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You don’t have to spend a ton of cash on gadgets, but what if you’re looking for something a little more substantial? Well, Paul Armstrong has ten gadgets and doohickeys for under US$100. Check the full rundown below.
1) Cableyoyo [BlueLounge]
Perfect stocking stuffer for the 80% of people who still have the hassle of headphones with wires! Available in multiple colours including Dark Grey, Light Grey, Lime Green and Limited Edition Gold Magnet in Black or Blue.
Price: US$9.95 on amazon.com
2) Too Splash-proof Speaker [Libratone]
A great little speaker that is available in four colours including cerise red (pictured) or Caribbean Blue. Splash-proof and perfect for traveling listening thanks to its 360-degree deep bass, full mid-range and crisp treble sound for those deep vocals.
Price: US$99 on amazon.com
3) Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting [Luminoodle]
Get rid of eyestrain with the USB LED TV backlight that sticks to the back of your TV. Perfect for movie or TV buffs or the general viewer. Also comes with a remote control, this is a smart way to look after your eyes and enjoy what you’re watching. Easy to install and comes with a wireless remote.
Price: US$29.99 on amazon.com
4) Unicorn Phone Charger [Firebox]
With 2000mAh you’ll get a topup charge, and be on trend while doing it. The handy LED indicator lets you know how much juice you have left and you can charge up the unicorn via the microUSB cable.
Price: US$20 on firebox.com
5) Tile Sport [Tile]
Recently doubling its range, using the Sport Tile means you’re never far from another Tile user who can help you find your stuff (or you can help them find their stuff). Beside that safety net, Tile is rugged and stunning. The phone locator function (a simple double press) is extremely handy. Also available in two-packs including a rose gold version.
Price: US$34.99 on amazon.com
6) Google Home Mini [Google]
As pretty as it is small, the Google Home Mini has a deeper layer of knowledge compared to other voice assistants available. The king of search has perfected the homework helper or smart home hub but also made it cute enough to keep out in plain sight. Currently available on special, as opposed to its US$50 price.
Price: US$29 on store.google.com
7) Star Wars Special Edition R2-D2 Men’s Electric Shaver [Philips]
It shaves your face, it looks like R2-D2. You don’t have to understand it, you just need to buy it for the Star Wars nut in your life.
Price: US$53 on johnlewis.com
8) Happiness Planner [Happiness Planner]
Everyone could do with cultivating more happiness. Packed with productivity tips to self-reflection exercises, this planner is designed to help you cultivate happiness and foster personal growth. Perfect for anyone looking to embrace the power of positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude, and self-development. Multiple colors available along with a neat free iOS app too.
9) Inflatable Solar Light [Mpowerd]
Small to store and easy to use, this inflatable light is perfect for travellers or campers, keeping you illuminated for 24 hours (on a full charge) with three light modes to choose from.
Price: US$19.95 on mpowerd.com
10) Mayfair 13″ Knomad Organiser [Knomo]
A zip-around fastening, an RFID protected pocket, more card slots and other sensible additions, the Mayfair organiser is perfect for the worker on the go. Two sizes are available in two finishes; 10.5″ for tablet users or 13″ for larger units like a Macbook Air or Pro in water-repellent waxed canvas or premium nylon.
Price: US$99 via knomobags.com