A color-changing lightbulb, a wireless charger, even an Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass.
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Most people associate the best tech gifts with highest price tags. But there are plenty of great tech gift ideas that won’t decimate your holiday budget and can still make the most serious nerd’s life a little bit easier — like accessories for their new iPhone Xs, gadgets that’ll turn a regular home into a smart one, even an Alexa-enabled singing fish. And to make the hunt for these still-useful-but-not-too-expensive tech gifts a little easier, we found 24 of the best gadgets and gizmos to give your favorite techie this holiday season, all of which are under $50 and readily available on Amazon. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.
$27(was $30, now 10% off)
As thin as two credit cards, this Tile slides easily into a wallet or purse and will let them keep track of where it is through the accompanying app.
America’s favorite singing fish is now a smarter than ever. This newest version of the Big Mouth Billy Bass is compatible with Alexa, able to lip-sync responses to voice commands. (But remember: They need an Amazon Echo device to make it work.)
Verilux HappyLight Compact Personal, Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp
Mood lights help mimic the sun’s rays when you’re living somewhere (like New York) that doesn’t get much sun in the winter — they’ve been shown to actually improve your mood, and even a portable one helps.