6 Back to School Essentials for High Schoolers
They can study, hold an after-school job, and keep a group of friends, but they still may need a little help from their parents in finding (and paying for) the best gear for back-to-school. Forget those boring backpacks and same ol’ supplies -- We’ve got an eye for the newest and best tech on the market for teenagers, and our recent guide at My Life Scoop features six amazing products and services for their class time and anytime! Check out my two favorite picks here:
Free for Lite Version, $19.95 for Pro Version
Does the thought of your teen on the road leave you a bit… concerned? If you’ve caught your child texting while driving (or being tempted to check messages), this easy fix may be for you. A simple app for Blackberry, Android, and Windows Mobile (an iPhone version will be released later this summer), the SMS Replier may literally save a life! At speeds of 15 MPH or greater, the Drive Reply feature automatically engages and responds to all incoming text messages with a customizable auto-reply, letting everyone know that driving safely comes first! All SMS communication can be put on hold until your teen arrives safely at their driving destination.
Installation and Use Video:
$.41 - $3.00
Students love the convenience of mechanical pencils, but their continual lead-breaking and too-fine points can leave kids without the tool they need for special circumstances. That’s why Zebra mechanical pencils have us impressed: their Test Taking Mechanical Pencil leaves dark, thick markings, perfect for filling in the dots on achievement and college entrance exams, and the Nu Spiral promotes proper ergonomic form. The evolution of mechanical pencils has officially arrived!
Looking for even more fun gear for the new school year? Check out the full six tip product guide at My Life Scoop today!
(Please note that not every pick on the My Life Scoop list is necessarily a "frugal" buy. We were asked to write about the most innovative products. However, I think my two picks featured on Wise Bread are definitely savvy buys. The SMS Replier can save lives, and $3 is not too much to pay for peace of mind during stressful standardized tests.)