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    30 Tech Accessories To Help You Get Through The School Year

    If I were a teacher I'd give all of these products an A+.

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    1. A cell phone jail to lock up your favorite gadget and prevent yourself from scrolling on Twitter endlessly until you've finished your math homework.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Well it’s not made out of metal like I thought it would be, but it definitely works for my 6-year-old because that’s where her phone goes when she doesn’t listen! Lol" —ash0069

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

    2. A flexible tripod so you and your siblings can take an Instagram-worthy First Day of School pic without your mom cropping off your heads.


    Promising review: "I purchased this for my son to use with his cell phone (Galaxy S9) to take pictures and since he is taking a photography class in school. The remote worked easily with his phone. The tripod is sturdy and very flexible. I really like how the flexibility of the legs allow you to use the tripod in many different mounting positions compared to a firm leg type tripod. I also like the fact that we can use this with our good camera as well. I haven't tried that yet, but know it is sturdy enough to easily hold that as well (which is a Panasonic Lumix DMC camera). Definitely recommend this product." —B. Kaplan

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    3. And a set of camera lenses for your phone that'll flawlessly capture that Back to School outfit you spent hours perfecting.


    Promising review: "This is the coolest thing I've ever bought! These lenses make taking pictures on your iPhone so extraordinary, especially for those who can't afford and HDSLR camera. For such a low price, I couldn't be more impressed with the quality. The lenses come with a tiny bag that doubles as a cleaning rag, and once you get used to fixing it onto your camera, it's very user-friendly." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. An iPad carrying case you can use to replicate the iconic Burn Book from Mean Girls (and the "Thank U, Next" video!). You're TOTALLY going to make fetch happen this semester.

    SuperBook / Etsy

    Get it from SuperBook on Etsy for $38.50+ (available in 17 device sizes).

    5. A Google Nest Home Hub that'll take the chaos and stress out of planning out your week. You can use it to display your entire household's calendar, making sure everyone is aware of each other's schedule.

    Verizon Wireless

    My husband and I have our Google Nest Home Hub on a coffee table by the front door. We have it set to scroll through our favorite family photos. Not only does it keep us in check schedule-wise, but it also feels like home decor.

    Promising review: "We've had the Google Home Hub for about a month now. It's not magical but it's perfect for the few things for which we use it. Time display — check. Weather display — check. Weather forecast — check. Voice control of various lights and light groups — check. Music stations on demand — check. The sound is great. The screen is great. The size is perfect. Nice job Google" —GlobalExplorer

    Get it from Verizon Wireless for $129.99 (available in chalk or charcoal).

    6. A PopSocket because even if you can't get a grip on the fact summer is over you'll be able to hold onto your phone hassle-free.


    I'm a recent PopSocket convert and honestly I'm not sure why I waited so long to add one to my phone! It's ridiculously easy to stick on, it's fun to fidget with, and it works great as a stand for when I'm FaceTiming my parents. If I had one of these while I was a student it definitely would've helped me text more discreetly during class (DON'T DO THAT, KIDS!).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Cute cats not your thing? Check out one of these other PopSocket styles.

    7. A portable charger with two lightning inputs and two USB ports as well as an ~out of this world~ print on it that'll keep your gadgets juiced up from the moment your teacher starts lecturing about Area 51 until your ride home.


    Promising review: "I was surprised by how great of quality this product is. I've had many power banks, most of which have been well known brands and this one is by far the best. The design is also really fun and makes you want to carry it around everywhere you go. It takes a bit longer to charge your phone than a wall port may. That said the power bank itself has a very long lasting charge and can go quite a while without having to be recharged. The cats in space print is extremely adorable and creative :)" —Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three styles).

    8. Or a portable charger shaped like a coffin to keep your phone alive even if you're feeling dead inside from waking up at the crack of dawn for class.


    Get it from Valfre for $40.

    9. An animal dust plug, so you can protect your ear jack and accessorize in the cutest way possible at the same time.


    Promising review: "I've received many compliments and questions about my new little phone friend and it's a simple way to add something fun onto something I use every day in the first place. My main worry before purchasing this was that it would snag on other items or even fall out easily but I've run into no such problem after several weeks, so it's safe to say my fear has been disproved." —ANG

    Get it from Amazon for $4.68+ (available in 20 styles).

    10. A three-way headphone splitter that'll let you and your two best pals jam to the new Chance the Rapper album together on your too-long ride to school. Psh, and they said we couldn't have it all.


