Top Tech Deals
Once again, Amazon’s offering big deals on a selection of its popular Fire Tablets. You can get a standard 7" Fire Tablet for $40, but I’d probably opt for the $70 Fire HD 8, which has double the storage, better Wi-Fi, five extra hours of battery life, and a larger, sharper screen.
And in case you missed it last week, Amazon’s Kindle lineup is still $30-$50 off, for Prime members only.
It’s officially beach season, and these cheap waterproof cases will keep your phones safe from the sand, and even let you use them as underwater cameras.
Tile is the ultimate device for anyone who can’t stop losing her things, and a single Tile Slim is back down to its best price ever of $24.
If you aren’t familiar, you just slide this thing into your wallet, keep it in your car, stick it in your luggage...anything you frequently misplace, and the Tile app on your phone can ping them over Bluetooth and cause them to beep until you find what you’re looking for. And if your lost item is outside of your phone’s Bluetooth range, it’ll show up on a map automatically any time another Tile user comes into range.
Today’s $24 deal on the Tile Slim is $6 less than usual, and actually a dollar better than Black Friday if you missed out last year.
Really, the Jewel isn’t so much a battery pack as it is a Lightning cable with a battery bulge in the middle, like a snake that just ate a rat. That 450mAh battery is only good for a ~15-20% charge, depending on the iPhone model, but that can be the difference between finishing the night with a working smartphone or an inert slab of glass. And of course, it also works as a standard Lightning cable, complete with passthrough charging and data transfer. Just use code ISGHK383 at checkout to get the best price ever.
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, and you won’t even have to pay extra for the engraving. This is the first discount they’ve ever offered to anyone, so treat yourself.
HDTV bias lights are so cheap now, that you really don’t have any reason not to try one out.
These Kohree LED bias light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and stick to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the light strip will cast a soft glow on the wall behind it, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV’s perceived black levels.
Both the white and color models are $10 right now, so I’d probably opt for the RGB, unless it sell out.
One day, we might get representatives in Washington that value their constituents’ privacy over corporate profits, but until then, it’s as good a time as any to sign up for a VPN service. Luckily, it costs 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 $72 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
TP-Link has very quietly developed an impressive lineup of simple smart home gear, and you can save 20% on basically all of it today with promo code 20SMARTHOME.
I suspect most of you will use the code to bring the TP-Link Smart Plug and Smart Plug Mini down to $24, one of the best prices we’ve seen. These are basically exactly like WeMo Switches, save for the fact that they don’t work with IFTTT. If you have an Amazon Echo though, you can order them around with Alexa.
The code will also work on the TP-Link Smart Light Switch, which does exactly what you think it does, the Smart Plug with energy monitoring, and even their smart light bulb, which doesn’t require a hub.
Packing cubes can make organizing clothes and toiletries for your next trip a little less hellish, and this highly-rated set of four from AmazonBasics is only $10-$11 today, depending on the color. I have a set of these, and love them.
Not that you ever need an excuse to bake a cake or make some muffins, but AmazonBasics’ 6-piece baking set for $16 should give you some extra motivation to spend an afternoon in the kitchen.
Rather than forcing you to drive to the gas station, fill a tank, pour the gas into your chainsaw, and pull a starter cord 10 times in vain, this Black & Decker battery-powered saw starts at just the push of a button. Now maybe you’ll actually get around to trimming your trees.
Can’t get enough Purell? Amazon will sell you eight mini bottles with jelly wraps for $12 today.
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 last month and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code KINJA999.
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 $90, within $4 of the best price we’ve seen (back when it was branded as Anker, rather than Eufy, Anker’s home brand).
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.
If you’ve never steam-cleaned a carpet, get ready for an eyeopening experience when you see just how much crap a person can track into a home. At $84, this discounted Hoover SteamVac is perfect for keeping your carpets actually clean as opposed to just looking clean.
Altoid mints are great, and Altoid tins are even better. Today on Amazon, you can get 12 tins of cinnamon mints for just $10. That’s a curiously strong deal.
We’ve seen plenty of deals on motion-sensing night lights this year, but most of them are made of plastic, and not particularly nice to look at. If that’s scared you off in the past, perhaps this deal will change your tune. Add two to your cart and use code 2OXYT03S to get them for $19.
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 an insanely great price for a feature-packed alternative.
Amazon’s Dash Buttons were born two years ago today, and everyone assumed it was an early April Fool’s joke at the time. But they’re still alive and clicking, and Amazon’s running a fantastic deal right now to celebrate their birthday.
For one week only, you can buy up to three Dash buttons of your choice for $1 each with promo code DASHBDAY. And as always, the first time you use them to order an item from Amazon, you’ll automatically receive a $5 discount. That basically means if you maximize this deal and use all three, you’ll be getting $12 worth of value essentially for free.
It’s been over a month since the last time we posted a deal on Haribo Gold Bears, so you’ve finished your last bag and you’re ready for a resupply, Amazon’s marked it back down to $10 with Subscribe & Save, or $11 with standard shipping.
