Whether you are a mom that needs to get your kids ready to go back to school or you are a college student that is getting ready for the new school year, we have a list of 5 must-haves that will get you through the upcoming months!
1. Intel Tablet
It can be a daunting task to sift through and research all the tablets on the market to decide which one is best for you. Let’s start by narrowing it down a bit. I highly recommend Intel powered tablets. Click here to learn more about Intel Tablets!
An Intel-powered tablet allows quicker browsing of your favorite sites, easy editing of photos, faster streaming of online videos, and updating of social media while mobile. A tablet with Intel® processing power makes it all possible. Being from a family that is “Very” into technology and computers, I can tell you that ALL of us prefer computers with Intel. They just work faster and better, regardless of the operating system.
From board games to board meetings, you need a tablet that can keep up with all parts of your life. You’ll get that and more when you have Intel Inside®. Browse the web during your commute to class or work, during lunch or working on a project. A tablet with Intel Inside keeps up with you and your busy life. Best of all, Intel tablets have exceptional battery life.
There’s a new exciting campaign on Amazon! Anyone who buys an Intel-based tablet Android device from Amazon will get a Master Key that can be redeemed on businessportfolio.intel.com for $250 toward a collection of top apps for businesses. Click here for more info.
I’ll be sharing more about Intel tablets in the coming months so stay tuned!!! You can also click here for our previous posts about Intel.
2. Supplies for Special Projects
Align is the stapler of all staplers. It has a detachable base that lets you staple materials of any size or shape, from posters to sheets of cardboard. No more wrangling with the stapler trying to figure out the best way to angle it or crunching up papers to get it in just the right spot. This is the stapler for all your jobs!
Sheath is a lean, mean crafting machine that you’ll end up using all year long. While they may look like normal, ol’ pair of standard scissors, this two-in-one tool transforms into a single blade that is perfect for scoring paper, opening boxes, and even curling ribbon. Just tuck the unwanted blade inside the grooved handle and get busy like a DIY pro. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these. Not only are these great for all your child’s school projects, they are perfect for college students, scrapbookers, DIY’ers and every mom on the planet.
Price: under $20
Buy It: quirky.com
Or you can get the Quirky Align Stapler on Amazon.com and the Quirky Sheath Multifunction Scissors on Amazon.com
3. Maxboost Battery Case for Your Phone
Don’t you hate it when your battery dies on your cell phone? I have an iPhone 5 and while I love it, there have many days that my phone’s battery has died before the end of the day. I don’t have to worry about that anymore thanks to my new Ambrosia Battery Case from Maxboost for iPhone 5/5S.
The Ambrosia Battery Case is special because it fits seamlessly with Maxboost’s Designer Slim Cases and you can put the battery pack on only when you need it. I love how easy this battery pack is to use and now I’m not afraid to use my phone when I’m not at home. I can listen to music, talk on the phone or sort through emails for hours now!
$99.95 on sale for $59.95
Buy It: MaxboostPower.com
4. Pivot Power POP
No more struggling to get everyone’s phones, laptops, tablets and iPods charged at once! Streamline your media charging with the Pivot Power POP by Quirky.. It looks cool and it IS cool.
Six pivoting outlets accommodate plugs and adapters of all shapes and sizes. I loaded mine up with the chargers for my Toshiba laptop, my Acer Iconia Tab8 Tablet, my iPhone 5, my iPad and my husbands Windows 8 tablet. Everything charging, all in one place! So neat and clean and no more running around the house looking for an empty socket. I can easily fill every outlet and everything fits, including those stupid big ol’ bricks that usually take up so much space you can’t fit anything else in the outlet. Well with Pivot Power POP, you can. I also like that it curls around furniture so I don’t have to finagle around looking for a spot to lay the power strip. It’s 4-foot extension cord has a flat, 45-degree plug which is also a nice feature. Definitely my favorite power strip and a must have for college students too!
5. TV Mount for Your Flat Panel TV’s
A 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety revealed:
- A child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured TV!
- Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury
- Between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities have resulted from TV tip-over
- An estimated 17,000 people each year, the majority of which are children, are treated for injuries from TV tip-overs
- Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006 to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%
We encourage you to mount all flat panel TV’s in your home for the safety of your children!
Our flat panel tv was on the top of our bureau in our bedroom, but with a new baby that will be crawling before ya know it, we decided to mount the tv on the wall for safety sake. We mounted a 24″ flat panel tv in our bedroom with a SANUS full motion mount and I was super impressed with the easy 1, 2, 3 installation with the included wall template. My husband didn’t need them, but they have online videos to walk you through the simple installation process. No additional tools necessary because all the required installation hardware is included in package! And if you have problems installing it (which is highly unlikely) you can call live customer support that is available 6 days a week. We got ours installed and the TV mounted on it in less than an hour. Easy peasy! I love the full motion of this mount so I can aim it where ever I’m sitting whether I’m laying in bed, sitting in the rocking chair or in the middle of the floor folding laundry.
Click here to view a SANUS TV Safety Video.
Price: $50 – $150 (depending on size)
Buy It: Amazon.com