Top Tech Deals
Range extenders aren’t a cure-all for your home network, but if you have one or two spots in the house that just doesn’t get good reception, they’re an inexpensive way to fill in the gaps. This model from TP-Link has great reviews, and at $34 (after clipping the $10 coupon), it’s never been cheaper.
Update: Amazon sold out, but it’s available for the same price from Best Buy.
$65 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home Hub.
The Hub allows you to use your iPhone, Android device, or even an Amazon Echo to control everything a Harmony remote can (which is basically any piece of home theater gear you can think of). So even when you inevitably lose the included remote behind the couch cushions, you’ll still have multiple ways to take control of all of your home theater gear.
Finding Apple AirPods in stock is tough enough, let alone finding a deal on them. But Verizon is currently giving out $50 prepaid Visa gift cards when you spend $200 on their online store, meaning you’ll get $50 back when you buy two sets of AirPods, which are available for immediate shipping. The same deal would apply if you bought AirPods plus any other accessories totaling more than $40.03.
For whatever it’s worth, this is my personal favorite Apple product since the iPhone 4. They’re really, really solid.
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, and if you prefer neckbuds, the new SoundBuds Lite are down to their lowest price today on Amazon, no promo code required.
You’ve almost definitely seen headphones like this before, and by now you probably know whether they’re a good fit for your lifestyle. In exchange for a somwhat unorthodox design, the main advantages you’ll enjoy are great battery life and smaller earbuds, hence the “Lite” name. The SoundBuds Lite are rated for 10 hours of music streaming, compared to roughly six or seven on most Bluetooth earbuds that include the batteries and antennas inside the ear pieces. And since all of those heavy components live reside in the flexible neck band, the earbuds themselves are tiny, and the included tips and wings ensure that you’ll find a perfect fit.
I had never tried neckbuds before these, but found the “collar” to be light, comfortable, and very flexible. Other than the ends of the band, the entire thing is made of a soft-touch rubber, so it should fit comfortably around any neck. Plus, the buds themselves stick together magnetically when not in use, so they won’t flop around too badly when they’re out of your ears.
Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $7 today with code AUKEYCC3. This is Kinja Deals’ top-selling product of all time, and if it’s been on your wish list, this is the best price we’ve seen in about a year.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but Etekcity’s new model raises the bar with support for optical (SPDIF) audio.
The little box can both receive and transmit Bluetooth signals, and includes SPDIF in and out ports to connect it to your TV or high-end audio equipment. Plus, it can even pair to two pairs of headphones simultaneously when transmitting, which would allow two people to, say, listen to the same TV over headphones to avoid waking up someone in the next room. Just be sure to use promo code H6VGZW4Q at checkout to get it for $24.
We see Bluetooth earbud deals just about every day, but even by our standards, $10 is cheap. At that price, you might as well buy an extra set to keep in your gym bag or luggage, in case you forget your main pair.
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 lone Gold Box deal this morning is on kitchen napkins, which is a little boring, but they seem like fine napkins, if you’re in the market. $13 gets you 12 28" x 28" napkins, or seven 33" x 38" models.
That’s far and away the best price we’ve ever seen, so if you’re in the market, I’d pull the trigger. The BL660 includes an 1100 watt motor, a 72 ounce pitcher, and a pair of single-serve smoothie cups so you don’t have to clean the big pitcher every time you feel like making yourself a smoothie to go.
These highly rated food containers basically look like OXO Pops, but significantly less expensive. They’re perfect for storing grains and pasta, and they’ll keep chips and cookies fresher than their original packaging once you open them.
It’s easy to see why Cuisinart’s DBM-8 electric burr coffee grinder is Amazon’s top seller in the category. It’s affordable, it’s dead simple to use, it includes 18 coarseness settings, and it looks great. Today’s $40 price tag is roughly $5-$10 less than usual, so perk up, and lock in your order before it sells out.
Blacklight flashlights are great if you want to spot hidden stains on train seats, hotel sheets, or (gasp) even in your own house...if that’s something you want to do.
It may seem silly, but if you find even one stain in a hotel room and complain to management, I guarantee that this thing will pay for itself several times over. We’ve seen less expensive lights before, but this one has a whopping 100 LED bulbs, while most of those had 20 or fewer.
