Most back-to-school guides are made to help you fit in. They tell you what backpacks most people are buying, what textbooks to get, and the biggest trends in school supplies for fall. But what if you don't want to follow the trends? For the geeks, nerds and individualists who aren't looking to fit in this year, there are some awesome (and, yes, geeky) school supplies to add to your shopping list.
Whether you're into comic books (haven’t you always wanted superhero earbuds?) or chemistry (you'll be needing a coffee mug complete with the chemical formula for caffeine!), these adorkable school supplies and accessories will let your true geeky self shine through this school year. Check out our top picks for geeks in the slideshow below!
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Yoda Back Buddy
Sometimes, the loneliest part of the school day is walking by yourself through the halls wearing your backpack. With the<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FLT27G?tag=hongkiatcom-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B000FLT27G&adid=0YM6FG8Y6B8ABR8J8GYJ" target="_hplink"> Yoda Back Buddy</a> ($42.87), you'll never be walking alone from class to class again.
If you have to stay up late studying for a chemistry test, this <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/2a01/" target="_hplink">Caffeine Mug</a> ($6.99) -- featuring the molecular formula for caffeine -- might be just what you need to make it through.
If you're bored in class and want your teachers to think you're taking notes, read the cartoons inside of this <a href="http://www.bookbinders.com/Decomposition-Book-Woodgrain_p_110.html" target="_hplink">Decomposition Book</a> ($8).
Space Invaders Pencil Case
Geeks will love this <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/105253794/star-wars-pencil-roll-5-slot-holder?ref=sr_gallery_2&sref=sr_4aa4c77f97656d1b92b864fce9b952720b44631687769ceb24f7e27866dc6420_1344448133_14101557_star_war&ga_includes%5B%5D=tags&ga_search_query=Star+Wars+pencils&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery" target="_hplink">Star Wars Pencil Roll</a> ($5) -- stick it in your backpack to keep your pens and pencils stay nice, organized and very, very, geeky.
Have you ever wished you had superpowers? Well, these <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ec24/" target="_hplink">Superhero Earbuds</a> ($17.99) won't enable you to fly or turn invisible, but listening to music may be just the trick you need to motivate yourself to finish doing your homework.
Dr. Who Tote Bag
Sometimes during the school day, you'll wish you could time travel like the Doctor. Unfortunately, that's never going to happen. But this awesome-looking <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/105269698/doctor-who-tote-bag?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_includes%5B%5D=tags&ga_search_query=doctor+who+tote+bag&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery" target="_hplink">Dr. Who Tote Bag</a> ($20.10) is pretty good consolation.
Grid-It Ultimate Organizer
Are you a freak about keeping your stuff organized? With this nerd-friendly <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e95b/" target="_hplink">organization system</a> ($9.99-14.99) you can pack your pencils, calculator, phone and camera in the same place -- so you'll never lose your most valuable objects.
USB Jewel Bracelet
Your classmates may complement you on the beauty of your USB Jewel Bracelet ($18-27), but as you surely have been taught, looks aren't everything. What is truly spectacular about this bracelet is that it also serves as a USB drive. So if your printer crashes at home and you can't print out an assignment for school, you can save it onto your bracelet and get it to your teacher before it's due.