Top Tech Deals
USB-C will be the only cable we ever have to use before too long, but until that day comes, you’ll need some adapters to ease the transition.
While it’s definitely the least popular of the original Amazon Echo trifecta, the battery-powered Amazon Tap is worth a look with this $80 deal.
The big knock against the Tap was that it required you to press a button to activate Alexa, whereas you could conjure her with your voice on the Echo and Dot. So if you dismissed it at launch because of that fatal flaw, you might have missed that it’s since been remedied. You can now enable an always-listening mode on the Tap, and wake it up just by saying “Alexa,” even when it’s running on battery power.
Before you flee the country and/or go on your next international trip, be sure to pick up this universal plug adapter for $13. It also comes with a detachable USB adapter (with standard US prongs) that can be used as a standalone charger as well.
Until such a day comes that all of our devices use USB-C ports exclusively, you’ll need some USB 3.0-to-C cables to ease the transition. Today though, you can save about $2 off the usual price of Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine+ cables, complete with a carrying pouch.
Vent-mounted magnets might be The Thing in smartphone car holders, but if your CD slot is lying dormant, or if you just don’t want to block a vent, this would also be a great option.
The ideal power supply for your nightstand or office desk is just $17 today. iClever’s BoostStrip includes four USB ports and three power outlets, meaning you can charge all of your mobile devices, run a computer and monitor, and even plug in a lamp, all on a single wall outlet.
While Quick Charge 3.0 is all the rage right now, Anker’s PowerDrive+ Speed 2 car charger can charge two devices with Quick Charge 2.0 simultaneously, and it’s just $13. With up to 2.4A per port, you’ll never run low on battery.
Plug in all the things with this $22 tower of power. This thing comes with 10 outlets, four USB ports, and its own 6ft retractable power cord. Plus, it rotates for optimum space-saving.
Top Home Deals
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 Gold Box deal is easily an all-time low, 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.
No one loves sleeping on an air mattress. But this Serta Never Flat air mattress is guaranteed to not deflate in the middle of the night, thanks to a special pump that is constantly monitoring the air level to inflate or deflate to keep the pressure at your desired comfort level.
Featuring a pillow top and raised height, maybe your guests won’t have to politely lie when you ask if they slept well. At $87 today, this mattress is at an all time low.
Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked it back down to $14 today, the best price they’ve ever listed on the 34 ounce model. Hopefully, you take your coffee makers like you take your coffee: Black. Because that’s the only color on sale today.
It may not be the season to sit outside anymore (though this weather would have you thinking otherwise), a 3-piece outdoor patio set for $66 is too good to pass up. This woven set comes with two chairs and a side table, perfect for morning coffee or nighttime drinks.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to replace the office chair you’ve had for way too long, this $90 Eames-style one can help. Be the envy of your Instagram followers and put this office chair next to some oversized plants and white-washed walls.
You don’t need to spend a bunch of money on the Hue when there are so many other good dupes out there. This home kit from Slyvania comes with an app-controlled bulb that has the full RGB spectrum, no hub needed, and it’s under $40.
It also works with Apple Homekit and Siri.
BEDDI combines all the best parts of alarm clocks, phone chargers, Bluetooth speakers, and wake-up lights into the ultimate bedside companion, and you can pick one up for $90, within $3 of an all-time low.
Shane tried this out, and came away impressed.
BEDDI starts to get interesting with its mood lights and wake-up light, the latter of which can be paired with Spotify integration... or the radio. BEDDI also integrates with Hue, Nest, and even Uber using a set of three programmable smart buttons. You’re not going to be getting fine-tuned adjustments here, but you’ll be able to turn on the air conditioning or call yourself a car from bed, without picking up your phone. The built-in wake-up light also isn’t going to compare to the colored sunrise simulation of the high-end Philips model, but then again the interface on the Philips is pretty terrible.
If all that wasn’t enough, how about weather and traffic reports and built-in white noise generation?
Now’s the time for you to impress your friends with your home-cooking skills. Grab a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for $200 at Best Buy, which is a great price to start, but you can also pick up a 2-piece pasta roller set for just $85 as well.
With the ability to transform into a grill, an electric griddle, or a sandwich press, Cuisinart’s 3-in-1 Griddler is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances you can own, and it can be yours today for just $60, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Why stop there though? Add the optional waffle iron plates to your cart, and get even more use out of your new toy.
Update: Looks like the promo code is expired.
You don’t need to buy a new car to get a backup camera (which is life-changing, by the way), you just need $82, and a few minutes to run the wires. This model attaches to your license plate, and runs to a special rear view mirror that attaches in front of your existing mirror.
$200 robotic vacuums aren’t anything new. But $200 robotic vacuums from a name brand like Samsung don’t come around often. The Samsung POWERbot R7010 features a ton of vacuuming power, a suite of nine sensors that help it map out your room, and mercifully, a washable filter. It debuted in April for over $400, and now you can get it for less than half that. That’s a whole lot less than hiring a house cleaner.
It may not be the prettiest storage solution, but for $46, it’s a great way to get clutter out of the way. Perfect for storage closets, garages, or even rooms of kids who don’t care about interior design.
For just $9 today, you can sip your drinks in style with a 12 pack of stainless steel drinking straws, both bent or straight. I own the bent ones, and use them for everything from Coke Zero to Moscow Mules. And don’t worry, they come with a little tube cleaner to help you wash them.
