Gadgets for a student: What you need for study and recreation

For this article, we have selected several devices that we can recommend to students for study, recreation and communication. Here, beautiful smartphones, very affordable laptops, electric scooters, and headphones with active noise reduction – everything to make college years bright and memorable.

We tried to choose devices with affordable prices and high quality. But in those cases when a compromise for one reason or another is impossible, they gave priority to quality. We also checked that the described devices are currently on sale.

Gadgets for a student

Notebooks Infinix INBOOK X2 i3 and INBOOK X2 i5

A laptop for a student is an indispensable assistant. We remember well our student years when there was no time to sit at home. So a laptop for a student should be really mobile in order to work on a trip, in an institute, in a cafe, and anywhere … And it would also be nice if it did not cost space money.

Therefore, our selection of gadgets for students is opened by Infinix INBOOK X2 laptops. Infinix is ​​a relatively young laptop brand with a very affordable pricing policy. However, the models we have chosen can boast of everything necessary for comfortable work and study.

They are compact and lightweight: a 14-inch form factor with a chassis thickness of less than 15 mm and a weight of only 1.24 kg. The case is made of metal, and the battery for 14-inch models is very capacious – 50 Wh with support for fast charging.

Intel Core i7 1065G7

There are three models on the market so far: INBOOK X2 i3, INBOOK X2 i5 and INBOOK X2 i7. It is easy to guess that the difference between them is primarily in the processor. The first uses the Intel Core i3-1005G1, the second uses the Intel Core i5-1035G1, and the third uses the Intel Core i7 1065G7. So if you need high performance, it is better to prefer INBOOK X2 i5 or i7. They have a larger 512 GB drive and 8 GB of RAM. It is also worth mentioning the good colour gamut of the screen, corresponding to the sRGB colour space – what you need for working with graphics.

Infinix INBOOK X2 i3 and INBOOK X2 i5 laptops are also ready for distance learning and online communication. The webcam’s innovative backlight provides the perfect video call environment in any environment, at any time, so you can always be in the “best light”.

Laptops can be purchased at Ozon, Citilink, Wildberries, OnlineTrade, and CSN online stores. In Russia, the model will be available in 2 colours: grey and blue.

Realme 9 4G

One of the latest novelties on the Russian market is the Realme 9 4G smartphone. First of all, this is a very beautiful device, the back panel of which can shimmer in many shades. The effect is achieved through a special coating of the back wall, consisting of six layers of different thicknesses, including plasma atomic coating and ultraviolet nanoimprinting.

Realme 9 4G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The output is a 6.4-inch display built on Super AMOLED technology and operating at a frequency of 90 Hz. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the screen. The battery here is large – 5000 mAh. Supports 33W fast charging.

Realme 9 4G main camera uses 108MP ISOCELL HM6 sensor. This is a new matrix of Samsung’s sub-brand, which deals with matrices for mobile cameras. Thanks to NonaPixel Plus technology, nine pixels are combined into one, and the area of ​​\u200b\u200bone pixel is increased nine times. In addition, there are multisampling technologies (reading data from a pixel several times and averaging its value) and Smart-ISO (the camera shoots simultaneously with high and low ISO, which improves the dynamic range). In addition to the main camera, this smartphone has an ultra-wide-angle and macro camera. The resolution of the front camera, which is located in the display, is 16 megapixels.

Smartwatch HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro

A smartwatch is not only a cool gadget but also a kind of way to emphasize the status while staying in touch and receiving notifications. The latest generations of smartwatches are pleased not only with their capabilities but also with their appearance. Our choice fell on the HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro, an update to the HUAWEI Watch GT3 that we tested last winter. It is a round watch with a case made of titanium in the 46mm version or ceramic in the 43mm version. In the latter case, you can purchase a device with a white ceramic bracelet, it is very beautiful.

The watch works up to 14 days without recharging, is able to receive various notifications, measure sleep phases, pulse and ECG, and also count steps. It is possible to swim in them and dive underwater (IP68 protection and dive data recording are possible), and more than 100 types of training are supported. Add to this a large number of both paid and free watch faces for every taste and colour, as well as versatility: they can be connected to both Android and iOS devices.

