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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.
Apple iPad/ iPad Mini
If you want something more lightweight than a laptop, then Apple's iPad or smaller iPad Mini are popular choices.
Available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi/LTE versions with up to 128GB storage on the iPad and 64GB storage on the iPad Mini, these tablets are lightweight and come with good processor power; a Dual-core A5 chip for the iPad Mini, and a more powerful A6X chip inside the iPad.
Price: iPad Mini: $329 - $659, iPad: $499 - $929