Amazon Prime Day 2021 is live, and while there's certain to be a number of big-ticket items on sale, you'll also find plenty of gaming and tech products under $50 that won't break the bank. We've scoured through the sale to find the best bargains. Some of the best Prime Day deals under $50 include a great SteelSeries headset, products from Amazon's own tech lineup (including the new Luna Controller), and a cool piece of Nintendo nostalgia in the form of the Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch. Plus, catch up on more of the best Prime Day deals, including TV deals, monitor deals, PlayStation deals, Nintendo Switch deals, and Xbox deals.
This cute little orb is the fourth-generation Echo Dot released in 2020. The Echo Dot is a powerful smart speaker that's powered by Alexa voice commands. The Echo Dot can play music, interact with other smart home devices, or even just answer random questions for you. Normally $50, you can get the Echo Dot for only $25 right now. You'll also get a free Sengled Bluetooth Color Bulb with your purchase.
The Fire TV Stick 4K supports 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+, which makes it one of the best streaming devices out there. The Fire hub is easy to navigate and loaded with all of your favorite streaming apps. You can control the Fire TV Stick 4K with the handy little remote or with Alexa voice commands. It's currently on sale for $25.
The Logitech G502 Hero is on sale for more than 50% off. The G502 is a performance monster thanks to its 25K DPI sensor, adjustable weights, and a whopping 11 programmable buttons. It also has RGB lighting and is designed for both right and left-handed gamers.
The Ring Video Doorbell Wired is a serious upgrade over a conventional doorbell. This compact smart doorbell has a 1080p camera that broadcasts to your smartphone or Alexa device. It also offers two-way talk and motion detection with real-time notifications. You do need existing doorbell wiring to install it yourself; otherwise you might want to get professional installation.
This Prime-exclusive deal drops the 2019 Echo Show 5 to just $45. With a 5.5-inch display, the Echo Show 5 is compact enough to fit on a small nightstand or dresser and features ambient sunrise lighting as well as multiple clock faces to choose from. All the usual Alexa capabilities are here too, letting you set alarms, check the weather, see the news, play music, and much more.
SteelSeries makes some of the best gaming headsets around, and even their budget-minded offerings impress, including the Arctis 1 wired gaming headset. The Arctis 1 has a sleek and durable design and surprisingly great audio for the price. It's on sale for only $35.
The Luna Controller was made specifically for use with Amazon's nascent cloud gaming service, and it's on sale for the first time ever during Prime Day. Amazon has timed this discount to coincide with a free trial the company is offering for Prime members. If you sign up during Prime Day on June 21 or June 22, you'll be able to try out Luna for free for seven days. And while the Luna Controller was specifically designed for use with the cloud service, it also functions as a standalone Bluetooth controller that you can use for PC or phone games. Its build is quite similar to the Switch Pro Controller.
Originally released late last year as part of Nintendo's celebration of 35 years of Mario, this neat little Game & Watch comes with a few games built-in: Super Mario Bros, The Lost Levels, and the classic Game & Watch game Ball (a juggling game). As with all Nintendo bits of hardware, this Game & Watch is well-made and features a slightly modified layout from the original Game & Watch that makes it more reminiscent of an NES controller. We spotted this deal at Amazon recently and it quickly sold out, so don't expect Best Buy's deal on this nostalgia-focused product to stick around for long.
Amazon is offering the best price yet on this device, which can turn your car's audio into an Alexa-controlled device. The Echo Auto--which connects to your vehicle via either Bluetooth or an auxiliary input--lets you use your phone's Alexa app and plays through your car's speakers. This allows you to use voice commands for typical Alexa functions like choosing music, adjusting volume, make calls, and more. Some cars won't be compatible with this device, however, so make sure to check the list on Amazon's site to see if your car's Bluetooth setup can use the Echo Auto. You can still connect it by using the included auxiliary cable.
This wired headset from Turtle Beach comes in two colors (black or white) and is compatible for use for most gaming devices--if your device has a 3.5mm jack, then this will work. This headset features tech that helps amplify in-game volume while allowing you to hear your own voice in chat (so you can tell if you're yelling too loudly mid-match). This extra tech, however, means that while these are wired, the headset still requires a battery to work. At just under $50, this is a great budget gaming headset for use with Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Switch.
This Amazon Smart Plug turns any wall outlet into an Alexa voice-controlled device--all you need to do is plug it in and connect your device, then use your voice to turn it on and off, set up schedules, or control the device remotely. You won't need a separate home hub either--all of these functions can be controlled through the Alexa app on your phone. It's a simple way of adding more home automation to your life without too much hassle or complexity.
Razer's Basilisk wireless mouse features mechanical switches and can connect either via Bluetooth or a supplied 2.4GHz wireless dongle that improves connection speed. While this mouse doesn't sport the fancy lighting of the Logitech Pro Hero, it does have a monster battery life, with Razer claiming 450 hours on a single battery (when connecting the mouse via Bluetooth).
HyperX's budget-friendly Cloud Stinger gaming headset is practically a steal at just $33 during Prime Day. It has a lightweight, comfy design with memory foam earcups. The best part about the Cloud Stinger is its versatility, as you can use it with all major console platforms, PC, and mobile devices.
Wireless earbuds have become quite popular in recent years, but you don't to shell out a ton of cash to snag a good pair. The Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds offer a nice form factor and solid audio for the price. They have Alexa voice assistant built-in to help you manage your playlist and calls hands free. The included charging case adds 10 hours of battery life (15 hours overall) between charges. These earbuds are only $50 at Amazon during Prime Day.
If you don't like the sound and feel mechanical keys but want a keyboard with a gaming look, check out the Razer Cynosa, a wired keyboard with soft and quiet keys that still withstand the test of time. The Cynosa has Razer's Chroma RGB backlighting, a spill-resistant design, and programmable macros.
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