You don’t need to drop a boatload of money to get a good Cyber Monday deal. These picks won’t empty your wallet.

This recently-updated spherical speaker has Alexa built in. Our tester loves it so far, and says it has better sound than previous versions. You can bundle it with a Sengled Smart Bulb for the same price.
Target, Walmart
If you, like us, prefer Google Assistant to Amazon’s Alexa, this is a good deal on Google’s smallest smart speaker. Check out our review for more.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug
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B&H Photo Video ($20, Backordered), Target ($30), Best Buy
The TP-Link Kasa plug is our runner-up pick in our Best Smart Plugs guide. Just make sure to buy the HS105 model. The app is easy to use, and our staff who own these haven’t run into any problems. You can also group plugs together so you can control several items at once. They work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
This is more than $50, but it’s a good deal on a tablet that’s already affordablethe HD 8 is our pick for a value tablet. The HD 8 has most of the benefits of the HD 10, including hands-free Alexa, stereo sound, USB-C, and nearly 12 hours of battery life.
Amazon (Click the Coupon Button)
This bulb usually retails for around $35, so the $18 sale price plus 20 percent more off when you click the coupon button is a solid deal. It wasn’t our favorite light bulb, but it worked perfectly fine and does what a smart bulb should do.
We love an Instant Pot, and they’re usually on sale during any big deals holiday. This one is half off, and it can do everything you might want, like pressure and slow cook, make rice, and even sous vide. The Duo Nova is on sale for $100 from Macy’s, but it doesn’t have sous vide capabilities, if that’s important to you.
Catit (Plastic Flower), Catit (Stainless Steel)
We have a guide to cat accessories in the works andspoiler alertwe love both Catit Water Fountains we tested. If your cat seems disinterested in their water bowl (and attracted to the faucet), they may prefer a fountain. The all-plastic version has a cute detachable flower that can be set up for three water-flow settings. The stainless-steel-topped one has only one flow setting, but it still works well, and the top is dishwasher-safe. We recommend cleaning both options often, since plastic can get dingy. You’ll also need to regularly replace the filters (which are also 25 percent off right now, including the rest of Catit’s products).
Misfits Market (Enter BLACKFRIDAY50 at Checkout)