TOP TECH DEALS
If you’re still torturing yourself with a slow, unreliable inkjet printer, it’s time to upgrade. This monochrome Brother laser printer can spit out 27 pages per minute, and includes a scanner, wireless networking (including AirPrint and Google Cloud Print), and duplex. Best of all though, replacement toner is affordable, and it lasts way longer than inkjet cartridges. This one can even send faxes, which can come in handy that one time every few years that you still have to do that.
A good HDTV antenna is essential gear for any cord cutter, and will let you watch a ton of football games this season for free. $17 is a fantastic price for a an amplified antenna, and you’ve got three to choose from today. The black model includes a stand and a unique design, but in terms of specs, they should all be pretty similar.
Not sure if this is for you? Check out Lifehacker’s guide to finding and using an HDTV antenna to help you get started.
You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking coming from a nearby desk. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, Aukey will sell you a tenkeyless model for just $20 today, the best price we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.
At this price, you’re not going to get name brand Cherry MX key switches, but the switches that you get should mimic the ultra-clicky MX Blues. Just be sure to use promo code 99PSQSWS at checkout to get the deal.
As I’ve learned from using Anker’s PowerCore Fusion, USB battery packs are way easier to keep charged when they can plug straight into the wall. This 9,000mAh model from RAVPower has folding prongs, and even a built-in Lightning cable for Apple devices, in addition to a USB port that can accept any cable.
Aukey made an orb of light that you can take anywhere, and it’s only $15 today with promo code AUKEYLS3 The light can sit on your table, hang from above, stick to any magnetic surface, and even float in the pool while putting out five hours of light at max brightness with its built-in battery. Oh, it’s also an RGB lamp, so you can change its color too.
At $70, the new Amazon Fire TV is a pretty incredible value: You get 4K at 60 frames per second, HDR, and an Alexa remote for just $70, compared to the $179 Apple is charging for their new Apple TV. Granted the Apple TV supports the superior Dolby Vision HDR standard, but it doesn’t (yet) have Dolby Atmos like the Fire TV. And did I mention it costs over $100 more?
So if $70 for the Fire TV is a great price, then $80 for the Fire TV plus an Echo Dot (normally $50) is absolutely unreal. We aren’t sure if this is a limited time promotion or a permanent bundle, but getting an Echo Dot essentially for $10 is as good as it gets.
For the rest of Amazon’s new devices, check out this post from yesterday.
At $55, this isn’t the cheapest car jump starter we’ve seen, but its 800A of peak output mean it can start pretty much any engine, up to 6L for a gas vehicle, or 5L for diesel. If you don’t buy own of these, you’ll probably be kicking yourself for somewhere down the road (pun intended) when you’re stranded in your driveway with somewhere to be.
Portable battery packs with USB ports are a dime-a-dozen, but your options are a lot more limited if you need a portable AC outlet. The new Jackery PowerBar though is a great option at a solid price.
The PowerBar is a big battery pack, let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. It’s pretty similar in size to a tallboy beer can, albeit with flat sides, so you aren’t going to be sticking this in your pocket. But in that package, you’ll find a 20,800mAh battery pack, two USB ports (one of which features Quick Charge 3.0), a USB-C port that doubles as the input, and yes, a 100W AC outlet that can charge a laptop, power a lamp, or even run a small TV for a time.
Let’s compare to this RAVPower pack, a larger version of which I’ve tested previously. The Jackery’s AC outlet is more powerful (100W vs. 50W), it’s cheaper ($115 with this deal vs. $146), and it recharges over USB-C, so you don’t have to carry an extra proprietary charger to juice it back up. Wins all around.
For a limited time, our readers can preorder the PowerBar through Indiegogo for $115, or $14 less than the current Early Bird pricing tier for everyone else. It’s not expected to ship until the holidays, but they sent me an early version, and it works as advertised.
Tesla Coil lighters are the lighter, evolved. They can light things on fire while fixing the three biggest problems with traditional lighters:
- Fuel - This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
- Wind - Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
- Orientation - You can use a Tesla Coil lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.
Right now on Amazon, the gun metal finish is selling for $15, or $3 less than all of the other colors.
