44 Best Prime Day Deals Under $50 (2023): iPhone Cases, Security Cameras

A great deal doesn’t always mean that it’s going to be cheap. If you’re getting a computer or a couch, you’re probably going to be outlaying some cash. But that’s not the case here. We’ve rounded up the best deals from Amazon Prime Day that are a great deal and easy on the wallet. Whether you need an iPhone case, a screen protector, or a weighted blanket, we have those here.

Some of these deals might require a membership, including Amazon Prime or Target Circle. Amazon Prime has a free 30-day trial. Target Circle is free to sign up, and you’ll need to save the offer to your account from the main offer page or on the actual buy page for a particular item to see the deal price at checkout. Don’t see anything you like? 

Updated July 11: We’ve added the Prosumer Bamboo stovetop cutting board, Barbie toys, LectroFan Evo sleep machine, ShedRain Umbrella, Weatherman travel umbrella, OmieBox bento, Govee Neon rope lights, Moen water leak detector, Govee water leak detector, Moment camera case, Prime Subscribe & Save, Belkin SoundForm Mini kids wireless headphones, Sandisk Extreme Pro flash drive, PNY Pro Elite flash drive, GameSir wired xbox controller, gift cards, and updated prices throughout.

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We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide periodically throughout Prime Day.

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Smartphone Accessory Deals

You can find more picks in our Best iPhone 14 Cases and Accessories guide

Totallee iPhone Case. 

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Hate iPhone cases but still want some kind of protection? Totallee’s your answer. Its cases are so thin that they’re by no means going to protect your iPhone from a drop, but they should keep everyday scuffs and scratches at bay. There are cutouts for the buttons on the sides and very minimally raised edges all around. There’s no official MagSafe support, but because the case is so thin, it works well with MagSafe accessories. Totallee’s clear cases are slightly more protective if you want to increase your protection while still keeping things very slim. 

Zagg’s screen protectors are great. They’re among our favorite iPhone accessories, but the biggest issue with them is how expensive they are compared to the competition. Right now is the best time to get not only a great screen protector for an astonishingly low price but one that can keep prying eyes from seeing your screen.

WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu loves this little power bank, which we judged as the best for tablets in our Best Portable Power Banks guide. It fits in the padded sleeve of most backpacks and can recharge an 11-inch tablet twice. It even has a lovely fabric cover so that it doesn’t look out of place sitting on your table at the coffee shop. 

OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry Case

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Another favorite from our iPhone accessories guide is the Otter + Pop Symmetry Case, which is great for—you guessed it—PopSocket fans. It’s really only worth investing in if you love using a PopSocket all the time, since the case itself is a bit bulky and doesn’t have MagSafe support.

OtterBox’s Commuter Series packs some of the best protection you can find in an iPhone case, but without the bulkiness and separate holster that the heavier OtterBox Defender has. Instead, get this slimmer version of great protection for a better price than you’ll normally find.

One of our favorite MacBook accessories, this Apple charger has two USB-C ports enabling you to charge up an iPad or MacBook alongside your iPhone. It is compact, with folding prongs, so you can slip it into your bag when you hit the road. 

Home, Kitchen, and Office Deals

Raddish Kids

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Teach “Yes, Chef!” early with the Raddish Kids, one of our favorite kids’ subscription boxes for the budding culinary artist. The recipes are easy for kids to follow, and the tiny utensils included in the box are irresistibly cute and perfect for little hands. 

We love Rezip’s reusable baggies as a cheaper alternative to Stasher bags. A variety of sizes are available from Rezip right now, including the 8-piece bundle, 10-pack flat bags, 2-pack collapsible pet bowls, and 2-pack tall bags.

Apparently capable of filtering out bacteria, parasites, and microplastics the LifeStraw is good for 4,000 liters and could be a handy addition to your backpack on your next camping trip. We have seen this a couple of bucks lower, but not recently.

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Stasher bags are a WIRED Gear Team reusable favorite. They’re a silicone replacement for single-use ziplock bags, and they come in multiple sizes for all your needs, like sandwiches and snacks, or something smaller to hold your bolts and screws. They’re dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe. They even work for sous vide cooking.

This has topped our Best Cold Brewers list for several years now. It’s an immersion brewer. You fill a mesh tube inside the pot and then pour water over it, letting it steep for a day. The glass carafe is reinforced with plastic so it’s not as slippery or crack-prone as others, and the mesh filter is fine enough that your coffee won’t fill with as much sediment as its competitors. It almost never costs more than $18 these days, but saving a few bucks never hurts. 

