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Pretty sweet things for $1 or less

It’s been quite some time since the last one dollar post, plus the 30 gadgets for $3 or less has been a main source for the views for the channel for the last little while, so I thought, why not make a separate post for the sub-1 dollar electronic gadgets?

Please keep your expectations proportionate to the price, though I have to say that these deals are going to be better than most of the stuff that you can find at your local dollar store.

Let’s begin!


If you already have cables that you care about, you can prolong their lifespan by using one of these wire retainer clips. These can be used for charging cables and earphones, on both the earbud portion and the end that inserts into the phone or into a music player. These will prevent your wires from bending at the place where most of the time the cables get damaged, which will keep the wire working longer.

If you have the original charging cables or expensive earphones, this is a cheap way to insure that they are going to last longer. This solution will also work with the cables that already started bending and ripping, to make them last for a little longer before the inevitable happens.


Generally speaking, OEM cables cost a lot of money, which is why they are a popular item to get on AliExpress. This is a very good deal on a cable, considering its quality and durability. The hard reinforced tip will prevent the cable from bending at an unusual angle, which will make it last a lot longer.

The shortest option costs less than $1, and there are all three major types of plugs available, even including iPhones.


If you look, you can also find a number of good and inexpensive phone cases. Cases such as these are usually sold by stores for an upwards of $7 dollars, which is a bit too much for something that simple. There are a lot of different phone models available, and a lot of pretty and colorful designs.

A lot more cases for other models in this AliExpress store.


Many new phones come with no 3.5mm AUX input, supposedly to save space and make the phones smaller or lighter, but it comes at a questionable price of not being able to use your regular favourite earphones with them. A selection of earphones with USB type-C input is limited, but this issue can be solved with a handy adapter like this.


If you have 2 pairs of ears, but only one music player, or 4 people, who are willing to use 1 earphone each, here is an earphone splitter. It comes with an insert that goes into the output, and it comes with a keyring for better portability.


This thing may look like a regular pen, and it is partially true. It does all the things that you expect a normal pen to do, but it also is a stylus. The tip on the back works with conventional touchscreens, which means you can use this groundbreaking technology to write and draw in both analogue and digital world. When the pen runs out of ink, the reservoir can be replaced, or you can simply throw the pen portion out and keep only the back tip.


OTG, or on-the-go smartphones can be used with different USB devices, for example with a mouse, a keyboard, a card reader, a gaming console, and so on. To connect them though you will need something like this small adapter. There are two options that you will see below: one for the USB-C devices, which is a faster USB 3.0 adapter, and one for the micro-USB, which is a regular older USB 2.0 protocol. There also is an option for slightly more than $1 with the keyring.


Cable holders for a more convenient way of carrying cables. Earphones and charging cables tend to form a tangly mess when transported, especially when you put 2 or more of them together, which is a big pain to untangle, especially on a regular basis. Here you get 4 durable silicone cable knots, for less than $1 dollar including the price of the shipping.


This is meant as a cable holder, which is their main use, but it goes a bit beyond that. There are two magnets to keep the cables together, which adds a few additional use cases. These can be used to attach things to whiteboards and other applicable surfaces, or as a temporary bookmark. You can get creative here, your fantasy is the only limit.


Here is a small portable LED light that can be used with your power bank. The strength of this light is approximately 120 lumen, which isn’t a lot, but will be enough to find your way around during camping or in a dark room. LEDs require a lot less power to run than conventional bulbs, which means it is not going to require that much power to run. It’s lightweight at only 7 grams or half an ounce, and it has a dedicated on/off switch.


This is a classic USB light, which I have a few of lying around. This one is more suitable for reading, as it is not as bright, and there are several LED’s in the bulb. The light is bendable so that you can put it in a more appropriate and useful angle. This light has a soft and smooth coating, and feels more expensive than its price.


Here is a wire holder that I have been using and recommending to you for a while. This thing can hold up to 5 wires for the easy access, so you can keep them plugged in and ready to be used at all times. It will also keep the cables away from the floor to avoid them being stepped on. The holder has a sticky pad on the back for the easy application, so you can remove the protective paper, stick it on and start using it.

