The latest tech gadgets for college

August 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Helpful tips and college tech gadgets to get your teenager off to the right start! Psychologist and founder of "Mom on the Run," Colleen Burns, shares her finds.

Products featured on the show:

  • *Bose noise-canceling headphones. $299, available on line at or at a Bose store. (there are five in the San Francisco area)
  • *My-Vu Crystal virtual media player. $299, available on line at, at BestBuy, RadioShack, Apple Stores
  • *Epson MovieMate 50. $699, available on line at or at Audio + Inc, Comp View or Summit Electronics in the SF area
  • *Ottoman bed $249, available at
  • *Spot GPS $170, plus a $10 monthly service, available at
  • *Discounted restaurant coupons from
  • *Hotel coupon book from gas rebate check from
  • *Rock'n Lap Desk, $129, available at

About the Mom on the Run:
The Mom on the Run appears regularly on local and national TV with her lifestyle tips. Colleen has a psychology degree, a background in childhood education, and the real-life experience of raising five sons. A former TV journalist, Colleen shares tips on parenting, showcases gadgets that save time, and reveals tricks to save money. Colleen worked as a reporter, anchor and producer for a national news network, as well as CBS affiliates in Illinois and Minnesota. She also produced the nationally-syndicated Emmy award winning show Smarter Living. Her freelance work includes regular appearances on the Weather Channel and PBS.

She regularly provides tips and shares helpful products on her Web site,