TIME: 25 Back-to-school gadgets for the dollar tree families

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by Mike
Posted August 28th, 2009 at 8:55 am

Every geek big or small, young or not so young may use the back-to-school season as an excuse/reason to splurge on that new gadget they’ve been waiting on or holding out for. Even if you’re not a student, there are often some great deals to be had as companies and manufacturers far and wide want to cash in on the spending spree that takes place every year ’round the time the bell’s start to ring. Since we live in the digital age, it seems fitting that as we move towards more and mroe digital devices, a gadget back to school list be created. Time magazine has done just that, though, some of the options are rather pricey meaning only those with hard to find money trees will complete the list.


The list includes:

  • Macbook Pro
  • Kensington Combo Saver Lock
  • LiveScribe Plus Smartpen
  • Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse
  • Brita Ultramax Water Dispenser
  • Logitech N100 Cooling Pad
  • AverTVHD Volar MAX
  • ZVOX Mini Speaker
  • Incase Nylon Backpack
  • Amazon Kindle DX
  • Shure SE115 noise-canceling earphones
  • Canon Pixma IP100 printer
  • Sony PSP Go
  • Seagate Free Agent Go
  • Novatel Wireless MiFi
  • Kensington Portable Power Pack
  • Samsung SL820 Digital Camera
  • Jawbone Prime Bluetooth Headset
  • iPhone 3G
  • Otterbox iPhone 3G Defender Case
  • iRobot Roomba 410
  • Phillips HF3490 Wake-up Light w. iPod dock
  • Optoma PK-101 Pico Projector
  • Phillips Sonicare Flexcare

In case you were wondering, buying one of everything on the list will add a minimum of $5015 up front to your plastic card of choice will associated data plans, needed extra software, and other hidden expenses will only increase the total. What would you add/remove from the list?

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