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BEST TECH DEALS

RAVPower USB 16,750mAh Battery Pack | $22 | Amazon
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This USB battery pack doesnā€™t include USB-C, built-in prongs, dual inputs, or any of that jazz. What it does have is a large capacity (16,750mAh, enough for 4-6 phone charges, in most cases), and a very low $22 price tag today with promo code KINJAPB010. In fact, this is one of the lowest price-per-mAh ratios weā€™ve seen from a brand as popular as RAVPower.


Samsung 65" 4K Curved TV | $850 | Amazon
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We can debate the merits of curved TVs from a picture quality perspective, but thereā€™s no doubt they look really cool, and this 65" model is marked down to $850 right now, a whopping $450 less than usual. In fact, itā€™s only $50 more than the 55" version.

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Walmart has it for the same price as well, with free in-store pickup, or $50 shipping.


BeatsX Wireless Headphones | $95 | Amazon
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While AirPods offer the most seamless headphone experience for iPhone owners, BeatsX are probably a close second, and you can get a pair for $95-$96 depending on the color right now, over $50 less than usual.

From Gizmodo:

ā€œThe Beats X are the third product from Beats (and the fourth from all of Apple) to use the new W1 Bluetooth chipset. This Apple-designed chipset should allow for better battery life. It also makes pairing with an Apple device a total snapā€”as long as your iPhone runs iOS 10.1 or higher. All I had to do to pair was turn the Beats X and bring them near my phone. A ā€˜Connectā€™ button instantly popped up and I was offā€”music ready to be heard wirelessly.ā€


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 TI | $700 | MassDrop
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GPU prices are finally starting to recover from the crypto-driven shortage we suffered through during the first half of the year, and this high end Gigabyte GTX 1080 TI is down to a perfectly reasonable $700 right now on MassDrop. Thatā€™s a lot of money, sure, but itā€™s one of the most powerful cards money can buy, and youā€™ll be playing games on Ultra settings for years to come.


Preorder Piranha Plug | Kickstarter
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Despite this Kickstarter campaignā€™s claims, Iā€™m not convinced that friends stealing USB chargers is a common enough occurrence to warrant buying a new product. But Iā€™ve accidentally yanked my extra long, couch-based Lightning cable out of the wall enough times that Iā€™m intrigued nonetheless.

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The Piranha Plug is a USB charging brick that you screw into your wall outlet plate so it never falls out. And as for your charging cord itself, another screw keeps it in place too. It works with any charging cord, so you can put a durable Anker PowerLine in there, and tug away. If you have a semi-permanent USB charger set up in your house that occasionally pops out of place, the $10 preorder price seems well worth it.


Roav by Anker Bluetooth Receiver | $16 | Amazon | Promo code ROAVB288
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You donā€™t need to buy a new car, or even a new stereo to get Bluetooth streaming and hands-free calls in your older vehicle. You just need $16, an AUX jack, and an extra USB port. Use promo code ROAVB288 to save on this Anker Roav Bluetooth receiver, which includes a built-in mic.


Anker SoundCore Spirit Bluetooth Earbuds | $40 | Amazon
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Anker has long been the purveyor of our readersā€™ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, and the new SoundCore Spirits looks to be the best model yet. With an IPX7 rating and an additional hydrophobic nanocoating that keeps them operating under sweaty conditions, theyā€™re perfect for working out. And that 10 hour battery is best in class for this form factor. Theyā€™ll normally sell for $50, but for launch week, theyā€™re marked down to $40, no promo code required.


UGREEN Apple Watch Charging Cable | $21 | Amazon
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Every Apple Watch owner should have two charging cables. One for their nightstand, and one for their luggage. Itā€™s a very easy cable to forget at home, and if you find yourself on the road without a charger, itā€™s painful to march into an Apple Store and fork over $29 for a new one.

