Going back-to-school means a fresh start and Emmy® Award winning technology and digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong has a checklist of the back-to-school essentials you’ll want to grab…
The new HP ENVY x360 13-inch, powered by AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega graphics, offers remarkable versatility giving students long-lasting battery life and ample power with a sleek design for incredible performance and mobility. Moving from class to class just got easier with the HP ENVY x360 13-inch, powered exclusively by AMD.
The Acer Swift 3, powered by AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega graphics, delivers an unmistakable combination of speed, efficiency and power that allows students to stay productive and entertained whether they are working in the classroom or gaming back in the dorm room. Acer Swift 3 is a fast-paced laptop designed for a fast-paced world.
Nokia 3.1: The perfect harmony of materials and performance
The new Nokia 3.1 forges a rich connection between materials with a stunning design and performance to match. It features premium looks with an anodized aluminum frame, sculpted glass display and ergonomically curved polycarbonate back to deliver a harmony of materials. At just the right size for single hand use, the Nokia 3.1 packs a 5.2” HD+ display into a 5” device body – larger and slimmer than its predecessor – to give students more content at a glance.
Between classes, Nokia 3.1 users can capture picture perfect memories with the 13MP rear camera and fit all their friends in selfies with the wide-angle 8MP front-facing camera. A pure, secure and up-to-date Android One experience will give the student in your life the best and latest Android Oreo™ features with monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years. Without the premium price tag, the Nokia 3.1 offers a premium experience with a powerful octa-core processor to unleash the power of modern apps.
Available in Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, the Nokia 3.1 is the perfect back-to-school device, bringing together Android’s parental controls with the striking design and excellent performance you expect from a Nokia phone. Sold online at Amazon for $159, this phone performs incredibly well at an amazing price point.
Nokia 6.1: The award-winning phone just got even better
Building on the success of its predecessor, the Nokia 6.1 packs even more powerful performance and great new features into a compact, durable body. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform, the Nokia 6.1 is over 60% faster than the award-winning previous generation—perfect for the students that need to move quickly. Taking the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level, the Nokia 6.1 combines a unibody made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum, ideal for even the clumsiest of students. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the Nokia 6.1’s compact and refined body is designed to stay beautiful for longer.
For photography fans, ZEISS optics capture every detail of the moments they’ll want to relive again and again. Want to capture the football game and the crowd cheering at the same time? Now you can with Nokia Dual-Sight, which uses the front facing and rear facing camera to create a single image or video. Also, don’t worry about being a late riser; this device allows students to get going to class faster by charging up to 50% in 30 minutes with USB type-C fast charging.
The Nokia 6.1 delivers fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™. Sold for $269 on Amazon and at Best Buy stores, the Nokia 6.1 in Black/Copper is built to take on the everyday knocks of the school day.
You’ll love the Canary All-in-One security device. It connects to your phone and is packed with great features like an HD camera so you always know what’s happening, and a built-in siren that you can sound from the app.
Now Canary protects you away from home with a personal Safety Button that sends police directly to you, wherever you are. All family members can use Safety Button, and it’s free with Membership. Canary protects you and the kids, wherever they may be. Check it out at Best Buy.
The ultra-powerful, ultra slim Expression Premium XP-6000 wireless Small-in-One printer delivers superior photo quality and fast print speeds. Print 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 15 seconds. With affordable, individual 5-color Claria Premium Inks, you can print stunning borderless photos up to 8″ x 10″, plus sharp text. Save time with fast speeds — up to 15.8 ISO ppm (black) and 11.3 ISO ppm (color) — and auto 2-sided printing. Built-in USB and memory card slots, a 2.4″ color LCD and dedicated photo/DVD trays offer additional convenience. Plus, you can easily print from your iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablet or smartphone — with or without a router.
The new and improved LifeJacket Jolt Bluetooth Speaker by Altec Lansing will create a listening experience unlike ever before. Built with the trusted durable and rugged technology the brand is known for and loaded with all new exciting features. Qi wireless charging allows you to place your smartphone on your LifeJacket Jolt and receive an instant charge, even while playing music! With an IP67 waterproof rating, never fret the elements when your LifeJacket Jolt is along for the ride. With 30 hours of battery life, 100ft wireless range, House Party Pairing and “Just Ask” allowing access to your Siri and Hey Google voice assistant, bring the new LifeJacket Jolt on any adventure!
Purchase the LifeJacket Jolt at Target, Academy Sporting Goods, Fry’s and Meijer stores for $149.99. Happy listening!
Pack their backpacks with standout school supplies with Minted – designed by independent artists from around the globe.
Get organized, beautifully with photo calendars. Customize a calendar with favorite photos and important dates for the school year. $29
Minted’s clothing and name labels are machine washable and dishwasher safe. Customize and label clothing, backpacks and more. $20 per sheet
Prep for the new school year with personalized stationery and notebooks.
stationery $25 for 15 pieces, notebooks $16