Gadgets for the classroom or lecture hall

Gadgets for the classroom or lecture hall

Be top of the class with the latest tech

The countdown is on for the return to school and university and there’s a whole host of tech advances that can help in the classroom. Our Retail team has picked the best of the bunch and lifestyle concierge members enjoy exclusive discounts on many of the products below.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E4Improve concentration with a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay headphones

RRP £229 – click here to redeem 20% off with lifestyle concierge ►

Block out classmates’ chatter with these highly effective noise-cancelling headphones. These sleek phones are at the forefront of audio tech and, unlike most rival designs, offer a streamlined in-ear system which can cut you off from the outside world with a flick of a switch. As with everything the German company produces, the sound quality is unparalleled meaning they’re ideal for marathon revision sessions and the silent mode will ensure it’s easy to gather thoughts before crucial exams.

Apple iPad Mini 4Keep on top of things with an iPad Mini 4

RRP £419 – click here to receive preferential rates through lifestyle concierge ►

Like most things when it comes to tech, size matters; and that’s why we always recommend the iPad Mini 4 for all your on-the-go tech needs. Despite being one of the lightest and slimmest tablets on the market (it’s 6.1mm thin and weighs just 300 grams), there’s a lot more than meets the eye to this piece of kit. It features two HD cameras, has super-fast wireless connectivity, and runs on Apple’s ground-breaking A8 chips meaning it can handle the most demanding apps and programmes.

OtterboxChild-proof your tablet

RRP £39.99 – click here to purchase for £33 using lifestyle concierge’s exclusive PC World discount ►

With tablets becoming an essential classroom tool, it’s worth ensuring that yours is going to survive long into the school year. Otterbox’s hardy silicone case will safeguard the gadget from most wear and tear and will even protect it from drops from desk height – its certified Drop+ protection means it has been subjected to 238 hours of rigorous testing. The folding cover also doubles as a stand and its slim design means it’ll slip into a school bag with ease.

HP DeskJetSave desk space with the new HP DeskJet

RRP £99.99 – click here to purchase for £69.99 using lifestyle concierge’s exclusive PC World discount ►

Avoid the last-minute deadline dash to find a printer with this easily portable machine from market leaders HP. The size of a shoe box, it’s the smallest all-in-one printer in the world and will print, scan and copy work in an instant. It’s pretty low maintenance, too – when it’s running low on ink it will automatically order more online.

Kit Fresh power bankStay charged with Kit Fresh power bank

RRP £29.99 – click here to purchase for £24.99 using lifestyle concierge’s exclusive PC World discount ►

Avoid the panic-inducing ‘10% of battery remaining’ alert with this pocket-sized charge pack. With enough power reserves to fully charge a device six times over, it’s an ideal back-up for school trips or long days in the library. The pocket-sized gadget recharges two devices at a time and will re-juice a phone quicker than a standard wall plug.

Flash SurvivorAvoid dissertation dilemmas with the Flash Survivor

RRP £23.98

Some pieces of coursework or business admin require military-level back-up and this near-indestructible USB flash drive will keep files safe while on the move. The anodised aircraft-grade aluminium means it can be put through the wars and precious work will remain intact. It’s universally compatible, meaning there’s no problem swapping files between Microsoft Windows and Mac which can be a life-saver.

Kindle PaperwhitePlough through that reading list with Kindle Paperwhite

RRP £109.99 – click here to purchase for £104.99 using lifestyle concierge’s exclusive PC World discount ►

Any English literature student will be thankful for one of these nifty e-readers. With enough storage for thousands of books, it’s possible to download an entire reading list in one fell swoop and never have to worry about bringing the correct books to lessons. The high resolution, back-lit screen ensures text is readable in bright sunlight and dark library corners.

Eastpak Out of OfficeShoulder the weight with Eastpak Out of Office

RRP £50

Stow a laptop in the protective sleeve and throw books and notepads into the roomy hold of this hard-wearing rucksack. All Eastpak bags come with a 30-year guarantee, but we doubt you’ll need to use it – these are well-made pieces of kit that’ll withstand years of being thrown into lockers and slung under desks. There’s a whopping 55 colour choices.

HP 15-bw066sa 15.6" Laptop - GoldHit deadlines with HP’s gold laptop

RRP £349.99 – click here to purchase for £329.99 using lifestyle concierge’s exclusive PC World discount ►

With Windows 10, 1TB of storage and 11 hours of battery life, this robust 15” laptop has everything needed for extended stints of essay writing. Running with the latest AMD processors, it guarantees fast and reliable performance for many years and the storage space is among the largest on the market. The shimmering gold cover will add a bit of style to any desk, too.

Last updated on 22 August 2017


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