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There havenā€™t been too many third party options to date, but this model from UGREEN is MFI certified, and only $21 today, a match for the best price weā€™ve seen. Just note that it wonā€™t fit in most Apple Watch charging dock accessories, so youā€™re probably better off putting this one in your bag


Aukey 2.5" SSD/HDD External Enclosure | $11 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEYB09
Aukey 3.5" SSD/HDD External Enclosure | $17 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEYB08
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If you have any old hard drives or SSDs lying around, you can give them a second lease on life with an inexpensive enclosure, which turns them into always-useful external storage devices.

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3.5" and 2.5" options from Aukey are both on sale today, the latter of which runs over USB-C and includes a C-to-C cable, making it ideal for use with modern laptops. Just make sure to note the promo codes.


3-Pack TP-Link Deco M5 Mesh Router Set | $170 | Amazon
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TP-Linkā€™s answer to the mesh networking trend is back on sale, and you can get three Deco M5 routers for just $170 today with promo code, an all-time low.

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With enough combined range to cover a 4,500 square foot home, this a pretty stellar price compared to similar products on the market. I was actually sent a demo unit of the three-pack to try out last year, and while I couldnā€™t really test the range in my one bedroom apartment, I found them to be very easy to set up.


Ryze Trello | $85 | Amazo

In Gizmodoā€™s recent flight test of inexpensive drones, the Ryze Tello flew laps around the competition thanks to DJI flight technology that makes it easier to use, and a shockingly good camera for the price. Before today, we hadnā€™t seen it discounted from its usual $100, but while supplies last, you can grab one for $85.


65" JVC 4K TV | $500 | Walmart
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If size trumps features in your hierarchy of TV needs, this 65" JVC 4K TV is a steal for just $500, or $150 less than elsewhere. It doesnā€™t have smart apps, and its self-described HDR support is...vague, so I wouldnā€™t expect top-shelf picture quality. But you just donā€™t see 65" TVs for $500 very often.


Mokcao Speaker Base For Echo Dot | $20 | Amazon | Promo code 6IKR8BVE
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Amazonā€™s Echo Dot is a great voice assistant, and a truly terrible speaker. But for just $20 (with promo code 6IKR8BVE), you can drop it into this speaker base, which replaces its puny 3W driver with a stereo pair of booming 10W drivers. Plus, the built-in 5,000mAh battery pack lets you move it all around your house, and even doubles as a smartphone charger.

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Note, the black one doesnā€™t have a ton of Amazon reviews, but you can read some more impressions on the white modelā€™s product page.


Aukey HDMI Switch | $11 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEY004
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The government should mandate that all TVs come with at least five HDMI ports. I see no downside to this. Until I become president though, this $11 HDMI switcher will have to do. It basically turns one port into two, switches between devices at the press of a button. Just use promo code AUKEY004 at checkout to get it for $11.


Once youā€™ve use a CyberPower swiveling surge protector, every other outlet solution will feel inferior. Since it lets you position your plugs on the side, rather than sticking straight out, you can push furniture right up against the outlet. Itā€™s a small detail that makes a huge difference. Itā€™s down to $11 today, and even includes two USB ports (on the front, sadly).


VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.

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Last month, they offered our readers $10 off two year memberships, but this time around, you get a few more choices, ranging from a quick taste of the service to an extended commitment with additional savings:

These deals are only for our readers, but we arenā€™t sure how long theyā€™ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

BEST HOME DEALS

Anker HomeVac | $70 | Amazon
Anker HomeVac Duo | $73 | Amazon

Anker, purveyor of basically all of your favorite charging gear, also makes really popular cordless vacuum cleaners (under its Eufy sub-brand), and both models are on sale today for the best prices weā€™ve seen in quit some time.

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Most of you will probably want to opt for the HomeVac Duo, which runs for up to an hour on a charge, and features a detachable hand vac for cleaning furniture, your car, and other hard-to-reach places. Todayā€™s $73 deal is a solid $27 discount off what youā€™d normally pay.

If you place a premium on sheer vacuuming power, the newer HomeVac features stronger suction and a larger dust bin, though it lacks the Duoā€™s versatile 2-in-1 design. Still, $70 is $30 less than usual. And as youā€™d expect from Anker, no matter which one you choose, itā€™ll run off a battery.


KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer | $210 | Walmart
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If you still donā€™t own a KitchenAid, this Artisan series mixer is down to an all-time low $210 today at Walmart, or about $50 less than usual, as long as you like ā€œMajestic Yellow.ā€ No kitchen is complete without one.


Shun Paring Knife | $96 | Amazon
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Itā€™s borderline irresponsible to spend $96 on a paring knife, but holy crap this Shun is pretty. Itā€™s also $24 less than usual, and with proper care, should last you a really long time.


WeMo Mini Smart Plug | $25 | Amazon

Belkinā€™s WeMo Mini Smart Plug recently got native Apple HomeKit support in a firmware update, and Amazonā€™s marking the occasion with a $25 sale.

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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 neā€™er-do-wells.


70-Count Cascade Platinum Plus Dishwasher Tabs | $14 | Amazon
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You need dishwasher tabs anyway, so you might as well get them on sale. Clip the $5 coupon and use Subscribe & Save to get 70 Cascade Platinum Plus+ tabs delivered from Amazon for just $14. Just remember to cancel the subscription if you donā€™t want to keep receiving them.


LUCIDā€™s extra thick memory foam topper could change your good nightā€™s sleep into a great nightā€™s sleep. With 4 inches of memory foam, this topper can smooth and soften up your mattress and provide more ventilation. It even smells like lavender for a calming effect.

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All sizes are 20% off on Amazon, so grab the one you need before this deal dozes off.


Blender Bottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle | $15 | Amazon
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The classic Blender Bottle is great for mixing everything from pancake batter to protein shakes, and you can get two of them for just $15 on Amazon. These usually sell for $12, so this is a no-brainer purchase if you ever drink protein shakes.


Osprey Packs Parsec Daypack | $56 | Amazon
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This Osprey backpack comes with all the organizational pockets you can dream up. With a padded laptop sleeve, side mesh pockets, an external fabric pocket for quick-access storage, internal organization pockets and a large main compartment, everything you throw in there will have its own place.

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As long you donā€™t mind the ā€œrobust redā€ color, this normally-$90 daypack will set you back just $56, just $2 away from an all-time-low price.


T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick | $18 | Amazon | After $0.58 coupon
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Replace that old, scratched-up frying youā€™ve been using for a decade with this T-Fal nonstick pan. It has higher sides, so itā€™ll be easier to that impressive in-pan toss move that the pros do, and itā€™ll set you back just $18 on Amazon, down from the usual $25.


Restock your Sharpie collection with a couple of deals on fine point, ultra fine point, and neon Sharpie combo packs.

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The Electro Pop packs are the best deal at just $10 for a 24-count pack, but if youā€™re needing some more unique colors, this 21-count pack is $8 off right now.


350 Feet Bird Reflective Tape | $10 | Daily Steals | Promo code KINJABIRD
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Want to keep birds off your patio, or out of your garden? Bird-repelling reflective tape is the cheapest and easiest way to convince them to buzz off, and you can get a 350 foot roll today for just $10 with promo code KINJABIRD. Thatā€™s $3 less than the same roll costs on Amazon.


Tacklife Heat Gun | $19 | Amazon | Promo code DWYPWP7W

A heat gun probably isnā€™t something youā€™ll use every day, but itā€™s definitely worth having one in your toolbox; just look at a few of the ideas from Lifehacker below. This model is a bit more expensive than some others weā€™ve seen, but it has three temperature settings (including a 122 degree cool-down mode), and four attachments to help you channel the heat properly for different jobs.Get it for $19 with promo code DWYPWP7W.


Mpow Projection Alarm Clock | $20 | Amazon | Promo code MDT5D3EV
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Sure, your phoneā€™s alarm will wake you up on time, but it doesnā€™t include an FM radio, it wonā€™t function as a nightstand USB charger, and it definitely canā€™t project the current time onto your wall or ceiling. For a limited time, you can save $10 on this alarm clock with code MDT5D3EV.


Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat + Two Extra Room Sensors | $200 | Amazon
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The newer Ecobee4 smart thermostat has Alexa built right in, but the previous generation Ecobee3 is still great, and Amazon will sell you one with a pair of extra remote room sensors for just $200 right now. Thatā€™s less than youā€™d pay for an Ecobee4, and that pair of sensors would normally set you back $79, and those are probably more useful than any of the 4's new features.


AmazonBasics 3-Bag Laundry Sorter | $28 | Amazon | Prime members only

Itā€™s perhaps not the most exciting purchase, but this 3-bag laundry sorter can make your laundry day suck a little less by allowing you to separate out all your laundry categories (lights, darks, delicates, etc) before wash day. It might even prevent you from washing that dry-clean-only shirt, or accidentally dyeing all your white clothes pink with that run-away red sock. Whatever the case, this sorter is ~$6 less than usual for Prime members.


These silicone trays let you create scrambled egg bites in your Instant Pot. Just pour your scramble into each hole, cover, and cook 14 egg bites in just minutes. These trays come with lids, so you can park the ones you donā€™t eat in the fridge. Plus, they can used for portion-controlled brownies, muffins, pancakes, or whatever else you can think of. At $2 off right now, theyā€™re a no-brainer.


Snack Sample Box | $10 | Amazon | Plus $10 credit towards a future snack purchase
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Update: Back in stock!

If you missed it during its brief window of availability earlier this month, Amazonā€™s snack sample box up for order, and itā€™s basically free.

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Spend $10 to get eight or more snack samples to munch on, and then use the included $10 credit to buy more of your favorites. The exact contents of the box will vary, but RXBARS cost about $2 each at the store, and it seems like youā€™ll get a nice mix of healthy options and indulgent junk food.


Tacklife Electric Arc Lighter | $10 | Amazon | Promo code GXQYBMVT

Itā€™s 2018, and your lighter doesnā€™t need fuel anymore; it just has to charge over USB. This discounted arc lighter isnā€™t really pocket-friendly, but its long, flexible neck makes it ideal for lighting candles, camp fires and other awkwardly-placed flammable things. Just charge the built-in battery, and youā€™ll be good to go for up to 1,000 uses before you have to plug it in again.

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Get it for $10 today with promo code GXQYBMVT, which is the best price weā€™ve ever seen on one of these.


Contigo Autoseal West Loop Travel Mug | $12 | Amazon
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Contigoā€™s Autoseal West Loop is our readersā€™ favorite travel mug, and you can grab one of your own for just $12 right now. Itā€™ll keep drinks hot for five hours, or cold for 12, and insulate your hand from those temperature extremes so itā€™ll always be comfortable to hold


The discounts arenā€™t quite as deep as Black Friday, but if youā€™ve caught Philips Hue fever, a bunch of bulbs, starter kits, and accessories are back on sale today, including 20% off the standard, color individual bulbs.


Nine Night London/Paris/Rome Vacation | $1,079+ | TripMasters
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TripMastersā€™ latest vacation package offers you the chance to spend three nights each in London, Paris, and Rome starting under $1100, with roundtrip airfare, transportation between the cities, and hotels in each location.

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You have a lot of flexibility here to choose your hotels, departure city, and dates, though prices will vary based on your preferences.


Update: Itā€™s temporarily out of stock, but still orderable at the $3 price.

Bringing along your dogā€™s bulky bowl isnā€™t always feasible. This collapsible travel bowl folds down so you can throw it in your bag or purse and get it out when you need it. Plus, you canā€™t beat the price, just $3 on Amazon right now.


Tacklife Universal Socket Set | $7 | Amazon | Promo code RMSAAD65
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While its grip might not be quite as secure as a perfectly-sized socket, this Tacklife universal socket can get a good-enough hold on almost any bolt, not to mention oddly-shaped things like hooks, without taking up a ton of space in your tool box. Get it for just $7 with promo code RMSAAD65.


BEST LIFESTYLE DEALS

If youā€™re in dire need of a new straightener, but donā€™t want to spend an arm and a leg to get frizz-free hair, Amazon can help out with this Parwin Beauty hair tool Gold Box. Choose from five different tools: two straighteners and three curling irons (two of which have interchangeable barrels). Just keep in mind these prices will disappear at the end of the day.


