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    29 Back-To-School Products You’ll Actually Use All Semester Long

    You'll probably use them after you graduate, too!

    1. An anchor-shaped book prop that'll hold your textbook open, so you'll never lose your place. It's also flat enough to be used as a bookmark when you're ready to stop studying.

    An anchor book prop holding a book open

    2. A sticky note dispenser that'll double as a holder for your pens, pencils, and other stationery supplies. Notes pop out one at a time, so you don't have to worry about accidentally grabbing a fistful.

    The sticky note dispenser holding markers and stickers next to a stack of sticky notes

    3. A genius reusable notebook that can make electronic copies of everything you jot down with the help of a free app. Using it is simple: when you're done writing, just hold your phone above the page. The free app detects and captures each page, creating a digital copy that looks identical to your handwritten notes.

    A person writing in the reusable notebook

    4. A pair of chic blue light-blocking glasses, so that you don't hurt your precious peepers by staring at screens all day. They help protect against eye fatigue, dry eyes, and vision falling, plus they'll make you look stylish as heck.

    A person wearing the blue light glasses in their office

    5. A portable angled laptop desk with a cushioned wrist pad and bottom for optimal comfort. It has a built-in slot for your tablet, so it won't tip over while you work.

    A person using the laptop desk while sitting on a couch

    6. An anti-spill drink holder that'll save you from knocking your coffee onto your computer. It fits cups and mugs of all sizes, and has a micro-suction base that holds on tight, but won't leave behind residue on your table.

    The anti-spill drink holder on a coffee table with a mug inside of it

    7. A password logbook, if you can never remember your login info for anything. It has spaces for websites, software license numbers, and home network settings (basically, all the important stuff).

    8. A laptop-cooling gadget that clamps right to the side of your computer and will keep your device from overheating when you've got a million tabs open at once. It can reduce both surface and internal temperature in minutes, and is more effective than most cooling pads.

    A laptop-cooling gadget clipped to the side of a laptop

    9. A slim Keurig machine that'll make you the perfect cup of coffee in under a minute, because using a French press takes far too long when you're working on a deadline. It also doesn't take up very much counter space, so you can probably keep it right on your desk.

    A Keurig machine dripping coffee into a cup

    10. A personal library kit that'll help you keep track of all the textbooks you lend out to your classmates. It even comes with 20 card pockets, giving you enough for all of your most-used editions.

    A personal library kit laid out on a table

    11. A pair of wide-leg flowy pants, because comfy loungewear is essential to productivity (fact: nobody has ever written a successful essay while wearing jeans). Reviewers say they're so soft and comfy that you'll never want to take them off.

    12. A keyboard protector that'll keep your computer safe from dust, drips, and spills. All the essential keyboard shortcuts (like screenshot and search bar) are colour coded, so you'll never have to turn to Google for help again.

    The keyboard protector half applied to a keyboard

    13. An expandable drawer organizer with different-sized compartments that you can use to hold your notebooks, business cards, and other little bits and bobs. It can be collapsed to fit in smaller spaces or expanded to cover entire desk drawers.

    A desk organizer stocked with thumbtacks, paperclips, sticky notes, breath mints, and more

    14. A High Performance planner that'll keep on track for the entire semester. Not only does it breakdown your daily schedule by the hour, but it also keeps tabs on how you're feeling, what your goals are, how productive you are, and tons of other valuable metrics.

    15. A ladybug-shaped desk vacuum that can tackle petite messes, like crumbs in your keyboard and pencil shavings on your notepads. Reviewers say that it's a great conversation piece and is great at busting dust.

    The ladybug vaccum sitting on a desk in front of a computer keyboard

    16. A flexible phone mount that'll hold your phone while you click-clack away on your keyboard (perfect if you don't have the desk space for a regular mount). Clip it to your desk and stream Netflix or FaceTime to your heart’s content, hands free.

    17. A clip-on book light, if you're a night owl who does their best work after the sun goes down. The flexible holder allows you to bend it to hit your page at just the right angle.

    A person using the book light to illuminate the pages of their novel

    18. A dual-ended laptop cleaning device that'll sweep your keyboard and clean your screen, so you don't have to work with a gadget covered in crumbs and smeared fingerprints. The brush side is retractable and the screen wipe has a protective cover, so it won't get messed up if you throw it in your bag.

    A person sweeping their keyboard with the cleaning tool

    19. A pair of acrylic memo boards that attach to the sides of your computer, so that you don't have to cover your desk in sticky notes. The bottom has a lip that can hold your untouched notes, too.

    An acrylic memo board on the side of a computer monitor

    20. An apple-shaped magnetic paperclip holder that'll keep your smallest desk doodads in one place. It comes with paper clips, but you can also use it for things like pushpins and sewing needles.

    A magnetic paperclip holder filled with paperclips

    21. A set of wallet-sized pastel highlighters that'll fit easily into smaller pockets and pencil cases. As an added bonus, they won't dry out, even if you leave their caps off for hours.

    A person holding a highlighter above several other highlighters on a table

    22. A patterned cork board where you can hang your calendar, to-do lists, and other essential documents. Reviewers love that it's prettier than a regular cork board, meaning it doesn't mess with their home decor vibe.

    A patterned cork board with postcards and a calendar on it

    23. A pack of spiral cable protectors that'll save your precious charging cords from fraying when they're about to bite the dust. The pack includes a variety of different colours that'll help you identify which cord belongs to who, so you'll never feud with your partner or roommates over stealing your stuff again.

    A spiral cable protector o a phone cord and computer charging cord

    24. A compact monitor raiser with storage shelves that'll keep your desk space free of clutter. Reviewers say it keeps their computer screen at eye level, so it might help alleviate stress on your neck, too.

    A computer monitor on top of the monitor raiser with a laptop and magazines beneath it

    25. A mini hole puncher with an ergonomic handle that'll help make all of your loose sheets fit into your binder. It has a built-in waste compartment, so you won't create a mess on your desk when you use it.

    A person squeezing the handle of the hole punch.

    26. A slotted cord organizer that'll hold onto all your wires, so they don't slither away under your desk. It's made of natural wood, making it a more eco-friendly option than plastic alternatives.

    The wooden cord holder stuck to the side of a desk with four cords clipped into it

    27. A set of ruled sticky notes so you can attach additional notes on top of your notes. These are great if you want to flag something in a textbook but don't want to write on the actual page (keep that resale value high; you've got student loans to pay).

    A ruled sticky note on top of a page of notes

    28. A faux wood electric pencil sharpener that'll shave your writing tools down to perfect points in mere seconds. Now you won't have to spend minutes cranking away with a hand sharpener only to be left with a dull or broken pencil.

    A person putting a pencil into the sharpener

    29. And finally, a staple-free stapler that'll bond your pages together without any extra accessories. It simply punches through the paper and folds it over, no staples necessary!

    You preparing for your first day of school with all your new stuff:

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