Top Tech Deals
$110 would be a pretty good price for a pair of Bluetooth on-ears from a top tier brand like JBL. But it’s absolutely unheard of for a pair with active noise cancelling. These typically hover between $160 and $200, so today’s Gold Box deal isn’t to be missed.
Much like a SONOS, Samsung’s Radiant R5 speaker connects directly to your favorite music services, sounds great, and can sync with other Samsung speakers for multi-room audio. But as you might have guessed from the name, the Radiant outputs crystal clear audio and deep bass (they packed a 5" subwoofer into that thing!) in 360 degrees. It regularly sells for $300-$350 around the web, but you can get it for just $180 today with promo code KINJARADIANT.
While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound involves placing speakers around your room on a single plane, the concept behind Dolby Atmos is to give audio an element of height. If you don’t want to install speakers in your ceiling though, this Samsung system is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to pull off the effect.
At first glance, this looks like a 5.1 system similar to Vizio’s excellent sound bars. The main bar at the front of the room carries three channels, the two satellite speakers (truly wireless, in this case) provide your rear channels, and the wireless subwoofer handles the bass. But this being an Atmost-certified 5.1.4 system, it also includes four speakers (two built into the sound bar, and one in each of the satellites) that face upwards to bounce the Atmos channels off your ceiling, and back into your ears.
The effect won’t be quite as convincing as true ceiling-mounted speakers, but you won’t do better for this price. Gizmodo covered the system when it was announced, and CNET also has a comprehensive review if you want to know more.
For a limited time, you can get the system for just $730 (just under half the original retail price) with our exclusive promo code KINJASOUNDBAR.
Samsung’s Gear S2 is one of the best looking wearables on the market, and that rotating bezel is a stroke of genius. If you don’t mind a refurb, Amazon’s selling them today for $100, the best price we’ve ever seen. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning it’s only available today, or until sold out.
If you have any inkling that you might be interested in 3D printing, this Monoprice deal is as good as it gets. Score their v2 entry-level printer for just $255 with promo code 3DSELECT, while they last.
Our deal researcher Corey is our resident 3D printing expert, and he had this to say:
I own that. I think it is the best starter 3D printer available. Prints ABS, PLA, Copoly, and several other filaments. Expect to tweak it to get the results you want, but also expect more capabilities than its price warrants.
Whether you like to spend a lot of time outdoors, or just want to be prepared for extended power outages, these Aukey solar chargers can juice up two USB-powered devices at once using nothing but the sun. Unless space is a concern, I’d personally opt for the 20W model for $10 more.
We see a lot of deals on home theater bias lights, but even by our standards, $10 is insanely cheap for an RGB model. Just stick it to the back of your TV, plug it into a USB port, and control it with the included remote.
This car charger is small, powerful, made of metal, and only $5 with code KINJA102. Even if you already have a charger you’re happy with, I always recommend keeping a spare in your luggage for rental cars.
$15 is a pretty good price for a 10,000mAh battery pack. It’s absolutely insane for one with a solar panel and 12-LED flashlight array. Obviously, that little solar panel won’t recharge the battery very quickly, but it can trickle charge it while you’re outdoors, so it’s nice to have.
It doesn’t tilt or articulate in any way, but this Liger TV mount can hold screens up to 70", and $11 is about as cheap as you’ll ever see something like this. Just use promo code TVMOUNT4 to get the deal.
You could fill a swimming pool with sub-$20 Bluetooth earbuds, but not many of them boast 8mm drivers, let alone 10 hours of battery life. Even if you already own a pair you like, I recommend getting extra sets of headphones to keep in your gym bag or luggage, for when you inevitably forget your favorites.
You’re probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but if you really want to paint your rooms with color, you’ll want to pick up a few Hue Bloom accent lights as well.
These lights used to sell for around $80, and today’s $45 deal on Amazon is the best we’ve ever seen. If you’re already invested in the Hue ecosystem, you should absolutely pick up at least one.
There’s a nasty new Wi-Fi exploit out in the wild these days, but you can protect yourself from prying eyes (and get around geo-blocked content too) with a VPN subscription.
Lo and behold, PureVPN is offering some pretty stellar discounts right now when you use promo code Privacy20:
- 24 months for $62.40 ($2.60 per month)
- Six months for $42.96 ($7.16 per month)
- One month for $8.76
PureVPN encrypts and obscures all of your internet traffic from everyone from malicious hackers to your ISP to the government, and includes some cool features like a kill switch to automatically disconnect your Wi-Fi if the VPN stops working, as well as split tunneling, which can route some of your traffic through the VPN, while letting the rest go through your ISP.
