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Discounted Marmot hiking and backpacking equipment, 50-70% off at J. Crew Factory, and Final Fantasy VII: Remake lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals

Apple HomePod | $200 | Target
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Apple’s HomePod is a lot more attractive now that AirPlay 2 is out, and you can get one from Target for $200 today, a big down drop from the usual $300. This is the cheapest we’ve seen this particular unit.


Sonos Refurb Sale | Sonos | Some colors not available
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We occasionally see deals on individual Sonos refurbished products, but we’ve never seen a refurb sale like this.

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For a limited time, you can grab a Sonos Play:1 for $119, a Sonos One with Alexa and Google Assistant for $139, a Play:5 for $399, a Playbar for $549, and a Sonos Sub for $549.

Note: If one color is showing up as out of stock, try the other.

The $119 Play:1 is the refurb deal we’re most used to seeing (though it’s been quite some time), but the others are extremely rare. Savings compared to buying them new range from $30 to $150, and you get the same one year warranty, free shipping, and free returns that you’d get with brand new speakers. So whether you’re starting your Sonos setup, or adding to the family, you’ll want to grab these before they’re gone.


15% Off Refurbished Electronics | Decluttr | Use promo code INDY15

Save big on refurbished electronics with Decluttr’s Fourth of July sale. On top of the reduced price of these products, you can use the promo code INDY15 to save an extra 15% off popular products like iPhones, MacBooks, Samsung Galaxies and more.

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You have until the the 7th to take advantage of this deal, but I’d suggest you act soon... they have limited stock on the best stuff.


The best upgrade for an old PC is an SSD, and if you don’t need a ton of space, this 240GB model from PNY is down to $30 today, an all-time low. You could even stick it in a cheap enclosure, and use it as an ultra-fast portable hard drive.

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If you have a desktop with ample storage, thanks to its built-in HDD, you can use a 120GB SSD to house the operating system.


Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard | $60 | Amazon
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There’s a pretty big gulf in quality between cheap mechanical keyboards and expensive ones, but every once in awhile, you can get an expensive board for a cheap price.

That’s certainly the case with Corsair’s K68, now down to an all-time low $60. Featuring linear Cherry MX Red switches, dynamic lighting, and custom programming, it’ll be a massive improvement over the keyboard your employer provided you, or the one that’s probably plugged into your computer at home.


Battery Organizing/Testing Box | $12 | Amazon | Promo code 40KI1TR8
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Batteries: you know you have them...somewhere. But somehow, the drawer you search always has three AAAs when you need four.

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I’m not saying this battery storage box will solve all of your problems: you’ll have to remember where you kept it, and you’ll have to buy batteries to put in it. But it’ll at least give you a fighting chance of finding the batteries you need, when you need them. It even has a built-in tester, so you can get rid of (or better yet, recharge) the dead ones.

This is similar to another battery organizer we recently posted, but it’s actually cheaper at $12 with promo code 40KI1TR8.


Lexar 512GB microSD Card | $74 | Amazon
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I don’t need to tell you that most technological advancements of the last few years have destabilized democracy, led to tremendous human suffering, and is possibly making us grow horns.

But...

512GB microSD card for $74? I’m not saying that makes up for all the other stuff, but it helps.


Refurb UE Boom 2 (Twilight Magenta) | $78 | DailySteals | Use code KJBOOM2
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Summer’s here which means, more time by the pool. Luckily for you beach-loving, music lovers the UE Boom 2 is the waterproof sequel for one of the best Bluetooth speakers of all time, and DailySteals has it marked down to $78. This UE speaker is water resistant, can pair via NFC and you can even make a stereo system with a second UE Boom. Make sure to use the promo code KJBOOM2 on checkout to see the discount.


Amazon Echo | $70 | Amazon | $60 each if you buy two
Amazon Echo Dot | $25 | Amazon
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If you somehow don’t already own all the smart speakers you could possibly need, both the Echo and Echo Dot are on sale for the best prices ever as part of Amazon’s lead-up to Prime Day.

The larger Echo is priced at $70 (within $5 of the best price ever), or $60 each if you add two of them to your cart. The smaller Dot is down to $25, within a dollar of the best deal we’ve ever seen. But don’t forget that you can get one for just $.99 with the purchase of an annual Audible subscription for $120 (down from $150).

Today’s Best Home Deals

If you think all shower caddies are the same, you obviously haven’t seen simplehuman’s.

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The shelves on this model can adjust up, down, and even sideways to make room for all of your grooming equipment, plus it includes two razor hooks on the side, and even dual suction cups to accommodate for uneven shower tiles. That’s a lot thought put into a household item that you’ve never thought about, and it’s $10 off today on Amazon.


