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Must-Have Back-to-School Gadgets

Must-have Back-to-School Gadgets of 2013

Must-have Back-to-School Gadgets of 2013

September is here already, which means that students are now obliged to wake up early to have breakfast and go to school. But other than that, it’s also the time for them to showcase what’s new inside their backpack. Parents need not worry. There are now affordable gadgets that can suit your kids’ school needs.

Apple's iPad Mini | Official Website

Apple’s iPad Mini | Official Website

Apple’s iPad Mini

It’s a no-brainer that Apple’s tablets offer the most robust selection of learning, studying and organizational apps known to man. But if you can’t afford the hefty price, there’s the iPad Mini that costs at least $330. With this, the students can have easy access to iTunes U, which offers digital textbooks and lecture podcasts.

Samsung 11-inch Chromebook | Official Website

Samsung 11-inch Chromebook | Official Website

Samsung’s 11-inch Chromebook

The Samsung 11-inch Chromebook is ideal for parents who are on a tight budget but still like to get a lightweight laptop. Since it takes advantage of Google Chrome as an operating system, it focuses on running apps over the Internet. For as low as $250, the Samsung Chromebook does a good job of helping the average student accomplish his or her schoolwork.

Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen | Official Website

Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen | Official Website

Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen

Record a digital copy of your notes with Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen. For $150, this smartpen allow you to record, save, and playback your notes, doodles, and the audio of your class lecture. All you have to do is jot down notes like you usually do, go back afterwards, tap on any writings, and the Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen will playback anything that it recorded while you were writing.

Pebble Smartwatch | Official Website

Pebble Smartwatch | Official Website

Pebble Smartwatch

If a student wants to look techie and fashion-forward, Pebble Smartwatch is what he or she needs! For as low as $150, it lets the users know the time, as well as read texts, emails, and calendar notifications. Even social media alerts are flashed on the wristwatch.

Groovy Airbac Backpack | Official Website

Groovy Airbac Backpack | Official Website

Airbac Backpack

Of course, the best place to put all of your kids’ school stuff is a backpack. But if you’re worrying about bad backs and school rules against ‘roller bags,’ there’s Airbac Backpack. It has built-in “air cushion” that nestles against your child’s lower back and takes off load quite literally. It is designed to alleviate the pressure pulling down on their shoulders, while evenly distributing weight throughout. All of this for $60.

 

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