Top Tech Deals
With its 24 hour battery life, surprisingly good 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 $8 off 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. For a limited time, get it for $8 off with promo code BESSPK77.
Anker’s new battery case for the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 does things a little differently than you might expect, but it could be the best option for iPhone owners who want a battery case for certain situations, but might not use it every day.
Unlike literally every iPhone battery case ever made, Anker’s PowerCore Case doesn’t stay plugged into the iPhone’s Lightning port at all times. Instead, it’s more like a battery backpack with a tiny, hideaway Lightning cable that you can plug in whenever your phone needs a boost.
While it’s a less sleek look when you’re actually using the PowerCore Case to charge your phone, it actually makes a lot of sense. This design means that the entire outer edge of the case can be made of silicone rather than rigid plastic, making it easy to take off when you don’t need it. It also doesn’t obscure your phone’s Lightning port, so you can still use all of the Lightning cables you’ve already set up around your home, office, and car.
The case regularly sells for $50 (about half of what Apple charges for their own version), but for a limited time, you can get one for an all-time low $40.
You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones; these 4 star-rated Cowin E-7s are just $39 right now, or $31 off with promo code 4BW672VA.
They might not have the brand recognition of Sony or Bose, but these headphones pack in 30 hours of battery life, the ability to use them in wired mode if the battery dies, and yes, active noise cancellation that reviewers say works really well.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to Lightning cables, iClever just released one that’s braided on the outside with stainless steel.
Obviously, this won’t be as flexible as a rubber or nylon-coated cable, but it’s impossible to tangle, and should stand up to even the most reckless iPhone owner. Plus, it just looks really damn cool. It’s a tough sell at $18, but for a limited time, you can try one out for $9 with promo code ICCABLE3.
NETGEAR’s Nighthawk R6700 should be more than enough router for the vast majority of people, and you can pick it up for just $89 on Amazon today, after you clip the $20 coupon on the product page. That’s within a few bucks of an all-time low, and a great price if you’re still using an older 802.11n router.
If the price tag of the GoPro Hero5 scared you off when it first came out, Amazon is knocking off $50. Right now, score the uber-loaded Hero5 for $350 and enjoy the waterproofing and voice-command capabilities to your heart’s content.
Update: Our extra promo code is expired, but $26 is still $7 less than these will usually cost.
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, and if you prefer neckbuds, the brand new SoundBuds Lite are just for you.
You’ve almost definitely seen headphones like this before, and by now you probably know whether they’re a good fit for your lifestyle. In exchange for a somwhat unorthodox design, the main advantages you’ll enjoy are great battery life and smaller earbuds, hence the “Lite” name. The SoundBuds Lite are rated for 10 hours of music streaming, compared to roughly six or seven on most Bluetooth earbuds that include the batteries and antennas inside the ear pieces. And since all of those heavy components live reside in the flexible neck band, the earbuds themselves are tiny, and the included tips and wings ensure that you’ll find a perfect fit.
I had never tried neckbuds before these, but found the “collar” to be light, comfortable, and very flexible. Other than the ends of the band, the entire thing is made of a soft-touch rubber, so it should fit comfortably around any neck. Plus, the buds themselves stick together magnetically when not in use, so they won’t flop around too badly when they’re out of your ears.
You know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $6 on this replacement from Aukey (with code AUKEYWC1). It’s only slightly larger than Apple’s standard iPhone charger, but it includes two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of current (shared between the ports) to charge your devices faster.
USB battery packs are basically just expensive paperweights if you don’t have a charging cable handy, but the Jackery Bolt solves that problem by building them right in.
Previous deals on the Bolt have catered to Apple users, with its built-in Lightning and microUSB cables. This new version though swaps out Lightning for USB-C, so basically every Android device should be supported. Plus, its extra USB port means you can plug in whatever cable you want, including a Lightning cable.
In addition to a fresh new design, the PowerCore II includes three high speed USB charging ports with a whopping 30W shared between them, plus dual 10W microUSB inputs, allowing you to recharge the entire brick twice as quickly.
SONOS discounts only come around once in a blue moon, but for a limited time, you can save $50 off the purchase of two SONOS PLAY:1s, and $100 off the SONOS SUB, both of which offer stellar sound and dead-simple setup and operation.
Top Home Deals
Update 2: Back in stock!
Update: Sold out
The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 10” model
is back down to $13 on Amazon. If you don’t own one, you shouldn’t hesitate.
Cooking for one? The 8" model is a few bucks less.
Our readers have bought thousands of OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing light strips over the years, but if you’ve found them to be to annoying to charge, the new T-04 looks like a great upgrade.
Like the T-02, the T-04 can attach to basically any surface via the included adhesive strips, and will automatically light up when it detects motion in the dark. The main difference is the battery: rather than charging AAAs or plugging in a microUSB cable, the T-04's battery pack is fully detachable, and plugs directly into any USB charging port. I have a couple of these set up around my apartment, and they work extremely well.
If you’re ready to take the plunge into LED lighting, this 6-pack of warm white bulbs from OxyLED is down to just $11 on Amazon right now (with code KINJAA19), the best per-bulb price we’ve ever seen. They aren’t dimmable, so you won’t want to put them in certain fixtures, but it’s a great bulk pack for filling out ceiling lights and lamps throughout your house.
Once you’ve got them, check to see if your local utility company offers rebates for purchasing LEDs. If so, it’s possible these could pay for themselves even quicker than they would otherwise.
