A standing desk riser, popular pressure cooker, and smartphone-compatible tripod lead off Thursday’s best deals.

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So you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do you do? You buy this Lorell monitor riser for $186, an all-time low.

This riser arrives fully assembled, and just sits on top of your existing desk. Put your monitor(s) on the top shelf, your keyboard and mouse on the bottom, and use its integrated spring system to raise the entire setup from a sitting to standing position within seconds. I own a very similar product from Varidesk (which was much more expensive, by the way), and I absolutely love it.

I can tell you from experience that you’ll definitely want a good anti-fatigue mat for standing. This one has great reviews, but whatever you choose, make sure it’s at least 3/4" thick.


Continuing its quest to produce (and perfect) every conceivable battery-operated product, Anker now sells a freaking robotic vacuum, and you can get one for just $200 (down from $260) for a limited time as part of a Mother’s Day promotion.

Unfortunately, the RoboVac doesn’t have a ton of reviews yet, but early feedback is very positive, even though it’s only a fraction of the price of a Roomba. Like a Roomba, the RoboVac can maneuver around obstacles, run automatically on a schedule, and even dock itself on a charger once it’s finished cleaning. The main difference is that it doesn’t include a virtual wall system, but that shouldn’t be a huge deal for most buyers.

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I got a Roomba a few months ago, and haven’t had to manually vacuum my floors ever since. If that’s not worth a few hundred bucks, I don’t know what is.


If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-LUX50 all the way down to $68 as part of a Gold Box deal, easily the the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, you can also use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more. Like all Gold Box deals though, this price is only available today, or until sold out.


You know when you ask someone to take a picture of you and your family on vacation, and you quickly learn that almost nobody understands how to take a decent photo? With a mini tripod, you can be in total control of those long range selfies, and this $10 model works with everything from DSLRs to smartphones.

Pair it with these smartphone camera lens attachments for even more shooting options.


The new DJI Phantom 4 sure looks impressive, but for over $600 less, you can pick up the still-completely-amazing Phantom 3 Professional today. You’ll lose out on features like the (finnicky) accident avoidance, but the camera is still 4K, and it’ll last over 20 minutes on a single charge. [DJI Phantom 3 Professional, $779]

Not ready to spend nearly $800 on something you could fly into a tree? This highly rated DBPOWER drone is a good alternative for beginners.


You likely won’t need this deal until next winter, but this is about as cheap as Zippo’s A-Frame hand warmer ever gets. Unlike disposable chemical hand warmers, this Zippo lasts for up to 12hours at a time, and can be reused by filling it with a splash of lighter fluid. Plus, it just looks really cool hot.


Star Wars Battlefront isn’t a perfect game, but it’s pretty tempting at $30 on consoles, and $24 on PC, the lowest prices we’ve seen. It makes you wonder though why we didn’t get this deal on May the Fourth.


If your movie theater of choice is operated by Regal, this discounted gift card essentially amounts to ten free dollars. That’s like a free large popcorn (hopefully)!


A lot of people are reflexively repelled by the idea of a bidet, which makes no sense, because they’re amazing. Today on Groupon, you can score a Bio Bidet attachment that will work with just about any toilet for just $20. That’s nothing for a product you’ll use just about every day. This deal could sell out any time though, so buy or get off the pot.


If you just need a small SSD for booting your OS and running your most frequently used apps, this 120GB SanDisk is a steal at $35.


This 800 watt juicer from Hamilton Beach boasts a 4.2 star rating, and an all-time low $41 price tag today on Amazon. The best part? The mouth is so big that you can stuff an entire apple in there at once.


If you’re still using any of your TVs’ built-in speakers, this $100 VIZIO sound bar system will be a huge upgrade. In addition to the 38" speaker bar, you also get a wireless subwoofer that you can place anywhere in the room for extra bass. The best part? No receiver required.


12-Pack Flameless Votive Candles, $18 with code Y4DT4C28

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 12-pack of flameless votives is just $18 today. Each one runs on an included CR2032 battery for up to 400 hours, and you can find replacement batteries for less than $1 each, which is a lot less than an actual replacement candle.


There’s nothing particularly exciting about a 23" 1080p monitor, but $90 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on an IPS panel this size. For comparison’s sake, the same screen sells for $149 on Amazon, with great reviews.



