Here are five, inexpensive, last-minute tech gifts

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It’s only a few days before Christmas, and as we finish shopping for our friends and loved ones, there may be one or two gifts that you forgot to buy. So, here’s a roundup of some inexpensive tech gifts perfect for anyone.

Syllable Wireless Earbuds

We recently reviewed the Syllable Wireless Earbuds, and found them to be a great deal for only $50. They’re completely wireless, and offer a rich sound quality — perfect for walking around, or working on the go, just without any wires. Plus, they can be easily carried around and charged in their case.

Get the Syllable Wireless Earbuds

Anker PowerCore Slim 5000

The Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 is a solid, slim, power bank that is perfect for anyone — and only costs $23. It will charge phones 1-1.5 times, but with a slim profile, it makes it easy to charge on the go. It features one USB port for charging your device, and a micro USB port for charging the power bank.

Get the Anker PowerCore Slim 5000


Google Chromecast

The $35 (on sale for $25) Google Chromecast is one of my favorites. It is super easy to plug into your TV and cast movies, music, photos from your phone, right onto the big screen. Your phone turns into the remote from where you control the media and the volume. It’s also handy to bring on a trip and plug into the hotel TV so you can kick back and relax. There’s also the 4K Chromecast Ultra for those with 4K TVs, and the love of high quality content.

Get the Google Chromecast Get the Google Chromecast Ultra

Tile Mate

Know someone always loosing their keys? Then the $25 Tile Mate may be the perfect gift for them this holiday season. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can easily track where you last left a precious item. The Tile Mate is also smaller than the previous version, making it easier to pop on a keychain.

Get the Tile Mate

Fire Tablet/Nook Tablet

We recently compared the Fire Tablet to the Nook Tablet, and concluded that either tablet would be a great purchase, especially for $50. The Fire Tablet runs Fire OS, so it lacks the Google Play Store, but there are still plenty of apps thanks for the Amazon App Store. It’s great for media consumption, or just a casual evening browsing Twitter. The Nook Tablet, at $50, is also a great option if you want to get that from your local Barnes & Noble. It comes with the Google Play Store, and is perfect for light social media usage and messaging.

Get the Fire Tablet Get the Nook Tablet

We hope this list is helpful in finishing that last minute shopping, and finding the perfect gift for someone.