9 Gadgets Every College Kid Needs
Every college student faces a number of huge tasks throughout the normal academic day, but with these nine gadgets, life becomes more efficient and plain smarter. Whether studying or sitting in a lecture or relaxing, all of these technology accessories help with note-taking, staying on schedule, and keeping up to date on social media.
1. Noise Canceling Headphones
The very life blood of college students, noise canceling headphones turn a deathly quiet library into a personal concert at study time. Headphones come in a variety of styles, whether wireless, earbud, or headset. Noise canceling headphones keep students sane while navigating busy cafeterias or crowded sidewalks. For the introvert or all-nighter student, headphones are like holding a sign that says, “Do not talk to me.”
Syncing to a Smartphone, the smartwatch stays on top of every task while keeping the time. The smartwatch allows individuality to flourish since it’s highly customizable. It can be used as a clock, calendar, activity tracker, MP3 player, and more. Keep up with texting conversations without even pulling out the phone. Shhhh, texting in class just got easier.
3. Smart Pen
Via Bluetooth, the Smart Pen transfers information to whichever device synced with it while note taking occurs. Not one detail will be lost with the Smart Pen. No more worries of keeping track of stray pieces of paper with notes on it because the Smart Pen collects every note taken. Buh-bye, lost notes and hello easy note sharing.
4. Charging Backpack
Nothing causes more worry than a dying device, especially when home is a distant thought. A charging backpack with its cushioned, inner charging station relieves every modern-day student of the fear of losing a Smartphone or tablet to a dead battery. A charging backpack also offers outer charging ports so new friends can share the benefit.
5. Flexible Power Strip
With the many devices needed to be charged in a shared dorm room, two outlets just won’t cut it. A flexible power strip bends to fit around furniture legs or to allow more cords to be plugged in. This is every student’s best friend.
6. Heated Travel Mug
Not only does the mug keep the caffeine insulated, but it plugs into a USB port and keeps the coffee steaming. No more cold coffee unless it’s cold brew.
7. Light Wedge Reading Light
Despite all the technology, sometimes that one professor requires paper book reading. And it’s likely that the assignment is remembered far too late in the evening after the roommate has shut off the lights. The Light Wedge Reading Light helps the page glow for reading in a dark room. Basically, best roommate award goes to you.
8. Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
Swapping your laptop for a tablet as your constant study and lecture companion? A Bluetooth wireless keyboard immediately speeds up note-taking, email writing, and internet research (read: gaming). A keyboard changes everything.
9. Phone Battery Case
The case between life and death for a cell phone with a short battery life, a phone battery case boasts of lengthening the life of a phone. The case doesn’t add too much size either. No need to find an outlet or a charging backpack, a phone battery case keeps a college student’s smart phone alive for the duration of the day.
Why rely on paper notebooks and pencils like the college students of days gone by when so many new technologies improve efficiency and organization? As gadgets become smarter, students can better focus on lectures and homework without worrying about lost notes or a forgotten assignment. Smart means using the right gadgets.