Back to School Tech Guide 2014

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It’s time to get ready to go Back to School! Below are some must-have tech gadgets to ensure your prepared for the new school year.


XO Tablet
http://www.vivitar.com/products/108/tablets/1171/xo-tablet
The
XO Tablet features a high-resolution screen with a dual-core processor
and operated with the latest Android operating system. This tablet is
specially designed for kids to explore their dreams and expand their
imagination. The tablet comes packed with apps, books, games, videos and
other content in both English and Spanish. It’s an Android tablet with
Google Play for older users and an educational tablet with its own app
store for children. The XO Tablet is a family device that can be shared
with all family members.


verykool T742 KolorPad
http://store.verykool.net/verykool_T742_p/t742ss.htm
The
verykool T742 KolorPad is a 7-inch tablet powered by a 1.3 GHz dual
core processor and the Android 4.2 operating system. The tablet has a 3
megapixel rear camera plus a front facing VGA camera. You can enjoy all
your favorite apps, games and more through Google Play. With 2GB
internal storage and a MicroSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, you can
save loads of apps, games, pictures and videos. Each tablet is packaged
with a stereo headset, data cable, travel adapter, USB on-the-go cable
and a case. The verykool T742 KolorPad is a tablet containing everything
you need and more.


Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/living-room-keyboard-k830
Now
you can easily search for movies on Netflix, get the news from CNN.com,
and more right on your TV. With this all-in-one wireless keyboard and
touchpad, you can sit on the couch and have the World Wide Web right at
your fingertips. Easily type, scroll and click through search results
and websites just like you do with your computer keyboard and mouse. The
brightly illuminated keys allows the user enjoyable late night Web
browsing. This compact keyboard is the best way to easily navigate
between your TV and computer.


Bamboo Pad Wireless
http://www.wacom.com/en/us/everyday/bamboo-pad-wireless
The
Bamboo Pad Wireless is a touchpad with a digital stylus that offers
multi-touch controls for your Mac or PC. It’s easy to add handwritten
notes to emails and spreadsheets or sign documents. The Bamboo Pad is
easy to setup with Windows 7 and 8 with the use of plug and play
technology. It’s available in multiple colors to match your accessories.
Now you can add your personal touch thanks to the multi-touch Bamboo
Pad Wireless!


Xerox Mobile Scanner
http://www.xeroxscanners.com/en/us/products/XMS/default.asp?PN=XMS
The
Xerox Mobile Scanner needs no cables or computer to operate. Over WiFi,
the scanner communicates with your PC, Android, Mac, iPhone, iPad or
iPod touch. It easily and wirelessly transmits JPEG images and multipage
PDF files from the scanner to any device you want. The Mobile Scanner
works with paper, plastic cards, business cards, receipts and photos.
Your scanned items can be saved to the included Eye-Fi SD memory card or
a USB flash drive. The Xerox Mobile Scanner allows you to leave the
traditional complicated scanning for an effortlessly wireless scanning
experience.

Photo Credit: xeroxscanners.com



Visioneer RoadWarrior 3
http://www.visioneer.com/products/item.asp?PN=90-0542-000
The
Visioneer RoadWarrior 3 is a with USB 2.0 interface scanner that allows
you to scan receipts, business cards, newspaper clippings and even
photographs. Visioneer Acuity technology enables the scanner to
instantly improve the visual clarity of every scanned image. You can
scan any document in color or black and white. It weighs a little more
than a 12 oz bottle of water for quick quality scanning on the go.


verykool s505 Spark Phone
http://store.verykool.net/verykool_s505_Spark_p/s505ds-wht.htm
The
verykool s505 Spark Phone is a smartphone operating with Android 4.2.
The sleek and stylish white phone has a powerful 1.3GHz quadcore CPU and
a beautiful 5-inch HD LCD touchscreen. The phone will capture picture
perfect moments with a 12 MP camera on the back and a 2 MP camera on the
front. You can enjoy all your favorite apps, games and more through
Google Play. With 2GB internal storage and a MicroSD card slot
supporting up to 32GB, you can save loads of apps, games, pictures and
videos. All verykool phones are unlocked and are compatible worldwide.
In the USA, they will work with any GSM carrier like AT&T, T-Mobile
and H2O Wireless. The verykool s505 Spark comes with every phone
accessory you need, just insert your compatible SIM card and enjoy!


Norton Mobile Security
http://us.norton.com/norton-mobile-security/
The
best thing about smartphones and tablets is that it gives you the
freedom to access the Web from anywhere. With this freedom increases the
chances of your mobile device being misplaced or stolen. This puts all
your personal information and photos at risk. Norton Mobile Security is a
web-based software that lets you protect your smartphone and tablet.
You can now recover your lost or stolen devices and prevent strangers
from accessing the private information on them. It also identifies
dangerous websites and scans downloaded apps, app updates and SD (Secure
Digital) memory cards to protect against virus threats. You can secure
all of your mobile devices from one convenient and easy to use website.


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13
http://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.20545600/productID.306078200
Dragon
NaturallySpeaking 13 is the best-selling speech recognition software
that enables you to accomplish more on your computer in less time by
talking instead of typing. It’s perfect to use at work, school or home.
This software allows you to edit documents, send email, search the Web
and use social media. It now supports microphones built into many of the
latest laptops. So now you can speak commands directly into your laptop
with a headset. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13, you can reduce stress
and strain on your arms, neck or back and get work done quicker and
easier than ever before.


Corel VideoStudio Pro X7
http://www.videostudiopro.com/en/products/videostudio/ultimate/default.html
User-generated
content websites are popular but making your video stand out from the
masses is the task. Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 is a faster and easier way
to get great-looking videos. This software has 64-bit power with
multi-core processing for 21 customizable multimedia tracks. You can
also make stunning school slideshows with the ability to combine photos
with video, music, voice overs, special effects, transitions, and custom
graphics. VideoStudio Pro X7 gives you all the tools you need to make
your work leave a lasting impression.


D-Link AC1900 WiFi Router
http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/home-solutions/connect/routers/dir-880l-wi-fi-ac1900-router
The
D-Link AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router allows you easily connect,
control and monitor your network. This router delivers Wi-Fi and
Ethernet speeds needed for gaming and streaming HD movies. You’ll use
the 2.4 GHz band for everyday Web browsing, while saving the high-speed 5
GHz AC band for HD video streaming, online gaming and large file
transfers. Have the best online experience with the fast and reliable
D-Link AC1900 WiFi Router.

Photo Credit: dlink.com

NETGEAR AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-range-extenders/ex6200.aspx
NETGEAR
AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender boosts your existing network range &
speed, delivering AC dual band Wi-Fi up to 1200 Mbps. You can connect up
to five devices to your Wi-Fi network at gigabit speeds. It works with
any standard Wi-Fi router & is ideal for HD video streaming &
gaming. Now you can have Wi-Fi throughout very large homes and even in
backyards. The range extender eliminates Wi-Fi dead zones in hard to
reach areas to ensure that your always connected.


Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive
http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/standard/backup-plus/
Seagate
Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive allows you to back up your digital
content anytime and anywhere. It’s perfect to take on the go, thanks to
it’s sleek metal design. It’s the thinnest portable hard drive available
with up to 2TB of capacity. The 2TB storage capacity provides plenty of
room for pictures, videos, music and other files. The Seagate Dashboard
has a Protect feature that lets you back up data manually or
automatically. So now you can easily save and back up your media and
documents on the go.


Lexar JumpDrive P10 USB 3.0 Flash Drive
http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-jumpdrive-p10-usb3-flash-drive
Lexar
JumpDrive P10 is a flash drive that connects over USB 3.0 and one of
the fastest USB flash drives available. This flash drive provides file
transfers up to 24x faster write speeds (up to 245MB/s) than speed-rated
USB 2.0 drives. The drive has a sleek metal alloy design and comes with
a limited lifetime warranty. Now you can quickly transfer 1000 photos
in less than 60 seconds and a full-length HD movie in less than 40
seconds. You also quickly save a copy of your homework files. Time is
finally on your side!


Lexar 32GB Professional 600x SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-600x-sdhc-sdxc-uhs-i-cards
The
Lexar Professional 600x SDHC UHS-I card contains the technology to
deliver ultimate high-speed performance and reliability, with 600x
(90MB/s) minimum guaranteed read transfer speed. This high-capacity card
is the perfect choice for capturing high-quality images and 1080p HD
video with your SDHC-compatible camera. The Lexar Professional 600x SDHC
UHS-I card is available in 16GB and 32GB capacities to fit any of your
digital needs. The Lexar Professional 600x SDHC UHS-I card also includes
the latest version of Lexar Image Rescue software. Image Rescue 4
provides reliable recovery of most photo and video files, even if
they’ve been erased or the card has been corrupted. The card will allow
you to be stress-free and focus on your media.


