Top Tech Deals
This ultra-slim Bluetooth keyboard from Anker will work with pretty much any phone or desktop operating system, and as you’d expect from Anker, its built-in rechargeable battery runs for up to six months at a time.
Update: Back in stock!
Need a lot of extra storage for your Nintendo Switch or action cam? The advent of 200GB+ cards means that 128GB cards, which until relatively recently sold in the $60-$80 range, are finally inching towards affordability. $30 is the best price we’ve ever seen, and a match for what we expect to see on Black Friday.
Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched leather sleeves, now on sale for the first time ever.
There are several options available, and prices will vary depending on the size of your laptop. They’re all designed specifically for various MacBook models, but compare measurements, and you could probably find one to fit your Windows Ultrabook as well. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save 15% at checkout with that promo code. Needless to say, these also make a great gift.
Update: Back in stock!
Ring’s video doorbell lets you see who’s at the front door, even if you’re halfway across the world, and you can outfit your porch with one for an all-time low $100. That’s down from its usual $180, and a match for early Black Friday ads that we’ve seen. Every Ring doorbell can be powered via its internal battery, or wired directly to your home, so you don’t have to choose.
If you’re still paying your cable company a monthly modem rental fee, stop what you’re doing and buy your own for just $43. This model supports maximum download speeds of 680mbps, which should cover just about every cable internet plan out there. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon to save.
Polk Audio’s PSW10 has long been a go-to value pick for anyone building a home theater audio system, and you can pick one up for $80 on Amazon today for Prime members, the best price they’ve listed this year.
After much research, I bought this exact model several years ago, and absolutely loved it up until the day I replaced it with one of VIZIO’s surround sound bar systems. It’s not the best subwoofer out there by any means, but it’s eminently affordable, and should be more than adequate anyone who’s not an audiophile.
Since coming out with our readers’ favorite budget action cam, Yi has since added a 4K and 4K/60 model to the lineup, but now, they’ve circled back and developed an upgraded version of their ever-popular entry-level camera.
Compared to the original Yi Action Cam, the Yi Lite adds a 2" touchscreen, 4K/15FPS recording, and improved 2+ hour battery life. At $86 on sale (compared to a current price of $62 for the original), it’s a no-brainer upgrade for the screen alone, which helps you line up your shots, and also makes it much easier to change the camera’s settings.
Before you flee the country and/or go on your next international trip, be sure to pick up this universal plug adapter for $14 with code TRAVELOC. It’ll turn basically any outlet in the world into any other outlet type, and also includes a USB port so you can plug your phone straight in.
There aren’t a ton of Bluetooth headphones that also include noise cancelling, and at an all-time low $123 (besting our last mention by $25), Sony’s Extra Bass over-ears offer great sound quality at a fair price.
These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC pairing, 20+ hour battery life, and an extra bass mode that you can turn on and off at the touch of a button. But the secret sauce here is noise cancellation, so you can block out your surroundings and enjoy your music.
Don’t need noise cancelling? Get basically the same headphones without it for $98.
Sometimes, I’m still amazed that you can get a 55" TV for $400, let alone one with 4K resolution, HDR10 support (not Dolby Vision at this price, sorry), built-in Roku software, and the ability to use your phone as a remote. This has gotten down to this price a few times in the past, but it usually sells out quickly and goes back to $450.
Brother is our readers’ favorite printer brand and it’s easy to see why: they basically never jam, the toner is relatively cheap, and it prints fast (up to 32 pages per minute). The one trade off is that they don’t print in color, which when I think back to the last couple of things I’ve printed, it’s been a bunch of boring forms, so I don’t think it would be too hard of a pill to swallow.
Plus, this refurbished EHLL2360DW includes the ability to print from your mobile device. At $60, it’s at the cheapest price we’ve seen for this model and might sell out, so what are you waiting for?
If you’re intrigued by the idea of Philips Hue smart lighting, but don’t particularly care about dramatic, colorful light shows in your living room, the Hue White starter kit is exactly what you need, and it’s $40 off today.
