Back to School: 9 Must-Have Devices for the College Campus

It’s officially back to school season. You know what that means: new hi-tech devices, plush book bags and more for your future millennial entrepreneur. So what should you choose? Have no fear; we have rounded up our favorite must-have devices to ensure your teens are prepared and comfortable in their new home away from home.


Beolit 15

BeoPlay A2
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Why your teen will love it: The wireless technology, combined with the aptX codec featured in both BeoPlay A2 ($399) and Beolit 15 ($599) provides a technological mature platform, worthy of audio aficionados. Both features outstanding Bluetooth stereo audio and streaming quality as well as 24 hours of battery life.

HP Pavilion x360 11 and 13

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Transition between four modes with ease: 1) Flip to notebook mode for working and productivity during business trips 2) Stand it up for watching movies or the latest show on long flights 3) Transform to tent mode for playing games and expanded touchscreen fun 4) Fold it up in tablet mode for on the go or running through the terminal to make your flight. Pricing starts at $379.99.

HP 7600 Power Pack 


Charge your smart phone and Tablet at the same time. It can hold up to three charges for smart phones and up to a full charge for Tablets. The Autosensing supplies the correct amount of charging power, so no worries about overcharging, undercharging or heat issues. Pricing starts at $49.99.

HP ENVY 34C Curved Display


A fully-immersive curved display with a sleek, contemporary design great for gaming! Experience amazing sound and expansive Wide QHD visuals reinforced by immersive audio through front-facing speakers. Connect with HDMI, DisplayPort and MHL, and split the screen between two sources with picture-in-picture and picture by picture. Pricing starts at $999

HP ENVY Phoenix Tower 


Deck out your dorm room by connecting up to three displays for the most immersive experience and rock out to quality audio tuned by Bang & Olufsen. Get the bold power you need for a solid gaming experience with up to NVIDIA GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 discrete graphics and a choice of fourth generation IntelCore i5 and i7 processors. For the die hard gamers, optional Intel K-series processors enable overclocking with the HP ENVY Phoenix Tower. Overclocking control boost gaming performance and optional HP liquid cooling to manage heat. Pricing starts at $899

LG’s Music Flow

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A smart Wi-Fi audio system that takes the experience of enjoying music to a whole new level. LG’s Music Flow audio line-up includes a series of sound bars and wireless (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capable) speakers – including a portable speaker – designed to help consumers build a customized home audio set up with premium sound quality. Pricing starts at $179.

LG TONE Series


Compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, the LG TONE Active has a water resistance rating of IPX32, so it can handle sweat, and earbuds that retract into the headset to alleviate tangled cords. Designed for durability to support the most active lifestyles, LG TONE Active fits snugly around the neck in a stay-put, contoured design. “Since its inception, the TONE series has grown to match different consumer needs and wants whether it was enjoying premium sound or ease on the go,” saidBruce Tripido, director of accessories at LG MobileComm USA. “With TONE Active, we’re embracing the need for consumers to have a rugged, more durable companion on their latest workout.” The TONE series a have a music listening lifespan for up to 9.5 hours, talk time up to 13 hours and a standby time up to 18 days.

LG Watch Urbane


The LG Watch Urbane features a premium metal design with a more sleek profile. The full circle P-OLED display provides you with a seamless balance of classic design while optimizing the display area. Replaceable 22mm stitched leather straps give you additional style options and choices. Key notifications: social media updates and daily schedules can be displayed by just saying, “Ok Google” to search for the information you need.

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