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December 25, 2012

5 Tech Gifts under Php500

It’s Christmas day, and for some of you who still hasn’t figured out what gift to give your tech savvy love one, here are 5 affordable suggestions you might want to consider. We’re pretty sure that there are other affordable tech gifts out there that weren’t mentioned on this post, so feel free to share your thoughts on the comments portion below.


USB Accessories

From fans to lamps, there are tons of USB-powered devices that you can choose from that would surely delight your friends. Another cool thing about these gizmos is that they’re wallet-friendly, meaning you give as much 3 items, or maybe even 4, if you know how to budget your PhP500 well enough. Our go-to place for anything USB is CD-R King, but a fair warning though, there’s a big chance that you’ll walk out of the store with more than what you initially planned to buy.

Handset cases

Just like the USB accessories, handset cases are easy to find (especially those cases and holders made popular handsets) and you’ll have a wide-range of options to choose from. You can always go for premium brands such as Otterbox, but if you’re on a tight budget, there are a lot of cheaper options that you can go for.

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Tablet sleeves or covers/Laptop bags

Stores/booths that sell smartphone and handset cases sometimes also offer tablet sleeves for less. Unlike sleeves, however, laptop bags that costs under PhP500 is a bit trickier to find so you’d have to be extra patient and kind to the store clerk, especially when you’re haggling.

Earphones/Portable speakers

Decent audio peripherals such as earphones and portable speakers that costs PhP500 or less are little harder to come by compared to the first three suggestions. But all is not lost, because there are good earphones like the Promac Pro One that we reviewed back in April that will only set you back PhP499.

Other device add-ons

Besides cases and bags, there other affordable accessories that you can give your gadget-loving love ones. If your friend is in to photography then you could probably give him/her a small tripod or a 16GB Class 4 SD Card whichever you think will rock his/her boat. If the person you’re planning to give a gift to has a car, then a portable car charger is viable present.

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If the person is a road warrior then a portable power bank for a Christmas treat will surely make him/her a happy camper this holiday season. The problem with this, however, is that there aren’t too many sizeable power banks to go along with that costs PhP500 and below. But if you have extra dough to blow then you can get that person a portable battery with bigger capacity.

Coming up with a tech gift that costs PhP500 and below is a tough proposition because these things usually cost a fortune and let’s face it; not everyone has enough resources to buy expensive gifts. Cheap as it may sound, let’s bear in mind that in giving gifts it’s not the cost but the thought that counts. And speaking of gifts, don’t forget to join our Gadget Giveaways for a chance to take home one of the many devices we’re giving away in line with the holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Merry Christmas from YugaTech!

11 Responses to “5 Tech Gifts under Php500”

  1. Mica
    Twitter: micasobre
    says:

    A bit late in the suggestions? Hahaha but very useful nonetheless!

  2. santa jr. says:

    My 5 Tech gifts under P500:
    1. 8GB USB Flash Disk
    2. 8GB MicroSD Card
    3. A4Tech USB Keyboard
    4. A4Tech Holeless USB Mouse
    5. Smartphone jellycases

  3. Jay Paul
    Twitter: prinx03
    says:

    Hi! I just want to ask. I’m a student po kasi. Which is better po ba para sa akin, Macbook Air (mid 2012) 13′ or Macbook pro 13 inch (non-retina, mid 2012).? Pang self-gift ho sana. Salamat po and Merry Christmas!

    • jefdev says:

      Are you sure you’re a student? or a working student?

      If I’m you when I was studying, I can already afford to pay for a car, when you’re thinking about buying a macbook now.

    • sheng says:

      Oo nga naman, parang ang rich rich mo namang estudyante, kakaiba ang problema mo sa pagpili ng self-gift ah, hehe.

    • Warheds says:

      Since you are a student, I suggest na Macbook Air ka na lang. It would be easier for you to carry around.

    • Jay Paul
      Twitter: prinx03
      says:

      Iniponan ko naman po yan for 1 year. Tsaka i sold my LG Optimus 4X hd pangdagdag na rin. Salamat po!

    • xtc says:

      If you want a more portable laptop, go for the MacBook Air. If you’re after performance, go for the MacBook Air. In the end, it’s your needs and decision that will prevail. Goodluck on your purchase.

  4. sheng says:

    Great suggestions you got there!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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