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    Jun. 16, 2020

    30 Tech Accessories Under $30 That'll Make Your Life A Little Easier

    Tech it out!

    1. A pack of braided lightning cords that range from three to ten feet long. The cords are made of extra-durable nylon fibre, so they won't bend and shred like other phone cables!

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    Each pack has five lightning cords: two three-foot cords, two six-foot cords, and one 10-foot cord. If you're looking for a wall adapter, you can find them here.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $17.99 Available in two colours.

    2. An adjustable stand that'll hold your phone at the perfect angle while you sit at your desk. The stand can hold your device whether it’s sitting vertically or horizontally, and it’s tall enough to accommodate a charger.

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    "I love my iPhone but I hate that I have to pick it up + point it at my face to unlock it. When the group texts come raining in during the work day, I’d like to be able to glance at them without taking the time to pick up, scroll through, and then putting it back down — my FOMO-y self needs to be sure the texts can wait until my next break for a reply! I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later." — Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.94. Available in two colours.

    3. An SD card reader that'll make it so much easier to transfer photos and videos from your camera to your computer. It works for both standard and micro SD cards and will simultaneously read two cards at once, so you can transfer files faster than ever.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    4. A Cableyoyo that'll organize your headphone and charging cords into a neat and tidy roll. It'll save you the stress of trying to detangle your cables, and makes it easier to manage your cables while you're using them, too!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.67.

    5. A super-sturdy headphone mount that'll fit right under your desk or table. It can hold two sets of headphones and comes with a sticky adhesive for easy installation.

    A pair of headphones and a digital watch hang from a hook under a table A pair of phones sit on the table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Available in two styles.

    6. An Anker wireless charger that's a faster and more efficient way to charge your phone than plugging it in. It's compatible with most smartphones and will charge them even if the case is on. There's a special coating on the surface to keep your device from slipping off while it's charging.

    A person placing their phone on top of a circular phone charging base
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Available in two colours.

    7. A portable 3-in-1 tripod with flexible octopus-like legs, so you can mount it anywhere. It has a screw on the top to fit most cameras, a clip to mount your phone or GoPro, and a universal Bluetooth remote control to take photos from a distance.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    8. A silicone keyboard cover that'll protect your computer from accidental spills, crumbs, and dust. It's easy to remove, so you can give it a quick wipe before reinstalling.

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    It's compatible with most MacBook Pros (13- and 15-inch), as well as MacBook Air (13-inch) models.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+. Available in 13 colours.

    9. A pair of space-saving outlet shelves that'll give you a place to put your small devices and declutter your tables and countertops. They'll hold up to 15 pounds, and they have little grooves that'll keep your device from sliding off.

    A pair of L-shaped shelves are installed over an outlet with a phone and tablet resting on top
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    10. A pack of super-thin camera covers for anyone who takes their online privacy and security extra seriously. The covers are compatible with most devices and are a more subtle and stylish alternative to the piece of tape you're currently using.

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    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $11.99. Available in two colours.

    11. A screen protector for your iPhone that's made of extra-durable tempered glass. It adds a much-needed layer to your phone, and is both thin and transparent, so it won't ruin the clarity or sensitivity of your touchscreen.

    A set of two glass screen protectors placed on top of a phone
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    The screen protectors are compatible with iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and 8. There's also a version for iPhone X, XS, and 11 here.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    12. A tech organizer that'll store all your charging cords and headphones, so you know exactly where they are when you need them. It has seven elastic bands and eight mesh pockets to fit all your tech, and the bag is small enough that you can fit it in your bag.

    A small retangular fabric case is open with lots of small elastic bands and mesh pockets inside holding charging cords, headphones, and plug adapters
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99. Available in three colours.

    13. A portable external hard drive that may be small, but is mighty when it comes to storage space. It's compatible with any computer system and doesn't require any software, so all you have to do is plug it in to use it.

    A small rectangular external hard drive lying next to a tablet
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.79+. Available in eight sizes.

    14. A pack of animal-shaped cable protectors that'll keep your phone cord from bending or breaking. They're made of flexible silicone and work on both iPhone and Android phones.

    A group of tiny silicone animals lying next to a tablet
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    Get a pack of 15 on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Also available in packs of 18.

    15. A cable management box that'll turn your workspace into a tidy, stress-free zone. It can accommodate power strips up to 12 inches and will keep cords out of sight and out of mind.

