Top Tech Deals
If you travel with any regularity, the HooToo TripMate Titan may just be your new best friend, because it’s actually three devices in one.
- Travel Router: Turn any ethernet jack you find into a Wi-Fi hotspot, which can still come in handy at certain hotels and conventions.
- 10,400mAh USB Battery Pack: Keep your phone and tablet charged during a long day away from any power outlets.
- File Hub: Transfer files and wirelessly stream content from a hard drive or flash drive to all of your devices. Imagine loading a cheap thumb drive card up with movies for a long trip, instead of, say, buying an expensive iPad with more local storage.
Today on Amazon, you can knock $5 off the price of the TripMate with promo code 86FTZ6FJ. We aren’t sure how many they have in stock, or how long the promo code will last, so I’d act fast if you’re interested.
If your PC doesn’t have a webcam, or you just want one with better image quality and microphones, Logitech’s C920 is one of the most popular standalone cams you can buy, and Amazon’s has marked it down to $50 today, matching the best price we’ve seen.
There aren’t a ton of Bluetooth headphones that also include noise cancelling, and at an all-time low $148, Sony’s Extra Bass over-ears offer great sound quality at a fair price.
These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC pairing, 20+ hour battery life, and an extra bass mode that you can turn on and off at the touch of a button. But the secret sauce here is noise cancellation, so you can block out your surroundings and enjoy your music.
Update 7/20: Only two days left to get in for $99 before the Kickstarter closes.
Needless to say, we don’t make a habit of covering crowdfunding campaigns, but given that we’ve personally used almost every product Anker has ever made, and our readers have purchased more than 200,000 of their products without issue, we’ll make an exception. Especially for this huge preorder discount.
Even better, I checked out two engineering samples of the Liberty+ on a recent trip to Seattle. They were comfortable (using the only size of ear tips available with the samples), and sounded great both when streaming Spotify and playing a few minutes of some podcasts.
As you’d expect from Anker, the headline spec here is battery life. Liberty+ gets a competitive 3.5 hours of playtime from the earbuds, but a whopping 48 hours out of the charging case. They also have some waterproofing, use Bluetooth 5.0, and work with your favorite voice assistants. Just don’t expect to wear them underwater or find any built-in fitness tracking.
I’ve been using wireless earbuds most days since mid-2016, and between our team we’ve tested more than ten different pairs. Anker’s Liberty+ are a steal at $99, and while they will of course get discounted many times in the future from their $149 MSRP, we wouldn’t expect this price point again any time soon.
Expected shipping in October 2017.
I realize that some subset of you will never buy neckband Bluetooth headphones, and I’m sure you have your reasons. But for the rest of you, $35 is an insanely good price for a set with active noise cancellation. They’ll even run for 15 hours on a charge with noise cancellation enabled, and 20 hours with it turned off.
Update 7/20: MassDrop recently put a limited supply of these back on sale, if you missed out last month.
Sennheiser’s HD 650 open back headphones are widely considered some of the best-sounding cans you can buy for under $1000, and the best chance to get them is when MassDrop drops a new shipment of the legendary HD 6XX.
The 6XX is basically exactly the same as the 650, but with a 6' cable rather than the original’s 10', which is actually a better length, in my opinion. The 650s are currently listed for $316 on Amazon, and have never been cheaper than $287, but MassDrop has a limited number units of the 6XX available for
$250 $200, while supplies last.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to Lightning cables, iClever went and made one that’s braided on the outside with stainless steel. And yes, it’s as great as it sounds.
Obviously, this won’t be as flexible as a rubber or nylon-coated cable, but it’s impossible to tangle, and should stand up to even the most reckless iPhone owner. Plus, it just looks really damn cool. It’s a tough sell at $15, but for a limited time, you can try one out for $9 with promo code ICCABLE3.
Selfie sticks are still a thing, much to my personal dismay, so if you really have to have one, here’s a $7 deal on Anker’s. This one relies on a headphone jack connection for shutter control, rather than Bluetooth, which I think is actually preferable (assuming your phone has a headphone jack). It’s one less thing to keep charged, and you won’t have to fiddle around in the Bluetooth menu on your phone, which we all know is the seventh circle of hell.
We’ve seen our fair share of USB power receptacle deals, but this $13 model from iClever is one of the most affordable options yet. Half the things you plug in these days probably plug into USB, so it just makes a ton of sense to install these.
