Top Tech Deals
Hot off the heels of yesterday’s tech-focused Gold Box, Amazon’s back at it with a one-day sale on some of your favorite Logitech accessories.
If you’re in the market for a mouse, this is the day to buy one. The MX Master for $50 and MX Anywhere 2 for $40 are both fantastic deals for general purpose computing, while the G203 and G302 are both great budget mice for gamers.
The keyboard selection isn’t quite as impressive—there aren’t any mechanical boards in the bunch—but the K400 has a trackpad built in, and is a fantastic deal at $18. There are some other keyboards and keyboard/mice combos if you click over to Amazon to see all of the deals.
And to put a cherry on top, there are a pair of popular accessories on sale for all-time low prices as well:
For all the deals, be sure to head over to Amazon, and remember that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.
If your phone supports Quick Charge 3.0, you’ll get the most juice out of your commute with this $9 USB charger, which features QC on both ports, rather than only one like most competitors.
Don’t have a Quick Charge-compatible phone? This miniscule dual port charger is also a great deal.
Wireless earbuds are a dime a dozen, but if you prefer over-ears, Ghostek’s well-reviewed soDrop 2s are also on sale today for $70, a rare discount from their usual $80. They run for 14 hours on a charge and boast a 4.5 star review average, so if you’re a fan of their angular design, they’re definitely worth a listen.
Samsung’s Chromebook Pro is a bit expensive by Chromebook standards, but it’s worth every penny. It debuted only a few months ago at $550, but you can already get it for an all-time low $499 today on Amazon.
So what makes this thing so special? Its 2400 x 1600 touchscreen display jumps off the page, as do its included stylus and ability to fold into a tablet. But the headlining feature here is full Google Play support, meaning you can download and run over a million Android apps to expand the laptop’s capabilities. Now some of those will work better than others, and lag can be a problem with certain apps, but the fact is that Chrome OS isn’t just a browser window anymore. It can even run Photoshop!
Note: Today’s the last day of this sale, so don’t miss out!
The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments.
Portal includes app-based configuration, nine internal antennas, and mesh capabilities if you buy more than one...table stakes these days for a good router. But while almost all home Wi-Fi routers limit you to a small number of public channels over 5GHz, Portal also opens up four “DFS” channels that are typically reserved for military use and commercial radar.
The law allows home routers to use these DFS channels, but they must shift off of them for a set amount of time whenever they detect active radar to avoid interference. Portal does just this, and moves all of your devices off of the busy channel in the background automatically, and shifts them back on when it’s safe. That means that most of the time, these channels are practically empty, so you won’t have to worry about interference from your neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks. This Digital Trends review has a thorough explanation of the technology, if you’re curious.
Portal retails for $200, and has sold for around $150 for the last few months, but for a limited time, you can try it out for $128 with promo code KINJAWIN. I bought this thing earlier this year, and absolutely love it.
If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, $6 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a charging pad. I recommend stocking up, and scattering these all around your home and office. Just use promo code Z6HZESBG at checkout to get the discount.
This model doesn’t shoot in 4K, but it does feature 1080/60, and the footage and photos it takes look fantastic. You can even control it wirelessly with your phone, or transfer your captures over Wi-Fi for instant sharing. This was briefly available for $60 on Prime Day, so today’s $55 deal is the best we’ve ever seen.
With its 24 hour battery life, iumpressive bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker. But its run may be at an end, because Anker just upgraded it with IPX5 water resistance, and you can get the new model for an all-time low $34 today.
The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that amazing 24 hour battery; the only real differences are a slightly tweaked design and the aforementioned water resistance. That means you can take it to the pool, the beach, or even the shower without fear.
$25 for a four-port HDMI switcher would be a bargain on its own—most TVs simply don’t have enough HDMI ports for the number of devices people own—but the fact that this model includes picture-in-picture support really makes it stand out. That means you can see content from all of your streaming boxes, Blu-ray players, and game consoles at the same time.
Note: Some readers have noted that the PiP is slow to update, as in one frame refresh every few seconds. So it’s useful for seeing when a show comes back from commercial, but probably not watching multiple sporting events at once.
Update: $10 cheaper from Office Depot!
On paper, this TP-Link modem is functionally identical to the venerable Motorola Surfboard SB6141, but you can get it for a fraction of the price; just $35 today. If you’re still paying your ISP a modem rental fee every month, this should pay for itself in short order.
If you’ve been curious to try computer glasses, but were scared off by the sky-high price of Gunnars, Velocifire will sell you a set for $13 today with promo code CPXH58GA If you aren’t familiar, the appeal of these things is that they block out the blue light that emanates from the screens we stare at all day, which can cause eyestrain, headaches, and even insomnia.
