TOP TECH DEALS
If you spend $25 on products shipped and sold by Amazon.com today, you can add a bag of their Sweet ‘n’ Cheesy popcorn for free. I’ve got nothing else to add, it’s free popcorn, people.
Here’s a no-brainer deal to help you get ready for holiday shopping. Just reload your Amazon gift card balance for the first time by $100 or more, and get a bonus $10 added to your account. You can’t argue with free money.
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Anker’s PowerPort Speed 1 is basically Anker’s take on Apple’s 29W USB-C charger that comes bundled with the 12" MacBook. They’re both small bricks with a single USB-C port, power throughput is almost identical (the Anker ekes out one extra watt), and they’ll both charge that 12" MacBook at full speed, or your Nintendo Switch when it’s in portable mode. And if you own an iPhone 8 or are planning to buy an iPhone X, it’ll also give those the fastest possible charging speeds, if you pony up for a USB-C to Lightning cable).
You probably see where I’m going with this, but there is one big difference: Price! The Apple charger will set you back $49, while the Anker is on sale for just $22, down from it usual $26.
If you travel with any regularity, this versatile little gadget may just be your new best friend. They call it the RAVPower FileHub Plus, but that name doesn’t do it justice, because it’s really three gadgets in one:
- Travel Router: Turn any ethernet jack you find into a Wi-Fi hotspot, which can still come in handy at certain hotels and conventions.
- 6,000mAh USB Battery Pack: Keep your phone and tablet charged during a long day away from any power outlets.
- File Hub: Transfer files and wirelessly stream content from an SD card, hard drive, or flash drive to all of your devices. Imagine loading a cheap SD card up with movies for a long trip, instead of, say, buying a more expensive iPad with extra local storage.
Anker’s PowerLine and PowerLine+ cables were already our readers’ favorite charging cables, but the new PowerLine II line is even stronger, comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty, and is a few bucks off on Amazon today.
We wrote more about the cables over on Gear, but the long and short of it is that between the extreme durability and the lifetime warranty, it’s quite possible that this will be the last Lightning cables you ever have to buy. The 6' model is the one on sale this week in black.
Since coming out with our readers’ favorite budget action cam, Yi has since added a 4K and 4K+ model to the lineup, but now, they’ve circled back and developed an upgraded version of their entry-level camera.
Compared to the original Yi Action Cam, the Yi Lite adds a 2" touchscreen, 4K/20FPS recording (as of a recent firmware update), and improved 2+ hour battery life. At $76 on sale (compared to a current price of $70 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.
USB-C is going to be really great once it’s everywhere, but until then, we’re confined to dongle purgatory. This $34 hub from Aukey turns one USB-C port into four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and even includes a pass-through USB-C port for charging.
NVIDIA’s uber-popular GTX 1080 graphics cards are finally coming down in price, and you can score one from MSI with 8GB of GDDR5X RAM for $469 from Amazon.
Anker’s not-too-big and not-too-small PowerCore 10000 has been one of the most popular USB battery packs on the market since its debut, and we have the first ever discount on its brand new sequel, the PowerCore II 10000.
Cosmetically, it looks very similar to the original, but with the PowerCore+ line’s 10-dot charge indicator, which is a very good thing. But inside, it’s been upgraded with Anker’s new PowerIQ 2.0 charging technology, which delivers the fastest possible charging speed to your devices, including Quick Charge-compatible phones. That speed works both ways, as the entire battery will recharge in four hours if you plug it into a QC wall charger.
This only came out last month, but you can already save about $5 with promo code KINJAIQ2.
Update: Sold out
You may have seen these phone rings on other peoples’ devices before, but if you haven’t tried them yourself, they’re actually pretty useful. They’ll prop up your device for watching video, work as a magnetic attachment point for smartphone vent mounts, and most importantly, give you an extra place to grip your increasingly oversized handset. Get two of them for $7 with promo code AUKEYHP3.
Anker’s following up its incredibly popular dash cam with a new model, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $68 with code AKROAV4U, the first deal we’ve seen on this model.
You can read my original Roav DashCam impressions here, but the C2 model has a few differences. Notably, it operates at a wider temperature range, so if you live in an extreme climate, this is the model for you. It also upgrades the screen from 2.4" to 3", and packs in a new Sony Exmor sensor and Ambarella A12 chipset. However, unlike the original, it doesn’t include Wi-Fi, so you’ll have to plug your microSD card into a computer to export your footage.
Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $7 today with code AUKEYCS2. This is one of Kinja Deals’ top-selling products of all time, and if it’s been on your wish list, this is the best price we’ve seen in about a year.
We all own so many USB-powered devices these days, it only makes sense to replace our AC power receptacles with USB-equipped versions.
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
Canvas prints offer a great bang for your buck when it comes to decorating your walls, and that’s especially true when you can get them for 40% off. This deal is through Amazon’s photo printing service, and brings prices down to as low as $12 for an 8x10, or $54 for a 20x24. Just be sure to use code FALLDECOR40 at checkout to get the deal.
Update: Sold out
The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves...pretty much anything really, and you can get a refurb on Amazon today for $180, or $75 less than buying it new.
I bought a refurb of the Animal variant of this vacuum a few months ago, and absolutely love it. Just note that this deal is only available today, and it could sell out early.
Save some money on your heating bill while adding some fireplace charm this fall with this faux fire infrared heater.
It heats the room while the outside of the heater stays cool to the touch. It even comes with a remote control that allows you to set a time for when you’d like it to turn it on and off.
Yeah maybe it’s not that cold yet, but it’s just $117, which is within $4 of the lowest price Amazon has ever offered.
Save some green on this $100 AeroGarden from Home Depot today, it’s $35 less than the same product on Amazon.
Maybe you’ve seen this product on an infomercial but just in case you haven’t, I’ll explain. It’s fool-proof indoor gardening. The AeroGarden is a machine that sits on your countertop and doesn’t need sunlight or soil. You buy the pre-seeded pods and pop them into the machine and watch your plants grow under the LED lights, occasionally refilling the water and nutrient levels.
There are seed pods for herbs, salad greens, and vegetables, or you can buy an empty pod and put your own seeds in. This model comes out of the box with 6 herb pods included: genovese basil, thai basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, and mint to start you off.
If you like the idea of a low-profile vent mount for your phone, but don’t want to stick a magnet against the back of your device, iOttie’s One Touch Mini is exactly what you’re looking for. Amazon’s running a $2 coupon right now that brings it down to $18, which isn’t an all-time low, but price drops from its usual $20 are relatively rare.
If you live in a city with Amazon Prime Now, but haven’t yet tried it, you can save $10 on your first order with promo code 10PRIMENOW.
All you have to do is build a cart with at least $20 worth of eligible goods from Amazon, and enter that code at checkout to get the deal. I’ve literally built Prime Now orders in the past that consisted of nothing but ice cream and junk food, but they recently added a selection of healthier stuff from Whole Foods as well, so you should have no trouble taking advantage.
Just remember that this deal is only available in cities with Prime Now service, and only first time Prime Now customers are eligible.
These $13 gloves let you grab a hot pan out of the oven, pull meat right off a grill, or even turn logs in an active campfire without getting burned, like some kind of superhero. We’ve seen silicone barbecue gloves for less than this in the past, but these are rated for much higher temperatures, and should be more flexible as well.
I was in the camp of people who felt like essential oils and aromatherapy diffusers were glorified Glade plug-ins. And they are to some extent, but the fact you can use natural essential oils to create the scent, rather than whatever Glade uses, is a real game changer. This 12-pack of essential oils is on sale today for just $13 with promo code KINJASA5.
The peppermint and eucalyptus scents can help with migraines, the lavender can help calm you and make you sleepy, and the orange scents are useful for cleaning. So $13 isn’t bad when you consider all the different ways you can use it.
Grab an diffuser if don’t have one yet too.
We post a lot of deals on solar-powered motion-sensing outdoor spotlights, but this Mr. Beams model trades in the solar panel for a sleeker look and the ability to mount operate in permanently shaded areas.
