Top Tech Deals
Anker makes basically all of our readers’ favorite charging gear, and a bunch of it is on sale today for 20% off or more, no promo codes required.
The PowerPort 2 can charge two devices simultaneously at 2.4A, or the same speed as a 12W iPad charger, and it would make a great stocking stuffer at $13.
There’s also a 4-port version for $21, if you travel with more than two USB-powered devices.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Anker sale without savings on a big USB battery pack.
If you’re a dedicated iPhone user, they sell a car charger with a built-in Lightning cable, in addition to a USB port.
And you can never have too many cables, so pick up a couple of nylon-wrapped USB-C cables for under $10, or a 10' PowerLine II Lightning cable (complete with a lifetime warranty) for an all-time low $12.
Audio Technica’s ATH-M50s have long been our readers’ favorite over-ear headphones, but it’s 2017, so you’d be forgiven for only considering wireless cans at this point. Luckily, their ATH-S700BTs are on sale for an all-time low $99 today, complete with 40mm drivers, and the ability to use them in wired mode if the battery dies.
The Logitech Harmony Hub is one of the best Alexa-compatible accessories out there, and it basically comes with a free Echo Dot right now.
If you aren’t familiar, the Harmony Hub is a little puck that blasts out RF signals like a TV remote to control all of your devices (Logitech’s database has nearly 300,000; it’s pretty comprehensive). Normally, this would work with a Harmony remote to control devices that are hidden behind cabinet doors, but it’ll also work with just your voice if you own an Alexa device.
So, for example, you could say “Alexa, turn on the TV” to turn on your TV, change to the correct input, turn on your cable box, or whatever else you programmed it to do. The same holds true for your smartphone; just open the Harmony app, and you’ll have full control over your entire home theater.
The Harmony Hub costs about $90 on Amazon (though it’s sometimes bundled with a barebones remote for about $70), but right now, that same amount of money will get you the Hub and an Echo Dot to control it. Or, if you already have all the Echoes you need, just give the Dot away as a holiday gift, and keep the Hub for yourself.
If your computer or phone uses USB-C, it’s worth keeping an adapter around to turn it into an old-school USB 3.0 port for your legacy devices. This space gray aluminum adapter from Nonda is attractive, only $8, about as small as these things can possibly be.
Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this wireless vertical mouse from Velocifire is back on sale. $12 gets you an ergonomic design, three different DPI levels, and forward/back buttons.
Sound bars are all the rage right now, but if you want to build a home theater system piecemeal, like in the olden days, Amazon’s running a great deal today on JBL Arena audio gear.
Today only, you can get a JBL Arena S10 subwoofer for $120, and/or a pair of bookshelf speakers for $90. I know Amazon MSRP prices are frequently misleading, but in this case, you can take them to the bank. The sub typically sells for around $170, and the speakers almost always cost $130, so we’re talking about some serious savings here.
Rather than being merely splash resistant like a lot of Bluetooth speakers, Anker’s SoundCore Sport is IPX7 rated, meaning it can be fully submerged for extended periods of time, and come out unscathed. That, plus its 10 hour battery life made it one of our readers’ favorite water resistant speakers.
You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones; these 4 star-rated Cowin E-7s are just $40 right now, or $30 off with promo code 9H9778YO.
They might not have the brand recognition of Sony or Bose, but these headphones pack in 30 hours of battery life, and yes, active noise cancellation that reviewers say works really well.
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
Contigo’s Autoseal West Loop travel mugs are a longtime reader favorite, but the similar SnapSeal Byron is marked down to all-time low prices, today only on Amazon.
You get to choose from 16, 20, and 24 oz. models in for this deal, in a variety of colors. When we post deals on these mugs, it’s usually the West Loop model, but the Byron’s a little bit different. Unlike the West Loop, the Byron’s lid doesn’t open and close automatically, though many reviewers say it’s easier to clean. The Byron also includes a rubberized non-slip sleeve, which is a nice touch, especially at these prices.
Just remember that this is a Gold Box, so be sure to lock in your order before this deal cools off.
Laser light projectors are the easiest way to decorate for the holidays. No ladders and no untangling light strands required. This Star Shower Motion projector has red and green lights that dance around your house in varying patterns (watch videos of them in action) and it will automatically turn on when it gets dark.
Update: There’s now a $15 coupon you can clip, which brings it down to $47. I think I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve seen a SodaStream for under $50.
Some people can’t live without their coffee, but for me, it’s fizzy water. While supplies last, you can get a SodaStream Source from Amazon for $62, complete with a small starter CO2 canister, and a mail-in rebate for a free full-sized starter canister. If you regularly buy soda or carbonated water at the store, it’ll pay for itself.
You all know this, but replacing the air filter is the cheapest way to improve the air quality in your home, removing funky smells and allergens. And it’s just $20 today with Home Depot’s sale on Arm & Hammer 4-pack air filters.
The same air filters are $45 on Amazon so might as well stock up. They have a bunch of different sizes so scroll down a little and find the one that you need.
The creator of two of our readers’ top five favorite water bottles, Camelbak is discounting their Chute bottles on Amazon today.
Unlike the Camelbak Eddys, these leak-proof Chute water bottles have a wider mouth you don’t have suck on. They hold a whole liter of water and make great gifts. Plus, at just $8 today, they’re the lowest price they’ve been all year.
Only these four colors are on sale today, so make you select one of those to get the best deal.
The Gerber Dime packs eight tools into a keychain-sized multitool that’s less than 3" long when closed, and you can grab one for $15 from Amazon today. Even if you don’t need it for yourself, it’d make a great stocking stuffer.
