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TOP TECH DEALS

If you spend $25 on products shipped and sold by Amazon.com today, you can add a bag of their Sweet ‘n’ Cheesy popcorn for free. I’ve got nothing else to add, it’s free popcorn, people.


20% off $25+ orders with promo code PCOLUMBUS2017

eBay’s running another of its wide-ranging sales today, taking 20% off orders of $25+ (maximum $50 discount) from nearly $75 major sellers. You can head over here to see all of the eligible sellers and items, but some highlights include Klymit, Worx, eBags, and Hoover, not to mention a bunch of electronics sellers. Just be sure to use code PCOLUMBUS2017 at checkout to get the deal.


MassDrop has had some truly insane discounts on high-end TVs lately, but today, they’re taking $300 off a more mid-range 55" model from Samsung.

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Unlike the last deal, the UN55MU8000 doesn’t have Quantum Dots, but reviews around the web still say it has terrific black levels and solid HDR performance. It’s currently listed for about $1200 on Amazon, and was available for a brief period for about $1100, but MassDrop has it for just $900 today, easily the best price we’ve seen.


Belkin and Apple finally started shipping a dongle that lets you use wired headphones and charge your iPhone 7, 8, or X at the same time. The problem, it’s $35, and it’s entirely too large for the role it serves. Luckily, Amazon recently started making their own; it’s $5 cheaper right now, and much, much sleeker.


There are probably thousands of Apple Watch charging stands out there, but basically every one I’ve seen shares the same problem: They slide all over your nightstand when you try to pull the watch off its magnetic charger, let alone if you bump it with your hand while you’re sleeping.

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Aukey solved that problem in the most stupidly simple way: A suction cup. It’s a little thing, but you’ll appreciate it every night, and what’s $7 to someone who spent hundreds of dollars on an Apple Watch?

Note: This doesn’t include any actual charging hardware: Like most Apple Watch charging stands, it’s basically just housing for the included charger.


Aukey 8-Outlet Power Strip With USB, $29 with code AUKEYPS3

Half the stuff you plug in these days probably plugs into a USB port, so it makes sense for your power strips to include some, in addition to AC outlets. This $29 power strip from Aukey includes six of the former (including one Quick Charge 3.0 port) and eight of the latter, so you can charge everything.


Whether you’re storing videos, photos, music, or even console games, $60 is a great price for a 2TB portable hard drive.


15% off PicasoLabs Leather Sleeves with promo code KINJA150

Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched leather sleeves, now on sale for the first time ever.

Jesus Diaz raved about these and interviewed the creator on Gizmodo a few years ago, and now you can pick your own from Amazon for 15% off with promo code KINJA150, plus $8 if you want it engraved.

There are several options available, and prices will vary depending on the size of your laptop. They’re all designed specifically for various MacBook models, but compare measurements, and you could probably find one to fit your Windows Ultrabook as well. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save 15% at checkout with that promo code. Needless to say, these also make a great gift.


Corsair’s K-series mechanical keyboards are some of your favorites for gaming, and for general use as well, and the popular K70 is down to $90 today with brown switches, or $88 with linear reds, both the lowest prices of the year.

Update: The Brown model is sold out.

The Corsair K70's aluminum chassis lends the keyboard a premium feel, and its key-by-key customizable backlighting is just plain cool. If you don’t already know what kind of key switches you like, Lifehacker has a great explainer to help you understand the difference. This is the keyboard I use every day, and I absolutely love it.


If you have a small PC case and/or a small budget, but still want to play new PC games at reasonably good settings, the NVIDIA GTX 1060 is the graphics card for you. Get ZOTAC’s 3GB version for $195 on Amazon, within about $10 of an all-time low.


Klipsch’s ProMedia 2.1 speaker system is the only three-time winner in Kinja Co-Op history, and MassDrop has it for $120 right now, or $30 less than Amazon. If you’re still using, say, your laptop’s built-in speakers, I can’t express how huge this upgrade will be.


These Mackie CR3 reference monitors almost always sell for $100 on Amazon, and even at that price are frequently the top-sellers in the “Studio Audio Monitors” category. But if you buy them from Adorama today with promo code OCTOBER17, you’ll get them for $69. Nice.


$10 bonus with $100 Amazon Gift Card reload. First time reloaders only.

Here’s a no-brainer deal to help you get ready for holiday shopping. Just reload your Amazon gift card balance for the first time by $100 or more, and get a bonus $10 added to your account. You can’t argue with free money.

