Amazon’s big spring sale continues. While the deals aren’t as extensive as what we typically see during Black Friday or Prime Day, there are still more than a few discounts worth calling out. And if you’re specifically looking to upgrade without spending too much, several of the best deals in the sale are on budget tech that we’ve recommended in our various buying guides. To help you cut through the noise, we’ve selected the best Amazon spring sale deals under $50 below. Highlights include ours favorite affordable headphonesa handful of good Bluetooth trackers and Amazon’s own Fire TV Stick streaming players and Echo smart speakers. As a refresher, Amazon says the sale will run until March 25.

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The Anker Soundcore Space A40 is a top pick in our guide to the best budget wireless headphones, and right now it’s on sale for $49 on Amazon through Anker direct. This is an all-time low and $10 less than their typical selling price over the past few months. The deal applies to the black version; if you want a different finish, blue and white patterns also sell for a dollar more.

The Space A40 delivers the kind of feature set we’ve come to expect from headphones that cost twice as much: strong active noise cancellation (ANC), multi-device pairing, wireless charging, transparency mode, custom EQ tools, and a solid eight hours of battery life per charge . They’re not the most detailed-sounding headphones you’ll ever hear, but they have a warm profile that plays well with most music out of the box. The main trade-offs are that they lack automatic wear detection, so they won’t automatically pause your music when you remove an earpiece, and that the built-in microphone isn’t particularly clear for phone calls.

$49 at Amazon


Amazon’s Big Spring Sale brought the latest Echo Dot to $35, which is $12 more than the lowest price we’ve tracked, but still $15 off the smart speaker’s usual price. It also matches the best price we’ve seen for the device in 2024. The Echo Dot is the “under $50” pick in our guide to the best smart speakers. It can still perform almost all of the expected Alexa functions and sounds decently balanced for something so compact. It can also serve as an expansion node for an Eero mesh Wi-Fi system if you own one. As long as you’re comfortable with having a voice-activated speaker in your home in the first place, this is a good way to see if you’ll find an Alexa device useful.

If you can pay a little more, in full Amazon Echo also sells for $65. Again, it’s not an all-time low, but it’s $35 off Amazon’s list price. This model offers the same functionality as the Echo Dot, but sounds louder and fuller throughout, so it’s better for streaming music.

$35 at Amazon


The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is back on sale for $40, which is a deal we’ve seen for a good stretch of the past few months, but still matches the lowest price the 4K streamer has ever seen. That’s also $20 off Amazon’s list price.

The 4K Max is the fastest streaming stick in Amazon’s range and supports Wi-Fi 6E for those with a compatible router. All major streaming services and HDR formats also work, as does Dolby Atmos audio. The main problem, as usual, is the software: Amazon’s Fire OS is quite aggressive in promoting the company’s own content in the user interface and doesn’t bother to show ads. For most, Roku Streaming Stick 4K or Google Chromecast you’ll feel a little cleaner to navigate. Still, that might not be a big deal if you regularly use Amazon services like Alexa and Prime Video anyway, and the Max’s hardware is good value if you just want something cheap and fast to stream apps to a 4K TV.

Other Fire TV devices are also on sale. Standard Fire TV Stick 4K, for example, drops to $30. That’s not an all-time low, but it’s $5 less than the device’s typical selling price in 2024. This model has a slightly slower processor than the Max; reaches Wi-Fi 6 instead of 6E; and it lacks the Amazon one Environmental experience mode that displays artwork and relevant information when the TV is idle. But its core experience isn’t that different, so it’s a good buy if you really want to save $10.

The Fire TV Stick Litemeanwhile, it’s available for $20. That’s $5 more than the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but $10 below MSRP. This one is slower than any of the 4K models above and can only stream up to 1080p. The remote also has no built-in controls for the TV. But if you just want an ultra-cheap stick for an older TV, it might be enough.

$40 at Amazon

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If you want a Bluetooth tracker and use a Samsung Galaxy phone, we recommend the Samsung one Galaxy SmartTag 2 in our buying guide. Amazon’s spring sale has them down to $21 apiece, which is $2 off the tracker’s all-time low but $9 below list price. This tracker is easy to set up with a Galaxy device, and its waterproof keychain design is easy to attach to a keychain, luggage, or pet collar. It also has a replaceable battery. Not as accurate as Apple’s AirTag because Samsung’s SmartThings Find network isn’t as large as Apple’s Find My setting, but we still found it to work reliably in testing. However, this is a Samsung-only affair, so you should only buy it if you’re a die-hard Galaxy fan.

$21 at Amazon

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A pack of two Bluetooth tracker tiles which includes the Tile Mate and Tile Slim also sells for $42. We saw the bundle drop a few bucks around the holidays last year, but this deal still takes about $7 off its regular street price and matches its biggest drop yet in 2024.

We think Tile trackers are worthy alternatives to Apple’s AirTags for non-Galaxy Android users. Again they are not like as accurate as Apple’s pucks, but their crowd detection network is still quite large and offer most of the same features. They also come in a wider range of designs: the Mate has a built-in hole for a key ring, and the Slim can easily fit in a wallet. We highlight the latter in our buying guide. Tile says each device should last up to three years, though their batteries aren’t replaceable. They also lock separation warnings — which let you know when you’ve traveled too far from a tracked item — behind subscription fee.

If you own an iPhone and want something to help you keep track of sensitive items, single AirTags currently going for $24. We’ve seen this price for about two months, though, so it’s not a big deal.

$42 at Amazon

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The last one Amazon Echo Buds are back up to $35 for the Big Spring Sale. This matches their all-time low and is $15 below their usual rate. This is another pair we recommend in our budget headphone buying guide, specifically for those who prefer an open design that lets outside noise in instead of completely isolating the ear canal. This form factor means they can’t produce very deep bass, but they’re comfortable and can still sound better than most cheap non-sealed headphones with a bit of EQ tweaking. They support automatic wear detection, multi-device pairing, and hands-free access to Alexa. However, their five-hour battery life isn’t great, they don’t support wireless charging, and they have a weak IPX2 water resistance rating, so you won’t want to use them in the gym. We gave the Echo Buds a score of 77 in our review.

$35 at Amazon


A few Anker charging accessories are discounted for Amazon’s Spring Sale, including recently released ones MagGo Power Bank 6.6K for $48. That’s $22 off Anker’s list price and a new low. This is a newer iteration of the magnetic power banks we’ve recommended before. It supports the Qi2 standard, so it can deliver 15W wireless charging to compatible phones like the iPhone 15. Many older wireless power banks along these lines can only provide slower charging than 7.5W. This model has a capacity of 6,600 mAh, so it should come close to fully charging most phones, and it supports pass-through charging, so it can recharge a phone while charging from its USB-C port. Its foldable design allows it to double as a charging stand, though it’s quite bulky for something you’d want to fit in a pocket.

If you’re willing to trade the charging speed for something slimmer, the option of Anker 622 Magnetic Battery with a PopSockets grip also sells for the low price of $40. This one charges slower and has a smaller capacity, but it can still provide a little more power when your phone is about to die, and the built-in grip makes it a little easier to hold.

$48 at Amazon

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