Heading off to college is an incredibly exciting time for freshman. You get to meet all new people, and you get to have endless freedom — away from you parents for the first time in your lives. But before any of that happens, you get to decorate your dorm room exactly the way you want.
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So, in honor of the awesome feeling of living in a dorm room for the first time, we've rounded up some tech-y essentials for college freshman. Because tech just makes life better.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
Late night studying when your roommate is sleeping requires a small light source. The TaoTronics Metal LED Desk Lamp features six brightness levels, a built-in timer, five color temperatures, a USB port, and the ability to remember your favorite settings.
Order on Amazon for $53.
Cannon Wireless Home Inkjet Printer
You're going to need to print way more papers than you're comfortable with, but welcome to college. The all-in-one Canon TS6020 Wireless Printer lets you print, copy, and scan documents. It's compact, so it'll fit in your room without being too much of an eye sore.
Get the printer, paper, and ink bundle on Amazon for $140.
Keurig Single-Serve Coffee Maker
If you're a coffee or tea drinker, the Keurig Single-Serve Coffee Maker is exactly what you need in your room. The cafeteria might be close by, but not as close as a few steps away from your bed. Brew over six cups of coffee at a time with the 48-ounce water reservoir. It's compatible with six, eight, and ten ounce pods. Those 8 a.m. classes won't feel as early once you've had your coffee. Hopefully.
Available on Amazon for $72.
Netgear R6220 Smart Wi-Fi Router
You're going to need to supply your own Wi-Fi in college, and the Netgear R6220 Smart Wi-Fi Router will get the job done. It's easy to set up, has excellent connection, and has a switch for turning off wireless transmissions when you're away.
Buy it for $70 on Amazon.
iLife A4s Robot Vacuum
Just in case you aren't super into the idea of vacuuming your dorm room on a regular basis, the iLife A4s Robot Vacuum — a less expensive version of its competitors — will do it for you. The iLife has a strong suction, and it does its job quietly on thin carpet and hard floors. It even comes with a remote control, so you can keep your room clean by basically doing nothing.
Available on Amazon for $200.
Phillips Alarm Clock Radio
Make sure you're never late to class with the Bluetooth-enabled Phillips Alarm Clock Radio. It features a dual alarm setting, a built-in mic to take hands-free calls, and the option to charge both iOS and Android devices.
Purchase on Amazon for $35.