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If your laptop bag is starting to wear out, here’s a great chance to replace it with a quality backpack from SwissGear for just $34-$43.


All of the included bags all have solid reviews and look really nice to my eyes, but the star of the show is the $40 ScanSmart backpack. Its laptop pocket actually folds all the way open so you won’t have to take your computer out when going through security at the airport. That may seem like a minor feature, but any shred of dignity you can wrest back from the TSA is a win in my book.

Again, this is a Gold Box deal, meaning these prices are only available today, or until sold out. [SwissGear Gold Box]

You could certainly argue that multiplayer-only games shouldn’t cost $60, but that’s a non-issue today, as Rainbox Six: Siege is already down to $35 (or $60 for the Gold edition) as part of an Amazon Gold Box deal.

As with all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, or until sold out. Happy hunting! [Rainbox Six Siege, $35-$60]

If there’s a nut in the world that you enjoy eating, chances are you can save 25% on it today. Just pick the Planters Nuts products you want from Amazon, order them with Subscribe & Save, and you’ll get an extra 25% off at checkout, in addition to any listed discounts. You can always cancel Subscribe & Save after your first order ships, so you aren’t on the hook to get nuts every month (though that doesn’t sound terrible, to be honest). [Extra 25% off Planters Nuts With Subscribe & Save]

The oral thermometer probably didn’t need to be reinvented, but if you’re the kind of person who likes everything to be smartphone-connected, Kinsa’s smart thermometer works with both iOS and Android, and is down to $15 today.


Kinsa markets this as a kids thermometer, mostly because it only takes 10 seconds to get a reading, and its smartphone app includes a little bubble popping minigame that kids can play while they wait, but it’s a neat little gizmo for sick people of any age.

The app automatically tracks your temperature over time, and you can add your own metadata about symptoms and medication if you want a more complete record of your illness. Plus, if you own an iPhone, the temperature data is compatible with Apple’s HealthKit.

Obviously, nobody really needs this thing, but if you’re intrigued, $15 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen, and is also not a terrible price for a good oral thermometer, smart or otherwise. [Kinsa Smart Fever Thermometer, $15]

On the one hand, it’s kind of frivolous to pay more for a special edition gamepad that functions exactly like any other controller. On the other hand, holy crap this one is so damn cool. $64 is the best price we’ve seen. [PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Star Wars Controller - Darth Vader Edition, $65]

It wasn’t that long ago that $62 would have been a fantastic price for a 120GB SSD. Now, that price gets you 240GB. [Kingston V300 240GB SSD, $62]

The vast majority of external hard drives utilize 5400RPM platters, and while that might be fine for backing up your files, it’s not ideal for tasks like photo editing, running applications, and expanding your game console’s storage.

Luckily, the HGST Touro S ups the ante with a 7200RPM drive, which while not as speedy as an SSD, offers a noticeable improvement over its 5400RPM cousins. I use this exact drive to store games on my Xbox One, and reap the benefits in the form of shorter loading times. [HGST Touro S 1TB, $60]

If your car’s electrical system is a little finnicky, this $12 dongle plugs straight into your accessory outlet to help you diagnose battery and alternator problems, before they leave you stranded.


When the engine is turned off, the meter will show you the overall voltage and charge level of your battery, so you know when it might be time to buy a replacement. While you’re driving, it will also indicate when the battery is recharging or discharging, which can help you diagnose a malfunctioning alternator. You probably won’t keep it plugged in all the time, but for $12, it might be useful to add this to your tool chest. [INNOVA Battery and Charging System Monitor, $12]

If you missed out last week, Belkin’s WeMo Insight Switch is back in stock on Amazon for just $40.


Functionally, the Insight Switch is no different than a standard Belkin WeMo switch. Just plug one in between a wall outlet and the device of your choice, and you’ll be able to turn it on or off from your smartphone or Amazon Echo, and even create automatic schedules. The difference is that the Insight will monitor your device’s energy use, and even calculate its monthly cost on your power bill. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that the Insight will completely pay for itself, but it can certainly make you more mindful of what goes into your monthly bill. [Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, $40]

If CVS is your pharmacy of choice, this discounted gift card is essentially free money. [$100 CVS Gift Card, $88]

Anker makes some of the most popular and reliable USB charging gear on the market, and several of their Quick Charge 2.0 products are on sale right now.


