Midmarket: 10 Must-Have Gadgets for Back to School

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-09-01
 
 
 

Apple iPad 2 ($499)

It doesnt get much cooler than this. The ultimate tablet device for surfing the Web, checking mail and, oh yeah, playing Angry Birds when you should be studying Plato.

Apple iPad 2 ($499)

LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive ($120.00)

This 500GB firewire hard drive has room to carry all your files, and a rugged rubber casing keeps everything safe from bumps and bangs.

LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive ($120.00)

Cooler Master NotePal X2 ($29.00)

The NotePal X2 takes air from a bottom intake and cools down high temperatures with its 140-mm silent fans, dissipating the high temperatures generated by the CPU and GPU trapped inside the laptop housing.

Cooler Master NotePal X2 ($29.00)

Amazon Kindle DX ($379.00)

The 9.7-inch diagonal E Ink screen is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphics-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines and blogs.

Amazon Kindle DX ($379.00)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 ($329.00)

This waterproof 16.2-megapixel camera is perfect for capturing college memories and is packed with cool features like a touch-screen.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 ($329.00)

Apple MacBook Air ($999.00)

The coolest notebook you can buy, this ultra-portable, super-sleek device sports Intel Core processors and Flash storage.

Apple MacBook Air ($999.00)

Shure SE115-K Sound Isolating Earphones ($87.00)

The perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of school or the obnoxious droning of your pretentious professors. These ear buds block more than 90 percent of ambient noise.

Shure SE115-K Sound Isolating Earphones ($87.00)

Corsair Survivor GTR High-Performance Flash Drive ($110.85)

After multiple destruction tests, the Survivor—encapsulated in CNC-milled aircraft aluminum to withstand the toughest abuse—continues to function and protect your data.

Corsair Survivor GTR High-Performance Flash Drive ($110.85)

Canon Pixma MG5220 Wireless Printer ($98.00)

This printer features built-in, two-sided printing that helps the environment and can cut your paper usage by up to 50 percent.

Canon Pixma MG5220 Wireless Printer ($98.00)

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III ($164.00)

Annoy your roommate with style while rocking with these futuristic Harman Kardon speakers, which look like something out of THX 138.

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III ($164.00)

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