Gadget gift shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. These affordable items will make for a happy high-tech holiday.
Listen up for the new speaker of the house – and backyard, beach, or anywhere else. This Bluetooth black brick cranks out loud, crystal-clear music from your phone or tablet, running 24 hours between charges.
2. TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless In Ear Earbuds Sports Sweatproof Earphones with Built-in Mic
Introducing the finest in sports audio, the TaoTronics TT-BH10 Wireless Stereo Sports Headphones. Gain access to unparalleled crystal quality sound while you’re up and active. Featuring innovative ear hooks designed to fit snuggly into the contours of your ears, the headphones will never slip out, even during the most strenuous exercise session. Put on your workout mix, sweat it out, and feel like a champion.
3. Roku Express
By now the “Roku box” is almost synonymous with streaming video. This iteration does it for $50 less than Roku’s higher resolution Premier box, making it the single most affordable gateway to the likes of Amazon Video, HBO Go, Hulu, and Netflix.
Your phone’s on-screen keyboard is fine for tapping out texts, but longer stuff demands the real deal. This mobile keyboard is a nearly full-size mechanical model that folds up small enough to carry in a pocket. It works with Android, iOS, and Windows devices.
5. Ninja Loop
It doesn’t look impressive. But this strap, which loops around the back of most phone cases, makes one-handed thumb typing a lot easier – and dropping your phone a lot harder.
6. Nonda ZUS
When you talk, this smart-home gizmo listens. And responds. Using a less powerful speaker than Amazon’s $180 Echo, it can tell you the weather, play music, and do other tasks.
Pump new life into old speakers with this plug-in gadget that streams music over Wi-Fi from your phone or tablet. (Apple and Amazon tunes aren’t supported.)
This ballpoint’s curved barrel can prop up a phone or even a tablet for comfortable hands-free viewing. A stylus tip at the top lets you sketch on-screen.