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Trending tech: six gadgets to add to your back-to-school list

August is officially here, and for many students that means it’s time to track down this year’s list of supplies to gear up for another school year. The usual classroom essentials, like pencils, bookbags and calculators will be sure to make the cut, but have you thought about your tech yet?  

 From the latest headphones keeping you on track to compact cameras that show off your creativity, this year’s technology can take this school year to the next level and beyond.  

 Here’s a first look at some of the hottest gadgets to consider adding to your back-to-school shopping list. 

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop: HP ENVY 2-in-1 Laptop has the latest features to take on even toughest class projects. Its 16GB of memory means it can power your video-editing applications, demanding programs and browser tabs all at once. And when the schoolwork is over, the built-in graphics and stunning visuals are perfect for video streaming and entertaining friends in your dorm. 

Lenovo Yoga 6 13.3″ Touch 2-in-1 Laptop: The balance of portability and productivity makes it a great pick for the classroom. Its AMD Ryzen 5 processor brings even faster speeds to tackle all your research and apps, and the 360 flip-and-fold design also lets you work in four different modes, making it easy to watch lectures online or fold into a tablet for presentations.  

Sony ZV-1 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera: Designed for content creators and vloggers, Sony’s Megapixel Digital Camera captures detailed pictures and video, and the Wi-Fi functionality makes it easy to share the photos with friends across your networks. The 4K HDR digital camera features image stabilization for super steady video, perfect for content creators that are shooting footage while in motion.  

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones: Bose’s QuietComfort headphones are a must-have when you hit the library. The Acoustic Noise Cancelling features block out noise before sound reaches your ears, so you can tune out distractions. And with longer lasting battery, you can transition from study session to a trip to the gym.  

eero 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System: Tired of buffering and dead spots while you’re trying to power through your research paper? eero’s Mesh Wi-Fi System can help boost your Wi-Fi performance throughout the whole home to avoid any setbacks during crunch time. It’s easy to set up through the app, and it can support more than 75 connected devices at the same time, so you aren’t competing with family members while they’re streaming video or taking on video calls. 

Segway F30 Scooter: Ride across campus in style with this electric scooter, then fold it up when you hit the classroom. It can hit speeds up to 15.5 mph and holds a single charge for more than 18 miles to make commuting super convenient. And with its bright LED display and headlight, you can cruise to the early morning and evening classes safely.    

Check out our Student Hub on BestBuy.com for more resources to get you started on your Back-to-School shopping.