If you haven’t bought one yet, get yourself a few, they are amazing.


On the off chance that you are into DIY electronics, AliExpress can be a good source for the different electronic components, the prices for which are said to be lower than getting them locally, except for the off chance that you live at the factory that makes them.


A simple USB card reader. These ones have almost 5,000 orders in this listing alone, and we have featured them in our very first $1 things video. This card reader supports 4 different types of cards, including SD and Micro-SD cards. There are a few different color available. There is virtually no difference between them, but the black and red ones are more than 2 times the price of the other ones.


Not exactly a gadget either, but here is a sweet deal on cable tires, which can be used for electronics, as well as many other household or automotive purposes. Longer ones are even used by the police and adventurous couples when there are no handcuffs available. Of course, they are easy to get out of. There are different lengths available here.

A 100-piece set of the shortest ones, which are 6 cm or 2 inches long, can be bought for $0.55.


If you want to keep your earphones even safer, here is a carrying case. It has a zipper on the size, and two protective walls on the outside. You can find either round or square options. Round ones are my preference, because they fit smaller and the lack of corners makes them more comfortable to carry around. One of the sides has a mesh pouch, which means you can carry two different wires in the same case without worrying about them tangling.


And here we have a wireless light. It comes with sticky tape pre-applied to the back. You peel them off, and attach the light to any surface wherever you might need it – inside a cabinet, in the washroom for night use, or above the bed for reading at night. It turns on by a simple touch, and works off 3 AAA batteries.

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MEGAPOST! 50 Home Products under $10 + Money saving tip

If you like saving money and getting things for real, real cheap, you came to the right place – but you already knew that. In this post we are going to see not 20, not 30, but 50 products for home for $10 or less.

In the end I will also share tips on how to not get overcharged before the sale.

Wireless charging mat

Imagine coming home and just dropping your gadgets onto a mat and having them charge up without plugging them in. This is truly some 21st century stuff. Wireless power banks are cool and all, but this is on another level.

The pad is made out of PU leather , has a single-layer stitching all around and can charge your QI-enabled smartphone by transferring the power that it gets through the USB cable that it is connected to.

Lint remover

A lint remover is used for removing the annoying curling fabric pieces from clothing, making them look more new and fresh. I have one and it’s pretty handy, and I get a lot of use out of it.

This is an updated version, with the unusually shaped tip, which oddly enough was my high-school swimming team nickname. The C-shaped tip makes it easier to use as it collects the lint from more directions.

Avocado huggers

Avocados contain a high amount of nutritious goodness, more potassium than bananas, fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids. Having one of these bad boys a day may prevent the risk of getting prostate cancer. So, you should consider eating more of them.

But half-eaten ones with time tend to brown, which affects its looks and taste. To avoid this, there are these stretchy silicone avocado huggers. You get two pieces, one that covers the piece with the pit, and one for the piece without it.

Door hooks

Door hooks to hook things on the door to be more space-efficient. 78 Cents gets you 2 pieces.

Chalkboard stickers

Here are chalk stickers to label your spices, putting dates on your jars of pickles and to be able to tell your kids apart if you have too many.

Cable protectors

Cable protectors if you already have cables that you care about that are under the risk of being damaged, which applies to all cables really. These clip on and protect the wire from bending at an unnatural angle to stay alive for longer, just like a Nigerian prostitute.

Beard comb

Bearded people, keep your prized possession looking sharp with this stylish peach wood comb. It even comes with its own carrying case as a bonus.

Peach wood comb

There is a bigger option, that also costs a hilarious amount of money. To me this comb looks a lot more expensive than it really is. Now if you think that wooden combs look cool, check out the related products. They are pure work of art. I have spent a good 20 minutes looking at all the different ones in detail.

Infant thermometer

Here is a non-intrusive thermometer to check your infant’s temperature. As you might know, at a certain age the kids can’t talk, so it’s hard to tell what’s wrong with them, and with a thermometer like this a few options can be excluded.

