Your college years will be some of the best years of your entire life, but they can also be quite stressful. Not only do you have coursework to deal with, but you also need to juggle activities, relationships, and the whole process of growing up into a responsible adult. Whether you’re counting down to graduation, or you’re still green around the edges, these devices will help you make the most of your collegiate experience. These gadgets and apps can help you stay focused and energized for classes, and even help you relax when it’s time to take a break.

Smart Notebook

The Rocketbook smart notebook offers the feel of a traditional pen and paper notebook, with the convenience of uploading your notes into the cloud using your smartphone. Also, when paired with a Friction Pen, you can use this notebook endlessly because it can be wiped clean with just a damp cloth.


Forget carrying tons of books when you have Amazon Kindle.  You can just scan and download them on Kindle. Kindle also offers access to online academic libraries. And while you can use any smartphone for reading e-books, Amazon Kindle just offers a bigger reading screen and settings that are easier on the eyes.

Charging Case

A charging case won’t make you smart, but it can help you increase your efficiency. If your phone dies in the middle of a busy day, you are screwed!  A few hours battery boost can definitely come along handy.


Sure, there are apps that you can use to scan books until you have an 800-page book to scan. Scanbox is a Kickstarter portable scanner for only $15. It’s a lightbox that allows you to put your phone on top for scanning, and it conveniently folds away when you are done. 

Noise Cancelling Earphones

For the easily distracted students, noise-canceling earphones are the perfect gadgets for you. This can help you concentrate wherever you are.

Wireless Controller

There should be a time for hard work and a time for fun! Take a break and play conveniently on your phone, using wireless controllers for smartphones.