Top Tech Deals
Anker’s nylon-braided PowerLine+ cables are durable, yes, but the most important thing is that they just feel great to use. They’re heavy, premium-feeling, and never get tangled. Hell, the Lightning version even includes a pouch to help you control its length.
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 to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017, or this link to get three years for $99 with code 3ydeal. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!
This $11 Aukey gadget is functionally the same thing as installing USB power receptacles in your home, except that you don’t have to do any wiring; you just plug it into an existing outlet. Sure, it’ll pop out of the wall a bit, but the “lip” on the top doubles as a phone stand, so I’ll call it a wash.
While suction cup-based smartphone car mounts have been largely supplanted by magnetic solutions, the iOttie One Touch 2 is a fantastic option for anyone who doesn’t want to block a vent or use a case with their phone. If that sounds like you, speed over to Amazon to get it for $7 (as an add-on item), an all-time low.
Joining a few true wireless earbuds under Anker’s new ZOLO smart audio umbrella, the Halo is a 5W speaker with microphones and Alexa built right in. It won’t be as loud or clear as a full-sized Echo with its 15W speakers, but it’ll be a huge upgrade from the likes of the Dot or the Genie, which boasts only a 2W speaker.
We expect the Halo to typically retail for $60, but to celebrate its launch, Anker’s offering it for $40 right now, or $10 cheaper than the typical price of the Echo Dot.
If you got a new Qi-compatible phone over the holidays, this discounted wireless charger will support your device’s fastest possible wireless charging speed. The stand itself is identical for both deals below, but the $24 version includes a Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger, which is overkill if you’re using this for an iPhone.
The solar panel on this 15,000mAh battery pack will only give it a trickle charge, but it’d still be good to have for camping trips or extended power outages, if only for peace of mind.
iClever’s new folding Bluetooth keyboard is the only mobile keyboard I’ve ever actually enjoyed using, and a great investment for anyone that needs to work on an airplane, or just wants to get some typing done at the coffee shop without lugging around a laptop.
It’s a bargain at its usual $30, but for a limited time, promo code E6T2I3Z6 will knock that down to $24.
Giant plugs that block other outlets should be made illegal, but until our big, strong president nukes all of the offenders, this swiveling surge protector from Belkin might be your only recourse.
You can also save big on a standard power strip, without swiveling outlets.
Our readers have bought thousands of Yi’s home security cameras, but today, you can get it for $40 with code HKXW3LA5.
Yi now offers an online cloud DVR service that will store seven days of motion detection footage for free, 15 days worth of motion detection footage for $100/year for five cameras, or $100/year per camera to store 15 days worth of all the footage the camera shoots, whether it detected motion or not. That said, you can choose for forego the cloud service altogether, and just store your clips locally on a microSD card. The camera also has two-way intercom and live broadcast built in, so you can check in on your house any time you want.
Plug in all the things with this $19 tower of power. This surge protector comes with 10 outlets, four USB ports, and its own 6ft retractable power cord. Plus, it rotates for optimum space-saving.
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With a locking lid, this 6-quart Crock-Pot is ultra-portable and can serve up to 7 people, all for $31 (after clipping the $5 coupon). You can even program it start cooking while you’re away at work so you can come home to a warm meal.
For context, the listed $36 price tag would be a pretty good deal for this thing, but the coupon makes it the best price we’ve ever seen.
Travel pillows are, generally speaking, unitaskers. They strap around your neck and (hopefully) support your head when you doze off on a train or airplane, but otherwise, they don’t see much use. Omni-Pillow challenges that status quo with a brand new design, and you can save big by preordering it through Kickstarter today.
At first glance, Omni-Pillow looks like your typical U-shaped travel pillow. But untuck the sides from its built-in pockets, and it transforms into a 22" x 12" rectangle of memory foam you can use as a pillow topper in a hotel. Fold that in half, and it becomes thick enough to use as a pillow on its own. Wrap it around your arm, and you can (sort of) comfortably lay your head on a tray table or desk. The material surrounding the memory foam core is water resistant, easy to clean, and most importantly, cool to the touch.
My only complaint is that it takes a little bit of experimentation to figure out the various origami folds you have to go through to transform the Omni-Pillow from one for into another, and there are no instructions or hints printed on the cover itself. But I found all of the permutations to be very soft and comfortable, and if Omni-Pillow helps you get even an extra hour of sleep on a long flight, it’ll be well worth the minimal hassle.
