Android Holiday Gift Guide 2013 / 2014 ; Top 10 Gifts Under $50



It's the holiday season, and you're looking for gifts for your family and friends. And we're here to help. We've put together a few guides to help you choose the best gift for everyone on your list. This one rounds out the top 10 gifts under $50. Which there's actually quite a few good things on this list.

10. Perixx PERIBOARD-805L Bluetooth Folding Keyboard



While not all of us want to use a Bluetooth keyboard on our phone, those that do have plenty of options, and this one is perhaps the coolest. This Bluetooth keyboard from Perixx is a magentic foldable keyboard that is pocket size. When folded the dimensions are 6.30" x 3.78" x 0.67". Not bad for a keyboard.

Perixx PERIBOARD-805L, Bluetooth Folding Keyboard – Large Desktop Size Keys – Magnetic Foldable Design – 6.30"x3.78"x0.67" Pocket Size – Silent X Type Scissor Keys – On/Off Switch – Non-slip Rubber Feet – US English Layout

9. Griffin WoodTones Wired Headsets with Control Mic



These are actually some of my favorite earbuds around. I've been using them off-and-on for about a year now and I've gotta say they are great. Especially since they are under $20. They are wood-toned so they look very nice as well. There's also a mic and controls on the earbuds so you can take phone calls as well.

Griffin 605884-WTMS WoodTones Wired Headsets with Control Mic – Retail Packaging – Sapele

8. New Trent iCarrier 12,000mAh Portable Battery



With more and more OEMs going with non-removable batteries, these external battery packs are becoming quite popular. This one is a 12,000mAh external battery that can charge up your phone, tablet, and even the new HP Chromebook 11. All that for just $40? That's almost a no-brainer.

New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Portable Dual USB Port External Battery Charger/Power Pack for Smartphones, Tablets and more (Now w/Micro-USB charge port)

7. Sennheiser HD201 Lightweight Over-Ear Binaural Headphones



I know there are plenty of Sennheiser fans out there, so I had to add one of their headphones on our list. This one is the HD201 which is pretty lightweight and does have smooth leatherette ear pads as well. It's also only $24, which is pretty cheap for some good quality headphones.

Sennheiser HD201 Lightweight Over-Ear Binaural Headphones

6. Anker Astro 3E, 10,000mAh External Battery Pack



Hows a 10,000mAh battery sound to charge your phone or tablet? Well Anker has one for about $40. It's a Dual-USB charger, so you can charge your phone and tablet at the same time. It can roughly charge the Galaxy Note 3 or HTC One Max twice, and still have some juice. Which those are both some huge phones with even bigger batteries.

Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included)

5. Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for the Google Nexus 5



There is definitely no shortage of cases for the Nexus 5. And this one from Spigen is one of my personal favorites. I think it looks amazin on the Nexus 5. It's also only $20. Which isn't bad at all for a case like this.

[METALLIZED BUTTONS] Spigen Google Nexus 5 Case Protective [Neo Hybrid] [Satin Silver] Slim Dual Layer Bumper Protection Cover for Nexus 5 – Satin Silver (SGP10563)

4. HMDX JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker



HMDX has soem great speakers, and they don't even cost all that much. This one is the JAM Classic and comes in about five different colors. It's also only $30. Sure its a smallish speaker, but it's still packs a lot of sound in there.

HMDX Audio HX-P230RD JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Strawberry)

3. Incipio Watson Case for the Galaxy Note 3


Looking for a nice case for a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owner? Well Incipio has plenty of great looking cases. This one is the Incipio Watson, and it seems to make your Galaxy Note 3 feel more like a notebook. Which is kinda why Samsung has that Faux leather on the back, right?

2. The Oontz Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


Here's a slightly more expensive Bluetooth speaker, which will work with just about any device that has Bluetooth. It's a pretty small and light-weight speaker, weighing in at just 9oz. The company says the battery can last for about 10 hours of playback, which is pretty good for a wireless speaker.

The Oontz Angle Ultra-portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

1. Chromecast


C'mon now, you knew we had to put this as number one. Google announced the Chromecast back in July, and it has been sold out everywhere, ever since. Chromecast allows you to watch stuff on YouTube, Hulu+, Pandora (with more App support coming soon) on your TV, and use your phone as a remote control, basically. It's a great device, and super cheap.

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player