Back to school tech guide

Here's all the tech-goodness you need to really be too cool for school

Going back to school doesn’t need to be an arduous process.

Work may start to pile up and sleepless nights aplenty, but thanks to the wonders of tech, we’ve found plenty of stuff to lighten your load and add colour to your routine. Read on for plenty of useful suggestions and where you can pick one of these brilliant pieces of tech up!

Digital alarm clock (S$6)

Let’s face it, phone alarms aren’t the most reliable tools – sometimes you forget to unmute your phone, or the alarm is set on the wrong date, leave it uncharged, and you end up waking up the following week. It’s a nightmare.

Sleep soundly with an actual alarm clock that won’t burst the bank. These LED alarm clocks come with a big and clear display, and most importantly a really loud alarm. It also has light sensors to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen when it’s dark. Lit. 

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Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook (from S$50)

Did you know that Pilot FriXion Pens’ ink vanishes when microwaved? It’s probably not crucial news, but Rocketbook have taken this to make it the only notebook you’ll ever need. It’s smart too.

Doodle and write what you need on its pages, then should you want to save it, open up the app and scan the QR code at the bottom of each page, and you can take your notes everywhere! It’s an ingenious marriage of page and digital.

Finally when you’ve used up all its pages, pop it in the microwave and it’s good to be reused again and again! You may even get the scent of the pizza you microwaved for lunch. 

Get this endless notebook here.   

MacBook Pro

Owning a MacBook of course, is the dream for all students. What it lacks in customisation and flexibility it more than makes up for with sheer power, elegance and stability.

We recommend you go all out with the Pro, so you can enjoy that beautiful screen and the new Kaby Lake i7 Processors are some serious power.

MacBooks have plenty of exclusive apps perfect for school, including Final Cut Pro, Keynote and Pages, which will give you a competitive edge thanks to its efficiency and tools.

Be warned however, all current-gen MacBooks (except the Air) have ditched traditional ports, so you’ll have to get used to USB-C thumbdrives, or buy an adaptor. 

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