Gadgets For Students

by Steven Allinson, 14th July 2017 | Students

It's never too early to start prepping your supplies and we have found some awesome back-to-school gadgets for you.

Yes we know it’s still summer and some of you still haven’t broke up for the holidays yet and here we are shouting about what you need for your return!  But it's never too early to start prepping your supplies and we have found some awesome back-to-school gadgets for you.
Now we’re not talking rulers and protractors here – No, no we are talking cool gadgets, some very useful for class and others that will keep you entertained on some much needed down time.

Pifco Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Can't be bothered with sweeping the floor of your student digs? We understand — you've got other priorities.  Let the Pifco Robotic vacuum cleaner shoulder the burden of keeping your floors and carpets spic 'n' span. It’s equipped with sensors that detect the size and shape of a room; once activated, it will work its way across floors and carpets, sweeping and vacuuming as it goes.

Boasting anti-falling and intelligent navigation systems it’s designed to maneuver around furniture and avoid treacherous staircases, and it should be able to polish off a couple of average-size rooms with a single charge.  Available at Argos £139.99

Lazy Man Frying Pan
We’ll be honest, not a lot of kitchen utensils get students excited, but, what’s not to love about a pan that’s so big it can cook five different things at once?
Our favourite bit - the indented circles you can crack your eggs straight into for frying. Make ours sunny side up… Available from Menkind £39.99

Apple MacBook Air 13.3” (2017)

So first up we have the Apple MacBook Air 13.3” (2017), it packs a solid punch — not to mention its awesome looks in its razor thin shell.
You needn't worry about running out of battery throughout the day either thanks to its 12 hour active battery life, while standby mode keeps the computer primed for use for up to 30 days, perfect for those long nights finishing off assignments! £899 from Currys PC World.

Sony Cyber-shot
Sure, the digital camera in your phone works fine for the odd snapshot, but if you're hoping to capture a moment in a poorly lit room or to shoot some decent-looking video, well ... good luck. Instead, consider a serious but easy-to-use standalone camera like this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 £289 from Jessops for its consistently crisp, well-focused shots.

Smartphone Projector
Want to put on a show for your fellow dorm dwellers? Instantly turn your smartphone into a projector and turn that blank wall in the lounge into an instant movie screen.
Ideal for personal or Uni presentations this projector is compatible with any smartphone and will project a larger image of the screen onto any flat surface, with adjustable focus.
Comes with a built in silicon pad to hold your phone steady and safe inside the projector. No wires or batteries required. Available at Argos £19.99

Fidget Spinners
Next up we have the latest craze to hit the streets – Fidget Spinners. For some people, fidget spinner toys can provide a sense of comfort and peace in stressful situations. They can also provide a way to concentrate during those times when you need to knuckle down and study.
They come in a never ending array of colours and designs. Available at Argos, Menkind and The Entertainer, prices vary.


We’ve saved the best till last and we have to say this blew our minds when we saw this in action. Lift your imagination off the page with the  3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen.
Bringing pictures to life and turning scribbles into sculptures, this incredible pen will change the way we create forever.
All you need to do to get started is plug in your pen and load it with the thin, flexible and strong ABS plastic colour of your choosing.

Just start drawing as you would with a regular pen except now you can take your creations skyward!
The plastic threads quickly harden, allowing you to create amazing three dimensional works in no time at all. Trace over templates or go wild freehand, the choice is yours as the creative opportunities are endless!
So let your creativity shine and take your talent to the next level with this incredible 3Doodler! Available at Menkind £99.99