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The Best Back-to-School Tech Gift Ideas

If it’s time to head back to school, that means it’s also time to head to Best Buy for everything students need to not only be sharp in the classroom, but to enjoy their time outside of studying.

Here’s the hottest tech for fall 2014 that will keep students productive, healthy, and well, happy.


Getting productive

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Pen and paper are not atop the back-to-school needs when it comes to keeping up in class. What is? The Lenovo touch-screen laptop (1) and the HP touch-screen laptop (2) — both available only at Best Buy. And the Surface Pro 3 (3) will certainly boost productivity (make sure to grab the blue Touch Cover, found only at Best Buy).

Outside of class, tooling around on the web becomes that much more addicting on the Samsung Tab S (4).

When capturing moments, either do it with a Samsung point and shoot camera (5), or the uber-popular GoPro HERO3+ (6).


Bluetooth Technology

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With the newest generations of activity trackers, staying healthy or getting to another level of fitness has never been easier. From the tough and sleek Pebble Steel (1) — available only at Best Buy — to the Misfit Shine (2), Jawbone UP24 (3) and the Striiv (4) which is available only at Best Buy — the options are numerous.

Then there’s the newcomer Zepp (5), which analyzes your tennis, baseball or golf swing instantly with the mobile app.


Going mobile

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Bose Soundlink mini (1) produces big sound while still being compact — perfect for the dorm room (and get a sweet cover for it, too). When it comes to stylishly protecting your phone, the ADOPTED Cushion Wrap (2) comes out on top, and nothing keeps your smartphone’s battery chugging all day better than the mophie (3).

Need a new smartphone for a new school year? Pick up the new Gold HTC One. And one of the most sought after accessory just so happens to be the Beats Solo 2 headphones, available in a wide array of hues.


Gaming necessities

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Back to school means back to gaming, and a 32-inch Panasonic HDTV makes the first-person shooters even more life-like.

And whether you’re still on the hunt for a PlayStation4 or an Xbox One, Best Buy has you covered. And from the creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty, you’re going to want to get your hands on Destiny.


The essentials

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It’s easy to think of Best Buy of having all the sweet tech toys, but we also have the vitals, too. Keep the floor clean with the Hoover WindTunnel (1) and make the most of the fridge space with this Frigidaire (2).

To heat up that leftover slice of pizza, this LG microwave (3) fits the bill, and keep cool during those humid fall nights with a 12-inch Insignia fan (4).