Top Tech Deals
You never think you need a dash cam until you get into an accident, or see something really cool through your front windshield, so you really should consider setting one up before you miss something important.
Today on Amazon, you can get Aukey’s well-reviewed 1080p dash cam (with a Sony sensor!) for just $56, or Vantrue’s dual-lens N2 for $110. I recently demoed the N2 Pro (which has a 1080p rear-facing lens, vs. the N2's 720p), and while the rear lens definitely won’t help you in every lighting situation, it could provide some extra context in the event of an accident.
We see deals on iTunes gift cards with some frequency, but Google Play credit almost never goes on sale. If you buy your movies, apps, music, or anything else from Google Play, this $5 gift card discount is basically free money.
The wall charger that came with your phone just doesn’t cut it while traveling these days. In addition to probably being slow as hell, you likely have at least two or three USB-powered devices that you’ll want to charge every night while you sleep.
Luckily, Anker stuffed four USB ports and 40W of power into a tiny travel charger (with folding AC prongs!), and you can get it for $19 today with promo code BEST2242.
There have been a lot of deals lately on Apple’s W1-equipped Beats headphones, but $110 for a pair of BeatsX is within $10 of an all-time low, and a fantastic deal for iPhone owners that want an AirPods-like pairing experience on a budget.
“The Beats X are the third product from Beats (and the fourth from all of Apple) to use the new W1 Bluetooth chipset. This Apple-designed chipset should allow for better battery life. It also makes pairing with an Apple device a total snap—as long as your iPhone runs iOS 10.1 or higher. All I had to do to pair was turn the Beats X and bring them near my phone. A ‘Connect’ button instantly popped up and I was off—music ready to be heard wirelessly.”
Hot of the heels of their successful Nebula Mars mobile projector, Anker’s getting set to release an even smaller portable cinema, and our readers can save a bunch by preordering, and get some free accessories too.
The Nebula Capsule is about the size of a soda can, but can turn any wall into a 100" display while outputting 360 degree audio. And you won’t be hurting for content, since you can plug in any HDMI video source, mirror your iOS or Android’s screen wirelessly, or use the built-in Android 7.0 OS to pull up your favorite streaming apps.
It’ll run for an industry-best 2.5 hours on a single charge (or 40 hours if you’re just using it as a Bluetooth speaker), but since it charges over USB, you can just bring a power bank with you for essentially unlimited playtime.
Of course, it’s not going to be as bright as a full-sized projector, or the larger Nebula Mars, but its 100 lumens are basically unmatched in the pico projector space. Similarly, its 800x480 resolution is pretty standard at this size and price point, but the picture won’t be as crisp as you’d get from a larger projector, especially at larger sizes.
But for just $269 (with our exclusive discount), it’s a perfectly capable portable theater that you can fit in your bag. That’s kind of amazing! Plus, when you order through our link, you’ll get a free mini tripod to help aim the picture, and a free carrying case too.
TCL’s 4K TVs are having a moment right now, and while we’ve seen a few deals on the 55" and 65" models, the smaller 49" just got its biggest price drop ever. $342 is an all-time low, and it’s actually a few bucks cheaper than the current price for the 43" model. It’s also just a ridiculously small amount of money to spend for a 4K panel, Roku smart apps, and even HDR support (albeit not Dolby Vision).
The 55" remains available for $400 as well, if you’re willing to wait out a backorder.
Anker’s SoundBuds have long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth earbuds, and two different models are on sale today for about $6 less than usual.
Your options are the SoundBuds Tag for $24, or the SoundBuds Surge for $22. Both feature magnetic tips and about six hours of battery life, but the Surge has slightly smaller buds, while the Tag will automatically turn itself on and off when you attach the two buds magnetically.
Before you flee the country and/or go on your next international trip, be sure to pick up this universal plug adapter for $13. It also comes with a detachable USB adapter (with standard US prongs) that can be used as a standalone charger as well.
Vent-mounted magnets might be The Thing in smartphone car holders, but if your CD slot is lying dormant, or if you just don’t want to block a vent, this would also be a great option.
Plug in all the things with this $22 tower of power. This thing comes with 10 outlets, four USB ports, and its own 6ft retractable power cord. Plus, it rotates for optimum space-saving.
Top Home Deals
Battery powered tools are great for most jobs, but sometimes, you need the concussive force and torque that only air compressors can provide. Today only, a bunch of air-powered impact tools (and a couple of battery powered ones) from Ingersoll Rand are marked down to all-time low prices in Amazon’s Gold Box. These prices could sell out at any time though, so lock in your order before this deal is blasted away.
The ultra-popular Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $197 today at Rakuten with promo code GGNEST32, which is the best discount we’ve ever seen. These don’t go on sale all that often, so if you have one on your wishlist, I wouldn’t hesitate. Smart thermostats really can pay for themselves, especially during this purgatory of a season we’re in right now.
Note: This deal is only valid on the white and copper models.
When is a pen worth $40? Possibly never, but the GP 1945 makes a really strong case.
This Kickstarter campaign is set to ship out pens starting in November, and the demo unit they sent me is incredibly impressive. My titanium model is very solid and well built (there’s also a lighter aluminum version), to the point that I don’t think I could break it if I tried. The butt cap also doubles as a glass breaker for emergencies, the diamond knurled finger grip works as a small ruler, and you can even blow into the back of the tube to to use it as a survival whistle.
The real star of the show here though is the bolt action method of extending and retracting the tip of the pen. It gives you enough resistance to be satisfying, but not enough to be slow or frustrating, and it makes a very addictive click when the mechanism slides into place. I have no less than four fidget toys in heavy rotationon my desk, but clicking this pen was all I wanted to do today.
There’s only about a week left of the campaign, but you can still get aluminum GP 1945s for under $40, or titaniums for under $70. That’s a lot to spend on yourself, but these would make great gifts for the holidays. Plus, if you pledge $8 extra and include a note, they’ll throw in a magnesium pen core that you can use to start a fire. Just take it out and rub it against the finger grip to generate a spark.
Foam floor tiles are great for yoga, general fitness activities, or just for laying out wherever you spend a lot of time standing. Most of them though don’t make much of an effort to actually look nice. This pack of 16 though (each one is a single square foot) mimics a hardwood floor, and you can get it for just $19 with promo code EA5W25XG.
Made by one of our best-selling brands, these two All-Clad skillets are within $3 of their lowest price ever. The 8-inch and 10-inch skillets are nonstick, scratch resistant, and oven safe up to 500 degrees.
This package usually sells for $60, so get them while they’re still sizzling.
Sure, you can microchip your pets and put tags on their collars, but the Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker is proactive about finding lost pets by notifying you when your furry friends leave designated safe spaces.
Using WiFi and a cellular plan, the Whistle will pinpoint your pet’s location, similar to the Find My Phone app. I could see this helping ease a lot of anxiety if you have a pet that often gets out or if you take your dog camping or hiking.
Today, the Whistle is down to an all-time low $60, which is not very many bones if you’ve ever been searching for a lost pet.
OxyLED, the company behind so many popular and functional motion-sensing lights, isn’t afraid to have a little fun, it seems. For $13 today, you can grab their water ripple effect stage light, which can project multiple colors and patterns onto any wall. The rippling could make it easier for you or your kid to sleep, but it also has a red and green mode that could come in handy around the holidays.
You don’t need to spend a ton of money to get one of those cool multi-use blenders; this Oster Pro is three kitchen gadgets in one, and it’s only $56 today on Amazon.
You get a food processing bowl, a standard blender jar, and a single-serve smoothie cup, all of which attach to the 1200W blender to transform it into the device of your choice. So you can go from chopping onions to mixing margaritas to blending a protein shake, all without ever doing the dishes.
Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out.
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, it really starts with the pillow. You’ve probably had yours way too long and it’s time to replace that sucker. Amazon’s Gold Box is (down) filled with single and 2-pack pillow sets for great prices. But don’t sleep on this deal, because it’s gone at the end of the day.
I know we all love that five pound bag of Haribo Gold Bears, but if you have bad impulse control, or want to sneak your snacks into the movies more easily, you can opt for a 12-pack of five ounce bags today for $13, when you use Subscribe & Save and clip the 10% coupon on the page. Don’t worry, this isn’t the sugar free variety.
The five pound bag is also priced at $11 right now, which isn’t an all-time low, but it’s about $1 off its usual rate.
This Insignia rice cooker is not your favorite rice cooker, but it’s about 1/16th the price at just $10 today, and about 1,000x better than no rice cooker at all. It will keep the rice warm and soft after it’s done cooking, and has a huge 14-cup capacity, plus you can make a bunch of other stuff besides rice.
eBay is selling this Earthwise power washer at half of it’s Amazon price today. It has 1,750 PSI of washing power to clean off all of the dirt every home seems to accumulate. Even if you don’t have a need for this right away, it’s worth having one around.
Note: This is an Open Box product, meaning the box was likely opened by mistake or returned by a customer who decided they didn’t want it, but it will function like a brand new product.
Unless you have perfect knife skills and a lot of time, mandolines put precise, uniform cuts in the realm of possibility. This mandoline slicer is just $14 today with code ZKW2QCSA, which is slashed down from it’s normal $20 price.
It’s not the fanciest model, but would be good for people who are beginners and not looking to drop $80 very professional-looking metal one. This one comes with five different interchangeable blades: two for shredding, two for slicing, and one for making wavy cuts, like for waffle fries.
Ninja’s high-end single-serve coffee maker has all the bells and whistles you could want in a coffee machine, and you can pick one up for $80 on Amazon right now, the best price we’ve ever seen.
The headlining feature here is Ninja’s Auto-iQ system, which automatically adjusts the water level based on the brew size and type you select, but you’ll also get a permanent filter, milk frother and tumbler in the box.
If you can’t start your day without a morning cup of coffee, but you’re still using an electric drip coffee maker, or even a Keurig, you might want to try out a flavor-extracting french press. This 4.3 star-rated Bodum Chambord is one of the most popular models on the market, and it’s within a few cents of its lowest price ever right now on Amazon.
If you’re not convinced, know that french press took the #1 spot in Lifehacker’s coffee-making Hive Five, and many coffee aficionados swear by it. And with no disposable filters to buy (not to mention K-Cups), this $27 machine should pay for itself over time.
If you need some coffee to throw into your new Ninja brewer, look no further than Kicking Horse. Several flavors carry $2 coupons on Amazon right now, and though some are listed as Add-On Items, they’ll still ship for free with no minimum order if you use Subscribe & Save. You can always cancel after the first bag ships.
Here are your options, from lightest to darkest roast. Prices are for Subscribe & Save orders after clipping the $2 coupon:
Kick back and relax with your feet up on this $13 adjustable-height footrest. Sure, it can help with circulation and improve posture, but I’d buy one because it’s just more comfortable.
It can be used to flatten bacon or squeeze out unwanted grease from burgers and, if preheated, can really speed up cooking times by applying heat from both sides.
Like all cast iron kitchen equipment, if taken care of properly, it will last a lifetime.
If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system.
These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to find the right one. The 42 piece set is on sale for $17 today on Amazon, which is the best price we’ve seen in months.
A good label maker is something everyone should own, and the Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker is back in stock for just $10 today, matching an all-time low. This thing can output nine fonts, over 200 symbols, and even 10 different frames on multiple sizes and finishes of label tape, so you’ll have the freedom to get creative.
The holidays are just around the corner, and if you don’t have the time to get your house spotless before you start hosting guests, Amazon’s here to help.
For a limited time, if you book a deep cleaning from Amazon Home Services, you’ll get $30 off at checkout. It’s as simple as that. Every deep cleaning service includes the following:
- Includes deep cleaning of all rooms in your home
- Bathroom vanity, tub, and toilet cleaning
- Kitchen counters, floor, and range/cooktop cleaning
- Washing all window interiors and countertops (walls not included)
- Trash removal to your outdoor cans
- Pro will provide cleaning supplies
You can also add the inside of your fridge and the insides of your kitchen cabinets for an additional fee.
After you complete your purchase, you can book the service for any time in the next 90 days, so you’ll be able to time it up with any fancy soirees or tension-filled Thanksgiving political debates you’re hosting this holiday season.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
Boat Shoe season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of Sperry’s deals. Right now, grab some shoes made for the open seas for just $50. Select boat shoes (and sneakers that are somehow being classified as boat shoes) are discounted when you use the code BOATDAY at checkout.
You probably track your steps, calorie burn, and heart rate all day every day, so why not your weight? This $25 smart scale integrates with your smartphone to keep track of your body stats over time.
I tested out an earlier model of this scale, and came away impressed, but the new one looks even nicer, to my eyes. Once it’s set up, you just open the free Koogeek app, step on, and all of the data the scale collects will sync to your phone automatically. Plus, you can sync the app with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, giving your other fitness-focused apps access to your data. Just be sure to use promo code FYYH6QQG to get the deal.
Normally, TUMI luggage will run you into the $500s and even more. But with Nordstrom Rack’s sale, you can get your own TUMI carry on, backpack, messenger bag, and luggage for hundreds off list price. I’m not talking a couple hundred, here. You could stand to save almost $400 on certain styles.
