Top Tech Deals
If you want to stop paying your cable company $100 per month for channels you don’t watch, it might be time to cut the cord. Between services like Netflix, Hulu+, Sling TV, and HBO Now, it’s easier than ever to declare cable independence, but a good antenna is still a critical piece of equipment for picking up your local broadcast stations.
Today only on Amazon, a pair of top-selling antennas are deeply discounted, including both an amplified indoor model, and a directional outdoor antenna if you live further outside of a city. You can use Lifehacker’s guide to help you pick, but these should pick up your local NFL games on Fox and CBS, Sunday Night Football on NBC, a bunch of college games on various networks, and of course, Bachelor in Paradise on ABC.
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.
If you still own any TVs without some kind of smart TV dongle attached, you can fix that today with a pair of Roku discounts. The refurbished Streaming Stick should be good enough for, say, a bedroom TV, but you’ll probably want to spring for the 4K Roku Premiere for your living room.
And don’t forget, the Alexa-enabled Fire TV Stick is still on sale for $35.
Anker’s PowerLine cables have long been reader favorites, and you can score a pair of 6' USB 3.0 to USB-C cables for $12 right now, one of the best deals we’ve seen.
If you want to go all out, a single nylon-braided PowerLine+ cable is also on sale for $10.
Launched under Anker’s home brand, Eufy, the Genie smart speaker starts at $35- the lowest price so far on Amazon’s analog, the Dot, but today the barrier to entry to the Alexa ecosystem gets even lower at just 30 bucks. Even better, new subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited get three months free with their Genie purchase.
Read all about the Genie here:
Update: This seems to be going in and out of stock. If you don’t see the right price, try checking back later.
Sometimes, I’m still amazed that you can get a 65" TV for $700, let alone one with 4K resolution, HDR10 support, built-in Roku software, and the ability to use your phone as a remote. $700 is about $100 less than usual, and while we’ve seen the 55" model on sale for $400 a few times in the past month, 65" screens actually have nearly 40" more screen area than 55", so you’re getting what you pay for here.
An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, you can get a 500GB drive for $140, or 250GB for $90, the best prices Amazon’s listed in 2017.
We’ve seen our fair share of USB power receptacle deals, but this $14 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.
Anker’s take on the ubiquitous magnetic air vent smartphone mount comes with a twist. Or rather, a swivel. Get it for $8 with code YTXCPYKJ.
With its 24 hour battery life, iumpressive bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker. But its run may be at an end, because Anker just upgraded it with IPX5 water resistance, and you can get the new model for an all-time low $34 today with code SUNANK55.
The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that amazing 24 hour battery; the only real differences are a slightly tweaked design and the aforementioned water resistance. That means you can take it to the pool, the beach, or even the shower without fear.
If price has been the barrier to entry keeping you from better audio, here’s the first opportunity since Prime Day to grab Status Audio’s CB-1s for their best price ever, $63.
Status is a direct-to-consumer headphone company, building great cans in proven form factors without the markup that comes with popular brands. In fact, there’s no branding here whatsoever.
The CB-1s have a (relatively) flat frequency response that’s great for listening to a variety of music or audio/video editing, with a wide sound stage in a closed back design. I get good isolation/seal with the updated pads. The inclusion of two detachable cables- coiled and straight, is also generous and welcome. Even better that they smartly attach with a twist lock.
We know from five years of Kinja Deals that great over-ear, closed back headphones for under $70 is no joke. Depending on what you’ve shelled out for in the past, they might even blow away your much more expensive pairs.
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
Update: The WAREHOUSE30 code no longer works on this grill, which sucks, BUT...its $247 list price is actually one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on this thing, and about $50 less than what Amazon’s currently charging, so this is still a good deal.
If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to
$173 $247 on Jet today with promo code WAREHOUSE30, easily the best price we’ve ever seen on this.
The Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker features a 306 square inch cast iron cooking surface (which is most similar to the $829 large Big Green Egg), and traps heat inside a heavily-insulated stainless steel body. Our deal researcher, Corey, owns a BGE, and I asked him about it on Slack:
And I use my BGE for about 70% of meat meals.
Probably 90% during the warm months.
Best Father’s Day gift I’ll ever get.
Lana jokes that she’s the one who benefits most because I cook on it all the time.
Worth the price just for its ability to cook pizza, IMO.
But pork chops, lions, tenderloin are beyond incredible on it.
Obviously, this isn’t the “real thing,” but the consensus among Amazon reviewers is that it’s at least nearly as good, which sounds like a decent compromise considering it’s less than 1/4 of the price, and comes with a stable cart and folding shelves, both of which you’d need to buy separately with the Egg.
