Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Tech gadget gifts for $299 or less

Consumers looking to buy electronics for holiday gifts won't have to break the bank this season.

1 of 6
BACKNEXT
Droid: $199, with 2-year contract
Droid: $199, with 2-year contract
The Droid's "iDon't / Droid does" marketing campaign has raised quite a few eyebrows because of its seemingly preposterous suggestion that Verizon's new Motorola smartphone can hold its own against Apple's iconic iPhone.

But the initial reviews are in, and they've been largely positive -- some testers have even said they were pleasantly surprised with the Droid's functionality. It's the first phone to use Google's new open-source Android 2 operating system, it has 10,000 apps and a pull-out physical keyboard.

Though no one expects the Droid to overtake the iPhone in sales or market share, the Droid could serve as a nice alternative to those who prefer Verizon's much stronger 3G network to the iPhone's shaky 3G network offered exclusively by AT&T.

Still, the Droid isn't for everyone. Despite a healthy collection of apps, the iPhone blows the Droid away with 100,000 applications. And the second generation iPhone 3G can be had for $99 for those looking for a less expensive smartphone.
NEXT: HP Mini 110 series: $299
Last updated November 18 2009: 11:44 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Here's what costs more than a barrel of oil Oil prices have crashed to below $27 a gallon -- a level not seen since 2003 -- which makes a barrel of crude cheaper than lots of everyday purchases that we don't think twice about. More
Super Bowl 50 ads are studded with celebrities The 2016 Super Bowl has rolled out the red carpet for the likes of Helen Mirren, Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen, Steven Tyler and the late, great Marilyn Monroe. More
The women of marijuana These women entrepreneurs and executives are making their mark in the marijuana industry. More

Special Offer