20 Best Values in Tech Gifts for the 2017 Holiday Season

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The 2017 holiday shopping season is in full effect, and you (and your gift recipients) surely are tempted by the many shiny objects -- flashy, must-have high-tech gadgets -- being advertised at ostensibly low, low prices.

But savvy shoppers know a cheap price on a recognizable brand name doesn’t always mean it’s the best value -- especially when it comes to technology. Value is more than just price; it also includes factors such as functionality, usability, tech support, quality, durability and ongoing cost of ownership.

To help you with your holiday shopping, we’ve put together a list of 20 of the best values in consumer technology you can find this season -- including many options I’ve had hands-on experience with as a reviewer for Forbes.com, Wired, InvestorPlace.com and others. Our list includes some of the top names in the technology industry, some that you may have never heard of and prices ranging from under $50 to more than $1,000. There’s something for everyone here. All of these high-tech products make great gifts because they represent great value, both to you as the gift giver and to the lucky recipient.

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.