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It seems like today, there is a gadget to help us with everything.  While you are reading this blog post, tech experts are creating 360-degree panoramic cameras, curved TVs and even more high-tech smart watches!  With all of the gadgets out there, we thought it would be beneficial to give you a list of the top five gadgets every college student must have.

Gadgets Every College Student Must Have

Google Chromecast ($35.00)

Google Chromecast


Chromecast takes online video and music sharing to a whole new level!  Plug Chromecast into your HDMI port and you will be able to control your smartphone, laptop or tablet on your television. Chromecast is great for when you are studying with a group of people. You can plug your Chromecast into your television and your laptop can get connected to your big screen!

Fuel Micro Charger ($24.99)

Fuel Micro Charger


Have you ever been in a situation where you are on campus and your phone is about to die? No worries, just plug in your Fuel Micro Charger and you’ll have battery power again! The Fuel Micro Charger is a keychain containing a micro-USB port with a 220 milliamp battery that connects straight to your phone. Once connected, your phone will instantly charge!

MacBook Air ($999.00)

macbook air


The MacBook Air is the most portable laptop to date! It only weighs 2 pounds and is only 30cm wide. Talk about a tiny gadget that still gets the job done. Instead of weighing your back down with all of your textbooks PLUS your laptop, you now have a way to carry your computer around without breaking your back.

Livescribe Smartpen ($149.95)

Livescribe Smart Pen


The Livescribe Smartpen is the greatest gadget to help you study! The smartpen records everything you hear, say or write!  You can replay all of your notes on your phone, computer, or with the Livescribe paper. It can also record everything your professor is saying!  So if you are having one of those days where you don’t want to pay attention to your professor, then this gadget is for you!

Basis B1 Fitness Watch ($199.00)

Basis watch


For all of you gym and fitness gurus out there, this is the perfect watch for you!  Nicknamed the “World’s Most Advanced Health Tracker,” the Basis B1 Fitness watch monitors your heart rate patterns, calorie burn by activity, sleep stages, skin temperature, perspiration, and can even tell the difference between when you are walking or running.  It captures all of your fitness data 24/7. The watch can be hooked up to your computer so you can keep track of your fitness data.  This watch is definitely a must-have if you want to create realistic fitness goals and monitor them.

What are your favorite gadgets that you can’t live without? Be sure to check out the College Life Section on the ForRent.com blog for more college tips!

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