While you don’t want to blow your budget on unnecessary technology, there are some gadgets out there that could make college life simpler and easier. We’ve narrowed down some of the best new technology available to improve your college experience.
Get Backed Up
When all of your hard work, research and writing are stored in one place, you can risk a major crisis if things go wrong. Get some back up with an external hard drive- it’ll do wonders for your peace of mind. A hard drive doesn’t have to set you back too much, and some can even function as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It’ll also allow you to share files and projects with others and store all of your important data outside of your laptop.
If your laptop doesn’t quite have the power you need to blast your favorite tunes or turn the movie volume up loud, invest in some good quality wireless speakers. These can be hooked up to your computer to give you some extra sound- they’re also ideal for tuning out your roommates when you need to.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re trying to study and there’s a loud party going on next door, you can save your sanity and your grades with some sturdy noise cancelling headphones. Bose have some great options that will give you peace and quiet when you most need it.
The Kindle eReader will take a load off your back if you’re used to lugging around a ton of heavy textbooks all day. You can sync all of your books in one location and have access to them wherever you go. The subtle, easy on the eye backlighting will also allow you to keep reading in bed once your roommate falls asleep, perfect for late night study sessions or some downtime after a long day.