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Gift guide: Tech stocking stuffers for under $30

Fling Joystick What it is: Tactile game controller

Fling Joystick

What it is: Tactile game controller for the iPad
Starting price: $9
Where to buy: Amazon, TenOneDesign.com

Why it's cool: With the iPad getting more powerful, it is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to mobile gaming. Unfortunately, many of the better games are controlled with on-screen gamepads that are either too sensitive or unresponsive. TenOneDesign's Fling Joystick gives these games a clear tactile gamepad that can be easily removed. (Credit: TenOneDesign)

With the holiday gift-buying season going into high gear soon, some shoppers will be filling wish lists for the tech enthusiasts. Here is a list of affordable tech goodies for less than $30. Among our recommendations are palm-size portable speakers that pack a punch, a gadget organizer for travelers, and a gaming control pad for the iPad.

The list will be updated  throughout the holiday season to help you figure out what new toys to wrap up for the geeks in your life.

PHOTOS: Tech stocking stuffers for under $30

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