Gadgets that Make College Easier

Gadgets that Make College Easier

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Apple iPad Air Tablet
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HP Chromebook 11
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Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch 64GB Tablet
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Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Headed off to college this fall?  Not sure which gadgets are good to go for both work and play?  Don't want to seem pretentious, but afraid of underpacking?

No worries.  There are only a few items that you really need.  Fortunately, they'll all help you to excel in class - and keep in touch with your friends (not to mention your favorite music and movies).  Start by considering how you'd like to take notes and study, then add on the accessories like memory sticks and chargers.  And yes, you can temporarily forget about the war between Apple and Android.  Choose the platform that works for you; you'll always find plenty of ways to customise your devices - no matter which one you choose.


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Gadgets that Make College Easier

Gadgets that Make College Easier

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Headed off to college this fall?  Not sure which gadgets are good to go for both work and play?  Don't want to seem pretentious, but afraid of underpacking?

No worries.  There are only a few items that you really need.  Fortunately, they'll all help you to excel in class - and keep in touch with your friends (not to mention your favorite music and movies).  Start by considering how you'd like to take notes and study, then add on the accessories like memory sticks and chargers.  And yes, you can temporarily forget about the war between Apple and Android.  Choose the platform that works for you; you'll always find plenty of ways to customise your devices - no matter which one you choose.


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$26
148 Bought | Save: $54 (68% OFF)

This incredible price is likely to do with a subsequent release and Anker's desire to push their newer products. Quite simply, we don't know how long this will last and we advise you to pick this one up before they're all gone.

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External battery packs are very handy to carry in your pack while at school or even out hiking. This one from Anker is powered by a 10000mAh battery that can give you about 4x iPhone charges before you need to plug it in. The PowerIQ technology detects your device to provide it with the fastest available charge - and that's not something you get from any old battery pack. This portable charger is strong, resilient and much loved by those that own one.

What Reviewers Say: 

It's not difficult to find people willing to rave about this portable charger. Here's what they have to say:

  • I got this product just a week ago... and I love it! Its quite heavy but its worth it cuz it charges up to 4 phones at least( based on my experience).. I highly recommend this! its worth the price! :)
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these batteries. We have 3 of them now and have used them several times on Disney trips. Keeps phones running for days!
  • Convenient, powerful and gets regular use. I travel frequently and it's good knowing I have power waiting for me. I'd be lost without it and it's a 'regular' in my gadget bag. I use it probably 3 times a week.
  • Depending on the capacity of your mobile battery, this battery bank will charge it 3 or 4 times. The simple design makes it look good without compromising functionality. The included short-length Micro-USB connector and carrying pouch is also a fantastic touch.

 

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$50
193 Bought | Save: $50 (50% OFF)

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This 1TB WD Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is one of the most popular, sleek and reliable one in the market currently. The WD drive gives you the ability to automatically backup your files to the drive as well as on the cloud. It's perfect for school work as you won't have to worry about running out of space, thanks to such a large amount of space under $50. You can also password protect your data as well as encrypt it using powerful hardware encryption.

 

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$23
157 Bought | Save: $10 (30% OFF)

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The Corsair Flash Voyager GO can help you get files from your android devices to your computer. It works with any Android tablet that supports USB on-the-go. You can very easily add large amounts of storage to your phone when needed. A great way to back up images to your computer if you don't want to go through the hassle of looking for cords.

 

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$100
143 Bought | Save: $100 (50% OFF)

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The LG G3 is a 32GB Android smartphone that is very highly rated for it's great camera and 5.5" quad hd display. It has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440. A great feature of this phone has to be the removable battery and microSD card. You can swap out the battery to go from no battery to full battery in seconds.

 

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These noise cancelling earphones have to be some of the best on the market today. They can nearly block out every noise around you allowing you to listen to your music without any interruptions. If there are situations where you need to be aware of your surroundings then you just press a button on the headphones and it allows you to listen to your surroundings.

 

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$219
249 Bought | Save: $60 (22% OFF)

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The Kindle fire HDX screen has a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 which goes beyond standard HD. It doesn't have storage expansion so make sure if you save a lot of videos then get the 64GB version. The tablet comes with a Mayday button that gives you 24x7 tech support from amazon for free. It comes equipped with an OfficeSuite and support for Gmail, Outlook and others. If you're a person that shops on Amazon a lot then this tablet will make your shopping experience more enjoyable.

 

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$245
247 Bought | Save: $35 (13% OFF)

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If you've been thinking about getting a cheap laptop to browse the internet, then you should definitely consider this 11-inch HP Chromebook. It's slim, stylish, colorful and comes with lot of complimentary extras (like 100GB Google Drive storage, 60-day Google Play Music All Access and 12 free sessions of GoGo Inflight Internet). It is powered by 1.7GHz Dual-core processor, 16GB SSD, 2GB RAM and offers up to 12 hours of battery life. This laptop runs Chrome OS, which is basically using Chrome to get everything done on the internet. Do note that your regular Windows/OS X software won't run on this sytem. For its currently $200 deal price, it offers impeccable value!

 

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$370
434 Bought | Save: $129 (26% OFF)

Excess inventory of the first-gen Apple iPad Air is expected to be cleared by retailers for as low as $369 during Black Friday period.

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First-gen iPad Air had trend-setting Retina display in a super-thin and light package. Weighing just 1-pound, the 9.7-inch Air is the lightest tablet in its form factor, and can be easily operated with one hand. The newest iPad Air is powered by 64-bit A7 processor and can run up to 12 hours on battery. Available in 16/32/64/128GB capacity with Space Gray or Silver body color.

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Katie’s Cleveland proud; but she’s also lived in Australia, Switzerland and now stays in South Africa. That’s a roundabout way of saying she can’t sit still; she’s always moving, always busy.

She has a BA in International Relations from Kent State University and work towards a Masters in Human Rights. She speaks French, is learning German and used to dream in Spanish. For years, Katie worked as a producer on fashion and advertising shoots before she realized her passion was the written word.

Katie’s far more interested in guy’s gear than women’s, except she has a wardrobe brimming with little black dresses. She drinks her beer out of the bottle and is raising her two boys to be better men.

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