The Top 10 Ultimate Back to School Survival Guide – 2019

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Essential tech gadgets and accessories for work and play throughout the school year.

Kingit back to school guide 2019

It’s that time of the year again! Back to School is in a few weeks and it’s time to plan for a brand-new school year! Are you ready? Have you got all the items on your Back to School checklist? It’s important to get ready all the best items to have a great year of work and play!

If you haven’t, not to worry! We’ve got you covered for all your computer accessory and tech needs! I understand it can be daunting to find a balance between value and functionality, price and aesthetics when deciding what tech and accessories you would need to stay ahead. That’s why we’ve compiled this ultimate guide for some of the best tech deals and ideas for your ultimate tech every day carry (EDC) for your school year!

16″ Outdoor Laptop Backpack (ONLY $39)

16 inch outdoor backpack

Let’s start with the basics – Laptop Bags!

This 16” Outdoor Laptop Backpack is perfect for anyone who is often carrying laptop and files around with them. It’s lightweight, made of strong waterproof materials and it’s spacious, it can fit a laptop up to 15.6”. Not only that, it has three compartments for you to separate your computer, devices, cables and notebooks. What makes this backpack stand out is the dedicated compartment with a USB cable to store a power bank (not included, but we’ve got you covered as well!) so you can keep your devices charged throughout the day. It comes in a variety of colours to match your style!

8000mah Solar Rechargeable Power Bank (Reduced to $49!)

8000mah solar power power bank

There’s nothing more frustrating than being on the move and having your devices run out of power when you need them the most! This power bank not only offers 8000mah capacity, but it’s solar, has a waterproof case and the rubber casing is perfect for those annoying drops we all punish our devices with occasionally! Ideal for emergency use if away from power and you need to make an emergency call and your battery is dead.

Paired with the 16” Laptop Backpack with its built-in USB cable and Power Bank compartment, you don’t have to worry about messy cables or look for wall sockets to charge your devices. Just plug in your device and charge it inside your backpack!

15″ Denim Laptop Bags with Shoulder Strap (ONLY $29)

15inch laptop bag

If you’re more of a minimalist, this 15” Denim Laptop Bag with Shoulder Strap is perfect for you. It’s made of light-weight denim with extra heavy-duty zippers it’s washable! Yet, it’s stylish, slim, light and comfortable to carry around all day and have enough space for your laptop as well as a few notebooks for the times you need to take some notes or sketches! What more could we possibly need?

Mobile Phones [Refurbished] – Starting at $399! (Devices to Suit your budget and needs)

With so many different mobile phone choices from Apple, Google and Samsung, and many newer brands coming out with their own flagship devices, choosing a phone has become increasingly more challenging. But not to worry, we’re here to help!

With the almost all the main brands releasing new phones with incremental updates each year, it makes less sense to invest in the latest and greatest phone of the moment, when you could opt for a device that’s just as good for sometimes less than half the price of a brand-new mobile phone.

While refurbished devices used to mean devices that were pre-owned, but had been sent back for repair and resale, this isn’t always the case, as some networks and retailers even classify phones returned by customers who change their mind during the 30-day return period as ‘refurbished phones’.

All refurbished phones undergo rigorous testing for battery charge, the responsiveness of the screen, audio and video quality, as well as connectivity over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G and the cameras to ensure the product is in the best condition. Often, they are preloaded with the latest firmware updates, that makes them even better than they were on original release.

We have a large variety of phones, from brands like Samsung and Apple which are factory refurbished and are guaranteed to work and perform as well as their newer counterparts and are affordably priced.

Tablets [Refurbished] – Starting at $499! (Powerful computers and laptop alternatives)

If you’re like us and don’t like the idea of carrying a backpack full of bulky textbooks, a tablet is a great and versatile alternative. Whether you’re researching articles for school, referring to textbooks or even just flipping through your favourite magazines or comic books, tablets make reading a pleasurable experience. With a large selection of free as well as reasonably priced apps for work and productivity, it’s an excellent alternative for someone who needs the power of a laptop in a more compact design!

We have a large selection of tablets from brands like Samsung and Apple with different capacities and sizes to fit your needs!

Laptops and MacBooks [Refurbished] – Starting at $1099!

While being one of the pricier items on our guide, a PC or a MacBook is a great investment that holds its value and lasts for years. We have a great selection of both Windows and Mac laptops.

On the Windows side, we have brands like Lenovo, Asus, HP, Microsoft Surface Books etc.

On the Mac ecosystem, we have MacBook Pros at different configurations and capacities. With a great and comfortable keyboard and a good selection of legacy ports on these devices, you’ll be free of the dongle life!

As a bonus, these devices come with the extremely versatile SD card slot that most pro users miss on the newer devices. You could easily upgrade your storage for as low as $99 with a bolt of lightning fast, 128GB SD card.

We also have a great selection of accessories that would make meeting those assignment deadlines a breeze!

We personally love and recommend the Mouse Basics Wireless mouse ($10) and the Full Speed USB 2M lightning cable ($39) for syncing and connecting your Apple devices.

All our MacBook Pros come pre-installed with the latest version of Mac OS, Mojave.

iPad Air 2 Super Ruggedized Case Black (ONLY $49)

Have you ever experienced a smashed screen on your iPad? If you’re someone who often gives tablets a beating, we just have the perfect gear to avoid the tragedy! This Super Ruggedized case is a three-layer protective case that will keep your device safe from falls and shocks, and also comes with a built-in screen protector to reduce chances of your handset’s screen getting scratched or cracked. This is the case that we highly recommend for every iPad user ($59 for newer iPads) to make sure your device is well protected! This awesome case provides drop protection as well as dust and splash protection, keeping your device safe wherever you go.
*Also available for iPhone and Samsung (SAVE $40 Off RRP!)

JKR Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (ONLY $39)

After a long productive day, it’s time to relax and jam out to your favourite tunes! We chose the JKR Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker because it’s tiny, stylish, easy to carry but with surprisingly big sound. It’s also waterproof, which makes it perfect for a gathering or for that quiet day on the beach.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1 Year Licence (ONLY $89)

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Ok, so you picked out the best hardware for your school needs. But what about your software? For a student, there’s no better option than Microsoft Office. With the annual Office 365 subscription, you always get the most up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook and much more!

This license covers MS Office on a PC or Mac plus a tablet including iPad, Android, or Windows tablet, plus a phone.

As added bonuses, you get 1 TB of storage space on One Drive, making it another great option for backing up your data and media online as well as stay in touch with friends and family through Skype with 60 minutes of Skype Calls to over 60 countries per month. Now that’s an awesome deal in our mind!

Bluetooth Sports Earphones (ONLY $49)

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These earphones are perfect companions for someone who’s always on the go, whether it’s between classes, the gym or the track field. Sweat and water resistant, these earphones will keep on going, with a clear sound signature so you can enjoy your favorite music wherever you are, cable free!

 


That’s it! We keep updating this list as we continue to find more tech ideas and deals, so keep checking in on this page for the latest prices and deals! If you have any ideas or suggestions, you can always drop us a message on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kingit.au or contact us – we’d love to help you out!

Good luck with your new school year and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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