This guest post was submitted by Alex Dragas.
A new school year is here with us and just like New Year’s, many resolutions and decisions need to be made. Being a student has never been and will never be easy. There are targets you set for yourself and others to your parents. So how do you achieve them? You need help. Help comes in the form of gadgets that make things easier. As a student, you may have access to many gadgets, others more useful than others. So what do you really need to achieve that degree successfully? Read on and get to see the top 5 gadgets every student should have.
BEST GADGETS FOR STUDENTS
Microsoft office is your best friend in the university. The package has word processing, excel, access, and PowerPoint. Other degrees are more demanding and require specific software for complicated designs like CAD and Autodesk. The main advantage of owning a laptop in campus is mobility and battery life. Therefore, go for a laptop that is not heavy and bulky and has a superb battery. A good machine ranges from $400-$600 and should serve for the entire school period and even later. Make sure software like office is pre-installed before purchasing.
2. Phone charging case
Most, if not all students at this level of learning have smartphones. As mentioned earlier, student life can be hectic. Moving from one lecture hall to the next, applying for internships and group discussions. All these activities need a phone in one way or another. So how do you make sure you get the battery low notification? Use this gadget that extends battery life twice and stops charging when the phone is full to save power. With this, battery worries should be over.
3. USB Sticks and Hard Drives
To be ahead of the game, get a good memory stick and hard drive. They are important in that data can be mobile, from to school and vice versa. The hard drive is good for backing up data since it contains more space. Other options for saving data include a cloud but most people prefer physical access to their data all the time even without internet connection.
It is not a necessity per say, but it is a good to have if you can afford it. You will be at an advantage if you own one. There are inexpensive options that are also effective and serve the same purpose. Its advantage is that all your notes can be stored in one place that is very light in terms of weight.
5. Invisible Watch
Some people have a very bad perception of invisible watch. People think that students only use it as pranks or cheating. That is not the case because, for a serious student who knows what he or she wants to achieve, it can be very useful. First of all, it acts as storage for notes and school information. Secondly, it has a clock and an alarm. To be a good student, you need to be a good time manager. Sleep is also and enemy of success and so an alarm is ideal for all students.
The gadgets mentioned and analyzed above help make school life easier and more comfortable. They help you, as the student to focus on the crucial things like studying for exams and proper organization.