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With the fall term set to begin any minute (or already in motion), it’s time to think about school supplies. Whether it’s the latest gizmoto help you study or relax, our list of high-tech gadgetswill help you make sure you’ve got all the bases covered.

Rocketbook Fusion Notebook

Rocketbook's line of reusable notebooks makes it easy to send notes and other jottings to your email or preferred cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, Slack, and Evernote). On the one hand, using the Fusion notebook is just marginally more convenient than taking a photo of any piece of paper and sending it to yourself. But the notebook has a few nice usability touches – you can mark an icon at the bottom of the page to route notes to up to seven different destinations – and the sustainability angle is compelling. Included with the notebook is a nice Pilot FriXion pen (which doubles as an eraser) and a microfiber cloth that effectively wipes pages clean to be
used again.

Lenovo Smart Clock

The Lenovo Smart Clock is a minimalist, customizable smart clock that can recommend alarms based on your calendar. It comes with the full power of the voice-activated Google Assistant, so it's basically a Google Home Mini with a clock face. An interesting feature is also the most visceral – you can snooze your alarms just by whacking the thing.

KeySmart Key Organizer

KeySmart is a very useful gadget that basically organizes your keychain into one small, compact unit. No more jingling of the keys, no more spending pointless time at the door trying to get to the right key, no more massive key bulge in your pockets. KeySmart can handle up to 14 keys. The keys securely fasten in, and fold inwards (think pocket knife).

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Students are aware of the benefits of staying hydrated, and many are discerning about the container they use. Hydro Flask bottles keep cold liquids cool for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours!

Dango M1 Maverick Bifold Wallet

The M1 Maverick bifold wallet by Dango Products is an everyday accessory which effortlessly combines cool design, exceptional craftsmanship and tactility, and a host of useful features.

Made in the United States from machined aluminum and genuine leather, it holds up to 12 cards and cash, as well as a duo of removable multitools. The latter has a tiny edge that's great for opening packages, a host of wrenches, and a nail prier, among many other functions.

TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip

The TP-Link Kasa Smart connected power strip packs six individually controlled power outlets, as well as a trio of USB ports for charging smaller gadgets. Like all TP-Link products, the handy gadget is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana voice commands.

In addition to being capable of monitoring the energy consumption of the devices it powers, the Kasa Smart power strip has built-in surge protection. This will protect your gadgets in case of a power surge caused by bad weather.

The PhotoStick Mobile

If your favorite photos and videos aren’t saved somewhere other than on your smartphone, you’re asking for trouble. One in three smartphone users will lose ALL of their photos and videos from water damage alone! PhotoStick Mobile is quite possibly the simplest, least-expensive digital organizer ever, which will solve this annoying, persistent problem. So, if you have photos on your phone, then Photostick Mobile is for you.

Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-up Light

The Philips Somneo is an elegant and feature-packed sleep and wake-up light with special features. The light is clinically proven to improve sleep and help users feel more refreshed when they wake up. The Somneo can simulate a natural sunrise and sunset, play a plethora of soothing sounds, and even charge a smartphone via a built-in USB port.

Solar Panel Backpack

A solar charger backpack can be a convenient gadget for a student on the go. Keeping your devices charged can be a challenge if you are on the move all the time. This solar panel backpack gives you a great way to charge your devices when out and about. It is also a handy power source in case of an emergency, with convenient storage just like a regular backpack.

XY Find It

If you're tired of losing your keys, wallet, or phone then this unique technology is exactly what you're looking for. Now you can make your valuables “findable” with XY Find It. XY Find It is fundamentally changing the way people keep track of their things.

All you do is attach the coin-sized XY4+ to any item you own, download the XY Find It app on your smartphone and follow the instructions. The app and the device sync via Bluetooth, and now with the tap on your screen, the app will let you know how far away you are from your
XY beacon.