What’s up, everybody, today we’re gonna kick things off with top tech under 100$. I feel like this is a perfect price point you can start really getting some quality products. I got a lot to show you. Let’s not waste time.
Let’s just get right into it. The first set of products that I want to show you is something you’re definitely going to want from our channel sponsor, LaBron.
I’m going to show you some fresh new Allard’s from their radiant collection.
But first, I want to talk about their smart lives, which is you might have already seen on a channel, but I’ve moved houses since then, so I definitely had to get these for the new house.
There are a ton of smart switches out there on the market, but I can tell you off of using these switches all last year. They are solid. There is no hub required, is awesome.
So you have choices. If you decide to change up voices later, this switch should grow with your smartphone.
These switches are well below 100$. But I figure most people will pick up more than 1. They are easy to install.
Your duty to make sure that you have a neutral wire set up in your home to make this work.
Some simple wiring is all it takes, and I love this crewless plate system. It gives a switch such a clean and modern look. It’s a really simple thing, but they look so much better than the switches that came with the house.
I’m really happy with it. My favorite is the kitchen is the smart dimmer switch. This gives my pendant lights with Edison bulbs, the ability to dim and have smart control.
And just 1 of these switches controls 6 can light in the ceiling.
Let’s just be generous and say that one of these B-R 30 bulbs cost between 20 and 25 dollars apiece. You know, it can cost more than that.
But if you had enough time, 6, that’s going to be a lot more money than just buying one smart switch after setup.
The LeBron app will give you smart control of your lighting. You can turn them on and off with just one tap from anywhere in the world. You can group lights for convenient control, create seems to automate your daily lighting like having your lights come on 10 minutes before you come home and you can make this lighting a part of your normal smart home routines with your favorite voice assistant.
I’m going to leave a link down below so you can check out the entire radiant collection to see which products fit your smartphone best.
But I want to show you something that is one of the coolest add ons to my kitchen, and that is the wireless charging outlet that Lagrand makes. Not only does it have a USD four for easy wire charging, but then there’s a built-in cheap wireless charger.
I use this every single day. It has that clean design language. It just keeps my kitchen counter nice and power brick-free.
I changed out all of my kitchen outlets to those built with USP ports. I opted for a few combos with the USP a tenuous Bc, but I did get brave and installed most of them with just pure USGBC because I’m hoping everything will be USGBC in the next few years. These are loaded with 6 AMP charging, so the charging times are great.
Next up is the Sega Genesis Mini and this is bringing back all kinds of memories. I’ve seen this go as low as 50$ on Amazon, so make sure you check that link because I’m not sure what’s gonna be going for when you pick one up.
But if you’re a retro gamer, you should definitely check this out. This console is so tiny but has all those little details that I remember. It’s got the on and off switch. It even has a volume slider. There’s a nice selection of games, too.
There are 40 included classics like Echo, the Dolphin, Sonic, Shinobi, 3 Earthworm Jim, Streets of Rage, Streetfighter to Special Championship Edition. There are few games missing that I wish were included, but this is a great start, man.
I remember playing Altered Beast in the arcade. Man, this just brings back so many memories. But it does come with two controllers, but only with the 3 button configuration.
So if you’re gonna play a lot of streetfighters, I would probably get the 6 button configuration controller. It’s about 20 bucks add-on, but that’ll still keep you way under a 100$. This is a definite yes.
A lot of people want active noise canceling on a budget, but they want it to sound good and it’s portable, comfortable.
So here’s my recommendation. These are the Sennheiser HD 4.0 50 BEATTIES NC for the noise canceling.
And I’ve been using a variant of this for the last couple of years. This is just the newer version. For 99 bucks, you get a simple carrying case, the headphones themselves, and a 3.5-millimeter audio cable.
But the battery is decent on this. You get 25 hours of music playback, so that should be good for an entire trip.
The cushions are nice and soft. They are around that year headphones, but they are comfy. I wouldn’t say that the act of noise-canceling is as good as some of the Hyorin models out there, but they definitely do the job and has NFC 1 touch pairing, which makes it easy for setup.
So for 99$, these are a great pickup when it comes to fully wireless earbuds.
I still like the air pods pro the best. That’s just my opinion. They don’t sound the greatest, but for the convenience of connectivity, I do like them better.
But you can pick up a pair of Galaxie buds. These obviously not regular galaxy bugs because these are Cullowhee. Custom painted, but you can pick up the regular versions for about 99 bucks or even less these days.
And they sound pretty good well. But if you like this next scrap-type design, then I would definitely pick up these. These are the 1 plus bullets wireless too.
When it comes to sound, in my opinion, I think they sound better than the Galaxy buzz and the most expensive air pods.
And what I like is that there’s quick charging built-in 10 minutes charge from these 10 hours of music playback, which is really awesome. And I love this magnetic design. Once you’re listening, all you have to do is clip them together. Pauses the music and it turns them off.
And then when you take these back apart again, the music resumes. Plus, I’m digging the design on these is nice and shiny on the actual earbuds themselves. But a nice matte finish on the rubberized portion. And this green incredible.
I would definitely say go for the green when it comes to a fun Bluetooth speaker.
I really like this 1 from LG. I’ve had a variant of this speaker for the last three or four years, and I love this white color. The price is great. It’s portable.
It sounds much better than you can imagine with a nice amount of bass and come on RGV while the music plays. That’s a nice touch. My kids love this speaker. We use it every single night for an hour or so. And I only have to charge this thing once every couple of weeks.
So the battery life is legit. But the good thing is when you need to charge it, it charges by USGBC. So thank you LG for that. USGBC everything.
This last 1 is a little bit overkill, but I like it. They were a little bit pricier, but now it’s under 100$.
So I appreciate this because when I’m drinking coffee, it usually takes me about 20 to 30 minutes. And, you know, after about 10 minutes or so, it gets cold.
So this here solves that problem for me. It comes with a disk that you can place the mug on 2 to charge it. It has a built-in battery. When you turn it on, it defaults to 135 degrees Fahrenheit or 57 degrees Celsius. But you connect this to the app and control that temperature manually if you want to customize it. I love the quality of this.
It feels very premium. So I guess it all depends on how much coffee or tea that you drink.
It’s perfect for the holidays because this is perfect for hot chocolate. And that sounds good right about now. 1 last bonus item. This is not even close to a 100$ is super cheap. But this is not tech, but it’s for your tech.
This power, perche, goes right onto an outlet. And what it is, is perfect for something like an Amazon Hecho or a Google Nest hub. It just basically makes a little shelf that goes right above the outlet.
All you have to do is take the faceplate off and screw the faceplate back on.
Right over this. And you can put anything on top of there if we want to. Looks really clean. You can tuck the wires underneath there if you want to. I really, really like this.
I just thought I’d throw that in there because it’s interesting. So that about does it for this episode of Best Tech under 100.
I wanted to really throw in that IKEA and Sotos collaboration that I have going, but I did not want to fight that holiday traffic to go down there.
So I’ll probably include that in a smart home wrap-up somewhere. So let me know what price point you want me to hit next or what I missed under 100$. Leave that in the comment section below and I’ll definitely follow up on my second one coming up in 20. To subscribe for more content like this.
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