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.
Vent-mounted magnets might be The Thing in smartphone car holders, but if your CD slot is lying dormant, or if you just don’t want to block a vent, this would also be a great option.
Top Home Deals
It won’t be long until winter air drying out your skin and attacking your sinuses, but Amazon’s helping you prepare by marking down a bunch of popular compact humidifiers in today’s Gold Box.
One of the big trendy foods of the year, matcha green tea is a super food full of antioxidants, and is thought to help improve metabolism and energy levels. This is in powder form so you can add it into pretty anything - baked goods, smoothies, lattes, and desserts.
At just $8 today in Amazon’s Gold Box, it’s at it’s historically low price and only lasts for the rest of today or until it sells out.
Whether you decide to pass them out to trick-or-treaters or keep for yourself, this a good deal on Snickers variety pack. You get 2 full pounds of fun-sized Snickers in all 4 flavors - regular, peanut butter, almond, and crisper for just $9. You can save another 50 cents if you subscribe, but remember to cancel your subscription if you don’t want multiple shipments.
Walmart’s version of the ever-popular Yeti tumbler is selling select colors for just $5 today. It’s worth the tiny investment if you don’t want to throw down the cash for the Yeti right now.
This cooker doesn’t have any bluetooth capabilities like it’s pricier competitors, but, according to most of the (albeit limited) product reviews, still does a solid job at precision cooking.
Most of us will soon be enduring the season of perpetual darkness, in which the sun is already setting by the time we leave the office. So really, there’s never been a better time to install some affordable solar motion lights around the outside of your home. You can stick them anywhere that gets a sliver of sun during the day, and they don’t require any wiring.
You’ve heard of Automatic’s smart driving assistant, but if $80 is too rich for your blood, this cheap OBD2 dongle connects to any iPhone or Android device over Wi-Fi, and can fulfill many of the same functions using various third party apps.
The most obvious use case here is understanding and clearing check engine codes, but these things give you access to pretty much all of the sensor data in your vehicle, at a much more granular level than you’d get from all of the symbols in your instrument cluster.
There are few things more irritating than noticing your tires are low on air, and then having to find a bunch of quarters, driving to the gas station, and cursing the heavens when the compressor shuts off before you’ve finished filling all four.
Instead, just buy this tiny $26 compressor, and fill up your own tires from anywhere. You can thank me later.
I never give my hangers much thought, except when a) I don’t have enough, or b) I keep having to pick stuff off the floor because the hanger didn’t have enough strength to hold it up.
These wooden hangers with extra wide shoulders are designed to hold up heavier coats, suits, and bulkier items. If your winter coats keep falling down, pick up a 6-pack for just $18 today with code 6ZKLOAP4.
Lärabars are great for starting your day or fueling up on the go, and Amazon’s taking an extra $3 off when you buy various multipacks as part of a back-to-school promotion. Just pick your favorite flavor, and you should see the extra savings at checkout.
Typically priced at $50, Amazon’s best-selling roaster oven is just $38 today, just in time for the upcoming holidays.
This device is basically a countertop oven, allowing you roast up to a 26-pound turkey with a temperature range between 150℉ and 450℉. If you’re not cooking giant turkeys, this roaster can do anything your normal oven can do, like cook muffins, chicken, or an entire sheet cake. Plus, with 1,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, you know it’s good.
The Nest Learning Thermostat usually costs $250, or maybe $200 if you find a good sale, but today at Home Depot, you can pick up a refurb of the previous generation model for only $139. The only real difference between this and the current edition is that it has a smaller screen, and it’s not like you’re watching movies on the thing.
Finally, someone made the Glow Bowl, but for everywhere else in your home. This motion-sensing light strip is billed as an under-bed night light, but you could just as easily attach it under your bathroom counter, along a railing, beneath your baby’s crib, or anywhere else you might need to venture in the middle of the night. For a limited time, you can get one for just $14 with code BEDLGT30, matching an all-time low.
I was in the camp of people who felt like aromatherapy diffusers were glorified Glade plug-ins. And they are to some extent, but the fact you can use natural essential oils to create the scent, rather than whatever Glade uses, is a real game changer. The peppermint and eucalyptus scents can help with migraines and sinus headaches as well help humidify the air during drier winter months.
