Times are changing, and so is technology! If you haven’t gone back-to-school shopping yet, it’s important you know what items will help make your students’ lives a little easier this semester. Remember when you were a kid and school supplies were as basic as a few spiral notebooks and No. 2 pencils? These simply won’t cut it in today’s high-tech classrooms.
Here at Mr. Electric®, we have found a few electronics that may give your college-age kids what they need to succeed. Here are the top five trending electronics for back to school 2015.
TaoTronics Handheld Mobile Document Portable Scanner
Everything is becoming digital these days, even handouts and lecture notes. Help your student cut down on physical documents with the TaoTronics Handheld Mobile Document Portable Scanner. A simple wave of the scanner instantly digitizes books, photos and term papers. When you’re ready to email, print or even edit the content in a word processor, just hook up the scanner to a computer and throw the files over. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
SanDisk Extreme CZ80 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Portable storage devices are growing in capacity every year but shrinking in physical size. With the SanDisk Extreme CZ80 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, you have a tremendous amount of storage space to work with. Store documents, worksheets, homework assignments and your best study music on the flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. The USB 3.0 connector offers impressive transfer speeds of up to 245MB per second. Still, it’s backwards compatible to USB 2.0 so you’re never left without the ability to access your files.
Microsoft Office Mobile
The Microsoft Office Suite you’re so familiar with on your computer is now available for mobile devices. Take Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote with you on the go with Microsoft Office Mobile. The apps are free for Smartphones and tablets so you can work on those pesky research papers on the bus, in bed or wherever else you might be. The optional Office 365 subscription offers all the Office applications for your computer, 5TB of online storage, and extra features for your tablet and Smartphone. It’s worth considering.
Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 inch Chromebook
The time of handwritten notes is almost history as laptops become more important for college students to be productive these days. The Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook is great for students because of its reasonable price, long battery life and quick boot time. The 13-inch screen and 3-lb weight makes it more portable than larger laptops, granting it another great quality that students want from their electronics.
Sound Intone CX-05 Stereo Lightweight Folding Portable Headphones
Whether your goal is to rock out to your favorite music without annoying your roommates or drown out sound while studying on the bus, Sound Intone CX-05 Stereo Lightweight Folding Portable Headphones could be the perfect choice. The noise cancelling feature comes in handy just about anywhere and the adjustable headband ensures optimal comfort. Best of all, you get all the features you want in high-end headphones on a college student’s budget.
Once you stock up on all these trendy new electronics, you should make sure your home’s wiring is up to par. If you run into trouble, contact Mr. Electric to have the problem straightened out.
Note: Mr. Electric does not endorse or recommend any of these products. This list was compiled from general research of trending products.