Back-to-School Tech

As kids start heading back to school it's inevitable new and exciting tech gadgets start to hit the shelves. Dan Matsler of AT&T always has the pulse on what's hot in the tech world.

Amazon Fire Smartphone:
o   Offers new dynamic perspectives and Firefly technology
o   Exclusive to AT&T
o   Firefly button can recognize and take action on over 100-million items including songs, moving and TV shows
o   Dynamic or 3D perspective responds to the way you hold, view and move the phone.
o   Mayday feature gives you on device tech support with an Amazon expert 24 hours a day 7 days a week and it works in conjunction with AT&Ts customer service
Price: $199.99 (with a 2 year contract)
ASUS Padfone X: 
o   Its a tablet and a phone all in one
o   Exclusive to AT&T
o   Android smartphone that can be transformed into a tablet
o   Phone docks to the back
o   Docking station gives your phone extra battery life
Price: $199.99 (with a 2 year contract)
Filip Smartwatch: If you have small children and you're concerned for their safety. FiLIP is a colorful watch with unlimited two-way voice calling capabilities that keeps parents and their children in touch.
o   Designed for children ages 5 - 11
o   Combines GPS and Wi-Fi and AT&T's wireless network
o   Parents can program up to five trusted contacts with whom the child can communicate
o   FiLIP also allows parents to set SafeZones, triggering a notification if the child enters or leaves a designated area, and features an intelligent emergency procedure to locate the child and put them in touch with family if needed.
o   A child can simply press and hold the emergency button to trigger an automatic location beacon, ambient sound recording, and a call (and SMS) to the primary number stored on FiLIP.
Price: $149.99 (plus $10 monthly service charge)
Amber Alert GPS: The Amber Alert GPSSmart Locator enables parents and caregivers of two-to ten-year-old children to stay connected through GPS location awareness and two-way mobile voice communications.
o   Provides location tracking, using the combined power of AT&T's 3G network and built-in GPS for location identification.
o   With a simple one-button operation, you can now check in with each other using two-way voice calling to and from a phone number of your choosing
o   Should your kids feel threatened, they can press and hold the SOS button for three or more seconds to initiate an emergency call and email notification to you and other caregivers.
Price: $129.99 (plus $10 monthly service charge)
ION Party Starter Bluetooth Speaker: At the end of the day, when your student needs to unwind or for parents who are happy the kids are out of the house - this is for you.
o   Colorful pulsating lights that sync to the beat
o   Big powerful sound
o   Compact and fits into the palm of your hand
Price: $49.00
#X (see photo):
Ø  #X: For students who are now driving, make sure they are not texting and driving. AT&T is using a new social tool to encourage people not to text and drive.
o   Use #X. Just send #X to end your text, email and social conversations before you start your vehicle. It's a simple and effective way to eliminate a dangerous distraction.
o   It means "I'm checking out while I drive. Back soon."

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