As an aside, I own the PowerCore+ battery, and it has the best build quality of any battery pack I’ve ever seen.

Anker Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB Wall Charger ($6) | Amazon | Use code HITW3AYN

Anker PowerCore+ 10050 QC 2.0 Battery Pack ($25) | Amazon

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Premium Portable Charger & USB Wall Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 ($60) | Amazon | Promo code T3CRX4LK

Anker Dual-Port QC 2.0 Car Charger ($14) | Amazon | Promo code 55ANZPZ6

Anker QC 2.0 Car Charger ($6) | Amazon | Promo code 4KNIDWPL

This unique measuring cup doubles as a kitchen scale, so you can work seamlessly with both volume and weight-based recipes. My mom had this when I went home for the holidays, and she said it worked great. [Etekcity Handy 11lb/5kg Digital Multifunction Kitchen Cup Scale, $14 with code PN5Q7LS5]

Aukey’s newest Bluetooth speaker is tire-shaped, water resistant, and only $15 today. That’s a good price for any Bluetooth speaker, let alone one that you can take into the shower with you. [AUKEY Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, $15 with code J95FUXF9]

Despite the extremely low price, this 1080p dashcam has really solid Amazon reviews, and the sample videos and video stills uploaded by reviewers look perfectly serviceable. It’ll even automatically detect accidents, and lock the footage accordingly. [DBPOWER Ultra thin HD Car Black Box, $31 with code 3A2CJQVM]

There’s no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables, and any time they dip down to $3, I recommend stocking up. [Omars MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, $3]

If you want longer cables, those are on sale as well.

iOrange-E [2 Pack] 6ft 8 Pin Lightning Cable ($13) | Amazon | Use code 8VYBDQHV

iOrange-E 10ft Rose Gold Lightning Cable ($9) | Amazon | Use code 8QV3MUG3

Most of the night lights we publish are battery-operated, but if you’d rather plug them in, this deal will net you four lights for just $16. [2x2-Pack OxyLED N30 LED Night Light With Dusk to Dawn Sensor, $16. Add two to cart and use code 86Y2TBED]

Everyone likes a little candlelight every now and then, but if you don’t want to keep buying new candles (or houses after you burn yours down), this 6-pack of flameless alternatives is just $13 today. [Realistic Battery-Powered Flameless Pillar Candles - 6 Pack, $13 with code XDLIS6XZ]

We see a lot of deals on smartphone mounts for your car, but here’s a treat for all of you bike riders out there. [Liger Universal “SuperGrip” Bike Mount Handlebar Holder for Smartphones, $6]

Today only, $23 gets you nine popular Mel Brooks films on Blu-ray, including Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and Spaceballs, plus a ton of special features. That’s about $17 less than usual, and within $1 of an all-time low price. [The Mel Brooks Collection, $23]

If you’re curious about gaming mice, but want to see what the fuss is about before dropping a ton of money on a high end model, how’s $13 sound for a starter mouse? Even at that price, you still get adjustable DPI, six programmable buttons, and built-in LED lighting. Not bad! [Etekcity Scroll FLY 3200 DPI Wired USB Gaming Mouse with 6 Programmable Buttons, $13 with code 9HYIFLBQ]

It’s not quite as exciting as all the new 4K monitors coming down the pipeline, but if 1080p is all you need, it’s tough to argue against an IPS display for $100. [AOC i2267fw 22-Inch IPS Frameless LED Monitor, $100]

If your computer doesn’t have a webcam built in, this 720p Logitech model has never been cheaper. [Logitech HD Webcam C270, $18]

If you ever pay for iOS apps, movies, music, or iCloud storage with your credit card, you’re throwing money down the drain. Instead, stock up on iTunes gift cards at a 20% discount.

Give that awesome smartphone camera some cool new tricks for just $10. [Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-On Lens Kits, $10 with code BN6ERLKM]

This great looking grinder is perfect for spices, herbs, or things that aren’t legal in most states. Add in its clever magnetic lid and 4.6 star review average, and it certainly seems like a steal at $9. [Ohuhu 4 Piece 2.38" Tobacco Spice Herb Grinder, Gun Metal, $9 with code QN9D6CZ4]

10 tools for $10, and you don’t even have to drink your own urine. [Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool, $10]

The Golden Globe winner for best comedy (???) is already down to $15 on Blu-ray. Bring it home. [The Martian, $15]





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