Top 10 Gadgets for Students

Top 10 Gadgets for Students

Heading off to college for the first time this year? You may be unsure of how to equip yourself appropriately with all the best gadgets for students. In school, we are burdened with lots of heavy textbooks and paper. Thankfully in college, we can rely far more on technology to get us through our studies, with less load on our backs!

If you yourself are a student or if you have a family member heading off to university this year, check out our must have gadgets for college students below to get started on the right foot. These gadgets would also make excellent electronic gifts for students if you are searching for that perfect present!

Here are our top 10 best gadgets for students:


  1. Ankle PowerCore 20100 Ultra Capacity Power Bank

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This on-the-go charger is the most essential of gadgets. The importance of having a portable charger on you at all times cannot be underestimated! College days can be very long and it’s difficult to prevent our phones from dying before the day has ended. The Ankle PowerCore 20100 Ultra Capacity Power Bank comes to the rescue. It can charge the iPhone 7 fully seven times, the Samsung Galaxy S6 five times, or the iPad mini 4 twice. It is the perfect portable solution for powering your mobile phone and tablet, making it one of the best gadgets for students.

  1. Kindle Paperwhite


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The Kindle Paperwhite Ereader spares you from carrying around heavy books. With one single charge, it can keep going for up to 6 weeks with daily usage. It is the perfect solution for reading books on your daily commute or in between classes. For bookworms, it offers further price savings as books cost much less in their electronic format. This all makes the Kindle Paperwhite one of the very best gadgets for college students both for educational purposes and for downtime.

  1. Apple AirPods


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Wireless headphones are the new trend when it comes to listening to music. With no more wire knots to worry about, these headphones offer high-quality sound in a light and versatile fashion. Apple AirPods are great for the gym too and make it a lot easier to run on the treadmill without wires getting in the way. Studies have also shown that listening to music increases brain activity and helps you concentrate to get through those assignments… so get grooving!

  1. HP ENVY 13.3”/17.3”

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With two different sizing options, the HP ENVY is a very sleek laptop and definitely one of the coolest tech gadgets for college students. It features powerful Intel processors, ultra-HD clarity, and a smooth aluminium finish. Despite its thin and light appearance, it is one of the most powerful student-aimed laptops. Opt for the larger version for a better gaming or movie experience.

  1. Lenovo IdeaPad 320S 15.6”

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This laptop was designed especially for students, with an affordable price and a design focused on productivity. This updated version of the IdeaPad is definitely one of the most practical and cool gadgets for college students. The slightly curved keyboard pads result in a nearly totally silent typing experience. The 15.6-inch display is big enough for multitasking and the high-quality resolution makes it great for both work and entertainment.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro

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Lightweight and multifunctional, the Microsoft Surface range offers some of the best tech for college students. The newest Surface Pro offers students versatility as it can be used as either a touchscreen tablet or as a laptop. This flexibility solves the issue of deciding between a laptop or tablet for college. Why have one when you can have both?

  1. Logitech MX Anywhere 2

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With a wireless laptop mouse, you can increase your work efficiency instead of using the touchpad. It can be used in 3 ways: via Bluetooth, USB, or the included Logitech Unifying Receiver for wireless usage. This portable mouse lasts up to 70 days on one single charge. It includes a built-in rechargeable battery that powers up when plugged into your laptop’s USB port. It is perfect for carrying with you on-the-go and is also great for playing games on your laptop.

  1. UE Wonderboom Speakers


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Every student knows how important the party scene is in college! Be prepared for all the late-night activities with one of the coolest dorm room gadgets: the UE Wonderboom portable speakers. These speakers offer amazing bass sound quality and are even waterproof. They are cheaper than a lot of other Bluetooth speakers for the quality and power that they offer. The perfect gadget for student parties.

  1. Fitbit Watch


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College is not traditionally known for being the healthiest period of our lives. From lots of nights out to food to cure the hangovers, it can unfortunately be a time when a lot of people put on extra weight and limit their fitness routines. With a Fitbit, you can easily keep an eye on your exercise levels to ensure you keep active and find that right balance amidst the madness.

There are so many different Fitbit watches available today. Check out this article to decide which one is best for you!

  1. Superdry Laptop Backpacks


Gadgets For StudentsGone are the days of needing to carry laptop cases separately to protect your computer. These are quite impractical as it’s much better to have your hands free for holding that desperately needed coffee instead! With a Superdry backpack, you can hold up to 17-inch sized laptops. Superdry’s stylish range of college backpacks are some of the best gadget bags out there, combining practicality with style. Investing in one of the best gadget backpacks will pay off in the long-term as they will stay in mint condition all throughout your studies. Check out their range of men’s and women’s backpacks to start the semester in style.

If all this talk about tech has you itching for more innovation, check out Time Magazine’s Best Gadgets of 2017 for more inspiration.

Author: Ciara Maher

My name is Ciara Maher I am a freelance blogger, marketing assistant and English teacher. I enjoy creating multimedia content and managing websites, and am passionate about travel and technology. I am also studying web development at Google thanks to a scholarship I received from Udacity. I am currently writing blogs for, Ireland’s leading insurance comparison website. Having lived abroad, I understand the importance of travel insurance in particular as it has helped me in France and the USA.

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