You can never have enough places to plug in, and these inexpensive power strips from Aukey plug directly into your wall to add two USB ports and a phone stand in the case of the $11 model, or two USB ports, two extra AC outlets, a phone stand, and even a nightlight if you opt for the $16 option.
Three years after the original model launched to little fanfare, the new Amazon Echo is here. Complete with improved speaker quality, a refreshed design, and the ability to customize it with different face plates, it’s available now for $99, or $80 less than the previous model.
For $50 more, you can opt for the Echo Plus, which looks like a silver-clad version of old Echo, but it supports better microphones and Dolby sound, and acts as a universal smart home hub for over 150 smart home devices. You also get a free Philips Hue bulb to get you started, which would cost about $50 on its own anyway.
<Takes a deep breath> In addition, Amazon announced the new Echo Spot, which is a $129 device with a 2.5" circular screen. It seems designed to be used as a very fancy alarm clock, but with Alexa and a video chat camera built in, there are a ton of possibilities. This one won’t ship until December, but you can preorder now.
On the home theater front, Amazon also unveiled a new Fire TV dongle that supports 4K at 60 frames per second, Dolby Atmos, HDR, and of course, Alexa. It’s $69, which is absolutely insane, and also nice.
You can (and probably should) bundle the new Fire TV with an Echo Dot for just $10 more (link not yet available). Or swap in the old Fire TV Stick, and get both for $59.
Deep cuts: The Echo Connect will launch in December, and lets you connect your landline to your Echo. I suspect none of you will buy it, but we’re completionists. We’re also waiting on a product link for Echo Buttons, which are literally buttons that connect to your Echo to play games, and supposedly some other stuff too.
New Amazon devices often sell out quickly, so if you want to get your hands on one of these before the second batch rolls off the assembly line, go get your orders in now.
9/29 update: This is your last day for this deal!
Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can save $1000 on the 65" Q7F today, courtesy of MassDrop.
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 2017 Q-series TVs utilize quantum dots to great effect. That Gizmodo review is about the Q9, rather than the Q7 that’s on sale today, but most of it should apply to either set. The Q7 has fewer local dimming zones and a less-premium industrial design, but it’ll still be the best looking TV you’ve ever owned. The 65" model currently sells for $2800 on Amazon (and that’s an all-time low), but you can get it for $1800 from MassDrop.
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
Every so often, we see deals on individual Waste King garbage disposal models, and our readers always buy a ton of them. Today though, you’ve got three different choices in Amazon’s Gold Box.
The main difference between the models is basically the speed and strength of the motor. You can get 1/3 horsepower for $41, 1/2 HP for $53, or a sound-insulted 1 HP model for $120. Those are all among the best prices Amazon’s listed on these, so lock in your order before they’re all gobbled up.
The iDevices Switch is a smartphone-connected outlet switch and energy tracker in the same spirit as the WeMo Insight ($35), but with one key difference: It works with Siri, in addition to the much more common Alexa support, Today’s $23 deal is one of best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Bed Bath & Beyond is discounting a bunch of Oster small kitchen appliances today. Oster isn’t necessarily known for being top of the line with all the bells and whistles, but they do produce some very affordable appliances for everyday cooks.
For example, they’re selling this very fancy looking french door oven for $20 less than Amazon (something that might come in handy with limited holiday oven space) and this electric griddle for $9 less.
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 near wire or outlet, and it’ll light up if it detects current running through it.
This cheap hand mixer comes with all the attachments you need, like whisk and dough hook, and is just $20 today, which is pretty much as low as we’ve seen this price go.
You probably need to buy dryer sheets at some point, and this is a good deal on them. <Very Forrest Gump Voice> And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
There’s a $2 coupon, and while it’s listed as an add-on item, it’ll ship for free (and be slightly cheaper) if you order it through Subscribe & Save.
Important life questions: what are you going to do with all that junk, all that junk inside your trunk? Well, put it all into this handy organizer for $8 with code 6ACYE68P. It has big compartments for umbrellas, jumper cables, first aid kits, and all that stuff we’re supposed to keep in our cars and will prevent stuff from rolling around back there.
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 $11 today, one of the best prices we’ve seen. Seriously, they’ll change the way you travel.
