Top Tech Deals
Amazon’s back at it again with another Logitech Gold Box deal, with some of the most popular computing accessories marked down to great low prices.
Mice are the stars of the show, with both the MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 included in the sale. The budget minded M510 is also included in a variety of colors if you don’t mind using a USB wireless dongle.
Keyboards are also well represented, and while you won’t find any mechanical options, there are a ton of wireless keyboards available that are suitable for your computer, your home theater, or anything in between.
A handful of other accessories round out the sale, but we couldn’t include everything in this post, so head over to Amazon to see all of your options.
Three years after the original model launched to little fanfare, the new Amazon Echo is here. Complete with improved speaker quality, a refreshed design, and the ability to customize it with different face plates, it’s available now for $99, or $80 less than the previous model.
For $50 more, you can opt for the Echo Plus, which looks like a silver-clad version of old Echo, but it supports better microphones and Dolby sound, and acts as a universal smart home hub for over 150 smart home devices. You also get a free Philips Hue bulb to get you started, which would cost about $50 on its own anyway.
<Takes a deep breath> In addition, Amazon announced the new Echo Spot, which is a $129 device with a 2.5" circular screen. It seems designed to be used as a very fancy alarm clock, but with Alexa and a video chat camera built in, there are a ton of possibilities. This one won’t ship until December, but you can preorder now.
On the home theater front, Amazon also unveiled a new Fire TV dongle that supports 4K at 60 frames per second, Dolby Atmos, HDR, and of course, Alexa. It’s $69, which is absolutely insane, and also nice.
You can (and probably should) bundle the new Fire TV with an Echo Dot for just $10 more (link not yet available). Or swap in the old Fire TV Stick, and get both for $59.
Deep cuts: The Echo Connect will launch in December, and lets you connect your landline to your Echo. I suspect none of you will buy it, but we’re completionists. We’re also waiting on a product link for Echo Buttons, which are literally buttons that connect to your Echo to play games, and supposedly some other stuff too.
New Amazon devices often sell out quickly, so if you want to get your hands on one of these before the second batch rolls off the assembly line, go get your orders in now.
Anker has long been our readers’ go-to manufacturer for inexpensive mobile phone accessories, but now they’re stretching their tentacles into higher-end markets, and you can save $150 on one of their most ambitious products to date, today only.
Marketed under their Nebula home theater brand, the Mars Portable Cinema is a projector that you can take anywhere. Packing a 19,500mAh battery, the Mars can project a 150" image at 720p for up to three hours away from a power outlet; more than enough for an outdoor movie night, or even a watch party for a big game. Its built-in JBL speakers should also be sufficiently loud and clear, but you can of course plug in any sound system you want with a 3.5mm cable.
The Mars even runs Android (a weird version of it, admittedly) with support for a few popular streaming apps. But of course, any streaming stick like the Fire TV Stick can plug right into its HDMI port, and utilize the Mars’ USB port for power. And if you have an iPhone or iPad, you can even skip all of that and stream your content directly to the projector over AirPlay, no Apple TV required.
Today’s deal is $150 less than usual, $50 less than Prime Day, and the best deal ever. It’s only available today though, and could very well sell out early.
If you’re going to turn outdoor movie nights into a regular occurrence, you’ll also want to invest in a good screen. There are tons of outdoor-friendly options on Amazon, but Camp Chef’s seem to be the most popular.
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $60 off the already-affordable fourth generation Moto G, bringing it down to an absurdly cheap $120. Even at that price, you’re getting a 1080p 5.5" IPS display (The same specs as an iPhone 8 Plus), a 13 MP camera, and an eight-core CPU.
If you want to build a home theater PC, you won’t find a better starting point than Intel’s Next Unit of Computing kits. This tiny box contains an Intel Core i7 chip, Intel Iris Plus 650 graphics (which should be sufficient for moderate gaming),
16GB of RAM, various display outputs, and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas, all for an all-time low $529.
Update: The 16GB of Intel Optane memory is fast access storage device, not RAM. You’ll need to purchase RAM separately.
The catch is that you’ll need to add storage to get it up and running, but once you do, you can install XBMC, Kodi, SteamOS, or Plex, and you’re up and running.
Sound bars have largely taken over the home theater audio industry, but if you still like to build your system a la carte, Amazon’s taking $250 off this popular 400W Klipsch subwoofer, today only.
You can plug this into your existing system if you wish, but it also comes with a pre-paired wireless transmitter if you don’t want to run a cable. Just remember that today’s price is only available today, and it could very well sell out early.
Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can save $1000 on the 65" Q7F today, courtesy of MassDrop.
