Archive for August, 2011

Back-to-School Gadgets Part 4

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

This is the final installment in our series on back-to-school gadgets.

Have you ever wished for a portable device that would store all your books and papers, let you take notes and also give you a chance to have some fun when the opportunity presents itself?  The iPad2 is that device, and ZooGue’s BinderPad is an iPad cover with grommets on the side that let you snap your iPad into a standard binder.  This thin, convenient pouch is just 1/2 inch thick and weights 3.5 oz with an iPad inside.  At $29.99, it’s the perfect addition to any iPad-equipped student’s back-to-school gear.

Find out more about the BinderPad on the ZooGue website.  You can also see a review in this YouTube video.

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Back-to-School Gadgets Part 3

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

This is Part 3 of our series on back-to-school gadgets.

Kno’s free iPad app helps students save hundreds of dollars on hardcover textbooks while avoiding long lines at the bookstore.  Drag-and-drop can be used to download digital textbooks from Kno’s library of 70,000 titles at prices that are 30-50% cheaper than physical books.  Kno also provides more than 60 features that facilitate reading, note taking and studying. 

Kno works from a website, from Facebook and on the iPad.  Find out more on the Kno website.

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Back-to-School Gadgets Part 2

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Part 2 of our back-to-school gadget series looks at a backpack that has a little something extra.

Personal security is a big concern on many campuses.  The Ultimate Laptop Backpack has a built-in siren and strobe that provide mobile personal security for students as well as campers, nurses, seniors, teens, children and anyone else who is concerned about safety.  Two high-decibel sirens and a high-intensity strobe light can be activated in a split second to attract immediate attention.

The Ultimate Laptop Backpack provides a variety of compartments to stow all your gear.  You can stay hands-free and listen to your audio device from the headphone portal provided on the shoulder strap.  Find out more about this $99.99 security backpack on the GadgetShack website.

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Back-to-School Gadgets Part 1

Wednesday, August 03rd, 2011

As students get ready to head back to college, they’ll be thinking about courses, books and of course new gadgets.  Here’s Part 1 of our back-to-school gadget roundup.

The iHome iA17 Clock Radio for iPhone, iPod and iPad devices has a unique color-changing feature that allows you to wake up to your own music or FM radio and enjoy an energizing display of lights.  The translucent phone base changes color mode with the touch of a button with five different color change modes are available, including slow fade and pulse to music.  This clock radio also serves as a docking station where you can charge and play your Apple device.  Use exclusive iHome apps to control clock and radio settings. 

Find out more about the iA17 clock radio on the iHome website.

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