Back-to-school time of year is here, and with the adorning photos of kids in new uniforms or outfits on social media comes the need to stock up on essentials. From elementary school to post-grad, there are many-a-gadget desired by students for the upcoming year.
Some students will be studying remotely this year because of COVID-19, which makes this year’s gadget guide list slightly different to most. Check out these 7 desirable gadgets.
Student Gadget Guide
This gadget guide includes all the things your kids wished they had, whether they will be studying on campus or remotely. We’ve included things for students young and old, and even a few gadgets for the teachers.
Staying hydrated is essential to improve cognitive function. Studies show that even a 1% loss of fluid body weight can decrease alertness and concentration.
LifeStraw offer a range of water bottles that can be used with and without the two-stage filtration system. Make sure your kids have safe, clean drinking water wherever they are. Every fill avoids single-use plastic bottled water, and the filter reduces organic chemicals and chlorine for better tasting tap water.
This hysterical game is a great ice-breaker to make new friends. However, it might not be for the whole family (though they now do a family edition) and described as a “party game for horrible people.”
The game is easy. Each round, one player reads out a question from a black card, and all other players answer with the funniest white card that they hold. You can download the cards for free to make your own deck or buy packs from their website.
Best for ages 4-12 years.
If your younger kids love tech and want to be just like mom and dad, this smartwatch lets them learn to tell the time and much more. It features two cameras to make videos and take selfies, which can then be made into new watch faces. It also has several games, including an augmented reality monster-catching game (a bit like Pokémon Go).
You can also encourage your kids to stay active with this wearable tech with a pedometer and motion sensor. It’s stylish and durable, coming in a range of colors.
This is one of the highest-rated printers on the market with great performance and robust features. With Wi-Fi set up in just a minute from your mobile device, you can print, scan, copy, and produce high-quality photos. For a few dollars a month, Hewlett Packard offers HP Instant Ink – chose from 5, no commitment, plans to ensure you and your kids never run out of ink again.
University students can register to get exclusive discounts up to 35% off.
Many parents worry that their kids spend far too much time on their mobile devices, gaming, or social media. Tech is distracting, so that an e-reader can be an excellent device for students of all ages. Now waterproof, the Paperwhite has a long battery life (a single charge lasts weeks, not hours), is glare-free, and comes with tons of storage. What’s great is kids can borrow e-books from their school or local library and download them to their Kindle.
These premium wireless headphones might not be in everyone’s budget, but they are among the most popular pairs of headphones on the planet. Noise-canceling headphones can keep students sane and block out background noise when studying or writing a term paper—an excellent choice for anyone that needs it quieter and isolation. The combination of high-quality Bluetooth codecs and smart features makes the Sony WH-1000XM4 the best all-round option.
If your budding professors spend a lot of time in their room, they can customize the mood with this smart LED lightbulb to cool light for optimized learning conditions. It can even support their sleep and wake cycle to give a better night’s sleep. It works with Google Assist, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit.
It’s tough to plan for the back-to-school season this fall with so much up in the air. But hopefully, the above gadgets will serve kids (and parents) well wherever they are.
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Has this back to school gadget guide been helpful? What other must-have gadgets have we left out? Let us know in the comments section below.