Top Tech Deals
There’s no such thing as having enough power outlets, and today’s Amazon Gold Box has great deals on four APC products to keep your devices plugged in and powered on.
Inside, you’ll find two versions of the reader-favorite SurgeArrest surge protector (both of which include USB Ports), plus two small UPS units, that can keep your computer, networking gear, and more juiced up during a power outage, at least briefly. Just remember that these prices are only available today, or until sold out, so don’t let the lights go out on this deal.
This isn’t a deal per se, but if you don’t live in a city that had a Snapchat Spectacle vending machine, or couldn’t be bothered to wait in line, they’re now available on Amazon with Prime shipping, in three different colors.
$40 is a great price for a battery pack with Quick Charge 3.0, USB-C, and 26,800mAh of capacity, but it’s kind of astounding for this model, which also includes an LED flashlight array on one side, and a freakin’ solar panel on the other.
Obviously, that little panel won’t recharge the battery very quickly, but it’s fine if you just need a little emergency power to make a quick phone call.
If you still haven’t tried out a home theater bias light, there’s never been a better time to pick one up. Vansky’s LED bias light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and stick to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the LEDs cast a soft glow on the wall behind them, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV’s perceived black levels.
Our readers have bought thousands of the 35.4" models, but now, you can opt for 80" strips for just a few bucks more. Rather than just stretching them across the top of your TV set, these can wrap all the way around, resulting in a fuller halo of light on the wall behind. You can also cut them to length, if 80" is a little too long.
These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home. Get a top-selling receptacle from TopGreener today for just $15, one of the best deals we’ve seen.
Update 7/17: We assumed this was a pre-Prime Day only deal, but it seems to still be alive right now, if you missed out last week.
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. You can’t argue with free money.
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Compared to the reader-favorite JBL Charge 3, the Charge 2+ has less battery life, and is merely splashproof rather than truly waterproof. That being said, it still sounds great, and can connect to multiple sources and pair with other JBL speakers for multi-room audio, so it’s a great deal at $68, the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb. Just be sure to use code TV15 to get the deal.
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!
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?
Top Home Deals
While supplies last (which usually isn’t long), Amazon will sell you a sample box full of dog foods and treats for $12, and then give you a $12 credit back on a future pet food purchase. Assuming you use the credit, that’s like getting all of the samples for free.
You don’t necessarily need to buy a new mattress to get a better night’s sleep: Sometimes, a mattress pad will do, and a great one is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
ExceptionalSheets’ plush, bamboo fitted mattress pad is supposedly the same pad used in many Marriott and Omni hotels, and its 4.3 star review average from over 4,300 customers would seem to back that up. And unlike most mattress pads, these are stuffed with Revoloft synthetic fill, which should feel a lot like down, but without the associated allergies and poking feathers.
Prices range from just $67-$89 today, depending on the size, but just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, so don’t sleep on it.
We see deals all the time on copper string lights, but if you prefer the look of “globe” style incandescents, you can get a 25' strand with 25 bulbs for $10 today with code VE9K23J5. The evenings are nice this time of year, so string these up on your patio and enjoy the outdoors.
Sometimes, a normal water bottle just isn’t enough. This vacuum-insulated vessel from Swig Savvy holds 64 ounces of your favorite fluid, be it water, coffee, or beer from your local tap house, and keeps it cold for hours on end. You even get a nylon carrying pouch with a shoulder strap, which is good since you’d basically have to be an NBA player to palm this thing.
We all know that hang-drying clothes is better for them in the long run than using a dryer, but it’s just such a pain to find places to hang them all. This $23 rack looks to solve that with two tiers of drying racks, built-in clothes hangers, and a fold-up design that allows it to fit into the corner beside your washing machine when not in use.
A lot of people are reflexively appalled by the idea of a bidet, which makes no sense, because they’re amazing. Today on Amazon, you can score one from Oak Leaf for $20 with promo code 97OYSRUK, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on one of these.
That’s basically nothing for a product you’ll use (hopefully) every day, but this deal could sell out any time though, so purchase or get off the pot.
We see deals on WeMo switches and TP-Link Smart Plugs on a pretty regular basis, but this similar product from Koogeek is Apple HomeKit certified, and only $21 today.
Like those other smart switches, the Koogeek Wi-Fi Smart Plug includes an app for turning your electronics on and off, and putting them on a schedule. The key difference here is that you can also control it with Siri from your phone, or from Control Center in iOS. That’s a big deal if you’re an iPhone owner, and with promo code XFAKT2KJ, you’re not even paying a premium for it.
Kershaw’s Shield knife is a great general-purpose, SpeedSafe-assisted blade, and an absolute steal at $18. That’s the best price Amazon’s ever listed on this 4.4 star-rated knife by $3, just remember to take it out of your pocket before you go to the airport.
