Growing up as a millennial, I had limited access to gadgets or tech in general. It was the time of bulky CRT monitors, keypad phones and basic gaming consoles. The tech sector has had exponential growth in the last few years so today’s kids and teens have so many cool tech to choose from, for their birthdays, as Christmas gifts and whatnot.

If you are in the market for some cool tech gifts for teens, here are our best picks. Almost all of these gadgets are well suited for teenagers but they are so universal that anyone can use them. Some of these electronics for teens may have choking hazards so please double-check before letting your little kid uses them.


Looking for gift guides? Check out our Electronic Gifts Under $50 and $100 articles

All the products are hand-picked by me keeping the budget in mind. Because most teenagers cannot spend hundreds of bucks on these stuff as they may be hard on budget/pocket money.

Hope you like the article. If you are a teenager and want to recommend some gadgets to our audience, drop them in the comment section!

  • 1. Razer Kishi Gaming Controller for Smartphone

    Razer has some of the coolest tech accessories on the market, from laptops to smartphone accessories, their products are very innovative. One of their hot selling products is Kishi mobile game controller. Razer Kishi looks so beautiful, is lightweight and works with any smartphone, be it Android or iPhone. The best thing, this gadget costs well under $100! Kishi controller has a collapsible design that makes it easy to carry around. It does not involve any batteries and uses juice from your smartphone itself. That's not all, Kishi has a USB C port that can charge your smartphone while you are playing games. The... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Charges phone while you play
    • Collapsible Design
    • No Batteries Involved

  • 2. GoCube – Smartphone Connected Speed Cube

    In the 1980s, the Rubiks cube hit the shelves and became popular worldwide instantly. Its fame did not end there as the cube went on to become the best-selling toy. Now that the gadget world is taking over, we have smart, connected cubes and one of the good ones is GoCube Speed Cube. Costing under $100, this is a great tech gift for kids and teenagers.

    Smart Cube

    The cube connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and shows the data in real time. You can also set timers. compete with others and many more fun things on the phone app. The app is available for both Android and Apple users. Equipped with advanced electronic sensors, the cube can measure and track your activity. The contactless sensors track the cube’s state continuously. This enables you to improve your times and moves. You also have the orientation sensor that includes the accelerometer and gyroscope. These sensors work together... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Smart 3x3 Speed Cube
    • Smartphone App (connects via Bluetooth)
    • Magnetic
    • Rechargeable Battery
    • 3D Sensors
    • LED indicators

  • 3. Divoom Ditoo – Retro Pixel Art Bluetooth Speaker

    Retro-style gadgets are nothing short of iconic, and Divoom Ditoo takes this concept to the next level. This Bluetooth speaker is designed to evoke a nostalgic feel with its bright pixel art designs. It produces surprisingly good sound quality for its size so that you can enjoy your favorite music in style.

    Build quality and overall look

    The Divoom Ditoo looks a lot like a small retro desktop PC. Even though it's made of plastic, it feels surprisingly solid and durable. The colorful 16x16 LED display is bright and vibrant – perfect for displaying your favorite pixel art designs or even playing simple games. You get a mini mechanical keyboard that controls the main functions... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Dimensions: 3.54x4.48x4.76"
    • Speaker size: 1.77"
    • Signal to noise ratio: ≥80dB
    • Output power: 10W
    • Battery voltage: 3.7V
    • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
    • Charge time: 4hrs
    • Connectivity: Bluetooth V5.0
    • Playback time: Up to 8hrs

  • 4. Yescom LifeSmart LED Smart Hexagon Touch Lights

    Yescom LifeSmart is an incredible DIY LED light kit that is equipped with 10 light blocks as well as 1 table-top base. In addition to that, this Wi-Fi smart LED light kit features 10 wall mounting bases that are highly flexible. With this device, you will be able to enjoy the fantastic part of DIY. There are 10 blocks that you can splice together and create your unique shape and design. You will be able to enjoy the gorgeous effects, and you will be able to create a romantic environment with the utmost ease. yescom light panels The best part is that this device is relatively easy to use since it is equipped with flexible controls. It is equipped with a touch, smartphone as well as voice control with both Google Home and Amazon Alexa. You will be able to control the device using voice control via your smartphone or the voice... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Smartphone Control
    • Alexa and Google Home Support
    • Do it Yourself
    • Wall Mounted or Table Top Usage
    • RGB LED Lights

  • 5. Foldylock – A Compact Bike Lock

    If you own a bicycle or are planning to own one, you definitely value it so much as it serves an important purpose in your life. When you cycle around, you will need to park it somewhere as you handle your business. Unfortunately, there are people out there looking to steal your bicycle if it is not locked appropriately.

