Top Tech Deals
Other than a 2-pack discount, we’ve never seen a deal on Amazon’s Echo Show, until today.
Get the touchscreen-equipped Alexa device for $200 right now, down from its original $230. You can read Gizmodo’s review if you want to learn more, but it turns out Alexa would have benefitted from a visual component all along
The Echo Dot is also $5 off, if you want to spread Alexa all around your house.
If you’re still wrestling with a terrible inkjet printer at home, do yourself a solid and pick up the reliable Brother HL-2380DW monochrome laser printer today for just $99 today, about $30-$50 less than usual.
While it doesn’t print in color, it more than makes up for that with the ability to spit out 32 pages per minute, duplex printing, and inexpensive toner cartridges that can last for years without being replaced. We’ve posted a lot of Brother deals in the past, and we’ve heard nothing but good things from readers about them. Plus, this particular model has a sterling 4.4 star review average on Amazon, a built-in scanner, and AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support, so it should serve you well for years.
If the power at your house can be a little spotty, this $44 APC backup UPS is designed specifically to keep your modem and router running on battery power, so you’ll never lose touch with the world.
1080p monitors feel fairly pedestrian in the age of 4K, but if you want to set up a multi-monitor setup without spending a ton of money, here’s a 24" model from Acer for $110.
There are only a handful of USB battery packs out there with USB-C Power Delivery, and this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on one of them.
$56 gets you RAVPower’s 26,800mAh battery pack, complete with a 30W USB-C port that can power a MacBook or Nintendo Switch at basically full speed, plus two regular USB ports as well. We posted a deal on a very similar Anker battery pack recently that cost more (though it did come with a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger, no small thing), and either one would be a great companion on a long flight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Top Home Deals
Update: Sold out
If you think it’s cool that you can buy a robot to vacuum your floors for $200, how would you feel if I told you this one mopped too?
The ECOVACS DEEBOT M81 Pro has all the accoutrements you’d expect from a mid-tier robotic vacuum, including a motorized brush roll, scheduling, and even Wi-Fi, plus a few you wouldn’t, like a swappable tangle-free pet hair tool, Alexa support (“Alexa, tell Deebot to start cleaning”), and the pièce de résistance: An optional mopping system. If you want to clean your hard floors, just pop on the mopping pad (it’s sort of like a Swiffer), add some water and/or cleaning solution to the reservoir, and go enjoy life while it does your chores for you.
We see Ecovacs deals with some regularity, but this model has never been cheaper, and by virtue of it being a Gold Box Deal, it’s only available today.
Did you know you’ve been pooping all wrong? It’s true! Luckily, the obscenely popular Squatty Potty is designed to lift your legs into an ideal bowel movement position, and you can get a 7" or 9" model for just $19 on Amazon today. These things don’t go on sale often, so if you’ve had your eye on one, it’s officially time to poop or get off the pot.
A lot of people are reflexively appalled by the idea of a bidet, which makes no sense, because they’re amazing. Today on Amazon, you can score one from Oak Leaf for $20 with promo code W9B76XFZ, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on one of these.
That’s basically nothing for a product you’ll use (hopefully) every day, but this deal could sell out any time though, so purchase or get off the pot.
For one day only, Amazon’s offering big discounts on a wide variety of T-Fal cookware, including a $18 electric kettle that will heat up water more efficiently than your stove.
Our readers have bought a ton of USB-rechargeable electric arc lighters over the last few weeks, and today only, you can get two for $30 from Woot. Unlike some other models, these create an electric arc that extends above the two poles, so you can use it to light things that don’t fit between them.
These highly rated food containers basically look like OXO Pops, but significantly less expensive. They’re perfect for storing grains and pasta, and they’ll keep chips and cookies fresher than their original packaging once you open them.
How many times have you packed your suitcase to the brim, and then remembered you needed to find a place to fit your bathroom gear. eBags makes some of the most popular travel accessories out there, and now you can get their space-saving Pack-It-Flat toiletry kit for under $20 on Amazon.
