Back to School Tech Essentials You Might Not Have Considered

The kiddies should all be back in school by now, and that means it’s time to grab any school supplies you might have forgotten or that you didn’t know you needed.  There’s a good chance you already have the obvious tech gadgets like tablets, keyboards, and chargers, but I have a few ideas for things you might not have realized you need.

Kidz Gear Headphones

Kidz Gear Headphones

Do your kids use headphones in school?  I honestly didn’t realize mine were until my son came home and told me that the headphones they gave him were uncomfortable.  When I discovered this bit of info, I was immediately concerned.  Exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing loss over time, so I wanted to make sure that any headphones he uses will give him the safest listening experience possible.  The problem is that most headphones for kids are flimsy and designed to be cute rather than safe, useful, or durable.  Award-winning KidzGear Headphones are different–they’re not toys.  Made of the highest quality materials and designed just for kids, they have the features and performance of adult headphones at a price that won’t break the bank.  They come in a variety of colors and three different versions to suit your specific needs.

  • Wired. The Kidz Control Volume Limit Technology limits the volume by about 80% to protect your kids’ delicate ears.  They’re soft and comfy to wear, and they sound like real headphones because–they are real headphones!
  • Boom Mic.  These have all the fun and features of the wired headphones but with the addition of a flexible boom microphone.  They’re just what your kids need to take advantage of language learning, gaming, video chats, and more.
  • Wireless.  These Bluetooth headphones are perfect for times when your kids need a bit more freedom.  A detachable microphone allows them a fully interactive audio experience, and an audio cable is also included in case you ever want to plug in.

Whether you’re looking for headphones for school, home, or travel, Kidz Gear is the way to go.  Adult-quality audio, volume control, a kid-friendly design, AND a lifetime warranty make these my my pick for headphones that will keep your kids happy and their hearing in good shape.

VEST Anti-Radiation Solutions

Technology is fun and brings us countless conveniences, but it comes with a price.  The phones, laptops, Wi-Fi, and other gadgets and technology we love expose us to radiation.  I’m certainly no scientist and I know there’s debate over if and how dangerous this situation is, but I definitely believe that exposure to radiation will be harmful over time.  What’s not debated is that children absorb more radiation than adults–a fact I find particularly frightening.  If anti-radiation solutions, like those from VEST, can help reduce the amount of radiation we’re exposed to, then I’m all for it.  Our best bet is to avoid these things entirely, but if you’re not quite ready to give up you favorite gadgets, then you can look to VEST to help make going back to school a little bit safer.

Vest Anti Radiation Phone Cases

  • Anti-Radiation Phone Cases.  Protects both you and your phone.  The cases reduce radiation exposure by diverting radiation away from your head with it’s directional antenna.  Each case comes with a screen protector and cleaning cloth too!

Vest Anti Radiation Wallet Case

Vest Anti Radiation Headsets

  • Anti-Radiation Headsets.  The metal in a traditional headset conducts radiation directly to your brain.  Instead of metal, VEST headsets feature a hollow, flexible air tube that reduces radiation exposure by up to 98%.  They’re available in wired and Bluetooth versions as well as one that’s designed specifically for an active lifestyle.

Vest Anti Radiation Laptop Shield

  • Laptop Radiation Shield.  Vest had both your safety and your comfort in mind when they designed this shield.  Layers of non-grain oriented silicon steel and high conductivity aluminum sheet minimize radiation exposure while a layer of foam reduces heat and makes the shield super comfy to use.

The best thing you can do is put as much time and space in between you and radiation as you can, but for those times when that isn’t practical, these anti-radiation tools will go a long way in reducing the associated risk.  And because their products are tested and proven by FCC Certified Laboratories, you can trust that they’re doing what they claim to do.

ARC Devices Instatemp Thermometer

ARC Instatemp Thermometer

You might not have thought of a thermometer as a back to school item, but if you stop for a moment and picture all of those germy kids in one place, you’ll realize that a reliable, easy-to-use thermometer is a necessity.  The ARC Devices Instatemp Digital Thermometer gives a quick and accurate reading with a simple point and click.  It really is that easy.  Just hold the device an inch away from the forehead, aim above the eyebrows, and click the button.  Without touching or disturbing the patient, you’ll get an instant temperature reading that’s accurate within +/- 0.2°C/0.4°F.  Amazing, right?  Another handy feature is the temperature range indicator.  It lights up green if you’re healthy, orange if you’re warm, and red if your temperature falls within fever range.  The backlight LCD screen makes it easy to use even at night, and I especially love that there aren’t any probe covers to buy or take up my limited storage space.  This is the easiest way I’ve found to take a temperature on busy school mornings, and I feel good knowing that I’m sure my kids are going to school healthy and not spreading infection.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful.  If you can think of anything we’ve forgotten, please let us know in the comments!

About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.


  1. The thermometer is cool. This is a must have item for back to school as that is when my boys get sick.
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  2. You are right, I didn’t consider any of these. Thank you so much! You give me great options.

  3. Interesting! I didn’t think of any of these before but this are surely essentials nowadays!
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  4. Oh this looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Elizabeth O. says:

    These are pretty amazing gadgets that will definitely help make the kids’ lives easier! I love those anti-radiation cases, they’re perfect since we are always on our phones!

  6. The earpiece is a new supplies that I purchased for my daughter this year. I also have that headphone on your top list. We loved it but mine does not work anymore.
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  7. Niesha Byln says:

    Oh, lovely essentials. My son will be starting in school by next year, I will take note of this post.

  8. Wow I never even considered an anti-radiation shield for laptops! What an interesting thing!

  9. these are very important, i’m quite shocked i haven’t considered these before.
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  10. These are great essentials for back to school! It is amazing how now electronics are on school supplies.

  11. What a cool items for back to school and I really like the thermometer

  12. Very cool. I am loving the anti-radiation headphones. I need to get them for my niece.
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  13. These are some really nice ideas. I have to look into some of those anti-radiation solutions.

  14. You’ve got a great list of ideas here! Controlling the volume is a big one for me!

  15. It’s so amazing how much technology has become increasingly important. My daughter uses a fancy thermometer with her son to monitor his temperature. She thinks it’s funny to hear how temperatures were taken when I was a kid!
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  16. I think it is very important to have a thermometer, especially as you said the classroom is always full of germs. Its important to be prepared.
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  17. Tech is such a big part of life now! My son is picky about headphones, so we always send him with his own.
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  18. Teachers in high school let the kids listen to muic here, if they have headphones on. I think it’s a good deal, it makes them want to work because they get the extra perk.