Back to School Tech Bargains and Apps

Amazon Student

The Amazon Student app, on iOS and Android, will let you compare prices with a barcode scanner between Amazon and brick and mortar merchants, and provides buyers with six months of free shipping.

Campus Maps

New to campus? Check out iTunes and the Google Play store for campus map apps.


The Powerbag is a backpack that can also charge your gadgets. It has a built in battery, as well as cables routed through the bag – both microUSB and an iPhone cable.


If you refuse to give up your current backpack, and just need a portable charging solution, you can also consider the MyCharge. It’ll charge up to 3 devices at one time…. and FAST!

Apple Educational Deals

College students who buy a new Mac between now and September 21st will receive a $100 gift card redeemable in the App Store or iTunes.

Deal-Hunting Apps

Make sure you hit up iTunes or the Google Play store for bargain-hunting apps like Appsfire (iOS and Android) or RetailMeNot (iOS). And keep an eye on retailers on FourSquare unadvertised deals.