The phrase "back to school" should be banished and replaced with something that doesn't feel like a sucker punch to the stomach. Perhaps, "a vacation from summer vacation, but with classes, so you appreciate your next summer vacation?"
Too wordy? OK, let's just go with "back to cool," because that's what we're focusing on: 12 extra cool gadgets and accessories that can help you, or your kids, stay productive during class — then kick back afterwards — including a smart backpack and an activity tracker that snaps selfies. Gear like this makes the return to a classroom significantly less painful.
Looking for less costly items? Check out 11 cool back-to-school tech tools, a compilation of top-notch gear with student-friendly prices.