It’s as good a time as any to stock up on new workout clothes with PUMA’s Private Sale. There’s something for every level of exerciser, and some everyday basics that you can wear just to look like you kind of workout. Tons of shoes and apparel (including Rihanna’s Fenty line) are marked down up to 75% and you’ll pick up free shipping with the code PRIVATEOFFERS. If that doesn’t convince you, there’s free shipping and returns on everything.
The Clymb has everything you could need to get outdoors and do it properly, for a whole lot less than you’d think you’d need to pay. Right now, take your pick of apparel, gear, hiking accessories, and more, and grab 15% off when you use the code GOKINJA. With brands like Prana, Burton, Merrel, New Balance, Klymit, and more, there’s something for every outdoorsman.
The Clymb works as a flash sale site, where you sign up for access to thousands of products for up to 70% off what you’d normally pay. Just enter the promo code when you check out and you’ll get an additional 15% off.
Smartwool easily socked it to the competition when it came to finding out what your favorite everyday socks are, and with good reason: they’re kind of awesome. The downside to their awesomeness is they’re on the pricey side. But right now, use the code SMARTWOOL33 and get 33% off any three pairs of Smartwool socks on Jet.com. Just add your three favorites to the cart, enter the code, and get ready for warm feet.
ThinkGeek has got your Halloween costumes and decorations figured out, and it’s all on sale. Grab up to 75% off over 180 Halloween items, including party decor, costumes, and accessories for whatever geeky guy you’re going as.
If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.
For $41 (after a 20% clippable coupon on the page), the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And unlike most electric trimmers, it’s shaped like a puck, rather than a wand, which makes it much easier to maneuver around the back of your own head. Just note that you won’t see the 20% discount until checkout.
Somehow, it’s already halfway through October, but Backcountry is thinking about getting you outside and get you geared up for less. Take up to 25% off all Marmot gear, no code needed. Markdowns include cold-weather-ready outerwear, tops, tents, and more. It’s like Christmas for the outdoorsy people in your life.
If you don’t know about Dallas-based Breda, you need to. The watch brand creates minimalist, easy-to-wear styles of watches that aren’t overworked or over priced. And we’ve got 35% off on three different styles, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35 and grab the Valor, the Rand, or the Belmont for 35% off ($46-$52, depending on the style).
It’s going to be too cold to drag yourself to the gym soon, let alone actually exercise outdoors, but you can turn any space in your home or apartment into a gym with this inexpensive resistance band set. This particular model usually fluctuates between $27 and $31, but it’s only $21 today.
TOP MEDIA DEALS
Update: Sold out, but I am NOT changing that headline.
The entire series of Battlestar Galactica is down to $37 today on Blu-ray, which is far and away the best price we’ve ever seen. That’s a big frakking deal.
The Onion “obtained” 700 pages of internal documents from the Trump White House, and they’re being compiled into a book that you can preorder on Amazon for an all-time low price.
Today’s $24 price tag is the lowest preorder price Amazon’s offered so far, and if it drops any lower prior to release next week, you’ll automatically get the best price once it ships. Needless to say, this could make a great gift for your aunt in Antifa.
Full disclosure, we’re part of a larger Univision-owned family of websites that includes The Onion, but this is a legitimately good deal, and nobody told me to write about it.
The Rick and Morty fandom recently surged ahead of Boston sports fans as the most deranged and obnoxious group of people in the country, but the show really is quite good, and you can buy the second season on Blu-ray for $13 right now.
It’s just $3 today when you buy the Kindle version.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in two free book credits to sweeten the pot . That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.
Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.
Top Gaming Deals
Nintendo created three gorgeous books that are must-owns for any Legend of Zelda fan, and all three are on sale today. They aren’t all-time low prices (except for the Zelda Encyclopedia, which is only a few weeks old), but they’re solid discounts off what you’d normally pay, so you won’t have to break too many pots or cut too much grass to afford them.
Final Fantaxy XII: The Zodiac Age is a great remake for JRPG fans, whether you played the original or not, and Amazon just marked it down to $35, the best price we’ve ever seen. Be sure to check out Kotaku’s review if you want to know more.
If you’re lucky enough to own an SNES Classic, you know that it’s perfect save for two things: The lack of additional Donkey Kong Country games, and the short controller cables. There’s an easy way to fix the former, and now, a great way to fix the latter as well.
Next week, 8Bitdo will release a $13 receiver that plugs into the controller port on the SNES (or NES) Classic, and allows you to use basically any Bluetooth-enabled gamepad to control it. That includes 8Bitdo’s own controllers, of course, but also PS4 game pads, the Wii U controller, and more. This price isn’t a deal per se, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it sells out.