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Going Back-To-School? Here Are Must-Have Gadgets

Essential gadgets and accessories help make work and play easier throughout the school year. Whether you’re a “fresher” in the university or looking to upgrade your own tech gadgets, we’ve searched high and low for super useful gadgets to make your academic year complete, productive and fun.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. Photo: The Kentucky Gent

Imagine having to lug dozens of books back and forth between classes. Forget the heavy-lifting and pick up an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. It can store all the books you’ll need for a whole school year. You can also highlight and take notes on the device which can go for weeks without being charged.

Anker PowerCore 20,100 power bank

Anker PowerCore 20100. Photo: Pinterest

Whether you’re on the go, using your phone to shoot a video for a project or listening to music while reading, you may need more power. With a whopping 20,100mAh to play with and speed charging, this portable device can boost up your phone or tablet many times before it needs a recharge.

TaoTronics BH040 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones


Although these wireless noise-cancelling headphones are an older pair, they deliver a solid audio experience and comfort, while tuning out all outside noise, allowing you to focus on your work. Powered by AAA batteries, the battery lasts up to 25 hours at a go, making them your go-to for those late nights at the library.

In case Icon Lite Backpack

Incase Icon Lite Backpack. Photo: Gear Diary

This eco-friendly backpack has a slim profile and eye-grabbing design with its diamond-patterned ripstop fabric. Available in black and light grey, it has excellent ergonomics, a quick-access laptop compartment, and plenty of storage compartments for your daily essentials.

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp. Photo: YouTube

Portable rechargeable lamps are great, but what if you want to charge your smartphone on your dorm room desk? TaoTronics’ sleek desk lamp offers a bright, flicker-free illumination and a USB port that lets you charge a device. The lamp has touch controls, five colour modes and seven brightness levels.

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