Tuesday, 19 June 2012

5 Essential Tech Gadgets For Students

Students should take advantage of gadgets to help with studying and a day to day balance of working and relaxing. It’s probably worth investing in costly gadgets before your student loan gets depleted in the first few weeks of a year. Alternatively, consider asking for something as a going away or birthday present. Many gadgets that can have a significant impact on your studies can, however be picked up relatively cheaply. Some of the best gadgets to look out for include noise cancelling headphones, a wireless printer, an iPad, digital voice recorders, and a George Foreman grill.

1 - Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise cancelling headphones represent a valuable way to focus in a busy library or a student house. Relatively cheap, noise cancelling headphones can allow you to study in peace, and can be a blessing if you get easily distracted by noise. They can similarly be valuable if you live in a shared house where people decide to stay up late, or have people over regularly. Shutting out noise when you sleep can allow you to avoid having your night and mornings disrupted.

2 - iPad


Perhaps the most expensive item on this list, an iPad is, however, valuable for different parts of your studying routine. Reading can be downloaded onto an iPad, while you can also use it to record lectures, and to make notes. Wireless connectivity similarly means that you can work, and keep up to date with your emails and course uploads when you’re away from the university. You can also be used to sneak in some entertainment in-between studying.

3 - Wireless Printer

Printing in the library or elsewhere on campus can be stressful, particularly if there are long queues and you are in a rush to meet a deadline. Investing in a home printer is recommended, particularly if you like to print out notes on a regular basis, or if your course requires a lot of essays. Inkjet printers can be bought relatively cheaply, and can also be combined with scanners. A wireless printer means that you can connect different devices to a single printer, saving you practical problems with cabling. You may also be able to save money by having a shared house printer that you all chip into buying.

4 - George Foreman Grill

A well established part of student kitchens and bedrooms, George Foreman Grills represent an easy to use solution to cooking snacks while living in catered halls or busy kitchens. Cheese toasties and bacon sandwiches can be quickly cooked and can make you popular in your first week. Having a grill also means that you can save on takeaways after a night out, although you should be careful if using one drunk.

5 - Digital Voice Recorders

Ideal for recording lectures, digital voice recorders can be found for less than £20, and can be synced up to laptops and other devices. Having a record of lectures makes it much easier to revise, and can jog your memory if you have morning lectures when your note taking skills might not be at their sharpest.

Also Read -
iPhone Apps To Improve Grades
Gaming Laptops For Students
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