Back to School Tech Accessories and Tablets: Ideas Selection

We can hardly believe it’s that time of year again but it seems it’s already time to start thinking about ‘back to school.’ Earlier today we gave you some details about Apple’s Back To School 2011 promotion and now we thought it would be useful to give you a selection of some of the best back to school tech accessories and tablets.

First off we’ll look at some accessories and we’ll give you a few suggestions from a Laptop article by Anna Attkisson. If the student in your family has been lucky enough to get an iPad then make sure he/she keeps it safe with a Case-Mate Express iPad Vertical Nylon Flip Case priced at only $19.99 from It really does look quite stylish and a magnetic fastener keeps it safely inside the case while the exterior, made from plastic fiber should help resist water, spills and dirt.

Another really good suggestion is the iHome iA17 GlowTunes App-Enhanced Alarm Clock Radio from After all what’s the good of having all the latest tech requirements for class if they don’t get out of bed on time. This alarm clock acts as a dock for an iPod or iPhone and there are several other benefits such as Radio apps. The cabinet also changes color and pulses with the beat of music and all for $99.

Yet another neat idea is the Targus Lap Desk with Storage from This will make it easy to write papers whatever the location and holds a laptop of up to 17-inch display size with extra space for hard drives, stationary and accessories. It’s also ventilated to avoid that hot lap syndrome and comes complete with carry handle with a price of $39.99 which seems pretty reasonable. There are many other accessories suggested on Laptop so for more check it out at the earlier Laptop link.

Moving on to tablets for students, another article on Laptop looks at five of the best, starting almost inevitably with the Apple iPad, starting price $499.99 at This ultra-slim and lightweight tablet really is the one to beat and the new version of the original iPad also features rear and front cameras, a dual-core processor and 9.7-inch IPS display. Alternatively the HP TouchPad priced at $499.99 at also has some impressive features with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and again a 9.7-inch display. The software is a big plus point for the TouchPad as social networking updates can be posted direct from the home screen.

Another good idea for student’s looking for an eReader is the Nook Color with a 7-inch LCD touchscreen and the easy ability to make notes or highlight text. The good feature of the Nook Color for students is that it allows them to loan books with other students and on top of that they are also able to share on Facebook and Twitter. This eReader is priced at $249 from

There are some more ideas on tablets for students at the Laptop link above and you may also want to see Laptop’s article about back to school notebook bags here. Hopefully these suggestions will provide some idea of just what’s out there for students and we only wish these items had been available when we were studying! Let us know if you have any other great ideas for tech items for students by sending us your comments.