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If you or your kids are headed back to school this fall, you’ll need new gear—which is why we’ve assembled the following guide.

We asked Christopher Breen to look at the current lineup of desktop Macs and explain which ones make the most sense for families with high-schoolers. Cathy Lu found some Web sites that are cool enough for teens but won’t keep parents up at night. Dan Frakes has some suggestions for the latest iPod cases, Peter Cohen picks some age-appropriate games, and we recommend a few multifunction printer-scanner-copiers.

We can’t tell you if your jeans are right, but we can help you make sure your tech gear is in order for the school year ahead.

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