Top Tech Deals
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, and if you prefer neckbuds, the new SoundBuds Lite are down to their lowest price today on Amazon, no promo code required.
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.
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.
External Bluetooth transmitters and receivers with 3.5mm jacks have been around for years, but Etekcity’s new model raises the bar with support for optical (SPDIF) audio.
The little box can both receive and transmit Bluetooth signals, and includes SPDIF in and out ports to connect it to your TV or high-end audio equipment. Plus, it can even pair to two pairs of headphones simultaneously when transmitting, which would allow two people to, say, listen to the same TV over headphones to avoid waking up someone in the next room. Just be sure to use promo code H6VGZW4Q at checkout to get it for $24.
Want more versatility? This adjustable laptop table is also on sale for $30.
These Mackie reference monitors almost always sell for $100 on Amazon, and even at that price are the top-sellers in the “Studio Audio Monitors” category. So if you can get them for $20 off, you should jump at the chance.
We see Bluetooth earbud deals just about every day, but even by our standards, $10 is cheap. At that price, you might as well buy an extra set to keep in your gym bag or luggage, in case you forget your main pair.
It’s kind of incredible how affordable Bluetooth speakers have gotten. This one from Aukey is just $13 right now with code AUKEYSP4. It’s not super loud, and the sound quality is most likely just adequate, but it’s shockproof and IPX6 water resistant, so you can take it to the beach, to the pool, or even into the shower.
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.
If you have an old hard drive or SSD lying around, or you just want to build your own external drive from scratch, this $7, 2.5" enclosure is one of the most affordable we’ve ever seen with UASP support, which allows for faster data transfer speeds when using an SSD.
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
You may not have heard of Eparé, but their one-day kitchenware sale on Amazon has some pretty cool stuff to check out.
First up, you can get a 2-pack of big ice cube trays for $12. These big cubes present less surface area to your drink than a bunch of smaller cubes, which means less melting, and less dilution.
For the wine lover in your life, you can also find a battery-operated pocket aerator for $15. Just stick the vibrating probe in your glass for about 15 seconds.
This $13 electric salt and pepper mill can be operated with one hand. Even if you don’t need it for yourself, it could be a nice gift for a friend or family member with RSI issues.
The rest of the sale is mostly comprised of double-walled drinking glasses of various shapes and sizes. beyond just looking cool, the double walled construction means your drinks will stay cold or hot for longer than they would in typical glasses. A few examples are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest. Just remember that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.
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.
This highly rated Zojirushi coffee maker is marked down to $95 right now after you clip a $20 coupon, a rare chance to get it for under $100. That gets you a 10-cup thermal carafe, a removable water tank for easy refilling, a programmable timer, and more.
We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but the Etekcity Lasergrip has been one of the most popular through the yaers. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air conditioning leaks in your house, but most importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.
Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient!
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 ECOVACS vacuum has solid reviews, and are insanely affordable today at $160. You can even control it from your phone, which is very rare in this price range.
Amazon’s new Dash Wand has Alexa built right in, and lets you order groceries and other household goods just by scanning a barcode or using your voice. The best part though? It’s basically free.
The Dash Wand will set you back $20 upfront (not bad considering it’s a full-featured Alexa voice assistant), but once you register it, you’ll get a $20 credit in your Amazon account automatically. It’s basically the same value proposition behind Amazon’s $5 dash buttons, but the Wand seems infinitely more useful and flexible.
Plus, if you live in a city with Amazon Prime Fresh, buying the wand will get you a 90 day trial membership, so you can fully immerse yourself in Amazon’s lazy vision of the future. We posted this when it launched last month, but it’s been sold out or heavily backordered ever since, until today.
Heading out of town and want to deter thieves, or just want to wake up to a well-lit house? This programmable light switch turns any built-in light into a smart light for $16.
This model has 18 settings to choose from, including a “vacation” mode, which will randomly turn lights on throughout the day.
