Top Tech Deals
Cambridge SoundWorks’ OontZ Angle is one of our readers’ favorite water-resistant Bluetooth speakers, but today, its new ULTRA model is on sale for an all-time low $35.
Compared to the original, the Angle 3 Ultra is louder (14W vs. 10W), more water resistant (IPX6 vs. IPX5), and can pair with a second Angle 3 Ultra for true stereo sound, all good things. This has been selling for $50 since its release back in October, and today’s deal is the first discount we’ve seen.
In addition to yesterday’s smart lighting bundles, Amazon is currently throwing in a TP-Link Smart Plug for $5 when you purchase an already-discounted Echo Dot for $30. You’ll have to add both products to your cart manually, but you’ll see the $25 discount taken at checkout automatically.
These switches effectively add smartphone and voice control to anything with an on-off switch, including, it must be said, Christmas string lights. I can turn my own tree on just by stating “Alexa, turn on Christmas tree” into the void.
What’s better than a Google Home?
An Amazon Echo...heyooooo!
But seriously, two Google Homes are better than one Google Home, and that’s exactly what you get with this deal. Two of Google’s smart speakers for the price of one.
It might seem crazy to you or me, but a lot of people charge their gadgets exclusively with the chargers that they came with. If they need to bring a phone, a tablet, and a Kindle on vacation, they’ll pack three separate USB wall chargers to power them.
If you know anyone like this, do them a favor this holiday season and buy them a travel-friendly four-port charger for just $15. It’ll probably be the most useful gift they receive this year.
HDTV bias lights are nothing new to our readers, but Luminoodle’s are some of the most highly-rated out there, and you can save 30% on the white models today on Amazon.
For a limited time, you can choose from all three lengths (there’s a guide to help you pick on the product page, but you can trim them every two inches to get the right fit) for 30% off with promo code NZ6Y8AN2. If you aren’t familiar, these ease eyestrain when watching TV at night, improve your TV’s perceived contrast, and just look really cool. Needless to say, this would make for a creative holiday gift as well.
You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones; these top-selling Cowin E-7s are just $39 right now, or $31 off with promo code CBdeal11. Are they as good as Sony’s noise-canceling headphones? No, of course not, but they boast 30 hours of battery, and offer solid value for anyone on a budget.
If you bought yourself a nice new computer monitor on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, this full-motion arm from Fleximounts will let you position it every which way you could want. Just be sure to use code NYNAJMPA at checkout to save $6.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but this model from Etekcity’s model raises the bar with support for optical (SPDIF) audio.
The little box can both receive and transmit Bluetooth signals, and includes SPDIF in and out ports to connect it to your TV or high-end audio equipment. Plus, it can even pair to two pairs of headphones simultaneously when transmitting, which would allow two people to, say, listen to the same TV over headphones to avoid waking up someone in the next room. Just be sure to use promo code ZNXPH77A at checkout to get it for $23.
I don’t golf, but Game Golf Live looks cool as hell.
For an all-time low $89 today, you get the complete Game Golf system, which is comprised of a wearable GPS device and sensor tags that you stick on the butt of every club. Every time you’re ready to hit a shot, just tap the club to the GPS tracker, and it’ll drop a pin on a map, telling you how far you hit your last shot, how far it is to the green, and other stats to help your game.
All of this data is aggregated as you play, so you’ll be able to see your average distance and accuracy for every club, and compare it with friends and other players around the world. If you have any golf enthusiasts on your shopping list this holiday season, this looks like a no-brainer.
The Echo Dot for $30 is still one of the best deals out there right now, but you can also bundle it with a lighting product today to save even more.
First up, $50 gets you a Dot plus a 24.5' strand of Light Rhapsody’s holiday string lights. These lights are Alexa compatible, so you can control them with your voice, and support multiple colors and themes so they can work with any holiday. The lights alone are $45 right now, so this is like getting a Dot for $5.
