Quirky Pivot Power Surge Protector
Created by a Rhode Island School of Design student, this surge protector solves a common problem by flexing and bending to accommodate more plugs.
Source: New York
Samsung BD-D7000 Blu-ray Player
Perfect for a coed’s downtime, this slim device not only plays Blu-rays but also connects your TV to 200-plus apps and trolls the Web for streaming media.
Eco Extreme Speaker Case
The new college stereo? The Eco Extreme serves as a waterproof carrying case for an MP3 player or phone even while it blasts tunes through its compact built-in speakers. “This the case does very well.”
Woouf Bean Bags
This comfy cheeseburger is just one in a line of hip beanbags sold online by a Barcelona retailer. Other choices include a lifesize guitar amp and a vintage suitcase.
From $130, woouf.com
Tolomeo Micro Desk Lamp
The smallest version of this design classic is perfect for a cramped dorm desk but built to last a lifetime. It’s available in aluminum, black, or several brilliant colors.
From $290, lumens.com