Choose the right flash drive for school and for sharing

by Blogger on ‎09-28-2016 09:25 AM - last edited on ‎09-29-2016 04:39 PM by Blogger

sidekick-landing-USB-0a0a0a2.jpgUSB flash drives make sharing big files at school or at work easier than ever, but not every drive is created equal. You need to pick the right tool for the right job, and here are some tips to help make that decision.


Back to school dinner ideas: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎09-16-2016 02:17 PM - edited ‎09-16-2016 02:20 PM

back to school dinner.jpgWondering what to make for dinner tonight? Don’t worry; I have you covered. Here are three delicious back to school dinner ideas you can use when you’re in a hurry.


Back to school lunch box ideas: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2016 10:26 AM - last edited on ‎09-09-2016 04:59 PM by Editor in Chief

back to school lunch ideas.jpgPacking school lunches is not my idea of fun, and I know there are many parents who feel the same way. But instead of struggling with that same-old sandwich, you could a few of these inspired back to school lunch box ideas.


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Summer is rapidly coming to a close, but there is still plenty of time left to soak in the great outdoors before it gets too dark, grey and cold. Personally, I like the cooler weather of late summer/fall anyway, as it’s more conducive to taking longer hikes and forays into the beautiful backcountry trails where all the leaves are starting to change colour. But, if you are going to go on any extended hikes into the forest, you always have to ensure you are dressed correctly for the weather, have extra clothing, food, water and a few other basic items in case of emergencies. That means you’ll also need something in which to put everything. So, your first hiking and adventuring accessory needs to be a solid rucksack, and, fortunately, I can give you some tips for finding the perfect bag for backpacking.


Backpacks built for urban adventures

by Blogger on ‎09-07-2016 09:14 AM - last edited on ‎09-07-2016 10:50 AM by Editor in Chief

10406610.jpgNot all adventures happen in the wilderness, so it makes sense that not all backpacks would be built for the wilderness, either. Sometimes, the best adventures to be had can be found right in the city–and these bags are exactly what you'll want to take you through them.



3 backpacks perfect for the young student going back to school

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2016 09:40 AM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 09:10 AM by Blogger


Depending on the grade of your child going back to school, you’ll need to shop for pencils, crayons, pencil crayons, paper, erasers, glue, and all sorts of other essentials for the school year. However, it’s important not to overlook the one school supply that is responsible for toting these supplies back and forth­–the backpack. To help you in your search, here are three backpacks perfect for the young student going back to school.



Best desks for students

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2016 11:45 PM


Back to school is right around the corner, so by now you’ve probably either picked up all the essentials or are planning on doing so very soon. Maybe you got a new backpack, some new binders and notepads, and pens and pencils galore. That’s all great, but if you don’t have a decent surface to work on, you’ll likely be studying while cross-legged on the floor. So here are eight desk options that will help you make this year the most productive yet.




Back to school is right around the corner, so if you are one of the many students heading back to campus this year, I can imagine you are busy loading up on supplies like notepads, textbooks, pens, highlighters, and perhaps even a new laptop or tablet. While these are all essential for a productive school year, another item you may want to consider adding to your shopping list is a smartwatch. Not only are they stylish and trendy, but they will help you stay organized and on top of your studies.



For some, it’s an easy choice between an iPhone or Android phone. They’ve drawn their lines, chosen their camps and stuck with them for years. Others are less loyal, seeking what they feel is the best user experience for them, either out of frustration or curiosity. Students are no different in their needs, especially when the smartphone is both a consumption device and productivity support tool. Let’s look at the choices.


521656814 copy.jpgBack to class means back to studying. Make this the year that you deck out your dorm room with a great desk and chair so you can study like a boss.



How do you add some personality to your dorm room? Here are 10 great buys under $30: pick, choose, and add some fun touches to your dorm room



Children and students are the biggest consumers of mobile apps on tablets, smartphones and connected devices like the iPod Touch. A lot of these apps are both alien and mystifying to adults who may not have the time to check or vet the apps their kids use. Here's a bit of a crash course.


Some awesome alternatives to Herschel backpacks

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2016 10:22 PM - last edited on ‎08-30-2016 10:14 AM by Editor in Chief

10362619.jpgHerschel is the big name for backpacks this year, but if you want to set yourself apart from the crowd while still following the latest trends, Best Buy has plenty of other options for you. Plenty of other longstanding backpack companies like Burton and JanSport offer similar alternatives, in shades and designs that you can't necessarily get in a Herschel bag.



5 quirky bags to help you get organized

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2016 10:20 PM - last edited on ‎08-30-2016 05:33 PM by Editor in Chief

10408733.jpgA lot of really serious, work-appropriate bags get featured here on the Plug-in Blog, but that's not all that's out there in the world. The accessories industry (and the Best Buy site) are full of weird, quirky bags that'll help you organize all of your stranger odds and ends–and they'll put on a smile on your face as you do so.



Back to School Smart Phone Accessories Roundup

by Blogger ‎08-27-2016 08:07 PM - edited ‎08-27-2016 08:15 PM

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The back to school season is a tricky time of year. For some it's super exciting, while for others it's seriously stressful. Whichever of these camps you fall into, if you're heading back to school this Fall season, why not enhance the experience by enhancing your smart phone with some exciting new accessories? That's right, it's time yet again for another back to school smart phone accessories roundup. Click through and read on for some extremely useful accessory ideas.


