Shopping Picks in Back to School On the Go
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There are backpack people, and then there are messenger bag people. If you fall in the latter category, you'll love this High Sierra Messenger Bag. It offers smart organizing features so that all of your books and gadgets have a place. You'll find a deluxe padded computer sleeve, large zippered front pocket, and molded, tricot-lined sunglasses pocket. It even comes with a mesh beverage compartment on one side and an MP3 player pocket.
If you don't have a coffee addiction by now, you soon will after a few semesters of school. This Oxo Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug lets you bring your cup of joe with you to class without having to worry about spillage. It features three seals to ensure no leaks, one handed button activation, vacuum insulation, a double wall stainless steel cup that is stain and odor free, and a soft, non-slip grip.
When we were in college, we used our USB flash drive so much, that we hung it around our neck. Okay, we were also big nerds, but regardless of where you choose to store yours, it's a good idea to keep a stash of USB flash drives on-hand for quick file transfers. This PNY HP 2GB USB Flash Drive Pack of 10 will keep you covered over the course of the semester.
You'd be hardpressed to walk on campus and not find someone walking around with the trademark white earbuds attached to an iPod. An Apple iPod Nano is never a poor choice for a gift, especially for a college student. Available in a variety of colors and flash storage sizes, the Nano features a two-inch LCD screen with a blue-white LED backlight and 320-by-240-pixel resolution. Aside from music, the device even lets you play games... more
If you're more of a minimalist when it comes to carrying your laptop, you'll appreciate one of these stylish Built NY Laptop Sleeves. The sleeves are made from extra-thick, soft, durable, real neoprene that is machine-washable and stain-resistant. The bone shape creates an instant "bumper" for protection. This selection of sleeves features different patterns and colors to fit your style. It also features different sizes so that you'll get a snug, secure fit around... more
Traditional paper-bound books and newspapers are so passé. Nowadays, all the cool kids are using eReaders to read their favorite books, magazines, and newspapers. The Barnes and Noble nook eReader delivers all of your favorite titles right to your hand. Simply choose a title using the color touch screen, then watch it appear instantly on the E Ink® display, where text appears as crisp as a printed page. The 16-level gray scale display offers... more
College students will have more on their plates than ever, between all of their classes and extracurricular activities. They're going to need a phone that can handle their busy lives. This BlackBerry Curve 8530 for Verizon Wireless offers touch-sensitive optical trackpad technology, a memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB micro-SD memory cards, dedicated media control keys on the top of the phone, and a light, slim package.
Let's face it: accidents happen. But a spilt cup of coffee can wreak havoc on your hard drive. That's why it's important to always back it up on a regular basis. This Transcend StoreJet External 500 GB Hard Drive makes the task incredibly easy. Simply plug it in a USB port and drag and drop files for backup. It can even be set to remember the files/folders to store in the preferences folder for... more
A sturdy backpack that will last them throughout their college career is essential. This North Face Chatter Pack Backpack is perfect for school or for trips back home. It features adjustable shoulder straps, a removable hip-belt, sternum strap, and comfortable stitched-foam back panel for comfort. The backpack has a panel-loading main compartment and organizer for holding large books, and a secondary compartment for holding their laptop. Front stash pockets can accommodate smaller items.
Leaving your laptop on for long hours can lead to overheating. Unlike other cooling pads, this Belkin Laptop Cooling Pad's fan blows air directly onto the computer instead of trying to suck the hot air away from the computer bottom. It also offers a gentle slope that improves typing comfort and reduces wrist strain, and it raises the screen height to help reduce neck strain. The cooling pad's slim design allows it to easily... more
It may be a digital world, but there are still plenty of times you need to resort to manually writing out notes, assignments, or other important things on a piece of paper. It's annoying when you pull out your pencil and the tip is broken. Solve that problem with the Paper Mate PhD Mechanical Pencil. It's refillable and retractable, both of which are nice, but our favorite thing about this pencil is the barrel.... more
Even if you eat an apple with lunch, your teeth can start to feel a little grungy in the afternoon. And you don't want your breath to be the one thing the cutie who sits next to you in class notices when asking about the last homework assignment. We recommend the Sonic Travel Toothbrush, which is a travel version of the electric toothbrush that takes such good care of your teeth at home. It's... more
It seems like no matter where you go to school parking is a problem. If you tend to run late for every class, a few extra minutes can mean the difference between being in your seat when the teacher starts talking or skulking in the door and hoping he or she doesn't notice your late entrance. Skip the parking lot (and save on gas) with the Point Reyes Urban Bike. Marin Bikes made this... more
The teacher may like bright, shiny faces greeting him or her every day, but is that really the look you want to have? Freshen up during the day with the Aubrey Organics Sensitive Skin Travel Kit and go for the glow, not the shine. It comes with cleanser, toner, and moisturizer in 1 oz bottles that you can take with you to school. There's also a soothing oatmeal mask that you can use every... more
This may not seem like a necessary school supply, but you'd be surprised how often it helps to be able to shed some extra light on a situation. With the Mag Lite Mini you can see schedules at the bus stop, read a syllabus on your way to find an early morning class, and navigate back to your car or bike after an evening class. It works on two AA batteries and even has... more
It may not seem like much, but if you buy a snack and something to drink out of the vending machines every day, the costs can really add up over time. Save money and take your water with you in a Camelbak Better Bottle. Not only is it cheaper, but water is better for you than a soft drink and you don't have to worry about recycling the drink container. The Camelbak is also... more
Nothing is more distracting in class than being hungry. Keep your thoughts on the subject at hand with a snack that can go anywhere and serves up plenty of vitamins and protein to keep you going. PowerBar's Harvest Whole Grain Snack Bars taste good, too, unlike some nutrition bars that taste like the wrapper they come in. The bonus here is that if you buy them by the box, they're far less expensive and... more
Throwing all your supplies in a backpack may make them easier to carry, but it's not so great when you try to find something. Don't dump your gear -- get the Ogio Hip Hop Messenger Bag instead. There's a place for your laptop and cell phone, plus other pockets for pencils, pens, notebooks, and other essentials. In addition to the longer strap for carrying the bag when you're on your bike, there's a smaller... more
We like the rain on days you can stay inside and watch TV. When you have to dash to school and go from class to class, it loses its allure, especially when you have to sit at a desk in damp clothes. Be prepared for wet weather with the Marmot Traveler Rain Jacket for men. It's perfect for that in-between weather in the fall, when it can be cool in the mornings and warmer... more
Rainy days and Mondays may make some people feel a little down, but the smart girl fights back with the right wardrobe. The REI Madrona Rain Jacket is tailored for a woman, but there's more here than just a good-looking jacket. Zip pockets on the front and pockets inside keep your money and other treasures dry, and there's even a headphone exit port to accommodate your iPod or other music device without getting it... more