The world moved rather quickly from literally burning the midnight candle to burning the light bill. From making sure you have a large shelf in your room to getting enough space online to store your many books, videos, and whatever materials you may need.

Essentially, a student’s world today is very different, if not totally different, from what it was fifteen to twenty years ago. The truth is, the technological revolution has just beg u n and is still yet to reach its peak.

So, as a new student , you’ve been taken to a store to get what you need for the coming semester. No, we don’t do that anymore, do we? You’re compiling a list of devices you need, and you don’t need to step out of your room to get what you need. Your online store is just a few taps away.

Now to those devices, what are the essential devices you’ll need as a student? Stuff that will prove to be invaluable to you.

A Smartphone

Smartphones are necessary for getting information. While it’s impulsive to assume that everyone has one of these presently, if somehow , you’re without one, you need it. It tops the list of devices you need as a student. Very few people still text each other over mobile networks directly. Messaging apps have become the new trend.

Information is the currency of students, and smartphones continually put you in the market. Essentially, the whole w orld is on the internet, so is your school and its students. You need constant access to the internet, and your smartphone gives you that.

A Laptop

In the tech world of a student, having a laptop is synonymous with having a pen and a notepad, and this is a techy age for students. You’ll at some point in time need to use a computer, could be for assignments, for virtual classes, for projects, for seminar write-ups, the list goes on and on. The point is, you will need a Personal Computer (PC), preferably one that isn’t limited to an immediate power source.

A laptop is every student’s best friend and can be with you pretty much everywhere you go. It’s your library, and it’s your workstation, it’s your classroom, and it’s your music box when working.

A Tablet

While a laptop is a fantastic first mate for you, a tablet comes in handy when a laptop is too cumbersome or perhaps not available. A tablet gives you a lighter and a more compact , basic version of the laptop, and a n increased battery life, with easier handling. What’s better? Now there are keyboards you can attach to your tablet. This allows you to perform tasks that require typing with the same ease a physical keyboard gives you.


Your school or dorm will most likely have internet access. However, if this isn’t the case, an internet router is definitely on the list of things you need.

Every student desires academic excellence . The gadgets mentioned, coupled with an ideal environment, ensure just that.