TOP TECH DEALS
If you spend $25 on products shipped and sold by Amazon.com today, you can add a bag of their Sweet ‘n’ Cheesy popcorn for free. I’ve got nothing else to add, it’s free popcorn, people.
NVIDIA’s uber-popular GTX 1080 graphics cards are finally coming down in price, and you can score one from MSI with 8GB of GDDR5X RAM for $469 from Amazon, an all-time low.
Update: Sold out
If any of the approximately 17 million Arduino projects that Lifehacker has posted over the years have piqued your interest in the affordable electronics board, Amazon’s selling starter kits for $22 today, one of the best deals we’ve ever seen.
This beginner-friendly set includes 67 components and 120 resistors to get you started, and a PDF tutorial to get you up and running. Just be sure to use promo code IHCI389V at checkout to save $13.
Anker’s not-too-big and not-too-small PowerCore 10000 has been one of the most popular USB battery packs on the market since its debut, and we have the first ever discount on its brand new sequel, the PowerCore II 10000.
Cosmetically, it looks very similar to the original, but with the PowerCore+ line’s 10-dot charge indicator, which is a very good thing. But inside, it’s been upgraded with Anker’s new PowerIQ 2.0 charging technology, which delivers the fastest possible charging speed to your devices, including Quick Charge-compatible phones. That speed works both ways, as the entire battery will recharge in four hours if you plug it into a QC wall charger.
This only came out last month, but you can already save about $5 with promo code KINJAIQ2.
For whatever reason, we see a lot of deals on USB 3.0 to USB-C cables, but not nearly as many on C-to-C cables. You can get two from RAVPower today for just $10 though, a 3' and a 6'. That’s about $2 less than usual, and I ordered a set.
Anecdotally, it seems that the biggest market for Fire Tablets is kids. Or rather, parents who want to keep their kids quiet and entertained for not much money. They even make kids editions of their tablets, and you can save up to $30 today on the already-affordable gadgets.
Promo code KIDSFIRE7 will take $20 off the 7" model, and KIDSFIRE8 will take $30 off the 8" version. Both come with a rugged rubber case, a year of FreeTime Unlimited with access to over 15,000 apps, videos, books, and more, and most importantly, a two-year warranty that covers accidental damage, no questions asked.
You may have seen these phone rings on other peoples’ devices before, but if you haven’t tried them yourself, they’re actually pretty useful. They’ll prop up your device for watching video, work as a magnetic attachment point for smartphone vent mounts, and most importantly, give you an extra place to grip your increasingly oversized handset. Get two of them for $7 with promo code AUKEYHP3.
It’s not a portable drive, so you’ll have to keep it plugged into the wall, but it’s tough to complain about 4TB of storage for $70. That would normally be a decent deal for 2TB.
Not only is the new WeMo Mini Smart Plug smaller than the top-selling original so as to only cover one outlet, it’s also cheaper. You’ll usually always see it available for $35, but today on Amazon, it’s knocked down to $30.
Despite its diminutive size, this includes all the same features as the full-sized WeMo Switch, including IFTTT support, Alexa compatibility, and an Away mode that will randomize your lights to deter ne’er-do-wells.
Anker’s following up its incredibly popular dash cam with a new model, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $68 with code AKROAV4U, the first deal we’ve seen on this model.
You can read my original Roav DashCam impressions here, but the C2 model has a few differences. Notably, it operates at a wider temperature range, so if you live in an extreme climate, this is the model for you. It also upgrades the screen from 2.4" to 3", and packs in a new Sony Exmor sensor and Ambarella A12 chipset. However, unlike the original, it doesn’t include Wi-Fi, so you’ll have to plug your microSD card into a computer to export your footage.
You guys bought a ton of battery-powered electric arc lighters last week for $15, but now you can get one for $14.
Unlike last week’s deal, this model isn’t really pocket-friendly, but its long, flexible neck makes it ideal for lighting candles, camp fires and other awkwardly-placed flammable things. Just charge the built-in battery over USB, and you’ll be good to go for up to 1,000 uses before you have to plug it in again.
Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $7 today with code AUKEYCS2. This is one of Kinja Deals’ top-selling products of all time, and if it’s been on your wish list, this is the best price we’ve seen in about a year.
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, and if you prefer neckbuds, the SoundBuds Lite are down to their lowest price today on Amazon, no promo code required.