Featuring an eight foot power cord, 11 AC outlets, and two USB ports, this APC surge protector is exactly what you need behind your home theater or office desk. $24 is an all-time low, and it even includes a lifetime warranty.
With its incredibly durable construction and lifetime warranty, Anker’s PowerLine II Dura might be the last Lightning cable you ever have to buy. For a limited time, you can get the 10' model (white and black only) for just $13, or about $2 less than usual, and about $.25 less than the 6' one. I have one of these running behind my couch for a leisurely charging experience - five stars would recommend.
USB-C is eating the world, so it’s probably a good idea to invest in quality cables that will last. Anker’s PowerLine cables are our readers’ favorites, and the nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ models are even better. Get a USB 3.0 to USB-C 6' cable for $10 today, or about $4 less than usual.
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
The RoboVac 11 from Eufy (a division of Anker) is one of your favorite robotic vacuums, and in my own testing, it’s every bit as good—and far quieter—than my Roomba. So if it’s been on your radar, our readers can save $33 today with promo code KINJA815.
The final price of $187 isn’t the best deal we’ve seen on this (it went down to $150 for a few glorious hours in May), but it’s still over $100 less than the comparable Roomba, so if it’s been on your shopping list for awhile, this is a solid chance to save.
Today only, Amazon’s offering one of the best prices ever on a near-perfectly reviewed DEWALT lithium-ion combo kit as part of a Gold Box deal.
$178 gets you a brushless impact driver, a drill/driver, a tool bag, and a pair of rechargeable batteries. That’s actually $2 less than a Gold Box deal on the same set from April.
If you use a Keurig coffee maker (no judging), Amazon’s latest sample box is a no-brainer. $8 gets you seven or more K-cup samples from multiple providers (including some “samples” with three cups each), plus an $8 credit to spend on your next eligible K-cup purchase from Amazon. Assuming you were going to buy coffee from Amazon anyway, that’s like getting the samples for free.
I have fond memories of buying Airheads in bulk at my brother’s baseball games and pawning them off the kids at school for more money. You too can becoming an Airhead peddler with 35% off select Airhead flavors, including the Xtreme Sour and gum (which is a thing I didn’t know existed). I’m not saying you should buy a 25 pound box of cherry Airheads for $41, but I’m also not saying you shouldn’t either.
Just clip the 35% off coupon and have a field day.
If you missed out on Prime Day’s $40 Philips Hue individual light deal, the third generation bulb is back down to $41 today, a $9 savings off the usual price. We’ve seen lower prices recently on the second generation bulb, but this one offers richer greens and blues.
A decent iron is something everyone needs to own, and the uber-popular Black & Decker D2530 is down to an all-time low $32 in today’s Amazon Gold Box, roughly $8-$16 less than usual.
Unlike the crappy irons you’ve used in hotel rooms, the D2530 features an LCD screen to let you know when it’s hot enough, and it can also be used as a vertical steamer to blast away wrinkles without an ironing board.
Only luddites use tape measures anymore. This laser distance measurer takes instant distance readings of up to 164', and includes several built-in area calculation functions, in case you’re a little rusty on your middle school geometry.
Squatty Potty is designed to lift your legs into an ideal bowel movement position, and according to Amazon reviewers at least, it really works. I can’t really overstate how popular popular this thing has been with our readers over the past year or so, so it’s time to purchase or get off the pot. Choose whichever model works best with the height of your toilet.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that buying a travel pillow will make flying pleasant. But maybe, just maybe, it’ll let you sleep through the experience to make it go faster. This memory foam model from Naipo is just $10 today on Amazon, and needless to say, you’d pay a bit more than that at the Hudson News outside your gate.
These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home. Get a top-selling receptacle from TopGreener today for just $15, one of the best deals we’ve seen.
Top Lifestyle Deals
If you missed out on our exclusive Privé Revaux discount earlier in the summer, here’s another chance to pick from 50 different frames for just $24 each, because sunglass season isn’t over yet.
Update: Privé just added a few of their most popular styles to sale for 25% off with promo code PRIVER25.
Just check out all of the styles here, and use promo code PRIVER20 on any of them to save 20% at checkout. Yes, the models are celebrities looking super awkward who probably had nothing better to do, but the frames are actually pretty great looking. Our entire team is wearing these glasses now, and we love them.
Newbury Mills has quickly become one of our favorite shirt makers, with offerings that can be dressed up or down, worn tucked or untucked, and with or without a tie. They also resist wrinkles well and are 100% soft SUPIMA cotton. Our readers can grab 3 or more for $47 each, or one for $59 with codes KINJA040 and KINJA025 respectively.
