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Top School Supplies

Back to school time is exciting – new teachers, classmates, learning, and more. It also means that you need to stock up on school supplies.. In today’s learning environment, school supplies include a lot more than pen and paper.

Students need access to top tech like headsets, monitors, keyboards, and other devices that will enhance their learning capabilities and productivity. At Lenovo, we offer everything your student needs to be successful for the year.

Keep reading to learn more about the top school supplies we have available. Whether you need a wireless mouse or a bag to store your laptop, we have you covered. Our options range from premium to affordable, so students on any budget can access the tech they need.

Headsets

Headsets are a must-have accessory for any student. It doesn’t matter if you are working on a desktop PC, laptop, or tablet – you need a reliable headset! You can use them for everything from listening to your favorite music to participating in your virtual classes.

Let’s explore some of our most popular options: the ThinkPad X1 Active Noise Cancellation Headphones, Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds, and the Lenovo 100 In-Ear Headphone.

ThinkPad X1 Active Noise Cancellation Headphones

The ThinkPad X1 Active Noise Cancellation headphones are the perfect tech for any student. Not only is the audio rich and crystal-clear, but the noise-canceling technology allows you to completely immerse yourself in whatever you are listening to.

With the ability to mute noises and intelligently mirror sounds around you, you won’t be distracted by anything else going on. That means it is great for students that are trying to study in a busy classroom, crowded quad, or on their train ride home.

They are lightweight and easy to use too, coming in at just 214 grams. The headset folds flat for easy storage and transport, but the silicone leather and premium plastic ensure that they are built to last. You only need to charge this headset for 3 hours and they will be fully charged – providing you with an impressive 14 hours of playback through a Bluetooth connection!

Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds

If your student prefers wireless earbuds instead of a full headset, the Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds are a great choice. Additionally, these headphones are ideal for students on the go that need a stable and durable audio solution.

The touch control panel makes it simple for you to manage your music, calls, and voice assistant, so you can study and be productive without missing a beat. The 5.8mm bio-diaphragm speaker delivers powerful performance and authentic sound – these aren't your basic earbuds!

Student-athletes and those that love the outdoors will benefit from their rain and sweat-resistant features. It doesn't matter if you work up a sweat from your run or get caught in a downpour on your way to your next class since these IPX5 waterproof headphones can withstand it.

They are also equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 tech, which supports in-call stereo, a more stable connection, and transmission speeds up to twice as fast as other competing devices.

Lenovo 100 In-Ear Headphone

Another one of the top school supplies on our list is the Lenovo 100 In-Ear headphone. When it comes to an audio solution that works, it doesn’t get much more affordable than this!

These headphones go halfway in your ear and include an in-line mic. You can use this button to seamlessly transition between calls and music, maximizing your productivity and efficiency. With 9mm drivers, you will also experience excellent noise isolation and sound quality.

Are you worried about your students tossing an expensive set of earbuds in their backpack or wearing them down with too much use – but still need a quality pair of headphones? If so, these are going to be the best option! They are affordable and include a convenient pouch to safely store them in.

There are three different sizes of ear cups to choose from too, which will ensure that you find a comfortable fit that you can wear all day long.

Monitors

Standalone monitors are one of the top school supplies for a good reason: they improve the productivity of your students and enhance their visual experience. A monitor allows you to maximize your screen size, resolution, and color quality so that you can take your learning to the next level.

For example, a monitor can make working on a research paper or digging through data in an excel file much more efficient. They allow you to see more on one screen and eliminate the need to switch between windows all the time.

High schoolers and college students may even prefer to have two monitors. Imagine the possibilities, you can work on your homework on one screen and stream your favorite shows and movies on the other! Again, the key here is maximizing efficiency and improving their ability to get work done fast.

Here are some of our best-selling monitor options:

Lenovo L24q-30 23.8-Inch QHD Monitor

The Lenovo L24q-30 23.8-Inch QHD Monitor is a favorite of students everywhere, thanks to its versatile features, impressive performance, and affordable price. The screen is nearly edgeless, so you have almost a full 24” of real estate for all of your computing needs.

