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5 high-tech school supplies Doc Brown would be impressed with

These products make pens and notebooks look like they’re from the Stone Age.


Marisa Losciale


The world is going digital, so shouldn’t your school supplies too? 

Educate yourself with these smart products, available on Amazon, and save yourself from some of the stressors of having to go back to class.

1) Never be late to class again with this sweatproof 8G smartwatch for iPhone and Android.


With the MS08 smartwatch by MSRM, you’ll get exactly where you need to be on time. The watch is Bluetooth enabled and compatible with iPhone models 5 and later as well as Android 4.2 or above. The watch is able to access your calendar, music, social media accounts and can even set sedentary reminders.

Price on Amazon: $39.99 (regularly $65.99)

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2) Study at the speed of light with the Amazon Fire tablet.


This tablet will help you save paper, time and money during the upcoming school year. Use the Fire tablet to browse the web, type your notes and even store your textbooks as e-books. This 8GB tablet does what your notebook never could.

Price on Amazon: $49.99

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3) Can’t write at the speed of sound? The Live Scribe has you covered.


Record everything you hear, say and write while linking your audio recordings to your notes with the 2GB Live Scribe Echo smartpen. Too busy jotting down notes that you missed what your professor said? No worries, just tap on your notes and this smartpen will recite the conversation for you so you can catch up on what you missed. Sync the pen to your computer and you can save and share your notes and pencasts as images.

Price on Amazon: $124.99

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4) Protect your important stuff from the daily commute and weather with this Kopack backpack.


The Kopack anti-theft bag is water resistant, TSA approved, shock-proof and lightweight so you can bring it anywhere. It’s stylish and unique design leaves pickpockets in the dust. It has hidden pockets for your phone or wallet and a hidden zipper. The padded straps keep you comfortable and bubble foam laptop layer makes sure your belongings are safe.

Price on Amazon: $42.99 (regularly $49.99)

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5) Say goodbye to smudges with the Samsung ATIV smart pen.


Take back control of your tablet with the Samsung stylus. This easy-to-use smart pen is perfect for taking notes or even just doodling. It even comes equipped with an eraser so you don’t have to rely on the manual “undo” button. Just flip it over and be rid of mistakes as fast as you made them.

Price on Amazon: $29.99

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