Back to school #2 – Top Tech

This is #2 of the ‘Back to School‘ series which we are doing here on Bane Tech. Here are the best back to school tech which will help you cope a little better with the school year.


1. Asus Chromebook Flip
Price: $249
The Asus Chromebook Flip is a new laptop/tablet hybrid which runs Chrome OS. The Laptop hybrid has a 10.1-inch 720p display which is also touchscreen. This makes operating through Google’s Chrome OS even more of a breeze. As Chrome OS is based on an internet browser it is light,and therefore doesn’t require much power. The Asus Chromebook Flip has 2GB of DDR3 RAM, or you can pay and an extra $30 you can get $4GB of RAM, this will help with multitasking. It also has 16GB of SSD storage so it will be very snappy and quick together with a 9 hour battery life which can help you survive a school day. It has a mini HDMI port for connecting to larger displays and or a TV for quick and easy photo sharing, 2 USB 2.0 ports including a microSD card reader for data transfer. It only comes in silver with it weighing 2 pounds.
When you buy this or any other Chromebook you get 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years, which will help you organise and manage your school work are you won’t have to worry about storage and your files will be accessible from anywhere in the world whether you’re on your laptop, phone or tablet.


2. Motorola G (3rd Generation)
Price: $179
The Motorola G (3rd Gen) is the newest budget friendly device from Motorola. It has a 13 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. Including a 5-inch Full HD display, Quad core processor, 2470 mAh battery which can last all day and a microSD card slot which can be expanded upto 32GB. It is a nearly pure stock Android experience so this means that you will get updates quickly, it also has IPX7-rated protection this means it is designed to withstand splashes and accidental drops in water. It only comes in white or black but you can go on Motorola’s website and customize your phone with moto maker or visit Amazon using Prime Shipping.


3. PNY Turbo 128GB 3.0 Flash Drive
Price: $29.99
This flash drive packs a lot of power, as it has 128GB of storage. AS it is a USB 3.0 device you can transfer files 10 times faster than the standard USB 2.0. This can also work with USB 2.0 ports but it will not take advantage of the 3.0 speeds. it has a sliding collar, capless design with an integrated loop so that it makes it easy to attach to key chains, backpacks etc… it also comes in 2 colours grey and white. This can be great for storing school files for movies.


4. Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
Price: $29.58
The Logitech marathon Mouse has a 3 year battery life hence the name ‘Marathon’. This is great as you do not have to worry about the battery dying and or charging the wireless mouse. It has similar features to its bigger brother the Logitech Performance MX has they both have the hyper-fast scrolling, it isn’t as ergonomic as the Performance MX but it fits better in the hand than most standard wireless mouses as it is sculpted to fit your hands . The mouse also has two shortcut button above the thumb rest for a quicker and more seamless experience.


5. Anker 2nd Generation Astro mini
Price: $9.99
This little battery pack is slim, small and portable as it fits nicely in any handbag, backpack, or pocket. It has Anker’s power IQ technology which identifies devices and apply sufficient amount of power to the different devices. It is 3350 mAh, which is more than enough to charge most devices fully in a single charge *especially those iPhones*. The Astro mini is made out of aluminum and also includes a flash light. It comes in 5 different colors; black, silver, blue, pink and gold.

For any questions or suggestions of your favourite #backtoschool gadgets, feel free to leave a comment below.


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Sachin is an Editor at Bane Tech, where he loves exploring the latest in the Android/Google universe. When he's not buried in words, Sachin is a student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK studying his first passion which is training to become a culinary arts Chef.