Kick off your weekend with Friday's best deals.
The champagne gold Moto 360 might be a little blingy for some peoples' taste, but if you want it on your wrist, Amazon has marked it down to $278 today, an all-time low. Be sure to check out Gizmodo's review if you want to learn more. [Moto 360 Champagne Gold, $278]
Whether you spend a lot of time outdoors, or you just want to be prepared for an emergency, this 14W Anker solar panel can charge up two USB gadgets at once using the power of the sun. $50 is the lowest price we've ever seen by $10, and the 4.5 star review average is stellar for a product in this category. [Anker 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger with PowerIQ Technology, $50]
Allergy season is nigh, but you can ward off a lot of pollen and mold with a good air purifier, especially in your bedroom.
This well-reviewed Honeywell tower can circulate the air in a 186 square foot room up to five times each hour, and removes any impurities 2 microns or larger with a True HEPA filter (which is what you should be looking for in any purifier). Plus, the filters are washable! [Honeywell HFD-120-Q Tower Quiet Air Purifier with Permanent IFD Filter, $95]
Anyone who's spent any time watching Food Network or studying cooking knows that the ThermoWorks ThermaPen is basically the be-all, end-all of instant read digital food thermometers. The problem is, they cost about $100, and hardly ever go on sale. Today though, they're clearing out their inventory of discontinued brown models, and you can get one for just $79. That's still a hefty investment, but it's about as cheap as these things get. [Brown ThermaPen, $79]
The last two times I tried to write about a Timbuk2 backpack deal, it sold out before I could even post it, but this one seems to be holding strong. I bought a Timbuk2 a couple of years ago, and I honestly don't see myself ever buying another brand of backpack ever again. Timbuk2s are made in America, come with a lifetime warranty, and have great attention to detail for the price.
The Timbuk2 slide we're looking at today was actually developed in collaboration with Apple, and has pockets designed for up to a 15" MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an iPhone. Though naturally, they're just pockets, so you can almost certainly fit your chosen set of gadgets in there as well. It's an absolute steal at $25. [ Timbuk2 Slide Laptop Backpack, $25 with promo code EMCAPNV56]
We've all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else.
It sounds like an expensive proposition, but today only, Woot's selling the well-reviewed FoodSaver Starter Kit for just $65 shipped, complete with everything you need to get started. Of course you can use this to store meats in the freezer for a long time, but it can also keep cheese from molding, lettuce from wilting, or cookies from going stale, just to name a few examples. Think about how much food you throw away, and you'll get a sense of just how quickly this purchase could pay for itself. We posted this a few weeks ago at $60, and it proved to be really popular, so here's another chance if you missed out. [FoodSaver Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit, $65]
Vacuum sealers have been around for a long time, but a new use for them has emerged in recent years: Sous-Vide. A good vacuum sealer is mission-critical equipment if you want to try your hand at my personal favorite method of cooking chicken and steaks, and the FoodSaver would fit the bill perfectly. If that sounds appealing, the excellent Anova Sous-Vide circulator is also on sale for $154 with code SPRING25.
We don't often put up a entire post for a single MicroSD card, but $25 is one of the best prices we've ever seen on a UHS-1 class 64GB card from a reputable manufacturer. If you need one anytime soon, jump on this deal. [PNY Turbo Performance 64GB MicroSDXC UHS-1 Up to 90MB/sec Flash Card, $25]
If you don't mind buying a refurb, Woot has one of the best prices we've ever seen on a 60Hz 4K monitor today. Samsung's 28" UHD panel goes for about $500 new, and has solid reviews. Just double check that your computer and graphics card can drive it before you buy. [Samsung 28-Inch 4K LED Monitor, $375]
We've all heard that watching TV in the dark can be pretty tough on the eyes, but an ambient bias lighting setup can make the experience much more palatable. This basic USB-powered kit from Antec is only $19 today, and takes just a few seconds to install.
All you have to do is plug the LED strip into the USB port on the back of your TV (or any other USB charger, as you just need it for power), stick it to the back of your set with the built-in adhesive, and then enjoy the glow. It has a small switch to turn the light on or off, but a lot of TVs will cut power to their USB port automatically when turned off, which saves you from having to flick it off manually.