Chef’n NutZoom Nut Chopper | $9 | Amazon
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Why pull out a cutting board and knife when you can make chopping easy? You can chop nuts all day long with the Chef’n NutZoom Nut Chopper. You can roll this tool and mince nuts like pecans, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and more. Right now, the NutZoom is $9 on Amazon.


I’ll always stan a good rolling suitcase, but for quick weekend getaways, a grab-and-go duffel bag is worth its weight in gold, especially as airlines get ever more restrictive with their baggage policies. Azcoe’s Arx Weekender, now taking preorders on Kickstarter, looks like it’s going to be an exemplar of the weekender bag genre.

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Made from a thick, durable ripstop material, and accented with leather handles and a reinforced leather floor that gives you a flat base for packing, the Arx feels like the type of bag that could last you for decades. It’s got big, chunky zippers, huge metal rings for attaching a shoulder strap, thick grommets holding the handles in place...and yet it looks elegant, rather than technical.

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On the organization front, you’ll find an interior laptop pocket (which is sadly missing from far too many weekender bags, a shoe compartment with unapologetic metal air vents, and a few other assorted pockets both inside and out.

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When the sample bag arrived at my doorstep, I still hadn’t taken a close look at the campaign page, and I genuinely thought it was going to be a $200-$250 bag. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that earlybirds are available for about $88 (after accounting for currency conversion). If you don’t already have something like it, you can get your order in now, with shipping expected in December.


50% Off Large Classic Jar and Tumbler Candles | Yankee Candle | Promo Code EXTRA10
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, you need absolutely no excuse to buy a candle. If you want 20 candles to cover every inch of your house, then buy yourself 20 candles. Though we’d advise you to buy your candles while they’re on sale, no one should buy that many candles at full price. Right now, you can get 50% Off Large Classic Jar and Tumbler Candles using the promo code EXTRA10.

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If you plan to spend your summer in the sun, you’ll probably like Yankee Candle’s Catching Rays scent, which is $15 during this sale. Or maybe you’d prefer something soft and subtle like Beach Walk? You can check out Yankee Candle’s large two wick tumbler scents and large jar candles to find and get 50% off your favorites.


If you’re still using those lame pans you got from Target during college, maybe it’s time you upgrade. Today’s Gold Box is dropping the price on a Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 6-Piece Cookware Set.

We’ve written about these almost-All Clad pans before. Shep says, these pans are “built with a tri-ply steel-aluminum-steel construction, which ensures durability, a non-reactive cooking surface, and fast, even heating.”

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This normally $200 set includes 3qt. sauce pan with a lid, 6qt. stock pot with a cover, and a 9” and a 11" skillet. These prices are only available today though, so don’t let these deals simmer for too long.

(For what it’s worth, you can get the 8-piece set for just $20 more. I’d get that instead, tbh.)


15% Off Coupon on Home and Garden Essentials | eBay | Promo code JULY4FUN
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Celebrate the Fourth of July by taking advantage of eBay’s Home and Garden Essentials 15% off coupon. Use the code JULY4FUN during checkout to get markdowns on . Just a heads up though, you can use the code twice and the discount maxes out at $50.


Amazon Rivet Furniture Sale | Amazon | Prime members only
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Looking to get some trendy mid-century modern look without spending a fortune? Amazon’s got you covered with a bunch of Prime-only deals from its trendy Rivet brand of furniture, as part of the company’s lead-up to Prime Day.

Over 80 products are included in this sale, ranging from planters and lamps all the way to dining tables and full-sized leather sofas. Just remember that all of the deals are exclusively available to Prime members, and that they all ship for free.


Tide Eco-Box 96 Loads of Detergent | $15 | Amazon | Clip the 20% coupon + Subscribe & Save
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You might remember hearing about Tide’s Eco-Box a few months ago. Rather than a plastic bottle of detergent that’s put inside a box and shipped to your house, it actually is the box. Compared to a traditional detergent bottle, it’s made with 60% less plastic and 30% less water, and honestly, it seems like an unambiguous step forward in eco-friendly packaging, one that we’ll probably be seeing more of in the future.

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If you’re curious to check it out yourself, Amazon’s offering a 20% coupon, bringing the 96 load container down to $15 when you combine the deal with Subscribe & Save. Just remember to cancel after your first delivery if you don’t want to keep receiving it.


