The 5 best tech gifts under $100 that rival the best on the market

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Shopping for tech during the holidays can be a pain since the best tech gifts you’ll find usually cost upwards of $100. While this is true to a degree, you just need to do a bit of digging to find some worthwhile tech deals that are both affordable and premium quality.

Whether you’re looking for a high-quality soundbar that gives you larger-than-life surround sound without breaking the bank or a streaming device that has everything you need for a Netflix binge without Apple TV prices, we’ve got you covered.

For instance, the newly released VIZIO V-Series 2.0 Compact Home Theater Soundbar is the perfect device to turn your living room into a movie theater while on a budget. Also, if you’re looking for a quality pair of headphones, the best-selling JBL Tune True Wireless In-Ear Headphones are currently 50% off at Target, bringing them down to just $50.

That’s only the beginning — take a look below at the five best tech gifts under $100 to snag right now.

Gifts for Tech Lovers

1. VIZIO V-Series 2.0 Compact Home Theater Soundbar, $49.99 (Orig. $99.99)

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A quality soundbar is a must-have for any household, but those actually worth the investment usually cost hundreds of dollars. Right now, the newly released, super sleek and powerful VIZIO V-Series Compact Soundbar is on sale for just $50 — that’s 50% off its original retail price.

Unlike most powerful soundbars that deliver floor-to-ceiling sound and bass, this one is much smaller and tighter than its competitors, making it the perfect choice for those who want to conserve space without sacrificing power and sound quality.

2. JBL Tune 125TWS True Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $49.99 (Orig. $99.99)

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JBL is one of the most trusted brands in music tech, thanks to its products’ reliable build, premium sound quality and affordable prices. In fact, JBL’s headphones and earbuds rival some of the most expensive options on the market.

Right now, the best-selling JBL Tune True Wireless In-Ear Headphones are on sale for $49.99 (50% off the original retail price) at Target. These in-ear headphones give you up to 32 hours of battery life on a single charge and feature Dual Connect technology to give you the choice of using one or both earbuds while you listen.

3. Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote With TV Controls, $19.99 (Orig. $39.99)

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From the Apple TV to the Roku Streaming Stick and everything in between, there are so many streaming devices to choose from. However, the Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote remains the most affordable and one of the most reliable you’ll find.

Currently on sale for just $20, this device includes a simple stick, which houses the interface that plugs into your TV. The included Alexa voice remote also has TV controls and dedicated buttons for some of your favorite streaming apps like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and Prime Video.

4. PhoneSoap 3 UV Cell phone Sanitizer And Dual Universal Cell Phone Charger, $47.97 (Orig. $59.99)

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UV sanitizers had a massive boom at the top of 2020 when folks found out that their phones were actually 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Luckily, this love of cleaning everyone’s most-used device hasn’t died down and the PhoneSoap 3 is one of the easiest and most popular ways to ensure that your smartphone’s as germ-free as possible.

The device uses UV light to kill 99.99% of all bacteria and germs from your phone in just 10 minutes. It also features a slot to allow you to charge your smartphone as you sanitize it. It’s big enough to sanitize even the largest smartphones and right now, it’s on sale for just $48.

5. Nomad Base Station Mini Magnetic Wireless Charger, $48.95 (Orig. $69.95)

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Lastly, nothing is more convenient than a wireless charging pad. There are tons of wireless chargers on the market, proving that cables are a thing of the past. However, most of them don’t last beyond a few years and honestly look cheap and unattractive on your nightstand or desk.

The Nomad Base Station Mini Magnetic Wireless Charger is the perfect balance of sleek and minimalistic. Featuring a leather pad, this device complements any aesthetic thanks to its modern design. Best of all, though, the magnets built into its padded surface let you charge your phone at any angle you choose.

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