A versatile Dyson vacuum, sub-$20 Anker earbuds, and a big Zappos sale on Ugg boots lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.

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Top Tech Deals

Anker SoundBuds Curve | $19 | Amazon

Anker’s original SoundBuds were our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but they’ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle.

The SoundBuds Curve are the newest addition to the family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating means your sweat won’t fry them. Their best spec though? 12.5 hours of battery life, which is fantastic for Bluetooth earbuds. They normally sell for around $30, but you can get them for an all-time low $19 right now, no code necessary.


An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, the 250GB and 500GB models are both back down to the best prices of the year.


TP-Link Smart Plug | $20 | Amazon

Smart plugs are like a gateway drug into home automation, and TP-Link’s is down to $20 on Amazon right now, the best price ever if you aren’t including various Echo bundles that were available last week. This basically lets you control any device with an on/off switch from your phone, or even with your voice via an Echo device.


RAVPower 1000A Jump Starter | $50 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA143

Car jump starting batteries are nothing new, but this RAVPower model is more powerful than most at 1000A, and it’s a fantastic deal at $50. This has enough juice to start a 7L engine, but is still small enough to fit in your glove box. And of course, it’ll also charge your phone in a pinch.


JACKYLED Power Strip Tower | $19 | Amazon | Promo code CROIIIP9

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.


Lamicall Adjustable Device Stand | $8 | Amazon | Promo code LAIPQIV7

It’s aluminum, it’s adjustable, it holds any device, and it’s $8. What’s not to love about this desktop phone stand?


Yi Lite Action Cam | $65 | Amazon | Promo code STJ74EIE

Since coming out with our readers’ favorite budget action cam, Yi has since added a 4K and 4K/60 model to the lineup, but now, they’ve circled back and developed an upgraded version of their ever-popular entry-level camera.

Compared to the original Yi Action Cam, the Yi Lite adds a 2" touchscreen, 4K/15FPS recording, and improved 2+ hour battery life. At $65 on sale (compared to a current price of $48 for the original), it’s a no-brainer upgrade for the screen alone, which helps you line up your shots, and also makes it much easier to change the camera’s settings.

Note: You can also get the head strap mount for free with your purchase. Just add it to your cart, and you should see the discount at checkout.


2-Pack RAVPower Lightning Cables (6' and 3') | $10 | Amazon | Promo code KinjaVT9

Update: We’re having some trouble with this promo code, and will update the post when it’s working.

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For iPhone and iPad owners, there’s no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables. So buy two cables for yourself, or stuff someone’s stocking with a 3' and 6' cable for just $10.


Anker PowerCore Fusion (White) | $22 | Amazon | Promo code XMAS1621

The most versatile member of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger, and you can save $8 on the white model with promo code XMAS1621.

I’ve owned the Fusion since it launched earlier this year, and it’s an indispensable part of my bag. Now, rather than traveling with a wall charger, a battery pack, and a microUSB cable to recharge said battery, all I need is the Fusion and my Apple charging cables. You can read all of my impressions here, and then head over to Amazon to get yours for $22.


Samsung microSD Card | $20-$130 | Amazon | Multiple capacities available

Whether you need a small card for a dash cam, or a ton of space for Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, these Samsung microSD cards are cheaper than they’ve ever been, in all four of the capacities listed below.


We thought Amazon was just about done with discounts on their own gadgets for the year, but a bunch of new deals launched this morning, some of which are actually better than Black Friday.

Check out all the device discounts here.


5 Years of PureVPN | $70
3 Years of NordVPN $99 | Promo code 3ydeal
2 Years of NordVPN | $72 | Promo code 2YSpecial2017
1 Year of NordVPN | $48 | Promo code VIP70

VPNs are in the news a lot lately, and whether you want to hide your tracks, or just watch videos that would otherwise be geoblocked, there are several great deals available out there to get you started.

If you can commit to five years, PureVPN is going to be your best bet at a measly $70, which works out to just $1.17 per month. PureVPN encrypts and obscures all of your internet traffic from everyone from malicious hackers to your ISP to the government, and includes some cool features like a kill switch to automatically disconnect your Wi-Fi if the VPN stops working, as well as split tunneling, which can route some of your traffic through the VPN, while letting the rest go through your ISP as normal.

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If you don’t want to commit to the same company for that long, or would just prefer to use a different provider, NordVPN’s holiday offers are still in effect as well:

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

Mellow Sous Vide | $300 | Mellow | Get 20 sous-vide bags for FREE with code GIZMODO10

Sous-vide was already a stupid-simple way to make incredible meals with minimal fuss, but Mellow’s sous-vide cooker has features that redefine convenience.