Reinforced tip cable

Here is a cable that has a reinforced tip that will prevent it from prematurely breaking on you. There are options for the three major types: micro USB, USB type-C and iPhone cable. Cables are the most popular first-time purchase on AliExpress, so if you are yet to experience its wrath, this is the item for you.

Cute butt bookmarks

Another option for bookmarks is these cute butts. There are options for a cat, dog, hamster and fox. There are over 2,000 orders on this listing.

Smartphone holder

Here we have a very cheap smartphone or a tablet holder for the times when you want to watch something on your phone but your hands are occupied with something else.


Tweezers usually cost between 7 and 45 dollars at makeup stores, depending on the brand. But the reality is, most things are already made in China and resold with high markups. So why not give a try to these 50 cent ones? The loss is going to be minimal, and if they end up being good, well – then you have a pair of good tweezers.

The thing is, they don’t look like cheap tweezers, they look just like the ones I see being sold in stores. This listing has over 5,000 orders and predominantly good feedback.

Flappy bird thing

This flappy bird thing is by far the most useless thing from this episode. You twist it around so that the rubber part wraps around the middle, and, when released, the bird thing flies away. Tested it in the Gearbest $1 things video.

Bluetooth AUX dongle

If a car that you drive or happen to ride in doesn’t have Bluetooth or if the AUX cord is just too short to reach to the back seat, a cheap and convenient way to get around it, apart from getting a longer AUX cable is an inexpensive Bluetooth dongle.

164 Shrink tubes

If you fix your own things or do some minor cabling work, shrink tubes are what you would normally use to secure the place where the wires connect to prevent you and the water and other external elements from touching it.

100 Cable ties

Cable ties are very useful in many different applications around the household and in the garage. They can be used to hold things together, to offer temporary fixes that last as long as an permanent ones. They can be used as a simple key ring, as a luggage lock, drain snake, binder ring, for organizing cables, childproofing things, and much more.

Here you can get a 100-piece set of thin ones for less than $2.

Sealing tape

We are moving to more practical items. When the moisture gets under the creases and areas that are normally hard to reach, mould starts to cover them. This not only looks unpleasant, it creates a health hazard as if it gets in your lungs it can start spreading. To avoid this, you can use this sealing tape.

Pill box

A pill box in a shape of a suitcase. For no reason in particular I have a soft spot for small versions of regular things. The box, as expected, has multiple compartments for all your daily meds.

Wall stickers

If your walls are in a need of a makeover, or if you just want to add extra class to your home, here are these colourful wall stickers. They are sold in rolls, and each roll is 20 by 500 centimeters. There are 4 different designs in this listing, and a lot more in the product description and related products.

Ice-cream pillow

Let’s look at a couple of home decor things. These cute ice-cream pillows are a good addition to a guest room. Unlike the bigger pillows, these come pre-filled, so you can use them straight out of the packaging. The pillow is about 30 cm in size, which is around 1 foot for my American friends.

Donut pillows (actually, just pillow covers)

Another option for pillows is donuts. But donut let the picture fool you, as they donut come with fillers. From a simple glaze the picture looks like they do, but when you are doughing your due diligence, the product description will indicate that what you get is a pillow cover.

Headphone bookmarks

For the avid readers who haven’t yet made a switch to e-books, here is a headphone bookmark to keep track of wherever they left off in their hardcopies.

‘Neon' lights

These neon-like lights, like the one shown in the unboxing video from 2 weeks ago. Not actual neon lights, just an imitation – as actual neon ones are quite expensive. The lights work off 3 AA batteries, which means they won’t be limited to location next to a wall plug.

Model Nissan Skyline

1:60 Scale Nissan Skyline model with pretty god details for the cost, a good buy for someone who is into model classical cars. There is a plethora of other different models in the store.

50-Piece sticker set

Another good deal is this 50-piece set of stickers. These ones in particular are oriented at programmers and other IT professionals. The stickers are wear and water-resistant, and they can be reusable in a sense that they can be transferred from one place to another, although some loss of stickiness can be expected.

