Back to school shopping can be fun, especially when it gives students an excuse to buy new products. There are tons of gadgets and supplies that will motivate you to learn in and out of the classroom. From digital notebooks, portable desks, to headphones, these affordable items will make learning more convenient. Whether you’re learning from home or in the classroom, these things are guaranteed to make life easier for any student.

It’s easy to find these items within your back to school budget. They’re sold with different styles, functions and capabilities that give you options while shopping.

Here are school supplies and tech to check out.

Lap Desk

Price: $29.99

If you need a break doing homework at your desk, why not take your work to the couch or bed? This lap desk is padded underneath with a hard tabletop so your laptop, textbook or snack sit comfortably on your legs. They come in a ton of different designs, and some of them have convenient extras like a cup holder and cell phone ledge.

UV Sanitizer And Wireless Charger

Price: $59

The amount of germs that end up on cell phones after touching them up to 2,000 times a day isn’t pretty. This device will use UV-C high-energy and short-wavelength light to rid your device of bacteria in minutes. Not only can it zap your phone and other small personal items clean throughout the school day, but it will also wirelessly charge mobile devices. It’s small, portable and easy to keep in your backpack or purse.

Over-Ear Headphones

Price: $29.99

You don’t have to break the bank to buy a pair of headphones. They’re sold in different varieties to make it affordable, and there are a lot of benefits to choosing them to other styles. Over-ear headphones are comfortable to wear for a long period of time compared to earbuds. There are even ones with enhanced technology that will cancel out surrounding sounds so you can focus on work without distractions.

Universal Phone Mount

Price: $16

If you need to watch a video, read notes or glance at your phone while working, use this universal phone mount. It’s a flexible arm that rotates 360 degrees so you can view your phone hands-free at a convenient angle. You can clip a phone up to four and a half inches wide in the sturdy grip up. Plus, mounting your phone can prevent you from picking it up whenever you want and distracting yourself from tasks.


Price: $34

Save paper and choose convenience with a notebook from Rocketbook. It’s used like a traditional notebook where you can write inside with a pen or pencil, but it also converts notes into a digital copy. All you have to do is scan it with your phone using the Rocketbook app. It syncs to whichever cloud service you want so you can access it forever online. Once you’re done with the notes, you can erase them from the notebook by wiping it with water and reuse the pages for your next project.

Monitor Mount Paper Holder

Price: $19.95

Prevent developing nec by looking down at your notes and keep them pinned beside your laptop screen instead. This item mounts at the side or the top of your computer screen and can hold documents for easy viewing. Clip up to eight small memos or keep an entire page on display.

LED Desk Lamp

Price: $14.99

Instead of using an old and boring desk lamp, check out this flexible USB touch version instead. It looks like a plant growing out of a stylish white pot that will bring some earthy vibes to your desk. The lamp has three adjustable brightness settings and uses LED light to protect your eyes from fatigue. Choose between a green or dark green lamp and move around the flexible neck to angle the light where you need it most.

Dry Erase Calendar

Price: $12

Keep track of your schedule with this seven day dry erase calendar. It’s sleekly designed and allows you to plan for the week ahead. Another touch of convenience is the strip of cork board underneath the calendar where you can pin notes, reminders, photos or anything else you need on closeby for the week.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Price: $16.98

Staring at screens all day — whether it be your computer, tablet, television, or phone — can have a negative impact on your wellbeing. Wearing blue light blocking glasses might be able to prevent your eyes from straining or developing a tension headache. They’re available to buy with or without a prescription, and you can find different styles or sizes to fit any face shape.