The 5 Best Tech Gifts Under $50 for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! But as you start your Christmas shopping this year, you may be scratching your head – and scouring the Internet – to figure out a great gift for the geek in your life. Even if you don’t “speak geek”, check out this list of the best affordable tech gifts for the holiday season to make even the most tech savvy person in your life happy:

    1. Kindle Fire Leather Cover While you may not be able to afford a brand-new Kindle, you can gift a great Kindle accessory, like a leather cover available in a wide variety of colors, ranging from black to brown to gray to green to pink. This will keep a Kindle from getting scratched and will also make it easy to tote around in a backpack or purse.
    2. Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset If your husband, son, or brother happens to be a videogame freak, then he definitely needs a new headset and mic with amplified audio, quick access gaming controls, and a microphone monitor so that he can hear what he’s saying. Even better, this headset is powered by a USB, so no batteries are necessary.
    3. iHome LED Speaker System This handy speaker system can be used for most iPod and iPhone models with a Universal Dock Connector. It comes in a translucent cabinet with four different color change settings and also allows you to charge your iPod while it is docked. The small 5.5 inch cube has carrying handles and internal adjustable lighting. You can change the lighting to match your room or to suit your mood, from pink, orange, yellow, or blue.
    4. iPod Shuffle The iPod shuffle is still cool, right? While it may not be the newest model of iPod, it is the perfect, affordable musical device to get for someone in your life that still hasn’t gotten an iPod or iPhone. This may be a grandparent, a niece, a nephew, or a parent who is still a little behind on the times… Bless their heart.
    5. Logitech Harmony Remote This remote is a must for anyone in your life who uses 3 to 4 different remotes on their television at any given time. All commands for TV, DVD, cable, and sound systems can be programmed into one remote for convenient use. This makes watching TV a much more pleasant experience since unnecessary time won’t be spent searching in the couch cushions for one of many remotes.

 Bethany Ramos is a full-time freelance writer that co-owns her own e-commerce website, The Coffee Bump. The Coffee Bump specializes in a wide variety of  coffee makers Bunn and assorted coffee and espresso products.