Best Deals Under $100

Great deals on great products that won't break the bank

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Finding a great deal is always a thrill, but it can be difficult to know whether, say, that $70 set of headphones is a steal or a clunker that doesn’t deserve space in your home.

To help budget-conscious shoppers—who shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality for a low price—we went through low-cost options that scored well in CR’s tests for the most promising deals on items including kitchen tools and cookware, streaming devices, headphones, and more. Below, you’ll find items on sale for under $100 (we’re also tracking all the best deals under $50).

Right now, with kids and college students returning to school, we’re seeing some great back-to-school discounts, especially on tech and dorm essentials, And some of the items in this list are still on sale for the same low prices we saw during Prime Day. Plus, with Labor Day in a few weeks, we expect to see more deals becoming available throughout the month.

These are just a few of the best deals we’re seeing right now, but we’re always checking everything regardless of price to bring you the latest. So check out more great discounts on electronics and home and kitchen products, as well as our CR Deals hub.

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Fitness
Bluetooth and Smart Speakers
Small Appliances
Smart Home
Home Goods
Kitchen Tools and Appliances
Tech Devices
More Deals

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Fitness

The Fitbit Inspire 2 fitness tracker has been on sale since mid-April, but the price continues to fall. It’s now only $7 more than the lowest we’ve seen all year. It gets top marks from our testers for step-count and heart-rate accuracy, and it earns a spot among the best fitness trackers for its ease of use, pairing, and readability in low light. The Inspire 2 also has a very generous claimed battery life of 10 days (we don’t test that characteristic) and built-in GPS, a feature not found on many other fitness trackers.

Why it’s a good deal: It’s now only $7 more than the lowest we’ve seen all year.

The lightweight and stylish Fitbit Luxe looks more like jewelry than a straight-up fitness tracker, and it performs well on basic functions. The device earns high ratings for both ease of use and step counting, and it includes the stress-tracking features found on the more expensive Sense smartwatch. It isn’t quite as good as other models when it comes to heart-rate tracking, though. And the tiny screen can be tough to read, especially for people who have trouble seeing up close.

Why it’s a good deal: This is a great discount for a slim, discreet fitness tracker.

Gaiam Performance Yoga Mat

Consumer Reports tested 19 different yogas mats to find out how each one holds up to regular use. Gaiam’s mat aces the drying and grip tests CR put it through but offers somewhat less cushioning. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; a firmer mat can provide more stability for standing poses and can be easier on the wrists. The sale price is currently only available for the black mat.

Learn more about the Gaiam Performance Yoga Mat.

Renpho R3 Massage Gun

The Renpho R3 Massage Gun might be the best all-around device for most average users because it’s small and lightweight, and relatively quiet compared with other devices. Plus, with these sales it’s one of the most affordable options CR has tested. However, due to its smaller size, it may not be the ideal choice for people who want the most intense massage or the best way to massage areas on the back. 

The pistol grip could add some postural stress, compared with some of the other devices, though its light weight and small form factor could help alleviate stress for some. As an added bonus, this can be charged with a standard USB-C charging cable. Make sure to check the coupon box at Amazon for the full savings.

Learn more about the Renpho R3 Massage Gun.

Small Appliances

A CR Best Buy, the GoWise GW22731 air fryer has a measured capacity of 4.9 quarts. Its touch buttons and programmed settings are among the easiest to see and use. And this is one of the quietest air fryers we’ve tested. But the exterior’s crevices and the basket’s nooks and crannies take some effort to clean.

Why it’s a good deal: This model is already a good price, but a discount on top of that makes it even more appealing.

With variable speeds, dial controls, and a reversible shredding and slicing disc, the NutriChef NCFP8 food processor is not one to miss. Although the model doesn’t fare as well when it comes to grating, it still manages to score highly in overall performance in Consumer Reports’ tests. Included in the set, you’ll find a dough blade plus whipping and juicing attachments. 

Why it’s a good deal: It is one of the best options under $100, especially at this discount.

Smart Home

The Bosma Aegis Smart Lock SL0001 receives high scores across the board in our tests, including high marks for its ease of remote access. This retrofit smart lock also comes with plenty of features, such as auto-locking, auto-unlocking, voice and app control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, electronic keys, an access log, a door open/close sensor, and a tamper alarm to warn you of a possible break-in. Use the on-page coupon code to take $30 off the Aegis, making it one of the best smart lock deals we’ve seen.

Why it’s a good deal: This isn’t the best price we’ve seen but it’s still a good price for a great device.

The Arlo Essential wireless security camera is a fantastic product, especially if you’re trying to keep costs down. It receives strong ratings in our tests for video quality and data security, and it performs quite well in our response-time test, but its data privacy could be better. This model gives you a built-in spotlight that allows for color night vision, a rechargeable battery, a siren, and voice control (via Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit/Siri, and Google Assistant), and it connects directly to WiFi (unlike Arlo’s other models, which use base stations).