Update: Now down to $54 for Prime members after a 10% discount at checkout.
If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features, but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, you can pick up the Hue White starter kit for $54 today for Prime members, about $16 less than usual. That gets you two soft white bulbs and a Bridge that lets you control them from your phone, or with voice assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Already have a Bridge? You can also get the bulbs by themselves for $30, though that’s the regular price.
Update: Individual third generation colored Hue bulbs are also on sale for $43 today.
For a limited time, Anker’s offering up big discounts on their popular GlassGuard screen protectors for some of the most popular gadgets out there. Just find what you need on this post, and be sure to note the promo code (where applicable).
If you still haven’t tried out a home theater bias light, there’s never been a better time to pick one up. Vansky’s LED bias light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and stick to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the LEDs cast a soft glow on the wall behind them, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV’s perceived black levels.
Our readers have bought thousands of the 35.4" models, but now, you can opt for 80" strips for just a few bucks more. Rather than just stretching them across the top of your TV set, these can wrap all the way around, resulting in a fuller halo of light on the wall behind. You can also cut them to length, if 80" is a little too long.
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
Amazon’s running a one-day pet sale with a small but useful assortment or goods for your furry friends. Options include a couple of pet doors (including one that installs on your existing screen door, a heated food dish, and even a foldable dog pool. Everything here is $50 or less, but these prices are only available today, or until sold out.
If you’re planning to fly Southwest any time in the near future, there’s no reason not to buy this $100 gift card for $75 with promo code OFF. That $25 you saved is enough to get you earlybird check-in and in-flight Wi-Fi for a day.
Amazon’s running a pair of $12 coupons on Epic Hunt & Harvest jerky 8-packs today. You can choose from Coconut Carnivore, which combines grass-fed beef and coconut flakes, and the pornographically named Uncured Bacon Lust. Or, you know, get both. Just note that you won’t see the discount until checkout.
It’s amazing how much easier vacuuming can seem when you don’t have to worry about a power cord, and this $71 battery-powered vac from Black & Decker promises to make cleaning a breeze.
Obviously, the vacuum’s compact design makes it ideal for cleaning furniture, shelves, and your car, but it also includes a stick vac floor extension for a more traditional experience. Users seem to love it to the tune of a 4.2 star review average, and today’s $71 price tag is an all-time low on Amazon. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, or until sold out, so grab yours before they’re all cleaned out.
Anker’s beginning its drive into the automotive accessory space with an affordable new dash cam, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $67 with code 3RJ6NATH, the best price we’ve seen since our exclusive (and short-lived) $64 launch deal.
I test drove the Anker Roav DashCam, and you can see my full impressions here. But to give you the cliffnotes, it shoots 1080p, its space-saving design makes it essentially invisible to the driver, and it even includes Wi-Fi to transfer clips to your phone, which is hard to find in a sub-$100 dash cam.
The last big deal on this thing only lasted a few hours, and we have little reason to expect this will be any different.
Philips Wake-Up lights have long been one of our readers’ favorite products, but now Vansky is making its own version for a lot less money.
Just like the Philips light, Vansky’s Sunrise Alarm Clock fades in a sunrise-simulating light for 30 minutes prior to your designated wake-up time, and then finishes the job with your choice of six natural alarms, or an FM radio station. That means by the time your alarm goes off, your body will already have begun the process of waking up, eliminating that awful feeling of being jolted out of a deep REM cycle. You can even choose from seven different light colors, a feature that doesn’t exist on any of Philips’ models.
I’ve had a Philips Wake-Up light for years, and absolutely love it, but $19 is an insanely great price for a feature-packed alternative.
Update: Now includes a $4 clippable coupon, so you can get it for $8!
We love Pyrex around these parts, and their 8-cup measuring cup with lid is down to $12 today, an all-tim elow. In addition to looking great, Pyrex measuring cups are microwave, freezer, (preheated) oven, and dishwasher safe, and since they’re made of glass, they won’t absorb any odors, flavors, or stains. Plus, they just feel heavy and professional, and would make a nice gift.
Before you finally get around to cleaning up your attic, you might want to pick up this LED work light for $33 with promo code AXIS10WY.
Despite running off a battery and only consuming 10W of power, Loftek’s LED flood light puts out as much light as a 100W halogen, and its swiveling, waterproof design makes it perfect for lighting up workspaces both indoors and out. Plus, its battery even features a USB output to charge your phone in a pinch.
