The first day of term is always a little nerve-wracking, no matter how old you are.
Arm yourself with these clever gadgets and you will have a head start on good grades.
STM Myth Backpack
An ideal backpack for the tech-savvy and style-conscious, coming in three colours. It holds a 15-inch laptop in an internal sling to avoid damage if the bag is dropped and has cable routing slots for on-the-go charging.
£99.95 | Amazon | Buy it now
Apollo LED lamp
This bedside lamp is also a wireless charger, activated by placing the phone on the base. There’s a 3W Bluetooth speaker, and the bulb can cycle between warm and cool modes.
£29.99 | Groov-e | Buy it now
Made using the same tech as the Apple Pencil, this chunky stylus works on any iPad from 2018 onwards (but not other tablets). It lasts seven hours on a charge and is a more natural way for writing, drawing, annotating and playing with a screen. The smart tip changes from thin to thick lines by tilting it, like a real pencil.
£59.95 | Currys | Buy it now
Kindle Fire 7 Kids’ Edition
With plenty of options for books, films, shows and apps, the latest version of Amazon’s kids’ tablet has built-in parental controls so you can control content, screen time and bedtime. It also includes a kidproof kickstand case in pink, blue and purple, and a two-year replacement guarantee in case they manage to wreck it anyway.
£64.99 | Amazon | Buy it now
Acer CB3-132 Chromebook
This Chromebook won’t run intensive software or games but it’s more than capable of handling emails, essays and the dreaded group presentation. With a battery life of up to 9.5 hours, it’s a student loan-friendly choice.
£199 | Currys | Buy it now
Skullcandy Venue headphones
As well as active noise-cancelling, these stylish cans offer a Bluetooth connection to phone or laptop, 24 hours’ battery with quick charging, and built-in Tile tracking tech so you can find where you dropped them.
£119.99 | Amazon | Buy it now
The newer MacBooks make capable study machines but they don’t have a whole lot of ports for plugging things in. This little hub adds four USB ports (two of the standard type A, two of the newer type C), a memory card reader for getting photos off your phone or camera, and an HDMI output for a second screen.
£38.98 | Amazon | Buy it now
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