Forget the Lump of Coal: Get These Affordable Tech Stocking Stuffers
For most people, there’s nothing more they’d like to unwrap this holiday season than the latest techie gadget. One that makes life just a little more futuristic and will have them bragging to all of their friends. The reality, though, is not everyone can afford to give such high-tech gifts.
So if you’re looking to blow someone’s stocking off this year but don’t want to break your budget, take a peek at our list of the top 10 tech gifts for around $20.
TapPinchZoom Gloves, $19.99
Ever try to send a text message with gloves on? It’s simply not possible: until now. These gloves are made from soft and breathable 100% acrylic knit and is entwined with silver thread, making them conductive to metal. With these gloves, you can text, search and make phone calls, all without risking frostbite.
Duracell Instant USB Charger, $22.99
The more our smartphones and tablets are capable of doing, the harder it is to get them to actually last through the day. The Duracell Instant USB Charger can help you make sure you never power down. It can fit any mini USB powered device and provides up to three hours of cell phone power and 50 hours of music playback. It’s a great alternative to carrying around a traditional wall charger or changing battery packs.
PowerJolt Plus for iPad, iPhone & iPod, $19.99
This unique accessory lets you make sure you can power all of your technology while on the go because it contains an additional 12-volt accessory outlet. Simply plug the PowerJolt Plus into your outlet and connect it to your iPad, then use the product’s own 12-volt outlet to power your GPS, mobile phone or music player.
iPhone Lanyard, $4.99
Is someone on your holiday list always losing their iPhone? This item also can be great for people who are travelling or never let their phone leave their side. The lanyard keeps the phone safe and secure hanging around the neck and puts everything you need, right at your fingertips.
The MiniDock for iPhone, $19.99
Are you tired of long cords getting in the way, or having to rest your phone on the floor when it’s plugged in? The MiniDock for iPhone holds your phone upright and secure and gets rid of the messy cord. Now you can have more counter space and easy access to your phone, even when it’s charging.
These are the perfect gift for music lovers who don’t want to keep you up all night. While traditional headphones can be uncomfortable, Bedphones are designed specifically to be used while sleeping. They’re less than ¼ inch thick and the earphones are covered in foam, so you can barely feel them. The product also comes with an eye mask and a travel case.
AdNArt SNB5 The Beat Silicone Hydra Bottle, $21.00
If you’re shopping for the runner in your life, this is the perfect gift. One of the biggest problems runners have is carrying everything they need: their phone, car keys, water and wallet. Well, this item makes things just a little bit easier. The Beat Silicone Hydra Bottle actually has a slot that fits the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5. There is even a cord for headphones, or you can let the water bottle amplify the music for you.
Credit Card Lightbulb, $4.99
Give the gift of light with the Credit Card Lightbulb. This small, portable LED light fits conveniently in your wallet and can come in handy in many situations, such as trying to get your key in the door at night.
iCreate Crayon Stylus, $9.95
This gift is great for kids who enjoy time playing games on tablets. This “crayon” helps maximize precision and lets kids draw easily, without damaging the screen.
G-Project G-Zip Speaker, $19.99
The G-Project G-Zip Speaker is sure to be a loved stocking stuffer or holiday gift. About the size of a 12-ounce soda can, the speaker system is compatible with all mobile devices. The speaker has a built-in microphone and can last up to eight hours on one charge.
— By Jessica Oaks