Spice clips

Door-mounted racks that are meant for spices. These racks will help you have all your spices readily available for consumption or immediate use right when you open the cabinet door, and some people also use them for bathroom needs, as in to put their bathroom items like toothpaste and lotions on them. Though, I suppose you can also use them to wipe with, I just can’t say if it would be very comfortable.

Nespresso pods

Even though the official stores accept the used pods for recycling, the Nespresso pods are still expensive and wasteful. If you own one of these machines, you may want to consider getting a reusable pod that can be reloaded with the coffee grinds of your choice.

OTG card reader

The next product is an OTG card reader with two male plugs: micro-USB and regular USB. It can be used to transform files between your smartphone and computer, or as a regular memory card reader. Supports the regular USB 2.0 protocol.

Screen shelf #1

A screen shelf is something that I have never thought about but when I saw it it made absolute sense. It latches onto the back of your display and lets you store miscellaneous items in a close proximity and in the line of sight, either for the easy reach or for not forgetting them when you leave.

Screen shelf #2

Here is a second version of the screen shelf, the one that attaches to the side or the bottom of the screen, which is more suitable for other smaller loose items.

Bloody bath mat

This mat changes the color to bloody red when you step on it with the wet feet, or for this matter when it comes into contact with water, and then goes back to white when it dries. Though calling it a bath mat is an overstatement, as according to the pictures and the feedback it is quite thin.

3-Piece bathroom set

Bathroom mat 3-piece set. One for keeping your legs from touching the cold floor when you get out of the shower, and one each for the toilet cover and for putting your feet on when you are releasing the kraken. There is a lot more different designs in the description and related products in the listing.

Animal hooks

These animal hooks will happily hold your coats, keys, jewelry and towels for you. There is a whole zoo to pick from, and you can mix and match them until you get the full cast of Madagascar. Since the weight of the things that you put on them might be an issue, they don’t come with the sticky pads, instead you attach them to the wall with nails and clip them on.

Sealing bag clip-on

Unless you sleep in a glass casket live with 7 dwarves, chances are that you aren’t using the whole package of food like beans and pasta, and you need to store them for the next time. And if you happen to drop or dislocate them the contents fall all over the floor which makes it at the very least unpleasant. With these sealing clip-on things the whole incident can be avoided.

Decontamination brush

If you boil your potatoes on high for too long, the water can start getting out and the pots get dirty on the bottom. But fear not, because there is this brush that will get all the grime off of your pots and pans so that they don’t look like you got them from a local dumpster.

Key tag

A key tag in a shape of the key that is actually is a gadget with 6 different functions.

Box for cotton swabs

A little box for the q-tips or any other cotton swabs, you cheap bastard.

Measurement tool

If you do any work that requires exact measurements, or for any other unrelated needs that may arise in the bathroom, here is a fancy ruler. The maximum length is 80mm, which should be plenty.

Safety lock

To avoid your little ones get into the spaces that they should’ve been, like they did at least 9 months ago, you need childproof locks. Here you can buy 10 of them for less than $3.

Furniture corner protectors

Here is another handy items for parents, corner protectors to reduce the damage caused to little humans by bumping into sharp corners. There are different shapes available for different occasions.

Newton pendulum toy

A classic Newton pendulum toy that every self-respecting high-ranking executive in the early 2000’s just had to have on their desk, now available to everyone.


A mousepad, the biggest size of which you can get for less than $10 with free faster e-packet shipping included in the price.

Headphone hook

A headphone hook with a sticky pad that attaches to the table. The edges are smooth so that they won’t damage the inner lining over time.

Knife sharpener

A knife sharpener that I would expect to cost much more. I really like the packaging style that these are sent in, which is minimalist cardboard boxes with simple pictures on them.

Bluetooth 5.0 receiver

If your receiving device does not have Bluetooth, or if you want to get the fastest transfer speed, here is a USB dongle that supports 5.0 protocol, which at the moment is the latest version.

