By: Rob Floyd
As kids head back to school, it’s important to get the right tools. Tech expert and editor of Techlicious, Suzanne Kantra, has this Fall's must-have items just in time for Back to School shopping!
Most high school and college age kids are driving cars an average of 7 – 10 years old. Give yourself peace of mind and get them the Cobra JumPack. This pocket-sized battery can jump start their car without needing a second vehicle, so your student does not have to worry about relying on a stranger for help or waiting for a tow truck. It will jumpstart most cars multiple times on a single charge and will hold its charge up to 8 months. Since it’s a portable battery, it can also charge phones, so your child can always be in touch. Click here to learn more.
When purchasing a laptop, it’s important to get one that best suits your child’s needs. For those entering high school and college, connectivity and battery life are key features. The Lenovo Miix 630 is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop with a thin, light, fanless design powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It gives you constant connectivity with integrated 4G LTE so your child won’t have to rely on Wi-Fi and a whopping 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. Click here to learn more.
Back to school is a perfect time to re-evaluate screen time limits. With Circle Home, you can set daily time limits for each device, app or app category, create a BedTime, set Off times and pause the internet with the press of a button. On the flip side, you can also reward kids with extra screen time. And, you can also filter content so it’s age appropriate. You can also see how much time each child spends on their devices, which platforms they use and even breakdown time by individual apps. And, by subscribing to Circle Go, you can still manage your child’s device even when they leave the house. Click here to learn more.