This year’s tech gifts for under $100 have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to wrap up a techie holiday gift or just want to make sure your friends and family are always happy, these amazing gadgets will make anyone on your list feel the love this season.
“Cool tech gadgets” are the perfect gifts for people on your list. They can be used by anyone from kids to adults, and they make great stocking stuffers.
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It’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents for all your loved ones as the holidays approach and the shopping season seems to be starting sooner than ever before. We’ve been testing and evaluating all kinds of products this year, from Apple watches to chargers, in order to uncover the finest ones that are genuinely worth your money.
We have something for everyone, whether you’re buying for someone who doesn’t want to deal with the difficulties of a complicated setup, someone who is a little awkward with new technology, or someone who has no idea what they want. This holiday season, check out the greatest tech gifts you can offer.
Wireless Charger by Yootech
While you may not be able to offer a phone this holiday season, consider giving the gift of wireless charging. Not only does this circular Yootech charging pad have a nice design with a burst of color, but it also supports the Qi wireless charging standard and can offer up to 10 watts of electricity.
Apple AirTag is a technology that allows you to tag your
If the person you’re buying for (or yourself!) is prone to misplacing stuff and has an iPhone, AirTags might be the ideal present. These not only link seamlessly with your Apple devices, but they’ll also help you find things quickly. With AR guidance, newer iPhones will make discovering things much more enjoyable. Check out our complete AirTag review here.
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows you to play
Are you stumped as to what to gift the gamer in your life? With an Xbox Game Pass membership, you can’t go wrong. Game Pass allows gamers access to hundreds of games, including massive blockbusters like Halo, Forza, and Star Wars, as well as acclaimed indie titles like Hades and It Takes Two, for as little as $9.99 per month. These games are cloud-based and can be played on Xbox consoles, PCs, and even smartphones and tablets, so even those without specialized gaming gear may benefit from the service.
3 in 1 Case-Mate Power Pad Pro
Charging your iPhone, earphones, and Apple Watch might be a hassle, particularly with all the connections involved. With the CaseMate Power Pad 3-in-1 wireless charger, you can give the gift of clutter-free living. It has a USB-A port on the rear that can charge your phone, earphones, and watch, as well as a USB-C port on the front that can charge anything else.
Nano II Charger by Anker
It’s reasonable to assume that anybody you’re giving a present to this year has a lot of gadgets to charge. This charger is perhaps the finest piece of equipment to have in their kit, whether it’s an iPhone or Android, OLED Nintendo Switch, luxury laptop, or even a set of earphones. The Nano II wall plug is available in three different power ratings: 30-watt, 45-watt, and 65-watt, with a single USB-C connector on the front. All you need is a cable and you’re ready to go.
MagSafe Charger for Apple
Do you know anybody who has an iPhone 12 or newer? The MagSafe Charger, when used with a Nano II wall plug, makes wireless charging a breeze. It quickly charges at 15 watts and magnetically connects to the back of the phone. It’s a versatile piece that may be used on a nightstand, desk, or even as a travel companion.
PowerCore 13000 by Anker
This Anker PowerCore, as our best portable battery, can help keep any device or gizmo alive for a little longer. It may be used to charge a phone, tablet, earphones, or even a portable console such as the Nintendo Switch.
Logitech K380 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
Whether you’re working from home or returning to the office, having a good keyboard is essential for keeping productive. The $39 Logitech K380 is one of the finest we’ve tested for the price if someone on your list needs a new one. While it’s designed to link seamlessly with Apple devices, this stylish, small wireless keyboard will also operate with your Chromebook or Windows PC. Better better, you can switch between your Mac, iPad, and iPhone on the go, making it an ideal companion for both work and play.
Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen
The Echo Dot is a speaker, a personal assistant, and — depending on the color you pick — some great home décor for $49.99. For good reason, it’s our budget selection for a smart speaker. The 4th-Generation Echo Dot boasts an utilitarian design with rich, clean audio and simple access to Alexa for a variety of requests. At $24.99, the 3rd-Gen Echo Dot is a more cheap choice if you’re OK with more basic noises.
