Beyond Prime Day The best deals for under $50

It has a goofy name, but theOontz Angle 3 Plusis arguably the sound quality champion for wireless Bluetooth speakers in the sub-$50 price range. In fact, you can usually find it for about $28.

We already loved this little$50 video streamer, which turns any HDMI-equipped TV into a gateway to online entertainment bliss: Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, HBO Now and literally hundreds of other streaming channels. The latest model (from 2017) adds a voice-activated remote that can also control your TVs power and volume. Get the4K modelif your TV is so-equipped; otherwise, this cheaper version does the job nicely.

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Another candidate for best value wireless speaker, theTribit XSound Gois one of the best ones for the money — about $40 at Amazon.

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Prefer in-ear wireless headphones? TheiFrogz Impulse Duodeliver good sound at an ultrabudget $30 price, and have a nifty design, too.

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Another affordable smart-home device, the $25TP-Link Kasa Wi-Fi Smart Plug Miniadds scheduling, voice commands and remote access to everyday devices. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Youd be hard-pressed to find a better sounding — and better built — full size sub-$50 Bluetooth headphone than theTribit XFree Tune, which retails for$45 at Amazon(without case).

BioLites new mobile light has a solar panel on the back so you can charge it during the day (you can clip it on the the backside of a backpack). Its only $25.

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Buying a gift for someone whos stuck with an ancient pre-HD tube television? Dont fret: You can still give them the gift of Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon and all the other great streaming video options with theRoku Express+, which connects to old-school RCA jacks (yellow, red, white). And it still has an HDMI port, so its good to go once they eventually upgrade.

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TheAnker SoundBuds Slim Bluetooth Sports headphonescan be had for less than $26. They sound decent and fit well.

Amazons smallest, most affordable tablet sold for a mere $30 on Prime Day (and Black Friday 2017). And while we still prefer the faster, better and larger8-inch Fire HD 8 tabletfor $80, this 7-incher still remains the best tablet you can get for $50. Just note that itll likely drop back to $30 again this Thanksgiving.

If you want a lighter and more open budget wireless headphone than the aforementioned Tribit XFree Tune, theCreative Sound Blaster Jamis a solid go-to choice — about $38 at Amazon.

TheChromecast Audioisnt a wireless speaker in and of itself, but this $35 Wi-Fi gadget adds streaming audio to any old stereo. It offers universal compatibility with Android phones, and some (but not all) iOS apps can stream to it, too.

The $40BioLite PowerLight Miniis a handy lantern, bike light and charger all in one. You clip it to a pocket or strap or mount to your bike (mount included) and its 1,350-mAh USB rechargeable battery provides up to 52 hours of light. It can also give your phone a backup boost. Lighting modes include white lantern, red night vision, red and white strobe and white point light. Its a great choice for ecominded students who enjoy camping or other outdoor activities.

Googles most affordable smart home speaker isnt quite as impressive as the Echo Dot — and it lacks a line out. Butthis $49 wondersounds a bit better than the Dot, and it puts all the smarts of Google Assistant at your beck and call.

Its not quite as good as the Roku Stick, but the 2017 version ofAmazons Fire TV Stickincludes an Alexa-enabled voice remote. Just know that this $40 model sold for $25 on Black Friday 2017, and $20 on Prime Day 2018.

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We already loved the $35Belkin WeMo Mini, which turns any old lamp into a smart light with full Alexa and Google Home compatibility. And soon, it will complete the hat trick, adding direct support forApple HomeKit, too. That means you dont need the WeMo HomeKit Bridge to sync it up with Siri anymore.

TheSoundCore 2is the best speaker value in Ankers lineup, balancing good sound and a water-resistant body for about $40.

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Yes, everyones phone already doubles as a music player. But for as low as $30,this standalone mini MP3 playeris useful for runners and gym rats who may want to set their phones aside for a workout. It works with both PCs and Macs, and — best of all — doesnt need to sync with iTunes: just drag and drop your music files. The 8GB storage is easily expandable with any microSD card, too.

Similar to the Anker Soundbuds Slim, the XFree Color is an in-ear wireless sports headphone that sounds good and fits securely for less than $25 (the headphone seems to be on sale right now, but its hard to tell with Amazon pricing). As its name implies, its available in a few different trim color options.

If $50 is too pricey, check out the $30Roku Express. It loses the Sticks voice remote, but it has all of the same channels, and the 2017 model is considerably zippier than than its underpowered predecessor.

Beyond Prime Day: The best deals for under $50

JBLs Endurance Sprint sports headphones are like a modified version of Beats popularPowerbeats 3, which have a hook that wraps over the top of your ear. The Powerbeats 3 cost more than three times as much as these guys.

TheEcho Dotwas selling for a mere $30 on Prime Day. Still, even at its normal $50 price, this is the quickest on-ramp to the Alexa smart home experience. The audio quality isnt fantastic, but you can connect it to any other stereo or speaker system.

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Prime Day, Amazons big Black Friday in July, has ended. Onlya handful of straggler deals remain, but that doesnt mean that there arent some everyday bargains still to be had. To that end, weve rounded up our favorite gadget deals for under $50.

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The JBL Clip 2 cant respond to your voice, but this little waterproof Bluetooth speaker sounds great for its size. Its a great gift for anyone who does a lot of traveling. The newerClip 3, which plays louder and has a little more bass, costs $60, while its older sibling is now generally sold at closer to $40.

Embrace the mobile lifestyle with the $35Chromecast video streamer. Connect it to any TV, and use your phone as the remote control for services such as YouTube, Netflix and many more. Just note that it doesnt offer Amazon Video — and it isnt available on Amazon, either.

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