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Amazon Echo Dot (second generation)

Amazon's "smart speaker" is now available at the insanely low price of £50. Call out "Alexa" and have it do your bidding: Listen to music, get the weather, ask for facts -- oh, and control a zillion smart home accessories, too.

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Logitech UE Roll 2

The UE Roll 2 is a fully waterproof, wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds quite good for its size. It comes in multiple colour options for £79 and includes a floatation accessory for pool use.

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JBL Flip 3

JBL's third-generation Flip wireless speaker has a more streamlined, splash-proof design and better battery life (at 10 hours), while the price remains the same at £79. And as with all such speakers, the JBL plays any audio content from a Bluetooth-enabled source -- nearly any smartphone or tablet, and most recent computers -- so long as it's in the same room or relatively nearby. (Want more Bluetooth speaker options? Check out our list of best portable mini Bluetooth speakers.)

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Nintendo NES Classic Edition

Nintendo's new Switch game console isn't coming until 2017. In the meantime, you can relive your 80s gaming nostalgia with the NES Classic, a mini old-school console with 30 games built-in. It's just £50 (an extra controller costs £8).

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Nintendo 2DS

Prefer to game on the run? At £80, the 2DS is Nintendo's most affordable portable, and it includes a game to get you started.

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Amazon Fire TV (2015)

Amazon's Fire TV does have some cool advantages over Roku and competing devices, including excellent parental controls, great support and the ability to work with tricky hotel and dorm-room Wi-Fi systems.

The current Fire TV box also delivers next-generation 4K video for less than any other 4K-compatible streamer (although most 4K TVs have built-in apps that can do the same thing). Plus, its Alexa voice-assistant feature offers cool tricks like replying to your queries about the weather and adding stuff to a to-do list. The core Fire TV bundle is now £80.

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Google Chromecast Ultra

Google has upgraded its video streamer for 2016 with (you guessed it) 4K and HDR compatibility. At £69 it's great if you prefer to control your video from your phone or tablet -- and if you don't need Amazon Prime video.

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Amazon Fire HD 8

Not only has Amazon upgraded its Fire HD 8 with improved performance and more memory (16GB instead of 8GB), but it's dropped its price by 40 percent. At just £90, it's a steal.

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Amazon Kindle (2016)

Amazon has updated its entry-level e-reader with an improved design -- it's thinner and lighter -- and added Bluetooth audio options for visually impaired readers. And it costs only £60.

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Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader carries a list price of £109, but you can find it for less at times. It's not as slick as the step-up Kindle Voyage, but it now sports an HD screen and is a fine e-reader.

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Syma X5C Explorers drone

For £40 or so, you can get a camera drone that's fun to fly and easy to repair.

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Air Hogs Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad drone

The foam body of this Star Wars drone is friendly to kids and furniture alike. It's a must for anyone who ever wanted to indulge their inner Han Solo.

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Logitech MX Master

While somewhat pricey (£80), the Logitech MX Master's expansive feature set and smooth operation make it a worthwhile purchase for power users seeking a high-performance wireless mouse.

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse

One of the swankier mice out there that's designed for mobile use, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is essentially a travel-friendly mini version of Logitech's flagship MX Master.

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Sony MDR-7506

An oldie, but a goodie. Despite being first released in the 1990s, the Sony MDR-7506 may well be the best-sounding headphones you can get for under £100.

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1More Triple Driver

The 1More Triple Driver is one of the best sounding in-ear headphones for the under-£100 mark.

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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.

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Monster Adidas Sport Adistar

Monster's Adidas-branded Sport Adistar In-Ear Wireless (£90) is one of the better fitting in-ear wireless sports headphones. It has decent sound and is a good choice for runners.

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Skullcandy Grind Wireless

The Grind, one of our favorite budget headphones, now comes in a wireless Bluetooth version called the Grind Wireless for about £65. It's available in multiple colour options and sounds very good for its relatively modest price.

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Garmin Vivofit 2

Looking for a low-maintenance step counter? The Garmin Vivofit 2 is waterproof and has a one-year battery life, despite its always-on screen. Not bad for about £99 online.

The Vivofit 3 is now available and comes in about the same price. It's a modest upgrade of the VivoFit 2.

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Moshi IonBank 3K

Moshi's IonBank battery chargers are on the expensive side, but they are very stylish, with faux "vegan" leather protective coverings and integrated Lightning cables. The IonBank 3K, the smallest of the line, more than doubles the battery life of your iPhone (120 percent). It costs around £55

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Adonit Pixel

When it comes to iPad styluses, the Apple Pencil has understandably gotten most of the press. But that digital pen only works with iPad Pros.

Adonit's new Pixel (£80), which the company calls its most accurate and responsive stylus to date, with an improved 1.9mm Pixelpoint tip, is compatible with several iPads -- nine to be exact -- not just the top-end ones.

Like Adonit's two earlier styluses, the Jot Script and the Touch, the Pixel is Bluetooth-enabled and turns on automatically when pressed to the screen when using certain note-taking and sketch apps that have built-in Pixel support. It also ships with a magnetic charger and dock that plugs into the USB port on your computer.

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Samsung Gear VR

Have a recent Samsung Galaxy phone? Turn it into a virtual reality viewer with the latest Gear VR headset. Just pop the phone in the front, and it's a screen to a VR world right in front of your eyes. Literally.

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Google Daydream View

The same goes for owners of Google's new phones. The £69 Daydream View turns the Pixel and Pixel XL into VR viewers -- and it includes a small controller as well.

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