9 best Christmas gift ideas under £100


Stuck for ideas as to what to get the tech fan in your life this Christmas?

Check out these wireless and smart speakers, 4K TV streamers, headphones and accessories for some inspiration.

Amazon Echo 2

Tested at £90 / Best price £90 at Amazon

We should all be heading into 2018 a little smarter, and Amazon’s newest Echo speaker is one of the best ways to do that.

It has a better sound quality than the little Echo Dot, and can also answer questions, play music and control your Amazon streaming sticks/boxes.

Amazon Echo 2 review

Ultimate Ears Roll 2

Tested at £80 / Best price £54.97 at John Lewis

Portable speakers are like meals out – you can spend as little or as much as you like. The Ultimate Ears Roll 2 is very much on the classier end of the spectrum, while still providing great value for money.

Its colourful design is fun and unpretentious, while the full-bodied sound is clear and detailed.

Ultimate Ears Roll 2 review


Tested at £80 / Best price £60 at eBay

This great pair of headphones has been handed a What Hi-Fi? Award for three years running – and are £20 cheaper than when they first came out.

The AKG Y50 are top performers either at home or on-the-go. Stylish, enthusiastic and compact enough to be thrown into a rucksack, you can’t go wrong with these cans.

AKG Y50 review

Amazon Fire 4K TV

Tested at £70 / Best price £70 at Amazon

Why not pair that Echo with some video streaming from Amazon? The Amazon Fire 4K TV is the cheapest way to get all the high-quality streaming services and Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant in one go.

4K and HDR content across Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube is all within reach, and it’s a great way to breathe new life into a regular television in the age of subscription services.

Amazon Fire 4K TV review

Pure Evoke H2

Tested at £100 / Best price £70 at Amazon

Video killed the radio star, said The Buggles. Not so!

The new Award-winning Pure’s Evoke H2 radio is a great way to fill your home with all the best broadcast and digital radio available, and its sound quality sets it apart from the competition.

Pure Evoke H2 review

Mophie Battery Case

Best price £50 at Amazon

For those upgrading to the Apple iPhone 8 (or the iPhone 7, for that matter) it’s important to have enough juice to get through the day.

The phone addict in your life will be thankful for Mophie's smart battery case, which will bring you an extra 27 hours of talk time.

Apple iPhone X review

Cyrus soundKey

Tested at £100 / Best price £99 at Hifix

Want to get better sound quality out of your smartphone or laptop without breaking the bank? Then this compact little piece of kit has your number.

Overriding the digital-to-analogue converter built into whatever you’re using, the petite soundKey unlocks the full potential of your music whether you’re streaming from Spotify or playing hi-res files.

Cyrus soundKey review

Philips SHB8850NC

Tested at £90 / Best price £80 at Argos

Block out the hum of office chatter, the drone of an aeroplane engine or the whines of your children as you realise you bought them the wrong present.

Philips' SHB8850NC are solid value for money – providing both noise-cancellation and Bluetooth connectivity in one stylish package.

Philips SHB8850NC review

Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

Best price £89 at Amazon

One bad thing about vinyl is that it's so delicate. This ingenious cleaning device scrubs both sides of the record with brushes, while rollers in the tank keep records safe from damage.

Meanwhile, fluid pulls dirt off the record and down into the bottom of the tank. In theory, this makes your records sound better than ever.

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