Your favorite Anker gear, a versatile tool set, and a fantastic $18 showerhead lead off Thursday’s best deals.

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Anker makes your favorite Bluetooth earbuds, battery packs, Lightning cables, and (a lot) more, and a whole bunch of their best stuff is on sale today in Amazon’s Gold Box.

Highlights here include all-time low prices on the essential PowerCore 13000 battery pack, the terrific SoundBuds Bluetooth earbuds, the aforementioned PowerLine Lightning cables, and even the well-reviewed RoboVac robotic vacuum. We’ve listed those deals and a few other favorites below, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see the full list.

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This is Amazon’s second stab at an Anker Gold Box, and last time, a lot of the best stuff sold out early in the day, so don’t be shy about using that 1-Click button.

Update: Some people seem to be having trouble with the link to the Gold Box, so now we’re listing all of the eligible items below. Note that several of them are available in multiple colors.


Nordstrom Rack, Clear the Rack sale

If you hurry up and head over to the “Clear the Rack” sale at Nordstrom Rack, you may just find a huge steal. While the homepage banner says “up to 75% off,” you can easily find pieces with a 90% discount. During the last “Clear the Rack” sale, I found a $500 Helmut Lang dress for $27. Just throwing that out there.

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And when I say “huge steal,” I’m talking $900 Marc Jacobs bags for under $200, men’s Timberland boots for $90, Ella Moss sweaters for $23. Honestly, some of the prices may make you do a double take. But once these things sell out, they’re gone. So jump on these insanely low prices ASAP.


You don’t necessarily need to buy a smart outlet switch to schedule your lights or other appliances; this Intermatic timer can set three on/off intervals every day for just $10. The obvious use case here is to make your home looks occupied while you’re on vacation, but it could also control sprinkler systems, air conditioners, slow cookers, or basically anything else with a mechanical power switch and an AC plug.


Today only, B&H is offering up this 810 watt/1325-volt APC UPS for just $83, or about $50 less than its usual price.

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If you use a desktop computer, this will of course keep your machine running without any interruption in the event of a power outage, which means you won’t lose any unsaved work. But even if you only use laptops and mobile devices at home, this could still run lamps, your router and modem, or even a TV until the power comes back on.


TP-Link’s Archer C9 is one of the most popular and well-reviewed 802.11ac routers on Amazon, and for a limited time, you can get it bundled with a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for $140, or about $10 more than the router by itself. Obviously, this deal only makes sense if you don’t already own your own modem, but if you’re renting from your cable company, it should pay for itself in short order.

Already happy with your router, but need a modem? You can still get a refurbished SB6141 for $40 on Amazon.



While the new iPad Pros have stolen some of the iPad Air’s thunder, the Air 2 is still a fantastic tablet by just about any measure, and Best Buy’s taking $100 off all models today, no strings attached. That means you can get in the door with a 16GB model for just $300, though you should probably splurge on the 64GB SKU for $100 more.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, $620

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones ever made, so if your current handset has seen better days, you can upgrade for $620 unlocked via the MobilePros eBay storefront, which is about $60 less than elsewhere. That’s still a lot of money in the age of the really good $300 smartphones, but if you’re a Samsung devotee, or are just exceptionally curious about that wraparound display, it’s still a solid discount.


While there’s no coupon on Diet Coke to go with them, this 30% off deal on 15-roll packs of Mentos is a solid mid-afternoon splurge. Just pick your favorite flavor, and you’ll see the 30% discount automatically at checkout.


The newest, big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $200 today at Staples, which is a match for the best discount we’ve ever seen. Deals on these thermostats don’t come around all that often, so if you have one on your wishlist, I wouldn’t hesitate.


Whether you have a home improvement project on the horizon, or you just forgot to buy a Father’s Day gift, this Black & Decker tool deal worthy of your attention.

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The Matrix 6 tool combo kit is a single, 20V handheld tool with six different attachments, giving you a drill, a sander, a jig saw, an oscillating tool, a router, and an impact driver, all in one package. Even at its usual $200 price tag, it’s earned a 4.6 star review average on Amazon, but today only, you can pick one up for an all-time low $150. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, or until sold out.


This deal inspired me to compose a poem:

16:9, I guess that’s fine

Though it’s so safe, it barely rates

21:9, you shall be mine

How I long for that extra real estate

I never said it was a good poem.

Anyway, this 34" LG 21:9 ultrawide monitor is available for $375 today on Adorama’s eBay store, or about $100 less than usual.