This diffuser is just $10 (with code 9HESUV4K), has 2 different aromatherapy settings, and doubles as an LED light with 5 colors options. Throw in this 9-pack of essential oils, just $13 with code BLISSOIL, and you’re all set.
If you still haven’t upgraded your morning routine up a life-changing wake-up light, Philips’ entry level model just got a huge price drop.
The Philips HF3500 is currently marked down to $40 (after clipping a $10 coupon), besting all previous deals. While there are higher end models with color-shifting lights and multiple wake-up sounds, this model still offers a reasonably convincing facsimile of a sunrise, which helps ease you out of REM cycles before the alarm sounds. I’ve been using it for years, and absolutely love it.
Unlike the plastic tupperware that’s overflowing out of your cabinets, these glass storage containers from Glasslock are microwave AND oven-safe. $26 is a match for the best price Amazon’s ever listed on this 18-piece set.
Snuggle up in one of these popular microplush fleece blankets for 15% less today.
These blankets, made by Qbedding, boast a 380 grams per square meter weight, which is significantly higher than the average 250 you’d see on most fleece blankets. That means they’re warmer, softer, and less prone to shedding. And if that doesn’t convince you, maybe the 4.7-star review average from over 1700 customers will.
For a limited time, promo code 9RRBHC2P will take 15% off any size and any color sold by Qbedding, Inc. and fulfilled by Amazon, so pick your favorite, and bundle up.
Amazon makes trail mix now, because Amazon makes everything, and all three flavors are a couple bucks less than usual today. I’ve had the Sweet & Spicy, and it’s excellent. It’s only a matter of time until they can deliver this to you by drone when you’re actually out on a remote trail.
When is a pen worth $40? Possibly never, but the GP 1945 makes a really strong case.
This Kickstarter campaign is set to ship out pens starting in November, and the demo unit they sent me is incredibly impressive. My titanium model is very solid and well built (there’s also a lighter aluminum version), to the point that I don’t think I could break it if I tried. The butt cap also doubles as a glass breaker for emergencies, the diamond knurled finger grip works as a small ruler, and you can even blow into the back of the tube to to use it as a survival whistle.
The real star of the show here though is the bolt action method of extending and retracting the tip of the pen. It gives you enough resistance to be satisfying, but not enough to be slow or frustrating, and it makes a very addictive click when the mechanism slides into place. I have no less than four fidget toys in heavy rotationon my desk, but clicking this pen was all I wanted to do today.
There’s only about a week left of the campaign, but you can still get aluminum GP 1945s for under $40, or titaniums for under $70. That’s a lot to spend on yourself, but these would make great gifts for the holidays. Plus, if you pledge $8 extra and include a note, they’ll throw in a magnesium pen core that you can use to start a fire. Just take it out and rub it against the finger grip to generate a spark.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
Lululemon is normally pretty expensive, especially for clothes that you plan on sweating in. But, as an owner of a couple of pairs of their yoga pants, their clothes last forever and feel great.
Today, you save a little cash by shopping their We Made Too Much clearance sale on men’s clothes. They have a pretty wide selection of shorts, sweaters, pants, and tanks.
ASOS is known for their massive sales, and this up to 60% off shoe sale is no different. There are over 350 pairs to choose from, with most coming in under $50. Everything from over-the-knee boots to loafers is included in the sale, so if you’re in need of some new kicks, this is where you should start.
Dorco’s Pace razors consistently represent some of the best values in the shaving industry, even when they aren’t on sale, but if you aren’t sure which model is right for you, this trial pack can help you decide.
The Pace Trial Pack includes a handle, six Pace 6 Plus cartridges (which include a seventh blade on the top to use as an edger), and four each of their Pace 6, Pace 4, and Pace 3 cartridges, which includes six, four, and three blades, respectively. The set would normally cost you about $38, but promo code KINJA1020A will take 50% off at checkout.
Sorel is one of your favorite winter boot brands, and the Tofino was the one to beat. And if you were in dire need of a new pair for the impeding season, their sale is here for you. Grab some better-looking boots, for both men and women, at up to 60% off, when you use the code SOROCT60 at checkout.
The Remington MB4900 has everything you need to to groom your beard or maintain your sexy stubble, and you can take advantage of two nice discounts right now. First and foremost, its $50 list price is the best Amazon’s ever listed. Then, a $10 clippable coupon sweetens the deal even further.