For $80, you can opt for a Dot plus a two-bulb Philips Hue White starter kit. These bulbs only support one color, but you can control them with your phone or your voice, and it comes with a Hue Hub so you can add more Hue accessories later. The starter kit alone costs $70, meaning the effective price of the Dot is just $10.
Aukey’s tiny USB car charger is a reader favorite, but this RAVPower model is the same size and puts out the same 4.8A of power over two ports, and it’s only $5 today with code OKAYP031. Even if you have a perfectly good car charger already, it might be worth adding this one to your luggage for rental cars.
If you missed out on Sonos’ Black Friday discounts, their $50 discounts on the PLAY:1 and PLAY:3 speakers are still available. Sonos speakers hardly ever go on sale, so if you’ve been wanting one for yourself, or plan to give one as a gift, I wouldn’t recommend waiting.
The SoundBuds Slim are, as you might have gleaned from the name, far smaller than the originals. Heck, they look like a small set of wired earbuds; you might never guess there were batteries and Bluetooth radios in there. Despite the size, these buds are still rated for seven hours of battery life, and recharge fully in just 90 minutes.
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.
We’ve seen USB outlet receptacles for slightly less in the past, but this model boasts 4.8A of power shared between the two USB ports, compared to 4A on most alternatives. That means your high-draw devices like tablets will charge up faster as you use them. Just be sure to use promo code TGUKINJA at checkout to save about $7.
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.
ordVPN 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 to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017, or this link to get three years for $99 with code 3ydeal. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!
Top Home Deals
Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook.
Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly embossed, giving your pen an actual base from which to start each character. Shane tried one of these out earlier this year and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code 121KINJA.
I know this “tactical spork” is designed for camping, but if I owned one, I’d probably use it at home on a regular basis. The best part is undoubtedly the hidden knife that uses the spork handle as a sheath, but the $6 price tag is a close second. Just don’t try to bring it on an airplane.
There’s always that one person in your life that has nothing on their walls. Add some awesome infographics to gifting list with 25% off sitewide at Pop Chart Lab. Get everything from the Connected Characters of Seinfeld to every single bird in North America. Enter the code FRIDAYAFTER at checkout to see your discount.
And if you need an attractive and easy way to hang your new posters, the 25% also works on poster rails and map corners.
You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Today on Amazon, you can get the highly rated Dremel 4000 for as low as $59 with four attachments and 34 accessories (an all-time low price), or $110 if you want six attachments and 50 accessories (the best deal in months).
Whichever bundle you choose, the Dremel 4000 features a variable speed motor that can spin anywhere from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM depending on the job, and makes a great gift for any DIY enthusiast.
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 fitted mattress pad is supposedly the same pad used in many Marriott and Omni hotels, and its 4.3 star review average from over 500 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 $55-$73 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.
Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked down the cork version to $17 today, the best price ever. We’ve seen better deals on the model with the black sleeve, but you have to admit the cork one looks really cool. I expect to see all of you posting Sunday morning Instagrams with this thing.
We’ve almost made it through another year, folks. It hasn’t always been easy, but our reward now stands before us - heated blanket season. If you don’t own one of mankind’s greatest creations, Sunbeam’s heated throws are down to just $39-$40 today on Amazon (depending on the color), an all-time low, and $10-$20 less than usual.
In addition to just sitting under one of these on the couch all day, which is a perfectly valid use for them, you can also put them under your bedspread and turn them on a few minutes before getting into bed for the night. It’ll warm up your sheets so getting into bed during the winter doesn’t feel like diving into a cold pool.
If you know of anyone that has trouble getting to sleep on planes, or even at home, this highly rated sleep mask would be a great stocking stuffer.
It’s silk all the way around, doesn’t use velcro that can get caught in your hair, and keeps its plastic fastener in the back, rather than on the temples which can bother side sleepers. Just be sure to clip the $2 coupon to get it for $8 at checkout, so your wallet can rest easy.
