Top Tech Deals
If you don’t have enough Bluetooth speakers in your life, three different models from AOMAIS are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
For starters, the $25 AOMAIS Ball would look great on a shelf, but it’s also IPX7 water resistant, so it can go with you anywhere. 15W is a ton of power at that price.
This more traditional 20W stereo model is also water resistant, loud enough for just about any occasion, and only $37.
And finally, the grand poobah of the bunch has all the features of the other models but with a pair of 15W drivers and a 7200mAh battery that can also charge your phone via a built-in USB port.
Higher capacity cards get more attention in the age of Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, but if 64GB is all you need from a microSD card, $23 is a couple bucks off the usual going rate for this SanDisk card. It was cheaper during a Gold Box deal a few weeks ago, but otherwise, it’s been pretty stubbornly priced at $25.
You probably already own a pair of Bluetooth headphones, but it never hurts to buy an extra set for your gym bag or luggage, in case you leave your favorites at home. VAVA’s MOOV 28 have fantastic Amazon reviews, and are just $20 today with code KINJABH9.
If you’re ready to make the leap to a 4K monitor (and if you’re sure your computer can handle it), this 27" LG IPS display is down to its best price in about a year on Amazon.
If you aren’t familiar, IPS displays boast superior color accuracy and viewing angles compared to the TN panels you’ll find in most cheap 4K monitors, and with this deal, you’re basically getting IPS for “free” compared to the going rate for similar 4K displays.
These Samsung TVs aren’t the highest end models in the lineup, but they feature 4K panels, Samsung’s (limited) flavor of HDR10 support, and of course, excellent smart tv software and Samsung’s ecosystem of apps. Get a 40" set for $400 today, or a 49" for $500 with promo code KINJASMARTV, while they last.
For context, that’s $48 less than Amazon’s price for the smaller model, and $59 off the 49" price.
There have been a lot of deals lately on Apple’s W1-equipped Beats headphones, but $109 for a pair of BeatsX is within $10 of an all-time low, and a fantastic deal for iPhone owners that want an AirPods-like pairing experience on a budget.
“The Beats X are the third product from Beats (and the fourth from all of Apple) to use the new W1 Bluetooth chipset. This Apple-designed chipset should allow for better battery life. It also makes pairing with an Apple device a total snap—as long as your iPhone runs iOS 10.1 or higher. All I had to do to pair was turn the Beats X and bring them near my phone. A ‘Connect’ button instantly popped up and I was off—music ready to be heard wirelessly.”
If you take PC gaming seriously and have the money to spend, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 TI OC 11G (as in, 11GB of GDDR5X RAM) is one of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy, and a solid deal at $700, especially with a free copy of Destiny 2 thrown in. The next best price we can find is $750 at Newegg, which doesn’t include the bonus game.
The day will come where all USB ports you regularly interact with in the world will be USB-C ports. Until then, you’ll need some USB-A to USB-C cables to help manage the transition. Get five nylon-braided cables of various length today for $15 with promo code AUKECMD2.
You can also get three 3' cables for $10, but they aren’t braided.
Vertical surge protectors (power towers, as I like to call them) seem to be having a moment right now, and this one includes eight AC outlets and six USB ports for just $31 with promo code ZY3FFGC8. If that’s not enough power for your desk, you might need a tech intervention.
This aluminum gadget stand is foldable, portable, can hold pretty much any mobile device, and is only $9. What’s not to love?
Mesh routers are so hot right now, and Linksys’ take on the concept is down to $330 for a 3-pack today (with code KINJAVELOP), if you don’t mind buying a refurb.
The Velop works like pretty much any other mesh networking system: One router plugs into your modem, and the rest can basically go anywhere in your home to extend the network. But it has a stellar 4.5 star review average on Amazon (where it sells for a whopping $500 new), and it even supports Alexa commands.
iPhone X preorders go live on Friday, but you can get a head start on your accessories with these exclusive discounts from Anker.
First up, the PowerPort Speed USB-C charger is basically the Anker equivalent of Apple’s $49 MacBook charger, except it’s only $21. If you buy a USB-C to Lightning cable from Apple, this is the fastest way to charge your new iPhone (though it’s not that much faster than a regular 12W charger).
Speaking of Lightning cables, you can never have enough of them, and Anker’s nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ cables are on sale as well. You’ve never felt a cable this nice before.
And of course, if you get your hands on a shiny new iPhone X, you’re going to want to keep it safe, so you can choose from a variety of discounted cases.
Smart outlet switches have become the atomic unit of smart home gadgetry, and you can get two Alexa-compatible switches (with energy monitoring!) for just $13 each today with promo code 855XJ38T.
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.
Top Home Deals
Amazon really wants to make sure you have enough sheets to go around. They have not one, but two Gold Boxes of bedding. The first is full of luxury sheets from Chateau Home Collection, and they’ll run you $40-$44. The second is from Design N Weaves (don’t ask) and they’ve got 100% cotton sheets, microfiber, and a fitted sheet.
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $81. While that’s not as good as a one-day $70 deal they ran at the beginning of October, it’s still $19 less than usual, and a great chance to save if you want to use it to help cook Thanksgiving dinner.
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, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own. Even if you already have one, I don’t need to tell you that these make great gifts, and the holidays are just around the corner.
