BOSTON (CBS) – So you’ve hung your stockings by the chimney with care, now what are you going to stuff them with? CNET has gathered together the best digital stocking stuffers for under $50.
It doesn’t get much cheaper than the $35 Google Chromecast.
Plug this dongle into the HDMI slot on your TV, download the app, which turns your IOS or Android device into a remote and start watching your favorite Netflix, HBO Go or YouTube videos on the biggest screen in the house.
If you’re willing to drop a little more cash, the $50 Roku Lt offers a wider selection of movies and TV.
There’s no YouTube channel available, but you can watch the other content Chromecast offers, plus Amazon Instant and Hulu Plus.
With the flood of quality original programming that Netflix has introduced this year, it’s a good time for a gift subscription – six months runs $48 dollars. All the better for binge-watching.
Another classic stocking stuffer, the iPod shuffle. This $49 dollar mp3 player is perfect for runners or kids who are just starting to grow their music collection.
Music-lovers will also appreciate the Oontz Angle Bluetooth speaker. It packs solid battery life and a speakerphone feature into a nice design with a reasonable $40 price tag.
Finally, tis the season for sing-a-longs, thanks to the $35 dollar Karaoke 2 Go. This mic and speaker combo turns your smartphone or tablet into a portable karaoke machine. Download the karaoke cloud app, and pick one of the free songs or purchase others. The lyrics pop up on screen and then it’s time to unleash your inner pop star.
For more gift guide suggestions, head to CNET.com and click on the holiday gift guide.
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