‘Gear and Goods’ Posts

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

I recently bought a crappy used car specifically for winter. Okay maybe it’s not that crappy, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that all new cars nowadays seem to have. By that I mean, the radio can’t pick up a decent signal on anything accept country stations, there’s obviously no ...

Giveaway: Work Smarter, Play Harder

Giveaway: Work Smarter, Play Harder

This giveaway runs from January 29 to February 5. While we’re fans of hard work here at HackCollege, we also love providing you with the tips and tricks necessary to make your work load easier to manage. Oftentimes, however, you all provide us with great tips of your own. And while we’re happy to accept ...

Study Break: 5 Future Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

Study Break: 5 Future Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

You’d be surprised how long something can be around before it catches on with the masses. Most of the time the technology is simply too young, and needs investment, competition, and of course, age, to become ready for primetime. Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to see many of those kinds of devices up ...

College Items Worth the Investment

College Items Worth the Investment

It’s hard to know what kind of dorm room accessories and expensive college items you’re actually going to appreciate once you’re settled into your first year of school. Before you sift through the “Back to School” ads and the “What to Bring” lists sent from your school, consider this list of five pricier college items ...

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

If you’re struggling to decide on a laptop for college, you’re likely stuck on two major factors: price and operating system. And while a laptop is certainly an item worth investing in, your parents may not feel the same when they see you eyeing the $1200-minimum Macbook Pro or a similarly-priced Windows gaming laptop. Let’s ...

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Featuring Two Prize Packages

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Featuring Two Prize Packages

Hot off the heels of our Dell XPS 12 giveaway, we’re offering a great set of products and prizes to help you add to your dorm room this year. So whether you’re just starting college or moving back to your home away from home, we’ve got things every student could use. What’s special about this ...

5 Great Gifts for College Graduates

5 Great Gifts for College Graduates

Well, it’s that time of year again. From May-June, thousands of college students leave the confines of Never-Never Land to finally grow up. Whether heading for another form of higher education, the job market, or their parents’ basement, here are five great graduation gifts for givers in every budget. Plane Ticket ($300+) This may be ...

Snag This: Nook Tablets on Sale Through Mother’s Day

Snag This: Nook Tablets on Sale Through Mother’s Day

Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablets have long been overshadowed by Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad, but the company has gone to great lengths to get its products into the hands of consumers. Its most recent effort to bolster sales sees the price of its tablets slashed tremendously, down $50 for each of its Nook ...

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Like many people of our tech-driven society, I am a creature of habit. I like what I like, and I am rarely influenced to change my preference at the suggestion of a peer. I currently have an iPhone 4s, and I’m very accustomed to it. It does what I want, exactly when I want it ...

Hike The Grand Canyon With Google Street View

Hike The Grand Canyon With Google Street View

Google Street View has given us plenty of things to laugh, sigh, and awe at as we vicariously explore the world from our computers. We’re happy to report that Google has now gathered images from their treks off-the-beaten-path. To name one, the Grand Canyon. Google Street View is offering up a great deal on discount ...

Prevent Bike Breakdowns With Fix It Sticks

Prevent Bike Breakdowns With Fix It Sticks

A bicycle breakdown can instantly ruin a potentially normal day in an instant. Today’s featured gadget is one that will help those of you who commute to class on bike, as well as the casual cyclist off campus. The small, light-weight Fix It Sticks are supposedly tough as nails. For a simple utility tool, it has ...