You’re now the best chef in your student digs, you’re balancing your work and study life well and you’ve become a dab hand at taking lecture notes but what about some gadgets that’ll make your life even easier?
In this post we take a look at some useful (and fun) items that will make your student life a breeze. Please note that this post isn’t sponsored but title links marked with a * use an affiliate link to the product (I have to fund my coffee habit some how!).
The following are just examples to get you thinking – before you buy something please make sure it does what you want it to and it’s within your budget!
I love Moleskines and I’m also a user of Evernote – although nowhere near enough of a power user to understand all it’s bells and whistles! Moleskin and Evernote though have teamed up to bring your paper-based world into your online world. Write your notes in your Moleskine, tag it with the stickers provided, snap a photo of it with your phone’s camera and their app and voilà! Your notes are now in Evernote and are completely searchable. Awesome!
This hard drive is primarily geared towards Mac users as it comes with plug-and-play Mac OS setup but you can easily format it for use with a Windows Machine. It’s got USB 3.0 for fast transfers and a whopping 1TB of storage so that’ll take care of all of your lecture notes, research, iTunes library and films plus it’s only around 280 grams so it’s really light to carry around too.
Charge your phone and tablet on the go with this powerful power pack. Suitable for 30 pin and Lightening cables, as well as Micro USB it’s a great addition to any student backpack.
If you’re burning the midnight oil on an essay, you don’t want to be burning your leg hair as well thanks to an overheating laptop! This cooling pad can be angled so you can find a great typing (or viewing) angle and is very quiet even though it has five fans.
You’ll be making a load of memories whilst you’re at Uni – especially during freshers week… oh, wait, maybe you don’t want to be reminded of those! The Polaroid ZIP printer works with both iOS and Android devices, simply connect over bluetooth and you’re ready to print those embarrassing party photos using the new zero ink technology. Time to start practising your duck face I think!
I know, I know, I think this one goes without saying but for those of you on the fence, It’s cheaper than getting a TV license or cable subscription, and is a lot healthier than heading out to the student union every night – if only it was around when I was at Uni!
View all of your Netflix binge obsessions in full HD on the TV! Why sit hunched over a laptop when you can cast loads of content to the big screen. There are loads of apps on Android and iOS that can cast to chrome, and if you install the chrome browser extension you can cast browser content to your TV too.
There’s always something you forget to take with you to university (even if you’ve followed my essential guide of what to take with you so have someone take the guess work out of it with these pre-made packs for a load of different eventualities.
Carry around your laptop in style, but also get easy access to your tablet at the same time! This bag will hold up-to a 15″ laptop in the main compartment and an iPad in a specially made front-access section.
It’s a sad state of affairs but it’s a common thing to have something portable like a laptop stolen. All it takes is you popping to the loo at the coffee shop and leaving your laptop on then table, or leaving your dorm room unlocked. Using a laptop lock allows you to secure your device – or at least make it very awkward (and hopefully not worth the time) to steal.
Over To You
Is there something that you can’t live without at University or College? Let us know in the comments
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