You can read all about quantum dots here, but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images on a less expensive LCD panel.
Okay, so with that background out of the way, Samsung’s 2017 Q-series TVs utilize quantum dots to great effect. That Gizmodo review is about the Q9, rather than the Q7 that’s on sale today, but most of it should apply to either set. The Q7 has fewer local dimming zones and a less-premium industrial design, but it’ll still be the best looking TV you’ve ever owned. The 65" model currently sells for $2800 on Amazon (and that’s an all-time low), but you can get it for $1800 from MassDrop.
One can never have enough flash storage, especially when you can fit 256GB of files on a card the size of your pinkie nail. That’s the biggest, fastest card on the market right now, and MassDrop’s $130 price is about $16 less than the going rate on Amazon right now.
Just note that you do pay a premium for maxing out your capacity here. Amazon currently has a slightly smaller 200GB card for $78.
Chinese electronics firm, LeEco released its first phones in the US late last year, and you can get one for just $199 unlocked, today only.
The LePro 3 is basically a super badass phone with top tier hardware specs. It features a 5.5-inch full HD display, dual-stereo speakers, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, and 4GB of RAM. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera that takes 4K video, an 8-megapixel selfie camera and it comes with 64GB of storage. It has a metal body, fingerprint sensor and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
That’s a great deal at its usual $250-$300, and it’s an absolute steal today.
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 $40, but you can get them for $33 right now, no code necessary.
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
This Sensi thermostat might not look like much, but you can control it with an app on your phone, or even with Alexa, meaning it’s basically an uglier Nest for less than half the price. Today’s deal is about $34 less than usual, so lock in your order before this sale cools down.
Update 9/27: If you missed this deal earlier in the month, it’s back down to $17 today.
This Coleman Oversized Quad chair screams tailgating since it basically holds everything you need in life in one portable package.
It has a small cushioned cooler in the armrest to hold some ice and up to 4 cans of your favorite beverage, plus a mesh pocket big enough to hold your phone, a second flap to hold a book or magazine, and a cup holder. All that for a never-seen-before low of $16, down from a usual $30+ price.
No one loves sleeping on an air mattress. But this Serta Never Flat air mattress is guaranteed to not deflate in the middle of the night, thanks to a special pump that is constantly monitoring the air level to inflate or deflate to keep the pressure at your desired comfort level.
Featuring a pillow top and raised height, maybe your guests won’t have to politely lie when you ask if they slept well. At $100 today, this mattress is at an all time low.
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 either soft white or 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.
Are you still using an old-school tape measure, like some kind of caveman? Upgrade to a laser measure for just $19 today, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on one of these. It’ll even calculate areas and volumes for you, in case your math skills are a little rusty.
I know Keurig has its detractors, but for some people, convenience trumps flavor, and that’s fine. Today on Amazon, take your pick of over two dozen K-Cup varieties for 20% off. Just note that you won’t see the discount until checkout.
Amazon makes steak knives now, apparently, and you can get a set of eight for just $14 today. They actually look really nice, with no branding to speak of on the handles or blades. Now we just need a set that cuts your steak automatically when you ask Alexa.
It would also work well for tools like drill bits, or if you’re getting creative, you can use magnets in the lid of jars to store just about anything.
For just $12 with code 8U5OXWRQ, it’s hard not be attracted to it.
Forget trying to find quarters under your car seat and paying way too much for 3 minutes of air, and get this $21 tire inflator with code IVVIFA4X. 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 would also be great for bike tires.
Our readers have bought tens of thousands of OxyLED’s motion-sensing night lights, and now you can pick up another for just $15. This model has 20 LED bulbs, can stick anywhere with adhesive and a magnetic strip, and can detect motion to turn itself on and off as needed. I have several of these around my apartment, and love them.
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 only $65 after $15 coupon which is not very many bones if you’ve ever been searching for a lost pet.
Note: $15 coupon applied at checkout.
IRIS’s pet food containers aren’t exactly exciting, but they work well, seal tight, and keep the ants away. I’ve used the same two IRIS containers for about six years now, and haven’t given them a second thought, which is all you could want from products like this. Save 20% at checkout with the clippable coupon on this large 67 qt. model.
There are seemingly dozens of internet mattress companies these days, but Eight Sleep sets itself apart by piling on smart features, and you can try out any of their mattresses for 25% off with promo code KINJA25.
The mattresses themselves are basically what you’ve come to expect from internet mattresses these days: They’re blocks built from multiple layers of different types of foam. With Eight Sleep though, you do get to pick from three different tiers, including one with innersprings that should be more breathable. Whichever mattress you choose, you’ll probably like it just fine, and if you don’t like it, Eight Sleep offers the industry standard 100 night trial period, so you can return it for any reason.
