As parent’s eyes widen and smiles return to their faces, you’ll see a backpack dragging sullen kid or two looking a little less than pleased. Yes it’s back to school time and we have just what parents, kids, and college students alike will need to put a smile on their faces.

The Top Five Back to School items under $30 will make for good impulse buys and get Canadians ready for another year of hitting the books.


The House of Marley Little Bird Earbuds

MSRP $14.99


The House of Marley Little Bird earbuds


The Little Bird’s are the steal of the list; coming in at just $14.99 these headphones are made of sustainable recycled plastics and give the end user a solid bang for your buck audio experience. Listening to some sick beats on the way to class has never been easier or more affordable. The dynamic 9mm driver ensures just the right amount of quality and performance while the noise-isolating design blocks out external noise. Conveniently use the included mic/remote to pause and play your music or accept or end a phone call.


Urbanista San Francisco Earbuds

MSRP $29.99


Urbanista San Francisco earbuds


No back to school shopping trip would be complete without a new pair of Earbuds for isolating study time, or making sure you catch up on the latest album on Spotify. Urbanista has it covered with premium audio quality and a wide range of colours to match with personal style and keep you looking fresh. They’re 3.5mm jack Earbuds with a premium look and feel while still staying at the lower end of most starving student’s budgets.


XQISIT portable powerbank 5200 mAh 

MSRP $29.99

xquisit power bank by Hitfar

There’s nothing worse than a dying phone or tablet battery, there’s also nothing worse than realizing you don’t have an outlet to plug into. The XQISIT 5200 mAh powerbank has enough power to get phones and tablets through long power outages and weekends on the road. Charge the XQISIT, toss it into your bag and forget about it until you need it most. Peace of mind comes when you need it most.

This is a great buy for any student in high school or college/university who has ever feared a dead phone and lost connection to their social world or study notes and won’t break the bank either.


Kenu Stance Tripod

MSRP $29.99

Kenu Tripod by Hitfar

Setting up a FaceTime or Skype call with friends or watching a movie on your phone, the Kenu Stance is a fun a portable micro tripod that is great for keeping your phone stable and usable while giving you a hands free experience. The Stance is compatible with all current iPhone and Android devices, including USB-C and Micro USB and will help make time-lapse photography or watching the prof’s lecture videos that much easier in a tripod the size of a small pocket knife. MicroMount™ technology is used to mount directly into your smartphone’s charging port. Stance has a patent-pending ball and socket joint, allowing you to rotate your device freely so you can position your device at any angle

This is a great item for any young filmmakers looking for stability shooting their next indie iPhone flick, or anyone looking for a fun inexpensive gadget to keep in their backpack.


WHOOSH! Screen Shine Pocket Sprayer Back-2-School Multi-Pack

MSRP $29.99

WHOOSH! back-to-school multi pack

As a company, WHOOSH! knows that keeping your smartphone clean and looking slick is important, but why not get the germs off while you’re at it? Make your devices shine like new again with the WHOOSH! Screen Shine – The powerful and natural cleaner that’s safe for all screens and for you. The WHOOSH! 8 ml Screen Shine® Pocket Spray holds about 100 sprays and it will remove fingerprints, smudges, dirt and unwanted germs while it is 100% non-toxic.

This will be the perfect addition to any backpack to keep the germs off your phone and maybe avoid catching the annual seasonal cold while sharing that viral video with friends.


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