After a year of school Zoom and remote learning, many high school and college campuses are looking to open their doors this fall. Whether you’re excited to go back to in-person school or continue to study remotely, it’s time to start making your school shopping list.
The Gotechtor shopping team has scoured the internet and rounded up some of the best products to add to your back-to-school shopping list. From the best smartphones and tablets to portable chargers and wireless earbuds, read more about our picks below.
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The iPhone 12 comes in four different models, but they all feature the same A14 Bionic processor. Regardless of which model you buy, you’ll enjoy speed, advanced camera system to take stunning photos. In addition, you’ll have support for 5G to communicate with your friends and family.
Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 5 is one of the best Android phones you can buy now. If you’re into Google’s ecosystem, the Google Pixel 5 will make a great companion. The flagship phone offers 5G support, an OLED screen, an amazing camera system, decent battery life to keep up with heavy day-to-day.
Samsung Galaxy S21
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the Galaxy to buy this year. This is a phone that combines a reasonable price tag with higher-end specs like a 120Hz refresh rate and powerful CPU as well as an excellent camera. If you want a flagship phone in a smaller package at a great price, the S21 is for you.
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux
A portable charger always comes in handy. And this Anker power bank is especially great for college students. This charger will charge flagship phones like the iPhone 12 Pro Max from empty to full nearly three times and the high-speed charging ports deliver the fastest possible charge.
AirPods 2nd Gen
Whether you’re enjoying your favorite music or a great podcast, noise-cancelling headphones are a must at college. The AirPods 2dn Gen will come in very handy when commuting to college from home. These buds offer deep integration with iOS, well-balanced sound, and nice battery life.
If you have the money and want a top-tier pair of headphones with a more traditional look, then the Sony WH-1000XM4 are the way to go. They offer great sound, improved noise-cancelling, decent battery life, and smart features like Bluetooth multipoint connection makes these the best all-around option for college students.
iPad Air (2021)
The iPad has proved to be a must-have school tool for many college students. The 32GB Wi-Fi-only iPad is perfect for any student who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. It’s got everything you need to write your papers, build class presentations, edit video clips, and virtually drop in on your classes from afar.
iPad Pro (2021)
The iPad Pro was upgraded this year to include the same Apple’s new processor M1 found on MacBook Pros, an advanced camera system, a new type of display, and 5G. You’ll have more power than many current top-tiers laptops. Additionally, the App Store is full of useful apps, and iPadOS makes the iPad an even better productivity machine.
Magic Keyboard (iPad Pro, iPad Air)
If you own any of the new fancy iPad models and want to convert it into a full-fledged laptop, then the Magic Keyboard is the way to go. It feels very well-built and provides a good typing experience. When combined with the iPad, the Magic Keyboard can give you a nice little workstation with a smaller footprint.
Apple Pencil 2
The Apple Pencil is the best accessory you can buy for your iPad, especially if you’re a college student. Whether you’re taking notes or drawing, or just navigating, the Apple Pencil can help. Additionally, this stylus offers pressure sensitivity, magnetic charging, and a tap system for toggling settings.
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple’s flagship watch is regarded by many as the king of smartwatches. This watch is faster than its predecessors, it’s brighter outdoors and it features great fitness tracking software. This is a great gift for any college student that wants to stay organized and up-to-date.
Apple Watch SE
The series SE was released at the same time as the Series 6 but is designed to be more simplistic. It shares many of the higher-priced Watch Series 6 great features except the always-on display. It’s a better fit for someone who wants a basic Apple smartwatch without all the bells and whistles.