While not nearly as good as Sunday’s (likely) price mistake deal, $31 for 20 pairs of Crest 3D Whitestrip treatments is still a very solid deal. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon.
Now that the weather’s nice enough to exercise outdoors (or at least tell yourself that you will), Nordstrom Rack’s running a pretty solid sale on Adidas apparel and shoes for men, women, and kids. It’s a good time to stock up on basics to throw on for the gym, or running errands.
Somehow, it’s already almost September and Marmot is thinking about getting you outside and get you geared up for less. Take an extra 20% off their already discounted Web Specials section with the code EXTRA20. Markdowns include summer-ready outerwear, tops, tents, and more. It’s like Christmas for the outdoorsy people in your life.
H&M’s basics section is like a sea of plain, easy-to-wear t-shirts that you want to live in. Stock up on those tees, tanks, long-sleeve shirts, and more during this up to 40% off sale at H&M. Everything is marked down to $20 or under, but there are some full-priced things mixed in, so make sure you see the sale price.
Amazon sample boxes are one of the only good things to come out of 2016, and they’re back at it again with a $10 box full of men’s grooming gear, plus a $10 credit to spend on over 130 select men’s grooming products on your next order. Assuming you use the credit, that basically means you got eight or more name-brand products for free.
Or, if you want to amp it up a bit, Amazon now has a “luxury” version for $20, with a $20 credit. This box features brands like Y76, Jack Black, Proraso and more.
Amazon’s back at it again with another sample box deal. This time around, $8 gets you eight or more protein products from Optimum Nutrition, plus an $8 credit on your next eligible protein purchase from Amazon. If you were going to buy any of these products anyway, then this is a no-brainer.
Jet.com is discounting a ton of hair care products from a bunch of great drugstore brands.
Stock up on all the products you could need with 25% off brands like TRESemme, Suave, Dove, Axe and more when you use the code HAIRCARE25. There’s 18 pages of products to choose from, so it’ll be easy for you to find at least something to take care of your hair.
Or, if you swear by Nexxus, use the code NEXXUS25 and take 25% off shampoos, conditioners, hair oils, and more.
FYI: There’s a minimum order of $10, maximum discount of $30 for both promos.
Sorel is one of your favorite winter boot brands, and the Tofino was the one to beat. And if you were in dire need of a new pair for the impeding season, their sale at Nordstrom Rack is here for you. Grab some better-looking boots, for both men and women, at up to 50% off.
That’s the best price Indochino’s offered on this wide a variety of suits, and $20 less than previous exclusive deals we’ve posted.
You do not have to go through the measurement and customization process to lock in this discount. You can checkout now and submit later, which makes it very easy to gift a suit.
Having a suit that fits perfectly is great, but the little details Indochino lets you customize, from your jacket lapels to pocket flaps to accent stiching around your buttons, are where things get fun.
How It Works
Measure and customize from home...
Follow the directions on Indochino’s site to submit your measurements and customize your suit. Once the suit arrives, if anything doesn’t fit quite right, Indochino will provide directions for your local tailor, along with a $75 credit to cover their work. If for whatever reason your tailor cannot resolve the issues, Indochino will remake your suit. Shipping and return shipping are free.
If you live near a showroom...
Purchase your suit online with our discount and take your receipt/account info into an Indochino showroom. They’ll do your measurements, walk you through your customization options, and have your suit delivered to the showroom. Return once it arrives for any final alterations if they’re needed.
Let us know what you’ll be wearing to your next event (or day at the office) in the comments.
Top Media Deals
iTunes gift card discounts are noticeably less common than they used to be, and while we do see 20% discounts from time to time, a $100 iTunes gift card for $85 is still a solid deal if you pay for apps, movies, Apple Music, or iCloud storage.
Hidden Figures was one of 2016's best films, and you can own it digitally for just $5 today.
Top Gaming Deals
Tokaido always seems to be included whenever Amazon runs a wide-ranging board game sale, but today, it’s within a couple bucks of an all-time low price all on its lonesome.
From Board Game Geek:
In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.
PlayStation owners can finally take advantage of the crazy value Humble offers with this 2K Bundle. Games are redeemable either for the Vita, PS3, or PS4, but the PS4 titles include XCOM 2, Evolve, and $10 of Battleborn Platinum VC. As always, a portion of your purchase goes to charity, and the titles are split among multiple price tiers.
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off dozens of gaming accessories with promo code GAMESCOM20. A few of our favorite deals are below, but head over to Amazon to see all of the eligible items.
Note: Make sure the items are shipped and sold by Amazon.com, not third party sellers.
Seagate’s FireCuda is one of the most popular PS4 replacement hard drives out there, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can speed up loading times, and you can get the 2TB model for an all-time low $85 today.