Proof positive that bulk is the only way to buy batteries, Amazon sells this 48-pack of AA cells for around $12.50 -- about what you'd pay for a 12-pack at the drugstore. You can find similarly great deals on AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries, all of them with stellar user ratings.
Originally priced at $60, Amazon's BTV1 Bluetooth speaker -- one of several models in the company's speaker lineup -- now sells for $35. It comes in your choice of four colors with an eye-catching glossy finish and features an Aux input and a built-in microphone. Read our review of the AmazonBasics BTV1 Bluetooth speaker to learn more.
Quick: What's half the size -- and close to half the price -- of Amazon's BTV1 speaker? The BTV2, of course, an even more portable Bluetooth speaker that's currently selling for $19.99. Available in five colors (and definitely snazziest in red), the almost-pocketable BTV2 can run for up to 10 hours on a charge. Here's the full review of the very portable BTV2 speaker.
Just because Apple says, "No headphone jack for you!" doesn't mean all headphones have to be wireless. Indeed, some people prefer the superior fidelity of a wired set; others would rather skip the hassles of pairing in favor of plug-and-play listening. Amazon's $15 on-ear headphones deliver great sound and a comfy fit at an almost unbeatable price.
You can find plenty of knockoff Lightning cables online, but if they're not certified by Apple, there's a good chance they won't work. That's where AmazonBasics Lightning cables come in. The e-tailer's cables are officially certified, but they're less expensive than Apple's, and available in a variety of sizes (4 inches, 3 feet and 6 feet) and colors (white or black). Just note that plastic housing around the Lightning plug may be too large for some iPhone cases.
With room enough to accommodate laptops as large as 17 inches (though it's really best suited to 15.6-inch-and-smaller models), the AmazonBasics backpack offers solid bang for the buck. It has wide, padded shoulder straps, multiple zippered pockets (each with a zipper pull), a mesh side pocket for water bottles and all the usual organizational compartments. At $30, it's priced very competitively.
You can be a lot more productive with a tablet when you add a keyboard. Amazon's basic-black QWERTY keyboard -- available for either Android or iOS devices -- connects via Bluetooth and offers a comfy, full-size set of keys. However, at $22 it's a little pricier than some competing models from the likes of Anker, though at least Amazon supplies the two necessary AAA batteries.
Available in both AC- and USB-powered varieties (and priced at just $19.99 and $13.99, respectively), Amazon's basic-black, basic speakers are perfect for laptop use: small enough to sit unobtrusively on a desk, but much louder and better than the laptop's built-in speakers. (Bonus points: Plug these into a small TV for a sound upgrade there as well.)
Phones and tablets aren't meant to lie flat. They're meant to sit upright so you can read your books, watch your movies and do video chat hands-free. Once you start using the stupid-simple AmazonBasics Multi-Angle Portable Stand, which is $8.99 for the silver version and $9.99 for black, you'll be amazed at how invaluable it becomes. It can hold pretty much any phone, tablet or e-reader, and it folds up for easy transport.