Shopping Picks in Back to School Tech 101
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Your college days are ones that you're not going to want to forget. This Sony Handycam HDR-CX110 Digital Camcorder has everything you need to capture all of your college days in both 1920 x 1080 Full HD video and 3.0 megapixel images. The ultra-compact camcorder features an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance and a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T 25x optical zoom lens to focus on the action.
For students pursuing a more creative field, this Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium Pen & Touch Graphics Tablet will help them to create digital art with an organic, hands-on feel. It lets users manipulate images and navigate the Web using simple gestures and finger taps. It comes with a battery-free pen and operates via a USB port, and it's also reversible, so you can use it comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.
Thanks to modern technology, you can now have face-to-face chats with your son or daughter while they're away at college. Just attached one of these Logitech C310 Webcams to each of your computers and you can instantly enjoy fluid 720p HD widescreen video calling. It includes auto light correction for dim and harsh lighting, and a built-in noise-canceling microphone. With just a single click, you can easily upload videos and photos to Facebook and... more
Unfortunately, because of limited dorm space, you can't bust out the 50-inch LCD TV, but that doesn't mean you have go without a TV during the semester. This LG Electronics 26LD350 26-inch LCD TVL is small enough to fit in your tiny dorm room, but large enough so that you don't need a magnifying glass to catch your favorite television shows. It features a 50,000:1 contrast ratio for excellent rendering of colors and deep... more
This all-in-one printer will take care of printing all of their school papers, as well as all of their digital photos. In just 29 seconds, the Kodak EasyShare ESP5250 Multifunction Printer prints lab-quality photos. It can handle up to 30 pages per minute for regular documents. Your student's dorm will be messy enough, so he or she will appreciate the lack of cables thanks to the printer's built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless printing.
It should go without saying, but all students need to have a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student. They'll need it to churn out papers and reports for all of their classes, regardless of the subject matter. It includes 2007 versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and OneNote. The interface has been updated for more intuitiveness and better graphics. And most importantly, the improved Document Recovery Tool will prevent any heart attacks from... more
Their college years are going to be some of the best years of their life, so give them a gift that lets them capture all the fun moments. This Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Point & Shoot Digital Camera is a compact, but powerful camera, with a 10.1-megapixel CCD for photo-quality, poster-size prints. It also offers a 2.5x wide-angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized zoom lens, a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen, and HD video capture.
Since they're going to be logging long hours at the computer researching and writing papers, a comfortable, cordless mouse is a great gift idea. This Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse features an elegantly contoured shape that fits your hand naturally for maximum comfort. It offers hyper-fast scrolling for flying through documents and Web pages, 10 programmable buttons, and an adjustable dpi laser engine (up to 1600 dpi) for customizable precision.
A laptop isn't a luxury item for college students anymore; it's a necessity. Nowadays, instead of jotting down notes in a notebook the old-fashioned way, students are sitting at their classroom desks with a laptop in front of them. This Toshiba Satellite P505-S8020 Notebook comes with everything they need to take notes and complete assignments, including a Core i3 processor, 500GB hard drive capacity, 4GB of memory, and 18.4-inch screen size.
College students need a break from studying every now and then, and playing their new Xbox 360 is a great way for them to unwind. The new machine is leaner and meaner than ever, with an internal 250GB hard drive that allows you to save your games and store television shows, movies, music, pictures, and other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi and a wireless controller.
It's an embarrassing moment when you meet someone from another country and cannot readily identify where in the world you would find it. Sadly, we know this from experience. But that proved to be a big motivator for some ongoing geography education. We fell in love with these artistic National Geographic globes, which are accurate and beautiful. Google may give you the details, but nothing beats a 3-D representation for the overview. Even if... more
The Nikon Coolpix S60 Red Digital Camera is both highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. Its simple interface makes it an easy choice for the novice but those with a desire for quality photos will also be pleased with its performance. The camera has a touch screen interface on a 3.5-inch LCD monitor for easy playback. All of the features you need, like Red-Eye Fix, are there so that you can snap pictures like the... more
Reduce the number of annoying wires behind your desk and go wireless with the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless Inkjet Printer. Great for the home or the office, its wireless capability is a useful feature anytime you have multiple workspaces. Quick and quality printing compares well with the laser printers. Low print-per-page costs make this a great choice for even the most cost-conscious user. The automatic two-sided printing is also a convenient time-saving feature.... more
The Sony Bluetooth Stereo Headset with iPod Adaptor is the perfect accessory for the active lifestyle and is compatible with the iPod. The wrap-around style provides a comfortable fit and the wireless transmitter keeps that annoying cord out of the way. Dont worry about working up a sweatmoisture guards divert sweat away from the headset during your workouts. It is a simple kit to set up and contains the basic control functions you need... more
Too stubborn to ask for directions? Never get lost again with this handy and compact GPS portable navigator. Garmin nuvi 265WT GPS's voice-guided turn-by-turn directions and wide screen make this a must-have accessory in town or on the road. Live traffic information allows you to circumvent the ugliest traffic snarls and get to your destination hassle-free. Quickly pinpoint where you are and where the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and intersections are located.... more
Look like a pro and make the paparazzi jealous with this convenient and versatile camera bag. The Lowepro SlingShot 100 AW Camera Bag's "sling design" allows you to easily move from back to front for those cant-miss moments. It has plenty of storage compartments for all of your accessories and protects your valuable equipment from damage. It's made of water-resistant Micro Fiber, Ripstop Nylon and 600D TXP. A must-have for any photography enthusiast!
Whether you need to share notes, save a presentation, or copy data to take with you, a CD-R is a cheap solution when you buy in bulk. Verbatim's Digital Vinyl CD-R disc come 50 to a package and cost about 50 cents each. They have a 700MB storage capacity with a recording time of 80 minutes, so even your end of term paper with images will fit on one. They're also a nice solution... more
As a student, you might find yourself using a variety of computers - one at home, one at school, and one at your best friend's house. Take everything you need with you, from your must-have files to your Web browser, on Seagate's aptly named FreeAgent Go. This mobile hard disk was the CNET Editors' Choice for September '08, partially based on the cost per GB and the fact that it's the thinnest drive on... more
The Asus K50IJ Laptop may not have the name recognition of its HP or Dell counterparts, but for students or parents looking for solid performance and a relatively low price tag, this lesser known laptop may be just the thing. At around 6 pounds, it's fairly lightweight but you still get a comfortable keyboard and a good-sized 15-inch screen. The Asus laptop also has a built-in webcam and high-speed wireless connectivity, luxuries we weren't... more
Maybe your vocabulary isn't as big as it should be, or maybe your pedantic teacher seems to obfuscate lessons with multi-syllabic words. With the portable Sharp PWE550 Dictionary, you can look up those unknown words or find a synonym to throw back at the teacher that shows you're no slouch in the word department, either. It measures 5" x 3" and has a good sized screen and a Qwerty keyboard. You'll have 250,000 definitions,... more