The summer months have come to an end and that means the dorm life is fast approaching. With school living costing more and more it can be hard to stomach all of the technological costs that come with a modern day school living. Luckily Tech 2U is here today to go over this years hottest budget gadgets for a happier dorm life.
Google Chromecast is a small device that plugs into the back of most TV’s giving you the power to stream just about anything from your device to the TV. Chromecast can play content from the hottest streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and YouTube. By using the remote as a controller you get ultimate control of your content with the convenience that comes with your TV. Google Chromecast is priced at only $35 and is the perfect device to get the friends together for a night of entertainment.
The JBL Clip and Clip 2 are the perfect on the go speakers for the school season. With wireless streaming technology, playing music from your smartphone or tablet has never been easier. The JBL Clip also comes with a speakerphone feature so you can talk on the go without fumbling with your phone. The JBL Clip 2 also features advanced waterproof technology letting it work submerged for up to 30 minutes! The JBL Clip and Clip 2 are the perfect speakers to take to parties, the shower, or just a walk around the park. The Clip goes for $35 and the Clip 2 for $60.
If you plan on jamming during quiet time but you still want to share your music, than an audio splitter is the device you need. The Belkin Rockstar is a great little device that can split an audio source to 5 different devices. At only $15, the Rockstar truly lives up to its name.
Mobile storage has come a long way and the SanDisk Connect Wireless is proof of that. The little storage device boasts storage from 16 to 200GB of space. The feature that sets it apart among the rest is how you access the data. There is no USB port required as the SanDisk can wirelessly connect to any of your devices. Yes that’s right, you can have an extra 200GB of data on your smartphone! The device can create its own WiFi network allowing up to 3 devices streaming real time data at one time and up to 8 users accessing storage data at once. It is perfect for sharing notes, videos, or photos with anyone in the area and can fit conveniently in your bag or pocket. Prices are reasonable at $25 for 32GB and $34 for 64GB.
Charging plugs are often scarce and with busy dorm life it can be a challenge to find an open plug to charge your device. The Belkin SurgePlus USB Wall Mount is the perfect addition to any college lifestyle. With 2 USB ports and 6 surge protected outlets, there is always room for more devices and at only $25 the wall mount is a steal. For tighter spaces the Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger for $30 has what you want. With a rotating outlet it can sneak into the nooks and crannies that ordinary mounts cant but still has room for 3 surge protected outlets and 2 USB ports.