Oak Lead Paw Washer | $9 | Amazon | Clip coupon and use promo code 563VZPRO
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Dogs make our lives 20x better, just by existing. While they are great companions, they are terrible at cleaning up after themselves. If your dog loves to run around in the mud and then immediately wants to play inside, we know your pain. You can get an Oak Lead Paw Washer for $9 on Amazon when you clip the 8% coupon and use promo code 563VZPRO. You can keep this right by the back door or toss it in your bag or car when you take your dog for a walk. So, you’ll hopefully never have to clean mud up off your floors again.


Obviously, you can slice an apple with a regular knife. But if that’s something you do often, Prepworks by Progressive’s dedicated slicer will save you a ton of time, and is a great deal at just $7.

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If you want to make a snarky comment about this apple slicer and corer being a vile kitchen unitasker, I invite you to write it out on a piece of paper, then crumple it up and swallow it.


Nugget Ice Maker | $378 | Amazon

Nugget Ice Maker | $378 | Amazon

You might know it as nugget ice, or Sonic ice, or for you Texans out there, Buc-ees ice, but no matter what you call it, we all know it’s great. Now, there’s an expensive machine that can make it for you at home, but today, it’s $175 less than its original price right now, and easily down to a new all-time low.

...It’s still expensive, but damn that ice is good.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

50%-70% Off Men’s and Women’s Styles, Plus an Extra 50% Off Clearance | J.Crew Factory | Promo code SPARKLE
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J.Crew Factory is already marked down significantly compared to its regular J.Crew counterpart, but now, the Factory is taking its discounts to a whole new level. Men’s and women’s styles on the site are 50% to 70% off, kids’ styles are 50% off, and clearance items are on sale as well. To get 50% off clearance, you can use the promo code SPARKLE. The whole factory is currently stacked with summertime staples in that classic J.Crew aesthetic, so shop and save on those in-season styles now.


Extra 30% Off Sale Items | Forever 21 | Promo code EXTRA30
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Forever 21 is already known for stylish, yet inexpensive clothes, but today, the brand is slashing prices even further by taking an extra 30% off sale items. Right now, select styles of sweaters, activewear, skirts, dresses and more are marked way down with promo code EXTRA30 — which means a good portion of the stock is under $10.

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That’s not the only deal that Forever 21 has going on right now. If the sale rack isn’t calling your name, you can also get 30% off full-priced swimwear with the promo code SWIM30. If you already had some items in your cart at Forever 21 that aren’t from the sale section and aren’t swimwear, you can at least get free shipping. For orders over $30, use the code FREESHIP30 and for orders over $75, you can get express shipping with the code EXPSHIP. Sadly, these promo codes cannot all be combined, but they give you a few shopping options.


Marmot makes some truly excellent outdoor gear, and right now, Amazon’s marked a bunch down. Whether you’re looking for a new hiking backpack, sleeping bag, inflatable pillow, or a lightweight tent, this sale has you covered.


Ray-Ban Sale | Nordstrom Rack
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Pick up a new pair of Ray-Bans from Nordstrom Rack, right now. Dozens of styles are discounted and, well, it’s summer. You’ll probably want one to go with your tan and that slight hangover you’re going to have.

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Don’t forget, they’re not just fashionable—they’re also helpful in shielding your eyes from ugly people. Prices start at about $60, so start looking before the sun sets on this deal.


TODAY’S BEST MEDIA DEALS

Four Months of Amazon Music Unlimited | $1 | Amazon | New members only
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At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for new members by offering four months for $1, for a limited time as part of the company’s lead-up to Prime Day.

This deal is even available to non-Prime members, though it’ll renew at $10 per month instead of $8. But either way, four months to stream the new Vampire Weekend and Carly Rae Jepsen on repeat for free? Yes please.


Annual Audible Membership | $120 | Amazon | Includes code for $.99 Echo Dot
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If you’ve never been an Audible member, you can still get your first three months for $15. But if you’ve been a member in the past, or you’re just ready to commit for a longer period of time, Prime Members can also save big on an annual membership as part of Amazon’s lead up to Prime Day.

For a limited time, Prime members can get an annual membership for $120, down from the usual $150, or $180 if you paid month-by-month. Plus, once you sign up, you’ll receive an email with a credit to get an Echo Dot to listen to your books with for just $.99.

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As a reminder, every month, Audible members can choose one audiobook and two Audible originals to add to their library for free, and those titles will be yours to keep, even if you cancel your membership somewhere down the road.


