HomeTechHacker: 5 Back to School Tech Picks

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

By Marlon Buchanan

It may feel like summer is just getting started. However, before you know it, kids (and adults) will be back in school again. 

Now is a good time to prepare. 

Here are five technology picks that will make school easier and better for the student(s) in your family.

1. Chromebook
Chromebooks are great choices for students in elementary school all the way through college. They are inexpensive, secure, and easy to use. Most secondary schools have standardized using Chromebooks for their classrooms. I’ve been recommending Chromebooks for years. There are a lot of good Chromebooks, even at budget prices, and here are some specific Chromebooks I recommend for students and everyone else.

2. Portable power bank
Laptops, smartphones, wearables, and tablets. Everyone has portable electronic devices. Their biggest flaw is that they need to be kept charged. A portable power bank can really help out if your devices start running out of juice because you forgot to charge them and aren’t near an outlet. Everyone should have one, especially on-the-go students. There are many good ones out there, and I recommend a couple of them in my HomeTechHacker Shop.

3. Portable earbuds
Students love to listen to music, TikTok, and YouTube videos on bus rides and in between classes. A set of earbuds are almost a necessity. You can splurge on AirPods or Pixel Buds, or you can find many budget earbuds that perform great for under $50.

4. Accessory organizer
Another problem with being a student on the go is organizing all of your accessories. The Incase Accessory Organizer is compact but incredibly useful. It has places to store charging bricks, portable power packs, pens and pencils, USB cables, earbuds, and more. No more searching around your backpack or purse for what you need.

5. Sunrise Alarm Clock
This sunrise alarm clock is great for students of all ages. Who wants to wake up to loud and jarring alarms or music? How about waking up to the light as intended by our bodies? Getting up on time is a struggle for everyone, especially students. If you can’t sleep in, using this alarm clock is a good alternative. It can also produce natural sounds and function as a nightlight.

The student in your life will thank you for any of these items and will be much better off for having them. You might want to pick up one or two of these for yourself too!

Marlon Buchanan is a best-selling author, IT Director, and founder of HomeTechHacker.com, a website with free resources to help you make the most of your home technology.


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