Prime Day kicks off tonight at 9PM ET, but there are a ton of great deals available right now to whet your appetite.
Top Tech Deals
Here’s a no-brainer deal to help you get ready for Prime Day. Just reload your Amazon gift card balance for the first time by $100 or more, and get a bonus $10 added to your account. I think you’ll find plenty to spend it on starting tonight at 9PM ET.
For all the fine print, click here.
Anker’s PowerCore battery packs are your favorite portable chargers, and it’s not even close. And today only, the largest of those battery packs, the PowerCore 26800 is just $42. This model doesn’t have Quick Charge, but it can keep your phone juiced up to 7 times on one charge. Plus, its dual microUSB inputs allow it to recharge twice as fast as a regular battery pack, which is important for one this massive.
You can never have enough AC outlets or USB charging ports, but this $19 surge protector gives you eight of the former, plus three of the latter, so you can keep all of your favorite gadgets powered up.
Update 7/10: MassDrop just put a limited supply of these back on sale, if you missed out last month.
Sennheiser’s HD 650 open back headphones are widely considered some of the best-sounding cans you can buy for under $1000, and the best chance to get them is when MassDrop drops a new shipment of the legendary HD 6XX.
The 6XX is basically exactly the same as the 650, but with a 6' cable rather than the original’s 10', which is actually a better length, in my opinion. The 650s are currently listed for $316 on Amazon, and have never been cheaper than $287, but MassDrop has a limited number units of the 6XX available for
$250 $200, while supplies last.
There’s not a whole lot to say here: This phone stand has nearly 4,000 reviews, looks great, and is only $6 today with code 6VGBXP2D. Why wouldn’t you put one on your desk?
Anker’s new battery case for the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 does things a little differently than you might expect, but it could be the best option for iPhone owners who want a battery case for certain situations, but might not use it every day.
Unlike literally every iPhone battery case ever made, Anker’s PowerCore Case doesn’t stay plugged into the iPhone’s Lightning port at all times. Instead, it’s more like a battery backpack with a tiny, hideaway Lightning cable that you can plug in whenever your phone needs a boost.
While it’s a less sleek look when you’re actually using the PowerCore Case to charge your phone, it actually makes a lot of sense. This design means that the entire outer edge of the case can be made of silicone rather than rigid plastic, making it easy to take off when you don’t need it. It also doesn’t obscure your phone’s Lightning port, so you can still use all of the Lightning cables you’ve already set up around your home, office, and car.
The case regularly sells for $50 (about half of what Apple charges for their own version), and while it was down to $40 a couple weeks ago, you can get one for an all-time low $32 with the code AKPWCS32.
Update: For $1 more, you can get a Google Home and a Chromecast from Google’s official eBay store. Thanks, Atul!
Google Home is the smart speaker that Google devotees have been clamoring for, and it’s down to $99 today (from $129) at B&H, with no tax for buyers outside of New York and New Jersey.
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.
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.
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!
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 haven’t replaced your metal spring mattress with a giant block of foam that you bought on the internet, what are you even doing with your life? Today only, Amazon’s marking this Zinus 12” gel-infused foam mattress down to just $109-$209, with queens checking in at $175.
The mattress is also infused with green tea extract and castor natural seed oil to “naturally retard odor & bacteria.”
$37 is still a lot of money for a light bulb, but it’s the best price we’ve ever seen on individual Philips Hue color bulbs. Just note that you’ll need a Philips Hue Hub to use these, and that this isn’t the newest model with improved greens and blues.
Our readers have bought tens of thousands of OxyLED’s motion-sensing night lights, and now they’re offering you the best ever deal on the supersized T-02 Plus.
The Plus features 36 individual LED bulbs, a rechargeable battery, and unlike a several similar models, the ability to turn on manually, rather than relying on the motion and ambient light sensors. It’s big and bright enough to light up an entire closet or a large cabinet, but personally, I’d stick mine under my kitchen cabinets to light up the counter below.
It’s basically the seventh circle of hell outside right now, but you can keep cool with DIY cold brew from OXO’s popular brewer. Cold brew coffee is extremely concentrated, so you’ll need to water it down before you drink it, meaning a single carafe from this brewer can yield a dozen or more servings of coffee, with basically zero effort on your part.
If you love cooking (and I mean really, really love it), today’s a great day to treat yourself to a genuine set of top-of-the-line All-Clad pots and pans.
The set comes with 8 and 10" fry pans, 1.5 and 3 quart saucepans, a 3 quart sauté pan, an 8 quart stockpot, and all the lids you need to go with them. These are from All-Clad’s D5 line, meaning they have not one, but two layers of fast-heating aluminum sandwiched between three layers of durable stainless steel. And as with all All-Clad products, they come with a lifetime limited warranty that you’ll probably never need to use, as long as you take good care of them.
