Top Tech Deals
You’ll get two Tile Slims, which are designed to slide into a wallet or stick to objects, and two Tile Mates, which you can attach to keychains or keep in bags. Once you have your Tiles in place, the Tile app on your phone can ping them over Bluetooth and cause them to beep until you find what you’re looking for. And if your lost item is outside of your phone’s Bluetooth range, it’ll show up on a map automatically any time another Tile user comes into range.
Buying these Tiles a la carte would set you back about $110, so if you can think of four things you want to track, this is a fantastic bargain.
You can seemingly build just about anything with a Raspberry Pi, including your own miniature game console, and here’s a great deal on the newest Raspberry Pi 3. The kit comes with everything you need to get started, and will only set you back $61 with promo code U34S5G2S.
These Raspberry Pi deals tend to sell out within hours, so don’t wait too long.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 is right in the Goldilocks zone of price and performance, and you can pick up a Gigabyte card with a whopping 8GB of GDDR5 RAM for $400 on MassDrop right now. That’s the best price we’ve ever seen, and $35 less than Amazon, which means you’ll have more money left over for games.
As long as you don’t mind buying a refurb, VIZIO’s SB3851 38" 5.1 surround sound system is on sale for $230 on Amazon right now. I own this exact system, and absolutely love it, as do many of our readers.
The system’s three front audio channels are housed in an attractive 38" sound bar, while the two satellite speakers connect to a Bluetooth subwoofer, meaning you don’t have to run any cables from your TV to the back of the room to enjoy true surround sound (though to be clear, you do have to plug the satellite speakers into the subwoofer). The best part? You don’t even need a receiver to operate this thing; it’ll plug straight into your TV.
There are surely systems out there that sound better or offer more options, but for the majority of non-audiophiles, this system is basically a miracle for the price. We saw it for lower prices last year, but it’s been stuck at $250 for months, so if it’s been on your wish list for awhile, $20 off is as good as it’s gotten in a long time.
If you want to power devices like TVs and mini-fridges while you’re out at a tailgate, your only real option until recently has been a noisy, gas-guzzling generator. But the proliferation of affordable lithium batteries and solar panels is threatening to change that, as evidenced by the Jackery PowerPro.
This electric “generator” features a 500Wh battery that can recharge a smartphone over 40 times, a laptop 3-6 times, a TV for several hours, and a lot more. If it draws less than 300W, you can plug it in here.
When it comes time to recharge, six hours connected to an AC outlet will do the job, or you can go completely off the grid with solar panels (not included). It wouldn’t be ideal for weeklong camping trips or extended power outages at home, but it might be just enough power for a tailgate or barbecue, and you can save $120 right now with promo code POWER500.
Nonda’s original Zus smart car charger was a one-of-a-kind device with two very poorly-placed USB ports, but the newly redesigned Quick Charge 2.0 model fixes that fatal flaw for just $11.
That’s a great price for any Quick Charge car charger, but Nonda’s has some features you won’t find anywhere else. Most notably, it connects to your phone over Bluetooth, and every time the connection drops (meaning your car has turned off), a free app will make a note of your location so you can find your parking spot later.
That app will also tell you the health of your car battery so you can get it replaced before you end up stranded, and it can even track your mileage for tax and expensing purposes (free for 60 drives per month, $3/month or $30/year for unlimited).
Giant battery packs are great in some situations, but more often than not, you just need something that can fit in your pocket and give you a single extra phone charge, or maybe a bit more. That’s exactly what you can get today for $10 with promo code KINJA060.
While mesh routers have broken through in 2016, the Wirecutter-recommended TP-Link Archer C7 though is one of the best “traditional” routers you can get, and it’ll only cost you $70 today after clipping a $10 coupon. That’s a match for last year’s Black Friday price, and the best deal we’ve seen.
Google Home got a couple of new siblings last week, but the original remains unchanged, and well worth today’s $90 deal on Rakuten. Just be sure you’re logged into a free Rakuten account, and use promo code ALT18 at checkout to save big.
Humble’s mostly known for selling games, but their new software bundle isn’t playing around.
10 Windows, Mac, and Linux apps are spread across three different price tiers, the most expensive of which will only set you back $15 (unless you feel like donating more). Highlights include Fences, an awesome window management app for Windows, Deskscapes, which adorns your monitor with great new wallpapers, and WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, which does exactly what you’d expect.
That’s just scratching the surface though, so head over to Humble to see the full list. If there’s even one app in there that you’re interested in, it’s probably worth it.
VPNs are in the news these days, and with good reason. So if you’re curious to sign up and start protecting your browsing history and personal data (or, you know, getting around websites’geoblocks), NordVPN charges less per month than a typical trip to Starbucks.
NordVPN has long been one of the most popular and reliable VPN providers out there, and if you sign up for a one-year membership, promo code VIP70 will drop your annual price from $69 to $48. If you’re sure you want to commit, use this link instead to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!
Top Home Deals
If your tool cabinet is looking a little deficient, Amazon will sell you a complete Black & Decker starter set for $60, today only in the Gold Box.