    Promising review: "Ordered this product for college thinking it would be a great thing to have if I ever want to share music or a video with my roommate or friends. All three ports work fine and the product even arrived to me early! Love the product and the company recommend this product to all if sharing music with others is on your to-do list" —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    11. A phone case you can customize with your name, initials, personal mantra, or whatever you want. Make it good because classmates will totes be stopping you to say "OMG, your case is so cute! Where is it from?"


    It takes about six weeks for these to ship, but I promise it'll be worth the wait. Check out other styles from BaubleBar's "Off My Case" collection here.

    Get it from BaubleBar for $78 (available for iPhone 5S–XS max).

    12. A six-port USB charging station that'll make you the most popular kid in class since you'll be able to juice up everyone's phones.


    Promising review: "I got this for my office to charge both my phone and anyone else who wants to charge theirs. It works amazingly! The tower shape makes it easy to put on the counter and the cord makes it not take up any space on the power splitter. I've been using it for a week so far and no complaints!" —ATL Gadget Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in six styles).

    13. An Ariel vinyl decal you can place on your computer then point it out to people and say "isn't this neat?!"


    Get it from Amazon for $11.48.

    14. A pack of lil' cable chompers to protect your forever-tearing phone cord and provide you with that squealing I-want-to-squeeze-you-feeling.


    Promising review: "I saw cable bites advertised elsewhere but you can’t beat Amazon’s price. Super cute and a ton of collections to choose from. Multifunctional: helps to find your cable/cord easier and protects against fraying. They fit on both my smooth and threaded off-market phone cables as well as the name brand cables such as iPhone and AmazonBasics. Wish I saw these ages ago!" —featherlashes

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in packs of 4, 6, 9 or 12 and in a variety of styles).

    15. Beats wireless headphones a must-have for anyone who loves to zone out to their perfectly curated playlist while walking to class., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m overwhelmingly happy with these headphones. While I was hesitant to spend so much on headphones to begin with, I do think it was money well spent. I’m not anything close to a music quality expert, but the sound quality for me has been excellent, not only for music, but also for podcasts. I’m not noticing any kind of lag when using the headphones to watch videos online and I also haven’t had any connectivity problems. The bluetooth connection is strong, even with several doors are closed between the headphones and my phone." —Audrey K.

    Get them from Amazon for $279.59 (available in five colors).

    16. Or floral earbuds with sound control built in, so you can pump up the volume when you're trying to study but your sister has decided to re-watch Now And Then on Netflix for the 100th time in the same room.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $5.90.

    17. A portable vintage-styled bluetooth speaker you'll love breaking out when you invite your squad over for a cram session before a big test or to unwind during an off period.,

    Promising review: "I really love it! I have a 5-year-old daughter who loves music and dance, so when I saw this small (it’s palm-sized), pink, cute mini speaker it was a no-brainer! I just got it last week but we have used it each day! So far, so good, we are really happy! I was amazed at the quality of sound coming out of the little thing. It belts out music like a full stereo. Decent bass power, highs and mids both still sound clear and smooth; quite balanced for all types of music. Easy to pair and charge. The battery works great and it lasts for hours exactly as advertised, even better! I can play and charge at the same time." —Angela McCoy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89+ (available in six colors).

    18. A sophisticated phone stand you can plop your phone into to play your favorite podcast while you hammer away late-night on a research paper or use to FaceTime hands-free with your parents while you're away at school.


    Promising review: "Elago Design's motto is 'Simple Sophistication,' and that describes this product perfectly. I had tried several stands for various cell phones, and they were all a less than perfect solution. As a last resort, I bought the elago M3 stand, and it's perfect. All of my other purchases had a similar saw-horse design, But elago's stand design is unique —a 'U' shaped piece of brushed metal heavy enough to keep it stable. The cradle is a solid piece of very nice wood with a perfect sized cut-out generous enough even for a USB3 connector. I love it." —Richard W.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles).

    19. A mechanical keyboard from Drop that'll make all of your computer dreams come true. With 67 keys instead of 87, a rainbow backlight and dual USB-C connectors, you're going to fall in love faster than your homeroom teacher can say "you're late...again."


    Promising review: "I'm new to mech keyboards, so I don't know a lot about them. What I do know is that it feels solid and looks great. Some others have mentioned the magnetic feet being an issue, but I haven't experienced that and I frequently use it for gaming. Never thought I'd make much use of the RGB, but I'm into it." —B3NNN

    Get it from Drop for $180.

