The Best Back-to-School Tech for Our New Normal

Preparing to go back to school is sure to look a bit different this year amid the lingering uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But regardless of whether classes happen in person or online, the latest technology will be just as essential — or more so — than ever for this new normal in the way students learn. From that essential laptop for doing your homework to instant film cameras for capturing all the memories at school, Best Buy has you covered.

Keeping up with the latest trends can be overwhelming, so here’s a quick look at some of this year’s top back-to-school tech.

This year’s top tech for back to school

HP Pavilion x360 14″ 2-in-1 Laptop – The 2-in-1 and touchscreen features in the HP Pavilion offer the versatility of both a laptop and tablet to help you navigate every lecture. And the Intel Core i5 processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM provide effortless and smooth multitasking to take on any class project your professor sends your way.

Lenovo Yoga C740 15.6″ 2-in-1 Laptop – Lenovo Yoga is light and portable while still bringing all the power. With 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, you can take this laptop to class all day and even hit the library afterward without having to find an outlet. Plus, with Alexa built in, just ask to add an appointment to your calendar, set a reminder or play your favorite music.

Google Pixelbook Go 13.3” Chromebook – At about 2 pounds and just 13mm thin, it’s the perfect laptop to take on the go. And with its Chrome operating system, you’ll have thousands of apps, built-in virus protection and cloud backups, making it secure, quick, up-to-date and versatile. Collaborating with classmates on Google Docs has never been so easy.

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones – Meet your newest study buddy. Sony’s noise-canceling headphones block out distracting background noise, so you can enjoy the sound (or lack thereof) wherever you are, even on a bustling campus. With up to 30 hours of battery life, you can stay active without having to charge all the time.

WD My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive – External hard drives bring peace of mind at school when you’re finishing up those massive projects. Store your important files, including those photos, to keep them safe even. And 4 terabytes of storage provides enough space to store thousands of files and documents.

Wacom One 13.3” Graphics Tablet – Write, draw and show your creativity with help from the Wacom One drawing tablet. The stylus feels like a real pen and uses software to act as multiple pens and brushes in a full range of colors with high accuracy. The tablet syncs up to your PC, Mac and certain Android tablets and smartphones too, so you can store your creations.

Polaroid Now Instant Film Camera Bundle – Pack your Polaroid when you head to college, so you can capture and print your memories. This bundle comes with two packs of color film for developing your shots on the go, and the USB cable allows hassle-free charging.

HP OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-in-One Instant Ink-Ready Printer – Print, copy and scan photos and documents all on this device. It also connects to your home network via Wi-Fi, so you can print directly from your smartphone or tablet using Apple AirPrint.

Nutribullet Single-Serve Blender – Every college dorm or apartment needs a blender, especially when you’re always heading out the door. The Nutribullet blender has a stainless steel emulsifying blade and a power base with a powerful motor to blend up your fruit and veggies before you jet to class.

Mophie 7.5W Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Pad – Power up all your devices with the three-in-one wireless charging pad. The charger offers fast charging speeds, and the sleek design lends an upscale look to your desk. Just place your Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone on their respective charging spots and keep your tech all in one place.

Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Display with Alexa – This smart display lets you keep in touch with your loved ones through video chats, watch your go-to news stations and catch up on your favorite sports highlights. Plus, Alexa can help you stay organized by telling you the latest weather, daily reminders or even your class schedule.

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