Gerber’s 4.4 star-rated paraframe knife features a unique handle that keeps weight to a minimum, and a deal that keeps its price to a minimum as well. These would make great stocking stuffers, just be sure they’re closed before you put them in the stockings.
If you plan on spending time making your own soups this winter, than this highly-rated OXO Good Grips Food Mill is for you. By turning the hand crank, you puree food through your choice of fine, medium, and coarse-textured grinding discs. It also helpful for smoothing out sauces, jams, and homemade baby food.
It normally sells for $10 more, so start cranking on this deal today.
To make your clothes last longer, you should be probably be avoiding the dryer altogether, especially for sweaters. As drying sweaters on a hanger can cause them to stretch out, this $8 hanging sweater dryer clips on to the bar in your closet and provides some surface area to lay down sweaters to dry flat. It’s down from its normal $11 price tag, so pick one up today, your sweaters will thank you.
Our readers have bought thousands of OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing light strips over the years, but if you’ve found them to be to annoying to charge, the T-04 is a great upgrade.
Like the T-02, the T-04 can attach to basically any surface via the included adhesive strips, and will automatically light up when it detects motion in the dark. The main difference is the battery: rather than charging AAAs or plugging in a microUSB cable, the T-04's battery pack is fully detachable, and plugs directly into any USB charging port. I have a couple of these set up around my apartment, and they work extremely well.
If you’re the type to carry around a blade on the daily, you’ll be happy to know your options just got even more portable. Like, keychain levels of portable. Snag the excellent WESN Titanium Microblade for 40 bucks with a Kickstarter preorder.
The WESN has already sliced and diced its funding goal many times over, and also acts as a bottle opener and screwdriver.
If you like the idea of magnetic smartphone car mounts, but don’t want to block a precious air vent, this $9 gadget applies the same principle to your obsolete CD slot. No, I don’t know why there’s a flower pattern on the magnet, but it’s not like you’ll see it when your phone is mounted in place.
If you picked up yesterday’s Instant Pot deal, these accessories will help you do everything you didn’t think you could do. Grab a steamer set, a springform cake pan (yeah, seriously) and some silicone protective gear.
Update: Both of these deals are back in stock, if you missed them last Friday.
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.
Everyone and their mother should own a small fire-proof safe to protect important documents and valuables in an emergency, and the popular SentrySafe 500 is down to $20 on Amazon today. That’s about $8-$14 less than usual, and within a few cents of the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
With just a few pumps, the Misto olive oil sprayer can turn your favorite olive oil (or any other cooking oil, for that matter), into an aerosol, making it easy to give salads and meats a quick spritz, or to grease a pan if you run out of cooking spray. I own one of these, and use it all the time.
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.
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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Burt’s Bees may be known for their tingling clear lip balm, but their tinted version is far superior. I swear by this stuff because it’s the perfect marriage of color and comfort. It’s not too harsh, like the normal Burt’s Bees balm can be, but the color payoff is just enough. Use the code at checkout 20BURTSBEES and get 20% off any shade you want (I recommend Red Dahlia, and it’s also on sale).
Note: You can save even more if you sign up for Subscribe & Save.
The Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym can turn any doorway into a pull-up bar, and helps you do perfect push-ups and sit-ups as well. It rarely sees discounts from its usual $40, and today’s $32 deal is a match for an all-time low. Just be sure to get yours before they’re all swoled out.
Amazon wants you to smell good despite the holiday-stress-induced sweat with these discounted multi-pack deodorants. See deodorant deals below. We’ve calculated the sale price, but you won’t be able to see the discount until checkout.
- 6 pack of men’s Degree deodorant, Cool Rush scent, $9 (exclusive to Prime members)
- 6 pack of women’s Degree antiperspirant, Shower Clean scent, $9
- 6 pack of men’s Right Guard Extreme Defense, Fresh Blast scent, $16
- 4 pack of women’s Degree antiperspirant, Pure clean scent, $8
Continuing in the grand tradition of Kickstarter wallets, the FOCX Everyday Wallet packs a ton of cards into a clever, minimal package.
The FOCX is basically split into two compartments: One that loads from either side, and another that loads from the top, with a pull-tab to get your cards back out. The idea is that your most-used cards and cash go into the former, while up to 10 other cards can squeeze into the latter, but you can arrange things however you want. Most of the wallet is made of elastic to hold everything in place, but it’s accented by a wide strip of leather to lend it a more premium feel than, say, a TGT wallet.
There’s only about a week left in the campaign, but you can still order a FOCX for about $28, with estimated delivery in February.
Typically, we see big deals on fitness supplements in January, as people still cling to their new year’s resolutions to get fit and stay healthy. But if you’re dedicated to staying in shape through all the food and merriment of the holiday season, Amazon’s running a one-day sale on tons of sports nutrition products, from a variety of manufacturers.
There’s a lot here, so if you have any suggestions, be sure to drop them in the comments.
Nose hair is a problem a lot of people have but, for some reason, few people take care of. For a limited time, score this Panasonic nose hair trimmer for just $10, and you can be one of those people doing something about it. Harambe didn’t die so you could look like The Missing Link.
Osprey makes some of the best hiking backpacks out there, and this discounted one would make a great gift for the outdoorsman in your life. $38 is an all-time low, and a substantial discount from its usual $50-$65.
“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.
Twillory’s SafeCotton is the Non-Iron Shirt You’ve Been Waiting For [Updated]Most non-iron shirts are produced using formaldehyde as the active ingredient. The more you know.Read on gear.lifehacker.com
TOP MEDIA DEALS
While we’re all waiting for some mystery date in 2018 for season two, pick up this Blu-ray box set of season one for $10+ less than usual. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a complete mindfuck of a show and I highly recommend it.
A lot of io9's readers preordered this