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Back to School

by Elizabeth Brooks August 04, 2015

Back to School

It’s back to school time, are you prepared? Here’s a list of all the essentials, you never knew you needed for heading back to the dorms this year:

1.Smart Pen

Never miss any details from that important lecture again when you go to class with the Livescribe 3 Smart Pen. Simply write on paper and it will capture all your notes. You can pair it with your Android or iOS device, where your notes will instantly appear in the Livescribe+ mobile app. Your notes become more useful when they are converted to text on your device, searchable, and shareable with classmates. Get yours today, and always be the favorite in your study group. Purchase yours here:

2. Piper security

Now you can leave your dorm without having to worry about the safety of your belongings when you purchase this affordable all-in-one home security and home automation device. It combines an HD camera, panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation and environmental sensors into a single device which allows you to control and interact with on your Android/iOS device. Piper transcends traditional security with no monthly contracts or fees, and there is no installation required; it is ready out of the box, making ideal for college students. Purchase yours here:

3. Swiss Army USB

Why use a standard USB to store your notes and data, when you can use this awesome, durable and versatile swiss army knife USB? The detachable USB stick is housed in the body of a Swiss Army Knife which also includes a blade, scissors, nail file, screwdriver, key ring, retractable pen, and tweezers. We LOVE this little gadget, it is guaranteed to come in handy! Purchase yours here:


Don’t settle for an ordinary Back Pack this year. Through an ultra-thin NXT internal speaker, you can listen to your iTunes privately through your headphones, while having full control of your iPod through the 5-button system located on the back strap, or play your tunes loudly though the speaker. This bold blend of 420 rip-stop and 1680d ballistic nylon also boasts a laptop compartment, four side zip pockets and many more pockets for your phone, PDA, wallet, cards, pens, keys and water bottle. Purchase yours here:


Emailing professors and studying your notes on your phone or tablet has never been easier! Get your Rokform multitool today and use it to prop up your iPhone, iPad, or tablet for an easier and hands free experience while you’re away at school. Once you’re done, you can toss it on your keychain and you’re ready to rok! Purchase yours here:

6.Amazon Echo

Hook your dorm up with the Amazon Echo and everyone will be wanting to hang out in there with you. It is an automated speaker and informative device that contains music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more, instantly. It has great sound and plays music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. Not only can you utilize the voice activation technology to ask it questions, you can also use it to control lights and appliances in your room. Purchase yours here:

7. Handlebar Mount

Chances are, you’ve purchased a bike to ride to and from class. Enhance your ride even more with access to your favorite apps, playlists and important calls/texts, all at hands reach. Check out the Rokform Handlebar bike mount, made from super durable TPU and adjustable to fit all handlebars. It will definitely keep your phone safe while you cruise to class. Purchase yours here:

8. Beats

Everybody needs headphones. For walks to class, study breaks or lounging in your dorm, having a soundtrack to your day can be critical for music lovers. Look no further than Beats by Dre- they are comfortable, look great and have a wide range of sound, with a clarity that will bring you closer to what the artist intended you to hear. Regardless of what kind of music you’re into, you will feel the higher fidelity sound in your BEATS Solo2 headphones. Purchase yours here:

9.Draw it yourself calculator

Let your creative side flow! Now you can have a little fun with your school supplies by designing your own calculator. Start with a blank sheet. OK, you still have to write the numbers in the right place, but other than that, it’s yours to design. If you have to suffer through another math class, might as well make it as fun as possible, right? Purchase yours here:

10. Fitbit

Trying to avoid the Freshman 15? Fitbit makes it easy to keep track of your weight and fitness goals. Use it to easily track workouts, heart rate, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and steps. It also helps you to monitor your sleep and wake with a silent alarm (your roommate can thank us for this one.) Purchase yours here:

Elizabeth Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks


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