High-tech gifts that won’t break the bank; cool ideas under $50

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AirJamz App-Enabled Bluetooth Electric Air Guitar Toy (Image Credit: playairjamz.com)

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You don’t have to go broke trying to buy the best-gifts-ever for your special someone this holiday season. Here are some ideas for $50 or less:

AirJamz Air Guitar Pick

Let someone live out their rock and roll dreams with the $49 AirJamz Pick. They just have to pick a genre, then an instrument on the corresponding app. After that… it’s time to ROCK.


A $25 selfie stick with a rock star microphone. Use when recording videos and using karaoke apps.

iClever Headphones

Need headphones for the kids? These ones sell for less than $20 on Amazon and offer cute, comfy designs with built-in volume control to protect their hearing.

iFrogz Summit Bluetooth Headphones

The $35 summit Bluetooth Wireless headphones from iFrogz has decent sound and handy controls, plus a variety of earbud sizes.

Amazon Echo Dot

Smarten up your home with Amazon’s $49 Echo Dot. It works just like the larger Echo but with a smaller price point. Using the virtual assistant Alexa you can ask questions, play music and control other smart devices.

Roku Streaming Stick

A great pick for those looking to cut the cable cord, or the binge watcher in your life. The $50 Roku stick got a rare 5-star rating from CNET.com editors. It’s also one of the least expensive streaming devices that can bring you Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more.

Propel Batwing Micro Drone

For the drone and Batman fan in your life. This $40 micro drone comes with replacement blades and is relatively easy to fly, even in rough weather.