Gadgets: back to school

8:31 AM, Aug 8, 2012   |    comments
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Kool Strapz

These wrap around normal backpack straps and are held in place with Velcro. They feature small holes designed to display tiny little Jibbitz charms which kids use to decorate their Crocs.

There are five different colors. The inventor, who's from Texas, is really smart about his marketing. He's got commercials running on kids' cable channels on Saturday mornings, and a website where Kool Strapz and 150 or so of the most popular Jibbitz are for sale.

You can learn more by visiting


Zaggfolio is an accessory for your iPad. It's made of carbon fiber and has a removable Bluetooth wireless keyboard with a stand for your tablet. The keyboard works with the iPad in both landscape and portrait modes.

Island style keys provide maximum typing room, and shortcuts to access special features. It's available at AT&T retail locations, and at

Beatbox Portable By Dr. Dre

This is an extremely powerful speaker dock, that lets you play your music from almost any device, including iPhones and iPods..
It uses enhanced bluetooth technology to wirelessly stream your music. The inventors say this thing makes very big sound, from a very small box. This item is also featured at AT&T outlets and on their website.

iHome Smart Design

AT&T is where you can also find the iHome Smart Design stereo alarm clock and charging dock for Android. It works with a free alarm app to sleep and wake to your favorite music. No more student oversleeping!

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