September is when we start buying school supplies and see the kids off to school.  Skip has some things that you probably haven’t thought of that will make your student the most prepared!


FACT: A vacuum is one of the top 10 most forgotten items for college kids going back to school.

Dirt Devil offers a variety of products that are all under $100, and perfect for small spaces!  Check out a few recommendations to start off the new school year right!  (Also, they are easy to store):

Affordable Dirt Devil Options for your essentials shopping list:  

Quick Flip 8V Cordless Hand Vacuum   – Compact cordless handvac that is perfect for apartments, dorms, and cars…it can even fit in your backpack! Score!

Dirt Devil Vibe 3-in-1 Corded Stick Vacuum  – Lightweight stick vacuum and removable handvac that is perfect for those quick messes. Plus, it’s compact enough to store in those smaller spaces!

Endura Max Upright Bringing a furry friend along? Or, are you super messy? Well, this powerful upright is great for those with pets and with extra mess. The extra-large easy to empty dirt cup holds more, so that means more time hitting the books and less time emptying your vacuum.

Some other favorites can be found on our Back to Campus landing page here:

ChargeHub Powerstation 360:

  • The ChargeHub Powerstation 360 is the ultimate surge protector and USB charging station. This 6-outlet, 4-port USB charging station safeguards your devices by providing 4000-Joules of surge protection and a Lifetime Connected Equipment Warranty. Equipped with patented SmartSpeed® Technology, this ChargeHub works with virtually any USB-enabled device. Perfect for workstations, home theaters, conference rooms, and everyday household electronics!
    • The advanced 4000 Joules of surge protection ensures all connected devices are safe from power fluctuations, spikes, and surges. The Protected and Grounded LED Indicator Lights confirms that the connected equipment is secure and the outlet is properly grounded. Replaceable 10A/250V Fuse.
    • SmartSpeed Technology simplifies and enhances multi-port USB charging by providing an optimal and safe charge to most devices. Simultaneously charge 4 connected USB devices at up to 2.4 amps per port or 5 amps overall with an impressive 25 watts of total power!
    • The 6ft power cord features a 90° wall plug for a convenient and space-saving setup. The heavy-duty power cable keeps the charging station out of the way accessible to be placed on tables or walls.
    • Streamline your power supply and maintain all of your devices in one organized place. The ChargeHub Powerstation 360 has the ability to connect up to 10 devices at once and helps to eliminate cord clutter while putting an end to the fight over the outlet. The circular design provides more space between each outline to maximize functionality.
    • Hang the ChargeHub Powerstation 360 on the wall to eliminate clutter on the ground or tabletop! Mounting to the wall is easy with the included template and instructions and is a perfect fit for any home, office, dorm room, workshop, and more!
    • To safe-guard expensive electronics with the ultimate peace of mind!
    • (1) ChargeHub Powerstation 360, (1) Hanging Template, (2) Wall Mounting Screws, (1) User Manual, & (1) Year Limited Warranty by Limitless Innovations!

Limitless PowerPro 5-Device Charger:

  • On sale for $29.99 on Amazon ($69.99 MSRP)
  • End the search for the right port or an extra outlet by bringing the versatility of the PowerPro to you. Features 2x AC Outlets, 2x USB ports, and 1x Type-C port to provide the ultimate lineup of charging capabilities while only taking up one of your power sockets. The built-in surge protection on the AC outlet keep your devices safe from sudden power surges so you can quickly charge up to 5 devices with confidence. Compatible with virtually any small electronic device including phones, tablets, laptops, lamps, fans, and more!
    • The PowerPro provides all of today’s necessary charging methods in a single, sleek desktop charger. Power a wide range of devices from phones and tablets to fans and blenders with two AC outlets, two USB ports, and one Type-C port.
    • Get the fastest possible charge for each of your connected devices including the latest from Apple, Samsung, Google, and more! Equipped with a 20W Type-C Power Delivery Port and two 2.4A USB Ports to recharge quickly without fighting over the charger.
    • Say goodbye to messy extension cords and ugly power strips. Connect up to five power-hungry devices while simultaneously saving space, eliminating clutter, and organizing your charging station through a single wall outlet!
    • The grounded AC outlets include 1,280 joules of surge protection to safeguard your electronics from hazardous bursts, spikes, and surges.
    • (1) Limitless PowerPro 5-Device Charger with 6’ Connected Cord, (1) User Manual, & (1) Year Limited Warranty by Limitless!

As college students are heading back to campus, many overlook the importance of personal safety gadgets in their essential packing list.  Having a personal safety product empowers students to feel safe from potentially threatening and uncomfortable situations.  Products are available at Amazon and tips are below from Personal Safety Expert David Nance, founder of SABRE’s College Safety Program.

