Summer is coming to an end and that means students are getting ready to head back to school. Technology has become a must-have and students and parents need to make sure they gear-up with this year’s latest gadgets.
Tech Expert Carley Knobloch partnered with brands to showcase tech that will give students an edge when they go to class.
This new smartphone is perfect for a teen or college student that wants to stay connected!
There’s an all-new BlackBerry now available with the BlackBerry KEYone from TCL Communication. An award-winning smartphone that fuses the functionality and security you’d expect from a BlackBerry with the familiarity and versatility of Android 7.1 Nougat, the BlackBerry KEYone is made for the modern smartphone user. Offering a reimagined Smart Keyboard with built-in fingerprint sensor, up to 26 hours of mixed use battery life, and unique convenience and privacy features in what is being billed as the most secure Android smartphone, it also has 4.5-inch touch display to tap and swipe through more than a million apps at the Google Play store.
- Priced at $549.00 USD for the unlocked GSM and CDMA (Verizon optimized) variants at Amazon and Best Buy. At Sprint, 18 monthly payments of $22.00 (SRP – $528.00 USD).
- Available for purchase unlocked at Amazon and Best Buy and available in-store and online from Sprint.
- For more information, visit www.blackberrymobile.com/us.
Take care of all your back to school and creative printing needs with this all-in-one printer.
Epson Expression Home XP-440 Small-in-One Printer
Packed with convenient and practical features, the Expression Home XP-440 Small-in-One printer makes everyday printing a breeze. Its hi-res 2.7″ color LCD makes setup and navigation easy. Print borderless photos PC-free with the built-in card slot. The compact XP-440 allows users to print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network — even from an iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablet or smartphone. Its 100-sheet paper capacity means users reload paper less often, and only need to replace the cartridge that runs out with affordable individual inks. Users can also print Instagram® and Facebook® photo collages and more with Epson’s Creative Print App.
- Priced at MSRP $99.99.
- Available for purchase online at www.epson.com and local Epson retailers.
- For more information, visit www.epson.com.
Help kids build reading skills as they stay engaged with this fun and interactive playset.
Square Panda Learning System
Square Panda is an award-winning phonics learning system with multisensory play. Designed for kids two and older, the playset blends physical and digital learning as it keeps kids entertained through age-appropriate learning games grounded in research-based curriculum. Early readers play their way to reading fluency as they engage with physical smart letters that connect them to a library of learning games. Every play session guides children as they explore the alphabet, letter sounds, discover rhymes, build vocabulary and more.
- Priced at $119.00 + tax and shipping.
- Available for purchase at www.squarepanda.com, www.amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
- For more information, visit www.squarepanda.com.
If you want to get organized this school year, check this out!
LastPass is a simple and secure password manager that helps millions of people around the world organize their digital lives. LastPass remembers, files and stores your passwords into a secure vault and provides you with easy access on any browser extension or mobile device, no matter where you are or when you need them. Store everything from bank accounts to passports to credit card numbers securely in LastPass, where you can organize and safely share with others. LastPass makes it easy to have a strong, unique password for every online account which significantly improves your online security. With LastPass, keeping track of your digital life is no longer a hassle.
- LastPass is Free, but also offers paid plans with added functionality for both individuals and businesses.
- Available for purchase at www.lastpass.com.
- For more information, visit lastpass.tech/CarleyKSMT.
This cool gadget would make a great back-to-school gift for the entire family!
Amazon Echo Show
Available in black and white, Echo Show makes a great back-to-school gift for families looking to entertain their friends, get answers to questions, play music, read the news, control their smart homes, tell a joke and more – Alexa will respond instantly. Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. See music lyrics with Amazon Music, video clips, cameras, live video calls, Prime photos, recipes from YouTube, and more. All hands-free – just ask. You can also use Echo Show to stay in touch with family and close friends through video calling and messaging.
- Priced at $229.99.
- Available for purchase at www.amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, Amazon Bookstores, Bed Bath & Beyond and more.
- For more information, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQqxCeHhmeU.