Top Tech Deals
The Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader for almost everyone, and at $80 for a refurb, it’s never been cheaper than it is today. And don’t worry, you’ll still get the same 1-year warranty you’d get if you bought it new.
Update: For $1 more, you can get a Google Home and a Chromecast from Google’s official eBay store. Thanks, Atul!
Google Home is the smart speaker that Google devotees have been clamoring for, and it’s down to $99 today (from $129) at B&H, with no tax for buyers outside of New York and New Jersey.
Buying returned products from the Amazon Warehouse is a smart way to save some cash on high end electronics, and for a limited time, Prime Members will save an extra 20% at checkout on select items. Hurry before they’re all cleared out!
A bunch of Anker’s most popular charging gear is on sale in the lead-up to Prime Day, including one of your favorite battery packs, a Lightning cable with a lifetime warranty, and some seriously-handy wall chargers.
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.
If you live in a city with Amazon’s same-day Prime Now delivery service, but haven’t gotten around to using it yet, they’re running a fantastic promotion for new members to celebrate the lead-up to Prime Day.
For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first Prime Now order with promo code 10PRIMEDAY, and receive an additional $10 credit by July 13 to use before the end of the month on another order. Prime Now requires you to spend $20 per order for free two hour delivery, so that means you can basically save 50% on snacks, ice cream, household essentials, and more brought right to your front door.
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 $19 with code ICLEVERC, compared to the $69 Apple charges for a 61W power supply.
Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $14 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.
We’ve seen plenty of deals on “premium” Google Cardboard-compatible VR headsets, but this is one of the few that includes a magnetic button on the side, which means you won’t have to pair an external Bluetooth remote to navigate within VR apps. Seriously, if you haven’t played with Google Cardboard yet, you’ll have so much fun.
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!
Update: After running out the second time, Anker just added an additional 10,000 $99 backer rewards, so there’s still time to preorder.
Needless to say, we don’t make a habit of covering crowdfunding campaigns, but given that we’ve personally used almost every product Anker has ever made, and our readers have purchased more than 200,000 of their products without issue, we’ll make an exception. Especially for this huge preorder discount.
Even better, I checked out two engineering samples of the Liberty+ on a recent trip to Seattle. They were comfortable (using the only size of ear tips available with the samples), and sounded great both when streaming Spotify and playing a few minutes of some podcasts.
As you’d expect from Anker, the headline spec here is battery life. Liberty+ gets a competitive 3.5 hours of playtime from the earbuds, but a whopping 48 hours out of the charging case. They also have some waterproofing, use Bluetooth 5.0, and work with your favorite voice assistants. Just don’t expect to wear them underwater or find any built-in fitness tracking.
I’ve been using wireless earbuds most days since mid-2016, and between our team we’ve tested more than ten different pairs. Anker’s Liberty+ are a steal at $89 (or $99 if you miss the early bird special), and while they will of course get discounted many times in the future from their $149 MSRP, we wouldn’t expect this price point again any time soon.
Expected shipping in October 2017.
Mark your calendars, because Amazon’s third annual Prime Day is July 11, with the deals actually kicking off at 9PM ET the night before.
Of course, we’ll be sifting through the avalanche of deals to help you find the best stuff, but in the meantime, a few great digital discounts are already live on Amazon’s Prime Day hub page. The highlights here are six months of Audible for $9 each (rather than the usual $15), up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, and 15% off July 4 snacks. Again, these deals are available starting today, if you have a Prime subscription (sign up for a free 30 day trial here).
The best early access deal of them all though is undoubtedly four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1. It’s only available for new members, but that’s the best deal we’ve seen on the service, which will still be less expensive than Spotify Premium ($8 vs. $10) after the promotional period expires.
Top Home Deals
All this AmazonBasics luggage scale has to do is save you from an overweight baggage fee once, and it will have paid for itself several times over.
You might have a bathroom scale at home that works just fine when you’re leaving town, but this one is small enough to take with you, so you can make sure you won’t get dinged for all of those heavy souvenirs on your return trip.
Keeping floors clean is tedious enough as it is, but you can save some time with the Bissell Symphony, which is a vacuum and a steam mop all in one.
