Lodge’s essential cast iron skillet, Eneloop Pro batteries, and a $109 sous-vide circulator lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.

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I can’t say I’m familiar with the brand, but these iMuto battery packs have solid reviews, and are very well-priced for their capacities and feature sets. The more expensive model is actually the smaller of the two, but it includes a USB-C input/output port, which is well worth the modest price bump.


Whether you enjoy camping, are worried about power outages, or just like the idea of being off the grid, Anker’s 21W PowerPort Solar can keep your USB-powered gadgets juiced up with the power of the sun. Today’s deal is $9 less than usual, so save while the sun’s shining.


Seagate’s FireCuda is one of the most popular PS4 replacement hard drives out there, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can speed up loading times, and you can get the 2TB model for an all-time low $90 today.

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Even if you don’t feel like cracking open your PS4, you could pop this into an inexpensive enclosure like this one, and use it as an external drive with the PS4's new firmware.


Eneloops are far and away our readers’ favorite rechargeable batteries, and the higher capacity Eneloop Pros are on sale today.

$18 gets you four AAs and a charger which can also recharge AAAs. That’s still a price premium over the standard Eneloops (an 8-pack without a charger is going for $19 right now), but it’s the best price Amazon’s ever listed, and worth it if you want your batteries to last longer per charge.


Anker’s original SoundBuds are your favorite affordable wireless earbuds, but the new SoundBuds Tag just got their biggest discount ever. $26 is $10 less than usual, and beats the previous deal we saw by $2.

The Tags basically appear to be a slightly tweaked version of the SoundBuds Sport, boasting a redesigned remote and better ear tips. Like the Sports though, they’ll still turn off when you connect the two magnetic earpieces together, and turn back on once you pull them apart. Smart.


iClever BoostCube+, $7 with code ICWALL08

iClever’s BoostCube+ seems like a pretty perfect travel charger. You get two ports, folding plugs, 100-240V support for international use, and 24W of power for faster charging. My favorite little touches though are the lighted USB ports, which makes it easier to plug in cords in a dark hotel room. Get it today for $7 with promo code ICWALL08.


Anker’s PowerCore Speed 10000 is part of your favorite line of USB battery packs, and you can pick one up on Amazon today for just $27, or about $5 less than usual. Not to be confused with the older PowerCore 10000, this model includes Quick Charge 3.0 (backwards compatible with 2.0), which should feed power into your compatible phone like a firehose.

You also get Anker’s standard 18 month warranty and a nice travel pouch, but the real reason to buy the PowerCore 10000 is its size. If you’ve owned other ~10,000mAh battery packs, you’ll be shocked how small and light this thing is.


USB-C will take over the world before long, but in the meantime, you’ll want some USB-C to USB-A cables to ease the transition. Get three reader-favorite Anker PowerLine cables for $14, no code required.


One of the newest members of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger, and you can get one for just $22 today.

Shep played around with the PowerCore Fusion when it first launched, and loved it, mostly for the fact that it’s the only Anker battery pack that you can charge by plugging straight into the wall. You can read all of his impressions here, and then head over to Amazon to get yours.

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You don’t necessarily need to buy a new mattress to get a better night’s sleep: Sometimes, a mattress pad will do, and a great one is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.

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ExceptionalSheets’ plush fitted mattress pad is supposedly the same pad used in many Marriott and Omni hotels, and its 4.3 star review average from over 500 customers would seem to back that up. And unlike most mattress pads, these are stuffed with Revoloft synthetic fill, which should feel a lot like down, but without the associated allergies and poking feathers.

Prices range from just $55-$73 today, depending on the size, but just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, so don’t sleep on it.


Update: Sold Out, but the 10.25" model is available for the same price.

The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 12" model is down to $16 on Amazon, an all-time low. If you don’t own one, you shouldn’t hesitate.

While you’re at it, pick up some cast iron scrapers or a chainmail scrubber for cleaning, and a silicone handle cover to protect your hands.


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 Amazon here to help with a $109 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.


Bodum’s double walled drinking glasses keep your beverages hot or cold for longer, and look awesome while doing it. If you want to give them a try, Amazon’s selling 2-packs of 12 ounce tumblers for $14 right now, an all-time low.


TP-Link Smart Plug, $21. Discount shown at checkout.

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Alexa for voice control. Just note that you won’t see this discount until checkout.


Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker, $262 for Prime Members

If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to $262 for Prime members today. That’s the lowest price in months, and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere.

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The Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker features a 306 square inch cast iron cooking surface (which is most similar to the $829 large Big Green Egg), and traps heat inside a heavily-insulated stainless steel body. Our deal researcher, Corey, owns a BGE, and I asked him about it on Slack:

And I use my BGE for about 70% of meat meals.

Probably 90% during the warm months.

Best Father’s Day gift I’ll ever get.

Lana jokes that she’s the one who benefits most because I cook on it all the time.

Worth the price just for its ability to cook pizza, IMO.

But pork chops, lions, tenderloin are beyond incredible on it.

Obviously, this isn’t the “real thing,” but the consensus among Amazon reviewers is that it’s at least nearly as good, which sounds like a decent compromise considering it’s less than 1/3 of the price, and comes with a stable cart and folding shelves, both of which you’d need to buy separately with the Egg.


Mrs. Meyer’s plant-based soap is normally quite a bit more expensive than the competition, but with this 20% Amazon coupon, it’s priced just right. This set includes dish soap, hand soap, and an all-purpose cleaner, in your choice of three scents: Geranium, Lavender, and Basil.


4-Pack OxyLED BR30 LED Bulbs, $10 with code 4OXYBR30

Inexpensive A19 LED light bulbs are pretty commonplace these days, but recessed BR30 bulb deals aren’t nearly as easy to find. Today, get four of them for $10 with promo code 4OXYBR30. Just note that at that price, they obviously aren’t dimmable.

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Why sleep on the ground while camping when you can get a self-inflating sleeping pad for just $20? It will hardly take up any room in your pack while deflated, and it even has a built-in pillow.


The REI Anniversary Sale, the retailer’s biggest sale of the year, is here. Get up to 30% off on an almost overwhelming amount of outdoor gear, from camping, to paddling, to hiking, to cycling, and everything in between. It’ll take some time to sort through everything, so you’d better get started now.


The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.


If you just want to travel with one grooming tool that can do it all, Remington’s battery-powered PG6025 set includes all of these tools for just $16.

  • Full-size Trimmer
  • Foil Shaver
  • Nose, Ear and Detail Trimmer
  • Hair Clipper Comb with 8 Length Settings
  • 3 Beard and Stubble Combs

Just note that the 20% coupon on the page won’t be applied until checkout.


Top Gaming Deals

$8 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pasd, but today, that gets you a massive 2.5' x 1' model that can accommodate your keyboard as well.


Fidget Cube (Black), $5 with code 46J4ZO33 | Fidget Cube (Green), $5 with code EVASLN8O

As a compulsive fidgeter, I’ve tried both fidget cubes and fidget spinners, and there’s frankly no comparison; cubes are far superior. Why limit yourself to spinning when you can roll, click, press, flick, and rub, all on one device? There are two different colors available for $5, just note that they have different promo codes.


Titanfall 2 came out at the worst possible time last year to gain a fan base, but it really is a great game, and the campaign alone is worth $20.


If your Xbox Live Gold membership is due to expire anytime soon, Amazon’s currently throwing in three bonus months when you buy a 12 month membership.

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That works out to about $4/month, and while we sometimes see slightly better deals than that on 12 month cards, this is a solid discount, and gives you an extra three months before you have to deal with renewing it again.

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