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2009 Back-To-School Supplies

We’ve got the goods on the hottest, most popular school supplies for 2009! Forget the regular pencils, erasers and rulers – these must-have supplies will make you stand out from all your classmates when you go back to school this September!

Smart Pen

The Pulse Smartpen is a new digital pen is made by Livescribe and sold at Amazon and Target. The pen comes with built-in speakers to record and play back lessons. Dock it into a USB cradle to upload your notes to your computer. At the tip of the pen is a camera that tracks what it written by taking over 70 pictures every second.

Pulse Smartpen

Staple-Free Stapler

This stapler doesn’t use standard metal staples to attach paper together. Instead it neatly folds the papers together. It’s small enough to fit into a pencil case or a pocket and comes in designs for both guys and girls for under $10.

Staple-Free Stapler

Cool Characters

Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers are taking over your classroom. There are tons of school supplies including clothes, backpacks and folders with a picture of your fave celeb on them.

Twilight Backpack

Animal Bands

This school supply works like a standard rubber band but instead of coming in a circle shape they start as either zoo animals or pets. They’ll even go back to their original animal shape after you use them! They are sold by Unica and come in a box of 24 for around $8.

Animal Bands

High-Tech Backpack

The Ortlieb Velocity Backpack is waterproof and has a comfortable foam back and adjustable waist and chest straps. Food, books and electronic devices can be easily stowed away thanks to its convenient roll-top closure. It features a removable inner pocket for organizing small items like keys, money and a cell phone – you can even pick up optional accessories for it like a cell phone holster for the shoulder strap and a notebook computer insert.

Ortlieb Velocity Backpack

Clean Hands

Kootie Killer Hand Sanitizers are alcohol-based hand sanitizers that can help kill common disease agents and prevent H1N1 influenza (swine flu) – especially when soap and water aren’t available.

Kootie Killer Hand Sanitizers


One of the hottest deals in the netbook category is a $299 Acer Aspire One with a 10.1-inch display, N270 Atom processor, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP and 3-cell battery. It is available at Walmart, Target and Amazon.

Acer Aspire One

Green Supplies

Staples Eco Easy products include eco-friendly notebooks made from 80% bagasse, a sugarcane waste. The bagasse line also uses eco-conscious vegetable and water-based inks for printing. There are also Hilroy exercise books made from 30% post-consumer waste and environmentally friendly ink, Westcot KleenEarth scissors with green handles made from 70% recycled plastic and biodegradable report covers that are not only reusable but also biodegradable. When you are done using them you can throw them away as they have a starch-based cellulose additive that makes them biodegradable in a landfill.

Staples Eco Easy

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