Trendy Tech Helps Ease Back to School Stress

Published: Aug. 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM CDT
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Luke Wiley, a certified Apple Expert, has some tips for students going back to school study smarter not harder this semester.

For many students, studying is often boring and time consuming, but it's an essential part of doing well in school. Thankfully, a variety of tips and tech can help students study smarter, not harder.

Writing things down has been shown to help you remember them better than if you simply read the information. Stylus-ready devices allow you to use Windows Ink, which converts written notes to text.

The Microsoft Surface Pro gives you a best-in-class laptop, plus the versatility of a studio and tablet. The stunning PixelSense Display supports Pen and touch, while the refined design provides up to 13.5 hours of video playback - 50% more battery life than Surface Pro 4.

A powerful Intel Core processor runs full desktop software with ease, ensuring a smooth, productive workflow.

Wireless, over-ear headphones are a great way to tune out distractions and get in the zone while studying.With Sony Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones cords won't get in the way of studying and digital noise-canceling technology lets you shut out external sounds for immersive listening. They play tunes wirelessly for up to 22 hours plus the soft ear pads on these Sony over-ear headphones provide comfort during long listening sessions.

When you have a lot of studying to do, every minute counts. And voice assistants like Google Home can help save time.

When you're studying, you can ask it simple questions and it will tell you the answer, assuming it's not a super long and complicated question. You can set reminders for important events, like that text or term paper. and use voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks. Google Home is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, and can control compatible smart devices such as Chromecast or Nest.

Bright, clean lighting helps maintain alertness, which is critical for studying. But natural lighting isn't an option at night or in a windowless room.

When using the Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit - White, the cool, bright daylight setting is ideal for illuminating study spaces, while the warm, white setting relaxes eyes before bedtime.

Philips Hue lights also have adjustable brightness and can be controlled through a smart device or voice assistant, making them convenient to use.

You can't study or do homework if you've misplaced your backpack, books or computer.Enter the Tile Mate Item Tracker 4-Pack.

The tiles use Bluetooth compatibility to connect with your phone for easy tracking of important items or your phone itself and feature holes for hanging on a keyring.

Students and parents can save big on tech for school with Best Buy's exclusive Student Deals program. Visit to sign up to receive exclusive coupons you can redeem in-store and online.

Protective cases for your technology can help you save on future repair and/or replacement costs.

Take advantage of Geek Squad Protection, so you're covered in case you spill coffee on your laptop, drop your phone walking to class or something else.

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