Top 6 gadgets high school students need

Published on 31 January 2019

It’s true that technology can be distracting, especially for teenagers, but it can also enhance their learning and help them achieve their goals. Here are some of the latest gadgets that their school year could benefit from.

Fitbit Charge 3

The latest Fitbit, the Charge 3, is a great tool for anyone wanting to boost their sports performance - or just stay on top of their physical activity. It’s swim-proof up to 50 metres and can track laps; it has over 15 exercise modes that allow them to set goals and keep track of their progress; and when connected with their phone’s GPS, it can monitor the distance and pace of their runs or rides. All these functions can help them work towards smashing their last PB.
Buy it now: Myer Fitbit Charge 3 (Rose Gold/Blue Grey), $229.95

Beats by Dr Dre Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

When it’s time to study, minimal distractions are key. Noise cancelling headphones will help them find peace and quiet no matter where they are. These ones sit over the ears so they’ll feel comfortable for hours on end, and their Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) feature allows them to actively block external noise. They’re the perfect tool for boosting their concentration.
Buy it now: JB Hi-Fi Beats by Dr Dre Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones in Red, $449.95

Google Home Mini

The ideal companion for a high school student, Google Home can help them in a number of ways - from answering questions, keeping track of their schedule, or simply playing music when they need to unwind after a long day in the classroom.
Buy it now: Big W Google Home Mini - Charcoal, $79

Typo Novelty Pocket Charger

This one’s for your peace of mind because you know their phone will never run out of battery, and also for their sanity to ensure their phone never dies throughout the day! Portable phone chargers come in all sorts of colours, designs and sizes these days, and they don’t need to cost much. These novelty ones from Typo are slimline, cute and will give your phone one full extra charge.
Buy it now: Typo Novelty Pocket Charger - Panda, $19.99

Apple iPad Pro

The newest iPad is basically a tablet and laptop in one, giving them flexibility to do their homework no matter where they are. They can read books, do research, create assignments or work on creative projects like movie-making or artwork. It also has features that are designed to protect their personal information, like their location, the websites they visit and the apps they use.
Buy it now: Apple iPad Pro 11-inch, from $1229

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Besides all the features we love and expect from a fitness tracker, this smart watch can also keep their busy schedules in check (because Mum has enough on her plate already!). The Galaxy Watch syncs to their phone and calendar to provide them with a morning briefing upon waking, which includes a rundown of the day’s weather forecast, their schedule, and important reminders. Then at the end of the day, it can prompt them to reflect on their day and achievements. And it will ensure they’re never late!
Buy it now: JB Hi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm (Black), $499