10 Best Gadgets On A Budget

Updated: Aug 30, 2018

Are you on a tight budget but you still want to sport some of the best tech available? Then you've come to the right place! In this article we will go over some of the best gadgets with lower prices available online in 2018!

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Whether you're shopping for your new dorm or apartment, or you're looking for a nice gift for one of your friends or family members, this article goes over some amazing tech that everyone needs and wont cost you an arm and a leg! So grab your favorite munchies and dig-on-in to our latest article designed to save you some money!


1): Hubsan x4 Drone with Camera

2): Foldable Solar Charger

3): Amazon Echo Dot

4): Amazon FireTV Stick

5): Tile Mate Tracker

6): OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker

7): Mini Smart Plug Outlet

8): Sony ZX Series Stereo Headphones

9): Fire Tablet 8

10): Anker Wireless Phone Charger

Hubsan x4 Drone with Camera: The Drone for Everyone!

Our First Gadget on the list goes the Hubsan x4 Quadcopter Drone with Camera. Everyone wants a drone but they're all so expensive, right?

WRONG! This amazing little drone is priced at around $50 and it's packed with cool features and advanced tech that pushed it right to the top of our list!


  • The latest 6-axis flight control system is easier than ever to control, with stronger wind resistance, and greater stability.

  • Equipped with the latest altitude hold technology which allows for stable flight to get better image

  • The Hubsan X4 H107C+ also comes with a HD camera, Ideal for taking aerial photos and videos.

  • Built in Rechargeable high performance battery for quadcopter.

  • 2.4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference.


Controller Included: Yes | Weight: 1.19 pounds | Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.6 x 4.3 inches | Recommended Age: 14+ | Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required | Resolution: 1280x720p | Flight Time: about 7 minutes | Charging Time: about 40 minutes | Channel: 4 Channel | Frequency: 2.4 GHz | Distance: 50-150 meters |

All-in-All this is a hard drone to beat for the price. Its simple to use so even a beginner can fly it! With all the usual controls as the fancy more expensive drones like forward/backward, up/down, turn left/turn right, side flight in left and right and even 360 degree rolling, this drone does it all! It even includes a HD camera so you can get amazing aerial photos and videos of all your favorite events!

This drone is alot of fun and since it's small in both size and price, it makes a great gift for anyone in your life, young or old!

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Foldable Solar Charger: Utilize the Power of the Sun!

Our Second Gadget on the list goes to the 13W Universal Foldable Solar Charger wih Dual USB. Priced at around $40, this little gadget makes sure all your devices never run out of power again! Just plug them in and let the sun charge them back to full charge in no time!


  • Constructed of sun power solar cells, up to 22% efficiency provides 2A output (max), easier and faster to replenish juice for your powerless gadgets

  • Light weight and ultra compact: Only the half weight of other normal 13W and 14W solar panels on the market, 1.0 lb.

  • Unique voltage regulator design to ensure stable voltage and current, protects your device while charging

  • High quality polyester for weather-resistant outdoor durability


Weight: 9.3 ounces | Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 7.1 inches

The Foldable Solar Charger captures more sun than conventional solar panels to produce more of the energy you need! Since the output port is USB it means we can charge a wide variety of devices like: smartphones, tablets, and even accessories, or any other 5V devices! It will even charge 2 of your devices at the same time so no more fighting over who gets to charge what!

All-in-All this is an amazing little solar charger and for a price of only around $40, it's hard to beat. It makes a great gift for anyone in your life who has multiple devices, and since it's 2018 that means pretty much everyone!

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Amazon Echo Dot: Add Alexa to Any Room

Our Third Gadget on the list goes to the Amazon Echo Dot. For around $50 you can get this hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more!


  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.

  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.

  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others.

  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.

  • Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot


Speaker Size: 0.6" speaker | Screen: No Screen | Dimensions: 1.3" x 3.3" x 3.3", 5.7 oz. (32 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm, 163 grams)

The Amazon Echo Dot Is a power-packed little device with quality and a price that is unmatched. Sleek and compact design makes Echo Dot a convenient addition to any room in the house. With its built-in speaker, you can place Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and reminders and never burn your dinner again! With endless features it's no wonder it made our list of Best Gadgets on a Budget in 2018!

