Twin beds, minimal privacy, and noise at all hours. Dorm life—or, in the age of COVID-19, living at your parents’ house—can be exhilarating and exasperating. These gadgets will help you survive.
In most years, home sweet home for college students is a shared 6-by-8 space for nine months out of the year. Twin beds, minimal privacy, and noise at all hours. That’s usual dorm life. This year, with COVID and quarantine, some students will be studying remotely from their parents’ house—which probably also means twin beds, minimal privacy, and noise at all hours.
Wherever home is for you this year, there are some staples you need in your space while you study. We suggest a bed tent for some privacy, but you’ll also need some reliable technology to help you do research, stay awake, and decompress after putting the final touches on a 20-page paper. This is where PCMag drops some knowledge with suggestions on what to buy (or get your parents to buy) before you head back to school…or stay right where you are.