12 College Dorm Room Must Haves

What makes your dorm room cozy? Do you like it?

Your academic performance depends on how comfortable you feel in your room.

You may ask why?

Simple. You will spend a lot of time there while studying at a college or university.

So we picked out 12 gadgets that will make you feel at home.

College Dorm Cooking Appliances

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AIMOX Smart Kettle

Forget about waiting for your kettle to boil. Now you can control the water temperature, heating, and even the presence of water in the pot from your smartphone.

AIMOX Smart Kettle is a Wi-Fi kettle that allows you control without getting out of bed. Select the water temperature, and set up the time for the water to start boiling in advance in Wake Up mode.

A water level sensor will show how many cups of tea or other hot drink you can make.

Up to four users of iOS and Android applications can simultaneously control and plan the next cycle. So it’s easy to share this gadget with your roommate.

Price: $89.99

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Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station

Who of us has not dreamed of a delicious homemade breakfast while living in a dorm? Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station will make your dreams a reality.

Fry eggs and bacon in a frying pan, brew coffee, toast bread or warm up pizza. This multifunctional oven allows you to make breakfast in a matter of minutes.

A removable pan with a non-stick coating has a glass lid and a handle with a cold touch, so there’s no worry about splashes or burns.

The capacity of the glass decanter is 4 cups. So do not forget to invite your college friends!

The toaster oven allows you to not only make delicious sandwiches but also to prepare a 6-inch pizza or to heat other products. By the way, you don’t need to worry about the crumbs, because there is a tray for them in the Breakfast Station.

Price: $39.99

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AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker

If you can’t imagine life without coffee, then this portable coffee maker will be an ideal solution for you. Lightweight, well-insulated, 15-ounce cup, equipped with a comfortable handle and suitable for most car cup holders.

Furthermore, this coffee maker is environmentally friendly; A permanent filter eliminates the need for paper filters. All you need is to install it in your dorm kitchen, connect and brew your favorite coffee at a convenient time.

The Personal Coffee Maker comes with a mug, a lid, an internal filter and a storage basket. The price of this gadget will not damage your budget: for only $19.99 you do not need to wait in line at Starbucks, but enjoy your coffee at any time of the day.

Price: $19.99

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Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer

Do you like to drink hot coffee or tea while studying? If so, you definitely need a cup warmer in your dorm room. No more cold drinks.

Surely, you will appreciate the fact that the heating element is quite large — 3.75 inches and easily can be wiped clean. Moreover, an extra-long cord of 60 inches will allow you to reach an outlet.

Price: $13.47

Home Coziness

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Haier Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Do you like to vacuum? If cleaning up your dorm room is torture, consider buying a robot vacuum cleaner. You will not even have to take time out from studying or having fun with your friends. Smart robot supports Alexa and Siri voice control, has multiple cleaning modes, the infrared sensor will avoid corners of furniture, and the low-profile design will allow cleaning even in hard-to-reach places.

The water tank of 260 ml will provide a wet cleaning. Forget about dust and dirt with this robot.

Price: $239.99

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Amazon Echo Dot

Do you already have an Echo Dot? If not, then you need to think about buying this small gadget immediately. Manage smart games in your room, play music, listen to the news, make calls, and much more.

Alexa Voice will take care of you, and the small dimensions of the device will not take up much space in your tiny dorm room.

Price: $29.99

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LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb

Smart LED Bulb will provide cozy lighting in your room and add colors. Moreover, LED light bulbs are very economical and eco-friendly. Forget about buying new bulbs for 22 years, as the manufacturer claims.

You can control the lighting from any device. LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb supports management from Android, iOS, Windows 10, and the bulb is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

Price: $53.45

Tech Dorm Gadgets

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iClever Wireless Folding Keyboard

Our next item is especially for college geeks. Stop using an inconvenient little keyboard for your tablet or smartphone. It’s time to use the foldable, full-size iClever keyboard. This keyboard easily connects to PC, iOS and Android devices using Bluetooth and switches between them with ease.

You can easily take it on a trip: when folded up, the size of the keyboard is 3.6 x 9.8 x 0.6 inches, and full charge is enough for ten days of 8-hour daily work.

Price: $49.99

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LapGear XL Deluxe Laptop Lap Desk

Stop searching for a place to put your laptop. Lapgear lap desk will be able to replace any table—the size is suitable for 17-inch laptops.

The Lap desk has a slot for your cell phone and mouse pad.

Your wrists will like the ergonomic wrist pad, which provides comfortable typing. Dual-bolster pillows provide stability and comfort.

Price: $47.99

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Nekteck 21W Solar Charger

If you cannot imagine your life without traveling and hiking, then this gadget is a necessity for you. 21 watts from a high-efficiency Sunpower panel will allow you to charge your laptop, tablet or smartphone when you are away from home.

The portable charger is compatible with all models of iPhone, tablets and other USB-supported devices. The charger is ultra-lightweight at only 18 ounces, and compact (26.3 x 11.1 inches opened or 6.3 x 11.1 x 1.06 inches folded).

Price: $49.99

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JBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Music is an integral part of student life. Therefore, having a good portable Bluetooth speaker is essential.

JBL Flip 4 will provide 12 hours of high-quality audio playtime. The portable speaker is made of a waterproof, fabric material and is suitable for all purposes and all weather usage. Besides, you can activate Siri and Google Now with a simple button press.

Price: $82.00

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Belkin 8-Outlet Power Surge Protector

Have you ever had a situation when due to a voltage spike your computer turned off, and household appliances broke down? With a power surge protector, you do not have to worry about an unsaved essay and a burned-out stereo system during a thunderstorm.

For the Belkin power surge protector, large-sized transformer bases which do not always fit together on regular strips are not a problem. By the way, its long cord is very convenient to use. We are sure that this surge outlet will become the best solution for your dorm appliances.

Price: $16.94

Do you use any of these devices? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

Irene Fenswick
Irene Fenswick

Irene Fenswick is a freelance writer and blogger with a Master's degree in English Literature. She has been working as an academic advisor for undergraduate students for five years and she is willing to share her knowledge about writing. Irene has 15+ years of expertise in solving academic-related issues.

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