7 must-have back-to-school tech products for college students

A go-anywhere movie projector

Get ready to have the coolest room in the dorm. This plug and play Pocket Projector will display a screen of 50” inches on just about any flat surface and can easily hook up to your smartphone, tablet, laptop and more via an HDMI cable. And with built-in speakers and two hours of playback time, movie night is a must. Pass the popcorn.

A soothing start to your day

College can be tough on your sleep cycle, what with all those late cram sessions and restless nights worrying about exams. Put stress in its place with this calming Wakeup Light, a bedside lamp meets alarm clock that mimics the warm and soothing tones of the sunrise. Natural light can help to reset the body’s own internal clock and get your circadian rhythm back in sync, helping with everything from irritability to depression. There’s also an FM radio and a menu of natural sounds to help ease you into the day. At night, use the lamp to unwind while reading in bed.

Note taking gets a serious upgrade

The pencil is dead. Long live the Neo smartpen N2. This cool little gadget will bring your notes to the next level. Compatible with both Neo notebooks and the iOS or Android Notes app, the pen allows you to capture digital copies of everything you write using the pen. The best part? Once you convert your handwriting to text, all your notes become searchable.

Never lose anything again

This innovative, 1.5 square inch device will change the way you interact with the world. Tilecan be attached to anything you own, from your keys to your backpack to your bike. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone via an app and shows you where you are in relation to your missing stuff. A tiny speaker inside the fob can be activated from the app and you can even log in from a friend’s phone while on the hunt. Lose your phone somewhere in your room? Double click the square and your phone will ring — even if it’s on silent.

via mashable.com


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