It’s hard to believe that Back to School season is already here. It’s time to start stocking up on notebooks, pencils, electronics, and more. Your kid needs to have all the tools necessary for success, with everything from a sturdy backpack to a tablet that can help them look up an assignment or find an address. If you’re thinking about what technology to buy them for school, here are some of the most in-demand products:
For college students, Amazon Student is a must have. It’s a cheaper version of Amazon Prime, with the same fast and free 2-day shipping. It also gives students access to Amazon Prime’s vast library of TV shows, movies, and music that they’ll appreciate. But more importantly, it gives them half price deals on textbooks, as well as the option to rent digital versions of textbooks to help them save money. You can pair Amazon Student with a Kindle Fire and an Amazon Echo for a technology suite that will keep your college student focused in the classroom, but still give them the opportunity to entertain their friends.
Google Chromecast 2
If your kid is going away to college, the Google Chromecast 2 is a fantastic way to save money and give them access to all the shows and movies they love. The Google Chromecast 2 streams just about every streaming app and service out there. That means you don’t have to pay for cable, yet your college student can still watch all their favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu, Hulu Plus, Sling TV, HBO Now, HBO Go, and more. One tiny USB Chromecast dongle can deliver easy functionality and the ability to search through all available streaming services to find specific shows.
The iPad Pro might seem a little pricey as a gift for a student. However, it has the increased functionality that will make it a tool that your student will appreciate. Basically, it has the power of a laptop but the convenience of a tablet. Your child can take the small iPad Pro instead of a laptop to class, allowing them to easily take notes, find an address, record lectures, and even snap photos of class presentations to help them complete work later on. With the Apple Pencil, your child can take handwritten notes right on the screen that are digitized, eliminating the need to carry heavy notebooks from class to class.
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
This little gadget is less than $100, but it will make your student’s school work a lot easier. The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter can display projects, slideshows, and presentations from a tablet or laptop to a big screen. So, class presentations and group projects that your student might have to do throughout the year will be easy. Plus, there will be no technical glitches that might cause them to get a lower grade.
Kensington ComboSaver Notebook Lock
This is something that your student will definitely need. It’s an easy-to-use lock for a laptop or tablet; if your student leaves their device unattended on a desk, no one will be able to steal it. Considering how expensive laptops and tablets can be, you can’t afford not to lock them up.
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