It’s that time of year again. The summer clothes have been packed away, the children are back at school, and now it is the turn of the older students to go to college or uni.This month we are talking about some of the best tech gadgets for uni students. Whether it is the first year of a new course or you are returning to continue a course, these gadgets might help to improve the study life.


It goes without saying that every uni student is going to need a laptop. They are useful for completing assignments; researching papers; connecting with friends, playing online games or watching your favourite Netflix show. Tech Gadgets for Uni Students

There are many different ones on the market to choose from, and all come with differing specs. Choose one that will be able to support a broad range of software which may be necessary for your course. One that has good speakers, can play HD video without judder, and has a long-lasting battery is an excellent place to start. Of course, if you wish to indulge in a little online gaming as relaxation, a quality graphics card is also a must.


A tablet is a great tech gadget for uni students. Often with a large amount of computing power, they are smaller, lighter and more portable than a laptop, and with the addition of a Bluetooth keyboard can be just as versatile. A good tablet will save you from having to drag your laptop around from class to class all day long.

Smart stationery

What an amazing invention. Writing notes has always been the mainstay of any student. Manufacturers of refill pads, notebooks and all sorts of writing equipment make millions every year from students taking notes and writing down their research.Tech Gadgets for Uni Students

Why not then, with a small layout initially, save yourself a lot of money in the future by using smart stationery. There is the Smart Pen. Using an inbuilt camera, audio recorder and onboard computer you can record the strokes of your writing and upload it to your computer. The ReMarkable tablet has a stylus that feels like writing on paper. It can even convert handwritten notes to word documents on your computer. There are various types of these tech gadgets for uni students to suit many budgets. All can be invaluable additions to a uni student’s tech repertoire.

Noise-cancelling headphones

Universities are, by their very nature, busy, noisy places. There are hundreds of people going about their daily routines, and often large groups of people congregated together talking. If you find it hard to concentrate in a noisy environment, noise-cancelling headphones are the answer to your problems. They cut out ambient background noise and allow you to hear audio without having to turn up the volume excessively. These are a must for late-night study when you really need to concentrate.

If you are a uni student, whatever your tech needs, drop into us at Sentinel Ballincollig. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to advise you on the best buys for your individual needs