The kit comes with four bulbs and a Hue Bridge to control them (plus up to 46 other Hue products, so you can add more as time goes on). The lhese bulbs don’t change colors, or even color temperatures, but you can turn them on or off, and dim them from your phone or with a voice assistant. You probably already have at least an Echo Dot lying around by now, and smart lighting is one of the things it does best.
This kit legitimately usually sells for $100, and the Bridge by itself typically costs about $50, so this is a hell of a deal.
The great thing about Philips Hue is that your fancy lighting profiles aren’t limited to standard bulbs; the Hue LighStrip Plus lets you to stick a rope of color-changing, Wi-Fi connected lights anywhere in your house.
This LightStrip Plus is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, and it hardly ever goes on sale, but while supplies last, you can get this for the lowest price ever, just $50. This kit includes a 6' strip, but you can add on 40" extensions for a (comparatively) affordable $30, if that’s not quite long enough.
Just note that you’ll need a Hue Bridge to control this thing; it’s not a starter kit on its own.
Anker’s PowerLine Lightning cables have been reader favorites for years, and while they’ve since been followed up with PowerLine+ and PowerLine II sequels, they’re still fantastic cables that will last you a long time, and feel great in the process. For a limited time, get one in white for just $6 with code ANKER811, or less than 1/3 of what Apple charges for their own, inferior cable.
Own USB-C devices? Get two nylon-braided USB-C to USB-A cables for $10 with code ANKER826
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!
Top Home Deals
Keurigs and drip coffee makers are convenient, sure, but the coffee they produce can’t hold a candle to what you’ll get from these discounted gadgets.
First up, the legendary Aerobie Aeropress is down to $24, an extremely rare discount from its usual $30. Even at full price, it’s easily the cheapest and easiest way to make terrific coffee, and it would make a great gift for any coffee lover. It also has one of history’s all-time great product videos.
While you’re at it, we highly recommend picking up a reusable stainless steel filter to go with your new toy. It’s only $9, and it’ll pay for itself over time.
If, like me, you prefer the smoothness and concentration of cold brew, OXO’s Cold Brew maker is also $10 off today, down to $40. Just add coffee, add water, and walk away. You can read Shane’s review of it on Gear, and also see a video of how it works.
There are growlers, and then there are growlers. Miir’s new 64 ounce growler can keep beer cold for more than 24 hours without keeping it on ice, or hot beverages hot for up to 12. Plus, it just looks really damn good, and would make a great gift. With a few short-lived exceptions, $47 has been about as low as this one goes, so pour one out for your inferior drink carriers.
Vacuum-insulated bottles can keep drinks hot or cold all day long, and Hydro Flask makes some of the most popular options out there. While supplies last, REI’s discounting the 24 ounce model to just $15, or about 50% off, in the color of your choice.
In-store pickup is free, but these make great gifts, so you could buy a bunch to hit that $50 free shipping threshold.
Babysitting the grill or oven while dinner cooks is nobody’s idea of a good time, but this wireless temperature probe will alert you the moment your food has reached the desired temperature.
That means no more dried out, overcooked meat, and more importantly, no awkwardly taking back your guests’ plates to finish cooking that pink chicken. This $30 set comes with two probes (one to stick into your food, and one to measure the air temperature in your grill or oven) and a 300’ range, which should cover just about any cooking scenario you might encounter. Just be sure to get yours before the deal is picked clean.
Our readers recently voted John Boos as the best cutting board manufacturer, and Amazon just sliced the price of one of their best models.
This 18"x24" maple edge grain board is reversible, with a juice groove on one side and a flat surface on the other. Its built-in chrome handles also make it easy to flip and move, or even hang from a pot rack. $133 is still a chunk of change, but it usually sells for about $35 more, and it would make a great gift for the home chef in your life.
With this set of five OXO Good Grips Pop Containers, the days of snacks going stale are no more. $40 is the best price this set has ever been, and it makes a great holiday gift even if you don’t need it for yourself. Fill it with anything and store it much easier than that half-open bag of chips you’re using a binder clip to hold closed.
This OXO spiralizer can cut your favorite fruits and vegetables into versatile stings and strands, and includes three different blades, and even suction cups on the bottom to keep it locked to your counter. Today’s $32 price tag is $8 less than usual, making it the perfect gift for the home chef who has everything.
