The end of summer’s fun. hello backpacks smartphones, smart pens and dorm life feng shui. Yes, the days are decreasing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be having fun creating a back-to school arsenal of stylish gadgets.

Here’s a TIME’s recommendation of cameras, ereaders, printers as well as handheld game systems and more that can make any school year complete. All prices listed are MSRP. (And do not miss our picks of the best laptops and tablets.)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

There’s nothing quite as exhausting as the first week of classes buying books, where you must haul hundreds of books from the campus store and back into your dormitory room. Forget the heavy lifting by purchasing a Paperwhite which is able to hold all the books you’ll need for the entire semester for a less than 7 ounces. With highlights and note-taking capabilities the Paperwhite can be a great study buddy, as well.

Apple AirPods

If you’re working out or on your way to classes, Apple’s AirPod wireless earbuds work reliably comfortable, and provide greater than adequate audio quality for listening to music at leisure. You don’t have to look into the settings menu for your iPhone to verify whether they’re on and working, as the AirPods automatically connect to your phone the moment they are opened in their case.Join Us article website They’re a breeze to use since they’ll know if they’re in your ears and will stop the audio accordingly.

Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger

Everyone needs extra plugs, and surge protection could be an invaluable device in the event of split-second brownouts (minor drop in power) or unexpected spikes in electricity. Belkin’s wireless SurgePlus USB Switch Charger offers an affordable mix of both and USB extras in the bargain. It is equipped with 918 joules device protection (you generally want above 600) it has two power USB charge ports (2.1 amps combined) suitable for smartphones or tablets as well as a 360-degree rotating plug with four positions that lock, and it’s compact enough to carry in a backpack with a plug extension for use on the move and the device’s protection.

Canon EOS M6

In the past, to get DSLR-quality images, you needed to carry around a massive camera. That’s no longer the case, thanks to the rise of high-end ”mirrorless” alternatives such as that of the Canon EOS M6. It has a 24-megapixel camera, dual-pixel autofocus and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and Bluetooth, the M6 can provide photos that will blow your Instagram followers off the wall, and it’s easy to slip it into a backpack or purse.

HP Photo Sprocket printer HP

Smartphones may be replacing point-andshoot cameras however, that doesn’t mean printed images aren’t as relevant. Photo printers like the HP Sprocket turn your smartphone’s images into glossy, tangible objects for decorating your dorm room or hanging on a fridge. HP’s Sprocket’s design is light and compact enough to carry in your bag. It could peel the backing off to make your image the shape of a sticker.

Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case

If you’re using your iPad to make notes and take notes, you’ll likely need a good keyboard case. The Logitech Slim Folio is a great option for those with a 2017 version of their iPad due to the fact that it is equipped with rows of iOS keyboard shortcuts to access features like Siri as well as search, and its coin cell battery that can be replaced could last up to four years. If you’re sporting the higher-end iPad Pro, consider Logitech’s Create Backlit Keyboard Case. It’s more tight than Apple’s official accessory that works with Tablet’s Smart Connector, so you don’t need to undergo the Bluetooth pairing process.

Mophie Powerstation Mini

No matter if you’re using the phone to record video for the project you’re working on or to listen to Spotify at the library, you can never be without power. Mophie’s Powerstation Mini features an additional 3000 mAh battery, which is nearly the same size as the battery found in smartphones such as that of the Galaxy S8. This is more than enough power to see you through the day. Plus, it’s slim enough to discreetly carry around in your backpack or purse.

New Nintendo 2DS XL

The New Nintendo 2DS XL (see the TIME review) comes with everything that it does that the New 3DS XL does for lesser–minus one dimension. If you’ve been hesitant to play with the 3DS and want to play with it, it’s time to do so. New 2DS XL is arguably one of the best devices available in quality, without a feature it was never clear the handheld required. If you’re looking a games gadget that lets you play between classes that’s not as big as the Nintendo Switch, sports a vast collection of acclaimed and high-quality games, as well as is equipped with controls that rival every smartphone and the New Nintendo 2DS XL is the mobile gaming gold standard.

Nintendo Switch

The only issue of Nintendo’s new TV-handheld gaming system (see an article by Time magazine) is that it’s hard to find five months out. If you’re up against the chance (or ready to accept for scalper costs), there’s never been better time to play some serious games while on the move or play school-time-themed smackdowns with the rest of your friends. Put the Switch into its cradle, so that it’s displayed on your TV. Then, you can take it out and put it inside your fingers. Take the controllers that are removable off its sides, pop into the kickstand at the rear, and then it’s sitting on a table. With its extensive collection of superb games that are already out, and a new sandbox Super Mario in October, this is the most thrilling console of 2017, bar none.

Nite Ize Flashflight LED Light-Up Flying Disk

A frisbee-playing area in your dorm room is your fastest way of making new acquaintances. But regular discs don’t work when the sun sets. Not so for Nite Ize’s Flashflight which makes use of LED lights to keep the fun alive even after dark. Keep an eye out for ankle-destroying punctures in the ground.

Roku Streaming Stick

There are a variety of options available. Apple, Amazon, Roku and Google there are a variety of options to cut the cord. But Roku’s streaming device is affordable, very simple to use and offers a wide variety of channels. It plugs into the TV’s HDMI port and operates with the remote control, which means you won’t have to keep the phone in your pocket for streaming content just as you would using the Chromecast.

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim

Doing weeks of work on a final paper only for it to be lost due to a computer problem can be devastating. Stave off that grim possibility with a backup of your files early and often. Backup drives such as that of the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB (there’s an equally expensive 1TB alternative) are particularly useful for multimedia projects with dimensions that are too huge to easily store in the cloud. We’re looking at you, the video industry’s majors.

TaoTronics Desk Lamp LED

Plug expansions for wall outlets are helpful but what if want to charge the phone or tablet from a dorm room desk? TaoTronics is a sleek desk lamp that has a bright, flicker free light with a USB port that allows you to keep your device running without having to mess around with the cabling that’s on the floor. The lamp is controlled by a touch and has five color modes (from bright yellow through white) as well as dimming using seven levels of brightness.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

After a hard week of doing your homework and studying, it’s nice to chill out on the quad enjoying the sun while listening to the songs you love. The UE Wonderboom is a great way for you to listen to your favorite music when you’re traveling, complete with a clip which can be attached to your backpack or purse. It’s also ideal for outdoor adventures, considering that it’s waterproof and buoyant. It also has shock-proof properties.

Victorinox Luggage Altmont 3.0 Slimline Laptop Backpack

It’s easy to find huge backpacks for transporting books and school supplies, but hard to find slimline models that are as big. Victorinox’s stylish Altmont 3.0 slimline laptop series lets you pack up to an 15.6-inch laptop into a separate cover, and then provides another mid-compartment space for bags for cables, books and other miscellany. A third , almost as big compartment on the front can be quick-accessed by two zippers that are full length, ideal storage for painkillers as well as eye drops, hand sanitizer and anything else you’ll need to survive the workday grind.

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