Normally, TUMI luggage will run you into the $500s and even more. But with Nordstrom Rack’s sale, you can get your own TUMI carry on, backpack, messenger bag, and luggage for hundreds off list price. I’m not talking a couple hundred, here. You could stand to save almost $400 on certain styles.
The Clymb has everything you could need to get outdoors and do it properly, for a whole lot less than you’d think you’d need to pay. Right now, take your pick of apparel, gear, hiking accessories, and more, and grab 15% off when you use the code GOKINJA. With brands like Prana, Burton, Merrel, New Balance, Klymit, and more, there’s something for every outdoorsman.
The Clymb works as a flash sale site, where you sign up for access to thousands of products for up to 70% off what you’d normally pay. Just enter the promo code when you check out and you’ll get an additional 15% off.
Smartwool easily socked it to the competition when it came to finding out what your favorite everyday socks are, and with good reason: they’re kind of awesome. The downside to their awesomeness is they’re on the pricey side. But right now, use the code SMARTWOOL33 and get 33% off any three pairs of Smartwool socks on Jet.com. Just add your three favorites to the cart, enter the code, and get ready for warm feet.
ThinkGeek has got your Halloween costumes and decorations figured out, and it’s all on sale. Grab up to 75% off over 180 Halloween items, including party decor, costumes, and accessories for whatever geeky guy you’re going as.
Somehow, it’s already halfway through October, but Backcountry is thinking about getting you outside and get you geared up for less. Take up to 25% off all Marmot gear, no code needed. Markdowns include cold-weather-ready outerwear, tops, tents, and more. It’s like Christmas for the outdoorsy people in your life.
If you don’t know about Dallas-based Breda, you need to. The watch brand creates minimalist, easy-to-wear styles of watches that aren’t overworked or overpriced. And we’ve got 35% off on three different styles, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35 and grab the Valor, the Rand, or the Belmont for 35% off ($46-$52, depending on the style).
TOP MEDIA DEALS
If you can’t get your hands on an SNES Classic, the nostalgia kick you’ll get from this book is the next best thing. Playing With Super Power is the definitive book on the SNES, featuring beautiful artwork, historical accounts, and even a foreword by Reggie Fils-Aimé. At $14, the paperback has never been cheaper.
Humble’s latest bundle is full of ebooks to help you navigate your work environment. Whether you’re learning how to be a manager, want to be a better negotiator, or just want some tips about how to dress, there are 19 books included here, split across three different price tiers. Just $15 unlocks everything though, and they’re DRM-free, so you can read them on any device.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in two free book credits 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.
Top Gaming Deals
TwitchCon 2017 kicked off today, and Amazon’s celebrating the best way they know how: With a sale. Save 20% on any of the gaming peripherals you see on this page with promo code TWITCHCON20, including popular gear from Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and more.
Wolfenstein: The New Order was better than it had any right to be, and fighting virtual Nazis sounds pretty cathartic right now. Get The New Order and its standalone prequel The Old Blood for just $20 on PS4 and Xbox.
When CogniToys asked me to check out their latest educational toy, STEMosaur, I was fearful it would end up in the pile of “nothing special” STEM toys that litter my kids’ room. I was absolutely wrong.
At just $99, an Indiegogo exclusive price for Kinja readers, STEMosaur packs an inordinate amount of education, games, jokes, core coding concepts, and more into his softly textured plastic shell.
My six year old was excited to fit plastic parts, drive screws, and connect ribbon cables to assemble her new toy. After installing the CogniToys app and getting him connected to the internet, STEMosaur’s gruff little voice came to life as he immediately started asking and answering questions. My daughter was soon playing games, learning facts, and laughing through full conversations with him.
In minutes, STEMosaur went from a box of parts, to a toy, to a playmate, to a companion. Your $99 Indiegogo pledge (expected to ship in December) gets you a smart educational toy with near infinite replay value, thanks to a solid out-of-the-box design and regular CogniToys system updates. As an added bonus, he’s cute and falls low on the ever-growing list of STEM toys in my home that may one day become sentient and kill my family.
Super Mario Odyssey is only about two weeks away, and here’s a friendly reminder that if you have Amazon Prime, you can preorder it for $12 off(discount shown at checkout). This deal is valid up until release day, but Amazon’s been known to sell out of preorders of popular Nintendo games in the past, so it might behoove you to place your order early.