Top Tech Deals
It doesn’t offer full articulation left and right, but $14 is about as good a price as you’ll see for a tilting TV wall mount.
$70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home 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.
You guys, they’re finally here. USB battery packs with an actual, bona fide AC power outlets built in.
Obviously, they’re larger and more expensive than USB-only battery packs with a similar capacity, but RAVPower’s portable chargers still only weighs 1.9 pounds, and can charge your laptop via built-in AC outlets (100W on the larger model, 65W on the smaller). That’s an amazing convenience for long trips, conferences, or anywhere else that power is at a premium. And of course, you also get USB ports as well, in both standard and USB-C flavors.
I tested a slightly earlier version of this battery pack last year (the only major difference was the lack of a grounding prong), and it worked as advertised.
The solar panel on this 15,000mAh battery pack will only give it a trickle charge, but it’d still be good to have for camping trips or extended power outages, if only for peace of mind.
Yamaha’s YAS-207BL was the first sound bar on the market to simulate surround sound with Dolby DTS Virtual:X, which bounces audio off your walls and ceiling without the aid of satellite speakers. I tried it myself, and the result was surprisingly convincing.
If you’ve been holding out for a good deal, it just dropped to $230, its first significant discount from its usual $300 MSRP.
Power strips with USB ports are nothing new, but most are designed for a home theater or an office desk, while this compact model is better-suited for a nightstand. Three AC outlets and three USB ports might be all you need in that environment.
There will come a day that all USB ports are USB-C ports, but until then, you’re gonna need some dongles. This USB-C hub features three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, an SD card reader, and a 100W USB-C passthrough port for power.
Really, the Jewel isn’t so much a battery pack as it is a Lightning cable with a battery bulge in the middle. That 450mAh battery is only good for a ~15-20% charge on most iPhones, but that can be the difference between finishing the night with a working smartphone or an inert slab of glass. It could also work as an emergency power reserve for lower-draw devices like AirPods or a Magic Mouse.
When it’s plugged into a charger or computer, the Jewel also acts as a standard Lightning cable, except that while it’s refueling your phone or syncing data, it’s also recharging its built-in battery. Considering $10 isn’t all that expensive for a regular Lighting cable (hell, Apple charges $19 for theirs), this is a hell of a deal.
If you’re lucky enough to have an iPhone X arriving in the near future, you’re going to want to keep that screen looking pristine. If you missed the deal earlier this week, Anker’s once again marked down their 2-pack of screen protectors. Get them for $6 with promo code KARAP113.
Working at a coffee shop or in an economy airplane seat doesn’t usually come with the expectation of privacy, but that’s exactly what the Moose laptop bag gives you, and then some.
When it’s closed, the Moose looks like pretty much any compact laptop bag, albeit a very attractive one. Once you open it up though, two panels can fold out and snap to the side of the bag, creating, effectively, a private nook for your laptop with tons of storage space and pockets for accessories. It may look a little silly, but if you don’t want your seat mate peeking at your screen, it’ll definitely get the job done.
My favorite little touch is the Moose’s USB charging port. Stick a USB battery pack into the pocket at the back of the bag and plug in the built-in USB cord, and it’ll pass the power through to a USB port on left flap. It’s not completely necessary, but it is really cool.
A few early bird preorders are available for $109, after which preorders will go up to $140 (sorry, we didn’t get the sample until yesterday evening). It’s expected to retail for $199 when it comes out early next year though, so you’re getting a solid deal either way by preordering.
Anker’s original SoundBuds were our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but they’ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle.
The SoundBuds Curve are the newest addition to the family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating means your sweat won’t fry them. Their best spec though? 12.5 hours of battery life, which is fantastic for Bluetooth earbuds. They normally sell for $36, but you can get them for an all-time low $26 right now, no code necessary.
If you’re one of the <squints at tech blogs and Apple Twitter> 18 or so people who are getting an iPhone X this Friday, or if you already own a phone with Qi charging, Anker’s offering our readers an exclusive discount on their PowerPort 5 charging pad. Just use promo code KINJA556 at checkout to get it for $14.
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
Philips’ Wake-Up lights are some of the most popular items we’ve ever posted, and a few of them are cheaper than ever, for one day only.
First up, the entry-level HF3500 is just $35 today, the best price we’ve ever seen by $5. At a very basic level, it’s an alarm clock with a sunrise-simulating light that slowly gets brighter for half an hour prior to you waking up. The idea here is that the light will ease you out of your REM cycles without fully waking you up. So when the alarm finally does beep, you’ll be refreshed and ready to get up, rather than jolted out of a deep slumber. I’ve owned this thing for years, and it really does work, at least for me.
The higher end HF3520 is also down to an all-time low $88 right now. The concept is the same, but you get added features like an FM radio, extra alarm sounds, adjustable sunrise duration, and multiple light colors. This is something you’ll use pretty much every day for years, so it might be worth the splurge.
As part of the same sale, you can also get Philips’ goLITE BLU Energy Light for an all-time low $87. This is a bright, sunlight-simulating lamp that you use during the day to combat seasonal affective disorder, or just to energize yourself. We’re getting to the point in the year where the sun has already set by the time you leave work, so this can help fill the void in your brain that craves sunlight.
Holiday travel season is right around the corner, and you can be prepared with Amazon’s one-day luggage Gold Box.
If you prefer hardside bags, their Crew 11 21" hardside spinner is a great alternative that’s about the same size.
That’s just scratching the surface though, so head over to Amazon to find more options from Delsey, Victorinox, London Fog, and more, including larger checked bags.
Today only, Amazon’s discounting a bunch of outdoor sheds and patio boxes, so you’ll have more places to store your Kinja Deals purchases.
If you’ve never deep-cleaned a carpet, get ready for an eyeopening experience when you see just how much crap a person can track into a home. At $80 (about $20 less than usual), this discounted BISSELL PowerLifter is perfect for keeping your carpets actually clean as opposed to just looking clean.
If you want the same kind of cleaning power for your furniture, this handheld cleaner is also on sale for $69. Nice.
It’s an add-on item, but you’d be hard pressed to find a 6-pack of essential oils for your oil diffuser for less than $9.
Winter’s almost here, and you can be ready with this highly rated infrared space heater, down to an all-time low $71 on Amazon today.
RTIC’s Soft Packs are our readers’ favorite coolers, and the newly redesigned models are back on sale for the first time in months, if you’ve had them on your wish list, or if you want to give them as a gift this holiday season.
The smallest RTIC 20, which can hold 20 cans plus ice, is down to just $82, the best price we’ve ever seen. The RTIC 30 is within about $1 of an all-time low, and the massive RTIC 40 is down to the best price in months.
I personally own the 20, and I can tell you from experience that they really do keep ice frozen for days on end, but they hardly ever get discounts, so don’t miss this opportunity.
Saliva-based ancestry DNA tests probably won’t tell you anything profound, but they can be fun, and make great gifts, so you may want to pick up 23andMe’s for $30 off today.
decorative gourd copper string light season, and we are here for it. Get a 20' strand with 60 LEDs and a remote to control it for just $7 with code BXJWREBN.
We’ve posted a lot of deals lately on these coccyx seat cushions, but $15 is one of the best prices we’ve seen to date. These will improve posture and ease back pain in any chair where you spend a lot of time, from the office to the car to a long flight.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Before it gets too cold to go camping, check out Amazon’s one-day sale on Coleman outdoor gear. Inside, you’ll find a lot of sleeping bags, a few tents, a cot, and more, all marked down to great low prices. This is a Gold Box deal though, so don’t let the sun set on these savings.
Today you can grab a Fitbit Aria smart scale on Amazon for $88, the best price they’ve ever listed. It only really makes sense to buy this scale if you own (and regularly use) a Fitbit, but if you do, the Aria sync your weight, BMI, and body fat % to the Fitbit app to track your goals and progress over time.
