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Back To School Guide 2017

For millions of students around the world is that time once again, to make sure you have the best laptop headphones and other essentials. Whether it’s making sure you have the right college supplies, making your dorm room and look better, or when you’re simply on the go.

 

Back to School – Class supplies

The only thing at college you’ll have to do is attend classes. So why not make sure you get the best laptop for you. Will it be a Microsoft surface an Apple MacBook or a Chromebook? And don’t forget the backpack to carry it in. Maybe bag some discrete headphones so you can where them in the lecture without anyone noticing.

 

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MacBook Pro – Let’s start off with the MacBook Pro. When it comes to laptop is running Mac OS you really only have two choice. Is either between the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air. Both are very capable laptops but if you’re willing to spend more, then pro model is for you. The MacBook Pro is very light and powerful, it will definitely last year a couple years.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop – This was designed to be the best laptop for students. It even comes with its own custom software called Windows 10s which was made for students. This is a great laptop as it is powerful, it looks great! Although make sure you upgrade the full windows 10 OS.

 

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The Samsung Chromebook Pro – You might not need the best MacBook Pro, or a Surface Laptop. If you use web services like Google Docs, a Chromebook is the right laptop for you. The Samsung Chromebook Pro is a powerful and yet light laptop which allows you to get work done without any lag. It is competitively priced competitive laptops too.

 

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Dell XPS 13 – The MacBook Air became de facto Mac, and the Dell XPS 13 became the de facto Windows laptop. It is thin light and has decent back to life big beautiful display. It’s probably the easiest Windows recommendation would had in years. This still keeps traditional Ports like USB A unlike the new MacBooks. While still having a modern port like USB type C.

 

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The Western Digital My Passport / Samsung T5 Portable SSDs -They can be times when your laptop could be stolen damaged morning to some hardware issues. A Backup drive (and regular backups) will help ensure that losing your laptop doesn’t mean losing all your work. The Western Digital my passport has a small but powerful backup drive which can easily slip into any backpack. The Samsung T5 portable SSDs are a great alternative and slightly faster.

 

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Muji notebooks – The Japanese retail Muji’s produces notebooks that are good and cheap which are hard to come by. They might be a bit muted in terms of colouring but they’re surprisingly sturdy and enjoyable to write on. They have very simple design, but still very distinguishable amongst other notebooks.

 

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Gridit organiser – Trying to get the best backpack may mean sacrificing on size and space. We can maximise smaller spaces in backpacks by decluttering. Keeping all of your tech accessories and essentials wrapped up neatly with this organiser. Which is no larger than average iPad and it makes travelling.

 

 

Dorm room ideas

If you’re going to college, it could be the first time living away from home. And also living away from all these extra essentials we take for granted can be hard. College rooms can be tiny with lofted beds but with the right to décor and accessories it can feel more like home.

 

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Amazon echo dot – Having a smart system is all the rage these days. The Amazon echo is incredible with third-party support, the various smart gadgets that it can connect to. This makes it the perfect companion for your new dorm room.

 

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Google Chromecast – The Chromecast is the easiest way to share videos from your phone/laptop to your TV. Chromecast is cheap and portable and it makes watching weird YouTube videos and other TV shows much easier with friends.

 

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Nintendo switch – The Nintendo switch is the ideal game console if you Have a TV in the common room you can hook it up and play on seamlessly. It’s portable as well, getting a little bored during your lectures. We can read the Nintendo switch and it’s small enough to be discreet during lectures.

 

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UE wonderboom – Whether you’re in the shower, relaxing in your dorm room or hosting important impromptu party. The wonderboom sounds great and offers great battery life. The wonderboom is also waterproof, weatherproof, shockproof so I can handle a few tumbles.

 

On the go

Staying in your dorm can be very unhealthy, being active and doing activities with friends has its benefits. Whether it be spontaneous trips or shopping sprees, being prepared is key to having a successful day out.

 

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Anker Powercore Slim 5000
I have carried round these for about a year. They’re great as they are thin and light but hold a lot of battery, 5000mAh to be precise. Whether you’re stuck in a late-night class, or you forgot to charge your phone as running out the door. Portable chargers are essentials and need to kept in your bag.

 

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Sony MDR-XB50 earbuds
These Sony earbud, are only 30 bucks and they are amazing! The stylish earbuds have a built-in microphone for phone calls and they fit comfortable. And yes, they sound much better than the Apple EarPods. They do come in a couple colours but black is the safest option.

 

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Anker Powerline+ Lightning, USB-C and micro USB cables – The Anker cables are a great alternatives to the stock cables which are given in the box. They are stylish with various colours and they are very durable. They are available in array of lengths to suit your needs. Pairing these with the Anker Powercore Slim 5000 is the ultimate powerhouse for your smartphones.

 

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Tile – Losing things can be tough, especially if they’re worth a pretty penny. But the Tile a small bluetooth tracker is the perfect companion. I personally have one on my keys and in my wallet, which is perfect whenever I misplaced them.

 

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Bose quiet comfort 35 – Do you want the best sounding headphones to go along with your smartphone? The Bose QC 35 is the latest iteration of the quiet comfort noise cancelling headphones. They offer incredible sound and top-notch comfort at $329 it’s a no-brainer. They are the cheapest of headphones but a gadget well worth splurging on. Drowning out the noise of campus never sounded so good.


 

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Sachin Mistry

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Sachin is an Editor at Bane Tech, where he loves exploring the latest in the Android/Google universe. When he's not buried in words, Sachin is a student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK studying his first passion which is training to become a culinary arts Chef.
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