Every once in a while, it’s nice to really splurge on yourself, go ahead and break the bank, and pick up something special. But what if you can pick up some special items that don’t have to break the bank? There are all kinds of great gadgets available to consumers nowadays that perform some sort of unique task, will entertain you, and are just great to own, yet are available at a low or reasonable cost.
In order to take the guesswork out of the equation for you, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of low-cost gadgets that you’ll most likely want to pick up in 2019. Even if you don’t grab every item on the list, there are sure to be a few that grab your attention. So, let’s dive right in.
Headphones are one of those items that really span across the whole board where pricing is concerned. You can find everything from cheap models to ultra-expensive ones that you’ll spend hundreds of dollars on. Now, granted there is a pretty big quality difference between all the different brands and types, but that’s not to say you can’t find a reasonably priced pair that still offers great sound.
Headphones Addict has put together a comprehensive comparison of all the best budget headphones worth checking out. Each headphone has been given a rating and price point, and it lists the connection type and design. You can quickly scan through the list and find the pair that makes the most sense for your needs.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Still on the same topic of music, there will be times when you aren’t the only one who wants to listen to your tunes. If that’s the case, a portable Bluetooth speaker is a must in order to play all your tunes on your mobile device. Many of these are quite small, which is ideal for traveling, camping, and road trips. Despite their size, they can give off some pretty incredible sound.
If you’re the type that spends a lot of time at the pool, lake, or on the beach, be sure to look for one that is waterproof, dust proof, and sand proof.
Smart Light Bulbs
With the popularity of the home assistants such as Google Home Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa, people are now making the move to creating smart homes. Of course, you need more than just the home assistant in order to make “dumb” devices smart – you’ll also need Wi-Fi enabled technology. If you want to be able to turn on and off the lights in your home with a simple voice command, Wi-Fi enabled smart light bulbs are a must. What’s really great is that you can even control these light bulbs when you aren’t at home, using the companion app on your phone.
Wi-Fi Enabled Home Assistants
Speaking of home assistants, if you haven’t yet taken the plunge and picked up one of these devices, why not let 2019 be the year? Both Google and Amazon feature a variety of options in different price points, which means you’re sure to find a good fit. As the trend continues to grow, the functionality of these devices also grows. You’ll be able to do things such as manage your calendar, create lists, shop, stream music, access information online, and so much more.
Smart watches are no longer a brand-new technology, which means consumers have more choices than ever before. As the choices have expanded, the prices have become more competitive which means you no longer have to pay a fortune just to own one.
Now clearly the number of features and tools on the various smart watches increases and decreases with the price, but this means you can really prioritize what is important for you. Standout features include sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, step counting, built-in GPS, the ability to sync with your mobile device so you see notifications and text messages, and much more.
USB Car Charger
While this gadget certainly isn’t anything new, the price and convenience factor just can’t be beat. If you own a mobile phone, which the majority of Americans do, and you have a car, then a USB car charger is an absolute must-have. These handy little chargers plug right into the lighter port in your car. If you often have a passenger in the car with you, be sure to look for one which allows for two devices to be charged at once.
For those who live in an area that experiences cold winters, e-tip gloves may just be the best gadget out there. These act as gloves and keep your hands warm, yet they feature special tips on the fingers and thumb that still makes it possible for you to use your touchscreen devices. There is no need to take your gloves off each time you want to use your phone.
Clip-On Style Camera Lenses for Your Smartphone
Where it used to be that in order to take great photos you’d need to invest in a high-end camera, today’s smartphones are more impressive than ever before when it comes to photography. People are now relying on their phones to take fabulous photos and videos, and bypassing the traditional camera all together. With that said, there are ways you can amp up your photography skills and truly get professional results.
Clip-on camera lenses for your smartphone are both functional and highly portable. You can purchase individual lenses or a full set at a very reasonable cost. Use lenses such as the macro zoom, wide-angle, and fisheye for eye-catching results. Just be sure to look for something that is dust and water-resistant.
Which Ones Will You Choose?
Each of the items on this low-cost gadget list performs its own unique task and therefore has a place in most people’s lives. The only question left for you to ask yourself is which one, or rather which ones will you pick up for 2019, as you can’t go wrong with any of them!