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7 iPad Alternatives to Use in the Classroom

by Kevin on November 5, 2014

iPad Alternatives

The Apple iPad has become an innovative and popular tool used in more and more classrooms throughout the country. However, not all schools can afford the high per-unit costs of iPads for their students. Even though Apple has over 90 percent of the classroom tablet market, according to the Hechinger Report, there are still quite a few efficient alternatives available for a fraction of the cost.

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LOFREE EDGE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Not much is known about LOFREE but they produce interesting gadgetry that pars the more popular brands. Their latest offering comes in the shape of a portable wireless bluetooth speaker called the EDGE. At 66³ it’s tiny and can be controlled from up to 10 meters away. The power rate is 3W and it plays for 5 straight hours on a 3-hour charge. You could also use it as a handsfree speakerphone, which is a feature other bluetooth speakers may not have. But what really make it stand out is that when you flip off the lights, it can serve as an uber-cool futuristic night stand (see pic below). $49.99

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NomadPlus

I’m not a big fan of power banks. While useful, I normally prefer to simply bring my charger with me. But there are those odd times when you really need fresh electrons and you are nowhere near a power outlet. With the NomadPlus, you have the best of both. You still have your charger, but it upgrades it into a portable power bank. It simply envelopes your existing Apple charger like an obsessive girlfriend, transforming it into a handy electron carrying juice pumping device. It can charge your iPhone up to 70% capacity, but the good thing is that it can charge your other devices too. $20 if you use the discount code “nomadplus” otherwise it’s $39.

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CUBEDGE EDGE.sound Portable Speaker

by Johan on October 30, 2012

CUBEDGE EDGE.sound Portable Speaker

CUBEDGE has rolled out the new EDGE.sound portable speaker. It connects to your gadgets via Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. The CUBEDGE EDGE.sound portable speaker features a built-in rechargeable battery, offering enough juice for up to 14-hour of music playback. The CUBEDGE EDGE.sound portable speaker is priced at $149 a pop. [Amazon]

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Samsung SE-208DB USB 3.0 Portable DVD Writer

by Johan on October 24, 2012

Samsung SE-208DB USB 3.0 Portable DVD Writer

The new Samsung SE-208DB USB 3.0 portable DVD writer provides writing speeds of up to 8x for DVD-R/+R/+RW, 6x for DVD-RW/-R DL/+R DL, 5x for DVD-RAM and 24x for CD-R/-RW. Weighing at just 300 grams, the DVD burner is currently available in white, black, red and blue models. If you are interested, you can buy the Samsung SE-208DB USB 3.0 portable DVD writer for AU$49.50 or around US$51. [Product Page]

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