With Emmy Award winner Mario Armstrong Technology & Digital Lifestyle Commentator
As you send your kids off to school make sure you’ve packed everything they need to keep them smart, savvy, safe and sound. And it couldn’t hurt to give them some fun stuff too! Whether they’re staying local or heading to a dorm, renowned Emmy Award Winner and tech & digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong has some ideas for tech that you and your kids will be thankful for as they head back to school.
With Windows 8.1 you can tap, swipe and zoom around to create a personalized computer experience. Customize your Start screen with your favorite apps and sites, and stay current with constantly updating live tiles. Bing Smart Search will quickly help you find things across the web, apps and your PC. And OneDrive will enable you to store your files and photos in the cloud so they’ll always be accessible.
Powered by Windows 8.1 and pre-loaded with Office 2013 RT, the Surface 2 can go from plaything to workhorse in an instant. Pop out the kickstand, attach a keyboard and suddenly you have a mobile workstation. Detach the keyboard, put your feet up, and play your favorite Xbox Live games or watch up to 10 hours of videos. And with a full-size USB 3.0 port and Bluetooth 4.0, you’ll enjoy clutter-free connections. Mighty yet mobile, the Surface 2 is one device for everything in your life.
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Go beyond the norm of 2-in-1 functionality with the flexible Acer Aspire Switch 10. It can be used four ways—as a notebook, tablet, tent, or display—giving you the freedom to create, collaborate, and share as you see fit. Its innovative snap hinge provides smooth transitions between laptop and tablet. And when positioned as a tent or display, the Switch 10 gives you great versatility for sharing content with multiple viewers.
For more information about the latest devices and apps, visit Windows.com.
Energizer’s line of LED headlights is lightweight and versatile – perfect for any task that requires two hands. The line offers a range of powerful LEDs that provide bright white light with different light modes for a variety of tasks. The comfortable, contemporary design features an adjustable head strap and a pivoting light that allows you to direct light where you need it. These lights are great for late night studying, reading in bed, running at night and more.
The Energizer® LED 2 in 1 Light with Light Fusion Technology is a handy multipurpose tool that’s ideal for the college-bound student. The Light Fusion Technology panel delivers vibrant, uniform area light for a variety of tasks. It also has Smart Dimming technology for full control of brightness and run time (area and spot). It provides up to 100 lumens of area light for up to 100 hours or 75 lumens of focused beam for 10 hours
Energizer headlights are available starting at $16.99 and the 2 in 1 flashlight starts at $19.99. To learn mover, visit: www.energizer.com.
Make music social with the Ultimate Ears UE BOOM, the wireless speaker made to rage, riot, party and play the music you love, out loud. UE BOOM has a 360-degree design that blasts bold, immersive sound in any direction. Its versatile, go-anywhere shape is designed to be as spontaneous as you – it fits perfectly in any water bottle holder, whether it be on your backpack or bike, or in your car. And with a water- and stain-resistant acoustic skin and 15-hour rechargeable battery, you’re ready for wherever the day or night takes you.
UE BOOM connects to your devices through Bluetooth and you can even wirelessly connect two UE BOOMs together for louder sound, or left/right stereo sound.
Plus, UE BOOM has a free app available for iOS or Android, and the speaker is always evolving with new updates and features, such as alarm functionality, sound customization and more.
Students can liven up their desks this school year with Logitech’s 2014 Color Collection ($29.99), which offers Logitech’s most popular mice in fun designs and vibrant colors. This bright collection puts a wide range of fashionable looks in the palm of your hand, and they are sure to add some sass to any workspace.
This year, Logitech is also supporting higher education by offering US college students, college faculty and staff a 20 percent discount on purchases through Logitech Academy which applies to this collection.
College guys out there are going to get a major confidence boost because Philips Norelco has made it easier than ever to get groomed from head to toe with the three-in-one Philips Norelco Click & Style. It’s super versatile, with three separate click-on, click-off attachments: the Shaving attachment allows him to shave wet or dry if he’s running late for class, the Facial Styling attachment ensures his beard never gets out of control as he’s hitting the books, and the Bodygroom attachment keeps all those areas below the neck neatly groomed.
This perfect grooming tool features a two-headed shaver with ComfortCut blades that glide smoothly over the skin for an extremely close, yet comfortable shave without nicks or cuts. Philips Norelco Click & Style also offers 100% waterproof technology so guys can trim, style and shave where they want, wet or dry.
Inspired by the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and the Partnership for Healthier America coalition, LeapBand is a new wearable activity tracker designed just for children that encourages active play and healthy habits while nurturing their very own personalized virtual pet.
The LeapBand activity tracker gets kids moving and having fun with 50 different activities and challenges, tracking a child’s physical moves so the more active a child is, the more points they earn with their virtual pet.
As the child earns points through active play, they can unlock additional games, challenges, levels of play and virtual rewards for their on-screen pet.
LeapBand has an aspirational fit-band style designed with children in mind, and high-tech features including a built-in accelerometer, a high-resolution color screen, a rechargeable battery and water-resistant design, making it the ultimate activity wearable for kids.