What are the best tech gifts under 50 us dollars?

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    #1Satechi Bluetooth Button Series

    Satechi Bluetooth Button Series

    This gadget will allow you to remotely control mobile phone or tablet: using Bluetooth technology you will be able to turn up or down the volume of the music you are listening to, among many other features. 

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    Jacqueline Castillo
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "I couldn't get this to work with my Samsung. I tried and tried, I contacted their customer service and tried trouble shooting it, and it still didn't work. I don't know if it was a glitch on my end or their end but it never worked and I ended up sending it back."
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    #2Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x is professional monitor headphones with modern design and high-quality materials. It has high-quality audio and effective sound isolation and offers a comfortable listening environment.

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    Shirley Garza
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "This are really good headphones for the price! The sound quality is really good, and the headphones are really comfortable and don't slip at all. I liked these so much I bought a pair for each of my kids too!"
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    #3Wemo Mini Smart Plug

    Wemo Mini Smart Plug
    Wemo Mini Smart Plug allows you to control the lights and appliances in your home through Wi-Fi connection. No subscription or hub needed. This is also paired with Alexa that enables you to use voice command to control your appliances.
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    Albert Romero
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "Changed my life. I used to spend minutes turning on the lights when I got home or turning them all off before bed. Now, I can just talk to Alexa before bed and get it all taken care of! I'm very glad I made this purchase. I have already bought some for my siblings."
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    #4Tile Mate

    Tile Mate
    Tile Mate is a small and useful Bluetooth tracker that allows users to find anything in via Bluetooth tracking. By pressing the device, it will ring the missing item as long as it is paired and it is within the range.
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    Trishla Dasgupta
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "There's no end of the uses for this thing. It's like a tracking device that you can attach to just about anything, anywhere. It's basically everything you've ever wanted when you lost your keys, phone, wallet, or anything else. It's not even very pricey, and you'd expect it to be considering how immensely useful it is. What a buy!"
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    #5JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker
    Available in different colors, this ultra-light but powerful speaker will allow you to listen to your music anywhere. You can choose to connect your devices to it via Bluetooth or the integrated 3.5mm audio cable. 




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    Adam Wilson
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "it can be a mic or a speaker that you can just clip on your shirt it's actually pretty genius "
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    #6Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

    Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
    Echo Dot (2nd Generation)is a  hands-free and voice-controlled device will allow you to control lights and other smart home devices, such as fans, TV, garage doors or locks, among many others. 
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    Carl Murray
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "My brother really likes technology so I wanted to get him a tech gift for this birthday. I saw the Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black on a list of cheap tech gifts but after checking out the product I did not think my brother would like that gift at all."
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    #7Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

    Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

    The Fire Tablet with Alexa has a 7" IPS display, longer battery life, and 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It has Alexa cloud-based voice service and is great for watching movies and TV shows, reading Kindle e-books, playing games, and enjoying other apps.

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    Nathan Owens
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I needed something fun for my kids to give my wife for Mother's Day. The Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa was perfect. Now she can read and browse the internet in bed. She loves it."
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    #8Dizaul solar charger

    Dizaul solar charger
    Dizaul solar charger has 5000 mAh capacity and made of silicone rubber. It is has a water-resistant, dustproof, and shockproof design with a hook for portability.
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    Michael Stephens
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I couldn’t decide what to get my tech-savvy, nature-loving sister for her last birthday. That changed after she took a tumble, while trekking around Denali in Alaska, and found her phone dead. So next time she’ll have a Dizaul Portable Solar Power Charger. You can keep all your gadgets charged while you’re out in the back country or at the park with the kids. Don’t wait till next time."
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    #9Monoprice 107364

    Monoprice 107364 is a Bluetooth audio receiver that can be used in phones and mp3 players. It also connects through line-in or aux input for the home audio system. 

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    Judy Carroll
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This portable Bluetooth music receiver is a great value for the price. It has a great range so that you can pretty much play it anywhere in your house. Definitely makes for a great, yet not too expensive, gift!"
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    #10EXXACT PARTS A32-K53

    EXXACT PARTS A32-K53

    EXXACT PARTS A32-K53 is a laptop battery for Asus that uses 5200 mAh capacity and 10.8 voltage. It is compatible with Asus laptops A32 series, ROG G551 series, and ROG G56JR.

