Tech & Gadgets
Our back-to-school tech wish list
As the summer winds down, it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids prepped for back-to-school season. Along with new outfits, pens, notebooks, and backpacks, consider adding some brand new tech to your shopping list. We've rounded up some of the hottest gadgets on the market right now that are as great for school kids as they are for adults.
Microsoft Surface Go Laptop
As a super small and lightweight laptop that’s similar in size to a standard school textbook, the Microsoft Surface Go Laptop is the perfect companion to take from class to class. Use it in tablet mode with the Surface Pen to take notes during a lecture or meeting, then in laptop mode with the Surface Mobile Mouse to get reports done. Hold it horizontally, and view pages side-by-side, just like a paperback.
$529 - $699, microsoft.com.
Roku Streaming Stick+
Access more than 5,000 streaming channels by plugging this device into a TV’s HDMI port. Ideal for students living in shared housing without a cable TV subscription, it comes with a handy remote with voice search, or operate it using the free Roku mobile app.
Ikea Eneby Bluetooth Speaker
For students on a budget, the Ikea Eneby Bluetooth speaker is a super-cute and stylish option for the dorm. Use the convenient carry handle to bring it from room-to-room: it can run on AC power or an optional battery pack for $20. You can also grab a matching stand for $10.
$60 - $99, Ikea.ca.