Top Tech Deals
You’re probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but if you really want to paint your rooms with color, you’ll want to pick up a few Hue Bloom accent lights as well.
These lights used to sell for around $80, and today’s $45 deal on Amazon is the best we’ve ever seen. If you’re already invested in the Hue ecosystem, you should absolutely pick up at least one.
There’s a nasty new Wi-Fi exploit out in the wild these days, but you can protect yourself from prying eyes (and get around geo-blocked content too) with a VPN subscription.
Lo and behold, PureVPN is offering some pretty stellar discounts right now when you use promo code Privacy20:
- 24 months for $62.40 ($2.60 per month)
- Six months for $42.96 ($7.16 per month)
- One month for $8.76
PureVPN encrypts and obscures all of your internet traffic from everyone from malicious hackers to your ISP to the government, and includes some cool features like a kill switch to automatically disconnect your Wi-Fi if the VPN stops working, as well as split tunneling, which can route some of your traffic through the VPN, while letting the rest go through your ISP.
The back of home theater cabinet doesn’t have to look like a rat king of tangled wires. These velcro sleeves can keep everything tidy, and they even come with adhesive to attach them to the side or bottom of your furniture. Get four for just $11 with code ISZ8L4YN.
The advent of sound bars has made it easier than ever to get premium audio out of your home theater, and this Yamaha deal means it’s awfully affordable too.
$190 gets you the YAS-203 sound bar and a wireless subowoofer to match. This thing pumps out 200W of audio power, and includes some Yamaha-specific features like Clear Voice to boost dialogue, and UniVolume, which prevents obnoxiously loud commercials from rupturing your eardrums.
This model typically ping-pongs between $300 and $400, and $190 is easily the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
This inexpensive, compact sound bar probably isn’t ideal for your main home theater; it’s only two channels, and doesn’t have a subwoofer, but it would be a massive upgrade for, say, a kitchen or bedroom where you’re still using your TV’s built-in speakers. It’s also wall-mountable, and will even work as a big, loud Bluetooth speaker for your phone.
This 55″ 4K Samsung TV typically sells for $700-$800 around the web, but you can pick it up from Amazon right now for an all-time low $624. It’s not the best TV in Samsung’s lineup, but with (limited) HDR support, excellent black levels, and Samsung’s superb smart TV software, it’s a solid choice.
The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge.
Luckily, Mpow’s headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting lost or tangled in your bag. Yeah, you’ll still need to recharge the case, but this definitely makes Bluetooth earbuds a simpler option while traveling.
You can never have enough places to plug in, and these inexpensive power strips from Aukey plug directly into your wall to add two USB ports and a phone stand in the case of the $11 model, or two USB ports, two extra AC outlets, a phone stand, and even a nightlight if you opt for the $16 option.
There’s a new generation of Eero mesh routers out now, which means you can score great deals on the still-fantastic original set. Get a pack of three routers for an all-time low $280 today on Amazon, and kiss those dead zones goodbye.
You never think you need a dash cam until you get into an accident, or see something really cool through your front windshield, so you really should consider setting one up before you miss something important.
Today on Amazon, you can get Aukey’s well-reviewed 1080p dash cam (with a Sony sensor!) for just $56, or Vantrue’s dual-lens N2 for $110. I recently demoed the N2 Pro (which has a 1080p rear-facing lens, vs. the N2’s 720p), and while the rear lens definitely won’t help you in every lighting situation, it could provide some extra context in the event of an accident.
We see deals on iTunes gift cards with some frequency, but Google Play credit almost never goes on sale. If you buy your movies, apps, music, or anything else from Google Play, this $5 gift card discount is basically free money.
The wall charger that came with your phone just doesn’t cut it while traveling these days. In addition to probably being slow as hell, you likely have at least two or three USB-powered devices that you’ll want to charge every night while you sleep.
Luckily, Anker stuffed four USB ports and 40W of power into a tiny travel charger (with folding AC prongs!), and you can get it for $19 today with promo code BEST2242.
Hot of the heels of their successful Nebula Mars mobile projector, Anker’s getting set to release an even smaller portable cinema, and our readers can save a bunch by preordering, and get some free accessories too.
The Nebula Capsule is about the size of a soda can, but can turn any wall into a 100″ display while outputting 360 degree audio. And you won’t be hurting for content, since you can plug in any HDMI video source, mirror your iOS or Android’s screen wirelessly, or use the built-in Android 7.0 OS to pull up your favorite streaming apps.
