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11 Great Tech Gifts Under $100

With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about what you want to buy friends and loved ones.

We're not all flush with cash, though, so these suggestions will still keep your bill under $100.

Sticking to a budget doesn't mean your gift has to be boring. We've found media streamers, smart speakers, and a few quirky options for the geeks in your life. Some are PCMag Editors' Choice products, while others are fun gizmos you might want to keep for yourself. Grab the credit card and start shopping.

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  • 1Amazon Echo 2017

    If you know someone who has yet to jump on the Alexa bandwagon, this year's Amazon Echo is a great-looking, affordable smart speaker with the best voice assistant technology. It will fit more effortlessly with your home décor, at a much lower price than the previous model.


  • 2Amazon Fire TV 2017

    The Amazon Fire TV is smaller and more affordable than last year's version, and adds HDR10 to its already compelling 4K video support and the Alexa voice assistant.


  • 3Roku Streaming Stick+

    If you prefer Roku, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is a tiny, inexpensive media streamer that can also put 4K and HDR10 content on your TV.


  • 4Weber Kitchen Thermometer

    The Weber Kitchen Thermometer uses Bluetooth connectivity to great effect, allowing you to cook just about any dish to temperature without needing to keep an eye on it.


  • 5Edifier R1280T

    Edifier's R1280T speakers deliver rich, balanced audio with adjustable EQ in a handsome design for an affordable price.


  • 6JBL E35

    The JBL E35 headphones deliver a strong audio experience with rich bass and well-defined highs for a budget-friendly price.

  • 7Astro Gaming A10 headets

    The Astro Gaming A10 wired gaming headset takes the excellent comfort and audio performance of the company's much more expensive models and puts them in a budget-friendly package.


  • 8Google Daydream View

    The latest Google Daydream View headset looks like the most comfortable way to experiment with virtual reality right now. You still drop your phone into the front and snap the rest of the headset around it. But a new top strap makes it feel more secure when you're gyrating your head around. It's significantly lighter than Gear VR, at 9.2 ounces compared with Samsung's 12.1 ounces, and works with a number of "Daydream-ready" phones.


  • 9Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

    Whether you're looking for a new creative outlet or just want to share physical images with friends and family, Fujifilm's affordable Instax Mini 9 camera delivers. It's our Editors' Choice for low-cost instant cameras.


  • 10Nokia Body Smart Scale

    The Nokia Body is an affordable, attractive smart scale that sends basic information on your daily weigh-in to your phone over Wi-Fi.

  • 11Wi-Fi Range Extender

    If you know someone struggling with a lackluster in-home Wi-Fi signal, they might not need a new router; a range extender could get the job done. For under $100, our Editors' Choice is the TP-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE450), but our roundup of Best Wireless Range Extenders has a few other sub-$100 options, too. at

  • 12Gifts Under $50

    If you want to spend a little less, meanwhile, check out our rundown of must-have tech gifts under $50.

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