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The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts for All Budgets

From noise-canceling headphones to smart plugs, bookshelf speakers to wireless chargers, we've rounded up our favorite tech gadgets that we use everyday.

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Looking for tech, gadget or audio gift for somebody? We've got you covered. From noise-canceling headphones to smart plugs, bookshelf speakers to wireless chargers, we've rounded up our favorite tech gadgets that we use everyday.

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Anker Nano iPhone Charger (20W)
Anker amazon.com

Now that the latest iPhones don't ship with a companion wall adapter, you'll need to use one you already own or buy a new one separately. This one by Anker is tiny yet still powerful enough to fast-charge a iPhone.

Mophie powerstation Plus (6,000mAh)
mophie amazon.com

This is a great portable battery for anybody who has an iPhone. It has an integrated charging cable with a Lightning connector attachment. It can also charge via wireless charger if they already have one of those for charging their phone. 

Wyze Cam v3
Wyze amazon.com

The Wyze Cam V3 is a tiny smart home camera that works with most smart ecosystems (including Alexa and Google Assistant) and has a similar feature set and video capture capabilities as way more expensive options.

Wemo WiFi Smart Plug
Wemo belkin.com

This is our favorite smart plug because of its small size and capability with all the major smart ecosystems, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.

Aukey 3-in-1 MFi Charging Cable
Aukey us.anker.com

This 3-in-1 charging cable solves the problem of carrying around multiple cords to charge all your devices. It has a Lightning, micro-USB and USB-C connections.

ThunderB 3 in 1 Wireless Charger Station
ThunderBs amazon.com

This charging station is a great bedside addition for anyone who has an Apple Watch they'd like to charge alongside their phone. 

Magsafe Car Vent Mount
Belkin shopmoment.com

This is the perfect accessory for anybody who has an iPhone 12 (any model) and spends long hours in the car. It attaches to your car's air vent and holds your iPhone 12 in place as you drive.

The Best Turntable and Speaker Combos That Make Vinyl Easy
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Chase Pellerin

While true that traditional turntable setups have a lot of moving parts, that’s the nature of the beast — if not vinyl’s main allure. There’s also an easy workaround. These days, a bunch of turntables and speaker systems come with integrated components (like a phono preamplifier or amplifier) and they make listening to vinyl as hassle-free. Here are some of the best.


Twelve South AirFly Pro
Twelve South
Twelve South amazon.com
$45.24 (18% off)

The AirFly Pro is the perfect accessory for anyone with Apple AirPods. The Bluetooth adapter quickly connects to AirPods and allows them to listen to devices that don't have Bluetooth, such as a Nintendo Switch or an airplane's in-flight entertainment system. 

Twelve South Curve
Twelve South amazon.com

This is a convenient and ergonomic laptop stand that's perfectly sized to fit a 13-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It's available in either black or white.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3
Logitech amazon.com

This is an excellent wireless mouse for a number of reasons. It's small and very portable. It charges via USB-C. And it has customizable side buttons that's optimized for video conferencing. (You can program them to toggle your microphone and video on/off during Zoom or Microsoft Teams video calls.)

HomePod mini
Apple apple.com

The HomePod mini is the best smart speaker for anybody with an iPhone and subscribes to Apple Music. Plus, it's adorable. 

Nest Audio
Google walmart.com

Google's tiny smart speaker delivers surprisingly rich sound and the smartest voice assistant in the game. Get two and they can create a stereo pair for the best sound.

UE Boom 3
Ultimate Ears

This is our pick for best all-around portable Bluetooth speaker. It combines big sound, intuitive controls and durable design, and it comes in a price that's more affordable than most alternatives.

The Best Wireless Earbuds of 2021 – Which Is Right for You?
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This definitive guide to the best wireless earbuds of 2021 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of wireless earbuds, including what to look out for and which options are best.


Sonos Roam
Sonos sonos.com

The Roam is the newest, smallest and most rugged speaker that Sonos has ever made. It's designed to be played at home and anywhere else (like the beach).

Bose Frames Soprano

Bose's audio glasses are the ideal give for anybody who spends a lot of time outdoors and doesn't like the feel of wireless earbuds earbuds. 

Echo Show 10
Amazon amazon.com
$199.99 (20% off)

The Echo Show 10 is Amazon's newest and coolest smart display. It has a rotating base with face tracking, so the screen can follow you as you watch a show or recipe video. 

Apple Watch SE

Apple's new smartwatch virtually the same design along with almost all of the same abilities as the company's flagship smartwatch, Series 6, but it costs significantly less.  

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
Bose bose.com

It's taken Bose awhile to release its first pair of wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, but they're here — and they're excellent. Available in black or silver.

Sony WH-1000XM4
Sony amazon.com

Released in 2020, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are the ultimate package. They combine great sound, a ton of new-age features and the best active noise-cancellation ever in a pair of wireless headphones.

Audioengine A2+
Audioengine amazon.com

This is versatile and tiny pair of powered bookshelf speakers. They can connect them to a computer, turntable, tablet or smartphone. And they have built-in Bluetooth so streaming is super easy. 

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