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Empty Bottle with Cork USB Drive
When you're rushing up to the library in a panic to print out the essay due for submission in less than an hour, a portable USB thumb drive is a handy tool for a student to possess. There are thousands on the market, but I like this unusual design -- perfect for sticking on a desk so you don't lose it so easily.
The USB drive is available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB versions.
Price: $19.99 - $36.99
Via: USB Geek
Hand painted canvas iPhone 5 cases
With designs ranging from Edvard Munch's "The Scream" to Van Gogh's "Starry Night," these hand painted iPhone 5 cases are a sure bet for an arty student. Each lightweight, fabric cover is partially handpainted -- so the design sticks out, but they will not scratch or wear down easily.
Price: £29.99 ($46)
Anker Astro E4 external battery pack
Running out of juice after you've forgotten to charge your mobile device can be an utter nuisance -- and sometimes puts real kinks in your daily plans. To combat this problem, buy your student an external battery pack they can use in emergencies.
The Anker charger can charge most smartphones up to six times (with a capacity of 13000mAh) and can provide a majority charge to an iPad. Dual USB ports mean you can charge more than one device at the same time, and LED lights warn you of the charger's remaining capacity.
The Anker is compatible with many devices; including the iPhone 5 -- although you'll need to buy the Lightning Cable -- iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy devices, HTC smartphones, the Google Nexus 4 and 7 and LG products.
Price: $45.99 (currently on sale: Usual price $119.99)