20 Cool Gadgets for Men Under $40 (Both Tech and Garage Friendly)

Updated October 30, 2020 by Kyle
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On the heels of my YouTube video, Way Cool Tech Gifts for Under $50, I thought it would be fun to list out a bunch of cool gadgets for men that I discovered during my research. I was blown away with the number of highly useful and affordable tech gift ideas that I found. But it’s not all tech stuff, I also dug up some really cool and useful gadgets for men as well. I hope this list helps you find the perfect gift.

20 Cool Gadgets for Men Under $40 (Both Tech and Garage Friendly)

1. Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter

OK, now this Logitech Bluetooth Adapter is WAY cool.

Essentially it turns any stereo system, radio, or stand-alone speaker into a Bluetooth device so you can stream music from it.

If you have at least a standard analog RCA connection, or 3.5 mm jacks, you can start streaming Spotify, Amazon Music, or Pandora from your smartphone or tablet. Any music or podcast for that matter.

I picked one up recently and it changed my life as I can finally stream music on my old stereo system which still sounds GREAT.

Price: $29.99

2. Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

I also picked up this Logitech Keyboard recently and LOVE it.

It basically turned my Apple iPad into a laptop computer.

It paired really quickly and allows me to use a standard keyboard instead of the tablet keyboard that my fat fingers don’t get along with.

For $25 it was a total no-brainer. Oh, and before you ask, you can also pair ANY smartphone or tablet with it as long as you have Bluetooth enabled.

You can actually have three connected Bluetooth wireless devices on the keyboard at the same time and just turn a small dial to toggle between them.

Price: $19.99

See Also: The 14 Coolest Things to Buy On Amazon for Under $10

3. Wallet Multitool Card Gift Set v2.0 (37 in 1)

Wallet Multitool Card Gift Set v2.0

It would take a while to list out of the tools on this slick MultiTool Gadget.

Amazing feat of engineering if you look at it closely. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Bottle Opener
  • Multiple Screwdrivers
  • Wrench
  • Fruit & Veg Peeler
  • Ruler
  • Letter Opener
  • Can Opener
  • Saw & Knife Blade

That’s just a few of the tools on this 2.0 edition. Great for camping, hiking, roadside kit, or just to stash in the glove box.

Price: $19.99


4. SanDisk 32GB iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone or iPad

SanDisk 32GB iXpand Flash Drive

If you know someone who’s always running out of space on their Apple iPhone or iPad, this SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive is the perfect gift.

When you plug-in this cool gadget, it automatically backs up all of your photos, videos, and contacts.

No more need to buy extra space in the cloud.

It also transfers files with a high speed USB 3.0 transfer system.

This bad boy also comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB sizes if you need more space.

Price: $21.98

5. Gerber Bear Grylls Folding Sheath Knife

Gerber Bear Grylls Folding Sheath Knife

This Bear Grylls Sheath Knife from Gerber has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon and averages 4.5 out of 5 stars. Not too shabby.

Not only does it easily fold, but it’s made of high carbon stainless steel so it’ll last forever.

The textured rubber grip is quite popular as well and will be a popular gift for any dude in your life.

Price: $44

6. Magnetic Wristband from Kusonkey

Magnetic Wristband from Kusonkey

If the man in your life is always doing small repairs and DIY projects, this cool Magnetic Wristband is a great gift idea.

I’ve had numerous times when I was building or fixing something and dropped a screw or nut and wasted time looking for it.

That’s a thing of the past with this cool little gadget.

Price: $16.99


7. Belkin Hands-Free Bluetooth CarAudio Connect

Belkin Hands-Free Bluetooth CarAudio Connect

This Hands-Free Connect device from Belkin essentially turns any old car stereo into a smart, Bluetooth enabled device that allows you to receive/make calls and stream music.

The cool thing is that it works with ANY iPhone or Android device.

Other than a cigarette lighter, the only thing your car stereo will need is an auxiliary input jack.

It gets great reviews on Amazon too.

Price: $42

8. Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector

Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip

If you’re always running out of available plugs this Belkin Surge Protector will be a life-saver.

Not only does it have 12 plugs, but 8 of them actually rotate so you can maximize space. This is an awesome feature for those large block plugs that take up SO much space.

The convenience and flexibility of this device make it worth every penny.

Price: $37

9. Chafon Multi USB Cable

Chafon Multi USB Cable

This compact Multi Cord from Chafon is a must-have for any techie.

This cool device lets you charge or connect ANY device.

It has 1 USB C cable, 1 8-pin Lightning, 2 Micro USB, 1 Mini USB, and 1 USB 2.0 Port.

Great for traveling and incredible handy to have in your suitcase, laptop bag or backpack.

Price: $8.99

10. Morpilot 131 Ft. Laser Measure

Morpilot 131ft Laser Measure

This Laser Measure device packs a big punch for the price.

Not only is it highly accurate and lets you measure up to 131 feet, but it also allows you to measure area and volume.

