£100 Hotlist: best budget gadgets for £100 or less

Our T3 Elite guide to the best gear for £100 and under

You don’t always have to spend big money to get something you’ll love to bits. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite products for £100 and under.

Some of our chosen gadgets also happen to be the best things you can get in their particular category, others are great-value alternatives to bigger ticket purchases, but all are brilliant products we’d be happy to use ourselves.

So next time you get paid and there’s spare cash burning a hole in your trouser pocket, make sure you consult T3’s £100 Hotlist!

1. Parrot Airborne Cargo Drone

"Cargo" might be a stretch, but you can at least customise this mini-drone with a few Lego bricks attached to its base and studs.

T3 says Smartphone-controlled, with a camera too: perfect for modern kids.

2. Marshall MS-2 Micro Amp

Rip out some riffs with this tiny amp hooked onto your belt. It's not the loudest (it runs on a 9V battery), but it's great for practising.

T3 says Why not try hooking up your smartphone for a portable audio boost?

3. Peli Guardian iPhone 6 Case

Offered with a lifetime guarantee, Peli's military-drop-tested case is protected by high-impact materials both inside and out.

T3 says Perfect for sports, adventures or when your kids mess with your handset.

4. Technaxx TX-37PI

Tracking your fitness has never been cheaper. Don't expect miracles, but the OLED display will help you keep moving, while Bluetooth 4.0 will keep your stats logged.

T3 says At this price, you now have no excuse not to wear a fitness band.

5. Urbanista Seattle

These cans' stark construction will look great with any outfit, while the memory-foam ear cups and adjustable headband ensure that they'll mould comfortably to your head.

T3 says Good high end, impressive bass and a brilliantly unfussy design.

6. Sodastream Jet

The classic Eighties drink-fizzer is still going strong. This redesigned, modern-kitchen-friendly carbonator will pump bubbles into up to a litre of water at a time.

T3 says Customise your fizz levels by pumping as much or as little as you like.