Updated: 08/17/2016 8:51 AM | Print Story |  Email

Back to School Tech

There are plenty of gadgets to help high school and college-aged kids when they go back to school, and some of those gadgets can even help you out too! TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares his finds.

1. Eero WiFi System

This system uses multiple units to create a "mesh" network in your home, strengthening your wi-fi signal throughout. A dedicated app for Android or iOS will guide you through your setup.

2. Samsung SSD T3 500 GB Drive

This is a "solid state drive" which means it does not have any moving parts. It's thinner and smaller than a traditional external hard drive and should hold up better with rough handling.

3. Roku Streaming Stick

The Roku Streaming Stick has a fast processor and the ability to connect to wi-fi in places like dorms and hotels. It offers streaming apps like Netflix and HBO Go for all of your streaming needs.

4. Shure MV88 Microphone

When you want to capture your professor's lecture or the music at a concert, you can attach the Shure MV88 to your iPhone. It's a digital microphone with a robust app. 

5. Otterbox uniVERSE Case System

This phone case allows you to attach additional accessories such as flash drives, camera lenses, battery backups, speakers and more. 

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