Midmarket: 10 Must-Have Gadgets for Back to School
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple MacBook Air ($999.00)
The coolest notebook you can buy, this ultra-portable, super-sleek device sports Intel Core processors and Flash storage.
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.
Corsair Survivor GTR High-Performance Flash Drive ($110.85)
After multiple destruction tests, the Survivorencapsulated in CNC-milled aircraft aluminum to withstand the toughest abusecontinues to function and protect your data.
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.
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.