Back to School Tech Guide 2016
Rabbi Jason Miller – Entrepreneur, Educator, Writer and Technologist – “Rabbi Without Borders”Summer, where have you gone? Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Summer jobs and internships are coming to an end for college students and they’re getting ready to pack their parent’s minivan and move back to school. Lined paper notebooks and yellow highlighters aren’t on the packing list for today’s college students and grad students any more. Previous generations schlepped bulky desktops and tube TVs to campus. Students in 2016 are taking lightweight laptops and tablets along with 3D printers, high end 4K TVs and lightning fast routers.
This year’s Back to School tech guide isn’t your typical list of technology gadgets. The list includes some great values in addition to some products that require splurging. Some products will help college coeds be more productive, while others are helpful for unwinding after a day of classes and homework. After checking out these products most parents will wish they were able to turn back the clock and return to campus this fall.
Cassia Hub – Think about how many Bluetooth devices there will be in the typical college dorm room or apartment this school year. Cassia Networks new Cassia Hub allows them all to be controlled from one iOS device. The hub extends the range of all Bluetooth devices on the network. Users can set the mood using an iPhone — that means study time will automatically brighten lights and put on some inspirational music, while party mood will dim lights and automatically setup the playlist for the night. The range is about 1000 feet which alleviates dead spots and multiple devices can be set up. $149.99 ($289.99 for the audio kit with 2 wireless speakers)
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