The Technology You Should Take to Uni
September 14, 2021
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Deciding what to take to uni can be a difficult process. You want to make sure you don’t leave anything important behind, but you also don’t want to pack too much and have no space for it all. So now you’re left thinking, “What do I take to uni?”. Don’t worry, we’ve created a list of all the tech essentials you need for university.

Tech Essentials

The essentials are what should be packed first. You don’t want to go off to uni without them!

ASUS VivoBook E210MA 11.6 Inch Laptop Intel Celeron N4020 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Windows 10S BlueASUS VivoBook E210MA 11.6 Inch Laptop Intel Celeron N4020 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Windows 10S Blue

First things first, a laptop. You’ll need this to write your essays and attend online classes. As well as watching some films in your spare time! Finding the right laptop that suits your needs is easy with Ryman as we have the best laptops for uni students. 

The ASUS VivoBook E410MA is a great option for those on a budget at £259. It has a 14 inch screen which is perfect for watching online presentations, and it also has a VGA webcam so you’ll be fully prepared for online classes. The 12 hour battery life means that you’ll be set for the day with one charge! You’ll also get 64GB of internal storage for all of your essays and research, it’s perfect! 

If you need something more compact, the ASUS VivoBook E210MA is a good option. It has a slightly smaller screen than the E410MA, 11.6 inches instead of 14 inches. However, you still get a 12 hour battery life, 64GB of internal storage plus a built in webcam. You get all of these top-end features for only £229.99, the E210MA could also be a brilliant option for you!

Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive 1TB USB 3.0Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive 1TB USB 3.0

Next on the list should be a data storage device. The laptops we mentioned have a great amount of internal storage but you should always have backups! It’s vital that you backup your uni work. You don’t want to be caught short. There’s nothing worse than being close to a deadline and suddenly you can’t access your work on your laptop. To avoid that stress, get yourself a storage device.

A USB flash drive is a go-to for many and is compatible with almost all computers and laptops. The Verbatim V3 32GB USB 3.0 Drive will store all of your work safely and securely for only £17.99. 32GB flash drive is a healthy amount of storage to store all of your essays- but we have options if you want more or less storage!

If you’re going to be studying a subject that requires you to work with large files, you’ll want to consider purchasing an external hard drive. A great option is the Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive 1TB 3.0 USB. With 1TB of storage you’ll be set to save all your large work files such as TIFF, PSD and AI as well as text documents. At £49.99, this is likely the only storage you’ll ever need!

Rose gold KitSound BoomCube speaker sits on a white desk next to a mobile phone and rose gold wire heart desk decoration.Rose gold KitSound BoomCube speaker sits on a white desk next to a mobile phone and rose gold wire heart desk decoration.

A bluetooth speaker should definitely be near the top of your “What to take to uni” list! Playing your favourite music will help you settle into a new and unfamiliar space so much easier. You’ll also need it for your concentration playlists when you’re studying- and for the party playlists. The KitSound BoomCube is an affordable little portable bluetooth speaker. It’s compact so it’ll fit in your suitcase but it really packs a punch with the quality of the sound for its size. The look of the KitSound BoomCube will fit right into your Instagrammable uni room, and it’s only £19.99. Get ready to show this off!

Cool Uni Gadgets

Now you’ve got your essentials packed and ready, you can start thinking about the cool uni gadgets you can take!

1More E1026BT Stylish True Wireless Earbuds in metallic gold, resting on a light brown desk on top of a London city guide.1More E1026BT Stylish True Wireless Earbuds in metallic gold, resting on a light brown desk on top of a London city guide.

Headphones are definitely something you should pack in your uni bag. Useful to keep you focused in the library and drown out conversations and to keep you company on walks to and from campus, you’ll want a good pair of headphones. There are so many options to choose from, which are best for you?

A popular choice for many are the Apple AirPods Gen 2. They’re a high quality set of true wireless earbuds with a handy charging case. Also, they’re quite small and will easily fit into your bag for uni. They do have a higher price point at £199.99, but they offer extremely high quality and will last.

If you want a set of true wireless earbuds on a budget, then the 1More E1026BT Stylish True Wireless Earbuds are a great choice. These earbuds will give you great quality at a very reasonable price of £25. The compact case means you can slot them into your uni bag easily and there will still be room for all of your notebooks and pens.

Wacom Cintiq 16 Graphics Display resting on a desk while a person draws using it.Wacom Cintiq 16 Graphics Display resting on a desk while a person draws using it.

Graphics tablets are great for students who are studying creative courses and for those who enjoy being creative as a hobby. There are graphic tablets to suit every budget and skill level. 

For the students on a budget, we have a great Wacom tablet on offer at Ryman right now for £134.99! The Wacom Intuos M Bluetooth Graphics Tablet in Pistachio is amazing for digital drawing, painting and photo editing. This graphics tablet will make sure your uni work is looking its best and won’t break the bank.

If you’re an advanced digital artist and want something a bit more upmarket for your studies, then look no further than the Wacom Cintiq 16 Graphics Display. The Cintiq 16 has a fantastic 39.6cm display with full HD resolution. You’ll be creating masterpieces in no time with this one. This graphics tablet is also on offer at £439.99! It's certainly an investment piece as this tablet will last for years.

Ryman has all of your university tech essentials and cool gadgets covered. Still got things on your university packing list? Get everything you need here!