance. In particular, Nokia claims that it is made with 100 percent recycled aluminum and 65 percent recycled plastic.

It uses a Gorilla Glass Victus-protected 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2400 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi, and an In-Display fingerprint reader.

For specs, it is powered by the 5G-ready 2.2GHz 6nm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor with Adreno 619 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB UFS 3.0 expandable storage, and 4,200mAh battery capacity with USB-C 33W fast charging.

The main camera of this device is a 50MP f/1.8 shooter. It is paired with a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide shooter. 

For selfies, it has a 16MP f/2.4 shooter. It has 3 OS upgrades and 3 years of warranty as well.
iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro

Note: If you have a ton of cash to spare, Apple's new iPhone 15 Series is also said to be built with sustainability in mind. They don't have a power adapter or EarPods in the package as part of the company's efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. The new phones will soon be available in the Philippines starting at PHP 56,990.
Epson CO-FH02 Smart Projector
Epson CO-FH02 Smart Projector

4. Epson CO-FH02 Smart Projector - Listed at PHP 38,000 on Epsons's official LazMall page, the device is a Red Dot Design Award winner due to its excellence in design innovation.

It features a large screen projection of up to 391 inches with bright 3,000 lumens of color and white brightness with Epson's 3LCD technology. This provides up to 3x brighter colors with no rainbow effect distortion.

It even has an Android TV dongle and Chromecast built-in as well as a 5W speaker with enclosure.

This makes it ideal for office presentations, entertainment, and more.

To save more energy, the projector has an array of eco-functions to lower the projector's energy consumption like Sleep Mode or schedule automatic shutdown of projectors when they are not in use.

This is part of Epson's eco-conscious products that are compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient. Epson said that they are also easy to recycle and maintain. Moreover, the company boasts that those products are chemical-free.

Epson also claimed that the packaging of all its projectors is made with over 80 percent recycled cardboard.
Nothing ear (2)
Nothing ear (2)

5. Nothing ear (2) - Priced at PHP 8,490 at Digital Walker, the Nothing ear (2) is one of the best-sounding buds for the price. It comes with a transparent case, IP54/55 water and dust resistance, a custom 11.6mm dynamic driver with Graphene + PU (Polyurethane) diaphragm that has a 5,000Hz frequency range, 3x microphones with Clear Voice tech, up to 40dB active noise cancellation (ANC), up to 36 hours of battery life, wireless charging, and Google Quick pair or Microsoft Swift Pair support.

Since it has ANC that blocks outside noise, the buds could help those who like to listen to music while concentrating at work.

The company is also noting that the buds contain recycled tin, 100 percent recycled material circuit board, a lifecycle carbon footprint of 3.1 kg C02e, plastic wrap-free packaging, and a manufacturing process that adopts renewable energy.
Epson LabelWorks LW-1000P Wi-Fi PC-Connectable Label Printer
Epson LabelWorks LW-1000P Wi-Fi PC-Connectable Label Printer

6. Epson LabelWorks LW-1000P Wi-Fi PC-Connectable Label PrinterPriced at PHP 14,650, the Epson LabelWorks LW-1000P is designed to make it easy to create, edit, share, and print quality labels wirelessly from your Android or iOS smart devices.

It comes with more than 100 label design templates and over 400 available symbols that you can add to your label. Its iLabel app also allows users to generate and print QR codes together with eight types of barcode printing.

Also, the LW-1000P is designed from the ground up for greater cost efficiency, using significantly smaller side margins to reduce wastage. Save money with economical 8-metre tapes.

That's it. These are some of the must-have devices that could help you grow your business faster, be more efficient at work, and simply do things faster while doing your part in taking care of the environment.

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