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Some prefer the smaller, in-ear headphones. Forget them, particularly if you're after superior sound with a retro feel. With a light coiled wire and a thick, padded ear comforter, the sound is unspeakably good — and for under a hundred bucks, no less. They've been around since the early-1990s, but these headphones still know how to kick out some seriously good sound. Though, if you're after some headphones you can make calls on, you might want to move along and keep looking.
Lowest available price: $84.95
CNET Review: Sony MDR-7506
Amazon Kindle (Wi-Fi)
Amazon's Kindle remains one of the best -- if not the best -- tablets for reading e-books on the go. With a crisp monochrome e-ink screen, it's a delight to read from your hundreds of e-books range. The battery alone lasts for weeks, and you can even download more books with a Wi-Fi connection thanks to its in-built connectivity. And for an extra $30, you can rid your e-reading experience from the annoying ads that subsidize the low-cost device.
Lowest available price: $79.00
CNET Review: Amazon Kindle (2011)
Not everyone's laptop has enough storage to last them very long, particularly if they're a heavy video user, iTunes downloader, or game player. One of the best portable hard drives on the market for the sub-$100 price point is the Seagate Slim, which offers 500GB of storage and works with both Windows and Mac machines. Thanks to its USB 3.0 connectivity, its data transfer rates are faster than you'd expect.
Lowest available price: $59.99
CNET Review: Seagate Slim