Class is back in session. In other words, the time has come to step up your tech game as we head into the new school year. Students are on the hunt for the hottest gadgets and productivity services to get them through the fall semester. Computing devices, mobile hardware, portable listening novelties, and even cooking appliances—these are just a few of the items on everyone’s checklist. So whether you’re living the dorm life or sticking it out at home till graduation, we assembled this collection of tech essentials to make sure you stay up on your style, social life, and most importantly, your grades.

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