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An Anker projector, Eddie Bauer’s End of Season Sale, and a Lodge grill press lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.

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TODAY’S BEST TECH DEALS

iPad 32GB | $280 | Amazon
iPad 128GB | $330 | Amazon
iPad Pro 11" 256GB | $800 | Amazon | Clip the $100 coupon. May say you aren’t eligible, but should still apply at checkout.

Update: The 128GB model (which is probably the one you should buy anyway, to be honest) is now down to $330, which is even better than Black Friday. The 11" 256GB iPad Pro is also $150 off after clipping the $100 coupon. I had to be signed into my Prime account to see the coupon, and even then, it said I wasn’t eligible, but it still applied at checkout.

Unless you really need the iPad Pro (and you almost definitely do not), the standard, vanilla 2018 iPad is a terrific tablet for both consuming and creating media. It even works with the Apple Pencil, the first non-Pro iPad to do so.

While we saw some better deals on these around Black Friday (if you were quick enough to snag them), $280 for 32GB and $355 for 128GB are still terrific prices. If you ask me, it’s worth buying one of these for the express purpose of playing Civilization VI on the go.


Twelve South Compass | $28 | Amazon | Black and Silver
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With the ability to fold up to practically nothing, and designed to hold a tablet at both typing and video-watching angles, Twelve South’s Compass might just be the ultimate tablet stand. It’d normally cost you $40, but Amazon’s got the black and silver models marked down to $28. But not rose gold, I know, I’m devastated too.


Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Cable | $5 | Amazon | Promo code 45QABN4K
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If you have any old SSDs lying around, this SATA to USB 3.0 cable can turn them into speedy external drives, with no tools required. Sure, there are plenty of enclosures that will do the same job, but I think it’s kind of cool to be able to see the label of the SSD.

Get it for $5 with promo code 45QABN4K, while they last.


Aukey USB-C 6' Cable | $6 | Amazon | Clip the $1 coupon and use code EU246LQ5
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You probably haven’t yet acquired a vast collection of USB-C cables like you have microUSB and Lightning chargers, so snag this 6' C-to-C cable from Aukey for just $6. To get the deal, you’ll need to clip the $1 coupon on the product page, and then use promo code EU246LQ5 at checkout.


Aukey USB Car Charger with USB-C Power Delivery | $14 | Amazon | Promo code MLLEQP8P

USB-C Power Delivery is the future, and you can add it to your car with this $14 charger (with promo code MLLEQP8P). In addition to a regular USB port, you get a 27W USB-C port that can charge a MacBook or Nintendo Switch at nearly full speed. If your laptops run off of USB-C anyway, this is a much sleeker solution than an AC inverter.


Dell 15.6" G5 Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti | $800 | Walmart
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Someday gaming laptops won’t look designed by a 14-year-old edgelord. This utopian future is, unfortunately, still a few years away. For now, we’ll just have to settle for affordable, powerful and, yes, ugly machines like this Dell G5 Gaming Laptop.

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The 15.6-inch PC packs a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, 8GB of RAM, Intel Core i7 processor, and 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD for storage. While these won’t wow most hardcore gamers, it’s more than capable at taking on 90 percent of the games out there, including Overwatch and Fortnite.

We’ve seen it dip to $750 during the holidays, but at $800, it’s still a steal.


Google Wifi is one of the highest profile competitors in the exploding mesh router market, and our readers’ favorite mesh system. If you have a big house, and could make use of a three-router array, Woot (via Amazon) is marking down the system to $240 today. That’s only $10 less than usual, but this system hardly ever goes on sale, so it’s probably worth grabbing if you’ve had your eye on it.


Nebula by Anker Prizm II 1080p LED Projector | $200 | Amazon | Use the code PZM4EVER
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If you want to build a budget, projector-based home theater, the Prizm II is a good one to consider, and right now you can get it for just $200.

It’s the perfect option for budget-conscious consumers who want to dip their toes in a different kind of home theater. It regularly sells for around $270, and that price was already a great bargain—but this Valentine’s Day promotion is crazy. Use the coupon code PZM4EVER and you’ll have a really terrific 1080p projector.