RAVPower iPhone 6/6s Battery Case, $26 with code LUE7HMEL

If your iPhone 6 or 6s isn’t getting the kind of battery life that you need, this $26 RAVPower case can more than double it.


Mini Portable Garment/Face Steamer, $18 with code VO44HGFC

Steaming your clothes might not get them as crisp as ironing, but it does a decent enough job in a fraction of the time, and for $18, why not? It even includes a half-power mode for steaming your face.


Death, taxes, and never having enough power outlets. These are the immutable truths of our existence, but you can actually do something about that third one. Note that the $19 RAVPower also includes three USB charging ports.


Need to catch up on the adventures of Rory, Lorelai, and Luke’s mediocre coffee before Netflix’s Gilmore Girls reboot comes out? The entire DVD box set is marked down to $44 on Amazon today, an all-time low.


If you’ve spent any time in fancy cocktail bars, you’ve probably noticed that many of them serve drinks with a single, huge sphere of ice. Why do they do this? Well, mostly because it looks really cool, but it also dilutes your drink less quickly, which is important when you paid $14 plus tip.

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Luckily, you can make these ice balls at home yourself, and a set of eight molds that will last for years costs less than a Old Fashioned at a nice bar.


Vansky White Bias Light, $15 with code EGES65UP | Vansky RGB Bias Light, $19 with code EGES65UP

For a few years now, Antec’s USB-powered HDTV bias light has been one of our most reliably popular deals whenever it went on sale. The problem: It only got a significant discount once every few months. Luckily, a copycat has emerged to fill in the gap.

Just like the Antec model, these Vansky LED light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and sticks 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.

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Whenever we post a deal on the Antec light, it sells out within hours. I’m not sure if that’ll be the case today, but I wouldn’t take any chances.


The problem with reusable water bottles is that once you’ve finished the water inside, they become a massive waste of space in your bag. Not so for this foldable silicone alternative. Genius.


Cast Iron Chainmail Scrubber, $11 with code MOMSDY16

One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this 4.7 star-rated chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder it’s one of the newest members of our bestsellers club. Today’s $11 deal (with code MOMSDY16) is the best price we’ve ever seen.

Note: The code will only work if you buy the scrubber from Hudson Essentials, via Amazon. The listing sold directly by Amazon directly will not work.


Xbox One Bundles + $50 Amazon card, Halo 5 LE, Forza Horizon 2

For a limited time, when you buy one of eight Xbox One bundles, Amazon will throw in a copy of Halo 5 Limited Edition, Forza Horizon 2, and a $50 Amazon gift card that you could use on another game or an extra controller (or, you know, anything else on Amazon).

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It’s not unusual to see bonus items included with Xbox One consoles, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a deal that gave you the choice of so many different starting bundles, including 1TB and Elite consoles.


Rent Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, $1 on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes

Need an idea for your next movie night? You can rent the shockingly good Mission: Impossible -Rogue Nation for just $1 today on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes. In both cases, you’ll have 30 days to get around to watching it, so finding the time to get to it should be Mission: Possible.

Sorry.



These Mackie bookshelf speakers powered monitors sell for $150 on Amazon, where they carry a 4.4 star review average, but Adorama will sell you the pair for $115 today, with free shipping.


RFID-Blocking Front Pocket Wallet, $8 with code KINJA20S

Wallet styles are obviously a matter of taste, but if you’re a front pocket fan, this RFID-blocking leather wallet is a steal at $8. That gets you three card slots (each of which can hold at least two cards), an ID window, and a zippable currency holder for when you have no choice but to carry cash.


The Nextbit Robin is an Android phone that aims to assuage your storage fears. If it’s 32GB of flash memory fill up, it’ll start uploading your apps and photos to a 100GB cloud account, leaving behind “ghost” icons that can re-download them on demand. It’s a little bit of a gimmick, but if it has you intrigued, you can save $100 on the handset today on Amazon, in either black or mint.


In case you missed out last week, you can once again snag an extra year of PlayStation Plus for $40. I know it seems like we’re seeing this deal every week right now, but these gift card deals tend to be feast or famine; it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the deal disappeared for three months.


Techmatte’s excellent, minimalist, universal magnetic smartphone vent mount is back down to $5 today with code C3LLYQ2H.

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These ridiculously cheap mounts are among the most popular products we’ve ever listed, and carry both Lifehacker Editorial and Lifehacker Hive Five recommendations.

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