Under $50 Tech Essentials
Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket ($17)
Your $8,000 worth of camera gear is useless if you lose the SD card holding your images. Hedge your bets with the Pocket Rocket, a small organizer that holds nine memory cards and clips securely onto your pack.
Biolite SunLight Lantern ($25)
The wallet-sized, solar-powered SunLight delivers 100 lumens of soft, dimmable mood lighting for your tent or dinner table for up to 50 hours.
Light and Motion Vya HL Bike Light ($40)
Strap the Vya HL mount to your handlebars, and plug in the light with a simple USB attachment. When you park, the light will automatically turn off. The blinking SafePulse mode helps drivers differentiate cyclists from traffic cones.
Amazon Echo Dot ($50)
Alexa never looked so good. The latest version of Amazon’s popular Dot has a rounded, less hockey-puck-like shape and improved audio.
Ikea Nordmärke Wireless Charger ($18)
Who knew Ikea made chargers? The Nordmärke has a handsome birch base and works with all Qi-certified devices.
Goal Zero Flip 30 Power Bank ($40)
A perfect travel companion for long days without reliable access to outlets, the Flip 30 is about the size of a matchbox but can top off an iPad battery once or an iPhone twice.
Skullcandy Jib Wireless Earbuds ($35)
These Jib earbuds boast many of the same features as buds twice the price—built-in microphone, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-hour battery life—in an impressively small package.