The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students
The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

by Taylor Johnson

SpecOut found the 25 best gadgets for college students. The list includes headphones, speakers, TVs, streaming media players and laptops.

SpecOut, a tech research site powered by Graphiq, has created this list of the 25 gadgets for college students. The list is separated into five categories: headphones, wireless speakers, televisions, streaming media players and laptops. Each category is ordered according to price considerations and the items' Smart Ratings -- SpecOut's score based on tech specs, expert ratings and performance benchmarks.

Not surprisingly, some major players like Apple and Samsung made the list, but others may be more surprising. Whether you or your student needs a laptop for research projects or a streaming device to relax and relieve some stress, SpecOut has got you covered.

 

25 - AKG K7XX

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Headphones

Price: $200.00
Smart Rating: 100
Style: Over-Ear
Category: Audiophile

 

24 - Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Headphones

Price: $89.95
Smart Rating: 100
Style: Over-Ear
Category: Audiophile

 

23 - Beyerdynamic DTX 910

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Headphones

Price: $41.00
Smart Rating: 100
Style: Over-Ear
Category: Audiophile

 

22 - Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Headphones

Price: $39.99
Smart Rating: 100
Style: In-Ear
Category: Sport

 

21 - Mrice E300

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Headphones

Price: $15.99
Smart Rating: 100
Style: In-Ear
Category: Audiophile

 

20 - Ultimate Ears Megaboom

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Wireless Speakers

Price: $249.99
Smart Rating: 95.38
Wireless Input: Bluetooth, NFC
Playback Time in Hours: 20

 

19 - Monster Superstar Backfloat

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Wireless Speakers

Price: $169.00
Smart Rating: 90.05
Wireless Input: Bluetooth
Playback Time in Hours: 5

 

18 - Ultimate Ears Roll

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Wireless Speakers

Price: $75.00
Smart Rating: 93.85
Wireless Input: Bluetooth
Playback Time in Hours: 9

 

17 - Creative Muvo Mini

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Wireless Speakers

Price: $59.99
Smart Rating: 94.70
Wireless Input: Bluetooth, NFC
Playback Time in Hours: 10

 

16 - BOOM Movement Swimmer

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Wireless Speakers

Price: $29.99
Smart Rating: 89.15
Wireless Input: Bluetooth
Playback Time in Hours: 8

 

15 - LG 42LF5600

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

TVs

Price: $364.99
Smart Rating: 94.62
Screen Size in Inches: 42
Resolution: 1080p

 

14 - Vizio E32-C1

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

TVs

Price: $259.99
Smart Rating: 94.14
Screen Size in Inches: 32
Resolution: 1080p

 

13 - Samsung UN32J5205AFXZA

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

TVs

Price: $227.99
Smart Rating: 95.08
Screen Size in Inches: 32
Resolution: 1080p

 

12 - Samsung UN32J5003AFXZA

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

TVs

Price: $197.99
Smart Rating: 95.08
Screen Size in Inches: 32
Resolution: 1080p

 

11 - Samsung UN40J6200AFXZA

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

TVs

Price: $377.99
Smart Rating: 95.13
Screen Size in Inches: 40
Resolution: 1080p

 

10 - Roku 2 (2015)

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Streaming Media Players

Price: $59.99
Smart Rating: 92.00
Output Resolutions: 1080p, 720p
Release Date: 4/4/2015

 

9 - Amazon Fire TV 2015 (2nd Generation)

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Streaming Media Players

Price: $99.99
Smart Rating: 92.01
Output Resolutions: 4K, 2K, 1080p
Release Date: 11/3/2015

 

8 - Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Streaming Media Players

Price: $39.99
Smart Rating: 92.35
Output Resolutions: 1080p, 720p
Release Date: 11/16/2014

 

7 - Roku Streaming Stick

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Streaming Media Players

Price: $43.99
Smart Rating: 93.98
Output Resolutions: 1080p, 720p
Release Date: 3/2/2014

 

6 - Google Chromecast 2

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Streaming Media Players

Price: $35.00
Smart Rating: 95.72
Output Resolutions: 1080p
Release Date: 9/28/2015

 

5 - Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 2015 Base Model

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Laptops

Price: $899.00
Smart Rating: 95.53
Screen Size in Inches: 13.3
Ram: 4 GB

 

4 - Microsoft Surface Book

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Laptops

Price: $1,499.00
Smart Rating: 95.84
Screen Size in Inches: 13.5
Ram: 8 GB

 

3 - ASUS Zenbook (UX305CA-EHM1)

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Laptops

Price: $725.00
Smart Rating: 96.07
Screen Size in Inches: 13.3
Ram: 8 GB

 

2 - Dell XPS 13 DNCWT5128B

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Laptops

Price: $800.00
Smart Rating: 99.11
Screen Size in Inches: 13.3
Ram: 4 GB

 

1 - Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display 2015 Base Model

The Top 25 Gadgets for College Students

Laptops

Price: $1,299.00
Smart Rating: 99.66
Screen Size in Inches: 13.3
Ram: 8 GB

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