Back to School Ideas
It’s almost time to think about heading back to the dorm for another school year. In order to help make the dorm feel like home we have put together a collection of tech gear that any student would want.
Roku Express – $39.99 CAD
The new Roku Express is five times more powerful than its predecessor and offers easy HD streaming at an affordable price. Easy to set up and use, the Express comes with a remote control that makes finding something to watch a snap. And with over 150,000 movies and TV shows available (including lots of free content), you’ll never run out of things to watch!
Roku Streaming Stick + – $89.99 CAD
Powerful and portable, the Roku Streaming Stick gives the gift of entertainment whether you’re at home or on the road. The Hotel & Dorm Connect feature lets you connect to wireless networks that require browser login, so you can binge-away. Choose your favourite program with the included point-anywhere remote, or just use the Roku app on your smartphone to control the action.
Safe by HUB6– $299.00 CAD
For veteran students who are living off-campus, protect your belongings with an affordable security system. Safe uses the security system hardware you already have and frees you from long-term contracts or monthly fees. It redirects any alerts triggered by your system to your phone, friend, or HUB6’s Professional Monitoring when you need a back-up.
Going to school can’t just be about studying and doing homework. It’s also a great time to improve on your gaming skills. Linksys offers the first router made exclusively for gaming, the WRT32X. The built-in Killer Prioritization Engine detects gaming traffic and automatically gives it priority to give you the fastest ping times and an edge over your competition. A customized gaming firmware and interface to make controlling the router better and easier.
For students doing serious school work from home, the EA8300 packs a lot of punch for a great price. If you live with multiple roommates, Multi-User MIMO Tri-band technology delivers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds to multiple devices simultaneously. Your Wi-Fi will be running optimally weather you and your roommates are studying, streaming or gaming. The EA8300 also features “Smart Connect” band steering to intelligently choose the best radio band for every device to optimize the performance of your network. And you can control it all from your smartphone with the easy to use Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app, customizing all the settings to your liking from anywhere!
WEMO Mini Smart Plug $39.99
Control your home from anywhere: plug any device into the Wemo Mini and you can turn it on or off from across the room or across the globe. You can even add a schedule to automate your devices or control them with your voice using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Bridge – $59.99
With the Wemo Bridge, you can quickly and easily enable your Wemo devices to work with Apple HomeKit. This smart bridge allows you to connect your Wemo smart plugs and light switches to Apple HomeKit, allowing you to securely control your smart home using Apple Home app or Siri enabled devices.
Wemo Insight Wi-Fi Smart Plug – $59.99
Plugging into a Wemo Insight Wi-Fi smart plug is like feeding smart pills to your lamp. Not only can you turn lights and other appliances on and off remotely from the free Wemo app; with the Insight, you can also find out what your appliances are up to via real-time reports about energy consumption. Learn how much that space heater is costing you. Get push notifications when your lamp turns on or off. Make sure your stuff is off when you’re not using it and set worry-free schedules, all from your smartphone or tablet.
WeMo Dimmer Light Switch – $99.99
Control your lights conveniently from your smartphone or tablet with the WeMo Smart Dimmer. This Wi-Fi enabled device lets you choose the desired level of brightness and set schedules to suit your preferences. Sync your lights to sunrise and sunset. Dim them when it’s time for your favourite show. Easy to install, it works with Nest and Google Home.