It is that time of year again…Yep, you guessed it. It is time to head back to school. Sigh… Knowing that school is around the corner, I thought that it would be a good idea to compile a list of handy items to have so that when you are shopping for yourself or kids you have some ideas as to what to purchase.
The first thing that I believe should be on everyone’s back-to-school list is a good backpack. This was actually on my back-to-school list from last year as well and for good reason too. A good sturdy backpack with plenty of room in it to house all of your school supplies makes school life a little bit easier. When you are shopping for a backpack the first thing that you need to be aware of is the size that you need. Big backpacks provide lots of space to carry things in but can be difficult to carry and heavy which no one wants. On the other hand, small backpacks are easy to carry but don’t have very much space to put things in. Most people can get away with a medium sized backpack. Another thing to keep in mind is that there are many different types of backpacks out there so you probably won’t want to buy the very first one you see. Take your time and shop around a bit before you make your decision and don’t forget that no backpack is perfect.
The next item on my back-to-school shopping list is a power bank. In fact you can grab one of these on Velodyne.com. Power banks enable you to carry around extra battery power when you are out and on the go. These are perfect for college students out there that need to charge smartphones when they are in class or any other time that they don’t have easy access to a power outlet which makes this on my list of back-to-school shopping items.
Now speaking of other cool items for college students available on Velodyne.com why not grab a pair of vFree Bluetooth headphones? The vFree deliver crisp and clear sound without the limitations of a cord. If you are like me and don’t like to walk around with an annoying cord flopping around while on campus then the vFree are right for you. The vFree comes complete with remote controls and a built in mic so you will still be able to answer calls while listening to music on your smartphone making these a slick pair of headphones.
The last thing on my back-to-school shopping list is an external USB hard drive. External hard drives are something I have really come to love and believe everyone should have one. These are perfect for backing up all your school work and other files such as music and pictures. There is no feeling worse than finishing a big project only to discover that it has vanished the next day. External hard drives are a perfect solution for this. You can back up all your precious files on these to ensure that you never lose them. When it comes to deciding which size to buy I would recommend you go with at least 500GB. This may sound like a lot of space but in reality you never know when you will want to put more stuff on it so having a large one is not a bad idea.