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Today’s Best Tech Deals

Edifier R2000DB Bookshelf Speaker (Black or Wood Finish) | $200 | Amazon
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Listen up, Edifier makes some of the best audio equipment on the market. And right now, Amazon is discounting the R2000DB Bookshelf Speaker to just $200.

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These offer fantastic audio quality—surpassing that of the Sonos Play:5. But as far as features go, these offer a variety of inputs, including aux, optical, Bluetooth connectivity, and a remote control. These lack the voice-control powers of smarter devices, but that’s easily remediable with the addition of an Echo Dot or the disappearing Chromecast Audio.

This $50 discount is the biggest we’ve seen on this particular model. And as with all Gold Box deals, this will quietly disappear tonight.


Anker PowerCore Lite 20000 | $38 | Amazon
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Anker’s PowerCore battery packs dominate the portable charging landscape, and one of the most recent models packs in 20,000mAh of juice into a surprisingly svelte package.

There’s nothing radically new about the PowerCore Lite, but there are great refinements and thoughtful features throughout. The textured exterior looks and feels great, and makes it easier to hold. The dual microUSB and USB-C inputs mean you’ll almost always have a compatible cable to recharge them, though I wish the USB-C port doubled as an output. And finally, a trickle charging mode is perfect for charging things like Bluetooth headphones, which often don’t draw enough power to prevent batteries from turning themselves off.

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Normally priced at $54, it’s marked down to $38 right now, no promo code required.


3-Pack amFilm iPhone XS Max Screen Protectors | $3 | Amazon | Promo code T3H84MKX
3-Pack amFilm iPhone 6/7/8 Plus Screen Protectors | $3 | Amazon | Promo code YWU5NK3X
3-Pack amFilm iPhone 6/7/8 Screen Protectors | $3 | Amazon | Promo code XRCJQAEV
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If you want to keep your iPhone looking pristine, whether for aesthetic or resell value reasons, a glass screen protector offers probably the best ROI of any mobile accessory. These highly rated protectors from amFilm (iPhone Xs Max | iPhone 6/7/8 Plus | iPhone 6/7/8) are priced at $8 for a 2-pack or 3-pack, but you can use a promo code (make sure you pick the correct one) to bring them down to just $3.


Mohu Leaf Metro | $13 | Amazon
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We see deals on leaf-style HDTV antennas pretty frequently, but if you won’t settle for anything less than the brand that started the trend, Amazon’s discounting the tiny Leaf Metro to just $13 today.

As the smallest antenna in Mohu’s lineup, the Metro is only rated for 25 miles under ideal circumstances (compared to 30 for the standard Leaf), so this antenna is best suited for city dwellers who live close to their local broadcast towers. Check out Lifehacker’s guide if you aren’t sure that this is right for you.


Let me be up front about this: Neither of these FireTV sets should be your main TV. These 32" Toshiba and Insignia models should be a secondary, or more appropriately, a tertiary set.

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Despite having streaming powers built-in, outputting 720p isn’t... it’s just not something I’d give my full recommendation. But here’s the thing: these are $100, which means either can be great for your high school teen’s bedroom (the one you don’t like) or a garage. Or maybe a bathroom, if yours is big enough.

If you want a few more options, Best Buy does have a few more choices available.


Das Keyboard Model S | $100 | Amazon
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You can find a mechanical keyboard for under $50 these days, but premium models are definitely worth the splurge if you spend a lot of time at your desk. Das’s legendary Model S was one of the first modern keyboards to popularize loud and clicky Cherry MX Blue switches, and the Mac keycap model is down to $100 right now on Amazon, within $10 of an all-time low.

Today’s Best Home Deals

Instant Pot Ultra 6 qt. | $128 | Amazon
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The six quart Instant Pot Ultra is down to $128 right now, just $28 from an all-time low and discounted $22. You should buy one.

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The Instant Pot Ultra features a completely revamped, dial-based UI that makes fine-tuned adjustments faster and easier than the older models. A new processor allows it to compensate for altitude and carry out completely custom programs, and it also has a few modes you won’t find on the standard Instant Pots, like cake, eggs, and sterilize.

If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to speedy pressure cooking, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. Basically, it’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own.


First Alert Wireless Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector | $36 | Amazon
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You should have a smoke and carbon monoxide detector on every level of your house, and in every bedroom, and this First Alert combines both into a single product for just $36, the best price since last summer. Do a mental audit of where all of your detectors are, and take advantage of this deal to fill in any gaps.

