20 best October Prime Day deals under $25 you'll actually want

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd gen
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Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is here and it brings some truly jaw-dropping deals across the board this side of Black Friday. Below, we've listed some great sales for under $25. This includes all manner of electronics, tech gear, gadgets, cooking equipment, home goods and more.

These deals will change as Prime Day unfolds over the next two days. To that end, be sure to save this page and return to see what new deals have cropped up. And be sure to check out the Prime Day TV deals as well as the Apple Prime Day deals that we're handpicking for you. 

Best Prime Day deals under $25

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen):  $39 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen): $39  $17 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Although this is an older model, the 3rd Gen Echo Dot is the ultimate affordable smart speaker for all things Alexa, allowing you to ask questions, control your smart home and enjoy music with a quick voice command. Currently on sale, this smart speaker just became that much more desirable. 

Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon Scented 22oz Large Jar: $27 (opens in new tab)

Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon Scented 22oz Large Jar: $27 $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Nothing says the holidays like scented candles, and right now, Yankee Candle's cinnamon-scented candle is 50% off for the Prime Early Access sale. It comes in a variety of sizes, from the large 22-ounce jar to a small tumbler. Other scents are also available for your olfactory delight. 

Fire TV Stick 4K: $49   (opens in new tab)

Fire TV Stick 4K: $49  $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the best streaming devices available, offering 4K Ultra HD streaming at 60fps with HDR support. The package also includes an Alexa Voice Remote. Right now it's just $24 in this Amazon Prime Day sale — which is as low as it's ever been.

Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset: $49 (opens in new tab)

Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset: $49 $19 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Bengoo G9000 gaming headset is compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4 and PS5 Controller. It features noise-canceling over-ear headphones with a mic. It also has LED lights, bass surround and soft memory earpads. For under $25, this one is a steal.

McAfee Total Protection: $89 (opens in new tab)

McAfee Total Protection: $89  $14.99 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
This amazing deal on McAfee's flagship antivirus software gets you one year of protection for up to three PCs, Macs or Android or iOS devices. You'll also get a password manager and file encryption. 

Roku Express HD: $29 (opens in new tab)

Roku Express HD: $29 $17 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Roku's entire line of streamers is top-notch, but the Roku Express HD stands out as one of the cheapest devices on the market. Yet, it still boasts thousands of streaming channels, a customizable interface and an easy-to-use remote.

Chamberlain myQ G0401 $29 (opens in new tab)

Chamberlain myQ G0401 $29  $16 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Chamberlain myQ G0401 Smart Garage Door Opener is our top pick among the best smart garage door openers, as it's easy to install and offers powerful smartphone controls, so you can open and close your garage from anywhere.

KOKODI 10-inch LCD Writing Tablet: $29 (opens in new tab)

KOKODI 10-inch LCD Writing Tablet: $29 $15 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save your walls and tables from pen and ink stains from your toddler. This colorful, rewritable tablet lets them scribble and draw to their hearts' content, and when they want to start anew, just press the button to erase everything. This Prime Day deal cuts the tablet's price in half.

Kasa Smart Plug four-pack: $29 (opens in new tab)

Kasa Smart Plug four-pack: $29 $23 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This quartet of smart plugs would make a great smart home starter pack, or help you expand your existing set-up with more remote-controlled power outlets.

Using either the Kasa app or your smart home hub of choice, you'll be able to turn the devices and appliances plugged into these four smart plugs at will, or set up automatic schedules so you have power where and when you need it.

Desk lamps: deals from $9 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Desk lamps: deals from $9 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is slashing the price of numerous desk lamps with deals starting as low as $9. The sale includes LED desk lamps, dimmable lamps and more.  

Watch Dogs Legion: $59 (opens in new tab)

Watch Dogs Legion: $59 $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Reclaim London from a controlling force looking to exploit the citizens of the historic city in Watch Dogs Legion. You can recruit any character you see wandering the streets and use their unique abilities in your quest to overthrow the sinister Albion.

ThermoPro TP19H Digital Meat Thermometer: $24 (opens in new tab)

ThermoPro TP19H Digital Meat Thermometer: $24 $13 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
A good instant-read thermometer is an essential kitchen tool for making sure your food is cooked perfectly, and ThermoPro makes some of the best thermometers on the market. Scoop up this deal before it's gone.

Echo Auto: $49 (opens in new tab)

Echo Auto: $49 $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get Alexa in your car with the first-gen Echo Auto. This device lets you stream a suite of audio content from Amazon Music to Audible audiobooks. Bear in mind that Amazon just released a second-generation model, but the original works well enough.

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INIU Portable Charger: $21 $17 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The INIU 10000mAh Portable Charger is our top pick for the best portable charger (opens in new tab) you can buy. It offers two USB-A ports, fast device charging and a sizable battery that can keep your smartphone powered all day long. It's a useful accessory to have in your pocket for those long days on campus when you're not within reach of a power outlet. 

Exploding Kittens: $20 (opens in new tab)

Exploding Kittens: $20  $13 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The popular, family-friendly card game will test your strategy skills as you play a kitty-powered version of Russian roulette. Draw an exploding kitten, you lose. There's also an explicit, adults-only version. (opens in new tab)

Far Cry 6: $59 (opens in new tab)

Far Cry 6: $59 $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The latest entry in Ubisoft's long-running Far Cry series just dropped to its lowest ever price at Amazon. Far Cry 6 takes you to the fictional island of Yara where you must work with a group of modern-day guerrillas to overthrow Anton Castillo, a ruthless dictator. Far Cry 6 is one of the biggest games on PS5 and offers dozens of hours of chaotic fun either solo or with a friend via online co-op. 

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: $59 (opens in new tab)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: $59  $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The much-requested sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is scheduled to launch this October, so now is the perfect time to get up to speed. Take control of Mario and his new Rabbid pals in surprisingly deep turn-based tactical combat. Plus, the game looks stunning on the Nintendo Switch.

Mancro Laptop Backpack: $39 (opens in new tab)

Mancro Laptop Backpack: $39 $21 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Mancro Laptop Backpack has over 10 compartments, one of which can house a 15-inch laptop. It also has a combination zipper lock, which ensures no one will open your laptop bag and steal its contents when you're not looking. Click the on-page coupon to drop its price to $21. 

Amazon Echo Glow: $29 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Echo Glow: $29 $16 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Amazon Echo Glow is a fun and simple smart light that can change colors with a simple tap, or with an Alexa command. It can also be dimmed and brightened, and connected to other smart home devices. A great little gadget for a kid's room, or as an accent light.

PS5 Controller Charging Station: $26 (opens in new tab)

PS5 Controller Charging Station: $26 $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Never run out of juice again while gaming! This dock can recharge two PS5 DualShock controllers at once, and takes less than two hours to fully recharge. A chip prevents it from overloading your controllers, and it comes with its own power plug, so you don't have to plug it into your PS5. A smart accessory for any PS5 owner.

Tony Polanco
Computing Writer

Tony is a computing writer at Tom’s Guide covering laptops, tablets, Windows, and iOS. During his off-hours, Tony enjoys reading comic books, playing video games, reading speculative fiction novels, and spending too much time on Twitter. His non-nerdy pursuits involve attending Hard Rock/Heavy Metal concerts and going to NYC bars with friends and colleagues. His work has appeared in publications such as Laptop Mag, PC Mag, and various independent gaming sites.