    If you are a student, you know how many bikes get stolen in the campuses
    Fortunately, Foldylock by seatylock is the invention you need to ensure that your bicycle is safe whenever you have to lock it outside. This is a lock that has been made purposely to deter petty and experienced bicycle thieves. This secure bicycle lock is made of hardened steel links that make it strong and this is a great deterrent to thieves. ... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Compact Foldable Design
    • Steel Links
    • Protected Rivets
    • Easy to Carry
    • Rust Free
    • Weighs 1 Kg

  • 6. Sphero Mini : The App-Controlled Robot Ball

    Sphero has created some of the finest STEM toys for kids and today, we are going to check out their Sphero Mini robot. Sphero Mini is an app-controlled robot ball that can be programmed as per your needs. You can use your smartphone to move it around, play games with it and compete with other Sphero users.

    Little robot. Lotta fun. Sphero Mini fits a huge experience into a tiny robot the size of a ping pong ball. Aside from driving and addicting games, get the ball rolling just by using your face. Yes, you read that right. Face Drive is a crazy, first-of-its-kind feature that uses facial recognition technology to drive the ball. And thanks to the beauty of app updates, there's always more features on the way.

    Packed... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Smartphone Controlled
    • Programmable
    • Can be Used as a Controller
    • Equipped with Accelerometer, Gyroscope and LEDs

  • 7. ORBA 2 – Portable Electronic Multi-instrument

    Having this gadget is like having 100+ musical instruments in your pocket. With ORBA 2, you can play 125 different instruments, create your own music and publish it to the world. The device is highly portable, eliminating the hassle of dealing with messy cables as it operates on battery power. The button you see in the center lets you switch instruments. At a time, you can have 4 instruments that are preselected through the phone app. Also, you can record your own instrument by feeding it audio samples. Orba 2 ORBA 2 has a speaker built-in. The audio quality is not bad at all. But if you want to spice it up a little, you can connect it to a bigger speaker or a headset via the audio jack port. Connecting to your phone via Bluetooth, you can access presets, instrument controls and more. Selecting a preset sends a... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Play any Instrument (Around 125 Instruments)
    • Four Modes (Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead modes)
    • Record + import your own samples
    • Built-in Speaker
    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • 5 hour Battery Life

  • 8. Celestron StarSense Explorer DX: App-Enabled Telescope

    One of the popular telescope manufacturers, Celestron, showcased a couple of their new products during CES 20. Starsense Explorer LT and Explorer DX are the ones I personally had hands-on experience with. The Explorer DX and LT feature 130mm and 80mm reflectors respectively. Both telescopes make use of your smartphone and via their app, you can see a list of stars or galaxies that are currently visible in the sky. ... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • 130mm Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube
    • StarSense Smartphone Dock
    • Smartphone App
    • Interchangeable Eye Pieces
    • Best for Beginners

  • 9. Astro Mini Fridge – Portable 4L Fridge for Skincare, Beverages, etc

    If you are sick and tired of padding downstairs for a cold drink at 1:00 a.m. or to hunt for a bottle of milk for your crying baby, the AstroAI mini fridge is your new best friend! Slightly larger than a toaster, this compact fridge answers many needs. This gadget is great for ladies to store their beauty products, road trippers to keep their drinks cold and elderly to keep their medicines. The portable fridge has a removable top shelf, so four 12 oz. drinks can be kept on the bottom and some stuff like snacks on the top. This mini refrigerator supports cool temperatures ranging from 32-40 °F (18-22 °C) and warm up to 150 °F (66... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • 4 liter capacity
    • Can store 6 cans/12oz
    • Also works with 12V car socket
    • Quiet 25dB operation
    • Cool up to 32-40℉(18-22℃)
    • Warm up to 150°F (66°C)

  • 10. 8Bitdo SN30 Gaming Controller for Windows, Android & Nintendo

    As a game enthusiast, finding a controller that best suits your gameplay is often your top priority. And if you are on the lookout for a cheap-and-best controller on the market, have a look at 8BitDo SN30 Pro. This controller is so versatile that you can pair it with almost any device. In this article, we shall be taking you through its features, allowing you to understand why it’s by far an ideal gadget for gamers in the market.