It’ll run for an industry-best 2.5 hours on a single charge (or 40 hours if you’re just using it as a Bluetooth speaker), but since it charges over USB, you can just bring a power bank with you for essentially unlimited playtime.
Of course, it’s not going to be as bright as a full-sized projector, or the larger Nebula Mars, but its 100 lumens are basically unmatched in the pico projector space. Similarly, its 800×480 resolution is pretty standard at this size and price point, but the picture won’t be as crisp as you’d get from a larger projector, especially at larger sizes.
But for just $269 (with our exclusive discount), it’s a perfectly capable portable theater that you can fit in your bag. That’s kind of amazing! Plus, when you order through our link, you’ll get a free mini tripod to help aim the picture, and a free carrying case too.
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth earbuds, and two different models are on sale today for about $6 less than usual.
Your options are the SoundBuds Tag for $24, or the SoundBuds Surge for $22. Both feature magnetic tips and about six hours of battery life, but the Surge has slightly smaller buds, while the Tag will automatically turn itself on and off when you attach the two buds magnetically.
Vent-mounted magnets might be The Thing in smartphone car holders, but if your CD slot is lying dormant, or if you just don’t want to block a vent, this would also be a great option.
Plug in all the things with this $22 tower of power. This thing comes with 10 outlets, four USB ports, and its own 6ft retractable power cord. Plus, it rotates for optimum space-saving.
Top Home Deals
Bosch’s drills and drivers are some of the most popular you can buy, and two different options are both down to their best prices ever, today only on Amazon.
Have any experience with these particular drills? Let us know in the comments!
If you think it’s cool that you can buy a robot to vacuum your floors for $178, how would you feel if I told you this one mopped too?
The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 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 one you wouldn’t: 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.
Amazon makes trail mix now, because Amazon makes everything, and all three flavors are a couple bucks less than usual today. I’ve had the Sweet & Spicy, and it’s excellent. It’s only a matter of time until they can deliver this to you by drone when you’re actually out on a remote trail.
The ultra-popular Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $197 today at Rakuten with promo code GGNEST32, which is 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. Smart thermostats really can pay for themselves, especially during this purgatory of a season we’re in right now.
Note: This deal is only valid on the white and copper models.
This $21 portable Thermacell mosquito repeller might allow you enjoy the outdoors again.
Place this down next to you when you’re outside, or throw in your hiking backpack and this cordless, odor-free device claims to ward off flying insects (most notably, mosquitoes) as far as 15 feet away for up to 12 hours.
After those 12 hours, you can replace the repellent mats and repellant-dispersing butane cartridge.
Most reviewers say it works pretty well, especially on days with little-to-no wind. Note the different colors are different prices, but this $21 gray model (the least expensive color) hasn’t been this cheap since 2016.
I’m not sure if I completely buy into the mood-boosting properties that Himalayan salt lamps are said to have, but at the end of the day, they look pretty cool and if that boosts your mood then more power to you.
This one is made of pure Himalayan salt and has a dimmable light. It usually sells for $36 but is just $30 today and would make a great gift.
When is a pen worth $40? Possibly never, but the GP 1945 makes a really strong case.
This Kickstarter campaign is set to ship out pens starting in November, and the demo unit they sent me is incredibly impressive. My titanium model is very solid and well built (there’s also a lighter aluminum version), to the point that I don’t think I could break it if I tried. The butt cap also doubles as a glass breaker for emergencies, the diamond knurled finger grip works as a small ruler, and you can even blow into the back of the tube to to use it as a survival whistle.
The real star of the show here though is the bolt action method of extending and retracting the tip of the pen. It gives you enough resistance to be satisfying, but not enough to be slow or frustrating, and it makes a very addictive click when the mechanism slides into place. I have no less than four fidget toys in heavy rotationon my desk, but clicking this pen was all I wanted to do today.
There’s only about a week left of the campaign, but you can still get aluminum GP 1945s for under $40, or titaniums for under $70. That’s a lot to spend on yourself, but these would make great gifts for the holidays. Plus, if you pledge $8 extra and include a note, they’ll throw in a magnesium pen core that you can use to start a fire. Just take it out and rub it against the finger grip to generate a spark.
Foam floor tiles are great for yoga, general fitness activities, or just for laying out wherever you spend a lot of time standing. Most of them though don’t make much of an effort to actually look nice. This pack of 16 though (each one is a single square foot) mimics a hardwood floor, and you can get it for just $19 with promo code EA5W25XG.
