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The school year's right around the corner -- if it hasn't started for you already -- so it's time to pack your bag and head off for the next adventure. But why lug massive textbooks around when you can fit all this awesome stuff instead?
1. Lepow Moonstone Power Bank ($50-$70)
There's nothing worse than being stuck at an electrical socket in public while mooching juice for your dead phone. End the shame by picking up a Lepow Moonstone, which lets you recharge on the go. The "rest and wake" feature keeps it charged for up to six months, so you'll be back to texting in no time.
2. Smartphone Spy Lens ($20)
The Smartphone Spy lens magnetically attaches to your iOS or Android device, and snaps images at a 90-degree angle while you appear to be texting. Just remember, taking creep-shots of that girl in chemistry class won't make you James Bond.
3. Kinivo BTX-270 Portable Speaker ($40)
That impromptu hang session at your buddy's backyard isn't complete without a soundtrack. The Kinivo BTX-250 is lightweight, inexpensive, Bluetooth-ready and easy to connect. Also, it sounds a lot better than your phone's built-in speaker.
4. Norelco Click And Style ($60)
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Not enough time to go back to your dorm and shave/manscape before the big date tonight? Be happy you grabbed the Click and Style, which is small enough to fit in your bag but powerful enough to trim your trouble areas. Unlike most freshmen, it can last up to 40 minutes.
5. TaskOne iPhone 5 Case ($99)
Equipped with 22 essential tools, most importantly the bottle opener pictured above, the TaskOne utility case will get you out of any jam that your smartphone can't.
6. Flight 001 Travel Dopp Kit ($30)
Think you'll get lucky at this weekend's party? Drop a few bucks on the Flight 001 Dopp kit and fill it with all those sample-size drugstore toiletries. The walk of shame will be a walk of pride if you clean up a little.
7. Outdoor Tech Tags Earbuds ($65)
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Giant headphones have made a huge comeback recently, but they take up a lot more room in your bag. Outdoor Tech's Tags are earbuds with style that can stream music and answer phone calls via Bluetooth. And they wrap around your neck like dog tags, so you can feel like Wolverine.
8. FinderCodes ($24)
After picking up all this new gear, you don't want to lose it during a drink-filled late night out. FinderCodes allow good Samaritans to return your stuff. Just don't keep your wallet in your bag, or else you won't be able to offer a reward.
BONUS: Patagonia Half Mass 15L ($99)
Last but not least, if you're looking for a bag worthy of carrying everywhere, we like Patagonia's Half Mass 15L. It has style, padding where you need it, and enough room for whatever your schooldays and nightlife require.