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Tech Gift Ideas For $20-$100

Rosewill RDCR-11004 USB Hub And Card Reader ($25.99)
Rosewill RDCR 11004 HUB

Everyone could use a few more USB ports, and this hub gives you that, plus a whole lot more. It has four USB 2.0 ports, an additional two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, and it also accepts virtually every type of flash card available, from Compact Flash to micro-SD.

Oversized RGB LED Mouse pad ($32.99)
RGB Soft Gaming Mouse Pad

This large mouse pad is made with an anti-slip rubber base and a soft cloth surface, and it covers a large area that measures 31.5 by 11.8-inches.The mouse pad is trimmed in a special glow fiber that supports RGB lighting effects, giving your desk a touch of color. If you have a friend that loves RGB lighting, this is a perfect accessory to give them for their home office or game room.

Bounabay Wee Android Gamepad (38.99)

Bounabay Wee

Lots of people play games on their smartphones and tablets today, but let's be honest, touchscreen controls are a poor substitute for real tactile buttons. This gamepad will allow you to play emulated games and FPSs on your phone like they were meant to be played. It also has an extremely long battery life. How long? I honestly can't say for sure. It came with the battery charged. I've had mine for three months, use it multiple times a week, and I've never charged it.

1st Gen Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote ($24.99)
Fire TV 1st Gen

Amazon's Fire TV Stick essentially turns a standard HDTV into a smart TV. You can use it to stream content from a wide number of sources including Prime Video, Hulu, and Netflix. It also comes with a control that supports Alexa voice commands and rumor has it they're easily jailbroken if you like to tinker and sideload your own applications.

Intel Optane Memory 32GB ($41.99)
Intel Optane 32GB

As long as your system supports it, adding Intel's Optane Memory to a system is an easy way to give it a performance boost. Optane Memory essentially works like a high-speed cache for slow a storage device and accelerates file access times. Even if your system doesn't officially support Optane, these drives will work in any M.2 slot and can be used as high-speed scratch disks for Adobe apps or speedy boot drives for OS installations.

Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller ($38.99)

PS4 Controller

If you know someone that has a PS4 and just has one controller, you might consider buying them a second one. As anyone that has a PS4 can testify, the worst thing about Sony's DualShock controller is that the battery doesn't last very long. It charges quickly, but who wants to wait for their controller to recharge so they can keep gaming? Get them a second controller though and they won't have to wait.

Xbox One Wireless Controller ($47.99)
XB1 Controller
Microsoft's wireless Xbox One controller in the primary control used for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X game consoles. Having an extra controller lets players game with friends on a single system. And they also happen to be compatible with Windows 10 systems, when attached via a micro-USB cable.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Steelbook Edition ($55.99)

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider PS4

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is the latest installment in Square Enix's widely praised Tomb Raider franchise. This game takes place at a pivotal time in Lara Croft's life that puts her in a rush against time to prevent a Mayan apocalypse.

Red Dead Redemption 2 ($59.88)

Red Dead Redemption II PS4

As the 19th century draws to a close, lawmen make an organized attempt to end violence and bring law and order to America's wild west. Red Dead Redemption 2 puts you in control of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, which is one of the last gangs left in the country.

Acil H1 Bluetooth Headphones ($59.99)

Acil H1 Bluetooth Headphones

Acil's H1 Bluetooth headphones are designed to take advantage of two differing driver technologies. Each ear piece is equipped with a dynamic driver that excels at producing deep low notes, and each ear piece also has a balanced armature that can create crisp and clear high notes. This leads to all around excellent sound quality. The headphones are also IPX5 waterproof and have an 11-hour battery life, which makes them perfect for listening to music on the go.

Nintendo Super NES Classic ($79.99)
Nintendo Super NES Classic

If you grew up in the 1990s, then you probably spent a lot of time gaming on a Super Nintendo. This miniature recreation of the Super Nintendo comes loaded with 21 games including some of the best titles released for system, such as Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Super Mario RPG, and The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past. The Super NES Classic is a great way for you to relive the fun of your childhood, and it also lets you share these timeless classics with friends and family who may have never played them before.

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