Back to school tech

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Back to school tech

This year school life is going to look a little different than it has. Many schools will continue with “School from home” to try and prevent the further spread of COVID-19. All families with children will need back to school tech at home. So this is the perfect time to look into some new back to school tech.

Some school districts do provide laptops and Wifi equipment, but many schools expect students to have their own devices and accessories like headphones. 

I present you here some of the best back to school tech deals.

Back to school tech – Router

A speedy, reliable internet connection is not dependent only on your service provider. A high-quality router ensures that your internet connection is stable and speedy. If your router is more than five years old, it’s probably not able to keep up with today’s needs and you should look into replacing it. New routers support current wireless standards and are optimized for blazing fast speed. A new generation router also supports a mesh wireless network for better coverage in all parts of your home. If you’re lucky, you may not need to buy a new router; just updating the router firmware could add new functionality

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Amazon eero mesh...image Amazon eero mesh WiFi router View on Amazon
Amazon eero Beacon...image Amazon eero Beacon mesh WiFi range extender (add-on to eero WiFi systems) View on Amazon
TP-Link WiFi 6...image TP-Link WiFi 6 Router AX1800 Smart WiFi Router (Archer AX20) – 802.11ax Router, Dual Band Gigabit Router, Parental Controls, Long Range Coverage View on Amazon
TP-Link Wifi 6...image TP-Link Wifi 6 AX1500 Smart WiFi Router (Archer AX10) – 802.11ax Router, 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, Dual Band AX Router,Beamforming,OFDMA, MU-MIMO, Parental Controls, Works with Alexa View on Amazon
NETGEAR 4-Stream Wifi...image NETGEAR 4-Stream Wifi 6 Router (RAX15) - AX1800 Wireless Speed (Up to 1.8Gbps) | Up to 1500 sq ft Coverage & 20+ Devices | Ideal for iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S20 View on Amazon

Back to school tech – Headphones

A good set of headphones is essential for learning. I personally prefer over-ear headphones for daily usage. Earbuds tend to get tangled up. Also, over-ear headphones are better at reducing background noise. However, it would be best to keep in mind the volume level, especially with smaller kids.

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Anker Soundcore Life...image Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones, 40H Playtime, Hi-Res Audio, Deep Bass, Memory Foam Ear Cups, for Travel, Home Office View on Amazon
Soundcore by Anker...image Soundcore by Anker Life Q20 Bluetooth Headphones Holiday Edition with Travel Case, Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling, 40H Playtime, Hi-Res Audio, Deep Bass, Wireless Over Ear Headphones for Travel, Work View on Amazon

Back to school tech – Printer

While most learning and fact-checking might be done on screen, there is still often a need to print reading material or presentations. So a quick printer is a good gadget to own. Printers are now relatively cheap and come in many varieties. Cartridge printers are cheaper than laser printers, but the replacement cartridges tend to be comparatively expensive. In case you need to scan and upload handwritten documents, consider an all-in-one printer with scanning functionality.

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Epson EcoTank ET-2720...image Epson EcoTank ET-2720 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Scanner and Copier - White View on Amazon
Epson EcoTank ET-2760...image Epson EcoTank ET-2760 Wireless Color All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Printer with Scanner and Copier View on Amazon
Brother HL-L3210CW Compact...image Brother HL-L3210CW Compact Digital Color Printer Providing Laser Printer Quality Results with Wireless View on Amazon
HP OfficeJet 3830...image HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (K7V40A) View on Amazon
HP ENVY 5055...image HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (M2U85A) View on Amazon
Back to school tech

Tablet or Chromebook

Your school may provide you with a tablet, so take a look at what they provide before spending the bucks. You would want something that has a decent camera for zooming for video chat apps like Zoom or MS Teams. To avoid endless fights and if your budget permits of course, get each child his own tablet. For younger kids, get an Amazon Fire Tablet Kids edition. Amazon offers 2-year protection.

Chromebook is an inexpensive laptop with a touchscreen, larger display, and a faster processor. They are ideal if your school is using Google classroom. Chromebook can also run Zoom, Microsoft Office, and other Android apps. It is also possible to use an old laptop and install Chromebook software on it. 

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Apple iPad (10.2-inch,...image Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Previous Model) View on Amazon
Fire HD 8...image Fire HD 8 Kids tablet, 8" HD display, ages 3-7, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case View on Amazon
SAMSUNG 11.6 SAMSUNG 11.6" Chromebook with Intel N3060 up to 2.48GHz, 4GB Memory, 16GB eMMC Flash Memory, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, Webcam, Chrome Operating System, Black View on Amazon
HP Chromebook 14-inch...image HP Chromebook 14-inch HD Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, Chrome (14a-na0020nr, Ceramic White) View on Amazon
Acer Chromebook 14,...image Acer Chromebook 14, Intel Celeron N3160, 14" Full HD Display, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB eMMC, 802.11ac WiFi, Protective Sleeve, Wireless Mouse, CB3-431-C539 View on Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab...image Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Inch (T510) 32 GB WiFi Tablet Silver (2019), Silver View on Amazon
2019 Samsung Galaxy...image 2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth,Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS View on Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab...image Samsung Galaxy Tab S6- 10.5" 256GB, Wifi Tablet- SM-T860NZALXAR, Mountain Gray View on Amazon