The 10-day countdown to Christmas has begun. If you need to finish up some gift shopping, check out discounts on a Dewalt multi-tool, a PS4 Slim 1TB Star Wars Battlefront II Bundle, our readers’ favorite VPN service, and more.
Top Tech Deals
If you want to cut the cord, but can’t abide earbuds, Sony’s popular on-ear MDRXB650BTs are on sale for $68 right now, an all-time low, and a match for Black Friday. These include NFC pairing, a built-in microphone, and 30 hours of battery life, and you even get your choice of three different colors.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but this model from Aukey 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 AUXMAS02 at checkout to get it for $28.
USB-C Power Delivery chargers are finally starting to come down in price, and you can get this 36W model (which includes a bonus standard USB port) for just $10 today. That’s powerful enough to charge a 12" MacBook or Nintendo Switch (in portable mode) at full speed.
Let me tell you from experience as a kid; getting shocked by an electrical outlet is not pleasant. So if you’re ever planning on doing any electrical work around your house, you’ll want this affordable voltage tester. Just place the tip within 1 cm of a wire or outlet, and it’ll turn green and beep if there’s current running through it.
Sound bars have largely taken over the home theater audio industry, but if you prefer to set things up the old fashioned way, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal on a 5.1 speaker set than this. Just $140 gets you all of the speakers you need from Monoprice, though you’ll need to find an receiver to control them.
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.
So you’ve got two monitors now, like an omnipotent hacker or a coked-out stockbroker from the movies. Congrats! But the effect isn’t truly complete until you mount those monitors to arms that let you move and articulate them in any direction, depending on the situation. This 4.4 star rated model from AmazonBasics holds two screens up to 20 pounds each, and is within about $1 of its best price ever today.
It’s not hard to find good deals on VPN subscriptions, but our readers’ favorite service, Private Internet Access, hardly ever goes on sale. This is the holiday shopping season though, so for a limited time, you can sign up for two years of the service for just $60, down from its usual $70. That’s just $2.50 per month to protect your browsing data, get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, and more.
The government should mandate that all TVs come with at least five HDMI ports. I see no downside to this. Until I become president though, this $8 HDMI switcher will have to do. It basically turns one port into two, switches between devices at the press of a button.
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.
Anker’s original SoundBuds were our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but they’ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle.
The SoundBuds Curve are the newest addition to the family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating means your sweat won’t fry them. Their best spec though? 12.5 hours of battery life, which is fantastic for Bluetooth earbuds. They normally sell for around $30, but you can get them for an all-time low $19 right now, no code necessary.
Smart plugs are like a gateway drug into home automation, and TP-Link’s is down to $20 on Amazon right now, the best price ever if you aren’t including various Echo bundles that were available last week. This basically lets you control any device with an on/off switch from your phone, or even with your voice via an Echo device.
Plug in all the things with this $19 tower of power. This surge protector comes with 10 outlets, four USB ports, and its own 6ft retractable power cord. Plus, it rotates for optimum space-saving.
I’ve owned the Fusion since it launched earlier this year, and it’s an indispensable part of my bag. Now, rather than traveling with a wall charger, a battery pack, and a microUSB cable to recharge said battery, all I need is the Fusion and my Apple charging cables. You can read all of my impressions here, and then head over to Amazon to get yours for $22.
Top Home Deals
Even if you don’t have an immediate need for it, a good oscillating multi-tool is one of those things everyone should keep in their toolbox for various cutting and sanding jobs around the house, and this highly rated (4.7 stars on almost 300 reviewsa) cordless DEWALT model is on sale today in Amazon’s Gold Box.
$129 gets you both the standard 20V brushless kit, plus an additional 5-piece accessory kit, today only. The tool alone sells for $179 right now, and the accessory kit currently costs $35, so you’re legitimately saving about $85 minimum with this deal. Like all Gold Box deals though, this price is only available today, or until sold out.
You can buy bulk toilet paper, tissues (including in Star Wars-themed boxes), and paper towel bundles for cheap today, which is perfect timing if you plan on having any holiday house guests over. Yeah, not the most exciting Gold Box, but you have to buy this stuff anyway, so you might as save money on it.
If you’d like to save 5% more, some of these products are offered via Subscribe & Save, and remember, you can cancel the next order if don’t want another shipment. As this is a Gold Box, this deal will only last through the end of the day, so pick up what you need before Amazon flushes it.
There OXO containers were not listed as one of your favorite food storage containers, but they are very, very similar. They’re glass, leakproof, oven, freezer, and microwave-safe containers and are cheaper than ever today, which is good timing for healthy New Year’s resolutions (too soon?), or if you overdid holiday shopping a little bit and need to cut back on going out to lunch for a little while.
Packing cubes can make organizing clothes and toiletries for your next trip a little less hellish, and this highly-rated set of three is only $10 today with code GLM6EFYK, one of the best prices we’ve seen. Seriously, they’ll change the way you travel.
A first aid kit is one of those things you should probably keep in your glove box, and you should definitely have at home, and at $12 for 299 pieces, there’s no excuse not to be prepared for minor accidents.
It includes bandages, gauze, medicines, an instant cold pack, and more, all tucked away in a refillable soft pack. You can thank us later.
AmazonBasics makes LED light bulbs now, because AmazonBasics makes everything except electric cars and tiny homes at this point, and you can get six of them for $12 today. At that price, they’re not dimmable, but they’ll still pay for themselves if you’re replacing incandescents or CFLs.
Inflatable hot tubs might look a little bit cheap, but for $349, I’m willing to forgive it. This model has great reviews, can accommodate 4-6 people (depending on how much you like them, I guess) and normally sells for around $400-$500. It’s been as low as $300 as part of a few one-day deals, but otherwise, this is about as cheap as it gets.
OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing night lights have long been popular among our readers for lighting up dark closets, hallways, and cabinets, and two different models are on sale today.
For $12, you can pick up a pair of warm-tinted T-02 lights, or opt for a single, larger T-02S for $13. Or, you know, get both. No matter which models you buy, you can stick them anywhere in your house, and they’ll automatically turn themselves on when they detect motion in the dark. I have these all over my apartment, and they work great.
Nonstick pans are synonymous with brief lifespans and possibly carcinogenic flaking, but Zwilling’s ceramic pans are just as slick, with none of the downsides. They’re dishwasher safe, oven safe up to 300 degrees, and above all else, really pretty to look at.
These are exclusive to Food52, and never really go on sale, but for a limited time, you can save $19 when you buy both the 8" and 10" model ($89 total), $23 when you buy the 10" and 11" model ($105 total), or $38 when you buy all three ($139 total). These pans hardly ever go on sale, so if you want some for yourself, or to give as a gift, get this deal while it’s hot.
The perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the Game of Thrones fan in your life is this Hand of the King bottle opener. At just $11, down from its usual $20, you won’t have to be Lannister to afford it.
Want to get a robotic vacuum for someone you love this holiday season, or just buy one for yourself? A couple of models are back on sale today.
First up, the ECOVACS Slim Neo is thin enough to slip under most furniture, and is $30 off when you clip the on-screen coupon. You can also control and program it with your smartphone.
If you’d prefer the name brand, the iRobot Roomba 690 is back down to its Black Friday price of $275. This one also features smartphone controls, and you can even start or stop it with Alexa.
If you own an Apple device, you can get a $5 iTunes gift card just by using Apple Pay on any online purchase at any of these retailers, between now and December 21:
- 1-800 Flowers
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Cole Haan
- Kenneth Cole
- Warby Parker
I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy something just to get the $5 gift card, but this is worth keeping in mind as you wrap up your holiday shopping. Full details here.
Offer valid in the U.S. only, while supplies last. Limit one App Store & iTunes Gift Card per partner. Additional terms and conditions may apply. See the applicable partner website or app for details.
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.
Aer makes some of our favorite minimalist luggage, and their weekender-ready Duffel Pack is on sale for just $105 today for our readers with promo code KD30.
The 24L Duffel Pack includes a main compartment for your clothes, be they outfits for the weekend or just dirty gym clothes, a shoe compartment to keep odor away from the rest of your stuff, a slim laptop sleeve, plus two side pockets for smaller items like your phone. And once you’re all packed up, you just carry it around like an attractive backpack.
Anker’s line of dash cams isn’t even a year old, but they’re already a huge hit with our readers, and two different models are down to great low prices on Amazon today.
You can read my original Roav DashCam impressions here, but the C2 model (available for $45 today with promo code RVC2SD44) 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.
Or, for $79 (with code SDRV7814), you can opt for the C1 Pro. This is an upgraded version of the model I reviewed, with higher resolution recording, built-in GPS, and an included 32GB microSD card. It also has Wi-Fi, unlike the C2.
Anker, producer of a lot of your favorite charging gear, has its own line of flashlights now, and you can get one for an all-time low $8 right now.
The entry-level LC40 model is IP65 dust and water resistant, but actually doesn’t include a rechargeable battery. However, you can run it on three AAAs or a single rechargeable 18650 battery, which are cheap and easy to find.
Every year around the holidays, Amazon offers a limited edition teddy bear when you order gift cards of certain denominations, and it never lasts long. Frankly, we’re surprised this year’s is still available after over a week. The bear comes with gift card purchases between $100-$500, so lock in your order before they’re all adopted.
Unlike a lot of previous wiper blade sales, there are no coupons to clip or in-cart discounts here; the prices listed are the prices you’ll pay. The deals vary a bit by wiper blade size, but you’ll be spending about $10-$12 per blade, which is about $4-$6 less than usual, in most cases.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Pack your holiday travel stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag. Amazon is discounting almost 30 styles, today only, and that includes their ever-popular Commute and Command bags, both some of your favorite laptop bags. There’s also a bunch of backpacks as well as messengers to make travel a little bit easier. Plus, they make pretty good gifts.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, they’re giving you a super rare discount on full-price (and sale items). Use the code HOLIDAY20 and take $20 off any order of $100 or more. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
Now that the weather’s nice enough to exercise outdoors (or at least tell yourself that you will), Nordstrom Rack’s running a pretty solid sale on Adidas apparel and shoes for men, women, and kids. It’s a good time to stock up on basics to throw on for the gym, or running errands.
Joe’s New Balance is the premiere online outlet for...New Balance shoes, obviously. Right now, they’re having a December Flash Sale, with apparel and footwear for $30 or under. Tanks, tees, shorts, and of course, sneakers, are included. Just add to cart and checkout, no code need.
When society collapses and the power grid fails, you’ll always be able to keep your phone charged with twigs and branches if you buy BioLite’s CampStove 2 for 25% off today.
It sounds like fake news, but this thing really does work. You just find some sticks just laying on the ground, toss them into the stove and press a button to light them on fire. Then, you plug your phone into the USB port on the side of the stove, which is connected to a battery that is recharged by the flames. It’s completely bonkers, and yet it works.
Of course, this also works as a regular old camp stove, and at full power it can boil a liter of water in under five minutes. It’s also super light, and is about the size of a large water bottle, so it won’t take up too much space in your camping bag. Save over $30 on it today with promo code BioLite2, which brings it below $100 for the first time ever.
BioLite’s BaseLanterns is also on sale with the same code today. It puts out enough light to illuminate your entire campsite, and you can also plug in SiteLites from BioLite’s NanoGrid for even more illumination.