Let’s say you want a sous-vide steak for dinner. Normally, you’d have to get home from work, wait for your circulator to heat your water to the correct temperature, and then wait another hour or more for your food to cook. If you have a Wi-Fi-connected circulator, you could start the water heating process on your way home, but you’d still have to wait around while the steak cooks. Mellow fixes this hang-up with one key addition: Refrigeration.

With Mellow, you prepare your meals before leaving in the morning, or even the night before, specify what time you want to eat, and place your food bags in the cooker. Mellow will keep the water cold enough to keep food from spoiling, and start the cooking process just in time for your meal to be finished as you walk through the door. It’s sort of like a slow cooker, but instead of mushy cat food, it produces restaurant quality meats and vegetables.

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Mellow normally costs $400, but it’s $100 off for the holidays, and you can add a pack of 20 bags for free with your order with promo code GIZMODO10. Just be sure to add both the bags to your cart (you’ll see the option after adding the cooker to your cart) to make the code work.


Anker LC40 Flashlight | $8 | Amazon | Promo code FKLCPF9W

Anker, producer of a lot of your favorite charging gear, has its own line of flashlights now, and you can get one for an all-time low $8 right now.

The entry-level LC40 model is IP65 dust and water resistant, but actually doesn’t include a rechargeable battery. However, you can run it on three AAAs or a single rechargeable 18650 battery, which are cheap and easy to find.


Every year around the holidays, Amazon offers a limited edition teddy bear when you order gift cards of certain denominations, and it never lasts long. Frankly, we’re surprised this year’s is still available after over a week. The bear comes with gift card purchases between $100-$500, so lock in your order before they’re all adopted.


Typically selling between $245 and $230, you can start cooking in our readers’ favorite toaster oven, the Breville Smart Oven for $205. It’s not the lowest it has ever been, but it is the cheapest it’s been since October, so if you’ve been thinking about it, today is a good day to pull the trigger.

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I bought one a similar model on Black Friday and am obsessed with it. But, you don’t have to take my word for it, here’s what our readers love about it:

Simply the best toaster oven you can get without buying a commercial convection oven. Since buying it we only use the big oven for Thanksgiving. Heats up quick, and 100 times more even than that POS you had in college. - SteveG

Honestly, we barely use our actual ovens anymore. We do have double ovens, but they don’t heat very evenly and take forever to heat up. The toaster oven heats up very quickly and doesn’t heat up the rest of the house. I think we’ve had this one for over 5 years and we use it daily (often multiple times a day). It has definitely held up. I highly recommend this one! - Megganna 


Cozy up with one of these Pinzon velvet plush blankets. They boasts an impressive 4.4-star rating with 2,000 reviews and are discounted $5 to $13 today. Unfortunately, not all colors and sizes are discounted so see below for a complete list of the blankets on sale.


Refurb Dyson Ball Animal Complete | $260 | Amazon

Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Ball Animal Complete are down to $260 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.

The Dyson Ball includes a brush that automatically adjusts when you move from carpets to hard floors, and seven (!!) hose tools to clean everything from your mattress to your stairs to the tops of your ceiling blade fans. And yes, it rests on top of a ball for easy maneuverability. This price is only available today, and will probably sell out early, so get yours before they’re all sucked up.


Let your dog join in on the DNA test craze and uncover his/her ancestry with this Wisdom Panel Breed Identification test. Especially interesting if you have mixed breed dogs like I have, your pup’s DNA is compared with the 250 breeds Wisdom Panel has on file, and can provide insight into your dog’s appearance, behavior, and wellness.

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This test normally sells for $75, but is down to $51 as part of Amazon’s pet-themed Gold Boxes today. So if you’ve been curious about your fur baby’s breed, bury some of those bones into one of these DNA test kits while supplies last.


iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs | $86 | Amazon

Is your doggo always bugging you to throw the ball? Buy this ball launching machine and you can sit back and relax while the iFetch throws mini tennis balls up to 30 feet.

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Typically priced at $115, you can take this home for just 86 bones today. Just to note, since this is designed to throw mini balls, it works best with smaller dogs. The larger iFetch Too is unfortunately not included in the sale today. Like all Gold Boxes, Amazon will be throwing out this discount by the end of the day or when the product sells out, so grab this while you can.


You can buy your cats all the treats in this Gold Box today, it still won’t make him/her love you, but it can’t hurt.

