While Amazon Prime Day can often be a great chance to save money on that iPhone or iPad you've always wanted, it's no secret that times are hard, and many people are looking for ways to save as much money as possible, even by not spending it.
If you've scoured Amazon Prime Day but don't want to fork out hundreds of dollars on a new TV, Apple Watch, or something else, then why not check out this round up of deals that all cost less than $50.
There's everything from Apple accessories to phone chargers and gaming gear, with plenty of stuff that will make your life better or easier, and even some cool gifts!
No more than $50
The Echo Dot is already a popular smart speaker, and being able to get a version that's more friendly for kids is a great idea. Even better is the chance to save 58% on that smart speaker, with this product now available for just a cool $25.
With USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, you can charge devices, connect external hard drives, plug in a keyboard, and much more. The HDMI and VGA ports allow you to connect to a big-screen display or TV for 4K support. On top of all that, there is also a Gigabit Ethernet port, TF and microSD card readers, and a USB-C port. Are you dizzy yet?
This is my favorite controller out of all of the dozens of Switch gamepads I've tested over the years. Layout-wise, the buttons and joysticks are large making them easy to press and then there's the D-pad and large home button in the center. Plus, in addition to rumble and motion controls, this third-party controller can actually scan amiibo. It feels great and comes in three different colors: blue, red, or white.
Tile Slim is designed to fit into a credit card slot in your wallet, but you can also slip it into other things like bags and purses. The Slim comes with a Bluetooth range of up to 250 feet like the Mate and should also last about three years on a single non-replaceable battery. Plus, unlike AirTags, this is designed for your wallet!
This wireless charging stand would normally set you back around $25 but anyone placing their orders this Prime Day will save more than $5. You'll need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you can sign up today if you aren't already and start saving immediately. Now's your chance to pay just $19.49 and power your iPhone wirelessly — just remember to add a USB-C brick of your own
At half off, you'll land yourself an excellent pair of gaming headphones this Prime Day. The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset works great with every major console including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox. When not gaming, use them to jam out to your favorite tunes using your compatible mobile device.
Connect this small speaker to your phone and play your music wherever you go. The battery life lasts for up to 15 hours on a single charge and you can link multiple Soundcore Mini 3 speakers together for party audio.
These babies can run for up to 10 hours on one charge, offer motion controls, and also provide dual rumble. This particular color looks similar to the white Switch OLED controllers. They also come in red and blue, purple and orange, or yellow and green. Nab some while they're 34% off for Prime Day.
Apple's premium leather keyring for your AirTag is a number one best seller on Amazon, now only $19 in a range of colors.
The Belkin SOUNDFORM Move True Wireless Earphones feature Bluetooth, customizable ear tips, touch controls, sweat resistance, and up to 24 hours of total playtime with the wireless charging case.
The mophie Powerstation XXL contains a massive 20000mAh capacity, though it does come in other sizes, but why have less juice? Like other mophie products, this comes wrapped in a textile fabric material that looks premium, and it can charge up to three devices at once. It has 18W USB-C Power Delivery, allowing you to fast charge 50% in 30 minutes. An iPhone can be charged around 3.5x with this battery pack.
Though it might be small, Sony's portable speaker is anything but weak. It offers the magnificent sound quality we've come to depend on from Sony devices. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours on one charge and it offers a wrist strap for easy carry.
These smart glasses normally retail for around $200 but this Prime Day has them down to just $49.99 as part of a huge 75% discount. With built in speakers and microphones, these things might be the ultimate in Zoom call fashion and the built-in blue light filter will make sure your eyes thank you, too
This 5000mAh battery pack is slim and compact. It will attach to your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 through MagSafe, and it features a tactile fabric exterior that feels great. Since it uses magnets, it will automatically align in place, so no fidgeting necessary. It also works as a regular wireless power bank, has an adapter to attach to non-MagSafe phones, and has a USB-C port that works to charge the battery pack or another device.
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