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    Updated on 26 Jun 2020. Posted on 22 Jun 2020

    25 Tech Gadgets That Won't Cost You More Than $50

    Upgrade me, upgrade you (on a budget).

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    1. This adjustable laptop stand, so that you can get work done without hunching over.

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    Raising your laptop is not only more comfortable for you to use, it'll ensure you don't end up with terrible posture and even worse, back pain. This stand is super compact and lightweight, so you can bring it with you wherever you want to work.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.30.

    2. This clip-on, three-in-one lens for your phone, which will let you take wide, fish eye and macro shots.

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    If you're getting bored of your regular phone camera, this kit is the perfect way to experiment and get creative with your photos. It comes with three lenses and everything you need to play with your perspectives.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    3. This LIFX Mini LED bulb, so you can set up customised mood lighting for different phases — which is especially helpful now that your entire day is spent in one place.

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    This LIFX bulb allows you to control the temperature and brightness of your lights, so you can set it to dim when you're ready for bed — you can even set it to brighten with the sunrise, for a gentler nudge out of your slumber.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    4. These laptop camera covers, so you don't need to worry about anyone spying on you when you're shoving food in your face and binge-watching YouTube videos.

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    These webcam covers are super thin and compact, so much so that you can even use them on your phone's front camera. You can also slide it open and close, which is a much better mechanism than that janked up sticker you've been using.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $9.79.

    5. This simple yet effective mini-massager, which has over 2,500 five-star ratings on Amazon.

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    This waterproof vibrator has 20 different vibrational patterns and eight speeds, so you'll be able to ride your way to orgasm an absurd amount of ways, depending on what you're into. The best part? Only the head vibrates, so you don't have to worry about ending up with a numb hand when you've finished.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.95.

    6. This humidifier and diffuser, so you can create a safe and snug environment, ideal for relaxing before and during bedtime.

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    This diffuser has seven different light settings for you to adjust to your mood, two different mist settings and ensures 10-16 hours of mist, so you can turn it on before bed without worrying about it burning out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.99.

    7. This car air vent phone holder, so you don't have to worry about a suction cup falling onto your dashboard every two minutes.

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    This bracket is compatible with all the latest iPhones, Samsung phones and most Androids. It will cling securely onto your car vent, so you can easily access your maps and answer calls hands-free.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    8. These blue light blocking glasses, because staring at a screen all day affects your sleep more than you think.

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    The blue light from your screen can cause eye strain, headaches and inability to sleep, so if you experience any of these symptoms, you should pick these guys up ASAP!

    Buy a pair from Amazon Australia for $35.90.

    9. This body fat scale that connects to your phone, so you can understand the ins and outs of your body if, like me, one of your goals for self-isolation is to get ripped.

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    This scale calculates things like your BMI, weight, bone mass, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, water weight and skeletal muscle.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.99.

    10. This indoor thermometer, so that you can justify your constant complaints about how cold it is by gesturing wildly at it in front of your housemates.

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    This indoor thermometer has a magnetic back, so you can stick it to the fridge, or a tabletop stand depending on where you want it. It records humidity as well as temperature, so that you can ensure you're relaxing in optimum conditions at home.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    11. This heated mouse pad that will soothe your freezing cold fingers when you have to work first thing in the morning.

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    Working from home was great, until I realised that my house doesn't have the same kind of heating as my office does. All you have to do with this mousepad is plug it into any USB port and your fingers will be warm and ready to type in no time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $42.49.

    12. This digital kitchen scale that will help you measure your ingredients, so you're not stuck wondering why your cake collapsed — even though deep down you know full well that you added way too much baking powder.

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    Any cook will tell you that baking is an exact science, which makes having kitchen scales a huge benefit for anyone interested in making macarons. This scale is chrome plated for easy cleaning and is accurate as it uses a high quality strain gauge.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    13. This super-soft heated throw blanket you can use to warm up your bed before you get in, or just to wrap around yourself while you watch TV.

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    This throw is machine washable and the thermal fleece fabric is the perfect thing to curl up with when you're on your fifth wine and binge-watching Greys Anatomy.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $44.99 (available in five colours).

    14. This rechargeable sweater shaver, so you can get rid of the fuzz that randomly appears on your clothes.

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    This shaver works on cotton, wool, linen and even upholstery. You can also use it as a zero-waste lint roller! This one comes with two extra shavers, a cleaning brush and a drawstring bag for easy storage.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    15. This photo printer, so you can finally make that collage wall you've been thinking about for ages.

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    This photo printer is ridiculously easy to use. The size of the photos are perfect for sticking on the fridge or in scrapbooks and diaries. All you'll need is polaroid film and your phone and you can get printing!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.

    16. This wall mount phone holder so you can keep your phone on hand when you're in bed, even if you don't have a bedside table.

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    This phone holder comes with a wide adhesive strip that can adhere to wallpaper, stainless steel, tiles, glass, wooden and metal surfaces. It also features a non-slip strip inside the holder so your phone won't slide around and fall over.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.99.

    17. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

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    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microhydrabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    18. This keyboard cleaning jelly to finally give your poor electronics a refresh after you've spent months eating your lunch over them.

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    This cleaning jelly is made of soft gum and is non-toxic and biodegradable. It's totally safe on your skin, so you can have a great time playing with it and put an end to sticky keys forever.

    Buy a four pack from Amazon Australia for $12.99.

    19. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which are perfect for taking morning meetings while tidying up.

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    These earbuds run for four hours per charge and have smart touch technology, so you can control your tunes and answer calls without reaching for your phone, all without having to hear your housemates having their own meetings.

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love the convenience of not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $43.99.

    20. This hot air brush that makes it easy for you to give yourself volume and dry your hair without it getting poofy as heck.

    Amazon

    The brush uses hot air and ionic technology to get rid of frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling as smooth as silk. It's also the perfect device for those of us (me) who don't know how to give themselves a blowout. You'll have gorgeous, Victoria's Secret level hair in no time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $45.99.

    21. This electronic blackhead remover that will clear out your pores better than any mask or acne wash.

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    There are three suction settings on this device and it comes with three suction heads. To use this baby, place a hot towel over your face to open up your pores. Use the remover, then rinse your face with cold water to tighten everything up!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    22. This handheld body massager, because while we may tell ourselves that a couch is a viable working space, our back has other stories to tell.

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    This deep tissue massager works all over your body and its cordless design means you can tackle your tense back muscles without fighting the cord. It comes with five interchangeable heads to target different parts of your body.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $47.99.

    23. This Phone Tripod, so that you can finally start up that YouTube account you've always dreamed of.

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    This tripod has flexible arms, so you can adjust the phone to any angle. It also includes a ring light, so that you look your best for your fans. Plus, the ring light can be changed from warm to cool and bright to dim, depending on the time of day or the type of lighting you want.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $36.99.

    24. This portable charger, so you never have to save battery by squinting at a low brightness screen in the sun again.

    Amazon

    This portable charger has five ports — two USB, one lighting, one USB-C and one micro USB— which means you can use it to charge virtually anything. Plus, it has a fast charge feature, which means you don't have to wait around for your devices to be juiced up.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.99.

    25. And finally, these earphones for sport that will take your workout game to the next level.

    Amazon

    These earphones are sweat and water resistant. Plus, they're designed to workout with, so they have a super secure fit and won't fall out every three seconds.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    You, happily upgrading your life without breaking the bank.

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