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A hundred bucks won't buy you a cinema ticket these days. Don't bother saving up for one get these tasty tech treats instead

Roku LT

Price: $80

Website: www.roku.com

Roku LT

For video streaming on a budget, it's hard to beat Roku's LT. It might only manage 720p but with iPlayer, Netflix, Vimeo and built-in Wi-Fi, it's the perfect bedroom streamer. Like the Roku, but want a little more? The Roku 2 XS is £100 and has 1080p, a remote, and a slot for memory expansion.

D-Link DIR-505

Price: $50

Website: www.dlink.com

D-Link DIR-505

D-Link's SharePort is smarter than your average plug-socket, capable of turning any internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot, stream files direct from a USB drive to any Wi-Fi connected devices and charge your iPhone or Android phone (ok, it's a bit like a plug­socket in that respect).

Fitbit Zip

Price: $85

Website: www.fitbit.com

Fitbit Zip

It's unlikely to see much action until after New Year, but Fitbit's Zip is a little wireless unit which tracks steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned, then beams them to a smartphone or computer. You can even compete with other wearers. Just make sure the giftee doesn't take it the wrong way...

Cardboard Radio

Price: $50

Website: www.cb2.com

Cardboard Radio

It won't replace your Sonos (although a few around the house will give you multi-room music) but this eco-friendly cardboard radio is better for the environment than anything you're likely to do in 2013. It also comes with a 3.5mm input (and cable) for plugging in your phone or MP3 player.

Black & Decker Gyro Driver

Price: $65

Website: www.blackanddecker.com

Black & Decker Gyro Driver

A motion-controlled screwdriver that's so easy to use, even DIYphobes will be home-improving. Tilt it in the direction you want it to turn, and the motor does all the work. It'll go great under the tree, by that box shaped like flat packed shelving.

Stocking Fillers under $150

Some extra-special gifts for the best-behaved boys and girls. Give one of these and it's the last time anyone will call you Scrooge

Nikon Coolpix S30

Price: $160

Website: www.europe-nikon.com

Nikon Coolpix S30

Surviving Christmas celebrations become a case of locking your front door to protect you from the and quaffing mince pies to survive. But not every gadget makes it. The 10MP S30 is waterproof and shockproof, giving it a better chance to survive than most.

D-Link DWR-750

Price: $135

Website: www.dlink.com

D-Link DWR-750

Because you'll need something with oomph to power all your shiny new Wi-Fi toys when you're out of the house. D-Link's latest should do the trick, capable of turning a regular 3G connection into fast and secure Wireless N Wi-Fi for multiple users at the same time.

Logitech Driving ForceGT

Price: $120

Website: www.logitech.com

Logitech Driving ForceGT

This PlayStation compatible wheel is smooth as silk wrestle the wheel to really cut a bend though and the Logitech really comes into its own. The force feedback feels like it has a life of its own, capable of full 900 degree rotation.

eKIasse Spark Tablet

Price: $110

Website: www.sharafdg.com

eKIasse Spark Tablet

If you’re after a rough and ready Android tab that can get the job done (if the job in question is playing Angry Birds) you can't go wrong with the eKlasse Spark tablet. It runs Ice Cream Sandwich with 8GB of storage, is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and comes with a bright 7in screen.

Nokia Fatboy Charger

Price: $90

Website: www.sharafdg.com

Nokia Fatboy Charger

For the gadget-lover lucky enough to have already found a Lumia 920 under the tree, this wireless charger goes with Nokia's latest like a tubby kid and cake. Enter the aptly- named Fatboy charger, that gives your spankin' new Nokia a comfy red pillow on which to sit while charging.

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