This, along with the 100-pack of Velcro cable ties, is one of the most elusive deals we post. It's not rare, necessarily, but it seems to sell out incredibly quickly whenever we post it. What I'm saying is, if you want this thing for under $20, and without a backorder, you should order it immediately. [Antec Bias Lighting Kit, $19]
Fitbits are fantastic for shaming yourself into taking more steps, and the Fitbit Charge is $30 off today, bringing it down to $100. It's not the heart rate-sensing model, but it'll track your steps, calories, elevation changes, and more. [Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband, $100 with code 30OFF]
Best Buy's offering a great chance to expand your Blu-ray collection today. Choose any three movies from a wide selection of Sony releases, and get the whole trifecta for $20. It's not a bargain bin selection either; there are a lot of recent releases in there to choose from. [ Get Three Select Sony Blu-rays for $20]
Today's Amazon Gold Box features a nice collection of wallets, watches, bags, and more from Fossil marked down to new low prices. As with all Gold Box deals, the prices are only available until midnight PT, but the most popular stuff could sell out early. [Fossil Sale]
The deal that just didn't want to stay in stock is back, at least for now. These Velcro cable ties are one of the most popular items we've ever listed, and at $6 for a 100-pack, it's easy to see why. If the back of your home theater or your desk is a rat king of tangled wires, this is one of the easiest and most economical ways of wrangling them. The issue is that whenever we see them in stock at this price, they sell out within hours, so grab a pack while you can. [100 Velcro Cable Ties, $6]
This luggage scale will pay for itself many times over if it saves you from a single overweight baggage fee, and it's a whole lot easier to use than trying to balance your 30" suitcase on a tiny bathroom scale. Plus, it's small enough to pack and take with you, so you can be sure souvenirs from your trip didn't put you over the 50 pound limit. [DecoBros Digital Luggage Scale w/ 110 lb Capacity and Thermometer, $7]
Nintendo's new 3DS is a terrific handheld console if you don't already own one, and possibly even a worthy upgrade for owners of the old model who use it frequently. If you've been waiting for a deal to pick one up, Walmart's got the first one worth mentioning.
Unfortunately, it's not a straight price drop, but it's a really solid bundle. You get the console in either red or black, a copy of Super Smash Bros. and your choice of Amiibo from a selection of 20. If you bought everything separately, you'd be looking at about $250, so this is a solid discount. [ New 3DS XL + Smash + Amiibo, $220]
If you already own Smash, you can get the same price for the console and a copy of Majora's Mask, but it doesn't come with an Amiibo. [ New 3DS XL + Majora's Mask, $219]
Everyone needs to keep a decent drill handy, and we've found two solid starter kits for under $45 today. They both come with a drill, a battery, tons of drill bits, and some other assorted tools as well.
- Craftsman Evolv 107-Piece Cordless Lithium Drill & Project Toolkit ($40) | Sears
- Black & Decker LDX172PK 7.2-Volt Lithium-Ion Drill and Project Kit ($44) | Amazon
Update: Amazon is also running a $10 off $50 promotion on Black & Decker tools, so if you add a cheap filer item, you can get them both as low as $40.
Unless you're an electrician, you probably don't need a multimeter very often, but for $7, you might as well keep one in your toolbox for emergencies. [Digital LCD Multimeter, $7]
You're doing something wrong if you've ever given Apple 19 American dollars for a Lightning cable; there are plenty of cheaper options out there that are just as good. One of the most popular is Amazon's own AmazonBasics Lightning cable, and the 3' version is only $9 today.
We've seen slightly cheaper Lightning cables in the past from other sellers, but you know Amazon's customer service is top-notch if you ever have an issue, and a ridiculous 15,000+ reviewers have given the cable a 4.2 star score, so I'd say this is a safe buy. [ AmazonBasics Lightning Cable, $9]
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- Toshiba Canvio Basics 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive ($27) | Adorama | After $20 rebate
- Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup ($130) | Staples
- WD Elements 5TB External Desktop Hard Drive ($130) | TigerDirect | After $20 rebate
- Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive ($110) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV29
- Anker 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger with PowerIQ Technology ($50) | Amazon
