It’s that time of year again. Students and teachers are gearing up to head back to the classroom. Many of them will be taking their iPad along for the ride as they’ve become an everyday staple for those who prefer using them over laptops.
While Apple creates the devices that help students thrive in school, Satechi provides the accessories that boost productivity and streamline workflow. Adding just a few essential Satechi accessories to accompany your iPad will set you up for success this school year.
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Starting off with the key accessory to turn your iPad into a fully functional workstation this school year – the Satechi Stand & Hub for iPad Pro. The first of many notable features on this hub is its adjustable hinges, which make it easy to prop up your iPad for an optimal viewing experience. You can find the perfect angle to take Zoom meetings with classmates or take notes during lectures.
Additionally, it’s equipped with a 4K HDMI port for a high-resolution display on a second monitor. This can be useful for getting work done at home with a larger display to manage multiple documents at once. Other features include USB-C charging, USB-A data, micro/SD card readers, and an audio jack. This hub truly has everything to set you up for success!
Of course, you have the option to type directly on the iPad screen, but that is not nearly as efficient as typing on a keyboard considering the large size of the iPad’s screen.
The Satechi Slim X1 Keyboard is often referred to as the cheaper alternative to Apple’s Magic Keyboard. It’s just as good but doesn’t break the bank (especially after applying the 20% off discount code: B2S20).
Its small size makes it comfortable to type on and easy to take with you to the classroom or study hall. Plus, the keys are backlit which adds a nice aesthetic and allows you to see the keys better in a dim setting. It features a USB-C port for charging or for using the keyboard in wired mode.
Another great perk is its ability to preserve battery. The backlight decreases to Level 1 if no usage after 1 minute, the backlight will turn off if no usage for 3 minutes, and the keyboard will enter into sleep mode after no usage of 30 minutes. With one full charge, the total standby time is 13 days, and the total working time is 45 hours of usage.
You can always use your finger to click on your iPad’s touch screen, but once again, that is not the most efficient tactic especially when you’re grinding away at schoolwork. A sleek, modern mouse and mouse pad enable an effortless workflow that is hard to achieve otherwise.
The M1 mouse is available in five different colors, including the classic Space Gray and Silver, to perfectly complement your Apple device. So, not only will you be optimizing productivity, but you’ll also have a good-looking setup.
With the addition of the Satechi Eco-Leather Mouse Pad, you are protecting your desk and supporting your wrist while spending long periods of time getting homework done. This mouse and mouse pad are a match made in heaven and you will not regret adding them to your iPad setup.
Your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch also have an important role this school year and deserve a dedicated accessory. Think about it; how would you survive the year without a pump-up song blasting from your AirPods before a big test, your Apple Watch to ensure you reach your 10k steps walking from class to class, and your iPhone to get classmate’s numbers?
The Satechi Trio Wireless Charger with Magnetic Pad is a convenient way to charge all three devices at once and it looks great on a desk. Its slim design makes it ideal to take on the go wherever you find yourself having a late-night study session.
The charging pad is case-friendly (up to 5mm thick) and supports Apple Watch in Nightstand mode. Simply align each device on the marked area and watch as the LED lights illuminate to indicate each device is charging.
Presentations are anxiety-inducing, you can’t deny that. However, there are ways to reduce those anxious feelings. In addition to rehearsing, you can ease the nerves with the R1 Bluetooth Presentation Remote.
It’s easy to make mistakes when clicking through slides with a mouse or tracking pad. This remote allows you to effortlessly click through your presentation with back/forward controls, a black-out screen, and a handy LED laser pointer to help highlight key points as you present. It’s a great hack to feel more confident and in control while standing up in front of the class.