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Tech essentials for students this semester

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If you’re starting university next month, or perhaps you are returning for another year, then you’re probably starting to think about what you need to take with you. Gone are the days where preparing for the new term of university is solely about stocking up on notepads, binders and highlighters. Now a days, a combination of different tech gadgets and apps are top of the list. Along with the laptops, smartphones or tablets that you will likely have, here are some extra gadgets to add to your list to make your university experience even more productive…

Mobile charging case
Don’t be left without any battery on your mobile, make sure you’re fully charged all day and night so that you never miss a conversation, social update or Snapchat again! With chargeable cases available to clip onto your mobile, you can get up to an extra 24 hours of talk time on your phone with just one charge!

USB drive
The last thing you want is to spend hours working on assignments, projects and dissertations, for all of your hard work to be lost because of a technical glitch with your computer. To prevent any work from being lost forever, keep important documents backed up using a USB drive.

Portable keyboard
Travelling on a train? Sat in a lecture? Or setting up base in a coffee shop for the afternoon? With an attachable keyboard, turn your iPad or tablet into a portable workstation so you can continue to get things done from your device, no matter where you are.

Headphones
If you need to get your head down and focus on university work, then get your hands on a pair of headphones and plug in. Having headphones in will not only allow you to listen to your own music and zone out from your surroundings, but it will also help to indicate to others that you do not wish to be disturbed.

Printer
While most universities have printers available to use for a small fee, you might want to consider investing in your own. It will be more convenient to print from your own room instead of trekking to the university building – especially if you’re up all night finishing off last minute assignments. With small printers available for around £30, having your own printer may even work out more cost effective in the long term!

Activity tracker
OK, so it’s not essential, but with all that walking to and from university, why not track it? Purchasing a Fitbit or similar device will allow you to wirelessly track all of your activity. You can track steps walked and steps climbed, and you can even monitor things such as the quality of sleep you’re getting!

So, whether you invest in just one or all of the above items from the list, stay connected and be fully prepared for the new semester this September – and have your most productive year yet!

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