Everyone should have a cast iron skillet in their kitchen. They last forever (if you take care of them), distribute heat evenly, and, when properly seasoned, even have the same non-stick properties as more modern pans.

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OmieBox has perfected the art of bento boxes with this set. Not only does it come with clasping lids that stay in place, but the smaller containers can latch onto the lid of the larger one, so all the pieces of your meal stay together. No more awkwardly stacking boxes inside your bag.

This bamboo cutting board lets you reclaim some of the extra space taken up by unused stovetop burners. It covers one half of your stove so you can chop up all your ingredients right where it’s convenient to drop them into your pans.

The Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED Recommends) sonic brush is our favorite smart toothbrush. Slim and light, the small brush head easily reaches the back of your mouth without causing discomfort. A companion mobile app offers insight into your habits. The Hum costs significantly less than most app-connected brushes, and the mobile app’s features are superior to its competitors. We have seen the black color as low as $23, but most colors hover around $42.

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This clever laptop stand appears in our best laptop stands guide. It can be easily configured into five different positions. At its tallest 10-inch height, you can comfortably stand for a little while, but you might want something taller if you are standing all day. What we really like about this one is that it’s light and folds down to just half an inch thick, so you can take it anywhere without adding much bulk.

The Happy Planner is our favorite paper planner. It nicely toes the line of having cute features and frills without feeling overwhelming, and it’s super customizable. Happy Planner has a large sale going on, with 20 percent off the Back-to-School Collection, and 30 percent off the 18-Month Planners and Stickers (Spring Collection). There’s also an additional 30 percent off select, already-discounted items.

This is a slight variation of our favorite white-noise machine. While it lacks the buttons of the LectroFan Classic, it comes in a more attractive package and has more sound choices. It typically dips as low as $35, but we’ve never seen it this low.

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It’s almost time for the newest Barbie movie to come out and it’s only fitting to celebrate with a massive sale on nearly 250 Barbie toys, playsets, and accessories. What better way to prepare for what will surely be a milestone moment in cinema history?

This clear bubble umbrella from ShedRain is one of our favorites. It has a 38-inch diameter canopy that’s spacious enough to keep you covered, while still letting you keep an eye on your surroundings.

The Weatherman Travel Umbrella is hands down our top umbrella pick. It automatically opens and closes, uses sturdy fiberglass ribs to hold its shape, and weighs less than a pound. It’s remarkably sturdy even in heavy wind situations, which is impressive for such a small package.

Amazon Echo Pop. 

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Amazon’s newest smart speaker is adorable on the eyes. The Echo Pop (7/10, WIRED Recommends) comes in fun colors and performs with solid-enough sound for its price point—and even more so right now since it’s more than half off.

The smaller, and cheaper, third-gen Echo Show 5 is easy to add to desks or side tables thanks to its small size. We think it’s a little too small to use in the kitchen or living room compared to other smart displays, but if a small size sounds ideal to you, the price is fantastic.

This is the lowest price we see for this smart plug. The Amazon Smart Plug is great for those who just want a smart plug to pair with their Amazon Alexa. You won’t need a separate app, just your current Alexa app. It’s not as easy to set up schedules and timers as it is with other smart plugs, but if you mainly plan to use voice command with your Echo or are familiar with the Alexa app, you’ll be fine.

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock. 

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The fifth generation of the Echo Dot is the best-sounding Dot yet, with better bass than previous models. The digital clock, small size, and ability to wake you up with your favorite playlist make it a perfect addition to any bedside table, which is exactly why we recommend it as the best Echo speaker for bedrooms

The Blink Mini is a solid compact indoor security camera. It’s reliable and has good-quality video, two-way audio, accurate motion detection, activity zones, and integration with Alexa. The only downsides are that you need a $3 monthly subscription for cloud storage to record events and that it can’t distinguish between pets and people when it sees movement. But if you want a dependable, affordable security camera that will work with Alexa, this is a great choice and a better price than we’ve seen at past sale events.

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These rope lights from Govee are one of our favorite smart lighting options. They support full RGB colors, come with a variety of pre-loaded animated scenes, and can react to music. The durable plastic strips are also water resistant so you can even use them outdoors.

