STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It seems everyone loves technology these days. Kids and teens — even grandparents — will enjoy the newest tech gadgets on the market for the holidays.
And while the best gifts might be high tech, with today’s price drops and Amazon.com’s epic daily deals, they can still be pretty easy on your wallet (or e-wallet)!
From small outdoor wireless speakers that deliver sound and atmosphere, to a WiFi mesh system that helps you stay connected to the internet in every room of your home, small tech gadgets have a place on everyone’s Christmas list.
Here, take a look a few choice tech gadgets we found. They’ll make great holiday gifts for under $150 — most are under $100.
Flaming outdoor speaker
This outdoor speaker by Kucchero has a realistic flame effect, so it’s perfect for outdoor evening use. It’ll let you bring premium music and illumination to your backyard, beach party or camping trips.
It comes with a wall mount, stake and hook for hanging. The speaker is waterproof and available in a two-pack for $99.98 on Amazon.com.
Mini Video Projector
This adorable Mini Video Projector for Kids by Hopfrog turns their room into a home theater by playing cartoons, movies or sports on the wall. It is compatible with USB, Smart Phone, iPhone or laptop. The upgraded projector removes the HDMI and other interfaces, and there is no complicated operation process. Children can play videos after connecting the power supply and the mobile phone, which is very convenient for them to use. It is just $79.99 on Amazon.com.
Whole home Mesh WiFi system
Have trouble with Wi-Fi in certain rooms of your home? Say goodbye to dead zones with the Netgear Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi System, which provides whole home mesh Wi-Fi coverage of up to 4,500 square feet. Mesh technology helps you stay connected as you roam around using a single network name. It works with all internet providers, including cable, satellite, fiber, DSL and more. Just plug in computers, game consoles, streaming players and other nearby wired devices with a 1 Gigabit Ethernet port. AC1200 Wi-Fi powers up to 1.2 Gbps of streaming HD video, gaming, or Internet surfing and downloads. You can get it on Amazon.com for $111.23.
Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
Constantly losing your keys? Your phone or handbag? Your backpack? The dog’s leash? Let the Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker help you locate them easily with your smartphone.
Use the Tile app to ring your Tile when it’s within Bluetooth range, or ask your Smart Home device to find it for you. When outside of Bluetooth range, use the Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location on a map. And, you can make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent.
The Tile enlists the secure and anonymous help of the Tile Network to help find your things. If your Tile is lost, add your contact information so you can be reached when someone scans the QR code on your lost Tile. A two-pack of tiles is an Amazon.com deal right now: $37.99, a savings of 20% off the usual price of $47.99.
Wireless hat with headphones
The Fullight tech wireless beanie hat with headphones makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, from runners to skiers and hikers. Headphones in the hat are controlled with the touch of the pad, conveniently located on the outside on the hat. Amazon.com deal right now, you can pick up a beanie hat with headphones in one of 11 colors for $23.72 on Amazon.com.
Cordless Air Duster
Do you know someone who loves their technology — and wants to keep it all squeaky clean? The Abvot Cordless Air Duster is a great rechargeable compressed air duster. It’s extremely powerful, with a high-powered motor to do a daunting cleaning job. It’s a multi-use tool for cleaning all dust and particles in the keyboard, or stubborn dust, USB ports of electronics, window sills, decorative ornaments, vents of the air conditioner, refrigerator and freezer, and any hard-to-reach areas.
Fitbit Versa 2
Know a fitness fanatic, or anyone who wants to keep track of weather, set alarms or control the smart home devices right from their wrist? The Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch has heart rate tracking, music, built-in Alexa, sleep and swim tracking and more. It can be used to control your Spotify app, download Pandora stations and Deezer playlists, plus it will store and play up to 300 songs on your wrist.
With a large display and an always-on option, information is always a quick glance away. Users can track their heart rate 24×7, count steps, distance, calories burned, hourly activity, active minutes and floors climbed with a six-day battery life. The Fitbit Versa 2 can be found on Amazon.com for $119.
Negative Ion Hair Dryer
They’ll want to throw away their traditional hair dryer when they see results an ionic dryer delivers! Ionic hair dryers have guilt-in negative ion generators to release negative ions to make hair smoother by locking in moisture. This Ionic 1800W professional blow dryer by Hoxida is a low-cost option with Diffuser has three heat settings, two speeds and a powerful AC motor. It deeply moisturized the roots, protects hair from heat damage and frizz, to make hair shinier. And it’s portable and safe. You can get it on Amazon.com right now for $32.69.