You can use it as a vacuum, a steam mop, or with the flick of a switch, both at the same time. It even uses some kind of sorcery to keep your debris bin dry even as you vacuum up water molecules from the steaming process, so it won’t be too disgusting to empty.
Today’s price is one of the best we’ve seen on a non-refurb, but it’s only available today, or until sold out.only good on a refurbished model, but it’s about half the price of buying it new, and this deal is only available today, or until sold out.
Just want a vacuum? The top-selling Bissell CleanView is down to $60 as part of the same sale.
If you have a closet with at least one 4'-8' wall, this Rubbermaid custom shelving kit will add a ton of extra storage space. The configuration is totally up to you, so you can add more shelves, hanging rods, or any combination thereof. Today’s $72 deal on Amazon is within a few bucks of an all-time low, so be sure to lock in your order before it sells out.
Detergent pods are the easiest way to do the laundry, and with Amazon’s $3 coupon, they’re also some of the cheapest. The coupon applies to tons of different pod varieties from Tide and Gain, but just remember that you won’t see the discount until checkout.
True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange are basically powdered fruit slices that you stir into drinks if you don’t have any actual fruit handy, and you can stock up with 30% coupons today on 100 and 500-count boxes, shakers, and more. I’m curious to try the lime version with a Moscow Mule, and I need someone to talk me out of it.
eBags’ Crew Cooler II was originally designed for airline employees packing meals for long flights, but it’d be just as practical for a tailgate or picnic. You can save $12 on the black one today, and if you do use it at the airport, don’t forget to take out all of those dangerous liquids.
It’s easy to see why Cuisinart’s DBM-8 electric burr coffee grinder is Amazon’s top seller in the category. It’s affordable, it’s dead simple to use, it includes 18 coarseness settings, and it looks great. Today’s $40 price tag is roughly $5-$10 less than usual, so perk up, and lock in your order before it sells out.
Anker’s Lumos desk lamps are our readers’ favorites, and the popular E1 (now rebranded under Anker’s home brand, Eufy) is about $12 off today.
The Lumos E1 is essentially the platonic ideal of the typical tabletop LED desk lamp. You get five different color temperatures (which can actually improve your productivity), six dimming levels, and even two USB charging ports to power your gadgets.
If you’ve ever eaten at a nice steakhouse, you were probably eating sous-vide meat. Here’s a secret though: It’s really easy to get those kinds of results yourself, and MassDrop here to help with a $110 deal on the Anova Bluetooth sous-vide circulator.
Lifehacker has a great explainer on Sous-Vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird and kind of sterile, but the result is meat that’s cooked to the exact right temperature all the way through.
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 KINJA444.
Anker’s settings its sights on the affordable LED lighting market with the release of its new Lumi night lights, and you can save 20% at launch for a limited time.
This sale is valid for both the battery-powered and plug-in models, but you should note that the stick-anywhere battery lights include a motion sensor to save power, while the plug-in lights will glow whenever it’s dark. Today’s prices are a match for a pair of launch deals we saw on these lights, but those sold out within minutes.
Top Lifestyle Deals
The classic logo underwear from Calvin Klein has been around forever, and has seen another surge in popularity thanks in part to their #MyCalvins campaign . Amazon’s one-day sale on Calvin Klein underthings will help you get comfortable and get one step closer to looking like their ads. Body oil, not included.
Today only, Amazon’s running a massive sale on women’s wallets, purses, and handbags from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Cole Haan, and a lot more. Just remember that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, so open up your...uh, purse, before it’s too late.
Klymit pads are lightweight and inflate incredibly easy, so they’re ready to be packed into an overnight bag and hiked up a mountain. And right now, Amazon is taking $20 off any $100 order of select Klymit gear, including those fantastic sleeping pads, pillows and more.
We finally found it. The best product on Amazon.
This is a horse head-shaped squirrel feeder that hangs from a tree branch. To get to the food, a squirrel has to stand on its hind legs and put its head inside the horse, which the Amazon product description claims “causes much hilarity.” Understatement of the century, if you ask me.
$10 is the lowest price ever, and kind of insane considering this product is clearly worth hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars.
Dorco continues shaving the prices on their already-affordable razors, and you can get a Pace 6 Plus handle plus 10 cartridges for $13, plus free shipping. Just be sure to use promo code KINJAP6P125 at checkout to get the deal.