That gets you a 20V cordless drill, drill bits, a hammer, screwdrivers, a tool bag, and more. Even if you don’t need it yourself, this would be a great holiday gift for someone, say, moving into their first home or apartment.
This set typically sells for $70-$80, and today’s price is a match for the best Amazon’s ever listed. Just remember that like all Gold Box deals, it’s only available today, or until sold out.
If you’re ready to dive into the Philips Hue ecosystem, the third generation starter kit is down to $148 right now (shipped and sold by Amazon directly), one of the best prices we’ve seen, complete with three bulbs and a hub.
If you have an Echo voice assistant already, this is one of the coolest accessories out there that it works with. Once you start controlling your lights with your voice, there’s no going back.
You might not need a multimeter very often, but for $8, it’s not a bad idea to add one to your toolbox. It sure beats getting electrocuted!
From our earlier internal Slack conversation:
Inflatable travel pillows are more space efficient than their memory foam counterparts, but most require you to use your mouth to inflate them, which, gross. Planes and airports are disgusting.
But this Jerrybox pillow only asks you to squeeze the two bumps on the front. Get it to your desired firmness, close the air holes, and settle in for a slightly less terrible economy class sleeping experience.
Sure, a Bubba Mug might say to some people “I never really left college,” but I implore you to find another way to carry 52 ounces of your favorite beverage for just $8.
A cool gift for a book lover in your life, this rechargeable wooden book light is just $24 today with KCNIJ46K.
Even if your car has tire pressure monitoring built in, it’s likely a binary system: Either your tires are fine, or they need air. But even a slight amount of under-inflation can shorten a tire’s lifespan, so a more precise monitoring system can pay for itself over time.
This one from Yokaro includes four wireless transmitters and a receiver with a built-in solar panel, so you don’t even have to plug it into your car’s DC outlet (though you can if you need to). You’ll see a real-time PSI reading for all four tires, so you’ll know when it’s time to top them up. Use promo code 3V8G277O to get it for $72.
You all know this, but replacing the air filter is the cheapest way to improve the air quality in your home, removing funky smells and allergens. And it’s just $20 today with Home Depot’s sale on Arm & Hammer 4-pack air filters.
The same air filters are $40 on Amazon so might as well stock up. They have a bunch of different sizes so scroll down a little and find the one that you need.
My cat is an indoor cat and terrified of the outdoors. But if she ever wanted to venture outside, I would feel better buying something like this to give her a warm, dry safe haven if she ever needed it.
The Kitty House features heated and unheated options with sturdy roof to wick away any rain. Plus, it has different color options for kitties with discerning taste. Of course, indoor cats like warm, dark places too, just don’t expect this purchase to make them love you.
One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder one of them is in our bestsellers club. Today’s $7 deal also happens to be the best price we’ve ever seen on one of these.
Holiday travel is just around the corner, and your airport experience will be greatly improved with this Travelpro Maxlite 4 deal.
The Maxlite 4 is the follow-up to the Maxlite 3, which our readers named their favorite rolling carry-on bag. Like all Travelpro bags, it comes with a ton of organization tools, is incredibly well built for the money, and even has a limited lifetime warranty if anything goes wrong.
$77 is the best price we’ve seen since July, so grab this deal before it takes off.
For a limited time, Dyson’s eBay outlet is taking an extra 25% off any $50 order with promo code P25DYSONOUTLET, including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. Most of the wares here are refurbished, but they’re sold directly by Dyson; this isn’t a sketchy third party situation.
My pick is the V6 animal for $172. I bought this thing a couple months ago, and it makes quick work of all the pet hair on our furniture.
It’s not exactly a YETI or an RTIC, but it’s tough to complain about a $14 cooler that can keep ice frozen for up to 24 hours in 90 degree heat. With room for up to 30 cans, this’ll be a great addition to your tailgating setup. Today’s price is a solid $6 less than usual.
If you like to do your own oil changes, or aren’t afraid to tinker on the underside of your car, these inexpensive RhinoRamps are the quickest way to elevate your car. Obviously, they won’t help you for tire changes, and they won’t give you a ton of clearance, but for quick, basic maintenance, they should get the job done. $28 is the best price Amazon’s ever offered, but it’s only available for Prime members.
In a world where we know how many steps we’ve taken in a day and the specific firmness of our mattress, why not extend that precise knowledge to our showers?
This Techboss digital shower thermometer monitors the water temperature in real time, letting you find exactly the perfect temperature for you.
It is also a great product for parents, who can monitor the temperature before their easily-over-heated toddlers get in.
Today, it’s just $17, which is the exact price we want it to be. Well, it’s the lowest price we’ve seen, but you get where I’m going with that.
I’m convinced that 30 ounce stainless steel tumblers are the pinnacle of human drinking glass technology, and will never be bested. They’re all basically the same, so don’t overpay for a YETI; get this $9 X-Chef instead with promo code MKFG9WIY.
BioLite, maker of our favorite camping stoves and lighting, is back with a FirePit we’ve been psyched about since we saw it in action back in December. Their Kickstarter launched today and is already... on fire.
Update: BioLite is running low on $199 preorder bonuses with the free solar cover (only about 500 left as of October 6), so get yours while you can.