We sort through the noise of Kickstarter to find you preorder discounts worth taking advantage of. Someone on our team has tested a prototype (or final version) of every Kickstarter we cover.
Update: This deal is back if you missed last month.
I got the Animal version of this vacuum a few months ago, and it’s seriously life changing. I use it for floors, for my furniture, and even just for dusting. You’d be hard-pressed to find any Dyson vacuum for under $200, let alone a battery-powered one, so I’d take advantage of this deal before they’re all cleaned out.
Ideal for kitchens with limited pantry or cabinet space (which, let’s be honest, is all kitchens), this YouCopia SpiceStack stores up to 30 spices with a tiny footprint. It even comes with little labels you can stick on to the outside of the drawers so you don’t have hunt around for the spice you need. Today’s price is about $8 less than usual, so if you need to reorganize, today’s the day.
Selling for around $34 for the last couple of months, Amazon has dropped the price on this variable temperate kettle to just $21 today. This is the exact one I’ve had at home for years and I’ve have never had any problems with it - it heats up the water quickly (under 2 minutes), easy to clean, and is the right size for a couple cups of tea.
I know this “tactical spork” is designed for camping, but if I owned one, I’d probably use it at home on a regular basis. The best part is undoubtedly the hidden knife that uses the spork handle as a sheath, but the $7 price tag is a close second. Just don’t try to bring it on an airplane.
OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing night lights have long been popular among our readers for lighting up dark closets, hallways, and cabinets, and you can get the USB-rechargeable T-02s for just $13 today with promo code MI99EE7M.
You can stick this light basically anywhere in your house, and it’ll automatically turn itself on when it detects motion in the dark. I have these all over my apartment, and they work great.
Heating pads are great for soothing sore muscles after a workout, but during winter, their best application is to throw them under your sheets half an hour before bed, so it won’t feel like jumping into a cold pool when you’re ready to go to sleep.
These 12" x 15" pad from Sunbeam is just $7 today, the lowest its been since last April, so grab this deal while you can.
Give your desk or apartment a little marquee with the My Cinema Lightbox, which currently has a prominent place in our office (a bunch of other desk pods followed suit and got their own). And right now, it’s on sale for an even more affordable $35, which is like a cent for every slightly questionable word choice you’ll come up with because it comes with 100 letters, numbers, and symbols. Just think of all the curse words you could dream up.
Forget trying to find quarters under your car seat and paying way too much for 3 minutes of air, and get this $20 tire inflator with code YJX3MVFN. You can fill up your tires whenever and wherever you please for free. Keeping your tires properly inflated helps improve gas mileage so this guy will basically pay for itself. It also works on bike tires.
The bestselling, top-rated, and audience-favorite robotic vacuum recently got upgraded to a new and improved model, and you can suck up yours today for just $220 after clipping the $30 coupon on the product page the best deal we’ve seen in several months.
It has the features you guys loved about the first model - remote control, a slim body to reach under furniture, and large dust box, but boasts upgraded suction power, so the vacuum will sense when it needs to use a little extra juice to take care of a mess. It also has slightly larger wheels to easier navigate over door jams and higher-pile carpets, plus a larger HEPA-style filter to better trap allergens and pet hair.
Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price. Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically.
I prefer steaming over ironing - it’s faster, easier, and you don’t need to bust out the ironing board. This travel steamer is just $13 with promo code KINJA568, and heats up in 120 seconds, allowing you steam out all those wrinkles in no time. Plus, skipping the dry cleaner every once in a while and steaming instead can make your clothes last longer.
Anker’s settings its sights on the affordable LED lighting market with the release of its Lumi night lights, and right now, you can save a few bucks on a few different types.
You don’t need to buy a new car to get a life-changing backup camera, you just need $77 (with promo code BZONB96Y), and a few minutes to run the wires. This model attaches to your license plate, and runs to a special rear view mirror that attaches in front of your existing mirror.
Voted as one of your favorite food storage sets, this 28-piece Pyrex set also have some glass bakeware for lasagna, brownies, and all that good stuff, which includes lids. It hasn’t been this cheap since last May, so grab this deal before it cool off.
