Each year someone in my family ends up making the comment that as kids get older their holiday wish list become more and more expensive. While I can completely agree, I also know it’s possible to score some awesome technology gifts for under $99 that will make anyone on your shopping list happy.
JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Red) $99.99
Almost everyone has an audiophile on their shopping list. The JBL portable speaker pairs with your phone or tablet with NFC communication. Plus it’s rechargeable battery offers up to five hours of playback time. It’s made even more portable with it’s accompanying carry case.
For the fitness nut on your list there is the Misfit. This aircraft-grade metal tracker measures your daily activity and sleep, and it syncs with your smartphone to show steps, distance traveled, and calories burned. However, unlike most fitness monitors, Shine tracks more than just steps, including running, walking, cycling, and swimming (up to 50m deep). It automatically syncs with the Misfit app, taking all your hard work and translating it into easy-to-read charts. And you don’t have to worry about charging it, it’s long-lasting battery will keep you going for up to six months.
For the hard to shop for tweens (or tweens at heart) check out this ultra-compact drone. It flies both indoors and out to perform acrobatic tricks. It has removable wheels, so it can go from floor to ceiling and up the walls, just like a real spider. And to keep the lamps in the living room safe, it’s got a propeller cutout, in case of collision (you’re welcome).
We saved the BEST Technology gift under $99 for last! Tablets have been a hot ticket item for the last few years and this year is no exception. Right now, the Microsoft Store is offering the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet for $99 before Black Friday, and it’s currently the only Black Friday product available from the Microsoft Store.
Exclusive to the Microsoft Store, the Stream 7 is a 7in HD tablet with a lot to offer for the average user.
The Stream 7 runs off Intel Atom quad core which has been optimized to offer a faster performance, from quickly opening your pages to fast video loading. That makes it great for streaming videos, surfing the web or Skyping with family. Bonus: The Stream 7 includes 60 monthly Skype world minutes for keeping in touch.
Unfortunately life isn’t all play and no work. So the Stream 7 has you covered there too. Throughout the holidays, it will come with a FREE 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal1 ($69.99 value), That includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more, plus 1TB of OneDrive online storage!
It also comes protected with premium, free anti-virus software that never expires so you know the tablet will always be clean, fast and protected.
This tablet is a great option to get ahead of holiday deals, available now through the holidays while supplies last.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft.