Top Tech Deals
If you’ve been itching to get an Amazon Echo (and you really should get one), but balk at the $180 price tag, Amazon’s offering up certified refurbs for $90 right now, by far the best price we’ve ever seen.
Amazon’s certified refurbished products are all inspected and tested to work like new, and include the same one-year warranty you’d get with a brand new product, so there’s really no downside to going this route.
A bunch of Anker’s most popular charging gear is on sale in the lead-up to Prime Day, including one of your favorite battery packs, a Lightning cable with a lifetime warranty, and some seriously-handy wall chargers.
If you’re still listening to any of your TVs through their built-in speakers, here’s an easy fix for $110. This 38" Vizio sound bar pumps out up to 101 dB of crisp sound over three channels, which needless to say is a lot louder than your TV’s build in speakers.
The SoundBuds Slim are, as you might have gleaned from the name, far smaller than the originals. Heck, they look like a small set of wired earbuds; you might never guess there were batteries and Bluetooth radios in there. Despite the size, these buds are still rated for seven hours of battery life, and recharge fully in just 90 minutes.
If you live in a city with Amazon’s same-day Prime Now delivery service, but haven’t gotten around to using it yet, they’re running a fantastic promotion for new members to celebrate the lead-up to Prime Day.
For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first Prime Now order with promo code 10PRIMEDAY, and receive an additional $10 credit by July 13 to use before the end of the month on another order. Prime Now requires you to spend $20 per order for free two hour delivery, so that means you can basically save 50% on snacks, ice cream, household essentials, and more brought right to your front door.
Whether you love to sing in the shower, or just need more time to catch up on your podcasts, everyone should own a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker when they only set you back $15. You even get to choose from four different colors.
It wasn’t long ago that portable, USB-powered external hard drives maxed out at 2TB, but this Seagate Backup Plus manages to double that, and you can pick one up for an all-time low $100 today.
We’re not sure how long this deal will last, so if you need to keep a lot of storage in your travel bag, or plugged into your game console, I’d grab this quickly.
There aren’t a whole lot of USB-C chargers out there that can output enough juice to charge a MacBook at full speed, but this iClever BoostCube can handle it, and then some.
Its single USB-C port can push out 45W of power, which is squarely between the 12" MacBook’s 29W and the 13" MacBook Pro’s 61W. That means it’ll charge the former at full speed, and should charge the latter fairly quickly considering it’s only $19 with code ICLEVERC, compared to the $69 Apple charges for a 61W power supply.
Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $14 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.
We’ve seen plenty of deals on “premium” Google Cardboard-compatible VR headsets, but this is one of the few that includes a magnetic button on the side, which means you won’t have to pair an external Bluetooth remote to navigate within VR apps. Seriously, if you haven’t played with Google Cardboard yet, you’ll have so much fun.
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.
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!
Update: After running out the second time, Anker just added an additional 10,000 $99 backer rewards, so there’s still time to preorder.
Needless to say, we don’t make a habit of covering crowdfunding campaigns, but given that we’ve personally used almost every product Anker has ever made, and our readers have purchased more than 200,000 of their products without issue, we’ll make an exception. Especially for this huge preorder discount.
Even better, I checked out two engineering samples of the Liberty+ on a recent trip to Seattle. They were comfortable (using the only size of ear tips available with the samples), and sounded great both when streaming Spotify and playing a few minutes of some podcasts.
As you’d expect from Anker, the headline spec here is battery life. Liberty+ gets a competitive 3.5 hours of playtime from the earbuds, but a whopping 48 hours out of the charging case. They also have some waterproofing, use Bluetooth 5.0, and work with your favorite voice assistants. Just don’t expect to wear them underwater or find any built-in fitness tracking.
I’ve been using wireless earbuds most days since mid-2016, and between our team we’ve tested more than ten different pairs. Anker’s Liberty+ are a steal at $89 (or $99 if you miss the early bird special), and while they will of course get discounted many times in the future from their $149 MSRP, we wouldn’t expect this price point again any time soon.
Expected shipping in October 2017.
Mark your calendars, because Amazon’s third annual Prime Day is July 11, with the deals actually kicking off at 9PM ET the night before.
Of course, we’ll be sifting through the avalanche of deals to help you find the best stuff, but in the meantime, a few great digital discounts are already live on Amazon’s Prime Day hub page. The highlights here are six months of Audible for $9 each (rather than the usual $15), up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, and 15% off July 4 snacks. Again, these deals are available starting today, if you have a Prime subscription (sign up for a free 30 day trial here).
The best early access deal of them all though is undoubtedly four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1. It’s only available for new members, but that’s the best deal we’ve seen on the service, which will still be less expensive than Spotify Premium ($8 vs. $10) after the promotional period expires.
