Back to School Tech Essentials

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Today, technology and education go hand in hand.

Aside from the usual school supplies and dorm room essentials, different gadgets and tech accessories have now become a part of every student’s “back-to-school shopping list.”

These tech devices aren’t just about keeping up with the latest trends; these are smart solutions that will improve your child’s student experience.

But as a parent, you also need to be smart and wise in choosing the right tech products.  And according to New York Times, here are the back-to-school tech you NEED:

“A good, portable tablet.”

More schools have now embraced tablets as a learning tool.  And if you’re a college student, you know that it’s better to rent and read e-books rather than buying hard copies of textbooks that are more expensive AND that are just way too heavy to carry around.

They recommend the newest iPad to be the best tablet of choice but it’s not that cheap.  Check out Amazon for refurbished iPads or previous generation ones.

“The right laptop.”

Choose the right laptop depending on your child’s needs (if they are in college, some majors may have required specs).  But the article suggests the ASUS Zenbook for a “general, do-anything system.”


“A Bluetooth speaker.”

Whether it’s listening to audiobooks or a way to keep the music playing while studying, a Bluetooth speaker is definitely a must-have tool. But you don’t have to break a bank for a wireless speaker.  For the best budget pick, go for the DOSS Touch Portable Speaker.

And if you are looking for more ways to save money in the long-run, Amazon Prime is something that you should subscribe to.

Prime Student is specifically designed for college students, especially those who are on a tight budget.  Your Prime Student Membership will give you unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, listen to hundreds of playlists through Prime Music, access to Twitch Prime and Kindle First, unlimited storage on Prime Photos, Student-exclusive deals and discounts and of course, a FREE Two-Day shipping.

But unlike the regular $99/year Prime subscription with a 30-day trial period, Prime Student lets you try out the service for 6 months, and just pay $49/year once you’re ready to commit.

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