If youā€™re trying out the Keto diet, clip the coupon to save on a bunch of low carb supplements and protein powders designed for you. They have chocolate, vanilla, and even Matcha tea flavors.

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The coupons are only available on Subscribe & Save orders, so if you donā€™t want multiple shipments, remember to cancel your next order after the first one ships.


Tesla Active Sportswear Gold Box | Amazon
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Thankfully, it seems like the diabolical summer heat is slowly starting to dissipate. That means if youā€™ve been using the humid weather as an excuse not to go for a run, youā€™re SOL. Amazon is right there with you, marking down gear from Tesla (not that Tesla) Active Sportswear so you can get outside, even if itā€™s just for a nice, brisk walk to the deli for a sandwich


25% off Everything | Chrome Industries
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Chrome Industriesā€™ back to school sale just kicked off, with 25% off everything on its site. All the clothes, all the shoes, and yes, all of the great-looking bags are included. Priced as marked.

Have any suggestions? Drop them in the comments!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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If youā€™ve never checked out Nordstromā€™s Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The largest of the three annual sales Nordstrom runs, the Anniversary Sale discounts thousands of fall and winter styles way before they make it into brick and mortar Nordstrom stores. Once the sale is over, youā€™ll only be able to get them for full price, so youā€™d better get on it. The sale ends on August 5.

Let us know what you bought in the comments!


BEST MEDIA DEALS

Humble Bundle: Cookbook ebooks | Humble
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The newest Humble Bundle is specially made for your foodies out there. Take your pick between a bunch of ebook cookbooks, with some geared towards special diets, like Paleo and gluten-free, some focused on grilled cheese, one-dish recipes, and soups, and for the fans of fine dining, James Beard Best of the Best.

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As usual, theyā€™re split among three different price tiers, and you can get them all for as little as $15.


Snow Crash [Kindle] | $2 | Amazon
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1992's Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is one of Cyberpunkā€™s defining texts, and an all-too-familiar send-up of modern capitalism. Download it straight to your Kindle for just $2 today.

From Amazon:

From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and the Internetā€”incarnate as the Metaverseā€”looks something like last yearā€™s hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonistā€”hacker, samurai swordsman, and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, whatā€™s a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue. A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible.


3-Month Audible Subscription | $15 | Amazon | Prime Members only
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Update: This sale was supposed to end with Prime Day, but itā€™s been extended through the end of the month. But itā€™s still only available for Prime members.

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Love to read but donā€™t have the time to sit down and actually read a book? Sign up for Amazonā€™s audiobook service, Audible for 66% less than usual during their Prime Day promotion.

For a limited time, Prime members can get three months of the service for $5 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 three month promotional period ends. The offer is available to new subscribers only.

BEST GAMING DEALS

These 3/4 sized Arcade1Up arcade cabinets were supposed to cost $399 each, and indeed, thatā€™s what GameStop is charging for preorders. But ever since last night, Walmartā€™s only been asking for $299. We arenā€™t sure if itā€™s a mistake (in which case your order stands to possibly be canceled) or intentional, but if youā€™ve got the space and the love for old arcade games, these things look amazing.


The Banner Saga Bonus Edition Trilogy [PS4]| $32 | Amazon | Prime members only, discount shown at checkout
The Banner Saga Bonus Edition Trilogy [Xbox One]| $32 | Amazon | Prime members only, discount shown at checkout
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The Banner Saga 3 is out today, but if you havenā€™t played the first two hand-drawn strategy games in the series, your best bet is to buy the Bonus Edition trilogy on PS4 or Xbox One, which comes out tomorrow. That means today is your last day to preorder and save 20% ($8 in this case) with your Amazon Prime membership.


Star Trek: Five-Year Mission Board Game | $22 | Amazon
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Space is hardly the final frontier of board games, but if youā€™re a Star Trek fan, itā€™s worth picking up the Five-Year Mission co-op game for $22.