Made by one of our best-selling brands, these two All-Clad skillets are within $3 of their lowest price ever. The 8-inch and 10-inch skillets are nonstick, scratch resistant, and oven safe up to 500 degrees.
This package usually sells for $60, so get them while they’re still sizzling.
OxyLED, the company behind so many popular and functional motion-sensing lights, isn’t afraid to have a little fun, it seems. For $13 today, you can grab their water ripple effect stage light, which can project multiple colors and patterns onto any wall. The rippling could make it easier for you or your kid to sleep, but it also has a red and green mode that could come in handy around the holidays.
I know we all love that five pound bag of Haribo Gold Bears, but if you have bad impulse control, or want to sneak your snacks into the movies more easily, you can opt for a 12-pack of five ounce bags today for $13, when you use Subscribe & Save and clip the 10% coupon on the page. Don’t worry, this isn’t the sugar free variety.
The five pound bag is also priced at $11 right now, which isn’t an all-time low, but it’s about $1 off its usual rate.
Unless you have perfect knife skills and a lot of time, mandolines put precise, uniform cuts in the realm of possibility. This mandoline slicer is just $14 today with code ZKW2QCSA, which is slashed down from it’s normal $20 price.
It’s not the fanciest model, but would be good for people who are beginners and not looking to drop $80 very professional-looking metal one. This one comes with five different interchangeable blades: two for shredding, two for slicing, and one for making wavy cuts, like for waffle fries.
Kick back and relax with your feet up on this $13 adjustable-height footrest. Sure, it can help with circulation and improve posture, but I’d buy one because it’s just more comfortable.
If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system.
These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to find the right one. The 42 piece set is on sale for $17 today on Amazon, which is the best price we’ve seen in months.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
That crisp, autumnal breeze that welcomes you into mid-October is here to convince you that you should go for a hike. If you’re lacking on the hiking gear front, this one-day Merrell shoe sale from Amazon can at least help you out with the footwear. Choose from a few hiking boots, or more casual sneakers that will be your workhorses for the cooler weather.
$100 is a lot to spend on a toothbrush, but the Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ might just be worth it.
That’s an all-time low price for this brush (after you clip the $30 coupon), which includes five different brushing modes, a travel case, a quadpacer, and of course, the ability to swap in different styles of Sonicare brush heads to customize your experience.
In my opinion, a classic wristwatch still looks better than any smartwatch, any day. Today only in preparation for back-to-school, pick up the a new timepiece from brands like Daniel Wellington, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Armani Exchange, and more for men and women. But time’s a-tickin’ on this deal and these prices only last until the end of the day.
If your kid still needs a Halloween costume, today is the day to pick one up from Amazon’s Rubie’s costume Gold Box. They have almost 200 to select from including the classics like a princess, doctor, and pirate, and of course some trendy ones too.
All of these costumes are under $50, and most hover around $20, so be honest with yourself – you can save those DIY costume plans for next year.
If you haven’t used one before, foam rollers hurt but in a good muscle-tightness-releasing way, like a good massage. You can use it to warm up your muscle before a workout or stretch post-workout to reduce soreness. This foam roller is just $20 today and has a near-perfect 4.9 out of 5 star rating after 156 reviews.
Get one for yourself, or gift one to that friend who won’t stop talking about their CrossFit workouts.
Maybe it’s time to work off a little of that Halloween candy that you’ve already eaten. This stationary exercise bike is $107 with code RHIKRWHC today, plus it’s foldable for easy storage.
It even has a simple display to show you time elapsed, calories burned, and all that good stuff that a typical gym machine would have. After your work out, you can get back to the fun-sized candy guilt free.
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 (just over 100 left as of October 18), 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.
Boat Shoe season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of Sperry’s deals. Right now, grab some shoes made for the open seas for just $50. Select boat shoes (and sneakers that are somehow being classified as boat shoes) are discounted when you use the code BOATDAY at checkout.
You probably track your steps, calorie burn, and heart rate all day every day, so why not your weight? This $25 smart scale integrates with your smartphone to keep track of your body stats over time.
I tested out an earlier model of this scale, and came away impressed, but the new one looks even nicer, to my eyes. Once it’s set up, you just open the free Koogeek app, step on, and all of the data the scale collects will sync to your phone automatically. Plus, you can sync the app with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, giving your other fitness-focused apps access to your data. Just be sure to use promo code FYYH6QQG to get the deal.