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    Kevin Wright
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Great battery for Asus laptops that last a long time and lasts a good while overall."
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    #11Samson SABT30

    Samson SABT30 is a Bluetooth audio receiver that connects within 30 feet and Bluetooth 3.0 technology. It perfectly works for Samson Expedition Series Portable PAs. 

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    Juan Baltazar
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I wanted to get a good friend a tech gift for a budget price of under 50 american dollars. I know that this person needed a Bluetooth receiver for his Samson device. With the Samson SABT30, this worked adequately for his purposes. While not a great deal or very good for outside devices, within the propriety ecosystem of Samson, this worked adequately. "
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    #12Aosmart BSWB23-RE-WHT

    Aosmart BSWB23-RE-WHT

    Aosmart BSWB23-RE-WHT is a smartwatch suitable for Android phones. It has multiple functions like fitness tracker, calendar, built-in camera, and calculator. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    Lori Hamilton
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Aosmart is very cheap for a smart watch. However, you get what you pay for. The smartwatch worked for a while. It has a fitness tracker, camera, and calculator, which I liked. However, after a few weeks of use the battery exploded. "
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    #13Brainydeal Laser Barcode Scanner

    Brainydeal Laser Barcode Scanner
    Brainydeal Laser Barcode Scanner is a handheld barcode reader with ergonomic appearance design which is ideal to use for a flow of materials of production and the management of bin storage. This product includes a user manual. 
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    Julio César del Ángel
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "My wife and are about to open a used book store. I was happy to find a Barcode Scanner so reasonable priced. "
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    #14WOOYHN solar charger

    WOOYHN solar charger

    WOOYHN solar charger has 24000mAh capacity and has three USB output. It uses a high-density li-polymer battery and has rubber-designed exterior for durability.

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    Gerald Gray
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "you never know when your going to run out of battery and it always when you need it the most. This is a great option to have with you in these situation. Worth every penny when this situation happens to you. "
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    #15Speedlink TORID

    Speedlink TORID

    Speedlink TORID is a wireless gamepad for PC and PS3 that uses 2.4GHz technology up to 8 m. It also features dual-mode technology for Windows compatibility. Its buttons are ergonomically positioned for gaming.

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    Navya Malik
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a decent gamepad. It was definitely a good buy for the price. My techie son loves it. I would say it was his favorite gift that he received. "
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    #16MOGA Rebel

    MOGA Rebel

    MOGA Rebel is a gamepad compatible with iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod. This gaming controller also includes a free list of controller support games.

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    Albert Weber
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The MOGA Rebel is an IOS gaming controller. It is compatible with IOS devices. This controller seems like it could bring video gaming fun to a whole other level. Almost like having a full console in the palm of ones hand."
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    #17ZD T Gamepad

    ZD T Gamepad

    ZD T Gamepad supports Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, PlayStation 3, Steam and Android version 4.0. It has JD-switch function and contains full-vibration feedback from Windows PC.  

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    Henry Keller
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "An excellent xbox one controller like set up. Works great for multiple systems other than the xbox one. Nice and sturdy looking and doesn't have any bugs in it to mess your gaming up."
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    #18SteelSeries Stratus XL

    SteelSeries Stratus XL

    The Stratus XL is a gaming controller for iOs devices that use Bluetooth technology for wireless connectivity. It has a battery life up to 40 hours and has 4 LED for gaming notifications.

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    Alicia Palacios
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The buttons and joystick work well and get the job done. I have had a little problems with the controller unpairing, but this is easily fixed. For the price, this is a solid controller and I would buy another."
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    #19Tile Sport

    Tile Sport
    Durable, reliable and small, the Tile Sport will allow users to always know where their belongings are. The Tile Sport works with smartphones, it will ring if prompted for easy location. This is perfect for those who are constantly losing stuff.
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    José Antonio Camacho
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "This is a good tech to invest into and keep up with things and stay organized in what you want and do I think it's good"
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    #20Lexar JumpDrive S50

    Lexar JumpDrive S50

    Lexar JumpDrive S50 is a 16 GB flash drive and compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It features LED activity indicator for file security. 