Now, let’s talk price. $485 is a lot to spend on pots and pans, but these are basically the best you can get, and they’ll last your entire life. It’s also the lowest price Amazon’s ever listed, and well below its normal $800-$900 range. If you take cooking seriously and want the best tools available, this would be a fantastic investment.
If you like to keep your dog in the trunk of your SUV on long road trips, this adjustable barrier will keep them from diving headfirst into the backseat, but still lets them look up and see their favorite humans.
Amazon’s #1 selling cat scratching post has a 4.7 star review average from nearly 4,000 customers, and is down to just $27 today, its all-time low. Unfortunately, It still won’t make your cat love you.
As we’ve been saying all week, Prime Day deals are coming a little early this year. Amazon is having a sale on luggage and luggage accessories from one of the Internet’s top five favorite brands: Briggs & Riley. So, if you’ve been using that duffel bag since college and you have a flight to catch soon, you should get on this one.
True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange are basically powdered fruit slices that you stir into drinks if you don’t have any actual fruit handy, and you can stock up with 30% coupons today on 100 and 500-count boxes, shakers, and more. I’m curious to try the lime version with a Moscow Mule, and I need someone to talk me out of 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.
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In my opinion, a classic wristwatch still looks better than any smartwatch, any day. Today only, pick up the a new timepiece from brands like Seiko, Citizen, Timex (including the popular Weekender), Casio, and more. But time’s a-tickin’ on this deal and these prices only last until the end of the day.
If you can’t be bothered to schlep to the gym, you can keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set. Each dumbbell adjusts from 3 to 24 pounds in 3-pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin. It’s like a complete weight rack that could almost fit into a shoebox.
Klymit pads are lightweight and inflate incredibly easy, so they’re ready to be packed into an overnight bag and hiked up a mountain. And right now, Amazon is taking $20 off any $100 order of select Klymit gear, including those fantastic sleeping pads, pillows and more.
Top Media Deals
For the first time since the holiday shopping season, Amazon’s offering a sitewide discount on all physical books they sell; save $5 on any order of $15 or more with code PRIMEBOOKS17.
Just like previous, similar deals, this deal excludes Kindle titles and audiobooks, but if there are any commemorative coffee table-type books or collector’s editions that you’ve been eyeing, this is a great opportunity. Just choose carefully; you can only use the code once per account.
You can buy multiple books to meet the $15 threshold, or use it on a single book over $15. Again, this works on any physical book Amazon sells (shipped and sold by Amazon directly), so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a use for it. Let us know in the comments what you got!
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
Now that the Oculus Touch controllers are out, it’s easier than ever to recommend the Oculus Rift (if you have a PC that can handle it, that is), and Amazon’s making the price a little more palatable with a bundle that includes both for under $400, by far an all-time low price.
GTA V’s campaign is great, and its online mode is still incredibly active and constantly changing, so its no wonder that the game has been relatively immune from downward price pressure, even years after release. Today though, Prime members can get a copy on PS4 or Xbox One for $30, the best deal we’ve seen.
If you ever buy games or DLC from the PlayStation Network, here’s a chance to score a $50 gift card for only $44. Just purchase and get an email delivery to use on anything from the PSN.
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.
- Tronsmart Presto 10400mAh USB-C/Type-C External Battery | $20 | Tronsmart | Use code ILZYIG7Z
- Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger | $42 | Amazon
- Tendak USB Charging Stand - with 3 USB Port 3.0 Hub Bamboo Wood Charging Dock | $16 | Amazon
- KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank | $9 | Amazon | Use code YN7VHUAC
- KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank | $13 | Amazon | Use code D8DLGLEO
- iXCC 6-Port USB Charging Station | $12 | Amazon | Use code iXCCQPGD
- RAVPower 700J 8 Outlets + 3 iSmart USB Ports | $19 | Amazon | Use code KINJA709
- Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones | $300 | Rakuten
- Google Home & Chromecast Video Bundle | $100 | eBay
- iClever Ultra Lightweight Bluetooth Running Headphones | $15 | Amazon | Use code KINJABTH
- Onkyo TX-RZ610 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver | $399 | Amazon
- Samsung Electronics UN55MU6500 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) | $798 | Amazon
- Vansky 80" RGB Bias Lighting for HDTV | $13 | Amazon | Use code WOA5LF25
- Vansky 80" White Bias Lighting for HDTV | $11 | Amazon | Use code WOA5LF25
Computers & Accessories
- Acer Aspire E 15, 7th Gen Intel Core i7, GeForce 940MX, 15.6” Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Win 10, E5-575G-75MD | $620 | Amazon
- ASUS Chromebook C301SA 13.3 Inch (Intel Quad-Core Celeron, 4GB, 64GB eMMC, Metallic Grey) | $269 | Amazon
- iClever USB 3.0 External DVD CD Drive | $29 | Amazon | Use code CLEVERSL
- SeaSonic Electronics PRIME 650W 80 Plus Gold ATX Modular Power Supply | $85 | B&H | After $30 mail-in rebate
- SeaSonic Electronics PRIME 750W 80 Plus Platinum Modular ATX Power Supply | $120 | B&H | After $30 mail-in rebate
- iPad 9.7" 32 GB Space Gray | $289 | Staples
- iPad 9.7" 128 GB Space Gray | $389 | Staples
- ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 - 9.7" 64GB Tablet 4GB RAM | $240 | eBay
- Cell Phone Stand, Lamicall S1 Dock | $6 | Amazon | Use code 6VGBXP2D
- ZeroLemon Google Pixel 6500mAh Battery Case | $48 | Amazon | Use code YYE3DNYK
- ZeroLemon Google Pixel XL 8500mAh Battery Case | $50 | Amazon | Use code DMCZXBUH
- Briggs & Riley Luggage Sale | Amazon
- OxyLED T-02 Plus Motion Sensor Closet Light | $19 | Amazon | Use code KINJA02P
- Zinus 12 Inch Gel-Infused Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress | $109-$209 | Amazon
- MaxxAir HVFF14UPS 14-Inch High Velocity 3-Speed Floor Fan | $28 | Amazon
- AUKEY 4-Pack of 10-LED Solar Lights | $40 | Amazon | Use code PRIMEAU2
- Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim in Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619) | $180 | Amazon
- Performix 11203 Plasti Dip Black Multi-Purpose Rubber Coating Aerosol - 11 oz. | $6 | Amazon
- SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post | $27 | Amazon
- Roundhill Furniture Dark Espresso Wood Shoe Bench with Chocolate Microfiber Seat | $25 | Amazon
- Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large | $7 | Amazon
- 24-Pack Scotch-Brite Non-scratch Scrub Sponge | $10 | Amazon
- All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 10-Piece | $485 | Amazon
- OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker | $40 | Amazon
- Keurig Brewed K-Cup Drawer-Holds 36 K-Cup Packs | $10 | Amazon
- X-Chef Tea Infuser 6-Pack | $7 | Amazon | Use code PBJBPK98
Tools & Auto
- Sandusky Lee MWS481874-B 6-Tier Wire Shelving Unit with 3" Rubber Casters, 6 Wire Shelves | $75 | Amazon
- Allen Sports Premier 2-Bike Trunk Rack | $50 | Amazon
- Reese Explore 1390800 Adjustable Pet Barrier | $23 | Amazon
- Dremel MM491 Multi-Max MM450/MM440/MM422 Flush Cut Blade Pack | $9 | Amazon
- Craftsman 16 Inch Tool Box with Tray | $8 | Sears
- Yost 750-E Rotating Bench Vise | $78 | Amazon
- Craftsman 14-Inch Band Saw | $350 | Sears
- Craftsman 33-Piece Screwdriver Tamper-Proof Bit Set | $6 | Sears
- Ohuhu Car Trunk Organizer Folding Cargo Trunk Storage Container | $12 | Amazon | Use code DI5ITC4F
- 60% off Bestsellers From Top Watch Brands | Amazon | Today only
- BASICS Men’s Slim Wallet | $10 | Amazon
- Nike Free Train Versatility Shoes | $50 | 6pm
- The North Face Upholder Full Zip | $75 | Amazon
- Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, White | $100 | Amazon
- BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with High Quality EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles | $13 | Walmart | With in-store pickup discount
Movies & TV
- Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] by Star Trek: Enterpris | $50 | Amazon
- Olympus Has Fallen | $4 | Amazon
- Ted | $4 | Amazon
- Navy SEALs - Their Untold Story | $8 | Amazon
- Passengers | $10 | Amazon
- Dexter: Season 1 [Blu-ray] | $9 | Amazon
- FREE First Month of Marvel Unlimited | Promo code HOME
- Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic [Kindle] | $3 | Amazon
- VAVA Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard | $68 | Amazon | Use code HWRTJOGN
- Oculus Rift + Oculus Touch Bundle | $399 | Amazon
- LucidSound LS30 Wireless Universal Gaming Headset (White) - PRO, PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Mobile Devices | $100 | Amazon
- Tekken 7: Collector’s Edition - PlayStation 4 Collector’s Edition | $100 | Amazon
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience | $20 | Amazon
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition | $30 | Amazon
- Titanfall 2 Deluxe | $20 | Best Buy
- LEGO Worlds | $20 | Amazon
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition | $35 | Amazon
- RiME | $20 | Amazon
- EA Sports UFC 2 - Xbox One | $20 | Amazon
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition | $30 | Amazon
- LEGO Worlds | $20 | Amazon
- Titanfall 2 Deluxe | $20 | Best Buy
- RiME | $20 | Amazon
- Halo Wars 2 | $30 | Amazon