Back to (Virtual) School

The last few months have been a big adjustment to us all, and going back to school is going to be no exception. Virtual school means more technology and less face-to-face interactions, which also means that back to school supplies are more unique than ever before. Technological requirements are vital to a successful classroom experience, and Electronic Express is here to help you find the perfect set up.

Routers

Google Nest Wifi

Let’s start with the most important thing you’ll need for a successful online school experience. A good network connection. Because without a good connection, you can’t do much. Clear streaming without lag means you can hear everything others are saying, and on top of that others can hear everything that you’re saying.

1. Google Nest Dual-Band Wi-Fi System
2. Netgear Nighthawk Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Laptops

Microsoft Surface Go 2

Once you have a strong connection set up, a laptop with a webcam is going to be the next thing you’ll need. Why a laptop over a desktop computer? Portability. The ease of being able to set it up anywhere in your home makes it much more accommodating, which is something I think we all appreciate right now. And most desktop computers don’t include a webcam either, which means extra costs, so there’s the added benefit of saving money with laptops.

1. Samsung 15.6″ Chromebook
2. Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air
3. Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 7

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Another option if a laptop isn’t quite what you’re looking for would be a tablet. A little less power than a laptop, but still all the functionality, tablets are a great option. There are always added benefits of a full laptop, like powerful processing and fast performance. However, tablets nowadays are made with just about every function a laptop has, including split-screen for multitasking. If you’re worried about having to type on a tablet, most are compatible with keyboard cases, resulting in a laptop-like set up at a much lower cost. This also leaves you with the ability to use it as a tablet or a laptop without switching back and forth between devices.

1. Samsung 10.4″ Galaxy Tab S6
2. Apple 10.2″ iPad (7th Generation)

Printers

HP Envy Printer

It might not be a necessity or requirement, but it’s an incredibly useful tool to have at your disposal. For those who have visual and/or kinesthetic learning styles, having a hard copy to touch, read, and write on is best. Printers make it quick and easy to have the material in your hands.

1. HP Envy 5010 Wireless All-in-One InkJet Color Printer
2. Lexmark Multifunction Laser Color Printer

Headphones

JBL Live 650

When you have multiple people working from home and going to school virtually, the noises begin to overlap and it can get a bit chaotic trying to distinguish between all the different videos. Headphones are the perfect solution to keeping everyone sane and paying attention to their work without any distractions. For the most effective experience, look for headphones with a noise-canceling feature. Noise-canceling headphones are designed to minimize outside noises and distractions, making it easier to focus on your work.

1. JBL LIVE 650BTNC Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
2. Apple AirPods Pro
3. HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

Virtual school is a new concept for us all. There will be learning curves and plenty of obstacles while trying to figure out how this will all work. With the right tools it can be successful, perhaps even more effective for some people, and Electronic Express is here to help you find the tools that best suit your individual needs.

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