Philips Wake-Up lights have long been one of our readers’ favorite products, but now Vansky is making its own version for a lot less money.
Just like the Philips light, Vansky’s Sunrise Alarm Clock fades in a sunrise-simulating light for 30 minutes prior to your designated wake-up time, and then finishes the job with your choice of six natural alarms, or an FM radio station. That means by the time your alarm goes off, your body will already have begun the process of waking up, eliminating that awful feeling of being jolted out of a deep REM cycle. You can even choose from seven different light colors, a feature that doesn’t exist on any of Philips’ models.
I’ve had a Philips Wake-Up light for years, and absolutely love it, but $26 is a great price for a feature-packed alternative.
If you’re ready to take the plunge into LED lighting, this 6-pack of bulbs from TCP is down to just $12 on Amazon right now in soft white and just $15 for daylight bulbs. They aren’t dimmable, so you won’t want to put them in certain fixtures, but they’re great bulk packs for the price.
Once you’ve got them, check to see if your local utility company offers rebates for purchasing LEDs. If so, it’s possible these could pay for themselves even quicker than they would otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Caffeine, but in pill form. Each of these slow-release pills has 100mg of caffeine, or about as much as a small cup of coffee, and you can get 100 of them for $13.
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.
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.
Top Media Deals
This week’s Sunday Kindle ebook sale features 32 thrillers and mysteries for just $1-$4 each.
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.
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.
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.
Top Gaming Deals
PS4 deals are hard to come by, and PS4 Pro deals even rarer still, so if the 4K-capable console has been on your wish list, you can get it bundled with free copies of Destiny 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider courtesy of Newegg’s eBay storefront today.
If you’d rather have a white console than Dishonored, Amazon’s got you covered for the same price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Amazon Echo Show | $200 | Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot | $45 | Amazon
- APC Back-UPS Connect Lithium Ion UPS with Mobile Power Pack | $44 | Amazon
- Anker SoundBuds Lite Bluetooth Headphones | $20 | Amazon
- Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (10ft) | $10 | Amazon
- AmazonBasics LCD Monitor Riser | $35 | Amazon
- Lenovo - 15.6" Laptop - AMD A6-Series - 4GB Memory - AMD Radeon R4 - 500GB Hard Drive | $230 | Best Buy
- Acer G247HYL bmidx 23.8-Inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor | $110 | Amazon
- Ecovacs DEEBOT M81Pro Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner | $200 | Amazon
- T-Fal Fall Cookware Essentials Gold Box | Amazon
- Squatty Potty 7" | $19 | Amazon
- Squatty Potty 9" | $19 | Amazon
- Sparq by Saberlight SP2 Revolutionary Flameless Plasma Beam Lighter 2-Pack | $30 | Woot
- TaoTronics Clothes Steamer | $14 | Amazon
- Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - 5-Piece Set | $30 | Amazon
- Oak Leaf Non-electric Bidet Toilet Attachment | $20 | Amazon | Use code W9B76XFZ
- URPOWER Rechargeable Pet Nail Grinder | $16 | Amazon
- AmazonBasics Folding Metal Dog Crate | $52 | Amazon
- Mandoline Slicer w/ 5 Blades - Vegetable Slicer | $17 | Amazon
- The American Red Cross Clipray the crank-powered, clip-on flashlight and smartphone charger | $11 | Amazon
- eBags Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit | $19 | Amazon
- Ninja - Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO Auto-iQ Boost Blender | $80 | Best Buy
- ThinOPTICS Reading Glasses + Black Universal Pod Case | $15 | Amazon
- GENIUS CAFFEINE – Extended Release Microencapsulated Caffeine Pills | $12 | Amazon
- Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 5500 Wet & Dry | $90 | Amazon
- Wolfyok Roll Top Waterproof 20L dry bag | $12 | Amazon | Use code QRQXWOBH