Do you have everything you need for your dorm room desk? By now you already have your Chromebook for school picked out, hopefully. But you’ll need a few things to make the most of it. We searched Amazon for the least expensive, highest quality, most popular versions of each of the items below.
1. Portable Speakers
The first thing I unpack when I move is a speaker. It’s just way more fun to get settled while jamming to my favorite playlist.
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When I first heard the Jawbone Jambox, I couldn’t believe the music filling my apartment building’s gym was coming from that small box. The Jambox comes in decent colors, too.
JBL Flip 3 Splashproof
If you want to take your speaker outside, or if you’re worried about party fouls, spend the extra 25 bucks to get a water resistant speaker.
2. Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Logitech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo
Deny it now, but it’s going to happen. You’ll be writing a paper at 3am and wishing you had a comfortable keyboard. Might as well get a keyboard/mouse combo for playing games, right?
3. External Hard Drive
You’ll want to bring your music and photos with you, and that’s going to take some extra disk space, since Chromebooks come with 16 or 32GB. Not to mention, it’s good to have a backup of your school papers other than Google Drive.
LaCie’s ruggedized mini-USB 3.0 drive holds 1TB and can stand up to rough handling. It’s the best bang for your buck right now, but there’s only 11 left available with Prime right now.
Hangouts makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family back home. Most college students have roommates, and most roommates don’t want to hear your conversation with Mom. Get a headset to make it easier to hear and be heard over the sound of your roommate playing Call of Duty.
The Logitech ClearChat Comfort covers both ears and has noise cancelling. There’s no software to install, so it works on any laptop and operating system.
Other Chromebook/Laptop Accessories to Consider
You’ll probably have a super-fast internet connection, so you can use a high-def camera if your Chromebook doesn’t have one.
Now you know all the tech accessories you’ll need for your Chromebook at school. Have fun and remember to call you mother.