August 17th 2009

Five gadgets for back-to-school

Need to add a little technology on your list of Back-To-School To Do’s? Check out these five great gadgets that are must-needs for the new school-year.

The Clickfree Transformer for iPod

$49.99; clickfree.com

This transformer lets you backup your computer’s files onto excess storage space on an iPod or iPhone. The conveniently designed USB cable can also transfer music from any iPod or iPhone to your computer.

Tablo

$129.99; hantech.ca

The Tablo efficiently transforms any laptop into a tablet PC. A two-piece device includes a  small sensor that snaps into the top of an LCD screen plugging into an available USB port. It uses a wireless pen used to write on the screen, or on a sheet of paper — and all notes are transcribed into text.

Sony’s MDR-NC7B foldable headphones

$99.99; sonystyle.ca

Get away from noisy roommates with Sony’s MDR-NC7B foldable headphones, which combines student-friendly pricing with a high quality product. They reduce unwanted noise by 87.4%, regardless if you’re listening to music or not.

LaCie iamaKey 8GB USB drive

$49.99; lacie.ca

The all-metal LaCie iamaKey 8GB USB drive is attached to your key ring for uber-convenience, ready to be inserted into your PC or Mac. It’s also quick – up to 10 Megabits per second write speeds – having an easy solution to bring your files where ever you go.

Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless N Broadband Router

$74.99, linksys.com

The Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless N Broadband Router let you surf safely, secure, and really quick, too. It includes Wi-Fi connectivity, and a MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) antenna design for better range. It also has a four-port 10/100 Ethernet hub for wired connections, perfect for you and your roommates.

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