- Ultra N-RGY AA Alkaline Batteries - 100 Pack ($15) | TigerDirect | Use code YPT155365
- iClever Intocircuit 2nd Gen Power Castle 15000mAh ($29) | Amazon | Promo code INTOCIR1
- iClever Intocircuit 11200mAh Power Castle ($19) | Amazon | Promo code INTOCIR2
- OLALA Y1 3000mAh Power Bank ($9) | Amazon | Promo code XYOO3CR7
- Urbanears Zinken Dj Headphones with Microphone and Remote Control ($42) | Amazon
- Philips SHB9100 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones ($40) | Newegg
- Able Planet Travelers Choice Headphones ($18) | Woot
- Panasonic 50-Inch LED 1080p HDTV ($400) | Best Buy
Computers & Accessories
- Samsung 28-Inch 4K LED Monitor ($375) | Woot
- LG 34-Inch UltraWide Mac Compatible QHD IPS LED Monitor w/ HDMI, USB, and Built-In Speakers ($750) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV34
- Timbuk2 Slide Laptop Backpack ($25) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV56
- SAMSUNG 850 Pro Series MZ-7KE128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal SSD ($85) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV83
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) ($99) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV68
- G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) ($110) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV67
- Cooler Master Seidon 240M – All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Radiator and 2 Fans ($70) | Newegg | After promo code EMCAPNV82
- SAMSUNG 24X DVD Burner ($13) | Newegg
Phones and Tablets
- Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Body ($1149) | eBay
- Household Essentials Jumbo Canvas Storage Box ($11) | Amazon
- Ergocraft Ashton L-Shaped Desk ($100) | Staples
- Staples Roncer Mesh Back Task Chair ($60) | Staples
- Honeywell HFD-120-Q Tower Quiet Air Purifier with Permanent IFD Filter ($95) | Amazon
- Dyson DC39 Animal HEPA Bagless Canister Vacuum ($280) | Best Buy
- Kenmore 5.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer ($180) | Sears
- Eton All-Purpose Weather Alert Radio ($53) | Amazon
- Save 50% on Click and Grow Smart Herb Gardens | Click and Grow | Promo code HAPPYSHG
- iRobot Roomba 790 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets & Allergies ($430) | eBay
- Brown Thermapens ($79) | ThermoWorks
- Pyrex Pie Plate Portable ($7) | Amazon
Pyrex 14-Piece Simply Store Set ($15) | Amazon
- Pyrex Bakeware 4.8 Quart Oblong Baking Dish ($10) | Amazon
- FoodSaver Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit ($65) | Woot
- Get up to 70% Off at Sur La Table During Their Clearance Sale
- Guide Gear 350W Electric Meat Grinder ($60) | Amazon
- Kalorik Professional Style Meat, Cheese, Food Slicer ($65) | Staples
- Rosewill Rosewill RHYM-13001 7 Glass Cups Digital Yogurt Maker ($22) | Sears
- Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband ($100) | Rakuten | Use code 30OFF
- CAP Barbell Pair of 20-Pounds Adjustable Ankle Weights ($18) | Amazon
- Schwinn 830 Treadmill ($778) | Sears
- Sole E20 Elliptical Machine ($760) | Sears
- Today Only - 50% or More Off Select Women's Denim at Amazon
- Get 20% Off Spring Shoes and Handbags at Amazon with Code SHOESNBAGS
- Get 45% or More Off Fossil Watches, Bags, and More at Amazon
- Quiksilver Eddie Yoke 21" Boardshorts ($21) | Quiksilver | Use code EDDIE40
- Take an Additional 50% off Select Sale Apparel at Banana Republic with Code BRHALF
- Black Diamond Full-Zip Logo Hoodie - Men's ($39) | REI
- Start a 30 day free trial of Amazon Mom and order select diapers to receive a $20 Amazon promotional credit
Camping & Outdoors
- Cuisinart All-Foods 12,000-BTU Gourmet Stainless Steel Tabletop Gas Grill ($120) | eBay
- Burley Design Travoy Bike Commuter Trailer ($199) | Amazon
- Good Ideas Palm Rain Saver, 50-Gal ($75) | Woot
- BLACKHAWK Legacy X6-P Xenon Flashlight ($10) | Amazon
- Husky 12 in. Tool Bag ($6) | Home Depot
- Craftsman 140-piece Mechanics Tool Set ($65) | Sears
- Sportsman 1,000-Watt 2-Stroke Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Brushless Motor ($100) | Home Depot
- Craftsman 5-Drawer Powered Basic Project Center ($125) | Sears
- 5 Ft Drain Cleaner Brush ($7) | Amazon
- Little Giant Ladders ($172-$205) | Woot
- Sony CDXGT710HD Digital Media CD Car Stereo Receiver with HD Radio & Pandora Control ($94) | Amazon
- Aukey Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Music Receiver Hands-free Car Kit ($22) | Amazon | Promo code F343IEQC
- LEGO DUPLO Creative Play 10570 All-in-One-Gift-Set ($12) | Amazon
- Playskool Lullaby Gloworm Toy ($7) | Amazon
- Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Laptop ($10) | Amazon
- Radio Flyer 500 Ride-On with Launch Ramp ($70) | Walmart
- Fisher-Price Discover 'n Grow EZ Clean High Chair ($60) | Amazon
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