2015 AndroidLife Grad Gift Guide

Graduation time is upon us again and you want to make sure your Android tech graduates are armed with the best gear and gadgets they can find.  When looking for what makes our AndroidLife Grad Gift Guide, we focus on how efficient it can make a graduate while also being easy to tote around from class to class.  And it goes without saying it should allow your graduate to show their personality.  

We present your 2015 Graduate Gift Guide from AndroidLife.

skinit case grad gift guide

SkinIt Case

Everyone loves to personlize their Android tech so give your graduate a gift that will help them remember you when they are gone.  SkinIt makes literally hundreds of smartphone cases in just about every design you can imagine. Pick your grads favorite college, sports team, photo, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Even if your graduate doesn't want to admit it, they will miss you. So give them a case with a family photo on it that they can swap in when they need to feel close to home.


surface 3 gifts for grads

Surface 3 

I love my Surface Pro 3 but that price point is a bit higher than you may want for a college student.

Enter the Surface 3 from Microsoft starting at only $499.  It was designed with students in mind - allowing them to get things done efficiently with quite possibly the best portability they could ask for.  They can work on the go during and between classes and Grads will love relaxing with Netflix, gaming or reading on their Kindle.  Plus, the battery life will carry them throughout their day.

The Surface Pen is optional with the Surface 3 but I think it's worth every penny allowing you to make the most of OneNote as they take digital notes right on their screen.   Highlighting, writing over existing documents while editing, and turning handwritten notes into text are all possible with the Surface Pen.  

ibattz grad gift guide

Ibattz Vogue BattStation Portable Charger

You never want your graduate to be without their Android phone, right?  Otherwise they might miss a call from home!

Keep them charged up with the ibattz Vogue BattStation Portable Charger.  The small size is a huge bonus for this charger and it packs 6000mAh or power which can easily get them two full recharges.   The bright colors make the Vogue Battstation easy to find in their bags and includes one of my favorite ibattz features - a flashlight.  The ibattz Vogue BattStation works with Android and Apple products allowing students to also recharge their iPad or other devices if they have them.  

sms audio portable bluetooth speaker

SMS Audio Speaker

Space is tight in college, especially when sharing a dorm room with someone else. SMS brings the high quality sound they are known for to their portable wireless speaker. It is about the size of a can of corn making it perfect for dorm rooms and taking on the go for a day out with friends playing sports or spending a day at the beach.  It pairs with any Android or Apple device and gives verbal feedback about pairing status and battery life.  It is also NFC compatible and priced perfectly at $149.95. In our testing, we found it maintains a solid connection for around 25 feet and the sound is clear, especially given the price point.

SkinIt for their Laptop

Let your grad show of their hard work by having their laptop and other devices personalized with their college or college sports team!  I love Skins from SkinIt - they keep my devices from getting scratched and allow me to show off a bit of my personality in an affordable way.   They are easy to remove and leave your device looking beautiful after. 

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