Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Top 5 gadget gifts under $100 (2016 edition)You can find really cool tech gifts for your loved ones (or yourself) without cleaning out your bank account.
These are the top five gadget gifts under $100. You're looking to buy someone a pretty nice gift, or maybe that someone is you. Either way for about $100 you can get some pretty nice stuff. Let's check it out. At number five is the Garmin Vivofit 2. You can find this online for about [INAUDIBLE] $60. It's got an always on display and it uses a coin battery that lasts one year. This thing is even water resistant enough that you can swim with it. If you're buying this as a gift, make sure the recipient actually wants a fitness tracker. Otherwise, your great gift might be seen as an insult. Number four, the Air Hogs Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad Drone. This toy drone is just awesome looking. It costs around $50 and can be charged By the controller or by a USB port. The big downside is the battery life of the drone maxes out at around eight minutes. But it's going to be a glorious eight minutes. Sitting at number three is the NES Classic. This might be very hard to find, but that's for a very good reason. The NES Classic comes with 30 games built in, including Castlevania, Super Mario Brothers 1, 2, and 3 Plus the legend of Zelda, now the NES classic isn't perfect but imagine a world where when you played a game it was complete without the need for downloadable content. The old days. Number two is the Amazon Echo Dot, forget about living in the past with a Nintendo step into the future We can talk to Amazon Alexa in the form of the $50 Amazon Echo Dot. The tiny speaker connects to the internet to assist you. Want to order a car to pick you up? Maybe you want a pizza delivered. Maybe you just want some music to be played. Dot can do that. If you've got smart home gadgets, the Dot is a great hub to control them with just your voice. And at number one is the Roku Premiere+. Roku makes some of the best media streamers out there. The Premiere+ is the heir under the hundred dollar mark. With a retail price of $99.99. This Roku comes with a Wi-Fi remote so you don't have to point it at the box. And the remote has a headphone jack for private listening. The Premier Plus also outputs 4k video. There are so many other gadgets that could have been on this list but this is top five not top 20. Check out CNet's holiday gift guide for more ideas. I'm Ira Zach turning it on for you online.