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Although mostly full of cat treats, Amazon also included Pedigree Dentastix to get your dog’s breath a little fresher, which is honestly a gift for both of you. These deals only last through the end of the day or until the products sell out, so don’t wait too long.


Dremel MiniMite | $20 | Amazon

You probably wouldn’t want to use the Dremel MiniMite for, like, cutting through steel bolts, but it’s perfect for smaller tasks like sanding, polishing, and engraving. Plus, it’s battery powered, and only $20 today, making it a great little stocking stuffer.


$40 off $250+ | Hotels.com

It’s not the holidays until your booking last minute travel. Hotels.com can help you survive the busiest time of the year (or plan a relaxing vacation for after its all done). Use the code HURRY1217 and save $40 when you spend $250 if you book on 12/12 or 12/13.


You can keep the charm of Christmas lights going the whole year with this commercial-grade set of string lights. These lights are completely weatherproof and they normally sell for $50, but today you can string them up for $35. Although it might not be ideal outdoor-lounging weather where you live, this a great deal, so buy them now and save them for when the weather warms up.

If you’d like dimmable lights, you can pick up this deal for the same price.


In their continued effort to become the place you get literally everything you could ever need, Amazon now makes (pretty nice looking) home decor. Rivet and Stone & Beam feature modern styles, their collections of artwork and prints are all 20% off. Photos, canvases, wood murals, and more are included, so if you have some wall space you need to fill, this is perfect.


If your wiper blades have seen better days, Amazon’s discounting a variety of Michelin Stealth and Bosch Insight blades right now.

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Unlike a lot of previous wiper blade sales, there are no coupons to clip or in-cart discounts here; the prices listed are the prices you’ll pay. The deals vary a bit by wiper blade size, but you’ll be spending about $10-$12 per blade, which is about $4-$6 less than usual, in most cases.


Update: Back in stock for $31, if you missed it last week.

Victorinox’s Fibrox 8” chef’s knife is one of your favorite chef’s knives period, and by far the best value in the industry. It’s also the knife I’ve used almost every day for almost five years. Amazon has it for $31 right now, which is an absolute steal for the quality you’re getting.


Today’s $5 price on this reusable set of silicone baking cups is an all-time low and is just in time for the height of holiday baking season. Plus, they would make great stocking stuffers for the baker in your life.


One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this 4.7 star-rated chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder a similar item is in our bestsellers club. Today’s $10 deal isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but is still a decent discount from its usual $15 price.


Aukey LED Light Strip | $18 | Amazon | Promo code AUSALE07

You can’t control it from your smartphone like a Philips Hue Lightstrip, but this 16.4', 300 LED light strand from Aukey can glow in several different colors, is capable of daisy chaining for longer stirps, and is even water resistant if you want to set it up on your patio. Oh, yeah, it’s also just $18 with promo code AUSALE07.


Lansky BladeMedic | $7 | Amazon

No matter how great your kitchen knives are, they all need some tender loving care from time to time. This $7 Lansky BladeMedic includes two v-sharpeners, a fold-out sharpening rod, and a ceramic sharpening edge for serrated knives, all in a handheld package that can fit into any kitchen drawer.

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This thing amazingly has a 4.6 star review average from over 3,000 customers, and it’s sold out within a few hours every time we’ve posted it at this price, so I wouldn’t wait.

Top Lifestyle Deals

Perry Ellis is sailing into the colder weather by giving you an extra 60% off their entire sale section, no code needed. If you need a new blazer, or some slacks, or even a nice button down or flannel, this is the sale you’re not gonna want to miss out on.


The Philips Norelco Multigroom is actually three shaving tools in one: A beard trimmer, a shaver, and a body groomer. No matter what you’re using it for, you get your choice of 5 different length settings, and a battery that lasts for nearly an hour per charge. Today’s $40 deal is about $30-$35 less than usual, and the best price Amazon’s ever listed.


The new Philiips Sonicare Air Floss is a better way to clean between your teeth, and (hopefully) one you’re less likely to forget about. Just fill it with water or mouthwash, position the tip between your teeth, and hit a button, and between 1-3 high pressure bursts will rinse out all of the grime between your teeth, no floss required.

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For a limited time, Amazon’s offering it for an all-time low $33 as part of a Gold Box deal, so order yours now, and impress your dentist at your next appointment.


UGG Sale | Zappos

Look, there’s no judgement if you still wear UGGs. Honestly, they’re really freakin’ comfortable, and ever since they stopped just focusing on the Frankenstein-looking boot, they’ve gotten pretty okay-looking. If you’re an UGG fan, head over to Zappos and check out all the UGGs on sale, including some pretty comfortable (and utilitarian) snow boots.


