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Logitech X100

Let's start with some cheap, can't-miss gifts. The travel-friendly Logitech X100 is one of the better micro wireless speakers, featuring decent sound for its size, an attractive design, and speakerphone capabilities. It's been discontinued by Logitech, but you can still find them for as little as AU$25.

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Google Chromecast Audio

The ultra-affordable Google Chromecast Audio is one of the best music-streaming devices you can buy -- especially for Android users. It works with anything with an "aux in" port, and you can buy more than one for multi-room audio, too.

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Roku Streaming Stick

The Roku Streaming Stick delivers Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube -- and pretty much every other online streaming service you can think of -- to your TV.

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JBL Clip 2

Another great gift is the JBL Clip 2. This wireless travel speaker is waterproof and sounds great for its size.

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Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit

The Philips Hue Starter Kit is AU$289 for three bulbs and a base station, but that's a small price to pay to spend 2017 turning lights on and off with voice commands.

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Nintendo NES Classic Edition

The new NES Classic Edition (aka NES Classic Mini) is an official Nintendo product that crams 30 of the company's most beloved games into a miniature version of the hit '80s game system. It fits in the palm of your hand, and costs just AU$100.

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Syma X5C Explorers drone

The Syma X5C Explorers gets you a fun drone with a built-in camera and dedicated remote.

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Skullcandy Grind Wireless

The Grind Wireless is one of the best Bluetooth headphones on a budget that we can recommend.

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Amazon Fire HD 8

You won't find a better tablet for under AU$150 than the Amazon Fire HD 8.

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UE Roll 2

Another can't-miss gift is the UE Roll 2. This tiny wireless speaker sounds great and is fully waterproof -- it even comes with its own floatie for the pool.

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Moto G4

Turning to phones, the best one we can recommend for under AU$400 is the Moto G4.

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OnePlus 3

In the middle of price field is the OnePlus 3. This AU$600 phone is arguably on par with models that cost hundreds more.

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iPhone SE

The most affordable iPhone is also the smallest model (far right): the iPhone SE. It basically stuffs most of the features and components of 2015's iPhone 6S into the familiar body of the iPhone 5. It's great for those who think today's phones are just too large -- but make sure you buy the step-up 64GB version, not the entry-level 16GB model.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones were recalled because of a design flaw that results in an usually large number of fires. But there have been no such issues with the tried-and-true S7 Edge, which has a top-notch camera and a unique wraparound screen.

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Google Pixel

With the Pixel, Google stepped up to bat, called its shot, and knocked it out of the park. It's the first phone with Google Assistant built-in, and it has an awesome camera, too. And its pure Android operating system means you'll get new software updates the minute they're available -- not months later, as with other Android phones.

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Want to give the ultimate iPhone? Look no further than the iPhone 7 Plus. It uses its dual rear cameras to deliver true 2x optical zoom and a stunning portrait mode that focuses on the foreground subject while blurring the background.

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Panasonic Lumix ZS100

Buying for a budding photographer who's ready to move beyond the cameraphone? The Lumix ZS100 delivers better photos -- and zoom -- than a phone, and it supports 4K video for the sharpest capture possible.

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Nikon D3400

The brand-new D3400 is a great "starter" dSLR.

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GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro's latest and greatest model redefines the action cam, with an all-new waterproof design, voice control and a built-in touchscreen. The video quality -- up to 4K -- is top-notch, too.

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GoPro Karma

GoPro also launched its first drone, the Karma. It's small enough to fit into a backpack, comes with a dedicated controller and can be purchased bundled with or without a Hero5 or Hero5 Session camera.

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DJI Mavic Pro

Take DJI's top-end drone -- the Phantom 4 -- shrink it down, and you've basically got the Mavic Pro. It even has collision avoidance, too.

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Fitbit Charge 2

If you're outdoors with a drone, why not get a fitness tracker, too? The Fitbit Charge 2 is a great tracker for just about anyone -- so long as they don't need GPS or waterproofing.

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Apple Watch Series 2

On the other hand, if your gift recipient needs full waterproofing and GPS -- and they own an iPhone -- the new Apple Watch is ideal. And with its latest software update, the battery life is far better, too.

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Apple Watch Series 1

Don't need the waterproofing and GPS on the new Apple Watch? Get the Series 1 instead, and save some cash.

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Garmin Forerunner 235

If you're buying for a serious runner, step up to the Garmin Forerunner 235.

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LG SH7B

All that talk of running has us returning to the living room. And you won't find a better all-around sound bar for under the TV than the LG SH7B. Plenty of wireless streaming-audio options seal the deal.

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Sonos Play:5

Looking to build a wireless multiroom speaker system instead? The Sonos Play:5 offers muscular sound and works with pretty much every streaming music service out there.

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Sonos Play:1

If the Play:5 is too pricey for your budget, the Play:1 offers all the same features in a smaller size at half the price.

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UE Boom 2

If you want a rechargeable wireless speaker you can take with you, the UE Boom 2 is an ideal choice. It's fully waterproof, and comes in a variety of cool colors.

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Jaybird X3

If private listening is more your thing, the brand-new Jaybird X3 delivers some of the best wireless sound we've heard at its price point.

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Bose SoundSport Wireless

If you're looking for ultimate comfort in a wireless headphone, go for the Bose SoundSport Wireless.

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Samsung Family Hub Fridge

With a 21.5-inch touchscreen and grocery-tracking fridge cams built-into the door, Samsung's flagship smart fridge is one of the coolest (and smartest) ever made. The gorgeous design doesn't hurt, either.

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Bonavita BV1900TS coffee maker

The java junkie on your gift list will love the Bonavita BV1900TS drip coffee maker.

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Synology RT1900AC

A smart home only works when it has top-notch Wi-Fi. The Synology RT1900AC delivers that, along with network storage and file management, too.

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Asus RT-AC88U

Want to give the best router under the sun? The Asus RT-AC88U is a great no-compromise choice.

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Apple TV

Once you have a great router, it's time to stream some video. The Apple TV is a top streamer for anyone who already has a boatload of movies and TV shows on iTunes.

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Samsung BD-J5900

Gifting for someone who wants to stream Netflix, Hulu and all the other big services, but also wants to play discs? The BD-J5900 Blu-ray player does it all for AU$100.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

Sony's new, slimmed-down version of its PS4 game console has all of the same solid features -- streaming video, a Blu-ray player and great games. And now it comes with Uncharted 4, one of the best PlayStation exclusives of all.

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Sony PS4 Pro

Want to give the ultimate game console gift? Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro offers 4K-friendly gaming and streaming video for a little more than the price of the Slim.

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Xbox One S

Microsoft shrunk down the Xbox, too. It's more affordable than ever, and -- unlike the new PlayStations -- it can play 4K Blu-rays, too.

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Apple iMac 4K Retina

Apple chose to not refresh its iMac line this year. But its existing model already has a gorgeous 21.5-inch 4K screen and more than enough power for the average home user.

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Microsoft Surface Studio

If you're looking for ultimate artistic flexibility, however, Microsoft's Surface Studio is where it's at. Available in limited quantities, this gorgeous Windows 10 beast includes a reclining 28-inch touchscreen.

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Acer Revo One

From giant desktops to mini ones: the Acer Revo One crams a full-on Windows PC into a body that's barely larger than a coffee mug. And unlike a Mac Mini, you can upgrade the hard drive and memory, too.

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Intel Compute Stick

If the Revo is too big, how about a PC on a stick? Intel's Compute Stick is just that. It turns any TV into a decent Windows 10 computer for just over AU$150.

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Asus Chromebit

The Asus Chromebit gets the PC on a stick idea by swapping Windows for Google's Chrome operating system.

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Apple MacBook

From PC sticks to laptops: For amazing design and ultralight weight, the Apple MacBook is a top travel pick.

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Apple MacBook Pro

Apple's newest innovation is the Touch Bar, a tiny touchscreen above the keyboard. You'll find it on the new high-end MacBook Pro models.

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Microsoft Surface Book i7

If you want a powerful laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, consider Microsoft's newest Surface Book model. The screen detaches from the keyboard base, which adds more battery life and graphics power when it's attached.

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Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2

The Backbeat Pro 2 is an excellent noise-cancelling headphone with an impressive feature set -- and better yet, a AU$299 price tag means they're half the price of the competition.

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HyperX Alloy Mechanical Keyboard

The HyperX Alloy has a great design and build, and it's a steal at at AU$169 price.

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga takes Lenovo's best hybrid and adds a stunning OLED display. It's one of the best overall laptops we've seen in 2016.

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Razer Blade Stealth

Razer's second-gen Blade Stealth is an affordable ultralight Windows laptop with a muscular Core i7 chip. Plug it into the Razer Core docking station (sold separately), and it becomes a full-on desktop gaming PC, too.

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Astro A50 Headphones

The multi-platform Astro A50 headphones are top-tier in terms of performance and comfort. At AU$465, you'll need to splurge a little, but the modular customization options and wireless charging means Astros are popular for a reason.

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HP Spectre

HP's 2016 Spectre redesign delivers one of the sleekest, thinnest laptop designs we've seen yet.

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UE Boom 2

UE has improved upon one our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers with some small but key design upgrades, including full waterproofing and enhanced sound.

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Acer Chromebook 14

So long as you're always on Wi-Fi, a Chromebook is an ultra-affordable alternative to a Windows or Mac laptop.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

It's a 2015 model, but Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is still arguably the best-in-class Windows tablet out there. Add the keyboard base (usually sold separately) to convert it to laptop mode.

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Apple iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

Apple's iPad set the bar for tablets when it was first introduced in 2010. Five years later, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro pretty much perfects the concept. Add Apple's Pencil (shown) to turn it into a high-tech sketchpad.

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Vizio M Series 2016

Our best value big-screen TV is the Vizio M Series. We didn't love the tablet remote control, but you're otherwise getting the best picture quality in a 55-inch or larger TV at an unbeatable price.

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LG OLEDB6P

LG's high-end 2016 OLED TVs deliver the best picture quality of any TV we've ever reviewed, and the B6 is the best value of the bunch. They're expensive, but a new price cut gets you the 65-inch model for the lowest price we've seen yet.

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