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    Shreyas Malik
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The best tech gift under 50 dollars with the Lexar JumpDrive S50. This USB flash drive can hold 16GB of digital files and is compatible with WIndows and Mac operating systems. It has a built in LED activity indicator to monitor data transmission."
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    #21X-DRAGON XD-SC-001-BORA

    X-DRAGON XD-SC-001-BORA
    X-DRAGON XD-SC 001-BORA is a 10000 mAh solar power bank with water-resistant quality. It has dual recharging technologies and contains a shockproof design for multiple protection. 
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    Cheryl Cook
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a great idea! Even better than I thought this would be. I can charge pretty much everything I need to with no problem. If your looking for a good charger to take outdoors this is a great solution! Wish I knew about this earlier!"
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    #22Ryu amiibo (Super Smash Bros Series)

    Ryu amiibo (Super Smash Bros Series)

    This figure designed to interact with Amiboo games features Ryu, one of Street Fighter's most iconic characters. Just tap the figure over your video game console pad and you will be ready to get cool and exclusive features. 

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    Jack Wallace
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "I wouldn't consider an amiibo a tech gift although I guess the idea of interacting with tech is what it is. I would be looking more at a Switch to be the tech gift and not the amiibo. "
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    #23HWG A32-U47 Battery

    HWG A32-U47 Battery

    HWG A32-U47 is a laptop Li-ion battery suitable for Asus laptops. It is compatible with Asus models A41-U47, A42-U47, U47, U47A, Q400, Q400C, and Q400A. 

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    Hemant Rathore
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "HWG A32-U47 is a great under 50 dollar tech gift. "
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    #24Avotch USB-C Hub

    Avotch USB-C Hub

    Avotch USB-C Hub is a USB type C adaptor compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It also features 4K video adapter and has three USB ports. 

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    Lori Howard
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Interesting choice. I would have gone with something more functional than a USB hub. Yes, you can connect stuff, but you have to already have the stuff to do it with. "
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    #25Retrolink Nintendo 64

    Retrolink Nintendo 64

    Retrolink Nintendo 64  is a gaming controller compatible with Mac and Windows. This gaming controller includes USP port for easier connectivity, 6 feet cable and 3D analog stick. 

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    Nicole Moore
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP. At under $20 bucks it's not worth it. It's cheaply made and buttons stick and the stick itself comes off."
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    #26Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Gamepad

    Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Gamepad

    Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Gamepad supports iOS devices and has multiplayer support. It includes up to 40 hours battery life and adjustable smartphone clip for portability. 

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    John Chang
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "As a person that's always playing games on their iPhone, the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Gamepad was a really nice purchase and it was under $50. After starting to use this game I really have noticed myself beating my friends a lot more since I have better control than using a touch screen."
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    #27SteelSeries Nimbus 69070

    SteelSeries Nimbus 69070

    SteelSeries Nimbus 69070 is a gamepad ideal for an iOS system. It has 4.1 Bluetooth connectivity and can endure up to 40 hours of battery life for gaming. 

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    Marilyn Curtis
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This controller connects to everything. It is so versatile. It is also very ergonomic, it feels good in my hand even after playing with it for hours. "
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    #28GameSir G4s

    GameSir G4s

    GameSir G4s gamepad is compatible with Windows PC, Android 4.0 and above devices. It has three connection modes like Bluetooth, wireless and cable.  It also contains two adjustable angles. 

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    Alexander Henderson
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This would be a really good gift for tech friends who enjoy games, and like playing with controller, this will work on many different devices. I have found that it is really comfortable and tough. It has many reviews which are positive."
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    #29Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Transmitter and Receiver

    Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Transmitter and Receiver

    Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Transmitter and Receiver provides up to 10 hours paly for the transmitter mode and 5 hours play in receiver mode. This 2-in-1 Bluetooth audio is perfect for phones and tablets.  

