Interested in a back-to-school e-reader, but you're not sure which one to buy? Barnes & Noble made a case for the Nook on Monday, with $100 in free books for the returning student.
B&N said that customers who purchase a new Nook from today until Sept. 11 will receive $100 in free books and study tools, specifically a free collection of 12 free classic books and 12 SparkNotes study aids.
The books will help any aspiring literature major, and include A Tale of Two Cities, Beowulf, Ivanhoe, Crime and Punishment and The Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man. The SparkNotes guides include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, B&N said.
Looks like Apple’s hopes that colleges and universities around the country will adopt the iPad as an educational tool may be coming to fruition. Seton Hill University, based in Greenburg, Pennsylvania, has just made it public knowledge that they will be giving all full-time students an iPad, starting with the next upcoming fall semester. Other schools have tried this with the Kindle, but in our opinion, the slowness of the Kindle screen refresh kind of killed that one. We don’t know that the iPad will fare much better, but it certainly has a better shot at success.
It may be almost the end of the term for most, but if you are a student, Microsoft has a deal for you. Their Office Ultimate 2007 is priced at $59.95, as opposed to the usual $679.95. That 91% savings is good for anyone who has a viable .edu addy and is enrolled in school or is taking a credited class. The pricing will remain through the end of 2010 and you can grab a copy on its “Ultimate Steal” site. Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT)RED Upgrade w/SP1 and Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 are also available at reduced prices.
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Anyone who has ever played the first Nintendo system and had it fail mid-game recognizes this sentiment. Started by the creators of College Humor, they sell a wide assortment of original t-shirts and hoodies because, as they say, they want people to “have fun, laugh, look good, feel comfortable, get good jobs, and get sweaty dancing.” Currently all their tees are only $15.99 each (with free shipping if you live in the U.S.) They also encourage others to send in pics with modeling their wares or submit designs for their consideration. If you are overwhelmed by the multitudes on Cafe Press, you might give the site a nod.
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Whether you’re a college football fanatic, or just love your university, boy do we have a gadget for you: One-for-All’s Universal Remote Control with college logos and colors! The device controls just about everything video-related, from DVD players to Plasma TVs, using a huge code library for numerous brands. It also has Closed Captioning, a “FAV” key that scans your favorite channels, and maintains its memory during battery changes. It’s also compatible with Digital Cable and Satellite TV systems. This writer is the long-time owner of an “old-school” One-for-All, and is still very pleased with its features and durability. Target and Amazon have a selection of 18 different colleges for $19 USD.
Still hankering to show off your school spirit, even though March Madness is over? Consider a USB Flash drive with the logo of your favorite college team, courtesy of PNY. Guaranteed coolness on campus and off, and a great conversation piece to boot. The drives come in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB sizes, with prices ranging from a reasonable $15-$45 USD. However, this “special pricing” from PNY only lasts until April 16, so hurry!
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