Top Home Deals
If you just can’t start your day without a cup of coffee, this Gold Box is for you. Save big on pods, beans, and even Starbucks canned beverages, today only on Amazon.
It’s easy to see why Cuisinart’s DBM-8 electric burr coffee grinder is Amazon’s top seller in the category. It’s affordable, it’s dead simple to use, it includes 18 coarseness settings, and it looks great. Today’s $40 price tag is roughly $5-$10 less than usual, so perk up, and lock in your order before it sells out.
If you’re curious about Amazon Dash buttons, there’s never been a better time to stick them around your house. As part of a Prime Day countdown promotion, Prime members can purchase all the buttons they want for just $1 each, down from the usual $5. Plus, you’ll still get a $5 credit the first time you use it, meaning Amazon’s literally paying you to buy household essentials.
Anker’s Lumos desk lamps are our readers’ favorites, and the popular E1 (now rebranded under Anker’s home brand, Eufy) is about $12 off today.
The Lumos E1 is essentially the platonic ideal of the typical tabletop LED desk lamp. You get five different color temperatures (which can actually improve your productivity), six dimming levels, and even two USB charging ports to power your gadgets.
If you’ve ever eaten at a nice steakhouse, you were probably eating sous-vide meat. Here’s a secret though: It’s really easy to get those kinds of results yourself, and MassDrop here to help with a $110 deal on the Anova Bluetooth sous-vide circulator.
Lifehacker has a great explainer on Sous-Vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird and kind of sterile, but the result is meat that’s cooked to the exact right temperature all the way through.
If you’re determined get in better shape or improve your posture, this discounted balance ball chair can help you get it done without any real time commitment.
Amazon is offering the iconic Gaiam Balance Ball Chair in a variety of colors for $63 today, or about $17 less than usual. If you’re on the fence, check Lifehacker’s impressions of the chair for an in-depth review.
The newest, big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $198 today, which is a match for the best discount we’ve ever seen. These don’t go on sale all that often, so if you have one on your wishlist, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Note: This deal expires today, so don’t miss your chance.
Anker’s HomeVac Duo vacuum transforms from handheld to upright, has the impressive runtime you’d expect from the brand that makes your favorite battery packs, a washable HEPA filter, and a great warranty. That’s quite a package for $89, within a few bucks of the best price we’ve seen.
This was Anker’s first foray into cleaning products, and reviewers seem to love it so far. It’ll run for 24 minutes on a charge at full power, or an hour in eco mode, which should be sufficient for most average-sized homes. The standout feature though is definitely the detachable hand vac, which lets you clean furniture, shelves, and even your car with ease.
Note: This code will only work on the white model.
Getting 175 York Peppermint Patties for $13 is easy (if you’re a Prime member). Stopping yourself from eating all of them at once? Not so much.
Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook.
Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly embossed, giving your pen an actual base from which to start each character. Shane tried one of these out earlier this year and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code KINJA444.
Our readers have bought thousands of Dash Go egg cookers over the last few months, but this Hamilton Beach alternative recently took over the top-seller spot on Amazon, and it’s only $12 right now.
This cooker will prepare up to six soft, medium, or hard boiled eggs at the touch of a button, or you can swap in the poaching tray to make three perfectly poached eggs at once. When breakfast is this easy, maybe you’ll actually start eating it.
Anker’s settings its sights on the affordable LED lighting market with the release of its new Lumi night lights, and you can save 20% at launch for a limited time.
This sale is valid for both the battery-powered and plug-in models, but you should note that the stick-anywhere battery lights include a motion sensor to save power, while the plug-in lights will glow whenever it’s dark. Today’s prices are a match for a pair of launch deals we saw on these lights, but those sold out within minutes.
Top Lifestyle Deals
If you still haven’t given up on your New Year’s resolution to build muscle, Amazon’s one-day Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Gold Box deal has all the supplements you need. There are dozens of flavors and formulations available, so find your favorite, and stock up.
The Hanes Comfort Soft line took down your vote for best men’s underwear, and today you can get a 5-pack for $22 from Amazon. You can also save $2 by opting for the Comfort Flex, which features exposed elastic, rather than covering it with fabric like the Comfort Softs.
We finally found it. The best product on Amazon.
This is a horse head-shaped squirrel feeder that hangs from a tree branch. To get to the food, a squirrel has to stand on its hind legs and put its head inside the horse, which the Amazon product description claims “causes much hilarity.” Understatement of the century, if you ask me.
$10 is the lowest price ever, and kind of insane considering this product is clearly worth hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars.
Dorco continues shaving the prices on their already-affordable razors, and you can get a Pace 6 Plus handle plus 10 cartridges for $13, plus free shipping. Just be sure to use promo code KINJAP6P125 at checkout to get the deal.
