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The 8 best under-$50 brand-name tech devices for college students — all on Amazon

Most students are either headed back to college right now or have already started a new semester, so it’s the perfect time to shop for the best tech for college students.

Quick overview
  • Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter With Fast Charging Capability for iPhone

    1. For the Student Whose Phone's Always Dying

  • Anker 20W USB-C Power Strip With 3 Outlets and 3 USB Charging Ports

    2. Because You Always Need More Outlets

  • Logitech POP Wireless Mouse With Customizable Emojis

    3. Boring Computer Mice Are Out

  • JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless Headphones

    4. The Best Affordable Earbuds

  • Anker Soundcore Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

    5. The Best Speaker to Get Wet

  • Sony WH-CH520 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

    6. Best Comfortable On-Ear Headphones

  • Roku Portable Streaming Stick 4K

    7. Never Miss A Show Again

  • Casio Standard Graphing Calculator

    8. The Best Calculator Deal

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Whether you’re a freshman just starting your college journey or a senior finishing things up (or somewhere in between), you need the right tech to get you through the school year. Most importantly, though, you likely don’t have a lot to spend, so it’s top-of-mind that you follow a pretty strict budget to ensure that you have enough money for the rest of the semester.

Right now, Amazon is having a major sale on some of today’s best-selling brand-name tech devices like Sony headphones, Apple fast-charging power adapters, Logitech computer mice, Casio graphing calculators and so much more.

If you’re looking for the best graphing calculator for your calculus classes, this best seller and editor-recommended pick from Casio is over 50% off for a limited time!

Are you careless with keeping your phone fully charged? You need this fast-charging iPhone USB-C power adapter from Apple. It’s on sale for just $16.17.

While there are tons of deals to choose from, we’ve sifted through them all and handpicked the top eight that will get tons of use this semester and beyond.

Check out the best tech for college students below and shop now while they’re still in stock (and on sale)!

There are some students whose phone batteries are always at 10% or lower. If you feel personally attacked, you definitely need to snag this fast-charging USB-C power adapter. It's compatible with all iPhone models ranging from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone 14 Pro Max and is one of those tech accessories you'll use every single day for years to come.

$15 at Amazon

If you live in a dorm room, you already know that the wall outlets are oddly positioned, impossible to reach, or there simply just aren't enough of them. One of the easiest ways to fix this is by investing in a power strip.

This one from the well-known and trusted brand Anker has three AC outlets, two USB-A ports and one USB-C port. It's super small and compact, making it easy to take with you on the go. Its small size also keeps it out of the way, avoiding those annoying toe stubs that we all hate.

$20 at Amazon

Logitech revolutionized the way we use office tech. The brand's proved over the years that computer mice, wireless keyboards and more don't have to be clunky eye sores, and the Logitech POP Mouse proves this!

This sleek, lightweight and well-engineered wireless mouse has SilentTouch technology that keeps you from distracting your roommate when you're working. It also has precision/speed scroll, multi-device use and, most interestingly, customizable emojis — a feature that college students can't get enough of with this tech must-have.

$28 at Amazon

AirPods are not only overrated in sound quality — they're also extremely overpriced. These JBL True Wireless Headphones are some of the best earbuds you can buy, and they're only $40 right now!

They have an ergonomic fit and have Smart Ambient technology that comes in handy when you're out and about and need to hear your surroundings while listening to your favorite album or podcast.

$40 at Amazon

It's hard to find an affordable wireless Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch in the sound and bass department and is also genuinely waterproof. The folks at Anker found a way to make this all happen while keeping this speaker super compact and portable.

$28 at Amazon

These headphones have over 3,000 reviews for a reason. They have extremely long-lasting battery life (up to 50 hours on a single charge), have incredibly crisp and wide sound, are extremely lightweight and easy to carry around and have 360 Reality Audio that lets you fully immerse yourself in complete surround sound.

$38 at Amazon

You don't have to break the bank on an expensive streaming device. This one from Roku is affordable and comes packed with tons of features and apps you'll be glad you have.

It has everything from Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Peacock, Hulu, Paramount+ and more and comes with a remote control that also has voice control integration. Shoppers also love that it has 4K resolution, so you get crisp picture quality and sound for under $50.

$29 at Amazon

If you're taking a calculus or advanced math class this semester, you'll need a graphing calculator. They're known for being extremely expensive, but this one's on sale right now for just $42 — that's over 50% off!

This trusted Casio model uses four AAA batteries (included with purchase) and has a large screen that shows you full equations and graphs. It has spreadsheet functionality, USB connectivity for file sharing, built-in conic equations and more.

$43 at Amazon

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