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At the DoIT Tech Store: Must have tech under $50

From headphones to sleeves to powerbanks, here are the must have tech accessories under $50 for school, work and home.


There are a variety of headphones and earbuds that either have a inner-ear design or over the ear for under $50. If you prefer earbuds, JVC Gumy Plus Earbuds can be purchased for $6.95. If you like headphones, the Skullcandy Uproar Wireless Headphones are $44.95.

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop sleeves protect laptops from damage. A great option under $50 is the Incase Classic Sleeve for $24.95.


The options for adapters and cables are endless. A popular necessity is the $9.95 15 foot HDMI cable.

Wire/Wireless mice

If you like using a mouse or a trackpad there are many different options. A highly rated option for its ease of use is the $14.95 HP X3000 Wireless USB Mouse.


If you ever find yourself in a situation where you can’t find an open power outlet or need to charge your phone on the go, having a powerbank is extremely helpful. For $29.95 you can buy the ReadyCharge Go! that includes four separate portable chargers.

USB Flash Drives

Flash Drives can be used for a number of things. You can use them to backup your work, you can save your homework to them, and you can use them to transfer a group project to another person. The $18.95 16GB USB-C USB-A Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Dual Flash Drive is a great option if you will using different computers with different USB ports.