Tech toys and apps for work and school

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Limor Suss, lifestyle expert, joined the Fox CT Morning Extra to talk about some gadgets and apps that can make your work or school time easier and more productive.

computerDell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1

The Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 has the performance of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet in one device. Its 360-degree hinge design lets you flip the keyboard around and lay it flat on your lap to surf social media or pull up your playlist. Transition the tablet to an upright position to play games, tent mode to watch the news, or laptop mode to reply to emails faster and knock out that class project. Thin and light, this computer is perfect for carrying in your backpack wherever you go. Starting price: $349.99

 

gamesEducational Games & Screen Time

Kids are going to want to unwind at the end of the day, but have them play educational games!

A new math game on the new popular game platform, Osmo, that incorporates a tablet with real play.  Osmo Numbers turns math into a creative and interactive experience that allows for limitless experimentation. Osmo expands gameplay beyond the screen,  transforming the physical space in front of the tablet into an interactive environment that turns any object into a digitally connected game piece.

charging

Satechi 7-Port USB Charger

The Satechi 7-Port USB Charger allows you to charge up to seven devices simultaneously via USB ports. With four ports providing 5 volts / 1 amp and 3 more ports providing 5 volts / 2.4 amps of power, you can charge smartphones, tablets, music players, cameras, and more

$59.99

 

chargerNewtrent Travelpack
The device has two USB plugs and charges devices while charging itself.  Then you can power up 4 times without being plugged into the wall.

$79.99

 

 

 

APPS:

Flare Kids:

This app is designed to foster independence in children ages 3-8.

Here’s how it works, once parents download the app, they are able to create profiles for each child to customize the content that can be watched and set a timer to schedule viewing. Plus, parents can monitor the shows accessed.

Kids gain the freedom they desire to explore and switch between various shows, while parents experience peace of mind knowing their child is viewing is age-appropriate content for the amount of time they’ve set.

Waze

Always running late bc of traffic? This app is life changing. It's a GPS app that will redirect you to avoid traffic and also tell you where the cops are in case you're going over the speed limit.  It's use generated and they have a proprietary algorithm that's better than anything else you have on your phone

PlayKids:

The #1 ranked children’s app in more than 25 countries, PlayKids is filled with over 200 video shows, stories and educational games that are constantly updated to provide full entertainment for kids up to five years. Popular shows on PlayKids include Daniel Tiger, Callow, Peppa Pig and Super WHY. PlayKids allows children to watch videos anytime and anywhere - even without an internet connection.

Cost: $6.99 / month or $29.99 for 6 months. Availability: on iOS and Android.