Technology is an incredible thing. As time marches on, prices on gadgets fall ever downward. So things that might have seemed unimaginable a couple decades ago are now available at low prices. Technology has also infused all of our lives. Whereas gadgets used to be primarily for geeks and tinkerers, now nearly everyone loves a useful electronic. So to help you pick out presents for the people in your life this holiday season, check out these tech gadgets you can get for under $100.
And if you need more gift ideas for PC and console gamers, or for Anime fans, Star Wars fans, and Marvel fans, we have a whole lot of other great ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide hub.
Sure, you can read e-books on your phone or tablet. But those devices can strain your eyes and burn through battery power. Worse yet, you’re always just a button-press away from distraction. The Kindle E-reader, on the other hand, is a built just for reading. It’s as easy on your eyes as paper, and a single charge lasts for weeks.
Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Phone speakers can suffice in some circumstances, but they aren’t meant for listening to music. If you like to rock out on the go, you’re probably ready for an upgrade. With this tiny Bose Bluetooth speaker, you don’t have to settle for bad sound quality any longer. It sounds great, it’s waterproof, and it has a built-in clip so you can bring it wherever you go.
Ecobee Smart Light Switch
Regular switches are fine if all you want to do is turn lights on and off. But with this smart switch from Ecobee, you can do a whole lot more. It has motion detection, ambient light sensors, and built-in access to Alexa. That means you can automate your lights, or ask your light switch to play music, set a timer, and more.
You might be surprised by how much a little wristband can change your life. This affordable fitness tracker keeps a log of your steps, distance, calories burned, and how long you’re active each day. You can set your own daily step goal, and the built-in LEDs show how close you are to achieving it. Download the free app, and you can compare or compete with friends.
Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard
Modern phones and tablets are certainly powerful enough to do work on. But because of their fussy touchscreen keyboards, it hardly seems worth the effort. This slick, ultra-thin aluminum keyboard makes working on your mobile device just as easy as working on a computer. It’s the perfect gift for people who like getting things done.
If you don’t have an Echo, it’s understandable to be skeptical about this technology. After all, your phone can do just about everything it can do and more. But once you get an Echo and start having it play music, add things to your shopping list, set timers, and tell you the news and weather, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
You don’t need a pricy TV to watch movies or stream Netflix on a big screen. All you need is this tiny projector that can cast a bright, colorful image on any flat, white surface. You can hook it up to a smartphone, laptop, USB drive, DVD player, or game console, and let the viewing begin.
Kodak Mobile Instant Photo Printer
We take more photos now than ever before, but most of them remain trapped in the cloud and rarely viewed or remembered. With this mobile photo printer, you can instantly free your favorite pictures from the confines of the cloud. So print your photos and give them to friends or hang them on the wall so you’ll always remember the good times.
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
Hate to break it to you, but you’re probably brushing your teeth wrong. We all do it: we brush too hard, we miss spots, or we don’t brush for a long enough time. This electric toothbrush can solve nearly all of those problems. It has a timer, a pressure sensor, and three modes to clean your mouth and brighten your smile.
Boxer Interactive AI Robot
Pets are fun to have around, but caring for them sure is a lot of work. Out of the box, the Boxer AI-driven robot can play 10 games with you or your kids, and you can download more for free. All that, and you don’t have to feed it, take it on walks, or deal with pet hair on the furniture.