Living in the average dorm room costs students around $5,500 a year, but that only buys you drab cinderblock walls and bad furniture. To make your digs stand out, you'll need some serious gear. We've put together a list of five dorm-room...well, certainly not essentials, but they're definitely gadgets that'll help your room stand out.
See them all in our gallery.
What to do with a pair of cheap speakers and those extra solar panels you have lying around? Blogger Radu got some balsa wood and built a solar-powered boom box. You could do the same: Just attach an MP3 player to the back, let it bake in the sun for a while and rock out to some tinny tunes. Why? Because its summer and you can.
Link via Hacked Gadgets. —Mike Haney
Half the fun is getting there? Please. If you fly frequently, you know all about long security lines, delayed flights, and no room in the overhead bin. Driving isn't any better, especially this time of year (you know it as summer; most states know it as construction season). We wish we could say this special section will cure all your travel ills. It won't. But we do promise this: The products and services you see here will make your travels more convenient, more productive, and more fun.