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Back to School Gadget Guide with Mario Armstrong

Summer is coming to an end and that means students across the country are prepping for back to school. Technology has become a must-have and students and parents need to make sure they gear-up with this year’s latest tech.

Award-winning Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with brands to showcase a gadget guide that will give students an edge when they head to class.

This awesome back-to-school laptop bundle will help grade-schoolers and college students gear up for school and perform at their peak.
DELL Laptop BundleOffice Depot and OfficeMax Back-to-School Laptop Bundle

Gear up for school with this Dell laptop bundle at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores. It features a 15” touchscreen, powerful AMD A8 processor, 6GB of memory, 1TB of hard drive space, Microsoft Office 365, McAfee Internet Security and a Microsoft wireless mouse. This bundle is only $399, a $330 savings, through September 20th at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores or online at officedepot.com/school. And for qualified devices purchased at their stores beginning August 2nd, get a free upgrade to Windows 10 installed by a Tech Services Associate – a $49.99 value.

Visit Office Depot or OfficeMax retail stores and www.officedepot.com/school to find this back-to-school Dell Laptop bundle and other great back-to-school tech products and accessories.

For more information, visit www.officedepot.com/school.

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Parents who want to get an affordable, good looking smartphone for their teen or college student need to take a look at this one!
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3


The award-winning ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3 packs the best in flagship smartphone specs, including dual front-facing speakers featuring JBL Audio, Full-HD display with technicolor color enhance technology for great viewing – even in direct sunlight, and a 13MP main camera combined with an 8MP wide-angle front camera. All this in an unlocked affordable flagship that costs just $249.99 via alcatelonetouch.us and Amazon.com – a mere fraction of other Android powered flagship smartphones.

Online exclusive price at $249.99 (unlocked).

Available for purchase at www.amazon.com or www.alcatelonetouch.us.

For more information, visit www.alcatelonetouch.us.

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This cool set from LEGO will keep children’s minds working while they play during their downtime from school!
LEGO Technic Fire Plane

LEGO Technic Fire Plane

Help your household avoid the back to school blues this season by bringing a LEGO® Technic set home. The LEGO Technic line will help keep children entertained, while providing a meaningful hands-on, minds-on experience when the books are closed. Sets in the line take building to the next level, mimicking real world movements and actions with pulleys, actuators and pneumatics, giving builders a glimpse into more intricate building, and potentially leading to exploring, creating and even prototyping.

With the new Fire Plane, builders can enjoy the challenge of creating an authentic model with detailed functionality such as a 2-cylinder engine, joystick- controlled elevators and ailerons and large pontoons.

In this 578 piece set, maneuver the aircraft into takeoff position and watch the 3-blade propeller and engine pistons spring to life ($49.99). Then power over the blazing fire, activate the cool water drop function to release the water cubes fight the wildfire! When you’re done extinguishing fires, rebuild the Fire Plane into a high-speed Jet. After that, use the bricks to create your own model, maybe even based on what’s being taught in school!

Priced at $49.99.

Available for purchase at www.lego.com/shop.

For more information, visit www.lego.com/en-us/technic.

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If you’d like to ignite curiosity and confidence for your child through play, check this out… 

Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot

Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack

Play comes to life with Dash and Dot, award-winning robots that introduce kids to the concepts and possibilities of coding. Using a supported smartphone, iPad or tablet and a suite of free apps, kids 5 and up can program Dash and Dot’s movements, behaviors and personalities. In the new Blockly app, kids will solve fun, project based puzzles that introduce them to coding principles like conditionals, variables and sequences while using code to create responsive robot pets, turn Dot into a robot  Magic 8 Ball and other playful projects.

As children play and experiment with their robot sidekicks, they gain a sense for their power to shape, change and re-imagine the world, and the confidence they need to chase their dreams. Dash and Dot are also used in more than 400 classrooms across the US, incorporating engaging, hands-on lesson plans into existing curriculum. Teachers, parents and kids can always access new ideas for play and projects by visiting the Wonder Workshop website, and accessing the new puzzles added to Blockly each week.

There are several different packages for purchase:

  • Dash robot – $169.99
  • Dash & Dot Pack – $229.99
  • Dash & Dot Wonder Pack – $279.99

Available for purchase online at www.amazon.com and www.makewonder.com or in Apple retail stores.

For more information, visit www.makewonder.com.

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* Content Provided and Sponsored by Office Depot, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, LEGO Systems, Inc. and Wonder Workshop.

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