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Best back-to-school gadgets under AU$100

After some great gadgets for students? Here are CNET's favorites, which include everything from video streamers to wireless speakers to -- yes -- even a tablet.

Luke Lancaster
Luke Lancaster is an Associate Editor with CNET, based out of Australia. He spends his time with games (both board and video) and comics (both reading and writing).
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Google Chromecast Ultra

Google has upgraded its video streamer with (you guessed it) 4K and HDR compatibility. It's great if you prefer to control your video from your phone or tablet.

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JBL Clip 2

If you want to give a "cheap but good" wireless travel speaker that's also waterproof, the JBL Clip 2 is the one to get. The fully waterproof speaker floats for a short period before sinking.

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Plantronics Backbeat Fit

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit may not be perfect, but it's one of the best wireless sports headphones available. Light, compact and easy to chuck into a bag when you're not using them.

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Logitech K380 Multi-device Bluetooth Keyboard

If you need to type on the go, the Logitech K380 is the best multidevice wireless keyboard we've seen to date. Toggle between three separate devices at the flip of a switch.

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Kobo Glo 6-inch

It's a little long in the tooth, but if you want to pick up an e-reader for under AU$100, the 6-inch Kobo Glo is the one for you.

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Logitech x100

We liked the Logitech X100 wireless Bluetooth speaker -- which can play any audio from a smartphone, tablet and many computers -- when it was priced closer to AU$100. But now you can find it for under AU$50.

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Skullcandy Grind

Now that the Grind is selling for less than AU$100 online, it's easy to recommend this on-ear headphone that surprised us with its refined sound.

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Fuji Instax Mini 8

The Fuji Instax Mini 8 brings back the fun of old-school instant Polaroid-style photography. The film prints are reasonably priced, too -- which is good, because kids raised on digital love snapping pics.

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Seagate Expansion portable drive

You'll probably cap out at 1TB of storage in this price range, but for speed and build quality go for the Seagate to keep your files backed up wherever you go.

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