Top Tech Deals
No matter how many HDMI ports are on your TV, chances are, it’s not enough. Luckily, this affordable five-port HDMI switch will let you plug in a ton of extra devices for just $13.
While Quick Charge 3.0 is all the rage right now, Anker’s PowerDrive+ Speed 2 car charger can charge two devices with Quick Charge 2.0 simultaneously, and it’s just $13. With up to 2.4A per port, you’ll never run low on battery.
Yi makes your favorite budget action cam, and right now its 4K sibling is just $160 with the code YIJULY4K (in white only). Jillian got a chance to test this guy out on the rapids of the Hudson River, and it offers a ton of bang for the buck.
It’s a little bit larger in size than the GoPro HERO5, but by only a little more than half an inch. It can shoot that coveted 4k at 30fps or 720p at 240fps, which is kind of astounding for a sub-$200 cam (even if it can’t shoot 1080p at 120fps like the GoPro).
Most laptops don’t have CD drives anymore, which is mostly fine, except for that one time that inevitably pops up every year or two where you really wish you had one. Now, you can for just $22, no extra power cable required.
An SSD is the best upgrade you can buy for your computer, and if you want to go all out with a 1TB drive, $270 is a great price.
APC makes your favorite surge protector, and this model with USB ports and 11 AC outlets has never been cheaper than today’s $25.
Anker’s PowerLine and PowerLine+ cables were already our readers’ favorite charging cables, but the new PowerLine II line is even stronger, comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty, and is a few bucks off on Amazon today.
We wrote more about the cables over on Gear, but the long and short of it is that between the extreme durability and the lifetime warranty, it’s quite possible that this will be the last Lightning cables you ever have to buy. The 6' model is the one on sale this week, but only in white.
Until relatively recently, USB-powred external hard drives (meaning those that don’t require an extra power cord) topped out at 2TB. Now, you can get this 5TB model for an all-time low $130, no power outlet required.
But seriously, even if you already own one of these, I find it’s worth keeping an extra in my luggage so I’ll always have it handy for rental cars.
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.
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), PureVPN is running some pretty stellar discounts right now.
If you sign up for a six month membership and use promo code 6M31, you’ll get it for $7.20 per month rather than the listed $9, and if you commit to two years, your price will drop all the way to $2.51 per month with code 2Y77, down from $2.95. That’s less than you spend during a trip to Starbucks.
Top Home Deals
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 Deluxe 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 six 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 $32 is an insanely great price for a feature-packed alternative. Vansky sent me a demo unit a few weeks ago, and I can confirm that it works as advertised.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is your favorite affordable vacuum cleaner, but it’s the OG Shark Navigator being marked down today to just $90, the best price it’s ever been. It doesn’t lift-away like it’s counterpart, but it is just as powerful, and comes with an extender wand to reach under and around any furniture. For under $100, it’s a great vacuum to have in your closet.
Coffee doesn’t have to just be black, no matter what your coffee-snob friends say. With this $26 variety pack of 180 Coffee-Mate Liquid creamers, choose from six flavors: original, French vanilla, hazelnut, vanilla caramel, Irish crème, and cinnamon vanilla crème. You end up with almost half-a-year’s worth of flavor to choose from.
Our readers have bought thousands upon thousands of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid food storage sets over the years, but today’s a great day to upgrade to the Premier version.
Compared to the originals, these feature a stronger plastic base which is better at resisting stains and smells, and lids that snap to the bottom of their containers, so they never get separated. $21 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed on the 20-piece set (which includes 10 containers and 10 lids, not 20 containers), so stock up.
Zojirushi makes some of the best vacuum-insulated travel mugs on the market, and their 16 ounce stainless steel model is in stock on Amazon for $21 today. That’s perfect for your morning coffee.
Between shedding fur on your seats and a seemingly physiological need to jump into the front seat while you’re passing an 18-wheeler on the freeway, it’s no secret that a lot of dogs don’t do particularly well in the car. So, if you’re planning on taking your dog to the beach for the summer, this hammock seat cover from AmazonBasics can help keep your backseat fur and slobber-free.
The cover hooks into the headrests on both the front and back seats, creating a kind of loosely enclosed room that will keep your dog safely in the backseat, and her fur a layer removed from your upholstery.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that buying a travel pillow will make flying pleasant. But maybe, just maybe, it’ll let you sleep through the experience to make it go faster. This memory foam model from Naipo is just $13 today on Amazon, and needless to say, you’d pay a bit more than that at the Hudson News outside your gate.
