9to5Mac Gift Guide: The Best Last Minute Technology Gifts Under $ 100

Cupertino, December 18, 2021

Even though more products than usual are ordered back until after Christmas, it's not too late to get some great technical gifts in time for this holiday season. Read on for 9to5Mac recommendations for the latest technical gifts, under $ 100, which should arrive at your door by December 25th.

Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

The Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse is one of my favorite accessories of all time. It has an ergonomic design that fits perfectly with your Mac, and you can customize your entire Logitech Options user experience on macOS. If you are looking for a more ergonomic and versatile mouse than a Magic Mouse or a trackpad, this is it.

The Logitech MX Master is available for $ 60 and should arrive before Christmas. The Logitech MX Master 3 is a newer and more expensive choice with similar features, and is also in stock for delivery before December 25th.

Finally, a third mouse option is the Logitech MX Anywhere 3, which has a more compact design than the MX Master or MX Master 3. It's available for $ 80 and should arrive before Christmas.

AirPods 2

Yes, that's right. You can still get AirPods delivered on time for Christmas and for less than $ 100. Although not the latest and greatest AirPods Pro or AirPods 3, the second generation AirPods are in stock at Target and are ready for delivery for $ 99.

AirPods 2 is a great choice to get into the truly wireless headset game on a budget. They offer deep integration with all Apple devices, as well as what Apple calls a universal fit, which many people prefer over AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro.

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Alternative AirPods

You won't be able to find AirPods for less than $ 50, but if you're ready to offer truly wireless headphones this holiday season, there are some affordable alternatives that are in stock and ready for delivery.

Our favorite alternatives for AirPods under $ 50 are Anker Soundcore Liberty. These truly wireless headphones offer Bluetooth 5 connectivity, IPX7 waterproofing, a charging case and over five hours of listening time. You can now pick them up for less than $ 40 from Amazon. Read our full review here.

Keychron K2 mechanical keyboard

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If you know someone who is thinking of entering the world of mechanical keyboards, the wireless Bluetooth / USB wireless keyboard Keychron K2 is a great choice. It comes under $ 100 and is designed for Mac.

You can find out more about Keychron K2 in our full review.

Twelve South AirFly

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If you know that the person you are shopping for will receive an AirPods or other Bluetooth headset as a gift this year, a great accessory is Twelve South AirFly. It is generally available for less than $ 40 and allows you to connect any pair of wireless headphones to the headphone jacks, such as in an airplane, car, or gym.

Twelve South also offers AirFly Pro for sharing with two devices and is also in stock for pre-Christmas delivery.

HomePod mini

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Your mileage may vary depending on shipping, but Best Buy currently shows that the HomePod mini space gray is in stock and will reach most buyers by December 23rd. At $ 99, the HomePod mini is a great choice of smart speakers for Apple fans.

Apple stores also offer HomePod mini and you can get it (subject to availability) to be picked up from your local store and delivered to many markets. Again, your mileage may vary, but if you can track one, the HomePod mini is a great gift for Apple users.

HomeKit accessories

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One of the most popular ways to get into the HomeKit ecosystem is with a smart light strip. There are a variety of options, but one of our favorites is the Meross light strip, as it doesn't require a hub of any kind.

This means that meross does not rely on an Ethernet bridge to connect to the Wi-Fi network and talk to HomeKit. Simply plug in your power and follow the normal HomeKit setup process in the Apple Home app. You can find the Meross light strip on Amazon.

Amazon Kindle

For book lovers in your life, there is no better gift than a Kindle. While most of the different Kindle models are booked after Christmas, you can still get a certified refurbished Kindle for less than $ 50 delivered before Christmas.

This Kindle has a built-in headlight for reading indoors, outdoors and at night. There is 8GB of built-in storage to hold thousands of books and a dull display.

Wireless chargers and MagSafe

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Last but not least, wireless chargers are some of the most popular and useful accessories for iPhone and AirPods owners today. There are still a number of different options available for delivery before December 25th, including the Apple MagSafe charger for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 users.

Speaking of MagSafe accessories, you can also buy the Belkin 2-in-1 MagSafe cordless charger from Amazon for less than $ 100 in black and white with pre-Christmas delivery.

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