The must-have tech gear for the new school year

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Start school with savings on the latest tech at Verizon

New outfits and that brand new book scent, it only means one thing - it’s almost time for the first day of class. While education is always the priority, technology can help make the journey fun and productive. And Verizon is the place for all the back to school tech essentials and savings this season.

Kids Tech

School season can be a busy and hectic time for parents; new schedules, routines, after school activities, etc. Technology for kids can provide peace of mind for parents and also some entertainment for kids.

The GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget by LG are wearables for kids that can make and receive calls and provides GPS location to parents through the companion app. And the Ellipsis Kids Tablet is a digital playground with educational apps and content to learn and play every day. For a limited time, parents can save on one of the two offers below:

  • Get a $25 gift card* when buying an Ellipsis Kids Tablet, GizmoGadget, or GizmoPal 2
  • Or get a $75 gift card* when buying an Ellipsis Kids Tablet and either a GizmoGadget or GizmoPal 2

That’s my jam

Speakers are a must-have for any dorm. Whether it’s a themed party, movie night marathon, or even a casual chill night; a good Bluetooth speaker can complete a dorm. Just be sure to turn it down during quiet hours, or at least don’t get caught. For a limited time, save on the below audio accessories:

Cases for days

Verizon has over 1,000 cases across various brands and color models including LifeProof, OtterBox, Speck, TUMI, kate spade new york, ZAGG, Incipio, Tech21, Case-Mate and others. With so many options, it’s hard to pick just one.

  • Buy one case, get one 50% off. Find the right cases to match your backpack and outfits of the day.

Bye-Bye Low Battery

You have classes to go to and Snapchat stories to upload. So keeping that phone battery charged is a must. Ain’t nobody got time to find power outlets. For a limited time, save on the following mophie accessories:

Freshman 15 (thousand steps)

Fitness wearables can help you start the school year with healthy habits. Stay motivated and set a goal for 15,000 steps, not the freshman 15. For a limited time, save on wearables to track heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, achievements, and more.

  • Save $50 off Fitbit Surge, now $119.99, and Charge HR, now $99.99.
  • Save $100 off Moto 360 Sport, now $99.99, when purchasing a Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Droid Turbo 2, or Droid Maxx 2

Visit your nearest Verizon store to check out the latest accessories or visit the accessories page online for the full line up of accessories available.

*Gift card offer valid through 8.31.16. Participating retailers include Gap, Toys “R” Us and Barnes & Noble. Mail-in rebate required. New 2-yr. activation req’d for tablet.

Albert Aydin is a Verizon Wireless manager for Corporate Communications focusing on the latest and greatest wireless devices. He writes about smartphones, accessories, wearables, virtual reality, and all the cool things you can do using 4G LTE.