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Best gifts under $100

Looking for some affordable tech gear to dole out during the holiday season? Here are some of our current top budget picks.

David Carnoy
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Kobo e-books and audiobooks.
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Amazon Kindle 2012

Amazon's updated its popular entry-level non-touch-screen Kindle, giving it better performance and a darker exterior while lowering the price to $69 for the ad-supported version.
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Apple TV

With additional software upgrades, the $99 Apple TV continues to get better, finally earning an Editors' Choice Award back in August.
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Roku LT

The Roku LT is our current top budget pick in the Internet media box category.
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

The basic Nook Simple Touch (without GlowLight) remains a solid e-reader for $99, and we expect to see it discounted to $79 during the holidays (you can get a refurbished unit for $79 now).
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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

Wish you didn't have to recharge the batteries on your wireless keyboard? Here's the answer.
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Logitech UE Mobile Boombox

Logitech's successor to its Mini Boombox portable speaker has a more rugged design.
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Seagate Backup Plus

A slick, slim drive that gives you 1TB of storage for just less than $100.
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Logitech Harmony 650

Logitech's entry-level Harmony universal remote isn't anything fancy, but it's functional and affordable.
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Soundfreaq Sound Kick

The Soundfreaq Sound Kick may not be as small as the Jawbone Jambox, but it does offer better sound.
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Meelectronics A151 earbuds

The MEElectronics A151 balanced armature headphones are one of the best sets of earphones out there for around $50.
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LG Tone HBS-700 Bluetooth stereo headset

LG's Tone HBS-700 stereo Bluetooth headset is among the most comfortable we've tried, and it offers good audio quality.
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Panasonic RP HTX7 Monitor Stereo Headphones

Panasonic's RP-HTX7 headphones have been around for a while but offer excellent value. They come in multiple colors.

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