Gone are the days of the Mattel hand-held video games and floor-to-ceiling stereo speakers. Missing from the modern dorm room are the cinder blocks with a piece of plywood holding up a black and white television and that shag carpet. Dorm rooms started undergoing a metamorphosis about 10 years ago and technology changes soon followed. Now there is an entire industry focused on making space-saver gadgets and products of all types that are perfect for the college student in a pint-sized dorm room. Let’s take a look at five good ones.
The MyCharge RazorPlus offers four colors to choose from in this ultra-portable rechargeable 3000mAh battery. Get multiple charges for your smartphone and it takes up almost no space. Perfect to keep on your dorm room desk and then slip into the front pocket of your backpack to take with you to campus. The RazorPlus is crafted from anodized aluminum, so you know it’s going to be durable and long-lasting. This is a “must have” for $49.99.
Utilizing Bluetooth, the new Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones also come in an assortment of colors that will match with your Apple watch and take up little or no space in your purse, backpack or desk. This is Bluetooth connectivity with a a 30 foot range, recharges completely in six hours and offers flexible earhooks to go along with comfortable earbuds. For the athletes, the Powerbeats2 are sand, sweat and water resistant and make hands-free calls with the RemoteTalk controls. Use with any of your devices that play music and just enjoy this marvelous technology in a small package.
For those of you that want to get your clothes clean and you don’t have an abundance of space, you might want to take a close look at the Wonder Washer. Billed as the world’s smallest washing machine, you can take the Wonder Washer anywhere. It store nicely in a dorm room, but you can use it in your bathroom, since the water does need a place to drain. No plumbing behind this actual little washing machine, but a plug that goes into an outlet and a 15 minute wash or rinse cycle is what you will experience. Will wash multiple pairs of socks and two or three shirts in each load. Size is 14″ by “14 and weighs only 8 pounds. Check it out here.
After you use the Wonder Washer, you need to dry your clothing, so give the QuikCLOSET a look. This is a space-saving rack for clothes. Use the wall space you already have in your dorm or apartment, inside or out. The high tech InstaHANGERS close flat against the wall when the unit isn’t in use. storage whether your needs are temporary or long term. Maximize the wall space in your laundry room, dorm, closet, basement, garage, mud room, or even poolside. The QuikCLOSET is easy to install and holds up to 90 pounds. Everything you need for mounting on your wall is included.
The Koolatron Coca-Cola Personal Cooler is the world’s smallest refrigerator checks in at a tiny .14 cubic feet and the ability to keep a six pack of 12 oz. cans chilled and ready to drink. Great for th edorm room or even the home office for when you get thirsty. The Koolatron features state-of-the-art thermoelectric cooling technology and operates on DC 12-volt/AC 110-volt electricity. Let it be known, this is a real refrigerator and chills its contents to 32 degrees. Check for availability at Home Depot.
While there are no high tech gadgets to help you pass that calculus, these will sure enhance the living experience of any college student