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Top 5 Back to School Gadgets for 2012

Aug 27, 2012

The sun is waning, the leaves are browning and whispers of back to school are in the air. Time to gear down with some fabulous new back to school gadgets for 2012!

No. 5: Kindle

KindleKindleCourtesy of Amazon
 

The Kindle is a great way to keep books right at your fingertips. Not only does it have built-in wifi, but it gives you access to a huge collection of free books stored on the Amazon server. The functionality is great too, allowing you to highlight text and change the font and text size to your liking. It’s a great little gadget for all ages.

No. 4: Calculators

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Whether you need help with basic division or hardcore calculus, investing in a good calculator is always a smart move. Depending on the quality you’re after, calculators can run you anywhere from a couple dollars to over $200. So make sure you figure out what functionality you’re math teacher expects out of your calculator before making that investment.

No. 3: iPad 2

iPad 2iPad 2Courtesy of Apple
 

Instead of investing in a laptop this year, why not go with a more modern iPad 2. Its light weight, touch screen design combines the functionality of a iPhone with the size of a Netbook. Attach a keyboard and mouse for easier note-taking or faster homework completion. Even though the iPad 3 is available now, the iPad 2 is $100 cheaper. There’s some bargaining power for you...

No. 2: USB Flash Drive

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Flash drives are a must-have for school and for life in general. They’re just about the most light-weight, compact gadget you can add to your back-to-school shopping list. And now you can get an 8G USB for under $6.00 making it one of the most affordable gadgets as well. Keep all your homework safe from copycats and computer crashes with an easy to use USB.

No. 1: Smartpen

Livescribe Echo SmartpenLivescribe Echo SmartpenCourtesy of Livescribe
 

Are you the kind of person who has trouble listening and taking notes at the same time? Well, the Livescribe Echo Smartpen was made for you. It links the audio in the room to your notes, so as you write, the pen records! You can upload your notes and sound recordings straight to your computer. It’s a costly product at around $150.00, but if it means you make the grade, it’s totally worth it! 

Have Your Say

Which back to school gadget do you want the most? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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rainbowpoptart
Nope. Good riddance.  :) Okay, I'm totally kidding. I'm gonna miss that guy so much that I don't even know how to properly put it into words. He's such a great person, and I can't recall ever thinking of him as anything else. Everything about his personality is truly admirable, and I can proudly (but also maybe not so proudly because this is embarrassing) say that I look up to him; I think I kinda always have, even when I'd never communicated with him in any way. His debating skills - as everyone has mentioned - are outstanding, his intelligence is amazing, and his sense of humor is one of the best I've seen on this site (no offense to anyone else! you all have unique charms of your own!). He's always been so respectful to everyone, even if he strongly opposes their views. I can safely say he's one of the coolest people I've ever met thus far. Mark's username is one of the first I remember seeing when I first joined KW, and I'm sure it's one I'll never forget. I really hate seeing yet another legend go. But I'm truthfully certain he'll go places in life, and I hope the world treats him well. ♥
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Say Anything:
All this does help somewhat. Though I prefer listening to music that suits my mood.
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Quirks
Quirks posted in Debating:
Contrary to popular belief, don't have a large group of people. If you have a large group; you'll have more people you'll have to look out for, plus zombies like having the idea of more people because it means more flesh. Don't take any items that you can't carry onto.
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Quirks
Quirks posted in Debating:
Yes. I've been thinking about him lately and how he'll be gone soon. I don't agree with his views but he left an impact on the debating community of Kidzworld. I'm turning 18 in October so I can relate to him about leaving KW.
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Shaz1302
Shaz1302 posted in Debating:
Definitely! While I disagree with some of his views, it was always enjoyable to read about his views and arguments.
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