For all the fine print, click here.


Anker’s PowerPort Speed 1 is basically Anker’s take on Apple’s 29W USB-C charger that comes bundled with the 12" MacBook. They’re both small bricks with a single USB-C port, power throughput is almost identical (the Anker ekes out one extra watt), and they’ll both charge that 12" MacBook at full speed, or your Nintendo Switch when it’s in portable mode. And if you own an iPhone 8 or are planning to buy an iPhone X, it’ll also give those the fastest possible charging speeds, if you pony up for a USB-C to Lightning cable).

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You probably see where I’m going with this, but there is one big difference: Price! The Apple charger will set you back $49, while the Anker is on sale for just $22, down from it usual $26.


RAVPower FileHub Plus, $32 with code KINJAFIL

If you travel with any regularity, this versatile little gadget may just be your new best friend. They call it the RAVPower FileHub Plus, but that name doesn’t do it justice, because it’s really three gadgets in one:

  • Travel Router: Turn any ethernet jack you find into a Wi-Fi hotspot, which can still come in handy at certain hotels and conventions.
  • 6,000mAh USB Battery Pack: Keep your phone and tablet charged during a long day away from any power outlets.
  • File Hub: Transfer files and wirelessly stream content from an SD card, hard drive, or flash drive to all of your devices. Imagine loading a cheap SD card up with movies for a long trip, instead of, say, buying a more expensive iPad with extra local storage.

Anker’s PowerLine and PowerLine+ cables were already our readers’ favorite charging cables, but the new PowerLine II line is even stronger, comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty, and is a few bucks off on Amazon today.

We wrote more about the cables over on Gear, but the long and short of it is that between the extreme durability and the lifetime warranty, it’s quite possible that this will be the last Lightning cables you ever have to buy. The 6' model is the one on sale this week in black.


1 Year NordVPN, $48 with code VIP70 | 2 Year Plan, $72 with code 2YSpecial2017

VPNs are in the news these days, and with good reason. So if you’re curious to sign up and start protecting your browsing history and personal data (or, you know, getting around websites’geoblocks), NordVPN charges less per month than a typical trip to Starbucks.

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NordVPN has long been one of the most popular and reliable VPN providers out there, and if you sign up for a one-year membership, promo code VIP70 will drop your annual price from $69 to $48. If you’re sure you want to commit, use this link instead to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!

TOP HOME DEALS

One of the biggest Amazon trends of 2017 has been the influx of affordable massage gear, almost as if the populace as a whole is stressed out about something. Hmm.

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Today only in Amazon’s Gold Box, five different massaging products are on sale for great low prices. If you buy all five and use them at the same time, I’m pretty sure you’ll transcend this Earthly plane and achieve real peace.


Vansky Holiday Light, $37 with code 2A4TNTC3

The holidays are coming up, and you want to show the neighborhood that you’re not a fun-hating Scrooge. The problem: You’re very busy and/or lazy, and putting up actual decorations is just too much work.

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Enter projector lights. These really took hold in the form of red and green laser lights around Christmas over the past few years, but now, they work for all the major holidays, and some minor ones too. Just attach one of the 15 removable face plates in front of the projector, and you’ll cover the front of your house with witches, snow flakes, sleds, falling leaves, or even clowns if you’re a sadist. Just use code 2A4TNTC3 to save 25% on this model.


ECOVACS N78 Robotic Vacuum, $135 with code FVIHGUYX

Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient!

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While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11, this ECOVACS vacuum has solid reviews, and are insanely affordable today at $135 with promo code FVIHGUYX. That’s a match for a Gold Box deal from July, and one of the best prices we’ve seen on any robotic vacuum.


Most of us know letting wine breath will make it taste better. This $8 aerator will speed up the process by mixing in air as your pour.

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I have one of these at home and it honestly makes a noticeable difference, normally taking out the initial harsh acidic taste of some wines.


Everyone ought to own a good old fashioned Swiss Army Knife, and the Huntsman II model is down to one of its best prices of the year right now. This would also make a great stocking stuffer, if you’re the type to plan ahead for such things.


BioLite, maker of our favorite camping stoves and lighting, is back with a FirePit we’ve been psyched about since we saw it in action back in December. Their Kickstarter launched today and is already... on fire.

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Update: BioLite is running low on $199 preorder bonuses with the free solar cover (only about 500 left as of October 6), so get yours while you can.

