For the freshest of freshmen or the most seasoned upperclassman, the first day of a new year of high school is always daunting. The short kid dreads it for he likely will end up in a trashcan. The captain of the football team is nervous about becoming a senior, and takes out his emotions by stuffing the short kid in a trashcan. The school’s custodian, angry about his diminishing salary, kicks over the trashcan with the short kid still inside it.
Yeah, the first day of high school sucks.
Don’t be unprepared on such an important day! We at OutletPC bring you the high school edition of our Ultimate Back To School Guide, engineered specifically to give you all the tools and gadgets you need to take on high school like a true champion…and to avoid being trash-canned.
A NEW BACKPACK
The backpack makes or breaks one’s high school experience. You can either have too little inside it and feel like a bridge troll with a tiny satchel on his back, or you can have thirty pounds of pure knowledge tugging at the zippers while you stomp about trying to stay standing up with all that weight on your back, and before you know it the number 4 isn’t just for your GPA, it’s also for how many vertebrae you have.
Don’t break your back over something as simple as high school. The Belkin Slim Laptop Sling can hold all your everyday school supplies, books, folders, notebooks, and laptops with ease and comfort, while still staying incredibly slim and without weighing you down. We have a whole variety of backpacks like this that are perfect for anyone looking for a back-to-school bag.
A FLASH DRIVE
High school is becoming digitized. The days of printed essays and homework worksheets are slowly giving way to the days of online submissions and homework inside an Internet browser. With all the new digital features that are enhancing high school, it’s incredibly important to have your data with you on the go with a USB flash drive.
With 16 GB of space, the Corsair Flash Voyager USB Flash Drive can handle all the Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, videos, music, and photos that you can throw at it, and is wrapped in a tough, rubberized shell that makes it almost impossible to break, which makes it perfect for clumsy kids.
A LAPTOP, NETBOOK, OR TABLET
Speaking of high school becoming more and more digital, it’s becoming more and more crucial for high school students to have their own computer or Internet device. Depending on what kind of experience you’re looking for, OutletPC has lots of options.
A tablet is a great sidekick to have when doing homework, as it can play music, videos, access the web, read e-books, and do a whole host of other stuff that kids like having while studying or while hard at work. This Coby Kyros 7″ Tablet is the perfect size and has the right specs for helping any high school student reach new educational heights (while having a little fun on the side).
With more functionality than a tablet but not with quite the same specs or price as a laptop, netbooks are great for high school students who don’t need the power of a full-fledged laptop computer. With smaller screens and bodies designed for portability, netbooks are great entry-level laptops. The HP Mini 10.1″ Netbook is the ideal netbook for a high school student. With a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, a 320 GB hard drive, and 1 GB of RAM, this netbook goes everywhere and does whatever you need it to with a small, streamlined design.
But if you’re a true overachiever, then you need your very own laptop before you set out to conquer secondary education. We’re here to help. An ASUS 15.6″ Dual-Core HD6320 Laptop has everything you need: a sturdy, rugged design with a 15.6″ screen that packs a full keyboard that includes a numeric keypad, a beefy 320 GB hard drive and 4 GB of RAM, and an AMD E-450 CPU for high-level performance, and an AMD Radeon HD 6320G Graphics Processor that gives you astounding picture quality!
Sometimes you need to shed a little extra light on your work when burning the midnight oil on that term paper. Supply that light with a simple, USB-powered LED lamp that gives you super-bright, reliable light at the expense of any single USB port. This Kingsmart USB Powered Lamp has 13 LED bulbs in it and a flexible neck so you can position wherever you need it to to guarantee bright light at any time!
A USB HUB
With all the USB-powered stuff we rely on these days, it’s easy to run out of ports in a hurry. With a USB hub, you can add all the ports you need so you can stay efficient and juiced up. This Hub-Bot USB Hub is your robotic friend in the hunt for more USB ports! With a port in each limb, this 4-port USB Hub-Bot will help you work all your USB 2.0 devices at once.
Math is hard. Math is pointless. I can’t think of one time I’ve needed math ever in my whole entire life. Not once, not twice, not three times. Never. Know why? I have a calculator to do it for me. The Texas Instruments TI-36X gets the job done. It’s got a multi-view screen that lets you see multiple calculations at once and uses solar power to make its batteries last that much longer! Don’t waste all that precious brain space on math, just keep your math in your backpack with this sweet calculator.
Sometimes, in high school, you just need a little bit of a helping hand when it comes to learning difficult concepts. Well, thanks to the wonders of modern science, help is on the way. We carry tutoring software for Algebra, Grammar, and Vocabulary so you can always get a little bit of a brain boost when you need one. Also, we carry portable pocket encyclopedias that give you all the information you need whenever you need it. Whatever it is you need help with, we have a way to help you get that good grade.