Best Tech Gifts for College Students - 2013 Christmas Shopping Guide
Best Tech Gifts for College Students - Stuff they'll love!
Here are practical and fun gifts for college students. Most of these ideas are tech gadgets that are helpful for studying or useful for living in a dorm room. Sometimes it's hard to know what's appropriate for college students who may be living away from home for the first time. I really like getting the best deal, so you won't find very expensive or lavish ideas here. But if you are looking for a going away to school gift (or a graduation gift, Christmas gift, birthday gift, etc) that will be useful and loved... Here are some with up-to-date technology that even the geekiest students will appreciate!
Smart Pen that Records What You Hear and Write! - Built in recorder, syncs with your written notes.
A voice recorder used to be the must have gadget for serious college students. I know my Mom bought me one when I went to school. And it did help but it is a pain to have to fast forward and rewind to get to the part of the lecture that you missed or need to hear again. This smart pen uses special paper and unique technology allowing you to tap your notebook and instantly hear what was said while you were writing notes.
Often high school students are surprised at how fast college professors lecture and it takes some practice to be able to keep up with them. This might help them survive their freshman year of classes and it will continue to be a helpful study tool in later years, even in graduate school.
Small Flatscreen TV for the Dorm Room - Affordable 19" TV
Some college students have TV in their rooms... A small TV that's about 19" to 24" is just right for most dorm rooms. Although TV isn't necessary, it sure is a nice way to stay up-to-date on local and worldwide news and also a good way to relax :)
Clock Radio Alarm Clock with iPod Dock - For Students who Own an iPod or iPhone
Great way to listen to music in the dorm room, while at the same time having a reliable alarm clock.
Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; iPhone 1G, 3G, 3GS
Wake or sleep to iPod/iPhone, FM radio, or buzzer
Digital FM radio tuner with 20 user presets
Sleep timer adjustable to 15, 30, 60, or 90 minutes
Backup battery keeps time in the event of power outages
Clever Flash Drive - Goodbye Disks, Hello USB Flash Drives
USB Flash Drives are today's alternative to the obsolete floppy disk. This one is designed to fit on a key chain. Every student needs a flash drive to store and back-up school work.
Point and Shoot Camera to Capture their College Memories - This also does 720p HD Video!
While many cell phones take pictures, they are not very practical. It's often hard to see the screen in bright daylight, and cell phone cameras have a delay which makes taking pictures of action shots difficult... This camera has a viewfinder, which means you can look through it and see your picture even in bright daylight.
Noise Cancelling Headphones - Block out the dorm room noise!
Students can listen to music for studying and get work done even when it's party night! Or to block out their chatty roommate!
Additionally, if they are flying to school - or on an airplane during school break - then they'll really thank you for this! It's ideal for blocking out engine noise.
Music for Studying - I've listened to these CDs and they really do work!
Best Coffee Maker for a College Dorm Room - Brews Coffee Directly into a Travel Mug
OK, so this isn't too high tech, but because it's a personal favorite of many college students, I thought it would be a good place to point out this must have dorm room accessory for the coffee drinker.
A Few More Gift Ideas for College Students - Dorm Room Accessories
Dorm rooms get dusty and dirty!
This is great for studying in bed... Nice way to prop yourself up and sit with back support.
A flashlight for emergencies, or for looking in dark places. It helps!