The BioLite FirePit is easy to transport, minimizes smoke, is see-through for maximum fire viewing, uses wood or charcoal, and doubles as a hibachi grill. The secret here is an advanced circulation system that’s powered by a removable battery pack (which you can plug your phone into, natch), but unlike some of BioLite’s other products, the flames won’t recharge that battery themselves.

That said, Kickstarter preorders include a solar cover for free that will recharge the battery when the pit isn’t in use, but about a third of the units available at the $199 level are already gone, so don’t let this one smolder.


Pyrex Glass 16 Piece Storage Set, $29 after 15% off coupon

Some of your favorite food storage containers are 15% off today, putting them within a couple of bucks of their all-time low price. They’re glass so they’re less likely to stain or hold odors, but don’t take my word for it - here’s what you like about them:

Easy to clean, great size selection, very sturdy. - thethinwhiteduke

Far and away the best as they will never stain or crack and the lids are replaceable and inexpensive. Tons of different sizes and shapes. I’ve replaced almost all of my old plastic crap except for a few even smaller ones that go in the kids lunch boxes. - Dar

I have what I believe to be the oldest version of this product, purchased ~23 years ago at Costco. The sets (I bought 2) included two sizes of rectangular containers, small bowls, and two sizes of small round, all with blue lids. The have held up perfectly with only the replacement of two lids on the larger bowls. Glass is the perfect storage material but don’t microwave with the lids snapped on tight DAMHIKT. Excellent product and worth many times what I paid. - Bodger


Sous-Vide Circulator, $64 with code DTTLUEVT

At $64 (with promo code DTTLUEVT), this is one of the most affordable sous-vide circulator we’ve ever seen. And while it doesn’t come from a brand you’ve heard of like Anova or Chef Steps, its handful of reviews seem solid. At this price, I think it’s worth rolling the dice.

If you aren’t familiar with sous-vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here. Spoiler alert: it’s incredible easy, and the results are perfect every time.


Black & Decker Pivot Vacuum, $54 after $15 coupon

Your stick vacuum won’t do you any good on shelves, in small closets, or in your car, but a small hand vacuum can make up the difference. This 20V Pivot vacuum runs on a lithium battery, and as the name suggest, its head pivots to help you reach every nook and cranny, including the awkward spaces under your car seats.


Dohm-DS White Noise Machine, $45 after 10% off coupon

If excessive noise or utter silence makes it difficult for you to doze off, this white noise machine might be the key to a better night’s sleep.

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Marpac’s Dohm-DS boasts a 4.3 star average on over 11,000 reviews (!!!), and Amazon’s offering a 10% off coupon on the tan model today. Not the best deal we’ve ever seen, but it is the lowest price we’ve seen in a couple of months, and you can’t put a price on better sleep.

Note: 10% discount will be taken at checkout.


Buying headlight bulbs for your car before you need them will save you an inconvenient (and if it’s at night or raining, potentially illegal) trip to the auto parts store, and with this $5 Amazon coupon, you might as well stock up.

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Philips CrystalVision bulbs are the brightest bulbs offered and come in tons of different sizes to fit most vehicles. Just note that you won’t see the $5 discount until checkout, and don’t forget to do a little Googling to make sure you’re getting the right set.


It’s a little over 3 weeks until Halloween, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to pass out to the trick-or-treaters (or keep for yourself). Amazon is offering a whole pillow case-full of coupons on Halloween candy, so might as well stock up now. The discount won’t show up you check out, but all of these prices are about as low as they go.


If you think you’ll have guests coming in for the holidays, they won’t mind sleeping on this raised queen air mattress from Intex, complete with built-in pump. It doesn’t include a never-flat pump like some other deals we’ve seen, but for $40, it’s still a great value.


$10 off your first Prime Now order with code 10PRIMENOW

If you live in a city with Amazon Prime Now, but haven’t yet tried it, you can save $10 on your first order with promo code 10PRIMENOW.

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All you have to do is build a cart with at least $20 worth of eligible goods from Amazon, and enter that code at checkout to get the deal. I’ve literally built Prime Now orders in the past that consisted of nothing but ice cream and junk food, but they recently added a selection of healthier stuff from Whole Foods as well, so you should have no trouble taking advantage.

Just remember that this deal is only available in cities with Prime Now service, and only first time Prime Now customers are eligible.


Heat Resistant Cooking Gloves, $13 with code WGUYGS89

These $13 gloves let you grab a hot pan out of the oven, pull meat right off a grill, or even turn logs in an active campfire without getting burned, like some kind of superhero. We’ve seen silicone barbecue gloves for less than this in the past, but these are rated for much higher temperatures, and should be more flexible as well.


