Online learning has really changed the way students pursue their degrees these past few years. There are more programs to choose from these days, from MBAs and science majors to more specific fields such as criminal justice masters programs.

While online learning offers extra flexibilities to students, there are still a lot of challenges to tackle. To make studying online a breeze, you need the right tech and gadgets to support you. Here are some of the tech items you should consider if you’re studying online.

Google Pixel

The latest Google Pixel is simply the best Android phone on the market in terms of user experience. It has an awesome camera even when the design of the body is a bit pale in comparison with other sleek smartphones on the market. You also get a superb processor and 4GB of RAM. On top of that, there’s Google’s stock Android 7 and the improved Google Assistant.

What really makes the Google Pixel suitable for students is its features. You can easily use it as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your laptop, allowing you to access the online learning platform and download course materials from anywhere. Universities such as Boston University and its online criminal justice masters degree also use mobile-friendly learning platforms, which means you can access the materials you need directly from the phone.

Video streaming, editing documents and presentations, viewing emails and talking to lecturers can all be done easily on this phone. The phone also comes unlocked, which means you can still study when traveling overseas.

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The Lenovo Yoga 900

A smartphone can only do so much. To comfortably work on assignments and complete exams, you need a good laptop by your side. There are plenty of choices to consider on the market, but the one we recommend is the Lenovo Yoga 900.

Lenovo Yoga 900 is designed to be a 2-in-1 hybrid. You can flip the screen 180 degrees and use it as a tablet. You can also configure it in its tent mode, with the screen facing you. This mode is perfect for when you need to stream a virtual class or do a video conference with a lecturer.

The Lenovo Yoga 900 is also famous for its amazingly comfortable keyboard. The keyboard layout and its travel distance makes typing long documents using this laptop very easy to do. The 9-hour battery life means you don’t have to stay glued to your desk.

Amazon Kindle

As an online student, you are required to find your own books and read a lot of course materials. Reading digital books and documents on a laptop screen or a smartphone can make you feel tired very quickly. This is where a good eBook reader comes in handy and there is no better option on the market than the Amazon Kindle. Buying an Amazon Kindle also means getting access to a lot of digital books. Sign up for an Amazon Prime account you get thousands of free books instantly. The e-Ink screen is very comfortable to the eyes, making studying a lot more pleasant than you imagine.

Do you have your own favorite gadgets to use when studying? Be sure to share them in the Comments section below!