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    Keith Alexander
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This does just what I need it to do. Transmitting audio was a pain, this makes it easy,"
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    #30ZD Wines ZD-V108-B

    ZD Wines ZD-V108-B

    ZD WinesZD-V108-B gamepad supports Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 and Android devices with version 4.0 and above. It has JD-SWITCH function for easier maneuvering in gaming. 

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    Nicole Parker
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Nice and cheap, but is wired so limits movement. It is good for my grandson to learn to play on though."
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    #31Anker AK-68ANHUB-B10A

    Anker AK-68ANHUB-B10A

    Anker AK-68ANHUB-B10A is a USB 3.0 10-port hub that has 5gbps data transfer speed. It also features 12 V power adapter which is compatible with Android and Mac OS. 

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    #32AUKEY BR-C8

    AUKEY BR-C8
    AUKEY BR-C8 is a Bluetooth audio receiver that has 3-port USB car charger and magnetic base. It includes a built-in microphone for hands-free calls for iOS and Android devices. 


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    Larry Harrison
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Awesome! I use it in the car all of the time, and it is very helpful for driving. You don't have to look at your phone at all!"
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    #33AUKEY BR-C1

    AUKEY BR-C1
    AUKEY BR-C1 is a Bluetooth audio receiver that can connect two devices simultaneously and supports hands-free calls. It has up to 8 hours of play time. 
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    Betty Howard
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "in case you want to gift someone with something, AUKEY BR-C1 is the deal. it can connect two devices simultaneously and supports hands-free calls. It has up to 8 hours of play time. "
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    #34Taylor Precision Products Digital Measuring Cup and Scale

    Taylor Precision Products Digital Measuring Cup and Scale
    This cooking tool is both a measuring cup and scale, which will allow you to convert weight to volume with ease. Its LCD screen will tell you all this information and it needs only one lithium battery. 



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    Tyler Green
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "This is a pretty novel idea and I find that it works pretty good as a scale. I use it all the time for measuring out ingredients when trying new recipes. I think overall it's been pretty accurate."
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    #35A-szcxtop S3 Bluetooth Gamepad

    A-szcxtop S3 Bluetooth Gamepad
    A-szcxtop S3 Bluetooth Gamepad supports three connection types like Bluetooth, wireless and cable. It supports devices with Android Platform 3.2 and above and has a wireless distance of 10 meters. 
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    Barbara Little
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I don't think you can do much better for this low price tag! I have found the controller works well and easily connects with bluetooth. It isn't the most comfortable controller I've held, but I have grown more accustomed to it over time."
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    #36XFUNY Gamepad

    XFUNY Gamepad

    XFUNY Gamepad is compatible with Android and iOS. It uses Bluetooth technology for wireless connectivity and has 32-bit high-performance chip that gives the best experience in gaming. 

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    Bruce Hunt
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This comes with all the tools you need to play your game. The controller is comfortable to hold and comes with extra accessories, which is nice. "
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    #37Ion ICG07

    Ion ICG07

    Ion ICG07 is a gaming controller compatible with iOS devices. It uses Bluetooth technology for wireless connection and has a rotating cradle for convenient maneuvering while playing. 

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    Ethan Ryan
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is a gaming controller for your iOS devices. You get what you pay for, so if your looking for something high quality, you may want to go elsewhere. In a pinch, it works, but I believe there are better choices out there. "
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    #38UCEC USB Video Capture

    UCEC USB Video Capture

    UCEC USB 2.0 Video Audio Capture Card Device Adapter will convert VHS and VCR to DVD for Windows which supports DVD+/-R/RW, DVD/-VR, and DVD-Video formats. 

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    María Luisa Rivas
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Well this does have the benefit of being super cheap, but I dont think it is the greatest tech gift. You really need a specific reason for using this and it may not be for everyone."
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    #39DTK DAK55

    DTK DAK55

    DTK DAK55 is a laptop battery suitable for Asus which has Li-ion battery type and 4400 mAh capacity. This laptop battery can be used within two hours for standard operation time. 

