Surprising gadgets and tech you can get on Amazon for under $50
Are you looking for something cool without breaking the bank? We found 30 fun (and sometimes weird) gadgets, all available on Amazon right now for less than $50.
First on our list: If you're going to play retro games, you might as well do it right. This 8Bitdo SN30 ($45) is compatible with the Switch, the NES and SNES Classic and most computers. It has the classic look of a Super Nintendo controller while adding Bluetooth, extra buttons, rumble, motion controls and more.
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Rite In The Rain
This waterproof pen that can write underwater
This rugged Rite In The Rain pen ($29), perfect for outdoor explorers, writes in just about any condition, even through water and mud. And because the ink cartridge is pressurized, this pen writes underwater too.
Perfect for students, backpackers and anyone whose adventures take them far from wall outlets, this Addtop Portable Solar Power Bank ($40) can store up to 25,000 mAh-worth of juice for when you need it most.
This reusable notebook works with Evernote, Slack and more
The Rocketbook Everlast Fusion letter-size notebook ($37) has 42 reusable pages. Just write your notes with the included pen, capture your notes using the Rocketbook app, and then wipe the pages clean with a damp cloth.
Note that Rocketbook is offering a back-to-school discount between Aug. 30 and Sep. 3 when you purchase at getrocketbook.com. Enter the code B2S2019 at checkout to get 25% off an order of $25 or more.
Don't let the low price fool you: This 4-star-rated Turtle Shell 2.0 Bluetooth speaker ($46) is IPX-65 water and dust resistant, puts out 96 decibels of sound and offers 16 hours of play time on a single charge.
This is far from a full-featured competitor to the Apple Watch. But if you have Sonic-loving kids, this touchscreen watch ($35) has a selfie cam, voice recorder, pedometer, stopwatch, calculator and three games.
Apple has an unfortunate habit of retiring useful ports, such as the USB 3, a bit too early. This color-coordinated RayCue hub ($24) offers a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.1 ports, a USB-C port and an SD/microSD card reader.
Sure, the Divoom Aurabox ($40) is a 5-watt Bluetooth speaker. But its key feature it that its companion app allows you to design (or choose from a selection of premade) 10x10-pixel drawings and animations.
Have a new phone that supports Qi wireless charging, but don't have a compatible charger for it? The Anker PowerPort Wireless ($20) will do the trick, though note it doesn't come with an AC adapter -- you'll need to use the one that comes with your phone.
This is a handy device for people who keep losing things
Pair this handy little Bluetooth device with your smartphone, then slip it into your wallet. If you ever misplace your wallet, you can "ring" the water-resistant Tile Slim ($30) and even pull up its last known location on a map.
Looking for something to pair and control with your new Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home? The Belkin WeMo Mini ($25) adds home automation functionality to just about anything you can plug into an outlet.
With this adhesive-backed, linkable 16.4-foot LED strip from Supernight ($24), you can easily add dramatic mood lighting or game-show-style flair to any room of your home. The included remote lets you choose between 20 colors with dimming and brightness controls.