If you’ve got a student heading to college for the first time this fall–or even the eighth time (go, phD candidates!)–we’ve put together some of our favorite tech gifts for college students culled together from the wishlists of college kids we know and love ourselves.

And we’re so happy to get to put this together for you all on behalf of our sponsor LG, Makers of the awesome LG Chromebase All-in-One Desktop which is a fantastic desktop computer for college students in particular, thanks to features like fast, simple powering by Google’s Chrome OS; free auto-updates for security software; cloud storage of all your data (no “the computer ate my midterm paper” excuses any more, sorry); free music streaming from Google Play; and a truly fantastic price so there’s still money leftover for…not beer. We would not say that.

Coconut water perhaps?


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1 | LG Chromebase ($349) You not only get a great desktop, it includes free 100GB storage for 2 years and free Google Play music streaming for 2 months. Sweet.

2 | Livescribe Echo SmartPen ($119) Completely reinvents lecture hall note-taking.

3 | Coloud Boom Block Headphones ($30.49) Great price, great style for tuning out roommates

4 | Google Play gift card ($10+) Maybe she’ll use it for educational apps. Maybe she’ll use it for Arcade Fire downloads. Who’s to say.

5 | Roku Streaming Stick ($49.95) Live TV is like, so 2005.

6 | Moleskine laptop bag ($210) It’s time to step up.

7 | I can do anything Mousepad ($11.99) Because it’s true.

8 | Cartman flash drive ($17.99) Who else would you trust with all your important data?

9 | Jackery Portable Battery Pack ($39.95) The best one we’ve found at the best price

10 | Nike+ Fuel Band SE ($99) To help burn off those all-starch dining hall meals.

11 | Mini Jambox ($129.99) Makes any dorm room instantly wired  for great sound. Or really, wireless.


Thanks to our partner, the LG Chromebase All-in-One Desktop featuring a 21.5-inch full HD IPS display and powered by Chrome OS. It’s a terrific desktop for college and beyond. Check it out, you’ll be impressed. 

The LG Chromebase is available for $349.99 at Amazon, Newegg, Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center and Tiger Direct.

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