20 Gadgets under $20: the best tech gadgets to buy on a budget

Want to stay on budget and still treat yourself to great tech? Check out the best 20 gadgets under $20. They are surprisingly affordable.

20 Gadgets under $20: the best tech gadgets to buy on a budget
We particularly love the 8BitDo USB Wireless Adapter 2

Need a last-minute gift? Want to upgrade a few things around the house? Whatever your goals, stay on budget with these 20 gadgets under $20. Yes, even when everything’s getting more expensive, you can get great prices on Wyze products, Mr. Coffee, and more.

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When looking for gadget deals, you can always turn to smart home gadgets. For one, the Wyze Plug Outdoor is just $17.98, and it puts your outdoor lights on a schedule.

Then, kitchen gadgets like the Aerolatte 004 Milk Frother and Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Coffee and Tea are only $19.99 and $11.99, respectively, upgrading your cooking skills for a bargain.

Get great tech without overspending; check out the gadgets below.

1. Some of the MPOWERD Luci Solar Lights are under $20: the Luci Candle, Luci Core, and Luci EMRG.

An MPOWERD Luci Solar Light in use

Brighten your home or campsite with solar for less when you go for the EMPOWERD Luci Solar Lights. Each is portable and durable. And the Luci Core, Luci Candle, and Luci EMRG cost just $19.95.

Get them starting at $19.95 on the official website.

2. The Amazon Basics Smart Switches and Dimmers add an Alexa-powered upgrade to your home’s lighting.

Amazon Basics Smart Switches and Dimmers in white

Add voice control to your home’s lighting with the Amazon Basics Smart Switches and Dimmers. The 3-Way Smart Switch is compatible with a traditional 3-way switch and gives you control from anywhere.

Get them starting at $17.99 on Amazon.

3. The Wyze Plug Outdoor smart outlets let you schedule your outside lights and track energy usage—all for just $17.98.

Wyze Plug Outdoor smart outlets in use

Automate your outdoor string lights and plug-ins with the Wyze Plug Outdoor smart gadgets. It monitors your energy use, and you can preset consumption alerts on the app.

Get it for $17.98 on the official website.

4. The Aerolatte 004 Milk Frother helps you create luxuriously rich milk-based drinks at home. It even works with non-dairy milk.

Aerolatte 004 Milk Frother in use

Create thick, creamy drinks with the help of the Aerolatte 004 Milk Frother. It froths milk for anything from classic cappuccinos to matcha lattes. Requiring no steam or electricity, it’s one of the best 20 gadgets under $20.

Get it for $19.99 on Amazon.

5. The Bitty Boomers Star Wars Grogu – The Mandalorian is the cutest Bluetooth speaker on this side of the galaxy and costs only $12.85.

Bitty Boomers Star Wars Grogu – The Mandalorian

The Bitty Boomers Star Wars Grogu – The Mandalorian Bluetooth speaker lets you take your favorite tunes on the go. Plus, it has the most adorable baby Grogu shape. We love how easily it connects with other Bitty Boomer speakers.

Get it for $12.85 on Amazon.

6. The KontrolFreek CQC gaming thumbsticks for PS and Xbox series give you more accuracy while you play. It’s an affordable upgrade at $14.99.

KontrolFreek CQC gaming thumbsticks in use

Pinpoint your target with the KontrolFreek CQC gaming thumbstick for PS and Xbox series. They increase your controller’s accuracy and feature a comfortable, concave design.

Get them for $16.99 on the official website.

7. The 8BitDo USB Wireless Adapter 2 works with Switch, Raspberry Pi, and more to offer premium control for less.

8BitDo USB Wireless Adapter 2 in black

Connect any wireless controller to your Switch, macOS, Windows, and more when you have the 8BitDo SB Wireless Adapter 2. It even has customizable mapping for creating macros and adjusting trigger and stick sensitivity.

Get it for $19.99 on Amazon.

8. The Rolling Square inCharge 6 keeps different charging cables with you at all times, so you can always add juice to devices.

Rolling Square inCharge 6 next to a laptop & phone

We love the Rolling Square inCharge 6 for its eminently practical practical 6-in-1 design. It lets you carry around 6 different charging cables, right on your keyring. How convenient is that?

Buy it for $19.90 on Amazon.

9. The Chef’n Switchit French Press Stirrer and Timer brews delicious French press coffee quickly and without the mess.

Chef’n Switchit French Press Stirrer and Timer in black

Enjoy your French Press coffee every morning for just $13.80 with the Chef’n Switchit French Press Stirrer and Timer. This silicone coffee gadget agitates ground coffee in hot water consistently, creating that rich taste.

