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Best tech gifts under $100

  • Anker PowerCore+ mini. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • iPhone 8. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • Tile Sport tracker. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • Chromecast Ultra, from Google. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • Samsung Galaxy S8. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • Amazon Echo. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • iPad Pro. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post

  • Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth headset. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post



WP Bloomberg
Friday, December 01, 2017

Technology gifts for every budget and interest - check out these smart stocking stuffers, new smartphones, headphones, speakers and more.

Apple: iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 is a solid upgrade over the iPhone 7, thanks to the addition of wireless charging and improvements to the camera. This is sure to please if you need a new smartphone and don't need - or want - the new facial-recognition technology of the iPhone X. $699

Samsung: Galaxy S8

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a truly edgeless screen that is perfect for watching video and viewing pictures, and packs more than enough power to make your own creations as well. All in all, it's a strong smartphone that boasts the flexibility of Android without breaking your budget. $724.99, plans may vary

Amazon: Echo

Amazon's new generation of the Echo smart speaker is smaller and has new finishes to blend more easily into your home. With several smart "skills" to choose from, you can customize this home assistant to fit your needs whether you're looking to control your home or upgrade family game night. $99.99

Apple: iPad Pro

Want to ditch your laptop? The iPad Pro offers you both power and portability for a reasonable price. New software means you can multitask more easily while also toting a killer screen for watching videos on the go. If you want to, add the optional keyboard for more productivity. $649

Anker: PowerCore +mini

Pick up a power boost to get you through the end of the day and avoid battery-related panic. Battery packs may not be the most glamorous tech gift, but it's hard to think of one that's more useful - particularly a petite one like the Anker PowerCore +mini that tucks away easily. $11.77

Jaybird: X3 Sport Bluetooth Headset

Headphones top the list of the most-wanted tech gifts this year, particularly wireless headsets that let you rock out whether or not your phone has a headphone jack. These Bluetooth headsets from Jaybird stand up to a strenuous workout and keep you tangle-free while you're on the go. $129.99

JBL: Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The party goes with you when you have a really good wireless speaker. The JBL Flip 4 is rugged enough to stand up to the rain and can even survive a quick dip in the pool, while being light and stylish enough to always make your packing list. $88.69

Tile: Sport

The forgetful among us could always use a little help. The durable Tile Sport tracker can attach to anything you don't want to misplace - your keys, your bag, your dog or even your kid's jacket - and lets you know where they are through an app on your smartphone. $34.99

Google: Chromecast Ultra

Tired of watching things on your phone? Send those YouTube videos to the TV. The Google Chromecast Ultra isn't the only streaming stick on the market, but it offers high-quality video for a reasonable price. Plus, it tucks away behind your set so you don't have to clutter up your television stand. $69

Uncommon Goods: Travel Cord Roll

For those who aren't so keen on carrying a rat's nest of cables everywhere, a cord roll can be a compact way to keep things organized and lets you find what you need when you need it. This leather roll, from Uncommon Goods, puts everything you need at your fingertips. $20