Heading back to preschool

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2016 08:05 AM - last edited on ‎09-09-2016 11:42 AM by Editor in Chief

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Just like kids heading back to grade or high school, or college or university, preschoolers need gear to help them get ready for the new year, as well. Here's a list of some of the essentials. 


Backpacks built for your active lifestyle

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2016 11:31 PM - last edited on ‎08-24-2016 08:13 AM by Blogger


When it comes to finding a backpack that's built for your active lifestyle, there are actually two different types of bags that you could possibly need. The first is a backpack that's going to look awesome while holding all of your gear and necessities. The second is trickier: it's a duffle bag that's going to get you from the gym to the conference room while still looking totally venue-appropriate at both.



Comparing 2 large backpacks for the busy student

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2016 03:42 PM - last edited on ‎09-20-2016 10:17 AM by Blogger


Life as a student can be quite demanding. You need to manage your time to accommodate classes, studying, extra curricular activities, a social life, and perhaps a part-time job. You also need to be prepared for each of these activities at any given time, which is why a large capacity backpack is essential. Here are two great options that will help make life easier for any busy student.


Bright backpacks that help you stand out

by Blogger ‎08-23-2016 01:56 PM - edited ‎08-23-2016 01:59 PM


Not everyone likes to stand out in a crowd, but if you like to make a statement wherever you go, then these bright and bold backpacks are for you. Whether you are going back to school, heading out on a travel adventure, or just want something fun for commuting to and from work, these options are sure to keep you from blending in.


2 in 1 backpacks for school and the outdoors

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2016 10:21 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2016 07:21 AM by Blogger

10408760.jpgIf you're already struggling with the stress of schoolwork, fall term, and the cost of textbooks, don't forget to take a moment to rest and relax before term begins. One great way to hit "reset" on your mental anxiety button is to take a nice, long hike outdoors, and these 2 in 1 backpacks are just what the stressed-out student needs to get a handle on the school year before it even starts.




A happy mind is a productive mind, and there's no better way to make your mind happy than to surround it with stuff that makes you smile. It's easy to move into your dorm room at the start of term and leave things just as they are, but with a couple stylish updates, you can transform your dorm room from a listless studying cavern to a productive, calming atmosphere that gets you into the studying groove.



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After a full day of classes you'll be coming back to your dorm room hungry and looking for something to eat for dinner. Check out these recipes perfect for getting you through the week.


Organize for baby’s back to school

by Blogger on ‎08-19-2016 11:13 AM - last edited on ‎09-09-2016 11:43 AM by Editor in Chief

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Yes, back-to-school is the time to focus on those kids who are heading back to an educational institution (or starting at one). But when it's time for the siblings to return to daily school, and the summer months are over, a baby will also need to get back into a routine.


Which of these 5 appliances should you take to your dorm room?

by Blogger ‎08-19-2016 10:45 AM - edited ‎08-19-2016 10:46 AM

cook_together.jpgWhen you're setting up your dorm room kitchen, you want to pick appliances that you'll use every day. Here are five you'll want to consider bringing along to set up your dorm room kitchen.


5 ways to brighten up your dorm room

by Blogger ‎08-18-2016 11:08 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 12:03 AM

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Moving away to University can be nerve racking, and having to move into a new, bare space that you’re not used to can make it even worse.  Make this space feel as comfortable as possible by filling it with stylish, inviting pieces that will make you feel at home.


Get packed for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2016 11:13 PM

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Summer is almost over, and soon it will be time to get back in the classroom, and back to hitting the books. But you’re going to need a lot more than just books to make it through the semester, so I’ve put together a handy checklist of what you’re going to want to have to get geared up, and packed up for back to school.


7 Best Backpacks for Women

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2016 09:12 PM


Back to school is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to pick up a new backpack for both work and play. However, not all backpacks are created equal, which is especially true if you are a woman. As women, we tend to have different needs than men when it comes to backpacks, so to help you in your search, I’ve identified seven great options for you to consider.


What to look for in a school backpack

by Blogger ‎08-17-2016 09:04 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 08:01 AM


It's the home stretch for Back to School and with only a couple of weeks to go, I bet you're knee deep in school supply shopping. This year, it might be time to look at the backpack you're sending your school aged kids (or yourself.) Does it have everything you need for your day to day? Do you need something bigger or more practical? Have your needs changed and perhaps you need to downsize? Come take a look at backpack needs and different styles from your Kindergarten goer to university and beyond.


Set up your personal student lounge this year

by Blogger ‎08-17-2016 06:32 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 12:04 AM

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Whether you are still in high school, working on a university degree or heading back to school to continue your education, your study area needs to be a relaxing place that fuels productivity! This year, set up a student lounge that will be stylish and calming while also being an appropriate study space.


5 backpacks that will fit everything

by Blogger ‎08-15-2016 10:26 PM - edited ‎08-15-2016 10:26 PM

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When back to class means back to carrying everything but the kitchen sink, you need a backpack that will fit everything.


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