Entertainment is a huge part of holidays and there are numerous devices to make that happen. From high-end gaming consoles to tiny media streaming dongles, all are good ideas for this holiday season. Below is a list of top tech gifting ideas under $100:
Amazon Fire TV set-top box
Amazon Fire TV set-top box makes a great holiday present. The affordable TV box is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Andreno 320 GPU and plays videos in Full HD resolution. It connects via HDMI, dual-antenna Wi-Fi and sports a 7.1 Dolby Digital plus surround sound.
Google Chromecast Dongle
If you are running low on budget but wish to gift something special, Google Chromecast could end your quest. The tiny media streaming dongle is a multi-featured plug-in device for your TV and supports streaming from Android devices and apps on iOS and Chrome desktop browser.
Chromecast is currently available for just $24, down from its usual $35 price tag.
Roku Media Streaming Stick
Roku is a Chromecast-like media streaming stick with over 1,000 channel apps. It also supports Full HD viewing and HDMI streaming. With dual-band Wi-Fi, customers can also stream videos from the internet. The add-on with Roku is the additional remote controller that allows basic controls like playing videos and navigation.
The multi-functional Roku media streaming stick sells for $39.99.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Just like other streaming dongles, Amazon's Fire TV stick is a useful addition in the market. With an in-built 8GB storage, faster navigation using dual core processor, remote-compatible, Fire TV Stick is a steal for $39. Customers can also add a remote controller for games for an extra $30, which also supports voice search.
Amazon Fire HD 6 Tablet
Tablets are also a great choice for gifts, especially when they beat the hefty price tags. Amazon Fire HD 6 is a Fire OS-powered 6-inch tablet with 2MP rear camera 1.5GHz processor, 8GB internal storage and more.
As a part of the holiday sale, Amazon has slashed the price of its Fire HD tablet to $79 from its regular $99 price tag.
HP Stream 7
If Fire OS isn't your thing, HP Stream 7 is a good alternative with Windows 8.1 on it. The affordable tablet brings 7-inch 1280 x 800 pixels, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, 2MP rear camera, microSD slot and more to the table.
HP Stream 7 is also light on pocket and sells for $99.99.
HP 7 Plus Tablet
HP 7 Plus is an Android version of the tablet with a larger 7-inch display, 1GB RAM, two cameras on both sides and runs Jelly Bean software. For these specs, the HP 7 Plus is available for $99.99.
To get higher specs at low cost, E-Fun's Nextbook based on Windows 8.1 is an irresistible offer. It sports an 8-inch display with 1280x800 pixel resolution, micro-HDMI slot for connecting the tablet to HDTVs, two cameras and sharing functions like HP Stream 7. The E-Fun Nextbook is up for grabs for a bargain price of $99.
Xbox 360 4GB Holiday Bundle
Gaming consoles can be the best holiday gifts but the cost of the latest consoles makes it a tough choice. However, the latest releases like the Xbox One and PS4 have slashed the prices of previous-gen consoles. The Xbox 360 4GB holiday bungle with Peggle 2 is available for just $99.99, making it a perfect addition to the under-$100 category.