Top Tech Deals
If you’re in the market for a new phone, you could do a lot worse for under $200 than the Moto G Plus. With a 5.2" 1080p screen, an octacore processor, a microSD slot, and a fingerprint sensor, it’s a solid piece of kit for $180.
Interestingly, this is one of the phones that Amazon offers Prime members at a discount in exchange for serving ads on the lock screen. But the version on sale today doesn’t have any of those ads, and it’s actually $5 less than the version that does.
Before you flee the country and/or go on your next international trip, be sure to pick up this universal plug adapter for $14 with code TRAVELAD. It’ll turn basically any outlet in the world into any other outlet type, and also includes a USB port so you can plug your phone straight in.
The Klipsch stadium speaker set plugs straight into your TV or other audio source without the aid of an amplifier, just like a sound bar, but with 400W of pure audio fury, it’ll blow the doors off almost any home theater setup.
Both sides of the apparatus include a 1" tweeter, a 3.5" woofer, and a 5.25" subwoofer, so it’ll fill your room (or hell, your entire house) with crystal clear sound. You can also connect your phone over Bluetooth or AirPlay for seamless streaming.
Eero basically invented the mesh router market, and their new wireless system is a marked improvement from the already impressive original.
Amazon’s currently offering the Eero 3-pack (one base station and two beacons) for $325. That’s a big chunk of change, but it’s $75 less than MSRP, and an all-time low. The Eero base station is basically a small but powerful Wi-Fi router, while the beacons plug straight into the wall and work with the router to create a strong mesh Wi-Fi signal throughout your entire house. They also double as night lights, if you weren’t already sold.
You know when you ask someone to take a picture of you and your family on vacation, and you quickly learn that almost nobody understands how to take a decent photo? With a tripod, you can be in total control of those long range selfies, and this $13 AmazonBasics model works with most DSLRs and can extend from 16.5 inches up to 50 inches.
This Bluetooth speaker from Mpow features dual 5W drivers, IPX5 water resistance, and most impressively, a 4400mAh battery that can charge your phone in a pinch. It’s a little bigger than most speaker deals we post, but it looks perfect for a trip to the beach.
It wasn’t long ago that portable, USB-powered external hard drives maxed out at 2TB, but this Seagate Backup Plus manages to double that, and you can pick one up for $104 today, within $4 of an all-time low.
We’re not sure how long this deal will last, so if you need to keep a lot of storage in your travel bag, or plugged into your game console, I’d grab this quickly.
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.
Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4.3 star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $14 today (with promo code Y2BHMXNV), or $6 less than usual. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three adjustable DPI settings and forward/back buttons, which are pretty rare at this price level.
If you can never remember to turn off your lamp at night, or just want to make your home appear occupied while you’re away on vacation, this programmable digital timer outlet from Etekcity makes it easy. Get it for $11 with promo code IV2W3Y5T.
Anker’s PowerCore battery packs have long been reader-favorites, and the standard 10,400mAh model is on sale for $21 today. In my opinion, this model offers the best trade-off for most people between size and capacity
USB-C is great, but we’re going to be living through dongle hell for the next few years until it edges out the old standard. So if you own a computer (or even a phone) that uses USB-C, you ought to at least invest in a good adapter to help ease the transition.
This new model from Anker turns one USB-C port into two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, HDMI, ethernet, and a USB-C passthrough for $63, all wrapped up in an attractive metal package. This has been selling for $80 since it launched in June, and $63 is the first deal we’ve seen.
Laptop bags that protect your computer during transport are usually all function and no form. And rightfully so. But this 15" Lifewit bag is actually incredibly attractive and functional, with durable genuine leather, a padded interior, and five pockets for things like your phone, chargers, and more. Use the code JTBRUJTJ and pick it up for $39.
Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $7 today with code AUKEYCC3. This is Kinja Deals’ top-selling product of all time, and if it’s been on your wish list, this is the best price we’ve seen in about a year.
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
We’ve seen a lot of Amazon sample boxes over the last few years, but this snack sampler is basically the platonic ideal. Spend $10 to get 10 or more snack samples to munch on, and then use the included $10 credit to buy more of your favorites. That’s basically like getting all of those samples for free!
While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11, this ILIFE A4S vacuum has very good reviews, and is insanely affordable today at $150 with promo code PB4ZZEMG. Now you’ll have more time to clean the bathroom!
Update: The Ecovacs Deebot M80 is also on sale for $180 with code GALS5HDW. The M80 includes Wi-Fi so you can control it from your smartphone, and also works as a robotic mop for hard floors.
Summer’s still beating us over the head, and if your home or office is feeling 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.
Everyone needs a really good backpack, regardless of what you plan to use it for. Amazon’s back-to-school Gold Box is full to the brim with options, from kid-approved, to college-aged, to commute-worthy. There’s really something for everyone, with a ton of rolling options that would be great for traveling. But these prices pack up at the end of the day, so you’d better head over there.
Plus, there are some really nice gym, messenger and duffle bags if you do some poking around.
A decent duffel bag is something everyone should keep handy, and you can get one for $14 today in the color of your choice, plus a bonus shoe bag. Just be sure to use promo code VMMXKVAI at checkout.
You need dishwasher detergent anyway, so you might as well buy it on sale. While supplies last, Amazon’s offering a $4 coupon on this 78-pack container of Cascade Complete ActionPacs, nearly a 25% savings.
If you own an older vehicle, you probably don’t have Bluetooth. Hell, you might not even have an AUX jack. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stream music, podcasts, and phone calls wirelessly to your stereo.
Just plug this $13 transmitter into your car’s power outlet (it has two built-in USB ports so you can still charge your phone), find an empty radio station, connect your phone over Bluetooth, and stream away.
If you’ve ever been curious to try Zipcar, new users can sign up and get $30 in driving credit right now with promo code KINJA30. That won’t count towards your monthly or annual membership fee, but it should be worth at least 3-4 hours on the road in most cities, with all gas and insurance included.
Zipcar operates in most major cities, and a lot of colleges and universities have Zipcars assigned to their campuses, even in relatively small towns, so there’s a good chance that you can take advantage of this deal, if you don’t own a vehicle of your own.
While suction cup-based smartphone car mounts have been largely supplanted by magnetic solutions, this Anker dash mount is a fantastic option for anyone who doesn’t want to block a vent or use a case with their phone. If that sounds like you, speed over to Amazon to get it for $14, its lowest price in months.
If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system.
These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to find the right one. The 42 piece set is on sale for $17 today on Amazon. We’ve seen better prices in the past, but this set has been selling for around $20-$24 pretty consistently this year, so you’re saving about $4.
That’s an extra $50 in vacation spending money you could put towards food, drinks, massages, theater tickets, indoor skydiving, Native American sweat lodges, or whatever else you like to do; it is your vacation, after all. Just note that you’ll have to book by 9/3, and your travel must be completed before 12/31, so you could even use this deal to plan ahead for the holidays.
Aukey’s hefty 500ml oil diffuser can last up to 16 hours without refilling, and can also works as a color changing night light to boot. That’s not a bad package for $30.
While I probably wouldn’t recommend them for just a few bucks less, these smaller models are also on sale, though they obviously won’t run for as long with refilling.
Don’t forget to pick up some oils!
At $80 (with promo code NBJITZYU), this is the most affordable sous-vide circulator we’ve ever seen. And while it doesn’t come from a brand you’ve heard of like Anova or Chef Steps, it does seem to have some pretty solid reviews.
If you aren’t familiar with sous-vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here. Spoiler alert: it’s incredible easy, and the results are perfect every time.
Magnetic wristbands are incredibly handy for doing work around the house, and this one’s only $9 with promo code GI7WDMPV today.
By now, most of you probably have a USB battery pack or two to keep your phones charged, and that’s great! But I’m willing to bet most of them won’t start your car if its battery dies.
The $35 iClever compact car jump starter has your standard pair of USB ports and a 12,000mAh built-in battery, but it also ships with a set of removable jumper cables to jolt your car’s engine to life in a pinch. Once you’re up and running, it’ll even recharge itself via an included 15V car (or wall) charger, so it never even has to leave your glove box.
Hopefully you don’t need to use this often, but it’s one of those things you’ll be really glad you bought when the time comes.
There are few things more irritating than noticing your tires are low on air, and then having to find a bunch of quarters, driving to the gas station, and cursing the heavens when the compressor shuts off before you’ve finished filling all four.
Instead, just buy this tiny $22 compressor, and fill up your own tires from anywhere. You can thank me later.
