Cheap Gear Under $20 (2022): Phone Lenses, Pocketknives, and More

One of my favorite parts about working in the Gadget Lab is how gearheads have strong opinions on … pretty much everything. We’re just as likely to hash out our favorite kinds of tape as we are to discuss ebikes, mechanical keyboards, or Android phones. But not everything we love costs hundreds of dollars. I’ve pulled together some of our favorite cheap gizmos and gadgets that make our lives better every day.

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Updated August 2020: We added a few more of our favorite budget finds.

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