If you’re still using the bargain basement nonstick pans you bought in college, it’s time for an upgrade. This 7-piece set has everything you need fo 90+% of food preparation, and with today’s $68 deal, it’s only $17 per piece, not including lids.
All of the pans have an aluminum core in their base to ensure fast and even heating, and though that core doesn’t extend up the sidewalls like you’d see on more expensive pans, you’ll still see a big difference here if you’re used to non-ply pans.
Even at today’s all-time low price, Bissell’s Big Green carpet cleaner isn’t a cheap piece of hardware. But it’s one of Amazon’s top sellers, and boasts an insane 4.7 star rating from over 3,000 reviewers, so you get what you pay for. If you have a lot of carpets and rugs in your house, it might be worth a splurge.
For starters, the $44 Luminoodle Task USB is 2' long, flexible, magnetic, weatherproof, and puts out 1000 lumens, which is shocking for a USB-powered device.
For $119, you can upgrade to the full-sized Luminoodle Task, which is over twice as long and over three times as bright, but you’ll have to plug it into an AC outlet.
And for the most flexibility of all, $169 gets you a preorder of the Task Link, which is an AC-powered set of three lights that are that you link together to light up an entire room.
All three models are flexible like giant fettuccine noodles, and can stand up to rain, mount to different surfaces in multiple ways, and are controlled by an included remote. Earlybirds are already going fast though, so don’t let the lights go out on these prices.
No matter the space you’re working with, you can put down these foam mats to save your floor from damage and your joints from aching. This $16 package (after $1.25 coupon) gets you six 2' x 2' half-inch thick tiles to cover a 24 square-foot space, which is the best deal we’ve seen since July. You can also spread them out where ever you might put an anti-fatigue mat, like under your standing desk or by the kitchen sink.
Robotic vacuums are so cheap and ubiquitous now, it almost makes sense to start building a fleet of them.
While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11, this ILIFE A4S vacuum has very good reviews, and is insanely affordable today at $150 with promo code QPOTQBA7 Now you’ll have more time to clean the bathroom!
It might not seem like mission-critical equipment, but there are times when owning a label maker can really come in handy, and you can buy a really good one right now for just $15.
Unlike many cheap label makers, DYMO’s LabelManager 280 can print graphics and barcodes, and also features a rechargeable battery so you don’t have to hunt down any AAs. I have a similar model in my drawer, and while I don’t use it every day, it definitely earns its keep every few months or so. Today’s deal is an all-time low, so grab it while you can, and get labeling.
If you love the idea of magnetic smartphone car mounts, but don’t want to block a precious air vent, this Anker mount uses 3M adhesive to stick to your dash, and the magnet can swivel to any angle you need. This would make a great stocking stuffer, and you can get it for $10 with promo code SELL7149.
Everyone hates washing dishes, but if you have the right tools, it might suck a little less. Wirecutter crowned this Polder dish rack as the best dish rack because of its sturdy construction, effective draining system, and large utensil rack. It also comes with a separate pull out plastic mat that basically doubles the drying real estate which can be stowed away when not in use. It normally sells for ~$40, but you can take one home for just $33 today.
These $9 gloves let you grab a hot pan out of the oven, pull meat right off a grill, or even turn logs in an active campfire without getting burned, like some kind of Thanksgiving superhero. We’ve seen silicone barbecue gloves for less than this in the past, but these are rated for much higher temperatures, and should be more flexible as well.
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 down to $80, matching the price we’ve seen in multiple Black Friday ads. While that’s not as good as a one-day $70 deal they ran at the beginning of October, it’s still $20 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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
“No-iron shirts” have been around for so long that it seems almost ridiculous to buy anything else. Twillory takes that notion one step further by taking that no-iron notion and adding a bespoke feel.
Their holiday deals aren’t officially live yet, but they’re giving our readers early access with the following codes:
- Two shirts for $89 with code SAVE2 (~$45 per shirt)
- Four shirts for $169 with code SAVE4 (~$42 per shirt)
- Five shirts for $199 with code SAVE5 (~$40 per shirt)
Those codes should work with all the shirts they sell, so mix, match, and get creative. Shane reviewed these shirts over on Gear, so head over there to learn about what makes them so great.
