Today: Safety Gadgets For Students
One of the biggest things on the minds of parents who’s kids are going away to college is safety. Kathleen Baty, deemed “the safety chick” was on the Today Show to share some must-have products for students of all ages that can help keep them safe.
Today Show: Master Lock Speed Dial Review
She started by saying there are two great reasons to teach your kids to use a padlock. The first is that you want to get them thinking about locking up their stuff. The next is that you want to get them to use lockers so that their backpacks are stuffed so full that they begin to hurt your kids’ backs. She said Master Lock makes great locks that you can get at Home Depot for just $7.98.
They even make locks with shapes for kids who may have a hard time with letters or numbers. The Master Lock Word Combo costs just $11.26 and allows you to create your own word to unlock.
Today: Skechers Twinkle Toes Light Up Backpack Review
The next great product Kathleen shared was a light-up backpack. She explained that because of Daylights Saving Time, sometimes your kids may go to school or come home from school when it’s dark out. The backpacks allow your kids to stay safe as pedestrians. You can get a Skechers Twinkle Toes Backpack at Kohl’s for only $28.
Today Show: Absolute Lojack Software To Retrieve Stolen Laptops
When it comes to laptops, theft is an all-too-common problem. The good news is, there’s a software that can help protect your laptop called Absolute Lojack Software, and you can get it for $39.99 a year.
Kathleen explained that you download the software onto your laptop, and it’s different from “Find My iPhone” because it locates your laptop if it’s been stolen and they also have an investigative team that tracks down your stolen laptop. They work with the police and can know immediately where your computer is. The software can also wipe out all your data from the laptop if needed.
Today: Kensington Keyed Notebook Lock Review
Another great safety device to protect your laptop from theft is a cable lock from Kensington. The Kensington Keyed Notebook Lock costs $65 on dormsmart.com and is great for when you’re at the library, and perhaps need to walk around for a minute to look for a book.
You can lock your laptop in place and keep others from being able to swipe it. Why didn’t I know about these devices when I was in college?
Today Show: Mophie Phone Charger Case Review
Another common problem is when a kid’s phone dies during the school day. Kathleen explained that parents need to be able to get a hold of their children, so a cell phone charger case for their phone would be a great gift.
Mophie sells juice packs for $79.98 that make a phone battery last 80% longer.
Today: Ety-Kids Decibel Safe Earphones Review
As Kathleen pointed out, you rarely see a kid without their headphones, so it’d be good to know they’re not damaging their ears during that time.
You can get your kid safe earphones from on Amazon for just $39. The Ety-Kids Safe Listening Headset stays at a safe decibel range to ensure your kids hearing stays in tip-top shape.
Today Show: DormSmart UFO Portable Alarm Review
Perhaps my favorite of all the devices being talked about was saved for last. When it comes to dorm safety, windows are often a big worry. Sometimes you even want to protect your door from your roommate being able to open it. To ease your worries, you can get a UFO Alarm from DormSmart for $39.98.
You simply put the contact on the window or door, and when the window or door opens, the alarm goes off that will scare the intruder. The great thing about the UFO alarm is that you can use it on anything.