Get the best tech for under $50

With Christmas approaching, you may be wondering what to gift your family member that loves everything technology. $50 may seem expensive, but you will be surprised what you can get for that amount of money. Any of the technology gear listed below will make your someone special happy.

Chromecast Audio:

The Chromecast Audio will beat out any speaker that you own. For just $35 you will gain a stereo that allows you to connect to your home’s Wifi network. Once you are connected the Wifi, you will able to listen to any music through you speakers using almost any app on your phone.

Hubsan X4 Cam plus Quadcopter:

Have you been hesitant to purchase a drone? Most drones are expensive and this can prevent you from trying out a new hobby. Thankfully, this drone is $50. This drone is small in size and perfect for you or someone you know that wants to try out a drone. You will never get bored with the 1080p HD camera, pre-programmed tricks, multiple flight modes, and the huge selection of replacement parts.

Anker Wireless QI Phone Charger:

How many times have you gone to charge your phone only to realize you left your charging cable somewhere else? This is definitely annoying. Lucky for you, the QI phone charger requires no cables! All you have to do is plug it into the wall somewhere an place your phone on top for it to charge. This will make your life so much easier and it’s only $22.

Wemo Wifi Smart Light Switch:

With the introduction of smarthome devices, you want to be able to control everything from your phone. It has been difficult to achieve in the past, but now there are light switches that you can control from your smartphone or tablet. You can also set a lighting schedule. For only $42, this will make a positive impact on your life.

Universal Foldable Solar Charger:

When you are spending the day outside, it is definitely hard to reach a phone charger. With the invention of the solar charger, you no longer have to worry about your phone battery dying when you are outside. At $40, this foldable solar charger allows you to take it with you anywhere. You can easily prop this open on the small stand on the backside to charge you phone.

Raspberry PI 3 Model B+:

At $35, this pocket-sized quad-core processor allows you to use this device for multiple reasons. It comes with a dual-band LAN, and Bluetooth and it is also faster and more powerful than ever.

Hamilton Beach Set and Forget Slow Cooker:

A slow cooker has never been easier to use. This new slow cooker allows you to program a specific time for your dish to be cooked. It also has the ability to switch temperatures once your dish is finished cooking to keep it warm. All of these functions will allow you to “set and forget” just like the name implies. Plus it comes at a low price of $50.

Dremel 200 Rotary Tool:

This is the best $49 you will ever spend. Once you purchase this dremel tool, you will be able to do practically any job with this one single tool. It comes with multiple attachments that allows you to cut, sand, polish, or carve. The best part about this tool is that it is compatible with a ton more attachments.

Shure SE112 Earphones:

Finding a good pair of cheap headphones can be a difficult task. That is why you cannot go wrong spending $49 on these. These comfortable headphones provide you with noise cancellation while also giving you sound that is amazing.

Amazon Echo Dot:

The Amazon Echo Dot may be small, but it can do everything the bigger Echo products can do. This device can connect to any audio system, has far-field voice recognition, and has multiple functions all for $49. The Echo Dot is also compatible with other smart home devices.

Tile Pro:

We have all been scrambling around the house at least one time looking for our phone or keys. Once you purchase this device for $35, you no longer have to worry about losing your things. When you attach the Tile Pro to your key ring, you will be able to sync it to the app that emits a loud sound when you cannot find your keys. If you lose your phone, you can double press on the button which will force your phone to ring, even if it’s on silent.

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

No matter what you are doing early in the morning or late at night, it is extremely hard to see sometimes. This 300-lumen headlight has enough power to get you through anything for only $29. This headlight has multiple features and a memory feature, which means that whenever you turn your headlamp back on, it’ll be on the same setting as when you turned it off.

Anker Powercore 20100:

Trying to charge your phone while traveling can be a headache. You never know when you will close to a power outlet. For $50 you can purchase this pocket-size portable charger that solves that problem. It may be small, however it has the ability to completely charge your phone six times over. It also comes with multiple charging ports.

Oontz Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker:

This small, but mighty speaker is only $40. It has a 20-hour battery life, it’s water resistant, and it has a built-in microphone for making hands-free calls. If you purchase two speakers, you will have the ability to use them together by using the “Dual Stereo” option which allows you to play music through both at the same time, up to 100 feet away.

Rocketbook Everlast:

The Rocketbook Everlast is the best of both worlds for only $34. You take notes on a physical notebook and then easily scan your notes using an app. All you have to do is download the app, open the app, aim your camera at the page, and it will automatically scan your notes. You can either get two sizes 32 or 36 pages. You also never have to worry about running out of space because you can simply wipe away the ink with a cloth and some water.

Written by: Megan Williams

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