Back to School supplies: tech we recommend

The brainiest Back to School sales and gadgets list for 2014

In addition to automatically syncing your Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations, Google allows for other individual files as large as 10GB each - five times as large as that of OneDrive.

So while OneDrive has document collaboration similar to Google's sharing options, the only reason to buy into Microsoft's plan is if you have a Windows Phone 8.1 device.

Moto 360 smartwatch

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It'll be the best-looking watch on campus

Price: Likely $250 at Best Buy soon

Okay, the Moto 360 isn't out just yet, but the Motorola smartwatch is destined to launch on September 4 with an official US release date soon after.

Its circular watch face makes it the best-looking computerized watch yet and the battery life is rumored to be twice as long as the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch.

How does it qualify as a great Back to School gadget? Your teacher is wise to you rudely checking your cell phone during class. Instead, see glanceable notifications like texts with the flick of your wrist.

TechRadar will be attending Motorola's September 4 event in Chicago, so stay tuned for our Moto 360 review and an updated Android Wear review.

Cheat Sheet: If you can't wait or if you own an iPhone and can't wait for the iWatch, consider the Pebble Steel smartwatch. It's doesn't have a touchscreen, but it works with iOS and has more apps.

LogMeIn Pro Subscrption

Best back to school tech 2014
Mom and dad will thank you

Price: $59.95 a year at LogMeIn

Just because mom and dad are stranding you at school doesn't mean you should strand them when it comes to their all-too-frequent technology questions.

After all, you'll likely to be pestered with tech support phone calls - and if you don't answer, a growing list of voicemails. You can answer their questions, but they can't visualize and execute those answers.

That's why I can't emphasize enough a cloud-based remote connectivity service like LogMeIn Pro. Just get in there yourself and magically fix their problems and clear their viruses.

There's been no better tool for students moving away from home, but still acting as a tech support lifeline for mom and dad. This comes from experience.

Cheat Sheet: Set this up on your parent's computer before leaving for school so that you don't have to walk them through it over the phone. That's exactly what you're trying to avoid.