8 Tech Gadgets for StudentsIT Resource
Summer is coming to an end and whether you’re an excited parent or an anxious student, it’s time to get ready for school. With limited budgets and a seemingly endless selection of tools and devices to choose from, we’ve put together a list of our favorite new, helpful, and affordable tools to help your student succeed!
Need to charge on the go and keep your data safe? Check out this Anti-Theft, Water-Resistant bookbag that contains an integrated padlock, easy access to charge your phone, and a special layer of fabric to prevent rogue scanning of devices or items with RFID tags.
Wireless Charging Pad
Keep your workspace clean and your phone easily accessible with the Belkin Wireless Charging Pad. Newer phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note or the Apple iPhone 8 will allow you to place the phone on a pad that will charge it without any cables. The charging pad offers optimal wireless charging and delivers 10-watts for faster charging than standard 5-watt chargers.
Noisy roommates can make for difficult study sessions. Filter out the distractions and cut the cable with these Sennheiser Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones. With a battery life up to 19 hours, easy controls, and a convenient carrying case, these headphones not only look good but sound amazing too, allowing you to focus in peace.
Google Home Mini
For hands free help around the dorm or apartment, Google Home Mini is a smart speaker with the Google Assistant built in. Ask about weather, traffic on the way to class, math calculations, and even play Spotify or Pandora. It’s a general time saver that any student will love.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words; in this case, for under $150, you can tell your story instantly with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. Decorate your dorm and share your memories with this tiny device that allows you to instantly print 2×3” snapshots and stickers right from your phone – no PC or cables required!
Under Armour Running Shoes
Getting to class just got more comfortable – and informative, with Under Armour’s HOVR Connected Running Shoes. These shoes connect to apps like MapMyRun to give you detailed stats on your pace, cadence, stride-length and distance.
Lost in the mounds of paper? Prefer writing over typing during class? Need a portable whiteboard? The Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook does all this and blasts your notes up to your Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, or email. With its clever, wipe-clean pages, you can have one notebook for all your needs.
Surge Protector & Charger
Be the hero and bring this Belkin Surge Protector and Charger to your dorm or apartment. This device provides charging for both AC and USB-powered devices, and it’s small and compact so it won’t block other outlets. This powerful charger even has a ledge to rest your phone or small gadget on, keeping everything organized and accessible.
Did we forget something? Let us know what gadgets are on your list by commenting below or posting on our Facebook page!
Written by Carolyn Martin, IT Resource Sales Operations Manager. Grand Rapids IT Consultant, serving Muskegon, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and surrounding areas in Michigan and Indiana. We offer IT security, email, cloud, network, messaging, and voice solutions. Contact us today if you have any questions about your business technology!