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5 Must-Haves for Your
Back-to-School Backpack

The world of learning looks more different than ever. Here are the school essentials you’ll need to take it on.

While it’s back to the classroom for many of us, online learning remains a core part of our lives. Whether learning exclusively online full-time or only some of the time, you’ll need the right tools to set you up for success. Think of this article as a back-to-school shopping list to help you be ready for all your studies—and whatever changes arise. First off, you’re going to need:

Designed for work. Perfect for play.
With long battery life, Galaxy tablets make being on the go simple and stress-free.¹

A tablet for (legit great) video calls

Video calls, once reserved for long-distance relationships and far-flung family catch-ups, are now a totally mainstream option. In fact, your next group project or teacher’s office hours may very well happen over video. You’re going to need a device with a razor-sharp display that shows you detail and helps you look your best, like the Galaxy tablets. Need a bigger screen? Check out our Galaxy laptops instead.


Buds to tune out distractions

Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter at the library or typing up a paper at the café, sometimes you just need to turn down outside noise and focus. Good earbuds like the Galaxy Buds will be essential. Their intelligent Active Noise Canceling allows you to let in the sounds you want and shut out the ones you don’t. Perfect for a cram session in any location.


A watch that looks out for your health

We all know school can be a stress fest, and it’s often way too easy to let self-care slide. A smartwatch like the Galaxy Watch can help by monitoring your sleep quality and stress levels, even helping you to knock out fitness goals. Bonus: With a smartwatch, you can leave your phone (and its tempting distractions) at home and study smarter while staying connected.²


Devices that do it all

Now that the classroom can be anywhere, versatile, portable technology is even more essential. A slim Galaxy tablets will be easier to carry around campus than a laptop. (Make sure to browse through these accessories when it’s time to type up your A+ essays.) With an S Pen, the latest models of the Galaxy Tab S also let you take handwritten notes. And when you need a break from your studies, you can use it for your next binge-watch or gaming obsession.


A whole lot of backup plans

There are sure to be some curveballs this school year. Need to knock out an assignment but can't find a WiFi network? Just use your Galaxy smartphone as a wireless hotspot and connect your laptop. Lost your backpack? Put a Galaxy SmartTag³ on possessions and you can track them using another device. And if you find yourself out on campus, with only your phone, needing to do a data-heavy task like downloading or a video call, it’ll be easy with a 5G-enabled devices⁴.

Now, congratulations are in order. You’re clearly well on your way to a master’s degree in school year preparedness. Happy studies!

  • ¹Book cover keyboard sold separately.
  • ²4G LTE standalone connectivity only available on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE version. Standalone voice calling on LTE version requires initial pairing with eligible Samsung Galaxy device and separate qualifying wireless plan. Your carrier may not support standalone voice calling, or support may be available only in certain areas. Please check with your carrier for more information regarding wireless service plan for cellular service. Standalone functionality limited if paired phone is not powered on or connected to a wireless network.
  • ³Requires initial setup on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone running Android 8.0 or higher & RAM 2.0GB above and opt-in for location tracking through SmartThings app.
  • ⁴Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.

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