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19th of January 2018

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12 must-have tech gadgets you shouldn’t leave home without

Electronics are getting smaller and smaller, and we all seem to have our own special must-have gadgets that we never leave home without. You probably already have a smartphone with you just about everywhere you go, but if you’re in the market for some new portable tech, we’ve rounded up a handful of great palm-sized devices.

Below are our top 12 favorite portable tech deals going right now, from a pair of wireless headphones to a new smartwatch. Even better: All of these gadgets are currently available on Amazon at discounts of up to $100 off. If you’re looking for those last minute gifts for any family member, now is the perfect time to buy.

Freehawk 7-in-1 Keychain Multitool — $9 keychain flashlight tool

You never know when your going to need a tool to get the job done, but carrying around a tool bag with you everywhere you go is both impractical and unfashionable. The Freehawk keychain multitool is one of the most useful gadgets on our list. It comes with an LED flashlight, a bottle opener, two screwdrivers, a knife, and more.

Pick up this must-have 7-in-1 multitool for just $9 on Amazon.

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iClever Folding Bluetooth Keyboard – $24 portable tech deals

Bluetooth keyboards are nothing new, but most of them — even fairly compact models — aren’t very pocket-friendly. This folding wireless keyboard from iClever is the perfect solution, giving you a miniature set of QWERTY keys that folds down to roughly the size of a large smartphone for easy storage. Its aluminum construction is both durable and light as well, weighing in at just over six ounces.

The iClever keyboard is compatible with any Bluetooth-capable iPhone, tablet, or android device and rings in at $24 from Amazon.

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Samsung Evo 128GB MicroSD Card — $37

There’s no such thing as having too much storage space. Long gone are the days when a 500MB hard drive was considered impressive. Digital storage continues to get smaller and more efficient, and SD cards and USB flash cards are wonderful things to have if you’re frequently moving data between devices or workstations. The Samsung Evo MicroSD card is a stellar alternative to clunky external hard drives, offering a solid 128GB of room (more than many SSDs) in a package smaller than a postage stamp.

This MicroSD card with SD adapter can be yours for just $40 on Amazon.

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Tile Mate Item Finders, 4-pack — $50 portable tech deals

The one major drawback with portable tech is that these tiny gadgets can easily get lost. If you need some help keeping tabs on the small stuff, the Tile Mate item finders are just the ticket. Compared to the larger Tile Slim, the Mate is a diminutive 1.3 inches long on all sides and is just 0.2 inches thick. Simply attach it to any of your gadgets use the Tile companion app to locate it virtually anywhere. Even without the app, you can still find nearby items by remotely making the Tile vibrate, flash, or ring.

The Tile Mate 4-pack is available on Amazon for a $20 discount, bringing these handy item finders down to just $50. You can also take a look at our other favorite Bluetooth trackers for more options.

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GoPro Hero5 Session 4K Action Camera — $199 portable tech deals

There is an ocean of action camera makers today cashing in on this burgeoning market, but GoPro is still the king of the hill and the excellent Hero5 Session is one of the best tiny wearable cams that money can buy. This pocket-sized camera is one of GoPro’s premier models with the ability to record 4K video at 30 fps, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a rugged waterproof body. It also comes with a few adhesive mounts.

GoPros are fairly expensive, so a discount is always welcome: Normally $300, the Hero5 Black is now available for just $199 on Amazon for a limited time, giving you a tidy savings of $101. You can also check out our review for more info.

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HaloVa USB Rechargeable Lighter — $17 portable tech deals

Need a light? Electric lighters like this one put a whole new spin on traditional designs. Fluid lighters can be messy and run out of fuel quickly (the famous Zippo, while an all-American classic, is notorious for this), not to mention that lighter fluid and butane canisters are an extra expense. The HaloVa arc lighter, on the other hand, uses an internal rechargeable battery to project a windproof electric arc instead of a flame. The design is environmentally friendly and delivers up to 300 lights on a single charge.

When it needs more juice, simply plug it in and power it up via the included USB charging cable. No wicks, flints, fluid, or gases to fuss around with. You can score this unique portable tech gadget for just $17 from Amazon.

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Lemfo Bluetooth Smart Watch — $40 portable tech deals

This portable tech gadget isn’t something you put in your pocket – in fact, it’s something you can wear all day. The Lemfo smartwatch is an attractive and affordable entry-level timepiece that syncs with your Android or iOS device and send notifications and incoming messages right to your wrist. The device’s built-in mic lets you reply without even pulling out your phone. The vibrant LED display is always on and is easy on the eyes.

If prices on the other top smartwatches give you sticker shock, then you can pick up this affordable smartwatch for just $40 on Amazon.

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Senso Bluetooth Headphones — $30 portable Bluetooth headphones

A good pair of Bluetooth headphones is invaluable if you’re frequently on the move and don’t want to be without your music and other entertainment. But many pairs of wireless earbuds feature clunky receivers or housings that sit on your neck, making them too big to carry in your pocket. In contrast, the compact Senso Bluetooth headphones fit comfortably behind your ears without any unnecessary bulk.

These headphones feature a nano-coated surface that is resistant to sweat and water, making them a great choice for outdoors and sporting activities. The Senso wireless Bluetooth headphones are available on Amazon for just $30.

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Anker PowerCore+ Mini Power Bank — $15 Anker Portable battery charger

Power banks are great little devices to have with you when you’re out and about, allowing you to give your portable tech a power boost without having to hunt around for the nearest outlet or USB port. The Anker PowerCore+ Mini power bank takes this portability to the next level with its pocket-friendly size and 3,350mAh internal battery. Anker’s PowerIQ technology also automatically detects the proper voltage for your device to deliver faster charging on the go.

The pocket-sized PowerCore+ Mini power bank won’t fully charge your devices multiple times over, but the 3,350mAh battery is sufficient for full or near-full charges for most smartphones. This handy portable tech charger can be had for $15 on Amazon.

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Anker PowerCore 10,000mAh power bank — $26 portable power bank

If the palm-sized PowerCore+ charger whets your appetite for portable tech but you want something with a bit more juice, the Anker PowerCore 10,000 is another excellent pocket-friendly power bank. Its 10,000mAh battery can charge your phone multiple times, but this PowerCore is barely larger in length and width than a credit card.

Like its smaller sibling, this unit also boasts Anker’s proprietary PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology which optimizes charging speed for different devices, ensuring that you’re not waiting around too long for your gadgets to recharge when you need a boost in a pinch. This portable power bank rings in at just $26 on Amazon.

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Mighty Audio Spotify Music Player — $86 Spotify Music Player

MP3 players aren’t as popular as they used to be, owing to the fact that it’s easy to stream audio from your smartphone with modern services. A digital music player like the Mighty Audio Spotify Music Player still has a place, however, during activities where you want to enjoy your tunes but your expensive phone is inconvenient or it may get damaged.

This handy must-have gadget lets you stream your Spotify playlists without carrying your phone around. It also sports Bluetooth functionality for compatibility with wireless speakers and headphones. This portable digital music player is now on sale from Amazon for $86.

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Update: Added the Freehawk multi-tool, Samsung EVO MicroSD card, Tile Mate 4-pack, GoPro Hero5 Session, and iClever Bluetooth keyboard. Removed expired offers and updated prices.

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