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A couple of Edifier bookshelf speakers, Super Mario Odyssey, and up to 40% off Climb Gear at Backcountry lead of Tuesday’s best deals from around the web.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals

Edifier R1280T | $70 | Amazon
Edifier R1280DB | $104 | Amazon
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Edifier quietly makes some of the best audio equipment on the market. And right now, Amazon is lowering the price on two bookshelf speakers: Edifier R1280T and the Edifier R1280DB. The big difference between the two is that the Edifier R1280DB offers more options to connect, including Bluetooth. So, it may be weird, but I’d go with the cheaper one if you just want to pair it with a record player.

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Just remember, these prices will only stick around for the day or until sold out.


Anker Wireless Vertical Mouse | $15 | Amazon | Promo code ANKER743

Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this new wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $17 today with promo code ANKER743. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three adjustable DPI settings and forward/back buttons, which are pretty rare at this price level. No wonder a version of it was one of our readers’ favorite work mice last week.


And lo, Tile decreed you can replace your own batteries now, and there was much rejoicing. If you’ve been waiting on a good deal for the new Tiles with replaceable batteries, we find some good deals buried in the couch cushions.

If you just want to dip your toes in the water, you can get a single Tile Mate for $20, or $5 less than usual. The four-pack for $50 is a considerably better deal though, if you have enough uses for them (drop your suggestions in the comments!). You can also get a four pack that includes two Mates and two Tile Slims for $50, but just note that the Tile Slims don’t have replaceable batteries.


UGREEN Portable Apple Watch Charger | $28 | Amazon | Promo code UGREEN944

The Apple Watch charging cable is an awkward thing to pack for a trip. For one, it’s probably firmly attached to some kind of dock or stand on your nightstand, and thus easy to forget. For two, the thin cable with a big, heavy puck on the end is a tangling nightmare in your bag.

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Enter UGREEN’s portable Apple Watch charger, now down to $28 after you use promo code UGREEN944, the best price we’ve ever seen by $4. It doesn’t have a cable at all, but rather plugs straight into a USB charging port, and balances your watch on top. Smart!


UGREEN 3' MFi-Certified USB-C to Lightning Cable | $6 | Amazon Prime | Promo code UGREEN493. $7 for non-Prime members
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Third party USB-C to Lightning cables can finally get Apple’s MFi blessing for faster charging speeds (50% in 30 minutes on the latest iPhones!), and we’ve spotted a deal that brings one down to $6 for Prime members (or $7 for non-Prime members), the best price we’ve ever seen for any of these cables.

UGREEN’s 3' cable supports that magical 18W charging spec when plugged into an USB-C PD charger (like this one!), and you can get it on sale with promo code UGREEN493. Of course, if you own a MacBook from the last few years, this will also let you sync and charge your phone from your computer without a dongle. You probably forgot that was even possible!

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Battery Pack | $32 | Amazon
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USB-C Power Delivery battery packs are getting smaller and cheaper, and Anker’s latest and greatest PowerCore is one of the slimmest we’ve seen to date. Despite being just over a half inch thick, you get 10,000mAh of capacity, a 12W USB port, and an 18W Power Delivery port, which is sufficient for phones, tablets, the Nintendo Switch, and even small laptops in a pinch.

The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD also includes Anker’s new trickle charging technology, which allows the battery to charge small devices like Bluetooth headphones that don’t draw enough power to keep most other battery packs “awake.”

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Normally $40, the PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is marked down to $32 this week on Amazon, no code required.


Seagate FireCuda 2TB | $65 | Amazon
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Seagate’s FireCuda is one of the most popular PS4 replacement hard drives out there, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can speed up loading times, and you can get the 2TB model for just $65 today, the best price ever with the exception of Prime Day, when it was $60.

Even if you don’t feel like cracking open your PS4, you could pop this into an inexpensive enclosure like this one, and use it as an external drive over USB.


Status Audio BT Transfer | $55 | Amazon | Promo code INVENTORY20
Status Audio BT Structure | $63 | Amazon | Promo code INVENTORY20
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You probably know Status Audio from the company’s legendary CB-1 over-ear headphones, but the brand’s new Bluetooth earbuds carry on that legacy of sound quality, while letting you finally cut the cord.

Launched last month, we’re big fans of the BT Transfer and BT Structure headphones, and had this to say about them on The Inventory:

If you prefer in-ear monitors, Status has you covered with two different options. The larger BT Structures include over-ear wings for a secure fit, a whopping 12 hours of battery life, and a larger-than-usual 9mm dual driver system that allows them to achieve an impressive depth on the low end without sounding muddy. They’re the best-sounding wireless earbuds I’ve ever tried.