Summer’s just around the corner, and if your home or office is starting to feel a little stuffy, this popular Honeywell desk fan has never been cheaper. I’ve used this exact fan on my nightstand for years, and can confirm that it blows air quite well.
You could buy a $5 umbrella every time you get caught in a storm, only to watch it disintegrate before you get to safety, or you could invest in a Blunt umbrella for 20% off.
Blunt umbrellas feature rounded safety tips to avoid poking anyone in the eye, include a special pocket for a Tile device tracker, and most importantly, can withstand winds of up to 72 mph (standard model), or 55 mph (for the smaller Metro model). For reference, tropical storms become hurricanes at 74 mph, so if your Blunt ever succumbs to the wind, you probably have bigger things to worry about. You can see it in action in the video above, which personally left me slack-jawed.
These umbrellas hardly ever go on sale, but this week only, you can save 20% on either size, and in any color, with promo code 8C8ZALCX.
Update: Back in stock, if you missed it last week.
For a limited time, Amazon will sell you three pouches of Tide HE-compatible laundry detergent (totaling 144 ounces or 93 loads) for just $14. These pouches are designed basically as refills for plastic Tide bottles, but as long as that doesn’t bother you, this is a fantastic price-per-ounce for any detergent, let alone name brand. Just be sure to clip the $3 coupon on the page and use Amazon Subscribe & Save.
If your home or apartment doesn’t have screen doors installed, this easy-to-install magnetic curtain will achieve the same effect, meaning you can let in some fresh air, while keeping out the bugs.
You probably rolled your eyes when Pepsi started making “craft” sodas, but it turns out, they’re actually really good, and Amazon will sell you a 12-can pack for $11 when you use Subscribe & Save and clip the 20% coupon on the page. This coupon also applies to Ginger, Black Current and Citrus Cola flavors.
Note: You won’t see the 20% discount until checkout.
Miniature LED flashlights are so cheap and ubiquitous now, there’s no excuse not to have one tucked away in every glove box and every room of your house. Get two zoomable lights from OxyLED for just $8 today.
If you’ve ever eaten at a nice steakhouse, you were probably eating sous-vide meat. Here’s a secret though: It’s really easy to get those kinds of results yourself, and Amazon’s here to help with another $109 deal on the Anova Bluetooth sous-vide circulator.
Lifehacker has a great explainer on Sous-Vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird and kind of sterile, but the result is meat that’s cooked to the exact right temperature all the way through.
Top Lifestyle Deals
If you’ve had your eyes on a Fitbit (may we recommend the Charge 2?), or wanted to get one for Dad this month, nearly the entire lineup is on sale right now on Amazon, with discounts ranging from $20 to $50.
You probably have a couple weddings to go to this summer, so why not stock up on some nicer pieces while they’re on sale? Use the code SUMMERBEST at Bonobos and get 25% off select styles like trousers, blazer, button-downs, and ties. It’s a lot easier than worrying about washing the same thing over and over again.
If you get your blades, soaps, and/or butt wipes from Dollar Shave Club, you can save even more with this discounted gift card from Amazon. Even if you don’t need it for yourself, it’d make a great Father’s Day gift; you won’t even have to tell Dad you bought the card on sale.
To get the deal, just add a $50 gift card to your cart, and use promo code SHAVE10 at checkout to save $10.
You know you’re an adult when you get excited that you can get 3 or 4 pairs for under $10 at Uniqlo. Pick up three pairs of men’s or women’s socks and you’ll see the discount automatically added to your cart. Plus, if you need to combat the foot stink, their Anti-Odor men’s socks are 4-for-$10.
Whether you wear TOMS for the ease of never having to tie your shoes or just dig the style, this is one deal you should take advantage of. Head over to Nordstrom Rack for their rather large TOMS sale. Plus, they’ve come a long way from just simple, canvas slip-ons.
The perfect last minute Father’s Day gift is in Amazon’s sale on Skagen watches and more. Multiple band styles plus accessories like jewelry and bags, if you want to grab something for yourself (no judgment). But don’t waste time thinking about this one. The seconds are already winding down on this one-day Gold Box deal.
Become the 80's sitcom bully you’ve always wanted to be with the Gripmaster Hand Exerciser for under $10. Choose the strength you want, clip the 20% off coupon, and get to squeezin’.
A first aid kit is one of those things you should probably keep in your glove box, and you should definitely have at home, and at $12 for 299 pieces, there’s no excuse not to be prepared for minor accidents.
It includes bandages, gauze, medicines, an instant cold pack, and more, all tucked away in a refillable soft pack. You can thank us later.
Top Media Deals
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in an extra free book credit to sweeten the pot. That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.
Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.
Top Gaming Deals
Pandemic Legacy is a co-op board game that raises the stakes by adding permanent (actually permanent) changes to the board as you play, and it’s amazing. It also happens to be marked down to $36 on Amazon today, within a few cents of an all-time low.
Note: Both of these products are essentially the same game, just with different color schemes, allowing you to keep two games going at once without getting confused.
If you missed out on God of War IIIon PS3, or if you just want to replay it in 1080p/60, the PS4 remastered version is down to just $15 for Prime members, complete with all of the game’s DLC.
Amazon’s celebrating E3 with an extra 20% off a ton of gaming mice, keyboards, and networking gear from the likes of Razer, Logitech, G.Skill, and more. Just check out all the eligible products here, add whatever you want to your cart, and use code 20OFFE3 at checkout to get the deal.
$5 off the usual $69 isn’t a huge discount on the Switch Pro Controller, but Nintendo stuff being in stock is noteworthy these days, let alone discounted.