Top Tech Deals
What’s better than 5% off at Target with REDCard? 10% off by buying a gift card, of course. You can save 10% on any Target gift card up to $300 today, with both physical and email delivery, so if you shop there with any regularity, this is a no brainer.
- Fuel - This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
- Wind - Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
- Orientation - You can use a plasma lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.
We covered the Sparkr Mini here, and now you can get it for $24 on Amazon, down from its usual $30. That’s a few bucks more than some other electric lighters we’ve seen, but the Sparkr Mini is one of the most compact models out there, yet it features two criss-crossing arcs for a more reliable spark, and also a built-in flashlight. Needless to say, this would make a fantastic little stocking stuffer for the holidays.
Anker’s not-too-big and not-too-small PowerCore 10000 has been one of the most popular USB battery packs on the market since its debut, and now you can save $7 on its sequel, the PowerCore II 10000.
Cosmetically, the PowerCore II looks very similar to the original, but with the PowerCore+ line’s eight-dot charge indicator, which is a very good thing. But inside, it’s been upgraded with Anker’s new PowerIQ 2.0 charging technology, which delivers the fastest possible charging speed to your devices, including Quick Charge-compatible phones. That speed works both ways, as the entire battery will recharge in four hours if you plug it into a QC wall charger.
Update: Back in stock, and the $5 smart plug is now available with a whole host of Alexa devices. The Dot is the only one currently discounted though.
These switches effectively add smartphone and voice control to anything with an on/off switch, including, it must be said, Christmas string lights. I can turn my own tree on just by stating “Alexa, turn on Christmas tree” into the void.
This deal also works with the as-yet unreleased Echo Spot, which has yet to receive a discount itself at any point, obviously.
(h/t Andy Wolf)
If you’re heading away for the holidays, it’s not a bad idea to schedule some lights to switch on and off in your house to scare away would-be robbers. If you don’t have a smart lighting system or Wi-Fi connected smart plugs to handle it, these switches will get the job done for less.
You know what’s better than taking a selfie? Taking a self portrait with a real damn camera, or at least the good rear-facing camera on your phone. This super-cheap tripods let you use just that, and it’ll work with your phone, your GoPro, or even your DSLR.
Plus, pick up a pair of extra adapters, just incase you lose the one it comes with.
It might seem crazy to you or me, but a lot of people charge their gadgets exclusively with the chargers that they came with. If they need to bring a phone, a tablet, and a Kindle on vacation, they’ll pack three separate USB wall chargers to power them.
If you know anyone like this, do them a favor this holiday season and buy them a travel-friendly four-port charger for just $15. It’ll probably be the most useful gift they receive this year.
HDTV bias lights are nothing new to our readers, but Luminoodle’s are some of the most highly-rated out there, and you can save 30% on the white models today on Amazon.
For a limited time, you can choose from all three lengths (there’s a guide to help you pick on the product page, but you can trim them every two inches to get the right fit) for 30% off with promo code NZ6Y8AN2. If you aren’t familiar, these ease eyestrain when watching TV at night, improve your TV’s perceived contrast, and just look really cool. Needless to say, this would make for a creative holiday gift as well.
If you missed out on Sonos’ Black Friday discounts, their $50 discounts on the PLAY:1 and PLAY:3 speakers are still available. Sonos speakers hardly ever go on sale, so if you’ve been wanting one for yourself, or plan to give one as a gift, I wouldn’t recommend waiting.
The SoundBuds Slim are, as you might have gleaned from the name, far smaller than the originals. Heck, they look like a small set of wired earbuds; you might never guess there were batteries and Bluetooth radios in there. Despite the size, these buds are still rated for seven hours of battery life, and recharge fully in just 90 minutes.
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.
ordVPN 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 to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017, or this link to get three years for $99 with code 3ydeal. 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
The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves...pretty much anything really, and you can get a the Animal version on Amazon today for $250, within $10 of an all-time low.
Compared to the standard V6, this model has 75% more brush head power to lift pet hair and other debris out of carpets and furniture. I bought it a few months ago to help with our pet hair problem, and it’s seriously been life changing.
A Zippo is nothing but a really great fidget toy unless it has fuel. Luckily, this gift set includes a lighter and a bottle of lighter fluid for just $11.
No matter the space you’re working with, you can put down these foam mats to save your floor from damage and your joints from aching. This $20 package gets you six 2' x 2' half-inch thick tiles to cover a 24 square-foot space, in the color of your choice. You can also spread them out where ever you might put an anti-fatigue mat, like under your standing desk or by the kitchen sink.
Standing desks are great for you, but working standing on a balance board while you work is even better. This one from Gaiam is designed specifically for standing desks, and it’s never been cheaper.
There are tape measures, and there are laser distance measures, but this $30 gadget is both. Needless to say, this would make a great gift for any home improvement enthusiast.
Don’t be that guy that doesn’t clean up after his dog. When you can get 240 poop bags and two dispensers for $8, there’s no excuse.
No matter how great your kitchen knives are, they all need some tender loving care from time to time. This $7 Lansky BladeMedic includes two v-sharpeners, a fold-out sharpening rod, and a ceramic sharpening edge for serrated knives, all in a handheld package that can fit into any kitchen drawer.
This thing amazingly has a 4.6 star review average from over 3,000 customers, and it’s sold out within a few hours every time we’ve posted it at this price, so I wouldn’t wait.
Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook.
Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly embossed, giving your pen an actual base from which to start each character. Shane tried one of these out earlier this year and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code 121KINJA.
This seemingly-simple keychain add-on includes a laundry list of useful tools including, small and medium flat screwdrivers, a Phillips head screwdriver, a wire stripper, a pry bar, and a bottle opener. Plus, TSA won’t confiscate it when you travel. These have never been cheaper and they make awesome stocking stuffers.
Amazon’s newest sample box is packed with single serve tea and coffee drinks - at least six of them, for $10. That might not sound like a tremendous deal on its face, but it also comes with a $10 Amazon credit to spend on full-sized orders of select beverages (see them all here), so assuming you spend that, it’s like getting the samples for free.
Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, is blowing out 33' strands of copper string lights for just $8 each for the holidays, so go make Pinterest proud.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Amazon makes activewear now, and they really want you to give it a try with today’s sale.
Inside, you’ll find discounts on dozens of items from Amazon’s own fitness brands like Amazon Essentials (two pairs of shorts for $13!), Peak Velocity for men, and Core 10 for women. There’s also a bunch of stuff from Starter, for whatever reason. In any event, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.
Whether your team has a chance of winning the NBA Finals this year, or you’re a fan of anyone except Golden State, there’s a deal for you on Amazon today. A whole bunch of NBA-branded apparel is on sale in today’s Gold Box, including plenty of cold weather gear to get you through the winter.
Most of the products you see on the deal page are available for multiple teams; just click through and use the dropdown menu to find your favorite. Just remember that this is a Gold Box deal, so don’t let the clock run out on this deal.
Speaking of basketball, Amazon’s also running a one-day sale on basketballs and hoop systems, ranging from in-ground regulation hoops to the ones you hang on the back of your door. There’s even a dunking trampoline in there!
The coolest gift idea of the bunch is Wilson’s connected basketball, which uses bluetooth and a suite of sensors to track your shooting percentage, effective range, and more. $75 is an all-time low by a whopping $25.
You can give the gift of a new bike this holiday season with this one-day Amazon sale, which includes options for both kids and adults.
Keeping with active theme of today’s sales, here’s are a grab bag of other discounted fitness equipment that we found today.
Anker’s BodySense Smart Scale has been a hit since its release earlier this year, but it doesn’t go on sale very often. So if it’s been on your wish list (and you’re not afraid to use it after Thanksgiving), you can pick it up for $17 off, an all-time low.
In addition to functioning as a normal digital bathroom scale, the BodySense can measure metrics such as body fat percentage and body water, and sync all of that data over Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. You can see my impressions here, but it’s the most seamless and reliable smart scale I’ve ever personally used, and a great deal at $33.
Cozy up with this discount. Under Armour is taking up to 30% off select fleece items, including sweatshirts, pants, sweaters, 1/4 zips, and more. It’s basically a furry convention. Wait, that’s not what I mean.
The perfect sale for the Star Wars fan on your list has arrived from a galaxy far, far away.. ThinkGeek is taking up to 70% off over 120 items, including that Sphero BB-8 that everyone knows and loves (and the R2-D2 counterpart). Apparel, home goods (like tiki cups or a french press), toys, and so much more are on sale, so change your plans of going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and get to spending your
ThinkGeek may be known for desk toys and geeky apparel, but their luggage and bags are pretty snazzy as well. Right now, all three styles of the Bag of Holding, messenger, rolltop backpack, and convertible travel bag, are all on sale for just $30. Use the code KINJAFREE at checkout, and you’ll grab free shipping on any (or all) of them.
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 over priced. And we’ve got an exclusive discount in time for the holidays. Use the code KINJA50 and grab any colorway of their sleek Zabf style watch for just $50.
Perry Ellis is sailing into the colder weather by giving you an extra 60% off their entire sale section, use the code EXTRA60. If you need a new blazer, or some slacks, or even a nice button down or flannel, this is the sale you’re not gonna want to miss out on.
The Philips OneBlade is the electric shaver of choice for pretty much every man on our staff (and tens of thousands of our readers as well), and both the original and the upgraded Pro model are on sale right now for their best price ever.
The OneBlades are notable for their simplicity, versatility, and performance. They work as razors or beard trimmers, you can use them with or without shaving cream, they’re waterproof enough to go into the shower, and they cut through stubble like a hot knife through butter.
The original model is great, and its current $17 deal made it our most popular product of Black Friday, but the $59 Pro has more stubble length settings (14 options in a single adjustable comb, rather than three fixed combs), and a battery that lasts longer and charges faster.
The weather is actually pretty nice right now, and Mountain Hardwear has the apparel and gear for you to enjoy it. Take up to 60% off a bunch of jackets (and one backpack) from their Web Specials section. Use the code MHWDEC60 and checkout to get the discount. Go climb a mountain or hike a trail. Or just look like you do those things while walking the dog.
Update: This sale has been extended!
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. It’s only going on through Monday, so you’d better hurry and grab discounted shoes and apparel from Columbia, Sam Edelman, Frye, SOREL, Asics, Nike, The North Face, Hunter and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get free expedited shipping on the over 70,000 items on sale.
Top Media Deals
For one day only, Amazon’s discounting a variety of digital and print magazine subscriptions to just a few bucks each. Just be sure to note the subscription length; most are six months, but The New Yorker is only three.