Holiday gift guide: This season's must-have tech under $100

Holiday gift guide: This season's must-have tech under $100
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If you're low on funds, don't worry. You don't need to spend more than $100 to get amazing tech gadgets this holiday season. 

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Here are our picks of the best tech gadgets you can find online and in stores, while supplies last. 

(Editor's note: Prices and product availability are subject to change throughout the holidays.)

Samsung Gear VR: $99.99 

Samsung Gear VR
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No need buy expensive virtual reality gear if you have a Samsung phone. You can turn your smartphone into its own headset and travel the world or to a galaxy, far, far away from the comfort of your home. The Oculus-powered goggles include a 360-degree camera and it works with Galaxy Note7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge phones.

Fitbit Charge HR: $99.99

Fitbit Charge HR
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Fitbit/Kohl's

This affordable fitness tracker offers so much more than the average step-counting device. 

Continuous heart-rate tracking helps you measure your health 24/7 while its smartphone syncing capabilities make it easy to review calls and notifications without ever having to pick up your phone. Extra features include goal-setting and progress options plus Bluetooth technology. 

For a complete list of our favorite fitness trackers, check out our 2016 countdown list

Sennheiser Momentum 2: $99.95


Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones
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Sennheiser/Walmart

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones retail for $125, but Walmart has slashed $25.05 off its regular price tag just in time for the holidays. 

The accessory includes four different-sized pairs of ear tips ranging from super small to large, which can tilt 15 degrees for a personalized fit, and has a built-in stainless steel sound tunnel to help deliver high-quality sound.

Amazon Fire TV: $89.99

Amazon Fire TV
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Amazon's Fire TV box is the perfect gift for the television fanatic in your life.  

Shoppers who splurge on the set-top box can access popular games and streaming apps, like HuluNetflix and YouTube. Meanwhile Prime members get unlimited access to Amazon's original programming and can watch TV on specialty channels like Starz and Showtime. 

Parental controls, 4K compatibility and voice search support via Alexa Voice, Amazon's digital assistant, help the Fire stand out among the competition. 

Amazon Kindle: $79.99

Amazon Kindle
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Amazon/Amazon

The Amazon Kindle isn't as fancy as its higher-priced siblings — the PaperWhite ($119) and the Voyage ($199.99) — but it's still a great e-reader. The glare-free touchscreen display is easy to read from, and a fully charged battery lasts up to four weeks. Plus it's lightweight — clocking in at 161 grams — which makes it easy to carry around. 

Prime membership gives readers an unlimited number of books to read while the Kindle's complementary Goodreads integration makes it easy to connect and share thoughts and comments with other book lovers. 

Google Chromecast Ultra: $69


Google Chromecast Ultra
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Google/Walmart


Sit back and relax this season with help from Google's easy-to-use Chromecast Ultra. 

The dongle allows owners to stream 4K and ultra high-definition videos from phones, tablets or streaming apps — like Netflix, CraveTV and YouTube — straight to their TV. It also opens up access to Chromecast-specific content from sites like Google Play

It also comes with an Ethernet adapter, which can be plugged into any router or modem for faster connections. If the Ultra's retail price is a little too steep, opt for Google's standard version that goes for $34.86, but doesn't include Ethernet or high-end streaming options.

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Takara Small

Just a writer looking for a good lede. Feel free to reach out to me at takara@mic.com.

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