Ice remover

If you live in a cold area where it snows often, a windshield ice remover is a handy thing to have. Case and point, AliExpress is the most popular E-commerce site in Russia, and there are over 11,000 orders in this listing. If you are in the US and want it even sooner, there is an option to have it shipped to you from a warehouse in the US.

X-acto knife

A small x-acto knife, so small that it might actually be safe for airports. Has a hole at the end for the keyring for the most hardcore unboxing enthusiasts.

Car air freshener

And here is a low-key car air freshener that mounts onto the AC grill. As much as I love those stupid tree ones, this is a more elegant solution.


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30 Products for $5 or less

Guten tag. I'm sitting here with the barbecue sauce all over my shirt looking longingly at the empty box of once delicious ribs, contemplating the meaning of life. In this post we are going to see 30 different products for the budget-conscious individuals to spend their shekels on. This isn't the first post of this nature, and it won't be the last. I tried adding things that I found the most interesting, and ones that have been ordered more recently by people who use our affiliate links.

Please enjoy responsibly.


This is something that I was very surprised with – Bluetooth earphones that cost less than $2, with over 16,000 orders and surprisingly good feedback. The sound is as expected for the price, but it wouldn’t hurt as much when they stop working or when you lost them.


What do you call a sheep that is always quiet? A shhhheep. This cute soft lamb plushie that can be used as both a pillow and a decoration piece.


For the people who often lose and drop expensive things. For a one-time payment of 27 to 56 cents (depending on the color) you get a simple insurance for your gadgets that you can wear around your finger.


Colourful cable protectors with different cartoon characters to help your cables to last longer. 43 Different options are available, you can see them all by clicking the last picture. Just message the number to the seller once you make the purchase.


A set of 25 q-tips specifically designed to clean earphones or any other tight spaces. Wink wink. Earphones can get really dirty, much more dirty than you wish your girlfriend was.


Not so bad looking earrings. There is a lot more designs in the product listing if you are not a huge fan of the ones on the product image above.


Butterfly nail stickers for the various nail art. Make your nails look like you had them done at an expensive salon without going to an expensive salon.


A bottle opener for poker enthusiasts, an indisputable necessity for the game nights.


Just pins. Kiwi, strawberry, orange, banana, apple and my favourite: watermelon.


Glow-in-dark shoelaces for the extra visibility at night. These come in a variety of colours.


A solution for masking small scratches on cars that helps to prevent them from rusting. The paint is waterproof. Comes in 13 basic color options.


A stretchy bungee cord for the shoes that will help you save a few seconds every  day that you would otherwise spend on tying and untying your shoelaces. Pretty practical, if you ask me. 22 Color options. I can’t even name that many colors off the top of my head.


Cutesy Pokemon socks. A $1 per 1 pair, or 4 pairs for $3.82 with free e-packet shipping to select countries.


Hanging pocket organizers for your socks. Have all your prized possessions on display and make the outfit selection faster and easier.


Creative wooden pendants with epoxy inklets. The seller has a ton of different designs. I will link the store page in the description as well.


An anti-static bracelet – a good thing to have if you work on electronics. Small static can be lethal to certain sensitive components which are not only a pain to replace, they can also be quite expensive.


Not so bad looking lunch bags with handles. There is an option to ship them from the US if you want them to arrive sooner.


Cloud-shaped wall hooks that come with adhesive strips for an easy installation. There is 4 color options, the only differential in this equation being the color of the tips.


Fanny packs with colorful prints have made a comeback that will not make you want to wipe your chin. A good amount of different designs for any occasion.


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Wireless mouse with many buttons. I won’t trigger anyone this time by calling it a gaming mouse, but if you want to get upset at something you do so because I speak with an accent for example.


A stainless steel fire lighter thing for camping. The gasoline that’s required for it to work will need to be obtained and added to it separately.


A classy-looking earphones strap made from genuine leather. I’ve seen these priced all the way up to $4, and this was the cheapest option that I could find.


