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Monday Mailbag: Cool for Back to School

Monday Mailbag: Cool for Back to School

The kids are back to school, so it’s time to highlight the trendiest new products to help your kids throughout the school day:

Fenrici Backpacks
Send your children back-to-school with a durable, top-quality backpack that supports children with rare diseases! Comfortable, roomy, and sturdy, Fenrici Backpacks offer schoolchildren an ideal backpack for carrying all of their necessities with ease… all while knowing that they have made a difference in another child’s life! The backpacks include 3 large compartments with multiple interior pockets and a laptop sleeve to hold all the books, tablets, binders, and everything a kid needs to excel at school. Designed with deep mesh side pockets with strong elastic opening to keep a water bottle in place, and a well-padded back panel, wide mesh shoulder straps, and adjustable sternum strap to help reduce strain and keep your kid comfortable. Plus, reflector strips are strategically placed on the front and back so your child is visible in the dark. 5% of net proceeds is donated to non-profit Global Genes to fund the research and education for childhood rare diseases. Available in a variety of bright, bold designs, Fenrici Backpacks can be purchased online at and

Stylish, Stainless Steel Lunch Boxes from Vaya Tyffyn
Tyffyn is a revolutionary lunchbox that will ensure they enjoy their lunch at its freshest, and with several Tyffyn Kyds designs launching this year – including the unicorn design – lunch time is getting an upgrade this school year! Made from food-grade stainless steel, Vaya Tyffyn uses vacuum insulation technology to keep your food the way you pack it, warm or cold, for 5 hours. Tyffyn offers food-grade stainless steel, BPA free and FDA-approved leak-proof double-shot lids for each compartment and leak-proof partitions for (don’t let your food touch!) variety in each meal. The optional bag mat is a stylish carrying case that helps maintain temperature and also doubles as a placemat. The Vaya Tyffyn is available starting at $49 via Amazon Prime or at

Drynk Beverage Containers from Vaya Tyffyn
Not all beverage tumblers are created equal. Only Drynk comes with two different lids to suit kids’ drinking styles. The Sipper’s magnet keeps the hinged lid open while drinking so it doesn’t bump noses. The Gulper’s wide mouth is great for sports drinks, or for sharing drinks with the pair of accompanying cups — which also helps cut down on spreading colds and germs. Of course, each Drynk keeps hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold ones cold for up to 18 hours. And, a built-in coaster prevents spills. Drynks come in a range of fun colors and two sizes for all ages. Visit for more info.

BuddyPhones PLAY Headphones
Keep kids’ ears safe and give them the technology they need to learn better and perform at their best…either at home or at school! ONANOFF is the first to produce kids’ headphones with StudyMode, an innovative way to enhance learning by making vocals crisp and clear while studying or watching lessons. StudyMode is available in a variety of BuddyPhones models, including the new PLAY, which comes packed with four distinct SafeAudio listening modes, connects wirelessly with over 14 hours of battery life and provides kid-proof durability to handle the toughest of kids! Included with the PLAY headphones are a Micro-USB charger cord, BuddyCable audio sharing cord, Soft Travel Bag and Custom Nametag Stickers. Available in 4 bold colors. Learn more at

Tick Tock Turtle
It might be the worst part of going back to school—waking up early in the morning! A new company called Emagine A is using technology to put a smile on even the grumpiest of kid’s faces! Tick Tock Turtle was just released. It’s the only sleep trainer that uses sleep detection and light therapy to gently wake up your child. During the night, we go through cycles of sleep where the lightest stage of sleep is linked to body movement. Tick Tock Turtle watches your child’s movements 30 minutes before your set alarm time. It will then wake them up in their lightest stage of sleep. This is as close as it gets to waking up naturally, and that means your child will be more alert and ready to start their day! Check it out at Retails for around $75.