You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Hell, my wife just used ours to turn an iPhone 6 case into an iPhone 7 case.
There are two different tool kits on sale today, a Dremel 3000 and a Dremel 8220. Functionally, they’re basically identical, but the more expensive 8220 runs off a battery, while the 3000 has to be plugged in.
Mopping usually means pushing dirty water around the floor, but Rubbermaid’s Reveal mop uses microfiber pads and on-demand spray to do more cleaning with less excess. It’s similar to the Swiffer WetJet, except that you can refill the bottle of cleaning solution yourself. That saves you money, and lets you customize the solution for your own floors.
While it’s not as simple to use as a Nespresso, this Mr. Coffee espresso machine is affordable at an all-time low $105 (especially considering it includes a milk frother), and doesn’t require expensive pods to use. Plus, its 15 bars of pressure are more than sufficient for a great shot of espresso.
We post a lot of deals on solar-powered motion-sensing outdoor spotlights, but this Mr. Beams model trades in the solar panel for a sleeker look and the ability to mount operate in permanently shaded areas.
Three D batteries will power them for 1800 on/off cycles, and their built-in photocells ensure they won’t come on and waste power when it’s still light out. $12's the best price Amazon’s ever offered on this model, so lock in your order before the lights go out on this deal.
You don’t need to buy a new car to get that fancy, blue-tinted Xenon headlight look. You can add it to your old beater with these Philips CrystalVision bulbs, now $6 off in the size of your choice.
If you aren’t familiar, these are standard halogen bulbs that should work in most cars, but the glass is tinted to put out that bluish, 4000K light that’s the hallmark of Xenon. And yes, they’re just as bright as normal bulbs, and they’re completely street legal. So if you’re ready to make the switch, find the right size for your car (Amazon has a tool to help once you click through to the product page), and you’ll see the $6 discount at checkout automatically.
Aeration is an important part of any healthy lawn, and these strap-on shoe spikes make it easy (and cheap). Also great for combat!
Premium travel products like high quality luggage, airport lounge access, or TSA Pre✔︎ seem like unnecessary extravagances when you’re considering purchasing them from the comfort of your own home. But if you travel with any regularity, you know full well that the small conveniences they provide really add up during a stressful day of travel.
The same is true of your toiletry bag, still an afterthought for many an otherwise experiened traveler. Most people tend to stuff everything in a ziploc bag, or even (gasp) loose in the outside pocket of their suitcase. And most bags that do exist are way bigger than they should be, while still offering only a paltry few organizational tools.
Gravel may just be the answer. A Kickstarter project that’s already shot past its goal, they sent me a demo unit, and it’s as well-built as they claim. The bag is far smaller than my own toiletry bag, which I sometimes can’t squeeze into a carry-on if I’m packing for more than a few days. But inside, you’ve got a ton of pockets that are purpose-built for holding all the essentials, including a long and skinny waterproof pocket for your toothbrush (even a Sonicare!), and a larger one for liquids that could explode during your trip.
On the outside of the case, another zippered pocket hides a buckle strap which you can use to hang the bag from a towel rack (handy in small hotels with insufficient counter space), plus another large pouch that’s big enough for a passport.
Gravel isn’t slated to ship until December, but if you order now, you can get one for $39, or two for $69 (nice), down from its expected $49 MSRP. I wouldn’t post it if I hadn’t tried it myself, and it really is a well done product.
We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but the Etekcity Lasergrip has been one of the most popular through the yaers. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air conditioning leaks in your house, but most importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.
Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient!
While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11, this ECOVACS vacuum has solid reviews, and are insanely affordable today at $160. You can even control it from your phone, which is very rare in this price range.
Aukey’s simple magnetic smartphone vent holder is one of the most popular car mounts out there, and from personal experience, I can tell you it’s awesome for taking on vacation for use in a rental car as well. For $4, go ahead, give it a try.
If you don’t want to block a vent, or just want to keep your phone closer to eye level, Anker’s low profile magnetic dash mount is also on sale for $12.
Now, even with the code, this is still a $250 backpack. I’m not blind to the fact that that’s a lot of money. But every GR1 is hand-built over the course of four hours in the USA, is covered by a lifetime warranty, and by basically all accounts is just incredibly well-made. There’s a very real chance that this will be the last backpack you ever have to buy.
