Style Essentials

Upgrade Ahead: Our Top Back to School Tech Essentials

Your back-to-school style essentials, sorted.

Illustration Hisashi Okawa

A. SelfControl $0

Save yourself from yourself. This hack-proof Mac app will block whichever sites you tell it to, letting you shut out the distractions and get down to business.

B. Ringly $145

Be a model student and keep your phone out of sight with this cocktail ring that discreetly vibrates when you get calls, texts and Facebook updates.

C. iStudiez $2.99

Skip the guidance counselor and sync up your studies with this multilingual digital planner that's part day calendar, part to-do list and part GPA calculator.

D. Pencil By 53 $75

For the art student who's fed up with pen and paper, this all-in-one, pressure-sensitive iPad stylus is ideal for illustrating, shading, and precision erasing.

E. Projecteo $35

Stash this tiny Instagram projector in your locker, then show off your summer selfies with the ceremony of an old school slideshow.

Upgrade Ahead: Our Top Back to School Tech Essentials