Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $300

It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldrums. Ah, but there's hope on the horizon: You can always buy things to forget the scheduled machinery of life. And, oh, have we got some selections for you -- no matter your budget.

Prepare to empty out your wallets and slap down that plastic because this week's picks are decidedly more premium for the discerning academic.