3-Month Subscription to Audible | $15 | Amazon
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It really does pay to be an Amazon Prime member. As Prime Day(s) rapidly approaches, Amazon has a new limited-time, exclusive deal. You can get three months of Audible for the price of one. That’s right, it is only $5/month (or $15 total) for a three-month subscription to Audible. The only catch? It is only for Amazon Prime members and only available to new Audible users.

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Each month, you can download two Audible originals, and one audiobook of your choice for free, each of which will be yours to keep forever, even if you cancel your membership. Individual audiobooks frequently cost $15 or more, so you stand to save a lot on the latest hits.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

Razer Nari Ultimate Gaming Headset | $150 | Amazon
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Right now, you can pick up the Razer Nari Ultimate for just $150, the first discount we’ve seen on these particular gaming headphones. What sets this headset apart is its haptic tech, which means the ear cups will react and vibrate to things going on in your game.

Here’s what Kotaku had to say:

No one needs to have their head vigorously shaken while getting shot at in Call of Duty. Many people probably prefer to listen to “Marshmello” without coming away feeling like someone stuck a pair of tiny vibrating sex toys up their nose. I certainly did not imagine I would ever enjoy such things before trying out the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless haptic feedback gaming headset. And hell, if you took the Nari Ultimate away from me tomorrow and I never wore another haptic headset again, I wouldn’t miss it terribly. I do not need to feel sound, but damn, it’s a nice option to have.

These headphones typically sell for about $200, and they can work with almost every gaming device out there, including PC, PS4, Xbox, and your smartphone. Oh, and they’re wireless and have a retractable mic, so that’s a big plus, too.


Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse | $52 | Amazon
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Late last year, the iconic and reader-favorite Logitech G502 gaming mouse got an upgrade, and the new HERO model is on sale for an all-time low $52 on Amazon.

Everything you know and love from the old 502—the customizable weights, the 11 button layout, the RGB lighting—is still here, but the HERO model adds Logitech’s new 16,000 DPI HERO sensor, up from the previous model’s 12,000 DPI.


You don’t have to be a nerf-herding scoundrel to appreciate this deal on a 1414-piece LEGO Star Wars Solo: A Star Wars Story Kessel Run Millennium Falcon set. 

It’s down to $120 today on Amazon, which is about $50 off its original price.


Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4 and Xbox One) | $35 | Amazon

If your gaming needs a bit less cartoonish whimsy, and a more gratuitous body horror, boy do I have a deal for you. MassGenie is cutting the price of the recently-released Mortal Kombat 11 to just $35 after clipping the $13.66 coupon, for both the PS4 and Xbox One.

From everything we’ve seen, this latest entry into the Mortal Kombat franchise is one that diehard fans have been clamoring for.


Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition [PS4] | $56 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on page
Final Fantasy VII: Remake (PS4) | $42 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on page

Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally out next March (along with, uh, just about every other video game?), and Amazon’s currently offering a $24 discount when you preorder the Deluxe Edition, or an $18 discount for the standard.

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That includes the game, a steelcase, an art book, a sound track, and some exclusive DLC. With the discount, your price only comes out to $14 more than the standard edition, so if you were going to pick up the game anyway, this is worth considering. Kotaku got a hands on with the game (and details about its new combat system) at E3 this week if you’re on the fence.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice | $33 | Clip on page coupon
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a deceptively expensive game, since you’ll have to budget for some CBD gummies to keep yourself calm, or failing that, for a new TV after you throw your controller through your current one. That being said, the game by itself is down to $33 on PS4 and Xbox One today, an all-time low.

From Kotaku’s review:

The player quickly becomes the butt of that joke, as Sekiro is punishingly difficult. (This should be shocking to roughly no one, given that it’s made by From Software, developer of the infamously challenging Souls games and Bloodborne.) The combat requires real attention to detail and a willingness to drill down on a few sets of possible reactions. Boss and mid-boss battles are a furious interplay of choreographed patterns mixed with improvisation. First you learn an enemy’s moves; then, maybe five or 10 deaths later, the real battle begins. Learning the early boss Lady Butterfly’s attack patterns is that much more satisfying because the presentation is excellent. She moves like a dancer, and her attack animations tell a story.

I found myself deeply immersed in the way these battles worked, obsessing over each animation, every cue, every possible breakaway combination that could happen as a result of my own reactions. Combat in Sekiro is like a dance, but it’s also like a series of the fastest-ever choose-your-own-adventure branches: Parrying this leads to a thrust. Not blocking leads to a sweep. With the addition of shinobi prosthetics and skills, all of which can be upgraded via skill trees, the options open up immensely. As stubborn as Sekiro is in forcing players to learn how each enemy telegraphs its moves, there are still lots of ways to approach each encounter.

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