PhoneSoap 3 (select colors) | $50 | Amazon | Clip the $10 coupon
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Haven’t you heard? Your cell phone is disgusting. I mean, it’s absolutely covered in germs — in fact, it’s home to 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom, if you believe the makers of PhoneSoap (I do). Luckily, the PhoneSoap 3 exists to zap 99.9% of those bacteria into oblivion, and today, it’s just $50 if you clip the $10 coupon on Amazon.

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Just stick any phone, or any other thing that needs cleaning, in the case, where a UV light bulb and reflective interior sanitizes your entire device. Plus, it features two charging ports, so your phone can power up while it gets cleaned off. The whole process takes only 10 minutes, but the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that your phone isn’t carrying a deadly disease is everlasting.


TODAY’S BEST HOME DEALS

Lodge Cast Iron Grill Press | $12 | Amazon | Prime members only
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You probably own a Lodge cast iron pan or two that you love, but today, you should add a grill press to the mix. It can be used to flatten bacon or squeeze out unwanted fat if you’re trying to eat healthy. And, if preheated, it can really speed up cooking times by applying heat from both sides.

Like all cast iron kitchen equipment, if taken care of properly, it will last a lifetime. If you’re a Prime member, you can get it for a measly $12 right now.


Superior Bidet | $25 | Amazon | Promo code 50BETTERHALF

Update: Sold out.

Quick thought experiment: A bird has pooped on you outside a restaurant, and a kind bystander has offered you a paper napkin to clean yourself off. Do you use the napkin and go about your day, or do you go inside and wash off with running water in the bathroom?

That’s the elevator pitch for bidets, and it’s a persuasive one. Of course you should clean your undercarriage with water, it’s pure savagery that most of us don’t. And installing one is a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. This model from Superior Bidet is 50% off for Valentine’s Day - just $25 with promo code 50BETTERHALF. Should you buy it for your boo that you met on Tinder three months ago? Maybe hold off. For a married couple with no more secrets though? It’s a thoughtful, practical gift.

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You can install it yourself in minutes on almost any toilet; all you need is a screwdriver, a wrench, and an open mind.


Somewhat counterintuitively, dull kitchen knives are more dangerous than sharp ones, as they require more pressure to use, and are more likely to slip off of whatever you’re cutting, and into your hand.

Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new knife to get a sharp edge; this professional electric sharpener is down to $90 on Amazon, down from its usual $120-$150. Boasting a fantastic 4.4 star review average, the Chef’s Choice 130 is designed with standard American 20 degree kitchen knives in mind, and works on both straight and serrated blades. This deal is only available today though, so be sure to grab it while the price is slashed.


Valentine’s Day Plants | $17-$37 | Amazon
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You know what would really take your relationship to the next level? Becoming parents — to a cactus or succulent of some kind, of course. Tell your significant other that you care on Valentine’s Day by committing to raise a plant with them. Amazon is marking down a selection of Valentine’s Day-themed plants that would make perfect gifts. Honestly, if you’re with someone who wouldn’t love to receive a succulent in the shape of a heart with the phrase “Life Would Succ Without You” printed on the planter, break up with them.

TODAY’S BEST LIFESTYLE DEALS

30% Off Select Full-Price Styles | J.Crew | Promo code COFFEE
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J.Crew is no stranger to extra discounts on sale items, but for today only, they’re marking down a whole lot of full-priced styles. All shoppers get 30% off these select items with code COFFEE. The time to stock up on classic sweaters, coats, button-downs, accessories, and more is now.


End of Season Winter Sale | Eddie Bauer
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If you’re thinking of going outside anytime soon, this Eddie Bauer sale will serve you well. The outdoor retailer is taking up to 60% off everything on their site (excluding tents, sleeping bags, and non-Eddie Bauer brand products) for their End of Season Sale. So stock up jackets, parkas, boots, and everything else you need for the rest season (or future seasons) before these hot deals cool down.


Spring’s not quite here yet, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. All the more reason to get some fresh air sooner rather than later: REI is taking up to 50% off a wide range of camping gear, outerwear, winter boots, and other footwear.

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If you want to stack even more savings, REI Outlet is running a similarly huge sale as well. A lot of items are only available in limited colors or sizes, but you can score some seriously great deals there. Gather your gear of choice quickly, though; like the cold, this sale won’t last much longer.

