An air mattress that keeps itself inflated all night, an electric wine aerator, and your last chance to save over $40 on our readers’ favorite backpack lead off Friday’s best deals.
Top Tech Deals
Half the stuff you plug in these days probably plugs into USB, so it makes sense for your power strips to come with USB ports too. Today on Amazon, choose from two options from Poweradd for $19. One has two AC outlets and two USBs, and includes a bunch of international plug adapters, while the other skips the adapters, but doubles the outlets and ports.
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.
You don’t need to pay Apple $160 to enjoy truly wireless earbuds: These SoundPEATS look nearly identical to the AXGIO earbuds that I tried out a few months ago, but with updated Bluetooth tech (4.2 vs. 4.1) and a lower price tag. They’re not as sleek as some other truly wireless headphones on the market like AirPods or the Bragi Dash, but you can’t beat that price.
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.
If the power at your house can be a little spotty, this $41 APC backup UPS is designed specifically to keep your modem and router running on battery power, so you’ll never lose touch with the world. Today’s deal is an all-time low by over $10, so if you have any inkling that you might want this, I wouldn’t hesitate.
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.
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.
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.
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
Nobody relishes the idea of sleeping on an air mattress, but they might not mind this discounted Insta-Bed.
$108 is more than you’d spend on most other air mattresses (though it’s an all-time low for this one), but this one includes a pillow top cover for extra softness, and most importantly, a built-in pump that silently trickles more air into the mattress overnight. Just set your desired firmness, and the mattress will automatically maintain it as long as it’s plugged in. I slept on one of these for a few days after a recent move, and loved it as much as anyone can love sleeping on an air mattress.
Humanity can’t yet get to Mars, make the subways run on time, or get rid of the penny, but we have at least figured out how to pour wine without turning the bottle upside down, and that counts for something.
The Waerator is a battery-powered gadget that basically acts as a tap for any bottle of wine. Just shove the contraption down over the mouth of the bottle, and hit the button to dispense wine. On the way up, it’ll also get heavily aerated (they claim six times more than a gravity-fed aerator), which really can improve the flavor of certain varieties of wine.
The Waerator almost always sells for $60, but today only, Amazon’s knocking that down to $40. Even if you don’t want it for yourself, this could make for a good gift later down the road.
Microfiber cloths are great for cleaning your face, wiping down your TV, drying your car, and a lot more, and you can stock up with a 24-pack of AmazonBasics cloths for just $8 today, or $7 when you use Subscribe & Save. That’s an all-time low.
Steaming your clothes might not get them as crisp as ironing, but it does a decent enough job in a fraction of the time, and for $15, why not? It’s even small enough to pack away in your suitcase.
Philips Wake-Up lights have long been one of our readers’ favorite products, but now Vansky is making its own version for a lot less money.
Just like the Philips light, Vansky’s Sunrise Alarm Clock fades in a sunrise-simulating light for 30 minutes prior to your designated wake-up time, and then finishes the job with your choice of six natural alarms, or an FM radio station. That means by the time your alarm goes off, your body will already have begun the process of waking up, eliminating that awful feeling of being jolted out of a deep REM cycle. You can even choose from seven different light colors, a feature that doesn’t exist on any of Philips’ models.
I’ve had a Philips Wake-Up light for years, and absolutely love it, but $30 is an insanely great price for a feature-packed alternative.
These MIU COLOR glass bottles will make any drink look ten times more expensive. Grab a 6-pack for only $24 when you use the code GB06PACK at checkout. Fool people into thinking you’re drinking a protein shake when it’s really a Shake Shack shake poured out of its paper cup. Or actually put healthy stuff in it, I guess.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Update: This weekend is your last chance to take advantage of this deal, and they don’t offer discounts often, so don’t miss out.
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.
Bralettes are a lazy girl’s best friend when it comes to being comfy and covered. Aerie is having a BOGO on all bralettes and unlined bras, in basically every style you could think of. With most of them priced in the $25-$30 range, that means you’re getting two of them for just $13-$15 each. I recommend stocking up on a couple different styles.
These portable nylon hammocks are marketed towards the camping crowd, but there’s nothing stopping you from setting it up in your backyard, on your patio, or at your nearest park. It only weighs about a pound and rolls up to basically nothing, so you can take it anywhere you want.
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.
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.
Sephora isn’t known for their discounts and deals like other retailers, but they’re trying something new this year. Starting today (and happening every Thursday), Sephora will drop a bunch of deals and offers for one week only. This week, there’s five palettes from Tarte, Stila, and Anastasia Beverly Hills to choose from. They’re already going fast, so you should probably get over there.
You voted Eye Buy Direct one of your five favorite online glasses stores, and right now, pick up any pair of glasses or sunglasses (for $15 or more) and get another pair free. Stay shady by using the code BOGO at checkout and stock up, because this deal won’t last. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have six pairs of glasses in my cart that I need to decide on.
Patagonia’s Web Specials section is always full of amazing discounts on gear you’ll actually want to use. For their huge Summer Sale, they’re taking to 50% off those Web Specials and past season products. If you were waiting to pick up winter gear until it was discounted, now is your chance.
Update: If you spend $100+, use the code 15OFF100 and get 15% off on your entire order.
It’s time to start planning your outdoor adventures and Backcountry is gonna help you out in the gear department. Take advantage of their Semi-Annual Sale happening right now and grab up to 50% off select styles. Gear, apparel, shoes, and more are all fair game, which means outfitting for your next outdoor adventure just costs you a whole lot less.
Top Media Deals
Is there anyone out there that doesn’t like this movie? Bueller...? Bueller...? For $5, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off should definitely be in your Blu-ray collection. Pardon my French, but this deal is a damn good one.
If you’ve enjoyed the new Star Trek movies, and want to catch up on the show that inspired them, you can beam up the complete original series Blu-ray box set for $50, the best price we’ve seen since January. This should sell out quickly, so I’d head over to Amazon at warp factor 7 to grab your copy.
Top Gaming Deals
If you have Overwatch and an Amazon Prime Membership, you can get a free in-game Golden Loot Box with a guaranteed legendary item today, plus five extra standard loot boxes, and then five more in October, no grinding required.
This gift is free for all Twitch Prime members, which is included with a standard Amazon Prime membership. You can find the details, and sign up for a 30 day free Prime trial if necessary, on this page.
If you’re in need of some new PS4 games to ward off the summer blues, or need to restock your PSN credit soon, Green Man Gaming has a deal for you. Take 10% off all the PlayStation products they carry, like Final Fantasy XII and Nioh. Plus, with the code PSNCREDIT10, you’ll get 10% off PSN credit too.
$270 is a solid deal for a 1TB Xbox One S bundle with Forza Horizon 3, but it’s spectacular when you throw in an extra controller and a Play & Charge kit for free. I’ve always said that extra controllers are the best console bundle toss-ins, since they don’t really depreciate. You’ll eventually be able to buy any game for $20 or less, but controllers never really dip below $40.
Fallout 4's Pip-Boy smartphone accessory was probably the most sought-after video game tie-in item of all time, but if you missed out a couple years ago, here’s another chance to spend your caps.