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PAUSE: Must Have Gadgets For AW17

DIY Gamer Kit (£69.99-£89.99)

This is a pretty cool gadget for both gamers and non-gamers.  With the option to buy it soldered or unsoldered, you can really get creative with this one.  In a nutshell, you can build your own gaming device and programme your games (like Snake and Flappy Birds)!  Not many people can tell you they’ve done that!  #BeTheFirst

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TrackR Pixel (£24.99)

Never lose your house keys again! You can track your keys (or whatever it is you attach it to) via an app on your phone, so there is literally no excuse for being late again; unless it’s fashion related!

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VQ Monty Digital Radio and Bluetooth Speaker (£99.99)

This is a beautiful, modern DAB radio, with a Bluetooth speaker. ‘Wearing’ a real oak or walnut case and fabric speaker grille.  A real class act, and a perfect addition to a stylish minimalist bedroom.

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Yubikey (From £18)

The key is a physical device that can protect people from falling victim to online hackers looking to obtain login details for email and social media accounts, such as Facebook.  Let’s face it, can you imagine our horror if our accounts were to be hacked/wiped? OMG!  It’s worth having…

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Nokia 3310 (£39 through 'Pay as you go' on Vodafone)

I’m sure a few people reading this will be thinking that they have had this phone before and that it’s nothing new, but wait. We aren’ talking about Nokia’s most renowned device (the one that we all used to play snake on), we’re talking about the 2017 updated version. The phone keeps the original model’s ridiculously long-lasting battery life and offers users all the functionality they need from a phone while cutting back with the features most phones today use to distract you!

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Discovery Channel Smartphone Microscope (£9.99)

This tiny device is a great one to get and throw in your backpack, it offers users the ability to use their smartphone camera as a microscope in order to entertain your kids, use in a classroom or even just scratch that curiosity-itch!

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Skull Candy HESH 3 Wireless Headphones (£99.99)

The Hesh is Skullcandy’s #1 bestselling headphone and this newest model, the Hesh 3 Wireless, see’s a total redesign of the classic style. With awesome improved Bluetooth wireless connectivity, all-day functionality built in and the innovation Rapid Charge feature for when you’re on the go and looking for a soundtrack to your city.

 It provides awesome quality at an affordable price of £99. They also pack together really small, easy to throw it in the rucksack.  Skullcandy are also offering a free Mizu Water Bottle to buyers so go grab yourself one!

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PNY PowerPack Slim 2500 (£12.99)

Power drain is an absolute nightmare if you are taking notes on your mobile device in an important meeting, or need to call someone urgently. The PNY PowerPack Slim 2500 is a universal rechargeable battery designed to provide power wherever or whenever you need it. The PowerPack Slim 2500 provides a full recharge on most smartphones and is highly adaptable with any Apple, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry devices. Free yourself from the wall today and enjoy power on the go.

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Zeek gift card app (free download)

Zeek is an app and online marketplace where you can buy and sell unwanted gift/store cards at great discounted rates. With vouchers from hundreds of high street retailers, there is bound to be somewhere for any student to make some savvy savings from their weekly shop to an outfit for their next night out. Similarly, students can register any of their unwanted gift-cards on the site for other users to purchase, earning an amount money back from unwanted cards while they wait for the latest loan instalment to drop.

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Yi Lite Action Camera (£90 depending on the distributor)

The Yi Lite Action Camera really shows you the meaning of ‘value for money’. The device is a compact camera with a SONY IMX206 image sensor that allows you to take 16MP photos and HD (1080p) film at 60 FPS. Additionally, the camera includes a 2″ touch-screen for playback and electronic image stabilization to keep your videos smooth. Oh, and did we also mention that it has built-in WI-FI and Bluetooth capabilities? Yeah, I know, for £119.99 (with waterproof case) this device comes with some pretty good specs.

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IMUSIC PILLOW (£16.99)

This isn’t just your bog-standard pillow, trust me. What separates this from the rest is the in-built MP3 speaker that connects straight to an AUX cable that can play any audio you like without waking up your partner (or even your pet!)  Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about it not functioning correctly with your current device as it’s fully compatible with iPods, iPhones MP3 players, CD players and most radios. Additionally, you won’t have to muck around with changing batteries or getting tangled up in cables as the whole system runs straight off your device’s battery, and if you are like me and you charge your phone or iPod overnight, you won’t see any battery impact on your device when you wake up. However, I know that the big question is, is it cosy? Well, the hollow fibre filling is designed to add extra comfort and support to your head, with the cover being 100% cotton and the filling being 100% polyester fibre.

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MICRO FLEX CLASSIC SCOOTER (£124.95, reduced from £154.95)

This scooter is designed to be a compact, foldable and lightweight piece of kit that is suitable for children and adults as it features an adjustable handlebar and Swiss engineering so you don’t have to worry about the strength of the chassis! Additionally, the scooter doesn’t just focus on functionality, it also takes into account comfort, with rough and uneven pavements being glided over effortlessly.  Perfect for amateurs and professionals alike.

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Blink Home Security Camera (starting from £129.99)

The Blink device is an affordable and high-quality security camera for the home or even office. This piece of tech is completely wireless for a discrete design that won’t be an eye-saw when you set it up! Although I know what you are thinking, battery powered means you will need to charge it! Well, incredibly the Blink has an outstanding two-year battery life so the hassle of charging it up won’t be something you will be experiencing anytime soon after purchasing it! As for using the kit, the camera senses motion and can send alerts straight to your phone where you can view the secured room live in HD through the Blink app.  I think I’ll set mine up pointing at my wardrobe; least I’ll know who’s been stealing my clothes!

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EAR PIECE WIRELESS BLACK (£79.99)

The Ear Piece Wireless Black Bluetooth earphones are designed to fuse the aesthetics of jewellery with the functionality of a pair of earphones with the tech compatible with any device that is Bluetooth enabled. Furthermore, the earphones offer up to five hours of battery life, a set of controls for answering and hanging up your phone as well as controlling your music!  And if that’s not enough for you, they look pretty damn stylish.

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Zinc Volt 120 Scooter (£70, reduced from £150 but in a neon green colourway)

The Zinc Volt 120 allows the user to experience the excitement of an electric scooter; there really is an adrenaline rush when using it, especially downhill! It features a push and go proportional speed control accelerator with disc brakes for better performance in wet and dry conditions. It reaches 12mph and lasts for up to 60 minutes on a single charge. However, with capacity memory batteries it is incredibly important to charge the scooter to its fullest when charging it for the first time! At the moment the scooter is being sold through  Argos with the cheapest model being in neon green coming in at just £70!  Highly recommended; very fun!

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DEEZER (£9.99 per month, but 30 days free if you subscribe soon!)

DEEZER is a music streaming service that also offers you the ability to download tracks so they are available even when you have no internet connection. The app – that’s compatible with both IOS and Android – comes with a library of over 43 million tracks, with that number increasing every day! Furthermore, the app analyzes your playlists and then suggests songs, albums or artists that they think you will enjoy, so you will never have to worry about shovelling through record shops to try and find your new favourite band again!

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