Phone grips make good, small holiday gifts. PopSockets has a sale running sitewide, so its a good time to pick up a new grip if yours is grubby. All of these options are around $11 or less. Shipping is free on orders over $20.
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The Clip 3 is another great option for portable sound. I (Louryn) use it to play music while I’m rollerskating so I can still hear cars over the music. The built-in carabiner makes it easy to hang the speaker from a fanny pack. (Or a curtain rod, if you’re the kind of person who likes accompaniment when you sing in the shower. Don’t ask me how I know.)
Webcams have gotten both more expensive and harder to find since the onset of the pandemic. This option is perfectly capable and super inexpensive.
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The WIRED Gear team has lots of go-to tangents, but get one of us started on the lack of wall adapters being included with modern technology, and we might never stop ranting. Like Alanis Morissette (probably) once said: It’s like 10,000 cables when all you need is a wall adapter. This Aukey one can recharge your MacBook or two phones simultaneously. For a more powerful model, clip the coupon to get this 100-W version for $10 off.
If you have a dual-monitor setup, consider mounting them to keep them at a comfortable height (and you’ll get more desk space back too). Monoprice makes solid home office products, and this mount is for smaller monitors up to 27 inches. There are single mounts and other sizes too.
This tiny MicroSD card usually retails for $60. It’s best for expanding your smartphone’s storage (if it supports a MicroSD card). WIRED writer Scott Gilbertson says it isn’t good for devices where write speed is critical, like a camera. If you need storage for your digital camera, opt for the Sony 32-GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDHC Memory Card instead, which is on sale for $55it’s more expensive than other memory cards, but Gilbertson swears by it. The Lexar Professional 2000x 32-GB SDHC UHS-II Card is a solid option also on sale for $37. The Samsung EVO 256 GB Card is on sale for $25.
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This card is fast and durable. It’ll work anywhere you’d normally use it, but it’s especially great for video recording, making it a good option for dash or security cameras.
It’s a headphone stand and a wireless charger. The solid wood base is where you rest your phone for recharging. It’s hefty, so it won’t slide around your desk, and the steel stand keeps your headphones in place when you’re not using ’em. It’s an attractive addition to any desk.
This is one of the best gaming mice. It’s clicky and tactile, and there are a few buttons to help you customize your gameplay.
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