Dorm Room Tech, Under $100

Dorm Room Tech, Under $100

Mat Sanders
Aug 11, 2011

Whether you are moving into a dorm or a sharing a small apartment with another, certain compromises will have to be made with regard to space and living with a roommate. In Marketplace, you can find tons of gadgets and accessories well suited for small space living. Check out these great finds guaranteed to keep you connected and comfortable in your dorm for under $100.

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You don’t have to sacrifice sound quality for a set of compact speakers. The Logitech Rechargeable Speaker System has received positive reviews across the board for its great sound performance. With a 20 hour rechargeable battery and weight of just 1.47 pounds, these speakers are easy to take with you to hang in the park or party in the next dorm over. $43.99

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You’ll need a good desk lamp for those all night cram-fests. Why not go for something with a classic look that last you for years? This Task Table Lamp from West Elm has a timeless, industrial edge that will look great on any desk, in any room. $69

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Every inch counts when you live in a shoebox. The DAVE Laptop workstation from IKEA is a great space saver due to its small footprint, clever laptop console and hideaway for cables. $79

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If you have my luck, your roommate will most likely be a music theatre major. While they are FUN friends, you’re going to want to drown out the non-stop vibrato. For this, I recommend the Retro Face Headphones by Audio Technica. These portable headphones feature a sealed earphone design and a stylish retro look. $99

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With the Wallee iPad Case, you can mount your iPad near your bed, making it a super slim screen for watching movies. A case with endless possibilities, the Wallee provides durable protection for your iPad and is compatible with various other accessories like pivoting stands and swivel arms. $40

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Wake up in style with with the iPhone/iPod Clock Radio by iLive. Download the free app to add features like a custom clock face, alarm settings and more. $99

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If you are sleeping on a bunk bed, these small shelves might come in handy. The El Shelves from CB2 make useful bedside storage for small things like keys or a glass of water. They are also useful for docking smart phones thanks to the integrated cutout, perfect for keeping cords in order. $9.95-19.95

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Inevitably, you will leave your laptop in the library, drop it down the stairs or spill a red plastic cup of donkey punch all over the keypad. Take my advice – back up EVERYTHING. A compact and durable external hard drive is a must – like the Western Digital Passport hard drive. $69

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