Back-to-school week: Backpacks and laptop and tablet cases for kids
Aug 10, 2012 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Looking to get your children pumped up about the new school year
Then what better way to do so than with the purchase of a new backpack or case for an iPad or laptop With dozens of options to choose from, you're sure to find something that matches both your children's needs and their personal style.
Bye bye, boring
Solids are out and exciting prints are in this school year with Yak Pak's student backpacks. We suggest going with the Turquoise Aztec pattern for a look that is both fun and trendy. $20, J.C. Penney.
To dye for
Help your little one stand out from the rest of the 'packs with an eye-catching bag from Beeposh by Melissa & Doug. Featuring a vibrant tie-dye design, the Rainbow school bag will make waves. $23.99, Toy Works.
Your star students can carry their laptops to and from school in style with the help of a trendy laptop sleeve by The Macbeth Collection. A fashionable steal at just under $13, these sleeves also work overtime to protect computers, thanks to a water-resistant exterior and soft padded interior. Laptop sleeve in Jezebel Pourpre, $12.88, Wal-Mart.
The Innovative Technology iPad Case incorporates style, security and technological convenience. It is designed with a built-in keyboard that connects to an iPad via Bluetooth for fast, responsive typing. Shown in red (also comes in brown), $69.99, Kohl's.
Cute and compact, Dabbawalla backpacks are the perfect size and design for first-time students heading off to pre-K or kindergarten. Made from toxin-free materials, these unique backpacks are available in an assortment of styles. Monkey See, Monkey Do Backpack, $40, The Greener Good.
From two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White's line for Target, the Smooth Tech Backpack is appropriately sporty and designer-cool. It packs enough space to hold school materials, and it's more than just a homework vehicle thanks to special features like a removable laptop sleeve, a fleece-lined headphone compartment and Velcro skateboard straps. Smooth Tech Backpack in blue/black, $49.99, Target
Students can customize their new backpack or liven up an old one from school years past with Gutzy Gear Backpack Strap Covers and patches. Made with Velcro backing for easy attachment and removal, your child will have fun trading and collecting more than 100 patches that include fan favorites like Monster High and SpongeBob SquarePants. Strap covers, $9.99; patches, $4.99. Toys R Us.
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