The Great 8: Cool Gadgets That Could Ease Your College Life

• written by Krist Duro
The Great 8: Cool Gadgets That Could Ease Your College Life


College years are great, but can sometimes be pretty tough– all those classes, exams, essays and papers can be really stressful. Fortunately, there are plenty of cool gadgets nowadays that make college life easier and more fun. Check out these useful and versatile gadgets for college students.

  • Amped Wireless RE1750A Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wi-Fi signal issues are pretty frequent in student dorms and campuses, which is why this powerful range extender is essential for every college student; providing coverage up to 12,000 square feet, it will solve all your signal issues. The last thing a college student needs is a headache caused by Wi-Fi reception the night before an important exam.

  • Patriot Fuel+ Portable USB Charger

College students use their cell phones, tablets and kindles all day, and their batteries often don’t last long enough. To prevent your device’s battery running out of juice, Patriot came up with this portable charger; it has two USB ports and enough power to charge two devices, and comes in different sizes.

  • LG Pocket Photo PD221 Mini Mobile Printer for Android

Considering the popularity of Instagram among college students, the purchase of this mini mobile printer seems like a fun choice; you'll be able to print your images fast, without even using a cable and share them on Facebook or Twitter. You can even modify the photos for optimal quality and insert dates, places and memos into them using the QR Code. The ink is already included, but since this instant printing is interesting and addictive, we bet you'll be buying a new cartridge in no time!

  • Livescribe Smartpen

The Livescribe Smartpen will store everything you've written; with a capacity of 4 gigabytes, it can capture thousands of pages of written text and more than 800 hours of audio. The material can easily be reached from your Livescribe paper, mobile phone or a computer, and you can even share it with your colleagues online. The pen comes with a bunch of pre-installed applications which will help you make even better and easy-to-follow notes.

  • Monster SuperStar BackFloat Speaker

Ideal for the shower, the beach or the pool, this speaker from Monster has a great sound quality (and there’s no distortion when you put it on high volume), two bass radiators and two front drivers. It also has a microphone for hands-free and conference calls. Portable, loud, and easy to use, it’s a great choice for all college students who enjoy music.

  • 24Kupi Smartwatch

Smartwatches have really evolved in the last couple of years; nowadays they store text, play music, have Internet capabilities, not to mention the countless apps for various purposes. There are plenty of models on the market, varying in price and configuration, and even big players such as Google or Apple have their smartwatches. However, there are many inexpensive smartwatches available, such as the 24Kupi Smartwatch, commonly referred as the cheating watch, which offers numerous features for a low price. With a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and a 3.0 MP camera, it’s a viable choice for college students who are looking for a well-rounded smart watch.

  • WD My Passport portable external hard drive

To protect yourself against any possible computer malfunction put the most important of your data on a portable hard drive. It has USB 3.0 connectivity, password protection, hardware encryption and works excellent with Windows 8. They come in capacity of 1, 1.5 or 2 terabytes. Besides, college is a place of constant fluctuation of study-related materials, music, films, images and pretty much everything. It also looks good and it's slim so you can carry it in your backpack without any trouble.

  • Celluon Magic Cube Laser Projection

Many people face difficulties when using the virtual keyboard on various smartphones and tablets; the Magic Cube Laser Projection relieves them of that problem as it creates a virtual keyboard in the form of a projection. It can be projected across flat surfaces; it includes a mouse mode and even a handwriting recognition technology. The battery lasts about three hours and this cool gadget charges via USB. You can connect it wirelessly with your laptop, smartphone or tablet and just watch the heads turn. The keyboard size is about 241 x 106 mm, which is pretty much close to standard size of 'real' keyboards.

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