Looking for top tech without breaking the bank? We've found 5 great deals under $50.
Still have one of those holiday gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Yes, the January sales landscape is far less of a target-rich environment than you'll find in those heady days right before Christmas, but there are still plenty of great deals out there. That that end, we've pulled together five of our favorite gadgets that are available for under $50.
Battery packs for mobile devices are easy to find, but the MyCharge HubPlus is a model of efficiency because it keeps the wires at a minimum. It's got fold-out prongs for plugging into a wall outlet, and it includes integrated Lightning and USB-C cables, plus a USB-A outlet for charging a third device (you can supply a Micro-USB cable for those pesky older products). You can spend up for the larger, heavier 10,050-mAh HubMax model if you need more juice.Disney Plus. Enter the Roku Streaming Stick Plus: For under $50, this plug-in streamer will deliver literally every online video service you can think of -- Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus and hundreds more -- at resolutions up to 4K for under $50. Oh, and the remote will control your TV's power and volume, too. If you're looking to give that old TV a new lease on life, this is the gadget to get. Read our Roku Streaming Stick (2017) review.
Sometimes you need a break from all the screens, headphones and streaming media. And for analog gamers ready to go beyond the likes Monopoly and Risk, Carcassonne is a great stepping stone to a wider board game world. Two to five players use tiles to build and claim towns, roads and farmland. The game is easy to learn, and alternate rule sets let players opt for more challenging scenarios.