Woman taking a break

Back to school means back to homework, term papers, and studying, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite pastimes or your downtime. There are definitely ways to stay entertained and make time for the parts of life you’re passionate about. You just have to prepare for entertainment and passion projects now, before the back to school rush starts.

Top 5 things you need to stay entertained and fuel your passions

Choose one or all of these 5 things and you’ll be ready for fun this fall.

Stay entertained with a gaming laptop 

ASUS Tuf laptop gaming computerAnyone with a busy fall schedule will really, really enjoy downtime. If gaming is part of your daily entertainment, you will love a laptop like the ASUS TUF Dash 15.6-inch gaming laptop. Equipped with an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, along with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics, and 6GB of memory, this laptop allows you to get a big PC gaming experience in a small space. At just 0.8 inches thin and weighing 4.4 lbs., it also features a four-cell 76Wh lithium-ion battery so serious gamers can enjoy intense action on the go.

Elevate your PC play with a mouse and keyboard combo

Razer keyboard mouse comboMaximize your PC play by upgrading to the Razer Level Up gaming bundle. The bundle includes a Cynosa Lite gaming keyboard, Viper Mini gaming mouse, and Gigantus v2 mouse pad. The Cynosa Lite gaming keyboard has a spill-resistant design and customizable single-zone Chroma RGB lighting. The Viper Mini ultralight gaming mouse has an 8500 DPI optical sensor, 6 programmable buttons, and Chroma RGB underglow lighting. You’ll stay entertained with lightning-fast for game play, and it looks great too.

Create YouTube videos or chat with friends

Logitech webcam to stay connectedIf your next passion project is to host videos on YouTube or you need a webcam for virtual family get-togethers or game streaming, the Logitech C920S Pro webcam is a great tool to have around. It creates crisp, true-to-life HD 1080p video at 30fps and has dual mics for natural-sounding recorded voice. With HD autofocus and light correction, every video or online phone call will be crystal clear. It even has a Privacy shutter to protect your privacy when not in use.

Music to keep you motivated

ear buds for fueling your passionsIf working out is one of your passions or you just like to listen to music to block out the world around you, Sony WF-1000XM4 in-ear noise cancelling truly wireless headphones will give you the customized listening experience you’re looking for.

With IPX4 water resistance, they can stand up to sweaty workouts, and they are dustproof and splash-proof too. One wireless charge gives you up to 24 hours of battery life, and they have enhanced call quality if your day-to-day includes chatting on the phone.

Learn to play an instrument

acoustic guitarPlaying music can give you energy and turn a bad day around. If you’ve been looking for your next hobby, why not try making music instead of just playing it?

Stay entertained this winter by picking up a new instrument like an acoustic guitar. Not only will you learn a new skill, but learning how to play an instrument can help ease stress in other areas of your life.

Staying entertained this coming fall and winter is easy when you’ve got the right gear at home. Best Buy has everything you need for staying entertained and fuelling your passions before the rush of back to school.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag


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