Farewell to summer hijinks, hello backpacks, smart pens, tablets and dorm life feng shui. Yes, the days are getting shorter, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun assembling a back-to-school arsenal of stylish gadgets.
Here's TIME's list of recommended e-readers, cameras, photo printers, handheld game systems and more to make any academic year complete. All prices listed are MSRP. (And don't miss our picks for the best back-to-school laptops and tablets.)