5 deals for $50 or less

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18 Aug, 2021
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Save on everything from kitchen gear to smart home tech
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A kitchen scale, a smart plug, and a Bluetooth speaker walk into a bar…we don’t really have a punchline to this joke, but all of these deals are currently available for less than $50. Check them out alongside a few other notable picks that made the cut.


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Today’s best deals

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale

Deal price: $9 | Street price: $14

A good kitchen scale is every great baker’s secret. If you want to step up your baking game on a budget, we recommend the Ozeri Pronto. It looks and feels similar to our top pick and even to some degree, provided more accurate readings during testing. However, the scale automatically shut off after two minutes and was slower to read smaller items compared to its competition. This deal is available in teal blue.

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Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini (HS105)

Deal price: $10 | Street price: $13
With store pickup

Take control of the outlets in your home with a smart plug. The HS105 is just as reliable as our top pick and seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of smart home assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT. Notably, it does not support Apple HomeKit. This model is also more compact and offers a few extra features that allow you to remotely monitor device usage and set automatic sunrise/sunset scheduling.

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Tribit XSound Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Deal price: $22 | Street price: $37
With code AVL38QAD & on-page coupon

Our budget pick for the best portable Bluetooth speaker is compact, waterproof, and sounds nice. It can also run for over 10 hours on a single charge. Although its sound quality won’t beat out our other picks, the Tribit is still an impressive competitor at this price point. Plus, Tribit recently upgraded the XSound Go with USB-C charging and stereo pairing, which is perfect for hooking up to your mobile device. Because of its versatility, you’ll be able to listen to music while lounging in the backyard or even on a picnic. Overall, this speaker is an easy and affordable way to jam to your tunes wherever you go.

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Netgear CM500 Cable Modem (Refurbished)

Deal price: $16 | Street price: $40
Free shipping with orders over $35

Once our top cable modem pick, the Netgear CM500 now stands as our go-to budget pick. If you’re budget-minded and your service plan is no faster than 300 Mbps, this modem is a great option. Though it won’t hold up against the fastest internet speeds, it still shares many of the same features as our top pick, such as wide ISP approval. On the whole, the Netgear CM500 strikes an outstanding balance between reliability and affordability. This deal also includes a 90-day warranty from Netgear for some added peace of mind.

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Monoprice Strata Home Sous Vide Precision Cooker 800W

Deal price: $42 | Street price: $60

A sous vide machine allows you to cook foods slowly and precisely, and is a worthwhile tool for people who love playing around with new recipes and cooking techniques. Although it’s a bit louder than our other picks (and not quite as advanced), the Monoprice Strata does exactly what it’s supposed to: It gets water to a specific temperature and keeps it there. Additionally, it’s efficient and inexpensive, resulting in a perfect entry-level option for anyone wanting to dive into sous vide cooking without breaking the bank.

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