It’s that time again. Back-to-school shopping is just around the bend, and in today’s wired world, certain tech gadgets can greatly relieve the stress of being a student. Gear up for the start of the school year with these tech tools that can give your favorite student a leg up in the classroom, and show off their scholarly style.

1. Lexar 8GB USB Flash Drive
With eight gigabytes of storage, this pocket-sized flash drives allows students to effortlessly transfer and transport photos, documents and other important files.
Available at Target. $25

2. Soundfreaq Sound Platform
Sound Platform is the perfect size for typical college-sized spaces. With four ways to play— Bluetooth, iPod dock, Aux In and FM Radio— this compact speaker system is designed to fit in any room and fill it with exceptional acoustics.
Available at Target. $200

3. Logitech M305 Cordless Nano Mouse
Add a pop of color to student workspaces with this stylish blue mouse from Logitech. Suitable for right-handed or left-handed users, this mouse offers an ergonomic design, scrolling wheel and optical performance sensor.
Available at Target. $24.89

4. Acer Aspire One 11.6” Netbook
Weighing less than three pounds, this small but powerful netbook includes a 250GB storage capacity and up to seven hours battery life — great for busy students on the go.
Available at Target. $330

5. Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones
Students can to stroll through campus in style with these comfortable over-ear headphones that include a 3.5mm plug, adjustable volume control, active noise canceling, foldable design and enhanced bass.
Available at Target. $180

6. Sony Digital Voice Recorder
With the help of this digital voice recorder that allows up to 536 hours of recording time, frantically jotting down lecture notes is a thing of the past.
Available at Best Buy. $63

7. Barnes & Noble NOOK Color E-reader
Got some time to kill between classes? Barnes & Noble’s NOOK color offers a high-resolution backlit color touchscreen, games and apps, built-in Wi-Fi to check e-mail and browse online, and, of course, the ability to download and read books, magazines and newspapers in full color.
Available at Best Buy. $250

8. Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse
Fun and functional, this wireless mouse offers BlueTrack technology that allows it to be used on almost any surface area. Available in an array of colors and designs, this digital accessory can suite any student’s style.
Available at Best Buy. $18