Own one? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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 ends tomorrow.
Let us know what you bought in the comments!
Note: Today is the last day of the sale.
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.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, use the code SAVE20 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.
I’m devastated to report that OXA has changed this product’s Amazon description, but for posterity’s sake, here’s what it used to say:
ARE YOU A HAIRY APE?
No problem. Guys feel confident shirtless after using OXA Back Shaver. So, if you have “patchy” or “spotty” patches of hair on your back or body or if you are so hairy that you are often mistaken for being a “hairy ape” there is no job too great for the OXA Back Shaver.
I don’t think back hair is why most men feel uncomfortable shirtless, but I digress.
This product looks very similar to the BaKlade, which we’ve written about before. It doesn’t have many reviews to go off of, but it’s less than 1/3 the price of the name brand with promo code VYKDXUWL so it might be worth checking out if you’re a HAIRY APE.
Another Gizmodo Media Group staff member (who shall remain nameless, but speculate away) bought this awhile back, and reports that it “does the job.”
Update: The $10 coupon is gone, but you’ll still see $10 off at checkout, bringing it down to $44.
If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.
For $34 (after a $10 off $50 promotion Amazon’s running, plus the $10 clippable coupon on the page), the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And unlike most electric trimmers, it’s shaped like a puck, rather than a wand, which makes it much easier to maneuver around the back of your own head. Just note that you won’t see the dual $10 discounts until checkout.
Top Media Deals
Grave of the Fireflies is among the best anime and best war movies ever made. Every time we post a deal on it, we get several comments from people saying that it brought them to tears. The DVD is down to an all-time low $7 right now, so be sure to grab a copy if you haven’t yet.
Star Trek: Discovery is coming at us like a photon torpedo, and you can get yourself ready with this 50th anniversary movie and TV box set today. $88 gets you the entire original series, the first six films, the animated series, and tons of special features.
Top Gaming Deals
Rayman Legends is a blast, and gorgeous to look at to boot, so it’s well worth $10 to download it to your PS4.
Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a DJI Phantom, you can learn the basics of flying a quadcopter with this $18 toy drone from Aukey. Trust me, if you can fly this thing, you can fly a GPS-equipped, gyro-stabilized camera rig. And if not, well, it’s not like crashing it will be that big a deal.
Though you’ll still need an expensive-ass computer to run it, the Oculus Rift VR system is finally approaching affordability, with the headset and controller bundle now available for $399. That’s $200 less than this bundle used to cost, and in fact, it’s less than the headset by itself cost not that long ago.
These controllers can pair over Bluetooth to your PC, iPhone, Android device, and yes, even your Nintendo Switch. Luke Plunkett over at Kotaku is a big fan, and you can read his full review here, if you’re on the fence.
$33 is about $10 less than the going rate on Amazon right now, and you can choose from the NES or Famicom paint jobs.
The bundle includes a number of GameMaker: Studio modules (Studio Pro, HTML5, iOS, Android, and Windows), which cost anywhere from $150 to $800 each at retail, plus several games that include source code or UWP modules for you to tear apart, modify, and learn from. As always, you can pay what you want, but options are spread across three different price tiers, the most expensive of which unlocks at $15.
The newest Humble Bundle doesn’t have any video games in it; but it does have books that’ll teach you how to make them. Specifically, 19 books focused on Unity and Unreal Engine development. As usual, they’re split among three different price tiers, and you can get them all for as little as $15.
- NETGEAR Smart WiFi Router AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit | $70 | Amazon
- TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender | $34 | Amazon | Clip the $10 coupon
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- Logitech - Harmony Smart Control With Harmony Hub | $65 | Best Buy
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- Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - 5-Piece Set | $29 | Amazon
- Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count | $8 | Amazon
- eBags Crew Cooler II | $35 | Amazon
- Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill | $40 | Amazon
- Sleep Innovations 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper - Twin XL For Dorm Rooms | $45 | Amazon
- Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord | $114 | Amazon
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- Dremel 3000-1/25 120-volt Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit with 1 Attachment and 25 Accessories | $59 | Amazon
- Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool | $79 | Amazon
- Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine with 13-Hour Delay Timer | $43 | Amazon
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- Ninja - Coffee Bar 1-Cup Coffeemaker | $80 | Best Buy
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