Universal backpack for laptop and other gadgets HP Pavilion Tech Blue

So many gadgets have already accumulated, and you need to take everything with you. So let’s take a backpack. There are several parameters: it should have a protected compartment for a laptop, many pockets will not hurt, and headphones, a power bank, possibly a tablet and a camera should also fit. Ergonomics and comfort are also important, and style is not in last place. XD Design Bobby backpacks are still sold and popular, but they are not very roomy. You can choose a solution from Peak Design, but they are too expensive and often focus on carrying a camera.

Among the variety of choices, we liked the HP Pavilion Tech Blue backpack. This is what is called a city backpack – what we were looking for. Notebooks with a diagonal of up to 15.6 inches and almost all devices made of this material fit into a special pocket!

Camera Sony DSC-RX100M6

If it seems to you that after the advent of powerful smartphones, it’s time to write off ordinary cameras for scrap, then this is not entirely true. Optical zoom and a large matrix, as well as the convenience of working with manual settings, make such cameras indispensable in a number of cases. They make it easier to create content, including high-quality videos for blogs.

For this selection, we have selected one of the most versatile cameras on the market. This is a compact Sony DSC-RX100M6 with a fixed lens. That is, you do not have to spend money on additional optics. It already has an 8.3x zoom with a range of equivalent focal lengths of 24-200. For a pocket camera with a 1″ matrix format, this is a simply amazing performance.

And this camera can record high-quality 4K video, including in selfie mode. Supports HDR recording and even S-Log for thorough colour correction at the stage of processing. We have a detailed test of the Sony RX100 VI with a lot of photos and videos, in which we talk about all its features.

Smart speaker — Yandex.Station 2

Play music from cloud services, manage a smart home and find out additional information using a voice assistant – smart speakers can now do all this.

And then our choice fell on the most relevant device in Russia – Yandex.Station 2. This is the second generation of smart speakers with a voice assistant Alice, which will become the centre of the smart home and a real media system for listening to music, podcasts and more. The second generation has a beautiful touchpad and pretty colours – the device will look great in any room.

MFP Canon Pixma G3420

A student needs to print a lot, and a black-and-white laser printer is not suitable for working with graphs and colour charts. Therefore, we have selected a device with a minimum cost of colour printing. We are talking about the Canon Pixma G3420 MFP. It is both a printer, a scanner and a copier. The ink in it is stored not in small cartridges, but in large containers that you can refill yourself. One refill is enough for several thousand pages.

We chose one of the most advanced devices in the Pixma G line, which provides work not only over the wire but also over Wi-Fi. This is necessary for two reasons. Firstly, you can print from mobile devices: smartphones and tablets. Secondly, the MFP can be placed anywhere in the room where there is Wi-Fi coverage, and work with it wirelessly from a laptop or any computer.

Headphones Sony WH1000XM4

Without headphones with active noise reduction, it is difficult to imagine moving around a big city, especially on public transport. In this sense, Sony WH1000XM4 full-size headphones, like devices of the same series, but of other generations, have become legends of the urban environment and long journeys/flights. Nothing will distract you from preparing for classes, reading literature and re-reading lectures on mathematical analysis in preparation for the colloquium.

Electric scooter Acer ES Series 3

A little higher, we remembered means of transportation and public transport, but if the path from home to the university is not so far, and the weather allows you to ride with a breeze to your place of study, then why not take yourself an electric scooter? You can use kick sharing, but there won’t be enough scooters for all students: we suggest paying attention to the Acer ES Series 3. This is a fairly light device (12.5 kg) that can travel up to 30 kilometres.

At the same time, there are three speeds: the first is 6 km / h, equal to the speed of a pedestrian, the second is 10 km / h, economical, and the third is 20 km / h. Fortunately or unfortunately, this is the speed limit, but this is enough to get to the institute and catch classes while enjoying the road along the way.

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