Finances & Money

3 Affordable Gadgets to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

The holidays are upon us, and millions of people will be hitting the malls, stores and sites to find the best gifts available this season. As has been the case for the last decade, the vast majority of popular gifts will involve a high level of innovative technology and cool gadgetry.

Unfortunately, the hottest and most exciting gadgets can cost a pretty penny, especially with retailers’ savvy understanding of holiday season consumers. Since you will not be able to buy the newest smartphones or the coolest computers for everyone on your holiday shopping list, you will likely need to find alternative sources of interesting and useful gifts.

Or maybe holiday shopping is not your highest priority just yet, but you are looking for some cool, affordable tech gadgets for yourself. Either way, we all end up buying a few things for ourselves, even during our holiday shopping trips, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Whatever your reasons, this guide is designed to help you identify, choose and find the best and most affordable high-tech gadgets that will give you the most bang for your buck.

  1. Amazon Fire TV 4K

Conventional cable and satellite TV providers are quickly becoming a thing of the past, as more and more people continue to turn to more efficient and affordable alternative sources of entertainment. Perhaps the best of all of these– especially for those who are on a budget– is Amazon Fire TV.

Although it is slightly smaller than the original model, the latest version of Amazon’s Fire TV offers 4K Ultra HD, and it also has HDR support. Simply plug it into the HDMI outlet in your TV, connect it to your WiFi and use the remote to watch your favorite programs through countless apps. Even better, you can connect the new Amazon Fire TV 4K to the Amazon digital assistant, Alexa, and enter the world of hands-free TV control. Spend just a few dollars more, and you can even get it bundled with the AmazonBasics HD antenna.

2. TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb

Smart home technology has slowly been growing and evolving over the last decade or so, and it is now starting to become standard in American households. However, those of us who live on a budget do not have access to many of the modern luxuries of advanced connectivity in the house or smart home technology.

But luckily, there are the new TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulbs for those who are looking to gradually ease their way into the world of smart home connectivity. These lights can be turned on or off using your smartphone (once you download the free app), and they have many of the same features of other smart lights such as timers, schedules and more.

3. Syllable D900 Mini Bluetooth Earbuds

Wires and headphone jacks are quickly becoming a thing of the past, and you certainly don’t want to be the last person seen in public with old-fashioned wired earbuds. However, most wireless headphones cost well over $100, and the advanced noise-cancelling models can get ridiculously expensive.

Fortunately for you, you can purchase the Syllable D900 Mini Bluetooth Earbuds and still listen to your music in public without looking uncool. In addition to this obvious benefit, these little guys pack some serious punch in terms of bass, and they have surprisingly clean highs for such an affordable price. They are also light, comfortable and effectively noise-cancelling for small earbuds.


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