Walmart is a fantastic place to find great, low prices on all sorts of things, from snacks and groceries to clothing and toys to TVs and bicycles. Like other big box stores, Walmart carries pretty much everything you could need, including some cult favorites, and if you’re on a budget you can still find incredible items and bargain prices. This should come as no surprise, but low prices don’t always mean you’re getting a good deal. In fact, a lot of the time, those cheap chargers, wireless mice, and other tech accessories are as low in quality as they are in cost.
To help you avoid buying a dud, we took a look at all the tech products we tested and loved to find 10 amazing options that cost $25 or less. Everything in this list has been tested by our staff, both in our labs and at home, so we can help you get a real sense of what you can expect if you purchase any of these items.
1. An impressive wireless mouse and keyboard set
Whether you’ve got a janky L key or you hate using a touch pad, a wireless mouse and keyboard can make a huge difference. They can be pretty pricey, but Walmart carries the best affordable wireless keyboard and mouse set we’ve ever tested. Our reviewer found the keyboard to be comparable to more expensive options, but warns that the mouse is on the small side (which might be great if you’ve got smaller hands).
2. Fun and safe headphones for kids
Your kids are going to wear headphones, probably daily, and you should be sure they’re using ones that will protect their developing ears. We tested a bunch of popular options in our labs and found a few options that won’t reach dangerous-for-young-ears volume levels, and one pair is super affordable too. Sakar makes the best affordable headphones for kids we’ve ever tested, and they feature all sorts of popular characters from Hello Kitty to Batman. The best part is the price ranges from $10-$20 for most designs*.
3. A wireless charger you’ll love
OK, I know this is actually $0.24 over the $25 mark, but hear me out. Wireless charging is amazing, and this is the best wireless charging pad we’ve ever tried. It originally cost $40, which is a little expensive for something you don’t really need. But this is a much more justifiable price, and wireless charging is really quite convenient and fast. If your phone is compatible (it works with Android and Apple phones, as long as they have Qi charging), why not try this fun, new feature?
4. A car mount that fits almost any phone
You already know it’s not safe to text and drive, but you still use your phone for directions. Who doesn’t? Instead of stashing it in the center console and glancing down to check the map, keep your phone at eye level with the newest version of the best phone car mount we’ve ever used. It has a super-strong suction cup that feels sturdy on the dash or the windshield, and the adjustable grip means you can use it with practically any device (up to 2.9 inches wide).
5. A fun way to make your house smell delightful
Aromatherapy diffusers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of tech accessories, but they can fill your home with delicious and soothing scents at the touch of a button, so we’re counting them among this category. Whether or not you think a certain smell can improve your mood, you can get one of the best essential oil diffusers at Walmart. We love that it’s affordable, obviously, but also that it doesn’t distract you with extra features. It’s got a light that some shoppers have said has to be on to run the diffuser, but we had no issue using it with out without the light.
6. More durable Lightning and USB-C charging cables
Anker makes some seriously impressive tech accessories, and their charging cables are among the best. The Powerline+ cables are especially great for two reasons—the cables themselves have a braided nylon cover so they won’t split open and fray, and the “+” means they can fast-charge your devices as long as they’re plugged into something that can handle a higher energy output too. The Lightning cables performed well in our tests of the best Lightning cables, and while we haven’t officially tested the USB-C cable, we’re confident the quality will be on par with Anker’s strong reputation.
- Get the Anker Powerline+ USB-C to USB-A 6-foot Charging Cable for $9.55
- Get the Anker Powerline+ Lightning to USB 6-foot Charging Cable for $17.99
7. A convenient and fast SD card
Whether you’ve got a device with removable storage or you need to transfer a lot of photos or videos, this is the best SD card we’ve ever tested, and we love that it’s a substantial amount of storage for less than $20. It also has super fast upload speeds, and you can completely fill it in just 23 minutes.
8. An outlet that makes any device smarter
TP-Link doesn’t just make smart bulbs—they have a whole suite of smart home devices, including smart plugs. When we tested all the best smart plugs, TP-Link impressed us so much that, even though we didn’t give it the Best Overall or Best Value awards, we did name it an Editors’ Choice. Why? It’s one of the smallest options, so it doesn’t block other plugs. It’s also super easy to set up and use. Just plug any device into it and you can turn it on and off from your phone.
9. A reliable car USB charger for a price you’ll love
Whether you have your own car or you get the occasional Zipcar, having a car USB charger is never a bad idea. And you can get a great charger for just $10 from Anker. It’s so great, in fact, that we named it the best affordable car USB charger after testing all the top options (see? I told you they made awesome stuff!). Not only does it have two USB ports, but it can actually charge two iPads at the same time.
10. A light you can control with your phone
You know how much it sucks to have to get back out of bed when you’re all settled and comfy just to turn off the light? It might be time to try smart lights. TP-Link makes the best affordable smart bulb we’ve tested, and we love that you can control it from an app on your phone. If you have a Google Home device, you can even ask Google to turn your lights off or dim them. Either way, it’s hands-free control of your lights, with no central hub required. You can also set it on a schedule, or create scenes if you get more than one. Considering the other leading smart bulbs cost more than twice as much, TP-Link’s certainly an appealing option.