Don’t have a ton of money to shop best tech gifts for mom? Fear not, there’s plenty of good tech gear available for under $100.
Mother can not use “streaming media player?
The spirit, “If it is not broku, do not solve this problem,” Roku added voice search for its $ 99 Roku 3. It also removes several features of the second best box, Roku $ 69, while the turbocharged response time. Roku 2 is now just Roku 3 fast, and the same fashionable streamer as we tested.
While Roku’s feature retention 3 is resident in the remote: voice search, point-anywhere wi-fi control and headphone jack private listening. Are very cool and work very well, but none of them is vital. If you do not use them and then want to save $ 30, buy a new Roku 2 instead of being obvious.
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon’s Fire TV does have some cool advantages over Roku and competing devices, including excellent parental controls, great support and the ability to work with tricky hotel and dorm-room Wi-Fi systems (although Roku recently added that last feature). The new Fire TV box also delivers next-generation 4K video for less than any other 4K-compatible streamer, although most 4K TVs have built-in apps that can do the same thing. Plus, its new Alexa voice assistant feature offers cool tricks like replying to your queries about the weather and adding stuff to a to-do list.
Logitech MX Master
Who doesn’t love an awesome mouse, including Mom? While somewhat pricey, the Logitech MX Master’s expansive feature set and smooth operation make it a worthwhile purchase for power users seeking a high-performance wireless mouse.
JBL Flip 3
JBL’s third-generation Flip wireless speaker has a more streamlined, splash-proof design and better battery life (at 10 hours), while the price remains the same at $100, £100 or AU$150. And as with all such speakers, the JBL plays any audio content from a Bluetooth-enabled source — nearly any smartphone or tablet, and most recent computers — so long as it’s in the same room or relatively nearby.
Yes, tablets and smartphones can double as e-readers. But the $79 Amazon Kindle has a long-lasting battery and a paper-like screen that avid readers will appreciate. And unlike more versatile devices, there won’t be any calls, emails or texts to distract the reader, either.
Amazon’s latest entry-level e-reader, which occasionally gets discounted to $59, adds a touchscreen, but leaves off the integrated light found in the step-up 2013 Paperwhite and Voyage models.