Cool Tech Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank
It's simple, most humans love tech, so with thanks to PC Magazine, I give you six tech gift ideas that won't require you take out a second mortgage.
If you own a prehistoric HDTV, this little contraption connects to your set via HDMI and lets you stream a ton of web content over your WI-FI network. Your formerly dumb TV is now a smart TV! The Google Chromecast retails for around $35.
Are you losing your crap all the time? Don't bother asking Siri, because "she" doesn't know where you put your keys. Instead, buy the Bluetooth-enable Tile Dongle and attach it to anything that you misplace on a regular basis. You can pick it up on Amazon for $25.
The Flash Link is an activity tracker that not only counts calories but quantifies your movements and distance traveled. This handy little helper sells on the Dell website for only $20.
The new 7" Amazon Fire Tablet is not the best tablet around, but if you're on a budget, it's the best tablet for $50. If you want to stream YouTube clips, read a book, or play some games, this will work just fine.
The iGrill Mini, as far as I'm concerned, is a bit over the top for most weekend grill masters. This little contraption, once you stick it into the meat or poultry on the grill sends a stream of data via bluetooth which will help you cook the perfect dish. Then again, so will a simple $10 meat thermometer without the bluetooth.
If you have friends or family who aren't sure if they want to get tied up in an $8/month subscription to Hulu, a Hulu gift card is a perfect way to let them try it before they buy it! The gift card costs anywhere between $15 and $100.