Grab a Nike Breathe Hyper Dry tee for just $24, Patagonia’s eco-friendly Silent Down jacket, a new pair of premium Smartwool socks, a fan-driven BioLite camp stove, or check out all the deals from these popular brands.

That’s really just the tip of the iceberg though. There are thousands of deals from hundreds of brands, and you can find them all here.


Liforme Yoga Mat (Blue color only) | $120 | Amazon
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The price of this Liforme yoga mat may not make you feel very zen, but at $120 in today’s Amazon Gold Box, it’s actually $30 off its regular price of $150. Of course, for that price, this is no ordinary mat. Liforme uses its own “GripForMe” material to ensure maximum grip, and the mat’s markings are meant to help you stay aligned in your practice. Plus, this mat is PVC-free and biodegradable, so you can really breathe a big sigh of relief.


Certified Diamond Stud Earrings with 14K White Gold | $190 | Amazon
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If your significant other has a soft spot for diamonds, pick up this discounted earring on Amazon. Today’s Gold Box offers $100 off its regular price, and it’s lowest price we’ve seen on this particular accessory.


Filson Sale | Zappos
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Listen up, cool guys: Filson, a brand that seems made for some sort of sophisticated outdoorsman, makes our favorite backpack and shearling-collared jacket, and right now on Zappos, you can shop a range of the brand’s apparel and accessories at marked-down prices. Currently on sale, you’ll find plaid shirts, pants, jackets, a couple handsome backpacks, so seize this opportunity to add some casually ruggedness to your wardrobe.


Calvin Klein | Nordstrom Rack
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You don’t need to be a celebrity like, say, Kate Moss or Mark Wahlberg or Brooke Shields or even a Kardashian-Jenner to score some quality Calvin Klein underwear, apparel, or accessories. In fact, today you can get it for much, much cheaper than usual. Nordstrom Rack is discounting a range of men’s and women’s Calvin Klein styles — everything from boxer briefs and bralettes to tees and pajamas. The iconic brand is back in style in a big way, and just saying, there’s nothing wrong with gifting someone underwear on Valentines Day.


25% Off Journelle Collection | Journelle | Promo code HEARTEYES
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Don’t let this deal make you go red in the face; we’re all adults here, so we can all acknowledge that lingerie is maybe the most sought after item on the Valentine’s Day gift list. So pick up a few quality pieces at Journelle, which happens to be taking 25% off lingerie from their Journelle Collection through February 10 with promo code HEARTEYES. Their stuff is known for being well made, size inclusive, and actually attractive, so no red flags when it comes to this sale.

TODAY’S BEST GAMING DEALS

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Ultimate Starter Kit | $70 | Woot
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Retro Gaming Kit | $70 | Woot

There are a lot of reasons to own a Raspberry Pi, but anecdotally, I think somewhere north of 90% of people buy them to build retro game consoles. But no matter how you like to tinker, today’s your lucky day.

$70 gets you a kit with a Pi 3 Model B+ with your choice of accessory kits. The Ultimate Starter Kit includes things like a breadboard, LEDs, and jumper wires if you like to tinker with electronics. The retro gaming kit, on the other hand, dispenses with the notion that you’re going to use this thing as anything other than a retro gaming console, including two SNES controllers, and SNES-themed case, and other gear you’ll need to get started. Both deals are $70, and both are only available today.


Star Wars Quadcopters | $35 | Massdrop

They might not be as fast as the Millennium Falcon or as maneuverable as a real tie-fighter, but at just $35, these Star Wars-themed quadcopters are more fun than a game of holochess. At checkout, you can choose between the 74-Z Speeder Bike, Tie Advanced X1, and T-65 X-Wing Star Fighter, all for the same price.


GTA V [PS4] | $15 | Amazon
GTA V [Xbox One] | $17 | Walmart

GTA V is over five years old (ugh), but it’s still getting updates and insane, over-the-top online modes that keep it feeling fresh. If you somehow don’t own a copy, it’s down to $15 right now on PS4 (or $17 on Xbox One), which is basically a heist for how much you’ll get out of it.