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    Chan Liu
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "DTK DAK55 is a battery which works on the specific laptops and I doubt even the owners of those laptops would be happy to be given it as a gift. Now imagine, if you give it someone who doesn't have the compatible device... The idea of finding a good gift for anyone is to know that specific person and their needs but if you don't have the luxury of that, then you should go ahead and buy something which has many uses - let's say a power bank, or a wireless speaker/headphones or something like that. "
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    #40HooToo HT-UC001S

    HooToo HT-UC001S

    HooToo HT-UC001S is a USB-C hub with charging port, HDMI port, and SD memory card reader. It is compatible with MacBook Pro and Google Chromebook. 

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    Victoria Delgado
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This hub meets the description and it is under $50. But I feel that there are better options for a tech gift."
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    #41Gear Head UH5500ESP

    Gear Head UH5500ESP

    Gear Head UH5500ESP is a USB 2.0 hub with four ports and compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It also features desktop mounting system. 

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    Ángel Saucedo
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Gear Head UH5500ESP is a helpful, but boring tech gift under $50. Aside from the expanded functionality it provides, it also features a hard switch for turning off USB devices and saving power."
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    #42Baile 2.4G

    Baile 2.4G

    Baile 2.4 G gamepad supports Android 2.3 and above system and Windows XP, 7, 8, and 10. It includes a dual analog joystick and powered by two AA batteries. 

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    Ernesto Gálvez
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This is a great tech gift that is under 50 to give to someone! It's easy to use any any phone/PC gamer would love this!"
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    #43AmazonBasics Bluetooth Audio Receiver

    AmazonBasics Bluetooth Audio Receiver

    AmazonBasics Bluetooth Audio Receiver can receive music up to 30 feet (10 meters) away using Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It has RCA to 3.5mm audio cable. 

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    Lauren Watson
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This Bluetooth receiver allows me to play music anywhere I want! Very effective way to stream audio from any Bluetooth device and bring all your equipment into the 21st century. Pairs quickly and easily and sound comes through with range and crystal clear. Highly recommended for those who already have a setup they love but care to play the occasional tune from a phone or tablet."
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    #44The One TOK1B

    The One TOK1B

    The One TOK1B is a 61-key digital piano that supports both iOS and Android devices. It includes built-in music stand and more than 128 instrument sounds. 

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    Stephen Collins
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "great keyboard, but way too expensive. there are much better options for a better price."
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    #45Teryei T1

    Teryei T1

    Teryei T1 is a 1500mAh portable solar charger. It has four recharge methods and multi-functional LED flashlight. It has a waterproof, dustproof and shockproof design. 

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    Lauren Crawford
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The link to Amazon was broken but I found the product through a google search. I like the idea of a solar charger because you can recharge it if you are traveling and do not have easy access to an outlet. Chargers that I had in the past were too expensive and did not last a long time. Plus I would always lose the cable to recharge the device. Here I have the option of losing the cable without worrying about recharging the device. "
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    #46Buffalo BSGP815GY

    Buffalo BSGP815GY

    Buffalo BSGP815GY supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. It is compatible with Android devices with 8 buttons for easier access to gaming. 

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    Bryan Lee
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This no frills gamepad is just great and is well built. It reminds me of the Super Nintendo controllers but with an even better feel. You can customize any buttons and the software it comes with allows for a ton of options. I like how simple it is and how well it is made with great buttons that won't wear out."

Summary

Best What are the best tech gifts under 50 us dollars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Satechi Bluetooth Button SeriesElectronics 13 Paid
2Audio-Technica ATH-M20xElectronics 11 Paid
3Wemo Mini Smart PlugElectronics 9 Paid
4Tile MateElectronics 8 Paid
5JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker Electronics 7 Paid
6Echo Dot (2nd Generation)Electronics 6 Paid
7Fire 7 Tablet with AlexaElectronics 2 Paid
8Dizaul solar chargerElectronics 0 Paid
9Monoprice 107364Electronics 0 Paid
10EXXACT PARTS A32-K53Electronics 0 Paid
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