Do you think it's impossible to create a stylish and tech equipped dorm room for under $1000 total? Well, read on, as you'll find that shopping smart and on a budget doesn't have to steer you away from smart design and technology
Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi. $499
The iPad is an entry level into the iOS is a great way to experience Apple on a budget. From movies to music and even workflow, calendars, To-Do lists and pictures. Everything you need is here. Of course, choosing a WiFi only will save you from monthly payment from the 3G version but you will need to have a wireless network in place. (or a friendly neighbor!)
Zagg Bluetooth Keyboard/Case. $99
Now, you can transform that mighty iPad into a super compact laptop. Fit and finish are what you would expect from Apple. The low profile stand lets you place your iPad in horizontal or vertical with no problem and it has special keys for music control, volume, home, search and some other ones.
Epson Artisan 725 All In One WiFi. $99
Not only the Artisan will take care of your high quality prints, but it will also copy, scan and direct from camera print, for a computer free experience. The added fact that it's wireless will let you print direct from your iPad with the required Epson app. The only problem would be the added cost of ink: almost as expensive as the printer itself.
Apple Digital AV Adapter. $39
The Apple AV Adapter will let you go from your iPad's screen to your TV set thanks to its HDMI output. Now you can watch your movies and even games in glorious HD. Better yet, wait for the yet-to-be-release iOS5, so you can stream to your TV wirelessly if you have an Apple TV2.
Altec Lansing inMotion Compact iPod Dock. $49
Great sound quality and compact size, so you can place it on your desk without taking too much real estate. AC or battery operation, so you can take it anywhere. Four AA batteries will keep the party going for up to 24 hours.
Mini-Z LED Task Lamp. $134
This great lamp created by Koncept Lighting, comes in silver and black. It's 36" long arm guarantee the light is going to reach exactly where you need it. Comes with 6 super-bright LED's for maximum lighting pattern. Clean white light with almost no heat.
Urbanears Plattan Headphones. $60
With a classic design like that, there's no way you can go wrong. The Plattan full size headphones, means full size sound. They can be fold down to the size of your hand for easy carrying around. One cool feature: the sound plug. It allows a friend to plug in and enjoy your music.
Your Total: $979