Emmy® award winning consumer technology journalist, Jennifer Jolly has some of her favorite back-to-school tech finds that will leave you saying “Wow!”
LeapFrog Academy™ is an innovative, interactive learning program for 3-6 year olds that guides children on fun Learning Adventures they can play anywhere on a variety of devices. Through a well-rounded curriculum, they can explore a variety of skills that are important to a child’s development. And, just like other LeapFrog products, the games and activities within LeapFrog Academy are designed to be a perfect balance of education and fun. This exciting, new, subscription-based service offers access to more than 1,000 learning activities. Visit www.leapfrogacademy.com for a free one month trial.
LeapFrog Academy is available for download on iOS, Android and PC; after a free one month trial, it will cost $7.99 per month.
LeapFrog Academy is also available on the LeapFrog Epic tablet with a free one month trial and will be available on the new LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition (available later this month) with a free three month trial; after the free trial, it will cost $5.99 per month on these devices.
Combine the versatile LEGO® building system with advanced technology to boost your creativity with the awesome LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox. Download the free tablet app to your device and follow the step-by-step instructions to build and code any of the 5 multifunctional models.
Experience Vernie the Robot — a moving and talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) — a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar4000 — a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat — an interactive pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder — an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models!
Bring your creations to life with the app’s intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model.
The first PC from Huawei, the HUAWEI MateBook X features a sleek design to meet the demands of students like you. Light, thin and portable, the HUAWEI MateBook X is ideal for everything you do, and powerful enough to be with you everywhere – from taking notes and recording lectures in the classroom, to handling intensive projects like film editing or graphic design tasks, to playing movies or music in your dorm.
The HUAWEI MateBook X features an 88% screen-to-body ratio and 4.4mm bezels for an unmatched visual experience. Leveraging HUAWEI Space Cooling Technology, the HUAWEI MateBook X is the first 13-inch, fanless notebook in the world with a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. Starting at just $1,099.99, the MateBook X is available at Newegg.com and Amazon.com.
For the coolest back to school gear, GameStop has you covered! Check out this Minecraft backpack for $29.99 or the Pokémon Pokeball hardside backpack for $34.99. You can even Thunder Shock devices back to life with the Pokémon Pikachu Portable Charger—for less than 10 bucks!
From notebooks and pens, to apparel and dorm décor, GameStop has everything you need to get the family classroom-ready. And GameStop’s wide variety of back to school gear won’t break the bank, with most items under $50!
For more information, please go to www.GameStop.com.