Aukey’s simple magnetic smartphone vent holder is one of the most popular car mounts out there, and from personal experience, I can tell you it’s awesome for taking on vacation for use in a rental car as well. For $4, go ahead, give it a try.
If you don’t want to block a vent, or just want to keep your phone closer to eye level, Anker’s low profile magnetic dash mount is also on sale for $12.
Our readers have bought thousands of Char-Griller’s Akorn Kamado grills over the past few years, and now, they can add the Char-Griller Smokin’ Stone to their setup for an all-time low $19. The stone absorbs moisture and directs heat around the perimeter of the grill, essentially turning it into a convection oven for slow smoking. Just remember to invite me over whenever you use it.
Making coffee in the morning takes up valuable time that would be better spent sleeping. Going to a coffee shop on the way to work? Even more time. But grabbing a pre-packaged coffee beverage from the fridge? That, you can handle.
While supplies last, take 35% off a variety of illy canned and bottled coffee products via an Amazon coupon. There are multiple flavors available, but just note that you won’t see the discount until checkout.
It’s a seat. It’s a box. It goes on your deck. You either need the Rubbermaid Deck Box or you don’t, but if you want one, $60 is an all-time low price, and more than $10 less than usual.
Buying furniture site unseen from a bulk store feels sketchy, but when it’s Apt2B stuff, you know you’re gonna get quality pieces. Use the code APT2BFURN15 on Jet and get 15% off furniture from Apt2b (max. $500 discount) and add a non-Ikea sofa, chair, or bed to your place.
Apt2B is having their own sitewide sale, but there are a decent amount of pieces that are cheaper on Jet when you use the code, so it’s definitely worth it to click around a bit.
You have a lot of options when it comes to airtight food storage containers, but Progressive’s Prepworks models are unique in that they each include a special tool designed for a specific purpose. For example, the flour container has a built-in leveling bar, and the brown sugar container has a terra cotta disc built into the lid to keep your sugar from drying out.
Today, you can get a complete set of six containers (flour, brown sugar, powdered sugar, coffee, and two mini containers) for $47, an all-time low.
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.
Grabbing breakfast or lunch with coworkers can be a great way to break up the day, but more often than not you’ll just wallow in your own indecision before ordering a bad $17 sandwich.
The original flavor also comes in powdered form now, which is also available with the aforementioned coupon.
So you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do you do? You buy this monitor riser for $134 with code JA6YHFZQ, the best price we’ve ever seen on one of these.
This riser arrives fully assembled, and just sits on top of your existing desk. Put your monitor(s) on the top shelf, your keyboard and mouse on the bottom, and use its integrated spring system to raise the entire setup from a sitting to standing position within seconds. I own a very similar product from Varidesk (which was much more expensive, by the way), and I absolutely love it.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box deal with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids, all marked down to great low prices.
Head over here to find deals on shorts, tops, sneakers, and more. Just note that lots of the items have multiple color options once you get to their product pages, and that these prices are only available today, so you may want to run.
If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.
For $34 (after a $10 off $50 promotion Amazon’s running, plus the $10 clippable coupon on the page), the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And unlike most electric trimmers, it’s shaped like a puck, rather than a wand, which makes it much easier to maneuver around the back of your own head. Just note that you won’t see the dual $10 discounts until checkout.
It’s time to start planning your outdoor adventures and Backcountry is gonna help you out in the gear department. Pick out what you need and use the code 15OFFCART at checkout to grab 15% off your entire order for the next 72 hours only. Gear, apparel, shoes, and more are all fair game.
Stock up for those end-of-summer trips with 15% off outdoor essentials from Jet. Everything from your favorite sunscreen, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch, to Band-aids and bug spray, is included when you use the code GETOUTSIDE15 at checkout.
Just a quick FYI: there’s no minimum order, but the max discount is $30.
While the summer temps are still lingering, Columbia is here to help you prep for the cool down. Take up to 50% off a ton of outwear, shirts, pants, shoes, and more during their Summer Sale. If you plan on hiking, camping, or just generally being outside for the end of the summer, this sale can help outfit you for a whole lot less.