Eye-Fi 8GB Mobi Memory Card
http://www.eyefi.com/products/mobi
Eye-Fi
Mobi secure digital high capacity card has a storage capacity of 8 GB
and delivers photos and videos from your camera to your smartphone. Now
as you take your pictures you can view them on your favorite iOS
(Apple), Android or Kindle device. With an Eyefi Cloud membership, your
media is instantly available on any Web-enabled device. No more time
spent on swapping cards or connecting cables and more time for sharing
and enjoying your media.


Sharper Image 4-port Charge Tower
http://www.dillards.com/product/Sharper-Image-4USBPort-Charging-Tower_301_-1_301_504749457?cm_mmc=GooglePLAs-_-Sharper-Image-_-Telephony-_-Sharper-Image-4USBPort-Charging-Tower&googleShop=Y
The
Sharper Image 4-port Charge Tower will declutter your charging area
allowing you to charge up to 4 USB powered devices using only one
outlet. You can charge your smartphone, tablet, digital camera, GPS, MP3
players, eBook, hand held game and other USB chargeable devices.


Mophie Powerstation Pro
http://www.mophie.com/shop/powerstation-pro-smartphones-tablets
The
Powerstation Pro is an external battery that will charge almost any
device. If the device can connect to a PC via USB then the Mophie Juice
Pack PowerStation Pro can charge it. It has a powerful 6000mAh battery
with an impact & water resistant design. The PowerStation Pro is
rugged and ready to go wherever life takes you!

Photo Credit: mophie.com

Incipio Phone Cases
http://www.incipio.com/shop
Incipio
is the leading designer and manufacturer of award winning mobile device
accessories and technology. Their fashionable and functional cases
allows you to relax knowing your device is safe.
Here are some Incipio cases you should get:

Incipio’s
new Octane Case is engineered with a co-molded construction impact
resistant impact pads that guard against drops and shock. It’s available
in vibrant colors to match your look.

The Phenom Case is
lightweight and flexible with durable protection to shield your device
from any impact. These cases are available cool color combinations.

The
Highland Case is a folio style case with a sleek brushed aluminum back
and a vegan leather front cover. The inside of the folio offers a slot
for your credit card or ID and can convert into kickstand mode for
hands-free media streaming. These cases are available in stylish color
combinations.


Skinit InkFusion Pro Case
https://www.skinit.com/pages/inkfusion_custom_designed_phone_cases
Skinit
is the best in personalization for electronic devices. If your looking
for protection and personalization, get the InkFusion Pro Case. It’s a 2
Piece ThermoPlastic Case with a hard shell and a rubber liner. You can
choose from various designs like sports, schools, cartoons, comics and
more. It’s sure to have your phone protected and standing out from all
the rest.


Logitech UE Boom
http://www.ultimateears.com/en-us/boom
Don’t
you want your music to BOOM? The Ultimate Ears BOOM is a wireless
speaker made to play the media you love loud and clear. The 360-degree
speaker design delivers bold sound. The speaker is built to last with a
water and stain resistant acoustic skin. The 15-hour rechargeable
battery allows for hours and hours of enjoyable entertainment.


SMS Audio STREET by 50 Star Wars First Edition On-Ear Headphones
http://smsaudio.com/products/star-wars-street-by-50-on-ear-wired-headphones
Star
Wars First Edition On-Ear Headphones feature professionally-tuned, 40mm
drivers which deliver your tunes with amazing clarity. The patented
Oval-Fit soft leather memory foam cushions with passive noise
cancellation seals off the outside world so you can focus on your music.
The tough, tangle-free, Star Wars-branded cord is detachable for easy
storage and transport. The cord has a built-in 3-click mic for taking
calls and controlling your tunes. These headphones are great while on
the go with easy fold hinges and an included Star Wars embossed carry
case. Get ready for a musical experience out of this world!


MEElectronics M-Duo Headphones
http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_M_Duo_Dual_Driver_In_Ear_Headset_p/ep-dd53p-bk-mee.htm
M-Duo
is perfect for those who want to feel up close and personal with their
music. With a dedicated subwoofer and crossover, each driver reproduces a
different part of the frequency spectrum, which ensures you feel the
bass while the rest of the spectrum remains clean and clear. The M-Duo
delivers all of the impact and dynamics in your music. You can prevent
all interruptions and block external noise with the snug in-ear fit and
ample ear tips. This reduces interruptions while allowing you to listen
at lower volumes, which protects your hearing. The headset contains
phone and media controls for hands-free use of your smartphone or
tablet. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, most Android
devices.


ChicBuds Luv Buds Kendra
http://chicbuds.com/luvbuds-kendra.html
ChicBuds
Luv Buds are fun and fashionable headphones. It features cool printed
designs on the no-tangle flat cord. You can enjoy crystal clear audio
from your phone, iPod, MP3 Player and computer with these cute
headphones.


Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset
http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/voyager-edge
The
Voyager Edge Bluetooth headset is easy-to-use with features like
responsive sensors that automatically answer calls as you place the
headset on your ear and the ability to take calls without pressing a
button. You just hear the Caller ID then say “Answer” and communicate.
The headset eliminates unwanted noise with three precisely tuned
microphones The enhanced noise canceling ensures that the caller hears
you and not your surroundings. The charging case enables up to 16 hours
of talk time to keep up with your non‐stop lifestyle.

Photo Credit: plantronics.com



TheraPearl
http://www.therapearl.com/order-online/
TheraPearl
is a company with various products to help eliminate pain and
discomfort. TheraPearl packs use an innovative Pearl Technology that
absorbs and delivers heat and cold for the doctor recommended 20
minutes. Unlike other remedies, TheraPearl is odorless and won’t leak or
drip. The packs can be cleaned with mild soap and water for repeated
uses.

Below are some TheraPearl products for various pain relief:

The
TheraPearl Neck Wrap is perfect for poor posture and to relieve tight
and sore muscles from overwork. The flexible and lightweight neck wrap
comforts you during hot or cold therapy.

TheraPearl’s Eye-ssential
Eye Mask can be used for hot and cold therapy. Cold will relieve dry,
puffy eyes and sinus headaches. Heat helps to reduce nasal congestion
and relieves soreness once the swelling is gone.

The TheraPearl
Sports Pack is great for men and women for post-workout, post-treatment
or daily aches, pains, swelling and redness. It’s compact and portable
for pain relief on the go.


Monster 600XL 3-in-1 Handheld Vacuum
http://www.qvc.com/Monster-600XL-Hi-Performance-3-in-1-Hand-&-Stick-Vacuum-w-7-Attachments.product.V32629.html
The
Monster 600XL 3-in-1 Handheld Vacuum has the ease and power perfect for
everyday messes. You can clean up spills, crumbs and even pet hair from
floors and upholstery. You can convert it from a hand vac to a stick
vacuum to get any dirty job done. When you’re done, just empty the
expandable (maximum capacity of 28.7 oz) dust cup bin. Then you can
store the vacuum in the included storage bag. The Monster 600XL 3-in-1
Handheld Vacuum includes a two-piece upholstery/pet tool, three 11-3/4″
extension tubes, crevice tool, blowing accessory, adapter tool and
storage/carry bag. This incredibly lightweight and powerful vacuum is
sure to clean up any messy situation.


Martian Notifier Watch
http://www.martianwatches.com/notifier/
This
timeless fashionable and functional timepiece allows you to stay on top
of phone notifications discreetly. You can program notifications to
have unique vibration patterns to easily tell the difference between a
call and text. Aside from call and text alerts, the Martian Notifier
also notifies you of calendar alarms, social network alerts, weather,
email, bank and fitness alerts. Taking a selfie has never been easier,
just remotely control your smartphone’s camera to snap a picture. The
battery provides up to 5 days of use time to ensure you never miss an
important alert. This is the perfect combination of a stylish analog
wristwatch with a wireless smartphone notification device.


Chic Buds Clutchette Power Emma Clutch
http://chicbuds.com/clutchette-power-emma.html
The
Clutchette Power Emma is a clutch that features a ultrathin battery
with built-in USB cords to charge your phone. It has enough room to
carry your keys, lip gloss and other essentials too! Now you can worry
less about getting stuck with a dead cell phone. You can discretely
charge your phone and look stylish while doing it with the Clutchette
Power Emma.


Pelican ProGear U140 Urban Elite Tablet Backpack
http://www.pelicancases.com/U140-p/0u1400-0003-110.htm
The
Pelican ProGear U140 Urban Elite Tablet Backpack is built-in watertight
and crushproof to protect tablets, IPads and netbooks. The casing has
been tested to protect up to 3 ft underwater for 30 minutes. The front
of the pack also contains a hard shell panel that contains a pocket as
an alternative to hold your devices. This panel also serves to protect
the pack. When this panel is unzipped, you’ll see pockets for small
items such as adapters, cables, pens or your smartphone. The backpack
straps are wide and adjustable for comfort during hours of use. With
this Pelican backpack you can have peace of mind knowing your devices
are safe.


I hope you found some great gadgets to guarantee you have a successful school year.




Disclosure: I received samples to review these products, but no monetary compensation. Reviews are based on personal experience and personal opinion. Individual user opinion may vary. Comments concerning reviews from users about their experiences are encouraged and welcome through the comment board.

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