You’ve almost definitely seen headphones like this before, and by now you probably know whether they’re a good fit for your lifestyle. In exchange for a somwhat unorthodox design, the main advantages you’ll enjoy are great battery life and smaller earbuds, hence the “Lite” name. The SoundBuds Lite are rated for 10 hours of music streaming, compared to roughly six or seven on most Bluetooth earbuds that include the batteries and antennas inside the ear pieces. And since all of those heavy components live reside in the flexible neck band, the earbuds themselves are tiny, and the included tips and wings ensure that you’ll find a perfect fit.
I had never tried neckbuds before these, but found the “collar” to be light, comfortable, and very flexible. Other than the ends of the band, the entire thing is made of a soft-touch rubber, so it should fit comfortably around any neck. Plus, the buds themselves stick together magnetically when not in use, so they won’t flop around too badly when they’re out of your ears.
We all own so many USB-powered devices these days, it only makes sense to replace our AC power receptacles with USB-equipped versions.
Anker’s SoundCore blew away the competition to take the title of your favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker, and today, you can pick one up for $25 right now on Amazon, the best price we’ve seen since Prime Day.
I’ve owned this thing for over a year, and I feel like I never charge it. If anything, its quoted 24 hours of battery life is a conservative estimate. It also sounds fantastic for a speaker of its size.
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 instead to get a special two year plan for $79 with code 2YSpecial2017. Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!
TOP HOME DEALS
You don’t necessarily need to buy a new mattress to get a better night’s sleep: Sometimes, a mattress pad will do, and the same one you’d find in Omni hotels and many Marriott properties is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
Unlike most mattress pads, these are stuffed with Revoloft synthetic fill, which should feel a lot like down, but without the associated allergies and poking feathers. Prices range from just $59-78 today, depending on the size, but just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, so don’t sleep on it.
<Very Ned Stark voice> Fall allergies are coming.
But you can fight them off with Flonase Sensimist, which you can apparently buy on Amazon? Get 120 sprays for $18, or roughly $4 less than they usually charge. For comparison’s sake, this bottle goes for $26 at Target, I recommend stockpiling.
With the advent of affordable monitor risers, it’s never been easier to become a part-time or full-time standing desk user, but it’s important not to skimp on the anti-fatigue mat when you decide to make the transition.
Most of these mats are flat slabs of foam, and that’s better than nothing. But what if you could do more with your feet than just balance on them? That’s the idea behind TerraMat, which is essentially a fidget toy for your feet. In the middle, you can stand on it like a normal mat. But off to the sides, you’ll find massage mounds. On the front, a balance bar and “pressure peaks.” On the back, there’s a power wedge to stretch your calves. Surrounding it all is a support track to help you stretch your hip flexors. Basically, it gives your feet things to do while the rest of your body is busy filling out spreadsheets or whatever.
Amazon’s selling the mat for an all-time low $80 right, or $20 less than usual. That price is only available today though, so get yours before this deal takes a seat.
Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook.
Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly embossed, giving your pen an actual base from which to start each character. Shane tried one of these out earlier this year and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code KINJA003.
Kitchen scales are a necessity, especially if you do any baking. This one has a nice modern look and easy-to-clean glass top. Today, you can buy it for just $12 (with code 99YBRXW4) and weigh in on your own.
1-pound bags of pistachios are $6 on Amazon right now, if you’re willing to wait out a backorder. So what are you still doing here?
Most smart lighting systems are basically enhancements of the light bulbs we’ve been using for decades, but why not use all that technology to make something more artistic?
Update: Take an extra $10 off with promo code HOMEDEPOT10. That’s good for $10 off any $100 order.
The Nanoleaf Aurora is a smart lighting system based on a series of flat, interconnected triangles that you can arrange on your wall in any pattern you want. They probably won’t be your primary source of light, but with a little creativity, they can be a centerpiece of your home’s decoration. Just create recipes with your choice of colors and brightnesses, and trigger them with your smartphone, Google Home, or Alexa-enabled device. It’ll even work with IFTTT, so you could, say, light up your triangles your team’s colors whenever they play.
The starter kit includes a controller and nine panels (you can add up to 21 more, sold separately), and it’s down to $170 at Home Depot right now with code HOMEDEPOT10, down from its usual $200.
