Top electronics for $100 or less, from smart home to tablets to the best headphones.
Here are picks for electronic gifts, all priced at $100 or less.
Hiearcool L1 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones ($70 at amazon.com). These comfortable, great-sounding headphones have active noise cancellation for use on airplanes and in other noisy places.
SJCAM SJ4000 Action Camera ($69 at bhphotovideo.com). This GoPro-esque action camera provides fantastic-looking 1080p footage that you would never guess came from a $69 camera. It comes with tons of accessories and mounts, making it an even stronger deal. Its success has spawned counterfeits, so order from bhphotovideo.com to be sure you’re getting a genuine SJCAM SJ4000.
iHome iZABT50 Zenergy Ultimate Speaker ($100 at ihomeaudio.com). The iZABT50 will soothe your senses and lull you to sleep with its relaxing sounds, pleasant aromatherapy option and soft color light patterns. It’s a fun, cool and useful product that’s highly original.
OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker ($40 at amazon.com). This portable speaker sounds as good as or better than any similarly-sized Bluetooth speaker, even ones that cost much more.
Kicker EB400 Sports Earphones ($100 at kicker.com). If you like a lot of bass from your earbuds, these are the ones for you. Over-ear clips keep them in place.
Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Turntable ($89 at audio-technica.com). This is the only turntable under $100 that is worth buying. The sound is good and it won’t damage your records.
Samsung BD-J5700 Blu-ray Player ($70 at samsung.com). It’s long past time to upgrade to a Blu-ray player and its high-definition picture and sound. This one has Wi-Fi and streaming capability, too.
Amazon Fire HD8 Tablet with Alexa (starting at $80 at amazon.com). You don’t have to splurge for an iPad to get a nice, functional tablet with a sharp, colorful 8-inch display. Add up to 256 GB of storage with the MicroSD card slot.
Philips Hue Starter Kit ($100 at meethue.com). Add smart, wireless-controlled lighting to your home with this kit that includes a hub and four white bulbs.
Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Power Bank Charger ($42 at anker.com). This portable charger has two USB ports and massive 20,000 mAh capacity, perfect for charging any portable device on-the-go. And it recharges quickly when needed.