The start of college classes is just around the corner, and with a new year comes the need for new products! College life is busy and sometimes stressful, but with a few simple things to help, it will be a one of a kind experience! Here are seven major tech necessities for first-time or back-to-college students.
But first, coffee. What college student can survive finals week without it? The Keurig was practically made with college students in mind- it’s simple, easy, and fast. The Keurig K15 is small and perfect for dorms. It also brews in under 2 minutes! (By the time you brush your teeth and throw on shoes for class, it’ll be ready!) If you want a more heavy duty Keurig, those work perfectly for college as well.
2. Portable Speaker
A portable speaker that you can take anywhere you and your friends decide to hangout? Yes, please! Whether it be the basketball court, the lake, the dorm rooms, or campus gym, this speaker will allow you to listen to your favorite tunes wherever you go! The Anker SoundCore is affordable, waterproof, and dust-tight. Perfect for the mess college life brings!
3. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Okay, let’s not pretend that it’s easy to get a good night’s sleep in a dorm full of rowdy people. It’s fun to stay up and goof around some nights, however, when you have that 8 am final and you can’t sleep because of the stomping on the floor above you- you’re going to want some noise cancelling headphones. Some brands may be expensive, but some are more affordable than others. I was given a pair of Bose QuietComforts when my school was doing construction next to my dorm, and I never heard a sound! This investment will keep you better rested and healthy for all that college entails.
4. Picture Keeper Connect
Some of your best memories (and pictures to prove it) come from college. DON’T LOSE THEM! Back up your photos with Picture Keeper Connect, a simple and quick way to keep your photos safe without the possibility of something happening to your phone or storage. This USB device is compatible with iPhones AND Androids!
5. SmartShaker Alarm Clock
Getting woken up by roommates is the worst, and you don’t want to do it to them either! The SmartShaker alarm clock slides under your pillow and vibrates when your alarm goes off, shaking you awake. It connects wirelessly by bluetooth to your iPhone alarms and the battery lasts a full month before needing charged! Consider buying one for your roommate as well! 😉
6. Share Your Photos App
The best part about this is- it’s free! Download the Share Your Photos App in order to share photos with friends at sorority and fraternity formals and fundraisers, school functions, and other events! The free app is the easiest way to collect and share photos from an event without the hassle of e-mail, uploading everything to Facebook, or texting individual friends different photos. Let the members of an event find the photos they want within the app!
7. Portable iPhone charger
When you’re on-the-go and juggling class, socials, a job, and other extracurriculars, your phone is likely to die during the day! Don’t have time to sit next to a wall outlet and charge up? A portable iPhone charger is perfect for a busy college student. This Jackery charger is small, compact, and gives you a full charge to get you through the rest of the day!