Amope is a scrubber that removes all the gross calluses and dead skin on your feet to reveal more human, soft feet. This gift set includes the scrubber, three roller heads, foot cream, file, and those little pedicure toe separators. It has been floating between $60 - $70 for the last six months or so, so today’s price of $50 is a solid deal.


Before long, it’ll be too cold to bother schlepping to the gym, but you can keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set. Each dumbbell adjusts from 2.5 to 50 pounds in 2.5 pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin. It’s like a complete weight rack that could almost fit into a shoebox.

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Today’s $230 deal is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen, so be sure to get this deal before it’s all swoled out.


Dorco Pace 7 Gift Set | $14 | Dorco | Promo code KINJA1213

Yes, seven blades really do make for a better shave, and you can get Dorco’s Pace 7, eight cartridges, and a premium gift box for just $14 with free shipping when you use code KINJA1213.

Prefer safety razors? Yesterday’s Dorco deal is still alive as well.


Uniqlo’s hopping on the Daily Deals bandwagon, and today it’s two kinds of fleece for $15. Men can pick up a fleece zip jacket, which is perfect for layering and women can grab the same style, but it’s fluffy. Plus, there’s free shipping on everything.


30% off select styles | TOMS | Use code HOLIDAY

TOMS is no longer just the purveyor of canvas slip-ons. They have a ton of options for basically every kind of shoe person, from sneakers, to dress shoes, to sandals, and boots. Use the code HOLIDAY at checkout and take 30% off select styles for men and women, including some more weather-appropriate styles.


Up to 40% off, extra 20% off | GAP | Use code GIFTNOW

Right now, GAP has a huge sale where everything is discounted up to 50%, which is great, sure. But they’re throwing in an additional 20% off with the code GIFTNOW. The exclusions list is long (as usual), and it does include denim this time around, but there are a ton of majorly marked down pairs that you won’t even need the extra discount to grab for cheap.

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They also just dropped a bunch of new arrivals for both men and women, just in time for the new season.


Newbury Mills Shirts, 3 for $99 with promo code kinja330. All additional shirts $33 each.

Newbury Mills has quickly become one of our favorite shirt makers, with offerings that can be dressed up or down, worn tucked or untucked, and with or without a tie. They also resist wrinkles well and are 100% soft SUPIMA cotton. Our readers can grab three for $99, plus additional shirts for $33 each. Considering one shirt is normally priced over $80, this is a great opportunity to upgrade your entire wardrobe. Just be sure to add at least three to your cart (you can mix and match styles), and use promo code kinja330 at checkout to get the deal.

Top Media Deals

I was never a comic book person growing up, though I was and still am a Star Wars person. But there’s no sense in not digesting everything that has the Star Wars name on it for the sake of staying a purist. Some canonical literature is fan fodder, and some is really, really good. Find what you like during this massive Star Wars sale from comiXology and prepare for your Last Jedi viewing in a different way.


$5 off book purchases over $15 with code BOOKGIFT17

If you thought Amazon’s $5 off $20 book sale during Black Friday was great, here’s a nice surprise - $5 off any $15 book order with promo code BOOKGIFT17.

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Just like previous, similar deals, this deal excludes Kindle titles and audiobooks, but if there are any commemorative coffee table-type books or collector’s editions that you’ve been eyeing, this is a great opportunity. Just choose carefully; you can only use the code once per Amazon account.

You can buy multiple books to meet the $15 threshold, but here are a few $15+ suggestions to get you started. Again, this works on any physical book Amazon sells (shipped and sold by Amazon directly), so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a use for it. Let us know in the comments what you got!

We’ve highlighted a couple of great selections in our breakout post:


Humble’s latest bundle features over 16 DIY instructional books and magazines from Make:. As the publication’s name might suggest, most of these focus on teaching you the skills you need to make things, be it soldering, javascript, or even leatherwork. As always, you can name your own price, but the titles are spread across four different price tiers.


This Ice Age Blu-ray bundle normally sells for $90, but today you can hoard it like the last precious acorn for just $30. This includes all six films, including a Christmas special.


Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s offering a very rare discount on the service today. You’ll save 30% on a years worth of Unlimited, taking the price down to just $84. If you love to read, this should pay for itself, and it would also make a great holiday gift for the bookworm in your life.

Top Gaming Deals

We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is once again. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.


Destiny 2 [PS4/Xbox One] | $25 | Amazon

Did you miss out on the $27-$30 deals on Destiny 2 over the holiday weekend? Congratulations, you now get a better price!