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Top 5 wireless sound solutions for the dorm room

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 11:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Wirelessfs.jpgSetting up a comfortable and functional dorm room  for back-to-school is always an exciting challenge. One thing you don’t want in any dorm room are too many confusing wires. There’s a bevy of choices whether you want Apple AirPlay focused speakers, straight-uo Bluetooth speakers, Sound docks that stream wireless audio, shelf-style speakers that can be wired or wireless as well as a modern boombox.  Thankfully, there are some really great options for getting sound into spaces wirelessly here are five our favourites.


Back to school shopping? Check out Swiss Gear backpacks!

by Blogger ‎07-28-2014 06:53 AM - edited ‎07-28-2014 08:15 AM

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The back to school season is just around the corner, and we all know what a busy time of the year it can be. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a loved one, there’s no better time than now to get a head start on back to school shopping. If you’ve been following our Tech Blog, you’re probably aware by now that Future Shop carries an extensive line of backpacks from some of the hottest brands. Take Swiss Gear, for instance. With its wide selection of backpacks and strong reputation for multi-functional products, I was eager to get my hands on and test out a couple of their backpacks. Fast-forward two weeks and now I’m fully set on upgrading my current backpack to Swiss Gear for the upcoming school year. Here’s why it's a brand to reckon with:


Dorm Room TV - Getting the Right TV for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 12:16 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 12:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


It’s already bad enough you have to share a space the size of a closet with a complete stranger, not to mention sharing your bathroom with up to a football team’s worth of alternately annoying, cloying, slow, or just plain inconsiderate floor-mates.  Why not try to make your cell into an oasis?  TV is a great escape.  You can watch movies, play games, or just set your tv to play back your awesome Reading Week photos.  Epic!


Top 10 essentials for back to school

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2014 08:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 04:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



I don’t know how to break it to you, but the start of the school year is only a month away. I know, Betty boring here. But whether you like it or not, if there’s a person in your household that calls you “mom” or “dad” and they’re under the age of 18, then you need to start thinking about back to school supplies. The good news is Future Shop has everything you need for your kids and I’m not just talking calculators or printers. Read more to find out the top 10 essentials needed for any student - and they all can be found at Future Shop.


Best laptops for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎07-24-2014 05:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Being productive in school usually requires having the right tools and resources to get things done, and a good, dependable laptop is among the most important. Choice is great, but when you have so many to choose from, it takes a little homework to figure out which one would be the best fit for you and your needs. I look at some that I think would be good starting points.


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 ‎07-25-2014 05:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


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

iFly Backpacks for back to School


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.


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