Here’s a List of Portable Tech Gadgets You’ll Want to Use Every Day
Electronics are getting smaller and smaller, and we all feel we have our own special gadgets, which we never leave home. Whenever you get out of the house, you undoubtedly have a smartphone, but this is not to say that it cannot have much more suitability. If you’re in the market for some new technology or some cool add-ons, we’ve rounded up large palm-sized devices to add to our EDC loadout. If you know where to look, you can find the cheapest prices of major discoverers, SD cards, car USB chargers, headphones, portable speakers and more.
Below are some of our favorite portable tech deals, from a folding keyboard to cheap smartwatches. Not only do these deals fit in your pocket, but they are usually so cheap that you can fit them in your budget as well.
A major drawback with cool little gadgets these days is that they can be easily lost. If you need some help keeping an eye on small items, Tile Mate Item Finder is just the ticket. The kitchen-shaped tile mate is a small 1.3 inches long and is just 0.2 inches thick. Simply attach a tracker to any item and you can use the tile companion app to find it almost anywhere. Even without the app, you can still find tile Vibrate, Flash, or Ring remotely nearby items.
A single tile costs about $ 22, but this four-pack of Tile Mate Trackers is available from Amazon with free shipping for $ 35. Also, be sure to take a look at some of the best Bluetooth trackers for more options.
– $ 23
This multi-tool brings many go-to tools into one handy, convenient-sized device that you can take anywhere with you. It comes equipped with over 16 functions including a metric and standard-sized closed wrench and bit driver, TSA-compliant serrated edge and easy scoring tip, a bike wrench, bottle opener, and more. The device is made of durable stainless steel, is lightweight, and fits your keyring.
– $ 20
If the palm-sized portable charger increases your appetite for cool gadgets, but you want something with a little more juice, the Anchor Powercore 10,000 is another excellent pocket-friendly power bank. Its 10,000mAh battery can charge your iPhone multiple times, even though it is barely larger in length and width than a PowerCore credit card.
Like other anchor power banks, this unit also boasts Anchor-owned PowerIQ and VoltBoost technology, which optimizes charging speeds for a variety of devices, ensuring that you recharge your gadget too long. Don’t wait till time. This very practical charger on Amazon rings for only $ 22.
– $ 13
SD and microSD cards are a cheap, portable way to transfer tons of data, but not all computers have slots to accept them, and even laptops that usually have only one. Also, if you only have a microSD card, you need an additional adapter to use it with an SD card reader.
Anchor USB 3.0 SD card reader can make your life a little easier. It has SD and microSD card slots that let you read and write simultaneously on any computer. It is also compatible with all types of microSD cards, and will only set you back $ 13 from Amazon. It is a great piece of equipment for photographers and on-the-go professionals.
– $ 18
Another great gadget for Anchor is not necessarily something you keep in your pocket all day, but still there’s nothing you don’t want to leave home without: a fast car charger. The PowerDrive Speed 2 USB charger plugs into your car’s 12V outlet on the right and features two high-speed USB ports that pump 30 watts of combined power to juice up your technology.
Anchor’s IQ2 technology allows this handy charger to detect and automatically optimize power output for compatible devices, powering up to 80 percent of many phones in about 35 minutes. You can score a PowerDrive Speed 2 car charger for $ 18.
– $ 10
A good pair of earbuds is priceless if you’re often on the move and don’t want to be without your music and other entertainment, and when it comes to ear headphones, you can’t beat a classic: the Panasonic Ergofit 50,000 Earbuds are one of the best and most popular pairs you can buy with over Amazon reviews. If you don’t want to dish out cash for a pair of wireless earphones like AirPods, these headphones are available at around $ 10 on earbuds Amazon (and are just a few bucks more for the model line microphone).
Yesterday’s bulky, goofy-looking Bluetooth earpieces have become – such a quality miniature Bluetooth earbud from JLab is a simple, lightweight and low-profile way to let your phone go completely hands-free. Whether you’re on the road or just about to walk and want to keep both of your hands open, this handy mono headset lets you make and receive calls even without taking out your phone.
The JLab Bluetooth earbud is a cheap portable gadget and the Black model is available from Amazon for just $ 30.
– $ 5
The earbuds are great for you to have, but the cable has become a tangled mess in your bag or pocket and is no fun to deal with (and it always seems that no matter how easily you have them Tucked). The tophome earbud holder and cord organizer, made of thick real leather, ensures that you never have to deal with that problem again.
This is the perfect gift for anyone who hates tricky cords, and is currently just $ 5 from Amazon, so it’s a smart buy for the traveling techie.
– $ 16
Power banks are one of those cool gadgets you want to keep with you and allow your portable technology to give you a power boost without having to hunt for a nearby outlet or USB port. The POWERADD EnergyCell Mini Power Bank takes this portability to the next level with its pocket-friendly size and 5,000mAh internal battery.
