Let’s face the facts; you don’t need the iPad Pro. The standard 2018 iPad is a terrific tablet for both consuming and creating media. (And it works with the Apple Pencil, the first non-Pro model to do so.)
And right now you can get the 32GB model for $229 in Walamrt $20 less than the lowest prices we saw (on and off) around Black Friday.
This 55" TV from Samsung offers all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a mid-tier TV under $700, including 4K UHD resolution, HDR, and internet connectivity. And today, both Walmart and Amazon have it marked down to $478, the lowest price we’ve seen from either retailer.
This current deal is about $50-70 off the regular going rate. So, this may be one of the last, best TV deals available to ship on time for Christmas.
The UE Boom 2 is the waterproof sequel for one of the best Bluetooth speakers of all time, and Amazon’s marked down the Limited Edition version to $64 today, the best price we’ve ever seen.
USB-C is taking over the world, so if you’re getting a new Switch, laptop, or other USB-C-powered device for the holidays this year, Anker’s got you covered with all the charging accessories you need.
For the chargers, just be sure to note the wattage of the USB-C port. 30W should be plenty for most laptops (if a bit slower than MacBook Pro owners might be used to), and 18W should be okay for things like iPads, phones, and even the Switch in handheld mode.
Compared to its predecessor, the newest Amazon Echo Dot looks nicer, sounds better, and today at least, is even cheaper. This $20 deal from Daily Steals (via Facebook) is actually less than Amazon was selling these for on Black Friday, and you even get free shipping.
Bose’s wireless QuietComfort 35 headphones set the standard for all other brands to follow when it comes to noise-cancelling technology. And right now you can get a pair for $300.
This price is $30-50 lower than usual, matching its Black Friday pricing.
However, as with all great things, these are not cheap. But it’s hard to argue against this investment, especially around the holiday travel season.
Anker’s reader-favorite PowerLine charging cables have blossomed into an entire line of different products, and it hasn’t always been clear which one was the best:
- PowerLine - The original. Rubber-wrapped, and kevlar-reinforced.
- PowerLine+ - The same, but wrapped in Nylon for added durability, less tangling, and a better feel.
- PowerLine II - A more durable version of the original, and backed by a lifetime warranty, but without the benefits of nylon wrapping.
That confusion can now become a thing of the past, because Anker combined the best of all of its cables into the new PowerLine+ II, and you can save on the 3' (promo code CABLE8462) or 6' (CABLE8463) USB-A to USB-C version today. It’s incredibly durable, it’s wrapped in nylon, and it comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning it’s probably the last cable you’ll ever have to buy.
Those codes work on both red and black, but just be sure you’re using the right code for the right length. And remember, USB-A to USB-C cables don’t support USB-C Power Delivery charging speeds like C-to-C cables, but they do allow you to charge your USB-C gadgets from any standard, ubiquitous USB charger.
How inkjet printers can be both frustratingly awful and painfully mundane never ceases to amuse me. Bless monochrome laserjets, like this $35 Samsung Xpress M2024W, for being much less of a train-wreck.
By-and-large, inkjet printers are soul-sucking monsters. They waste a lot of ink from maintenance cycles and the refills are obnoxiously expensive. Laser printers, on the other hand, use toner which doesn’t dry out, so you’ll spend less on refills regardless of how infrequently you print.
But, this model only prints in black-and-white and laser printers are notoriously mediocre at printing photos. If you’re okay with that, Office Depot has this Amazon return label printing machine for half the price currently on Amazon.
At 18W, this Aukey power brick isn’t the most powerful USB-C Power Delivery charger we’ve seen—a 12" MacBook’s charger puts out 29W, for example—but it is certainly the smallest, and one of the cheapest to boot. Just clip the coupon code before checkout to save.
Anker’s most impressive entry in the true wireless headphone market is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen, by a longshot.
- 3.5 hour battery, plus a charging case with enough power for 48 hours of playback.
- Transparency mode that lets in some ambient noise.
- Customizable EQ settings.
- Bluetooth 5.0 for a stable connection.
Normally priced at $150, promo code ZWSDZ2010 will bring them down to $75 right now, just in time for the holidays. That’s less than they were selling for on Kickstarter, way back when.
For $15 less (with promo code ZWSDZ2000), you can also get the standard Zolo Liberties, which only carry 24 hours of charge in their case, rather than 48. They also lack transparency mode and customizable EQ settings, so it’s probably worth spending just a little more for the top-end model.
It might look like a run of the mill USB battery pack, but EnergyFlux’s Enduro pulls double duty as an electric hand warmer. Its 7800mAh of power can recharge your phone a couple of times, or heat the exterior up to 109 degrees for about seven hours, depending on how cold it is outside.
At just $27 (after clipping the 10% coupon), it beats buying a bunch of those chemical hand warmers that can only be used once, and would make a great last minute gift for anyone living in a cold climate.
