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Gadget and Electronics Gift Ideas for Under $100

great electronic gadgets and gifts for under $100.

There are many electronic gadgets and toys for under $100 these days, the choice runs from toys of course to very usable items.

Music and Computers

Do you or someone you know have a lot of those old and great LP albums around and no way to play them anymore. How about getting a USB turntable that will play the albums through your computer and you can also save all those albums to the computer and or CDs at the same time.

There are several USB turntables that are on sale under $100 at this time. Here are a few and where to look for them.

  • Grace Digital Audio GDI-PA40T1S PC by Intellitouch for $75.
  • Numark PT-01USB portable USB turntable for $99.95
  • Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB for $85 many places
  • Ion TTUSB Turntable ("B" Stock) for $79.99 to $99

Fun and Usable Electronic Gifts

The following items can be found at Edmunds Scientific

  • How about a portable laser show, the Red Hot Laser Show for $24.95
  • Get an electronic head massage with the Head Spa for $49.95
  • This is a good idea for safe grilling, a wireless BBQ thermometer for $29.95
  • Digital compass with temperature and clock features for $29.95
  • Practice putting with a laser using the GreenHawk LPT Ultimate Laser Putting Trainer for $16.00

Metal Detectors

Metal detecting is a fun and exciting hobby. With a metal detector, you can find old coins, rings and about anything else made of metal. Buying a good metal detector doesn’t have to be expensive as there are very good metal detectors for under $100. You can also buy attachments for your metal detector for well under $100. The following items make great gifts:

Bounty Hunter IV is one of the best all around metal detectors you can buy. At this time from Amazon.com, you can buy one between $90.99 and $99.

Bounty Hunter metal detector headphones. Headphones are important for metal detecting to help you hear the faint beeps when your metal detector detects a small or deeply buried coin or ring. This cost is currently $27.

Bounty Hunter gold nugget search coil for $29.95

Bounty Hunter TP-KIT pouch and trowel combo kit for $23.76

For more about metal detecting, you can read Getting Started in Metal Detecting.

Other Gift Ideas

  • USB Microscope - QX5 for $89.99 at Think Geek.
  • There are numerous wireless weather stations.
  • Short wave radios under $100 from Sangean and Grundig and C Crane.
  • Helicopter laser battles with the Spin Master Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle at Sears.
  • Grill Alert® Talking Remote Meat Thermometer for $59.99 from Brookstone.
  • For baseball fans the SportsCast Wireless Baseball Scoreboard $99 from Brookstone.
  • Flexii Bluetooth Cassette Adapter for Car Audio Tape Recorder, lets you use your Bluetooth even if you have only a cassette player in your car - $42.99 from Vavolo.
  • USB coffee warmer $12.99 at Kotula's.
  • Digital wireless rain gauge for $29.99 at Kotula's.
  • Listen to 13,000 radio stations from around the world with Muzee USB internet radio $39.99 at Kotula's.

Of course there are many types of MP3 players and digital cameras that are now under $100, too many to list here.

All kinds of different flash drives in all kind of designs for well under $100.

Other Web Sites for Gift Ideas

Also check ebay for other ideas as well.

Sam Montana © 20 November 2008-2011

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Comments (7)

Hiya Sam , these are excellent ideas. My husband is an gadget lover who is really hard to shop for, because he has everything! I like your writing - you have some great articles, I particularly liked your factoid about catching meteor showers.

Im an Electronics Gadgets geek, I love it, I got many things like mobile cellphones watches, dvd players, pda, iphone, solar chargers, video glasses. I found some of those gadgets on http://bestforless.weshiponline.com for cheap prices, if you contact them they fix the price for you and the more you buy the more you save...

That USB microscope is one gift I would love to recieve!

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Hi Andrew, the microscope does sound like fun. Here is another article with more gifts like these, except some of these costs a little more. Seems like it is hard to find these items under $100. http://factoidz.com/gift-ideas-for-the-young-scientist/

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Stacy White

I like the USB turntable idea, record collecting is great!

It is better to give cheap priced gift materials but useful for the person whom we will give. Gadgets which costs 100 dollars below is enough to make other people happy. Thank you for sharing this great and excellent article, keep it up! Voted and shared.

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