November has come and gone, rather quickly, if you ask me. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals may have passed, but don’t fret! There will be plenty of deals in the coming weeks until Christmas is here (20 shopping days, friends!). My personal favorite are of the techie kind (ok, clothes may be 1st, but electronics are a close 2nd).
What do you do if you’re on a budget, but want to give your loved ones a cool gift? Check out this list of gadgets under $100, brought to you by cnet.com
Roku 3 $88
Cnet’s top pick of the media box kind. It’s the best overall choice for online streaming, with Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Instant, Vudu, and literally hundreds of others — pretty much everything except iTunes and YouTube. The Wi-Fi remote — which doesn’t require “line of sight” to the player makes it that much better!
Apple TV $99
Are you shopping for an Apple fan? An iPhone, iPad, or Mac owner, someone who already has lots of movies, TV shows, and music on iTunes, or who’s really into iTunes Radio or iTunes Match — Apple TV is a better choice than the Roku.
Amazon Kindle $69.99
Who reads a book these days? Most tech savvy peeps prefer to read on an e-reader or tablet. Can’t go wrong with Amazon’s Kindle!
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones $82.95
Closed-back, full-size headphones click with all music genres and are comfortable to wear for hours at a time. They sound excellent for their relatively modest price point.
Logitech Harmony 650 Remote $74.99
Even though it’s a couple years old, it’s the best universal remote you can get for under $80 — just be ready to invest some time and effort into helping less tech-savvy programming it on their Mac or PC. If your budget is a little larger, step up to the Logitech Harmony Smart Control for $129.)
Sony BDP-S5100 Blue-ray Player $79.99
Many people may find their lives are complete without one, but personally I rent from Red Box weekly, using my Blue-ray player to play movies. This device is cool because you can also stream Hulu, Netflix, etc.
Fitbit Flex $99.95
Have a health junkie on your list? Unlike the similar Jawbone Up, the Flex works with Android and iOS, and the Bluetooth compatibility means you don’t need to manually dock it for data transfers. But if you can spend a bit more, step up to the newer Fitbit Force, which adds a full OLED screen and doubles as a watch.