It offers a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 and can display 99% sRGB colors in superb vibrancy. The quality of the visuals displayed on this monitor does not disappoint. Other features included with this monitor are AMD FreeSync technology for gaming and up to 75Hz refresh rates.

So, how can this monitor enhance the learning experience? The IPS wide viewing angle makes it ideal for sharing the screen with a friend, classmate, or family member. Its output quality won’t deteriorate based on the angle you look at the screen from, so it empowers students to collaborate with others and share their efforts.

Lenovo G34w-10 34 Inch WLED Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor

The next monitor on our list is the Lenovo G34w-10 34 Inch WLED Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor.

This unique viewing solution offers an ultra-wide display that is perfect for students working on creative projects, graphic design, video assignments, and more. The shape of the screen draws you in and provides a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.

It's a bit larger than some of the other models, but that makes it ideal for displays that need to be shared in a classroom setting – or a home with more than one student.

Similarly, this is the top solution for students that also enjoy gaming. It has a low blue light certification to minimize the effects on your eyes after extended use. That means they can use it for their online classes and homework, then for hours of gaming fun in the evenings.

Lenovo L28u-30 28 Inch UHD 4K Monitor

If you are looking for a monitor that fits well on any desk and is in between the models we just described, consider the Lenovo L28u-30 28 Inch UHD 4K Monitor. This accessory is functional for home, school, and work, since it has all the tech you need but isn’t specialized for one task.

It is ideal for casual gaming, schoolwork, and home entertainment. The colors are vibrant and clear, and they flow seamlessly thanks to its 4ms response time. Likewise, you can leverage the In-Plane Switching panel to turn on wider viewing angles without distorting or affecting the clarity of the images.

This monitor also includes natural low blue light technology, so you can have peace of mind that your students' eyes will be more protected. You know they are going to be looking at screens all the time anyway, so might as well protect their eyes when you can.

Chargers

It’s no secret that students love their devices. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, you name it – they are always on one of them! With that said, chargers and power banks are some of the top school supplies in a modern learning environment. They are essential for keeping your favorite tech running throughout the day.

Think about it – there is nothing more frustrating for your student than a laptop with a dead battery or a tablet that dies before they can finish their assignment or favorite show. The simplest solution to this problem is to purchase a charger or a power bank that is lightweight and portable – they need to be able to bring it with them.

Lenovo offers a wide variety of chargers and power banks so that you can find the right fit for your students' needs. Whether you need a compact device that still packs a punch, or you aim to prioritize charging power, we have got you covered.

The Lenovo Power Bank PA10400 and the Lenovo 170W AC Adapter are some of the best options for students. Let’s review the benefits of each of these in more detail:

Lenovo Power Bank PA10400

If you need a charging solution that is designed with reliability and safety in mind, look no further than the Lenovo Power Bank PA10400. This device contains industry-leading components that allow it to deliver a seamless experience.

It is a high-capacity portable charger that can run at 10400 mAh. The power bank is made with a premium Li-polymer battery, so you can be confident that it can get the job done.

It provides surge protection and temperature controls so that you never have to worry about it overheating or damaging the device you have plugged in. Similarly, it underwent extensive testing to ensure that it is durable.

That means students can easily store this power bank in a backpack, locker, or desk without affecting its charging capabilities. It is also compact enough that it won't weight them down while they walk from one end of campus to the other.

Another reason that this option is great for students is that it comes in a wide variety of colors. Let your students choose their favorite color to match their tablet, backpack, and more.

Lenovo 170W AC Adapter (UL-SDC)

Rather than bringing your power cord with you to school or work, consider opting for the Lenovo 170W AC Adapter. This slim but powerful adapter allows you to plug your Lenovo laptop into any wall outlet so that you can recharge the battery and continue getting your work done.

These devices are compact and energy-efficient, so you can boost your battery life while on the go. It also means that you can leave the original, larger laptop charger at home. Carrying a portable adapter like this one is much lighter and easier to fit into a backpack or tote.

