Back-To-School: Five Must Have Tech Items for College Freshmen
Five Must Have Tech Items for College Freshmen
Yes, August will be upon us and pretty soon our college bound freshmen will be off and ready to learn. Along with dorm room essentials, students rely on technology and crave gadgets to keep them occupied and prepared for their studies and fun. Here are 5 essentials to get you started and a few for parents.
Sling by Ful Powerbag
The Sling Powerbag can power a smart phone twice in one day. A lightweight backpack, but large enough to carry a 14 in laptop, tablet, and your books.
– Water resistant AC adapter
– Removable, lightweight rechargeable battery
– Battery level indicator and power button
– Weights 3.75 lbs
– Includes AC wall adapter, battery system, Apple, Micro, and Mini USB connectors
– USB port
– Compatible with Amazon Kindle, Nook, Samsung Galaxy Tab, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Epson Stylus NX430 All-In-One Printer, Copier, Scanner
The Epson Stylus NX430 is inexpensive, small, wireless, multi-functionality, and according to Amazon reviews (3.4 out of 5 stars) is easy to setup and offer very good color printing. Perfect for printing standard papers, reports, and essays.
Amazon Kindle Fire and Digital Textbook Rental
The Amazon Kindle does almost everything a regular tablet does – apps for email, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – watch video from Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu – listen to music from your Amazon MP3 collection, and Pandora. Studies show that 98 percent of students that own an e-reader use it to download and read their textbooks. That’s a savings plus for parents. Students can save up to 80% off the retail price. Students can rent the e-textbooks for 3-months and can extend the rental for an additional 15 days, another semester, or purchase the book. Hardcover books are part of the rental program as well.
– 8GB device storage
– Unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon Content including novels, textbooks, video, movies, music, etc.
– Battery last up to 9 hours with one charge
– Buy once, enjoy everywhere with Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, and TV
Innergie PocketCell Rechargeable Battery Bank
Fast USB charging is what the PocketCell is designed to do. A universal rechargeable mobile battery bank offer mobile power when you need it in a flash. Charge the PocketCell first from a wall socket, car charge, or you laptop. The blue indicator lights will tell you when it’s fully charged.
– Designed for all tablets, smart phones, mp3 players, portable game consoles, GPS, and more
– Magic cable trio 3-in-1 USB Cable (Mini USB, Micro USB, and Apple connector
– Power Charge hours:
iPhone 25+ Hrs (Talk time)
iPod 70+ Hrs (Audio playback)
iPad 4.5+ Hrs (Using time)
Tablet 5+ Hrs (Using time)
Smart Phone 15+ Hrs (Talk time)
HTC 15+ Hrs (Talk time)
Blackberry 15+ Hrs (Talk time)