Back to school gadgets with Techno Dad

August 14, 2012 (CHICAGO)

ABOUT TECHNO DAD Mike Ferrara,, has been covering consumer technology for over 15 years and is a frequent guest on ABC7.


  • for the Apple iPad 3rd Gen
  • from NewerTech
    HTC Radar (Windows 7 phone) on TMobile Network
  • Fast 4G performance
  • Larger 3.8-inch screen
  • Single-piece metal construction
  • $99 with 2-year agreement
    Digipower 'chargecard'
  • Credit-card sized power booster for smartphones
  • Fits in wallet or purse
  • Get up to 2 hours extra talktime
  • $29.99
    Grace Digital radio
  • Can play Pandora, SiriusXM and other internet stations
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • 5 alarm presets with snooze and sleep buttons
  • $179.99
    Verizon Jetpack 4G Moible Hotspot
  • Connect up to 10 devices at one time
  • Up to 10X faster than 3G
  • $19.99 with 2-year agreement
    General Electric X400 Digital Camera
  • Sharp lens, 15x zoom, panoramic feature
  • Sturdy metal construction
  • Uses standard AA batteries
  • $129.99
    Griffin Binder Insert Case for iPad
  • Clip your iPad into your 3-ring binder
  • Works with 2nd and 3rd generation iPads
  • $24.99
    Palo Alto Cubik Digital Speakers
  • Uses lossless digital USB streaming
  • Refined design with buit-in stands
  • $199.95

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