OK, now we're going a bit beyond the original $25 price limit. But everything starting here costs no more than $5 extra. So if you stretch that budget a bit, you can get some seriously cool gadgets.
First up is the new Roku Express HD. If you can't quite afford its $50 step-up siblings, Roku's basic model is still a nice way to turn any HDTV into a top-notch video streamer. It's got access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Go and every other big online video service. It also offers the Roku Channel, a totally free (albeit ad-supported) service with plenty of mainstream Hollywood hits.