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Unlike high school, college requires a totally different kind of lifestyle. Rather than pick up a few notebooks and other stationeries, college students need a whole package of back-to-school gadgets to become well-integrated into the system.
With the summer having dawned on us, now is the time to start preparing for back to school supplies. It would be too late to figure it out by Fall when school is in full swing.
That said, we will be reviewing several gadgets that are essential for every college student as they head back to school in the coming weeks. Be sure to stick around as you might find one or more essential gadgets you never knew you need.
1. Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook
This smart notebook is an efficient note-taker. More than note-taking, it is also a cloud gadget that is able to sync all your productive platforms/profiles into one. It will automatically sync with OneNote, Slack, Dropbox, Google, iCloud, Teams, and other productivity platforms.
Since it is connected to the cloud, it automatically saves your written notes in the cloud. Hence, you can edit and make notes at any moment you wish and as much as you want. Additionally, it works with your email provider to deliver instant e-messaging capabilities.
The ink of the Rocketbook is made possible by Pilot FriXion Pens. It takes less than 15 seconds to dry and is very crisp on the surface of the gadget.
It has 36 pages which you can use to take as many notes as possible. You should have enough note-taking space for each day in school. If you need to create more writing space after having all 36 pages filled, you can simply wipe the Rocketbook device with a damp cloth.
2. Moleskin Pen+ Ellipse Smart Pen
The Moleskin Pen is a game-changer, especially for college students who enjoy writing on different types of paper. This incredible smartpen is super intelligent and is able to identify your unique writing. This is made possible by the Ncoded paper technology.
When you write a few words, the pen instantly recognizes your writing. At that very time, it changes the writing style on every note you have taken and adjusts it to your own.
The Smart Pen tracks your strokes and makes it super easy to keep track of every note you take. The pen also updates the Moleskin app in real-time while offering endless creativity options.
3. Microsoft Surface Go 2
We could tell you that a tablet is a must-have back to school gadget for college students, and that wouldn’t be far from the truth at all. However, you have to be very meticulous when getting a tablet for college purposes.
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is the quintessential tablet for college students. It is without a doubt one of the best back to school gadgets any college student would want to have. At 8.3mm thick, it is a super slim device weighing just 1.5 pounds.
This makes it super comfortable to handle and move here and there. The other accessories such as Surface Pen, Keyboard, and mouse will turn this already magnificent device into a proper laptop or mini workstation if you ever need it.
The 10 inch device has enough screen real estate for games and to do some research. What’s more, you have all of Microsoft’s Office Suite to yourself.
4. Kindle Built-in Front Light E-Reader
Kindle devices have been essential back to school gadgets for a long time. This version, however, gives you more reasons to buy a Kindle as you head back to school.
The Kindle Built-in Front Light E-Reader has a screen that looks very much like your typical paper. This device comes with 4GB of storage. You should have more than enough room to curate your best textbooks and journals into one.
It has simple buttons and has been designed to be operated with just one hand. Most importantly, this kindle is great for the eye as its touchscreen is glare-free.
5. Innergie60C USB-C Universal Laptop Adapter
There is a great possibility that you have more than two devices you already use in college. It’s quite easy to carry a bunch of messy cables around the campus.
The Innergie60C USB type C adapter will simplify your gadgets. With built-in prongs for plugging, the Innergie adapter doesn’t require fiddling. It is also very portable and would fit in your bag quite easily.
This product is compatible with more than 6,000 devices. It is also able to detect the electrical output of any device. In this way, it is capable of delivering adequate power to each device without the need for surge protectors.
6. MophiePowerstation Plus with Lightning Connector Power Bank
One of the things college students are famous for is pulling all-nighters. It could be during exams or for a friend’s birthday party, college students are hyper nocturnal. With the MophiePowerstation, you don’t have to worry about having flat batteries.
This is a super portable device that can power your iPhone X more than 20 times over. This means that you could go days without remembering to plug your phone into any outlet and still have more than enough fluid to carry you through.
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7. Beats Solo 3 Wireless Club Collection On-Ear Headphones
College life is incomplete without your favorite music. And how do you enjoy your favorite music without some pretty good headphones?
Beats, unarguably, is one of the best headphones you will find anywhere. This wireless piece of technology has very comfortable ear cushions that sit perfectly on your ears. These headphones come in four colors, giving you the freedom to pick one of your choices.
Thanks to the 40-hour battery life, you can use the headphones to faraway places and not pick a charger with you. It could even last you up to a whole week listening to music if you are an average music enthusiast.
8. Tile Pro Series Bluetooth Tracker Device
Add to the high cost of college in America, the cost of misplacing tech gadgets these days such as the iPhone 12 is staggering.
The Tile Pro series is a helpful device that can track down your lost gadget using its Bluetooth functionality. You can also find your own phone the moment you press the tracker button.
It also has a community that can help you search for your lost item.
9. Twelve South Journal CaddySack Luxury Leather Travel Tote
This CaddySack leather tote is sure to distinguish you from every college student on campus. It is a beautiful organizer that you can jot notes on, plus write vital information that you deem would be important.
It has a special spot for chargers, cables, USB drives, adapters, and smartpens. It is made of sleek leather which speaks high quality the very moment you touch it. When zipped, this journal looks very much like a leather novel.
Despite its roominess to accommodate most of your cables and dongles, it still does a good job of giving off a mere note look to repel thieves.
10. Solid Gray Lightweight Hardshell Backpack
The days of boring colored backpacks are gone. The Solid Gray backpack is an eye-catching essential for college students. With its impressive hardshell design, this backpack can be customized to suit your taste.
It is also a lightweight item that has enough room to accommodate your Surface Go, smart pens, and other back to school supplies. You can choose your preferred materials, accessories, and colors as you deem fit.
11. Segway Ninebot KickScooter ES2 Upgraded Mobility Scooter
Why walk around campus when you can take a scooter? The Segway KickScooter ES2 has a great design that propels it to reach 15.5 mph maximum speed. Since it has 15.5 miles per charge, this would mean that you can use it to and from campus on a daily basis on a single charge.
It provides reliable gears and brakes that will make your journey comfortable even when you are in a crowd.
12. NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router
What do you call a college experience without ubiquitous Internet access? The NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router is powerful enough to give you abundant access to the Internet no matter what.
With this gadget, you will never have to make a digital compromise with your roommate. It delivers high-speed Web access throughout your location.
13. Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Gaming Console
You will always find some time to catch fun no matter how tough your school or class is. Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact handheld gaming console that can help you unwind in a very calm relaxed way.
With this console, you have more than 2,000 games you can choose from. The price point also makes it a good gadget to own as on-the-go video games are every student’s best friend.
Which of the gadgets are you most likely to get for college this fall? Let us know in the comments.