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STUDENT LIFE / APR. 29, 2015
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Top 10 Gadgets for College Students

College life isn’t always easy, and there’s certainly not a lot of money for extras! You have to make sure that you buy what you need first, and only then can you spend what little is left on the things you "want".

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But the gadgets listed below are the perfect mix between "want" and "need". They’ll help to make your life at college much easier, and they’ll make life just that little bit more enjoyable.

1. Solar-Powered Battery Charging Backpack

Never run out of power with this bad-ass backpack! It may not look stylish, but it’s got space for your laptop, plenty of pockets for school supplies, and a 60-Watt battery that can charge your devices easily. Definitely worth it! (Find it here…)

2. Otterbox Phone Charging Case

If you use your phone all the time, you’re going to need this case! Not only will it protect your smartphone from being damaged, but it will also charge your battery. Yet another device to ensure your gadgets are available at all times. (Find it here…)

3. SanDisk Extreme 3.0

For faster copying speeds and more storage space, this is the USB drive for you. It’s a bit pricey at $60, but not when you consider that it gives you 64 GB of storage space. It also works lightning fast with USB 2.0 and 3.0 inputs, and it comes with encryption to protect your data. (Find it here…)

4. Kindle


No need to buy the fancy Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HDX if you’re just going to be doing homework! The basic Kindle will cost you just $80, and it will make it much easier for you to read the lessons and do your research. Plus, it’s got a battery life to last a week! (Find it here…)

5. Samsung Chromebook

For a compact portable computer, this little Samsung Netbook packs a punch! It’s compatible with Chrome’s OS, looks very stylish, and has all the processor power you could ask for. (Find it here…)

6. Logitech N315 Cooling Pad

Considering how many hours you’re going to be spending on your computer, a cooling pad will be VERY necessary. By preventing your computer from overheating, you’ll extend the life of its battery, CPU, and hard drives. (Find it here…)

7. Logitech Anywhere MX USB Mouse

Logitech Anywhere MX USB Mouse

This wireless mouse is easy to use and makes getting your homework done MUCH easier. At $35, it’s the perfect mouse to fit in your backpack, allows for hyper-fast scrolling, and helps you surf the web much faster. (Find it here…)

8. Seagate Backup Plus Hard Drive

Never lose your term papers or notes ever again! If you don’t want to upload everything to Google Drive, you’ll need this little hard drive to store all of your files. It’s thin, easily portable, and the perfect mobile option for data. (Find it here…)

9. Sony MDR-NC200D Noise Cancelling Headphones

Get a whole lot more done thanks to these headphones! For just $70, you can block out all background sounds and keep yourself focused. Not only is the noise-cancelling ability excellent, but the sound quality is above average as well. (Find it here…)

10. MiFi


Never have trouble with your internet again! This little device serves as a portable server, allowing you to get online anywhere and at any time. It’s a bit pricey (from Verizon), but it can connect up to 15 devices at once. (Find it here…)

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With these gadgets, you’ll have everything you need to get your study on!


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