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Top 5 Trends in the World of Backpacks!

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2014 11:55 PM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 02:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief





Few things in life are as complicated as backpacks. I can think of only 2: brain surgery and rocket science. Ok, that was a real whopper! But as I've been learning recently, backpacks do come in a variety of designs and styles and with a number of different purposes and objectives. Some are meant to be light and easy to transport, some are meant to be stylish and attractive to look at, and others are meant to be fully functional in realms such as hiking, moving about campus, or backpacking around the world. In today's blog I identify 5 current (though not necessarily new) trends in the wonderful world of backpacks. Read on for my top 5 list!



Burton Bags soon available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:37 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Brace yourselves… the biggest name in snowboarding has arrived! For those of you who enjoy hitting the slopes or following winter sports, chances are you’ve heard of Burton. Since 1977, this sporting goods powerhouse has risen to the top as the most recognized snowboard and lifestyle brand in the world. Today, Burton offers a broad range of casual, everyday products that extend beyond its presence on the slopes. From quality backpacks to handbags to laptop and tablet cases—Burton has everything you need to tackle the workplace, classroom, or even mountain! Here’s a glimpse of some of their finest bags that will soon be online at Future Shop:


How to find the perfect backpack for back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎07-21-2014 01:31 PM - edited ‎07-22-2014 08:54 AM


Have you seen the variety of backpacks that are available? You will be amazed, and possibly overwhelmed. You can find some that look like the backpacks that were around when you were in school. You will also find a many new designs to accommodate the changing needs of the modern student. Of course you will also find too many designs and colours to describe. So where do you begin when your child says they need a new backpack?  Here are some suggestions that will help.



Top Tips to Quickly and Easily Destress with Tech

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 07:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 11:28 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Many parents are already preparing for back to school. Some children will need afterschool care, some kids are heading to college so the dorm room has to be outfitted properly.These things take time.  Back to school can be a stressful time.  You need school supplies, jazzy lunch ideas, and new clothes for the kids, not to mention you’re already working hard, and have zero free time.  How can you get some of those precious minutes and even hours back?  Let tech do the heavy lifting for you.  There are some great gadgets and products from Future Shop that can help you de-stress this time of year.


Jansport Backpacks and Bags are built to carry just about anything

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 03:51 AM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 04:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



For nearly 50 years, the name 'Jansport' has been synonymous with bags, bags, and more bags! But also quality! And, for that matter, today Jansport has more than just backpacks and hiking bags--they also produce a wide selection of laptop bags, smart phone and tablet accessories, and even carry on and checked luggage, among other useful items for carrying all of our most prized possessions around. But the best news of all is that Future Shop is about to start carrying a number of these fine Jansport products, and that means it's time to get to know this great brand just a little bit better. Read on for a few tidbits on their products, their history, and their amazing guarantee!  


Review: Monster Adidas originals over-ear and in-ear headphones

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2014 05:18 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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While headphone technology is advancing, headphone styling is also becoming more important to consumers, because we’re tired of having the choice between just black or white.  Today you can get the aforementioned shades, plus gold, silver, and nearly any colour on the wheel plus skulls, and bling, not to mention UFC or famous rapper partnerships. Enter a cool collaboration between Monster and Adidas that gives you stylish sound with all the audio quality you could want.


Wide selection of Swiss Gear backpacks, luggage, and tablet/laptop cases available!

by Blogger on ‎07-09-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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From the maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, Swiss Gear by Wenger has sure come a long way to be more than just an active outdoor brand. With an expanded product line, Swiss Gear now offers a unique mix of multi-functional products crafted for our everyday lives. With a strong reputation for durability, comfort, and style, Swiss Gear has become an easily recognizable brand on the street. Whether you’re looking for the perfect back to school backpack, luggage for an upcoming summer trip, or laptop/tablet case to protect your precious tech, Swiss Gear has you covered. Here’s a glimpse at some of their neat products that we carry online:


