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4th Street Commons | Helpful Tech for your Apartments by FIU

In this week’s blog post, your community of FIU apartments has put together a list of helpful tech that you should definitely add to your holiday wish list. College isn’t easy, but you can make it a little easier if you add these gadgets to your apartment. It’s 2017, folks, and companies are coming up with ways to make our lives easier every day.


You don’t have to live your life on hard-mode; just get yourself one of these gadgets for your apartments by FIU and make things easier on yourself!   


Noise Cancelling-Headphones


Here’s some tech that will benefit you both inside and outside your apartment. We all love our roommates — well, some of us do— but there’s something to be said for some quiet time. It used to be hard to find peace and quiet when you have roommates, but that was before the invention of noise-cancelling headphones. Grab a pair of these, throw some Netflix on your laptop, and let yourself slip away into a world where you don’t have any loud roommates.


Google Home Mini


It’s just $50, and just like the rest of your online life, it’s integrated with Google. Plus, it’s about the size and shape of a doughnut, which makes it kind of adorable. Google home will tell you the weather forecast, the score of the game, the name of that song you can’t remember, and all the other things that you usually have to type into your phone to find out. This gadget is the type of thing that you don’t realize you need until you have it. It’s easier to say things than it is to type, which you’ll quickly realize after a few weeks with your Google Home Mini.


Wireless Charging Furniture


Yes, you read that headline correctly. Wireless charging furniture exists, and it’s about to come into your life and keep your phone charged at all times. Our favorite piece of wireless charging furniture is this Varv lamp from IKEA. Just drop your phone on, let it charge, and relax. No more fumbling with cords or dealing with broken charging ports. If your phone doesn’t have wireless charging capabilities, you can equip it with a wireless charging case, shown here.


A Buddha Machine


We could all use a little more relaxation in our lives, and that’s what the buddha machine provides It’s basically a relaxation box, that serves one purpose; to play soft, calming sounds. It’s pretty affordable, it’s stylish, and it doesn’t have a bunch of other features to distract you from the relaxation that you’re trying to achieve.


A tiny little photo printer


If you’re going to get this photo printer, you should also get a bulletin board for your apartment. You’ll be able to print out a bunch of little selfies, group photos, and landscape shots for your walls! This photo printer from HP is about the size of your iPhone, which means you can carry it around with you to parties and be the coolest cat there.

With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of helpful tech for you to buy for your apartments by FIU. We’re happy to help our residents get the most out of this luxury living community, and we hope this list helps you do just that. If you liked this week’s blog and want to get more tips on student living, be sure to check this page again in a few weeks when our next blog post goes up on the site. Until then, go ahead and follow 4th Street Commons on social media! There’s no better way to keep yourself up to date and informed about the events, promotions and giveaways going on at your luxury apartments around FIU.