Why it’s a good deal: This discount makes the camera, which is already reasonably priced, even better for your wallet.

Home Goods

The Hoover PowerDash Pet Carpet Cleaner is lightweight, inexpensive, and a good choice for those who have small carpets or area rugs. When empty it weighs only 12 pounds, and it’s 17 pounds when full with a gallon of water, making it easy to move around the house as you clean. This model doesn’t come with a hose, so you might not be able to clean tight areas such as stairs as easily, and it lacks an extra carrying handle. But it also includes a free storage mat. Overall, this Hoover earns above-average ratings across the board in critical performance tests, with one exception: noise. But all the machines in this category are quite loud.

Why it’s a good deal: It’s been on sale for a few weeks, but just dropped another $10.

Kitchen Tools and Appliances

If you’re a fan of pour-over coffee, consider this Hamilton Beach model. It can brew pour-over on its own automatically, or you can do the pouring yourself if you’re feeling particular about your brew. Best of all, it performs well across the board in our drip coffee maker tests. Its features include brew-strength control, programming, auto-shutoff, and a water filter.

Why it’s a good deal: It’s not the best discount we’ve seen for this model, which cost $65 during Prime Day, but $20 off is still solid savings.

If you grate cheese for pizza, shred potatoes for hash browns, or dice veggies for salads, you’ll like the 450-watt Hamilton Beach 70730 Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper. It has two speeds and a 10-cup capacity, and it’s dishwasher-safe. It also comes with reversible blades, a bowl scraper, cord storage, and a 1-year motor warranty. Our tests find that it can be a little noisy, however.

Why it’s a good deal: This model typically costs $65, but Walmart has a decent discount.

With its copper-hued coating, the 10-piece Red Copper Ceramic Infused cookware set is colorful inside and out. It aced our tests for quickly bringing water to a near-boil and for slowly simmering tomato sauce. It earns a high mark for heating evenness in our pancake test, but eggs had to be nudged out of the pan in the food-release test. So if fried eggs are part of your breakfast rotation, consider other sets. That said, the nonstick coating held up well in our durability tests. The set includes a steamer insert.

Why it’s a good deal: This set can compete with those that cost more than twice as much, and the extra $20 discount just sweetens the deal.

Tech Devices

The Sony SRS-XB23 is proof that less can be more. While older Sony speakers came with superfluous features like lights and sound effects, the more straightforward XB23 still performs its primary function admirably—and at a great price. It’s a midsized speaker that checks a lot of boxes. It’s relatively inexpensive, and Sony claims that it’s water-resistant.

And it sounds good. According to our testers, the low bass of the SRS-XB23 is a bit lacking and the midrange lacks some of the clarity of the very best portables. But on balance, the speaker delivers satisfying sound.

Why it’s a good deal: The sale price has been fluctuating between $88 and $98, so get it now while the price is on the low end.

The Netgear Orbi AC1200 has been on sale for a while, and the price has fallen steadily from around $150 in the past few weeks. This three-unit mesh router system performs well in our tests overall. But it doesn’t rate quite as high for speed at midrange and far distances, and it isn’t compatible with the WiFi 6 standard, which might not be ideal for early adopters who want the fastest connections to the latest smartphone and other gadgets. (Don’t worry about compatibility, though; all new devices work with the earlier WiFi standard.) Given the relatively low price, however, there’s a lot to like here, including an easy app-based setup, a built-in Ethernet port, and automatic firmware updates, which protect you from hackers, malware, and other security vulnerabilities.

Why it’s a good deal: This router has been on sale for a while, and the price has fallen steadily from around $150. This is the first time we’ve seen it dip below $100 in weeks.

Brother P-Touch Cube

We found the Brother P-Touch Cube to be the best charger-free label maker in our evaluations. It’s been on sale for a few weeks. but just fell from $60 to half off.

The device runs on six AAA batteries and a quick push of the cutting button makes a clean, precise cut each time. We also found that its high-quality labels should stay well-adhered to your spice jars. The corresponding Brother app itself is well-organized and intuitive and saves templates you might want to use again.

Learn more about the Brother P-Touch Cube.

More Deals

The Hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush does a very good job at teeth cleaning, and it comes with a timer to help ensure you brush for the full recommended 2 minutes. Its battery life and ease of use are outmatched by some other electric toothbrushes, but it will get the job done.

Why it’s a good deal: This is a great, affordable way to upgrade to an electric toothbrush.

Admirable test scores for durability and usability make the expandable Amazon Basics 21-Inch Hardside Spinner a worthwhile pick. This model lacks a lock but does have three internal pockets to help organize smaller items. You get no warranty, however. We tested the black version, but several colors are on sale, at varying prices and discounts.

Why it’s a good deal: This suitcase is still available for its Prime Day price.