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Amazon FireTV Stick: Stream on the Big Screen

Our Fourth Gadget on the list goes to the Amazon FireTV Stick! For around $40 dollars you can get this really cool little device that allows you to enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more. Plus, access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.


  • Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.

  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.

  • Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 200 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.

  • Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue streaming.


Dimensions: 3.4” x 1.2” x 0.5” (85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm) | Weight: 1.1 oz (32.0 g) | Processor: Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz | GPU: Mali450 MP4 | Storage: 8 GB | WiFi: Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi | Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 | Voice Support: Yes

Just plug the Amazon FireTV Stick into your HDTV and start streaming in minutes. Use the included Alexa Voice Remote to find the best way to watch across more than 200 channels and apps with universal search. With the fastest Wi-Fi and most accurate voice search of any streaming media stick; shows and movies start faster and stream smoother than ever. This is a great device and for a cost of only around $40 it made it to number 4 on our list!

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Tile Mate: The Bluetooth Tracker, Redesigned

Our Fifth Gadget on the List goes to the Tile Mate Tracker! For around $20 this little device makes sure you will never lose your essentials again! Track things like your Keys, Phone, Purse, Wallet, Luggage and anything else and never lose your favorite gadgets again!


  • Can't find your phone? Simply double press the button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring -even on silent!

  • Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast.

  • Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby.Your Tile isn’t where you left it?  You can anonymously enlist help in the Tile community. With over 5 million Tile devices sold, it is the world’s largest lost and found network.

  • Battery life:One year from shipment: Charging:None All activity measurements and calculations are estimates. Accuracy is affected by various factors including physiology, location of device, and different movements.


Weight: 0.16 ounces | Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.2 inche

The Tile Mate is 25% smaller than the original Tile so it easily hooks onto keychains or attaches to anything you care about. It’s the small, powerful companion for life’s little valuables. Their Bluetooth tracking will find items in a short to medium range distance. For the longer range, the Tile community’s global network can help find your item. These make great gift for frequent travels to clip onto their luggage or for those of us on the forgetful side who can't seem to keep track of our phones :) and for the low price of around $20 dollars they made it to Number 5 on our list!

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OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker: Superior Sound Quality

Our Sixth Gadget on the List goes to the OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker! For around $40 this small speaker packs some amazing sound-quality and tons of cool features!


  • Exceptional Sound and Surprisingly Loud Volume. Two custom stereo neodymium drivers deliver natural mid-range and clean highs. Rich satisfying bass, across all genres of music.

  • Play up to 100’ Away from your Smartphone, iPhone or Bluetooth Device. Bluetooth 4.2 Technology and SoundWorks advanced antenna design, no more worries about stepping out of Bluetooth range, play up to 100’ away.

  • OontZ Wireless Dual Stereo – Play your music from two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA Speakers at the Same Time! With a second OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speaker (sold separately) you can wirelessly connect both speakers together and play them up to 100 feet apart.

  • WeatherProof: Splash proof, rain proof - the perfect shower speaker.


Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches | Weight: 1.4 pounds | Manufacturer: Cambridge SoundWorks | Lens: Nikon F mount | Viewfinder: Optical | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 9fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert

The OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker is a slick, triangular boombox that boasts a beastly 20 hour battery life, water resistance, and a built in mic for hands-free calls all for a low price of around $40 which makes it a great gift for any music lover!

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Mini Smart Plug Outlet: Works with Amazon Alexa!

Our Seventh Gadget on the List goes to the Gosund Mini Smart Plug Outlet! For around $25 you can get the 2-pack of these really cool outlets which help update your home to 2018 and puts you even closer to that house your dreamed of as a kid! Just plug a device into the wall outlet and control it through an App or with your voice if you have Alexa by Amazon!


