Congratulations if you’ve finally managed to get everything sorted with your grades. Hopefully you got the ones you want, the ones you need! Now that you are finally thinking about what you need for your studies, we’ve come up with a few suggestions to make your life much easier.
Whether you’re counting down to graduation, or you’re still green around the edges, these devices will help you make the most of your college or university experience. From dorm-room essentials to productivity tech, here are a selection of gadgets to help take the stress out of your studies.
Lenovo USB-C Travel Hub
Lenovo USB-C Travel Hub is an essential extension adapter that enables you to easily connect to an external monitor, wired network, and USB device via single robust USB Type-C port. Portable design of Lenovo hub is great for the student and traveller. Fewer transition cables and more space in your bag. Result!
YK-W1 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case (921192)
These completely wireless YK-W1 Bluetooth 5.0 earphones come complete with a charging case to keep them together and top-up the earbud batteries inbetween uses. An IPX5 waterproof rating means they’re ready for rain (even when you’re not) and they’ll provide six to eight hours of play time before the case needs a recharge.
Both earphones and the pocket-sized case use a simple but slick anthracite-grey design, so they’ll never look out of place.
Targus DrifterTrek 15.6-17.3″ Laptop Backpack (838609)
Secure and protect your laptop with room to spare for your gear, gadgets, and other essentials. Intelligent organisation features include two spacious interior compartments and an easy-access exterior pocket for quick-grab items. Count on comfortable carrying thanks to the ergonomically designed hinged shoulder-strap system, cooling air mesh back panel, and soft, padded carry handle. The unique, sturdy design delivers tip-proof, stand-up appeal and convenience.
Guard against communication downtime with the convenient USB power pass-thru port. Stash your power pack in the convenient zippered side pocket, connect to the integrated interior cord and you’re ready to power up (battery and charging cable not included). Additional on-the-go features include a ruggedised, weather-resistant base, and luggage trolley strap.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) 32GB Wifi Tablet – Black (838609)
Here’s a tablet that’s just as versatile and sophisticated as it is affordable. With a screen and specs that make it the perfect media tablet, it’s just 7.5 mm thick underneath a premium metal finish. Choose one in Silver or Black to fit your student lifestyle.
You can’t study day and night, so get more out of the content you love to watch. Galaxy Tab A features a vivid 10.1″ WUXGA display that delivers 1920 by 1200 pixels of stunning colour reproduction and optimal screen brightness levels. Now you can fully immerse yourself in your favourite Netflix movies and TV series. Or, alternatively, watch your streamed lectures without getting out of bed!
Fitbit Inspire HR Activity Tracker (901381)
The ups and downs of student life make for an anything-but-consistent lifestyle, so you deserve a little help managing your sleep, eating and fitness habits. The Fitbit is your basic tracking device, complete with a silent alarm option that roommates on different schedules will appreciate.
These fitness trackers are unbelievably easy to use thanks to the touchscreen, backlit display and on-screen dashboard that benefits you by tracking your sleep patterns, activity and more, all from your wrist. Receive super friendly guidance and motivation to create a healthier lifestyle and habits, that help you reach fitness goals.
External hard drive (882377)
Consider an external hard drive an insurance policy of sorts. Back up your work, back up your files, back up your photos, should anything happen to your computer. In a tight dorm space, accidents can and do happen. The Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch 2TB White External Hard Drive is a lightweight, affordable option which can also be used with mobile devices.
While it isn’t exactly a gadget, this power strip can protect all of your electronic bits and bobs, from your Kindle to your hairdryer. At the same time, it extends the reach and capacity of your much-coveted outlets, with a total of five plug-ins and 1.8 metres of extension you’ll be able to service all areas of your student dorm with ease!
HANNspree HANNSpad 10.2″ Hercules 2 Tablet (858274)
The HANNspree HANNSpad Hercules 2 Tablet PC is a convenient and affordable mobile computing solution featuring a 10.1 inch display with IPS technology, Quad Core performance, a dual camera set, 16GB of internal storage, Android 7.0 and GPS. The HANNSpad includes 16GB of on-board storage so you can access documents, applications and media on the go, and you can add up to 32GB more storage with Micro SD expansion via the USB. Bluetooth allows you to connect wirelessly with any number of Bluetooth enabled accessories, whilst high-end, Dual Band Wi-Fi keeps you online utilizing either 2.4GHz or 5GHz (less interference) routers. The Hercules 2 also includes a Mini HDMI port which allows seamless connectivity with any HDMI compatible HDTV or large screen HD monitor. Perfect for all your student projects including reading text-books on the go, this is the perfect student study aid.
This suggestion may seem fairly obvious, but the sheer volume of amazing apps available at your fingertips, including several tied to the gadgets above, make the smartphone a student must-have. Load up your phone with these apps particularly handy for students:
Dragon Dictation: Have a brilliant thought on that Foucault reading you’ve been pondering? Don’t waste time trying to type it: Use Dragon Dictation to translate your spoken words into text. Send an email, even a tweet or set a reminder. You can download Dragon Dictation app for iPhone or Android absolutely free or charge. Open the Dragon Dictation app. Set the Region you are in. Easy!
WhatsApp: If you decide to spend a semester abroad, or if your friends do, stay in touch via the WhatsApp real time, totally free messaging service. WhatsApp is also useful on the home front: Create customized messaging groups to share texts, audio and images with classmates and study buddies to stay on the same page.
Man and Van – the App: Moving out or moving in, get a van driver in 1 min! Get instant quotes from UK rated man and van drivers in your area. Simply pick the cheapest/best rated, pay via the app and job done! To download the app on iOS and Android visit www.manandvan.app
So, there you have a few ‘must-haves’ and a few other ideas to make things go smoother for you at college or Uni. Or even when you’re taking a year out and going travelling (if you’re allowed to, that is!).