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12 cool tech gifts under $15 for the holiday season

Looking for that great gift for a tech-loving friend or family member, but have a pretty limited budget? No worries, we have your back with this list of well-rated items that are under (or around) the $15 mark!
November 15, 2016

Holiday shopping season is in full swing now! Looking for that great gift for a tech-loving friend or family member, but have a pretty limited budget? No worries, as there are actually a number of pretty cool gizmos that can be yours for well under $15.

In this post, we highlight some of the best headphones, memory cards, battery packs, and other gadgets that we were able to find that hit around or slightly under the $15 mark. Also be sure to be on the lookout for our other upcoming holiday guides that include sub-$50, sub-$25, and more!


Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120

The Panasonic ErgoFit is a fantastic option if you are on the lookout for an affordable pair of earphones. The earbuds are very comfortable to wear, and the earphones offer a sound quality that many buyers have compared to far more expensive alternatives. The ErgoFit is available in a variety of colors, and is very wallet-friendly, with its price point starting at just $9, depending on your choice of color.


Nuforce NE-770X

The Nuforce NE-770X is another solid option if you are in the market for an affordable pair of in-ear headphones. This pair is more durable when compared to any similarly-priced competition, and the sound quality also impresses, when considering its low price point of just $14.99.


JVC Flats

A good pair of affordable headphones is hard to come by, but JVC provides a great option with their HAS160A Flats. These headphones come with a foldable design that make them portable, and feature soft ear pads that are comfortable to wear. The Flats are available in a variety of colors, including blue, red, violet, black, and are priced starting at just $9.99.


JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Black) HX-P230BK

The JAM Bluetooth speaker may fall just outside the $15 mark, but is still worth a mention. If you are looking for a portable bluetooth speaker that offers good sound quality and is affordable, this speaker certainly fits the bill. Connectivity goes up to 30 feet and the device offers up to 4 hours of audio playback on a single charge. The JAM Bluetooth speaker starts at just $16.99.


KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank

The KMASHI power bank is an affordable external battery pack that offers a very high capacity of 10,000 mAh, that should allow you to comfortably charge most smartphones at least twice. It comes with two ports to let you charge two devices simultaneously, and also offers protection from overcharging and short-circuits. The KMASHI 10,000 mAh power bank is currently priced at $13.99.


Anker PowerCore+ mini 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger

The Anker PowerCore+ Mini is an ultra-portable power bank featuring a lipstick design that will easily fit in your pocket. It doesn’t offer the highest capacity, but the 3,350 mAh should be enough to get close to a full charge with most smartphones. This power bank is available in a variety of color options, and is priced starting at $12.99.


Kingston Digital Multi-Kit/Mobility Kit 16 GB Flash Memory Card Reader, MBLY4G2/16GB

The Kingston Digital Multi-Kit offers a single card solution for all your expandable storage needs. When combined with the adapters, the microSD card can be used as a full-sized SD card with a write protection switch, or as a USB reader for data transfers. Various storage capacities are available, and you can get up to the 32 GB version for less than $15.


LaCie PetiteKey 8 GB USB Flash Drive 

The LaCie PetiteKey, as the name suggests, is a very compact USB flash drive, but if you are worried about losing it, it does come with a hole to let you add to a keychain. The metal key is scratch resistant and water resistant up to 100 meters. The 8 GB version is priced at $9.99, and there are 16 GB and 32 GB iterations available as well.


Jawbone Up Move Activity + Sleep Tracker with Fog Clip, Blue

The Jawbone UP Move is a fitness, activity, and sleep tracker that you can clip on to any piece of clothing or on your wrist with the strap. You can also keep track of the intake of your food, drink, calories, and nutrients using the UP App Food Score, to know if you are eating right. Compete with friends and family to reach your fitness goals and have fun while doing it. The Jawbone UP is available in a variety of colors, and is priced starting at $15.

CaliCase waterproof pouch

Beach season might be over, but CaliCase Waterproof pouches still make for a great gift for those that like to spend their summers at the beach, and for those that like to visit in-door pools all season long. Best of all, they are extremely affordable and fit most smartphones without an issue.


CHARGED Quick Charge 3.0/2.0 & USB C car charger

If fast charging is what you want then the CHARGED 3.0 has you covered with 4 ports including a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port, as well as USB Type C. There’s also 2 smart USB ports that will give your devices the proper power they need to charge as quick as possible. The QC 3.0 port also quick charges Quick Charge 2.0 devices.


Touchscreen gloves

Winter is coming, and with that is a lot of frozen fingers as you attempt to send that urgent message while out in the cold. Most touchscreens aren’t sensitive enough to recognize a touch through a glove, and that’s where specialized touchscreen gloves come in. These sleek and stylish winter gloves come with three tips to be able to easily use your device while keeping your hands warm. The gloves are priced at $7.99.


Know of any other great tech gifts that fall around or under $15? Let us know in the comments below.

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