back to school 2010

  • Back To School: WhiteyBoard Now Cheaper, Smaller

    Back To School: WhiteyBoard Now Cheaper, Smaller

    Back in March we wrote about the WhiteyBoard, a stick-on whiteboard available in multiple sizes. The 12x8 is $10 and the 3.3 x 6 footer is $30. The middle version, at 2 x 3 feet, is sold out. Read More

  • Back to School: Console Gaming

    Back to School: Console Gaming

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Let's face it, you're not going to spend all your time at school in class or studying and as a result, it's a good idea to have some gear for gaming. We'll hit the usual suspects here. Read More

  • Back To School: Cameras For Campus

    Back To School: Cameras For Campus

    There will be many times you will want to remember during your years at college, and many you will be unable to remember. In both cases you’ll be glad to have taken pictures, though you may wish to keep them off Facebook. And of course there is the whole question of what you’re going to take these pictures with. Well, there’s no shortage of cameras to choose from, but depending… Read More

  • Back To School: Printers

    Back To School: Printers

    Your goal in school is to use your own printer as little as possible. Most schools have their own black and white printers on call 24/7 but sometimes you may need to print out a few snapshots for friends or a nice color cover for your last-minute essay on fish farming in ancient Mesopotamia as it relates to Shakespeare’s plays. My goal with creating this guide is to offer you a few fairly… Read More

  • Back To School: Play Back Your Media Wherever You Are

    Back To School: Play Back Your Media Wherever You Are

    Forget cable TV at school. Your dorm or fraternity likely pipes basic cable to your room, but you don't want to be stuck in there, watching Gray's Anatomy every Thursday night. No, you need to be out, enjoying your collegiate experience so take all that media with you. Or, hook something up to your TV that allows you to play back anything you want. That's how the cool kids do it. Read More

  • Back To School: Properly Toting Your Books, Gadgets Around Campus

    Back To School: Properly Toting Your Books, Gadgets Around Campus

    Backpacks are a necessary part of school and around here, we're not strangers to backpacks, messenger bags, and bags in general. We've looked at a ton over the years and recently wrapped up our last bag week where we looked at an absurd amount of bags. School requires a different sort of bag than grown-up life and, well, there are different types of students. Not everyone carries all their… Read More

  • Back To School 2010: Storing Your Data

    Back To School 2010: Storing Your Data

    Nowadays, going from home to college doesn’t always mean a huge upgrade in connection speed (as it did for me), but you’re still going to find yourself downloading, trading, and storing stuff more than ever. But there are also more opportunities for streaming and storing things online. What are your best options for managing all that data? Read More

  • Best Back-to-School Laptops

    Best Back-to-School Laptops

    Buying a laptop for school requires us to take into consideration a few simple facts. They are: Your laptop will be with you for two to four years. You will tote your laptop around like one of Paris Hilton’s hairless dogs. Your laptop will get beaten up a bit more than those selfsame dogs. With these things in mind, we now have to find a laptop that is low-priced yet high in quality. This… Read More

  • Don’t Waste Money on a New Computer for College

    Don’t Waste Money on a New Computer for College

    Heading off to college? Here's my suggestion: buy a used laptop from Craigslist and install Ubuntu onto it. Seriously. You don't need a new computer for college. If you're pursuing a liberal arts degree, you really don't need a brand new computer just to write all the papers you'll write. If you're pursuing an engineering degree, the chances are high that your department's computer labs are better… Read More