You are about to begin your 5-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise. But which one? You can crew the classic Enterprise NCC-1701 or the next generation NCC 1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. If you fail, you all lose. Solving threats is the way you score points for your crew and win the game. Each crewmate has a unique ability. These abilities can help the team solve alerts. Use your skills wisely to give your crew the best chance at success. So, which is the crew for you-The Original Series, or the Next Generation?

Just donā€™t play as a red shirt.


FIFA 18 [PS4] | $20 | Walmart
FIFA 18 [Xbox One] | $20 | Walmart
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FIFA 19 is out in September, but if youā€™re suffering from soccer withdrawals now, you can pick up a copy of FIFA 18 for PS4 or Xbox One for just $20. It includes a World Cup mode, so you can redo the tournament and play at the U.S., or write an end Englandā€™s ā€œItā€™s Coming Homeā€ meme, or do the right thing and lead Iceland to the title.


The days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales are mostly behind us, so if your membership is set to expire soon, you may want to pick up another year for $47, or over 20% below retail.

Xbox owners, thereā€™s an even better deal available for you right now.


Nintendo Switch Online 1-Year | $20 | Amazon
Nintendo Switch Online 3-Month | $8 | Amazon
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Itā€™s not really a deal, but preorders are up on Amazon for Nintendoā€™s upcoming Switch online gaming service, including online play, classic game access, and cloud game saves...finally. Get a year of access for $20, or three months for $8. Those are the same prices that Nintendo will charge, but buying them this way means you can get 5% back with your Amazon Prime credit card, and your account wonā€™t auto-renew.

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Note: Amazon still has a placeholder date on the product pages, but youā€™ll get your digital codes as soon as the service launches in September. You also wonā€™t be charged until then.


Humble Monthly | Humble
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Humble Monthly remains one of the best deals in gaming, and the latest monthā€™s early access titles include The Escapists 2, A Hat in Time, and Conan Exiles. Plus, more unannounced games will unlock on August 3 for all subscribers. As always, Humble Monthly is only $12 per month (or $11 if you prepay for a full year), and every game you get is yours to keep forever, even if you cancel.


Preorder Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube Controller | $29 | Amazon | Discount at checkout
Preorder Nintendo Switch GameCube Controller Adapter | $19 | Amazon | Discount at checkout
Preorder Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | $48 | Amazon Prime | Discount at checkout
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If you want to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a GameCube controller, as nature intended, youā€™ll want to preorder the controller and/or the official adapter now. Not only are they in stock (hardly a given with Nintendo hardware), Amazonā€™s actually taking a tiny bit off at checkout for each, no Prime membership required. Itā€™s not a big discount, but itā€™s better than nothing.

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Note: If you have the original adapter for the Wii U, or any old GameCube controller, those will work too.

Prime members can also preorder and save $12 on the game.

Grab yourself a Ridley Amibo while youā€™re there. You know you want to.


1 Year Xbox Live Gold | $40 | Microsoft
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Remember back in the day, when you could get a year of Xbox Live Gold for $40 pretty much any time you wanted? Well, Microsoftā€™s kicking it old school right now, so re-up your membership at this price while you can, even if it wonā€™t expire for awhile, because itā€™s almost definitely not going to get cheaper than this any time soon.


3 Months Xbox Game Pass | $10 | Microsoft
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With Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft basically created the Netflix of video games, and itā€™s a great deal at its usual $10 per month. But for a limited time, that same $10 will get you three months of the service.

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Xbox Game Pass grants you access to new releases like State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves, as well as classics like KOTOR and all of the Gears of War games. The only catch is that youā€™ll be auto-renewed at $30 per three months after your first three months is up, so remember to cancel if you donā€™t want to keep paying.


Nintendo Switch + Choice of Game | $329 | Walmart
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It would have been easy to miss during the Prime Day commotion, but Walmart put up a pretty enticing Nintendo Switch deal to combat Amazon, and itā€™s still available.

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For $329, youā€™ll get a Switch console in either grey or neon, plus your choice of either Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Those are all stellar games, and youā€™d almost certainly be buying at least one of them with the Switch anyway, so youā€™re basically getting it for half off.

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