With Emmy Award winner Mario Armstrong Technology & Digital Lifestyle Commentator
In no time at all, the kids will be heading back to school, and they’re sure to want the latest tech tools to give them an edge on learning and fun. Renowned Emmy Award Winner and tech & digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong shares his ideas for new tech products for all ages– from children headed to pre-school to students bound for college.
This is Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 notebook.
It’s a really versatile product – it easily switches between four modes and runs Windows 8.1 so students can use it during the day for and school and homework, and in the evenings for entertainment.
The Acer Snap Hinge is a big innovation on this product – it uses dual magnets to secure the display to the keyboard… and it stays connected, even if you carry it by the tablet portion. Plus, you connect to the keyboard facing either direction, so that’s how you can use it as a notebook, tablet, or in display or tent mode to share presentations or watch movies.
Unlike many hybrid notebooks, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is really affordable. This model is only $379.99 and is available at Best Buy.
Plus – it’s really portable at only 1.29 pounds for the tablet and 2.58 with the keyboard attached.
Acer Aspire Switch 10
VTech’s interactive Kidizoom® Smartwatch lets kids capture photos, add photo effects, record videos and play built-in games for learning fun on the go.
Complete with an easy-to-use 1.4’’ color touch screen, as well as more than 50 digital and analog clock displays, the multi-functional Kidizoom Smartwatch is perfect for kids learning to tell time. It boasts a rechargeable battery, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder with five voice changing effects and parental game controls.
Made just for kids, the Kidizoom Smartwatch features a durable design to withstand drops and bumps and is splash and sweat proof. Kidizoom Smartwatch is PC and MAC compatible for uploading photos, videos and recorded voice files and offers access to VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store, where parents can download even more games and watch displays to extend the learning fun.
Available in four vibrant colors: blue, pink, white and green. Ages 4 years and up.
Available at Disney Stores and DisneyStore.com these iPhone cases are the perfect way to protect your device and celebrate favorite characters like Minnie, Buzz Light Year, Nemo and Darth Vader.
These cases retail for $19.95.
Whether listening to the hippest tunes or catching up on the latest YouTube videos, these over the ear headphones are a must have for back to school and on-trend with wearable tech style. They come in a variety of fun designs and stylish colors including Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Disney’s Frozen and Doc McStuffins.
Available now at retailers like Toys R Us, Amazon and Walmart for $19.99.
The Lumia 635 is perfect for back to school. It’s extremely wallet-friendly with a pricepoint of $99 on T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T GoPhone, and its bright design also features changeable shells to make it even more personalized.
• The Lumia 635 is a fast, personal and affordable 4G smartphone.
• It features the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, including the Cortana personal digital assistant.
• It comes with a wallet-friendly pricepoint and is available from T-Mobile and MetroPCS in white and from AT&T in black.
• Changeable shells are also available in orange, green and yellow at the Microsoft Store.
Lumia 635 — www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia635/
Go to the head of the class this fall with the latest and greatest Intel powered tablets like the Asus MeMO Pad 7.
The lightning-fast performance, responsiveness, mobility and versatility will help the students in your life ace their assignments and won’t leave them with “tech envy” of anyone else’s new gadgets for school. The MeMO Pad 7 has Intel-level performance which delivers lightning-fast Web browsing, super-responsive apps, and seamless downloads so students can stay on top of their game in the classroom, at home or on the go.
The MeMO Pad 7 is an affordable 7-inch Android* tablet and features including ASUS SonicMaster* technology and integrated ZenUI*. It easily handles multiple tasks and delivers an immersive entertainment experience with up to 9 hours of Web surfing and video playback.
o Available in white, black, blue, red and yellow
o OS: Android* 4.4 KitKat
o Intel® Atom™ Z3745 processor
o Available now
Starting at $149.00
“What do I do with all the photos on my phone??!” Groovebook is the answer!
Groovebook is a free app that turns up to 100 photos from your camera roll into a beautiful physical photobook for $2.99 per month subscription including shipping and handling. It’s easy– review and select your photos. GrooveBook arrives in the mail in about 7 days.
The photos are printed on glossy photo paper and perforated for easy removal. That means you can share, frame, decorate, scrapbook and more. The photos are date and location-stamped for easy reference, and each month features an attractive and unique cover.
All this for just $2.99 each month for shipping and processing!