TOP TECH DEALS
If you’re ready to make the leap to 4K (and if your computer can handle it), Amazon’s blowing out refurbished 28" Samsung monitors for just $230, today only. It’s not an IPS panel, unfortunately, but that’s still one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a 60Hz 4K display.
Apple’s estimates and early reports indicate that the iPhone X’s battery life will site somewhere between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, so if that’s not going to cut it for you, you can already grab a 4,000mAh battery case for just $30 with promo code YRZQ7IO5.
If you’re one of the <squints at tech blogs and Apple Twitter> 18 or so people who are getting an iPhone X this Friday, or if you already own a phone with Qi charging, Anker’s offering our readers an exclusive discount on their PowerPort 5 charging pad. Just use promo code KINJA556 at checkout to get it for $14.
August Smart Lock lets you lock and unlock your door from anywhere using your phone, it’s even compatible with Siri. Normally selling between $225 -$200, you can get your choice of the dark gray for $172 or $165 for the silver.
Assuming you have your phone with you whenever you leave the house, an August Smart Lock-installed door will auto lock behind you and unlock as you approach. It’s especially useful because you don’t have to necessarily be home to grant or restrict access to people like dog walkers, maintenance workers, or other people who need to come into your house. It even creates a log of when the door has been opened so you monitor comings and goings.
Discounts on this device, especially this ones this big, are pretty rare, so if you’ve been thinking about getting one, I’d lock one in now.
In addition to our exclusive Qi charging pad discount, Anker’s also marking down a few of their Karapax cases for the iPhone X, including one with a built-in kickstand.
If you’re the kind of person who scoffs in the face of warranties and wants to repair their own phone, this $22 tool kit has everything you need to open pretty much any gadget, including a suction cup, spudgers, and of course, tons of tiny screwdrivers. It would also make a great stocking stuffer for the tinkerer in your life.
Our readers have bought thousands of Yi’s home security cameras, but today, you can save $15 on the new 1080p model.
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.
This is the best price we’ve seen to date on this cam, but it’s only available today, or until sold out.
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 once again 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.
This time around, our exclusive deal is on the Christmas combo, which includes a limited edition red Capsule projector, a tripod, and a carrying case for $299. That’s the same price as the equivalent black combo (and unfortunately, $30 more than our last deal), but it’s $30 less than everyone else has to pay for the same perk.
A few months ago, we posted a deal on a notebook that you could erase up to five times by putting it in the microwave. Needless to say, reactions were mixed.
But some of you pointed out that the same company had a new notebook called the Rocketbook Everlast that could be erased basically indefinitely with nothing but a damp cloth, and you can get two of them for $47 today with promo code KINJAROCKET, compared to their usual price of $30 each.
The Rocketbook Everlast does carry over the Wave’s smart symbols, a series of seven glyphs on the bottom of each page that you can cross out with a pen. Once you scan the page with Rocketbook’s app, those symbols tell the app where to send the page. Cross out the horseshoe and scan the page with the app, and it’ll automatically upload to, say, Evernote. Draw an X through the star, and it’ll go to Google Drive. You can specify what each of these symbols do in the app, so it’s easy to customize the notebook for your workflow.
The scanning features are important, because the Everlast isn’t meant to keep your notes indefinitely. Once you fill up the 32 pages with a Pilot Frixion pen (not included), you can just grab a wet cloth, and wipe the whole thing clean to start again.
Again, today’s deal is $47 for a 2-pack with promo code KINJAROCKET. You can even choose between letter-sized notebooks, smaller executive notebooks, or one of each. Even if you don’t need both for yourself, these could make great holiday gifts as well.
You know what’s better than taking a selfie? Taking a self portrait with a real damn camera, or at least the good rear-facing camera on your phone. These super-cheap tripods let you use just that, and they’ll work with your phone, your GoPro, or even your DSLR.
We see a lot of deals on jump-starting battery packs, but this $27 model from Aukey is one of the least expensive to date. At 400A, it’s only really designed for engines sized 2L or smaller, but that should cover most sedans and even some smaller SUVs, not to mention things like lawnmowers. And of course, it also works as a 6,000mAh USB battery pack for your phone, so worst case scenario, you can at least call AAA for help.
There’s a nasty new Wi-Fi exploit out in the wild these days, but you can protect yourself from prying eyes (and get around geo-blocked content too) with a VPN subscription.
Lo and behold, PureVPN is offering some pretty stellar discounts right now when you use promo code Privacy20:
- 24 months for $62.40 ($2.60 per month)
- Six months for $42.96 ($7.16 per month)
- One month for $8.76
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.
TOP HOME DEALS
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 are down to $150 on Amazon, the best price we’ve seen by $50!
The Dyson Ball includes a brush that automatically adjusts when you move from carpets to hard floors, a long extension hose, and yes, it rests on top of a ball for easy maneuverability. This is easily one of the best Dyson deals we’ve ever seen, even if it is refurbished, so don’t be surprised if it sells out early.
