Back to school: Great gadgets that won't break the bank

Aug 8 2016, 5:32 pm

For the eternally keen, back to school means new notebooks, a new backpack, and for students of the 21st century, new gadgets.

Gadget hunting can be daunting – with so many options, choosing the right laptop model to suit your unique needs can take months. Should your iPad be full-sized or mini? Luckily has you covered with the most student-friendly deals to help with productivity, entertainment, and everything in-between.

First thing’s first, check out this deal for six months free of Amazon Prime available now on, perfect for picking up all of your must-have back to school gadgets!

Presented-By-Red-Flag-DealsFor the engineer…

If you don’t know that the gadget of the year is the drone, then you have been living under a rock. This item is on everyone’s wish list, and now it can appeal even more to engineers who know that they can create a drone that’s better than the ones you can buy, as long as they have the right tools. The DIY drone by Lumenier requires assembly and is highly customizable.

For the business student…

The million-dollar question for these folks: laptop or iPad? Who says you need to choose one or the other? The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is giving the Macbook Air a run for its money, and it’s able to function as both a tablet and a computer. Already have an iPad? Give it an update with a ClamCase Pro keyboard case, which can turn it into a laptop-wannabe in an instant!

For the history major…

Columbus sailed the world before the days of technology. Lucky for you, you don’t have to, and you definitely don’t have to write your notes with a plain pen and paper either. The Neo Smartpen N2 gives you the best of both worlds. Your frantically scribbled History 101 notes are quickly digitized for easy access on your tablets or laptops, meaning bulky notebooks never have to be carried around again.

For the Graphic Designer…

Moleskin created a similar idea to the Neo Smartpen N2 with the Moleskin Smart Writing Set, but took it to the next level with the Moleskin Creative Cloud App. Begin by drawing anything in the Moleskine Notebook, then snap a picture of it in the Moleskin Creative Cloud App, and it converts the file into an editable creative cloud file – perfect for the graphic designers and advertisers-in-training!

For the computer science major…

Get the best deal on unlimited internet usage with this Rogers: Ignite 100u internet package, available on

Another life-saving invention for any student who is on their computer for the majority of the day, is the MOS Pack, a backpack with a built-in charger to fill-up all your devices!

For the english major…

For the english major who has multiple gadgets running when writing that end of semester term paper, this low-investment Switchable Bluetooth Keyboard by Kensington can easily switch between your laptop, tablet, and phone with the push of a button. This gadget will make accessibility during this high-stress time a breeze!

For the kinesiology major…

The Bose SoundSport wireless headphones are a great investment for the gym or when going out on a run to de-stress after a long day of studying.

Again, don’t forget to check out this exclusive student deal for six months of free Amazon Prime usage to get all of your favourite gadgets today.

Now that you have all of the top electronics to help you become that A+ student you’ve dreamed of being, don’t forget to check out some of these must-have deals on stylish backpacks to hold all of your new gadgets:

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