The big gift-giving day is approaching quickly. If you haven’t crossed everyone off your Christmas list yet or you’re looking for a few treats for yourself, we’ve got you covered. The 10 items on this list are affordable and easy to fit in a stocking, but the most important thing is you can get them on your doorstep before Christmas. Don’t hesitate to buy these last-minute gifts. There’s no time to waste!
1. Anker PowerCore Fusion
The PowerCore Fusion gets its name by fusing together wall chargers and portable chargers. You can plug it into the wall and use it as a typical wall charger, but it has a battery built-in. That means you can unplug it and take it with you like a battery pack. It’s really cool and handy.
2. Super Long USB-C Cable
When you’re tied to the wall to get some much-needed juice, an extra long charging cable is your best friend. This cable is a whopping 10-feet long, so you’ll have plenty of free range. The cable is USB-C 3.0 with USB-A on other one end. If you’ve never treated yourself to a long charging cable, give this one a try. You’ll thank us.
3. Spigen Magnetic Car Mount
Magnetic car mounts are the way to go if you want something super easy. Spigen’s mount comes with a thin piece of metal that sticks on the back of your phone and can be hidden under a case. The mount connects to the air vents in your car. Simply put your phone up against the mount and the magnet will hold it in place.
4. Anker SoundBuds Curve
One of the most important accessories for any phone is a good pair of headphones. A lot of phones ditched the headphone jack this year, so you better be ready to hop on the Bluetooth train. The Anker SoundBuds Curve are only $20, but they’ll get the job done. The slim design makes them easy to wear and they have a handy module for adjusting volume and play/pause.
5. Griffin iTrip
Another casualty of the headphone jack war is cars with auxiliary inputs. You can’t easily plug in and play your music in the car. The Griffin iTrip allows you to use the auxiliary port in your car and turn it into a Bluetooth receiver. It’s not a perfect solution, but it works pretty well for being only $20.
6. Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Getting started with smart home accessories doesn’t have to be a big price commitment or require complicated setup. Wemo makes some easy to use smart home devices that work great. The Mini Smart Plug connects to your WiFi and plugs into any outlet. You can use the Wemo app and Google Assistant to control things.
7. SmartThings Link for SHIELD TV
If you want to take a step into the bigger smart home world, a hub should be your first purchase. The SmartThings Link plugs into the NVIDIA Shield Android TV and turns it into a hub. Smart devices can then connect to the Link instead of relying on your WiFi network. For just $20, it’s a cheap way to get started.
8. AmazonBasics Bluetooth Speaker
If you just want a decent and cheap speaker, the Amazon Basics portable Bluetooth speaker is a great deal. For less than $15 you’re getting a speaker with a 33-foot range, high-quality sound, a 3.5mm port for wired connection, built-in mic for phone calls, and 8 hours of battery life. Plus, it comes in 3 different colors.
A PopSocket is one of those things you don’t know you need until you have one. This little $10 accessory sticks to the back of your phone and pops out to create a handle. It makes phones a lot easier to hold with one hand and it can be pushed flat when you’re not using it. The PopSocket comes in a wide variety of colors.
10. GLOUE Touchscreen Gloves
The weather outside may be frightful, but you still want to be able to use your phone. A nice pair of touchscreen gloves will keep your hands warm and allow you to still use your phone. The GLOUE touchscreen gloves are grippy, water-resistant, and lined with warm fleece. The thumb and pointer finger are conductive.
December 20, 2017 at 11:08AM