Cheap Security Perfect for Dorm or Recent Grads

Cheap Security Perfect for Dorm or Recent Grads

Mike Tyson
Aug 3, 2011

Think back to your college days (maybe some can remember them better than others). How often were you thinking about security for your personal belongings? Our guess is, not that often. One reason it might have been pushed to the back of your mind is the relative lack of budget-friendly options available to students or recent grads who are always looking to save some money. Another reason might be due to the lack of space one has when in college to dedicate to more things. Thankfully, we've found some products from a Homedics and Black and Decker collaboration which answer both concerns.

6 Sheet Crosscut Paper Shredder $49.99
A paper shredder is definitely not first on any student's wishlist but that doesn't make it any less important. These are the years you start to handle a lot of sensitive information and keeping your privacy safe is a big concern. Thankfully, these shredders come in a variety of colors, have a slim profile and a modern design. It also cuts staples and credit cards. Although it certainly isn't the most powerful shredder in the world it is sure to satisfy the needs of someone just getting started.

Anti-theft Metal Locking Drawer $59.99
This locking drawer is an excellent alternative to a large and heavy personal safe. It's relatively lightweight, small, and easy to move (when you want to). When you don't it attaches securely to something via a provided tether cable. It can fit a standard size laptop and has a customizable combination lock. The final feature of this drawer that us techies can appreciate are access holes along the back for charging cables to fit through so you can charge your gadgets while simultaneously keeping them safely locked away.

Go Safe Portable Anti-Theft Bag $49.99 (Coming soon)
This is a pretty ingenious design. It is meant to be a portable safe that you can take with you in lieu of any other bag. The handle is actually a cable lock with combination that keeps your items secure. The material is comprised of various layers for ultimate protection. There is a metal mesh shell on the exterior, a slash resistant barrier in the middle, and water resistant liner along the interior. This bag is perfect to store in closets when traveling, school lockers, or even on a bench at the park. The bag is large enough to hold a 15" laptop and has an internal pocket for storing keys and wallet.

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