Top Tech Deals
They can fit the power necessary to push 4K and HDR content into tiny little streaming dongles now, and two of the best are on sale today. The Fire TV has a well-publicized on again, off again relationship with YouTube, but it does support Dolby Atmos audio, while the Roku does not.
Sony’s WH1000XM2s put the noise-canceling headphone world on notice when they were released earlier this year, and now, you have another chance to get them for their Black Friday price. They’re still an investment at $298, but if you spend any significant amount of time in planes, trains, or just a noisy office, they’ll probably be the best thing you buy this year.
If price has been the barrier to entry keeping you from better audio, here’s a chance to grab Status Audio’s CB-1s for their lowest price ever, $55, matching Black Friday.
Status is a direct-to-consumer headphone company, building great cans in proven form factors without the markup that comes with popular brands. In fact, there’s no branding here whatsoever.
The CB-1s have a (relatively) flat frequency response that’s great for listening to a variety of music or audio/video editing, with a wide sound stage in a closed back design. I get good isolation/seal with the updated pads. The inclusion of two detachable cables- coiled and straight, is also generous and welcome. Even better that they smartly attach with a twist lock.
We know from five years of Kinja Deals that great over-ear, closed back headphones for under $60 is no joke. Depending on what you’ve shelled out for in the past, they might even blow away your much more expensive pairs.
It lacks an integrated subwoofer, let alone a dedicated one, so this AmazonBasics sound bar wouldn’t be ideal for your main home theater, but it would be a solid upgrade over, say, your bedroom TV’s built-in speakers.
USB battery packs with actual AC outlets are finally starting to get affordable, and this 65W model from RAVPower is down to $75 today (after clipping the $5 coupon). That’s an all-time low, and one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any battery pack like this.
Not only is the new WeMo Mini Smart Plug smaller than the top-selling original so as to only cover one outlet, it’s also cheaper. You’ll usually see it available for $35, but today on Amazon, it’s knocked down to $30.
Despite its diminutive size, this includes all the same features as the full-sized WeMo Switch, including IFTTT support, Alexa compatibility, and an Away mode that will randomize your lights to deter ne’er-do-wells.
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.
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.
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 around $30, but you can get them for an all-time low $19 right now, no code necessary.
As you’d expect from any high-end TV these days, that gets you a 4K panel and Dolby Vision HDR, but OLED technology means the blacks will be far richer, and the colors more vibrant than any LCD-based screen you can buy. The 55" model is actually LG’s mid-range C7 set, while the 65" is the entry level B7A, but the only real difference is aesthetics and a Dolby Atmos encoder on the C7; picture quality will be identical on both. Whichever you choose, it’ll still cost you, but your eyes will tell you it was worth it.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but this model from Aukey raises the bar with support for optical (SPDIF) audio.
The little box can both receive and transmit Bluetooth signals, and includes SPDIF in and out ports to connect it to your TV or high-end audio equipment. Plus, it can even pair to two pairs of headphones simultaneously when transmitting, which would allow two people to, say, listen to the same TV over headphones to avoid waking up someone in the next room. Just be sure to use promo code AUXMAS02 at checkout to get it for $28.
USB-C Power Delivery chargers are finally starting to come down in price, and you can get this 36W model (which includes a bonus standard USB port) for just $10 today. That’s powerful enough to charge a 12" MacBook or Nintendo Switch (in portable mode) at full speed.
The SoundCore’s headlining feature is its 24 hour battery life, and in my experience, that’s a conservative estimate. It also packs in dual 6W drivers for room-filling sound, and looks pretty great to boot. It’s been mostly selling for $30 lately, but you can get it for a stocking stuffer-friendly $24 today, no code needed.
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 within 1 cm of a wire or outlet, and it’ll turn green and beep if there’s current running through it.
Top Home Deals
Warm weather may seem a long way off, but it’ll be here before you know it, and you can be ready to take full advantage with Amazon’s big hammock deal.
Today only, Amazon’s selling popular Vivere double hammocks with steel stands for just $80 today, complete with free shipping. That’s the lowest price ever listed on these 4.7 star-rated hammocks, and pretty impressive when you consider what it must cost to ship a 33 pound box. The hammocks are all designed to hold two people weighing a combined 450 pounds, and the bed is made of 100% breathable cotton, so your cocoon shouldn’t overheat.
This is a Gold Box deal though, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out. There are several color options available right now, but I’d imagine a few will be gone by this afternoon.
Today only, Amazon’s running big discounts on the iconic Casper mattresses; much larger than you’d ever see on Casper’s own website. The queen is down to $760, which is $190 off, and other sizes have similarly sizable discounts. You’ll also get the same 10 year warranty and 100 night trial period that you’d enjoy if you bought from Casper directly.
You’ve got two choices when it comes to checking on the progress of your dinner in the oven. You could poke at it with a kitchen thermometer until you think it’s done, or you could sit on the couch and wait for your phone to tell you when it’s ready.
The GrillEye Bluetooth thermometer uses leave-in probes to monitor the progress of your meal on the grill, on the stovetop, or even in the oven, and connect to your iPhone or Android device over Bluetooth to alert you as soon as your food has reached the proper temperature.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to replace the office chair you’ve had for way too long, AmazonBasics’ executive chair is back on sale today for under $100.
Get a tape measure that can do both - This $25 General Tools gadget is both a 16' tape measure and a 50' laser distance measure all built into one.
For $12, you can own a real life book safe, just like the movies. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about someone stumbling upon it by mistake, because nobody actually uses printed dictionaries anymore.
