Technology has become an integral part of our lives, and we’re always looking for the latest and greatest gadgets to make our lives easier and more enjoyable. However, with so many options out there, it can be challenging to find affordable tech that meets our needs and budget. That’s where our list of Cool Tech Under $50 comes in. We’ve scoured the market to find the most innovative and functional gadgets that won’t break the bank. From smart home devices to portable electronics and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. So, whether you’re a tech enthusiast or just looking for some cool gadgets to enhance your daily routine, you’re sure to find something on this list that catches your eye.
Voila L Drawing Tablet
The Voila L drawing tablet is not your ordinary tablet. It has a built-in dial on top and four mechanical keys, making it an OSU player’s dream. The 10×6 usable surface area, physical dial, and four dedicated mechanical keys provide many more ways to use and interact with the tablet compared to others in a similar price range. The dial has physical tactile steps, a middle button that acts as another function, and the four keys are a kale chalk low profile white switch, which is nice and clicky.
The software that comes with the tablet allows you to change up all the functions, from tying it to specific programs to general desktop functions like zooming in and out or scrolling. The included pen has extra tips in the box and two built-in functions for erasing or undoing a stroke. It has a standard 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it perfect for illustrator, Photoshop, or any other drawing programs.
Whether you use it as a mouse replacement for browsing or for setting all-time highs in OSU, the mechanical keys with the actual tablet are a huge selling point. It’s an absolute dream for OSU players, and the functionality lets you use it for anything. The Voila L drawing tablet costs only fifty dollars, and there is always a 20 coupon code available to knock ten dollars off. It’s a great investment for anyone who wants a quality drawing tablet without breaking the bank.
Pout Splitmax Charging Pad
Pout Company’s Split Max Three-in-One Modular Desk Pad is a versatile and stylish addition to any office or workspace. This magnetic desk pad includes a wireless phone charger, mouse pad, and tray organizer that can be built up or laid out in any configuration you want. The main pad is perfect for your mouse while the tray organizer holds your phone, pens, Sharpies, flash drives, and other small items. The wireless charger supports fast charging up to 15 watts and the magnetic pieces snap together for a customizable setup that fits your workflow. While the faux leather material may not be ideal for gaming, it’s perfect for those who want a nice and organized productive desktop workspace. The Split Max is available in different colors and sizes, starting from $25 up to $50 for the Split Max version. With all three pieces, it’s a win-win-win situation for anyone who wants a killer addition to their office setup.
Pout Splitmax Monitor Wood Stand
Here in my upstairs secondary office, I have a great wooden monitor stand to show off – the Pow Wooden Monitor Stand. I purchased this stand a few months ago as I was looking for a solution that could easily work with my desk. It was through Amazon’s recommended products that I found out about the Pout Split Max that I previously showcased.
The Pow stand perfectly matches my setup and has a built-in wireless charger on the right side that supports up to 10 watts of fast charging. The charger is conveniently placed right under the monitor, within peripheral vision, so I can keep an eye on any notifications. There’s also a small white LED on the front side of the stand that indicates when the device is charging.
On the left side of the stand, there is a built-in tray for organization and storage, similar to the Split Max Pad I previously reviewed. One of the primary benefits of using a riser like this is that it elevates the monitor, freeing up some space underneath, which in turn frees up more space on the desktop, making it less cluttered. This, in my opinion, is the main reason why I buy risers like this so I can store things underneath it when not using them, keeping my desktop clean and organized.
I purchased this riser after the holidays for around $49. While the price has gone up a bit and is now sitting at $58, it is frequently on sale, and as a vetted plug-in, it’s worth keeping an eye on the price range.
Neewer RGB Ring Light
Introducing the newer RGB Ring Light, a 10-inch ring light with 168 LEDs inside the diffuser and 29 built-in total color modes. It offers 13 static colors, 13 RGB effects, and three white levels, including cool, warm, and daylight settings. Adding RGB into the mix gives a whole new element to your photography and videography, offering more pop and color in live streams.
The main advantage of a ring light like this is that it provides even lighting, softening any shadow roll-off, making it ideal for product shots and facial close-ups. It’s a great addition to a setup for beauty YouTubers and streamers, providing a more flattering look and light ring reflection in their eyes.
The best part is, it’s only $30 and comes with a bunch of extras, including a tripod, two remotes, an adapter for two different phone mounts, a ball head, and a gooseneck. Newer is a reputable brand, and the overall value of this ring light is a steal. It’s perfect for improving your setup and live streams on platforms like Whatnot.
Conbola Fan Tower Desktop Fan
This desktop fan is a bladeless and wireless option that could be a great addition to your setup for those upcoming summer months as it starts to get warmer. The value here is really impressive as you can see, it’s an oscillating fan as well, so it’ll rotate to cool down a wider area.
Available in black and white, they also have it in this gray and purple accented option as well. Built into the sides are these dimmable hexagon patterns to provide some light.
The controls are on the top of the unit, but there is an LED screen on the front which shows you the fan speed you’re at, the timer mode, the oscillating setting, as well as the remaining battery life which this can last up to 24 hours on a single charge.
Even for a bladeless electric fan like this, the throw here is pretty impressive as you can see from my little desktop demo. It’s easily hitting that prop plant that I use at like three feet away, and there is a direction dial built in on the front so you can sort of angle the air too. Don’t worry because one of the benefits of it being bladeless is less moving mechanical parts causing less noise. This thing is pretty quiet even at the highest setting so comfortably use this in your bedroom on a camping trip your desk really anywhere you want anywhere you need some extra cooling.
This comes in right under fifty dollars.