If you’re into the stemless look, you can pick up a 4-pack of Amazon’s #1 selling wine glasses today for just $12, the best price we’ve seen. Eliminating the stem means that these can go in the top rack of your dishwasher, and can stack in your cabinets to save space. I’ll drink to that.
Invest in a portable massage pillow, and you’ve got the world at your fingertips. Choose between three styles of massager: a cushion, a small pillow, or a larger throw pillow. Just make sure to check the promo codes to get the discount.
The holidays are just around the corner, and if you don’t have the time to get your house spotless before you start hosting guests, Amazon’s here to help.
For a limited time, if you book a deep cleaning from Amazon Home Services, you’ll get $30 off at checkout. It’s as simple as that. Every deep cleaning service includes the following:
- Includes deep cleaning of all rooms in your home
- Bathroom vanity, tub, and toilet cleaning
- Kitchen counters, floor, and range/cooktop cleaning
- Washing all window interiors and countertops (walls not included)
- Trash removal to your outdoor cans
- Pro will provide cleaning supplies
You can also add the inside of your fridge and the insides of your kitchen cabinets for an additional fee.
After you complete your purchase, you can book the service for any time in the next 90 days, so you’ll be able to time it up with any fancy soirees or tension-filled Thanksgiving political debates you’re hosting this holiday season.
It may not be a YETI, but it does have wheels. This Coleman cooler can hold up to 84 cans, claims to keep ice for up to 5 days, and is, of course, a portable seat with cup holders - all necessary features for the best tailgating experience. Plus, it’s about $10 less than usual today.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
Keep your laptop safe without looking like a dweeb with this SwissGear backpack. With a separate, padded laptop pocket, and a dedicated iPad pocket, it’s perfect for traveling on the go since it’s TSA-friendly.
REI is about to make you that more inclined to get outside. Right now, you can grab an extra 25% off their entire clearance section for their End of Season sale. There everything from camping, to paddling, to hiking, to cycling, and everything in between. It’ll take some time to sort through everything, so you’d better get started now.
Right now, GAP has a huge sale where everything is discounted up to 60%, which is great, sure. But they’re throwing in an additional 40% off with the code HAPPY. The exclusions list is long (as usual), and it does include denim this time around, but there are a ton of majorly marked down pairs that you won’t even need the extra discount to grab for cheap.
Having a backpack on hand is always a good idea. Take this Gonex packable backpack that folds up into itself, so it can be easily stored in a glove compartment, center console, or suitcase. Choose from seven different colors for $12, or grab an all black one for $13.
Prepare for the
apocalypse your next hunting trip with Amazon’s sale on Bushnell’s Trophy Cam. Pick up this quality HD trail camera for $80 and impress all your hunting buddies. Personally, I would just use the trail camera to look at all the weird animals that hang out in the woods, but that’s just me.
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 35% off on three different styles, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35 and grab the Valor, the Rand, or the Belmont for 35% off ($46-$52, depending on the style).
If you haven’t bought Amazon samples before, let me explain. You purchase samples and then Amazon gives you an equivalent credit that you can then use to towards a whole bunch of different products in that same product category. For example, buy a $2 granola bar, you have $2 in credit
TOP MEDIA DEALS
If you like to read, and aren’t opposed to doing it on an electronic device of some sort, here’s your no-brainer deal of the day. Humble’s latest bundle features two dozen DRM-free ebooks, and you can get them all for as little as $18, or some for just $1.
These aren’t books you’d find in the budget bin at the bookstore either. The list includes classics like Octavia Butler’s Dawn, John Brunner’s Shockwave Rider and All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman.
As always with Humble Bundles, the titles are locked behind a few different price tiers, but you can pay whatever you want, and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in two free book credits to sweeten the pot . That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.
Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.
Top Gaming Deals
When you play Game of Thrones Monopoly, you win, or you get bored after 90 minutes and trade away all of your properties. Today’s deal is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, so you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Magnets. How do they work? This $18 NextX Building Set is made for the those of us that want to find out. With 46 pieces to play with, kids (and adults) can make a ton of different shapes and animals and learn just how cool magnets can be.
Update: Promo code’s expired.
Fidget spinners and fidget boxes are old news. The infinity cube is the new gadget to keep your hands busy. It’s sort of like a Rubik’s cube that collapses into a flat rectangle and can be folded in an infinite number of combinations. Like its predecessors, it’s small enough to fidget away in one hand and continue working with the other.
They seem to marketing themselves as the luxury fidget device, for the upper class with ADHD, anxiety, or anyone looking for stress relief. But at $15 with code V76CBU82, it’s an affordable luxury.
Ghost Recon Wildlands isn’t without its flaws, but it’s a massive game that should keep you busy for awhile, and Amazon’s already knocked it down to $30 today, the best price we’ve seen.
$8 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pads, but today, that gets you a massive 2.5' x 1' model that can accommodate your keyboard as well. So luxurious! Just be sure to use promo code MCDZX686 at checkout to save a couple bucks.
Super Mario Odyssey is only about two weeks away, and here’s a friendly reminder that if you have Amazon Prime, you can preorder it for $12 off(discount shown at checkout). This deal is valid up until release day, but Amazon’s been known to sell out of preorders of popular Nintendo games in the past, so it might behoove you to place your order early.
You can also preorder a Switch bundle with exclusive Joy-Con, and the game included.