Amazon back to school deals: 7+ best dorm room essentials

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Amazon's back to sale continues to roll out solid deals on dorm room essentials. Right now, students across the U.S. are either packing for college or getting settled in. Whether you're ticking the final items off your back to school list or just getting started, it's not too late or too early to save.

Currently, Amazon is slashing prices on its branded furniture including its best-selling office chair. For a limited time, you can get an Amazon Basics Office Chair starting from just $67. It may not be the lowest price we've seen for this chair, however, that's up to 44% off and a nice discount. 

This mid-back padded desk chair is perfect for your dorm room's study area. It features a bonded leather design with a padded seat, backrest, and armrests for comfort. Height-adjustable with 360-degree swivel for multitasking, this chair is easy to assemble and has a 5 point base with smooth-rolling caster wheels.

Simply put, the Amazon Basics Office Chair is a budget-friendly alternative to spending upwards of $200 or more for a desk chair. 

That's just one of the deals I like from Amazon's back to school sale. See the rest of my favorite deals on dorm essentials below. 

Back to school dorm essentials 

Amazon Basics Office Chair: from $67 @ Amazon

Amazon Basics Office Chair: from $67 @ Amazon
Save up to 44% on Amazon branded furniture like this best-selling office chair. Prices start from $67. This mid-back padded desk chair is perfect for your dorm room's study area. Upholstered in padded bonded leather, it's durable and most comfortable.

Flexispot EC1 Electric Standing Desk: $299

Flexispot EC1 Electric Standing Desk: $299 $179 @ Amazon
Save $120 on the Flexispot EC1 Electric Standing Desk via Amazon's on-page coupon. This computer workstation is height adjustable from 28 to 47.6 inches and affords you a spacious 48 x 350 inch desktop area. We reviewed similar Flexispot height adjustable desk and rated it 4 out of 5-stars. It won us over with its customization options and ergonomic design. 

32-inch TCL S3 FHD LED TV with Google TV (2023):  $199 $128 @Amazon

32-inch TCL S3 FHD LED TV with Google TV (2023): $199 $128 @Amazon
Save $71 on the 32-inch TCL S3 FHD LED TV with Google TV (model 32S350G). It features 1080p Full HD resolution with HDR10 and HLG, This small size TV is the perfect size for a dorm room and also doubles as a computer monitor. 

Key features: Google TV Smart OS, Chromecast Built-in, direct LED backlight, 2 x HDMI ports, (One with ARC), USB Input, Dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Check price: Walmart $128 | Best Buy $129

Alternate pick: Insignia 32-inch F20 Series TV

43-inch TCL S4 4K LED TV with Google TV (2023):  $279 $229 @Amazon

43-inch TCL S4 4K LED TV with Google TV (2023): $279 $229 @Amazon
Save $50 on the TCL S4 4K LED TV with Google TV is a Home Theater TV with 4K UHD Resolution, Dolby Vision, Motion Rate 120, Dolby Atmos, and Auto Game Mode (ALLM) HDR PRO (Dolby Vision, HDR10, & HLG) This TV supplies you with 3 HDMI ports to easily connect to gaming consoles or AV receivers. 

Key features: Direct LED backlight, 4 x HDMI ports, Google TV Smart OS, Chromecast, Airplay 2 support.
Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit.

Check price: Best Buy $219 | Target $229


Amazon Fire TV Stick: $39 $24 @ Amazon
Amazon's 3rd generation best-selling streaming device is twice as fast as the 2nd gen model. Enjoy fast streaming in Full HD and hands-free control using the included Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume buttons. Fire TV Stick makes it easy to watch movies and TV shows from streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more.

Beats Studio Pro Headphones: $349

Beats Studio Pro Headphones: $349 $249 @ Amazon
Save $100 on Beats Studio Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. Enjoy uninterrupted listening whether you're doing homework, studying for an exam or streaming content. Beats Studio Pro deliver better audio, battery life, and compatibility than the AirPods Max, and for less. 

JBL Pulse 4 Bluetooth Speaker: $249

JBL Pulse 4 Bluetooth Speaker: $249 $129 @ Amazon
Save $120 on the JBL Pulse 4. This portable Bluetooth speaker delivers powerful sound and deep base. It features cool-looking LED lights, up to 12 hours of playtime on a full charge, and a Bluetooth range of 40 feet. JBL PartyBoost lets you pair multiple speakers  for immersive sound. Plus, it's IPX7 waterproof so you can take it with you outside, rain or shine. 

Price check: QVC S159

Mifaso Surge Protector (2-Pack): $34

Mifaso Surge Protector (2-Pack): $34 $20 @ Amazon
Save $15 on the Mifaso Surge Protector (2-Pack). Power and charge your dorm room electronics with 900-joule surge protection. Each power strip features 6 x AC (13A/1625W) outlets and 2 x smart USB charging ports (5V/2.4A in total). 

Amazon Student Discounts: 6 month free trial

Amazon Student Discounts: 6 month free trial
Prime Student is Amazon's affordable membership service for actively enrolled college students. It costs just $7.49 a month, which is half the price of a standard Prime account. Students get all the perks of Prime like free same-day delivery, access to exclusive deals and discounts on Amazon Music and Video streaming services. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.