Back to School With Cool Internet of Things (IoT) Wearables and Computing Devices : College Technology Gadgets 2016
It is that time of the year! Whether you are going back to school or just going to school, below are cool Internet of Things (IoT) and Information Technology (IT) devices and gadgets selected for you. We have carefully picked all stationary and wearable connected IoT and IT products based on your security, comfort, entertainment and productivity requirements while at campus. In fact this is a nice list for young professionals ‘out of college’ as well. The products are on sale so hurry before the deals go away!
Safety & Security
This is the most important aspect that you would want to pay utmost attention to in all your years at college. These devices will help protect you in multiple ways.
V.ALRT VSN400 Personal Emergency Response Device
The V.ALRT is a wearable help button that can be carried discreetly in a pocket or a bag, worn on the wrist, or around the neck as a pendant. The V.ALRT uses Bluetooth® SMART technology in association with a mobile application, to initiate calls and text messages from a smartphone. With the push of the V.ALRT help button, your smartphone sends a personalized text message and GPS location to up to three pre-selected contacts.
Amazon Price – $29.99 CLICK TO BUY
LassoTag iBeacon – Green: Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Tracking Beacon
We know how busy life becomes in schools with study, friends, parties etc. One of the consequences of a busy life is we tend to lose things that are dear and near to us. With LassoTag you don’t have to worry anymore and you can monitor up to 6 things at once! This means through your smartphone you can track anything you can hook a LassoTag Beacon or USB onto (keys, backpacks with your iPad or iPod, Laptops, camera, gym bag, purse, luggage — the possibilities are endless). With tons of the most demanded features, LassoTag offers you a truly secure and customizable experience
Amazon Price – $14.99 CLICK TO BUY
Nest Cam security camera
Your personal belongings are private and even with best of college mates and roommates you may have to keep an eye on things that matter to you most. The Nest Cam Indoor security camera is designed to help you look after your personal belongings – even when you’re away. With 24/7 live streaming, a versatile magnetic stand, more intelligent alerts with Nest Aware and one app for all your Nest products, Nest Cam Indoor helps you keep an eye on what matters. From anywhere.
Amazon Price – $181.98
$199.00 CLICK TO BUY
College lifestyle can impact your health negatively if you don’t pay attention. After your family drops you at the dorm, you will soon find yourself in the middle of intense classroom courses, exam all nighters, parties etc which could mean a slow down in metabolism and can prove detrimental to health. We recognize you may need a little help in getting motivated and make your exercise routine fun. Below are some connected devices that can not only help you with fitness but are also cool, flashy and fun to carry around.
FitBit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch – Black/Silver/Plum, Small/Large
Get fit in style with a smart fitness watch built with revolutionary features like PurePulse™ heart rate, Connected GPS, on-screen workouts and more. With Fitbit Blaze, you can see simplified heart rate zones for quickly checking exercise intensity during workouts and effortlessly and automatically record workouts to your dashboard with Smart track. You can track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. The product comes with many cool features worth checking out.
Amazon Price – $179.99
$199.95 CLICK TO BUY
Garmin vívoactive Black
From the company that has been developing robust, dedicated wearable technology to improve training metrics for athletes for more than a decade comes the GPS smartwatch for the active lifestyle. The Garmin vívoactive is an ultra-thin, lightweight smartwatch with built-in Garmin sports apps that you can wear every day to help you keep a healthy balance between college work and life. Stay motivated with real-time workout stats while you run, swim or bike. The built-in GPS helps you navigate, while the move bar lets you know when you’ve been inactive for too long.
Amazon Price – $149.99
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What’s college life without a bit of fun? Whether you are in your dorm room or out jogging do you need entertainment in the form of music, TV and 3D action to maintain a balanced life? Below are some real good options :
Hussar Magicbuds Wireless Headphones, Sweatproof and Noise Canceling
With Ergonomic design and silicone ear hooks, Magicbuds Bluetooth Headphones are secure behind your ears and rest comfortably in the ear canal. Premium soft smooth silicone gel surface helps in making this product sweat proof. It is great for gym, running, jogging, hiking, cycling, and impact sports. These headphones give you the power of Bluetooth V4.1 technology for seamless syncing to your favorite wireless devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android cell Phones, Windows Phones, and more up to 10 meters 33 feet. It can deliver up to 7 hours of play time on a full charge. Voice prompt allows notification of incoming calls and phone numbers, so never miss a phone call. Currently available with huge discount!
Amazon Price – $29.99
$139.99 CLICK TO BUY
Sentey B-Trek H10 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Headset Foldable Gaming Headset V4.0
The Sentey H10 can be used like an excellent Athletic headphone with professional Bluetooth connectivity. The headphones come with a plethora of features – clean bass, mid and treble, play/pause, answer/hang up controls are compatible with other brands such as Sony, Android, Kindle, Samsung and others. All Accessories are included such as 3.5mm aux tangle free cable, USB to Micro USB charging cable and carrying case for easy transportation. The Sentey-B features a lightweight stylish design with adjustable headband, protein leather ear cushion and headband. It is also foldable for easy storage with included EVA Deluxe Travel Case.
