Who doesn’t love the fresh scent of new notebooks & pens at the beginning of the school year? There’s something about new school supplies that brings you back to the good ole days of being a kid. But sometimes, traditions are made to be broken.
This year save a tree and go digital with your back-to-school supplies! The trees and your future grades will thank you.
1. Symphony 1 Headphones
Pulling all-nighters for finals-week will be easier with this gadget. The Symphony wireless headphones cancels out external sound with it’s over-ear design and active noise cancellation (ANC) technology helping you focus in the noisiest rooms.
Forget to charge your headphones last night? No problemo, the rechargeable battery can last up to 15 hours even with its noise cancellation on.
2. Fitbit Blaze
Who would’ve thought telling time would be fun? With Fitbit Blaze, you’ll never be late for a class again. Dubbed as one of the Rolls Royce of wearables, Fitbit Blaze puts emphasis on fitness and exercise.
This baby will track steps, distance, calories burned, heart rate monitoring, and floors climbed. You can also use multi-sport tracking and GPS connectivity to track route to further record and analysis your workout stats. Who knows? Maybe you’ll start running to class...just maybe.
3. Keuring 10 Mini Plus
But first, coffee. We all know coffee is the lifeline of college. Keurig 10 Mini Plus in your dorm is tinier than a standard Keurig making coffee super accessible..,maybe too accessible. Brew a beautiful cup of coffee under two minutes and choose from three cup sizes.
Biggest one for me please! Need hot water for cup o’noodle too? Keurig 10’s got you.
4. Seagate Back Up Plus Hard Drive
Seagate Back Up Plus Hard Drive is perfect for the college student with the crazy heavy backpack. The super thin 1TB and 2TB is sleek and tough, compatible with your newest laptop or MacBook.
5. Brydge Technologies Keyboard for iPad Mini
Move aside notebook and pen, the Brydge keyboard is here to stay. This keyboard is compatible with iPad mini 1, 2, and 3 and provides a 180-degree hinge technology to make viewing best for your comfort. It’s perfect for the individual that wants to carry less on their way to class. Download your favorite note-taking app (I love Evernote) and you’re all set!
6. Roku Roaming Stick
Everyone deserves a little R & R from studying all night long. Let Roku help ease you into relaxation from all-nighter stress. The Roku Streaming Stick is 8x more faster than and now it’s portable so you can access your shows anywhere! Hook up your accounts through Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, etc. and you are all set. TV-show binge-watchers beware! Just kidding.
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Not feeling like taking your laptop to class? I know how you feel. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is ultra-fast and lightweight so you can bring it anywhere you go. With its Super AMOLED display your photos, movies, and documents are more clear and crisp. Storage isn’t an issue with this device. You can expand the tablet’s memory from 32GB up to an additional 128GB with a micro SD card. Sounds like a dream come true.
8. JBL Flip 3
No study sesh is complete without some good jams. The JBL Flip 3 is the go-to for wireless bluetooth music streaming. With the JBL speakers you can wirelessly connect up to 3 Smartphones or tablets.
Missing a person from your group-project meeting? Its speakerphone capability will provide crystal clear calls with a touch of a button so you call can stay connected and productive. Don’t worry about rain or spills from your coffee, the JBL speaker is splashproof you can even clean it with running tap water. FYI splashproof is not waterproof, so don’t get too carried away. Happy studying!
9. Livescribe 3 Smart Pen
Not ready to totally ditch your notebook but want to get on the tech train? Pick up a Livescribe pen. Livescribe puts the “smart” in smartpen. This smartpen makes note-taking quick and super simple by connecting information from your paper to your tab or smartphone.
Connecting your iOS or Android device (up to 4 devices) via Bluetooth Smart and sync everything you write or draw to the free Livescribe app. It also records audio using your smartphone or tab’s microphone to sync with everything you write on paper. Your notes in the Livescribe app are easy to retrieve, playback, send/share, tag, and organize.
10. Nikon D500 Camera
Okay, this gadget may not totally help you with school (unless you are a photography/film major) but it’s ridiculously cool. The Nikon D500 DSLR has the best image quality of any APS-C camera on the market so you can capture the most breathtaking photos. The use of carbon fiber in the D500’s body makes this camera lightweight and sturdy, handy to take on your next weekend adventure!