12-pack of Essential Oils, $13 with code KINJASA5

I was in the camp of people who felt like essential oils and aromatherapy diffusers were glorified Glade plug-ins. And they are to some extent, but the fact you can use natural essential oils to create the scent, rather than whatever Glade uses, is a real game changer. This 12-pack of essential oils is on sale today for just $13 with promo code KINJASA5.

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The peppermint and eucalyptus scents can help with migraines, the lavender can help calm you and make you sleepy, and the orange scents are useful for cleaning. So $13 isn’t bad when you consider all the different ways you can use it.

Grab a diffuser if don’t have one yet too.


Dr. Meter Kitchen Scale, $12 with code 99YBRXW4

Kitchen scales are a necessity, especially if you do any baking. This one has a nice modern look and easy-to-clean glass top. Today, you can buy it for just $12 (with code 99YBRXW4) and weigh in on your own.


Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, put its uber-popular copper string lights back on sale today for $10 today, the best price we’ve seen since April. This particular set doesn’t include a remote, but at this price, it’s a fine option for indoor or outdoor decorating.

TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS

Yes, it’s already happening again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything in clearance an extra 25% off. This lasts through Monday, so you have a nice, long weekend to pick up some discounts.


I never full appreciated quality running shoes until I had a pair. It was night-and-day for my knees and shins. If you want to invest in a good, casual running shoe, but don’t want to drop too much money, head over to Joe’s New Balance Outlet. Right now, you can grab these New Balance 420v3 Running Shoes for just $40, plus free shipping, when you use the code KINJA420.


Uniqlo U is Uniqlo’s take on minimalist style and it just launched last night, with pieces already sold out. If you’re eyeing something else in Uniqlo’s repertoire, head to their sale section, where they’ve taken $10 off a ton of their down styles, HEATTECH pieces, flannel shirts and more. Plus, there’s free shipping on every order, with no minimum.


Workout equipment is expensive, but evens out pretty quickly if you compare it to a monthly gym membership. And, if you’re anything like me, you like to workout but hate going to a gym. Well, you can add a 20lb dumbbell set to your workout routine for just $21 from AmazonBasics.


Up to 70% off select styles with code COLOCT70

Gone are the days where you started sweating just getting dressed in the morning (hopefully). It’s time to prepare for the temperature to drop. Columbia is giving you up to 70% off select styles when you use the code COLOCT70 at check out. Pick up layering pieces, t-shirts, and outerwear that’s perfect for the fluctuating temperatures, for a lot less than normal.


Dr. Meter Smart Scale, $34 with code KR7LP3Z9

If it’s measurable, Dr. Meter probably makes something to measure it. Our readers have bought thousands of laser distance measures, IR thermometers, luggage scales, soil moisture meters, and more from them over the years, and now, they finally have a smart bathroom scale.

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This operates just like a regular bathroom scale, except it connects to your phone over Bluetooth to store all of your measurements, so you can track how much weight you’re losing (or gaining, the holidays are coming up) over time. Get it for $34 with promo code KR7LP3Z9.


Dorco Pace 6 Plus Combo, $11 with code KINJAT4

Dorco’s the be-all, end-all of affordable shaving gear, but $11 for the Pace 6+ six-blade razor, six cartridges, and a tube of shaving cream is one of their best deals yet. Just use code KINJAT4 at checkout to get the deal, plus free shipping.


For me, the most common answer to “Where did you get that?” is H&M. The stores are mad houses and the clearance sections are disorganized, but digging through them is so worth it. Right now, they’re having one of their massive sales, with up to 60% off hundreds of things, and I’ll be there’s something in there that you’ll want.

And if you weren’t aware, their Home section is pretty spot on.


Sperry is ready to outfit your feet in fall styles with a couple deals for you to choose from. Right now, they’re taking 30% off a ton of classic styles, no code needed. That includes the boat shoes we all know and sometimes love, sandals, and even some coats and sweaters for the upcoming fall weather.


Birkenstock Women’s Gizeh Sandals, $60 with code KINJAGIZEH

It may not be sandal weather everywhere right now, but $60 Birkenstock Gizeh sandals are nothing to pass up. Use the code KINJAGIZEH at check out and knock $20 off the already reduced price and grab these in either Black or Onyx. Treat your feet to the world-renowned footbeds of Birkenstocks, because they’re cool again.