Don’t let your old, ratty kitchen towels embarrass you in front of your upcoming holiday house guests. Grab this 3-pack for just $9 today. The blue ones are the best deal, but the other colors are just a few dollars.
If your yard isn’t already covered in leaves, it’s only a matter of time, but you can make quick work of them with today’s Amazon Gold Box. Inside, you’ll find a variety of leaf blowers, vacuums, and mulchers from several manufacturers, including both corded, battery, and even gas powered models. Prices start at just $20 for a basic blower, so kick that rake to the curb.
Sip on nicely-chilled white wine, cocktails, or whatever else you’d like to stay cold for a while in these freezer cups, just $13 for a set of two today.
Ice can water down your beverages. These cups will keep your drink cold without affecting the potency. They normally sell between $18 - $15, so you can use the money you save to buy more booze. Hooray!
You’d be excused for taking a quick glance at this deal and thinking it’s just another cordless drill, but this one actually comes with attachments that turn it into a sander, jig saw, oscillating tool, router, and impact driver. $119 is legitimately about $60 off its usual price, and it would make a great gift.
Rarely under $340, you can buy this Vitamix 5300 is just $260 today if you don’t mind getting a certified refurbished one.
Our readers listed the Vitamix 5200 as one of their favorite blenders because it’s nearly impossible to jam up and has the horsepower to cut through pretty much anything you throw in there. This one is one model newer and has 2.2 horsepower so you can go blending crazy.
If you’ve had your eye on a sous vide machine, today might be your day. This Strata sous vide circulator is just $48, which is a steal. For comparison, this exact model is selling for $80 on Amazon right now and the popular Anova and ChefSteps brands are selling for $150 - $200.
If you aren’t familiar with sous vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here. Spoiler alert: it’s almost impossible to mess up and makes perfectly cooked meat with minimal effort.
You can upgrade all of your pots and pans with this Calphalon stainless steel 10-piece cookware set for just an all-time-low price of $98 today.
This set normally sells for $150 or more, so at the discounted price today, you should have even less hesitation adding this cooking work horse into your kitchen’s arsenal.
It’s part of a Gold Box which means this discount will only last until the end of the day or until it sells out, so act fast!
While it’s certainly not as fast as the coin-operated air compressor at a gas station, this glove box-friendly compressor can save your bacon if you have to change a tire, or just can’t be bothered to find a bunch of quarters. One reviewer describes it as slighlty larger than two decks of playing cards, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding somewhere to hide it.
You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns, and this compact battery-operated model is marked down to $69 today on Amazon, the best price since January. There are cheaper corded models out there, but this thing is small enough for one-handed use, and it even comes with a docking station to keep the battery topped off.
Update: The smallest one, the Mini Smart Oven is also on sale too! It’s about $30 cheaper than usual.
It’s a great day to buy a Breville Smart Oven. Two of your favorite toaster ovens, the Breville Smart Oven and the Breville Compact Smart Oven, are both around $40 off today, and the Breville Smart Oven Air is down about $80. (See this chart to compare features them all side-by-side.)
Let’s start with the classic Smart Oven. On top of the praise from our readers (they say it basically replaces their normal oven), it boasts a very impressive 4.7-star rating with over 1,000 reviews. At $216, it’s the cheapest it has been since February.
The Compact, as you may have assumed, is ideal for smaller kitchen. It’s down to $144 from its typical $180 price and contains almost all the features of the larger model.
The Breville Smart Oven Air, normally $400, is also being offered at a deep discount today at just $320. In addition to normal toaster oven capabilities, this one also functions as an air-fryer and food dehydrator. Shane reviewed this model earlier this year:
If you’ve purchased LED light bulbs in the past few years, they’ve almost certainly been 60W equivalents. But if you miss the days when we all choked the planet to death by burning blindingly bright 100W bulbs, you’re in luck. You can get eight 100W equivalent LED bulbs from Amazon today for just $30, an all-time low, in daylight. They only need 15W of power to put out that much light, so they’ll easily pay for themselves compared to your old bulbs.
Similar to the Philips, the sunrise simulation feature will slowly brighten starting 30 minutes before your wake-up time, easing you out of sleep so you can gracefully start your day.
This is pretty much as cheap as these kind of alarm clocks get. As the days are getting shorter, we all are going to need a little extra prodding to get out of bed in the mornings.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
Amazon is kicking off the first day of November with a Countdown to Black Friday, and that means a holiday apparel Gold Box. Items from brands like Calvin Klein, Original Penguin, Kenneth Cole, Jill Jill Stuart, and more are included. But even if it feels too early to be thinking about your holiday wardrobe, these prices disappear at the end of the day.
Privé Revaux already made some terrific sunglasses for affordable prices, but their new ICON collection raises the bar without raising the price, and they’re offering our readers and exclusive chance to save 25% with promo code GIZMODO25.
