Giving the gift of tech doesn’t need to empty your wallet. You can get your family and friends gadgets they’ll really love at a reasonable price. We’re talking fun stuff, here, like a helicopter you can control with your smartphone. And practical stuff, like a keyboard for their iPad. And then there’s a high-tech beer tender–just because. Whether they’re mobile aficionados, budding chefs, or family photographers, here are 25 great gift ideas for less.
Know someone who’s been pining for the iPhone 4? In light of the upcoming iPhone 4S, Apple has lowered the 8GB iPhone 4’s price to a very reasonable $99. Give the gift of a beautiful 960 x 640 display, iOS 5 and iCloud, and the design that set the smartphone standard—just remember there’s a two-year contract they’ll have to keep.