A piece of expertly crafted tech makes for a wonderful gift for any gadget-lover. And the good news is, it needn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Below is a selection of our favourite best tech gifts under $50.

Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen

Amazon’s Echo Dot has long established a name for itself for bringing Alexa into your home.

Unlike those that went before, the Echo Dot 4th Gen version has an orb-like shape and a glimmering blue LED light. At $50, it’s practically a steal.

Nest Mini 2nd Gen

If Alexa isn’t your digital voice of preference, then be sure to give the Google Nest Mini a try. This tiny gadget has more than a few giant tricks up its sleeve, including serving as an intercom.

It can also be paired with Bluetooth speakers for a larger boom. Gift one for only $49.

Amazon Fire 7

For those looking to spend less than on an iPad, at $49.99, the Amazon Fire 7 is the perfect alternative.

It’s great for reading all your favourite e-books, watching Netflix, and even surfing the World Wide Web. It’s easy to operate and features a fairly decent video display.

JBL Go 3

JBL’s Go 3 speaker is perfect for those looking for a portable design, a waterproof gadget, and a low price.

This is real value for the $49.95 price-tag.

OnePlus Buds Z

Since wireless earbuds from Bose and Apple can be quite pricey, OnePlus offers a more affordable alternative with this nifty gadget.

It offers a high-quality audio performance, which makes its $39.99 price-tag a rare find.

Razer Seiren Mini

If podcasting and live streaming are things your loved one finds enjoyable, then the no-fuss Razer Seiren Mini microphone is a great gadget to give.

At $49.99 it screams affordability-meets-quality. What’s more, it’s super easy to operate.

Apple AirTag

Tracking devices for your beloved tech is a great way to keep tabs on the whereabouts of your devices.

Apple’s AirTag sends a location to your other Apple devices for finding anything from your favourite buds to your keys.

And it won’t set you back more than $29.00.

Wyze Light Strip Pro

Cool lighting for smartening up your home or your workspace can be pricey.

Wyze’s Light Strip Pro is the perfect alternative for providing programmable lighting to any space. What’s more, it’s controllable from your phone or even by way of a simple voice command. It’s as easy to use as playing pokies for real money.

At only $27.99, it’s the ultimate bargain-buy.

Phyn Smart Water Sensor

Few things cause more discomfort that coming home to a flooded house or apartment.

Phyn’s Smart Water Sensor will help your gadget-loving family and friends keep tabs on areas in the home that are prone to leakages. Best of all is that it’s easy to install.

Buy one for only $39.99.

Media Remote For PS5

Since Sony’s new PlayStation 5 can do so much more than play your favourite games, it makes sense to have a remote that simplifies controlling the streaming of media.

Meet the PS5 Media Remote, which is a one-handed remote control very similar to that of a typical television.

At $29.00, it’s an excellent buy.

Last modified: May 9, 2022