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The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

A comprehensive back-to-school tech buyer’s guide

Gear up for success with the right gadgets
From Apple to Deli to Bose, DIS techie Oliver Park spills the tea on all the electronics out there and gives you his opinion. (Christine Park)

The school bells ring and kick-start the next chapter of our academic journey. The first few weeks back can sometimes feel daunting, but fear not, for the right tech gear can help you breeze through your studies and add a touch of fun and efficiency to your daily routine.

Many people believe that price and quality go hand in hand. As an Apple enthusiast, I understand where that notion comes from. But let us break free from misconceptions: In this guide, I’ll provide a well-rounded selection of technology essentials that cater to both the preferences and budgets of students.

Laptops: Your Study Buddy

You take your laptop all around the school. Whether you’re an Apple aficionado or a Windows devotee, there’s always a perfect fit for you.

MacBook Air: ₩1,590,000 ($1099)

Apple swaggers the well-known thin and light notebook, MacBook Air. Photo courtesy of Apple.

Consider the latest MacBook Air 13-inch with the M2 Chip if you deem yourself an Apple fanatic. It offers essential features – a 1080p front-facing camera, 2 USB-C ports, high-efficiency headphone support, and ample power to review emails and documents. You can choose from a wide selection of Macs — Air, Pro, and other options. I think MacBook Airs meet the needs of most students, especially those who don’t need their laptops for tech-related studies.  

Dell XPS 13: ₩769,000 ($599) 

The Dell XPS 13, in my opinion, deserves the title of a perfect laptop for students, professionals, and anyone who wants a great computing experience. Photo courtesy of Dell.

Windows enthusiasts, try out the Dell XPS 13, which boasts a Full HD+ display and a sleek, refined design. Its light weight at 1.22 kg makes the product an even better companion for academic endeavors. It offers a seamless and efficient Windows experience, allowing you to multitask and easily handle demanding tasks. Whether you want to use it for programming or editing videos, this laptop can help you get it done at an affordable price. 

Tablets: A New Digital Backpack

iPad: ₩679,000 ($499), Apple Pencil:  ₩149,000 ($99) 

iPad offers an industrial design of four different color options. Photo courtesy of Apple.

In the era of digital education, tablets have earned a reputation as a convenient note-taking tool. While iPads seem to dominate the industry at the moment, potential buyers waver at the price. However, many users say that the perks are worth the costs. 

The new iPad 10th Generation sits at the top of my wishlist for its note-taking capabilities. The Apple Pencil provides users with the familiar grip of a regular pencil, and apps optimized for iPads provide users with a seamless experience.

Earphones: A Soundtrack to Study to

Nothing Ear (2): ₩189,000 ($149)

The iconic design of Nothing Ear(2) is its transparency. Photo courtesy of Nothing(6).

Chill music and a pair of earphones make even the most heavy workloads feel a little lighter. While the charms of trendy AirPods lure potential buyers in, I believe that other budget-friendly alternatives with impressive features can save your wallet. 

Consider the Nothing Ear (2). Not only does its clever design stand out, but it also offers unique features that include but are not limited to Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and High-Resolution audio (Hi-Res). Plus, they provide my favorite feature: up to 40 hours of listening time. 

Noise-Canceling Headphones: Dive into Silence

Bose QC45: ₩389,000 ($329) 

I find the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones ideal for blocking out noise without discomfort. Photo courtesy of Bose.

For those who prefer over-ear headphones, I think the Bose QC45 takes the crown. These headphones offer a serene experience for your ears with their acoustic sound profile. The company adjusted its previous bass-heavy sound profile to create a more balanced audio experience. The Bose QC45 offers a blend of sound quality, comfort, and peace.

The right tech essentials tailored to your needs and budget will boost you to success through your studies. So pick your gear, hit the books, and make this school year better than ever. 

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About the Contributors
Oliver Park
Oliver Park, Web Designer/ Writer
Oliver Park, a freshman at DIS, loves everything coding and app development. As a top-tier Apple Fanatic (앱등이), he jokes that he could cultivate an entire orchard with his array of Apple products. One day, he hopes to visit the iconic Apple headquarters, Apple Park, in pursuit of his tech-driven dreams. This year, Oliver plans to write informative articles on all things tech. 
Leanne Yoon
Leanne Yoon, Managing Editor
Leanne Yoon, dubbed as “Lenny” by her close friends, rises into her sophomore year bursting with ambition. As a leader of clubs such as Menstruation Station, SOAR, Debate Club and String Orchestra, Leanne often ponders on what else she could bring to her fellow Jets. In her leisure time, she vibes to music and immerses herself in all things K-culture. This year, Leanne hopes to bring the Flyover to the next level as the co-managing editor of the publication. 

Catherine Park
Catherine Park, Editor in Chief
Cath loves writing stories and making art. Luckily, God gifted her a talented left hand. As the vice president of the National Arts Honor Society, she can be seen drawing around campus. Cath explores many different genres of books, music, movies, and activities, and is willing to explore more about them throughout her experience as the editor-in-chief. All she needs is paper, a pencil, an eraser, and her dog, Russell. Cath writes, illustrates comics, edits articles, and manages the Jets Flyover.
Luna Kang
Luna Kang, Section Editor
Luna, after 13 long years, finally enters her last act as a senior at DIS. She vibes with illustration and photography, but also takes great interest in music and literature. Having been with the Flyover for over half her time here, Luna reads and spices up almost every article that gets published. So far, her own best articles are in the news categories - Go check them out!
Christine Park
Christine Park, Illustrator
After years of persuasion from her peers that sparked intrinsic motivation, Christine Park finally enters Journalism as a senior. Chris’s greatest passion revolves around the field of art and anime. Her role as the president of the National Art Honors Society and Visual Arts Club proves the enthusiasm she bears for artistry. As the new illustrator for the Jets Flyover, Chris is eager to dive into journalism and share her artwork and comics with a wider audience.
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    josh leeSep 14, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    josh- I would like it if there were more articles about technology

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    josh leeSep 14, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    pyo- really nice job explaining the pictures. do you have one of them?
    josh- I would like it if there were more articles about technology

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    PyoSep 14, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Really nice pictures and good job explaining about the pictures.

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    BellaSep 14, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    nice article

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