In this post we've rounded up some good tech gift ideas that aren't just cheap, they're actually useful!
December 18, 2019
The holiday shopping season is in full swing and while you’ve likely already started checking several names off your list, you may be struggling with ideas when it comes to that cousin, maybe a co-worker, and others that you want to show your appreciation towards this holiday but without breaking the bank. Say no more, we’ve gathered up some of the best tech gifts under $25.
What makes most of these gifts stand out is that they genuinely are handy and yet the everyday Joe or Jane in your life probably would never consider buying them on their own. Give the gift of touchscreen friendly winter gloves, a PD2 compatible car charger, or even the gift of learning a new language — just to name a few suggestions.
Anker PowerCore 5000
The Anker PowerCore 5000 can charge your phone at least once, thanks to its 5,000mAh capacity. Output tops out at 10W through the USB-A port, with the micro-USB taking up to 2A of input.This is all in a battery that fits in the palm of your hand.
The Belkin Wemo Mini is a great way to start your smart home adventures. You can plug lights and appliances into the smart plug, and then control them with your voice. The Wemo Mini supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
The Wyze Cam features a 110-degree wide-angle lens with support for 1080p video. It automatically records a 10-15 second alert video when it detects motion or sound. The camera also works in the dark, thanks to the four infrared LEDs.
The Tile Mate features a 200-foot Bluetooth range, which helps you keep track of your belongings. You can also ping your smartphone by pressing the button on the Tile Mate. Even better, other Tile users can help you find your Tile if you lose it.
The Monoprice 8323 over-ear headphones feature 50mm drivers and 100dB sensitivity for sound quality at various volumes. Included with the headphones are two four-foot 3.5mm audio cables. One is a standard cable, while the other features a single-button inline mic for Android and iOS devices.
The SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD card features a transfer read speed of up to 100MB/s. This is a class 10 microSD card, which means it's good for Full HD video recording and playback. It's also an A1 microSD card, good for use in Android smartphones.
The Anker PowerDrive PD 2 introduces two ports for your car: one USB-C port and one USB-A port. The USB-C port tops out at 18W of output and supports Power Delivery. The USB-A port features up to 12W of output.
Thanks to the lack of significant bulk and touchscreen support for three fingers on each glove, you don't have to take the gloves off when using your phone or computer. There's silicone on the palm area for improved grip and breathable material to prevent your hands from sweating.
uTalk helps you overcome the language barrier by letting you pick two of over 140 languages to learn. The app works offline and online, has no time limit on when you must choose the languages, and lets you access your account from any device. Better yet, you're getting a lifetime subscription.