New Gadgets for College Students

August 4, 2010 10:16:08 AM PDT
Freshman and other college students will soon be heading to campus for the fall term. Most will be taking along laptops, music players and other electronic gadgets. There are also some new electronics that would come in handy in the dorm, according to Steve Greenberg, author of Gadget Nation and creator of the website Here are some of his favorites:

PULSE SMARTPEN: It's a pen that captures the audio of a lectures while you take notes--and plays back the specific section of the lecture when you touch the pen to your notes. 4GB $170 and 8GB $200

iHOME iA5 "app-enhanced" ALARM CLOCK SPEAKER SYSTEM for iPod/iPhone Under $80

BOOGIE BOARD LCD WRITING TABLET from Improv Electronics--this high tech memo pad is great for all students-all ages $35

WESTINGHOUSE LED TV 26-inch 1080p HDTV LD-2685 -computer monitor combo--super slim Under $400 and

EPSON STYLUS NX420 is the first combo printer/scanner/copier with built-in WiFi. Also color corrects photos 1-800-GO-EPSON Under $100


SODA STREAM--make your own soda in your dorm room-- Healthier--less carbs, less sugar and less calories than store bought; Space/lugging savings: no more bottles and cans to haul from the store and shove in your tiny dorm fridge; Money saving: soda for about 12-cents a can? even their energy drink--which tastes like Red Bull; Earth-friendly--slash packaging waste by over 90% for a greener dorm and a greener world; Check out the dealer locator page: Starts at under $90

"SaySo" TALKING BINDER CLIPS--sort of like digital post-it notes

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