The Latest Back-to-School Tech Gear That Makes a Difference
With the new school year upon us, many families are investing in ways to make studying easier and more productive.
Naturally, technology plays a key role in helping families navigate the new realities of being a student.
Tech expert Marc Saltzman says there’s great gear out there that makes quality happen and arguably a laptop is the most important consideration.
“You want something light and thin with a long battery life, that’s also essential, especially for post-secondary students. My favorite in 2022 is the LG gram with a battery that lasts up to 25.5 hours “Saltzman said.
If it’s been a few years since you’ve upgraded your Wi-Fi, Saltzman says a strong internet connection is key, especially with more work and study from home adding pressure. on your network.
“Maybe it’s time to move on to what’s called a mesh system. It’s not just a router, but it also has these washers or hubs that you place around the house, it makes a handshake without thread,” Saltzman added. will now achieve wider reach and faster speeds by adding more lanes to the information superhighway.
A good, reliable printer should also be on your must-have list. According to Saltzman, new mega-tank printers are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason.
“The Epson EcoTank family, of all printer families, scanners and copiers, has enough ready-to-use ink that lasts up to two years.”
If you are looking for a way to better help your child with their homework, you can consider a smart app like Photomath.
“As the name suggests, [it] let’s take a picture of a math problem and it not only shows you the solution, but more importantly how it got there,” Saltzman explained.
And if you have a teenager heading off to high school, Saltzman told CTV News there’s a new gadget from FUJIFILM called the Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer that will help create a tangible memory from their digital photos.
“Students can print two-by-three-inch photos of their friends on film and then hang them in their locker, put them in their dorm, on the back of the filing cabinet, or in a smartphone case, it’s really awesome.”