Ben Debayle
Ben DebayleTech enthusiast, non-profit leader

What are the best tech gifts under $75?

I'm hosting a conference and having about 30ish guests I'd like to give a gift for and looking for a relatively cheap and useful tech gift that everyone would enjoy. Ideas welcome!
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  1. 9
    Chromecast 2

    Google's thumb-sized media streaming device

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9Keeping remote teams in sync @ Yac.Chat · Written
    Chromecast 2 or Chromecast Ultra's make great gifts.
    Kevin Lou
    Kevin Lou6Experience @ Italic · Written
    Can't go wrong with this! Seconded
    Ben Tabas
    Ben TabasAlways learning. · Written
    Agreed! Great gift that people will actually use
  2. 6
    Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

    Amazon's assistant w/ improved voice recognition and design

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9Keeping remote teams in sync @ Yac.Chat · Written
    Can't go wrong with an Echo Dot. Cheap. Everyone has an Amazon account. At it's most basic level it's still useful even without a speaker system hooked up to it.
  3. Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9Keeping remote teams in sync @ Yac.Chat · Written
    Kindle Fire's can be bought in bulk, engraved, and pre-loaded with content. So if you're doing this for a business conference you could for instance pre-load the conference app or some business PDFs on them as well as customize them. Amazon offers bulk purchasing through their business relations team.
  4. I would go with a portable charger for around $30 USD, which is good for nearly 4 full phone charges. If you want to go above and beyond, then I would also include the Anker PowerLine+ Lightning or Micro USB cable for $10-15 USD. I specifically recommend the PowerLine+ because it's a nice sturdy cable that's also braided.
  5. I've owned a few different iterations of speakers from the UE line and have loved them all. They're well made with a great design and sound great too. The UE Roll 2 is under $70 USD depending on the color.
  6. You can gift a one-year subscription to this service. It offers audio and video summaries of business books. Short, sweet and to the point summaries that allow you to get the gist and decide if you want to dig deeper.
  7. Abhilash Jain
    Abhilash Jain5Customer Success / Growth · Written
    The basic kindle plus a subscription of Kindle Unlimited would be a great pick.
  8. Kunal Bhatia
    Kunal Bhatia51Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
    I got this from my dad, who got an Amazon Fire TV Stick as swag at a conference. We use it all the time!
  9. 1
    Raspberry Pi 3

    3nd generation with faster processor, wireless and Bluetooth

    Gaurav Agrawal
    Gaurav Agrawal18Coder, Thinker, Curious observer · Written
    I think if some1 is really geeky than raspberry will do fine.
    • Martijn Wismeijer
      Martijn WismeijerThey promised us free Bitcoin!

      It takes a while to get used to but is a great way to learn Linux. Originally designed for school childeren but great fun for grownups too. If you want to learn a little bit more about computing, get yourself a Pi 3 and get started! recommended!

    • It's a mammoth packed in ant body, one can do much more but to start with it is bit hard.