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Own the school year with these back to school essentials

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Labor Day is also seen as the “unofficial end of summer” because it closes out the cultural relevance of the summer season. This also marks the beginning of the school year for students after enjoying a three day weekend with the family. We would love to know what you did to enjoy the last vestiges of summer! (Let us know in the comments below)


In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of the top hottest gadgets that students (and their parents) will want to rock for the new school year! 


For the Parents:
We know that with the start of the school year it can be hectic and you may need help keeping track of the little things. With the Tile Mate Bluetooth Trackers life will get a lot easier. These small, yet mighty tags attach to your keys and other important items. Using the Tile app you can find them if they are currently misplaced, providing you with a ‘last seen feature’ in order to assist with locating them.


With the school year already started we know that starting off on the foot is important, with the LG G7 ThinQ™ phone you can start your day off strong. Using the advanced AI Cam feature you can get the best angle for capturing those precious moments of your kids. Or start learning about the world around you with Google Lens. Dust and water resistant this phone is perfect for on the go parents with kids who like to explore.


For the young learners:
Wearable tech is the hottest accessory around and easiest way to keep your kids safe. The GizmPal 2 can support up to four contacts that can make or receive calls. Make pick up time a breeze for those after school activities with a push of a button. With GPS enabled location boundaries this device lets you know where and when they cross them for easy tracking.


Being able to keep your child’s interest can be a difficult thing, but with the GizmoTab your child's needs were in mind. This tablet is packed with high-quality educational content for kids to learn and play---every day. It has the ability to take a hit with the rugged bumper to protect from jolts and drops. 


For the high school students:
In order to keep your peace of mind with new drivers, the Hum by Verizon can do that. This device attaches to your car to run diagnostics, crash detection, vehicle location, and much more! We want your new drivers to be safe and drive confidently with this connected car system.


After school activities can be draining, but with the Mophie Powerstation plus 12000 with Switch-Tip Cable you won’t see the 'low battery' alert on your phone. Both parents and high schoolers can agree that having this portable charger in their lives have made it easier. Jumping from class to club meetings to practice all while being able to have a power source is important. 


Being able to teach your teens responsibility can be tough. With so many distractions in our lives it can be hard to be able to set up routine. But with Verizon’s Prepaid Plans you can set up individual or family plans to get them in the groove of paying bills. Prepaid plans are a great option for students who have tons of after school activities to let their working parents get in touch with them. Let the unlimited prepaid plans work smarter for you. Choose the phone, choose the plan, and pay as you go with no annual contract.


For the college students:

Staying on top of your goals and optimizing your fitness motivation is key to starting off right for college. For the new college goers, Fitbit Ionic is the smart way to stay connected. With features like storing and playing over 300 songs, including streaming services you’ll never skimp on the music for a workout. With the Ionic it adapts based on your input to monitor sleep, record distances for new routines, and other great features!


Ready to ramp up the new semester? Get ready with the next generation of JBL Flip 4 portable speakers. Long lasting battery life, great for spills and thrills these speakers can handle those late night study sessions. Link up to more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together for an impromptu dance party.


College can be tough but with the Google Pixel 2XL you can discover a new way to explore the world. This fast charging phone is great for on the go between classes especially when you’re using the Google Assistant feature. Having one of the highest rated cameras, it captures stunning photos with ease, which is crucial to the college experience. The best part about this phone is that it’s water resistant, for when something unexpected occurs, like being caught in the rain going to class.


Last but not least…
We want to highlight the latest launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 for the smartphone family. Boasting a bigger screen, longer-lasting battery, and faster processor than its predecessor, this phone is designed to keep up with your fast paced life. Running multiple windows, apps, and being able to use your screen like a notepad, you get the full desktop experience. Great for when you have a presentation for class or during a meeting, the Note9 lets you project onto a monitor for a larger viewing audience.


The upgraded S Pen.2 enhances your productivity by allowing you to take notes directly onto your phone. You can also enjoy clearer, louder sound on the Note9 with speakers tuned by AKG featuring Dolby Atmos providing an immersive entertainment experience. 


Taking brilliant photos has become even easier with the intelligent detection feature on the Note9. Automatically adjusting its color to the environment, you will always get the best image possible. The real-time subject flaw detection is great for when trying to take family photos or group shots at school or campus.

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