We rounded up some of our favourite tech accessories -- including headphones, cables and other miscellaneous gadgets -- available for under £25. Each of them makes a perfect add-on gift for the holidays.
You won't find a better pair of on-ear headphones for under £15 than the JVC Flats.
You'll pay a bit extra for the LaCie Petite Key compared with other USB drives, but it's worth it for the metal design, which is said to be waterproof to 100 meters. The16GB model will run you about £15, the 32GB about £15 more.
Home theater rule No. 1: Don't pay extra for name-brand HDMI cables. Rather than pay £50 at your local electronics store for a so-called "premium" cable, get the AmazonBasics two-pack for just £5 -- they'll work just as well, and you'll have a spare, too.
You can find plenty of knockoff Lightning cables online, but if they're not certified by Apple, there's a good chance they won't work. That's where AmazonBasics comes in. The e-tailer's cables are officially certified, but they're less expensive than Apple's, and available in a variety of sizes (4 inches, 3 feet, and 6 feet) and colours (white or black). Just note that plastic housing around the Lightning plug may be too large for some iPhone cases.
You always need to top off your phone's battery, but you don't want to lug a cable around with you. That's where the Nomad ChargeKey comes in: the 2.5-inch flexible USB dongle fits on your keychain, and can be used to juice up smartphones and tablets, so long as you can scrounge up a free USB port. It's available in Lightning (for iPhone, iPad) and Micro-USB versions (for nearly everything else) for less than £20. (If you prefer to store it in your wallet, the credit-card-size ChargeCard is available for the same price.)
If you're looking for a replacement PC keyboard, Logitech's Wireless Keyboard K360 is a good starting point. For under £25, you get a QWERTY powered by 2 AA batteries that uses Logitech's "Unifying" wireless USB dongle -- which also communicates with a Logitech mouse, such as the aforementioned M325. Yes, it's a laptop-style design without much "travel" in the keys, but it's a good deal and works equally well with Windows PCs or Macs.
Anyone with a smartphone will love this one. The Anker battery pack charges any USB-powered smartphone or gadget, and this Amazon bundle (under £16) includes Micro-USB and Lightning cables, so it can handle devices on either side of the aisle (Android or iPhone).
This wireless router isn't a new product, it won't set any records for data speeds and it's not great for large homes. That said, it gets the job done, and it costs...less than £20. If you know someone that has an old 802.11b or 802.11g router, this could well be a worthwhile upgrade.
When a speaker costs just £15, you need to lower your expectations. But if you don't go in expecting audiophile-level performance from the Logitech Z50, you'll find a monaural, AC-powered speaker that does a serviceable job of amplifying your phone, music player, or PC -- anything with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It's available in grey (shown), pink or blue.
There are lots of great-for-the-money Bluetooth wireless speakers for around £50, but sound quality and build quality plummet as you go cheaper. The Logitech X100 is one of our favourite models at £50, but we've been seeing certain colours sell for as little as £27. At that price, it's a steal -- buy two.