Amazon’s new AmazonBasics luggage offers great bang for the buck even when it isn’t on sale, but today’s discount is one of the best travel gear bargains we’ve ever seen, from any brand.
$60 gets you both a 21" spinner carry-on and a 29" checked bag for longer trips. The carry-on by itself costs $55 right now, so by bundling, you’re basically getting the checked bag for $5, compared to its $76 standalone price. The money you save could, uh, pay for a checked baggage fee.
Packing cubes can make organizing clothes and toiletries for your next trip a little less hellish, and this highly-rated set of three is only $10 today with code GLM6EFYK, one of the best prices we’ve seen. Seriously, they’ll change the way you travel.
A first aid kit is one of those things you should probably keep in your glove box, and you should definitely have at home, and at $12 for 299 pieces, there’s no excuse not to be prepared for minor accidents.
It includes bandages, gauze, medicines, an instant cold pack, and more, all tucked away in a refillable soft pack. You can thank us later.
AmazonBasics makes LED light bulbs now, because AmazonBasics makes everything except electric cars and tiny homes at this point, and you can get six of them for $12 today. At that price, they’re not dimmable, but they’ll still pay for themselves if you’re replacing incandescents or CFLs.
OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing night lights have long been popular among our readers for lighting up dark closets, hallways, and cabinets, and two different models are on sale today.
For $12, you can pick up a pair of warm-tinted T-02 lights, or opt for a single, larger T-02S for $13. Or, you know, get both. No matter which models you buy, you can stick them anywhere in your house, and they’ll automatically turn themselves on when they detect motion in the dark. I have these all over my apartment, and they work great.
Nonstick pans are synonymous with brief lifespans and possibly carcinogenic flaking, but Zwilling’s ceramic pans are just as slick, with none of the downsides. They’re dishwasher safe, oven safe up to 300 degrees, and above all else, really pretty to look at.
These are exclusive to Food52, and never really go on sale, but for a limited time, you can save $19 when you buy both the 8" and 10" model ($89 total), $23 when you buy the 10" and 11" model ($105 total), or $38 when you buy all three ($139 total). These pans hardly ever go on sale, so if you want some for yourself, or to give as a gift, get this deal while it’s hot.
The perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the Game of Thrones fan in your life is this Hand of the King bottle opener. At just $11, down from its usual $20, you won’t have to be Lannister to afford it.
Aer makes some of our favorite minimalist luggage, and their weekender-ready Duffel Pack is on sale for just $105 today for our readers with promo code KD30.
The 24L Duffel Pack includes a main compartment for your clothes, be they outfits for the weekend or just dirty gym clothes, a shoe compartment to keep odor away from the rest of your stuff, a slim laptop sleeve, plus two side pockets for smaller items like your phone. And once you’re all packed up, you just carry it around like an attractive backpack.
Every year around the holidays, Amazon offers a limited edition teddy bear when you order gift cards of certain denominations, and it never lasts long. Frankly, we’re surprised this year’s is still available after over a week. The bear comes with gift card purchases between $100-$500, so lock in your order before they’re all adopted.
Unlike a lot of previous wiper blade sales, there are no coupons to clip or in-cart discounts here; the prices listed are the prices you’ll pay. The deals vary a bit by wiper blade size, but you’ll be spending about $10-$12 per blade, which is about $4-$6 less than usual, in most cases.
Top Lifestyle Deals
The Philips Sonicare Essence is usually pretty affordable at $20, but we’ve never seen it go as low as $12 before. Just be sure to clip the coupon on the page to get the deal.
Everyone needs a big duffel bag for weekend trips. These Gonex duffels are water and tear resistant, come in a rainbow of colors, and are stupid-cheap today in two different sizes. Just make sure you note the different promo codes.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, they’re giving you a super rare discount on full-price (and sale items). Use the code HOLIDAY20 and take $20 off any order of $100 or more. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
Privé Revaux turned the sunglass industry on its head this year with a wide variety of attractive frames for just $30 each, but you can get them for even less today with a pair of deals.
First up, our readers can get any three pairs from this selection of six for the price of two with promo code GIZMODO3FOR2. The selection is obviously limited, but if you’re giving glasses out as gifts and see some that you like, that comes out to just $20 per pair.
Sunglasses that you can’t lose in the water, but also look good, are oddly hard to come by. But WavesGear makes classic shades in bright colors that will look good anywhere there’s water (and anywhere there isn’t). Use the code KINJA60 and take 60% off a ton of sunglasses, dry gear, and water bottles, to make your next seafaring adventure a better three hour tour than you expected.
Top Media Deals
It’s nowhere near as expansive as some other anime sales Amazon has run, but today only, they’re offering big discounts on a half dozen Blu-rays, including Wolf Children, Steins Gate, Evangelion 3.33, and more.
Amazon’s running another of its trademark Sunday Kindle ebook sales, this time focusing 100% on fiction, including all of the books in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy for just $3 each.
Just take today off work, buy all seven episodes (not including Rogue One) digitally on Amazon while they’re only $10, and you can cram it all in before seeing The Last Jedi. Call it “training” and I’m sure you’ll get away with it.
Or, you could just buy episodes 4-7 and forget the prequels ever happened besides to set up some backstory like I do.
It’s too long of list to put here, so head over to our breakout post and see them all.
Top Gaming Deals
We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is once again. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.
You know the guy that makes The Oatmeal webcomic? He does card games too, and two of them are cheaper than ever on Amazon right now.
The newer Bears vs. Babies is probably worth $21 just for the furry box, but once you open it up, you’ll find a family-friendly monster-building game that you can get through in just 20 minutes.