Most impressively of all, while it’s not truly a “smart” alarm like a Nest Protect, it does connect wirelessly. Plus, it can send mobile alerts and emails so you’re aware of danger whether you’re home or not.


Up to 40% Off Select Home Items | Urban Outfitters
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Urban Outfitters wants to outfit your urban (or suburban, or rural, whatever) home for less. Right now, take 30% off on-sale bedding, decor, wall art, window treatments, tapestries, throws, and more — or 40% if you’re a UO Rewards member, which you should be — all of which possess that hip and cool flair that Urban has come to be known for. Go as big as a whole new look for your bed, or as subtle as a few unique accent pieces or candles; either way, you’ll be getting a good deal.


200-Count Solimo Drawstring Kitchen Trash Bags | $16 | Amazon | Clip the 20% coupon
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You need trash bags. Everyone needs trash bags. But it sucks to spend a bunch of money on something that is, by definition, going straight into the trash. Amazon makes its own trash bags now (of course), and you can get a box of 200 for just $16 right now, about $.08 per bag. Even at that price, they’re not bargain basement quality; they have great reviews, and draw strings for easy closing. Just be sure to clip the 20% coupon so you don’t throw away money unnecessarily.


Tacklife 360 Laser Level Self-leveling Laser | $60 | Amazon | Promo code EIC2ZXZR
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Why would you ever futz around with a bubble level when you can find a straight line with a LASER? <Inception horn>

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Tacklife’s self-leveling cross-line laser mounts to any wall, and projects a perfectly straight horizontal and vertical line in either direction for up to 98 feet. It’s currently listed on Amazon for $110, but promo code EIC2ZXZR will bring that down to just $60. You don’t need to be a laser technician to know that that’s a great deal for anyone that enjoys home improvement projects.


Sunspots Outdoor Disk LED Light, Packs of 4, 8, 16 | $18, $32, $56 | Daily Steals
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You worked hard to make your outdoor spaces great, so why not show them off during the day and at night. With these solar-powered Sunsports LED Disk Lights — now on sale in packs of 4, 8, or 16 for $18, $32, and $56, respectively — you can transform your backyard and/or front lawn into a bright beacon of light in the darkness. They’ll turn on automatically and shine for eight to 10 hours in any weather conditions. Plus, you’ll probably be less likely trip over a stray branch or rock.


6-Pack Extra Large Dryer Balls | $11 | Amazon
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Wool dryer balls are the hottest laundry invention of the decade, and you can get six extra large ones for $11 in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Just toss them in your dryer, and your clothes will dry faster, come out softer, and have fewer wrinkles at the end of the cycle.

At the very least, you should use dryer balls instead of fabric softener or dryer sheets when drying towels and workout gear, as chemical fabric softener leaves a residue that makes fabrics less water absorbent, which is obviously an issue in both cases.


Chef’sChoice 120 Knife Sharpener | $68 | Woot
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Somewhat counterintuitively, dull kitchen knives are more dangerous than sharp ones, as they require more pressure to use, and are more likely to slip off the side of whatever you’re cutting, and into your hand.

Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new knife to get a sharp edge; this professional electric sharpener is down to $68 on Woot, the best price we’ve ever seen by $22. Boasting a fantastic 4.5 star review average from over 500 Amazon customers, the Chef’s Choice three stage system bevels, sharpens, and polishes your blades to the point that they feel brand new.


ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 Robotic Vacuum | $300 | Amazon
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You can get a basic robotic vacuum for under $200 these days, but if you want all the bells and whistles, this Ecovacs DEEBOT 901 is a stellar deal at $300, today only.

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Rather than bouncing around your house like a ping pong ball, the 901 features a suite of sensors that actually map out your room layout and major obstacles, and teaches itself an efficient cleaning path over time. That means every spot that needs vacuuming gets vacuumed every day (or whenever you schedule it to run with the smartphone app).

That’s a feature you otherwise only see on high-end Samsung and Roomba robovacs that cost twice as much, and it’s totally worth it. Today’s price is $100 less than usual, but don’t let them all get cleaned out.


24-Pack Roasted and Salted Pistachios | $14 | Amazon
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Pistachios, in my humble opinion, are the best snack, because shelling them slows you down just enough to force you to really savor them. The problem is that I can’t stop eating them. That’s what makes these individual serving packs so great—just grab one on the way to work—and you can get 24 delivered by Amazon for just $14 right now.


