We’re already halfway through the summer, and as tough as it is to think about going back to school again, it’s much easier when you start exploring all the tech accessories that come with the season.
Tech can help you in the classroom and outside of it, to study and to unwind. Whatever your needs are this semester and beyond, there is a tech accessory to help you on the way.
Check out some of the most useful accessories that are available from Verizon and see what works for you.
1. UE BOOM 2 Now $129.99 (Retail $199.99)
Meet the more rugged, better, louder Bluetooth speaker. The BOOM 2 is sleek and colorful, and has power behind it. It has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet, it’s 25 percent louder than the original boom, and it’s shockproof and waterproof. Yep, waterproof. It can be submerged up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, so feel free relax by the pool after class and listen to your favorite tunes without any worries.
2. Fitbit Charge 2 $149.99
For those about to work out, we have the ultimate fitness tracker for you. This version of the famous Fitbit does more than ever before. It has a heart rate monitor, tracks your sleep, gives guided breathing sessions, and even helps you map out your run. Now you don’t have to sweat making the varsity team this year you can focus on regular sweating instead.
3. JBL Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Now $49.99 (Retail $59.99)
Like to spend your time outside the classroom in the great outdoors? This portable Bluetooth speaker is also waterproof, so it’ll survive all of your hiking, camping, biking spelunking whatever outdoor adventures you want to have! It’s the ultimate companion, complete with a handy clip that keep it nice and secure through any bumps in the road.
4. Daydream View, VR Headset by Google Now $59.99 (Retail $79.99)
Need to escape the everyday for a minute? Still need to get to school tomorrow? That’s totally fine. With this VR headset, you’ll be well on your way there and back in the nick of time. Daydream View will immerse you in simple, high-quality virtual reality, taking you wherever you want to go without the need to leave the comfort of your home. The only thing you’ll need to pack is your phone (the Pixel, phone by Google works best with this accessory), so get ready for the ultimate daydream.
5. LG TONE PRO Bluetooth Stereo Headset Now $59.99 (Retail $69.99)
You can never have enough Bluetooth in your life. There’s also a fantastic set of wireless headphones calling your name. These earbuds have rich, full sound that doesn’t sacrifice any nuances of the music you love listening to. They’re slim and comfortable and they can even take calls, so they won’t let you down in a pinch. They’re the perfect companion on a walk to class.
6. BeatsX Earphones Now $99.99 (Retail $149.99)
Beats also has a great spin on the wireless headphone that will get you excited. The controls on the BeatsX earphones are very simple, making them easy to use. And these things are sure to block out the outside noise, so you can stay focused during a study session or while grinding out homework.
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