Heading off to college in a new city or even a different country can be daunting when it’s your first time out on your own. It’s quite normal to feel homesick from time to time. The most important thing to remember is not to give yourself a hard time. You’re not the only one getting used to a new environment and different people. Here are some apps and gadgets that can help you take care of yourself when you’re striking out alone.
Getting Yourself Up On Time
The Alarm Clock for Me app is designed to ensure you’re not late for class. Wake up to your favorite tunes every morning. The app features pleasant themes and the latest weather information. But it’s not just an alarm clock, it can also lull you to sleep at night. After a long day of classes, set a timer and play relaxing music to help you slumber. Other features include different clock faces, a brightness slider, auto-launch, a variety of clock widgets and a built-in flashlight.
Smartening Up Your Writing
If you like to take your lecture notes by hand, but still want the convenience of a digital copy of your jottings, you need the Moleskine Smart Writing Set. The kit comes with a notepad and smart pen. When you write or draw, the real ink appears on the page and simultaneously on your connected device. You can choose to have your work digitized just as it is or transcribed into digital text. There are multiple design and color options.
Making Student Breakfast Time
Because mornings can be a bit of a rush when you are a student, there is the Egg ‘n’ Beans Toaster. Make your breakfast a breeze with this machine that will simultaneously make your egg and toast, and will even warm your baked beans. Pop in two slices of bread and you can poach and egg or heat beans in the side compartment. It’s a pre-lecture breakfast of champions.
Keeping Track of Your Gear
Tired of losing your keys, wallet, and other important stuff? The TrackR Bravo tracking device can help you find anything from your bicycle to your pet. Find your wallet before it slips between the sofa cushions, locate which pocket you left your keys in. Slip the Bravo speaker onto whatever you want to track and next time your searching for it, all you have to do is turn on the Bravo app on your mobile device and it will send a signal and locate the item for you.
Staying Wrinkle Free
If you have a job interview or an appointment with the college dean, or even a hot date, you don’t want to be wearing a crumpled shirt. No need for an iron and a clunky ironing board. This hand-held steamer will have your clothes looking crisp and fresh in no time.
This is just a small sample of apps and gadgets to make it easier to get by in college. You can find more here.
Mason Long is a Dad who writes his parenting articles from a Dads point of view, his work appearing on a wide range of parenting blogs.