With this solution, you never have to worry about your laptop dying on you while you are in class, which makes it an essential part of your back-to-school shopping list.

Keyboards

If you own a desktop PC or tablet, you need a reliable keyboard that can help you get your work done faster. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a paper, editing photos, or playing a new online game – a quality keyboard can make all the difference.

The keyboard is one of the top school supplies because you need it to do almost anything. How tough would it be to participate in your virtual classes or browse the web without one?

That's why we offer an impressive selection of keyboards for all types of students. Each one has its own unique style and preference, whether that be ergonomics, speed, or style. At Lenovo, there is a keyboard for everyone's taste.

Here are some of the keyboards that made our list of top school supplies:

Lenovo Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo

The Lenovo Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo is a staple accessory for students of all ages. This accessory includes both a wireless mouse and keyboard and the matching set will nicely complement any laptop or desktop PC.

It comes with a nano-USB receiver that allows you to seamlessly connect your accessories to your computer. This keyboard is designed with island keys that maximize comfort and accuracy, so it is ideal for students who will be doing a lot of typing and writing.

This wireless keyboard is powered by one single AA battery, which will keep it going for up to 12 months. That means you never have to plug in this accessory or remember to charge it – just change out the battery once a year.

The mouse that it comes with includes a 1200 dpi optical sensor and ambidextrous design features. These specs ensure that you can not only use the device with the hand that you are most comfortable with but also that your pointing will be precise and smooth.

Lenovo Professional Ultra Slim Wireless Combo Keyboard and Mouse

If your student is looking for a keyboard that looks professional and slim but doesn’t sacrifice comfort or performance, this keyboard and mouse combo is going to be your best bet. With a 2.5-zone keyboard that is only 12 mm thin, you will be hard-pressed to find something sleeker or more space-efficient.

The keyboard is equipped with a rechargeable battery that can last for three months. It only takes about 2.5 hours of charging time to refill the battery backup completely, so it should minimally interrupt your productivity and flow.

The mouse it comes with is also slim and matches the contemporary grey color. It uses a 2.4 GHz RF wireless connection – through a nano-USB receiver – to connect to your device and allow you to point and click as you please. You can customize the high-resolution mouse too, with adjustable DPI of 800, 1600, and 3200.

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.2 Keyboard

Many students enjoy gaming when they are not in class or doing other extracurricular activities. RPG games, first-person shooters, and puzzle games all have one thing in common: you need a solid keyboard if you want to have the best gaming experience.

That’s where the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.2 Keyboard comes in. It has an anti-ghosting feature and a 26-key matrix, which will satisfy everyone from the casual gamer to the marathon player. As such, the keyboard won’t slow down your ability to perform complicated combinations or keystroke patterns!

Another thing that makes this keyboard unique is the lighting options it has. You can customize your lights with 9 different effects without having to navigate through complicated settings screens. Everything can be adjusted right on the keyboard, so you never miss a step while you game.

Durability is also a necessity for students that like to game. It needs to hold up after hours of schoolwork and gameplay, and this model excels in that department. Made with an aluminum faceplate and double-shot injection molding, this keyboard won’t wear down!

Similarly, this accessory includes a water-resistant design that ensures it can withstand moisture and liquid spills. Accidents can happen to anyone, which is why this keyboard is so great for students.

Mice

Do you already have a keyboard you love but now you need to upgrade your mouse. Lenovo also offers many different mice to choose from so you can find the perfect fit., What you choose will be based on your style preferences, the features you need, and your budget. These are some of the most popular mice on our best school supplies list:

Lenovo 530 Wireless Mouse

The Lenovo 530 Wireless Mouse is a tech solution that can address all your basic needs. It uses a nano-USB to produce a strong, 2.4 GHz wireless connection that is reliable no matter where you are.

This mouse is compact and slim, so you can easily take it with you and plug it into your device at school. Likewise, it provides all-day comfort and emphasizes ergonomics, so you can rely on this mouse for extended use.

It incorporates a soft-touch finish on the contoured design too, so it truly does maximize your comfort while you work. This is especially important for students that are using their computers all day, whether it be for online courses, homework, gaming, or simply browsing the web.

