Not too long ago, all it took to put together the coolest room on your dormitory floor was a black light, a Led Zeppelin poster and one of those crappy 13-inch TV/VCR combos. But on the teched-out college campus of today, it'll take a lot more than those old relics to impress your new floormates. Luckily, we've but together a shopping list of the ultimate gadgets for pimping a dorm room. Some are designed for fun, some are for work, and some are for both. Most of our recommendations are priced to be kind to your bottom line, though we couldn't resist throwing in a couple of bigger ticket must-haves.
Lexmark Z1420 Wireless Printer
At only $79, the Z1420 is cheaper than most of the books you'll be required to shell out for this semester. And, it's got you covered whether you need to print out a text-heavy term paper you bought from the Internet or run off a dozen full color photos of your naked, passed out roommate to blanket the dorm hallways with. The best part is, no wires! The printer can join any wireless network you've created to allow you, and anyone else on your network, to print without being directly connected. Of course, if you're old school and don't happen to have a wireless network, the Z1420 can also function as a normal USB printer. That's assuming you're not so old school that you're still rocking the Brother word processor.