Gadgets To Elevate Any Freshman's College Experience

By XGIMI Tech - 2022-06

Introduction 

Most college students often find their first year somewhat challenging. Such is often experienced because of the change of environment, the independence and freedom that college life promises, and sometimes academic workload. For this reason, getting prepared for the first year of college, both educationally and socially, is necessary.

Certain gadgets can help make your first year in college less tedious and more enjoyable. They also would be excellent gifts for a college freshman. Some unique gifts for students include laptops, tablets, Bluetooth speakers, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and a home or portable projector. 

With a widescreen display, top-notch audio quality, and excellent imaging capabilities ideal for class presentations and virtual lectures, smart projectors will make excellent devices for every first-year student and elevate their college experience. This article will cover the various gadgets necessary for first-year college students, discuss the smart projector features that make them excellent for freshmen college life and recommend XGIMI projectors with those features.

Necessary Gadgets For Every College Freshman

Certain items are vital in making the first year of every freshman a better and more enjoyable one. The following gadgets will elevate college life for first-year students: 

  • Laptop: First years would find a laptop quite helpful as typing and editing notes and papers are made easy. In addition to meeting your academic needs, you can relax after the day's lectures with music or movies. 
  • Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch: The device is quite beneficial for first-year college students as they try to fit into their new environment since it tracks the steps, sleep, and heart rate of its user and provides easy reception of calls and texts. For those interested in staying fit, the smartwatch comes with various exercise modes and sports and a workout intensity plan that allows you to set workout goals.
  • Tablet: It could be from Apple, Samsung, or any other brand of your choice. Tablets help you study efficiently as they make reading ebooks and digital copies of your textbook an easy task. Meanwhile, a tablet is convenient for taking notes with capacitive pens like Apple pencil. They are also lighter and space-saving than regular textbooks or notebooks.
  • MATEIN laptop backpack: Being your first year in college, keeping your books and gadgets organized is necessary. Getting this laptop backpack is an easy way to keep your things organized while attending various lectures and spending time on campus. 
  • XGIMI home or portable projector: A smart home or portable projector offers a high-quality video display for crystal clear class presentations, virtual lectures, and teacher-student interactions. They can also provide a great way to relax after lectures as you can watch movies and enjoy premium entertainment on a widescreen.
  • Kindle Paperwhite: Reading becomes more accessible and more convenient with this book reader as it offers access to various books cutting across different disciplines. The device gives you access to digital copies of several textbooks to prevent you from lugging several heavy textbooks around campus. 
  • Bluetooth speaker: Living in a dorm as a first-year without friends can be challenging. However, you can bond quickly with others over some lovely tunes or action sounds playing on your Bluetooth speaker. 
  • Apple Beats/Sony noise-canceling headphones: Studying requires concentration and focus and often involves silence. Noise-canceling headphones would help you study as a freshman in a world of silence and less noise, even with distractions from people and objects. 
  • Hard drive/USB: With this device, you can easily save Powerpoints for class presentations and other academic content like ebooks and lecture videos. In addition, saving your memories in pictures, videos, and recordings on a hard drive or USB is a great way to enjoy the best of your first year. 

How Smart Projectors Elevate Freshman's College Experience

Smart projectors are excellent devices with the promise of elevating the college life of any freshman. They come with high-quality sound, a top-notch display, and widescreen viewing to enhance a freshman's college experience in the following ways: 

  • Educational Purposes: Smart projectors can serve educational purposes well as some come with built-in apps and operating systems that support Microsoft Office, YouTube, Zoom, and Skype. These apps are suitable for class presentations, streaming educational content, virtual lectures, or teacher-student interactions on a widescreen display.
  • Entertainment: College life is not all about lectures and classes alone. Having fun, playing games, and bonding with friends and classmates is also an integral part of the college experience. Some smart projectors come with high-quality resolution, built-in entertainment, high brightness levels, widescreen display, and multiple connectivity options like Bluetooth, WiFi, LAN, USB, and HDMI, with which you can easily set up movie nights, game nights, or karaoke nights.
  • Portability: Some smart projectors have compact designs, which allow them to fit into your backpack and be carried around easily. So you can move them from place to place and use them in libraries, study rooms, classrooms, and even dorm rooms.
  • XGIMI home or portable projector: A smart home or portable projector offers a high-quality video display for crystal clear class presentations, virtual lectures, and teacher-student interactions. They can also provide a great way to relax after lectures as you can watch movies and enjoy premium entertainment on a widescreen.