A car charger adapter with the quick charge output. Car chargers are known for their inefficiency, so hopefully this one will change the overall impression.


A stainless steel adjustable phone holder. Unfortunately it will not work as well if your phone has a charging port anywhere else but in the middle of the bottom edge.

18-IN-1 TOOL

A handy 18-in-1 keychain tool that you can easily carry with you anywhere.


A harmonica for you to practice Ennio Morricone tunes on.


Is this a spoon? Is this a fork? A handy camping device to save every gram of your previous cargo space.


And here is a very inexpensive wallet with a coin deposit pocket where you can keep all the change that you can spend on the $1 products from these collections.

We've been around for over 6 years, and a new post has been coming out once a week, unless our staff writer was binge-drinking that week. There is a lot of collections for you to look at, or you can browse individual products, like the ones listed below.

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Best-selling products that cost $5 or less

People like us buy things like these.

There is a reason why I always go over the products that you buy through my affiliate links: it gives me a lot of insight on what the buyers want, and I always find new neat things this way.

And to make it even more interesting, I have ordered all of the things from this list and I will make an unboxing and testing video once they all arrive. But right now, let’s roll!


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The first item is a soft cloth that has been purchased over 24,000 times.

It is very popular among the people who visit my site or watch the channel (as I monitor the items bought through my affiliate links).

You can wipe dishes or your hands with it, and you wouldn’t have to worry which one is for which if you get them in different colors.


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A good way to keep your cords organized without needing one of these, of which I actually have a few, is this wire organizer pouch.

Can come handy for travelling or just general home use purposes.


A bendable phone holder can be used for a variety of reasons when your phone needs to be in a certain position and at a certain height.

While you eat, study, or work on a very important assignment ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 


A cheap watch can be used to try out styles as they don’t keep time as good. 

I would put this purchase into a gamble category, but having said that I don’t really use mechanical watches to tell time, for me they are nothing more than a fashion piece, and I shall note that these look quite good (see our video review here).

If you are looking for a higher-quality watch on AliExpress, check out these stores:







If a car doesn’t have Bluetooth or if the AUX cord is just too short to reach to the back seat, a cheap and convenient way to get around it (apart from getting a longer AUX cable) is an inexpensive Bluetooth dongle.

You can also use it with home speakers that don't natively have Bluetooth.


A crank charger is something that only needs to be used during the emergencies, as it will take approximately 8 to 12 hours to complete charge on an average phone battery.

But when that’s the absolute only option, it should do. Also a fun way to work out your wrists.


A selfie light that has been purchased nearly 23,000 times is a bit concerning to me, but I can see how it can become handy in dimly lit environments.

This one has three different lighting modes.

There are a few designs that either clip on on that you can plug into the AUX output of your smartphone or tablet (although I hope that nobody here uses tablets to take pictures because it looks ridiculous).


This cat phone holder is a new, completely revolutionary way to hold your smartphone or tablet.

With a gentle touch of their soft paws they gently crouch from the back, eager to help. Never mind the suction cup on the back, because these kitties will stick to your phone, making sure it stays in the desired position.

You can pick your favorite one from the 6 available designs (breeds?), or grab a few at an attractive price of less than $1 per piece.


A magnetic charger with an LED light indicator.

There are options for all three types of plugs, 8-pin for iPhones, as well as micro-USB and USB type-C. The magnetic connection is strong enough for the phone to hang down from it.

The LED light will make it easier to locate the cable when it’s dark.


These racks will help you have all your spices readily available for consumption or immediate use right when you open the cabinet door.

Some people also use them for bathroom needs, as in to put their bathroom items on them.

(I suppose you can also use them to wipe with, I just can’t say if it would be very comfortable … )


These playing cards take the honorable place in our list.

There are a few different design options to pick from.

The cards have a protective film on them that makes them resistant to moisture. The option shown in the picture glows in dark.


This splitter is used for the phones that don't have a separate jack for the earphones, and/or that don't have it whatsoever.

If that's the case, you would be able to charge your phone and use earphones at the same time.

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