This $154 Masterbuilt electric smoker (with code WAREHOUSE30) makes cooking jerky, brisket, or (insert meat of your choice) as easy as dropping in some wood chips and hitting a few buttons.
With precise temperature control from 100 to 275 degrees, you’ll have complete command over the finished product. Today’s price is easily the best we’ve seen, so you’ll have more money left over to spend on delicious, delicious meat.
Replacing the shower head that came with your home or apartment is one of the easiest upgrades you can make for your living situation, and with today’s Gold Box deal, it’s also one of the cheapest. These AquaDance shower heads have tons of flow settings, and special nozzles that inhibit the growth of bacteria over time.
Our readers have bought thousands upon thousands of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid food storage sets over the years, but today’s a great day to upgrade to the Premier version.
Compared to the originals, these feature a stronger plastic base which is better at resisting stains and smells, and lids that snap to the bottom of their containers, so they never get separated. $21 is within a few cents of the best price Amazon’s ever listed on the 20-piece set (which includes 10 containers and 10 lids, not 20 containers), so stock up.
I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you don’t have a pressing need for a laminator. But even so, odds are that it’d come in handy at least a few times per year, so you might as well add one to your home office while it’s on sale for $30.
Meguiar’s is one of the most trusted names in the car detailing game, and Amazon’s offering up the Classic Wash & Wax kit for an all-time low $19, if you’re willing to wait out a backorder.
- Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner
- Quik Detailer
- Quik Interior Detailer
- Cleaner Wax Liquid
- Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner
- Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel
- Foam Applicator
You might not need to use all of this stuff all at once, but buy it now for one low price, and you’ll have it ready to go in the garage when you need it.
A rechargeable Cree LED flashlight for $18 would be a pretty good deal under any circumstances, but this one includes a seatbelt cutter, window hammer, and even a 10,400Ah USB battery charger. Plus, it includes IPX6 waterproofing, so you’ll still be able to use it if you drive your car into a lake.
$24 is Amazon’s lowest-ever listed price on these top-selling Bounty paper towels, but right now, an additional $2 coupon brings them down to a new low. You need paper towels anyway, so you might as well stock up.
Jet.com is cleaning out their warehouse by offering 30% off these pages of household items with code WAREHOUSE30. Limited to a maximum $100 total discount.
Discount applies to 650+ products including KitchenAid Mixers, vacuum cleaners, grills, mattresses, storage items, and kids furniture so just go on and start scrolling.
You guys buy boatloads of IR thermometers whenever we post a deal, and it’s easy to see why. They’re a ton of fun to mess around with, and can come in handy for everything from cooking to home energy savings.
If you still don’t own one, you can rectify that for just $12 today. This one even comes with a holster!
Top Lifestyle Deals
Klymit pads are lightweight and inflate incredibly easily, so they’re ready to be packed into an overnight bag and hiked up a mountain.
A first aid kit is one of those things you should probably keep in your glove box, and you should definitely have at home, and at $11 for 131 pieces, there’s no excuse not to be prepared for minor accidents.
It includes bandages, gauze, medicines, an instant cold pack, and more, all tucked away in a refillable soft pack. You can thank us later.
Joe’s New Balance is the premiere online outlet for...New Balance shoes, obviously. Right now, they’re giving you a one-day deal you won’t want to miss. Click through and get 50% off all men’s and women’s shoes, just for today. It’s an email-only deal, so make sure you use the links above, and check to see the “Email Only: 50% Off Footwear” discount listed.
They have a couple other deals happening as well, like 40% off sitewide, which includes clothes and accessories, and an extra 10% off final markdowns (on footwear not included in the 40-50% off deal).
This portable clothesline is marketed towards campers and outdoor enthusiasts, but I think it would come in handy at home for clothes you don’t want to run through the dryer. And unlike most of these types of products, this one includes locking spacers to keep the clips from all drooping to the middle of the line.
Looking to revamp your place without spending a fortune (or hitting up Ikea)? Urban Outfitters has a pretty spot-on collection of furniture and they’re marking it all down by up to 40%. Beds, couches, chairs, coffee tables, and more are all included.
Post-Labor Day sale are hard to come by, but Nordstrom’s Summer Sale actually goes all the way into the weekend. Pick up up to 40% off tons of styles, including a good amount of fall staples like button downs, sweaters, boots, and more. It’ll help you cope with the fact that summer is basically over.
Top Media Deals
It’s going to be awhile until
NASA Elon Musk sends people beyond low Earth orbit again, so bide your time with Moon Shot, a retelling of America’s moon landings written by two of NASA’s first seven astronauts. Just $2 today on Kindle.
Top Gaming Deals
Turtle Beach’s Ear Force XO is one of the most popular Xbox One headsets out there, and you can pick it up for an all-time low $78 on Amazon right now.
