Best Backpacks and More for College Students on a Budget – Billboard


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The class is almost back in session! As students prepare to return to school in the coming weeks, Walmart, Target and other retailers have slashed prices on big-ticket and low-cost items to combat inflation-induced slumps in sales.

To help you get started on your school shopping, we’ve put together a list of affordable items and back-to-school deals for students (and parents) on a budget. Below, you’ll find an overview of backpacks, tablets, blue-light blocking glasses, laptops, headphones, and other back-to-school supplies.

Amazon

Shrradoo Extra Large 52L Travel Laptop

$39.99

$45.99

This extra-large backpack has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with over 16,000 customer reviews. Perfect for school and travel, the large capacity bag features three spacious compartments with hidden pockets, plus 20 independent pockets for large and small storage needs, an external USB port for charging your phone and other devices and elastic mesh side pockets to hold umbrellas, water bottles and more gear. You can store school supplies, travel accessories, stationery, notebooks, cord organizer, clothes and more in this awesome bag.

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Champion

Champion Advocate Backpack

$59.95

Columbia’s Advocate backpack has received thousands of positive customer reviews, especially for its durability and sleek, all-over print design. The backpack has adjustable shoulder straps, front and back zip pockets and a laptop compartment.

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JanSport

Jansport Right Pack Backpack

$65

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Jansport started as a small family business in 1967 and has since grown into one of the most popular backpack brands. The Right Pack featured above is an update to a classic. It features the straight/padded shoulder straps and suede bottom, a side water bottle pocket, a padded laptop sleeve designed to fit a 15 inch device and is available in 20 different colors. You can find Jansport and other backpacks on sale for up to 25% off at Kohlsand save an additional 25% with code: SAVE25 through July 27.

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walmart

Pritom Android tablet

$89.99

$109.99

18% off

Need a cheap laptop? The Pritom M10 tablet is equipped with a 10 inch display screen (1280 x 800 IPS display), Wifi, dual cameras, 5000 mAh battery, 32 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM , a 32-bit Quad-core processor and the battery can last up to 12 hours. If you can afford to spend a little more, the Samsung Galaxy S7 tablet is on sale for $395 and that 10.9 Apple iPad is on sale for $449.99.

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Amazon

Logitech M350 Line Friends Cony Wireless Mouse

$39.99

$

Logitech has released an adorable collection of computer accessories, including this Line Friends wireless mouse featuring the Cony character. As well as being available in six different colors, the mouse is ultra-quiet and tracks quickly and accurately on most surfaces, making it ideal for school, gaming, work, and more. Click here for wireless keyboards and other computer accessories.

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Amazon

HP x360 15-inch Convertible Laptop

$769.99

$959.99

For a limited time, shoppers can save up to $190 on HP PCs at Amazon. This HP Envy is a convertible laptop with a 15-inch to 6-inch screen, a high-definition display, and dual speakers with crisp sound courtesy of Bang & Olufsen. The laptop has a battery life of around 11 hours (fast battery charge halfway in just 30 minutes) and an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor with Radeon graphics. Find more laptop deals at walmart.

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Amazon

Maxjuli blue light blocking glasses

$6.99

Blue light blocking glasses protect your eyes from blue rays and high energy blue lights. They can also reduce eye strain, fatigue, blurred vision, and headaches caused by staring at your device for too long. The lenses are available in 12 different colors, including the clear design pictured above.

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Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro,

$109

$117

7% off

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro headphones have active noise cancellation and the battery can last up to 15 hours. Finding the perfect pair of headphones can be tricky. If you want more variety, Bose Sport headphones are on sale for $149, Airpods are currently $99, and these best-selling Anker Soundcore noise-canceling headphones are just $48.

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Targets

Academic Planner 2022-23

$9.99

Keep your schedule on track with an academic planner! This 72-page weekly and monthly planner is dated July 2022 through June 2023. See more academic planners here.

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Amazon

Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)

$39.99

$84.99

53% off

Are you leaving for school? Video chat with friends and family, set timers, stream music and more with the Echo Show 5. The 2nd generation Echo Show features Alexa voice technology and a 2MP camera .

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Amazon

Rolanstar computer desk

$84.99

Need a new office? The Rolanstar computer desk offers a no-frills design at a great price. The 39-inch desk features an integrated power strip with two outlets and USB ports, built-in cable management, a cup holder, and a headset/VR headset hook.

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Amazon

Choo Choo computer desk

$169.99

$189.99

11% off

This Choo Choo computer desk is 40 inches long and can also be used as a dressing table or makeup console. Ideal for a dorm, bedroom, living room, or home office, this double drawer desk is crafted from MDF panels with an X-frame to ensure stability and durability.

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Staples

Union and Balance Office Chair

$99.99

$159.99

38% off

Need a place to sit? This office chair features a breathable polyester mesh back, built-in lumbar support, adjustable tension knobs and adjustable seat height.

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Amazon

Trekoo Desk Fan Lamp Set

$15.99

$18.99

16% off

Stay cool while you study with this cute little fan/lamp/pencil holder. The three-speed rechargeable fan is equipped with a flexible gooseneck and a small LED lamp (with three brightness speeds). The fan can run for up to 14 hours, depending on speed, and can be recharged with an adapter, PC, power bank, car charger, laptop, etc.

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Amazon

Bentgo Leakproof Bento Style Lunch Box

$29.99

$39.99

Bring your lunch to school in a Bentgo lunch box, which offers multiple leak-proof compartments and built-in portion control. For a heated option, check out this electric lunch box from LunchEAZE ($25.99).

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best buy

Cannon inkjet printer

$49.99

$69.99

29% off

According to several customer reviews, the Cannon PIXMA TS302 Wireless Inkjet Printer performs very well for the price. Print quickly and wirelessly with this color inkjet printer that offers easy loading and prints up to 7.7 ISO ipm in black and white to help reduce wait times. It prints documents and photos, and users can scan directly from a smartphone via the Cannon Print app. Looking for more expensive printers? Click here.

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Amazon

1Plus Electric Scooter

$379.90

$529.90

28% off

Using an electric scooter is an economical way to get to school. The 1Plus electric scooter is equipped with a powerful motor and a high capacity battery. Thanks to the 500W brushless electric hub, this scooter can reach speeds of up to 19 mph. It has a maximum range of 17.5 miles and a maximum load of 220 pounds. Want something cheaper? Try the Segway Ninebot ES1L Electric Scooter ($299.99) or the Razor E100 Electric Scooter, which is on sale for $148. For additional options, read our picks for the best electric scooters under $600.

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