Charmin Ultra Strong is our readers’ favorite toilet paper, and you can pinch a few bucks off the plusher Ultra Soft when you buy 48 rolls from Amazon and clip the $2 coupon. You need toilet paper anyway, so if you’ve got the storage space, you may as well stock up.
Most FoodSavers take up a big chunk of space on your counter, but this vertical Space-Saver model has a much smaller footprint, the trade-off being that it only works with bags and containers, rather than plastic rolls. But if that suits your needs and you’re sick of throwing out spoiled food, $76 is the best price Amazon’s listed.
Perfect for summer bonfires and camping trips, this 25-pack of Magical Flames turns any open flame into a rainbow of different colors. Just toss a pouch into the fire, and enjoy the show.
I’m not sure I even own 20 pairs of pants, but it never hurts to plan for the future.
Energy drinks will probably kill you, but if you can’t go without the pick-me-up, Red Bull is probably the least disgusting option out there. And with this cheapest-ever Amazon deal, it’s also one of the most affordable.
You spend 1/3 of your life in contact with a pillow, so it had better be a good one. This queen-sized bed pillow is stuffed with chunks of shredded memory foam, and it can be yours for only $30 today with code PQWCJIEX. Don’t sleep on this deal.
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.
If your tires are about due for a replacement, Discount Tire Direct is offering up to $100 in Visa gift card rebates (in addition to any manufacturer rebates) when you order four new tires, plus an additional $100 if you order wheels as well, plus an extra $60 on each if you use a Discount Tire credit card. Just enter your make and model, click the options to see tires on promotion, and you’ll see the rebate amount (either $25, $75, or $100) on the right hand side.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Before you head out on your next camping trip or beach vacation, you may want to grab this 20L dry bag to keep your gear safe from the elements. Just use code WLT5I8EA to get it for $13.
Pack your stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag during their End of Season Sale. Get up to 30% off a ton of styles, no code needed, and make sure your commute is packed well. There’s everything from one of your favorite carry-ons to your favorite laptop bags.
Top Media Deals
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.
If you’re anything like me, you stock up on books before you head on vacation, and then end up reading half of one. Amazon is having a one-day sale on best-selling Kindle ebooks for $5 or under, so you don’t end up $20+ in the hole on reading material. I can already feel the sand between my toes.
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
Just in time for the Fourth, here’s a $5
American Flag-themed fidget spinner. That’s actually the best price we’ve seen on any fidget spinner with Prime shipping, let alone such a patriotic one.
- Apple iPad 32GB (Latest Model) | $300 | Best Buy
- Anker Quick Charge 2.0 36W Dual USB Car Charger | $13 | Amazon
- Fosmon HD1832 Intelligent 5-Port HDMI Switch | $13 | Amazon
- AUKEY RGB Backlit 104-Key Anti-Ghosting Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $47 | Amazon | Use code AUKEYKM1
- Polk - BOOM Bit Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $15 | Best Buy
- Google - Chromecast Ultra & Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna Package | $90 | Best Buy
- Vansky Alarm Clock | $34 | Amazon | Promo code YUMCIIOB
- Makita LCT209W 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit, Black, 2-Piece | $99 | Amazon
- Charmin Ultra Soft Double Roll Toilet Paper, 48 Count | $17 | Amazon | After $2 coupon
- Shark Navigator Vacuum | $90 | Amazon
- YI Home Camera 2 1080p with 32GB MicroSD Card Wireless IP Security Surveillance System | $90 | Amazon
- Bella - Electric Food Slicer | $30 | Best Buy
- AmazonBasics Waterproof Hammock Seat Cover for Pets | $17 | Amazon
- Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA Stainless Steel Mug | $21 | Amazon
- SOG B61TR PowerLock Traveler Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath | $55 | Woot
- AmazonBasics 6-Piece Dinner Plate Set | $16 | Amazon
- Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers, 20-Piece Set | $21 | Amazon
- Coffee Mate Liquid .375oz Variety Pack (6 Flavor) 180 Count | $26 | Amazon
- Naipo Travel Pillow Memory Foam Neck Pillow with Cooling Gel Technology and Travel Bag | $13 | Amazon | Use code SDLDU335
- Sport-Brella Portable All-Weather and Sun Umbrella. 8-Foot Canopy | $36 | Amazon
- 20L Dry Bag | $13 | Amazon | Use code WLT5I8EA
- Uniqlo Airism Sale | Uniqlo
- Alled Fidget Spinner - American Flag | $5 | Amazon | Use code R7ADPLZB
- RDS Industries NES Classic Edition Carrying Case | $15 | Amazon
- Star Wars: Battlefront [PS4] | $13 | Amazon
- Steamworld Collection [PS4] | $12 | Amazon