The 5 best gadgets any student needs for the college year 6 years ago

The 5 best gadgets any student needs for the college year

The Ultimate Starter Pack

When you're a student, there are two distinct types of The Fear. The first is common to the morning after brigade, that feeling of not... quite... remembering what the bad thing was. We recommend lots of fizzy drinks, tea, blankets, terrible daytime television and a burger. Be grand.


The second, even more chilling version of The Fear comes after you've been slaving away on that 4,000 word essay for a week and your computer decides to throw a strop at the worst possible moment.

For that, we have the UItimate Starter Pack from Currys.


For €179 (and a saving of €122.96), you get:

  • Knowhow 2TB Cloud (638281) - €40
  • McAfee LiveSafe 2015 (112088) - €99.99
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal (096099) - €69.99
  • Laptop starter pack (115609) - €26.99
  • Canon MG3550W Printer (067463) - €64.99

From backing up all your files safely and soundly with the Knowhow 2TB Cloud, protecting your computer with McAfee LiveSafe 2015 and having the tools to put together that essay/presentation/project in the first place, you're covered.

HP Pavilion X2


It's a laptop. It's a tablet. You have the best of both worlds and plenty of added extras.

HP Pavilion x2

  • 1 year subscription to Microsoft Office 365
  • Windows
  • Laptop and tablet functionality
  • Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3736F
  • Hard drive: 32 GB eMMC
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours battery life

This is the perfect piece of kit for student living given its long battery life, its lightweight nature (just over a single kilogram), the fact that Windows 10 comes as standard and you also get a year's subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

The HP Pavilion X2 is available from Currys for €329.00, a saving of more than €140.00.


The Breville Halo Health Fryer

Handy, healthy and did we mention handy? The Breville Health Fryer is perfect for the student kitchen as it uses just a single spoonful of oil for 1kg of chips – so it can cook, bake, sauté and roast food while keeping things healthy.

Your local take-away will hate you for this.




It's priced at €109.99, almost half of its usual retail price of €199.99.

Panasonic Viera TX-32C300B 32" LED TV

Sometimes you need to indulge in some, ahem, Media Studies.



The features on this Panasonic Viera to help you catch up with Countdown, South Park, Sky Sports News or one last game of FIFA '16 include...

  • HD Ready 720p
  • 200 Hz processing rate
  • Tuner: Irish Digital Ready HD
  • Connectivity: HDMI x 2

It's available at the discounted price of €259.00, a saving of €40.00 on the full retail price.

HUSKY EL202 Budweiser Mini Fridge - Red

We've saved the most important item for any self respecting student household for last, as we all know there is no fresh hell like the taste of warm beer. The horror of it.

For €149.99, you will get...

  • Fridge capacity: 1.7 cu.ft
  • Energy rating: A
  • Width: 45 cm
  • 1 shelf
  • Capacity: 40 cans
  • Energy rating: A+
  • Noise level: 40 dB(A)
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty



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