The BioLite FirePit is easy to transport, minimizes smoke, is see-through for maximum fire viewing, uses wood or charcoal, and doubles as a hibachi grill. The secret here is an advanced circulation system that’s powered by a removable battery pack (which you can plug your phone into, natch), but unlike some of BioLite’s other products, the flames won’t recharge that battery themselves.
That said, Kickstarter preorders include a solar cover for free that will recharge the battery when the pit isn’t in use, but about a third of the units available at the $199 level are already gone, so don’t let this one smolder.
If you live in a city with Amazon Prime Now, but haven’t yet tried it, you can save $10 on your first order with promo code 10PRIMENOW.
All you have to do is build a cart with at least $20 worth of eligible goods from Amazon, and enter that code at checkout to get the deal. I’ve literally built Prime Now orders in the past that consisted of nothing but ice cream and junk food, but they recently added a selection of healthier stuff from Whole Foods as well, so you should have no trouble taking advantage.
Just remember that this deal is only available in cities with Prime Now service, and only first time Prime Now customers are eligible.
Top Lifestyle Deals
The sale includes 15 products from WODFitters, including the stuff mentioned above, plus less frequently discounted gear like a balance board, a peanut massager, kinesiology tape, and more. Just remember that these prices are only available today, and the best stuff could sell out early.
It’s about time you do some cleaning out of your drawers. Get rid of those laundry-day-only undies in favor of something you’ll actually like wearing. Aerie is giving you 8 undies for only $29, no code needed, which is kind of insane seeing as they usually sell them for $12+.
If your lighter runs out of fuel (or if its battery dies), you’ll still be able to start a fire with this flint and steel five-pack, now just $7. In the 21st century, this probably isn’t the easiest way to stoke a flame, but it works in any weather, and will make you feel like Bear Grylls, which is worth something.
Urban Outfitters’ beauty section has everything from Anastasia Beverly Hills to MILK Makeup to NYX and everything in between. Plus, I’d say about half of the products are a mix of indie brands and K-Beauty, so this 20% off sale is a great way to find something from a brand you’ve never tried. Just use the code UOBEAUTY at checkout to see the discount.
These Sunbeam wraps will soothe sore muscles without straining your wallet, today only.
There are some that massage and heat, and some that just heat, both in a variety of sizes and colors, so you have some options to choose from.
All of these wraps are at, or very near, their lowest prices so grab one before they’re gone.
If a heated blanket is more your style, this one is at the lowest price we’ve seen since last winter.
It’s the perfect time to get outside for a run (or finish off training for an upcoming race). Nike has the perfect sale for those of us that need to update their workout wardrobe, because god knows how long you’ve had those leggings or basketball shorts for. For the next 48-hours, they’re taking up to 40% off a ton of styles for men, women, and kids. Everything from running tights to sneakers to sports bras is included.
Philips’ entry-level Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush has long been a reader favorite, and now Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve seen on the sequel, the Essence+.
The big improvement here is the brush head: Rather than the screw-on E-series heads (which have a tendency to collect sludge along the seam), the Essence+ uses standard Sonicare snap-on heads. The upshot is that you get a lot more choices: Philips sells seven different options for different budgets and brushing styles.
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $10 off the brush’s $35 price tag. We’ve seen this $10 coupon before, but it’s usually subtracting from a $40 starting price. Just note that you won’t see the final price until checkout.
I’m a huge fan of Too Faced, and I feel that this is a brand everyone should try at least once. Even if you’re a Too Faced vet, this 25% off sale is perfect you too. Use the code REDHOT25 and everything (except sale items) gets 25% taken off, so don’t be shy. Stock up on Better Than Sex mascara and Melted Matte lipstick while you can, or try out their adorable new Peaches and Cream collection.
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
Jumping rope is one of the most time and space-efficient ways to get in a decent workout, and you can pick up an adjustable length rope with ball bearings for just $10 with promo code TOMY5167.
TOMS is no longer just the purveyor of canvas slip-ons. They have a ton of options for basically every kind of shoe person, from sneakers, to dress shoes, to sandals, and yes, boots. Use the code BOOTS25 at checkout and take 25% off boots for men and women, so you can be a little more weather appropriate in the coming months.
Pack your stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag. Get 30% off select styles, plus free shipping, when you use code T24LIFE, which include the ever-popular Commute and Command Bags, and make sure your commute is packed well. There’s everything from one of your favorite carry-ons to your favorite laptop bags.
Top Media Deals
Shopping for a Jurassic Park fan (or yourself) this holiday season? All four films (including the semi-recent Jurassic World) are down to just $24 in one awesome Blu-ray set, complete with two discs full of bonus features.
The Dark Tower was a very bad movie, but don’t let that turn you off of the excellent books. Download the first two to your Kindle for just $3 each today.
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If you own a 4K Blu-ray player (or an Xbox One S), here’s one of the best deals we’ve seen for building up your movie library. Just pick any three films out of the 145 on this Amazon page, and no matter what they cost individually, you’ll only pay $50 at checkout (so long as they’re all shipped and sold by Amazon directly). Most of them also include regular Blu-ray discs, and digital copies too.