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Update: Use the code SOS2018 and take an extra 20% off styles reduced up to 70%.
Journelle should already be on your radar, and if it isn’t, their Semi-Annual Sale is happening right now. Good bras (read: bras that are supportive, comfortable, and attractive) are rarely under $50. But with the sale going on, you end up with brands like Dita Von Teese, L’Agent, Stella McCartney and more for up to 70% off. Plus, unlike the Victoria’s Secret trips of yonder years, if your boobs are bigger than a DD cup, you’ll actually find something.
Nothing beats a massage after a tough day at work, and this $45 shiatsu massager includes eight rotating massage nodes, infrared heating, and most importantly, a battery that can power it for up to 90 minutes away from the power outlet. Now you won’t have to debase yourself by using the massage chairs at your local Brookstone.
While you’re at it, their premium foot massager completely surrounds your feet with massaging nodes and heat, and you can clip the $20 coupon to get it for $140 today. Go ahead, treat yourself.
Bowflex’s adjustable weight bench locks into six different positions, and boasts a 4.4 star review average from nearly 800 Amazon customers. Just in time for New Year’s, Amazon just marked it down to $99, its best price ever.
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 30% off. Just start with your base bag, whether it’s their Folsom Laptop Backpack, or the ever-popular Classic Messenger Bag. Then hit the customize button and go to town.
Or, if you just want a no-fuss styles, they have up to 50% off a ton of classic bags.
What better way to get ready for the better weather than discounted Under Armour Outlet gear? They just added a ton of styles to their Semi-Annual Event, with major discounts. From the classic Under Armour long-sleeves to training shoes to their Threadborne microthread technology, this gear is perfect for running outside in the warmer months.
Get your winter apparel in order with down for $60 and under at Uniqlo. Pick up their down vest for just $40, for men and women, or opt for a full outerwear with their classic Ultra Light Down Jacket for $60, both men and women as well. There are even a handful of hooded down parkas for $40, if you hurry.
It’s not your very favorite electric toothbrush, but this Sonicare 2 Plaque Control Electric Toothbrush is the same brand and would be a good way to dip your toe in the water of electric toothbrushes. This brush is specially designed to remove plaque, removing up to 6 times more than a regular manual toothbrush.
It’s just $24 today after $5 coupon, which is just about the lowest we’ve seen this product and very affordable for the Sonicare brand. Your teeth and your dentist will thank you.
if you want to keep track of your new year’s weight loss resolutions, Anker’s ultra-popular Bluetooth smart scale is back on sale today.
In addition to functioning as a normal digital bathroom scale, the Eufy BodySense can measure metrics such as body fat percentage and body water, and sync all of that data over Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. You can see my impressions here, but it’s the most seamless and reliable smart scale I’ve ever personally used, and a great deal at $36, or about $14 less than usual.
Update: Today is the last day!
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, all of their last season styles are up to 50% off for both men and women, no code needed, as new year deal. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
Top Media Deals
If you want to whack another prestige series off your to-watch list, the complete Sopranos Blu-ray is down to an all-time low $50 on Amazon right now. That comes out to less than $.60 per episode, and you also get digital copies for free. That’s an offer you can’t refuse.
Before you forget, get your action movie fix with this 6-disc Bourne Ultimate Collection which includes all 5 films and a ton of bonus features. It’s on sale for just $24 today, which is the lowest its ever been sold by Amazon.
Whether you’re into travel, fashion, sports, cars, or anything in between, Amazon has a magazine subscription to sell you today. Great deals starting at $5 are available for both print and digital titles in today’s Gold Box; just be sure to note the subscription length when you sign up.
Top Gaming Deals
If you haven’t picked up PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC yet (and you absolutely should), a sitewide 25% coupon on Green Man Gaming is bringing it down to $22 today. Just use promo code BLUE25 at checkout to get the deal.
I won my first game yesterday, and still haven’t come down from the high:
LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon has it for its $120 MSRP right now, which is honestly a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a coveted one. The set lets you build and simulate an entire Apollo mission, from launch, to orbit, to moon landing, to splashdown.
There are a lot of Xbox One controller battery pack sets out there, but most of them are only 1,000-1,200mAh. This pair from Jelly Comb will add a hump to the back of your controller, but give you 2,000mAh for longer playtime, plus a dock to charge them between uses.