Top Media Deals
You could line up movie nights for the rest of the year with Amazon’s pre-Prime Day video sale. Buy hundreds of digital films for $5 each, and rent hundreds of others for just a buck. This page includes a selection of available titles, but be sure to hit the “See More” links for each category to find the rest.
If you love books, but don’t have as much time as you’d like to actually sit down and read them, Amazon’s Prime Day Audible deal has your name on it.
For a limited time, Prime members can get six months of the service for $9 each, down from the usual $15. That entitles you to a new book of your choice each month, and everything you buy is yours to keep, even if you cancel after the six month promotional period ends. While most of these kinds of promotions are only available to new members, you can get this deal if you’ve been a paid Audible subscriber in the past, as long as you haven’t been a member within the last 30 days.
For the rest of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, check out our roundup here.
At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for new members by offering four months for just $1, for a limited time.
This deal is part of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, and is by far the best deal they’ve ever offered on the service. If you’re a Prime member but haven’t signed up for Music Unlimited before, what’s $.25 per month to try it out?
Top Gaming Deals
Razer makes a bunch of our readers’ favorite gaming peripherals, and a bunch of their most popular keyboards, headsets, and gameboards are on sale on Amazon right now.
If you own a PS4, but don’t have a copy of Rocket League, it’s down to just $10 today on Amazon. Just be prepared to lose your job and forsake all of your most important relationships.
- RAVPower Quick Charge 3.0 2-Port USB Car Charger | $10 | Amazon
- Insignia - 55" Class (54.5" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV Roku TV - Black | $400 | Best Buy
- Extra 20% off Select Amazon Warehouse Items | Amazon | Prime members only. Discount shown at checkout.
- Refurb Kindle Paperwhite | $80 | Amazon
- Google Home | $99 | B&H
- Fire HD 8 Essentials Bundle | $73 | Amazon
- Kindle for Kids Bundle | $90 | Amazon
- Kindle Paperwhite Travel Bundle | $170 | Amazon
- Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset | $30 | Amazon | Use code LW3OYUTE
- AUKEY USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter (1pcs) + USB-C to Micro USB Adapter (2pcs) | $6 | amazon | Use code AUKEYCB6
- AUKEY Three USB-C to Micro USB Adapters | $7 | amazon | Use code AUKEYCB7
- Apple - Apple TV 32GB with SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller | $150 | Best Buy
- Samson - Go Mic Direct Portable USB Microphone with Noise Cancellation Technology | $20 | Best Buy
- SanDisk - Ultra 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive | $26 | Best Buy
- CyberPower 425VA/225W Simulated Sine Wave Power Supply | $28 | Walmart
- AmazonBasics Digital Luggage Scale | $8 | Amazon
- Bissell 9595A CleanView Bagless Vacuum with OnePass | $60 | Amazon
- Bissell 1132A Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop | $112 | Amazon
- Rubbermaid Configurations Custom Closet Deluxe Kit | $72 | Amazon
- Fire Sense Small Yakatori Charcoal Grill | $16 | Amazon
- $3 off Assorted Tide Pods | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
- 25% off Larabar and Nature Valley Snacks | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
- Vansky Digital Projection Alarm Clock Radio | $20 | Amazon | Use code YUMCIIOB
- 30% off True Citrus Drink Flavors | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
- Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating | $20 | Amazon
- eBags Crew Cooler II | $38 | Amazon
- Signstek Set of 24 Submersible Waterproof Wedding Underwater Tea Light Sub LED Light | $12 | Amazon
- Whynter - 30-Pint Portable Dehumidifier | $150 | Best Buy
- Keurig - Classic Series Coffeemaker | $70 | Best Buy
- $20 off a $100 Klymit Order | Amazon
- Calvin Klein Underwear Gold Box | Amazon
- 50% off Handbags and Wallets | Amazon
- 50% off All Clearance | High Sierra | Promo code CLEAROUT
- Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor with 100 Single Edge Derby Blades | $10 | Amazon | Use code BXX9JRMP
- ACE Reusable Cold Compress, Large | $7 | Amazon
- Print and Digital Magazine Subscriptions Starting At $1 | Amazon
- The Hobbit Trilogy - Extended Edition | $43 | Amazon