Top Tech Deals
The best camera is the one you have with you, but that’s much more likely to be your DSLR if you take advantage of today’s Amazon Gold Box.
Inside, you’ll find a variety of photography accessories, most notably a bunch of Case Logic camera bags and slings to carry all of your cameras, lenses, and gear. Options start around $30, so there’s a bag for every level of photographer in here. A few are below, but head over to Amazon to see them all.
You’ll also find some accessories like tripods, hardside cases, and even a monitor calibration tool so your colors are dialed in exactly as you want them. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.
The day will come where all USB ports you regularly interact with in the world will be USB-C ports. Until then, you’ll need some USB-A to USB-C cables to help manage the transition. Get five nylon-braided cables of various length today for $15 with promo code AUKECMD2.
You can also get three 3' cables for $10, but they aren’t braided.
Vertical surge protectors (power towers, as I like to call them) seem to be having a moment right now, and this one includes eight AC outlets and six USB ports for just $31 with promo code ZY3FFGC8. If that’s not enough power for your desk, you might need a tech intervention.
This aluminum gadget stand is foldable, portable, can hold pretty much any mobile device, and is only $9. What’s not to love?
Mesh routers are so hot right now, and Linksys’ take on the concept is down to $330 for a 3-pack today (with code KINJAVELOP), if you don’t mind buying a refurb.
The Velop works like pretty much any other mesh networking system: One router plugs into your modem, and the rest can basically go anywhere in your home to extend the network. But it has a stellar 4.5 star review average on Amazon (where it sells for a whopping $500 new), and it even supports Alexa commands.
We see deals almost every day on Bluetooth earbuds, but if you prefer the comfort and sound isolation of over-ears, Modern Portable’s well-reviewed Super66s are down to $50 in today’s Gold Box, about $10 less than usual. These have all the advantages of Bluetooth earbuds, including a built-in mic, but when your battery dies, you can just plug in the included AUX cable to use them as regular headphones.
Just remember that like all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, and it’s liable to sell out early.
If you have any international travel plans coming up, pick up a travel adapter or two for $11 each with code 3721XB77. This one has four USB ports so you can charge all your device at once and get back to exploring.
iPhone X preorders go live on Friday, but you can get a head start on your accessories with these exclusive discounts from Anker.
First up, the PowerPort Speed USB-C charger is basically the Anker equivalent of Apple’s $49 MacBook charger, except it’s only $21. If you buy a USB-C to Lightning cable from Apple, this is the fastest way to charge your new iPhone (though it’s not that much faster than a regular 12W charger).
Speaking of Lightning cables, you can never have enough of them, and Anker’s nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ cables are on sale as well. You’ve never felt a cable this nice before.
And of course, if you get your hands on a shiny new iPhone X, you’re going to want to keep it safe, so you can choose from a variety of discounted cases.
Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and Amazon just knocked $200 off the previous going rate of the 55" model.
You can read all about quantum dots here, but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images on a less expensive LCD panel.
Okay, so with that background out of the way, Samsung’s 2017 Q-series TVs utilize quantum dots to great effect. That Gizmodo review is about the Q9, rather than the Q7 that’s on sale today, but most of it should apply to either set. The Q7 has fewer local dimming zones and a less-premium industrial design, but it’ll still be the best looking TV you’ve ever owned. We’ve seen a couple of $1800 deals on the 65" model from MassDrop, but this is a great price if you don’t have that much space, or want to take advantage of Prime shipping.
It’s backordered by a few weeks, and still priced at a premium by virtue of being cutting edge, but $124 is the best price Amazon’s ever offered on this 256GB microSD card, and about $26 less than usual. If you need to store a lot of 4K footage from your action cam, or games on your Switch, this is as big as these cards come.
Update: There was a slightly slower model of this card available for $100 last week during an Amazon Gold Box deal.
There’s a new Amazon Echo coming out at the end of the month, and that means great closeout deals on the old model. Woot has them brand new for $80 shipped in both black and white right now, which is the best price we’ve ever seen.
Smart outlet switches have become the atomic unit of smart home gadgetry, and you can get two Alexa-compatible switches (with energy monitoring!) for just $13 each today with promo code 855XJ38T.
You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones; these 4 star-rated Cowin E-7s are just $40 right now, or $30 off with promo code 9H9778YO.
They might not have the brand recognition of Sony or Bose, but these headphones pack in 30 hours of battery life, and yes, active noise cancellation that reviewers say works really well.
You could fill a swimming pool with sub-$20 Bluetooth earbuds, but not many of them boast 8mm drivers, let alone 10 hours of battery life. Even if you already own a pair you like, I recommend getting extra sets of headphones to keep in your gym bag or luggage, for when you inevitably forget your favorites.
There’s a nasty new Wi-Fi exploit out in the wild these days, but you can protect yourself from prying eyes (and get around geo-blocked content too) with a VPN subscription.
Lo and behold, PureVPN is offering some pretty stellar discounts right now when you use promo code Privacy20:
- 24 months for $62.40 ($2.60 per month)
- Six months for $42.96 ($7.16 per month)
- One month for $8.76
PureVPN encrypts and obscures all of your internet traffic from everyone from malicious hackers to your ISP to the government, and includes some cool features like a kill switch to automatically disconnect your Wi-Fi if the VPN stops working, as well as split tunneling, which can route some of your traffic through the VPN, while letting the rest go through your ISP.