    8BitDo SN30 Pro Controller Features


    The SN30 controller has been designed to be fully compatible with all devices from Androids to Windows, macOS, Raspberry Pi, Switch, and Steam, allowing you to use it on any device with the utmost ease.

    Smartphone Clip

    If you are planning to use this controller with your phone, you can purchase their smartphone clip add-on. With this, you will be able to turn the SN30 controller into an ideal... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Bluetooth and USB C Connections
    • Rumble Vibration
    • Motion Controls
    • Built-in Lithium-ion Battery
    • Compatible with Windows, Android, Mac, and whatnot

  • 11. UBOTIE Colorful Retro Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo

    Victoria Secret ladies and ladies-in-waiting. Bring on the heat to your computing game with the UBOTIE, VS Pink wireless keyboard. Today, millions of people work from home, and one of the best ways to stay mobile is by using a wireless keyboard. Thinking of gifting this to someone? Not a bad idea! This is one of the coolest gadgets for teenage girls and women in general A wireless keyboard offers flexibility to the user as you can move the keyboard without keeping it directly on a desk. It also helps to reduce clutter and frees up desk space for gaming and other stuff.

    Colorful Keycaps

    This keyboard-mouse combo is available in several colors. They include black, blue, green, pink, and purple. All the versions above have colorful keys. You also have blue-white, pink-white, green-white, purple-white, red-polychrome, yellow-polychrome, and yellow-purple. If you need a smaller one without num pad, check out their mini model

    The mini... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Colorful
    • Wireless connection
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • Retro styled keys

  • 12. Sphero Specdrums – Musical Rings with Play Pad

    Sphero has a range of cool gadgets for kids but this one looks great for not only kids but also a music lovers. Meet Sphero Specdrums, a cool music accessory that you can wear. Specdrums are nothing but rings that you can wear. Unlike other rings, these connect to your smartphone and detect color! This is how it works, you wear it, pair it with your phone, tap the ring onto a colored... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Wireless Rings
    • Works on any colored surface
    • Bluetooth Connection
    • Smartphone App
    • Rechargeable Batteries
    • Play Pad included

  • 13. Govee Glide Smart LED Wall Light Bar

    LED room lights have become so popular that almost every youngster's room will have some type of strip light these days. They are cheap, attractive and fun. I have multiple such lights in my living area lol. But there is a problem with these strip lights, they are not so modular. I mean, can you make different shapes from them? Probably no. That is exactly when these modular block lights come into the picture. One of the most popular brands is Nanoleaf but there are so many cheaper and better alternatives too, one of them is Govee Glide lights. Govee, is a popular company in this space and they have a wide variety of products, mostly tube/bar type designs. In this article, let us have a look at Govee Glide RGBIC version which costs well under $100 and is a fairly new model too. RGBIC... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Smart Lights
    • RBG Independent Control (Rainbow Flow)
    • Modular Bars
    • Multicolor Customizable & Music Sync
    • 6 Music Modes

  • 14. Tree of Light – Modern Desk Lamp

    I came across this cool looking tree lamp while I was at CES2020. In fact, the lamp immediately caught my attention with its sleek design and amazing aesthetics. Upon closer hands-on inspection, I came to know that the lamp isn't an ordinary bedsite light but features a ton of cool things. Ampulla lamp features a Bluetooth speaker and a wireless charger along with its light. This tree of light lamp features a compact design structure, a Bluetooth speaker, a wireless charger, and of course the lamp. The entire assembly is in light of tree design which is super aesthetic to look at. Besides, this lamp has Stepless dimming lights through its wood shade which is so cool to operate. [caption id="attachment_9548" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Tree light with bluetooth speaker Speaker control on the top[/caption] As I mentioned, this tree lamp comes with a wireless speaker that connects to... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Aesthetic Bedside Lamp
    • Bluetooth Speaker
    • Wireless Charger
    • Touch Control
    • Sleep Mode

