Yes I know it’s a bit belated for me to have a Wishlist for University, especially since it’s been almost 3 years…
But just like I wish I was 10 years old again so that I could have cool toys like a laptop, ps3, iphone, portable dvd player etc… I also wish I was 18 again so I could have cool gadgets for uni! And it would have been handy to have when I was on exchange in Beijing (Life as a student at BLCU).
I don’t think this is legal in Australia, but how cool would it be if we (girls) got some pepper spray?? Considering there’s always reports of sexual assault, armed theft, breaking and entering etc on Curtin’s Campus, I think this is a fantastic thing for a single female walking around campus.
Let’s be realistic, the University Campus Security is sparse and they can’t have eyes and ears everywhere. Do you really want to wait 30+minutes for the campus bus to take you to the parking lot? Yes! But this form of security is mostly for those who have nothing better to do. The rest of us take ass-kicking (self defense) classes and carry Pepper Spray!
The jogger alarm is more like something I would get IF I actually jogged. But you know what, who says you can’t wear it on campus even if you’re not jogging? There’s been too many times when I found myself walking back alone to my car during late evenings and even a night. The pathways aren’t always clear and sometimes you have no choice but to walk past bushes and dodgy niches which attackers may hide.
So If you can’t get your hands on pepper spray the jogger alarm is probably the next best alternative. Most attackers are opportunists so if you start flashing and emitting a 105db alarm, chances are they will run and hide. But always have your keys between your knuckles ready incase they’re stupid.
A cool pair of scissors that speaks for itself. Why waste your effort snipping away when you can do it all in one snip? It’s useful for destroying evidence, private information, photos of enemies, and creating confetti fast! … if that’s what you’re into anyway…
These funky cable coils are really handy to avoid trip hazards around the computer. I personally have trouble with all the cables around my desk and the coils can be handy just to keep things neat. You could also use those wire ties or clips, but these coils just look much cooler.
I bought a couple of cute teddy bear shaped ‘Cable Buddy’ holders over Christmas in Hong Kong. They had duck shaped ones too which I regret not buying. These are definitely worth buying to keep those annoying wires out of the way, it’s also a much cooler alternative to rubber bands (which I was previously using)!