The Mega Man Legacy Collection includes the first six Mega Man games, and it’s only $6 right now on Xbox One. Whether you’re playing for the first time, or just need a kick of nostalgia, that’s a great deal.
Humble might be best known for its bundles, but its game store is actually pretty great, especially during the End of Summer Sale. A ton of games from various publishers are included, and for 48 hours only, you can even get The Walking Dead: Season 1 completely free, no strings attached.
Highlights of the sale include Civilization VI for $39 and XCOM 2 for $24, but it’s worth browsing the full sale to find everything on your wishlist.
- 1byone 50 Mile Indoor HDTV Antenna | $22 | Amazon
- 1byone 85 Mile Outdoor Antenna | $35 | Amazon
- Refurb Roku Streaming Stick | $32 | Amazon
- Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player | $57 | Amazon
- Epson - Home Cinema 2045 LCD Projector | $550 | Best Buy
- Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver | $17 | Amazon
- Anker Powerline+ USB C to USB 3.0 Cable (3ft) | $10 | Amazon
- 2-Pack Anker PowerLine USB C to USB 3.0 Cable | $12 | Amazon
- VIZIO - 3.0-Channel Soundbar with Digital Amplifier | $100 | Best Buy
- AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged | $10 | Amazon
- Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones | $80 | Amazon
- Sony XBR-65X750D - 65" Class 4K Ultra HD TV | $899 | eBay
- Epson Home Cinema 2045 LCD Projector White HC 2045 Projector | $550 | Best Buy
- Huawei Watch 2 - Concrete Grey | $195 | Amazon
- Vanguard 263AB-100 3-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR Ballhead | $115 | Adorama
- AmazonBasics Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit with 3.5mm Aux Jack | $4 | Amazon
- Etekcity MSR-C600 Digital Clamp Meter Multimeter | $22 | Amazon
- AquaDance Shower Heads Gold Box | Amazon
- EL&ES Bedding Gold Box | Amazon
- Masterbuilt 30 inch Electric Smoker With Window | $154 | Jet | Promo code WAREHOUSE30
- Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set | $18 | Amazon
- Insignia - 5.6 Cu. Ft. Single Tap Beverage Cooler & Kegerator | $350 | Best Buy
- Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers, 20-Piece Set | $21 | Amazon
- ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer | $10 | Amazon
- Scotch 2 Roller System, Fast Warm-up, Quick Laminating Thermal Laminator | $30 | Amazon
- Dirt Devil Razor Pet Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum | $85 | Amazon
- S&T 497400 Microfiber Dish Drying Mat, 16 by 18-Inch, White Trellis | $5 | Amazon
- Meguiar’s G55012 Classic Wash & Wax Kit | $19 | Amazon
- Chemical Guys Black Light Hybrid Radiant Finish Color Enhancer | $18 | Amazon | Clip the 20% coupon
- 1Easylife 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons | $9 | Amazon
- Intex 56483EP Swim Center Family Inflatable Pool | $16 | Amazon
- LiBa Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Strainer (Pack of 2) | $9 | Amazon
- Vastar AD333 4 in 1 Drain Snake Hair Drain | $8 | Amazon
- Holmes Group HAP242B-U HEPA Type Desktop Air Purifier | $26 | Amazon
- Larabar Gluten Free Bar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, 1.6 oz Bars (16 Count) | $10 | Amazon | After 25% coupon
- Scott Tube-Free Toilet Paper, 48 Count | $11 | Amazon | Clip the $2.50 coupon
- Char-Griller 32.9-in Black Powder Coat Charcoal Grill | $129 | Lowes
- SurvivalKitsOnline On-Duty Emergency Gas and Water Shutoff 4-in-1 Tool | $11 | Amazon
- Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad | $41 | Amazon
- First Aid All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case (131 Piece) | $11 | Amazon
- ExOfficio Men’s Give-N-Go Boxer | $11 | Amazon
- Oakley Catalyst at 6pm | $ | 6pm
- The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle Book 1) [Kindle] | $3 | Amazon
- Damage Control [Kindle] | $3 | Amazon
- Turtle Beach - Ear Force XO Seven Pro Premium Gaming Headset | $78 | Amazon
- Xbox One S Battlefield 1 500GB Bundle + Destiny 2 (Disc) + Xbox Live 3 Month | $230 | eBay
- Kerbal Space Program | $24 | Steam
- The Disney Afternoon Collection [XBO Digital Code] | $10 | Amazon
- Nintendo Switch Hardware with Splatoon 2 + Neon Green/Neon Pink Joy-Cons [Walmart Exclusive] | $380 | Walmart
- Farkle Classic Dice Game | $4 | Amazon
- LEGO Duplo My Town Family House 10835 Building Block Toys for Toddlers | $32 | Amazon