Just like a handyman who needs the right tools for the job, you need the right tech accessories to make your life easy.
If you do not own a smartphone, for example, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits of services like Uber.
The right tech-accessories and gadgets do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, many cool products can be bought for a few hundred rand.
Here are some must-have tech accessories and gadgets for under R1,000.
128GB Flash Drive (R550)
If you still cruise around with an 8GB flash drive, it is time to upgrade. We have UHD movies which take up 20GB, for goodness sake.
1TB Portable Hard Drive (R900)
For that collection of large downloads you want to share, you need some serious portable storage capacity.
10,000mAh Power Bank (R500)
It is embarrassing to try to order an Uber after a night out and run out of battery. Always have a power bank handy.
Google Cardboard Viewer (R119)
You have to get with the times, which includes virtual reality content – a lot of which is widely available for free.
Surge Protector (R300)
Insurance companies do not pay out if damage is caused by a surge in electricity from Eskom, which can be caused by cable theft. Better to protect your electrical equipment than have to replace it.
Raspberry Pi (R699)
If you do not have one yet, it is time to get a Raspberry Pi and learn more about the basics of computing.
High-Quality Smartphone Case (R300)
If you do not want to feel like a chump with a cracked smartphone screen, invest in a high-quality smartphone case.
Quality Mouse (R900)
Whether you are a gamer or not, a high-quality mouse will make your computing experience much more pleasant.
Good Headphones (R900)
You do not have to fork out thousands for quality headphones. You can get a good pair of Sennheiser cans for under R1,000.
LED Lights (R100)
They save energy and last much longer than other options.