10 great gift ideas under $50

By , Dec 21, 2016

Gift ideas under 50

We’re getting down to crunch time here, but for those of you who still need some last-minute gift ideas, iDB is here to help. Today’s curated roundup features 10 great tech-related gift ideas that are well-reviewed, cost less than $50, and most importantly, are available for two-day shipping.

Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote

Logitech harmony 650

Give the gift of ultimate control. The Logitech Harmony 650 is a universal remote that can control up to 8 devices, and it works with over 225K device. Forget lengthy, confusing programming codes. Just input your equipment into Harmony’s software and it will automatically program everything for you. Features include 1-touch activity buttons, a bright color screen, and easy-swap AA batteries.

You can buy the Logitech Harmony 650 remote for $40 (sale price).

7-inch Amazon Fire Tablet 8 GB – Special Offers

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This might be the best bang-for-your-buck on this list. For under $50 you get a 7-inch tablet with IPS display, Amazon’s hit Alexa voice service, and access to Amazon’s full ecosystem with millions of movies, TV shows, songs, e-books, apps and games. It has 8GB of memory and a microSD slot adds up to 200GB. It also comes in an assortment of colors.

You can buy the 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet for $40 (sale price).

Roku Streaming Stick with Voice Search
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Here’s another gift idea that has a ton of value. The latest Roku Streaming Stick has a powerful quad-core processor, access to all of your favorite streaming services, apps and games, and is super portable. Just plug it into your TV, hook it up to your Wi-Fi network, and use the included remote or mobile app to start browsing content.

You can buy the Roku Streaming Stick for $40 (sale price).

Aukey 30000mAh Portable Charger

Aukey 30000 mah battery pack with iPhone

I always say, a solid portable charger makes for a great gift. This isn’t some unreliable plastic thing you see in the checkout line at the grocery store. This is Aukey’s 30000mAh portable charger. It’s powerful enough to fully recharge your iPhone 7 10 times, it supports Quick Charge 3.0 devices, it has a Lightning input, and it has safeguards that help prevent overheating and charging. Plus, it’s protected by a 24-month warranty.

You can buy this Aukey 30000mAh portable charger for $45.

SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller

SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

Help them take their game to the next level with the SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller. Using Bluetooth it connects to a wide range of devices including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Features include pressure-sensitive buttons, a Lightning cable charger, and LED status indicators. This is the best mobile device game controller you can buy.

You can buy the SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller for $50.

Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa Voice Assistant

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With the Echo Dot, you can take Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant with you wherever you go. Just hook it up to your favorite speaker and start issuing voice commands. It can control your music and smart home devices, as well as answer queries and requests for news reports, weather, and more. You can even use it to shop on Amazon.com using just your voice.

You can buy the Amazon Echo Dot for $40.

UDI RC Discovery Quadcopter with HD Camera

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This UDI quadcopter is one of the more well-reviewed sub-$100 models on the market, and it’s an incredible deal at this price. It’s perfect for beginner and intermediate drone pilots. Features include a 720p/30fps camera, one-button photos, videos and aerial flips, and propeller guards to protect you from crashes. Includes transmitter and 2GB microSD card.

You can buy this UDI RC Discovery quadcopter for $50.

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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I’ve been including the Mini Jambox in my gift guides for a few years now with its $100+ price tag, so of course I had to mention here at this price. The Jambox Bluetooth speaker line is known for its sharp design, ease of setup and of course great sound. The mini model features all of these things in an even more portable package. I have like 5 or 6 Bluetooth speakers laying around, and I’d still love to get one of these as a gift.

You can buy this Jawbone Mini Jambox for $35 (sale price).

iDevices Switch WiFi Smart Plug

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Give the gift of a smarter home. Plug the iDevices Switch smart plug into any outlet, connect it to your Wi-Fi network, plug in a light or appliance, and you’re good to go. You’ll be able to control that appliance using your smartphone or voice—thanks to support for Alexa and HomeKit. It even has an LED strip that you can customize with your favorite color.

You can buy the iDevices Switch Smart Pug for $42.

WowWee App-Controlled AI Vehicles

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Here’s a fun gift that anyone, of any age, would be happy to get. WowWee vehicles are app-controlled cars with AI tech that all you to either race against your friends, or against a computer opponent. Think of it like Anki’s Overdrive, but without the tracks. These RC cars handle most surfaces, including carpets, and there are several race modes to choose from with support for up to 16 players.

You can buy these WowWee App-controlled Vehicles for $35.

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  • Digitalfeind

    Thank you. I have been looking for nice cheap quad copter for my son for awhile now.

    • Melvco

      Can’t recommend the UDI enough at this price point. Very stable and forgiving for first-time flyers.