It’s 2017, and most people still put air in their tires by driving (on flat tires!) to a gas station, finding a bunch of quarters under their seat to pay for the air hose, and then finding another set of quarters after said hose shuts off after you’ve finished filling three tires.
My friends, there’s a better way. Just spend $20 on this inflator, stick it in your trunk or glove box, and you’ll have access to an air compressor no matter where you are. You can also use it to fill up basketballs, pool floats, or basically anything else that inflates.
Growing your own herbs and vegetables can be a cathartic experience, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult or expensive one. Amazon will ship you an easy-to-assemble garden bed kit for just $27 today. You’ll still have to supply the soil and seeds, but once you buy this, you might finally have the motivation to start planting.
If you’ve ever been curious to try Zipcar, new users can sign up and get $25 in driving credit right now. That won’t count towards your monthly or annual membership fee, but it should be worth at least three hours on the road in most cities, all gas and insurance included.
Zipcar operates in most major cities, and a lot of colleges and universities have Zipcars assigned to their campuses, even in relatively small towns, so there’s a good chance you can take advantage of this deal, if you don’t own a vehicle of your own.
Amazon makes steak knives now, apparently, and you can get a set of eight for just $14 today. They actually look really nice, with no branding to speak of on the handles or blades. Now we just need a set that cuts your steak automatically when you ask Alexa.
OxyLED is best known for its battery-powered light strips, but this discounted kit plugs into an AC outlet, and is designed specifically for under-cabinet installation.
The kit comes with three foot-long LED light bars, plus three connecting cables. You can either plug the bars into each other to create a longer strip, or use the cables to snake around corners and extend your setup. Once it’s all installed, just use the touch-sensitive power button to turn them on and adjust the brightness, and enjoy a well-lit countertop while you prepare dinner.
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? Right now, Amazon’s marking this Zinus 10” gel-infused foam mattress down to just $110-$210, with queens checking in at $170.
The mattress is also infused with green tea extract and castor natural seed oil to “naturally retard odor & bacteria.”
The Char-Broil patio bistro squeezes an infrared gas burner into the footprint of an electric grill, meaning you can enjoy high temperatures and even heating on even the smallest patio or balcony. With folding sides and a warming rack, this $148 grill deserves to be part of your next summer BBQ.
What’s that noise your car’s making? It’s all the crap rolling around in your trunk. Luckily, this $12 pop-up organizer will keep everything in its place.
Not only is the new WeMo Mini Smart Plug smaller than the top-selling original so as to only cover one outlet, it’s also cheaper. You’ll almost always see it available for $35, but today on Amazon, it’s knocked down to $30.
Despite its diminutive size, this includes all the same features as the full-sized WeMo Switch, including IFTTT support, Alexa compatibility, and an Away mode that will randomize your lights to deter ne’er-do-wells.
Top Lifestyle Deals
One of our favorite shaving creams, Mavericks, typically retails for $25, but by taking advantage of their Indiegogo campaign and our exclusive perk, you can grab it for just 19 bucks, plus a free tube of face cleanser.
You’re probably moisturizing too little (never), not wearing sunscreen, exfoliating too much, and using bad shaving creams and face washes, so take this opportunity to dip your foot into the Mavericks ecosystem and do better. The shave cream and face wash sell for $35 on Indiegogo for everyone else, but it’s $19 just for our readers for a limited time.
Every person should have a good pair of sneakers in their closet that can actually function during athletic activities. If you haven’t gotten around to getting an actual pair of athletic shoes, head over to Nordstrom Rack and pick up a new pair of ASICS. Styles for both men and women are on sale, so you can hit the pavement.
It may be July, but Old Navy is mixing summer fun with hitting the books. Right now, they have a ton of deals going on at once. Back to School styles for kids are as low as $5. Take up to 50% off a ton of styles for both guys and girls. Plus, today only, you’ll get an additional 30% off your qualifying order, just because.
Waterpik is an easier (and they would argue more effective) way to “floss” between your teeth, and Amazon is currently taking offering the Waterpik Complete Care bundle for an all-time low $45, which includes an electric toothbrush.
Uniqlo has a plethora of awesome graphic t-shirts for great prices. To celebrate the one year anniversary of their Disney collaboration, they’re marking down all the Disney shirts to as low as $10. Choose from Minnie and Mickey, Star Wars, classic Disney movies, and more.
With 13 different length settings and four combs, Braun’s Multi Grooming Kit is perfectly suited for both your beard, your head, and your body hair. It even comes with a free Gillette body razor for precision touchups.