This bathroom scale doesn’t have any bells & whistles; just a sleek look, a great price, and tons of five-star reviews. Save a few bucks with promo code VN8TRRNJ.


Inateck LIghtning Cable, $4 with code 676PVGQD

While Anker’s discounted PowerLine Lightning cables are a better bet for most situations, this 6" alternative from Inateck is a perfect companion to your pocket-sized USB battery pack.


Aluminum Mouse Pad, $8 with code E7XYRLYZ

Hardly anyone needs a mousepad, but this brushed aluminum one looks incredible, and its description says “Let [sic] you fondle admiringly,especially in the summer,” so there’s that.


Solar Powered Copper Wire Lights, $10 with code WVC5HUJ6

Copper string lights are great for lighting up your outdoor spaces, but if you don’t have easy access to an outdoor power outlet, this $10, 33' set runs off of an included solar panel and battery.


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 heating and air conditioning leaks in your house, but more importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.


If your supplement stores are running low. Amazon’s taking an extra 15% off a variety of Optimum Nutrition products right now with promo code SPARTAN16. Just note that the prices displayed on this page do not take the code into account, so you won’t see your final price until checkout.


A good air mattress is something everyone should own, and this Queen sized model from Intex can be yours for just $40 right now, complete with a built-in pump.


The showerhead that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option at under $20.

Aside from a single switch that toggles between 1.75 and 1 gallons per minute, this showerhead doesn’t have any notable features to speak of. But I can tell you from years of experience that its water coverage is beyond excellent. Each of the four valves uses Delta’s H2Okinetic system to agitate the water and create a full, perfectly dispersed wall of water, rather than four individual streams. It’s a difficult sensation to describe, but I absolutely recommend you try it for yourself.

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The 75152 rarely costs more than $25 or so, but today’s $18 deal is the best price Amazon’s listed in over a year, so it’s a great time to take advantage.


The supermassive version of our favorite surround sound system is down to its lowest price today on Amazon.

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If you aren’t familiar, this VIZIO system offers true 5.1 surround sound by way of a wireless subwoofer and a pair of satellite speakers (which plug into the subwoofer), all without the aid of of a receiver, and without the need to run any cables from your TV to the back of the room. I own a smaller version of the same setup, and absolutely love it.


TechMatte MagGrip, $4 with code FVLTMXX2 | TechMatte MagGrip 360, $6 with code 8GORHD3N

Vent-mounted magnets have emerged as the most popular method of attaching your smartphone to your dashboard, and two different mounts from TechMatte are on sale for all-time low prices today.

The standard mount is down to $4 right now with promo code FVLTMXX2, or, for $2 more (with code 8GORHD3N), you can get a version that swivels. I’ve owned one of these for over a year, and even with a hefty iPhone 6s Plus, it works great.


Nikon’s D3300 is one of the easiest entry level DSLRs to get started with if you want to learn the basics of photography, and BuyDig will sell you a refurb complete with a kit lens, a Wi-Fi adapter, and some software you won’t use for just $319 with promo code DXPRO2X65.

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For comparison’s sake, Amazon’s currently selling this for $547 new (without any extras), and it carries a 4.8 star review average from over 800 customers.


I would say that prisons should replace solitary confinement with a program that forces inmates to repeatedly enter account passwords using a game controller and onscreen keyboard, but I think it might be even more inhumane. If you’re still subjecting yourself to the same treatment, do yourself a favor and pick up this $14 wireless keyboard/trackpad remote. It’s kind of ugly looking, but it’ll get the job done on your PS4, Xbox One, or home theater PC.


Epic All Natural snack bars are made largely from meat, because America, and Amazon’s offering a nice $4 coupon on various 12-count boxes today. Beef, turkey, bacon? I’m not sure how anyone could choose. Just add your favorite flavor to your cart, and you’ll see the $4 discount at checkout.

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Note: Some of these boxes will only ship as part of a Prime Pantry order, but others are available via standard Prime and/or Subscribe & Save shipping, so watch out for that before you order.


If you’re planning to fly Southwest any time in the near future, there’s no reason not to buy this $100 gift card for $90. It’s not a huge discount, but airline gift cards hardly ever go on sale, and you can spend the money you saved on in-flight Wi-Fi, or earlybird check-in.


Amazon has also kicked off a variety of deals on their first party electronics, including the Amazon Tap, a 7" tablet for $40, the 4K Fire TV, and a couple of e-readers.

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