Online shopping is great because you can get cheap items that you can find in retail stores even cheaper – because of the much lower overhead expenses.
We have prepared a new list with some of the cheapest things from AliExpress. In this post you will find 7 useful products that you can buy from AliExpress for $5 or less.
Let's start with something that I use myself, which is this lovely tripod. Unlike the crappy plastic tripod that we've seen in the Worst Things From AliExpress video, this one works very well, and is bendable.
Its three legs are fully bendable and adjustable, and you can use it to either place it on pretty much any surface (excluding liquid ones), and it can also be wrapped around or hanged onto stuff.
It is strong enough to handle the weight of an action camera or a smartphone. This tripod has a screw-on thingy on top, which makes it easier to use with lighter digital cameras, and certain action cameras that have a socket for this screw-on thing on the bottom.
I've had this tripod for a few months, took it on several camping and road trips, and it has served me well so far.
Product link: http://ali.ski/hH4ob6
Another useful thing is this handy case with a zipper, which comes in multiple color options. Inside the case we have a cargo net pocket for whatever else you want to put in it. The cargo net will allow to carry two different wires,
without the worry of tangling them between each other.
Judging by the feedback pictures, people like using them to carry around earphones and charging cables.
Product link: http://ali.ski/VOaFR
If you don't have enough spare cash for a new computer, pay attention. The next thing is this tiny laptop mirror. The attention to detail is pretty amazing, especially when you look at the box that it ships in. Due to its size, it is handy to carry around, not to mention that a mirror like this is guaranteed to attract attention.
Product link: http://ali.ski/3Zkmk4
External sound card
Another thing that I personally use is this external USB sound card. Unfortunately, I had an urgent need for one, and I paid $22 at a retail store, but you don't have to make the same mistake, and you can get one on our favourite AliExpress.
It can be useful if your laptop does not recognize an external mic, or if a program requires it to be plugged to a dedicated separate output. It does make the sound quality a bit better, so if people tell you that your laptop/computer mic is too quiet, or if there is a lot of extra noise, this sound card can help. It can also be used to cue tracks in your headphones while something else is playing on the speakers, in case if you DJ from your laptop.
Product link: http://ali.ski/CKZxGm
10 Pcs melamine sponges
Melamine sponges are used for cleaning around the house, and getting rid of stains on pots and pans. It is probably one of the biggest things that you can buy on AliExpress for such a low amount of money. They also do a good job
getting rid of really dirty spots on ceramic tiles, leather, or pretty much any other surface.
However, it is very important to note that they should NOT be used for washing dishes, and if you use them for cleaning pots and pans, you might want to give them another wash with a regular sponge. Melamine ones fall apart, and the pieces that fall off probably not safe for food consumption.
Product link: http://ali.ski/UAqTv
Novelty Bitcoin coin
One more cool thing, is this novelty Bitcoin coin. It does not have a QR code on it that represents an actual bitcoin, so probably don't spend all your money savings on one hoping that they will make you rich one day, but it is a cool nerdy thing to have if you are into that sort of thing.
Product link: http://ali.ski/HenR-
And the last thing is a pen made by our favourite company – Xiaomi.
I tend to stay away from jumping on bandwagons, and buying everything only because of the brand, BUT the people who bought this pen almost unanimously say that this is the most comfortable pen that they ever held – I encourage you to check the feedback on it. The pen requires special type of cartridges, which can be purchased in the same listing.
Xiaomi is known for the exceptional quality of their goods and innovation, so if you are not familiar with their products, or if you are familiar with them, but never owned anything by them – give this pen a try, and see for yourself what all the fuss is all about.
Product link: http://ali.ski/placu