It’s no secret
Amazon is a hub in a league of its own when it comes to finding everything tech, tools, household items and, well, just about anything you could ever need. The downside? It can take a lot effort to weed through an overwhelming amount of search results (like the 8,000 listings under “Men’s wallets”) for just the right item. And as much as the review sections help inform purchases, it’s not always possible to read multiple sections just to make sure your new pocket knife will actually work.
That’s where we come in. At popular mechanics, our editors and testers are always looking for durable, effective, well-made items to recommend to readers as gifts or everyday items. We spend time and energy testing things like steering wheel caps and sledgehammers so you don’t have to. Why waste time trying ten dishwashing brushes when you can buy one you know you can trust?
So we’re putting all that testing experience to good use by compiling some editor-backed picks that happen to be under $25 on Amazon right now. From must-have car emergency kits to push-on lights that will seriously upgrade your kitchen, these finds are worth much more than their small price tag. Paired with two-day Prime shipping, you’ll be able to make tangible life improvements without spending a lot of time, energy, or money.
Shop our favorite affordable Amazon gadgets, tools and items below: