TOP TECH DEALS
While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound involves placing speakers around your room on a single plane, the concept behind Dolby Atmos audio is to give audio an element of height. If you don’t want to install speakers in your ceiling though, this sound bar is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to pull off the effect.
The Pioneer Surround Elite Atmos Soundbar is a 3.1.2 system, meaning you get three regular audio channels in the sound bar, a wireless subwoofer for bass, and two special “object” speakers that point upwards, and bounce sound off your ceiling, creating the effect of Atmos surround sound with minimal hardware. And for content that doesn’t support Atmos, the system is smart enough to mix it as regular 5.1.
At $500, it’s still not a cheap proposition, but that price is a full $500 less than usual, and easily an all-time low. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning it’s only available today, and it could easily sell out early.
This seems like a good time to remind you that Amazon’s just-announced new Fire TV supports Dolby Atmos for just $70.
There aren’t a whole lot of USB-C chargers out there that can output enough juice to charge a MacBook at full speed, but this iClever BoostCube can handle it, and then some.
Its single USB-C port can push out 45W of power, which is squarely between the 12" MacBook’s 29W and the 13" MacBook Pro’s 61W. That means it’ll charge the former at full speed, and should charge the latter fairly quickly considering it’s only $22 with code ICCPD45W, compared to the $69 Apple charges for a 61W power supply.
A good HDTV antenna is essential gear for any cord cutter, and will let you watch a ton of football games this season for free. $17 is a fantastic price for a an amplified antenna, and you’ve got three to choose from today. The black model includes a stand and a unique design, but in terms of specs, they should all be pretty similar.
Not sure if this is for you? Check out Lifehacker’s guide to finding and using an HDTV antenna to help you get started.
You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking coming from a nearby desk. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, Aukey will sell you a tenkeyless model for just $20 today, the best price we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.
As I’ve learned from using Anker’s PowerCore Fusion, USB battery packs are way easier to keep charged when they can plug straight into the wall. This 9,000mAh model from RAVPower has folding prongs, and even a built-in Lightning cable for Apple devices, in addition to a USB port that can accept any cable.
Aukey made an orb of light that you can take anywhere, and it’s only $15 today with promo code AUKEYLS3 The light can sit on your table, hang from above, stick to any magnetic surface, and even float in the pool while putting out five hours of light at max brightness with its built-in battery. Oh, it’s also an RGB lamp, so you can change its color too.
At $70, the new Amazon Fire TV is a pretty incredible value: You get 4K at 60 frames per second, HDR, and an Alexa remote for just $70, compared to the $179 Apple is charging for their new Apple TV. Granted the Apple TV supports the superior Dolby Vision HDR standard, but it doesn’t (yet) have Dolby Atmos like the Fire TV. And did I mention it costs over $100 more?
So if $70 for the Fire TV is a great price, then $80 for the Fire TV plus an Echo Dot (normally $50) is absolutely unreal. We aren’t sure if this is a limited time promotion or a permanent bundle, but getting an Echo Dot essentially for $10 is as good as it gets.
For the rest of Amazon’s new devices, check out this post from yesterday.
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.
Three years after the original model launched to little fanfare, the new Amazon Echo is here. Complete with improved speaker quality, a refreshed design, and the ability to customize it with different face plates, it’s available now for $99, or $80 less than the previous model.
For $50 more, you can opt for the Echo Plus, which looks like a silver-clad version of old Echo, but it supports better microphones and Dolby sound, and acts as a universal smart home hub for over 150 smart home devices. You also get a free Philips Hue bulb to get you started, which would cost about $50 on its own anyway.
<Takes a deep breath> In addition, Amazon announced the new Echo Spot, which is a $129 device with a 2.5" circular screen. It seems designed to be used as a very fancy alarm clock, but with Alexa and a video chat camera built in, there are a ton of possibilities. This one won’t ship until December, but you can preorder now.
On the home theater front, Amazon also unveiled a new Fire TV dongle that supports 4K at 60 frames per second, Dolby Atmos, HDR, and of course, Alexa. It’s $69, which is absolutely insane, and also nice.
You can (and probably should) bundle the new Fire TV with an Echo Dot for just $10 more (link not yet available). Or swap in the old Fire TV Stick, and get both for $59.
Deep cuts: The Echo Connect will launch in December, and lets you connect your landline to your Echo. I suspect none of you will buy it, but we’re completionists. We’re also waiting on a product link for Echo Buttons, which are literally buttons that connect to your Echo to play games, and supposedly some other stuff too.
New Amazon devices often sell out quickly, so if you want to get your hands on one of these before the second batch rolls off the assembly line, go get your orders in now.
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
No one really cares what brand of light bulbs they buy. And today, these AmazonBasics dimmable light bulbs are cheaper than ever, and by cheaper, we mean like almost half price.
If you’ve got the cash and the counter space, Amazon’s top-selling espresso machine is down to an all-time low $460 today, $140 less than its usual selling price.
These Britax car seats normally sell for at least $30 more so buy one today and you’ll have a little extra money to buy yourself an adult beverage after it takes 45 minutes to figure out how to install this seat in your car correctly.
It’s been way over a month since the last time we posted a deal on Haribo Gold Bears, so you’ve finished your last bag and you’re ready for a resupply, Amazon’s marked it back down to $9 with Subscribe & Save, or $10 with standard shipping. Just note that while it will ship free with any Subscribe & Save order, buying it separately will require it to be part of a $25 order.
Also, fear not, these aren’t the sugar free ones that famously do horrible things to you body.
h/t Javier Sanchez
AmazonBasics makes some of your favorite clothes hangers, and you can get 50 of them for $18 today, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen.
Jet.com is offering 20% off groceries you were going to buy anyway with code SEPTGROCERY20- everything from cereal and salad dressings to coffee and cake mix.
Update 9/30 - This deal is back if you missed it a couple of weeks ago!
I prefer steaming over ironing - it’s faster, easier, and you don’t need to bust out the ironing board. This $30 travel steamer heats up in 40 seconds, allowing you steam out all those wrinkles in no time. Plus, skipping the dry cleaner every once in a while and steaming instead can make your clothes last longer.
Normally selling for at least $34, the $30 price tag today is the lowest we’ve seen.
Bed Bath & Beyond is discounting a bunch of Oster small kitchen appliances today. Oster isn’t necessarily known for being top of the line with all the bells and whistles, but they do produce some very affordable appliances for everyday cooks.
For example, they’re selling this very fancy looking french door oven for $20 less than Amazon (something that might come in handy with limited holiday oven space) and this electric griddle for $9 less.
Let me tell you from experience as a kid; getting shocked by an electrical outlet is not pleasant. So if you’re ever planning on doing any electrical work around your house, you’ll want this affordable voltage tester. Just place the tip near wire or outlet, and it’ll light up if it detects current running through it.
Important life questions: what are you going to do with all that junk, all that junk inside your trunk? Well, put it all into this handy organizer for $8 with code 6ACYE68P. It has big compartments for umbrellas, jumper cables, first aid kits, and all that stuff we’re supposed to keep in our cars and will prevent stuff from rolling around back there.
It’s so nice to not have to fumble for keys in the dark when you get home at night. This motion sensor light for $6 (with code KCEP5INC) has a dozen lights, compared to the eight you’d find in most competitors, and picks up motion from 15 feet away.
It’s perfect for apartments or rental houses because it’s solar powered and requires no wiring, just hang up in a spot with some sunlight and it’s good to go.
Plus, it’s cheaper than ever today, so grab one while the deal still on!
Forget trying to find quarters under your car seat and paying way too much for 3 minutes of air, and get this $21 tire inflator with code IVVIFA4X. You can fill up your tires whenever and wherever you please for free. Keeping your tires properly inflated helps improve gas mileage so this guy will basically pay for itself. It would also be great for bike tires.
It can be annoying to make a one-off trip to pet store to buy that speciality food for your furry friends. So skip the trip and stock up on some discounted pet food with 30% off a variety of different brands from Jet with code LATESTLICKS30.
They have both dog and cat foods plus some treats mixed in, which scratches our deal itch right behind the ears.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
The Philips Norelco Multigroom is actually three shaving tools in one: A beard trimmer, a hair cutter, and a body groomer. No matter what you’re using it for, you get your choice of 17 different length settings, and a battery that lasts for over an hour per charge. Today’s $40 deal is over $20 less than usual, and the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Embrace the season change and get ready for sweater weather. J.Crew Factory is having a Buy One, Get One Free sale on all their sweaters, for both men and women. Cardigans, pull-overs, and more are included, so get your new sweaters and get ready for the temperature drop.
Amazon’s back at it again with the sample box deals. This time around, $10 gets you 10 or more protein products, plus a $10 credit on your next protein-related purchase from Amazon. If you were going to buy any of these products anyway, then this is a no-brainer.
Now is the time to jump on the Mango bandwagon. If you’re sick of how weirdly trendy Zara has gotten, to the point where you can’t even go in there without wanting to strangle someone with an off-the-shoulder blouse, take up to 50% off select styles during their Mid-Season Sale and enjoy shopping again.
The silver lining of SilverSocks is the.... silver lining, which wicks moisture and combats odor, so you can wear them for multiple days, own less, and pack less. SilverSocks’ current Kickstarter preorder price is $25 for two pair, but for 48 hours only, our readers can grab three pair for the same price.
The benefits of silver in clothing have some overlap with those of merino, which we constantly recommend. Silver no-show socks aren’t new- Mack Weldon, one of our favorite makers of men’s basics, sells them for $18/pair, which was part of the reason why we made sure to secure a very competitive price just for you.
In addition to the silver, SilverSocks also feature heel grips to keep your no-shows in place, similar to our favorite pair of socks in the category from Tommy John, which are $15 for a two pack with no silver or merino.
Take this opportunity to stock up.
e.l.f. Cosmetics is already super, ridiculously affordable, but their sale right now is really great. Grab bundles of multiple beauty products for way under $20. I highly recommend picking up a few things, even if you don’t need them. They’re great to travel with, so you don’t risk losing or breaking your favorite makeup.
You probably already got your Bean boots from last year and are ready for whatever 2017 throws at you (weather-wise, at least). But if you need to replace a few things, or stock up on some trans-seasonal styles, L.L.Bean is giving you an additional 25% off everything on sale with the code EXTRA25.
In case you weren’t already aware, Urban Outfitters has a pretty extensive shoe collection. Brans like PUMA, Adidas, Jeffrey Campbell, Blundstone and more are housed in this hipster haven, and right now, they’re all 20% off. No need for a code, just find the new pair of kicks you’ve been eyeing and add them to your cart for the discount.
BioLite, maker of our favorite camping stoves and lighting, is back with a FirePit we’ve been psyched about since we saw it in action back in December. Their Kickstarter launched today and is already... on fire.
The BioLite FirePit is easy to transport, minimizes smoke, is see-through for maximum fire viewing, uses wood or charcoal, and doubles as a hibachi grill. The secret here is an advanced circulation system that’s powered by a removable battery pack (which you can plug your phone into, natch), but unlike some of BioLite’s other products, the flames won’t recharge that battery themselves.
That said, Kickstarter preorders include a solar cover for free that will recharge the battery when the pit isn’t in use, but about a third of the units available at the $199 level are already gone, so don’t let this one smolder.
TOP MEDIA DEALS
When it comes to Star Wars trilogies, this is the trilogy you’re looking for. If you don’t already own these films in one form or another, $20 for all three is as good as it gets.
Humble’s been coming strong with the ebook bundles lately, and the Treat Yourself bundle includes a variety of titles to improve your life in small but positive ways. Between the three price tiers, you’ll find a bunch of cookbooks, yoga tips, mindfulness exercises, and even a book of sex positions. As always you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
TOP GAMING DEALS
Fidget spinners: Less cool than they used to be, but cheaper now, and no less fun to play with.
Update: The Super Mario Odyssey Edition is also up for preorder now!
I know the Switch isn’t the Nintendo console that people are most excited about this week, but if you haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet, Amazon has it back in stock for $300. Also available in Neon.
Don’t forget the games!
Were you lucky enough to snag an SNES Classic this morning? Congrats! The controller cords are still way too short!
8Bitdo just unveiled their wireless alternative for $25, shipping in December. That’s not a deal, but it could very well sell out early. If nothing else, you could return it later if you don’t manage to get your hands on a SNES Classic by then. (Follow us on Twitter, we’ll help you find them!)
If you plan on mostly playing Street Fighter, you can opt for Hori’s Fighting Commander for the same price.
And barring buying a wireless controller, you should definitely get some extension cords for the console’s two bundle controllers, at the very least.
- RAVPower 40W 4-Port Quick Charge 3.0 Charging Station | $16 | Amazon | Use code KINJA4QC3
- Dell XPS7760-7000BLK-PUS 27" AIO, (6th Gen Core i7 (up to 4.0 GHz) | $1500 | Amazon
- AUKEY 360° Rotation Metal 3M Stick-On Phone Ring Holder | $7 | Amazon | Use code AUKEYHP3
- iClever USB Type-C 45W Wall Charger with Power Delivery Adapter | $22 | Amazon | Use code ICCPD45W
- Yokaro BT69 Bluetooth FM Transmitter | $15 | Amazon | Use code HXTZ9WV3
- Pioneer Surround Dolby Atmos Sound Bar | $500 | Amazon
APIE Bluetooth Wireless Headset Ear Hooks Earphones Noise Cancelling In-ear Earbuds | $13 | Amazon
- King Koil QUEEN SIZE Luxury Raised Air Mattress | $98 | Amazon
- MaidMAX Foldable Trunk Organizer | $8 | Amazon | Use code 6ACYE68P
- Royalhanger 6-Pack Coat Hangers Extra Wide Shoulder Wooden Hangers | $18 | Amazon | Use code 6ZKLOAP4
- First Aid Kit (130 Pieces), GRM FDA Approved Compact Emergency Survival Kit| $17 | Amazon | Use code WR3ISQBJ
- Double Walled Stainless Steel Vacuum Water Bottle.17oz | $13 | Amazon | Use code code
- adidas Vertical Heathered Track Jacket Men’s | $24 | eBay
- Free Lancôme Makeup, Skincare, Fragrance, Gift with $40 Purchase | Nordstrom
- Ozark Trail 10' x 10' Instant Slant Leg Canopy | $38 | Walmart
- Enkeeo Compact Zippable Camping Sleeping Bag | $17 | Amazon | Use code D29I7D4N
- Auto Open 50 Inch Windproof Travel Umbrella with 10 Ribs | $13 | Amazon | Use Code YYGY4107
- Ozark Trail 2-In-1 Table Set with Two Seats and Two Cup Holders | $20 | Walmart
- Mr. Olympia Sports Nutrition Sample Box + $9.99 Future Credit | $10 | Amazon
- 20% Off Select Grocery Items | Jet.com | Use code SEPTGROCERY20
- Kick-Ass 4K | $21 | Amazon
- Michael Crichton Pirate Latitudes: A Novel | $2 | Amazon Kindle
- Popular Science Magazine - 4 issues | $1 | Amazon
- Batman & Harley Quinn | $15 | Amazon
- Sofer Fidget Spinner Toy Stress Reducer | $3 | Amazon | Use code WMRDSNSY
- G602 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Mouse | $35 | Amazon
Guild Wars 2 : Heart Of Thorns + Path Of Fire | $44 | Dlgamer
Supergiant Games Anniversary Sale | Steam
Warner Brothers Publisher Sale | Steam
The Last of Us Remastered | $10 | Amazon
Monopoly Gamer Edition (Nintendo) | $22 | Amazon