A 48 hour smartphone sale, your favorite travel mug, and NFL apparel lead off Thursday’s best deals.

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It’s not unusual to see deals on one or two unlocked smartphones on any given day, but Amazon’s breaking the mold right now with a 48 hour sales event on nearly a dozen different phones.


The best of the bunch here is probably the excellent ASUS Zenfone 2 for $200, down from $300. That’s an incredible deal for a phone with 4GB of RAM and a 5.5" IPS display. For $100 more, you can opt for the Zenfone Zoom, which amazingly includes a true 3x optical camera zoom.

You can also save $60 on the OnePlus 2, $100 on the cloud-enhanced Nextbit Robin, $120 on the LG G5, and more. Just be sure to head over to Amazon to see all of the deals.

Update: Sold out

With the football season having kicked off, it’s time to rep your team with this NFL Gear Gold Box. Even if your fantasy team is doing better than your actual team, there are discounted team tees, long-sleeves, and hoodies to at least help pad your tailgating budget. As with all Gold Box deals, it’s only around for a day (which is basically shorter than most football games).

Keypad deadbolts are perfect for letting in guests or house sitters, not to mention Airbnb guests, and Amazon’s marked down this MiLocks model to an all-time low $50 in today’s Gold Box. You don’t get to choose from different finishes, but this is the best price we’ve ever seen on any keypad deadbolt.

Update: Sold out

If you threw my MacBook Pro into a volcano and threatened to do the same to me unless I chose a Windows laptop to replace it, I’d absolutely choose the Dell XPS 13.

While supplies last, you can get a refurb of the 2016 model for $800, complete with a Skylake Core i5 processor, an edge-to-edge 3200x1800 display, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and even a USB-C port. For comparison’s sake, the same configuration would set you back $1400 direct from Dell brand new.

It’s a scientific fact that every outdoor space looks better with copper string lights, and $12 is a fantastic price for a 33' strand, especially one with a remote that can power them on and off, and even make them dim, pulse, and strobe on demand.

You can never have enough plain tees, and Jockey will sell you a three pack in black or white for $8 right now. Just note that certain size/color combinations aren’t available.

Corsair’s K95 mechanical gaming keyboard is one of your favorites, and you can pick one up brand new from Woot for $95 shipped today, or almost $30 less than Amazon. That includes Cherry MX Red switches, backlighting, and 18 (!!!) G-keys with up to 36 customizable macros. Happy hunting.

Update: The seller just reached out and informed us that Ritz Camera isn’t an authorized seller of Drop Stop, so you may want to hold off on this one. It’s available for $20 on Amazon, sold by Drop Stop directly.

Whenever you drop a phone or french fry into the black hole under your car seat, you know it’s as hard to find down there as Trump’s tax returns. But with a 2-pack of Drop Stops for $16, this (admittedly first world) problem will be a thing of the past. That’s $4 less than usual.

Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion, $26 with code 4PEZWCJE

Sitting is killing you, but if a standing desk isn’t an option, this discounted foam cushion can at least take some of the strain off your lower back.

The memory foam orthopedic cushion is designed to take pressure of your tailbone while seated, easing lower back pain and numbness whether you’re sitting in the car, or at your desk at work. We’ve seen deals on a few of these types of cushions before, but $26 is a great price by any measure.

You don’t need it for another few months, but you can save on a holiday landscape laser light by buying it early.


If you aren’t familiar, these genius little gadgets use lasers to project green Christmas trees and red “stars” onto the front of your house, giving the appearance of holiday spirit without the hassle of actually hanging up outdoor lights. Last year was the first time they were widely available, but they were almost impossible to find, and consistently cost $40-$50. So yes, this deal is a bit ahead of schedule, but it never hurts to plan ahead.

If you hurry over to Amazon, a third party seller is offering a 16 ounce Contigo Autoseal West Loop travel mug in black for $12, the best price we’ve seen.

If that sells out, or if you don’t like the color, several other colors are available directly from Amazon for just $1 more. In case you weren’t aware, this is our readers’ favorite travel mug by a wide margin, and can keep a drink hot for four hours, or cold for up to 12.

External enclosures can turn your old SSDs and hard drives into useful external storage, and two different options from Inateck are on sale today.

Update: The $17 dock is sold out.

Vansky White Bias Light, $13 with code L42XO3AB | Vansky RGB Bias Light, $16 with code L42XO3AB

These Vansky LED bias light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and stick to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the light strip will cast a soft glow on the wall behind it, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV’s perceived black levels.


We’ve posted deals on these several times now, but today’s $16 (RGB) and $13 (white) price points are all-time lows. Just be sure to use code L42XO3AB at checkout to get the deal.

Vantrue R2 Dash Cam, $95 with code 76W4U5S4

Vantrue’s R2 dash cam was The Wirecutter’s runner-up pick, and you can score one for an all-time low $95 today with promo code 76W4U5S4.


The R2 can shoot at resolutions exceeding standard 1080p (2560x1080 or 2304x1296), and its 170 degree field of view means you’ll never miss a license plate, crash, or meteorite. This deal is a match for the best we’ve seen on this model, so grab yours while you still can.

Timberland makes a surprising amount of offerings that you don’t need to work construction to appreciate. And with Nordstrom Rack’s Timberland Event, your boots will be made for walkin’ and a lot more.


Men’s, women’s and kids styles are marked down (some over 50% off), which is a steal when most are normally $100+. There are some apparel and bag deals mixed in as well, so it’s worth taking the time to look through.

Travelpro’s Crew 10 spinner suiter is one of the best carry-on bags you can buy without spending over $200, and Amazon’s marked it down to $127 today, within $7 of an all-time low. I own this bag, and absolutely love it.

