Top Tech Deals
If you want one of Apple’s incredible new iPad Pros, and don’t need it to be fresh off the factory floor, Amazon’s running a one-day sale on certified refurbs. All of the available deals are the 2017 models, and both the 10.5" and 12.9" sizes are both available in multiple colors and storage capacities, so you can find the one that’s right for you.
Update: Target is also running deals on the 10.5" model, and in some cases, their prices are even cheaper, so be sure to check.
If you’re getting a nice new TV for Christmas, you won’t want to shortchange it with poor quality audio. This 2.1 channel JBL sound bar system is down to an all-time low $200 on Amazon, today only.
$66 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony 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.
Anker’s PowerPort Speed 1 is basically Anker’s take on Apple’s 29W USB-C charger that comes bundled with the 12" MacBook. They’re both small bricks with a single USB-C port, power throughput is almost identical (the Anker ekes out one extra watt), and they’ll both charge that 12" MacBook at full speed, or your Nintendo Switch when it’s in portable mode. And if you own an iPhone 8 or are planning to buy an iPhone X, it’ll also give those the fastest possible charging speeds, if you pony up for a USB-C to Lightning cable).
You probably see where I’m going with this, but there is one big difference: Price! The Apple charger will set you back $49, while the Anker is on sale for just $22, down from it usual $26.
If your router doesn’t include as many ethernet ports as you’d like, this 5-port switch is a steal at just $17.
$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.
The recent release of Qi-compatible iPhones means that wireless charging pads will be popular stocking stuffers this holiday season, and you can get Anker’s 5W model for $19 right now, down from its usual $24. That’s only half as fast as their 10W model (currently $26), but it’s worth noting that iPhones max out at 7.5W wirelessly, and it’ll still be plenty fast for overnight device charging.
In a market saturated with mesh Wi-Fi routers, AmpliFi’s is one of the best out there, and this 3-piece kit with a router and two repeaters is on sale for $250 for Prime members today, an all-time low. This is probably be overkill for apartment dwellers, but if you have a large house or a layout that seriously hampers your Wi-Fi range, this could do the trick.
Whether you need a small card for a dash cam, or a ton of space for Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, these Samsung microSD cards down to their lowest prices in all four of the capacities listed below.
Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine charging cables have blossomed into an entire line of different products, and it hasn’t always been clear which one was the best:
- PowerLine - The original. Rubber-wrapped, and kevlar-reinforced.
- PowerLine+ - The same, but wrapped in Nylon for added durability, less tangling, and a better feel.
- PowerLine II - A more durable version of the original, and backed by a lifetime warranty, but without the benefits of nylon wrapping.
That confusion can now become a thing of the past, because they’ve combined the best of all of their cables into the new PowerLine+ II, and you can save on the 6' Lightning version today for the first time ever. It’s incredibly durable, it’s wrapped in nylon, and it comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning it’s probably the last Lightning cable you’ll ever have to buy. Get it in black or red today for $12, or about $6 less than usual, no promo code required.
It’s not hard to find good deals on VPN subscriptions, but our readers’ favorite service, Private Internet Access, hardly ever goes on sale. This is the holiday shopping season though, so for a limited time, you can sign up for two years of the service for just $60, down from its usual $70. That’s just $2.50 per month to protect your browsing data, get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, and more.
Top Home Deals
We’ve all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else.
It sounds like an expensive proposition, but today, Amazon’s selling this well-reviewed FoodSaver FM2435 starter kit for $50, an all-time low by nearly $40. Unlike lower end FoodSavers, the 2435 includes a retractable vacuum sealing hose, allowing it to vacuum seal specially designed zipper bags, in addition to the usual heat-seal bags.
Of course you can use this to store meats in the freezer for a long time, but it can also keep cheese from molding, lettuce from wilting, or cookies from going stale, just to name a few examples. Think about how much food you throw away, and you’ll get a sense of just how quickly this purchase could pay for itself.
This Paderno spiralizer can cut your favorite fruits and vegetables into versatile stings and strands, and the four-blade model is on sale for an all-time low $25, today only. It’s the perfect gift for the home chef who has everything.
This AmazonBasics space heater is on sale for an all-time low $20 today, which will leave more money in your pocket to pay for the electricity to run it.
If you ever do DIY work around the house, you really out to invest in a drill/driver and an impact driver. This DEWALT combo kit includes both, plus two batteries to power them
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the month-old Instant Pot IP-DUO Plus60 down to $100 today, or $20 less than usual. Although, it was down to $75 on Cyber Monday.
If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, Instant Pot is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own.
The Instant Pot Mini is still on sale for $48 as well.
Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare is one of your three favorite toilet papers, and Amazon is selling 36 rolls for $17 today when you clip the 25% coupon and use Subscribe & Save. Just remember that you won’t see the final price until checkout, and you can cancel the subscription after your first delivery.
This tiny tire inflator has been a hit with our readers all year long, but today’s the first time we’ve ever seen it drop to $10. Just toss it in your glove box, or even in your spare tire well, and you’ll never again be forced to scrounge together quarters to use the air pump at a gas station.
Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with four black and four white packs from Amazon for just $11, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Sunglass Warehouse has some of the best pricing out there, but they’ve amped it up with early access to their post-holiday sale, which is basically a free-for-all. Use the code WANT30 and take 30% off everything on the site, including sale styles. That means you can grab plenty of pairs for under $5, so you really have no excuse not to get a backup.
We’re getting close to the point where Bluetooth-enabled smart bathroom scales cost about the same as their “dumb” brethren. This one’s just $26 today, and its app even ties into Apple HealthKit, so you can keep all of your health data in one place.
Klymit pads are lightweight and inflate incredibly easy, so they’re ready to be packed into an overnight bag and hiked up a mountain. Their uber-popular Static V model is down to $38 on Amazon right now, which isn’t an all-time low, but it doesn’t dip below $45 very often.
The Philips Norelco Multigroom 3100, is, as you might have guessed, a tool to groom multiple parts of your head. There are attachments here for your hair, your beard, and even your nose hair, and you can even choose from 18 different length settings. Not bad for $13.
Let’s all assume you already upgraded your toothbrush, so what’s the next step to whiter teeth? Well, judging by the thousands of Whitestrips have readers have purchased over the years, I might start there. These are the Professional Effects strips which means they’re a little stronger than the typical whitening strips, claiming to remove 14 years of stains (for comparison, the Glamorous White strips only claim to remove 10 years).
This 20-pack box is almost always sells for $44 (save for a one-day Black Friday deal that brought it down to $30), but a $5 coupon on the page means you can get it for $39. And on top of that, you get two 1-hour express whitening strips to ramp up the whitening process.
The new Philiips Sonicare AirFloss is a better way to clean between your teeth, and (hopefully) one you’re less likely to forget about. Just fill it with water or mouthwash, position the tip between your teeth, and hit a button, and between 1-3 high pressure bursts will rinse out all of the grime between your teeth, no floss required.
For a limited time, Amazon’s offering it for $35 when you clip the $10 coupon, which is just $2 shy of an all-time low. So go order yours now, and impress your dentist at your next appointment.
Top Media Deals
Need a last second stocking stuffer? Amazon’s selling a bunch of popular 6-month magazine subscriptions for just $2.50 each, today only.
You just checked your holiday shopping list again, and whoops, you forgot a few people. It’s okay, it happens, you’ve got this.
I’d say it’s pretty likely that your giftee owns either an iPhone or an Android device, which means they ‘d love to receive an iTunes or Google Play gift card to spend on apps, movies, music, and more. Today on Amazon, you can save $15 when you spend $100 on iTunes credit (it doesn’t have to be a single $100 gift card) with code ITUNES15, or take $5 off any $50 Google Play credit purchase with code GOOGLE.
These are both digital gift cards, so there’s no need to sweat the shipping times. You can either print them out, or just email them directly to their intended recipient.
To appease the whims of some high-level executive that just got a nice tax cut, the new Star Trek Discovery show is only available on CBS’s online streaming service, CBS All Access. That’s really annoying, but this deal makes it slightly more tolerable.
For a limited time, when you sign up for a new CBS All Access account and use promo code BINGE, you’ll get your first month for free, rather than the typical 7 day free trial. That gives you enough time to get caught up on the first half of Discovery’s first season before the show returns on January 7.
Humble’s new sci-fi & fantasy ebook bundle has enough reading material to last you for months, if not longer. 26 books are split across four different price tiers, the most expensive of which unlocks at just $18. Titans of sci-fi like Octavia Butler and Robert McCammon are well represented here, as is Timothy Zahn’s incredibly creepy Soulminder, just for starters. As always, you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
Top Gaming Deals
If you ever take long car trips, and own a Switch, it’s definitely worth $15 to ensure your Zelda sessions can extend indefinitely.
Update: Sold out
Final Fantaxy XII: The Zodiac Age is a great remake for JRPG fans, whether you played the original or not, and Amazon just marked it down to $20, the best price we’ve ever seen. Be sure to check out Kotaku’s review if you want to know more.
Anki Overdrive is like slot cars for the smartphone age, and the starter set is marked down to $100 right now, which is one of the best prices ever. If it looks familiar, it’s because you probably played with it at an Apple Store at some point.
A bunch of extra track pieces and cars are also on sale here.
The DualShock 4 is great at many things, but it’s a little over the top if you’re just using your PS4 to watch Netflix. This remote includes all of the DualShock 4's buttons in a tiny Bluetooth package, and at $15, it’s never been cheaper.
It’s not as advanced as a Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift, but if you have a smartphone and $10, you can experience VR with this View-Master VR starter set. The View-Master is actually just a Google Cardboard-compatible VR headset, except, you know, it’s not made of cardboard, even if it’s priced like it could be.
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- Sony HDR-CX405/B Handycam HD Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit | $185 | Amazon
- Logitech Harmony Smart Control | $66 | Amazon
- Refurb iPad Pro 2017 Sale | Amazon
- Anker USB Type-C with Power Delivery 30W USB Wall Charger | $22 | Amazon
- AmazonBasics Metal Monitor Stand | $15 | Amazon
- Amazon Echo | $80 | Amazon
- Amazon Echo Show | $150 | Amazon
- Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa | $50 | Amazon
- Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | $35 | Amazon
- NETGEAR GS305 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Home Switch | $17 | Amazon
- LG 43" 4K TV | $280 | Best Buy
- Bose - SoundSport In-Ear Headphones | $46 | Best Buy
- ThermoPro TP60 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge | $15 | Amazon
- FoodSaver FM2435-ECR Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus Handheld Sealer and Starter Kit | $50 | Amazon
- AstroAI Digital Multimeter with Ohm Volt Amp and Diode Voltage Tester Meter | $11 | Amazon | Clip the 5% coupon
- Paderno World Cuisine 4-Blade Folding Vegetable Slicer / Spiralizer Pro | $25 | Amazon
- DEWALT DCK240C2 20v Lithium Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit | $149 | Amazon