While much of our Cyber Monday coverage spans a wide range of prices, it’s no secret that the biggest savings are usually on the expensive, showy stuff like TVs. But if you’ve got a lengthy list for your upcoming holiday gift exchange, or you just need to stretch your budget a little more this year, look no further than these Cyber Monday deals under $25 you can grab now.
While anyone can find cheap crap on sale during Cyber Monday (just open up Amazon’s page and count all the items from brands you’ve never heard of), we’re compiling the best budget-friendly deals we know won’t steer you wrong. These are items we’ve tried or even tested ourselves — which is why we can say an Apple AirTag tracker for $24.98 is totally worth it, or why the latest Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker for $24.99 with a free Hue smart bulb is kind of a steal (if you don’t mind living with Alexa).
Call them stocking stuffers or impulse buys if you’d like, but nothing beats a great deal on something affordable that’s actually good.
The best smart home deals under $25
Amazon’s new fifth-gen Echo Dot smart speaker is discounted to $24.99 with a free A19, 1,100-lumen Philips Hue smart bulb. That’s half off the speaker; the bulb usually goes for $16. The Dot has a new processor and more bass than previous versions, and it doubles as an Eero Wi-Fi extender. It’s also available without the bulb for the same price. Read our review of the Echo Dot with Clock.
The fifth-gen Echo Dot touts a temperature sensor, better sound, and faster response time than the prior model. It can also act as an extender for your Eero Wi-Fi system.
You can also buy the third-gen Echo Dot for $14.99 ($25 off), with a 1,100-lumen Philips Hue smart bulb for $17.98, or get it for $1 when you buy one month of Amazon Music ($8.99 a month). While this older Dot’s sound quality is nowhere near the newer orb-shaped models, the puck-like speaker sounds decent enough and can be used to perform various Alexa-enabled tasks. Read our review.
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.
Kasa’s Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug-In Dimmer is an outdoor smart lighting plug that can dim compatible lights as well as set schedules and timers and be controlled with your voice. It’s selling for $16.99 instead of $29.99 at Amazon and works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.The tiny and colorful second-gen Nest Mini smart speaker is just $18 ($31 off) at Walmart. It’s priced slightly higher at $19.99 from Best Buy, Target, and Google. It doesn’t have room-filling sound for listening to music, but it does sound better when mounted to a wall, and it’s the cheapest way to get Google Assistant voice controls into your home.
The Nest Mini is Google’s smallest smart speaker, and it can bring Google Assistant to almost any area of your home. You can even mount it to your wall with no additional hardware.
A two-pack of Wyze Bulb Color LED smart lights is $19.98 ($7 off) at Amazon with delayed shipping. They are bright, 1,100-lumen bulbs that work with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. It’s tough not to cover your home in RGB lighting when it’s this inexpensive. Govee has several lighting options available on Cyber Monday that fall below the $25 mark, making its products a solid alternative to more expensive options from Lifx or Philips. Singles of Govee Smart Light Bulbs are normally $13.99, but you can currently pick them up for around $9 each at Amazon when you use the on-screen coupon. You can also find the Govee motion-sensing light strips discounted to around $10 when you use the on-screen coupon, knocking about $8 off the usual price. If you’d prefer some colored lighting, Govee RGBIC LED light strips are also discounted to $17.59 (normally $21.99).If you’re looking to smarten up an outlet in your home, Amazon’s apt-titled Smart Plug is currently on sale at Amazon for $12.99 instead of $24.99, matching its best price to date. The inexpensive gadget is a great way to schedule lights and add voice control to appliances that lack smart functionality, as long as you’re okay with the fact that it only works with Alexa.The myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control — a wireless garage hub and sensor is down to $16.99 ($10 off) at Amazon. It’s a few dollars away from the all-time low for this garage opener that ensures you know you closed it, regardless of where you are in the world.A single Apple AirTag is on sale for $24.98 (about $4 off) at Amazon and Walmart. These are handy tools for keeping track of stuff like your keys or your luggage while traveling. Just don’t be a creep, okay?
Apple’s AirTags can help you find your lost items with its UWB technology. You’ll get the best compatibility with an iPhone, though Apple released an Android app to detect an AirTag’s location if one seems to be following you.
If you like the idea of a smart tracker but you use Android or have a split-ecosystem household, you can currently pick up the latest Tile Mate tracker at Amazon for just $17.99 (normally $24.99). The platform-agnostic Bluetooth tracker can help you locate lost objects up to 250 feet away by showing you their location on the Tile app and by emitting a ring when you get close.Verge Deals on Twitter / Join over 50,000 followers and keep up with the best daily tech deals with @vergedeals
The best streaming device deals under $25
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K streaming dongle is $24.99 ($25 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. That matches the lowest price of this 4K streamer, which supports Dolby Vision and includes a voice remote to control your TV.
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.
Last year’s Roku Streaming Stick 4K is down to around $25 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target (normally $49.99). The standard Streaming Stick 4K gets access to most major streaming services but only offers private listening through the Roku app, not the remote itself, unlike the more expensive $69.99 4K Plus Streaming Stick.
