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Best tech gifts for grads for under £100

Need to buy a gift for someone going off to university? We've got a great list of products to choose from that are cool, but won't break the bank. Each of the items that follows is available for less than £100.

Check out the rest of the Student Gift Guide 2015.

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Roku 3

Whether they're cord-cutters or "cord nevers," many younger people aren't signing up for expensive cable TV subscriptions -- which makes mini streaming boxes like the Roku 3 a perfect gift. For 2015, it's newly updated to include voice search. And it still streams great services like BBC iPlayer, Demand5, Sky News, Netflix and Now TV. The Wi-Fi remote -- which doesn't require "line of sight" to the player -- also includes a headphone jack for private listening.

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Apple TV

If you're already invested in the Apple universe -- you own an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or already have lots of movies, TV shows, and music on iTunes -- Apple TV is a better choice than the Roku. Apple sells it for £99, but you can get it as low as £75.

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Amazon Fire TV

Amazon's Fire TV (£79), a Roku and Apple TV competitor, is another top streaming media box with particular appeal to Amazon Prime members who get access to lots of free content. Besides access to Amazon's universe of content it also supports BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Curzon Home Cinema, Sky News, Spotify, Vimeo, STV and the obligatory Netflix.

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Logitech MX Master wireless mouse

Most kids probably wouldn't run out and buy Logitech's new £80 MX Master on their own. But this is a high-performance wireless mouse with a built-in rechargeable battery that anyone would appreciate as a gift.

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Amazon Fire HD 6

As much as we like e-ink readers, though, spending a little will get you a full-fledged color tablet. Sure, it doesn't have much storage (8GB) and it's not super-zippy, but the well-designed Fire HD 6 is one of the better options out there -- especially given its £79 price tag. It does come in a 16GB version for £20 more, and it's also worth mentioning that Amazon occasionally discounts both HD 6 model from time to time, making them even better bargains.

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Seagate Seven Portable Drive

The Seagate Seven 500GB portable drive (£92) may not offer the most storage bang for the buck, but it is the slimmest portable hard drive out there and offers excellent performance. It's great for backing up files from Windows PCs or Macs.

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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 is perfect for idealistic millennials who want their tech to be eco-friendly. They can use it with a Mac, iPad or iPhone, and never worry about recharging the battery.

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Wacom Creative Stylus 2

The Wacom Creative Stylus 2 is a perfect choice for creative types who like using the iPad as a sketchbook. And the £65 price won't sting.

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JBL Flip 2

Young people love their digital music, and JBL's Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker will let them stream it from their phone, tablet or computer with style. At around £55, it sounds great for its size and comes in multiple color options.

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Beyerdynamic DTX 350p

For anyone who prefers old-school wired headphones, we've got you covered. Beyerdynamic makes some great high-end headphones, but lately  it's been putting out some value models with great sound. The on-ear DTX 350p, which comes in black or white, sounds better than a lot of headphones that cost twice the price.

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Sony MDR-7506

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

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Garmin Vivofit

Shopping for someone who's health conscious? The Garmin Vivofit is a low-maintenance step counter that's waterproof and has a one-year battery life, despite its always-on screen. Not bad for about £60.

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Jawbone Up24

The Jawbone Up24 lacks a screen, but who cares? You interact with the step and sleep tracking through its best-in-class Android and iOS apps, and it's far more stylish than most competing health trackers. (Just note that the successor Up3 is due out soon -- albeit for more money.)

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LG Tone Infinim Bluetooth headphone

You can buy LG's Tone Infinim for as low as £78, but with its retractable earbud design, it's arguably the best of LG's popular around-the-neck style headphones.

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Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader carries a list price of £109, but Amazon regularly discounts that price. It's not as slick as the step-up Kindle Voyage, but it's a fine e-reader and a good value.

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