The Back to School season is approaching, and we know this time can be busy and stressful for parents. As school activities and autumn sports pick up, schedules become increasingly more full and it can be hard to stay organized. Nonetheless, FlipGive and Best Buy have got your back with tech recommendations to make your Back to School season easier.
There are never-ending tasks as a parent. Whether it's school, sports, work, home life… there is always something to be done! Integrating technology into your home can help make tasks easier, faster, and more enjoyable. Ever needed to start a timer while you’re in the middle of cooking? Or been in a rush trying to get out the door and realized you don’t know what the weather is like? Have no fear! Smart home systems, like Google Home products and Amazon devices, can help you with many small tasks throughout the day to make a big impact. It’s like having a 24/7 assistant who is always ready to help and can answer (almost) all of your questions.
In addition, installing speaker systems into your home allows you to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks while you complete chores, without missing a beat as you move from room to room. Best Buy has many brands with exceptional speaker systems, like Sonos and Bose.
Technology can also help you control and monitor your home and its systems. Security cameras, smart doorbells and locks will add extra protection to your home while also allowing you to observe your surroundings from the convenience of your phone. (When you can answer your front door from anywhere, you don’t need to worry about missing any deliveries!) Furthermore, smart switches, smart plugs, and thermostats enable you to control your home from your device. Next time you leave the lights on while you race out the door to get the kids to school, you can use your phone to turn them off. Best Buy is your one-stop shop for all your smart home needs, with products from brands like Phillips, Google Nest, and Ring.
We know parenting is hectic and it can be difficult to keep everything organized. But don’t worry, Tile has you covered! Tile products can attach to your keys, wallet, and other important items and connect to your phone via Bluetooth; when something is misplaced, you can use your phone to locate the tile, or use the tile to locate your phone! Say goodbye to losing your things and not being able to find them when you’re in a rush.
Working from home has its perks (short commute!), but it might mean that you spend more time than you’re used to sitting on your computer. If this is the case and you feel restless, you may benefit from a convertible stand-up desk! These desks can electronically adjust in height, to allow you to stand or sit while you work. The adjustable height may also be suitable as a school workstation for your kids. Take a trip to Best Buy to check out their range of motorized workstations. It's the best of both worlds.
If you have teenagers, the time to invest in a personal laptop or tablet may be approaching. The pandemic accelerated the transition of in-person education to online, and now a large proportion of school material and assignments require online access. Many schools also require students to have access to computers for remote learning in case there are future virus outbreaks. Thus, a personal computer is very useful for high school and college students. Best Buy has a large selection of laptops and tablets so you can find the one that is suitable for your needs.
Best Buy also has a plethora of tech accessories to assist learning online. Headphones can be useful for learning at home and in the classroom. Not only are headphones helpful for watching videos, listening to music and audiobooks, but they also help productivity by blocking out noises and distractions. Plus, the headphones will help you focus by decreasing the noise from your child’s device (you can thank us later!).
Additionally, if your child uses a tablet for their homework a stylus may be the perfect tool! For tasks that require drawing or writing equations, a stylus facilitates an easier execution of these tasks on the touchscreen. Furthermore, if your child prefers handwriting rather than typing, a stylus allows the user to physically write their assignments on the screen instead of using a keyboard.
Best Buy is the ultimate one-stop shop for tech to make your Back to School season as easy as possible.
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