The Best XGIMI Projectors To Transform The Freshmen College Experience 

XGIMI projectors like HORIZONHalo+, and Elfin transform the college experience for first years with the following unique features: 

XGIMI HORIZON (1080p Home Projector)

1080p FHD/2200 ANSI lumens: HORIZON offers 1080p resolution and 2200 ANSI lumens, allowing students to watch crystal-clear videos and pictures in different lighting conditions.
Intelligent Screen Adaption: (ISA) technology delivers easy usability and setup through:
○ Intelligent Obstacle Avoidance for resizing the picture displayed to avoid objects in the projection zone;
 ○ Autofocus for crystal-clear visuals;
○ Auto Keystone Correction for adjusting the display horizontally or vertically to produce a rectangular image;
○Intelligent Screen Alignment resizes the dimensions of the projections to fit the screen.
MEMC: Regardless of the speed of the video, this feature delivers low latency and image blur, which is ideal for keeping fast-paced videos crisp while projected. So your game nights are enjoyed optimally.
Large screen display: HORIZON comes with a maximum 200-inch screen which allows for better comfort and convenience when watching.
HDR10: Comes with an excellent contrast ratio and color enhancement feature that allows the device to be used at any time of the day.
Harman Kardon sound: Comes with built-in 8W Harman Kardon speakers, which produce top-notch audio quality for virtual lectures, video calls in the classroom, and even movie nights with friends.
X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Produces sharp color depth and real-life displays offering an immersive viewing experience for first-years during movie nights.
Multiple ports: Supports 2× HDMI 2.0, 2× USB 2.0, 1× LAN, and 1× headphone (3.55mm), which provides connectivity options for laptops and gaming consoles.
Chromecast built-in/Bluetooth/WiFi: Comes with Chromecast built-in for direct movie casting from smartphones and tablets casting, Bluetooth, and WiFi, which serve as advanced connection options with other devices.
Android TV: Offers Android TV™, which gives access to over 5000 apps like HBO Max, Disney+, and Hulu to keep you and your friends entertained during recreation.

HORIZON
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - front
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - back
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - top
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - side
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - Fits into any home deco
HORIZON
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - front
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - back
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - top
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - side
XGIMI HORIZON - True FHD Home Projector - Fits into any home deco

XGIMI Halo+ (1080p FHD Portable Projector)

 ● Battery: Halo+ has a built-in battery that provides 2.5 hours of power. So you can enjoy videos and music with friends outside your dorm room.
 ● Large screen: Supports a maximum 200-inch screen which ensures convenience when watching in both classrooms and outdoors.
 ● 1080p resolution/900 ANSI lumens: Halo+ displays crystal-clear images and videos with its 1080p resolution, and viewers can always see projected images clearly, whether during the day or at night, with its 900 ANSI lumens brightness.
 ● Harman Kardon sound: Provides rich room-filling sound and enhances video calls and virtual lectures so you can comfortably make out words when watching for a practical learning experience.
 ● X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Produces clear and lifelike images, so class presentations and movie experiences look real and alive.
● Intelligent Screen Adaption (ISA) technology: ISA technology makes the setup of this projector relatively easy through:
○Intelligent Obstacle Avoidance which resizes the image displayed to avoid objects in the projection zone;
○Autofocus for crystal-clear visuals;
○Auto Keystone Correction for adjusting the display horizontally or vertically to produce a rectangular image;
○Intelligent Screen Alignment automatically resizes the dimensions of the projections to fit the screen.
● Android TV/Chromecast built-in/Bluetooth/WiFi: Halo+ also comes with Android TV™, which offers easy access to over 5000 apps like Hulu, HBO Max, and Disney+ for premium entertainment, alongside Chromecast built-in, which allows streaming from smart devices so you can unwind with movies after the day's lectures. Bluetooth and WiFi also serve additional connection options.
●   HDR10: HDR10 provides an excellent contrast ratio that enhances display for viewing at any time of the day.
● MEMC: It produces low latency and image blur, thus keeping fast-paced videos and gaming sessions clear and sharp while projected.
 ● Multiple ports: Features input ports such as HDMI 2.0 ×1, USB 2.0 ×1, and an output port 3.55mm headphone ×1 for connecting laptops and gaming consoles.