Top Home Deals
Our readers have bought thousands upon thousands of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid food storage sets over the years, but today’s a great day to upgrade to the Premier version.
Compared to the originals, these feature a stronger plastic base which is better at resisting stains and smells, and lids that snap to the bottom of their containers, so they never get separated. $25 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed on the 28-piece set (which includes 14 containers and 14 lids, not 28 containers), so stock up.
I admit, it’s tough to judge a piece of furniture over the internet, but Amazon’s top-selling coffee table looks great to my eyes, and carries a 4.7 star review average. Plus, this being Amazon, it ships for free. That’s pretty compelling for $103 if you aren’t happy with your current coffee table.
The bestselling, top-rated, and audience-favorite robotic vacuum just came out with a new and improved model, and you can suck up yours today for just $200 with code MMSM8QWT, matching a launch deal we saw last week.
It has the features you guys loved about the first model - remote control, a slim body to reach under furniture, and large dust box, but boasts upgraded suction power, so the vacuum will sense when it needs to use a little extra juice to take care of a mess. It also has slightly larger wheels to easier navigate over door jams and higher-pile carpets, plus a larger HEPA-style filter to better trap allergens and pet hair. How convenient!
We don’t even touch plastic at this point, our love for double-walled glass is matched only by the glass’ fragility, and many readers have commented in their sensitivity to the metallic taste that... metal can add.
The MYMUG is made in America, available in 4 sizes, microwave and dishwasher safe, safe in general, and insulated. It feels like ceramic, doesn’t impart any flavors, and my favorite feature by far is the base, which allows water to drain during the dishwashing cycle.
We’ve been drinking out of a pair of these mugs for a few weeks, and while we didn’t get to try the lids unfortunately, we’re huge fans of the mugs for everyday use.
You probably own most of the tools included in this Stanley kit, but for $28, there’s something to be said for having them all in a nice, organized case like this. It would also make a great gift for a college student who just moved into their first apartment. Today’s deal is about $10 less than usual, but it’s only available today.
You can extend the life of your favorite seasonal farmer’s market strawberries or about-to-go-bad herbs by repurposing them into their dried forms with a food dehydrator. It can even make jerky!
Using low heat (96 to 160 degrees) to draw out moisture from food, a dehydrator can really save you money by allowing you to DIY your own dried herbs, jerky, mushrooms, fruit rolls, soup mixes, potpourri, and more.
This Nesco dehydrator is a top seller on Amazon and includes a $5 coupon today, so get yourself one before this deal dries up.
Note: The $5 discount won’t show up until checkout.
Typically selling for $14, you can grab yourself a two-pack of Amazon’s best-selling silicone baking mats for $11.
If you haven’t used one before, you should now that nothing will stick to these. They’re made of silicone, flexible, and fit onto standard-sized baking sheets, making clean up a breeze. Plus, since you won’t be baking nonstick spray into your cookie sheets, they’ll look like new for longer.
In addition to being bestsellers, these mats boast a near-perfect 4.7-star rating with almost 2,000 reviews.
IRIS’s pet food containers aren’t exactly exciting, but they work well, seal tight, and keep the ants away. I’ve used the same two IRIS containers for about six years now, and haven’t given them a second thought, which is all you could want from products like this. Choose from four different sizes below for 15% off after you clip the on-page coupon.
OxyLED is best known for its battery-powered light strips, but this discounted kit plugs into an AC outlet and is designed specifically for under-cabinet installation.
The kit comes with three-foot-long LED light bars, plus three connecting cables. You can either plug the bars into each other to create one long light bar, or use the cables to snake around corners and extend your setup. There are two options to make your lights stick: via damage-free magnetic strips (ideal for renters) or with regular screws.
Once it’s all installed, just use the touch-sensitive power button to turn them on and adjust the brightness, and enjoy a well-lit countertop while you prepare dinner.
Update: This deal has been up for a few days, but now you can get it for $129 with promo code THDOCTFY1710.
The Nest Learning Thermostat usually costs $250, or maybe $200 if you find a good sale, but today at Home Depot, you can pick up a refurb of the previous generation model for only $139. The only real difference between this and the current edition is that it has a smaller screen, and it’s not like you’re watching movies on the thing.
LED flashlights are affordable and can be incredibly bright, and a whole bunch of them are on sale right now.
For one day only, you can select from a variety of deals on Streamlight lighting products, including full-sized flashlights (one of which puts out an astounding 1100 lumens), compact lights, and even a keychain area light that you can wear on your person while running at night. Just be sure to take advantage before this deal goes dark. A few lights are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest.
Barbecue season might be in the rearview mirror, but you can be ready for the spring with this Char-Broil charcoal grill deal. Its 780 square inches of cooking surface can fit a ton of food, and $91 is the best price Amazon’s ever offered, though you’ll have to be a Prime member to get it.
You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could buy this poster for 20% off with code SALEONTOLOGY that you didn’t stop to think if you should.
Hold on to your butts.
Heat up the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this Hamilton Beach toaster oven. It’s not the fanciest thing in the world, and not your favorite Breville, but it would be perfect for smaller kitchens with less counter space. This normally sells for around $45 so, at $36 today, this discount should get your coils heating.
You can warm up next to Amazon’s best-selling space heater for $47, which is its lowest price we’ve seen since last May. It oscillates, has an 8-hour timer, and comes highly-recommended with almost 5,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating.
I recommend grabbing another one for your over-cooled office building too.