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Livescribe Echo smartpen
If a dictaphone isn't enough, perhaps a smartpen will do the trick.
Livescribe's Echo smartpen can automatically record everything you hear, say and write, and links the audio file to your notes, as long as you use Livescribe's paper. If you tap your scribbles, then the pen can automatically replay the audio footage for you.
In addition, these files can then be sent to destinations including Facebook, Evernote, OneNote and your mobile device.
An immediate hit with consumers, Google's Chromecast dongle is a great gadget for students to own.
The dongle is a dirt-cheap way to stream media to your TV from a number of devices. Chromecast is cross-platform, and so is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. Once plugged in, you have to install the Chromecast application before streaming PC and mobile content including Google Play/TV, YouTube, Netflix and potentially services like Pandora in the future.
Hex Academy messenger bag
The Hex Academy messenger bag is a slim, water-resistant bag to carry around your 15-inch laptops and general items you need to take with you to lectures. What makes this bag a little different is the PadPort, a storage slot for your iPad which lets you use the device on-the-go with no fuss.