10 Unique back to school supplies for college students

School is nearly back in session. For college students, this means you’ll be back to trekking across campus to class and surviving food hall meals. Fear not! We’ve compiled some must-have school supplies to help you make the most of your time on campus.

10 Unique back to school supplies for college students
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Having total freedom, seeing friends whenever you want, and taking naps at any time of day are just a few perks of college life. However, you’re there to learn which means plenty of notes, hours of studying, and don’t forget those food hall “meals” you’ll get to consume.

There really is nothing like living on campus. To help you make the most out of it, here’s our list of the most unique back to school supplies for university students.

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Keep your steps in check

Most campuses are large and walking between classes can be a good form of exercise for you. If you don’t have time for the gym between classes, the new Fitbit is a must-have to keep your steps and your overall health in check.

Coffee is your savior

There’s nothing like coffee to perk you up before class. However, some campuses don’t allow coffee makers or kettles in the dorm rooms. Fear not – you can still get your java fix on the go with the Sablier portable drip coffee maker.

Sablier portable drip coffee maker

Sablier portable drip coffee maker

Be a pro at taking notes

Even with the latest gadgets, taking notes is unavoidable at college. To help you never miss a thing and make it all easier, use the Moleskin Pen+ Ellipse Smart Pen. The pen captures each stroke in real time and transfers it to your device and the Moleskine Notes app immediately. Just use the pen on paper to jot down your notes and drawings and add them to your smartphone or tablet.

College without a notebook? Not happening

Just like you can’t do without a good quality pen, you can’t do without a notebook in college. Since the smart pen is going to save your notes in the cloud, pair it with this artistic and visually pleasing smart wooden notebook. Combining natural material with innovative technology, WOOK notes can activate multiple features on your smartphone. Simply configure your notebook within the app to access what you want.

Stay organized

From chargers to cables to power banks to stationery, there’s so much to carry and it’s easy to create a mess. That’s why you need an organizer pouch like this one from Bellroy. It keeps your little gadgets and accessories in place so you can find what you need when you need it.

Bellroy organizer pouch

Bellroy organizer pouch

Late night study companion

Late nights are inevitable in college. For the nights where you’re glued to your desk, you’ll need something more than coffee. This e-reading LED task lamp can help you keep your focus well after the sun goes down.

BenQ e-reading LED task lamp

BenQ e-reading LED task lamp

Get a laptop that’s super portable

Being on a college campus means you’ll be walking a lot. Therefore, it’s essential to carry light. With an incredible battery, the lightweight HP ENVY x2 can last up to 1,000 hours on standby. In addition, it powers you through the day with a whopping 22 hours of running time.

Maintain your posture while you study

Maintaining the right posture is ideal for any laptop user. The worse your posture, the higher your chances of facing fatigue and stress. Totally adjustable in height, this stand lets you view your laptop at the perfect angle for any activity. Additionally, the foldable design makes this MacBook stand super easy to carry around. You can keep it in your backpack and use it whenever you work on the go.

Adjustable MacBook stand

Adjustable MacBook stand

A mouse with even more efficiency

From projects to papers, you’ll be on your laptop a lot which is why having an efficient mouse is a must. You can use the Logitech Flow to seamlessly copy and paste text, files, and images between up to three computers all with a touch.

You can never have enough Wi-Fi

You absolutely need Wi-Fi at college. If your connection is a bit sparse, check out the Mi Wi-Fi Amplifier Pro. It supports up to 64 devices so you and all your new friends can load videos at an impressive speed.

Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Amplifier Pro

Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Amplifier Pro

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the best back to school gadgets for college students. Are there any unique suggestions we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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Meet Ashley Timms

Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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