The device boasts impressive durability, with up to 8 million clicks for each of the left and right buttons. The 1200 DPI resolution optical sensor also guarantees that your pointer will be responsive and provide clear tracking.

Lenovo Yoga Mouse

Our Yoga line offers award-winning design, functionality, and power – and the Lenovo Yoga Mouse is no exception. This sleek and elegant mouse offers two dual functions: use it as a normal mouse or flip it over so that it is on flat mode and control presentations, music, or other entertainment.

Just because this accessory offers one of the most innovative designs in the industry doesn’t mean that it is not as powerful or effective as a traditional mouse. You can connect to your device wirelessly, via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection or Bluetooth 4.1.

It contains an internally sealed battery that you can recharge as needed every month, so you don’t have to carry around clunky batteries as spares. This feature also adds to the slim design, which makes transporting this mouse across campus – or back and forth to your house – easy and convenient.

When you purchase this mouse, you will also receive a plastic holder to cover it so that it stays safe in your backpack, purse, or locker.

Cases & Bags

No list of top school supplies would be complete without cases and bags to carry all your favorite tech around. Think about it – you need a solution that can handle your laptop, tablet, wireless keyboard and mouse, and all the other top school supplies required for your success.

At Lenovo, we offer several different bags and cases that not only make it easy to transport your laptops and tablets but make sure that they are safe and secured.

Lenovo 14-inch Laptop Urban Sleeve Case

The Lenovo 14-inch Laptop Urban Sleeve Case is a quality storage solution that can address the needs of most students. Whether you need to protect your laptop or tablet from accidental drops, or while it rubs against textbooks and binders in your backpack, this accessory can work.

There are several sleeves within the case that can hold other devices, too. Think about your mouse, power bank, cords, and other accessories that you need to use your laptop. You don’t want those floating around in your backpack or tote, so the best option is to store them in a sleeve case like this one.

This innovative case is built with water-resistant polyester on the outside. It can resist spills and moisture and is padded with an extra cushion on the inside to keep your tech safe. Every corner is armored with a rubber bumper that will help you avoid denting or scratching your computer as you take it with you wherever you go!

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 15.6-inch Backpack

Students that need a more robust storage solution should consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 15.6-inch Backpack. With this backpack, you can carry a laptop that is up to 15.6 inches in length. There is a dedicated component for your PC that includes extra padding, so you have extra peace of mind that your laptop is secured.

The design of this backpack is sleek yet versatile. The padding is effective but doesn't make the bag too heavy, and there are multiple mesh pockets inside and out to help you optimize your storage strategy. There is even a luggage strap included making traveling even simpler.

You don’t need to worry about this bag drawing too much attention to you, though. It can blend in seamlessly to any environment, and the outside is built with water-repellent and scratch-resistant materials that can hold up to the toughest conditions.

Are you worried about having a backpack that is too heavy and puts additional strain on your student? If that is the case, this is an ideal solution. The back support is well padded, and the bag has an ergonomic design to minimize the impact of the extra weight. Its shoulder straps can also be adjusted to ensure that you get the right fit for you.

School Supplies

As you can see, Lenovo offers the top school supplies on the market. Whether you need a keyboard and mouse, high-resolution monitor, carrying case, and more, you can find it on our accessories page. We can also provide all the at-home school accessories that you need to ensure your student succeeds.

The tech that we offer is not limited to laptops, tablets, and PCs, though. Lenovo also provides tools like pens for your touchscreen and multifunction printers that can enhance the learning environment and give your students new ways to grow.

Lenovo Active Pen

The Lenovo Active Pen is one of the best accessories for students. It is compatible with a wide variety of our tablets and laptops, so you can make the most out of the touchscreen device.

It has an impressive 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and is smart enough to automatically reject pressure that is applied by your palm. You can also use the quick-access buttons on each side to open your favorite apps.

This tool is great for students that want to explore their creative side and leverage a precision pen for their studies. Use it for everything from drawing and highlighting to creating new graphic designs!

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