A water leak detector might not top your wish list of smart home gadgets, but if your pipes burst, you might wish it had. The Moen Smart Water Detector is our top pick in this category. It alerts you within seconds if it detects a leak, and can also track temperature and humidity for up to 24 hours.

On the simpler side, this Govee water leak detector is inexpensive enough you can get several for a little more than just one of our other picks. These are easy to install, can send push notifications to your phone if it detects a leak, and if that fails, its siren can reach an impossible-to-miss 100 decibels.

Streaming, Tech, and Gaming Deals

Amazon Fire TV 4K Stick. 

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If you want to use Alexa to control your TV, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is our favorite streaming device from Amazon. It has a few benefits over older models, and it’s also a great choice for if you want to check your Amazon-compatible security camera feeds while watching TV. We last saw the price this low for Cyber Monday last year.

If you want a great remote with Google Assistant built in, plus the ability to easily stream from your phone, get the Chromecast with Google TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It has a wide selection of apps and can search across all of your streaming platforms at once for a show or movie, so it’s fast and easy to find what you want to watch. 

While many of the best gaming headsets are expensive, you don’t have to break the bank. This headset is our pick for smaller budgets, and it is surprisingly robust. It feels every bit as sturdy as Steelseries’ more expensive offerings and sounds almost as good. It has been slightly lower than this, but not for a few months.

Amazon Luna

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Luna is Amazon’s game streaming service, which has a few different channels, most of which have their own subscription fee (though there is a rotating section of free games). If you subscribe to one of these, like the Luna+ or Ubisoft+ channels, or if you play the free games, you can pick up the Luna controller for nearly half off right now.

If you love British telly, then don’t sleep on this deal to get two months of Britbox for a mere $1. It has a range of older British shows and Britbox originals like Sherwood and The Cleaner, and a few films from broadcasters like BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5. 

Your kids need headphones just as much as you do, and these are our favorites for the little ones. They hit that perfect intersection of sturdy and inexpensive, so they’ll hopefully last a while, and won’t be too expensive to replace if your kid breaks them anyway. 

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You might not think too much about what USB drive you use, but fortunately we do. And we like this SanDisk Extreme Pro the most. It packs 128 gigabytes of storage in an inexpensive package, but it’s still durable with an aluminum case and a loop for easy attachment to a keyring.

A compact alternative to our top flash drive, the PNY Pro Elite V2 includes twice as much storage as the SanDisk drive, and reaches read speeds up up to 600MB/s and write speeds up to 250MB/s. It’s not quite as durable as the aluminum-cased SanDisk, but it’s still solid and reliable.

Wired controllers may not be the rage they once were, but they’re still a great way to save cash on console accessories. This one from GameSir is our top pick for controllers of the corded variety. It features customizable back paddles, a hair trigger mode, and swappable faceplates.

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This sleek iOttie will stay securely on your car vent while holding up MagSafe-enabled iPhones with the help of powerful magnets. It’s one of our favorite car mounts since it doesn’t move an inch, even on bumpy roads, and has a ball joint so you can angle it toward you. The only downside is the built-in USB-C cable.

This Yeti tumbler is pretty close to the Yeti travel mug we recommend, so it’s worth taking advantage of the sale. You’ll enjoy the matte exterior, the clear, sealed lid that lets you see how much is left in your cup (and the options to choose from Yeti’s other lids), and coffee that will stay nice and hot.

This rugged camera case from Moment is one of our favorites for protecting your gear at home or on the go. They have space to store lenses, microphone attachments, film (if you’re still into that), batteries, and whatever other gizmos your camera gear needs.

Amazon will automatically discount your order during checkout when you spend at least $50 on select items. There’s a massive selection in this sale, including lots of kitchen and home items. Need to restock on dish soap, granola bars, doggy bags, or vitamins? It’s worth checking out this deal.

One of the best ways to save money year round on Amazon is to sign up for Subscribe & Save, which gives you discounts on consumable items like coffee grounds, protein drinks, or cat food. Right now, you can save an extra 50% on the first order of a new subscription item.

Right now, Amazon is taking up to 20 percent off a wide selection of gift cards including Uber, Panera Bread, Fandango, and tons more. It’s basically free money if you were already planning to spend money at these places. There’s a limit of one brand per customer, and make sure to use the assigned coupon code while checking out.

Retailer Sales Pages

Every retailer has some kind of sale going on to compete with Amazon. Here are their sale pages if you want to browse the sales yourself.


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