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These are the best tech gifts for under $50

Posted at 7:20 AM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 07:20:54-05

Holiday shopping can be challenging, especially if you have a tight budget. Consumer Reports has some great gift ideas for the tech lovers in your life – with decent prices.

First up is the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet.

“This is a great low-cost tech idea for kids. It lets you create profiles, so everyone has their own home screen and the apps they want," we're told.

Although the display quality and processing power aren't equal to those of an iPad, the Fire tablet does offer expandable storage with its built-in microSD card reader.

Next, Consumer Reports says to check out the brand-new 4th generation Amazon Echo Dot. It's been redesigned in the shape of a sphere, and this version sounds better than previous versions.

If you're shopping for someone who loves taking pictures, check out Kodak's Print-O-Matic Instant Camera. It's the fastest instant camera of the ones Consumer Reports reviewed, delivering photos in just 38 seconds.

The Print-O-Matic also stores your photos on an SD card so you can print them out again, wherever and whenever you want.

If there's someone who could use a little peace and quiet, the wireless noise-canceling headphones from Monoprice may be just what they need.

“Our tests found these headphones have excellent active noise reduction and very good sound quality."

The noise-canceling feature can be used without even having to listen to music or videos, ensuring your loved one will have a very silent night.