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Summer vacation is (almost) over, and for those who are prepping their kids for their return to school or college, we’ve got you covered.
Gone are the days when back-to-school errands meant just stocking up on multi-colored gel pens and spending hours buying the most glitzy wrapping paper to cover your school books. Now everything is centered on technology.
With essays to be submitted electronically and PowerPoint presentations still top favorites, it makes sense that our back-to-school shopping list includes laptops, tablets, and even lightweight headphones.
You’ll want to check the school’s policy on Bring Home Technology, but these gadgets can also be useful for completing homework (and making it seem less of a chore).
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2020 Apple iPad Air 10.9 “ | £ 499 (was £ 556) from John Lewis & Partners
With an iPad, not only can you join Zoom courses if needed, but you can also present through it, as well as type documents, plus it’s more compact than a laptop, which makes it easier. to store in a school bag and to take away from the library.
The 2020 Apple iPad Air 10.9 features a large 10.9-inch Retina display, as well as a 12 MP camera. It’s also compatible with an Apple Pencil and a Smart Keyboard, so all systems are working when class starts.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2nd Generation) | £ 125 (instead of £ 139) at Currys
We all need to relax on our commutes to work or school, and while some do it while listening to music, for others it is a podcast, a book. audio or Calm application.
This wireless design works with Siri and has a battery life of five hours.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) | £ 899 (instead of £ 999) at Very
The Macbook Air is a thin, compact and light laptop, so you can easily carry it from lesson to lesson.
You can go up to 18 hours without recharging your MacBook Air, which is ideal, especially when you have a deadline.
Apple Watch SE | £ 249 (was £ 269) on AO.com
When it’s time to go back to school, a watch is a must to make sure you get to class on time, especially after a sleepy summer. Corn an Apple Watch is not just a standard watch, it has many other advantages.
You can measure your exercise and monitor your heart rate with the touch of a finger. You can also answer texts, answer calls, and set up a bedtime routine so you are fresh for the week ahead.
Apple MacBook Pro | £ 1,199 (instead of £ 1,299) at Very
The Apple MacBook Pro is also a lightweight and compact design perfect for classroom use or taking to the library for writing an assignment.
This design has fast SSD storage, which ensures that your apps and files open instantly. It also has a 13.3-inch Retina display, along with next-gen Wi-Fi 6 for fast connectivity, ideal when that deadline is just around the corner.
Apple iPad Mini 7.9 “64 GB Wi-Fi (2019) | £ 349 (was £ 399) on AO.com
2020 Apple iPad Pro 11 “ | £ 1,209 (was £ 1,419) from John Lewis & Partners
Upgrade your iPad to 2020 Apple iPad Pro 11 “ for a bigger device and a faster gadget with even more uses.
This iPad Pro is super high-tech and claims to be faster than many PCs. It features Face ID connections, an 11-inch edge-to-edge liquid retina display, as well as an ultra-wide camera so you have the perfect view when shooting for your next art project. It also has an 8-core GPU and 4K video, so you can easily edit 3D movies or designs. Homework has never been easier.
Also add to basket: Apple’s new AirTag | £ 29 on Amazon
When you start school, it’s easy to lose items, whether it’s door keys and oyster cards or books and gadgets, but with the Apple AirTag you can easily find out where your (or your child’s) belongings are. All you have to do is attach it to your keys or gadgets and sync it with your smartphone to keep track of your essentials.
There are a variety of settings, from a simple one-click setup to automatically connect your AirTag to your iPhone or iPad so you can track it all the time, to “Ping It”, which sounds out loud for you to do. you can track where your belongings are located.
You can also opt for the “Precision Search” mode, so if your AirTag is close enough, it can lead you directly to your valuables. The “Find My” network allows you to find your accessories with the help of other people on their devices or “Lost Mode”, which means that you are alerted when it is detected in the network.
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