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If you’re shopping for someone who has a pet — or, let’s face it, if you have a pet — this is the ultimate phone case since it will be personalized with your beautiful animal on the back. Best of all, they’ll use a picture of your pet to illustrate it.
The Fire HD 8 Plus is worth a look if you’re looking for a basic tablet that can handle online surfing, streaming, video chats, e-reading, and even some light gaming. It’s our top recommendation for a cheap tablet, and it’s a fantastic gadget. Even better, it’s on sale for $54.99.
Clouds Phone Case by Casetify
Whatever phone you have, it’s fair to assume that a case is essential, so why not select one that will make you smile? Casetify’s Cloud cover (available for a variety of iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones) has a beautiful group of inspirational clouds on a transparent or glossy back. Even better, it’s composed of recyclable materials and protects you from drops of up to 6 feet.
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For Nintendo fans, the Legend of Zelda Game and Watch is both a little gaming system and a nice keepsake. When you’re not out defending Hyrule, this little handheld has three all-time great games: The Legend of Zelda Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening, as well as a fascinating interactive clock.
Webcam Logitech C920S Pro HD
Is your loved one still making Zoom calls with their crappy laptop webcam? Get them the Logitech C920S and do them a favor. This camera, which is our selection for the finest webcam money can buy, provides outstanding image quality in every lighting situation and can be adjusted to your heart’s content using Logitech Capture software. We’re certain that their colleagues will appreciate it.
Mini Razer Pro Click
Whether the person on your list is returning to work or planning another year of working from home, they will almost likely benefit from a decent mouse. The Razer Pro Click Mini is one of the finest wireless versions we’ve tried, featuring a small, ergonomic, and completely quiet design that won’t bother your roommates or coworkers while you’re clicking away.
Gaming Chair by Homall
The Homall Gaming Chair isn’t only a terrific gaming chair for the money; it’s also a great buy for anybody looking for a good seat for their home office. We’ve been using this model for about three years, and it’s kept us comfortable through lengthy workdays at home as well as marathon gaming sessions.
The price of Apple’s premium earphones has dropped to the lowest we’ve ever seen: $159.99. You get an excellent set of earbuds with terrific quality, a long battery life, and active noise cancellation for the price.
Mini Apple HomePod
Our runner-up best smart speaker is Apple’s HomePod Mini, which is the ideal present for any Apple user. It comes in three bright new colors: yellow, orange, and blue — that will stand out in any room, and it delivers excellent sound in a tiny package. The HomePod Mini is roughly the same size as an apple. You’ll get immediate access to Siri, simple smart home management, and a simple method to listen to music.
The Backbone One controller transforms your smartphone into a portable gaming console, allowing you to play your favorite mobile games or stream content from services like Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia. It’s also inexpensive and simple to find, unlike the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who owns both an Apple Watch Series 7 and a MagSafe-capable iPhone, this Belkin 3-in-1 charger is ideal. It’s one of the few products that has rapid charging for the Apple Watch, as well as a MagSafe and Qi-enabled charging place for AirPods. It also boasts a contemporary flat design that takes up less room.
Smart Digital Picture Frame by Aura Carver
With WiFi and Alexa connectivity, the Aura Carver Picture Frame offers this traditional item a smart 2021 makeover. With convenience and high-quality resolution, the 10.1-inch display cycles through family images. It also made Oprah’s year-end Favorite Things list.
The Sonos Roam is a Bluetooth speaker that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Yes, it’s waterproof and pretty tough for excursions, with a strong Bluetooth connection for listening on the move, but owing to Wi-Fi connectivity, it’s also a full-featured multi-room speaker. It’s as adaptable as any other Sonos speaker, with rich sound quality that you can tailor to your preferences.
Apple AirPods 3 are the third generation of the AirPods.
