How to Geek Out Your College Dorm

You’re headed off to college, it’s your first time away from home and of course you’re excited about setting up your college dorm room and really making it your own. If you’re like most college students then you want all the latest geeky gadgets so you can relax, have fun, and feel comfortable – when you’re not busy studying, of course!

Here are just a few ways you may want to get in touch with your inner geek:

  1. Choose Your Theme. Strike a blow for individuality and show your personality by surrounding yourself with your favorite things. Are you a Star Wars fan? Maybe it’s Doctor Who or The Avengers? Pokemon? Whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find themed accessories and home décor from sheets and towels to clocks and posters.
  2. Choose a Super-Powered Computer. If you’re a gamer and/or use your laptop to listen to music and watch movies, then you want a top of the line computer with great sound and video. If you’ll be using your laptop instead of a TV, invest in something which can serve as both. And of course, make sure you have all the programs you need for your schoolwork.
  3. A High-Quality Headset. You’ll probably have at least one roommate, which means your dorm is going to be loud and hectic. You can tune out all that noise by investing in a high-quality headset. Choose one which will allow you to game, watch your favorite media, and listen to music and you’ll be set.
  4. Cut the Cord. Your dorm may not offer cable or perhaps you don’t want to pay for it. With an Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon Fire TV, you’ll have the ability to stream content from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and more. Install Kodi on your Fire Stick and you have a media player which also serves as your entertainment center. Now you can keep all your digital media in one easy to locate place. And with that quality headset you bought, you’ll be able to listen without bothering your roommate.
  5. A Smart TV. It’s not really a requirement since you can substitute a high-end laptop but some people want a big screen experience. Again pairing this with a Kodi, and an Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon Fire TV, will give you unprecedented options. You can even access the web and access your social media accounts on the big screen. Troypoint is a website which offers user guides on lots of tech stuff including on Kodi and Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick devices.
  6. A Game Console. Whether it’s an Xbox or a PlayStation, you know your room won’t feel like home without your favorite gaming system. There’s no better way to unwind after finals week than playing the latest game. Not to mention that it’s a great way to break the ice with your roommate.
  7. Invest in a USB Hub. With so many gadgets, you’re going to need a place to charge them. Pick a hub with as many ports as you need so you can keep everything charged and ready to use at a moment’s notice.
  8. A Really Cool Mini-Fridge. You’ll want to keep your favorite drinks and snacks handy for those late-night cram sessions. But don’t settle for just any old refrigerator. You can now find them decked out in themes like Star Wars (it even features red LED lights!) or Dr. Who if you prefer.

There are so many incredible gadgets available in different price ranges and with so many options as far as color and theme, that it might seem overwhelming. But it’s also exciting as you plan and design your first “home away from home”. Whether it’s technology or décor, make your mark on your dorm room and geek it out in a way that makes you feel at home.

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