Right now college students across the country are enjoying their well-deserved summer holidays but before you know it school will be starting once again. This means it’s never too early to start thinking about school supplies and stocking up on what you need. Here we will breakdown the most essential tech gadgets for college students. These tech items make life as a student simpler, smoother and more productive.
Invest in a New Laptop or Chromebook
Even though summer has just started, now is a great time to start shopping for a new laptop and Chromebook, making sure you get your top choice before everything becomes picked over. The closer you get to the beginning of school, the more students will flock to the stores to purchase a device.
When shopping for a laptop or Chromebook there’s no doubt budget will be a concern, but be sure to also be mindful of the processor (CPU), memory, RAM, size of the device and battery power.
These Lenovo school laptop backpacks are perfect for storing and carrying your device with you to and from class. A dedicated laptop backpack will protect it against falls, drops, scratches and other accidents, not to mention it doubles as a regular backpack so you can throw all your essential school supplies in it.
Portable Power Bank – Ensure You’re Never Out of Juice
While you’re searching for a new laptop or Chromebook, it’s a good idea to look at the portable power banks that ensure your device can be charged on the go. You don’t want to be sitting in class and have your laptop die, and there isn’t always going to be a power source handy for you to use.Today’s power banks often work on a variety of devices, which means you could technically charge your laptop, smartphone and/or tablet all from the same unit.
External Accessories That Help with Productivity
Because college life can be rather hectic and overwhelming, any tech tool that helps with productivity is usually welcome. Instead of using the built-in accessories in your desktop, laptop or Chromebook it often makes sense to purchase external models or even upgrade the ones that came with your computer.
Here are some of the best accessories to purchase:
- Adjustable headset, wired or wireless
- External microphone
- External webcam
- Ergonomic mouse
- Mechanical keyboard
Ensure Your Files and Data are Safe with an External Hard Drive
The final item to add to your must-buy list is an external hard drive. Students often have more than enough free space on their desktop or laptop for their files, but you have to think in terms of “what if”. What if your computer were to suddenly stop working? What happens to all your files? If they were lost forever, what would that mean to your studies? An external hard drive allows you to back up all content regularly, giving you an insurance plan if you will.
Having these tech gadgets and accessories on-hand means you’ll be ready to tackle a fresh new school year and increase your odds of success.