  • NEW AT WALMART – The SABRE Lavender Pepper Gel with Finger Grip and Key Ring is new and available at Walmart.  The product provides 25 bursts (5x the competition) for protection against multiple threats, and the Pepper Gel’s 12-foot range keeps attackers at a distance helping allow users to distance themselves from the threat. An ergonomic finger grip helps to improve aim and gives more control while using the Pepper Gel. A flip-top safety prevents accidental discharge in a purse or bag. The keyring easily attaches to keys or lanyards for quick access to protection if needed.
  • EASIEST TO CARRY PEPPER SPRAY – FITS IN RUNNING PANTS – SABRE’s Mighty Discreet is about the size of a lipstick tube and its twist top safety helps prevent any accidental discharge and a snap clip for immediate accessibility.  It’s 40% smaller than traditional pepper spray enabling it to fit in running pants or shorts and offers 16 bursts up to 12 feet away providing protection from multiple threats at a safe distance.


1.       Use Your Smartphone To Your Advantage. Be alert to dangerous situations and use SABRE’s FREE Personal Safety App which sends help alerts and the user’s geo-location to selected contacts when the in-app alert button is pressed or when the new SABRE SMART Pepper Spray is deployed. It can also alert first responders with a subscription.

2.       Strength In Numbers. Don’t walk alone at night and do not leave a party with a stranger. It’s always best to take a friend with you.

3.       Carry Personal Safety Products. Carry a small, accessible, easy to use tool such as the Rose Gold Personal Safety Alarm with LED Light and Snap Hook or a SABRE Pepper Gel with Keyring Release Whistle. The UV marking dye in the pepper gel helps the authorities identify anyone after they’ve been sprayed.  For fashionable on-the-go safety consider the SABRE Jeweled Pepper Spray or the lipstick-sized Mighty Discreet Pepper Spray with a twist top safety that helps prevent accidental discharge and a snap clip for immediate accessibility.

4.       Don’t Be An Easy Target. It’s easy to get engrossed by your smartphone or listening to music with headphones but these distractions can be potential threats. Outdoors enthusiasts may consider the SABRE Runner Pepper Gel with Adjustable Hand Strap that provides immediate access and contains 35 bursts (5X the competition) for protection against multiple threats and at a safe distance

5.       Toast Safely. It’s easy to get lost in the fun. Drink safely! Keep an eye on your drink and do not accept drinks from strangers.  If possible, drink from a bottle and not an open glass or cup.  Do not allow friends who’ve had more than their limit to leave alone or with strangers.

6.       Take a Safety or Self-Defense Class – SABRE’s College Safety Program provides students with self-defense and risk reduction strategies to increase their personal security.



As easy to insert into a standard-sized student backpack as a school notebook, Byrna Shield Backpack Body Armor is a thin, lightweight (14 oz.), flexible Level IIIA-rated ballistic plate. It can withstand up to 6 hits from .44 magnum bullets with velocities up to 1,464 feet-per-second.

For the price of a pair of sneakers parents can have peace-of-mind, knowing they’re giving their children a chance when the unthinkable happens, and avoid the high cost of regret.

Pay It Forward: 10% of every purchase goes to the Meadow Pollack Memorial Fund to supply inner city schoolchildren with ballistic backpack body armor and other school supplies.

  • Made in America with Patented Technology
  • Stops up to a .44 Magnum Bullet
  • Extremely lightweight (14oz) and very thin
  • Flexible
  • Fits discreetly in a backpack (not frightening)
  • Available in both children’s and adult sizes.


The Byrna BALLISTIPAC IIIA features a concealed, patented, Quickdraw™ ballistic body armor system, hidden securely within a rugged yet comfortable backpack. The Quickdraw™ plate carrier deploys in seconds with just one hand, protecting the wearer from the front and back. Users can configure the QuickDraw™ system with integrated MOLLE/PALS to accommodate Byrna launchers, spare magazines and other critical gear.

While concealing your body armor, the Byrna BALLISTIPAC IIIA also functions as a traditional backpack. You will find storage for your laptop, accessories, and other mission essential items you may need.

The Byrna BALLISTIPAC IIIA Backpack includes the following items:
– IFAK Pouch
– Waist retention bands for added stability
– NAR Intermediate Bleeding Control Kit
– Byrna Banshee 130dB Personal Safety Alarm
– Bladetech Molle-Lok Adaptor

Byrna Level IIIA Curved Hard Stab Resistant Plate Armor Specs:
– A stand-alone armor plate with multiple hit capability and is Stab Resistant.
– 600D cover with padded edges 
– Will fit most common carrier vests
– Laminated UHMWPE polyethylene
– Fully tested by independent lab (HP White Laboratory)
– Rated for up to 6 hits from .44 magnum bullets with velocities up to 1464 fps
– For front and / or back protection


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  • Pre / during and post workout drink.
  • The more Sports Pod you drink, the better your recovery time becomes – better performance

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