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Back to school: Best accessories

Check out these back-to-school accessory options that won't break the bank.

David Carnoy
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Kobo e-books and audiobooks.
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

At around $140, the ATH-M50 is a fantastic-sounding headphone for the money.
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Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple's minimalist Bluetooth Magic Trackpad is a compact wireless multitouch alternative to a mouse for iMac users who envy MacBooks. It rests flush next to existing Apple Bluetooth keyboards for a seamless look and feel.
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Jawbone Big Jambox

Jawbone's new portable Bluetooth speaker is larger and sounds better than its smaller sibling, the original Jambox -- but it is more expensive.
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Mobee Magic Bar

If you have an Apple Wireless Keyboard or Magic Trackpad, the Mobee Magic Bar is a rechargeable charging accessory that replaces the two AA batteries that power those products.
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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard uses indoor lighting to recharge its built-in battery. It comes in both a Windows and Mac version.
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Jawbone Era

We gave an Editors' Choice Award to the Jawbone Era Bluetooth headset in 2011. It comes in lots of color options.
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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad

Priced to compete with Apple's Bluetooth keyboard, the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad is a similarly shaped, well-functioning writing tool with a twist: its case doubles as an iPad stand. Logitech also makes one for Android tablets (with Android-specific keys).
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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

Like Logitech's other wireless solar keyboards, this one can charge itself using standard indoor lighting or sunlight.
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Innergie PocketCell Rechargeable Battery Bank

While it isn't a bargain, the combination of the 3-in-1 cable and the battery pack's appealing design makes the Innergie PocketCell one of the better -- and most versatile -- portable chargers out there.
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Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad

Logitech brings solar charging to an iPad keyboard case.
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Incase Sonic headphones

The comfy and impressive-sounding Incase Sonic headphones offer excellent bang for the buck.

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