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Guest Picks: Gadgets to Make Back-to-School Time a Breeze
Whether you're heading back to the books or not, these high- and low-tech studying essentials make work as easy as ABC
Hello. My name is Britt. I design things. I blog. I tweet. I also like to cook. Sometimes I exercise. I have a house & a business. I travel a lot. I started My Daily Randomness in January 2009 as a Photo Project 365 Blog. Over the years it started to evolve into something so much more... a place where I could showcase my designs, talk about trends, lust over fashion, and drool over food. When I am not working on MDR, I am filling my days with social media & graphic design over at my company, GroupTalk.
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It’s hard to imagine that a new school year is here when the sun is shining, there are still barbecues to attend and the cool pool is calling your name. Getting back into a fall routine can sometimes be difficult, but these 20 gadgets will surely make your back-to-school time a breeze. — Britt from My Daily Randomness
The Basic Canvas Roll Pencil Case - $20.90
Pens, pencils, rulers and markers — keep it all organized and in one place with this stylish canvas pencil case. I have one of these for my paintbrushes.
Brother MFC-J4510DW Wireless Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printer - CAD 199.73
What impresses me most about this Brother printer is its wireless capability. Send your report to print from your phone while on the way home, and it will be there waiting for you as soon as you walk in the door.
Philips Wake Up Light - CAD 101.99
Never be late for class again. This sunlight simulator wakes you up naturally, making waking up on a dark winter morning a little bit easier.
Calendar Whiteboard - $26.29
Keep the entire family's schedule — soccer practice, dance recitals, school plays, parent-teacher meetings — organized on this handy whiteboard calendar.
White Dorm Style - $92
Keep your workspace simple and clutter free with this desk set that includes a stapler, tape dispenser, pen cup and note tray. It's an organizer's dream.
With enough room for all of your books and gadgets, this simple yet stylish backpack is great for the student on the go.
Canon PowerShot 10.1MP 12X Optical Zoom Digital Camera with WiFi, White - CAD 199.95
A picture is worth a thousand words, and including your very own shots in your next report might just get you an A+.
Lessev Mobile Station - $77
Never misplace a charging cord again! The Lessev mobile station not only stores cords for multiple devices, but is a sleek and discrete charging station as well.
MacBook Air - $999
Nothing is sleeker, faster or more reliable than a MacBook Air. A must for any student.
LaCie Porsche Design 1TB Desktop External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, Gray - CAD 129.99
Keep everything you will ever need all in one place. From pictures to school projects, you can take it all with you on this 1-terabyte external hard drive.
Hemnes Corner Work Station, Gray-Brown - CAD 379
Get all your homework done at this corner station that has exactly what you need to focus your efforts on getting your tasks done. Working at this desk with space for a computer and plenty of room for books, I know I would be getting nothing less than an A+!
This gorgeous high-backed wing chair will have you doing your homework in style. I just adore the classic tufting and neutral color.
Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tiffin Box SL-XCE20
Brown baggin' it takes on a whole new meaning with the Zojirushi lunch box. Its four compartments to hold hot and cold foods would have me packing a full-out lunch buffet.
Solo HD with Built-In Mic Headphones - CAD 219.95
Get your work done in the loudest of coffee shops while wearing these Beats Solo HD noise-canceling headphones. Nothing will ruin your concentration.
All-Clad® 6.5 qt. Slow Cooker - $179.95
When I know I'm going to have a busy week, I tend to rely on my trusty slow cooker. It makes weeknight dinners simple and fast, and they'll be ready when you get home.
Kindle Fire HD - $159
Imagine all your textbooks on a single device. That's right: No more heavy backpacks. Put all your books, magazines, even movies and games on a Kindle Fire HD. You'll never find yourself bored in class again.
Keurig Coffee Maker Elite - $119.95
Whether you're up all night studying or out all night partying, the Keurig coffeemaker has just what you need to start your early morning. Personally, I cannot start my day without a cup of coffee.
12-outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging - $49.99
I've personally learned this lesson the hard way: Protect the electronics in your home office or workspace by plugging them into a surge protector.
Kensington Pocket Battery for Smart Phones, Black - $28.24
If you're like me, then you're always running out of the house with your phone battery on its last legs and no charging cord in sight. Keeping this pocket-sized battery pack in your bag at all times can be a lifesaver. From smart phones to laptops, this portable battery can add over three hours of battery life to your device. Plug in and go!
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