Back to School Gear Goes High Tech -- Are You Ready?

graphing calculator
Remember this?
You know what makes me feel old? Seeing "USB drive" on the back to school supplies list for my elementary school student. Back in my day (after I walked uphill two miles to school), the only electronics we ever needed were those bulky graphing calculators with so many buttons I never did learn what they all do.

But the times they are a changing. Kids these days need more than pencils and erasers when they head back to school -- they need high tech gear. Over at The Prowl, we've been rounding up some of the coolest, "high-techiest" back to school gear out there. Here's a few of our favorites ...


Turns out USB drives come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and your kids' favorite characters. My son who is fond of superheroes would love this Batman flash drive. Hopefully he'll love it so much that he won't lose it the first week of school!

batman usb drive


Once the kids start acquiring their own electronics, you're going to need a place to charge ALL those devices. This XtremeMac InCharge X5 Charging Station looks pretty awesome if you're a Mac family. You can simultaneously charge 5 iPads, iPhones, and/or iPods in this baby.

IPad charging station 

You don't have to buy a high tech case for your high tech gear. This padded iPad sleeve features a retro pattern and has pockets to store all your low tech gear (i.e., pencils -- remember them?).

Do your kids have tech gear on their back to school lists? Head over to The Prowl and see more of our picks for back to school gear.


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