MD Sports 9' Skee Ball Table | $330 | Jet | Also at Walmart with free pickup
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Oh shit yeah, in-home skee-ball! This 9' table from MD Sports is on sale for $330 right now at Jet (free shipping) and Walmart (free pick-up). Just like the tables at your local Dave & Busters or whatever, this one returns the balls to you automatically, and features an LED electronic scoring system for two players, so you can host tournaments and competitions for bragging rights.


Arcade1Up Deluxe Cabinet | $300 | Target
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With apologies to anyone that bought an Arcade1Up 3/4 sized arcade cabinet with just a few games, you can now buy one with 12 games built in, and it’s on sale for just $300 at Target right now, complete with a 12" riser to bring it up to a more comfortable height.

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Normally $400, the Deluxe cabinet includes the following games, and authentic artwork on the sides of the cabinet to boot.

Asteroids, Centipede, Major Havoc, Missile Command, Lunar Lander, Crystal Castles, Tempest, Millipede, Gravitar, Liberator, Asteroids Deluxe

Don’t forget, you can sign up for a Target REDCard as well to save an extra 5%. They even have a debit option that draws directly from your bank account.

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DEALS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Aukey 46W USB-C PD Charger with 10.5W USB Port | $24 | Amazon | Promo code IX4QKCI2
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$24 would be a terrific price for any 46W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger, but it’s particularly enticing for this one, which includes a second USB charging port for your phone as well. Depending on what you bring with you, this could potentially be the only travel charger you need for your phone, tablet, laptop, and Nintendo Switch. Just use promo code IX4QKCI2 at checkout to get the deal.


Anker PowerHouse | $350 | Amazon

Anker just announced the new Powerhouse II portable “generator” alternative, but the original model actually has double the capacity (though lacks USB-C Power Delivery), and it’s on sale for $150 off, making it cheaper than the new, smaller model.

I put “generator” in scare quotes because you can’t readily use the Powerhouse to generate electricity, unless you buy additional solar panels. Instead, it’s basically a gigantic lithium-ion battery that can power everything from mini-fridges to laptops to televisions to emergency medical equipment for hours on end.

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There are a few similar products on the market, most notably Goal Zero’s Yeti 400, but those use heavy lead-acid batteries (the Yeti weighs 29 pounds), rather than lithium-ion like the 9.3 pound PowerHouse.

I could see using this thing as an alternative to a noisy gas generator for tailgating, or you could just keep it charged and at the ready for power outages at home. It’s definitely an investment at its $500 list price, but it’s a lot more tempting at $350, the best deal we’ve ever seen.


Amazon Echo Input | $20 | Amazon
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Alexa, show me a good deal. The Echo Input lets you add Alexa to any speaker system you want via a 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth, and it’s down to just $20 on Amazon right now. To be fair, the Echo Dot can do this as well, but the Input is smaller and cheaper if you specifically want to use your existing speakers.


Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q8 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can save $400 on the 75" model today, or $600 on the massive 82" model, compared to what you’d pay elsewhere.

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You can read all about quantum dots here, but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images on a less expensive LCD panel.

Okay, so with that background out of the way, Samsung’s 2018 Q-series TVs utilize quantum dots to great effect. This Gizmodo review is about the 2017 model, but most of it will still apply to this set. This being the higher end Q8, it further enhances the picture with features like local dimming and Samsung’s best HDR engine. Just note that if you want the 82" model, you’ll have to select it at checkout.

Don’t need a TV quite this big? LG’s stunning OLED sets are on sale too.


iOttie’s iON wireless chargers are some of the prettiest and fastest Qi pads you can buy, and they just marked down three different models for Valentine’s Day to some of the best prices we’ve seen...if you like red.

The iON Wireless Stand and iON Fast Charging Pad Plus (which includes an extra USB charging port for your nightstand) are both marked down to $35 from their usual $50, while the mini charging pad (which doesn’t have the USB port) is down to $30, from its usual $40.


I’m not sure if you’re aware, but it’s cold as hell outside, and I can’t think of a better time for a weighted blanket. In addition to keeping you warm, a weighted blanket can work wonders for your anxiety, and several different models are on sale today for the first time since the holiday shopping season, including a beefy 20 pounder for just $85. Just be sure to note the promo codes.

Personally, I want my weighted blankets to be capable of breaking ribs, but the general recommendation is 10% of your body weight. Not to stress you out, but we wouldn’t expect this deal to last for long.