Joe’s New Balance is the premiere online outlet for...New Balance shoes, obviously. Right now, they’re giving you a deal you won’t want to miss. Grab a pair of men’s or women’s 501 Textile casual sneakers for just $35 using the code KINJA501, including shipping. Plus, they have a ton of other footwear and apparel markdowns across the site. Your workout wardrobe will appreciate it.
In need of jeans or boots to work in...to go to a hoedown, I guess? Either way, if you’re in need of a sturdy pair of boots or a hefty denim jean, the Ariat one-day sale on Amazon is your answer. Everything is under $100 and will help you go from the mountain range to the ranch.
With a 4.4 star rating from over 1,500 reviews, Travelambo’s front pocket wallet is one of the most popular wallets on Amazon, and you can grab one for just $10-$14 today, depending on the material (there are over a dozen to choose from). Leather is nice, but I’m very into the carbon fiber options.
Another huge sale from Timbuk2 brings a ton of their excellent bags down to hard-to-resist levels. All custom bags (if you didn’t know you could get a custom bag, now you do) are 30% off. Just start with your base bag, whether it’s their Folsom Laptop Backpack, or the ever-popular Classic Messenger Bag. Then hit the customize button and go to town.
Now, even with the deal, this is still a $250 backpack. I’m not blind to the fact that that’s a lot of money. But every GR1 is hand-built over the course of four hours in the USA, is covered by a lifetime warranty, and by basically all accounts is just incredibly well-made. There’s a very real chance that this will be the last backpack you ever have to buy.
Own one? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Yes, it’s already happening again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything in clearance an extra 25% off. This lasts through Sunday, so you have a good amount of time to pick up some discounts.
Privé Revaux already made some terrific sunglasses for affordable prices, but their new ICON collection raises the bar without raising the price, and they’re offering our readers and exclusive chance to save 25% with promo code GIZMODO25.
Compared to the original styles, Privé’s ICON collection make greater use of acetate plastic (which is derived from renewable sources, rather than petroleum), and have better screws, higher quality lenses, and a proprietary metal alloy. They sent us a few samples, and they do in fact feel sturdier and nicer than our original pairs, and again, they still only cost $30.
And if that low price isn’t enough to entice you, promo code GIZMODO25 will take 25% off a single pair of glasses from the ICON collection when you purchase from Privé Revaux’s site, for a limited time. All orders ship free, but just note that this code is only valid on a single pair of glasses per customer.
Typical leather belts aren’t necessarily designed for outdoor adventuring, so if you want hold up your pants with something a little more rugged, we’ve got the best discount ever on Abl belts.
These belts are constructed from a firm elastic, which means you can adjust it to fit your waste perfectly (and loosen it after a big meal), rather than conforming to inch-apart holes that the belt industry has heretofore foisted upon us. The buckle is also pretty slick, made of injection-molded carbon fiber, which is super strong, and won’t set off a metal detector.
It’s starting to show signs of it actually being the correct temperature for the season, which means if you’re planning on spending nay of your time outside, you should figure out your wardrobe. Backcountry is here to help you stay toasty (or just help you grab new gear) with 20% off any full-priced item, no code needed.
Note: Click into any full-size product page and a pop-up will show a “Apply to Cart” button for the 20% off. Or, click the banner at the top of the site.
If you haven’t gotten on the sheet mask bandwagon, perhaps this deal will sway you. Grab a 5-pack of any Azure Cosmetics sheet masks for just $7 with the code AD7CZZRA. Choose from Collagen & Vitamin C, 24K Gold, Charcoal & Pearl, or Hyaluronic Acid & Retinol.
Top Media Deals
Hugo and Nebula award-winner The Forever War remains timeless, and you can get a Kindle copy for just $2 today. If you’ve never read it, I really can’t recommend it highly enough, especially if you want to feel like garbage for a few days.
A lot of io9's readers preordered this Die Hard illustrated Christmas book, but if you missed out on the big preorder discounts, it just dropped back down to $10, so now you’re welcome to the party, pal.