5 gadgets that will improve your college life tremendously

Are you looking for useful gifts for university students, perhaps away from home? Or maybe you’re just a geek student passionate about super-tech objects? The selection of personalized gadgets that I propose to you today is designed specifically for those who study and live alone and include the latest releases on the market: for the home or for the study room, for leisure time and for exams , some really special but at the same time low cost , others more strange and innovative with a more demanding price, but in the long run they save money time and money to the lucky owner.

In any case, everyone is an excellent gift idea for birthdays, graduation parties or even just as a good omen for brave children who have finally decided to learn to get by on their own: because using them makes the life of those who study, perhaps even far from home and mother, a little easier.

Digitize your notes with the Moleskine integrated with Evernote

Take for example the trivial operation of taking notes, a task that all university students diligently perform for centuries, sometimes even with unpredictable business implications: there are those who take the lessons of the teachers so well that they can afford to sell the notes and get some money. Well, how much more could you make with digital notes instead of photocopies? Copycrafter.net knows it all too well.

Moleskine has created a smart notebook that integrates with Evernote: just take a picture of the page, perhaps personalized with one of the colorful stickers included, and the architecture lesson with lots of drawings, for example, immediately ends up on the special virtual notebook on your Evernote account, becoming searchable by inserting any of the keywords included in the text (with Evernote Premium, offered free for 3 months) and above all easy to share with fellow students (with a good saving in photocopies that could be invested in paying you …).

Moleskine Smart Notebook exists in various versions, for all tastes and needs: striped, checkered, mini or extra large (price: starting from $18)

Read for free (or almost) thousands of books in all languages ​​with Kindle

We continue our personal battle against the waste of money and paper (as good ecological students) and invest in a Kindle. The cheapest version with WiFi connection costs only 59 euros and keeps such a low price because the screensavers are advertisements (if you don’t like promotional messages you will have to pay 20 more ). The resolution is very respectable and very similar to paper, but lower than that of the more expensive Kindle Paperwhite (which also includes an integrated reading light).

Lightweight and pocket-sized, Kindle allows you to interact with books almost like a normal paper book: you can’t make orecchiette on page corners, but you can insert bookmarks and notes, underline and consult any word on the integrated free dictionary. And above all, a Kindle, in the long run, will save you a lot considering that the eBook version of a book costs on average 40% less than a traditional paper book. Moreover, on the Kindle Store (the Amazon eBook virtual store) there are many free eBooks, among which many are classics of Italian and foreign literature. And if you read so much you can also consider whether to subscribe to Kindle Unlimited: for $12 per month (the cost of a pocketbook in a bookshop) you can devour all the books you want available on the Kindle Store, in Italian, English, Spanish, French and other languages. A real blast!

For all these reasons, a Kindle is a great gift for reading enthusiasts and a real investment that will allow you to save a lot if you are enrolled in faculties such as Literature or Foreign Languages ​​and Literature and you have to read many novels, especially classics.

Goodbye photocopies: scan books and translate them instantly with WorldPenScan

It looks like a bizarre eraser pen, whereas Penpower WorldPenScan BT is a pocket-sized, wireless Bluetooth scanner that digitizes texts and transfers them to any device: computers, tablets, mobile phones. In addition, it includes an instant translator from over 200 languages. Drag it to the sentence to be scanned as an eraser and the text will be sent immediately in a Word document or in an email on your computer (Windows or Mac) or on the mobile device (Android). It proves irreplaceable for students who make continuous visits to the library (and do not want to spend capital on photocopies), to sum up quickly complete books (scanning only important sentences) and translate small passages, especially from languages ​​you are not familiar with. On Amazon, this gem costs just over 115 dollars.

WorldPenScan Bluetooth scanner and translator

No more dry energy with the solar-powered backpack

For the constantly moving students who travel and love to study in the open air where electrical outlets are scarce, but natural light abounds, nothing better than a large solar-powered computer backpack. Thanks to the small built-in solar panel the integrated portable battery is always charged and you just need to choose the right plug between the 13 included to wake up any rechargeable electronic device such as a computer, tablet, mobile phone, and camera. The Urban Factory black laptop backpack you can find on Amazon can hold a 14-inch laptop and costs just over 89 euros: a perfect gift for a university student who is about to leave for an Erasmus project.

Anti-theft padlock for the computer with the numerical combination

The portable hard drive that resists the zombie apocalypse

After years of disasters and catastrophes of every kind, of lost and never found photos and documents, I finally learned: nothing is more important than making security copies of the data you care about most like the documents and drafts of the degree thesis. Maybe on indestructible supports like this fast Lacie external memory that, not by chance, looks like a small tube-saver: covered with rubber, it is resistant to water and shocks and can be protected with a password. It exists in various versions from 500 GB to 2 TB (starting from 92 dollars on Amazon).

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
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