For $10 less, the BT Transfers offer a smaller form factor at the expense of battery life (eight hours instead of 12) and slightly smaller 8mm drivers, though those are still larger than the ~6mm drivers you’d find in most earbuds of this size. To my ears, they sounded nearly identical to the Structures, so I’d choose based on the form factor that’s right for you. Both sets of earbuds are IPX5 water resistant (not great, but good enough for exercise), include Bluetooth 5.0, and sadly, charge over microUSB.

You can now buy either model on Amazon, and our readers can take 20% off with promo code INVENTORY20.


Private Internet Access Old Price Sale | Private Internet Access

Back in March, Private Internet Access (our readers’ favorite VPN service) raised its prices for the first time ever. And while our readers can still get an exclusive 3-years for $99 plan, they just lowered their other plans back to their old prices for a limited time.

The reason this is a big deal is that you can renew your membership as many times as you want at whatever price you originally paid. Once the prices go back to normal, you’ll still be locked into the lower rate.

Here are the new (old) promotional prices, along with what you’d normally pay:

  • 1 month: $6.95 (down from $9.99)
  • 1 year: $39.95 (down from $71.88)

Clearly, the annual plan is the sweet spot here if you don’t want to commit to the three-year plan, but $6.95/month for 10 simultaneous connections, clients for just about every conceivable device, and servers in 32 countries (foreign Netflix, anyone?). We aren’t sure when the prices will go back up, so you probably want to lock in your account ASAP.


Arris Networking Gold Box | Amazon
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Stop renting your modem from your ISP and shop this one-day Arris sale on Amazon. Depending on your contract and service, you could pick one up for as little as $75 and recoup your losses within a year.

Modems are tricky, because some ISPs make it pretty difficult for you to provide your own and you’ll need to make sure if these Arris models (currently at their lowest prices ever) are compatible with your plan.

I’ve included a few Lifehacker stories below to help you figure it out:

If you want to get the best possible performance, go for the Docsis 3.1 model.

Additionally, this sale also includes routers and a modem-router combo. Just remember, these Arris Modem prices will only stick around for the day or until sold out. So do some quick research and stop paying for unnecessary fees to save yourself cash.

Today’s Best Home Deals

Flight Deals From Southwest Airlines | Airfare Watchdog
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Kids are gearing up to head back to school, but who wants to think about homework and school projects? Instead, you can plan your next vacation, thanks to these Flight Deals From Southwest Airlines on Airfare Watchdog. If you didn’t get a chance for a summer vacation or are already itching for your next trip, these discounted rates are for fall and winter travel.

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The Southwest sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays beginning in early September and continue through March 4, 2020. Be aware, there are some blackout dates around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Roundtrip flights, like Nashville to Atlanta, start out at $98, while one-way flights, like from Burbank to San Jose, cost $49. To get these discounted tickets, you must purchase them by Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm PDT.


If you’re looking to update a number of rooms in your house, today is the day to shop at Home Depot. During today’s Special Buy of the Day, there are discounts of up to 40% off select kitchenware, bedding, and furniture. You can get clad cookware, comforter sets, mattress toppers, knife sets, and more, today only.


HEETA Hair Scalp Massager | $6 | Amazon
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Have you ever touched your hair after you’ve washed it and it didn’t feel clean? That feeling might mean you have build up in your hair. It could be dead skin or product that didn’t get fully washed out. If you need to get a real deep clean of your hair, the HEETA Hair Scalp Massager can help get the crud out.

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Aside from helping eliminate product build-up, the massage brush can also relieve itchiness and can promote blood flow to your scalp. The black, purple, and blue brush is a few dollars off and is currently $6.


GPCA Carabiner | Kickstarter
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On an infinite timescale, there will eventually be a multitool variant of every conceivable consumer product released on Kickstarter, but this versatile carabiner from the folks who brought us a pretty incredible pen in 2017 makes more sense than most.

In addition to acting as a locking carabiner, for all of your carabiner needs, this product packs a box cutter, a couple of screwdrivers, and a combination bottle opener/pry bar that can help you take nails out of wood. They also advertise it as a pair of metal knuckles if you need to fight a bear (literally!), but I suppose that’s true of any carabiner.

The carabiner form factor actually makes a ton of sense as a box cutter or pry bar, since its large size gives you a more leverage and a sturdier grip than you’d get on most minimal multitools. I used an early prototype to open a few boxes, and while that’s never the most difficult task, I felt like I could do it all day without my hand getting fatigued.

