By Nick Kratsas- KDKA Morning News

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) –  Buying back-to-school supplies can be intimidating, especially anything with a screen or plug. How do you navigate the sea of gadgets out there?

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Dr. Frank Viggiano, the Gadget Guru, about some hot tech items for students and beyond, like a pen that you can use as a mouse, and a fan/heater that uses no blades and is safe for dorms.

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One item Dr. Frank is really into is a portable Bluetooth speaker that weighs 1.5 pounds, but makes a sound that is 10 times its size – plus, the battery lasts for 10 hours.

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“It’s no more than a foot long and 3 and 1/2 inches high,” says Dr. Frank. “The quality is there, Many of these I get look great, but when you put them to the test they don’t stand up.”

Another cool feature of the speaker is that it has a phone charger on the speaker, which can charge your player while using the speaker.

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Check out more from Dr. Frank at www.whatsnewdrfrank,com, and listen to the podcast below for all the details on today’s tech items.