If you think it’s cool that you can buy a robot to vacuum your floors for $179, how would you feel if I told you this one mopped too?
The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 has all the accoutrements you’d expect from a mid-tier robotic vacuum, including a motorized brush roll, scheduling, and even Wi-Fi, plus one you wouldn’t: an optional mopping system. If you want to clean your hard floors, just pop on the mopping pad (it’s sort of like a Swiffer), add some water and/or cleaning solution to the reservoir, and go enjoy life while it does your chores for you.
It’s so nice to not have to fumble for keys in the dark when you get home at night. This motion sensor light for $6 (with code KCEP5INC) has a dozen lights, compared to the eight you’d find in most competitors, and picks up motion from 15 feet away.
It’s perfect for apartments or rental houses because it’s solar powered and requires no wiring, just hang up in a spot with some sunlight and it’s good to go.
Plus, it’s cheaper than ever today, so grab one while the deal still on!
Forget trying to find quarters under your car seat and paying way too much for 3 minutes of air, and get this $21 tire inflator with code IVVIFA4X. You can fill up your tires whenever and wherever you please for free. Keeping your tires properly inflated helps improve gas mileage so this guy will basically pay for itself. It would also be great for bike tires.
It can be annoying to make a one-off trip to pet store to buy that speciality food for your furry friends. So skip the trip and stock up on some discounted pet food with 30% off a variety of different brands from Jet with code LATESTLICKS30.
They have both dog and cat foods plus some treats mixed in, which scratches our deal itch right behind the ears.
IRIS’s pet food containers aren’t exactly exciting, but they work well, seal tight, and keep the ants away. I’ve used the same two IRIS containers for about six years now, and haven’t given them a second thought, which is all you could want from products like this. Save 20% at checkout with the clippable coupon on this large 67 qt. model.
There are seemingly dozens of internet mattress companies these days, but Eight Sleep sets itself apart by piling on smart features, and you can try out any of their mattresses for 25% off with promo code KINJA25.
The mattresses themselves are basically what you’ve come to expect from internet mattresses these days: They’re blocks built from multiple layers of different types of foam. With Eight Sleep though, you do get to pick from three different tiers, including one with innersprings that should be more breathable. Whichever mattress you choose, you’ll probably like it just fine, and if you don’t like it, Eight Sleep offers the industry standard 100 night trial period, so you can return it for any reason.
Eight Sleep’s real magic comes from its unique mattress cover, which has smart features built in that you’ll actually want to use. It can track your restfulness, heart rate, and other sleep stats independently for each side of the bed, wake you up with a smart alarm when you’re not deep in a REM cycle, and even integrate with other smart home appliances. So you could conceivably change your thermostat temperature automatically when you get into bed, and start brewing coffee whenever you’re about to wake up.
The best feature though, without question, is dual zone temperature control. Yes, the mattress pad doubles as a smartphone-connected electric blanket to warm each side of the bed independently, which may not seem appealing right now, but you’ll thank the stars for it come winter.
Our exclusive 25% code (again, it’s KINJA25) brings the entry-level mattress down to $449 for a queen (far less than the equivalent Casper), or $599 with the smart mattress cover.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
Note: Today is the last day to take advantage of this deal.
These suits are all new arrivals, and you won’t even find them anywhere else on Indochino’s site yet. $339 is in line with deals they usually offer on end-of-season styles, but it’s unprecedented for new suits.
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.
Embrace the season change and get ready for sweater weather. J.Crew Factory is having a Buy One, Get One Free sale on all their sweaters, for both men and women. Cardigans, pull-overs, and more are included, so get your new sweaters and get ready for the temperature drop.
Amazon’s back at it again with the sample box deals. This time around, $10 gets you 10 or more protein products, plus a $10 credit on your next protein-related purchase from Amazon. If you were going to buy any of these products anyway, then this is a no-brainer.
Now is the time to jump on the Mango bandwagon. If you’re sick of how weirdly trendy Zara has gotten, to the point where you can’t even go in there without wanting to strangle someone with an off-the-shoulder blouse, take up to 50% off select styles during their Mid-Season Sale and enjoy shopping again.
