Surprising tech and gadgets you can get on Amazon for under $50

The voice-activatedAmazon Echo Dot ($40)can do just about everything the larger Echo can do, it just has a less powerful speaker. Its a cost-effective way to turn your home into a smart home. A newthird-generation Echo Dotwas announced last week for $50, but you can still get the previous generation for less.

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But is it really cool to have a Star Wars logo burned onto your toast every morning? Yes. Yes it is.

Have a new phone that supports Qi wireless charging, but dont have a compatible charger for it? TheAnker PowerPort Wireless ($16)will do the trick, though note it doesnt come with an AC adapter — youll need to use the one that comes with your phone.

ThisDarth Vader Toaster by Pangea Brands ($40)raises the question: Do you need a Star Wars logo burned onto your toast every morning? No, of course not.

Dont let the low price fool you: This 4-star-ratedTurtle Shell 2.0 Bluetooth speaker ($47)is IPX-65 water and dust resistant, puts out 96 decibels of sound and offers 16 hours of play time on a single charge.

Thisadjustable pink fan ($20)– also available in aqua and white — is a bit of a novelty, but it will help keep you cool at your desk.

Unlike most espresso machines, the cleverWacaco Minipresso ($50)is hand-powered, requiring no electricity.

Sure, theDivoom Aurabox ($40)is a 5-watt Bluetooth speaker. But its key feature it that its companion app allows you to design (or choose from a selection of premade) 10×10-pixel drawings and animations.

Sure, its nowhere near as powerful as an iPad Pro, but the8GB Amazon Fire 7 ($50)has plenty to offer. Says CNETs David Carnoy, Youll be hard pressed to find a better entry-level tablet than the 2017 Amazon Fire 7.

Perfect for students, backpackers and anyone whose adventures take them far from wall outlets, thisAddtop Portable Solar Power Bank ($45)can store up to 25,000 mAh-worth of juice for when you need it most.

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TheRunningSnail Emergency Weather Radio ($20), a solar- and hand-powered device, is a great choice for your home emergency kit orgo bag. It even has a 1,000-mAh power bank that can charge your phone.

Thissimple cat nightlight ($17)boasts 16 static colors and four different lighting modes.

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Having a spare battery for your phone can sure come in handy. This10,000-mAh external battery by Poweradd ($18)has enough juice to recharge multiple devices at once.

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Thisrugged Rite In The Rain pen ($32), perfect for outdoor explorers, writes in just about any condition, even through water and mud. And because the ink cartridge is pressurized, this pen writes underwater too.

If youre looking for an inexpensive alarm clock with USB ports to take on trips or for guests in your spare bedroom,this 4.5-star-rated clock from Marathon ($25)is a good choice.

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This could be the most fun hobby kit youll ever buy. With just a little bit of work, you can turn thisCanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Kit ($50)into aretro game consolewith Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. Includes a case and 2.5-amp power supply.

Looking for something to pair and control with your new Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home? TheBelkin WeMo Mini ($30)adds home automation functionality to just about anything you can plug into an outlet.

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Pair this handy little Bluetooth device with your smartphone, then slip it into your wallet. If you ever misplace your wallet, you can ringthe water-resistant Tile Slim ($29)and even pull up its last known location on a map.

Apple has an unfortunate habit of retiring useful ports, such as the USB 3.0, a bit too early. Thiscolor-coordinated QacQoc hub ($43)adds Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, an SD/microSD card reader and a pair of USB 3.0 ports to your MacBook Pro.

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Get out the vinyl! This three-speedBluetooth Suitcase Turntable from Victrola ($45)plays your music wirelessly via Bluetooth or on the built-in stereo speakers.

First on our list: If youre going to play retro games, you might as well do it right. This8Bitdo SN30 ($47)is compatible with the Switch, the NES and SNES Classic and most computers. It has the classic look of a Super Nintendo controller while adding Bluetooth, extra buttons, rumble, motion controls and more.

Quirkys Egg Minder Smart Egg Tray ($10)interfaces with the Wink smart home app to keep tabs on your home egg supply, letting you know when you need to buy more and which eggs are the oldest.

TheHyperX Cloud Stinger ($50)boasts a lightweight design, comfortable memory foam ear cups and on-ear volume controls. Its a great entry-level headset.

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Are you looking for something cool without breaking the bank? We found 25 fun (and sometimes weird) gadgets, all available on Amazon right now for less than $50.

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This easy-to-installBluetooth Wahoo RPM Sensor ($40)will help you keep accurate tabs on your cycling speed. Its compatible with iOS, Android, bike computers and a number of popular cycling apps.

ThisRoku Stick ($40)may not be 4K ready, but if you dont care about that, its CNETs choice for the best streaming stick.

With this adhesive-backed, linkable16.4-foot LED strip from Supernight ($24), you can easily add dramatic mood lighting or game-show-style flair to any room of your home. The included remote lets you choose between 20 colors with dimming and brightness controls.

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