You probably don’t notice, but the tech you use most often are the things that probably cost less than $25. Think about that flash drive you take with you from home, to class and to work, or that wireless charger that you use to power up your phone every night. It’s the non-flashy tech that helps you conquer every day like a boss.
That being said, non-flashy tech shouldn’t be expensive. These cables and wall chargers that help us on a daily basis can often be found for under $25 if you know where to look. That’s why we’ve made a list of the best tech deals under $25 so you can rule the day without spending too much money, or too much thought on the tech that helps you do so.
Here are our recommendations for the best tech under $25. Please note that the best Amazon deals come and go quickly, so the prices and deals below are subject to change.
1. Anker 10W Max Wireless Charger
This wireless charger makes quick work of charging Samsung S20, S10 and other Samsung devices with 10W charging. And don’t worry iPhone users, you can take advantage too, although the charging speeds are a slower 7.5W. This wireless charger is even strong enough to charge through thin cases. For under $25, this is a solid wireless charging option.
2. Ivanky 4K HDMI Cable
This braided Ivanky HDMI cable comes in many different lengths from one foot all the way up to 50 feet. Regardless of length, this cable transfers data at a speedy 18.5Gbps and the braided makeup of the cable keeps it from breaking down as well as makes it more malleable when you’re trying to run the cable in hard to reach places.
3. SanDisk 64GB Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive (2-Pack)
Having a flash drive handy is always a smart thing, having two that are both 64GB a piece and for under $25 is really smart. Compatible with USB 3.0, these two SanDisk provide a combined 128GB of portable storage at speeds that are 10x faster than USB 2.0. Double down on this smart investment for no extra cost.
4. Sengled Smart Light Bulbs
Something as simple as swapping out your current lights for Sengled Smart Light Bulbs transforms your basic house into a smart one. With these lights combined with an Amazon Alexa enabled device you can control not only turning your lights on and off, but also the brightness and color of the lights. You can set the vibe for a party, or dim the lights before bed, and all with your voice.
5. Apple Lightning to USB Cable
Having an extra Apple Lighting to USB Cable in your bag or in your office drawer can be a life saver when your iPhone battery is on its last legs. And getting an Apple cable ensures that it will work seamlessly with your iPhone, instead of potential knock-offs that may not work at all.
6. Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
A dead phone or laptop battery is such a pain. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with it when you have an Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger in your backpack or laptop bag. It stores enough juice to charge your phone a few times before it needs to be recharged. And since it only weighs half a pound, you’ll have no problem carrying it around.
7. SanDisk 128GB Ultra MicroSDXC Memory Card
This little SD card vastly improves your laptop, cameras or whatever compatible device’s storage space. That much storage space can hold around 30,000 songs, 15 HD movies, or around 10,000 photos. See, we told you this little SD card can vastly improve your device’s storage situation.
8. Kasa Smart Plug
A smart plug seems simple, but can really transform your appliances. By installing a smart plug (plugging it in), all of a sudden you can control your fan, lamp or Xmas tree with your voice. Or you can group multiple smart plugs together and control connected electronics with your phone. These affordable little plugs can truly be the beginning of upgrading your home into a smart one.
9. Terasako Magnetic Charging Cable with Swappable Tips
One of the more genius-level devices you can have with you is the Terasako cable. Why? The swappable tips ensure that you always have the right cable in your hand. No longer do you need to stress because you grabbed the wrong charging cable before you left the house. The ends can be swapped out for a micro USB or Type-C USB. Although none of the tips are a lighting cable end, it’s a great device for Android users.
10. Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter
One of the only weird things about buying a new iPhone is that it doesn’t come with a wall charging block. But it does give you an opportunity to buy the Apple 20W USB-C wall adapter and get the fastest charging speeds available for your Apple products. We know, it would have been nice to just include it in the first place, but since it doesn’t, you might as well upgrade your old charging block.