Amazon’s ongoing Prime Early Access Sale is a great opportunity to take advantage of steep discounts on a range of popular gadgets. These include items like Amazon’s Fire TV Omni and Apple’s new AirPods Pro, the latter of which launched less than two weeks ago. That said, many of us wouldn’t consider a $223.24 pair of earbuds to be affordable, even if they are discounted. Thankfully, there are plenty of products currently on sale on Amazon for less than $50, ranging from smart speakers and location trackers to gaming mice.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top tech deals you can buy for less than $50 so you can truly save money in the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And if you don’t mind spending a little extra — or if you want to spend less, in some cases — you can also check out our all-encompassing guide to the best deals from Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale.
The best deals from Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale under $50
The best smart home deals under $50
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.
- You can also buy the third-gen Echo Dot with a month of Amazon Music Unlimited for $9.98 ($39 off). While its sound quality isn’t as great as that of the fourth-gen Dot, the puck-like speaker still sounds decent and can be used to perform various Alexa-enabled tasks. Read our review.
- Amazon’s Smart Thermostat is currently on sale for $41.99 ($18 off). This excellent smart thermostat is capable of learning and adapting to your habits, though be aware that it doesn’t integrate with voice assistants beyond Alexa. Read our review.
- The MyQ smart garage controller is on sale for $16.98 instead of $29.99. This connects wirelessly to your garage door opener to let you control it from your phone. It also works with Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery to have packages delivered inside your garage.
- Amazon is selling Kasa’s Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, which comes with six outlets and three USB ports, for $44.99 instead of $79.99. The strip is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; it also sports additional features like energy monitoring.
- For some outdoor smart lighting, you can buy these Govee Smart Outdoor String Lights for $27.99 instead of $42. The white LED bulbs are IP65-rated and work with Amazon Alexa.
- Kasa’s Outdoor Smart Dimmer Plug is an outdoor plug that dims and can be used to power outside lighting, like holiday lights. It’s currently selling for $17.99 instead of $29.99. Like Kasa’s aforementioned power strip, it works with both Alexa and Google Assistant.
- You can also score a 50 percent discount on the Amazon Smart Plug, which is selling for $12.99. Be aware, though, it’s only compatible with Alexa-enabled devices and can only be used indoors.
- The 1100-lumen Wyze Bulb Color is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Right now, the smart A19 bulb is on sale for $10.99 instead of $15.98.
- The Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor is $48.99 instead $70. It’s not an Echo device, but if you pair it with one, the Echo speaker can announce your air quality alert. Since we reviewed it, your smart air purifier or thermostat can now also turn on when the device senses a drop in air quality and more.
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The best gaming deals under $50
The 8BitDo Pro 2 offers many of the same features as the Nintendo Pro Controller but at a lower price point. It features extra triggers, hand grips, remappable buttons, and back paddles and can pair with Windows, macOS, and mobile devices via Bluetooth.
- The 8BitDo Pro 2 is the best alternative to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and is currently discounted to $39.99 ($10 off). It’s compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Windows PCs, Android, and macOS — all via Bluetooth or wired USB-C. Read our review.
- You can buy the Android-compatible Razer Kishi for $42.49 instead of $99.99. The mobile controller is compatible with a variety of cloud gaming platforms, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Read our review.
- Razer’s DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed is a budget-friendly wireless gaming mouse that’s selling for $37.99 ($20 off).
- Logitech’s G335 comes with a 3.5mm cable and a flip-to-mute microphone. Right now, the wired gaming headset is on sale at Amazon for $29 ($40.99 off).
- The standard version of Hades is on sale for $19.99 ($10 off) for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox. Read our review.
- Samsung’s 128GB Pro Plus microSD card is on sale for $17.09 instead of $39.99.
- PowerA’s Enhanced Wired Controller, our favorite budget gamepad for Xbox consoles and PC, is on sale for $25.99 (regularly $37.99). The off-white “mist” color version had an on-page coupon for an additional $2.60 off, but it’s no longer available at this time.
- If you’re looking for cheap storage, you can add 512GB of space to your portable device (be it a Nintendo Switch, or some other gadget) with Sandisk’s microSD card that’s just $43.99 ($56 off).
Charging deals under $50
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.
- 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.
- Anker’s PowerWave Charging Stand is discounted at Amazon to $29.99, about $20 off of the list price and the lowest price to date for the MagSafe-ready, adjustable 2-in-1 charger.
- Several Belkin charging accessories are on sale at Amazon right now, including Belkin’s 20W USB-C charger, which you can buy for $12.99 ($12 off).
- The Belkin BoostCharge 10W dual wireless charging pad is also another notable deal, going for $20.99 ($29 off). The device can charge two Qi devices at up to 10 watts. You can also buy the Belkin BoostCharge 10W wireless charging stand for $24.99 ($10 off).
- This 10-feet long 100W-ready USB-C-to-C cable from a brand called JSAUX is just $9.09 (usually $15).
Miscellaneous deals under $50
- The Jabra Elite 3 earbuds, our top pick if you’re spending under $100, have dropped all the way down to $47.49. The Jabra buds are lightweight, comfortable, and have easy-to-use button controls. Read our review.
- The Amazfit Band 7 is $10 off at $39.99. For a fitness tracker, it’s got a pretty good set of features, including Alexa compatibility, 18-day battery life, SpO2 monitoring, and 5ATM of water resistance.
- 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.
- If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can buy Samsung’s UWB- equipped Galaxy SmartTag Plus in black and blue for $29.99 ($10 off).
- Amazon is throwing in $10 in credit when you buy a $50 gift card from Amazon and use code NEWGC2022. You can also get $10 in Amazon credit when you buy $50 gift cards you can redeem at other places like Grubhub and AMC Theaters using code YOU22.
- A wide variety of tabletop puzzles and card games are on sale. This includes popular party-pleasers like Exploding Kittens Party for $16.49 (about $7 off), Throw Throw Burrito for $15.65 (about $9 off)
, and Sushi Go for $3.99 (about $8 off).
- Olli Olli World is on sale for $19.99 ($10 off) through Amazon as a Steam download code. This pastel-tinted skateboarding game mixes in some rhythm game vibes for a unique experience that feels incredibly charming and fun to play. Read our review.
Tribit’s StormBox Micro 2 portable speaker has a battery life of up to eight hours and an IP67 water resistance rating. You can buy it for $47.99 instead of $69.99 .
- 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.
- Lego’s ultra-cute Succulents kit is on sale at Amazon right now for $41.99 ($8 off), matching the set’s best price to date. It’s a great gift for a dorm or home office, namely because you can’t kill it like you might normal cacti.