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WD My Passport 1TB portable external hard drive
An external hard drive is a sensible way to make sure that if your computer fails, you won't lose that essay you've (apparently) been working on for months, or the dissertation which is due tomorrow.
While there are many on the market, I particularly like WD's My Passport drives. Available in models with 320GB to 1.5TBs' worth of space, the drives can be password protected, are portable due to their small and compact designs, and can be set to automatically back up software.
iPod alarm clock
If you've had a particularly heavy night out, annoying beeping or your smartphone might not cut it when its time to wake up. Instead, hook up your iPod to this alarm clock to play your favorite song in the morning. (Or, if you have trouble getting up like me, Drowning Pool's "Let the bodies hit the floor" never fails).
The clock has the usual Snooze function, timer, and is mains powered. Keep in mind that due to voltage differences, the latest versions of the iPod Nano and Classic are not compatible.
Price: £32.49 ($49)
A decent speaker system should be in every student's arsenal, and the UE Boom is an expensive but cool-looking choice.
The 360-degree speaker has dual performance drivers to pump out clear, vibrant sound, and passive radiators make low-frequency bass a joy to listen to (I love them, but my neighbors often aren't too happy). The casing is water and stain resistant, and the rechargeable battery keeps the speakers going for up to 15 hours. To switch songs, you can pair the speaker through a wireless or Bluetooth connection to a mobile device or PC.
Via: Ultimate Ears