You need toilet paper anyway, so you might as well stock up while it’s cheap. Get 48 rolls of Scott tube-free toilet paper for just $12 (or $11 if you use Subscribe & Save) after clipping the 20% coupon on this page. I’m not sure toilet paper tubes were high up on the list of ecologically damaging waste, but I suppose it doesn’t do any harm to get rid of them.
Premium travel products like high quality luggage, airport lounge access, or TSA Pre✔︎ seem like unnecessary extravagances when you’re considering purchasing them from the comfort of your own home. But if you travel with any regularity, you know full well that the small conveniences they provide really add up during a stressful day of travel.
The same is true of your toiletry bag, still an afterthought for many an otherwise experiened traveler. Most people tend to stuff everything in a ziploc bag, or even (gasp) loose in the outside pocket of their suitcase. And most bags that do exist are way bigger than they should be, while still offering only a paltry few organizational tools.
Gravel may just be the answer. A Kickstarter project that’s already shot past its goal, they sent me a demo unit, and it’s as well-built as they claim. The bag is far smaller than my own toiletry bag, which I sometimes can’t squeeze into a carry-on if I’m packing for more than a few days. But inside, you’ve got a ton of pockets that are purpose-built for holding all the essentials, including a long and skinny waterproof pocket for your toothbrush (even a Sonicare!), and a larger one for liquids that could explode during your trip.
On the outside of the case, another zippered pocket hides a buckle strap which you can use to hang the bag from a towel rack (handy in small hotels with insufficient counter space), plus another large pouch that’s big enough for a passport.
Gravel isn’t slated to ship until December, but if you order now, you can get one for $39, or two for $69 (nice), down from its expected $49 MSRP. I wouldn’t post it if I hadn’t tried it myself, and it really is a well done product.
Now, even with the code, this is still a $250 backpack. I’m not blind to the fact that that’s a lot of money. But every GR1 is hand-built over the course of four hours in the USA, is covered by a lifetime warranty, and by basically all accounts is just incredibly well-made. There’s a very real chance that this will be the last backpack you ever have to buy.
Own one? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Top Lifestyle Deals
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.
LifeStraws are great backpack staples for hiking, or nice gifts for the outdoorsmen in your life. And right now, they’re just $15, which is about as cheap as you’re likely to see them, with a few short-lived exceptions.
If you aren’t familiar, these allow you to sip directly from basically any source of fresh water you find in nature, and the filters will catch 99.9999% of bacteria, and 99.9% of parasites. That could come in handy during camping trips, or as you cling to life in a future post-nuclear hellscape.
Right now, GAP has everything discounted up to 50% off, which is great, sure. But they’re throwing in an additional 20% off with the code BESTDEAL. The exclusions list is long (as usual), but for the first time in a while, it doesn’t include denim.
This Victorinox nail clipper is the, uh, Swiss Army Knife of grooming tools. It’s a nail clipper, a nail file, and a screwdriver in one. It also doesn’t look like a set of nail clippers when it’s folded up, so you can keep it on your keychain without shame.
The Philips OneBlade is the shaver of choice for our entire staff (except Jillian), and one of the most popular products we’ve ever listed, but Philips recently raised the bar with the release of the OneBlade Pro, and Amazon’s taking $10 off today, or $20 when you bundle it with some extra blades.
First, let’s talk about what’s unchanged from the original OneBlade. The Pro still uses the same blades which last for four months (or most likely longer, if you aren’t using it every day), it still works in any direction, you can still use it with or without shaving cream, and it’s still water resistant, so you can use it in the shower without fear.
The biggest difference you’ll notice out of the box is the Pro’s adjustable 14-length comb, compared to the three static combs included with the standard OneBlade. That gives you more flexibility to groom your beard just so, and makes it a lot easier to achieve a smooth fade, if that’s what you’re going for. It’s also fewer parts to keep track of.
The other big difference is the battery. It’s lithium-ion this time around, so it lasts twice as long as the original OneBlade (90 minutes vs. 45), recharges eight times as fast (one hour vs. eight), and the built-in LED screen now shows you how much juice you have left, so you’ll know whether you need to pack your charger for trips.
Are these upgrades worth the standard $80 price tag, compared to the original’s $35? Personaly, I don’t think so. But as a happy OneBlade owner, I’m awfully tempted to upgrade for $70, especially since that would get me an extra blade which would normally cost around $15.
For $15 more (the price of one replacement blade), you can get a bundle that includes two extra blades. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon on the product page.
The original OneBlade also has a $10 coupon available when you purchase it with two extra blades.