Top Tech Deals
If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, listen up: This highly-rated Sony sound bar and wireless subwoofer for just $120 right now, or about $80 less than usual.
In addition to delivering rich audio from your TV, the sound bar includes Bluetooth so you can stream music from your phone on the fly, and even NFC for easy device pairing. Today’s deal also happens to be the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb, so don’t hesitate to pick this up if you’re in the market for a better aural experience from your home theater.
For a limited time, Anker’s offering up big discounts on their popular GlassGuard screen protectors for some of the most popular gadgets out there. Just find what you need on this post, and be sure to note the promo code (where applicable).
iClever’s new folding Bluetooth keyboard is the only mobile keyboard I’ve ever actually enjoyed using, and a great investment for anyone that needs to work on an airplane, or just wants to get some typing done at the coffee shop without lugging around a laptop.
It’s a bargain at its usual $30, but for a limited time, promo code CJLJBQI6 will knock that down to $24.
$16 is about what you’d expect to pay for a 4-port USB charging hub, but this Aukey model also comes with two AC outlets, so your lamps and laptops don’t have to go hungry.
For a more traditional power strip, try this model, which includes four AC outlets and four USBs, plus a 5' extension cable.
DJI’s Mavic Pro quadcopter packed intelligent flight features and an amazing camera into an incredibly portable package, and you can save $50 and get a free hardshell carrying case when you buy it from MassDrop today. That’s one of the first deals we’ve seen on the Mavic, which you were lucky to find in stock until recently, let alone at a discount.
It’s officially beach season, and if you want to keep your phones protected from the surf and sand, you can get a two-pack of Mpow dry bags for just $8 today, no promo code required.
$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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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
We’ll probably be a Russian colony soon, so you might as well start assimilating to the culture by buying a dash cam. This one from Aukey includes a 1080p Sony sensor and 170 degree field of view, two different mounting options, and capacitors that are rated to work in temperatures from -4°F to 149°F.
The mattress itself is basically what you’ve come to expect from internet mattresses these days: It’s a block built from multiple layers of different types of foam. You’ll probably like it just fine, and if you don’t like it, Eight Sleep offers the industry standard 100 night trial period, so you can return it for any reason.
The real magic though comes from Eight Sleep’s top sheet, which has smart features built in that you’ll actually want to use. It can track your restfulness, heart rate, and other sleep stats independently for each side of the bed, wake you up with a smart alarm when you’re not deep in a REM cycle, and even integrate with other smart home appliances. So you could conceivably change your thermostat temperature automatically when you get into bed, and start brewing coffee whenever you’re about to wake up.
The best feature though, without question, is dual zone temperature control. Yes, the top sheet doubles as a smartphone-connected electric blanket to warm each side of the bed independently, which may not seem appealing right now, but you’ll thank the stars for it come winter.
Eight Sleep is currently offering $100 off the smart mattress, but you can bump that up to $125 with promo code KINJAEIGHT. That brings the queen down to $974, and the king down to $1,124. That’s a little steep compared to, say, Casper. But let me reiterate...dual zone temperature control.
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 a $18 right now on Amazon, which isn’t an all-time low, but it’s about as cheap as it tends to get these days, outside of short-lived flash sales. If you already know you love them, or are dealing with a large family, the 60-piece set is also down to an all-time low $27 right now.
Be honest with yourself; when’s the last time you vacuumed the inside of your car? With this convenient $27 car vacuum, you might actually get around to cleaning your cabin. Just plug it straight into your car’s 12V outlet, then start digging for old french fries under your seat.
Update: Sold out
No matter how great your kitchen knives are, they all need some tender loving care from time to time. This $7 Lansky BladeMedic includes two v-sharpeners, a fold-out sharpening rod, and a ceramic sharpening edge for serrated knives, all in a handheld package that can fit into any kitchen drawer.
This thing amazingly has a 4.6 star review average from over 3,000 customers, and it’s sold out within an hour both previous times we’ve posted it at this price, so I wouldn’t wait. It is an Add-On item, but it’s worth it.
Let’s be honest here, thin fabric koozies are mostly useful for decoration; they don’t really keep a can cold for very long. This imposing metal Thermos contraption though? It’s the real deal.
Thermos’s stainless steel can insulator uses vacuum insulation and thick walls to actually provide a barrier between your beverage and the outside world. They go so far as to claim that it will keep a can cold for up to 3 hours, and even if that’s a little bit of marketing hyperbole, what could possibly be in that can that takes more than an hour to drink?
Even during the winter months, it has the added benefit of protecting your bare skin from cold, damp cans, so you can use it all year round.
Over 2,600 Amazon reviewers have given the Thermos a 4.5 star review average, and you can get one (or more!) for just $8 right now. Bottom’s up!
If you aren’t thrilled with your current pillows, or just want to keep some spares around for guests, you can a two pack of 4.3 star-rated down alternative pillows from Langria for just $24 right now. Just be sure to use promo code PSAKUMRK at checkout to save $6.
The classic, iconic Bodum Brazil french press is only $9 today as an add-on item, an all-time low. French press is our readers’ favorite way to make coffee, and this model’s 4.4 star review average speaks for itself.
Electric kettles are the fastest and most efficient way to boil water, and this model from Aicok even includes six different temperature settings for different types of beverages.
Time to get comfy, because Urban Outfitters is having a home sale. Take 25% off select bedding, pillows, tapestries, even furniture, and (urban) outfit your place with fuzzy throw blankets, cable knit pillows, and jersey sheets. Just try not to go overboard because you may never want to get out of bed again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, use the code SAVEMORE20 and take an extra 20% off their sale styles for both men and women. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
Athleta is the Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic brand that focuses solely on activewear. And while they normally don’t have sales, but they’re having their awesome up to 60% off Semi-Annual sale. There’s basically anything you could need for workout and hang out, from linen pants, to moisture-wicking tanks.
These portable nylon hammocks are marketed towards the camping crowd, but there’s nothing stopping you from setting it up in your backyard, on your patio, or at your nearest park. It only weighs about a pound and rolls up to basically nothing, so you can take it anywhere you want.
Just note that you may need some tree straps to go with it.
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.
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
If you’re in the market for a new gaming laptop, this certified refurbished HP Gold Box from Amazon is your answer. The models are either 15.6" to 17.3" displays and all have an Intel Core i7 processor, plus a GTX 960M, 965M, or 1070. Plus, they all look like normal laptops for normal people, with none of the neon lights and weird aggressive angles that plague so much gaming gear.
Pop Chart Lab, purveyor of beautiful and geeky art prints, just came out with the new Chart of Controllers poster, and you can take 20% off through this weekend with promo code NINTENDEAL64. That 20% applies not just to the poster, but any finishing options you choose to add, so you could save $12 if you get it with poster rails, or $30 if you get it framed.
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.