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Back-To-School Tech Cheat Sheet from London Drugs

Eight tech gadgets and accessories to keep students productive, connected and entertained

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/10/12 --

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From tablets to notebooks and essential accessories, the right technology will help students ease back into classrooms next month. Whether you are looking to update your own back-to-school tech lineup or trying to outfit your child with the right gear, here are eight products that make the grade.

1. The EFUN aPen A4 Smartpen for Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone ($129.99) is this year's must have techie-cool-tool for back-to-school. It digitizes and records handwriting, notes, drawings and calculations wirelessly with no computer. By clipping the receiver on any kind of regular paper, students can automatically digitize class notes, share them instantly with classmates through Smartphones, and store up to 100 pages wirelessly.

2. Tablets are quickly becoming one of the most popular tech tools for back-to-school. The compact and sleek EFUN Nextbook 7 Inch Premium7SE Android Tablet ($149.99) comes equipped with the Android OS 4.0, built-in Wi-Fi, 4GB memory with expandable memory slot and touch screen technology. Students can study, listen and surf all at the same time. The EFUN Nextbook 7 comes with 25 free preloaded eBooks and a built-in camera.

3. The most successful students have fantastic time management skills. The D-Link SharePort All-in-one Mobile Companion transforms any Internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing students to be productive just about anywhere at anytime. It also doubles as an iPhone or Android charging device.

4. The term "hitting the books" has found new meaning. Wireless notebooks are an essential tech tool especially for the University and College crowd. The Certified Data PCW20 Notebook ($399.99) is priced right for the student budget. It comes with Windows 7, 320 GB hard drive, DVD burner, 4GB RAM and AMD processor. Better yet; it's assembled in Canada.

5. If you are planning to purchase a Camera for back-to-school be sure it has built in Wi-Fi. Instant sharing is becoming almost as important as image quality. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 320HS Digital Camera ($229.99) offers both. It allows you to upload 16.1 megapixel pictures and full 1080p HD videos on the go or wirelessly.

6. The Blue Tiki Microphone is the world's first USB microphone that mimics the intelligence of human hearing by focusing on desired sounds, minimizing background noise and knowing when to mute altogether. It is the perfect tool to help keep students focused and connected. Recording Mode allows students to capture lectures with exceptional clarity. Intelligent Speech mode is perfect for Skype calls or recording podcasts.

7. Long hours at a desk studying can be physically taxing without the right ergonomically designed working environment. Joy Factory's Klick Collection is a family of mounts and stands that reduce the possible injuries from prolonged usage of the iPad with improper postures. The Joy Factory Desk Stand ($64.99) is posture approved and lifts the iPad off the table and into comfortable viewing range. Students will enjoy reduced neck strain and the chic design. The Joy Factory Klick Wall Mount ($54.99) the perfect simple mounting solution for daily usage.

8. The Tree Frog Convertible Backpack ($24.99) is one of the most versatile back-to-school packs out there. It has oodles of easily accessible exterior pockets to keep you organized. It also converts from a backpack to a messenger bag or briefcase with padded straps that are removable or can be tucked away. It's also perfect for travel.

There's no doubt that school supplies today are way more advanced - and more entertaining - for students at every age and grade level. But for parents, this means costs can add up quickly. It is important to balance needs vs. wants and comparison shop for both price and value.

London Drugs staff now carry iPads to help customers access real-time information on products, investigate product reviews and display competitive prices. The price matching policy and in-store comparison shopping via the iPad guarantees lowest prices for back-to-school tech gear.

About London Drugs

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 75 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com. London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

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Wendy Hartley
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