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Get geared-up with back-to-school tech

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by Breanna Lai, for KUAM News

Guam - CNET's Molly Wood and Brian Tong showcase the latest gadgets for student's needs in their segment "Back to School Tech 2010", airing this weekend on KUAM-TV11.  Every student can find something that's right for them as Wood and Tong share their reviews on the latest smart phones, laptops, digital cameras, video consuls, and much more.

Unfortunately, not all the products featured are available or supported on Guam, but some can be special ordered or found online.  As for the excitement over smartphones such as the iPhone 4, Tong says they cannot fully recommend it as its antenna problems have yet to be resolved.  The CNET hosts say stick with the iPhone 3GS and the Droid, both of which are available on island.

Speaking of Apple, the MacBook is another highly recommended product as it is the ultimate student laptop. But if a full size, high priced laptop is not what you are looking for at this time, net books are also available at a more affordable price.  If you like the size of a netbook, another alternative is investing in a tablet, such as Apple's iPad. It's great for students as they can read books, surf the Web, and download helpful apps.

Along with the iPad, smartphones such as the iPhone and Droid enable apps that help students with their work, and the best part is some of them are free, including Notecards on the iPhone for $1.99 and StudyDroid on the Android OS for free, which helps students create flashcards for their upcoming tests. IHomework on the iPhone and CoursePro on for Android can help students stay organized when their schedules get hectic, making sure an assignment is never turned in late.

These are just a few products that can make you the techiest kid in school. Temember to tech out CNET Back to School on KUAM-TV11 Sunday at 7pm.

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