5 tech gadgets In The Know readers loved (and bought) in July — all under $60

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When it comes to shopping for tech, some prefer to go the more cost-effective route while others tend to spare no expense while copping the latest and greatest. This month, our readers struck a healthy balance between these two extremes as they sought out reliable and exceptionally-rated items at affordable prices -- we’re talking all under $60!

From a waterproof action camera that thousands of shoppers claim is the perfect GoPro dupe to the well-reviewed and feature-heavy Amazon Fire Tablet, In The Know readers showed in July 2020 that affordability and quality can go hand-in-hand.

Keep reading to find out what’s worth adding to your online shopping cart today.

1. Akaso EK7000 4K Waterproof Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera, $49.99

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Credit: Amazon

Boasting over 14,000 customer reviews and an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, this waterproof Wi-Fi sports action camera has been a hot seller for a minute. One of the features shoppers love most about the gadget is that it costs significantly less than its most popular competitor, the GoPro, while offering “the same features” and “no difference in quality.”

2. Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent, $19.99 (Orig. $24.99)

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Credit: Amazon

Summer is known for bringing sunshine and warmth, but, unfortunately, mosquitoes are also highly associated with the season. Folks have been desperately trying to find mess-free ways to get rid of them and this affordable and compact device is said to do the trick.

The Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent is said to keep the pests away for up to 12 hours. What’s even better is that it’s scent-free, cordless and looks pretty chic on any surface.

3. GE Personal Security Window or Door Alarm, $6.95

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Credit: Amazon

Personal security has always been a top priority for many and recently, adding that extra layer of safety to your home space has been made much easier with more affordable security options.

With options like the Addalock portable door security lock and the Sabre wedge doorstop security alarm proving to be some of our readers’ favorite gadgets from past months, July saw our readers rave about this cheap and cheerful option from GE.

4. Amiccom Outdoor Security Camera with Two-Way Audio, $35.99

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Credit: Amazon

Speaking of home security, affordable outdoor security cameras have also received a ton of shine in July 2020. Debunking the theory that these home accessories will break the bank, this No. 1 best-selling option from trusted security brand Amiccom has been lauded as one of the best on the market by reviewers.

In addition to capturing up to 24 meters of 1080 pixel video, this home surveillance camera features built-in Wi-Fi, smart detection, night vision and more.

5. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, $49.99

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Credit: Amazon

Lastly, portable tech will always be put in a league above the rest, especially given the wide array of options available at our fingertips. One of the most popular, easily accessible and affordable tablets on the market remains the Amazon Fire 7. In addition to being the highest-rated Fire tablet at the major online retailer, this piece of tech has been dubbed as the “go-to tablet” by thousands of shoppers over the iPad.

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