The AirPods 3 are worth considering if you’re looking for a gift for someone who doesn’t want to shut out the world and likes a more open design. These are open-ear, having no ear tip, and just sit in your ear. They have Adaptive EQ, Siri access without touching the phone, and a 6-hour battery life on a single charge. Of course, they work with all Apple devices without a hitch.
Beats by Dre Fit Pro
It doesn’t get much better than the Beats Fit Pro if you’re seeking to give a set of high-quality wireless earphones this holiday season. These sports buds have outstanding sound, a secure and gym-friendly fit, and all of the same smarts as the AirPods Pro, such as active noise cancellation and Transparency mode to keep you in the know. They’re also $50 less expensive than the AirPods Pro, available in a variety of colors, and work with both iPhone and Android.
Goods for Nomads
BaseStation Pro by Nomad
Know someone who has a lot of gadgets but can’t manage to keep them all charged? The Base Station Pro from Nomad might be the answer. By setting several gadgets anywhere on this leather and metal pad, you can charge them wirelessly. It’s ultra-sleek, and the technology that powers it blends into the background.
SSD WD My Passport
The gift of an external hard drive, although not spectacular, is one that may be useful. It may not only prevent data loss, but it can also give an aged laptop a fresh lease of life by unloading certain bigger files. This WD My Passport SSD is not only fast when it comes to data transfers, but it also looks great.
Oculus Quest 2 is the sequel to Oculus Quest.
The Oculus Quest 2 is the way to go if you want to show the techie on your list what virtual reality is all about. This completely wireless VR headset is simple to set up and gives you access to hundreds of excellent experiences, including immersive games like Beat Saber and Star Wars: Vader Immortal, as well as entertainment applications that offer you front-row seats to virtual concerts and sports tournaments. The Quest 2 has also proven to be a terrific way to keep active, owing to a variety of excellent fitness games and built-in activity monitoring.
The Xbox S is the next generation of the Xbox.
The Xbox Series S is the cheapest — and the easiest to locate in stock — of all the new gaming consoles on the market right now. While it may not be as powerful as the Xbox Series X (which is meant for 4K gaming), this adorable little machine offers many of the same fantastic features, including as quick load times and a convenient Quick Resume option for switching between numerous games at once. You’ve got the finest overall value in console gaming when you combine it with an Xbox Game Pass membership that lets you play popular games like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 straight out of the box.
Apple’s iPad 9th Generation
A tablet is a present that keeps on giving, and the $329 entry-level iPad is a good choice. It includes a large display that is ideal for FaceTiming with family, reading the web, watching “Ted Lasso,” and even playing games. But here’s the secret: it has a strong enough CPU to get the most out of iPadOS 15 and do almost any work.
Nintendo Switch OLED
The Nintendo Switch OLED is the most advanced version of Nintendo’s renowned gaming system ever, including a stunning 7-inch OLED display that will make your games seem brighter and more vivid than ever before. It also has a much better kickstand for spontaneous Mario Kart sessions. The Switch OLED is now out of stock, but the normal $299 Nintendo Switch is still a wonderful option for those looking for the complete experience, while the smaller $199 Switch Lite is ideal for younger gamers and those who want to play on the move.
The Frame by Samsung
The Frame from Samsung may not have the finest image quality or user interface, but it can show art and serve as the focal point of a space even when it isn’t being used to watch TV. You may use a wooden frame to make it appear like a piece of art, and then show a picture or work of art on the screen. That way, even when it’s turned off, it’s still helpful.
Apple MacBook Air 2020 with Apple M1 Processor
Giving a computer as a gift is a difficult task, but we’re here to help. The newest MacBook Air, our top pick for an Apple laptop, combines a classic contemporary style with cutting-edge computing capability. It can run for days on a single charge, and the Apple-designed M1 CPU is capable of handling almost any work. The best part is that there is no fan inside.
OLED TV Sony A90J
If you’re looking for a gift for an entertainment fan who likes to view every aspect of a TV program or movie, we recommend the Sony A90J. Yes, it’s a pricey OLED TV, but it delivers the finest image quality we’ve ever seen and does it in a very slim form. The graphics go all the way to the edge of the screen.
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