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Best Tech Gifts under $200: 2014 Christmas Shopping Guide

Updated on November 3, 2014

Best Tech Gift Ideas under $200

I think up the ideas so that you don't have to!

I follow tech trends, read reviews, and brainstorm ideas. I try to pick out HOT electronics that will be opened with big smiles on Christmas morning.

This page is currently being updated. To be on this list, an item must be HOT and get good reviews. No duds, here!

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Kindle Fire HD - New Version of Amazon's Tablet, with Impressive Features

Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black
Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black

Perfect gift idea for anyone who likes to watch movies, read books, and listen to music. Amazon has tons of TV shows, movies, books, music and games, and they are all easy to install and use on the Kindle Fire. So if you have a novice computer user in your family, or perhaps a grandparent that you are shopping for, rest assured that they can use a Kindle Fire. The only catch is that they have to have a WiFi network available.

Is it better than the iPad? According to CNET, the Kindle Fire is better for streaming video and reading books than the iPad.

 

Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof Panasonic Digital Camera - For someone who enjoys the outdoors or sports... Boating, skiing, surfing, swimming, snorkling, etc

Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Orange) (OLD MODEL)

Give them this camera so that they can take pictures on the water, or under the water, without fear of damage to their expensive phone or camera. If you know someone who likes to explore underwater marine life, or someone who would love to take pictures while kayaking or canoeing, or maybe even in the swimming pool, then this gift will sure please them :)

 

Fitbit Ultra - Keep Track of Activity & Sleep - Most Amazing Gadget for the Health Conscious

Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black
Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black

This is more than a pedometer. It keeps track of steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. There's also a sleep mode for keeping track of how long and how well you sleep. It uploads the information to your computer or iPhone. Use Fitbit's software to keep track of goals, log food, weight, and other things that will help you strive to improve yourself.

 

Wireless Security Camera with Night Vision - For someone who wants better home security

Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (Black)
Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (Black)

I'm considering buying one of these to put outside my house... It seems like every night there is some noise and we go to check to see what's going on outside. The computer geek would probably love to have a camera set up so that they can see what's going on.

 

Smart Pen that Records What You Hear and Write! - Great Gift for a High School or College Student, or Business Person

Livescribe 4 GB Echo Smartpen
Livescribe 4 GB Echo Smartpen

This has a built in recorder that syncs with your written notes. It's ideal for taking notes in the classroom or at meetings. It's better than a regular voice recorder because you don't have to waste time fast forwarding and rewinding to get to the part of the lecture or meeting that you missed or need to hear again. This smart pen uses special paper and unique technology allowing you to tap your notebook and instantly hear what was said while you were writing notes.

 

Tech Gift for the Hobbyist or Mechanic - If you know someone who always likes to visit the store's tool section.....

DEWALT DCT410S1 12V MAX Inspection Camera Kit
DEWALT DCT410S1 12V MAX Inspection Camera Kit

When I saw this scope at the hardware store recently, I had to stop and play with it for a few minutes. It is the ultimate intersection between technology and tools. This gift is for the man or woman who is always working on a project. Even if you can't think of what they would use this for, probably they'll be intrigued and someday thank you for it. Because it'll be just what they needed!

 

Xbox 360 Console - Very Popular Gaming System

Xbox 360 4GB Console
Xbox 360 4GB Console

- Xbox 360 has blockbuster games, HD movies and controller-free fun for everyone

- Built-in Wi-Fi for easy connection to Xbox LIVE

- Super quiet with sleek new design plus matching controller

- Ready for the controller-free fun of Kinect

 

Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures! - Best Accessory for those who Already Game on XBox 360....

Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!

This is a really fun way for kids to play video games (and it gets them off of the couch)! With Kinect, you use your body to control the game! This has almost 800 reviews and about 4.5 star rating.

 

Home Weather Station - Cool Tech Gadget for Science Folks

Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station
Ambient Weather WS-2080 Wireless Home Weather Station

This weather station keeps track of rainfall, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity. What makes this high tech is that you can connect it to a PC to record data.

 

Sony 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - with built-in WiFi for Streaming

Sony BDPS3200 Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2014 Model)
Sony BDPS3200 Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2014 Model)

This blu-ray player is so much more than just a machine that plays blu-ray discs. It also connects to your network and has apps for playing Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and more.

This is a great gift idea for someone who has an HDTV but maybe they bought it several years ago, and their TV isn't "smart." No problem - get this and they'll have access to tons of streaming content! If they have a 3D TV or choose to upgrade to a 3D TV someday, this will be perfect for playing 3D video as well.

 

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      jillian22 4 years ago

      love the smart pen "How-to-write-an-app"

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great diverse lens!