It’s that time of year again. Away go the swimsuits and board games, and out come the textbooks and laptops. We’re going back to school. Whether you’re in high school or varsity, back to school season always means stocking up on new technology to help get you through.
From laptops that'll make you the envy of your classmates to gadgets that'll have you ruling the digital realm, let's dive into the ultimate Back to School Tech Essentials guide.
We’re kicking things off with the MVP of your school survival kit – a trusty laptop. Say goodbye to clunky, outdated machines and hello to sleek, lightning-fast laptops that are ready to rock your world.
The Huawei Matebook is a sleek and powerful laptop designed to enhance your productivity and elevate your digital experience. With its 14-inch Full HD display, the MateBook D14 delivers stunning visuals and vibrant colours, making it perfect for work, entertainment, and everything in between. The laptop is powered by the 5th generation Intel Core processor, allowing smooth performance and seamless multitasking.
Get the Huawei Matebook for R860 per month.
Block out the world (and that toxic couple loudly arguing in the library) and dive into your studies, playlists, or audiobooks without distractions with a pair of Beats Solo 3 headphones.
These headphones offer up to 40 hours of listening time, and a quick five minute charge between classes will give you up to three hours of playback. Its surround sound listening experience immerses you in a world of music. With these headphones, you’ll be in your own world, acing those assignments and staying ahead of the game with the soundtrack of your favourite focus playlist driving you.
Get Beats Solo 3 headphones for R490 per month.
School isn’t all work, no play. Your social life is important, and you’ll need a phone to connect you to the outside world and all your crushes. Hello, Tinder. That’s where the iPhone 13 comes in.
Sleek, powerful, and packing some serious tech punch, it’s the cherry on top of your tech wishlist. From running multiple apps seamlessly to handling high-intensity tasks, this phone doesn’t break a sweat. It also boasts longer battery life, meaning you can go the extra mile without constantly reaching for the charger. More power to keep you going through your day.
The iPhone 13 128GB has a super colourful Super Retina XDR display that’s now 28% brighter, allowing you to literally brighten up your life and your selfies. Capture all your varsity memories so that you can look back at them fondly when you’re older and wiser.
Get the iPhone 13 for R1320 per month.
If you’re staying in res, a microwave will be your best friend this semester. How else are you gonna cook those late night ramen packets you’ll be living off of?
The Hisense microwave comes with a chic mirrored glass and 10 power level settings, allowing you to blast your food with heat in an instant. Get creative with your microwave and cook meals that are probably better than the food they offer in res anyway. Cook anything from eggs and steamed veggies, to a microwave mug cake that will soothe your broken heart after your latest class crush blue ticks you. Commitment is overrated anyway.
Get the Hisense microwave for R180 per month.
A little music is sometimes all you need. A speaker isn't just some fancy gadget; it’s the sonic soulmate that turns your study nook into a concert hall, your dorm into a dance floor, and your chill zone into a vibe haven. It’s the magic box that transforms your room into a personal auditorium, enhancing those all-night study sessions with beats that keep you grooving while you grind.
From thumping motivational tracks that amp up your productivity to soothing melodies that ease the exam stress, let the Harmon Kardon Go + Play 3 be your DJ, curating the soundtrack of your academic (and personal) journey.
Get the Harmon Kardon Go + Play 3 for R570 per month.
Commitment is messy, and school is expensive. Instead of dropping a pretty penny on tech, why not get subscriptions instead? Set yourself up for success this school year with these tech tools, and then return your products when the school year is over and you’re ready to move on to bigger and better things.
Commitment is messy. Just Rentoza it.