What better way to get ready for the better weather than discounted Under Armour Outlet gear? Take up to 30% off practically every style you can think of, no code needed. From the classic Under Armour long-sleeves to training shoes to their Threadborne microthread technology, this gear is perfect for running outside in the warmer months.
In case you missed it during the Prime Day chaos, ExOfficio’s insanely popular sweat-wicking men’s underwear is still on sale for $12-$15, in multiple sizes and colors. It’s extremely rare for Amazon to have this many options in stock, let alone at a discount, so don’t miss your chance to stock up.
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. Grab discounted shoes from Cole Haan, Brooks, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get 3x the points on the over 40,000 items on sale.
Top Media Deals
iTunes gift card discounts are noticeably less common than they used to be, and while we do see 20% discounts from time to time, a $1o0 iTunes gift card for $85 is still a solid deal if you pay for apps, movies, Apple Music, or iCloud storage.
If The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for $3 for your Kindle isn’t the perfect beach read, I don’t know what is. Don’t forget your towel.
The latest Humble Bundle is an ode to legendary comic creators Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, with over two dozen titles available digitally. As always, you can pay whatever you want, but certain titles will be locked behind a couple of price tiers.
Top Gaming Deals
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.
I imagine most of you have played at least one or two of Telltale’s choice-driven narrative games, but the newest Humble Bundle is a great excuse to try out more.
Just $1 gets you a lot of the studio’s earlier work, including the first season of The Walking Dead, paying more than the average unlocks the likes of Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands, while $15 gets you Batman and Minecraft: Story Mode. As always, a portion of the proceeds go to charity, so make the choice to buy this bundle; you won’t regret the consequences.
Update: The base game is also available for $15 on PSN, but you won’t get the Collector’s Edition fold-out map, guidebook, or soundtrack.
One of Steam’s biggest hits of 2016 is now available on consoles, and you can score a copy of Stardew Valley for an all-time low $20 right now, down from a launch price of $30.
In addition to the aforementioned comics bundle, Humble’s also running a bundle with 10 different Capcom games, and you can get them all for as little as $12.
- APC Back-UPS Connect Lithium Ion UPS with Mobile Power Pack | $55 | Amazon
- TOPGREENER TU2154A Smart Ultra High Speed USB Charger Outlet 15A Receptacle | $15 | Amazon
- ZeroLemon 26800mAh SolarJuice USB-C/QC 3.0 Portable Solar Battery Charger | $40 | Amazon | Use code 3Y5BIY5R
- AUKEY PowerHub Mini with 2 Outlets and 4 USB Ports USB Charger | $16 | Amazon | Use code AUKEYPA5
- AUKEY Power Strip with 4 USB Ports and 4 Outlets & 5ft Power Cord | $16 | Amazon | Use code AUKEYPA5
- RAVPower 22000mAh Power Bank with Lifetime Warranty | $30 | Amazon | Use code 22000PRI
- RAVPower 6700mAh iSmart 2.0 Portable Charger | $12 | Amazon | Use code PRIW6700
- RAVPower 5-Pack Android Cable Micro USB Cable Charging Cord | $10 | Amazon | Use code 5PACKUSB
- RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charger | $18 | Amazon | Use code J7RGYRFZ
- APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector 2880 Joules with USB Charger Ports | $24 | Amazon
- APC 6-Outlet Surge Protector 1080 Joules with USB Charger Ports | $15 | Amazon
- Vansky White Bias Lighting for HDTV | $9 | Amazon | Use code VSD5YF20
- Vansky RGB Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Strip Multi Color RGB LED Neon Accent Lighting Kit for Flat Screen TV LCD, Desktop PC | $10 | Amazon | Use code VSD5YF20
- Vansky 80" White Bias Lighting for HDTV | $11 | Amazon | Use code VSD5YF20
- Vansky 80" RGB Bias Lighting for HDTV | $13 | Amazon | Use code VSD5YF20
Computers & Accessories
- APC Back-UPS 600VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector with USB Charging Port | $45 | Amazon
- [2 Pack] iClever IT01 Type-C to USB 3.0 AF Connector for MacBook Pro | $7 | Amazon | Use code ICTYPEC3
- Dog Food and Treats Sample Box | $12 | Amazon | Plus $12 credit towards eligible dog treat purchases
- Rayon From Bamboo Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt - Extra Plush Cooling Topper | $67-89 | Amazon
- Sargent Art 22-1592 30 Count Classic Markers | $3 | Amazon
- Escolite Outdoor String Light with G40 Clear Globe Bulbs - UL Listed, 25-Feet, Green Wire | $10 | Amazon | Use code VE9K23J5
- Tomcat Press ‘N Set Mouse Trap, 2-Pack | $2 | Amazon
- Zmodo 1080P IP Network 4CH NVR sPoE IR Security Surveillance Camera System 2TB | $180 | eBay