2020 Tech Gift Guide: The 10 Best Values + The 10 Best, Period

From laptops to loudspeakers to, yes, shoes. Check out the latest gee-whiz gadgets to make an impression during gift-giving season.

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It’s an annual tradition to put together my list of the best value in tech gifts for the holiday season: Products that deliver performance, features, quality at a good price.

But, given the weight of a year spent in a pandemic, many of us are feeling the need to splurge a little, particularly on things that make a more locked-down life better. To reflect that, I’m doing something a little different this time around. In addition to the best values in tech gifts, I’m also including a collection of products that I feel are the best pick in their category if you have a little more money to spend. They still offer great value — no diamond-studded smartphones here — but performance and features matter more than the price tag.

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Brad Moon
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Brad Moon is a tech industry veteran who contributes to a range of publications including Forbes, InvestorPlace and MSN Money and is an original member of the award-winning GeekDad blog. Over the past decade, he has also written about technology for Wired, Gizmodo, Shaw Media, About.com, The Winnipeg Free Press and others.