There are a lot of tech accessories out there. Some enhance the functionality of your current hardware, while others just complement it.
It’s great that there are so many options out there, but that can also make picking the right gift more difficult.
This list is chock full of the best accessories in a wide group of categories, and each one is $50 or less according to.
1.Fire HD 10 Tablet $49.99 – Amazon
There’s no better tablet under $50 than Amazon’s Fire Tablet. It was recently updated with a more durable outer case, more memory, and better battery life. The display is great for casually watching Netflix, browsing the web, or updating your social media accounts.
2.Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote $39.99 – Amazon
For under $50, your media streaming options are limited, but we recommend Amazon’s Fire Stick. It was updated last year to include the Alexa remote, so the person you get this for can start their smart home and binge on the latest Netflix original and control some smart-home accessories.
3.Tile Mate $24.99 – Amazon
Everyone has that one person in their life who can’t help but lose things every once in a while. The Tile Mate will help them locate their belongings through an app on their phone, complete with a map that has its last known location.
4. Echo Dot $49.99 – Amazon
If you know someone who’s planning on starting a smart home in 2018, the Echo Dot is a great way to help start it. The Dot is small, but it can control tons of smart home accessories and answer questions using Amazon’s Alexa assistant. It can also connect to an external speaker.
5. Google Home Mini $29.00 – Walmart
If the person you’re buying for would prefer to have their questions answered and smart home accessories controlled by a Google speaker instead of an Amazon one, the Google Home Mini is the best choice.
6. External Battery Pack $25.99 – Amazon
Everyone knows the anxiety of watching your phone’s battery drain more quickly than you expected it to. Save your family member that frustration by buying them an external battery pack. Anker’s is compact enough to fit in a small bag or pocket, and can fully recharge most phones once.
7. Wireless Charging Pad $9.99 – $39.99
There are many wireless charging pads available, but RAVPower’s was one of the few to make the cut for our official guide. You can read all the details there, but if you’re looking for a wireless charging pad that can top up your phone fast, this is our top choice.
8. Braven Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker $41.99 – Amazon
Braven’s 105 speaker is compact, waterproof, and comes with a belt system to attach it to just about anything. It made our Bluetooth speaker guide, and if someone in your life loves listening to music while being active, it’s my top pick.