Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120

Extra earbuds are ideal stocking stuffers. But when the price gets below $10, your expectation for sound quality falls exponentially. Despite the bargain-basement cost, these Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120 in-ear headphones sound surprisingly good. Depending on which color you opt for (they come in a range of rainbow colors, as well as basic black), the price can be as low as $4 a pair. Buy them in bulk -- or spend around $12 to get the ErgoFit RP-TCM125 earbuds, which add an inline microphone for cellphones (but don't sound quite as good).

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Nuforce NE-770X

If you don't need an inline microphone for cellphone calls, the Nuforce NE-770X earbuds are a great deal, costing anywhere from $18 to $28, depending on which color you choose.

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JVC Flats

You won't find a better pair of on-ear headphones for under $20 than the JVC Flats.

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Kingston DataTraveler SE9

Everyone can use a spare USB flash drive, and the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 is rugged enough to live on your keychain while storing a whopping 16GB of data (almost two DVDs' worth). The 16GB model costs only about $6, the 32GB around $12, and a whopping 64GB will cost you only about $18.

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SanDisk Cruzer Fit

The SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB drive is almost too small -- basically a USB nub similar to the transmitter for a wireless keyboard or mouse. That said, if you're looking for a quick, easy, affordable and low-profile way to add 16GB (under $8), 32GB (under $11) or 64GB (under $20) of storage to a laptop, we can't think of a better way.

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LaCie Petite Key USB drive

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. The 16GB model will run you about $15, the 32GB about $10 more.

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AmazonBasics HDMI cable

Home theater rule No. 1: Don't pay extra for name-brand HDMI cables. Rather than pay $50 or more at your local Best Buy for a so-called "premium" cable, get the AmazonBasics High Speed HDMI Cable -- it'll work just as well.

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Philips SPS2150WA travel charger

Philips' nifty SPS2150WA charger folds up to protect the three-prong AC plug when traveling. But unfold it, and you can start juicing up three standard AC devices, plus two USB products as well. It's not a surge protector, and the USB plugs only supply 1 amp of power each (so tablets like the iPad will only trickle-charge). But at just $6, we're not complaining.

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Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger

As the name suggests, the Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger is a bona fide surge protector with a swiveling AC plug, which allows for maximum placement flexibility. The unit boasts three standard three-prong ports plus two USB connectors, which -- unlike many smaller chargers -- have enough juice to power iPads and other 2.1-amp tablets (in addition to any of your other USB-powered gadgets). We wish the power prongs folded down for even easier traveling, but at just $20, it's still one of the best and most versatile travel chargers around.

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AmazonBasics Lightning cables

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 Lightning cables come 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 colors (white or black). Just note that plastic housing around the Lightning plug may be too large for some iPhone cases.

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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360

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 M510. 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.

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Apple iPhone 7 dongle

Apple's newest iPhone 7 has some important changes inside and out, most notably the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus come with a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box, but you'll be happy to know that a replacement will only cost you under $10.

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Anker Astro Mini Portable Charger

Anyone with a smartphone will love this one. The Anker Astro Mini Portable Charger charges any USB-powered smartphone or gadget, and this Amazon bundle (under $22) includes Micro-USB and Lightning cables, so it can handle devices on either side of the aisle (Android or iPhone).

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Logitech M510 mouse

A contoured mouse makes a great stocking stuffer because it's an accessory you wouldn't think to buy until you try one that just fits. The Logitech M510 is a slick midrange mouse with seven programmable buttons and the company's convenient Unifying Receiver that can pair multiple peripherals using a single micro-receiver. It's lightweight for travelers and works just as well for full-time desktop use.

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TP-Link TL-WR841N

This TP-Link TL-WR841N 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 who has an old 802.11b or 802.11g router, this could well be a worthwhile upgrade.

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Logitech Z50 speaker

When a speaker costs just $20, 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 gray (shown), pink or blue.

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AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker BTV2

The AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker BTV2 costs around $20 but style-conscious shoppers will be happy to choose from five glossy color options. Best of all, you don't have to sacrifice sound or battery life here: Its dual-firing drivers give your phone's speaker a serious boost, and it can last 10 hours on a single charge.

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Divoom Voombox Travel 3

For the outdoor set, the Divoom Voombox-Travel 3 is a portable splashproof Bluetooth speaker that can be clipped onto straps or attire when on the go.

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Logitech X100

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 favorite models at $50, but we've been seeing certain colors sell for as little as $22. At that price, it's a steal -- buy two.

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AmazonBasics Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Receiver

Forget about the aux cable: the AmazonBasics Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Receiver lets you turn any stereo system or boom box into a wireless music player. You can hook it up to anything with a 3.5mm input jack too, including a stereo, AV receiver, TV or PC speakers.

And since its Bluetooth connection doesn't require line of sight with the source in order to operate, you can easily hide it behind a console.

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Anker PowerPort 2 24W Dual USB Wall Charger

If you're constantly searching for power outlets to charge your USB devices, the Anker PowerPort 2 24W Dual USB Wall Charger doubles your ports for less than $20.

The prong folds down for compact travel and the smart 2.4A ports identify precisely how much juice your devices need.

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