From Headphones to Chargers – Gadgets to Sweeten Your University Day

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.

guide for gadgets at university and college

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.

ARCTIC Wireless headphones

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.

ARCTIC Smart Charger 8000 USB Charging station

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.

Summer Gadgets – Cool Devices for the Summer Holidays

It’s summer and that means that it’s time to get excited about the vacations, beaches, the sun and warm weather. Everyone knows tons of things to do before the season ends, whether it’s staying in shape, tanning on the beach, hosting BBQs or travel with friends and family.
There are plenty of handy devices and gadgets on the market that can help fully take advantage of all cool summer activities.

Music to Go

Nothing shows us that it’s summer the way music does. Whether you prefer the current No. 1 summer hit or some oldie like “Summer in the City”, the beats and lyrics make you dance and have fun in the sun. A portable Bluetooth speaker can add some of your favorite tunes to wherever you are – a campsite, your hotel room or at the local pool. The small sound cubes and wireless stereo speakers make the beach or park to the perfect summer party location.

ARCTIC S113  portable speaker with Bluetooth feature

Enjoy your favorite music everywhre with portable speakers

For plane flights, train rides or just for enjoying some music alone in the sun, wireless BT headphones are the perfect summer gadget. They do a far better job of blocking out noise than the earbuds your smartphone came with. And, a wireless headset means you don’t have to mess with tangled cables in your bag.If you want to have a splash of color in them as summer is the best time for colorful outfits and accessories, you can look for wireless headphones in come vibrant colors like pink, lime or blue – like the ARCTIC P311 BT.

Power Wherever You Are

As smartphones and tablets get better, and more indispensable, their batteries are getting worse. So it’s ever more important to get a good charger when traveling. To charge your USB devices fast and easy, a car charger is the perfect way to do so while you’re on the road. Thanks to its small size, the charger takes little place and will not hinder you while changing gears. Moreover, a fast charger can be stowed away in the glove compartment easily if it isn’t needed.
For the time at a hotel, a smart charger can be the perfect gadget for you. Most times, you will travel with friends or your family and all of you will have the need to charge your tablet, smartphones and cameras at the same time. Here, a multiport charger with IC technology guarantees that up to several devices from any brand are charged fast and save at the same time.

Smart USB Wall Charger Used as a Travel Charger

USB multiport charger with IC technology – perfect when travelling

For days at the beach, a power bank will be the savior of your smartphone. The small external and portable batteries can charge any USB device on the go. Thanks to its small design, a power bank fits perfectly in your pocket and is ready to charge whenever you need.

Cool Down at Your Desk

You even can enjoy the summer while working – when you know how to stay cool at your desk. USB fans not only provide a fresh breeze at the office, but can also bring some color to your everyday work. The USB powered fans often are available in colorful designs and some of them even provide a USB hub for other gadgets like your keyboard, mouse or a thumb drive.

ARCTIC Breeze USB Desktop Fan

Cool down at your desk with colorful USB fans

Charge Smart – How to keep your smartphone’s battery powered

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

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 Charhing a Smartphones

ARCTIC Power Bank 4000 charging a smartphone