40% off at Banana Republic, Old Navy, and GAP with code FAMILY

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Banana Republic, Old Navy, and GAP are in cahoots when it comes to sales; they are owned by the same company, after all. But with 40% off coming from all three retailers when you use the code FAMILY, maybe you get a whole new wardrobe by the end of summer.


If you missed out on our earlier Privé Revaux exclusive discounts over the summer in the summer, here’s another chance to pick from 35 great-looking frames for just $21-$24 each.

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Update: This sale ends Saturday, so order all the pairs you want while you still can.

TOP MEDIA DEALS

Its 2017 reboot aside, Prison Break was a very dumb, but mostly very enjoyable show, and you can own the first four seasons (you’re not missing anything from season 5) on Blu-ray for $40, today only. The money you saved can go towards Jamba Juice.


If you like to read, and aren’t opposed to doing it on an electronic device of some sort, here’s your no-brainer deal of the day. Humble’s latest bundle features two dozen DRM-free ebooks, and you can get them all for as little as $18, or some for just $1.

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These aren’t books you’d find in the budget bin at the bookstore either. The list includes classics like Octavia Butler’s Dawn, John Brunner’s Shockwave Rider and All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman.

As always with Humble Bundles, the titles are locked behind a few different price tiers, but you can pay whatever you want, and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.


Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in an extra free book credit to sweeten the pot. That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.

Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.


The Princess Bride Blu-Ray, $8

Watch Wesley’s and Buttercup’s great love story and Inigo Montoya hunt for his father’s killer over and over again for just $8 today.

Have fun stormin’ da castle.


Blade Runner: The Final Cut, $7 for Prime Members

If you want to jog your memory before seeing Blade Runner 2049, or <gasp> have never seen the original, you can own the Blade Runner: The Final Cut on Amazon Instant Video for just $7 today, if you’re a Prime member. This isn’t a rental: You’ll own it forever, or at least until the replicants kill us all.


GKIDS is preparing to re-release a bunch of Studio Ghibli classics on Blu-ray, and you can preorder them for $17-$18 right now on Amazon.

TOP GAMING DEALS

Axiom Verge, $10

Axiom Verge isn’t perfect, but it’s worth checking out if you enjoyed the early Metroid or Castlevania games (and can’t get your hands on an SNES Classic). Chrono.gg has it for just $10 right now, or half the price of Steam, until noon ET tomorrow.


The Humble Monthly subscription plan delivers you a selection of new games (to keep!) every month, gives you 10% off everything in the Humble Store, and donates 5% of each month’s proceeds to charity.

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This month, they’re kicking things off with Quake Champions, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and The Elder Scrolls Online, in addition to whatever indie games they roll out throughout the month. Again these are yours to keep with anymembership, even if you cancel it. Month-to-month subscriptions cost $12, and can be cancelled any time, but you can save more if you pre-pay for longer periods.


Yakuza 0 is the “closest thing video games have to a prime-time soap opera,” and Amazon has it for an all-time low $40 today.


Humble RPG Maker Bundle

Humble is mostly known for selling games, but today, they’re selling stuff to help you make those games yourself.

The bundle includes a number of RPG Maker software programs, plus a few full RPG games to give you inspiration. Purchased separately, all of the software would cost nearly $700, but today, you can get it all for as little as $15.


The charging dock that your DualShock 4s deserve is only $10 right now, and it even comes with some analog stick covers that you’ll most likely never use.


Super Mario Odyssey, $48 for Prime Members

Super Mario Odyssey is only about a month away, and here’s a friendly reminder that if you have Amazon Prime, you can preorder it for $12 off (discount shown at checkout). This deal is valid up until release day, but Amazon’s been known to sell out of preorders of popular Nintendo games in the past, so it might behoove you to place your order early.

Don’t have a Switch yet? Amazon has preorders of the Super Mario Odyssey edition in stock, or you can get one without a bundled game immediately, in either Gray or Neon.


Update: Back in stock!

Start your own rebellion with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, down to just $35. With 24 different gifts, like Rey’s speeder, an At-ST, a TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, and more. Even reenact The Force Awakens with the Jakku playmat (brooding Luke Skywalker on a cliff, not included). They also somehow made BB-8 even more adorable, by giving him a snowboard and hat, which is reason enough to buy this.


Humble’s newest bundle comes courtesy of Stardock Entertainment, with titles like The Political Machine 2016, Galactic Civilizations III, and Offworld Trading Company included across three different tiers. As always, you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds to charity, but you’ll have to pony up at least $15 to get all of the games.

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