Students love their gadgets but between often living on a pretty strict budget and having limited space to store all of their belongings, they have to accept that it’s sometimes not possible to take everything with them when they move out of the family home and head off for their studies. Here is a rundown of some of the most popular kind of gadgets for students and why they in particular have such appeal so that, whether you can afford to have some or all of them, you can rest assured that you will still get your much needed techno fix.
Smartphones have appeal to almost every social group, with students being no exception. By being pretty much the most portable, lightweight and multifunctional device on the market, they make keeping in touch with all of your family and friends a breeze and cut out the need to carry around a separate camera to capture all of the best moments from your no doubt blossoming social life while also ensuring that you never miss out on any important course emails.
The build up to moving away to college or university is such a powerful mix of nerves and excitement that the focus often centres on the changes to your social and living conditions. The truth is that there is in fact rather a lot of work to do too and a good, reliable laptop is almost certainly a must. The full sized keyboard and large screen make working on your essays a lot easier than if using a handheld device but you can still easily move around between cafes, lecture halls and libraries – wherever you seem to be at your most productive – making them far more practical than desktops. They have a lot of other benefits too, such as the ability to stream movies, watch DVDs, store all of your music and even give you access to TV catch up services which – so long as you check the terms and conditions carefully – could well mean you save yourself some money, as you don’t have to pay for a TV licence.
Any existing student will tell you that the last day before the deadline for an essay or coursework is carnage at the university or college’s library. With everyone rushing to try and print off their work, you end up stuck behind massive queues – and racking up hefty printing charges in many cases. You can save yourself the fuss and most likely cut down on the expense in the long run if you opt to have your own printer instead.
PC tablets have taken the world by storm for various different reasons and their appeal extends to students. While they may lack the same full-sized screen and physical keyboard of a laptop, their ultra-thin and lightweight design makes them incredibly easy to travel around with which is very handy for students who always seem to be on the go; ideal for example if you are travelling home for a visit and don’t want to lug around your comparatively heavy laptop but still want to have access to the internet, documents and gaming to keep you occupied. Their touchscreen operation and ability to use the likes of cloud storage also makes them very practical for modern day students.
ipod and Speakers
Don’t worry; being a student isn’t all about working hard. You are still allowed to have fun sometimes and an ipod or MP3 player with some good quality speakers will make your flat or apartment the go to place for parties and gatherings. Your ipod will also come in handy if you want to take advantage of the student gym and when you find yourself spending a lot of time walking to and from your lectures.