Buying on a budget? Here’s all the best tech you can snag for $25 or less

$ 25 may not sound like many, but you'd be surprised at what you can get with such a small sum of money. We live in a world where you can get a cheeseburger for $ 1, a computer that works for $ 5 and thousands of HD movies for $ 10, so it's logical to think you should be able to buy a pretty sweet computer for $ 25. In this article, we have put together some of the best equipment and gadgets you can get in exchange for $ 25 or less. Enjoy!

Tiles (2nd generation) Item search ($ 25)

Originally, Tile was a small device that you could hook to your keys or stick in your bag. During the lost routine of my morning keys, you can use your smartphone to track it, provided it is between 50 and 100 feet from the lost item. The Tile would play a little song to help you find the object. The problem was that its thickness of 0.5 inches still made it too bulky to stick it on the phone. Now, Tile has announced that updating its application allows users to find a lost phone, even when it is silent or vibrating.

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Plastic welder Bondic ($ 24)

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Forget the super glue. Instead of randomly squeezing some adhesive from a tube, Bondic allows you to join two materials together with liquid plastic that hardens under ultraviolet light. Do you know those little UV glue guns that dentists use to fill the smaller cavities before they get too serious? Basically it's the same adhesive technology, just retouched a bit and redesigned for a different purpose. This is a must if you are prone to breaking sunglasses a lot!

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Ultralight camping hammock $ 20 +

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You know those ultralight hammocks that ENO sells for $ 60- $ 90 to ¿popular? Do not get one As a result, they are made of standard ripstop nylon parachute cloth and cost very little to produce. Actually, you can get an off-brand hammock made from the same material (and of the exact same quality) for less than $ 20 on Amazon, and you will maintain your weight without breaking your wallet in the process.

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Sugru 8-pack ($ 21)

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Sugru could be the greatest invention of the 21st century. When you take it out of the package, it's soft and malleable, like play-doh, which allows you to mold it into practically any shape you need. During the night, it solidifies into hardened rubber, which makes it ideal for fixing broken things, sealing leaks and building things. The possible applications are only limited by your imagination.

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Mpow 3-in-1 Smartphone with camera clip Lens Kit ($ 12)

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Smart phone cameras have come a long way in the past some years, but They are not as versatile as a camera with interchangeable lenses. If you want to take a wide-angle or macro photo, you're not in luck, unless you buy one of these nice little clip-lens kits. This one from Mpow is pretty generic, but it's designed to stick to almost any modern smartphone lens, which is pretty fantastic.

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Joby Gorilla Pod ($ 15)

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Do you know that old saying, "the best camera is the one you have with you" ? The same applies to tripods. The best is the one you have on hand, so instead of spending a small fortune on a 50-pound Manfrotto, you must spend $ 12 on a Gorilla Pod. These things are brilliant. In addition to standing like a traditional tripod, their flexible legs allow them to grab onto tree branches, handrails, and almost anything else you need to mount a camera on.

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Anker PowerCore 5000 portable battery $ 15

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Smart phones have come a long way in the past years, but no matter how advanced they seem to get, they never seem to have enough battery power. Show me the most advanced smartphone we have, and after 8-10 hours, I'll show you a really expensive paperweight. But do not worry, that's where the Anker PowerCore 5000 comes in. Despite being small enough to fit in a pocket, purse or backpack; You can store enough juice to fully recharge most smartphones, twice.

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Generic OBD2 Dongle for Wi-Fi ($ 23)

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These things are incredible. Basically, they connect to the Diagnostic port on board 2 of your car and provide details about what is happening with your car. There are more expensive models that have their own smartphone apps, but you can do the same if you buy one of these cheap and use the Dash application. It is also a smart investment. Often these dongles help you detect problems before they become serious and require the attention of a mechanic.

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Arduino Uno ($ 20)

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Arduino is an open source prototyping platform based on easy hardware and software to use Arduino boards can read inputs (light in a sensor, a finger on a button or a Twitter message) and convert them into outputs (activate an engine, turn on an LED or publish something online, for example). You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. You will need some programming knowledge, but it is quite simple to learn, and there are a trillion of online tutorials.

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WhizTags NFC tags ($ 13)

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NFC (near field communication)) enabled phones allow users to perform a variety of tasks with a simple scan of NFC tags. For example, you can put one on your office desk and with a quick scan at the tap, your phone will set your phone to vibrate, disable GPS and enable only job-related notifications. Scan again and you will return to the normal non-working configuration. The package comes with 11 NFC labels with a 3M adhesive tape on the back that allows you to stick the labels to almost anything. However, you will have to download a good NFC reading application and review how to set the NFC-related indications on your phone.

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Panasonic High Fidelity Ergo Fit Inner Ear Bud ($ 22)

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Generally speaking, when you buy earphones for less than $ 25, you will sacrifice sound and quality. Budget pads may not have a secure ear fit. They can cause general discomfort in the ear and a disappointing flat sound. We all know how disappointing flat sound can be. Not the case with Panasonic High Fidelity hearing aids. These beasts come with 3 different sizes of pads, are made of soft silicone and repel sweat and moisture in the gym or in the city. For $ 22, they offer a surprisingly clear sound.

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Nomadic charging key $ 12

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Rebel USB cables are no longer in your pocket. The Nomad Charger Key charger is designed to live on the key chain but is made of a flexible material that will allow the charger to flex to accommodate uncomfortable loading positions. It is a great accessory for someone who prefers not to carry a USB charger all the time. The Nomad Charge Key is lightweight and comes with a micro USB for Android devices and a Lightning cable for iPhone.

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Universal Loop Power Adapter $ 20

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Meet someone who travels to a foreign country sometime soon? Get a loop. It's not just your average universal plug adapter: in addition to every type of plug / plug you may need, it's also equipped with smart power technology that detects, recognizes and then automatically adapts to your device's unique charging protocol. This allows Loop to find the optimal recharge speed for your device, which ultimately results in shorter load times.

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