On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... It's that time of year, and we've only got 12 weekdays left before Christmas weekend. Join us each day as we suggest a series of gifts for each price range that only gets more and more lavish as the days go by. The first day starts small with tech gifts priced at a modest $10, perfect for stocking stuffers. We've got cable management accessories, media card readers, travel kits ...and a partridge in a pear tree!
Blue Lounge CableDrop
These six pack cable management clips have a peel and stick that adheres to most surfaces and helps wrangles your cords. They come in all sorts of colors - bright, muted, black, and white - fitting right in with whatever style/decor you subscribe to. Oh what fun it is to manage our tangled web of cables.
Rosewill RUC-6181 4 Port USB International Traveling Wall Charger $9.99 with promo code EMCJHKD25 (ends 12/12) Regular travelers should know better than to leave home, and the country, without a universal power adapter kit. This international travel adapter lets you charge 4 devices at a time via USB (you've got your smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) and comes with 4 different AC plug types so you can use it practically everywhere you go (North America, Europe, Australia, UK and over 150 countries).
Kingston FCR-HS219/1 19-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
$10.49 with promo code EMCJHKD35 (okay, $.49 more than $10)
This convenient little device reads 19 different types of memory cards - whether it's CF Type I and II, Microdrive, SD, MMC, SM, MS, MS Pro, yadayada.
Crabble Folding iPhone Stand $4.99 It's a tiny smartphone stand that fits in your wallet. Unfolds to create a tiny little stand to watch videos on your smartphone hands-free. Works with iPhones as well as other brands.
Tiny USB Car Power Adapter $7.99 A cheap and simple way to charge your USB tech in your car. Plugs into your cigarette lighter and has a small profile so it doesn't jut out and look ugly / block stuff. Much cheaper than the "name brands" and does the same thing.
Who doesn't love Pac Man! Built-in sensors illuminate the ghost automatically when the lights go out. Choose between the blue, yellow, red, or white ghost. Powered by USB, this lamp is about 4" tall.
Scrolling LED Name Badge II Send your message loud and clear with this scrolling name badge. It holds 6 messages at one time, each message 256 characters long. There are onboard speed and brightness adjustment and it can be programmed without a computer. Comes with battery, badge and magnetic holder.
IKEA FIXA $4.99 The IKEA FIXA is a pre-packaged collection of clips, binders, and fasteners. As our editor Gregory Han put it, "For the price of a fast food meal, you get an assortment of organizing accessories that make wrangling in wires and cables a whole lot easier, even fun." We don't know about *fun, but definitely more organized and clean.
iDecals There are tons of decals for your iDevice, why not pick one that commemorates the life of Steve Jobs. He was kind of a big deal, after all.
Donate to a Good Cause Tis the season of giving and there's nothing more true and good than giving to a good cause. Even if donating at least $5 gives you a chance to win a sweet Knoll Generation chair and more prizes, it's still considered a good deed. :)
- Help Support Public School Classrooms: Can You Give $5?
- Talking 'Bout My G-G-Generation! Generation by Knoll (Unplggd Test Lab)
Okay, we don't really have a partridge in a pear tree that we'd actually recommend (or is relevant for under $10) but would you imagine Google shows over 3,700 items matching the phrase near us.
The 12 Tech Days of Christmas at Unplggd
On the 1st Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $10
On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $25
On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $50
On the 4th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $100
On the 5th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $250
On the 6th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $500
On the 7th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $1,000
On the 8th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $2,500
On the 9th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $10,000
On the 10th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $50,000
On the 11th Day of Christmas: Tech Gifts Under $250,000