Although the pocket-sized PowerAid EnergyCell Mini Power Bank has not fully charged your smart devices multiple times, the 5,000mAh battery is sufficient for more than a full charge for most smartphones. You can score this handy portable charger on Amazon for $ 16, and give your iPhone extra juice.
– $ 17
Want light? Such electric lighters put a new spin on old school design. Fluid lighters can get messy and run out of fuel quickly – the famous Zippo, while an All-American classic, is notorious for it – not to mention that lighter liquids and butane canisters are an added expense. The Tesla coil arc lighter, on the other hand, uses an internal rechargeable battery to project a windproof electric arc to be manufactured instead of a flame. The design is environmentally friendly and delivers up to 300 lights on a single charge.
When it needs more juice, just plug it in and power it through the included USB charging cable. No wicks, flips, liquids or gases to fuss around. You can score this unique technology gadget from Amazon for only $ 17.
– $ 18
If you like taking pictures with your phone, but find the camera capabilities a bit limited, then this top tech gadget is for you. The rich clip-on camera lens features strong aluminum and glass construction. The bundle features a 180-degree Fisheye lens, a 0.4x super wide-angle lens, and a 10x macro zoom lens for wide-close shots. The metal housing is also water and is dust resistant.
The universal clip-on design works with the most popular brands of Android phones, as well as the latest Apple iPhones. The rich smartphone camera lens comes for $ 28 on Amazon. With most smartphones that already have a high-resolution camera, this awesome attachment is a great piece of EDC gear that is great for any photographer – although it is not good for selfies.
– $ 8
A good RFID wallet provides an extra layer of security for the digital age, keeping your credit and ID cards protected from remote readers. You won’t have to sacrifice style for the function, however, thanks to the Leather Travelambo Wallet.
This minimalist wallet is made of genuine leather lined with RFID-blocking material. It has six card slots, an ID window and a compartment where you can withdraw some bills. Best for all: This will only set you back from $ 10 to $ 15 from Amazon, depending on your color option (a ton), making it a very smart purchase for security-conscious individuals.
– $ 7
It never takes a little extra storage (especially when you walk often), and now you can replace those bulky thumb drives with this super-compact microSD card from Samsung. The Evo Select microSD card provides a lot of space and speed for the money, with 95MB per second and 20MB-per-second write speed. It even comes with an SD adapter (or if your computer lacks an SD card slot you can use it with an anchor card reader).
The Samsung Evo Select MicroSD card with SD adapter can be yours for $ 32 from Amazon for a 32 GB model.
– $ 6
Many of us have flashlights on our phones, but they are not always convenient to use or the best option. This nano flashlight from Streamlight, one of the best flashlight manufacturers around, is the perfect addition to any kitchen. This powerful and compact flashlight is perfect for navigating small, dimly lit locations or providing LED lights where it is most needed.
The Streamlight 73001 Keychain Flashlight is available on Amazon for about $ 6, and is the perfect night light when you need it the most.
– $ 31
These folding keyboards are nothing new, but most of them – even fairly compact models – are not very pocket friendly gear. This folding wireless keyboard from Jelly Comb is the perfect solution, giving you a miniature set of QWERTY keys that reduces the size of a large smartphone for easy storage. Its metal and polymer construction is both durable and lightweight, weighing around seven ounces.
The Jelly Comb Folding Wireless Keyboard is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, Windows, or Android phone or tablet, and is available for $ 30 from Amazon.
– $ 104 – $ 137
Belabate Leaf Health Tracker is a fitness tracker that she really wants to wear. This fitness accessory can be worn as a necklace or bracelet without looking bulky or attractive, and syncs with both iOS and Android to collect activity metrics via the companion app.
Bellabate tracks steps taken, calorie burn, quality of sleep, stress levels, menstrual cycle, and more. You can grab this perfect hands-free tech gift right now for up to $ 108, and see our review of why we love the Belabate family of stylish health trackers.
– $ 16
Wireless speakers are arguably the most popular implementation of Bluetooth technology today, allowing you to take your music almost anywhere. Most of these speakers do not fit easily in your pocket, but Momo is an exception to this. This tiny, cool tech gadget packs a two-hour battery life, which makes a great sound from a package that fits in the palm of your hand.
Measuring the same size as the quarters, the Momo speaker can be yours as a companion to your pocket party for as little as $ 16 from Amazon. It may not come with Alexa like the Amazon Echo Hub, but it is a great way to bring your music with you.
Looking for more great stuff? Find Tech deals and more on our Curate Deals page.
Digital Trends can earn commissions on products purchased through our link, which supports the work we do for our readers.