The Tech Guy takes a look at inexpensive tech for students:
The IRIScan Book 2 is an inexpensive portable scanner deigned for book pages and other printouts. It has OCR software, so images can be converted to text for use in notes and other documents. It's less expensive than other portable scanners, but perhaps not quite as robust as some.
USB 3 thumb drives will be a must for students who carry their files with them. USB 3 is faster- meaning moving large files will not take as long as with USB 2 drives.
The Matrix One tablet can get compact computing into the hands of students without breaking the bank. It's not as advanced as top of the line tablets, but with a price point of just $99, it has features usually seen in pricier tablets. It doesn't have cell connectivity, so all data comes through Wi-Fi. It features a mini HDMI output, as well as an SD card slot for expanded memory.
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