Don’t end your summer in a stressful frantic hunting for last minute accessories you need in order to get the most out of your upcoming semester. Between your residency, wardrobe, or classes, you’re going to need a lot of things.
We compiled a list of some essentials for everyday use. These products, including the most up to date tech and organization tools, will make your hectic days at school much more manageable.
Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack
This popular and stylish backpack is also a smart choice with its padded 15-inch laptop sleeve, adjustable straps and closure, and extra storage pocket on the bag’s exterior. With over 30 color and print options, you can personalize your backpack to fit your own style.
Shop Now: $80
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
With up to 40 hours of battery, these comfortable headphones with fine-tuned acoustics are perfect for walking around and studying everyday. However, the Apple Airpods ($159.00) are also a good option that you don’t have to worry about destroying at the gym.
Shop Now: $300
S’well 17 oz Water Bottle
This eco-friendly water bottle made from insulated stainless steel can keep your water cool for up to 24 hours and hot beverages warm for up to 12 hours. It is a great way to stay hydrated throughout your busy day.
Shop Now: $35
Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker
These water resistant, 360-degree sound speakers are a great way to spend time with friends indoors and outdoors. With up to 12 hours of battery, they can last you all day. If you are looking for indoor speakers with an alarm clock and phone dock charger, you can’t go wrong with the iHome IBN350 ($129.99).
Shop Now: $200
WD 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
With numerous digital assignments, it is always important to backup your work. This portable hard drive comes with 2TB of storage and is formatted for Windows 8, 7, and Vista & XP, but can easily reformat for Mac.
Shop Now: $65
13” Macbook Air
Having a laptop makes essay writing and note taking much easier, but it can be hard on your back and take up a lot of space in your backpack. The Macbook Air is the perfect choice for long days of carrying your backpack around.
Shop Now: $999
The 10.5” iPad Pro
The iPad Pro has the same functions as a Mac Laptop, but is lighter and smaller, making it easier to carry around with you all day. However, if you are a loyal Android customer, the Samsung 9.7” Galaxy Tab s3 ($549.99) is probably right for you.
Shop Now: $929
Moleskine 12-Month Daily Planner
Organization is extremely important in order to meet many tight deadlines. The sleek Moleskine Daily Planner comes with a calendar in the first few pages to write down big events, and gives a full page of space for each day to write down details and assignments.
Shop Now: $18
Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light with Colored Sunlight Simulation
Waking up for classes in the morning can be quite a struggle. The Philips Wake-Up Light emits sunlight to wake you up in an effective and relaxing way without hurting your ears or disturbing your roommate.
Shop Now: $140
Halo Wireless 8000 Portable Charger
Frequent classes and long hours at the library can make it hard to access an outlet when you need it. This easy-to-carry, portable charger comes with 2 USB ports and can charge tablets, smartphones, and other small electronic devices with wire chargers and also wirelessly.
Shop Now: $75
Activity Fitbit AltaHR
Purchasing the activity fitbit is a great way to maintain your health and exercise during your busy schedule. This watch with up to 7 days of battery shows you your heart rate, tracks your sleeping stages, reminds you to move, and records your steps, calories, time, and distance.
Shop Now: $150
Roku Streaming Stick
This portable streaming stick allows you to watch thousands of movies, TV shows, live sports, news, and music wherever you go. You can choose from rentals and free or paid subscriptions.
Shop Now: $50
Tomtoc 13” Laptop Sleeve $17.99
Tomtoc’s 3 layer protection sleeve will keep your laptop safe from falls and spills. The outer layer is made up of a spill-resistant polyester, and the inner two layers include a shock-proof sponge and soft internal foam cushioning.
Shop Now: $18
At-A-Glance Wall Calendar
This aesthetically pleasing monthly calendar can be hung on your wall easily with its looped wire. This can make your days easier and even reduce your stress level by just having to look at your wall in the beginning of the day to check if there are any important events, meetings, or deadlines.
Shop Now: $25
Samsung 49” Class Q6F 4K Smart HD TV
This high-quality smart TV with superior contrast and color is a great way to blow off steam and relax. It creates a personalized browsing menu for you with your favorite content from various devices and apps and makes recommendations just for you.
Shop Now: $1,100
Pixo Optical LED Table Lamp
This LED light with USB charging can rotate 360 degrees and tilt 180 degrees so you can direct light anywhere. The dimming and adjusting brightness features make it the perfect lamp to keep on your desk.
Shop Now: $230