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Gifts under $100

HP Deskjet 3650

Hewlett-Packard’s Deskjet 3650 is an affordable, space-saving colour printer that combines high print quality, speed and versatility. “The HP Deskjet 3650 is a value-packed printer that delivers professional documents and photo quality prints,” says HP category business manager Mike Oreskovic. Despite its modest $99.99 retail price tag, the printer offers laser-quality black text, a print-cancel button and an ink-level indicator.

Nikon 8×21 Sprint IV

The Nikon 8×21 Sprint IV binoculars with case make a handy, compact and lightweight gift. At an MSRP of $89.95, these binoculars feature rubber coating and a comfortable grip, so they’re easy to fold, and they include the optical quality Nikon is famous for, plus multilayer-coated lenses for bright images.

Sony USM64U2

The Sony USM64U2 Micro Vault USB storage media makes storing, sharing and transporting data a snap. Priced at $79.99 (MSRP), the Micro Vault media plugs directly into your system’s USB port and acts like another drive. It’s ideal for sharing PowerPoint presentations, digital photos, MPEG videos and MP3s or transporting files between home and work. “There are no cables or adaptors needed, no power cord and no driver software to install,” says Margaret Hazelwood, product manager, storage media, Communications Information Systems Group, Sony of Canada Ltd.

Pentax 8×25 UCF X

The Pentax 8×25 UCF X is a set of compact binoculars, priced at just $99.99, that include a dual-axis eye-distance adjustment system, multi-coated optical elements and high-refraction BaK4 glass prisms. “These affordable binoculars pack a lot of features in a compact package and are great for viewing sporting events, bird watching and hiking,” says Christine Otani, marketing coordinator, Pentax Canada Inc.

Epson Stylus C64

The Epson Stylus C64 printer allows users to create eye-catching reports, spreadsheets, graphics or photos with vibrant colour, making it ideal for school projects or working at home. Priced at $99.99, the C64 features Epson’s DuraBrite inks that won’t smudge, run or fade. “The perfect holiday gift for the student on your list or anyone looking for a basic printer that does it all at a very affordable price,” says Don Cameron, marketing & communications manager, Epson Canada Ltd.

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