Five Cool Back-To-School Gadgets for College Students


This is a commissioned work for a UAE-based blog Snappo ( written last August 25.

Learning in college is fun, but sometimes the pressure of knowing the lessons, getting along with other students, and enjoying school life could be overwhelming. Which is why we have listed these five cool devices and gadgets that would surely help all returning college students deal with these.


For those staying in dorms and have missed their mom’s cooking but failed in replicating these because they don’t know how to cook, this gadget is god sent! Pantelligent is essentially a pan that has an easy-to-use app. This is battery operated that talks the student through each step of a recipe. Thus, the student would know when to turn the heat up or down and stir or add ingredients, which makes cooking easier! If the student is multi-tasking or reviewing for an exam, the Pantelligent has an autopilot feature that enables heat adjustment by itself. With Pantelligent that could be ordered at at AED 364 or (99$), students can get to enjoy foods they like minus the hassle of cooking.

Kensington Folio SecureBack Case & Lock

Most students are using tablets, such as iPads, because laptops could be too bulky or heavy. But sometimes, these tablets are theft inviting. So to avoid being a victim, there’s Kensington Folio SecureBack Case & Lock. At AED 425, students could have a folio for their iPad, which could be used for all iPad generations. This folio functions as the iPad’s case and stand. Its safety feature is hugely on its ClickSafe Lock anchors on both side and 30-pin connector for improved cable management. Using this Kensington Folio SecureBack Case & Lock, which could be attached to a table if in a library or to your backpack if walking, would allow students to feel safe with their iPads.

Beats Studio

Some people could be rowdy and insensitive to those that are studying. To combat being distracted by these, use noise-cancelling headphones, and a brand that’s been making noise in the market is the Beats Studio. This model could suit any students’ style preference as this comes in 12 color variations, including combinations of white, blue, black, green, red, and pink. This could also be over or above ear or in-ear headphone type. The model is wireless that also provides microphone special features. So when students ready to absorb everything from their books, they better have one of this for only AED 599.

Fitbit Surge

Studying is the main purpose of being in college, but health should not be compromised. In recent years, many are becoming more conscious of how much physical activity they make, and college students shouldn’t be exempted from this. Because manually recording one’s physical activity could be tiresome, students could use Fitbit Surge for AED 639. Its features include GPS tracking, PurePulse Heart Rate, All-Day Activity, and SmartTrack + Multi-Sport that would let the students know how much physical activity they’ve done.

Kindle Voyage

Since most are done using apps these days, might as well expand the use of apps when reading, which often constitutes a huge part of college life. To make reading easier, students could opt to use the newest Kindle Voyage. This is a tablet especially made for reading that Amazon offers for AED 999. It has high-resolution of 300-PPI display, which means students are more likely to be reading like the printed page! It also has PagePress that turns the page without lifting a finger, Adaptive front light that provides ideal brightness, day or night, and its battery lasts weeks! Perfect for exam week!


It offers a lot with just a touch of a finger, which is why a smartphone is one of the most important devices a college student should have. Not only does this enable communication, this could also be used in research, entertainment, and updates. Most say that smartphones are expensive, but for AED 955, a student can have one in the form of Huawei P9 Lite. Huawei released this model last April, which highlights its 5.2” display operating using Marshmallow and has (expandable) 16 GB internal memory. For those who love to snap photos, its primary camera has 13 MP, autofocus, and LED flash. Selfies are also welcome because its secondary camera has 8 MP.

With these gadgets, coming back to college has never been this exciting!






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