Thanks to our friends at Verizon Wireless for sponsoring today’s conversation. As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own.
They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, summer falls into the category of “all good things”. With the new school year quickly approaching, many parents are finding themselves overwhelmed by the list of “wants” and “needs” for their children. While your child’s school (or the curriculum you might be choosing if you’re homeschooling, like us) may be pretty specific in regards to what’s needed… I’ve created a round-up for you that will help with those handy electronics that aren’t included. These are the best back to school electronics of 2017-2018, and you’ll see why!
Best Back to School Electronics for 2017-2018
Before I dive in to giving you the list of these ULTIMATE back to school electronics that you’ll want to snatch up in hurry; I must first give thanks to my friends at Verizon Wireless! They provided us with an awesome kit of electronic devices, allowing us to test them out and determine which were our favs.
So, without further ado…
The Google Home is an absolute MUST this year. Not only will it help your family to stay on schedule (cue driving directions and traffic conditions for your routes before you even leave the house!), there are some amazing educational features too.
I love that I can shout out “Hey Google, Sing the ABCs,” and within mere moments my toddlers are having a full rock out session, ABC style. There are also a host of other fun family games and features to help you with everything from answering tough homework questions, to coming together for a family game time in the evening to unwind after a busy day!
We’re huge fans of the Gizmo Gadget in our home, as they create a way for younger children to stay connected; without sacrificing safety. Create a list of contacts for your child to get a hold, should the need arise, and they’ll always be able to call on these people (or message them) directly from their wrist. The device is also waterproof and very kid friendly, so they can play without worry!
The Gizmo Gadget also doubles as an activity tracker, allowing the kiddos to track their exercise as they play. Parents can send messages and even schedule reminders/tasks directly from the Gizmo Gadget app, available on IOS or Android.
What good is having all these amazing devices, if you can’t keep them charged? Not to worry! Mophie Powerstations allow you to charge any and all of your devices (even the larger tablets) quickly and efficiently while you’re on the go. It comes with a built in charging cord, so you don’t have to worry about finding one. Just throw it in the bag, and out you go!
Now that the charging situation is resolved, the issue of keeping up with devices can be a barrier. Not with Tile! Add a Tile to your device, keys, or even slip one into your child’s backpack. They allow you to track any device they are attached to by map or by ringtone, so you’ll always have the peace of mind of knowing just where your precious belongings are.
There is no way I could come up with a list of favorite electronics, without including the Motorola Z devices! These can take a smart house, and make it a genius! We use ours with the projector mod often, allowing us to cast amazing images and videos, right to the wall of our home, straight from the device. That’s right… a PROJECTOR PHONE! I can’t even begin to stress how handy this is for both educational purposes, and the much needed “brain break”.
I hope this list made things a bit easier for you when it comes to picking out the most practical electronics this year. These devices are a few of our favorites, but I highly recommend you head over to Verizon Wireless and view the full line up for yourself. Any back to school electronic essentials I didn’t list? Drop a comment below!