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The GPCA carabiner is now up on Kickstarter, with super earlybird pricing starting at $29 for an aluminum version, or $39 for stainless steel.


50% Off 22 oz and 32 oz Tumblers in Black, Graphite, Cobalt, and Pacific | Hydro Flask | Promo code TUMBLER-4Q8RG9
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50% Off 22 oz and 32 oz Tumblers in Black, Graphite, Cobalt, and Pacific | Hydro Flask | Promo code TUMBLER-4Q8RG9

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Hydro Flask, the maker of our readers’ favorite water bottle, also makes a pretty great vacuum-insulated tumbler, and today, that tumbler is 50% off in select colors that the brand has opted to retire. You can score a 22- or 32-oz tumbler in the following (admittedly timeless, though apparently out of style?) hues: Black, Graphite, Cobalt, and Pacific. Use promo code TUMBLER-4Q8RG9 to slurp down the savings, and start keeping your cold drinks icy for 24 hours and hot drinks steamy for up to 6 hours.


If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple over Labor Day weekend for sightseeing, shopping, or the U.S. Open, you can stay in the unique, futuristic Yotel micro hotel for 25% off with promo code LABOR25 (valid on any three-night stay between Tuesday, August 27 and Monday, September 2).

Yotel’s rooms are small, yes, but these aren’t coffin-like sleeping pods or anything too adventurous. You still get full-sized (adjustable!) beds, private bathrooms, a TV, Wi-Fi, and even an iron and ironing board. They’re hotel rooms, basically! Just with a little less space to walk around than you might be used to.

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Yotel New York also features a rooftop terrace, a gym, a central location in Hell’s Kitchen on 42nd and 10th, and even a freakin’ robotic luggage valet in the lobby.

Note: To get the deal, you’ll want to enter the promo code before you search for availability. Select promo code from the special rate dropdown menu, and enter LABOR25 to see the discounted rate. I saw $184/night for a standard queen room, which is about as good as it gets in Manhattan.


Hands down, Nespresso is the easiest way to make decent espresso at home, and their high-end VertuoPlus model will make regular coffee too.

This model, made by De’Longhi, comes in Ferrari red, has great reviews, and can make lots of different drink sizes: Espresso (1. 35 oz. ), double Espresso (2. 7 oz.), Gran Lungo (5 oz. ), Coffee (7. 7 oz. ) and alto (14 oz. ). Today’s $99 deal is about $20-$40 less than usual, and the best price we’ve seen since the holiday season.


Running to the pet store to pick up food every time you run out is never convenient. That’s why Chewy is such a lifesaver. And don’t get me started on prescription diets like Royal Canin or Science Diet, which are expensive to restock too. Right now, you can get $15 off your order of $49 or more at Chewy, so long as you have any prescription food or prescription medication in your cart.

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To get your discount, use the code CHEWYRX at checkout. To be eligible for this discount, you cannot have purchased Rx food or Rx meds through Chewy before.


KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Set | $108 | Daily Steals | Promo code KJKTCHNAID

You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. This Kitchenaid pasta roller and cutter set attaches to the accessory port on any KitchenAid mixer, and lets you create your own noodles with multiple shapes in just minutes. $108 is a full $52 less than Amazon’s current price, so I’d call this deal <kisses fingers like an Italian chef> delizioso.

You’ll probably want a drying rack to go with it.


Marpac Dohm Classic (White or Black) | $31 | Amazon

The quest for the perfect night’s rest often involves a brand new mattress, some memory foam pillows, and a weighted blanket. But I have a lot of friends who swear by a white noise machine, and right now is a perfect time to try ‘em out.

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Amazon’s Gold Box is offering a couple of Marpac Dohm sound machines for a low $31. This deal is only going to last until the end of the day, or until sold out. So get yours.


I can’t decide if Amazon selling its own motor oil is dystopian or convenient, but in any event, it’s affordable. Right now, you can save a few bucks off the regular price on five quarts of AmazonBasics conventional, synthetic, or synthetic high mileage motor oil, all of which will set you back less than $20.

Oddly enough, Amazon does not make its own oil filters to go with it, but you can enter your car’s make and model on this page to find one that’ll work.


