Back to school season means slashed prices and special promotions, and for broke college students it’s an ideal time to buy the gadgets they need for the school year. We spoke to Jimmy Garson, co-owner and founder of electronic mecca Datavision, to get the scoop on the coolest electronics for the matriculating millennials.
Muzik Headphones The future of headphones is here! Headphones by Muzik — which were named the Best Headphone by CES (Consumer Electronics Show) last year — recognize that listening to music is an experience you want to share, so they allow you to post on Twitter and Facebook from the device itself. The headphones also “come with an application that organizes your music for you,” says Garson. He adds that the device has gesture control — meaning a tap of your finger on the ear cup can perform operations like adjusting the volume. Sadly, they launch at the end of September.
All-in-One Canon Mg5220 For college students the saying “time is money” particularly holds true — a couple extra minutes can mean another complete REM cycle. Save yourself time and avoid hauling across campus to the library with an all-in-one printer. “It’s perfect for your dorm room,” says Garson. $49 for the back-to-school special (usually $149)
Seagate External Drive (4 Terabytes) You can never have enough space for your digital data. That’s why Garson recommends Seagate’s external drive, where you can store images, videos, songs and schoolwork. And when you inevitably spill coffee on your laptop you’ll smile knowing your files are safe and sound.
Ooma Telephone International students know how important it is to stay in touch. Making it easier is Ooma, an internet-based telephone you can use with your very own U.S. number. “You can go overseas and call home like you’re calling down the street,” says Garson. And after a year, Ooma offers its services for free. $49 for the device