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Sphero Mini

School in 2018 is all about learning to code. About the size of a ping pong ball, this $80 app-enabled robotic ball is designed to help kids learn to code (or to annoy the family cat).

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Wacom Intuos Draw

Buying tech doesn't have to mean ditching the pen. The Wacom Intuos Draw plugs into a Mac or PC with a single USB, making it ideal for budding creatives. With an RRP of AU$119, JB has knocked the price down to AU$99. 

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse

The MX Anywhere 2S mouse (AU$100) is designed for clicking on the go, with a compact shape and a full charge that gives you up to 70 days of battery life. 

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Google Chromecast Ultra

Young students are obsessed with their smartphones. And the Chromecast Ultra (AU$99) lets them beam most video apps from the phone to a TV, with 4K and HDR compatibility. Good for school presentations... or cat videos. 

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Nokia 3310 3G

Not every kid at school needs to have a $1,800 iPhone X. The retro-fab Nokia 3310 can keep kids and teenagers connected for AU$89. Plus, shouldn't everyone experience playing Snake in between classes?


Belkin Pocket Power

At $60, the Belkin Pocket Power is good for staying charged during long days. The 10,000mAh power bank can recharge an iPhone 7 three times on a single charge.

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Fitbit Flex 2

For PE-loving kids or those trying out for the Uni soccer team, a fitness tracker is a great tech option. If the Fitbit Charge 2 and Alta 2 are out of your price range, Fitbit has dropped the RRP on the Flex 2 fitness tracker to $90, and some retailers are selling it for even less. 

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Belkin Active Pro Backpack

The tech-friendly Belkin Active Pro Backpack (AU$80) protects your laptop from bumps, has a waterproof coating and stands up on its own.

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For good audio without the wires for under $100, the Sony MDR-XB50BS wireless in-ear headphones are a worthy choice at AU$90.

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UE Roll 2

Ultimate Ears is known for waterproof, bluetooth-enabled speakers with simple, clean designs -- the UE Roll 2 certainly fits that bill and can be found for AU$99.

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UE Wonderboom

The AU$99 Wonderboom is the latest wireless speaker from Ultimate Ears. It sounds great, and even floats -- making it the perfect speaker for summers around the pool.

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JBL Flip 4

At AU$99, the JBL Flip 4 is also waterproof and delivers good sound for its size. 

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Raspberry Pi 3

Perfect for the budding PC builder, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is a credit card-sized computer that lets school and uni kids get creative with computer science. Add your own peripherals and you're ready to go, all for AU$58

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The touch-enabled 6-inch Kindle comes in just over the $100 mark (it sells for AU$109 on Amazon) but it's a great way to lighten up the book load in bags. 

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Lenovo Tab 3 7 Essential

While Lenovo Tab 3 (AU$99) won't give you the grunt of a higher-end end tablet, it's certainly a good basic option at the sub-$100 mark. 

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