£100 Hotlist: treat yourself to something new with our round-up of the best gear under a ton

Get today's best tech, gadgets and gear without breaking the bank

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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 pocket, make sure you consult T3’s £100 Hotlist!

01: Carl Friedrik iPhone 7+ Case

Think this looks nice now? Wait until it has a bit of rugged leather age to it.

Reasons to buy
+Genuine leather+Soft microfibre lining

Fancy vegetable-tanned leather coloured in cognac, black, grey or chocolate, stitched and shaped to fit your favourite phone, with microfibre lining for maximum handset care.

Price: £60 | Get Carl Friedrik iPhone 7+ Case

02: Hyperkin SmartBoy

The best thing is the real buttons – touchscreen controls be damned!

Reasons to buy
+Feels like a Game Boy+Lightweight and portable
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Originally an April fools joke, now an actual tangible thing: put a modern Samsung phone in, pop in a Game Boy or Game Boy Colour cartridge, and you’re playing classic games in seconds flat.

03: Nokia 3310

Take this out, and with a month’s standby time, it’ll outlive any smartphone.

Reasons to buy
+Very durable+Plays Snake!
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It’s back and better than ever. Okay, the 3310 is probably the lowest-end phone you’ll find on the market. But for young teens, or just as an emergency backup phone, it’s great; plus it plays Snake!

04: Topeak Alien II Bike Multi-tool

With spanners, screwdrivers and hex keys, even non-cyclists will love it.

Reasons to buy
+Super compact+Loads of tools

Everything you might need to fix a bicycle breakdown on the move, all squashed into a compact package. A time-honoured classic that should be in every cycle bag.

Price: £35 | Buy Topeak Alien II Bike Multi-tool

05: Netgear Mini Wi-Fi Range Extender

There’s an Ethernet socket, so you can also extend your wired reach.

Reasons to buy
+Cheap as chips+Well made and understated
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Is your wireless network tantalisingly out of reach? Plug this into a wall socket, run through a little setup and it’ll extend your range at pacy wireless N speeds.

06: Sigg Viva One 0.75L

A locking spout means this won’t fill your satchel with unwanted fluids.

Reasons to buy
+Can fill it with ice cubes+Easily washable
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It’s BPA-free, so this polypropylene bottle can be refilled and washed as many times as you like, and the neck’s wide enough that you can fill it with ice cubes for a cool and refreshing drink on the move.

Price: £12.99 | Buy Sigg Viva One 0.75L