Amazon Price – $44.97
$89.99 CLICK TO BUY
Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Discover and enjoy music, all in one place. Just tap the microphone button and ask for a song, artist, or genre. Stream directly over Wi-Fi from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. When on the go, streaming music is just as easy using your phone or other mobile device’s hotspot. You can also connect via Bluetooth to your music—including iTunes.
Amazon Price – $114.99
$129.99 CLICK TO BUY
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Stick connects to your TV’s HDMI port. It’s an easy way to enjoy over 4,000 channels, apps, and games including access to over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more. You can watch the best of live TV on NBC News, NBA, and Sling TV, which includes ESPN, CNN, HGTV, AMC, A&E, Cartoon Network, and more. Amazon claims that this product has 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Google Chromecast plus a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory. Seems like a perfect companion in your dorm room when you are bored.
Amazon Price – $39.99 CLICK TO BUY
Samsung Gear VR Vitual Reality Headset
Mobile virtual reality is finally here. With the Samsung Gear VR, you can play amazing games, watch Hollywood’s best movies in your own private cinema (or even on the moon!), socialize with friends new and old, be at the center of a suspense thriller, and so much more. The Gear VR drops you right into the action from Samsung & Oculus. You can watch 2D videos including trailers, clips, and your own movie files in a completely new way. You can choose from multiple VR theater environments including a home theater, a huge screen theater, and even the surface of the moon! New, flashy and perfect if you are into cool technology!
Amazon Price – $68.36
$99.99 CLICK TO BUY
Computers & Accessories
We know students work hard and want to build a strong career and need the best productivity tools while at campus. So we have carved out some of the best price vs features productivity laptops and accessories that can help you meet your computing and data storage needs. Below you will find Mac and Windows options and also hybrid models that provide flexibility – e.g. tablet/laptop combo or productivity and gaming in the same product.
Acer Chromebook 14
Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM is an awesome companion for your college life. It has the right blend of performance, elegance and entertainment capabilities. The product comes with Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz, Google Chrome Operating System, 14″ Full HD ComfyViewTM Widescreen Display, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory, 32GB Internal Storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) etc. Good deal with lots packed in sub $300 price range!
Amazon Price – $269.00
$299.99 CLICK TO BUY
ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop
The ASUS K501 boasts a clean and portable metallic design with the performance to match. Featuring the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics which enables you to stream HD videos, run MS Office programs or even do some casual gaming without hiccup. Without all the bells and whistles, the K501 presents itself in a classy gray metallic cover with a hairline textured finish. Besides fast CPU, the product comes with 8GB RAM and Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Talking about performance at a reasonable price for such capabilities!
Amazon Price – $869.99 CLICK TO BUY
Apple MacBookAir 13.3
MacBook Air Laptop from Apple is thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go and powerful enough to do everything once you get there. It features 8GB of memory,1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM; 128 GB PCIe-based flash storage, 13.3-Inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life. This ultra-efficient architecture was designed to use less power and still deliver high performance which means not only can you do whatever you want — you can keep doing it for longer than before.
Amazon Price – $913.92 CLICK TO BUY
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Microsoft Surface product family has come a long way since it was first introduced. The Surface Pro 4 offers the versatility of a laptop and tablet in one and powers through everything you need to do, while being lighter than ever before. Go from ultraportable tablet to a complete laptop in a snap wherever you are. Surface Pro 4 comes with 6th Gen Intel Core i5 processor which is not only more powerful but it is quieter, runs cooler, and is even more efficient than before. More importantly this product runs Microsoft Windows and Office which can be very handy for productivity as well or if your University allows ‘Bring your Own Device (BYOD)’.
Amazon Price – $1099.80 CLICK TO BUY
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup to protect your entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. It provides up to 2TB of storage for all your backup needs. You also can get 200GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years when you register a new Backup Plus drive on Seagate.com. The product supports quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity. The metal design allows you to slide the drive into your pocket, purse, backpack or briefcase and carry it with you. If you are saving a lot of movies, music or work files this can be really good for storage and retrieval purposes.
Amazon Price – $79.99
$89.99 CLICK TO BUY
Seagate Backup Plus ‘Ultra Slim’ 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
This is the thinnest 2TB portable hard drive from Seagate with a uniquely tough and textured metal design. The product can complement all your other mobile devices and is available in contemporary gold or platinum colors. As per the company, the hard drive takes advantage of Seagate’s reliable, cutting-edge 2.5-inch, 7mm HDD technology. You can create easy customized backup plans with the included Seagate Dashboard software. With the Lyve app, you can automatically organize, manage and share your photos and videos. You can easily back up your Facebook and Flickr photos and this product also works with Google Drive and DropBox.
Amazon Price – $89.99
$129.99 CLICK TO BUY
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