6 Back-To-School Essentials For College Kids

By Staff  |  08/06/2015

This post is part of Schick® Xtreme3® sponsored series, #TheIndisposables, for Socialstars.

We can't believe summer break is almost over, can you? After a long break, it's time to get back to business, as you gear up for the upcoming school semester. That means having all the right essentials, from gadgets to grooming items.

If you're drawing a blank, we've compiled a list of some recommendations that should get your school year started off right.

Apple iPad Air 2 - $499+ | Buy Here
While most of your homework is likely done on a laptop, after a long day in class, you don't always want to get behind a desk. A tablet is the perfect solution to being productive, while resting in your dorm room or out and about. There's plenty of tablets on the market, but we tend to stick to the Apple iPad. The latest model, iPad Air 2, is 18% thinner than its predecessor and lighter, making it a perfect companion for research, checking email, or utilizing your favorite app.

Vans Old Skool II Backpack - $35 | Buy Here
A backpack is a no-brainer. You need something to put your books and everyday essentials in, right? Vans offers up an affordable, basic backpack model: the Old Skool II. It's 100% polyester and features a main compartment, front pocket with internal organizer. It's also available in a range of styles, from checker floral to island graphics.

Schick® Xtreme3® Razors | Buy Here
Although you're probably focusing on items to be more productive, you gotta make sure you have your grooming essentials. And, for the fellas, razors are a must. Schick's latest Xtreme3® line offers a solution for disposable comforts. It sports three blades that flex and pivot to adapt to the contours of your face, allowing for a smooth and comfortable shave. Gotta stay clean-shaven, right?

Notebook by Moleskine - $14 | Buy Here
While taking notes on a tablet or smartphone may be the most convent in 2015, school wouldn't be the same without a pen and paper. With that said, we recommend the classic Pocket notebook by Moleskine, one of their best-sellers. The pocket-sized pad makes for a perfect everyday companion for taking notes, jotting down your thoughts or passing notes. It features a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that has the Moleskine history.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 Flash Drive - $215 | Buy Here
If you're studying with others or working on a project together, you can always email each other the documents... or you can make is easier by getting yourself a flash drive. SanDisk recently released an ultra-small USB drive (the size of a dime) that boasts 128GB of storage. Woah! It's all you'll ever need to store data on the go.

LED Digital Cube Alarm Clock - $15 | Buy Here
College is filled with long nights, whether it studying or partying with friends. So, you gotta wake up on time for class, right? We recently came across this simple, yet awesome digital clock, shaped like a cube. It's boasts an alarm, date and temperature... and even glows in seven colors. It's simple, does the trick, and is cool.

Additionally, our sponsor Schick has launched its #SchickSelfieSweeps for a chance to win $10K. It runs from 7/26 to 9/5. College students (male and females 17-22) can submit a photo, via Instagram or Twitter, of their best summer style using the hashtag #SchickSelfieSweeps for a shot to win $10,000 in college tuition, or secondary prizes for their dorm room, brought to you by Schick. For more info, Submit your Entry here.