Back To School 2018 Guide: College Edition

It’s back to school season and with tax free weekend coming up it’s time to start shopping for the new school year. Just like previous years we have put together a back to school guide to help you with your shopping woes. Our college edition guide will consist of a range of products for your dorm room, campus fashion and functional items you need to survive university life. Below are our findings for Back to School 2018:

#AskMe Tees™ are designed to help tackle the awkwardness of meeting someone for the first time in a light-hearted way. Each t-shirt topic is meant to be a conversation starter. You pick topics of interest, understanding that your t-shirt is an open invitation to talk. This is perfect for college orientation! The retail at $25.00 and you can purchase them here:

hipsi is a body slimming flat belt that hides behind your tightest t’s and no flap to get in the way. The adjustable elastic belt works with all the pants in your closet. You can mix and match strap colors and buckles to complement your outfits which makes it the perfect multifunctional belt for college. The belt with buckle retails for $50.00 and can be purchased here:

The Origamei Dress is a wrinkle-resistant foldable dress which doubles as a small clutch, perfect for college life on the go. They come in a variety of colors and styles to choose from. Origamei launched their Kickstarter Campaign and available to pre-order on Kickstarter, starting at $48 (40% off retail) for a limited time, at

Comfort Touch Scarves combines knitting and heating technology designed to keep people warm. Comfort Touch’s flagship product, a line of scarves, are scheduled to be available fall, 2018.  Made with premium natural wool, the scarves are knitted with a small, safe, and strong heating wire that is powered by a small low-voltage rechargeable battery. Scarves retail for $169.00 and can be pre-ordered here:

Showaflops flip flops are designed to be worn in community shower which is perfect for dorm life! The cushioned soles feature the same drainage holes and soles as their flip flops collectkions.  Showaflops retail between $24.00 – $34.00 and can be purchased here:

Bend & Hook Hangers keeps your small closet organized while also keeping your clothes wrinkle free. The Perfect Hanger from Bend & Hook can hold up to 20 lbs and eliminates the shoulder bumps that normal hangers leave! It is $49.99 for a 24 Pack and can be purchased here:

CleverMade LaundryCaddy holds up to 55 lbs of laundry which is about 2 loads of laundry. It opens and closes in an instant due to the built-in patented SnapHinge. It retails for $24.99 and can be purchased here:

Lorena Canals’ functional and trendy organizational basket that double as a decoration is perfect for your new dorm room or apartment. Made with all natural materials and free of any chemicals and environmental hazards, these baskets solve the problem of not having enough decorative storage space. They are perfect for organizing books, arts and craft supplies, chargers, and more. They retail for $49.00 and up at

The UnbelievaBrella™ Reverse Umbrella utilizes a unique reverse open and close system, the water stays away from you by funneling into the umbrella when it’s closed.

With a rubber-coated C-shaped handle for hands-free use and steel and fiberglass construction. New for 2018: Black/Red and Black/Charcoal with the same grippy hands-free C handle! They retail for $20.00 and can be purchased here:

Bluetooth Headset: The Plugable Bluetooth Headset is ideal for the student on the move. Keeping in touch with family and staying fit can be a challenge for students away at college; the Bluetooth Headset makes it easier to have a chat with friends and family, or play their favorite tunes while walking across campus. The headset can be paired with smart phones, tablets, music players and boasts 5 audio equalization presets, dynamic bass boost, passive noise cancelling, and HD voice for calls it retails for $29.99.

Katana Safety is transforming personal safety with a multi-level security system that fits on the back of your smartphone. Stepping in where traditional solutions like pepper spray fall short, the portable tech tool combines a lightweight shield with a built-in alarm, a mobile app with a GPS-enabled locator, a messaging center and a 24/7 response center which contacts local authorities when prompted. The KATANA APP lets you manage your Katana Circle, share your location when necessary, and manage alerts. It retails for $99.00 and can be purchased here:

Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery:  The Plugable USB-C docking station allows students to utilize multiple devices and an extra display for big projects through one single USB-C. The docking station includes 5-USB ports, so tech savvy students can connect their favorite externals and charge all their devices at once. The Plugable USB-C Docking station features one HDMI output, one USB-C  port with power delivery, one gigabit ethernet, headphone, and microphone ports. It retails for $179.99 and can be purchased here:

We hope this guide helped you all find something great to start off the school year and good luck to all those heading back to school in the fall!


Source: Plugable, Origamei, Katana, hipsi, CleverMade, UnbelievaBrella™, Bend and Hook, Comfort Touch, Lorena Canals’, Showaflop, #ASKMe