Smarthome to Smart Dorm: 10 Back to School Must Haves
It’s that time of year again! Time for books, classes, and bringing your dorm room into the digital age!
1. Join your campus’ Green Initiative with a Surge Protector that Conserves Energy
We are well into the Green Age. Sustainability is an important part of university living. With this Belkin Surge Protector, you can not only plug in many different appliances and surge-protect those expensive electronics, but you can also conserve energy while doing it!
-10 total outlets to plug in your computer, printer, lamp, minifridge, alarm clock and more!
-Remote-switched outlets let you eliminate standby power to up to 8 outlets
2. Lock Up your Laptop in a Security Lock Box
Dorm rooms get a lot of foot traffic. With multiple roommates, with multiple friend groups, you may not always know who is coming in and out of your dorm room. Lock up all those valuables when you are out on campus with First Alert’s Digital Security Box!
-Fits a laptop up to 17 inches
-Perfect for storing 8.5 x 11 inch documents
3. Forget Tangled Cords with a Wireless Device Backup Charger
Your backpack is already full of books and your laptop, so why worry about that tangled mess of chargers and their cords. Instead carry around this compact Backup Battery Charger that fits in your pocket!
-Extremely powerful lithium-polymer rechargeable battery
-Fully recharges a completely dead iPhone battery
-Four LED lights display charge level
4. Combat the Germy Dorm Air while Lighting Up your Room
Getting sick in the dorms is easy. With so many people in such close quarters, Dorm Halls are a haven for bacteria- and virus- spread illnesses. This Vortex Enterprise LED Dimming Desk Lamp has a built in Air Purifier to help keep your room Germ Free!
-Built in air purifier eliminates odors and destroys bacteria
-50,000 hour LED lifespan
-3 Dimming Levels perfect for those late nights studying while your roommate sleeps!
5. What acts as an alarm clock, spy cam, music player that talks to you AND looks like a rabbit?
This cool device will be the talk of your hall! A hybrid alarm clock and music player that brings the internet to life by making it talk and looks like a rabbit is sure to make your friends jealous. But little do they know, you can also keep a watchful eye on your dorm room when you are away! Safety never looked so adorable!
-Connects to internet via WiFi or Ethernet
-Works as alarm clock
-Webcam acts as security video feed for safety
-Plays music and brings internet to life by making it talk
-Smartphone and tablet controlled
6. Wirelessly Stream Media to your Phone, Laptop and Tablet from a Flash Drive
This little USB flash drive not only serves as additional memory, but can also stream media from your computer to your mobile device wirelessly! This little drive is so efficient it can stream videos to as many as 3 devices at once! The Maxell AirStash is the perfect little tool for media sharing.
-Wirelessly stream media to your phone, laptop, tablet, computer and more
-Additional memory for non-expandable devices
-Rechargeable battery lasts up to 7 hours. Perfect on the go!
7. Safety First! Keep yourself protected with 3-in-1 Mace Protection
Keep yourself protected on your nighttime walks to and from the dorms with the Mace 3 in 1 Personal Protection Device. It is not your typical can of mace. It comes complete with a high powered strobe to blind your attacker. The strobe can also be turned off to enable a flashlight to light your way. But wait! That’s not all! This Strobe-Mace combo would not be complete without a loud alarm to call attention to your situation! This 3 in 1 device is not only cheap, but it can easily fit in a pocket or purse. The perfect safety accessory!
-130dB personal alarm with flashing emergency strobe light
-Pull pin on top to activate alarm and strobe
-Strobe can be turned off to double as a flashlight
-Fits in pocket or purse!
8. All-nighter? Dining halls closed? Fret not with this Desktop Mini Fridge!
Late night studying is a way of life in the dorms, but unfortunately the dining hall hours don’t always match up with your study schedule. With the Dream Cheeky USB Mini Desktop Fridge you can make sure you have a cool beverage (energy drinks, anyone?) at your fingertips for that late night cram session.
-Holds a 12 oz can.
-Powered by USB port
-4 ft. USB cable
9. Relieve Eye Fatigue from Staring at your Laptop All Day
From lecture halls and libraries to your dorm room, you will be spending countless hours staring at that dimly lit computer screen of yours. Gunnar Optiks glasses are designed to relieve digital eye fatigue and prevent computer vision syndrome caused by long hours spent in front of a monitor. Protect your 20/20 vision!
-Protects eyes from damaging effects of digital displays
-Offers an optically pure viewing experience
10. Relieve Backpack-Induced Pain with a Daily Massage
Wind down after a long day of studies with a nightly massage. Textbooks not only weigh on your wallet, but their heavy weight puts a lot of strain on your back! Relieve your back pains with Carepeutic’s Back Massager that turns any ordinary chair into a massage chair!
-3 massage types with heat therapy option
-Massages lower, upper or full back
-Strap system allows it to fit over most chairs