The new school year is quickly approaching and regardless of what grade your child is going into, they are going to need a number of different school supplies such as 3-ring binders, composition books, and #2 pencils. Additionally, you can almost guarantee that there is at least one high-tech gadget that they will probably want and for the upcoming school year. Fortunately, there are many great back-to-school suitable gadgets available for $100 or less, which means you may be able to satisfy your kids need for tech, without breaking the bank. Here are a few great picks that any child will love.
1. Moshi Mythro Earbuds
Almost all kids spend a lot of time listening to music on their MP3 players or their smartphones. At $30 or less, the Moshi Mythro Earbuds are a stylish choice that offers superior sound quality. Additionally, they are one of the fewer inexpensive models that include an inline mic for making and receiving telephone calls.
2. Roku 3
Priced right at around $100, the Roku 3 barely makes it onto our list but is a great option for college students. This little gadget is one of the best choices for online streaming with websites and programs such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO go, Vudu, and hundreds of others. An ideal choice for students who want to be able to watch TV without having to pay a cable or satellite bill.
3. Canon PowerShot A2200
These days many students find they need a digital camera and the Canon PowerShot A2200 is a great choice. While it does not have all of the features, you would find on a higher end camera, it does have a comprehensive set of basic features and compares well to other cameras within its price range. This easy to use camera features Smart Auto, 14.1 megapixel resolution, 2.7-inch LCD screen, 4X optical zoom and more, and can be picked up for around $70.
4. The Native Union POP Phone
Priced at under $30, the Native Union POP Phone is the ideal gadget to send to school with your college student. It is a high quality handset compatible with all portable and mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, phablets, and smart phones, and is comfortable to use for long conversations.
5. Clip Bluetooth Speaker from JBL
Many students want to listen to their music but do not always want to use earphones, and the Clip Bluetooth Speaker from JBL is a great option. This hockey-puck size speaker is compact and lightweight but delivers great sound for its size. It has a built in lithium ion battery that is easily recharged, and an integrated line-in cable that hides away in the lower part of the device. It can easily clip onto a backpack or belt loop; can be used as a speakerphone and costs a little under $50.
These are just a few of our favorite back to school gadgets that can be picked up for under $100. Let us know your favorites, the ones you can’t live without or those you are planning to purchase.