Spending lots of money on gadgets does not always mean that you’re necessarily investing in quality or something particularly useful. There are countless gadgets that, despite their high cost, do little to improve your life. However, there are quite a few affordable gadgets that are extremely useful. For the purposes of this article, the definition of ‘affordable’ is usually gadgets round the $50 mark.
1. The Portable BBQ Grill
Since we are now fast approaching the summer, it’s time to pull out your grill and invite a few friends to a backyard BBQ. However, if you currently do not have a grill maybe because you travel a lot, then why not invest in a portable BBQ Grill?It’s nifty, functional and a whole lot of fun. Plus, it can be stored just about anywhere. You can find a couple of these at Amazon and other online stores selling for as little as $25.
2. The Hot Dog Toaster
The hot dog toaster makes it very easy to prepare a hotdog in a couple of minutes. There are numerous types from which to choose, with some having adjustable heat so that you can control how burnt you like your dogs. The removable basket and drip tray makes them very easy to clean.
3. The Pocket Chainsaw
Occasionally, most of us will need to trim branches leaning into our windows or over into our yard;maybe you need firewood or to build a makeshift shelter while out camping. Although this can be done with a regular saw, it requires a great deal of effort and practice and the Pocket Chainsaw by Stunning Gadgets makes the job a whole lot easier. It is a low-tech, yet very effective, approach and is an excellent tool to take along when you’re going out to camp. It’s so cheap you could even have a second onein your car. A great investment for just a few dollars.
4. The Toaster with Egg Cooker
This is a two-in-one device which is designed to poach your eggs while toasting your bread at the same time. If egg is a big part of your breakfast, then this will certainly save you lots of time. The gadget will poach your eggs in around 2 minutes and toast your bread in just 3 minutes. It can even warm up some pre-cooked meat. All you need is to add two tablespoons of fresh water to the heating tray and coat the poaching tray with some cooking oil. Then just crack your eggs into it and turn on the device. Just make sure your awake enough to avoid putting the eggs in the toaster section and vice versa!
5. Wall Socket Safe
The Wall Socket safe is part novelty and part useful. Though it may not be able to stash away a million dollars, it can house a couple of gold coins, or other small valuables. The clue is in the name – it’s a safe disguised as a wall socket. Once it is installed, just pull out and stash your valuables in it. Plus they just cost a few dollars. A great gadget if you share your room or your house with other people you do not particularly trust.
6. SG Ice Ball Maker
Now that the summer is almost here, having an easy-to-use ice ball maker wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Stunning Gadgets Ice Ball Maker solves the problem of having to make ice, crush it and re-freeze it into shape. The specially-designed tray just requires that you pour water into the mold and put it into the freezer; a few minutes later you can easily pop out a couple of perfectly-shape dice balls on demand.
7. USB Blanket
The winter in many parts of the world can be cruel, but the USB heated blanket aims to make it a little easier to bear. All you need is to plug it into a USB port for extra warmth. The perfect solution to sub-zero temperatures and saving some cash on your energy bill or perhaps helping you get through the night when the grid goes down. Some models come with a dual USB plug which means that if you plug in both of them,the blanket becomes hotter.
8. iPad mini Bluetooth Keyboard
Though your iPad mini comes fully equipped with a great touch screen, you’ll often find that typing a long email can be cumbersome. The problem with the iPad mini in particular is the small size combined with large fingers. The solution though is a specially-designed Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad with all the little function buttons custom-designed for it. Stunning Gadgets does a great job of putting together a lightweight and rugged keyboard that can be used on the go with your iPad.