  • 15. Pico – A Self Watering Planter Garden

    Growing plants can be difficult. Perhaps the climate where you live is not quite right, or perhaps you find yourself too busy to keep up with maintenance. This is where the Pico by Altifarm can help out immensely. Pico does all the hard work for you, it really is a garden made fun and easy. The Pico Palm Garden is a self-watering plant pot that also boasts built-in grow lamps. Pico does what's best for your plants, ensuring they get all the love they need. pico palm garden Not only is the Pico incredibly functional, but also extremely convenient. With an aesthetically pleasing minimalistic design, this plant pot can be put almost anywhere, regardless of sunlight or water access. Pico can be hung onto your wall, placed on your desk or attached to fridges, windows or anything else magnetic. The Pico plant helps you to grow fresh herbs, or great smelling flowers, in an... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Auto Watering
    • Grow Lights
    • Palm-Sized
    • Place Plants Anywhere

  • 16. PowerUp 4.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane (RC)

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to put a motor and an onboard circuit on a paper airplane and turn it into an RC Airplane? Well now you can with this smartphone-controlled device that attaches to any paper airplane and allows you to fly it from the ground!  That means you can turn a simple paper airplane, or balsa wood or cardboard plane, into a fully functioning RC Airplane with this amazing device. POWERUP 4.0 has... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Smartphone Controlled
    • Gyro Accelerometer
    • Flight Telemetry
    • Pocket-Friendly
    • Autopilot
    • Night Lights

  • 17. SolaWave 4-in-1 Skincare Tool

    People spend a lot of money on skincare, be it to have clear and glowing skin or to make themselves look younger. There are a ton of skincare products, lotions, masks, gadgets, etc. Today, let us see a cool skincare gadget that does a lot of stuff to help nourish your skin. Meet SolaWave, a 4 in 1 wand. Let us now take a look at some of its features. SolaWaveWith SolaWave, you can do facial massages. This increases the blood flow underneath your skin and helps rejuvenate it. The gadget achieves it by shooting microcurrents on your skin. Sola wave also has anti-aging properties to make your skin look younger. But no, it cannot take 20 years off your life. Sola Wave Therapeutic Warmth Apart from these, this gadget offers light therapy. Featuring Red and Blue lights whose wavelengths are proven to be good to reduce... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Light Therapy (Red and Blue)
    • Microcurrent
    • Facial Massage
    • Therapeutic Warmth
    • Treats Acne, Dark Circles and Anti-aging
    • Portable and Rechargable

  • 18. Fingertip 800x Zoom Microscope – Cheapest microscope for Smartphones

    Fingertip Microscope is one of the smallest microscopes in the world that could be used with your smartphone. This is exactly like a smartphone lens but the main feature is the 800 times zoom. Using this portable microscope, you can see almost any minute particles that are not at all possible to capture, just by our naked eyes. If you are a science geek, you should definitely get this cool smartphone gadget. Costing well under $50, this phone microscope is a deal! Since this product is not available on Indiegogo or anywhere online, we have linked a similar product on Amazon.... [More info]

    Features You May Like
    • Up to 800x Magnification
    • Very low distortion
    • "Plug and Play" with smartphone
    • Only 1.5 gram

  • 19. INSIQ World’s Smallest Bluetooth Speaker

    With a diameter of about 1.2 inches (slightly wider than a quarter coin) and a net weight of about 60 grams, this may be the smallest wireless speaker you'll ever set your eyes on. This Bluetooth speaker can easily fit inside your pocket and even comes with a phone strap which makes it easy to carry around.  For such a small portable speaker, you'll be surprised at the loudness, with a volume of over >90DB. The device has the latest Bluetooth V4.1 which produces crisp sound quality at a range of over 30 feet. As with other Bluetooth devices, just make sure there are no big objects causing interference. The battery lasts about 2 hours on a full charge and comes with a short power cable for convenient charging. Watch the following video by unbox therapy for a better understanding of the product... [More info]

  • There you have it, some of the best gadgets and tech gifts for teenagers. If you have used any of the above products or have some other cool stuff to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I will definitely check it out.