Best Back-to-School Gadgets For Kids Of All Ages

Published On August 20, 2015 | Electronics

School is back in session and it’s time to gear up. School supplies have changed with the times and you’ll need to set up your kid for success this school year. Shopping for highlighters and backpacks are boring, so check out these back-to-school gadgets that will help kids of all ages.

Elementary School

  • Gaming Monitor Reward your stubborn student for doing their homework with the Alienware OptX AW2210 gaming monitor. This takes Minecraft to a whole new level.
  • Laptop- By the upper grades, students will need access to a computer to do school work. Some assignments need students to log onto a site and watch a lesson. You’ll want to shop for a slender and lightweight laptop with an all day battery like the MacBook Air.

Middle School

  • Alarm Clock- There is nothing worse than trying to wake up a sleeping teen. The iHome Kineta K2 is a Bluetooth speaker alarm will play their favorite music wirelessly from their phone. Give yourself a break and let OMI do the morning wake up call.
  • Earphones- On their downtime your child will want to pop in their headphones and listen to some tunes on their way to their next class. Check out the Shure SE115 noise-canceling earphones that will give them the break from the real world they need.
  • Backpack- I know, it doesn’t seem as exciting to shop for backpacks, but you’ll be glad you did when you buy the Airbac backpack. These backpacks have a built-in cushion that rests against the lower back and gives your child the support they need while taking a load off their shoulders.

High School

  • Data Storage- Your student will need a few flash drives this school year. Whether they have one for all of their classes or a small flash drive for each subject, this is a must-have device.
  • Activity Tracker- Help your child improve their mile time or make sure they’re getting in enough exercise during the day with a Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker. This device will sync all of their data to their Fitbit account.


  • SanDisk Connect StickStorage devices are a must in college since one of the most frustrating scenarios for your student is to have their laptop crash in the middle of writing a 20-page paper. A storage device also makes it easier you’re your student to share their portion of the group work with team mates. Users can wirelessly increase their storage and up to 8 people can stream/share at once.
  • Smartpen- Taking notes can be a pain when a professor is zooming through the material. The Livescribe 2 GB Echo Smartpen can transfer handwritten notes to a computer. It also records sound via built-in microphones. Students can set up a recorder while the professor is lecturing so they can take notes at a leisurely pace and ensure they aren’t missing anything.

Regardless of what grade your children is in, are they geared up this school year?

– By Jennifer Thayer



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