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10 practical (and boring) tech gifts people will use time and time again

10 practical (and boring) tech gifts people will use time and time again
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Do you remember the excitement that you felt as a child on Christmas morning? I couldn't wait to run downstairs before the crack of dawn to see what gifts were waiting for me under the tree, not to mention the ones left in my stocking. How thrilling!

I think most people would agree that receiving gifts is less exciting as an adult. Especially when you get something practical. You might think of certain items as the equivalent of digital socks, am I right?

But not all stocking stuffers should be thought of in a negative way. That's why I've come up with a list of items that would make a great gift for anybody. Many of these products are extremely helpful and things that people will use every single day.

Here are 10 practical (and boring) tech gifts that people will use time and time again.

1. Keep those gadgets looking sparkling new

This gift idea is perfect for everyone on your list, even if it's not super exciting. I'm talking about AmazonBasics microfiber cleaning cloths.

These ultra soft, non-abrasive microfiber cloths will not scratch paints, coats or other surfaces. Meaning they are great for cleaning your phones, screens and other electronics.

They clean with or without chemical cleaners, leaving lint and streak free results. They are also very effective, able to absorb eight times their own weight and can be rinsed and reused hundreds of times.

You can purchase a 24-pack on Amazon for under $15. Each pack comes with three different towel colors. Simply click the button below and pick these hand cloths up today, whoever you give them to will be glad that you did!

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2. This is essential for every level of techie

This Anker PowerCore+ mini is one of the most compact external batteries available. It's a lipstick-sized portable charger with high-speed charging technology that can add hours of talk time to most smartphones.

It's compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other USB-charged devices except for the iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices. It can be purchased on Amazon for under $15 and comes with 1 Anker PowerCore+ mini portable charger, 1 micro USB cable, 1 travel pouch, and a welcome guide.

Make sure to click the button below to pick up this amazing portable charger today.

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3. Never drop your phone again

Kim Komando herself loves this item and said, "This is the phone and tablet accessory you didn't know you needed. You'll never worry about your gadget slipping from your grip again. I would never use a phone without this ring grip and stand. My mom loves hers!"

This stylish phone and tablet ring grip and stand gives you a secure grip on your device. Plus, it makes a great gift for the Kim Komando Show fan in your life.

It attaches to all phones and cases and you can swivel the metallic ring in a full 360 degrees. The ring can act as a kickstand for your gadget as well as extend your thumb's reach on your phone's screen.

It's available for purchase in Kim's Shop for under $10. Even better, buy two of these and you'll save 25 percent off both. That's right, keep one for yourself and gift one to someone special for under $15. This is one of the best gift ideas of the year!

Click here to learn more and purchase the ring grip and stand for smartphone or tablet.

4. Here is the perfect gift for all the cord cutters in your life

If you're an avid reader of Komando.com, you probably know that adding an HD antenna is an important step in the cord-cutting process. When you add an HD antenna to your system, you can pick up local channels, and much more, for FREE! This is great for sports fans, as many live sporting events are carried on local channels.

(Bonus tip: Click here for helpful cord cutting tips)

This Mohu Curve 50 TV antenna is the perfect addition to any cord cutters system. It has been tested to receive stations up to 50 miles away in full 1080 HD. It's also very easy to install and can lay flat, stand upright or mount on a wall and comes with a stand and a 16-foot high-performance cable.

You can purchase this antenna on Amazon for under $63. Simply click the button below to pick up one of the most essential gifts you can give.

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5. Stay safe while driving by going wireless

What's better than giving the gift of safety? This Mpow Bluetooth receiver works as an adapter and hands-free car kit, and a mini wireless music adapter for home/car stereo audio systems. This is the perfect gift for someone who owns an older car that doesn't have Bluetooth technology built-in.

This item can connect two Bluetooth devices at once with a range up to 30 feet in open space without obstacles. It's also compatible with most Bluetooth enabled devices like smartphones, MP3 players, tablets and more. It's ideal for home or vehicle audio systems and you can answer phone calls hands-free to stay safe while driving.

You can pick this incredible device up on Amazon for under $16 by clicking the button below.

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6. Turn your car's cigarette lighter into the perfect power source

Here's the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys roadtrips. This Anker 24W dual USB car charger will keep your gadgets going for hours. It lets you turn your cigarette lighter into a convenient power source.

It features two USB ports and an LED light for after dark. Not only can you keep your phone charged up while hitting the road but your passenger's tablet or phone can also stay powered up. No more fear of a dead battery out in the middle of nowhere.

You can get his essential device on Amazon for under $10 by clicking the button below.

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7. For the Apple user, pick up these extra long certified Lightning connectors

These 6-foot Anker nylon braided USB cables with Lightning connectors are the perfect stocking stuffer for Apple users. They are incredibly durable, tangle-free nylon cords with aluminum casings.

Most USB cables are only 3 feet long and when you use them to plug in your gadget it has to sit on a nearby nightstand or table. You're always having to worry about tipping over the nightstand or knocking your phone off the table. Not good. With these 6-foot cables you have more freedom with the ability to use different, more handy power outlets.

They are also Apple certified so you know you're getting a trusted product. Each cable contains a unique, verified serial number and an authorization chip issued by Apple to ensure 100 percent compatibility with any Lightning device.

You can pick up a two-pack from Amazon for under $22, just click the button below.

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8. Keep your smartphone steady and secure while driving, even on bumpy roads

The AmazonBasics universal windshield and dash mount for smartphones, GPS, and tablets is an awesome gift for anyone. It's easy to install and no tools are required. You have multiple mount options including adhesive dash disk or suction.

This item eliminates the need to pull over to safely access information. With your eyes safely on the road, get to where you're going without missing a beat.

Pick one up and give the gift of safety today, it's available on Amazon for under $15.

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9. Make typing on your phone or tablet easier than ever

Typing emails and texts on smartphones and tablets can be really difficult for many of us. That's because the built-in, on-screen keyboard is so tiny. Here is a great solution.

This Logitech Bluetooth multi-device keyboard works with Windows and Mac computers, Android and iOS tablets and smartphones. This unique keyboard with integrated smartphone/tablet cradle makes it a breeze to switch between typing on three different Bluetooth devices.

Imagine typing a long email on your computer when you get a text from a friend on your smartphone. Now you can reply to your friend with the same comfortable, familiar typing experience you're used to and go right back to typing your email with the simple flick of a dial. It's available for purchase on Amazon for under $21.

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10. Let that special someone add a personal touch while organizing their life

Do you know someone who loves the little personal touches in life? Most of us know at least one person who does. Now you can give them the perfect gift.

We're talking about the P-touch CUBE smartphone dedicated label maker with Bluetooth wireless technology. It lets you conveniently design and print personalized labels from your smartphone or tablet when connected to a wireless network using the free P-touch Design Print app.

Do you remember the old style of label printer? You had to type every character with precision and every letter would print immediately. If you made a mistake, you had to start all over again. What a waste.

This label maker lets you type everything on your smartphone or gadget and can make edits digitally before printing. My husband Barry uses and loves this item!

Choose from a wide selection of pre-designed home and home office label templates or easily design and save your own labels. Whoever you gift this to can organize and personalize everything in their home with this handy device.

This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to organize. It's available on Amazon for under $55. Order it now while you're thinking about it by clicking the button below.

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