Back to School Gadgets 2015
Back to School Gadgets 2015
The Back To School season is one of my favorite times of the year. There is an energy in the air, and you can feel the excitement of students and teachers. I love to take advantage of this time by stocking up on gadgets that I know will improve my happiness, productivity, and efficiency.
Here are some gadgets I will be getting this back to school season:
Zivix JamStik+ Portable Smart Guitar
I have been looking for a long time for a portable guitar that plays real chords and sounds real. This is it! The Jamstick+ is MIDI-enabled, has built-in speakers, connects wirelessly to your iPhone or iPad over Bluetooth LE, and has a battery life of about 6 hours. It’s kind of like a smart guitar capo. That’s right – it’s not only smart but also totally portable. You can take it anywhere. So get ready for me to play the Jamstik+ at our meetups!
There are many things to do before school starts. You’ll need to shop for clothes, school supplies, and all the other gadgets you’ve been waiting to get during the summer.
Here are some awesome back to school gadgets you should pick up before heading back to class.
1. Kindle Paperwhite
2. Capo For Guitar Players
3. GoPro Camera
4. iPhone 6
From a high-tech pencil sharpener to the ultimate backpack, these are the best gadgets for school this year.
The Best Backpack
For some students, a backpack is just a way to carry their books and pencils home at the end of the day. But if you have an alpha laptop, an external hard drive, a tablet and phone, plus all your books and supplies, you might need something more. The GORUCK GR1 is that bag. It’s lightweight (3.2 pounds when empty), durable and waterproof while fitting an impressive amount of gear inside. The GR1 comes in 21-, 24- and 26-liter sizes, with the 21-liter model being the best choice for students who don’t have to carry a lot of things every day. Even if you can’t fit all your stuff into the GR1, it’s worth trying. It’ll force you to pare down your stuff to only what you really need every day. And if you need to haul more gear than that… well… you probably shouldn’t be back in school yet.
Material: High strength aluminum alloy and steel springs
Color: Black and Grey
Included in package: Guitar Capo, picks, bag and guitar strap pin puller
Capo for guitar players of all levels. This is the perfect capo for acoustic or electric guitars. This capo clamps on easily and has a quick release mechanism so you can move it up or down the fretboard without much hassle. It is made from high strength aluminum alloy and steel springs with a protective foam on the interior that will protect your instrument from scratches. The capo has been designed to be lightweight so that it can be used for long periods of time without hurting your fingers. The included picks are made from durable celluloid plastic with a heavy gauge that will not bend when playing. They come in three different sizes ranging from medium-sized to extra-large which you can use depending on how much pressure you need apply while strumming or plucking strings.
One of the hardest things about playing guitar is learning how to play songs on it. If you are just beginning, you probably find yourself annoyed by how hard it is to make a simple chord transition that sounds smooth. That’s where a capo comes in. A capo is basically a small clamp that you put on the neck of your guitar that alters the pitch and tone of the strings. This allows you to easily make transitions between chords, change the key of a song or create an awesome vibrato sound.
If you have ever seen some old-timey guitar player rock out with a capo, it may look like there is some trickery involved. But in reality, it’s pretty simple to use once you get used to it. You can get different types of capos depending on whether you want something quick and easy to use or something more heavy duty and versatile.
An acoustic guitar capo will typically be smaller than one for an electric guitar because the necks are much thinner. Even within the same type of guitar, there are differences; if you want to use your capo with 12-string guitars or bass guitars, most acoustic guitar capos won’t cut it. Check with the manufacturer before purchasing one for these alternative instruments!
The Capo is an essential tool for any guitarist. It helps you play in different keys without constantly changing your hand position. There are many different capos out there but only one can do it all. The Dunlop Trigger Capo can be adjusted quickly and easily, with one hand, to any fret. This allows you to find the perfect tension for your guitar that fits your playing style and instrument. With its sleek design the Trigger Capo will not get in the way of your playing or look clunky on your guitar.
Whether you’re a beginner or professional using a capo can be a great practice tool to help you improve your guitar skills. One handy tip is to use the capo to practice bar chords. Bar chords are one of the most challenging chord forms to learn and it can take months of practice before they sound good. Using a capo you can play bar chords at any fret while only using open chord shapes. This makes learning bar chords much easier and quicker.
Another useful tip is to use the capo as a songwriting tool. By moving the capo up and down the neck you can instantly create new chord progressions that will inspire new songs and give you fresh ideas when writing music.$
The capo or guitar capo is a device used to raise the pitch of a guitar with out retuning the strings. It’s a great tool for guitarists and song writers because it allows you to play in any key without changing the chord shapes. The capo is attached to the neck of the guitar and effectively shortens the playable length of the strings so that pressing down will create higher notes.
The most common type of capo is a spring clamp that slides across all six strings at once, but there are also strap-on capos where individual strings can be moved up or down, as well as ones that clamp on just one string (to create banjo-like effects).
The first capo was invented in 1833 by James Ashborn, a piano maker from Derby, Connecticut. The device was used in early piano music to raise the pitch for different songs. In 1864, John Albert Dolphin patented a new device that used elastic instead of springs to hold the stationary arm onto the fretboard. In 1919, William Fulbright patented his own invention which he called “The Wonder Capo” and this was later replaced by his patent