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Bigger isn’t always better. From Bluetooth speakers to TVs, printers and cameras, the internet is filled with tiny electronics designed with tech lovers in mind. To make things easier for you, we’ve curated a shortlist of micro gadgets and gizmos both useful and affordable. Below, find a comprehensive roundup of tiny tech items for various needs. For additional shopping recommendations, check out these space-saving items for your inner minimalist.
At just 4′ tall, this cute little gadget lets you print more than pictures. The Memoking T02 Thermal Printer prints color and black-and-white images on sticky white paper (included), but can also serve as an organization tool for to-do lists, study notes, memos, and more.
A pocket-sized companion to capture all your memories, the Polaroid Go is the brand’s tiniest instant camera to date (5.9 x 3.3 x 2.4”) and weighs just half a pound. This pocket-sized analog camera features double exposure, 34mm focal length, 1/125 shutter speed, and an aperture between f/12 and f/52. It also has a rechargeable battery and a self-timer perfect for taking selfies. The Polaroid Go Starter Set includes a camera, a double pack of Polaroid Go film (16 photos per double pack), USB charging cable, a wrist strap, and instructions to get you started.
Talk about tiny! The Vankyo Burger 101 mini projector can fit comfortably in your hand or your pocket — but don’t be fooled by the size. The wifi-enabled mini projector delivers 1080 HD with a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The 9” projector supports HDMI, USB, audio output, and 3D video. It’s also compatible with iPhone and Android, laptops, and other gadgets so you can watch content from anywhere.
Looking for a micro PC? The GPD Micro Handheld Laptop blends powerful performance with low-power consumption. Given its rugged exterior and durable Gorilla Glass Screen, this 6″ mini laptop works with Windows 10 and is designed for various fields such as IT, network communication, electric power, exploration, mining, archaeology, education training, and manufacturing. It runs on an Intel N4120 processor and features a QWERTY keyboard with a backlit design. The laptop is equipped with a 3100mAh large-capacity and high-density polymer lithium battery that lasts six to eight hours.
This foldable mini Bluetooth keyboard from Gimibox makes for a convenient and creative way to type up your next screenplay and any other projects or assignments. Portable and lightweight with a slim design, the foldable mini keyboard (measuring 11.89 x 3.85 x 0.41” when open, and 5.7 x 3.9 x 0.4” when folded) comes equipped with Bluetooth 3.0. It also has a touchpad and rechargeable battery that can last up to 30 days on a single charge.
Finding the right earbuds can be a struggle when you have small ears. These super tiny JVC Gumy Mini True Wireless Headphones are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity with 15 hours of battery life. They’re water-resistant (but not waterproof, so you don’t want to submerge them) and compatible with iOS and Android. The JVC Gumy Mini earbuds are available in the red version pictured above as well as black, white, blue, and green. For a wider selection, see our list of most comfortable over-ear headphones and earbuds under $100.
The Anker Soundcore 3 Mini Bluetooth Speaker offers 360 degrees of ear-dazzling audio squeezed into a tiny speaker smaller than a coffee cup. The waterproof speaker, which features BassUp and PartyCast technology, delivers 15 hours of battery life (USB charging). Anker is one of the better budget-friendly options, but if you’ve been shopping around for something more expensive, check out the best Bluetooth speakers for any budget.