Top 10: The T3ME Back-To-School Gift Guide!

February 5, 2022

After a few uncertain months of remote learning, schools in the UAE are finally back to a physical, in-person classes schedule. School life and gadgetry go hand in hand, so we at T3 Towers have compiled a list of some brilliant gadgets to make the best of school life.

UGreen X-Kit Docking station

Perfect for those lengthy zoom sessions, the X-Kit is a uniquely creative product, combining practical 5-in-1 USB hub with an adjustable stand for laptops and tablets. Positioned as the world’s first ergonomic Foldable Hub-Stand, it enables all the cables to stay behind the notebook and frees up much space. The 5-1 USB C Hub comes with USB C, 4K HDMI, TF/SD and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

AED 299, ugreen.com

Fantom Wallet

There are many security aspects that are part of everyday school life, right from ensuring debit cards, school access cards, locker keys are safe. This is where the Fantom Wallet is the perfect gift for your child. It’s an RFID Wallet, which makes sure that your child’s cards precious cards are safe from prying scanners. Plus, there’s a ton of modular attachments, right from key holder attachments, Cash holders, tracking and ID Card attachments and more. In terms of finishes, choose from some really intriguing finishes, ranging from luxurious spotted red leather to funky bamboo and carbon fibre finishes.

AED 375 onwards, fantomwallet.com

Huawei MatePad T8 Kids Edition

For pre-schoolers, this Huawei creation is so much prescribed! It’s super light, comes with a handle and with enough processing power to handle your little one’s every scribbling need. We at T3 love the very starry themes, that equally playful stylus design and the ready-for-a-fall-or-three sturdiness.

AED 579, consumer.huawei.com

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD

Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD features 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, letting you store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance mean this tough drive can take a beating.

AED 949, westerndigital.com, available at amazon.ae

Huawei MateBook 14s

Come to your child’s needs, and you really want a no-compromise machine. One that can balance surfing, gaming and remote learning needs. The MateBook 14s boasts a fantastic 2.5K 90Hz HUAWEI FullView touch Display. Add to that a productivity-friendly aspect ratio of 3:2 and a brilliant 90% high screen-to-body ratio, and an immersive experience is assured. The HUAWEI MateBook 14s packs outstanding performance into a sleek, lightweight body. The MateBook 14s comes equipped with the powerful 11th generation Intel Core H-Series processor and Intel Iris Xe Graphics. With up to 45 W of thermal design power in Performance Mode, you’ll be able to run multiple programs at any one time and enjoy incredible levels of multitasking.

AED 5,399, consumer.huawei.com, available at Sharaf DG

Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Headphone 

A truly smart travel companion, the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless offers Sennheiser’s renowned high-quality sound and NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation in a sleek foldable design. An intuitive, ear cup-mounted touch control panel and voice prompt system allow for a convenient selection of settings, while the device also has a impressive 30 hours of battery life.

AED 899, en-ae.sennheiser.com, available at uae.sharafdg.com

Huawei Watch GT Runner

The uawei Watch GT Runner is a smartwatch built for sports, and it is designed to be your child’s fitness companion. It comes with the new Huawei TruSeen 5.0+ heart rate monitoring technology, offering a precise dynamic heart rate and SpO2 monitoring. The watch has a suspended hidden antenna and Dual-Band Five-System GNSS positioning to track your running trajectory accurately. The watch packs many features that are dedicated to runners. The Running Ability Index (RAI) and Individual Periodical Science Training Program are the most notable among these. The Huawei TruSport professional scientific running program provides users with in-depth analysis of the training intensity, training volume, recovery time and more. The Running Ability Index (RAI) enables users to objectively evaluate their running ability, and AI Running Coach helps them achieve their goals scientifically and efficiently. The Huawei Watch GT Runner delivers 14-day battery life in the smart mode under typical usage scenarios and 7-day battery life with heavy usage.

AED 1,299, consumer.huawei.com

Bang & Olufsen HX Wireless headphone

Commuting with your favourite podcast. Perfect clarity on calls. Me time with your favourite music. All with no outside noise. Bang & Olufsen’s HX Wireless headphones are ready for anything. Luxuriously comfortable with powerful ANC, customizable sound EQ and inspiring audio, the HX Wireless answers the call with up to 3 hours of play.

AED 2,660, bang-olufsen.com

LG Puricare Gen 2

The idea of a wearable air purifier is almost an obvious next step these Pandemic-stricken days, and LG was the first to the pole with the first iteration of the Puricare wearable air purifier. Incorporating dual fans that blow air at the speed of your own breathing, the device is made with medical-grade silicone and boasts two H13 grade HEPA filters. The second iteration of the LG Puricare is also much more compact, with a choice of black and white color options. The end result? You are both distinct and safe.

AED 729, lge.com

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.