If you want to go all out, the Instant Pot Ultra is also $30 off, down to an all-time low $120. That model adds additional cooking modes, nitty-gritty customizable cooking settings, and even altitude adjustment if you live well above sea level.
Despite what door-to-door salesmen might tell you, you don’t need a full set of knives. You can breeze through about 99% of kitchen tasks with just a few important blades, and they’re all included in this discounted 4-piece set.
The chef’s knife is one of our readers’ five favorites, and has long been the best value in kitchen knives. The paring and bread knives are pretty self explanatory, and while you could probably get away without owning a utility knife, it is a little more maneuverable than the chef’s knife, and it’s good to have one for chopping vegetables if you’ve been using your main knife on raw meat.
Even if you don’t have any infants at home, baby wipes can be great for getting deodorant marks out of your shirt, polishing up your earbuds, and generally cleaning up gross things. While supplies last, get 864 wipes for just $11 from Amazon after accounting for a $6 coupon on the page.
I think that anyone who enjoys eating candy corn should be institutionalized—though using it as a makeshift weapon is fine—but it’s a free country, if you’re going to buy it, you might as well save 30% with this Amazon coupon.
Anker’s following up its incredibly popular dash cam with a new model, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $50 with code ROAVERC2. That’s $30 less than usual, and a whopping $18 below the previous best deal ever.
You can read my original Roav DashCam impressions here, but the C2 model has a few differences. Notably, it operates at a wider temperature range, so if you live in an extreme climate, this is the model for you. It also upgrades the screen from 2.4" to 3", and packs in a new Sony Exmor sensor and Ambarella A12 chipset. However, unlike the original, it doesn’t include Wi-Fi, so you’ll have to plug your microSD card into a computer to export your footage.
I’ve never really thought of mixing bowls of being but anything simple bowls, but this set from VonChef knocks normal mixing bowls up to another level. These have a pour spout, non-slip silicone base, a handle for easy mixing leverage, and measuring guide markings on the inside.
They normally sell for around $30+, but are just $25 today - perfect timing for upcoming holiday baking.
Normally selling for $30, you can pick up this cordless, bagless Black & Decker hand vacuum for just $20 today. It comes with a crevice tool and upholstery brush to help get into those tight corners in your furniture too.
Red and green holiday laser lights have been around for a few years now, but this model doesn’t just project dots (sorry, stars) onto the side of your house. With the push of a button, you can turn the lasers into Santa Claus shapes, bells, Christmas trees, or snowflakes. That’s a lot less work than actually hanging up lights.
Whiskey stones can keep your drink cool without watering it down like ice, and this stainless steel set from TaoTronics is on sale for $10 today, including a tray and a tiny set of tongs. Even if you already have some, or just don’t drink whiskey, these would make great stocking stuffers. <Clink>
Stock up on 50-bag boxes of Taylors of Harrogate tea in a variety of flavors with Amazon’s 25% off coupon today. With all of the reviews combined together, this brand boasts an impressive 3,000+ posts and an average of 4.3-star rating.
Just remember, the 25% off won’t show up until checkout and you can save a tiny bit more if you subscribe and save.
Our readers have bought thousands upon thousands of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid food storage sets over the years, but today’s a great day to upgrade to the Premier version.
Compared to the originals, these feature a stronger plastic base which is better at resisting stains and smells, and lids that snap to the bottom of their containers, so they never get separated. $25 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed on the 28-piece set (which includes 14 containers and 14 lids, not 28 containers), so stock up.
I admit, it’s tough to judge a piece of furniture over the internet, but Amazon’s top-selling coffee table looks great to my eyes, and carries a 4.7 star review average. Plus, this being Amazon, it ships for free. That’s pretty compelling for $103 if you aren’t happy with your current coffee table.
The bestselling, top-rated, and audience-favorite robotic vacuum just came out with a new and improved model, and you can suck up yours today for just $200 with code MMSM8QWT, matching a launch deal we saw last week.
It has the features you guys loved about the first model - remote control, a slim body to reach under furniture, and large dust box, but boasts upgraded suction power, so the vacuum will sense when it needs to use a little extra juice to take care of a mess. It also has slightly larger wheels to easier navigate over door jams and higher-pile carpets, plus a larger HEPA-style filter to better trap allergens and pet hair. How convenient!
We don’t even touch plastic at this point, our love for double-walled glass is matched only by the glass’ fragility, and many readers have commented in their sensitivity to the metallic taste that... metal can add.
The MYMUG is made in America, available in 4 sizes, microwave and dishwasher safe, safe in general, and insulated. It feels like ceramic, doesn’t impart any flavors, and my favorite feature by far is the base, which allows water to drain during the dishwashing cycle.
We’ve been drinking out of a pair of these mugs for a few weeks, and while we didn’t get to try the lids unfortunately, we’re huge fans of the mugs for everyday use.
Typically selling for $14, you can grab yourself a two-pack of Amazon’s best-selling silicone baking mats for $11.
If you haven’t used one before, you should now that nothing will stick to these. They’re made of silicone, flexible, and fit onto standard-sized baking sheets, making clean up a breeze. Plus, since you won’t be baking nonstick spray into your cookie sheets, they’ll look like new for longer.
In addition to being bestsellers, these mats boast a near-perfect 4.7-star rating with almost 2,000 reviews.