We’re on the downward slope of summer, and that means it’s time to start reminding kids that freedom and relaxation are fleeting — the hardest and most real of childhood lessons. Good thing for them that modern day back to school shopping is a hell of a lot more fun than it used to be. But before we get into all the stuff you’ll be needing to buy for your student this year, make sure you get in on our giveaway this year. You can win the LG G4 from AT&T, a great smartphone for any student — or parent – tired of the kids always getting the cool stuff. And not only does the LG G4 sport an awesome camera, but students can use it with with AT&T’s new GoPhone prepaid wireless plan which packs in unlimited texts, calls, and data for just $60 a month, and that includes free calls and texts Mexico too.
Make sure your student’s smartphone is protected while they take artsy shots of lecture notes with their Olloclip 4-in-1 lens accessory, which fits seamlessly with this case.
Grovemade Walnut Desk Lamp
Nothing says experimental phase like a wooden desk lamp that uses a radio tube as a light bulb.
ClamCase iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case
For the self-conscious Apple aficionado, this keyboard case goes the extra mile, using an aluminum construction to make the iPad Air look like a MacBook Air when attached.
Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10″ Tablet
A perfect Windows tablet for note taking, thanks to the Wacom active digitizer pen that makes handwriting with a stylus legible and digital, making it conceivable that your student will actually go back and read their notes sometime.
ASUS 10.1″ Chromebook Flip
Chromebooks are the ideal back to school laptops to buy for your students — cheap and limited to Google’s suite of apps and programs. No distractions! Well, fewer distractions, anyway. This Asus Chromebook is a fine mix of strong processor and reasonable price.
Logitech Wireless Keyboards
Because college is where you really learn how to work while laying back on the couch, and a wireless keyboard is the indispensable tool of that trade.
Belkin Dana Tanamachi iPhone 6 Cases
Creative Sound Blaster Jam
More affordable audio equipment! This time, consider these affordable headphones that have the big bonus of Bluetooth connectivity, so students can go wireless.
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player
The new generation of Roku boasts voice search in addition to access to over 2,000 streaming media channels, plus 1080p playback and a micro SD card to play back those summer vacation videos during midterm procrastination season. A must for dorm rooms, and reasonably priced at $100.