Your student years, the best years of your life, right? Well, apart from having next to no cash, running on approximately three hours of sleep a night and having wall-to-wall deadlines to meet. Luckily there’s plenty of ways the internet and tech can make life a little bit easier for struggling students, whether you need to buy essay online or you need help getting to classes on time. Here are our top five gadgets for students.
- OtterBox Phone Charging Case
You’re running late for your lecture and you don’t have time to charge your phone before you leave. That dreaded 2% battery warning is flashing up on your screen. All the good seats near the plugs have been taken and you’ve got to try and find your friends on the vast campus after class, what are you going to do? You could borrow someone’s phone, or you could be really old fashioned and head to a phone box – if you can find one! Or you could save yourself the time and hassle by purchasing an OtterBox phone case which will charge your phone while you’re on the go. As well as protecting your phone from falls and drops, the case makes your battery last twice as long.
- FitBit Flex
It’s hard to keep track of your fitness and healthy eating goals when you’re a student. Every semester your routine will completely change, so finding time to fit in the gym between library sessions and those essential nights out can be tricky. A FitBit Flex can help you meet your goals by tracking your activity and giving you a nudge when you’ve been slacking off. Plus, the vibrating ‘silent’ alarm feature will be appreciated by your flatmates when you’re the only one with an early morning class.
- HP Sprocket Photo Printer
Dorm rooms can be pretty dull. Making your plain, prison-esque room homely is a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re on a limited budget. We have just the Christmas present to ask for! The HP Sprocket Photo Printer lets you print photos straight from your smartphone, so you can let your creativity run wild and plaster your walls in all your favorite snaps without the need for a fancy camera.
- Roku Streaming Stick
You never truly appreciate home comforts until you’ve moved out. Oh, how students miss the luxury of having to heat all year round and a TV that you can just flick through whenever you fancy. We might not be able to help with the heating argument, but instead of paying a hefty TV license bill, consider investing in the Rocku Streaming Stick. It’s affordable, at just $40, and is easy to use. All you need to do is plug it in and you can stream all your favorite Netflix, Amazon or Hulu TV shows.
- Bluetooth Coffee Maker
This one is a bit of a luxury and is definitely at the top end of a student budget, but a Bluetooth coffee maker can definitely make getting up for those long days at university easier. You can connect the machine to your smartphone, so you can brew your coffee from wherever you may be– in bed, on the way home from classes, or just before you hit the library. You’ll save money on those Starbucks trips and a full pot of coffee can be brewed in just 8 minutes, so you’ll be the most popular member of the flat!