Also, fear not, these aren’t the sugar free ones that famously do horrible things to you body.
Periodically cleaning your fuel system can increase your car’s gas mileage and horsepower, and you can do it yourself for $10 today with this 20 ounce can of Royal Purple. Just pour it into a nearly empty gas tank before you fill up, and you’ll be good to go for 10,000 miles
One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this 4.8 star-rated chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder a similar item is in our bestsellers club. Today’s $10 deal isn’t on the brand we usually post, but it’s one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on an item like this.
Top Lifestyle Deals
These Exerpeutic exercise bikes both have great review averages from over 2,000 Amazon customers, and both are about $25 less than usual today.
If you want to practice your shooting, or for you Oregon fans out there, your rebounding, this in-ground adjustable hoop is $300 off its usual price in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
Hanes’ Comfort Soft Waistband boxer briefs are our readers’ favorite men’s underwear, and you can get five pairs for $19 from Amazon right now. I bet you can find five pairs in your drawer right now that are past their prime.
Now, even with the code, this is still a $267 backpack. I’m not blind to the fact that that’s a lot of money. But every GR1 is hand-built over the course of four hours in the USA, is covered by a lifetime warranty, and by basically all accounts is just incredibly well-made. There’s a very real chance that this will be the last backpack you ever have to buy.
Own one? Let us know what you think in the comments.
ExOfficio underwear not only are your favorite underwear by an incredible margin, they’re also a Bestseller. Right now, head to their site and you’ll get 25% off two or more pairs of any type of their undies with the code GNG17. While we’ve seen better deals on individual pairs on Amazon, the selection is usually very limited. This sale means you can stock up on any style or size you could need.
Nose hair is a problem a lot of people have but, for some reason, few people take care of. For a limited time, score this Panasonic nose hair trimmer for just $10, and you can be one of those people doing something about it.
The sunny weather is coming (even though the skies in NYC today are less than ideal) and it’s time to grab a new pair of shades. Get out into the sunshine with a new pair of Ray-Bans during Nordstrom Rack’s sale. With some pairs discounted over 60%, you’ll be able to find some that work for you. Just hurry up, because styles are already selling out.
Top Media Deals
For a limited time, you can own seasons 1-7 of Archer on Amazon Instant Video for $10 each. I’ve never seen it, so I can’t cleverly work in a catchphrase here. Feel free to make suggestions in the comments!
Amazon’s running another Sunday ebook sale, just in time to fill up your new discounted Kindle. Take your pick of 17 titles for just $2-$5 each.
Way Station, the story of a rural Wisconsin man who operates a pit stop for aliens passing through the galaxy, won the 1964 Hugo award for best novel, and it can be yours on Kindle for just $1 today.
Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease.
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that “to read science-fiction is to read Simak.”
Top Gaming Deals
Logitech’s G602 is more than enough gaming mouse for most people—we’re talking 250 hour battery life, 11 programmable buttons, and per-user programmable DPI settings—and it can be yours for $40 today, matching a deal we saw last month.
Anki Overdrive is like slot cars for the smartphone age, and the starter set is marked down to $120 right now, or $30 less than usual. If it looks familiar, it’s because you probably played with it at an Apple Store.
- Fire Tablet | $40 | Amazon
- Fire Kids Edition Tablet | $80 | Amazon
- Fire HD 8 Tablet | $70 | Amazon
- 2-Pack Mpow Waterproof Phone Cases | $8 | Amazon
- 2-Pack Tech Armor Apple iPhone 7 Plus Glass Screen Protectors | $5 | Amazon
- WD - Elements 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive | $65 | eBay
- TP-Link DOCSIS 3.0 343Mbps High Speed Cable Modem | $40 | Amazon
- Insignia - 24" Class (23.6" Diag.) - LED -720p - Smart - Roku TV | $110 | Best Buy
- Skylab - 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for GoPro | $150 | eBay
- Sandisk Ultra USB flash drive, 128 GB | $27 | Amazon
- 72 AA + 72 AAA Batteries | $37 | Woot
- Sensi Smart Thermostat, Wi-Fi, UP500W, Works with Amazon Alexa | $104 | Amazon
- AmazonBasics 4-Piece Large Packing Cube Set | $10 | Amazon
- AmazonBasics 6-Piece Bakeware Set | $16 | Amazon
- 8-Pack Purell 1 oz. Bottles With Jelly Wraps | $12 | Amazon
- BLACK+DECKER LCS1020 20V MAX Lithium Ion Chainsaw, 10" | $87 | Amazon
- Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat | $200 | Amazon
- 1byone Digital Kitchen Scale | $11 | Amazon
- Kicker Car Speaker and Subwoofer Sale | Best Buy
- IRONMAN Fitness Gravity 4000 Highest Weight Capacity Inversion Table | $169 | Amazon
- Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike | $125 | Amazon
- Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike | $149 | Amazon
- Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 Shaver 2100 | $25 | Amazon
- Silverback In-Ground Basketball System with Tempered Glass Backboard | $500 | Amazon
- 50% off Coats and More | Merrell