Students can gear up for success with the help of gadgets perfect for the budding scholar. Whether you’re counting down to graduation, or you’re still green around the edges, these devices will help you make the most of your collegiate experience. We’ve searched high and low for the perfect gadgets for students to make your academic year complete. Of course, we keep the demands of the student budget in mind and only suggest affordable gadgets between $15 and $150.
Find the best gadgets to sweeten your university day
Give Your Day its Special Soundtrack
With headphones, boring journeys and waiting times have gone the way of a dodo. Enjoy your favourite music, new charts or classics with Bluetooth and wired headphones while waiting for the bus or walking to college. Thereby, you can replace the urban noise through rich sound. Powerful bass and clear treble intensify your musical experience without neglecting the sound clarity.
Moreover noise cancelling headphones are great when your roommates apt to do obnoxious things. Here, wireless headphones are great for studying, sleeping or simply blocking out your roomie’s horrid taste in music. And the best is that most BT headphones are affordable for students.
Replace noise and shorten wating times with rich sound
Never Lose Power in Lectures
There is literally nothing worse than having your phone go dead halfway through your day and not having any way to charge it, leaving you with nothing to do but pay attention to the lecture. With smart multi port chargers, you can charge up to 5 devices simultaneously as fast as possible. Your classmates will thank you!
Thanks to the IC technology from ARCTIC, the connected device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) is detected and charged with high speed. The multiple charging hub is not just clever, it is also safe. A whole series of protection mechanisms like overvoltage protection and short circuit protection make the charger extremely safe and protect your equipment from any damage.
Charge your smartphone and tablet during lectures with multi port chargers
Be Smarter – Use Smartpens
The most extravagant (yet highly useful) item on our list is the smartpen. Taking notes during class — even with the most rapid-fire professor — just got a whole lot easier. The smartpen may look like your average pen (it’s about the size of a Sharpie), but it also packs in a voice recorder and up to 2 GB of storage. So far so good, but here’s the really cool part: not only does the the pen remember everything you’ve written in digital form , it also keeps track of whatever was being said while you were scribbling a detail — just tap a word to hear all of what your professor was saying at that particular moment.
The monitor is positioned to low, the coffee is cold, there is cable clutter everywhere – the office can be full of annoying trifles. Here, cool, handy and funny office gadgets can be the solution to brighten up your workday.
The Perfect View with Monitor Arms
How dangerous is it to sit in front of the computer screen? According to a Microsoft study 86% of all respondents who work more than three hours a day on the PC suffer from pain. Where desk and chair are not sufficient, adjustable monitor arms provide comfort and adaptability. The height adjustment and flexibility bring the monitor in the ideal position thus allowing optimal posture. Moreover, dual-monitor arms expand the viewing area and make different applications available parallely. The two monitors not just facilitate the work but also increase the productivity by 35 percent as the Fraunhofer Institute discovered.
Enhance your overview with a dual monitor arm
No Clutter and Full Power with Desktop Chargers
With all of the USB-powered devices we have to charge throughout the day, a dedicated USB charging station can be a real life saver. Using a multiple USB desktop charger can reduce clutter on your table and makes it easier to keep multiple devices charged at the same time. When choosing a desktop charger it’s important to consider the number of USB outputs it offers, the rating of each, and the total output of the device. New desktop chargers use IC technology that lets them recognize the attached device and automatically deliver the correct amount of power.
Avoid clutter and power your devices with a charging station
Creativity and the Perfect Overview with Interactive Whiteboards
Interactive whiteboards can revolutionize business communication. An interactive whiteboard is a whiteboard that lets you project PC screen images onto it. That way it lets you operate the PC right from the board surface. Information and images from the whiteboard can be sent, saved, printed out and expanded on. This contributes to smooth, easy-to-understand presentations and is ideal for meetings in which websites are displayed, images are shown and additional information is written while meeting.
Jolly Times with Funny Gimmicks
Of course, not all the time at the office is serious and full of working. There should always be some time for fun. Therefore, there are not only handy, but lots of funny and nerdy office gadgets. Those gadgets also make the working space more personal and entertaining. E.g., USB beverage warmer and coolers keep your favorite beverage hot or cold. The USB device plugs right into your computer for power so it is completely portable. Also, stamps can get quite funny. “Like”, “Dislike” or “WTF?” stamps show your thoughts on documents and projects, when you can’t find the confidence to say what you’re really thinking or when words just aren’t enough.
Keep your coffee warm with an USB heater
Smartphones are quite magical devices. Within seconds and in just some swipes you can find a killer sushi place in your city, manage your bank account and reach all your friends. But unfortunately, phones always seem to die when we need them the most. Avoid this nightmare scenario and treat your little electronic helper right. With these quick tips to maintaining your battery’s health, you will never be without power, again.
The Right Setting
The first step to a long lasting smartphone battery is quite simple – use the best setting to save power. Obvious but easy to neglect is the fact that brighter screens need more of the battery power. Head over to your settings and turn down the lights to keep your phone running longer.
Also, if your phone uses an AMOLED display—many popular Android devices do, though the iPhone does not—each pixel on the screen takes a little bit of power to “light up.” So, the more black pixels you can get on your screen, the better. Just change your bright and colorful wallpaper to a darker and try using dark themes on apps when possible.
Also quite simple, but just as forgettable: If you’re not using your smartphone to connect to wireless internet, switch the wi-fi settings to “off.” This will stop your phone from sniffing out networks and thereby helps saving resources.
Power Up with Smart Chargers
It’s often easy to have one charger for different devices, especially when travelling. However, using the same charger for different gadgets can lead to problems. This is because different charges can output at different amperages — you can check these on your charger in the fine print somewhere on it – and every device needs the right input for a healthy battery.
Smart Chargers like the ARCTIC Smart Charger 8000 solve this problem with the usage of IC technology. Each port of the Smart Charger intelligently identifies your devices to deliver the optimal charge at the optimal speed. No matter whether you have a Samsung phone or an iPod, you can use any brand of mobile on this tool. This saves you hours of time and the trouble of malfunctioning batteries.
Smart Charger 8000 for all Smartphones, Tablets and all USB devices
External Batteries – Power on the Go
If you just forgot to charge your smartphone at home or you are on the road for a longer time then planned, a power bank can be the life saver of your dying battery. The external batteries are so small that they get into any handbag, laptop bag or even trousers easily. Just connect the power bank with your smartphone via a mini USB-cable and it will charge while you run errands, go to work or take a walk.
ARCTIC Power Bank 4000 charging a smartphone