Top Tech Deals
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 tablets are a lot like Surface Pros on the inside, except they come with they keyboard cover (sporting the iconic ThinkPad key design, of course), work with some unique add-on modules, and are a lot cheaper, at least with today’s deal. Prices range from $600 to $950 depending on the specs you choose, but they’re all solid values if you like the idea of a convertible Windows hybrid computer.
As you’d expect from any high-end TV these days, that gets you a 4K panel and Dolby Vision HDR, but OLED technology means the blacks will be far richer, and the colors more vibrant than any LCD-based screen you can buy. It’ll still cost you, but your eyes will tell you it was worth it.
Anker’s reader-favorite PowerCore battery packs run the gamut from tiny tubes that fit into your pocket to massive blocks of energy that can power your devices for days at a time. Today’s deal is quite firmly in the latter camp.
The PowerCore Speed 200000 is one of the few battery packs on the market with USB-C Power Delivery up to 22.5W. That means it can charge a 12" MacBook at nearly full speed, a Nintendo Switch at full power while you’re playing Zelda on a plane, or an iPad Pro significantly faster than the charger it came with (if you have a USB-C to Lightning cable).
Power Delivery works both ways too, so you can actually recharge the entire battery pack with the included 30W USB-C wall charger, which will refill it in a fraction of the time of a standard 2A USB charger.
We saw this thing at CES last week, and while its capacity is slightly smaller than the similarly equipped PowerCore+ 26800, it’s dramatically lighter, and probably the better choice for most travelers. They’ve marked it down to an all-time low $80 today on Amazon, which is $10 less than its launch price, and $20 less than its regular going rate.
Now that Apple’s jumped aboard the Qi train, we’re seeing a lot more charging pad deals than we used to. This new model from RAVPower supports 10W fast charging for compatible Android phones, and is just $12 with promo code KINJA63C. At that price, you can afford to put them all over your house.
If most Bluetooth earbuds ar too large or heavy to stay comfortably in your ears, iClever’s sport headphones are worth a look. The earbuds themselves weigh less than half an ounce each, and having tried them myself, they’re just as light and comfortable as any wired headphones I’ve ever used. Get a pair for just $16 today with promo code QLGPFC43.
Roku came out with a new version of its popular streaming stick late last year, and you can already get it for 20% off on Amazon.
Most of this Gizmodo review of the older model still holds true, but the 2017 model comes with a voice remote, so you won’t have to search for shows with an on-screen keyboard.
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.
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.
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.
Top Home Deals
The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 10” model is back down to $13 on Amazon. If you don’t own one, you shouldn’t hesitate.
Owning two Instant Pot pots means that you can use your cooker two nights in a row without doing the dishes. What a luxury! Yes, it’s a little thing, but it’ll make your kitchen experience meaningfully better.
For anyone who ever burns the midnight oil, it’s worth investing in a good LED desk lamp...oil’s expensive, after all.
Dash cams can really save your butt in the event of an accident, and they can even see ghosts, so for $48, it’s probably worth buying one. This model from Aukey includes a 1080p Sony sensor and 170 degree field of view, two different mounting options, and capacitors that are rated to work in temperatures from -4°F to 149°F.
These copper mugs are everywhere these days. If “everywhere” doesn’t include your house yet, pick up a set for just $17 today (with code 6UNX47Y4), or give them as a nice semi-generic gift for someone you know who drinks alcohol.
This set includes two copper cups and a shot glass, and boasts a 4.7-star rating with over 1,300 reviews. Not too shabby.
If you’re still living like some kind of wild animal and keeping all your toiletries in a Ziploc bag when you travel or get ready at the gym, upgrade to this hanging toiletry bag for just $10 today (with code B83WJ4V3). The best part is you won’t up use any (often very limited) counter space, as you can simply hang up all your stuff on the back of the door or in your locker when not in use. There are a ton of compartments to keep your stuff organized, and it’s made with water-resistant nylon, so it won’t cause a disaster if anything explodes.
This glass spray bottle can evenly disperse salad dressing and olive olive over your food and help with portion control, or allow you to prepare baking pans with the oil of your choice.
Unlike similar products, this model doesn’t require pumping to aerate the contents. Plus, today’s price is the lowest we’ve ever seen on Amazon, so might as well give it a try.
Tip: You can place the glass bottle in the microwave to melt butter for popcorn, then spray it on to your desired butteriness.
We’ve posted a lot of deals in the past on these coccyx seat cushions, but when use the code 6CPWVGSG, it brings it to one of the best prices we’ve seen to date, and this particular model is one of Amazon’s top sellers. These will improve posture and ease back pain in any chair where you spend a lot of time, from the office to the car to a long flight.
Amazon’s newest sample box is packed with single serve tea and coffee drinks - at least six of them, for $10. That might not sound like a tremendous deal on its face, but it also comes with a $10 Amazon credit to spend on full-sized orders of select beverages (see them all here), so assuming you spend that, it’s like getting the samples for free.
Already kicked your new year’s resolution to the curb? Amazon’s taking 20% off select M&M’s, Snickers, and Mars candy right now, including full sized, fun sized, and even giant-sized bars. Just note that you won’t see the 20% discount until checkout.
Everyone needs pens, and let me tell you, Amazon’s got pens. Today only, Amazon’s discounting over 70 different styles of pens from BIC, plus a handful of other office supplies, as part of a Gold Box deal. Have a favorite type? Let us know in the comments.
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.
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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
While this Sperry Sale may not include their ever-popular Top-Siders, up to 60% off select boots is a great way to deal with the remaining Winter Weather Advisories that seem to pop up unexpectedly. There are tons of options from ankle to knee-high and even some weatherproof options for those days you don’t feel like breaking out the snow or rain boots.
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.
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.
Top Media Deals
I still say that Star Trek (2009) is far and away the best Trek movie ever made, but for those of you that have a soft spot in your heart for the six original series films, head over to Amazon at warp factor 8 to get the box set for an all-time low $25.
The latest Humble comics bundle is all about Attack On Titan, with volumes 1-22 of the main series, plus a guidebook, an art book, and some spin-off series split across four different price tiers. You can get started with the first five volumes for as little as $1, or unlock everything starting at $18, and as always, a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
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.