With the August Bank Holiday just gone, signalling the end of summer vacation and parents have just a few weeks to fit in those final back to school purchases.
It’s likely your children will have been kitted out with shiny new shoes, crisp white shirts, smart trousers and a new stationery set, but for those wanting to be super prepared, VARTA’s latest range of high quality essentials will keep students both stylish and safe.
As the evenings get darker, you’ll want to ensure that your little ones (or slightly bigger ones!) are as easy to see on their journey as possible. For this, the VARTA Outdoor Sports Reflective LED Band is the perfect accessory. The LED band combines features for both lighting and reflection needs, including two 5-mm LEDs that can be switched on at the touch of a button and light up in the signal colour, red. Together with the reflective material of the elastic band, they ensure a high degree of visibility. Enhancing stand-out even further, a strobe mode can be activated instead of continuous illumination.
While it’s almost impossible to prise smartphones and mobile devices out of the younger generation’s hands, they do give parents peace of mind when it comes to safety. Therefore, slipping a VARTA 5200mAh Power Bank into school bags or blazer pockets is advisable to ensure phones will never run out of charge.
Taking a safety-first approach, parents may also want to consider providing their teenagers with theVARTA Safety Power Bank, combining a mobile charger with a panic alarm. This may be particularly pertinent for those who walk or cycle to and from school alone.
Hands up: who’s ready for school?
VARTA Outdoor Sports Reflective LED Band
- Water resistant
- Elastic band with velcro strap for easy size adjustment
- Two light modes: permanent and blinking
- Runtime: 25 hours
- Total light output: 4 lumens
- Light source: LED 2x 5mm
- ARP: £9.99
- Available from Amazon and Notcutts Garden Centres
VARTA 5200mAh Power Bank
- Strong Li-Ion Battery with 5200 mAh capacity
- Up to two phone charges or one tablet charge*
- Charges all common devices via Output: 5 V/2.1 A
- Compact and lightweight with a pleasant haptic
- Appealing high value design in two colours
- 4 LED indicators show charge and discharge status
- Includes 50cm charging Micro USB cable in white
- ARP: £14.99
- Available from Amazon
VARTA Safety Power Bank
- Strong Li-Ion Battery with 2600 mAh capacity
- Up to one full phone charge*
- Integrated 100 dB panic alarm for self-defence
- Strobe light for visual alarm
- Battery reserves 20% as safety stock for the siren
- Comfortable carrying due to included lanyard loop
- Includes 20cm black magnet Micro USB charging cable
- ARP: £24.99
- Available from Amazon
*Based on iPhone 5C and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, results may vary by device.