Top 5 Tech Gifts Under $50

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Can’t figure out what to get your friendly geek? On a budget? Need some stocking stuffers?
Here’s our 5 favorite tech gifts under $50! Happy shopping!

1) The Portable Battery Charger for your phone:

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Anker 10,000mAh Portable Charger External Battery – $25.99

Pros:
-The price for a battery that will be your savior when you’re out in town and your phone goes below 10%. We know the feeling.
-It lasts forever on long trips. 10,000mAh is a lot. You can charge your smartphone and your tablet multiple times.
-Very portable. About the same size as your phone, take it with you on the go.
-Can charge an iPhone and an Android simultaneously.
-With charge speeds of up to 3 amps, your devices will charge very quickly.

Con:
-Takes about 6 hrs to fully charge on a 2-amp charger, but that’s not bad considering it holds a powerful 10,000mAh to power your devices. DO IT!

2) The SD Card for your phone:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61RKc2tL8zL._SL1100_.jpgSanDisk Ultra UHS-I/Class 10 Micro SDXC 64GB – $32.99

Pros:
-The price for great quality and fast speeds. At UHS-I/Class 10 speeds, you couldn’t ask for more in an SD card at this price.
-10-year warranty

Cons:
-None. Do it.

3) The Wearable Tech for your workouts:
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JAWBONE Up Move Activity Tracker – $49.99

Pros:
-Affordable workout/activity tracker. Half the price of other activity trackers out there with most of the same features.
-MOTIVATING! Tracks your health and exercise. Lose some extra pounds with this thing.
-Works with both iOS and Android
-Clips on anywhere.
-Sync with your phone and apps like Runkeeper.

Cons:
-Doesn’t have a heart health monitor but if you’re looking for that, go to the $100 range trackers! C’mon, just do it.

4) The Portable Speaker for your music:

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JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker with Bluetooth
– $44.95

Pros:
– Affordable price for sound quality and portability.
– Size. It fit’s in the palm of your hands. Bring it with you wherever you go.

Con:
-Bluetooth capability could be better but if your device is in the same room as this speaker in the house, you’ll be good to go. Do it.

5) The Portable External Drive for your storage and backup:

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Seagate Expansion Drive 500 GB – $49.99

Pros:
– Great for Windows and Mac.
– Easy to format drive for Mac users.
– Very quiet drive
– Fast USB 3.0
– 500GB capacity large enough for the average laptop user.

Con:
-Could have a longer warranty, but Seagate drives are pretty tough. I’ve taken this thing overseas so many times and have dropped it quite a few…lol. And they’ve got decent customer service. Just do it.

***BONUS TECH GIFT:

The Portable Media Player for your big screen:
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Google Chromecast media player – $9.99 (after Google Play credit)*

Pros:
– Access to tons of apps, including Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, Plex, Google Play Movies and Music, Amazon, Pandora, MLS, etc.
– Access to Chrome browser. Basically, most of the videos you can view in your Chrome browser works on this, including flash videos.
– Works with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Con:
– Ultra portable travel ONLY within the United States. But if you’re an Android user on Google Play, this is an AWESOME deal. Do it.

*Get your Google Chromecast now for $29.99 on Amazon and YOU will get $20 Google credit PLUS 90 days of free music @ the Google Play store. Get it while it lasts!

Happy Holidays!
Yours,
Poli

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Superhero by day and chef extraordinaire by night, Poli is your favorite shot of whiskey. She likes to think of herself as an explorer, freethinker, history junkie, and a critic of food and technology- both of which own her soul. Poli is an absolute wanderlust who has travelled to five continents, indulging in the cultural arts and falling in love with everyone she meets along the way. LIKES: long walks on the beach, pugs, fellow travelers, the road not taken, and anyone who can change her mind.

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