Kohler Purefresh Quiet-Close Elongated Toilet Seat | $54 | Amazon
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Carbon air filter! Air freshener!! Night light!!! Soft close!!!! The only thing this Kohler toilet seat is missing is a USB charger so you can dick around on your phone indefinitely while you enjoy the pleasant air fresher scent of your choice, and at $54, it’s never been cheaper.


Cusimax Electric Gooseneck Kettle | $34 | Amazon | Promo code S5KWMUEJ
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With precise temperature controls and an elongated spout, this Cusimax gooseneck kettle is perfect for pour-over coffee enthusiasts. It’s also just $34 on Amazon right now with promo code S5KWMUEJ, one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on a product like this.

Even if you’re not into pour over, electric kettles are great, just in general. The Brits have it right on this one. They heat water faster than a kettle on the stove, and maintain that temperature until it all boils off, at which point they shut themselves down for safety. Tea enthusiasts can even use them to choose different water temperatures for different types of teas, rather than futzing with a kitchen thermometer or <gasp> pouring boiling water over delicate green tea leaves.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

20% Off Tops and Sweaters | Anthropologie
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Does the point where you look at your closet and think to yourself, “I have too many tops,” even exist? No, in fact, it does not. And it’s because of sales like the one Anthropologie is currently running that we are (I am) like this. For a limited time, take 20% off a selection of boho cool tops and sweaters (which are just winter tops) from Anthro. These deals won’t last long though, so buy now, and figure out where you’ll store them later.


Up to 40-50% off Last Season prAna Gear | prAna
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I will never stop singing the praises of prAna, just ask my friends. I own six of their pants (and a beanie) and they are the best I’ve ever used. They also have mad sustainability cred... and... and... *faints* Right now they’re blowing out last season’s styles.

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Whether it’s climbing, hiking, yoga, or whatever outdoorsy crap you’re into, prAna makes amazing gear for it. I own a couple Mojo shorts and Brion shorts for climbing and Zion Pants for hiking. This sale is active until next Monday, but supplies are limited.


Winter skin routines are all about hydration — that’s where Dr. Jart+’s H2O-focused skincare lines comes in. And now, just in time to rescue your cold weather-ravaged face, five such products are on sale at Sephora.

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Among the deals, are the brand’s cult-favorite Rubber Masks. The rubber sheet masks — normally $12, which is a lot for any single-use product — are down to an easier-to-swallow price of $7. Also on sale is one of my personal favorites: the Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask. Just apply it before bed, after your regular skincare routine, and wake up with unbelievably hydrated skin. Shop all the Dr. Jart+ moisture-heavy deals soon, since these prices and products will likely evaporate soon.


30% Off Boots | TOMS | Promo code BOOTS30
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Yes, boots are technically a winter shoe, but if you really look at TOMS selection of the tallest footwear, it’s pretty clear that these things are built to span several seasons — including, say, spring? Hence why you should take advantage of the shoe purveyor’s current offer of 30% off all boots. Their range of men’s and women’s styles are so good-looking, you’ll find a way to wear a pair before next fall, promise.


Ozark Trail 12' x 10' All-Season Outfitter Wall Tent | $269 | Walmart
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You aren’t going to carry this massive, steel frame tent into the backcountry on a backpack, but it’d be pure luxury for an extended camping trip that you drive to, or a tailgate, or even in your backyard while the weather’s nice. It’s tall enough to walk around inside, and one reviewer even says they installed a wood stove. It’s basically one of those tents from the Quidditch World Cup, except it’s real, and only $269 today.

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(Bed, linens, nightstands, flower vases, lighting, seating, and ornamental rugs not included)


Select New Balance Sneakers | $25 | Joe’s New Balance Outlet | Promo code FLASH25
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Here’s a deal with the potential to throw you off balance: Right now, thanks to a Flash Sale at Joe’s New Balance Outlet, you can get a pair of New Balance sneakers for just $25 using promo code FLASH25. The deal only applies to select styles, but still, getting any solid pair of shoes for less than $50 is a bargain in my book. This sale only lasts through February 24, and supplies are limited anyway, so I’d recommend breaking into an all out sprint in order to snag your next pair of sneaks.


Men’s and Women’s True Religion Flash Sale | Nordstrom Rack
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True Religion jeans had a moment in the aughts, but the denim brand still holds up in 2019. And today, we’ve all been blessed with major True Religion discounts. Take up to 70% off a range of styles for men and women at Nordstrom Rack in continuation of your quest for the holy grail of jeans, because everyone know sliding on a quality pair is akin to a religious experience.


