With a list of 77 Gifts for under $77 (from Core77), there's a lot to choose from here. But tech fans will find great gems in the bunch, spanning every price range. Here are some of our favorites:
Mix Tape USB
Tired of spending time putting together the perfect mix, only to present it as a nasty CD-R with your bad Sharpie handwriting? Try this sizzle with your steak.
USBCELL AA Rechargable Battery
You've seen these USB rechargables around by now, but we just love the flip-top lid. And what do you figure they're best at? Well, we got it from the Amazon comments: "They work great. Recharge time is a couple of hours and they work 1 - 2 weeks in my wireless mouse. Never have to worry about a battery for the mouse any more." Something fitting about them staying notebook-side!
Buffalo USB Silent Mouse
Sick of your roommate clicking away at all hours? Or maybe your parents want you off the computer and "just going outside!" Either way, this stealth surfer will serve you well.
Cost of materials
You could buy one of these, or just build it. And since turning off the TV in any decent restaurant would constitute a nice gift to all its patrons, maybe just you keep this item for yourself.
Tengu by Mr.Jones
Plug this thing into your USB, turn on some tunes and watch the fun! Mouths the words to your music, or to your own voice when you talk to it.
A little psychedelic is good. Too much is not so good. Way too much is ideal. Dial it up with this device and you really will be the life of the party. If your camera has a hot-shoe and you don't mind a little gerry-rigging you are good to go, otherwise pick up an approved Lomo to go with your new flash!