Eight Sleep’s real magic comes from its unique mattress cover, which has smart features built in that you’ll actually want to use. It can track your restfulness, heart rate, and other sleep stats independently for each side of the bed, wake you up with a smart alarm when you’re not deep in a REM cycle, and even integrate with other smart home appliances. So you could conceivably change your thermostat temperature automatically when you get into bed, and start brewing coffee whenever you’re about to wake up.
The best feature though, without question, is dual zone temperature control. Yes, the mattress pad doubles as a smartphone-connected electric blanket to warm each side of the bed independently, which may not seem appealing right now, but you’ll thank the stars for it come winter.
Our exclusive 25% code (again, it’s KINJA25) brings the entry-level mattress down to $449 for a queen (far less than the equivalent Casper), or $599 with the smart mattress cover.
Flea prevention is one of those things you don’t realize is so expensive until after you get a pet, but you can stock up for $5 off today, courtesy of Amazon. Coupons are available for both Advantage II for cats and K9 Advantix II for dogs. Just pick the right formulation for your furry friend, and you’ll automatically see a $5 discount at checkout.
If you wish you were someone who made the bed every day, or even some days, SPUN Sheets might be the shortcut you’ve been waiting for, and you can put them on your bed for $165 (queen/full) with a preorder.
Let’s start with the caveats. SPUN sheets are currently only available in white, are sateen (silky and shiny), not percale (more breathable), and don’t undercut the likes of Casper and Brooklinen on price even with the preorder discount.
Still with us? Great.
SPUN fixes the bed-making problem by taking hospital corners to the next level. The SPUN top sheet features a bottom flap that tucks under the foot of your mattress, along with corner seams, which when taken together mean that sheet isn’t going anywhere. There are also side flaps that can be tucked or not, and ensure even if your partner is a filthy sheet thief, that you’ll remain covered throughout the night.
In the morning, because the bottom of the top sheet is in a fixed position, making the bed is as simple as pulling the top of the sheet to the head of the bed.
SPUN also includes sticky elastic on their fitted sheet to keep it in place, and envelope pillowcases to keep your pillows where they belong.
Our readers have bought thousands of Yi’s home security cameras, but today, you can save $12 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.
Just be sure to use promo code YIHOMEST at checkout to save $12.
I don’t think we’ve ever posted a grill this expensive, and I don’t think we ever will again. But amazingly, $1806 is nearly $700 off the regular price of this Weber Summit, and the first discount Amazon’s offered on it since 2012, of any size. So if this tricked out grill has been on your wish list, today is unequivocally the day to buy it.
If you’re like me and live in a house without a sprinkler system, watering the lawn isn’t a fun chore. It’s so easy to forget to do it, and then when you do remember you forget to turn it off.
This $20 little gadget is about to solve your problems. Use the programmable timer to set on and off times and forget about it. It’s especially helpful if your area has drought restrictions and designated water times. $20 is pretty much the lowest price we’ve seen outside of some very short-lived coupons.
This is a cheap toaster oven that doesn’t have a million extra features, but does all of those things a toaster oven should - like toast and bake. It’s just $20 after $5 coupon, and that’s just about the lowest price we’ve seen for this model. Plus with almost 4,000 reviews and a 4-star rating, it has to be pretty good at what it does.
Note: Coupon discount is applied at checkout.
We’ve posted a lot of deals lately on these coccyx seat cushions, but $14 is 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.
At $59 (with promo code RLEA8JVJ), this is easily the most affordable sous-vide circulator we’ve ever seen. And while it doesn’t come from a brand you’ve heard of like Anova or Chef Steps, its handful of reviews seem solid. At this price, I think it’s worth rolling the dice.
If you aren’t familiar with sous-vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here. Spoiler alert: it’s incredible easy, and the results are perfect every time.If you aren’t familiar with sous-vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here. Spoiler alert: it’s incredible easy, and the results are perfect every time.
Update: Back in stock with promo code JIIXM7RT, if you missed it last week.
You don’t need to buy a new car to get a backup camera (which is life-changing, by the way), you just need $82, and a few minutes to run the wires. This model attaches to your license plate, and runs to a special rear view mirror that attaches in front of your existing mirror.
Need to get your body beach-ready? This resistance band set lets you get a full workout in any room in your house, and at $16 (with code CWITJNXQ), it’s quite a bit more cost-effective than joining a gym.
String lights make every space cozier. This 25-ft set of string lights works indoor and outdoors and is available for just $13 today with code 59UXDFWN, putting it on par with the lowest price we’ve seen for these.