September has almost come and gone. The back-to-school shock is starting to wear off you’re settling down into the groove of things and are starting to get comfortable your post-secondary experience. But don’t get too comfortable. This is the calm before the storm (A.K.A. midterms) and there are ways to enhance your student life. Here are some devices that students would benefit from.
Logitech Keys-To-Go Ultra-portable, stand-alone keyboard $69.99
If you have an iPad or an iPhone, Keys-To-Go is fabulous. It eliminates the time wasted typing on your screen because – let’s be honest – typing quickly on that little screen is actually pretty hard to do.
If you’re like me and you don’t need to bring your laptop into school everyday, this keyboard will be perfect for you. It will fit easily in your backpack along with your tablet and is much more portable than a laptop. Keys-To-Go connects via Bluetooth to all iOS devices, so there are no cords involved.
My favourite feature of this keyboard is the screenshot button. There’s a little camera button that allows you to capture an image of whatever is on the screen. It’s super convenient when you need to quickly share what’s on your screen.
This keyboard and iPad combo is like the cheap version of the iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard because really… what student can afford that?
Kingston Digital Data Traveler MicroDuo 16 GB USB $29.99
During the school year, I am constantly transferring information from my phone to my computer via email, Google Drives, Dropbox, and basically any platform that I can access content on both my phone and computer. This micro USB eliminates the middle step and is a device for Android users.
With this device, users can transfer data between their Androids and computers without the use of wifi or cables. This micro USB can be easily carried around with you wherever you go. It is so efficient and useful when it comes to sharing photos, notes, and other school documents.
Sony Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones $74.99
If everyone had these headphones, it would solve one of my biggest student pet peeves. Don’t be “that guy” who plays his music/videos out loud when people are trying to study around you; with these headphones (or any for that matter), you won’t be.
These noise-cancelling headphones are a good quality, cheap alternative to expensive, heavy-duty headphones. They are lightweight and easy to carry around with you.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 $949.00
This tablet is an investment worth making. Not only is it amazingly portable, but it also has the power of a laptop.
Everyone says that taking notes by hand is a better way of retaining information than taking notes by laptop. With the Surface Pro 3, you can write out your notes while still eliminating paper.
And as a bonus – if you can go fully digital and use ebooks instead of textbooks, then you can use the tablet to view them. You’ll save tons of money over the course of your education – maybe even enough for this tablet to pay for itself!