You’ve heard of Automatic’s smart driving assistant, but if $80-$100 is too rich for your blood, this cheap OBD2 dongle connects to Android device over Bluetooth, and can fulfill many of the same functions using various third party apps.
Update: This is back in stock for $19, if you missed it yesterday.
Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price of coffee (which is mostly water to begin with). Cold brew on the other hand is a different process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can do it yourself at home with this top-selling Takeya, now down to $19 on Amazon.
This non-coffee drinker bought one of these last year, and I’m absolutely in love with it. All you have to do is fill the basket with ground coffee, fill the container with water, and let it steep overnight in the fridge. The resulting coffee concentrate needs to be watered down, so one batch should last you several days.
Amazon’s listed slightly lower prices on a few occasions, but $19 is the best we’ve seen in several months, and ‘tis the season for cold coffee.
While the T-02 is one of the most popular products, these T-04 night lights are significantly easier to recharge. With its modular design, you can detach the battery pack and plug it directly into any USB port to recharge, then pop it back into the light when you’re done. That means you don’t have to remove the entire fixture, or even find a microUSB cable.
This popular (4.4 star rated) Kershaw folding Zing knife normally sells for $25, but right now it’s marked down to $13 on Amazon, for some reason. Now you can be one of those people that’s randomly carrying a knife whenever something needs cutting. Those people are respected by all.
These microfiber mitts are great for washing your car or dusting around the house, but they could also come in handy on Halloween for terrifying children as you hand out candy. They’re worth $6 either way, in my opinion.
If coworkers have been stealing your food out of the office fridge, or you just want to keep a couple drinks cold at the beach, this flexible lunch box is basically made out of ice packs. Just freeze it overnight, and it’ll keep your food and drinks chilled for up to 10 hours.
The mattress itself is basically what you’ve come to expect from internet mattresses these days: It’s a block built from multiple layers of different types of foam. 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.
The real magic though comes from Eight Sleep’s top sheet, 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 top sheet 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.
Eight Sleep is currently offering $100 off the smart mattress, but you can bump that up to $125 with promo code KINJAEIGHT. That brings the queen down to $974, and the king down to $1,124. That’s a little steep compared to, say, Casper. But let me reiterate...dual zone temperature control.
Top Lifestyle Deals
If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The retailer puts thousands of fall and winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives, on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d better get on it. The sale lasts until August 6th.
Hiking can quickly devolve from a wonderful day outdoors to the seventh circle of hell if you don’t use the right footwear, so take this opportunity to save 30% on Merrell’s popular Moab hiking boots for men and women. This deal is only available this weekend, so don’t traipse around too long thinking about it.
Stila Cosmetics is one of those brands you stumble upon at Sephora and become instantly devoted to. They also make your favorite eyeliner by a very wide margin. So, if you’re a Stila loyalist, or if you’ve been wanting to try them out, use the code SALE20 on their site and get an extra 20% off their entire sale section.
“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. Right now, grab four shirts for just $179 (that’s around $45 per shirt) with code MOVINGSALE, which is the best price we’ve seen since Black Friday.
Shane reviewed these shirts over on Gear, so head over there to learn about what makes these shirts so great.
It’s as good a time as any to stock up on new workout clothes with PUMA’s Semi-Annual Sale. There’s something for every level of exerciser, and some everyday basics that you can wear just to look like you kind of workout. Tons of shoes and apparel are marked down up to 50%, and you’ll see that drop an additional 20% at checkout. Plus, use promo code DEALSHIPFREE for free shipping.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, use the code SAVEMORE20 and take an extra 20% off their sale styles for both men and women. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. Grab discounted shoes from Cole Haan, Brooks, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get 3x the points on the over 40,000 items on sale.
Top Media Deals
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in an extra free book credit to sweeten the pot. That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.
Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.
The Star Wars “Complete Saga” Blu-ray isn’t actually complete anymore, since it doesn’t include The Force Awakens or Rogue One, but $55 is still the best price we’ve seen on the first six films. You also get audio commentary on each movie, 45 deleted scenes, and three bonus discs full of extra featurettes. Just order yours before Amazon alters the deal.
If you don’t have a job, children, errands, or really any responsibilities to speak of, then you have time to watch the Lord of the Rings extended trilogy. For the rest of us, the theatrical versions will suffice, especially when you can get all three on Blu-ray for $10.