Ozark Trail Instant Shower/Utility Shelter | $79 | Walmart
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I personally don’t love the idea of taking a shower outside. But sometimes, circumstances dictate that either you shower outside or you don’t shower at all, which, in that case, I choose the former. And hey, maybe it wouldn’t even be that bad if I had this Ozark Trail Instant Shower/Utility Shelter at my disposal. The well-reviewed tent has two rooms, a 5-gallon solar shower, a mesh drain, and mesh panels for ventilation, not to mention a towel rack and toiletry holder. And best of all, it’s on sale right now at Walmart for just $79, a price well worth the luxury it would add to your next overnight outdoor experience.


Weleda Moisture and Shine Skin Food 3-Piece Set | $27 | Amazon | Clip the 15% off coupon
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What do Rihanna, Julia Roberts, Adele, and Victoria Beckham have in common? Apparently, it’s a passion for Weleda Skin Food moisturizer — and for good reason. The cult-favorite cream is super rich and made from all natural ingredients. Now, you can take home a three-pack of Skin Food — one 2.5 oz tube and two 1 oz tubes — for less than usual. Just clip the 15% off coupon to the bring the price down to $27 and get ready to hydrate your skin like the star you are. After all, what’s good enough for Julia, Adele, RiRi and Posh is good enough for me.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

SteelSeries Rival 310 Gaming Mouse | $40 | Amazon
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SteelSeries consistently makes terrific gaming gear, and this discounted Rival 310 Gaming mouse is no exception. It offers everything you could want for gaming, including an adjustable sensor that goes up to 12,000 DPI, 16.8 million color backlighting (obviously), and programmable settings that are saved directly to the mouse

Right now it’s $40, which matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen.


If you own a Nintendo Switch, Walmart is selling Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey for just $45. This is a great opportunity to round out your collection with what are essentially must-haves for the system.

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If you’ve had them on your wishlist, I wouldn’t wait. These sold out the last time they were this price.

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Let’s get this out of the way early, these discounted noise-canceling heapdhones won’t sound as great or block noise as well as a high end pair of Sony or Bose. But at $120, these Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2s are a fraction of the cost and will improve your commute by a significant margin.

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If you’re still using those basic ass Apple headphones, these will be a significant upgrade. You can listen to up to 24 hours of music before you’ll need to recharge or switch to a wired connection.

Better still, these are the cheapest these particular cans have ever been.


2-Pack Eufy Smart Plugs | $26 | Amazon
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Anker makes smart plugs now, because Anker makes everything, and the compact model is down to just $26 for a 2-pack this week, down from the usual $40.

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Smart plugs are basically the atomic unit of smart home gear, and like pretty much all of these things, Anker’s let you control or schedule your outlet with both your phone and with Alexa. Their built-in energy monitoring feature, however, is a little less common, and a great inclusion at this price. Plus, its slim design means it won’t block the other outlet on a receptacle, so you can plug something else in (including a second smart plug).


RAVPower HyperAir Qi Pad | $20 | Amazon | Promo code KINJADJ2

RAVPower’s HyperAir Qi charging pad is one of the few models out there to support the fastest-possible 7.5W iPhone charging, and you can get it for just $20 today with promo code KINJADJ2.

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To be clear, there are a lot of Qi pads that support 10W charging for certain Android devices, but iPhones require a very specific frequency to enable their maximum charging speed of 7.5W, and this is one of the most affordable compatible pads we’ve seen, and the cheapest we’ve seen with the necessary Quick Charge 3.0 power adapter included.


Surgu Rebel Tech Kit | $10 | Amazon
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Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can pick up their Rebel Tech Kit for an all-time low $10 today. That includes four packs in four different colors, a remover tool, and a book with 14 projects to get you started.


We’re not done with winter yet, but you can get through the rest of it (or just warm up your fingers in your overly cold office all year long) with these Zippo hand warmers. Unlike those disposable chemical hand warmers, Zippos lasts for either six or 12 hours depending on the model, and can be re-used by filling it with a small amount of lighter fluid. Plus, they just look really cool.


Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare 36 Family+ Rolls | $18 | Amazon | Clip the 20% coupon
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Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare is one of your three favorite toilet papers, and Amazon is selling 36 rolls for $18 today when you clip the 20% coupon and use Subscribe & Save. Just remember that you won’t see the final price until checkout, and you can cancel the subscription after your first delivery.