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BackToSchool 2016 – Preview

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Labor Day weekend has passed. Summer is winding down. NFL football is about to start.

Its time for our BackToSchool series!

“BackToSchool” means different things to different perspectives. Those heading back to the classroom might be excited to be meeting up with their friends and doing extracurricular activities, or they might be “bummed” that the freedom and fun of their Summer holiday is over. Those who are shooing their charges back onto the bus and making sure that Kevin is not wearing Kyle’s sneakers might be happy to take a breather from the chaos, or they might be a little mournful that the house is now without all the energy and impromptu dancing in the kitchen that comes along with kids.

We take all of the above into account when we pick the gear and gadgets for our annual list.  So whether you are doing the “going” or the “sending” to school, we think you will find the items on this year’s list worthy of a look.

1. School and Office Gear

  • Brother – The HL-L234oDW Laser Printer (Easy setup, WiFi-capable)
  • ClearStream – Eclipse Digital Antenna (Free HD TV off the air)
  • Nomad – Horween Leather iPhone Case (Great feel, excellent protection)
  • Plantronics  – Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset (Clarity, Noise cancellation)
  • Bitdefender – BOX (Secure EVERYTHING)
  • LimeLens – Smartphone lenses (Glass lenses, superior optics)
  • Gumdrop – Drop Tech HideAway 12.9″ iPad Pro case (ruggedized protection)
  • Vava Voom 20 – Bluetooth Speakers (Small size, big sound)


2. Car and Bike Gear

  • Blackvue – DR650S-2CH dashcam (front/rear cameras, smartphone connect)
  • Papago – GoSafe 260 (rearview mirror dashcam, integrated LCD display)
  • Power Magic – Battery pack, Battery Monitor
  • Clore Charge IT! Power Pac (recharge the phone, jump start the car)
  • ProClip – iPhone holder (custom mounts, stop fumbling around)
  • MiniWing – Camile BikeCam (Camera/GPS bike-computer, designed for cycling)


3. Health and Wellness Gear


4. Home and Garden Gear

  • AcuRite – Home Environment Monitors (know Your Living Space, live better)
  • AquaPure – water filter (reduces sediment, cyst, and chlorine taste and odor)
  • USA Filtration – Drinking Water System Kit (under sink, 25 minute install)
  • Switchmate –  Wireless light switch (magnetic installation, smartphone control)


We will go into more detail  over the course of the next few weeks everything that’s been previewed in this post. We will have FirstLook, Installation, and FirstUse posts of most of the items mentioned today. Vacation is over, the new school year has started, and it WILL be a busy Fall 🙂

Oh yeah… and GO PATS!!!

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