There's nothing harder than holiday shopping on a budget, especially when you're shopping for someone that loves cool gadgets. Gadget shopping on a budget is so tough that most of us take the easy way out and just pick up a gift card at a local electronics store. And while gift cards are nice, it doesn't have the same flair as actually handing over a cool gadget.
Who says you can't give a great tech gift when shopping on a budget? Here are 10 great gadgets, with an MSRP of 50 bucks or less, that any tech-lover would love to have for the holidays.
| ||PNY Multi-slot Flash Reader - $25 |
So many of your friends and family are still using proprietary camera connectors and software to move images from their camera to a PC. This $25 dollar gift makes digital photography 10 times easier, and supports most major kinds of flash memory cards.
|Logitech Mobile Express Bluetooth Headset - $49 |
This Wireless headset makes a great gift for anyone with a Bluetooth enabled phone. It's light-weight, has a great battery life, and fits either ear.
| ||Digital Innovations SkipDoctor - $39 |
With its patented radial polishing process, you can give a gift that saves money by allowing them to fix and repair scratched CDs, DVDs, and video games. In minutes, an unplayable disc can be transformed to like new condition.
|iRiver Mobile FM Transmitter AFT-100 - $49 |
Want to give someone an accessory for their MP3 player, but don't know what player they have? No worries here! The AFT-100 works with ANY portable audio device that has a headphone jack, and that's just about all of them. Best of all, it sports a really cool Blue LCD display, and can transmit to any FM station.
| ||Panasonic RP-HC70 Noise-Cancelling Headphones - $39 |
Panasonic has packed in a ton of noise killing power for such a low everyday price. These are great for anyone that that would every play their MP3 player, Game Boy, or PSP in a noisy environment, and is a must for travellers.
|Logitech Cordless Precision Gaming Controllers - $39(PS2) $49(XBOX) |
Considered by many to be the finest third-party gaming controllers ever made, these little gems are the perfect gift for any PS2 or XBOX gamer on your list. With lag-free precision within 30 feet and 50+ hours of game time from two AA batteries, you better get used to being called "St. Nick".
| ||Motorola Talkabout FV500R Two-Way Radio - $49 |
Pratical and fun to own, the Motorola FV500R is a set of GMRS/FRS two-way radios that anyone would love to own. This great set comes with two radios, NiMH rechargeable batteries, and a twin charging cradle.
|Creative MuVo Micro 256MB - $49 |
It's an MP3 player, a voice recorder, and more! There's few things that the MuVo doesn't do well, which is no small feat for such a tiny device that sells for such a tiny price.
| ||Back to Basics Egg & Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher - $49 |
For the average person, the ultimate toaster is a device that makes bread warm. But for for the gadget lover, the ultimate toaster can also poach an egg and heat up a slice of Canadian bacon. That's right, the geek that can make a classic breakfast sandwich in under 4 minutes has serious bragging rights.
|Atari Flashback 2.0 - $29 |
Simply plug the Flashback into a TV set and play old Atari favorites like Pong, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command, and more! The Flashback comes pre-loaded with 40 classic titles, and is sure to be a gift that anyone who loves games will enjoy.
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