Top Picks: 2018 Back to School Shopping Guide


It's that time of year ... back to school. Whether students are heading back to college or high school, make sure they have all the right tools to succeed. 

Here is the NBC Sports Radio 2017 Back to School Shopping Guide:


Luna Mini 2
$139; www.foreo.com

The revolutionary sonic face brush eliminates blemish-causing impurities while remaining extremely gentle on the skin. All it takes is one minute twice a day for a fresh, clear and even-looking complexion. The three-zone face brush is now 50 percent larger and made with softer silicone for a cleansing experience suitable for every skin type. Choose from eight intensities and five eye-catching shades to find what works for you.

Nextbook FLEXX 11A
$229; www.nextbookusa.com
This MS Windows 10-based tablet weighs less than 4 pounds and offers the ability to touch, click or type. All the great apps you need are in the Windows Store, plus you can play Xbox games, music and videos. With an 11.6-inch screen, 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366x768 resolution (IPS), the Nextbook Flexx 11A delivers great image quality to read, work, watch, stream or play. The tablet features 64GB of internal memory, and the option to expand via microSD slot to 64GB more. Simply charge it and carry it in your backpack, purse or briefcase when not in use.

RYOBI 18V ONE+ Score Wireless Speaker Set
$199; sold exclusively at Home Depot; www.ryobitools.com
Wireless speaker system that can connect up to 5 speakers instantly using SKAA technology. Each speaker features a high quality driver and passive radiator for clear, robust sound, as well as an independent volume control. Hybrid power works with any Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt battery or the included AC power adapter. Bluetooth enabled for quick mobile device to primary speaker connection. An integrated FM tuner with five presets offers more listening options. The set includes a P760 primary speaker, a P761 secondary speaker and two AC power adapters. 


Nucleus Anywhere Intercom
$99; www.nucleuslife.com
Nucleus Anywhere intercom connects to your WiFi network and allows you to enjoy wireless audio and video chats room-to-room in your home or home-to-home. Works with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to play your favorite songs, get the news or weather, control your smart devices and more. Call and connect instantly once the Nucleus units are set up. Wide-angle lens with 5MP resolution ensures clear, detailed video quality. A mobile app allows you to remotely check in on your home, so you can keep tabs on things even when you’re away.

Dirt Devil Quick Flip 8v Hand Vacuum
$29.99; www.dirtdevil.com
Easily tackle unexpected messes with the Dirt Devil Quick Flip Hand Vacuum. Perfect for small apartments, dorms and cars, this 8v Lithium-Ion cordless hand vac is powerful, compact and can easily tackle any unexpected mess. The versatile Quick Flip crevice tool is stored right on the unit—just flip out the tool and click it into place to easily reach debris in crevices and tough corners. It’s that simple. And, a special designed handle fits perfectly in the palm of your hand while an easy empty dirt cup makes it even more convenient to get the job done quicker.

Contigo AUTOSEAL Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle
$22.99; www.gocontigo.com
It knows when to close. Keep your cool all day with the spill-proof AUTOSEAL Chill. Whether you're running around town or on the treadmill, your water will stay cold up to 28 hours, thanks to Thermalock vacuum insulation. Just press to sip and release to seal automatically, using the spout cover to help protect against dirt and germs when you’re finished hydrating. 

Creative Outlier Earbuds
$69.99; www.creative.com
The Creative Outlier Sports is a pair of high-performance lightweight wireless in-ear headphones that stay secure and comfortable in your ears even when the work out gets tough. It features sweat-proof properties, a light weight design and silicone noise cancelling ear buds allowing high quality audio for every fitness performance. Connect any music device via Bluetooth for 11 hours of wireless listening on a single charge.

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