I know people are skeptical about Bluetooth-connected apps for devices that have existed without them for decades, but the Sonicare app is actually really cool. From Shane’s Gear review:
It’s good then the app is amazing, and changes the toothbrushing game if you actually use it. The Connected app tracks where you’re brushing (and not brushing), how long you brush for, where you’re using too much force, and more. The app will also keep track of when you need to replace brush heads, and your dentist can even use the app to view your brushing data and make notes of where you need to make changes.
In terms of the brush itself, you get basically every feature under the sun—this is the top-of-the-line in the Sonicare family, after all—including that awesome wireless charging cup.
Today’s $230 deal is an all-time low, and matches a Gold Box deal from a few weeks ago, coming in at about $50-$70 less than usual. But there’s also a $30 coupon on the page that you can clip, bringing it down to $200. A lot to spend on a toothbrush, yes, but it may just be worth it.
Electric razors make great holiday gifts, and the ever-popular Panasonic Arc3 is about $15 less than usual today.
If the colder air is drying out your skin, snag one of this sensitive-skin-friendly CeraVe moisturizer for $10 (normally priced ~$16). It’s my personal favorite moisturizer because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy. But you don’t have to take my word for it, with 8,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating, a lot of people are big fans.
If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.
For $38, the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And unlike most electric trimmers, it’s shaped like a puck, rather than a wand, which makes it much easier to maneuver around the back of your own head.I still think you’d have to be a lunatic to use this thing, but it’s proven to be extremely popular with our readers.
I like small, front pocket wallets. I also like to carry a lot of cards, plus some cash. These two desires are usually in conflict, but the Strapo wallet (currently on Kickstarter) can satisfy both.
The front of Strapo features two quick-access slots for your most used cards, and the back has a sturdy elastic strap to hold cash, keys, and even coins without fear of them falling out. The star of the show here though is the top, which opens up to hold the rest of your cards. They say it can hold six, but I crammed 10 into the top of my demo unit. I definitely wouldn’t recommend more than that, but I’m a credit card hoarder, so I think most of you should be fine.
But how do you get those cards out, if they’re tucked all the way inside the wallet? With the strap(o), of course. Just pull on the little elastic tab at the top of the wallet, and the entire pile of cards pops out for you to grab.
For a limited time, you can preorder a Strapo for $23, or two for $39 (with some higher reward tiers available as well), with expected delivery in December.
Top Media Deals
The 20th anniversary edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas is remastered in HD and 7.1 surround sound, comes with a bunch of bonus features, and is just $9 today on Amazon.
Top Gaming Deals
This $20 LEGO set recreates one of the only good moments of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader (sorry, spoiler alert).
Update: Now down to $32!
Start your own rebellion with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, down to just $35. With 24 different gifts, like Rey’s speeder, an At-ST, a TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, and more. Even reenact The Force Awakens with the Jakku playmat (brooding Luke Skywalker on a cliff, not included). They also somehow made BB-8 even more adorable, by giving him a snowboard and hat, which is reason enough to buy this.
We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is at GameStop. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.
- PERLESMITH Tilt Low Profile TV Wall Mount | $14 | Amazon
- Logitech Harmony Smart Control | $70 | Amazon
- RAVPower 20100mAh 65W(Max.) Built-in AC Outlet Universal Power Bank Travel Charger | $90 | Amazon | Use code KJAAC65W
- RAVPower 27000mAh 100W(Max.) Built in 110V AC Outlet Universal Power Bank Travel Charger | $116 | Amazon | Use code KJAC100W
- RAVPower 15000mAh Outdoor Portable Charger Solar Power Bank | $24 | Amazon | Use code KJAPB15K
- Rocketfish - 4-Port HDMI Switch | $25 | Best Buy
- TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router | $35 | B&H
- Storage Shed and Deck Box Gold Box | Amazon
- Luggage Gold Box | Amazon
- Hoover FH11300PC Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Spot Cleaner | $69 | Amazon
- BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Carpet Cleaner and Shampooer | $80 | Amazon
- Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Upright Bagless Vacuum | $100 | Amazon