You can spend your money on all sorts of bizarre gadgets, from Bluetooth-enabled toothbrushes to toasters that print your selfie on your breakfast. But there's only a handful of tech accessories that we really can't live without.
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Here is TIME's list of 20 types of gadgets that pretty much everybody should have. We've also included a few models for each category that we've used and we like.
1. Good wireless headphones
2. A pair of cheap earbuds
Even if you've got a nice pair of headphones, it's a great idea to grab a pair of high-quality but cheap earbuds to throw in your bag and have when you need them. We love these Xiaomi buds, which offer great sound and noise isolation at a remarkably low price.
3. A Bluetooth speaker
The latest smartphones can pump out pretty great sound, but they can't hold a candle to the audio quality from a dedicated Bluetooth speaker. We like the rugged UE Roll 2 for the beach and the pool, but the Bose SoundLink Mini II offers better sound for your living room or kitchen. If audio fidelity isn't as important to you, you might also consider going with the Amazon Echo, which does double duty as a music speaker and an Internet-connected, voice-activated assistant.
4. A portable smartphone charger
It's a terrible feeling to head out the door without knowing if your smartphone's battery will survive the night. Get rid of that "range anxiety" with a portable charger, like the Mophie Powerstation Mini. It'll give you all the extra juice you need without needing to top off at a wall plug.
5. A streaming stick
Streaming sticks, which let you beam video content from your phone or computer to your TV, are one of the most useful new gadgets to pop up over the last few years. The Google Chromecast started the trend, but you should also consider the Amazon Fire TV Stick or the Roku Streaming Stick, both of which come with handy remotes. Apple fans might opt for the AirPlay-compatible Apple TV, though it's more expensive than these options.
6. A decent camera
Yes, your smartphone camera is probably pretty good. But it's still worth owning a standalone digital camera, as I've argued before. The Sony RX100 is an incredible little point-and-shoot, though it's expensive enough that you might as well consider an entry-level DSLR instead. For something a little cheaper, try the Canon PowerShot 350 HS.
7. A GoPro
The latest GoPro Hero5 models are remarkable little cameras, made all the more useful by the addition of voice control. I particularly like the smaller, cube-shaped Session, which produces stunning results despite its diminutive size. If you don't need the latest and greatest video quality and other bells and whistles, the entry-level Hero+ model is a great option as well. Many users have reported that the Chinese-made Yi 4K Action Camera is a fine choice, too.
8. A selfie stick
9. A fitness tracker
Want to keep an eye on how many steps you take, miles you walk or stairs you climb in a given day? Try a fitness tracker like the Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Alta, or Samsung Gear Fit2. More hardcore athletes should consider higher-end models with GPS and waterproofing, like the Garmin Vivoactive HR. Apple fans, meanwhile, should check out the Apple Watch, which does a great job as a fitness tracker.
10. An e-reader
There's something magical about e-readers like the Amazon Kindle, which can hold hundreds of books with the weight of a magazine. I particularly love mine after a long day of staring at a computer screen, because the e-ink display is more like reading a regular book than a tablet display.