5 pieces of must-have tech for every fresher

Starting university can be an exciting yet daunting task for most prospective students. To give you a hand, I’ve compiled the ultimate list of tech essentials that’ll help ensure a smooth transition in every aspect of campus life. From the library to halls parties!

1. 13-inch MacBook Air

Although uni is an opportunity for socialising and having new adventures, it’s also a time to rack up some serious academic credentials. You’re there to get a degree, after all. To make all that researching and writing a bit more bearable, the MacBook Air is your go-to solution. Not only is it light and mobile enough to slip seamlessly into your bag, it’s also built to last throughout your degree and beyond. Perfect for when travelling to lectures, coffee shops, libraries and the occasional visit back home. Better still, the stripped-back, minimalist design will add some serious style cred to your bedroom’s workspace.

Plus, right now you can grab free Beats headphones with Mac purchases when you use your UNiDAYS discount!

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2. Sennheiser CX 5.00i earphones

You’re going to need something to plug into your laptop while studying, right? These sleek and slim earphones by audio master Sennheiser will do the job. Their wide, rich sound will drown out all surrounding noise pollution while you’re writing-up assignments. Plus, the aluminium shell makes these in-ear beauties incredibly durable, meaning that you can use them either in the gym or when out in town without having to worry that they’ll break at any moment. Don't forget to grab 20% off Sennheiser using your UNiDAYS membership!

3. Lexon Tykho Booster wireless speaker

For its price and size this boombox-style speaker certainly packs an incredible punch, making it ideal for small flat parties or when you want to add some ambience to your room during non-studying hours. Hook-up options include a USB and aux cable, but if you want to take this bijou-sized bit of tech to wherever the crowd is, then its Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity allows for wireless portability. It’s also waterproof, so it’ll be safe from rogue spillages.

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4. Skinnydip portable charger

Whether you’re rushing to meetings with professors, extra-curricular activities or a part-time job, your ‘to-do’ list is going to be quite manic. And the last thing you’ll want is a flat smartphone battery when trying to organise your schedule on-the-go. Let Skinnydip’s portable charger add some calm to the chaos. It’ll give your phone some extra juice so you can stay connected wherever you are.

5. Canon IXUS 285 HS

If you want to treat yourself to a pre-degree present (and let’s face it, you’ve worked hard to get to this point), you can’t go wrong with a Canon. Sitting comfortably between a smartphone camera and a DSLR when it comes to photo quality, this compact point-and-shoot is an affordable investment piece that you won’t regret having when wanting to record memories of freshers week, budget holidays with mates or any special moments in-between. Happy snapping.

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