Starting as low as $10, here’s 11 products every college student needs to ball on a budget

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Make sure your dorm room is looking its best with these helpful essentials. (Source: iStock)
Make sure your dorm room is looking its best with these helpful essentials. (Source: iStock)

A dorm room isn’t just a place to sleep; it’s a place to relax, be yourself and accessorize. Whether you’re heading off to college or someone you know is, you’ll want to check out these Amazon finds today. Give your place a modern upgrade with multi-use power strips, magnetic chalkboards, multicolored lights and so much more. If you add these products to your Amazon cart today, you can save nearly 50%.

Impress your friends and start the year off right

Enhance your online security with this six-pack of webcam covers. (Source: Amazon)
Enhance your online security with this six-pack of webcam covers. (Source: Amazon)

$9.99 $16.99 at Amazon

Give your cyber security an extra layer of protection. This webcam cover sticks over the web camera of your laptop, tablet or phone without leaving excess residue. Easily toggle the cover’s slider when you need to use your web camera, then slide it back over the lens when you’re done.

This six-pack of webcam covers is sleek and good-looking on most devices. The covers are thinner than a penny so they won’t interfere when closing your laptop. Check out these web camera covers now and save 41% on Amazon.

Listen to your favorite tunes anywhere. (Source: Amazon)
Listen to your favorite tunes anywhere. (Source: Amazon)

$39.00 at Amazon

Listen to music on the go with these Bluetooth mini headphones. Unlike lower-quality earbuds, these headphones hold a charge for four hours with a maximum of 16 hours of use thanks to the charging case.

Too many earbuds don’t stay in your ears. These headphones are ergonomically designed to remain secure, even during workouts. Get your own pair on Amazon before classes start.

These cases will keep AirTags safe from water damage and scratches. (Source: Amazon)
These cases will keep AirTags safe from water damage and scratches. (Source: Amazon)

$22.99 at Amazon

Keep your AirTags covered and with you wherever you go with these AirTag key chain holders. Each four-pack includes four different colored waterproof key chain holders that protectively seal around your Apple AirTags.

Easily attach these AirTag cases to backpacks, key chains, lunch boxes, luggage and even pet collars. Protect your AirTags and stay on top of your most prized possessions.

This volumizer from Revlon combines a hair dryer and round brush into one. (Source: Amazon)
This volumizer from Revlon combines a hair dryer and round brush into one. (Source: Amazon)

$32.49 $39.87 at Amazon

Say goodbye to holding a hair dryer in one hand and a brush in the other because this REVLON volumizer lets you dry and style your hair at the same time. Its round edges volumize your hair while leaving 30% less frizz. It includes three temperature and speed options for maximum versatility throughout the styling process.

Hot air flows out from vents along the volumizer’s bristles to always heat the same part of the hair you’re brushing. This gadget from REVLON is easy to hold, effectively smooths your hair and always stays cool at the handle to avoid burns. Act now and save nearly 20% on Amazon.

Get this pouch for keeping your phone free of water damage for over 40% off. (Source: Amazon)
Get this pouch for keeping your phone free of water damage for over 40% off. (Source: Amazon)

$14.99 $25.99 at Amazon

Compatible with most iPhones, Google Pixels and Samsung phones, this waterproof phone pouch effectively seals to protect your phone from water. Though it’s not particularly recommended, you can submerge your phone 100 feet underwater in this protective pouch and it will stay dry.

Unlike bulkier phone cases, this universal pouch still lets you use your phone’s touch screen. To seal it, press down on the pouch’s top lock until you hear a sound. Your phone should be thoroughly protected from water, sand, spilled drinks and whatever else your adventures may throw at you.

Bring a pop of color and a cool aesthetic to your dorm room. (Source: Amazon)
Bring a pop of color and a cool aesthetic to your dorm room. (Source: Amazon)

$25.99 $35.99 at Amazon

Give your room a fun aesthetic with these Tenmiro LED lights that change color in rhythm with your music. The lights use a sensitivity mic that listens to audio cues and can be adjusted for louder rooms or parties.

The lights also include a handy remote and app that let you select from 12 preset colors or a color wheel. This set of LED lights comes in two rolls of 50 feet and currently is 28% off on Amazon.

Keep every charger and cord organized. (Source: Amazon)
Keep every charger and cord organized. (Source: Amazon)

$18.97 $19.99 at Amazon

With laptop cords, phone chargers, headphone chargers, appliances, lights and so much more, it’s easy to run out of outlet space — especially in dorm rooms. Luckily, the Nuetsa power strip includes eight three-prong outlets, three USB outlets and one USB-C outlet for all of your charging needs. The outlets are uniquely spaced so you can insert larger plugs without taking up the whole surge protector.

The extension cord runs six feet for maximum flexibility. With a maximum power of 220 Volts, the Nuetsa surge protector will thoroughly power your devices without overcharging. This reliable power strip is currently 5% off on Amazon with an additional 5% off coupon.

Get much-needed rest with this weighted blanket. (Source: Amazon)
Get much-needed rest with this weighted blanket. (Source: Amazon)

$49.99 at Amazon

Calm your body and fall asleep easily with the original YnM weighted blanket. This sensory blanket features seven intricate layers including glass beads, fiberfill and Oeko-Tex cotton. Glass beads help control temperature so you don’t overheat throughout the night. They’re protected by thorough sewing and two additional layers so you won’t need to worry about them breaking.

This YnM weighted blanket, available in nearly 30 colors, is heavy, breathable and thoroughly calming. One Amazon customer said: “I recommend this to anyone. I sleep wonderful with this blanket. I feel warm, cozy and secure.”

Gets yours on Amazon right now and rest easy for your first day of classes.

Add some greenery to your dorm room. (Source: Amazon)
Add some greenery to your dorm room. (Source: Amazon)

$21.95 at Amazon

Plants add a beautiful, natural aesthetic to any room, but keeping indoor plants alive is its own challenge. Thankfully, these fake succulents look just as gorgeous as the real deal without any of the work.

These potted fake succulents look stylish in bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and living rooms. Their neutral vases won’t clash with your decor. And did we mention you never have to water them?

Keep yourself and your assignments organized. (Source: Amazon)
Keep yourself and your assignments organized. (Source: Amazon)

$22.24 at Amazon

Keep track of your monthly schedule and have fun doing it with the U Brands chalk calendar board. Organize your calendar to your liking, add magnets, hang photos and even add fun sketches.

The framed calendar is 20 inches long and 16 inches tall, giving you enough space to write without taking up the whole wall. The calendar is great for dorm rooms but also good at work, in the kitchen or wherever else you need a little more organization. The U Brands framed chalk calendar board is Amazon’s Choice in message boards and message signs.

Upgrade your coffee even without a kitchen using this handheld foamer. (Source: Amazon)
Upgrade your coffee even without a kitchen using this handheld foamer. (Source: Amazon)

$19.99 at Amazon

Coffee always tastes like coffee, but there’s something about the texture of creamy and frothy lattes that makes them special. The Zulay milk frother lets you give your at-home cup of joe a professional finish. This milk frother works five times faster than other frothers, so you can have your coffee as quickly as possible.

Choose from 40 colors and give your coffee a professional texture that will keep you coming back for more. When you’re done, simply clean the frother by turning it on under hot water. Check out the Zulay handheld foam maker now to find out why it’s Amazon’s No. 1 Best Seller in milk frothers.

Whether you’re off to college or looking to upgrade your home, consider these finds on Amazon.

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