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Turn Your College Dorm Room Into a Tech Inspired Grad Cave

Going back to school can be fun and games, seriously. College is far more than lecture halls and study sessions, it’s a time to meet new people, explore new ideas and try new adventures. For many guys, it’s also the first time you get to try on some independence for size without parents listening in. One of the areas you should be most excited about is having your own space, your dorm, which is a place to express and embody what you want to accomplish. As you’re packing up the ‘rents SUV for the first semester, don’t forget these college essentials to turn your college dorm into a grad cave. This is the time to plan big, as you’re going to be spending a lot of time in those walls, so make it comfy, useful, and multi-purpose to get the best possible experience. Below are the Male Standard top tech picks on how to get the most of your time and space so you can get on with the journey!

Get Connected with XBox One

While you might think college is just about the books, all the greats know when to take time out. Having a multi-media games console is an awesome way to kick back and relax, you can meet new people through gaming mixers, connect with friends back home via WI-FI, and generally keep moral up in the dorms. We love the XBox One Titanfall Bundle Set and bet your buddies will too. It wakes up (you) instantly when you say “Xbox On” and even turns on your TV, making it perfect for gathering the news while you’re getting ready for early morning classes. Downloads and updates happen behind the scenes, so you can jump right in between study sessions. And, when you need to pause, games are suspended right where you left off so you can resume instantly – this way, no one will ever know your secret to success, and you can leap into the next big project – or movie marathon – seamlessly.

XBox One Titanfall Bundle Set

What’s in the Box

  • Xbox One Titanfall game download
  • Xbox One Console
  • Kinect Sensor for Xbox One
  • Wireless Controller
  • Chat Headset
  • HDMI cable
  • Power Supply
  • 1-Month Xbox Live Gold membership

Save Desk Space & Go Mobile

Microsoft Surface RT 64GB Tablet

To get the most of out of your dorm, you have to think strategically. If you’re short on space, get some back with a portable tablet that functions in the dorm and on the road. This way, you’ll get the best of both worlds, and be able to complete assignments with your feet up. Tablets are also the perfect accessory when it comes to shared spaces, as you can easily keep them in your backpack and not worry if someone is sneaking through your selfies. Privacy can be hard to get in college, but there are some quick hacks. The Microsoft Surface RT 64GB Tablet is perfect for those who work hard and play hard. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 8.1, giving you the power to watch movies, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view, making it super simple to switch between views when someone’s sniffing over your shoulder.

Tune In, Drop Out

CUSH Full Size Headphones

As you’ll be sharing a dorm, invariably there’s going to be times when you want to sound out. You’ll be thankful you invested in noise-cancelling headphones when the time comes. Whether it’s your buddies late night date, or a cram session when everyone wants to party, you’ll likely spend a great deal of time plugged into these handy devices during the school year. KICKER features clean, crisp bass, and the CUSH Full Size Headphones are no exception. With 54-millimeter speakers and a max output of 118 decibels, these headphones are sure to provide the legendary bass response and tonal accuracy for which KICKER is known at a fraction of the cost of another leading brand. The 1/8-inch, corrosion-resistant plug connects to iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or KICKER Docking System for maximum impact. When you have these bad boys plugged in, you can sit back, relax, and imagine your anywhere in the world.

The Male Standard Verdict

When it comes to gearing up for school, look for products that help you in more ways than one. Save space, time, and money with smart devices that turn your dorm room into a fully functioning grad cave! While our tech list is by no means exhaustive, it should give you an idea of the essentials you’ll need to work hard and play harder this Fall. Male Standard chose each item based on its unique functionality, ability to support your studies, and what sets your dorm apart from everyone else. If you have suggestions on the top tech items for college, then be sure to share your ideas in the comment section below. We love to hear what you think! Good luck to all the grads going to college in the next few weeks we salute you!

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