10 Must-Have Gadgets for College Students
Add these handy tech items to your back-to-school shopping list.
None of these techy gadgets are items that you necessarily need at college, but we can’t help but want them all anyway.
For students with packed schedules, a portable phone charger is a great thing to always keep in tow. When you're running around from one class to another, there’s not always an accessible outlet to charge phones and tablets. A small, portable charger will keep you covered no matter how busy your day gets.
BUY IT: $19.99, Amazon
If you're obsessed with taking photos on your smartphone, an instant printer might just be the perfect dorm room essential. This portable, lightweight printer allows you to print Polaroid-style photos directly from your phone using Kodak film as the "paper." The tiny prints can easily be hung around a dorm room or pinned to a bulletin board, and it’s so small you can even bring the printer with you to a party.
BUY IT: $68.89, Amazon
You almost don’t need a TV if you have a pocket projector that you can easily hook up to your phone or laptop. You can use it to project movies or TV shows from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime directly onto a blank wall in your dorm room.
BUY IT: $320, Urban Outfitters
For the casual gamer who likes a bit of a retro flair, this Atari flashback console is perfect for parties or study breaks. It easily plugs into any TV and comes packed with 100 old-school Atari games like Space Invaders, Centipede, Asteroids and more. It’s light and portable, so it can easily be used in either a dorm room or a shared living space.
BUY IT: $80, Urban Outfitters
Dorms aren’t always known for having the best air conditioners. Depending on what part of the country you attend school, a good fan might be a necessity. And this 10-inch desk fan would work well in even the tiniest dorm room.
BUY IT: $299.99, Bed Bath & Beyond