Top Tech Trends For The 2013 Back-to-School Season

By Stefanie Neyland

From the runway to the classroom, this week’s post highlights all the latest tech trends you’ll want for September

While you’re enjoying a spot of back-to-school retail therapy picking up all those schooltime essentials at your local Staples store (think notepads, pens and stationery), don’t forget to check out Staples’ tech aisle, which is currently overflowing with all the latest and greatest tech must-haves.

From laptops to tablets, sound devices to portable storage—and not to mention the most up-to-the-minute tech accessories—you can find everything you could possibly need for the new semester under one roof.

Today, we give back-to-schoolers a roundup of the hottest must-own gadgets and gizmos.


Leading Laptops & Notable Notebooks

A laptop or notebook can make jotting down useful information during lessons that much easier—and that much more fun. Here are four of our favourite devices for the classroom:


  1. ASUS X502CA Laptop

  2. ASUS Taichi Notebook and Tablet

  3. Acer V5-571P-6631 Slim Touchscreen

  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8


Terrific Tablets

If you find a laptop too cumbersome for your backpack, why not consider a tablet for the start of the new term? Google, Amazon and Samsung have some great offerings:

  1. Google Nexus 7 Tablet

  2. Kindle Fire HD 7” Tablet

  3. Samsung 10” Tab 3


Stupendous Sound Devices

Want to listen to your music while on the go? Here are some cool options that will allow you to take your favourite tunes with you—wherever you may be:

  1. Monster NCredible Ntune On-Ear Headphones

  2. Beats by Dre Pill Bluetooth Speaker


Storage Stars

In this day and age, mobile storage devices are a must—especially when you have all those notes and assignments you’ll need to revisit during exam time. Here are three great storage choices for students:

  1. Lexar™ 8GB TwistTurn USB Flash Drive, 3-Pack

  2. GorillaDrive 16GB Rugged USB 2.0 Flash Drive

  3. Seagate 1TB Wireless Plus Mobile Hard Drive


Awesome Accessories

From tablet keyboard covers to defender cases; with all your new technology, you’ll need some cool accessories to go with it! Here are some of our top picks:



Are you all set for the new school year? Tweet us using hashtag #GoingBack and let us know how your back-to-school preparations are coming along!



By Andrew Patricio

August 07, 2013