People love their gadgetry, and hey—ya gotta give the people what they want. In the interest of keeping things reasonable during the holiday season this year, we’ve curated a list of our favorite tech gifts and stocking stuffers for the season, all sliding in under $50.
The Wally Case from Distil Union
For the no-fuss minimalist on your list, opt for the slim fit “Wally” wallet case for iPhone, courtesy of Distil Union. The combo wallet and phone case provides protection with the added convenience of a built-in storage compartment designed to hold your ID and credit cards. The super snug storage is revealed by a secret pull-tab—lending the perfect “ta-da” moment every time you foot the bill.
Wally iPhone Case, $49.99
Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard
Shopping for a notorious multitasker? Look no further. This new Bluetooth-enabled keyboard from Logitech allows users to switch back and forth between up to three—count ‘em—one, two, three Bluetooth devices at once.
Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard, $49.99
180s Touch Screen Gloves
Baby, it’s cold outside. But guess what? Not a problem. To keep their digits toasty as they text, gift your loved ones with a set of 180s Alltouch™ Touch Screen gloves. Wearable tech by 180s is available in a variety of styles, but we especially love the super-flexible (and equally warm) construction of the Foundation glove, available for both men and women in a variety of colors.
180s Foundation Touch Screen Gloves, $32
Mini Portable Speakers
These babies make excellent holiday gifts—the ideal stocking stuffers, in fact, since they’re all delightfully “mini.” Each of these portable speakers offer up a richer and much-farther-reaching sound than what your mobile phone can achieve on its own. Great for the outdoors, office spaces, workshops… you name it.
Left to right: Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker ($18), Matrix Audio Qube Rechargeable Mini Speaker ($40), The Bang by Coloud, $25
Chic Charging Cables
Shopping for an accessories maven? Opt for a set of covet-worthy charging cables. We love Belkin’s metallic Lightning to USB cables (left) and the selection of colorful printed cables from AR for Her, available in both Lightning to USB and Micro to USB.
Left to right: Belkin Metallic Lightning to USB Cable ($25), AR for Her Lightning to USB Cable ($25)
MEElectronics Dual Driver Noise-Isolating Headset
Available in three new metallic finishes, this swank headset from MEElectronics boasts a separate subwoofer (which means plenty of bass) and a rich, clear sound that’s decidedly atypical of your average ear buds. As an added bonus, the M-Duo headset comes complete with six sets of mix-and-match tips for your perfect fit—and a nifty compact carrying case to boot.
M-Duo Dual Driver Noise-Isolating Headset, $48
Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Youtube… we all watch on our phones, tablets and laptops. But our favorite way to watch? One the big screen, courtesy of the Google Chromecast. This little guy allows you to cast online video, images and music to your TV quicker than you can say “What do you guys wanna watch?”
Google Chromecast, $35
The Power Card Portable Charger
There’s no shortage of portable chargers on the market, but we’re loving the ultra-sleek construction of the Power Card, available at Uncommon Goods. Barely thicker than your credit card, the Power Card is definitely slim enough to slip into your wallet for those low-battery emergencies—just don’t forget to charge it up before you head out.
The Power Card, $35
Tech21 Impactology Cases
For butterfingered family and friends, a super-protective tech case is the way to go. We recommend Tech21’s range of protective cases featuring D30® impact material, designed to absorb any harmful shocks meant for your device. Available in various designs, colors and levels of protection.
Tech21 Tactical Case, $35
Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
Hands-free livin’ is more accessible than ever with this Bluetooth car kit from Kinovo. Ideal for anyone driving without built-in Bluetooth capabilities—but especially ideal for text-happy teenage drivers—this kit allows you to answer phone calls and stream music over your car’s stereo system. A little fine print: the vehicle’s sound system must be equipped with a 3.5mm audio input.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit, $49.99
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