Shopping for the technology enthusiast in your life this holiday period can be a difficult proposition. We have all been there; attempting to find a worthwhile gift without breaking the bank. I’ve assembled a list of my five favorite tech gifts for the holiday period, all which are priced under $50. Hopefully you’ll find something here that will facilitate the load of getting that technophile in your list.
I’ve tried to go beyond the obvious gifts that we are all comfortable with this time of year. You may get a good enough Bluetooth speaker for under $50 just about any day. Anker and UE are a few of our favorites for stocking-stuffers but many folks have these around the home nowadays. The same could be stated for battery packs and wall chargers, virtually every device ships with its own electricity supply and nearly all of our subscribers have already picked up two.
So with the no-brainer technology accessories declared off the list, it’s time to dig deeper. Here’s five ideas that might help satisfy your shopping list.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse:
We’re huge fans of Logitech about here and its own MX Anywhere two mouse is one of the best in the game. What I love about the two is its completely customizable buttons thanks to the Logitech Options program. I put mine to start specific apps and click on windows. But the actual start of the show is your hyper-fast scroll wheel. Equipped with a gratifying click-click-click, this really is the best mouse I’ve ever employed. Purchase it for the frequent traveler on your life…they’ll thank you afterwards.
Nomad’s Carabiner Cables:
Nomad has been around for some time now but its unique spin on smart phone and Mac accessories continually places these goods on our list year after year. Carabiner wires are a simple stocking stuffer for both the iPhone and Android user on your list, and there’s one for DSLRs and GoPros. I’ve been using the Lightning cable model for some time, especially while on-the-road. Most importantly? It doubles as a keychain.
Native Union 4-port USB-A/C Wall Charger:
Like Nomad, Native Union does a excellent job of taking a regular product category and pushing it into another level. A foldable plug and the inclusion of the USB-A and C ports here allow this wall mounted charger even a standout. It charges at up to 3A per port which makes it an ideal alternative for nearly any mobile device.
8Bitdo SF30 Professional Controller:
2017 has been the year of contemporary gaming. As we expected, 8bitdo is right there in the thick of it using its popular controllers. Its latest version works for a variety of platforms and has that legendary SNES styling. With USB-C charging and actual vibrating engines, this can be a must-have for any gamer.
Google Home Mini: w/ $25 charge
Google Home Mini is the most popular gift this holiday season thanks to its semi-permanent price drop to $29. Walmart is throwing an excess charge with the purchase of one as well. This is the best way to join the world of Google Assistant for minimum stress in your pocketbook. At $29, it’s a no-brainer.
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