    20. Or a stylus, a must-have for the student who knows they need to stop buying notebooks but doesn't want to give up taking handwritten notes. This will give you the best of both worlds!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Works great with my iPhone SE. Very accurate with few hiccups. Moves smoothly and I love the color. The case that it came in is a simple metal one that is not very durable so be careful with it. It also had a pocket sleeve for protection when carrying it in your pocket, purse etc." —Teresa Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    21. A pizza slice phone ring you won't find cheesy at ALL after you see how helpful it'll be when trying to pull your phone out of an overstuffed backpack.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $4.

    22. A high-end charging bracelet that'll become your favorite accessory this school year. Slip it off your wrist before class when your phone needs a charge then — BAM — you'll be ready to go the rest of the day.


    Promising review: "I wore this bracelet for two weeks straight on vacation. Always was able to charge my phone when needed. Elegant way to solve a previous difficulty. I could not be more pleased!!! Only now I need to purchase several more as gifts!!!!" —Away We Go

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $149 (available in gold or silver).

    23. A gooseneck mount you can attach to your headboard (or wherever!) and insert your device so you kick back, relax, and unwind for a bit before diving into your homework.


    This lil' gadget is compatible with phones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch. So, no matter how you choose to relax after a busy day, it'll support you!

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I had been wanting to play my Nintendo Switch in bed without having to hold up the entire console. This mount allows me to have the screen hover above my head while my arms and neck can relax. This is the ultimate in laziness and I love it. :)" —Michael K.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    24. Sticker faces for your iPhone charger block that'll bring a smile to your weary face even after you've failed a pop quiz and also prevent your roommate from stealing your charger.


    Promising review: "We have four people in the house, all with iPhones. This has solved the mysterious disappearing iPhone charger problem." —Caryn

    Get a set of four from UncommonGoods for $12.95.

    25. A silicone bubble tea case for your AirPods to make sure you don't misplace your precious headphones (again) while also showing off some of your personal flair.


    Promising review: "Case is super cute and seems to be durable! I love everything about it and highly recommend it to anyone. I got the orange one since I love Thai tea boba." —SAMMSA

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

    26. Wireless earphones you'll love because THEY WORK and you can choose from a bunch of fun colors. Who says headphones have to be black and white?

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Soul Electronics

    I have these earbuds in pink and I love them. I love that they're compact but really functional and feature an ergonomic fit that doesn't irritate the insides of my ears. They automatically connect and you can stop/start your music with a little tap while they're still in your ears. They connect magnetically into the charging ports, so you can rest easy knowing they're secure and you won't lose them. I've been hesitant to *cut the cord* on my headphones but thanks to these I'm actually glad I did.

    Get them from Soul Electronics for $55.99 (available in six colors).

    27. An adhesive credit card holder that'll make splurging on a mid-day latte that much easier as you run from class to class. No more fumbling around in your unorganized wallet!


    Promising review: "I have recommended this product to quite a few people already. I bought this in June and the elastic is still just as springy as it was new. I keep four cards in it with a metal plate to attach to my magnetic car mount and that's pretty much the capacity. It retains the cards well and has never once even come close to having one of them slip out by accident. The adhesive backing must be made out of superglue. I have a Lifeproof case on my phone and regularly go kayaking, four-wheeling, and other rough-and-tumble activities and it hasn't peeled or anything. I will be buying another one when I get a new phone. It's also VERY nice not having to carry my wallet anymore. I have noticed a large relief to some minor but regular back pain since I got rid of the wallet. I couldn't ask for more." —AmazonCustomer82

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in 15 colors).

    28. A reversible tote bag with a phone charger built-in, so your parents will never have to stress out about the fact you haven't checked in all day because, OH, your phone died AGAIN.


    Sorry, Mom.

    Promising review: "This was purchased as a going-away gift for a treasured team member who is relocating. It could not be more perfect! The tote is high-quality, made well, and being reversible is a bonus. The charging unit is the same high-quality leather zippered pouch that can be removed easily for charging. It is roomy enough for a small laptop, file folders, purse, and possibly an extra pair of shoes. I shared this with many of my friends prior to wrapping and all of us are hoping Santa considers this for us in a few months!" —Terri

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $119.95.

    29. Or a transparent laptop clutch that'll have you looking like you just stepped out of a scene from Gossip Girl — it's THAT trendy.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "The lining of the case is a pale pink velvety material, the outside envelope is similar to the material of those clear umbrellas; overall, super sturdy and cute!" —annakatherinex

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.

    30. And a PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home from class to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking around the halls.


    I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil' button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it's inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

    Promising review: "Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product." —Ginger

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in nine colors).

    Now that your gadgets are all ~charged up~ you'll be more prepared than ever to hit the books this year!

    Universal Pictures

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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