Top Media Deals
Today only, Amazon’s running big discounts on a variety of digital subscriptions. Options include several newspapers like the Washington Post, Amazon’s own Rapids interactive children’s story service, BurnAlong fitness videos, and a lot more.
You could line up movie nights for the rest of the year with Amazon’s pre-Prime Day video sale. Buy hundreds of digital films for $5 each, and rent hundreds of others for just a buck. This page includes a selection of available titles, but be sure to hit the “See More” links for each category to find the rest.
If you love books, but don’t have as much time as you’d like to actually sit down and read them, Amazon’s Prime Day Audible deal has your name on it.
For a limited time, Prime members can get six months of the service for $9 each, down from the usual $15. That entitles you to a new book of your choice each month, and everything you buy is yours to keep, even if you cancel after the six month promotional period ends. While most of these kinds of promotions are only available to new members, you can get this deal if you’ve been a paid Audible subscriber in the past, as long as you haven’t been a member within the last 30 days.
For the rest of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, check out our roundup here.
At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for new members by offering four months for just $1, for a limited time.
This deal is part of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, and is by far the best deal they’ve ever offered on the service. If you’re a Prime member but haven’t signed up for Music Unlimited before, what’s $.25 per month to try it out?
Top Gaming Deals
Razer makes a bunch of our readers’ favorite gaming peripherals, and a bunch of their most popular keyboards, headsets, and gameboards are on sale on Amazon right now.
If there was ever a piece of IP perfectly suited for a Risk adaptation, it’s Game of Thrones, and you can get the game for $46 today, within a few bucks of an all-time low.
Game of Thrones Risk includes both Westeros and Essos boards, and you can even play both at once, and move pieces between them via port cities. So you can conquer the free cities, liberate Slaver’s Bay, invade King’s Landing, or even hold The North. Me though? I’m just going to conquer Dorne and soak up the sun.
If you own a PS4, but don’t have a copy of Rocket League, it’s down to just $10 today on Amazon. Just be prepared to lose your job and forsake all of your most important relationships.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out, which means if you’re lucky enough to own a Nintendo Switch, you probably have already bought an extra set of Joy-Con. Now, they’re easier to charge than ever, as Amazon’s taking $5 off the official Nintendo charging stand, one of the first discounts we’ve seen.
- Refurb Amazon Echo | $90 | Amazon
- RAVPower Quick Charge 3.0 2-Port USB Car Charger | $10 | Amazon
- Anker PowerLine II Dura Lightning Cable | $9 | Amazon | Promo code PRIME432
- Anker PowerPort 4 Wall Charger | $19 | Amazon | Promo code PRIMESN2
- Anker Elite Dual Port 24W USB Travel Wall Charger | $10 | Amazon
- Anker PowerCore 20100 Battery Pack | $35 | Amazon
- Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones | $200 | Best Buy
- SanDisk - Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive | $48 | Best Buy
- SanDisk - Ultra 64GB USB 3.1, USB Type-C Flash Drive | $22 | Best Buy
- Hisense 55" 4K Smart TV | $428 | Walmart
- Premium Coffee Gold Box | Amazon
- Amazon Dash Buttons | $1 | Amazon | Plus $5 credit on first press
- AmazonBasics Digital Luggage Scale | $8 | Amazon
- Eufy Lumos E1 LED Desk Lamp | $43 | Amazon
- 2-Pack Imarku BBQ Grill & Baking Mats | $5 | Amazon
- Gaiam Balance Ball Chair | $63 | Amazon
- Bissell Aeroswift Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum | $51 | Amazon
- Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker | $110 | Amazon
- Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker | $22 | Amazon
- Sleep Masks Blindfold, 2-Pack | $9 | Amazon
- Mr. Coffee 2-in-1 Iced Tea Brewing System with Glass Pitcher | $32 | Amazon
- Vastar 102 Piece Home Repair Tool Kit | $42 | Amazon
- Cuisinart CTG-00-SAS Salad Spinner | $15 | Amazon
- John Boos RA03 Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board | $89 | Amazon
- eBags Crew Cooler II | $38 | Amazon
- Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler | $75 | Amazon
- Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill | $40 | Amazon
- AmazonBasics Retractable Gel Pens - 50 Pack | $7 | Amazon
- Fire Sense Small Yakatori Charcoal Grill | $16 | Amazon
- Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Gold Box | Amazon
- $20 off a $100 Klymit Order | Amazon
- Hanes Men’s 5-Pack Ultimate FreshIQ Boxer with ComfortFlex Waistband Brief | $20 | Amazon
- 50% off All Clearance | High Sierra | Promo code CLEAROUT