10 Tech Items For Less

New gadgets don’t have to put a huge dent in your budget.
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Move on from uncomfortable ear buds with these sleek headphones—and enjoy the adjustable volume for different situations and noise levels. iHome Stereo Speaker Headphones in purple (pictured) and gray, $39.99, target.com
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This travel movie theater is great on a long plane ride or to entertain your kids in the back of the car. With a car power adapter, AC/DC power adapter, and a rechargeable battery, it’ll never shut down mid-movie. A headphone jack allows for private listening, and the anti-glare screen has a zoom function for zeroing in on the action. Philips Factory-Refurbished 7” Widescreen Portable DVD Player, $59.99, bestbuy.com
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This sturdy, reliable phone has all the basics—it’s perfect if you don’t need your phone to do anything fancy. The QWERTY keyboard is great for texting, and the 2.0 digital camera and video capabilities let you send funny little messages. Samsung Gravity 3 Mobile Phone in marine blue (pictured) or citrus white, $19.99 with 2-year contract, bestbuy.com=
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With 12.1 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, sharp focus, and anti-blur capabilities, this camera will capture your memories for under $100. Sony Cybershot 12.1MP Digital Camera, $99.99, sears.com
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Take up to 250GB of memory with you wherever you need to go. It’s Mac and PC compatible for backing up any type of file. Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB Portable Hard Drive in silver, $89.99, target.com
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mp3 Player

SanDisk, the company known for data storage, makes this mp3 player; it will keep about 2,000 songs in various formats. It also has a built-in FM tuner for when you’re sick of your playlists. SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4GB Mp3 Player, $49.99, bestbuy.com
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Kobo is making the eReader more accessible with such a low price point. It comes with Wi-Fi, a direct link to the Borders eBook store, and 100 classic novels already in the system. Kobo Wireless eReader, $139.99, Available for pre-order at borders.com (in stores at the end of October)
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Mini Laptop

The 250GB hard drive provides plenty of storage space for on-the-go word processing and other projects. The compact design helps this notebook fit easily into a work bag without adding a ton of weight. HP Mini Notebook with sonoma red computer lid, $299, bestbuy.com
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Print, copy, scan, and fax all in one place with this 4-in-1 printer. All computers in an office can be connected to this printer, and it comes with memory cards slots and cropping, editing, and printing capabilities for photos from digital cameras. Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer, $149.98 with instant $50 coupon, staples.com
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Flash Drive

This 8GB drive fits in the palm of your hand and connects to the USB port in your laptop or desktop Mac or PC. Plus, online reviews claim it’s super fast and fits perfectly into all USB ports. Kingston 101 DataTraveler G2 Flash Drive, 8GB, $14.99, circuitcity.com Related Stories Top 10 Eco-Friendly Office Supplies How to Practice Mindful Thrift The Best Sites For Bargains
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