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A Kingston Gift Guide for STEAM Majors

Back-to-school season is here, with it comes the need to stock up on the essentials that high school, college, and post-grads will need for the upcoming year. This fall, school might mean a mix of in-person and distance learning, but one thing is for certain: they will still need the tools and supplies to adapt and succeed in the new school year. As today’s students are more tech-savvy than any previous generations, we’ve rounded up some great back-to-school gift ideas for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) majors to streamline their workflow and keep them on the cutting edge of today’s ever-evolving technology. Not only will these gadgets be used on campus, but they’ll be useful long after graduation as well.

Kingston DT Locker G3 USB Flash Drive, NV1 SSD and Canvas Go! Plus microSD Card

Science

If you’re trying to get a reaction out of a future biologist, chemist, or physicist in your life, look no further.

Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations include important data that need to be kept safe. Help put a lock on their hard work with the DT Locker+ G3 encrypted USB flash drive. It’s a safe and convenient way to secure sensitive documents with hardware-based encryption and password protection for a double layer of security.

Have a laptop that needs a boost? NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD offers a substantial storage solution and is 35x faster than a traditional hard drive. Give your system an upgrade without breaking the bank.

Adventure is around every corner. With Canvas Go! Plus SD and microSD cards they’ll be able to capture memories in 4K as fast as they’re experiencing them. Then relive the adventures quick and efficiently without worrying about slow speeds or dropped frames.

Kingston DT Duo USB Flash Drive, NV1 SSD and Nucleum USB-C Hub

Technology

Technology changes from one year to the next. Students can stay up-to-date with these gadgets.

Gifted with a newer laptop that only has Type-C ports? Desktop at home only has Type-A ports? Then DT Duo USB flash drive will come in handy. DT Duo features dual USB connectors that work with both standard USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports. It’s ideal for extra storage for laptops, desktops, and even mobile, allowing you to move between devices seamlessly.

Keep laptops running at optimal speeds. NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD works with lower power, lower heat, and quicker loading times without running out of storage. NV1 is available in capacities up to 2TB.

Newer laptops keep getting thinner and lighter, some now only have one port! If your laptop has a Type-C port, Nucleum is a lifesaver. With this single USB-C hub, bring back functionality by connecting up to 7 devices. Whether you want to connect to a larger monitor or have USBs and flash cards from your latest project that need to be offloaded, you can do so all at once. Nucleum is small and light so easy to take on-the-go. It even has a port specifically for charging!

Kingston DT Kyson USB Flash Drive, FURY Beast DDR4 RGB memory and NV1 SSD

Engineering

When finding a gift for an engineer, keep in mind their curious and logical mentality. For the most part, engineers are also tech savvy and appreciate the latest and greatest as much as the Technology major would.

When looking for latest, greatest, and fastest, DT Kyson is a high-performance Type-A USB flash drive with extremely fast transfer speeds up to 200MB/s read. This makes transferring photos, videos, and documents a breeze.

Avoid lagging on laptops or desktops and give the gift of a memory upgrade with the Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 RGB. It dishes out an instant, hassle-free, reliable boost of power to amp up systems. With its aggressive style and RGB lighting, the engineer in your life won’t take their eyes off it.

If you’re upgrading the RAM, upgrade the storage as well with NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD for a full PC upgrade ideal for the problem solver in your life.

Kingston Workflow Station and Readers, Canvas React Plus SD and micro SD Memory Cards with Readers and KC600 SSD

Arts

Art is not to be confined to an easel anymore. For the creative and imaginative person in your life inspire their processes and streamline their workflow with the Workflow Station and Readers. It’s a flexible system to transfer videos, photos, and audio from multiple sources at once. The Workflow Station is fully customizable and will get you to your post-production process faster than ever. For added flexibility, the card readers can be used on their own.

If your Arts major is a digital artist such as a photographer or videographer, the Canvas React Plus microSD and SD cards is a camera bag necessity. It delivers high-performance speeds that are designed to work with industry-standard professional cameras for creatives that shoot 4K/8K videos and high-resolution photos. Avoid the slow speeds and dropped frames while maximizing their workflow and efficiency with the included MobileLite Plus UHS-II reader.

You can’t get to post-production fast but be slowed down by load times. Upgrade their system with the KC600 SSD. It provides functional system responsiveness with incredible boot, loading, and transfer times and features a full-security suite. Photos, videos, and music all have a home with capacities up to 2TB.

Kingston NV1 SSD, DT2000 Encrypted USB Flash Drive and, ValueRAM memory

Math

If you are looking for a calculated way to impress the mathematician in your life, start with upgrading their PC with the latest memory and storage. NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD and high-speed ValueRAM will breathe new life into older systems in need of a refresh.

The perfect gift for a person who loves to crunch numbers is the DT2000 encrypted USB flash drive. If they are transferring documents or spreadsheets, they can be rest assured their files are safe. DT2000 has an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination for easy to use PIN protection and features hardware-based encryption.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a student in your life, be sure to send them back to school with the essentials this year. No matter the field of study, Kingston has the technology solutions to keep you and your student on the right track of learning and growing. Happy Learning!

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