In this glorious age of integrated technology, access to information is immediate and easy. That being said, it only makes sense to take advantage of the numerous resources available. The same concept applies to technology, and in this article I’ll go over some of the best gadgets a student can use when returning to school. Keep in mind these suggestions are aimed at high school students and college alumni.
Among the first to list is any variant of Amazon’s kindle tablets. These are excellent for mobile reading. They’re easy on the eyes and can hold entire libraries of important books in their digital storage. Reading on the go can be crucial to the success of any student, and kindles are a lightweight, less expensive option when compared to text books.
There are multiple types of external Hard Disc Drives on the market with many of them being suitable choices. For about $50 you can snag an external with 1TB of storage. Having hard backups of all your files, from school work to the entirety of the data stored on your personal computer, can relieve a lot of stress. It’s great to have for any “just in case” scenario. For the large capacity and price, it’s not harsh on a student’s budget either.
Noise Cancelling Earphones/Headphones
If you’re heading to college, one thing you’ll pick up on real fast is noise. College kids are fresh out of high school with newfound freedom and a desire to go crazy. One of the biggest ways to express it: get loud, through music or otherwise. For those who want to sleep well or drown out the hum of excessive base, any noise cancelling headphone or earbud will give you peace of mind.
You probably already have one, but a smartphone isn’t just a popular piece of tech for socializing. Smartphones, whether it’s an Android, iPhone, LG, Galaxy, or whatever else, pack quite a punch. They’re basically miniature computers, and with top notch data plans like those from T-Mobile, students can access the abundance of social and education resources with a few screen taps. If there’s a graduation present to ask for from the parents, a Smartphone is excellent for both entertainment and academia.
Tablets are the latest mainstream tech with continued increase in popularity over the years. And for good reason. They’re not as weighty or demanding as laptops, have high power functionality, and can work for reading, research, entertainment, communication, and much more.
Okay, this might sound silly, but automatic floor cleaning devices are actually pretty great for students. College students in particular. Whether you just don’t have the money to opt in for cleaning staff or haven’t really thought about it, dirt builds up fast. A Roomba can keep the floor free of dust, debris, food crumbs, and more. You’ll want this because leftover food residue attracts pests like roaches.
Do you have a favorite gadget that’s perfect for back-to-school? Leave it in the comments below!