I got the Animal version of this vacuum a few months ago, and it’s seriously life changing. I use it for floors, for my furniture, and even just for dusting. You’d be hard pressed to find any Dyson vacuum for under $200, let alone a battery-powered one, so I’d take advantage of this deal before they’re all cleaned out.
This seemingly-simple keychain add-on includes a laundry list of useful tools including, small and medium flat screwdrivers, a Phillips head screwdriver, a wire stripper, a pry bar, and a bottle opener. Plus, TSA won’t confiscate it when you travel. These have never been cheaper and they make awesome stocking stuffers.
Amazon’s newest sample box is packed with single serve tea and coffee drinks - at least six of them, for $10. That might not sound like a tremendous deal on its face, but it also comes with a $10 Amazon credit to spend on full-sized orders of select beverages (see them all here), so assuming you spend that, it’s like getting the samples for free.
If your wiper blades have seen better days, Amazon will sell you Michelin Stealth replacements today for 15% off today. The catch is that you can only use the coupon on one blade per order, though I personally was able to use it twice on the same account with the following process.
- Complete your order as usual for one blade with the 15% coupon.
- Add the second blade to your now-empty cart - the coupon did not appear for me this time.
- Delete the second blade from your cart and return to the coupon page.
- Go to the second blade’s product page again, click the “Clip Coupon” button, and add it to your cart.
- Check out a second time for 15% off.
Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, is blowing out 33' strands of copper string lights for just $8 each for the holidays, so go make Pinterest proud.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Uniqlo HEATTECH is something we all know and love once the weather dips below like, 30 degrees. But the retailer created two more levels of warm, with Extra Warm and Ultra Warm, and the latter is getting its first discount. Pick up a pair of leggings or a long-sleeve Ultra Warm HEATTECH, for both men and women, for just $20 each. Seeing as it’s 2x as warm as normal HEATTECH, maybe you’ll want to get two.
The perfect sale for the Star Wars fan on your list has arrived from a galaxy far, far away.. ThinkGeek is taking up to 70% off over 120 items, including that Sphero BB-8 that everyone knows and loves (and the R2-D2 counterpart). Apparel, home goods (like tiki cups or a french press), toys, and so much more are on sale, so change your plans of going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and get to spending your
ThinkGeek may be known for desk toys and geeky apparel, but their luggage and bags are pretty snazzy as well. Right now, all three styles of the Bag of Holding, messenger, rolltop backpack, and convertible travel bag, are all on sale for just $30. Use the code KINJAFREE at checkout, and you’ll grab free shipping on any (or all) of them.
If you don’t know about Dallas-based Breda, you need to. The watch brand creates minimalist, easy-to-wear styles of watches that aren’t overworked or over priced. And we’ve got an exclusive discount in time for the holidays. Use the code KINJA50 and grab any colorway of their sleek Zabf style watch for just $50.
Perry Ellis is sailing into the colder weather by giving you an extra 60% off their entire sale section, use the code EXTRA60. If you need a new blazer, or some slacks, or even a nice button down or flannel, this is the sale you’re not gonna want to miss out on.
The Philips OneBlade is the electric shaver of choice for pretty much every man on our staff (and tens of thousands of our readers as well), and both the original and the upgraded Pro model are on sale right now for their best price ever.
The OneBlades are notable for their simplicity, versatility, and performance. They work as razors or beard trimmers, you can use them with or without shaving cream, they’re waterproof enough to go into the shower, and they cut through stubble like a hot knife through butter.
The original model is great, and its current $17 deal made it our most popular product of Black Friday, but the $59 Pro has more stubble length settings (14 options in a single adjustable comb, rather than three fixed combs), and a battery that lasts longer and charges faster.
We’ve seen several deals on these electric shoulder massagers, but this one is somewhat unique in that it’s battery powered, so you can use it outdoors, on a plane, or anywhere around your house where there isn’t a convenient power outlet nearby.