Normally, TUMI luggage will run you into the $500s and even more. But with Nordstrom Rack’s sale, you can get your own TUMI carry on, backpack, messenger bag, and luggage for hundreds off list price. I’m not talking a couple hundred, here. You could stand to save almost $400 on certain styles.
It’s as good a time as any to stock up on new workout clothes with PUMA’s Private Sale. There’s something for every level of exerciser, and some everyday basics that you can wear just to look like you kind of workout. Tons of shoes and apparel (including Rihanna’s Fenty line) are marked down up to 75% and you’ll pick up free shipping with the code PRIVATEOFFERS. If that doesn’t convince you, there’s free shipping and returns on everything.
The Clymb has everything you could need to get outdoors and do it properly, for a whole lot less than you’d think you’d need to pay. Right now, take your pick of apparel, gear, hiking accessories, and more, and grab 15% off when you use the code GOKINJA. With brands like Prana, Burton, Merrel, New Balance, Klymit, and more, there’s something for every outdoorsman.
The Clymb works as a flash sale site, where you sign up for access to thousands of products for up to 70% off what you’d normally pay. Just enter the promo code when you check out and you’ll get an additional 15% off.
Smartwool easily socked it to the competition when it came to finding out what your favorite everyday socks are, and with good reason: they’re kind of awesome. The downside to their awesomeness is they’re on the pricey side. But right now, use the code SMARTWOOL33 and get 33% off any three pairs of Smartwool socks on Jet.com. Just add your three favorites to the cart, enter the code, and get ready for warm feet.
ThinkGeek has got your Halloween costumes and decorations figured out, and it’s all on sale. Grab up to 75% off over 180 Halloween items, including party decor, costumes, and accessories for whatever geeky guy you’re going as.
Somehow, it’s already halfway through October, but Backcountry is thinking about getting you outside and get you geared up for less. Take up to 25% off all Marmot gear, no code needed. Markdowns include cold-weather-ready outerwear, tops, tents, and more. It’s like Christmas for the outdoorsy people in your life.
If you don’t know about Dallas-based Breda, you need to. The watch brand creates minimalist, easy-to-wear styles of watches that aren’t overworked or overpriced. And we’ve got 35% off on three different styles, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35 and grab the Valor, the Rand, or the Belmont for 35% off ($46-$52, depending on the style).
TOP MEDIA DEALS
It’s just $3 today when you buy the Kindle version.
Humble’s latest bundle is full of ebooks to help you navigate your work environment. Whether you’re learning how to be a manager, want to be a better negotiator, or just want some tips about how to dress, there are 19 books included here, split across three different price tiers. Just $15 unlocks everything though, and they’re DRM-free, so you can read them on any device.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in two free book credits 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.
Top Gaming Deals
When CogniToys asked me to check out their latest educational toy, STEMosaur, I was fearful it would end up in the pile of “nothing special” STEM toys that litter my kids’ room. I was absolutely wrong.
At just $99, an Indiegogo exclusive price for Kinja readers, STEMosaur packs an inordinate amount of education, games, jokes, core coding concepts, and more into his softly textured plastic shell.
My six year old was excited to fit plastic parts, drive screws, and connect ribbon cables to assemble her new toy. After installing the CogniToys app and getting him connected to the internet, STEMosaur’s gruff little voice came to life as he immediately started asking and answering questions. My daughter was soon playing games, learning facts, and laughing through full conversations with him.
In minutes, STEMosaur went from a box of parts, to a toy, to a playmate, to a companion. Your $99 Indiegogo pledge (expected to ship in December) gets you a smart educational toy with near infinite replay value, thanks to a solid out-of-the-box design and regular CogniToys system updates. As an added bonus, he’s cute and falls low on the ever-growing list of STEM toys in my home that may one day become sentient and kill my family.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider only came out about a month ago, and while it’s closer to DLC in scope than a full Dishonored game, it’s definitely worth $20, or $10 less than its launch price.
The kickstand built into the Nintendo Switch can only hold it up at a steep angle, and will probably break off anyway. But this protective case doubles as a multi-angle stand, and it’s only $8, so you can still afford it after you empty your bank account on extra Joy-Con.
Nintendo created three gorgeous books that are must-owns for any Legend of Zelda fan, and all three are on sale today. They aren’t all-time low prices (except for the Zelda Encyclopedia, which is only a few weeks old), but they’re solid discounts off what you’d normally pay, so you won’t have to break too many pots or cut too much grass to afford them.
Super Mario Odyssey is only about two weeks 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.
You can also preorder a Switch bundle with exclusive Joy-Con, and the game included.