August 25, 2016

Back-to-school Series: 5 cool gadgets for college students

Going to college can be fun, but sometimes the pressure of learning your lessons and getting along with fellow students and your professors while trying to enjoy school life could be overwhelming.

Most people describe collegiate life as both a time of great discovery and great responsibility, and a little help from modern technology goes a long way, which is why we have listed these five cool devices and gadgets that would surely help all freshmen as well as returning college students deal with daily life.




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 heaven-sent! Pantelligent is essentially a pan that has an easy-to-use app. It is battery operated and talks you through each step of a recipe. This means you will know exactly 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 a price tag of AED 364 ($99), students can get to enjoy dishes they like minus the hassle of cooking.


Beats Studio Wireless Headphones

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Some people could be rowdy and insensitive to those that are studying. To combat distractions, use noise-cancelling headphones from a brand that’s been making noise in the market–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-ear or in-ear headphone type. The model is wireless, so say goodbye to the hassle of untangling wires. Hit the books with some productivity music in your ears through the Beats Studio Wireless Headphones for just AED 699.


Fitbit Surge

fitbit surge

The entire point of being in college is to study and learn as much as you can, but health should not be compromised. In recent years, many people are becoming more conscious of the amount of physical activity they do, and college students are no exception. Because manually recording one’s physical activity could be tiresome, students should use Fitbit Surge, available starting at AED 791. Its features include GPS tracking, PurePulse Heart Rate, All-Day Activity, and SmartTrack + Multi-Sport.


Kindle Voyage


Reading constitutes a huge part of college life. Since education has evolved along with technology, everything’s pretty much done using apps these days. Might as well expand the use of apps to make reading easier. Students may opt to use the newest Kindle Voyage, 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!


Huawei P8 Lite

p8 lite

Smartphones offer a lot with just a touch of a finger, which is why it 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 socialization. Most say that smartphones are expensive, but for only AED 628, a student can have one in the form of the Huawei P8 Lite. Huawei released this model last April, which highlights its 5” display operating using Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow) and has an expandable 16 GB internal memory. For those who love to snap photos, it has a 13 MP primary camera, auto focus, and LED flash. Selfies are also welcome because its secondary camera has 8 MP.

With these gadgets, coming back to school has never been this exciting for any college student!