Get it for $13.80 on the official website.

10. The IKEA MITTLED LED spotlight is priced at $14.99 and dims, creating a cozier atmosphere for less.

IKEA MITTLED LED spotlight in white

Add elegant lighting to your cupboards, shelves, and more with the IKEA MITTLED LED spotlight. This spotlight shows off your china cabinet and installs easily.

Get it for $14.99 on the official website.

11. The Google Chromecast with Google TV (HD) streaming media adapter lets you watch your favorite content in HD for just $19.99.

Google Chromecast with Google TV HD
Google Chromecast with Google TV (HD) on a desk

Want to stream content and have a better picture on an older TV? Look no further than the Google Chromecast with Google TV (HD). It delivers the content you love with no switching between apps.

Get it for $19.99 on Amazon.

12. The UNIQ Glase AirPods 3rd Gen case embraces a minimalist design with a sleek wireless charging-compatible sheath.

UNIQ Glase AirPods 3rd Gen case in white

Looking for a stylish but practical AirPods case? Check out the UNIQ Glase AirPods 3rd Gen case. Not only does it come with a premium aluminum carabiner for convenient carry, but its sheath is wireless charging compatible.

Get it for $11.90 on the official website.

13. The Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Coffee and Tea keeps your beverages toasty at your desk all day for just $11.99.

20 gadgets under $20

Sip warm coffee and tea all workday long with the Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Coffee and Tea. This 17-watt device is portable and features an extended cord length.

Get it for $19.99 on Amazon

14. The Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller protects you from mosquitoes in a 15-foot zone while camping, fishing, hunting, etc.

Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller in use

Avoid itchy mosquito bites all summer with the Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller. For just $19.98, this heat-activated device keeps the little buggers far away.

Get it for $19.98 on Amazon.

15. The LAICOMEIN Bluetooth Aux Receiver for Cars turns your old vehicle speakers, home speakers, or earphones into wireless ones.

LAICOMEIN Bluetooth Aux Receiver for Cars

Take calls hands free and get wireless music in your older car with the LAICOMEIN Bluetooth Aux Receiver for Cars. It’s only $13.59 and pairs traditional speakers with your phone.

Get it for $13.59 on Amazon.

16. The nonda USB-C to USB Adapter provides up to 5 Gbps data transfer speeds, and its aluminum casing matches your MacBook.

nonda USB C to USB Adapter

Keep up with the changing pace of tech when you have the nonda USB-C to USB. It’s compatible with laptops, smartphones, and tablets with a USB Type-C, making it one of the best 20 gadgets under $20.

Get it for $10.99 on Amazon.

17. The MUJI Handy Shredder is portable, letting you destroy your personal data anywhere so that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

MUJI handy shredder in use

Who says a shredder has to take up space? Keep one with you all the time when you have the MUJI Handy Shredder. It shreds up to 2 sheets of printer paper at a time.

Get it for $14.90 on the official website.

18. The INIU Portable Charger Slimmest Power Bank is just 0.5″ thin with a 10,000mAh capacity. It’s excellent for travel.

INIU Portable Charger Slimmest
INIU Portable Charger Slimmest Power Bank in black

It’s easy to travel light when you have the INIU Portable Charger Slimmest Power Bank. It’s incredibly slim, but don’t let that fool you. It packs a 10,000 mAh battery, so it . Slip it in your pockets for a backpack; you won’t notice its 7-ounce weight.

Purchase it for $17.99 on the official website.

19. The Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds true wireless earbuds are crafted sustainably and only set you back $19.99. Their sound is full range!

Skullcandy Smokin Buds
Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds in a person’s ear

Listen to your favorite tunes sustainably for less with the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds true wireless earbuds. They’re made with 50% certified recycled plastics for a reduced environmental impact. We appreciate the tuned drivers and EQ modes for deep bass.

Buy them for $19.99 on the official website.

20. The uni 100W USB-C to USB-C cable is 20 feet long and only $9.99 on Amazon. It makes playing while charging easy.

20 gadgets under $20
uni 100W USB-C to USB-C cabled close up

Make charging easier with the uni 10W USB-C to USB-C cable. It offers 10 feet of charging freedom and supports PD 3.0 and QC fast charging. What’s more, it’s backward compatible with 100W/65W/45W/20W USB C power delivery adapters.

Buy it for $9.99 on Amazon.

Stay under budget with these 20 gadgets under $20. Which one did you love the most? Tell us in the comments.

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Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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