15% Off Temperature-Regulating Sheets | My Sheets Rock | Promo code KINJA19

Have you ever flipped your pill0w over during the summer, expecting the cool side, but you only got some more hot pillow? Yeah, sleeping when it is hot outside can really suck, especially if you don’t have central air. If you’ve wanted to try out temperature-regulating sheets, now is a perfect time. You can get 15% off My Sheets Rock at with the promo code KINJA19. My Sheets Rock makes their bedsheets using the highest-grade bamboo rayon to keep you cool, no matter how hot it is.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

Aquaphor Healing Ointment 14 Ounce | $9 | Amazon | Clip 25% off coupon
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Aquaphor has been around forever, and for good reason. This stuff works like magic on dry skin, especially in the wintertime. There’s a reason is has a 4.6 star average from over 3,000 reviews, all of which were typed out by soft and supple fingers. Clip the coupon and save 25% on a 14oz tub of Aquaphor, and never worry about dry hands again.


Men’s and Women’s Vince Clothing and Shoes Flash Sale | Nordstrom Rack
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Vince makes apparel that’s maddeningly, effortlessly simple yet cool. How do they do it?! Well, now you can find out thanks to flash sales on men’s and women’s Vince clothing and shoes, happening now at Nordstrom Rack. Shop a selection of practical, stylish tops, pants, dresses, slides, and more, and finally pull off that I’m-not-trying-that-hard-but-I-look-incredible look once and for all.


50% Off Sitewide, Plus an Extra 15% Off | J.Crew Factory | Promo code FLOWERPOWER
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J.Crew Factory is already marked down significantly compared to its regular J.Crew counterpart, but now, the Factory is taking its discounts to a whole new level. Everything on site is 50% off today, plus you’ll get an extra 15% off your purchase when you use the promo code FLOWERPOWER. The whole factory is currently stacked with summertime staples in that classic J.Crew aesthetic, so shop and save on those in-season styles now.


Topo Designs Wind Jacket | $96 | Huckberry
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It might not feel like it now, but before you know it, we’ll all be enjoying light jacket weather. Boulder-based Topo Designs makes some of the best looking and most durable outerwear out there, and you can save over $50 on the company’s Wind Jacket today at Huckberry, in two different colors.

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The water resistant exterior won’t let you get overheated, but it will keep rain and wind out as the autumn breezes start blowing. The snap breast pocket is a great touch you don’t see on many windbreakers, as is the two-way YKK Vislon zipper, which should stand up to years’ worth of use.


20% Off Sitewide | Tarte Cosmetics | Promo code MYSTERY
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Here’s a sweet deal to spice up your makeup bag: Tarte Cosmetics is taking 20% off their entire site with a surprise Flash Sale. You have to be a part of Tarte’s reward program to score the savings, but it’s free to sign up. Use promo code MYSTERY, and stock up on everything from the brand’s famed foundation to skincare products to eyeshadow palettes.


Labor Day Sale | Jachs
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Labor Day is basically here already, or at least, all of the sales are. Thankfully, you can get up to 87% sitewide at Jachs during their Labor Day Sale. Right now, crewnecks are on sale for as low as $17, while Chinos are only $35, and all men’s henleys are $17. Fall is coming up quick, so you’re going to wanter to shop Jachs’s outwear selection while some jackets and sherpa-lined flannels are marked down to $39. Free shipping is included on orders over $100, no code required.


Up to 40% Off Climb Gear | Backcountry
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Before you hit the trails on your outdoor adventures this summer, stop by Backcountry’s sale on climbing gear. Right now, a selection of full-priced items, including harnesses, helmets, ropes, backpacks, and much, much more, have set up camp in this up to 40% off promotion. There’s no promo code necessary to take advantage of the discount; just add to cart, and you’ll be ready to head out into the wild blue yonder.

Today’s Best Media Deals

The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 Limited Edition Soundtrack | $44 | Amazon

From the NES days all the way up to Breath of the Wild, Legend of Zelda games have featured some of the most stirring, evocative, and recognizable scores in all of gaming. You don’t need any further proof than the fact that there’s literally a touring orchestra show dedicated solely to the series.

Now, you can experience that concert at home with this limited edition soundtrack, now on sale for an all-time low $44 (from the usual $55-$65). That includes two audio CDs, plus a Blu-ray with video of a performance.


You don’t have to be a music major to get an extensive musical education, thanks to Amazon. Right now, Prime Students can enjoy Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1 per month—because you should be putting your money toward more important things, like tuition and books and stuff. You’ll gain unlimited access to over 50 million songs on-demand, with the ability to listen offline and via Alexa. Finally, all those hours in class have paid off.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

Super Mario Odyssey | $42 | Walmart

If you own a Nintendo Switch, buying a copy of Super Mario Odyssey is basically a requirement. If you don’t have yours yet, Walmart’s offering a rare discount down to $42 today, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen (and $7 less than what’s on Amazon right now.)

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