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The best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25

The best Amazon Prime Day deals under $25

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If you’re on a tight budget or just looking for some fun impulse buys, these are the handy little deals that go a long way for little money.

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A close-up of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming dongle beside its remote control on a brown couch.
Amazon’s premium Fire Stick 4K Max and mid-range Fire Stick 4K streaming dongles look identical, though the latter is currently discounted to just $24.99.
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Day two of Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale is under way, and while all the attention may be on big-ticket items like TVs, laptops, or wearables, we know not everyone can throw money around on that kind of stuff on a whim. There are also deals going on that can appeal to any tech fiend on a tight budget, so we’re pooling together all the best deals under $25 that we can find.

But you’d be remiss to think of these deals as just “cheap stuff.” We carefully comb through the myriad sales to find budget-friendly items that are worth your time and dollars, even at these lower-stakes prices: like a 4K-capable Fire TV Stick or a small and lightweight wireless earbuds. Frankly, sometimes it’s these inexpensive buys that can be some of the handiest accessories and add-ons in our daily lives — so let’s dive in.


The best smart home deals under $25

$15

This puck-like Echo Dot is the third generation of Amazon’s smart speaker. It offers better sound than its predecessor, a compact design, and all the smarts that come with owning an Alexa device.

The third-gen Echo Dot from 2018 with two GE Cync color smart LED bulbs is $17.99 (about $46 off) is $17.99 ($22 off). This Echo Dot is a bit old now, and soon to be two generations behind, but it’s still fine for issuing voice commands for an Alexa-connected house. The bundle with the GE bulbs is like a smart home starter pack.

$25

The Roku Express 4K Plus replaces the Roku Premiere as Roku’s entry-level 4K player. It sports a faster processor as well as support for HDR10 Plus.

$25

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K packs support for 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10 Plus, along with an Alexa-enabled voice remote that controls most TV sets. Its audio output is capable of Dolby Atmos, too, and the compact device supports Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Prime Video, and all the major services.

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The best wireless audio deals under $25

  • The Skullcandy Dime earbuds are just $19.49 ($6 off) in several unique colors. They may not have the greatest battery life or sound quality, but they’re incredibly compact, colorful, and even at this low price support solo use with either earbud.

The best charging accessory deals under $25

  • The SooPii (don’t laugh) USB-C cable with a built-in power meter can carry up to 100W of output to a phone or laptop and show you a live wattage measurement on its small LED. It’s currently $9.79 for a four-foot cable or $12.79 for a 6.6-foot one, exclusively for Prime members.
$10

This USB-C cable supports up to 100W of power output and 480Mbps data transfer speeds via USB 2.0. The built-in power meter also automatically shows the current power draw in watts.

$17

Belkin’s wireless charging stand comes with its own AC adapter and can charge Qi-compatible devices in an upright position at up to 10W. Use code CW22 for an added 25 percent off during Black Friday, dropping the price to around $17.

The best portable storage deals under $25

$18

Give your Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, compatible phone, or laptop a storage boost with this Samsung microSD card. It comes with an included microSD to SD adapter.

The best gaming deals under $25

$15

The lightweight and right-hand contoured DeathAdder v2 Mini uses an 8500 DPI Optical Sensor, had six buttons, and weighs just 62 grams.

  • The SteelSeries pudding-style Prism Keycaps are just $18.99 ($11 off) for a full set in black or white. They may not be hoity-toity artisan or premium keycaps you find around the mechanical keyboard community, but they’re simple and allow bright RGB to really shine.
  • Supergiant Games’ popular roguelike dungeon-crawler Hades (physical) is on sale for $19.99 ($10 off) for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox versions.
$24

The PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller is a budget-minded wired controller for Xbox and PC that connects via Micro USB and features two customizable buttons on its rear. It’s offered in many different colors and licensed designs.

Miscellaneous deals under $25

  • Amazon is selling Apple’s AirTag loop, which you can use to attach your AirTags to luggage and other accessories, in blue and yellow for $9 instead of $29. Amazon is also selling Apple’s Leather Key Ring in orange for $19 instead of $35.
  • TP-Link’s AC1200 Wi-Fi Extender is down to just $24.99 ($25 off) at Amazon, easily besting its previous all-time low of around $34. It’s not guaranteed to fix all of your network woes, but it’s a cheap option to consider if you’re struggling with reliable Wi-Fi in a small space.