Giving gifts is what the holidays are all about. Seriously — One of the best feelings in the world is giving the gift and watching the face on that special someone light up with joy. And if you’re like us, you’ll be giving the gift of Android this season. But you can’t just stuff a tablet under the tree and call it a day. You’re going to need accessories and good ones too. You’ll need an accessory that will complement the new hardware, something versatile and comfortable and stylish. Well, we’ve got you covered. From the cheapest headphones, to the best keyboard and mouse, to the most badass Bluetooth speakers money can buy, we’ve composed a last stop list of the top ten Android accessories/stocking stuffers for the 2014 holiday season.
Best Accessory under $10 dollars
Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120 Earbud Headphones
These are sort of a hybrid earphone, part hard earbud like your basic Apple earbud and part soft bud. These headphones are on are list because they’re the definition of “more bang for your buck”. They come with three different-size silicone ear tips, the sound is decent at this price, and you can’t go wrong for the price. Quality headphones that won’t hurt your wallet.
Best Battery Pack
Tylt Energi 10K
The Tylt Energi 10K battery pack stores enough juice to charge a smartphone four times and features three USB ports, so you can power multiple devices at once. This is perfect for long trips away from an outlet. It may not be the most exciting accessory, but it’s ideal for extended play sessions with your ‘droid.
Best Car Charger
Anker USB 24W
Picture this – you’re on a trip to grandma’s house for some gingerbread house making and cheek pinching when you pull out your tablet and realize it’s dead as dirt. The Anker USB 24W car charger has two USB slots. One’s for Android, and the other is for the iPhone. Perfect for keeping Android and non-Android devices at their maximum charge, without any hassle.
Best Bluetooth speakers under $100
Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz
Despite the silly name, these speakers are very solid for its $50 dollar price tag. The design is stylish, the build is durable, and it can play for up to ten hours on a single charge, weighs less than a pound, and has built-in speakerphone capabilities. That, and it comes with a carrying poach too. What’s not too love?
Best Bluetooth Speakers
Ultimate Ears Boom
If you want to pump the jams at the next block party or family gathering, you might want to consider the UE Boom. This speaker is a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays very loud for its small size. It’s also water-and stain-resistant, and offers up to 15 hours of battery life. This speaker is well-suited for both outside and inside use.
Best Wireless Headphones
The Sony MDR-10RBT is a Bluetooth headphone you can’t help but love. They sound great, it’s comfortable to wear, Battery life last up to 17 hours and the headphones come with a carrying case. For those looking for quality over-the-ear headphones that won’t break the bank, look no further.
Best Wireless Keyboard
Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
Sometimes I hate typing on a touchscreen (damn these ape like hands!), so it’s important to me to have a good Bluetooth keyboard, and I can only recommend this bad boy right here. Its gorgeous design catches the eye immediately, but it’s the multi-device Bluetooth pairing that’s the real draw. It may cost a bit more than other Bluetooth keyboards on the market, but this one screams quality, and is perfect so switching from tablet to home computer and back again.
Best In-Ear Headphones
BeyerDynamic DX 160 iE
These headphones are for the classiest of Android users. Though the price tag may be hefty for some, the quality is unmatched. The BeyerDynamic DX160 iE features impressive sound quality and comfy, form-fitting design. A nice carrying case sweetens the deal.
Best Bluetooth mouse
Logitech Tablet mouse for Android 3.1
This trusty mouse easily pairs with your Android tablet over Bluetooth wireless. It’s ideal for those who are doing real world work and don’t have their laptops handy. It’s versatile, comes with a nice carrying case, and is probably the only you’ll need for all your devices.
Best Over Ear Headphones
Technically this one’s been around since the 90’s, but I can’t get enough of Sony’s MDR-7506. These headphones fit over the ear comfortably for many hours at a time. They sound excellent, are priced moderately, and are perfect for gaming or music listening.
Best High-End Headphones
The HiFiMan HE-400 is a large, full-size set of headphones that use planar-magnetic drivers for exceptional sound quality usually reserved for pricier models. This is a beast we’re talking about, and the price shows. This is the stocking stuffer for the beloved gamer in your life.