Waterpik is an easier (and they would argue more effective) way to “floss” between your teeth, and Amazon is taking discounting the Waterpick Cordless Advanced Water Flosser to just $50, today only. That’s a whole lot less than a visit to the dentist to fix a cavity, and it’s the lowest it’s ever been.
The silver lining of SilverSocks is the.... silver lining, which wicks moisture and combats odor, so you can wear them for multiple days, own less, and pack less. SilverSocks’ current Kickstarter preorder price is $25 for two pair, but for 48 hours only, our readers can grab three pair for the same price.
The benefits of silver in clothing have some overlap with those of merino, which we constantly recommend. Silver no-show socks aren’t new- Mack Weldon, one of our favorite makers of men’s basics, sells them for $18/pair, which was part of the reason why we made sure to secure a very competitive price just for you.
In addition to the silver, SilverSocks also feature heel grips to keep your no-shows in place, similar to our favorite pair of socks in the category from Tommy John, which are $15 for a two pack with no silver or merino.
Take this opportunity to stock up.
Compared to the 2.0, the 3.0's big advantage is a much larger desk area, which now includes a pop-up tablet stand and a cup holder, so you can stay hydrated while you fill out expense reports. Plus, it still folds up for easy storage in a closet, and includes a basic stat tracker and eight magnetic resistance levels.
Today’s $200 deal is an all-time low, and it’s actually $45 less than a Gold Box deal Amazon promoted just a few months ago.
e.l.f. Cosmetics is already super, ridiculously affordable, but their sale right now is really great. Grab bundles of multiple beauty products for way under $20. I highly recommend picking up a few things, even if you don’t need them. They’re great to travel with, so you don’t risk losing or breaking your favorite makeup.
You probably already got your Bean boots from last year and are ready for whatever 2017 throws at you (weather-wise, at least). But if you need to replace a few things, or stock up on some trans-seasonal styles, L.L.Bean is giving you an additional 25% off everything on sale with the code EXTRA25.
In case you weren’t already aware, Urban Outfitters has a pretty extensive shoe collection. Brans like PUMA, Adidas, Jeffrey Campbell, Blundstone and more are housed in this hipster haven, and right now, they’re all 20% off. No need for a code, just find the new pair of kicks you’ve been eyeing and add them to your cart for the discount.
There must be something in the air, because J.Crew Factory has had major discounts lately. Use the code TIMBER and take an extra 40% off all clearance items, which is insane seeing as practically everything is already marked down under $100. Maybe hold off on cleaning out your closet until after this sale is over.
BioLite, maker of our favorite camping stoves and lighting, is back with a FirePit we’ve been psyched about since we saw it in action back in December. Their Kickstarter launched today and is already... on fire.
The BioLite FirePit is easy to transport, minimizes smoke, is see-through for maximum fire viewing, uses wood or charcoal, and doubles as a hibachi grill. The secret here is an advanced circulation system that’s powered by a removable battery pack (which you can plug your phone into, natch), but unlike some of BioLite’s other products, the flames won’t recharge that battery themselves.
That said, Kickstarter preorders include a solar cover for free that will recharge the battery when the pit isn’t in use, but about a third of the units available at the $199 level are already gone, so don’t let this one smolder.
The Bouqs is probably the best place to use when sending flowers right now. The bouquets are unique and the blooms are harvested from the side of a freakin’ volcano. And right now, you’ll be able to get double the flowers for free. Just choose the Deluxe size of these select bouquets, use the code DOUBLETROUBLE at check out and get it for the price of the Original size.
Note: Make sure you don’t have a vase added to your order, or the promo code won’t work.
TOP MEDIA DEALS
When it comes to Star Wars trilogies, this is the trilogy you’re looking for. If you don’t already own these films in one form or another, $20 for all three is as good as it gets.
Humble’s been coming strong with the ebook bundles lately, and the Treat Yourself bundle includes a variety of titles to improve your life in small but positive ways. Between the three price tiers, you’ll find a bunch of cookbooks, yoga tips, mindfulness exercises, and even a book of sex positions. As always you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
TOP GAMING DEALS
Update: The Super Mario Odyssey Edition is also up for preorder now!
I know the Switch isn’t the Nintendo console that people are most excited about this week, but if you haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet, Amazon has it back in stock for $300. Also available in Neon.
Don’t forget the games!