Five under-$50 geeky gifts to get if you are on a budget during this holiday season

Pondering what to get for your geeky friends but on a budget as times are tough? Here are five geeky gifts that are under S$50 for your consideration. Because it is really the thoughts that matter anyway.

Ulti Headphone Stand
S$14.99, available in Shopee

With many working from home and probably using a pair of headphones for video conferencing, there is a need to put the headphones somewhere convenient.

Make your loved ones happy with this Ulti Headphone Stand. Its screw clamp design means it can be fitted anywhere along a desk and even on the legs of a table. Thus, it saves much-needed tabletop space for other accessories. Plus, its retractable hook prevent accidental knocks when not in use. Take a look at our TikTok video to be wowed.

Razer Pro Glide XXL
S$46, available in Razer Store, Lazada and Shopee

Razer might be known for its gaming accessories, but it has plenty of productivity accessories too like this Pro Glide XXL mouse mat. Not only does it protect the tabletop, its textured micro-weave cloth surface will give your loved ones better mouse control to perform their tasks more efficiently,

At only 3mm thick, this 94cm-long mouse mat offers great cushioning and a sturdy base for prolonged use. Made of high-density rubber foam, it is said to be as durable as it is comfortable to use.

Logitech M325
S$39, available in Lazada and Shopee

Even if your geeky friend has a super expensive mouse, he or she will not mind adding the Logitech M325 into their inventory. It is small and lightweight, fitting easily into any bag for easy portability.

This nifty wireless mouse is designed for how we use the web with its micro-precise scrolling, so browsing through shopping platforms or Google searches are easier. In addition, the scroll wheel can be tilted to perform forward and backward Web browsing actions with ease.

Armaggeddon MKA-61C
S$49.90, available in Lazada and Shopee

If your loved ones are looking for a mechanical keyboard, the Armaggeddon MKA-61C might just be the perfect gift for them. It is a 61-key wired mechanical gaming keyboard with hot swappable Outemu’s modular mechanical switches.

These switches have an estimated lifespan of up to 50 million keystrokes. And its KevlarTech key caps come with life-time fade proof warranty. As such, it should last for a while. Plus, the keyboard comes with 19 different lighting effects, so it is never boring to type on it.

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Type-C (128GB)
S$35, available in Lazada and Shopee

Cloud drives might be the rage now. But sometimes, it is more comforting to have important data in the pocket. This is when a USB drive, such as the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive, is great for your loved ones.

This USB drive has a USB-A connector as well as a USB-C connector. A simple flick of the switch whips out the desired connector with ease. So whether your loved ones are using an older computer or the latest MacBook Pro, they can easily move files around without any issues.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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