RFID Protected Cases and Backpacks from Swiss Gear

by Blogger on ‎07-03-2014 08:30 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2014 11:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


As electronics have become tightly  integrated into our daily lives, so has the prevalence of data theft. Think the sensitive information on the credit cards, debit cards, passport, and driver’s license you’re carrying around is safe? Think again. Nowadays, nearby fraudsters are capable of reading your personal and financial information without even having to physically swipe or look at it. How? Through RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification)-reading equipment. Luckily you can protect yourself from becoming the next victim of RFID theft by investing in RFID protected gear. Swiss Gear has a wide selection of cases, backpacks, and bags to choose from that will not only put fraudsters out of business, but also make you look sharp while doing so.


Cool backpacks for Back-To-School

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2013 10:56 AM

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Labour Day long weekend is over and the kids are back at school. Have you purchased a cool backpack for son or daughter’s school year? Backpacks are trendy in high school, as it’s the one piece of accessory that will use every day. Give your kids a big smile by getting them one of these stylish backpacks from iFly.



How to Avoid Gaining the Freshman 15

by Blogger on ‎08-20-2013 12:43 PM

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Staying healthy in college has its challenges. You won’t be coming home to your mom’s healthy cooking, nor will your fridge be stored with lots of fruits and vegetables.  Instead, your peers will persuade you with late night pizza or macaroni and cheese. And maybe some of you will be partaking in multiple keg parties. Oh my! Here are some tips to avoid gaining that extra 15lbs in the first year of university.


Brain Games to Prepare You for Back to School

by Blogger ‎08-16-2013 01:48 PM - edited ‎08-16-2013 02:30 PM

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Thanks to the runaway success of gaming platforms such as the Nintendo Wii and Kinect for Xbox 360, the gaming industry has significantly broadened its range of genres over the years.  While traditional genres such as platform, first-person action, and fighting still get the bulk of attention these days, game designers continue to explore the potential of using video games as a way to help keep our mind and body sharp.


With the school season just around the corner, here’s a look at some of the best games available on that will help stimulate your brain and keep you active – two important components for academic success!


Positioning yourself for success: Back to school ergonomics

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2013 11:31 AM - last edited on ‎08-16-2013 04:05 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Stand up straight, as your mom would remind you!


And make sure to SIT up straight as your prepare for back to school.


In September you’ll return to sitting at your home desk to study for an exam or complete your homework, and it's important to pay extra attention to back health. The perfect posture will lead you to a successful semester.


Before you get your study space set up, here are some tips for back to school ergonomics.



Back to School preparation: getting ready for all those big homework projects

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-13-2013 01:47 PM - edited ‎09-03-2013 01:50 PM

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Over the course of your child’s elementary school years you should expect them to be assigned at least a few big homework projects each year. It’s a good idea to gather the tools that will make these projects easier to execute so your child stays on top of their studies and gets great grades.


Back to School: Home Theatre Components for the Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-12-2013 05:12 PM - last edited on ‎08-14-2013 01:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



With the 2013 school year fast approaching, it’s time to start selecting the components you’d like to accompany you to university or college. Today, we’ll be looking at three dorm-friendly devices which can deliver outstanding playback at a price point that any student can appreciate.


Hottest Games For August 2013

by Blogger ‎08-11-2013 10:03 AM - edited ‎08-11-2013 11:23 AM

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Back-to-school always marks the beginning of gaming's biggest season and one look at August's release schedule will show that the flood of great games has begun.  There are some heavy-hitting sequels to popular game franchises such as Lost Planet, Saints Row, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Madden NFL Football, along with the launch of Disney Infinity, the next big franchise from Disney Interactive Studios.  Of course there's also Pikmin 3, which Nintendo hopes will breathe new life into their Wii U console, and spearheads a string of major upcoming releases from Nintendo.


Without any further wait, let's bring on the games!


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