Compared to the original styles, Privé’s ICON collection make greater use of acetate plastic (which is derived from renewable sources, rather than petroleum), and have better screws, higher quality lenses, and a proprietary metal alloy. They sent us a few samples, and they do in fact feel sturdier and nicer than our original pairs, and again, they still only cost $30.
And if that low price isn’t enough to entice you, promo code GIZMODO25 will take 25% off a single pair of glasses from the ICON collection when you purchase from Privé Revaux’s site, for a limited time. All orders ship free, but just note that this code is only valid on a single pair of glasses per customer.
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 Philips OneBlade is the electric shaver of choice for pretty much every man on our staff (and tens of thousands of our readers as well), and both the original and the upgraded Pro model are on sale right now.
The OneBlades are notable for their simplicity, versatility, and performance. They work as razors or beard trimmers, you can use them with or without shaving cream, they’re waterproof enough to go into the shower, and they cut through stubble like a hot knife through butter.
Some people balk at the replacement blade cost (a set of two is about $25), but they’re rated to last at least four months each, and I’ve been using mine about three times per week for about seven months now, without issue.
The original model is great, but the Pro has more stubble length settings (three combs vs. a single comb with 14 options), and a battery that lasts longer and charges faster. Honestly, I’d probably buy the original for $24 (about $10 less than usual), but the $70 Pro (down from $80) is a bargain as well.
I like small, front pocket wallets. I also like to carry a lot of cards, plus some cash. These two desires are usually in conflict, but the Strapo wallet (currently on Kickstarter) can satisfy both.
The front of Strapo features two quick-access slots for your most used cards, and the back has a sturdy elastic strap to hold cash, keys, and even coins without fear of them falling out. The star of the show here though is the top, which opens up to hold the rest of your cards. They say it can hold six, but I crammed 10 into the top of my demo unit. I definitely wouldn’t recommend more than that, but I’m a credit card hoarder, so I think most of you should be fine.
But how do you get those cards out, if they’re tucked all the way inside the wallet? With the strap(o), of course. Just pull on the little elastic tab at the top of the wallet, and the entire pile of cards pops out for you to grab.
For a limited time, you can preorder a Strapo for $23, or two for $39 (with some higher reward tiers available as well), with expected delivery in December.
If reliability is something you crave in a pair of shoes (if it isn’t, you may need to reconsider), I bet you have Cole Haan in your closet. And if you’re looking for a new pair but don’t want to spend the normal asking price, Cole Haan is giving you an extra 40% off sale styles with the code SAVE40. Men’s and women’s styles both are included, so go ahead and have a field day.
TOP MEDIA DEALS
If you ever use iTunes to buy apps, movies, music, TV shows, iCloud storage space, or anything else, this discounted $50 gift card from Amazon is basically free money. 15% is about as good as iTunes discounts get these days, so stock up.
Get yourself all seven seasons of Workaholics on DVD for just $17 because you only YOLO once.
For better or worse, our lives exist largely in the cloud these days, and that shows no signs of changing. So if you want to understand how it works, and maybe even find gainful employment managing those massive server racks, Humble’s latest book bundle is here to help.
Pay what you want to download DRM-free ebooks that teach you about Azure, AWS, and more. You can get get all 16 titles for as little as $15, or fewer books at two lower price tiers.
TOP GAMING DEALS
Update: Sold out
We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is at GameStop. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.
Update: Sold out
In addition to today’s big savings on PlayStation Plus, you can also score a $50 PlayStation gift card for just $39 from Rakuten with promo code GIVE10. If you ever buy digital games or DLC, that’s basically free money.
We’ve already seen a few great deals today for PS4 owners, but what about the Xbox crowd? Rakuten’s $10 GIVE10 sitewide discount unlocks a couple of really solid discounts, but just remember that you’ll have to sign into a Rakuten account to have the option to enter the promo code; guest checkout doesn’t have the option.
- Microsoft Xbox One S Wireless Controller w/ Bluetooth | $35 | Rakuten | Use code GIVE10
- Xbox Live $50 Gift Card | $40 | Rakuten | Promo code GIVE10
Clear out a good hiding spot in the closet for presents and get some holiday shopping done early with Amazon’s holiday toy Gold Box. They’re discounting some popular toys up to 30%, including Tickle Me Elmo, a BB-8 that opens up into a play set, a princess Play-Doh castle, and something called the Toilet Trouble Game, which sounds like a toilet-shaped jack-in-the-box.
If yesterday’s family-friendly board game sale wasn’t to your liking, now Amazon’s offering a buy two, get one free discount on a bunch of other games, including several which are more geared towards adults than the likes of Mouse Trap and Sorry!
Strangely enough, we couldn’t find a single link on Amazon that included the B2G1 games, and only the B2G1 games, so we’re including all of the titles we know in this post. If you see any we missed, let us know, and we’ll be sure to add it. Just note that the least expensive game of the three that you choose will become free at checkout, but it’ll only work if all of your selections are shipped and sold by Amazon directly.