A terrific gift for handy guys or for those who love tech gifts in their garage or shop.

Yes, it comes with the enhancing glasses too.

Price: $29.99

11. Ultra-Slim Power Card from Kolumb

Ultra-Slim Power Card from Kolumb

This thin but powerful Power Card from Kolumb is great for traveling or to just have in your wallet for emergencies.

With 2500mAh it’s strong enough to almost charge your smartphone fully.

Also works great to charge wireless earbuds and other small accessories.

Makes for a really cool gadget gift that men can easily store in their wallet, backpack, or briefcase.

Price: $11.99

12. OLEBR Apple 2-in-1 Charging Dock

OLEBR Apple 2-in-1 Charging Dock

This handy Dual Charger from OLEBR is a great tech gift for Apple Watch owners.

Great for a bedside table, this cool charger will not only charge your iPhone, but also your Apple Watch.

You just connect the charger that came with your watch and you have a fully functional, sleek looking, bedside charger.

As an Apple Watch owner, I found this to be incredibly handy as it needs to be charged pretty much every night.

Price: $18.99

13. TaoTronics Wireless Portable Bluetooth Transmitter

Wireless Portable Bluetooth Transmitter

TaoTronics has done it again with this handy Portable Bluetooth Transmitter.

It adds Bluetooth functionality to any TV, PC, or audio device that lacks it “out-of-the-box”.

The most popular application is for using wireless headphones to listen to your TV. Great for when working out or if your spouse is sleeping and you don’t want to wake her.

You can even seamlessly hook it up to your Amazon Echo which is super cool.

Price: $24.99

14. Kingston Digital 32GB Data Traveler

Kingston Digital 32GB Data Traveler

This incredible versatile Kingston Digital Data Traveler works with both standard USB and USB Type-C ports.

You just flip around the device to access the different USB ports.

With the dual adapters it makes it a breeze to quickly transfer files and pictures from any laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet.

It also comes in 64GB and 128GB sizes if you need it.

Price: $10.99


15. “Worlds Coolest Dad” Brew House Chillers

Brew House Chillers

These Stainless Steel Beer Chillers have got to be the coolest gadget for men EVER created.

Just store these “Chillers” in the freezer and use them to quickly make any room temperature beer COLD.

All you gotta do is open the warm beer, stick it in, and within moments the beer will be ice cold.

For the list price, it also comes engraved with the words “World’s Coolest Dad”.

I’d really love a couple of these in my freezer..hint, hint.

Price: $19.95

16. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

OK, I realize this one is over $40, but it’s so darn cool I had to include it.

Just add ground coffee and hot water and the MiniPresso GR pumps out a perfect espresso with generous crema.

No batteries or N2O cartridge required.

Great way to make a tasty and inexpensive shot of espresso when camping, traveling, or at home.

Pro-Tip: Give the plunger a press every 2 seconds to make the perfect espresso shot.

Price: $51.90

17. Logitech Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Mouse

This high tech Wireless Gaming Mouse from Logitech packs a big of punch for the price.

Not only does it come with 11 programmable buttons, but it has an astounding 250 hours of battery life.

It’s the perfect cool gadget for the gamer in your life.

Price: $38

18. Hidden Wall Safe “Secret Stash” Electrical Plug

Hidden Wall Safe

This Secret Stash Plug is great for hiding cash, jewelry, or other valuables.

Guys can use this for a variety of reasons to keep even the smartest thief at bay.

For the list price, it even comes with a wall template and drywall saw for easy installation.

Price: $10.99


19. Zealot S6 Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker with Power Bank

ZEALOT S6 Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

For under $40, this Zealot Bluetooth Speaker is pretty darn amazing.

Not only does it sound great, but it’s also waterproof making it great for hiking, boating, outdoor sports, and traveling to the beach.

The goodness doesn’t stop there. It also serves as a power bank with 5200mAh which will fully charge most smartphones.

It also looks really cool and feels “high-quality” in your hands. A very cool gadget that will surely turn heads.

Price: $39.99

20. Anker PowerPort Wireless 10

Anker PowerPort Wireless 10

I recently got this Anker PowerPort 10 for my wife and she absolutely loves it.

She just slaps her iPhone on it and it quickly charges. No more tangled cords to deal with.

Popular smartphones that it works with include the iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nexus 5 / 6 / 7, Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S7 / S7 and the Edge and S6 Edge.

I was amazed with how FAST it charged too. At least twice as fast as the normal charging speed.

Price: $25.99

Ask the Reader: What cool gadgets for dudes did I miss? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll do the painstakingly difficult research (NOT) of checking them out.

By Kyle James

All product images credit to Amazon.com.

Disclaimer: While all thoughts are my own, I get a small kickback from Amazon if you go through the links on this page and purchase any of these cool gadgets for men. Also, Amazon prices change frequently, so the prices I have posted may be a little different than current pricing.


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