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K supports all the major streaming services, as well as HDR10 Plus and Dolby Vision. It is also compatible with all three voice assistants: Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
You can purchase Google’s new, entry-level Chromecast with Google TV (HD) for $18 from Walmart instead of $29.99 and for $19.99 at Best Buy. While it lacks 4K streaming capabilities and is limited to 1080p resolution, it can play HDR videos and comes with a Google Assistant-compatible remote. Read our review.
Google’s winning Chromecast with Google TV software built in now comes in a version that tops out at 1080p content instead of 4K. As a result, it’s more affordable, though it retains the same design and feature set aside from UHD content and Dolby Atmos support.
The best wireless audio deals under $25
The Skullcandy Jib True earbuds are $21.99 ($10 off) from Amazon. These Bluetooth buds don’t have a tracking feature, but they have six hours of battery life and some unique color combinations.The newer JBL Go 3 waterproof Bluetooth speaker is usually $49.99 but is on sale for $24.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, or direct from JBL. The JBL Go 3 is small enough to fit in your back pocket and even comes with a handy loop to attach it to the outside of a bag if you run out of space. It can last for up to 10 hours on a single charge as well and gets topped off via USB-C.
Perfect for the pool or beach, the JBL Go 3 may not be quite as powerful as larger models in the JBL lineup but remains an excellent choice for a Bluetooth speaker that can fit in your pocket.
The best charging accessory deals under $25
The SooPii USB-C cable with a built-in power meter can carry up to 100W of output to a phone or laptop and display a live wattage measurement on its small LCD so you know how fast your devices are charging. It’s currently $9.79 for a four-foot cable or $11.19 for a 6.6-foot at Amazon when you click the on-page coupon for 10 percent off. We can chuckle to ourselves at the brand name all we want, but these things are handy and make a nice little stocking stuffer for fellow nerds. Check out our hands-on with a similar cable.
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.
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 Belkin BoostCharge 10W dual wireless charging pad is $20.99 ($29 off) at Amazon. It comes with its own power adapter and can charge two Qi devices at up to 10 watts. It’s not going to win any charging races, but it’s fine for overnight use.The Belkin Magnetic Wireless charger has a lengthy six-foot cable, comes with a power adapter, and is selling for $14.99 ($15 off) at Amazon. It tops out at 7.5W charging for iPhones, but that’s perfectly fine for most uses.Satechi is offering 25-percent off orders on its site with code BFCM25, which easily bumps some pricier items down to our sub-$25 threshold. Though some items like this USB-C Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable drop by 40 percent when you use code DEALS (check the product page description for other items compatible with that promo code).
This Satechi charger can magnetically attach to MagSafe iPhones and charge at up to a 7.5W output. It also wirelessly charges other Qi-compatible devices without the convenience of the magnetic attachment. Use code DEALS at checkout for 40 percent off.
The best portable storage deals under $25
If you prefer USB-A for more compatibility, this Samsung 256GB flash drive is equally fast and small enough to fit on your keys, and it costs just $24.99 ($11 off) from Amazon.Samsung’s EVO Select 64GB microSD card is just $10.99 ($9 off) at Amazon.The Samsung Pro Plus 128GB microSD card is $17.99 (about $17 off). These are always handy for use in a Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, or other devices like a drone or GoPro.
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
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection is on sale at Amazon for $19.99 ($15 off) for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X, or for $24.99 ($10 off) for the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. This nostalgia trip of a game collects thirteen classic TMNT titles, with added online play and couch co-op.
A collection of 13 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games from Konami, previously released in arcades and on consoles like the Game Boy, SNES, and Sega Genesis. The games have been updated with features like online play, button mapping, a rewind feature, and improved textures.
Target is selling a physical copy of Halo: Infinite for Xbox for just $19.99 ($40 off). The multiplayer is free to play, so you’re paying for the open-world campaign which just received a major update for online co-op. Read our review.For another flavor of a compact wired mouse, though with a touch of added RGB underglow, the Razer Viper Mini is $19.99 ($20 off) at Amazon or $23.99 direct from Razer.The physical edition of Supergiant Games’ popular roguelike dungeon-crawler Hades is on sale at Amazon for $19.99 ($10 off) for the PlayStation 5.Streets of Rage 4 is on clearance for $19.99 ($15 off) for the PS4 and PS5 at Best Buy. It’s perfect if you love some retro co-op beat-em-up action during the holidays when everyone’s around. You can play with up to four players locally or two players online. Read our review.Olli Olli World is on sale for $17.99 ($12 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.PowerA’s Enhanced Wired Controller, our favorite budget gamepad for Xbox consoles and PC, is on sale for $23.91 (regularly $37.99) in purple from Amazon.
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.
Nintendo’s Zelda & Loftwing Amiibo is $9.99 ($15 off) at Amazon. When scanned on the Nintendo Switch while playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD you can take to the sky for easier fast-travel in the game, even while in a dungeon.The Samus and E.M.M.I Amiibo two-pack is $14.99 ($15 off) at Amazon. Scan these in Metroid Dread for bonus health and missile upgrades.Monster Hunter Rise for the Nintendo Switch is $20 ($12.99 off) at Amazon and Walmart.Other great Cyber Monday deals under $25
The MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand is $23.99 ($6 off) at Amazon for Amazon Prime members. This combination card wallet and foldable stand attaches to MagSafe-compatible iPhones and is only 5mm thick.Verge Deals / Sign up for Verge Deals to get deals on products we’ve tested sent to your inbox daily.