It’s as good a time as any to stock up on new workout clothes with PUMA’s Private Sale. There’s something for every level of exerciser, and some everyday basics that you can wear just to look like you kind of workout. Tons shoes an apparel (including Rihanna’s Fenty line) are marked down up to 75%. If that doesn’t convince you, there’s free shipping and returns on everything.
In case you missed it during the Prime Day chaos, ExOfficio’s insanely popular sweat-wicking men’s underwear is still on sale for $12-$15, in multiple sizes and colors. It’s extremely rare for Amazon to have this many options in stock, let alone at a discount, so don’t miss your chance to stock up.
Update: This is the last day of the campaign.
While not quite as small as some of our favorite minimalist wallets, the new Swift Wallet is well-built and has a ton of features, and you can get it for about $70 by preordering.
First, let’s talk cards. The Swift Wallet features four RFID-protected card slots (each of which can hold about three cards comfortably, an exterior coin/card pocket that’s purposely not RFID-protected for contactless payment cards, and a few small interior pockets for business cards.
The Swift’s claim to fame though is its unique cash slot. Your bills sit behind the card holders on either side of the wallet’s interior, meaning you can swipe a thumb up the middle of the wallet to slide bills out with ease.
I know Kickstarter projects can occasionally go pear-shaped, but the team behind Swift has successfully delivered on three previous wallet Kickstarters, and they sent me a demo unit to check out as well, so I don’t think you have much to worry about here.
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. Grab discounted shoes from Cole Haan, Brooks, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get 3x the points on the over 40,000 items on sale.
If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The retailer puts thousands of fall and winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives, on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d better get on it. The sale lasts until August 6th.
Top Media Deals
Want to jog your memory about the Jason Bourne series? The Ultimate Collection Blu-ray is down to an all-time low $32 today on Amazon, which gets you three great films, a disc full of special features, and also Jason Bourne and The Bourne Legacy spin-off.
Top Gaming Deals
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been around since before the current generation of consoles even existed, but if you don’t own a copy for your PS4, it’s absolutely worth picking up for $15. That’s $.30 per character!
Update: Also available on Xbox One for the same price from GameStop.
Though you’ll still need an expensive-ass computer to run it, the Oculus Rift VR system is finally approaching affordability, with the headset and controller bundle now available for $399. That’s $200 less than this bundle used to cost, and in fact, it’s less than the headset by itself cost not that long ago.
Terroir is a winery-building strategy game that’s chiller than properly-cooled cava, and you can get it an early access steam for $8.50 from Chrono.gg, down from its $10 if you bought it from Steam directly. This deal won’t get better with age though; it’s only available for 24 hours.
These controllers can pair over Bluetooth to your PC, iPhone, Android device, and yes, even your Nintendo Switch. Luke Plunkett over at Kotaku is a big fan, and you can read his full review here, if you’re on the fence.
$33 is about $10 less than the going rate on Amazon right now, and you can choose from the NES or Famicom paint jobs.
The bundle includes a number of GameMaker: Studio modules (Studio Pro, HTML5, iOS, Android, and Windows), which cost anywhere from $150 to $800 each at retail, plus several games that include source code or UWP modules for you to tear apart, modify, and learn from. As always, you can pay what you want, but options are spread across three different price tiers, the most expensive of which unlocks at $15.
The newest Humble Bundle doesn’t have any video games in it; but it does have books that’ll teach you how to make them. Specifically, 19 books focused on Unity and Unreal Engine development. As usual, they’re split among three different price tiers, and you can get them all for as little as $15.
- SanDisk Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive | $50 | Best Buy
- USB Type C 3.1 2.5-inch External HDD Hard Drive Enclosure Case | $16 | Amazon | Use code HCL9NQYB
- AUKEY 24W 4.8A Dual Port USB Car Charger | $7 | Amazon | Use code AUKEYCC3