    A before image of a bunch of cords plugged into a power bar next to a television stand and an after image of the cords inside a small rectangular box
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    It has openings on all sides to accommodate cords from any angle and comes with a lid, so you can place your phone or tablet on top. Add a four-outlet power strip to your cart that'll fit inside.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.49.

    16. A small Bluetooth speaker that'll clip onto your sun visor, so you can answer every phone call and keep your hands free. It's easy to set up, and once you pair the speaker with your phone, it'll automatically connect every time you get in the car.

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    The Bluetooth speaker has a rechargeable battery and supports several languages, including English, French, and Spanish.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.49+. Available in black and white.

    17. An ergonomic monitor riser that'll elevate your computer or laptop to a more comfortable height. It has compartments on each side to hold office supplies and as a sliding drawer underneath to store documents and folders.

    A laptop sitting on a metal tray with pockets on the side and a drawer underneath
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.87.

    18. A silicone skin for your Airpod case that is so cute, it'll melt your heart like an ice cream cone. It's a great way to protect and accessorize your case, and it has a little cutout at the bottom so you can charge your case without taking off the skin.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99. Available in four colours.

    19. A sturdy universal phone mount that'll clip to your bed, desk, or breakfast tray, so you don't have to hold up your phone while you watch TV or video chat.

    A person place their phone in a stand
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    20. A pack of tiny cable clips that'll detangle all the cords around your computer. The clips come in three sizes (single, double, or triple) and can fit cords up to six millimetres wide. They also have an adhesive sticker on the bottom, so you can stick them where you'd like.

    A set of charging cords secured to clips near a laptop
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    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    21. A light ring attachment that'll make you shine bright like a diamond in all your selfies. It'll clip onto any of your devices, without blocking the camera. Reviewers say it adds a nice glow to their pictures and they like that you can adjust the brightness.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.95+. Available in two colours.

    22. A ball of slime that'll remove dust from your keyboard and other electronic devices. The cleaning putty is an eco-friendly alternative to dust wipes because it's reusable and biodegradable!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    23. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you'll love these waterproof dry bags for your cellphone. The bags come with a detachable lanyard, so you can keep your phone close while you hike, swim, or run. They're also transparent, making it easier to take pictures while you're on the go!

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    The dry bags fit most phones up to six and a half inches.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $11.88+. Available in five colour sets.

    24. A power bar with a six-foot-long cord that can reach all the places a wall socket can't. Its slim and minimalist design make it a perfect item for small spaces!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99. Available in black and white.

    25. A small stand that'll give you a place to stash your Apple watch when you're charging it. It's made with silicone and is small enough that it won't take up a lot of space on your bedside table or desk.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Available in eight colours.

    26. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that are great for anyone who spends most of their work day staring at a computer. The lenses filter out blue light, which helps reduce eye strain and irritation.

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    Reviewers love how lightweight and stylish the glasses are. They also noticed that their eyes were less tired after using them.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99. Available in nine colours.

    27. A power bank charger that'll charge your phone fully before it dies. It's small enough to fit in your pocket, so you can take it with you anywhere. Reviewers say it's very lightweight and charges their phones quickly.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    28. A pair of Tile Mates that use Bluetooth technology to keep tabs on your devices. You can attach the them to your wallet, camera, keys — really, anything you don’t want to lose — and use the phone app to track them.

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    And if you lose your phone, just double-click on the Tile Mate to make it ring, even if it's on silent. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape.

    "I am a forgetful person who loses all of my stuff all the freaking time, especially my wallet. That's where this little device comes in handy. I just slide the Tile Slim into one of the credit card slots in my wallet and can now track where it is with the help of the free Tile app. If I can see that it's in my home on the map, but can't find it, I just ring the device and it sets off a symphony of noises that help me hunt it down." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Tile Mate (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99+. Also available in a pack of four.

    29. A corgi mouse pad that is just too cheeky for words. It'll add a little personality to your workspace, and it has a cushioned wrist rest that'll make using your mouse much more comfortable.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.98. Available in pink and blue.

    30. And finally, a pack of handy phone grips for anyone who is always using their phone. The grips make it easier to hold your phone for long periods of time and also prevent you from dropping it. Plus, the fun prints add an extra pop of colour to your phone case.

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    Stick two phone grips on your phone to create a built-in headphone mount.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $11.80. Available in four styles.

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