Five cheap but classy tech gifts for $50 or less

IDG.TV | Nov 23, 2015

Yes, your budget can handle these, from great audio accessories and clever docks to the slickest streaming device this season.

These hot-ticket holiday items won't bust your budget: JVC HA-S400-B headphones, Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard, Bobine iPhone dock, Philips Shoqbox Mini, Chromecast


You’ll be impressed at the warm, dynamic sound quality.

The padded earpieces offer impressive sound isolation.


Bend it, yank it: The thick four-foot cord and L plug can take abuse.




Cheap headphones that don’t sound cheap. Sweet.



JVC HA-S400-B * $39.95 * av.jvc.com

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The Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard can do it all.

Windows, Mac, Chrome, iOS, Android... it connects to any of these devices.

Tablets and phones fit into the slot along the top.

Pair up to three devices at a time. Just turn the dial to choose your OS.

This typing tool refuses to be typecast.

Logitech K480 * $50 * logitech.com

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The Bobine is no ordinary iPhone dock.

This is military-grade nickel-plated steel in a flexible, strong cable.


It can hold your iPhone high for taking selfies or reading…

...or keep it low for gaming or video.

A dock that doesn’t look like a chunk of plastic. What a great idea.

Bobine * $35 * fusechicken.com

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The Philips Shoqbox Mini is a portable speaker for the great outdoors.


It weighs just 7 ounces.

It’s water-resistant. It can even float.

An anti-clipping feature prevents distortion even when you blast it.

Big sound in a small package.

Shoqbox Mini * $50 * usa.philips.com

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The new Chromecast is even simpler to use than the old one.

The flexible HDMI cable makes it easier to fit in back of your TV.

The upgraded Chromecast app makes it easier to find content.

Bonus: It’s so merry and bright, you could hang it on the Christmas tree.

Chromecast * $35 * google.com
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