Grab these student tech essentials at a discount before you go back to school

Epson Expression Home XP-4205 printer
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Heading back to school? We've rounded up a slate of deals to get you covered for the year ahead. Whether it's for peace of mind, blocking out the noise, or just getting work done, we've got four deals here for you to help you snag your student tech for cheaper.

Headlining the lineup is SanDisk Extreme Portable 2TB drive, a compact USB-C SSD drive that comes in a rugged enclosure. If you're working on PC or Mac, it's an ideal companion that'll prevent you from losing data if your machine was to fail (if your laptop is getting a little long in the tooth, why not check out our list of the best laptops for students). 

The drive, which will usually set buyers back $224.99, is reduced by more than 50% to just $109.99 at Best Buy - a saving of $115 off of the MSRP.

SanDisk Extreme Portable 2TB USB-C Drive

SanDisk Extreme Portable 2TB USB-C Drive
Was: $224.99
Now: $109.99

Save big on this excellent USB-C portable SSD, ideal for backing up files or storing large files.

Belkin 24W Dual Port USB Wall Charger

Belkin 24W Dual Port USB Wall Charger
Was: $20.94
Now: $14.99

Charge your laptop and phone (or anything else) at the same time with this highly-rated dual-port USB charger.

Epson Expression Home XP-4205

Epson Expression Home XP-4205
Was: $114.99
Now: $62

Get this excellent wireless printer, scanner and copier for almost 50% off at Walmart.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
Was: $249
Now: $199

Walmart can save you $50 on the latest Apple AirPods Pro, with transparency and noise-cancelling modes to block out distractions.

Related: Get this 15-inch Chromebook for under $200 ahead of the new school year

Next up is the AirPods Pro (Second Generation) from Apple, with a 20% saving at Walmart that brings the popular earbuds down to $199. This latest version offers improved noise cancellation for focusing on your work, as well as a new speaker built into the case for locating them when they're misplaced.

While many offices and campuses have moved to paperless processes, you never know when you'll need a printer - whether that's for submitting an essay, or printing important documents.

Thankfully, Walmart is offering the Epson Expression Home XP-4205 for almost half-off, which features a printer, scanner, and copier in a compact size with just the one cable required - ideal for a dorm room. It's down to just $62 from its $114.99 MSRP.

Finally, if you're looking to charge multiple devices at the same time, it may be worth considering a dual port wall charger like the Belkin 24W one at Walmart. Walmart offers $5.95, bringing it down to just $14.99.

Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews,, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.