We’ve posted a similar product from Naipo a few times before, but this one has twice as many shiatsu nodes (eight vs. four), so it’ll feel like you have a small army of masseuses tending to your knots. Even if it’s not for you, this would make a great gift for an overly-stressed friend or family member.
The weather is actually pretty nice right now, and Mountain Hardwear has the apparel and gear for you to enjoy it. Take up to 60% off a bunch of jackets (and one backpack) from their Web Specials section. Use the code MHWDEC60 and checkout to get the discount. Go climb a mountain or hike a trail. Or just look like you do those things while walking the dog.
Update: This sale has been extended!
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. It’s only going on through Monday, so you’d better hurry and grab discounted shoes and apparel from Columbia, Sam Edelman, Frye, SOREL, Asics, Nike, The North Face, Hunter and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get free expedited shipping on the over 70,000 items on sale.
After going dark on Black Friday to “opt outside,” REI is back with up to 40% off during their Cyber Week sale. REI carries literally everything you could need to enjoy the outdoors, and with these major discounts, you can outfit yourself in new gear for a lot less. The North Face, Columbia, Sorel, Patagonia, and more brands you know and love are included.
You voted Indochino your favorite custom clothing company by a wide margin, and this week you can dress yourself in a bunch of different suits for all-time low prices of $289-$329 with promo code KINJA17.
You do not have to go through the measurement and customization process to lock in this discount. You can checkout now and submit later, which makes it very easy to gift a suit.
Having a suit that fits perfectly is great, but the little details Indochino lets you customize, from your jacket lapels to pocket flaps to accent stiching around your buttons, are where things get fun.
How It Works
Measure and customize from home...
Follow the directions on Indochino’s site to submit your measurements and customize your suit. Once the suit arrives, if anything doesn’t fit quite right, Indochino will provide directions for your local tailor, along with a $75 credit to cover their work. If for whatever reason your tailor cannot resolve the issues, Indochino will remake your suit. Shipping and return shipping are free.
If you live near a showroom...
Purchase your suit online with our discount and take your receipt/account info into an Indochino showroom. They’ll do your measurements, walk you through your customization options, and have your suit delivered to the showroom. Return once it arrives for any final alterations if they’re needed.
Those who already have a closet full of suits may want to opt for something more interesting like the Slate Blue Plaid Suit, while the rest of us should go for something versatile.
Let us know what you’ll be wearing to your next event (or day at the office) in the comments.
Anker’s BodySense Smart Scale has been a hit since its release earlier this year, but it doesn’t go on sale very often. So if it’s been on your wish list (and you’re not afraid to use it after Thanksgiving), you can pick it up for $17 off today.
In addition to functioning as a normal digital bathroom scale, the BodySense can measure metrics such as body fat percentage and body water, and sync all of that data over Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. You can see my impressions here, but it’s the most seamless and reliable smart scale I’ve ever personally used, and a great deal at $33.
Top Media Deals
Movie theater gift cards make great holiday gifts, and there are two that you can buy today that come with an extra little gift for yourself.
First up, this $50 AMC gift card comes with a free popcorn voucher. Considering that movie theater popcorn pricing seems to be pegged to Bitcoin, that’s a great bonus.
You can also spend $75 on a Fandango gift card, which can be used for most theaters, and get a free movie ticket with promo code HOLIDAY4U. The free ticket comes in the form of a single-use $15 Fandango voucher, so that should cover a ticket in just about any city in the country, or even a 3D or IMAX ticket in some circumstances.
If you just bought (or are about to buy) a new 4K TV and want to watch something that shows off that ultra HD or superior display, look no further. This Planet Earth II 4K Blu-ray is down to its lowest price ever of $28. Just be sure you have a 4K Blu-ray player, or, you know, and Xbox One S.
The 20th anniversary edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas is remastered in HD and 7.1 surround sound, comes with a bunch of bonus features, and is just $9 today on Amazon.