I love my fancy, new 11-inch iPad Pro and right now, you can take $40 off the 64GB Space Gray model on Amazon.
During Cyber Week, I picked up both the Pro and the regular 2018 iPad, and there was no question which had more power and a better screen.
While most people would be happy with the standard iPad, I couldn’t suffer through a non-laminated display. I’m also really excited to use it in tandem with the latest Apple Pencil, which is more convenient and easier to hold.
TCL’s affordable 6-series TVs are famous for offering every form of HDR (including top-shelf Dolby Vision), local dimming zones for better contrast and black levels, and even excellent Roku software, and the 55" model just dropped to a new all-time low price of $550. That’s about $100 less than usual, and even $80 cheaper than we saw on Black Friday, and any way you slice it, it’s an incredible value for that set of features.
Want to upsize to the 65"? It’s also on sale for $930, though that’s only about a $20 discount, and we’ve seen it go as low as $900, albeit very briefly.
Logitech’s Harmony Elite is basically the grand poobah of TV remotes, with the ability to control up to 15 different devices, a capacitive touchscreen, the ability to build programs that control multiple devices with one touch, and a lot more.
My favorite feature though? The included Harmony Hub that turns your smartphones, Echoes, and Google Homes into fully-functional remotes; perfect for when you’ve inevitably lost the actual remote in the couch cushions. $230's a pretty penny, but it’s the best price we’ve ever seen by $10, and deals on this usually only go as low as $220.
$10 is about what you’d expect to pay for a 4-port USB charging hub, but this Aukey model also comes with two AC outlets, so your lamps and laptops don’t have to go hungry.
Mechanical keyboards are trendy these days, but there are still shockingly few wireless options. The Logitech G613 is one few you can buy with both built-in Bluetooth and a USB wireless dongle, and its quiet Romer-G switches will feel great to type on, but are quiet enough to use in an open office. On the left side of the board, you’ll also find six programmable keys where you can set up your own macros.
$65 is the best price ever, so if you’re still typing on the terrible keyboard that came with your computer, or the one your company provided you, this is a fantastic deal.
Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $17 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.
The deal doesn’t require a promo code this time around, but today’s price is about $2-$5 less than the usual going rate for this set, and a match for the last deal we posted.
The Anker PowerCore Fusion is one of our biggest sellers ever, because it combines a USB wall charger and a portable battery pack into a single product. Now, RAVPower has their own alternative with a slightly larger 6700mAh battery inside, and you can grab it for just $22 with promo code KINJAQFF.
They sent me one to check out, and despite the larger battery inside, it’s barely bigger or heavier than the Anker, and would make a great holiday stocking stuffer.
With its 24 hour battery life, impressive bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker, and its water-resistant successor is down to $30 today, or $10 less than usual.
The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that amazing 24 hour battery; the only real differences are a slightly tweaked design and the aforementioned water resistance. That means you can take it to the pool, the beach, or even the shower without fear.
Samsung’s U3-rated microSD cards are some of the fastest and most popular options out there—I have the 128GB model in my own Nintendo Switch—and all four sizes are down to all-time low prices today on Amazon.
If you need extra space for your action cam, smartphone, tablet, Switch, or anything else, these are extremely fast cards, and extremely good deals.
VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.
Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:
- One month for $6 | Usually $7
- One year for $35 | Usually $40
- Three years for $90 | Not offered to the general public at all
These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.
Amazon’s run a few gift-friendly tool sales for the holidays, but today’s is specifically about stocking stuffers. Everything in the sale is physically (fairly) small, and on sale for under $45.
I suspect the most popular deals here will be the Gerber knives and multitools, because those are always the most popular gifts, but the $7 magnetic wristband is a no-brainer, the $17 Makita drill bit set is a great deal, and you can even put a handheld circular saw in your giftee’s stocking for $40. I bet they didn’t see that coming!
Just remember that all of these deals are only available today, or until sold out.
Stanley drinkware is ostensibly designed for camping, but that trademark hammertone green will look great on your desk at work too (unless it’s the flask, maybe keep that in a drawer).
Today’s last minute gift Gold Box contains all sorts of Stanley drinking vessels and more, from coffee bottles, to insulated pints, to food jars, to cookware sets. You can even score the famous shots + flask gift set for just $17, complete with a flask, four steel shot glasses, and even a hammertone green shot glass carrying container.
Just don’t let these deals cool off: they’re only available today, and the best of them could sell out early.
How much would you pay for superpowers? Does $20 seem fair? Because that’s what it’ll cost you (via code KINJACRANE) to procure the Power Crane Single Person Furniture Moving Kit, which grants you the ability to raise and move up to 330 lbs. without help. It includes a jack, risers, dollies, and the satisfaction of saying “I told you so” to anybody who claims it’s impossible for one human to rearrange furniture alone.