Halo+
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Mini Projector - front
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Mini Projector - Fully Portable Design
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Projector - side
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Projector - top
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Projector - back
Enjoy Camping Entertainment with the Halo+ 1080p FHD Mini Portable Projector
Halo+
Halo+
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Mini Projector - front
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Mini Projector - Fully Portable Design
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Projector - side
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Projector - top
Halo+ - 1080p FHD Portable Projector - back
Enjoy Camping Entertainment with the Halo+ 1080p FHD Mini Portable Projector

XGIMI Elfin (1080p Home Projector)

Design: It comes with a thin and lightweight design and weighs 1.98 pounds making it compact and ideal for moving from one room to the other.
1080p FHD resolution/800 ANSI lumens:Elfin offers 1080p FHD resolution that produces crystal-clear video displays and 800 ANSI lumens that supports clear viewing any time of the day.
●Large screen: Its maximum 200-inch screen allows for comfortable viewing making it great for class presentations, teacher-student interactions, movie marathons, and game nights among students.
●Harman Kardon sound: Has two 5W built-in speakers, which provide rich, quality sounds and ensure that viewers can make out words easily.
●Intelligent Screen Alignment: ISA technology simplifies ease of setup and usability with:
○ Autofocus for crisp images;
○ Auto Keystone Correction for a properly-aligned rectangular image from side projection;
○ Intelligent Obstacle Avoidance for scaling the image to keep it away from obstructing objects;
○ Intelligent Screen Alignment for automatically resizing the projection to fit the projector screen.
● X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine: Enhances image clarity and produces real-life video displays making class presentations appear incredibly clear so everyone in the room can read the screen easily.
● HDR10: Comes with an excellent contrast ratio and color enhancement that supports viewing any time of the day.
● MEMC: With this feature, first-year students get to enjoy game nights and action movies with friends as it provides low latency and image blur, which keep fast-paced videos crisp and sharp while projected.
● Multiple ports: Comes with input ports such as HDMI 2.0 ×1, USB 2.0 ×1, and an output port 3.55mm headphone ×1 for connecting laptops and gaming consoles
● Android TV/Chromecast built-in: Runs with Android TV™, which gives easy access to over 5,000 apps like Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max, for bonding with friends during leisure alongside Chromecast built-in for streaming content directly from smart devices.

Elfin
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - front
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - top
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - back
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - side
enjoy home cinema with the Elfin mini projector in bedroom
Elfin
Elfin
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - front
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - top
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - back
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - side
enjoy home cinema with the Elfin mini projector in bedroom

Transform Your College Life As A First Year With Smart Projectors

Your first year in college can be somewhat challenging, but with gadgets like laptops, tablets, Kindle Paperwhite, and smart projectors, it can transform into a less tedious and more enjoyable time. Smart projectors provide educational tools like Microsoft Office and YouTube, offer premium entertainment for relaxation, and can be moved around easily. 

XGIMI projectors like HORIZON, Halo+, and Elfin have outstanding features that will truly transform your college life as a first-year student. 

Related Products

HORIZON Pro
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - with ELSA AWARD for BEST BUY PROJECTOR
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - Highly Recommended By Projector Reviews
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - front
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - side
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - back
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - top
HORIZON Pro
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - with ELSA AWARD for BEST BUY PROJECTOR
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - Highly Recommended By Projector Reviews
HORIZON Pro
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - front
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - side
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - back
XGIMI HORIZON Pro - true 4K projector - top

HORIZON Pro

$1,275.00
Elfin
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - front
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - top
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - back
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - side
enjoy home cinema with the Elfin mini projector in bedroom
Elfin
Elfin
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - front
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - top
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - back
Elfin - 1080p mini projector - White - side
enjoy home cinema with the Elfin mini projector in bedroom

Elfin

$479.00

Get $10 off Your Next Purchase 

Join the XGIMI Community Today!