With kids and teens and
young adults all heading back to schools and college I
decided to comb around the interwebs to collect some very
useful tech gadgets for you to use while at school. So let’s
get to the meat and potatoes of the party. I tried to find
some very unique devices and of course I wanted to find
devices that work for all ages and some that are very age
specific. So here is my list for some very cool back to
razor thin, incredibly compact in size and light weight XPS
13 FHD was built for ultra-mobility. But don’t let its
compact form fool you. The XPS 13 has optimum convenience
and mobility with the power of a full-size laptop.
Enjoy a state-of-the-art viewing
experience with the Full HD, so movie watching and gaming is
enhanced with exceptional illumination. For those students
managing soccer practice, chapter meetings and racing from
class to class, the extremely durable XPS 13 is the PC for
you. Imagine the responsiveness of your smartphone in a
fully functional laptop, complete with a bright 13.3”
display cleverly fit into a size similar to most 11”
laptops, plus a full-size backlit keyboard. The XPS 13 FHD
starts at $999.99.
BRAVEN announces the launch of the highly-anticipated BRAVEN
850, the biggest and most audiophileistic BRAVEN yet. BRAVEN
850 pumps out hair-raising high-fidelity audio, charges
mobile devices including tablets and wirelessly pairs with a
second 850 speaker for a true left and right wireless stereo
The BRAVEN 850 has an impressive play time of up to 20 hours
– longer than any speaker in its class, and is available for
$299.99. For more information about the BRAVEN 850 or the
entire line of BRAVEN Bluetooth speakers, visit
ASUS MeMO 7” Tablet
Tablets come in all shapes and sizes and the ASUS MeMO is no
different. While it isn’t a top of the line but it does a
lot of what those other tablets can do but at a cheaper
cost. You can even use your stylus to make hand written
notes on it as well. Check out the full spec list here.
• Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
• Available in White, Grey, and Pink
• 7" WSVGA (1024X600) TN Panel with Soda Lime
• 10-finger capacitive Touchscreen, 300 nits
• VIA WM8950
• 1GB DDR3 (1333MHz)
• 16GB FLASH with Asus WebStorage 5GB for lifetime
• 802.11b/g/n. Webcam-Front
• Built-in stereo speakers with SonicMaster Technology
• 2-in-1 audio jack (head phone / mic-in)
• 1 x micro SD card reader
• Stereo speakers
• 1 x internal microphone
• 1 x Micro USB
• 1 x micro HDMI
• 1 x micro SD card reader
• Up to 7 hours/4270mAh
PrintStik instantly prints emails, contracts, receipts,
invoices, photos, calendar appointments, webpages, maps,
boarding passes, or even a forgotten document that is
emailed to you. If you’re having a hard time viewing an
important email or webpage on your smartphone – just print
it with PrintStik to read it clearly.
Cloud-Based Mobile Enhanced Print Application
PlanOn’s new Mobile Enhanced Print Application for Android
and Blackberry smartphones allows users to print full-page
webpages and virtually any email attachment (documents,
spreadsheets, PDFs, presentations, etc.) directly through a
smartphone. The Mobile Enhanced Print Application service is
free for up to 1 year and only $29.99/year afterwards. The
service captures the full content of any document or
attachment, or the location of a web page currently being
viewed, and automatically converts it to a print-ready file
format, sending it through the smartphone directly to the
PrintStik for instant printing.
• Produces straight, flat sheets with smudge-free high
resolution 600dpi print quality.
• Uses PlanOn’s Advanced Thermal Technology (7 year print
• Includes a self-contained 20 sheet paper roll (refills
• Paper feed lets users print from single sheets of regular
• Prints web pages from Android and Blackberry smartphones
in a full page format (more platforms coming soon).
• Prints attachments from emails, including PDFs, Word
documents, Excel spreadsheets, JPEGs, PowerPoint
presentations, PNG, GIF, BMP, and WBMP formats.
• Prints calendar appointments by day-week-month.
• No messy ink or toner needed with convenient pop-in
cartridges included (refills available).
• Ruggedly designed for portable reliability.
• Eco-friendly “green” paper-saver mode puts more printing
on the page and supports partial-page printouts to reduce
the amount of paper used.
Griffin PowerDock 5
So you are sitting at home or in your
dorm. All your electronic devices need charging but you
don’t have that many wall outlets or you have misplaced a
few chargers. What to do what to do? Griffin’s PowerDock 5
is the solution. You can charge up to 5 devices all at once.
You get 5 USB ports, a power strip, and an organizer all for
Kidz Gear headphones
All Kidz Gear headphones feature the proprietary KidzControl
Volume Limit Technology. The technology works by “limiting”
the volume to approximately 80% of the maximum volume output
capable from audio devices in the market today. KidzControl
Volume Limit Technology delivers a safe volume limited
listening experience for children of all ages. Ergonomically
designed with soft padded child-sized ear-cups and
high-quality audio components, the new KidzControl Volume
Limit Headphones in colors are value priced at only $19.99.
They are the perfect travel accessory for keeping children
quiet and happy during long trips away from home.