Grabbing breakfast or lunch with coworkers can be a great way to break up the day, but more often than not you’ll just wallow in your own indecision before ordering a bad $17 sandwich.
The original flavor also comes in powdered form now, which is also available with the aforementioned coupon.
It’s October now, you have an excuse to stock pile a shit ton of candy. You can use these 60 Airheads to pass out to trick-or-treaters... or not.
If you subscribe you can save another 20%, bringing it down to $6. If you don’t subscribe, this box is still as cheap as they get at a little under $8.
Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, put its uber-popular copper string lights back on sale today for $10 today, the best price we’ve seen since April. This particular set doesn’t include a remote, but at this price, it’s a fine option for indoor or outdoor decorating.
These microfiber mitts are great for washing your car or dusting around the house, but they could also come in handy on Halloween for terrifying children as you hand out candy. They’re worth $5 either way, in my opinion.
Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked it back down to $14 today, the best price they’ve ever listed on the 34 ounce model. Hopefully, you take your coffee makers like you take your coffee: Black. Because that’s the only color on sale today.
If you still haven’t upgraded your morning routine up a life-changing wake-up light, Philips’ entry level model just got a huge price drop.
The Philips HF3500 is currently marked down to $40 (after clipping a $10 coupon), easily besting all previous deals. While there are higher end models with color-shifting lights and multiple wake-up sounds, this model still offers a reasonably convincing facsimile of a sunrise, which helps ease you out of REM cycles before the alarm sounds. I’ve been using it for years, and absolutely love it.
The shower head 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 for just $17.
Aside from a single switch that toggles between 2.5 and 1.85 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, especially at this price.
Important life questions: what are you going to do with all that junk, all that junk inside your trunk? Well, put it all into this handy organizer for $8 with code 6ACYE68P. It has big compartments for umbrellas, jumper cables, first aid kits, and all that stuff we’re supposed to keep in our cars and will prevent stuff from rolling around back there.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
It may not be sandal weather everywhere right now, but $60 Birkenstock Gizeh sandals are nothing to pass up. Use the code KINJAGIZEH at check out and knock $20 off the already reduced price and grab these in either Black or Onyx. Treat your feet to the world-renowned footbeds of Birkenstocks, because they’re cool again.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Banana Republic, Old Navy, and GAP are in cahoots when it comes to sales; they are owned by the same company, after all. But with 40% off coming from all three retailers when you use the code FAMILY, maybe you get a whole new wardrobe by the end of summer.
It won’t charge your phone like BioLite’s CampStove, but this gas-powered camping stove is only $14, and comes with two cooking pots that together form a cylindrical carrying case for the stove itself. Clever!
If you aren’t yet a Uniqlo HEATTECH convert, $10 tees, turtlenecks, leggings, and more, for both men and women, may do the trick. They will keep you warm throughout the winter and looking like more like an adult who knows how to dress for the weather, rather than Ralphie’s brother in A Christmas Story.
The scalp massage is hands down the best part about going to the salon to get your hair cut. I instantly feel sleepy and relaxed. Buy this Naipo Breo Scalp Massager and Facial Cleaner and get massaged in between trims.
The massage component alone is worth the $30 (with code NaipoHLD) price tag but this machine does double duty - you can take off the massaging rubber feet and add on little brushes to scrub away dead skin on your face.
The Philips OneBlade is the shaver of choice for all the men on our staff, and one of the most popular products we’ve ever listed, but Philips recently raised the bar with the release of the OneBlade Pro.
First, let’s talk about what’s unchanged from the original OneBlade. The Pro still uses the same blades which last for four months (I’m going on six months with my first blade, for the record), it still works in any direction, you can still use it with or without shaving cream, and it’s still water resistant, so you can use it in the shower without fear.
The biggest difference you’ll notice out of the box is the Pro’s adjustable 14-length comb, compared to the three static combs included with the standard OneBlade. That gives you more flexibility to groom your beard just so, and makes it a lot easier to achieve a smooth fade. It’s also just fewer parts to keep track of.
The other big difference is the battery. It’s lithium-ion this time around, so it lasts twice as long as the original OneBlade (90 minutes vs. 45), recharges eight times as fast (one hour vs. eight), and the built-in LED screen now shows you how much juice you have left, so you’ll know whether you need to pack your charger for trips.