No matter what your college student is studying, there are a few tech gadgets that he or she is going to need. These kinds of gifts will really go a long way and make a difference in their life, so why not put some money aside for their next birthday? Here are 5 great tech gift ideas for college students.
- External Hard Drive
Every college student has tons of files and data to store, and if you store too much on your computer or laptop, your hard drive will start to really slow down. This can lead to different programs crashing unexpectedly, and sometimes even the computer itself will crash unexpectedly. If an important paper was being written at the time, this could spell disaster. That’s why it’s important for every college student to have an external hard drive where they can keep all the files that they don’t need instant access to.
- Noise Canceling Headphones
Most college students have headphones on almost permanently, but not all of them have noise canceling headphones. This is the best way to block out all of the outside noise, whether or not you are actually listening to something. If your college student is living in the dorms of a big school, like Pepperdine University, things can get pretty loud late at night, making it difficult to study or sleep. It’s amazing how well a pair of noise canceling headphones can help a person to shut out the rest of the world so that they can focus on their studies, or get some well needed sleep.
Every college student should have some kind of a tablet. These days a lot of textbooks can be downloaded online and it’s one of the best ways to make sure that you can study from anywhere without having to carry a ton of heavy books around all the time. There’s also several different apps that can come in handy, like the kind that allows you to write down notes with a stylus and then translates those notes into typeface. This way your student’s notes can be kept clean and legible no matter how terrible their handwriting is.
- Smart Watch
With all of the studying, sitting in lectures and time spent writing papers, it’s important that every student find some time to get some exercise. With a smart watch, they can keep track of their health monitor and various different jogging routes so that they can be motivated to really stay in shape. Of course, you don’t need a smart watch in order to stay in shape, but it definitely makes it more fun, and it can also be synced with all of your other devices to keep you on top of all of your priorities.
Okay, so a GoPro may not have many studious applications, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a college student who doesn’t really want one. Whether your student is into sports, music or the visual arts, they can use their GoPro to really show the world exactly what life is like when you live in their shoes. Watch what it’s like for your child to catch a big wave on their surfboard, to play a rock concert, or to paint a masterpiece. You’ll be amazed.