For some, a humidifier in winter isn’t an option — it’s a necessity. (I swear, every night I forget to turn mine on, I wake up with a scarily dry throat and parched skin.) At $34 with promo code KINJAY77, this TaoTronics Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier is an affordable, yet reliable option for adding some moisture to your air.
It’s ultra quiet and has a very helpful Sleep Mode option for the display, so it won’t disturb your sleep while it does its job. Plus, it’s not mammoth in size, but just big enough to last through the night, and through the day, too, if you’ve got a full tank. Get one — or several — for your home and/or office and finally breathe a big sigh of relief.
All-inclusive resorts aren’t going to cross anything new off your bucket list, put you in unfamiliar situations, or really challenge you in any way. These are all important aspects of traveling, but not every vacation has to be an adventure. Sometimes, a trip where you pay one price to be pampered with a beach, a nice room, and all the food and booze you can fit in your stomach is exactly what the doctor ordered.
For a limited time, Vacation Express is offering a variety of all inclusive Jamaica packages starting at $499, including your hotel and roundtrip air. Prices vary by departure city, the length of your trip, and your hotel of choice, but they’re generally less than you’d pay building the trip a la carte, and you don’t have to worry about any of the details.
There’s never a bad day to buy a grill, but today is an especially good one since Home Depot has marked down grills ranging from portable tabletop models to 6-burner behemoths. Charocoal, gas, or pellet? Stainless steel or ceramic? Smoker or griddle? Whatever your preferences, they’re included in the sale. Some items have already sold out, though, so I’d shop quick, before the selection is reduced to embers.
If you like wine, but not enough to get a subscription for it, this deal was designed for you. The Drop, an online wine club that makes and sells its own canned wine, is offering free shipping on all wine through the end of the year. That’s a savings of around $20, depending on what you order, and since each can holds 1.7 glasses (or 1/3 of a bottle), it might be smart to stock up for your New Year’s festivities.
And if you take this opportunity to try out the service and decide you like it? The option to subscribe later is always there.
If you thought we were done with the holiday Instant Pot deals, think again! Today only, Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot DUO Plus 8 qt. down to an all-time low $90, which is a full $70 less than usual.
If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, which can cook food in a fraction of the time of other methods, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. Hell, I’ve even used mine to create creamy risotto with basically no stirring.
What are your favorite Instant Pot recipes? Drop them into the comments below.
As a person who has sent in many, many rounds of cupcakes and other classroom treats for birthdays and holidays, I know I’ve spent a small fortune on cupcake liners. I can’t argue the fact that they’re wasteful and frivolous, but they also look festive and save me cleanup time.
What I should do — and you too, if you bake at all — is invest in some of these AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups, currently at an all-time price low. (The 24-pack is technically a better deal, but if you absolutely want no more than 12, that set has never been cheaper either.)
The downside: They’re add-on items. The upside: You could order enough to hit the $25 minimum and literally never have to think about buying baking cups again.
August’s third generation Smart Lock lets you lock and unlock your door from using your phone, and you can get the silver model for just $100 today, just a dollar more than we saw on Black Friday.
Assuming you have your phone with you whenever you leave the house, an August Smart Lock-installed door will auto lock behind you and unlock as you approach. It’s especially useful because you don’t have to necessarily be home to grant or restrict access to people like dog walkers, maintenance workers, or other people who need to come into your house; just send them a guest key with the August app. And since it integrates with your existing deadbolt, you can continue using a physical key as well, if your phone ever dies.
Unlike previous August locks, this one doesn’t have Wi-Fi built in—it uses Bluetooth to talk to your phone—but you can add a Wi-Fi hub to your router to access it over the internet from anywhere.
This Dremel set was $73 on Prime Day—Prime Day!—and at the time, I called it one of the best Dremel deals I’d ever seen. And I’ve seen many!
Well, with apologies to everyone who bought it that day, it’s now a whole $3 cheaper. Today and Black Friday (when it was also $70) are the only two times it’s dropped below $109 since that Prime Day deal, so if you don’t have the versatile rotary tool, this is the only excuse you need.
What makes the deal so great, beyond the size of the price drop? This particular set one comes with a 160 piece accessory kit and a flex shaft that lets you use your Dremel in awkward or hard-to-reach places.
Thanks to today’s Amazon’s Gold Box, you’ll never need to buy another notebook or pen again. These Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Notebooks contain 36 pages, all of which are completely erasable when used with Pilot Frixion pens. But just because you’ve wiped your notes away, that doesn’t mean all your info is lost forever; with the help of Rocketbook’s app, your notes can be easily beamed into your smartphone and added to your favorite cloud-based app.
Right now, packs of two notebooks, along with three pens, are just $45, which is barely anything when you think about how much money you’ll save on paper for the rest of your life, not to mention how many trees will get a second chance at life.