7 Electronics You Need for Your Apartment

By Christine Ascher on September 29, 2017

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Making your new college apartment feel like home can at times take a little bit more than just decorations. In addition to making it cozy, you’ll probably want your apartment to be as convenient as possible, in order to make it the ideal place to hang out, study, and sleep.

Though the expenses can add up if you’re not careful, making smart purchases of electronics that will be useful to you on a daily basis will be well worth the cost as you move through the semester. To make your living space top-notch — not to mention to make your life easier — try out some of the following electronics.

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1. Hands-Free Vacuum Cleaner

If you have a busy schedule and you don’t always have enough time to keep your apartment clean, a hands-free vacuum cleaner is a worthwhile investment. Especially if your apartment floor is carpeted, it can be difficult to keep it clean — and there’s probably a lot of dust and dirt built into it that you can’t even see.

Vacuuming is a must in order to solve this problem, and you’ll be grateful for how little energy is required when you’re using a hands-free one. This will save you a lot of time and energy cleaning your apartment, and you won’t have to put in too much effort to keep your apartment tidy. Some less expensive options include the Super Maid Robotic Vacuum and the Pyle Pure Clean Vacuum Cleaner.

2. Bluetooth Speakers

Portable Bluetooth speakers are great for college apartments, as you can take your music from room to room with you and enjoy good quality sound all the while. Whether you’re playing your favorite study playlist, listening to some music while you clean up, or using it for some background music when you have your friends over, Bluetooth speakers are the most convenient option. You don’t have to mess with any cords, and you can find a variety of options at different price points, depending on what you need.

3. Keurig Coffee Maker

Many college students are heavily reliant on caffeine; unfortunately, having a coffee habit can easily become expensive. If you have a coffee maker of your own, you’ll be able to save a lot of money. You’ll also save time in your mornings by avoiding the Starbucks line and making your own coffee while you get ready.

Keurig coffee makers are a great option, as they’ll allow you to make coffee quickly and easily, making your mornings less rushed. You can also purchase a variety of types of coffee drinks to prepare for yourself, ensuring that you maintain some variety in your caffeine habit.

4. White Noise Machine

Even if you don’t necessarily have trouble sleeping, having a white noise machine to help you sleep is a great way to block out any noisy neighbors. Often, we don’t even realize how much outside noise affects our sleep; sudden noise from your neighbor’s apartment may wake you up temporarily and disturb your sleep without waking you so fully that you’re able to recognize the issue.

Having a white noise machine will guarantee that the typical sounds of your apartment building don’t wake you up. White noise machines can also help you relax before you actually fall asleep, thereby ensuring you wind down more quickly and helping you get more and better quality sleep. You can purchase one that’s small enough to travel with so you’re never without it.

5. Smart TV

Though smart TVs are more expensive than a more basic television option, they’re becoming increasingly more common and therefore more affordable; they’re also are a great idea if you frequently have friends over for movie nights or just want to be able to enjoy Netflix on a bigger screen.

It’s difficult to watch a movie with your friends when you all have to crowd around one laptop, so having a smart TV will eliminate this problem. You’ll be able to access any of your streaming accounts and will have a far greater breadth of entertainment to choose from when you finally have a chance to relax.

6. Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a device that makes it possible for you to easily stream TV or movies from your laptop or phone to your TV. You can also use Chromecast Audio to stream music from your phone to wireless speakers. Both use WiFi to stream and are easy to use. If you like to entertain your friends, Google Chromecast will make your apartment an even better hang-out spot.

7. Noise-Canceling Headphones

Especially if you have roommates who like to leave the TV on or play their music too loud when you’re trying to study, noise-canceling headphones will be a life-saver during your at-home study sessions. They’re also useful if you happen to have noisy neighbors who can at times become a disturbance. In addition to eliminating outside noise, these headphones will also make your music sound better, helping you get into the zone faster and making your studying more enjoyable in the process.

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By Christine Ascher

Uloop Writer
Hi! I'm Christine and I'm currently a junior at the University of Southern California, where I study English Literature, Economics, and French.

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