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5 incredibly cool gadgets you can buy on Amazon for less than $100

January 20th, 2015 at 5:07 PM
5 Cool Gadgets for Under $100

Every once in a while, money just starts to burn a hole in your pocket. You could always save that money for something more important, but the temptation to purchase something fun for yourself is overwhelming. Today, we’re going to make it even harder to stop yourself from adding another item to your cart with these ridiculously cool gadgets on Amazon.

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Earlier this week, Redditor Jwegr17 found himself with about $100 to spend, but couldn’t figure out what to buy, so he asked Reddit for help. The members of the r/gadgets community were more than happy to oblige. We’re taken the opportunity to round up a few of the best items that they could come up with.

CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit

  • Includes the New Raspberry Pi Model B+ (B Plus) 512 MB – Made in UK (Sony Factory), WiFi Adapter
  • 8 GB Samsung MicroSD Card – Raspberry Pi Foundation Recommended MicroSD Card pre-loaded with NOOBS, Raspberry Pi B+ Case with GPIO Access
  • 2.5A USB Power Supply with 5-foot Micro USB Cable specially designed for the Raspberry Pi B+ delivering full 2.5A @ 5V
  • Premium Quality 6-foot HDMI Cable, GPIO to Breadboard Interface Board, Breadboard, Jumper Cables, Ribbon Cable, GPIO Quick Reference Card
  • RGB LED, 8 x LEDs (Blue/Red/Yellow/Green), 15 x Resistors, 2 x Push Button Switches, CanaKit General Guide for Beginners to Electronic Components

Available at Amazon for $59.99

Streamlight Protac 2L Tactical Flashlight

  • C4 LED technology with 50,000-hour lifetime
  • One-handed operation of three modes: momentary, variable intensity, or strobe
  • IPX7 rated design; waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes
  • Anti-roll facecap and removable pocket clip
  • Powered by two CR123A lithium batteries (included)

Available at Amazon for $40.92

Contour ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera

  • Locking Instant On-Record Switch No power button, no problem. Simply slide the Instant On-Record switch into its locking position to ensure you shoot exactly when you’re ready.
  • Vibrant color options We understand that style matters and color can make or break a look. Match your kit, or bring in a little contrast by adding a ContourROAM2 in one of four colors: Contour green, red, blue or traditional black.
  • 60fps As requested by our users, we’ve bumped up the frames per second to 60, meaning you can now get that smooth video quality you’ve come to expect from Contour cameras.
  • Waterproof without a case Good things come in small packages. The ContourROAM2 sheds bulk by working underwater without an extra case.

Available at Amazon for $99.99

Syma X5C Quad Copter

  • A key 360o roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
  • Build-in 6 axis gyroscope for precise hovering in the sky
  • Using spread spectrum technology for further remote distance, best anti-interference ability, least power consumption. you could fly more helicopters at the same time, its reaction speed is 100 times faster than other radio control
  • Various control options for those piloting the X5 Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight.
  • Equipped with HD Camera

Available at Amazon for $61.96

Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

  • Set of measuring cups that look like R2-D2
  • Body built from 4 measuring cups: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup
  • Detachable utility arms turn into nested measuring spoons: 1/4, 1/2, 1 tsp, and 1/3 tbsp. (bakers will see what we did there)
  • Dome is both 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp.
  • Materials: Food-grade ABS plastic (BPA-free)

Available at Amazon for $27.44

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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