  • Use with Alexa

  • Turn on or turn off connected devices wherever you are at any time through your smart phone. The Smart Life APP allows you to add as many Smart Plugs as you'd like to keep track of multiple appliances, whenever, wherever.

  • You can use the free app to create schedules / Timer to automatically power on or off your home electronics and appliances at anytime. Scheduling allows you to prevent power-hungry devices from being left on longer than needed.

  • Gosund Smart Plug works with Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service.


Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 inches | Weight: 11.2 ounces | Working Temp: -10 ~ 60 ℃ | Wifi Requirements: 2.4Ghz Only | Rated Voltage: 100 - 240V | Rated Current: 10A Max | AC Frequency: 2.4 Ghz | Max Power: 1100W (110V x 10A) - 2200W (220V x 10A)

The Gosund Mini Smart Plug Outlet adopts premium materials, such as fire-resistant shell, phosphor bronze connects and advanced PCBA, can provide fire Prevention, over load protection to protect you and you family. With a price of only around $25 for 2 of these smart plugs, now might be the best time to update your house to the Jetson-Like home you've always dreamed of!

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Sony ZX Series Stereo Headphones: Big Sound, Small Price

Our Eighth Gadget on the List goes to the Sony ZX Series Stereo Headphones! With an incredible price of only around $20 it's no wonder these made it to the list of Best gadgets on a Budget!


  • Wired

  • 30mm drivers for rich, full frequency response

  • Lightweight and comfortable on-ear design

  • Swivel-design for portability

  • 47.25-inch (1.2 m) tangle-free, Y-type cord


Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.8 x 7.9 inches | Weight: 4.2 ounces

The Sony ZX Series Stereo Headphones pump out sound that’ll put your stock earbuds to shame. The foam cushions add much needed ear comfort for those long listening sessions, while Sony’s Acoustic Bass Boosting technology gives you more low-end punch than most in-ear headphones can offer. Most quality over-ear headphones go for $100-$200 easy, but these are an exception. They offer amazing sound and comfort and with a price of around $20 they made it on our list for the Best Gadget on a Budget!

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Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa: The Next Generation of Fire Tablet

Our Ninth Gadget on the List goes to the Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa! Why pay hundreds of dollars for a tablet when you can get this amazing tablet for around $80?


  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage!

  • Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, news, weather, and more!


Display: 8” high definition touchscreen | Weight: 13.0 ounces (369 grams) | Dimensions: 8.4” x 5.0” x 0.4” (214 mm x 128 mm x 9.7 mm) | Screen size: 8 inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 | CPU: Quad-Core: 1.3 GHz | RAM: 1.5 GB | Storage: 16/32 GB | Battery: Up to 12 hours | Camera specs: VGA Front-facing Camera. 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera

The Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa is the next generation of Amazon's Best-Reviewed Fire Tablet. Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices. Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games - including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more. Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes - at no additional cost! And so much more! If your looking for a Tablet that does it all, then this might be the perfect one for you! With a price of only around $80, it also makes a great gift!

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Anker Wireless Phone Charger: Get The Power Without The Cords!

Our Tenth Gadget on the List goes to the Anker Wireless Phone Charger! For around $20 bucks you can charge your phone with the latest wireless charging tech on the market! Works on the latests models of iPhone, Samsung, and More!


  • Charge any Qi-compatible device 10% faster than other 5W wireless chargers, using highly efficient components and an advanced chipset.

  • Charge straight through even extra-tough cases. (Metal attachments or credit cards will interfere with charging.)


Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches | Weight: 2.4 ounces

The Anker Wireless Phone Charger eliminates safety concerns with overvoltage protection, temperature control, foreign object detection, and more. Charging has never been so simple and with a price of only around $20 dollars, it makes a great gift for anyone!

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There's alot of Gadgets out there nowadays so we've made it simple for you to find the Best Tech for all your needs. We considered only the products with the Best Pricing and Most Features to bring you a perfectly well-rounded list of the 10 Best Gadgets you can buy on a Budget! Stay Tuned for more Top 10 Lists Coming Soon!

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