Inateck Wireless Doorbell, $15 with code ZKBORN6J

Just because your house or apartment doesn’t have a doorbell doesn’t mean you’ll have to rely on knocking like a caveman. This $15 kit has everything you need to install one, no wiring required. It’s also IPX-6 water resistant if your porch isn’t covered, and you can even choose from 38 different chimes!

Bone conduction headphones deliver sound directly to your inner ear via vibrations on your cheekbones, meaning you can listen to audio without blocking out other sounds around you.


That’s a perfect combination for, say, runners who want to maintain situational awareness while listening to music, and you can score a Bluetooth pair for $60 today. Just use promo code VA3QB2OC at checkout to save $20.

Uniqlo is kind of known for their Heattech and AIRism lines, and right now you can get select HEATTECH styles for $10 for both men and women. Even though the colder months are a ways away, it’s better to stock up now, especially because this is a 24-hour flash sale.


Plus, they’ve dropped their shipping down from $5 to $3, which is great because this $10 deal is online only.

Anthropologie consistently churns out adorable clothing, and with an extra 30% off sale, you can also look consistently adorable. Don’t forget about the home goods as well; they have low-key amazing decor.

Zus is the smartest car charger ever made, and you can pick one up for just $24 today on Amazon with promo code ZUSBUZ20.


Nonda had the brilliant idea of packing a Bluetooth radio into a USB car charger, which allows it to automatically drop a pin on your map every time you park, and even monitor your car battery’s health (iOS only). I’ve tried it out myself, and it actually works extremely well.

As I note in my overview, the only downside here is the placement of the USB ports, which might make it impractical in certain cars without much space around their DC outlet. That said, if it’ll fit in your car, this is the car charger you should buy, especially at this price.

Only luddites use tape measures anymore. This laser distance measurer takes instant distance readings of up to 164', and includes several built-in area calculation functions, in case you’re a little rusty on your middle school geometry.

50 FREE 4x6 Photo Prints, promo code BABY50FREEPRINTS

Amazon just launched a long-overdue photo printing service, and you can mark the occasion with 50 free 4x6 prints with promo code BABY50FREEPRINTS, plus free shipping. You’ll need to be an Amazon Cloud Drive or Amazon Photos customer—the latter is free for Prime members—and upload the photos you want to the service prior to selecting your prints.

Ah, there’s nothing like free money. Well, if you buy this $75 Sephora gift card, you’ll get sent, via email, a $10 bonus code. I mean, you (or your girlfriend, wife, or any other person you know that loves makeup) were probably going to spend $75 at Sephora anyway, so why not get some money back while doing it?

Nobody really needs a bread maker, but making your own bread from scratch is rewarding in the same way that making any food yourself is rewarding, and this discounted Oster makes it easy.


The Oster 2-Pound Expressbake is the top-selling bread maker on Amazon, boasts a 4.3 star review average, and features nine automatic modes for different types of breads and doughs. And of course, you can customize any recipe with multiple loaf sizes and crust darkness settings, and even delay its start time so you can stuff your face with a warm, fresh loaf of bread right when you get home from work. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon on the page to get the discount.

20% off all custom Timbuk2 bags

Another huge sale from Timbuk2 brings a ton of their excellent bags down to hard-to-resist levels. All custom bags (if you didn’t know you could get a custom bag, now you do) are 20% off. Check out all the styles you can choose from here.


So, how do you redeem your discount? Start with your base bag, whether it’s their new Folsom Laptop Backpack, or the ever-popular Classic Messenger Bag. Then hit the customize button and go to town making your own one-of-a-kind Timbuk2 bag. Show us your designs in the comments.

ADATA’s Premiere line of SSDs isn’t nearly as fast or as well-known as Samsung’s 850 series, but it still got a solid review from Anandtech, and this 240 GB model is down to an absurdly low $54 on Newegg’s eBay storefront, complete with a three year warranty.


A few months ago, I bought the this exact drive in order to build a my own DIY external SSD to store photos, and it’s worked incredibly well so far. Seeing this price though, I wish I’d waited.

Mpow Lightning Cable, $4 with code 5OIJ4SYW | 2-Pack for $8 with code HZ4AQL26 | 5-Pack Aukey MicroUSB Cables, $3 with code AU5CABLE

Whether you’re on Team Apple or Team Android, you can get some cheap charging cables today on Amazon.

You know all of those little Apple USB charging bricks sitting in your drawer? The clever NomadPlus USB charger can transform one into a travel-friendly portable battery pack, and it’s down to just $10 today.


While undoubtedly clever, the NomadPlus has always been a tough sell at its usual $40, but you can grab one on Amazon right now for $10 Prime shipped. The 1800mAh battery pack isn’t large by any stretch of the imagination, but if you appreciate good design, and only want to carry around a single charging solution, it’s a great deal. It would also make a great gift for your less tech-savvy friends who would never remember to charge a standalone battery pack.

Inateck USB-C to USB-A Cables: 1' for $4 with code WNJ63HM8 | 3' for $5 with code XN47GC29

Now that USB-C is starting to take over the world, you can stock up on USB-A to USB-C cables for just $4-$5 from Inateck, depending on the length you choose. These cables are Benson-approved, and are some of the cheapest we’ve seen to date.

This jump starter for your car is also an emergency hammer, 11000mAh external battery pack, and LED flashlight. It’s also only $30 today with code AVJ9ZMGD, which is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any portable jump starter.

Mpow 360 Magnetic CD Slot Mount, $9 with code GHRGXE53

Vent-mounted magnets might be the hot new thing in smartphone car holders, but if your CD slot is lying dormant, or if you just don’t want to block a vent, this is also a great option. Just use promo code GHRGXE53 at checkout to get it for $9.





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