Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite isn't as slick as the step-up Kindle Voyage, but it sports an HD screen and the price is most definitely right.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 is a good alternative to more expensive wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose, Sony and Sennheiser. The headphone features an improved, trimmed design and better sound than the original BackBeat Pro.
If you buy in to the work hard/play hard mentality, nothing currently beats Nintendo's 3DS for gaming on the go.
It's a powerful Windows 10 machine with a supremely portable design. The detachable keyboard and stylus give it a complete PC experience.
The JBL Charge 3 is larger than its predecessor, fully waterproof, and plays louder than the Charge 2. It also doubles as a 6,000mAh battery charger, if you're on the go and your phone needs a top up.
The Rugged Thunderbolt is the first bus-powered portable Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 drive from LaCie. If you want to back up your files like a pro, check out this drive.
We're seeing this amazingly slim laptop more and more frequently on college campuses. That's at least in part because the recent second-gen upgrade adds both power and battery life. It's also exceptionally portable, with a high-res screen that looks amazing.
It's not going to be the flashiest laptop on the quad, but Lenovo's all-business ThinkPad line now has a new lower-cost version that includes the company's legendary build quality and ergonomic keyboard, plus a 13-inch HD screen -- all for about half what you'd pay for a premium 13-inch laptop.
On that note about rec time once school starts, the Xbox One S is great for gaming at home, but it can be set up as a media centre too. It's also one of the cheapest 4K Blu-ray players you'll find.
If you have access to a compatible phone, Google's Daydream View turns the Pixel and Pixel XL into VR viewers -- and it includes a small controller as well. There's some stellar educational experiences on offer, too.