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A Kingston gift guide for STEAM students

Back-to-school season is here, and with it comes the need to stock up on the essentials that high school, university and post-grad students will need for the upcoming year. This autumn, 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 generation, we’ve rounded up some great back-to-school gift ideas for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) students 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


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

Been gifted a newer laptop that only has Type-C ports? Desktop at home only has Type-A ports? Then the 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 NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD works with lower power, lower heat and quicker loading times without running out of storage. NV1 is available in capacities of up to 2TB.

Newer laptops keep getting thinner and lighter, and 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


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 a Technology student would.

When looking for the latest, greatest and fastest, DT Kyson is a high-performance Type-A USB flash drive with extremely fast transfer speeds of 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


Art is no longer confined to an easel. 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 customisable 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 student is a digital artist, like a photographer or videographer, the Canvas React Plus microSD and SD cards are a camera bag necessity. They deliver 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 slow speeds and dropped frames while maximising 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 of up to 2TB.

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


If you're looking for a calculated way to impress the mathematician in your life, start by 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 that 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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