Three D batteries will power them for 1800 on/off cycles, and their built-in photocells ensure they won’t come on and waste power when it’s still light out. $10's the best price Amazon’s ever offered on this model, so lock in your order before the lights go out on this deal.
Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook.
Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly embossed, giving your pen an actual base from which to start each character. Shane tried one of these out earlier this year and loved it, and you can get your own notebook for $5 off today with promo code KINJA003.
Kitchen scales are a necessity, especially if you do any baking. This one has a nice modern look and easy-to-clean glass top. Today, you can buy it for just $12 (with code 99YBRXW4) and weigh in on your own.
Most smart lighting systems are basically enhancements of the light bulbs we’ve been using for decades, but why not use all that technology to make something more artistic?
Update: Take an extra $10 off with promo code HOMEDEPOT10. That’s good for $10 off any $100 order.
The Nanoleaf Aurora is a smart lighting system based on a series of flat, interconnected triangles that you can arrange on your wall in any pattern you want. They probably won’t be your primary source of light, but with a little creativity, they can be a centerpiece of your home’s decoration. Just create recipes with your choice of colors and brightnesses, and trigger them with your smartphone, Google Home, or Alexa-enabled device. It’ll even work with IFTTT, so you could, say, light up your triangles your team’s colors whenever they play.
The starter kit includes a controller and nine panels (you can add up to 21 more, sold separately), and it’s down to $170 at Home Depot right now with code HOMEDEPOT10, down from its usual $200.
Grabbing breakfast or lunch with coworkers can be a great way to break up the day, but more often than not you’ll just wallow in your own indecision before ordering a bad $17 sandwich.
The original flavor also comes in powdered form now, which is also available with the aforementioned coupon.
It’s October now, you have an excuse to stock pile a shit ton of candy. You can use these 60 Airheads to pass out to trick-or-treaters... or not.
If you subscribe you can save another 20%, bringing it down to $6. If you don’t subscribe, this box is still as cheap as they get at a little under $8.
Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, put its uber-popular copper string lights back on sale today for $10 today, the best price we’ve seen since April. This particular set doesn’t include a remote, but at this price, it’s a fine option for indoor or outdoor decorating.
If you still haven’t upgraded your morning routine up a life-changing wake-up light, Philips’ entry level model just got a huge price drop.
The Philips HF3500 is currently marked down to $40 (after clipping a $10 coupon), easily besting all previous deals. While there are higher end models with color-shifting lights and multiple wake-up sounds, this model still offers a reasonably convincing facsimile of a sunrise, which helps ease you out of REM cycles before the alarm sounds. I’ve been using it for years, and absolutely love it.
The shower head that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option for just $17.
Aside from a single switch that toggles between 2.5 and 1.85 gallons per minute, this showerhead doesn’t have any notable features to speak of. But I can tell you from years of experience that its water coverage is beyond excellent. Each of the four valves uses Delta’s H2Okinetic system to agitate the water and create a full, perfectly dispersed wall of water, rather than four individual streams. It’s a difficult sensation to describe, but I absolutely recommend you try it for yourself, especially at this price.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
For me, the most common answer to “Where did you get that?” is H&M. The stores are mad houses and the clearance sections are disorganized, but digging through them is so worth it. Right now, they’re having one of their massive sales, with up to 60% off hundreds of things, and I’ll be there’s something in there that you’ll want.
And if you weren’t aware, their Home section is pretty spot on.
Every person should have a good pair of sneakers in their closet that can actually function during athletic activities. If you haven’t gotten around to getting an actual pair of athletic shoes, head over to Woot! and pick up a new pair of ASICS Jolt Sneakers for $45 (after $5 shipping).
Sperry is ready to outfit your feet in fall styles with a couple deals for you to choose from. Right now, they’re taking 30% off a ton of classic styles, no code needed. That includes the boat shoes we all know and sometimes love, sandals, and even some coats and sweaters for the upcoming fall weather.
It may not be sandal weather everywhere right now, but $60 Birkenstock Gizeh sandals are nothing to pass up. Use the code KINJAGIZEH at check out and knock $20 off the already reduced price and grab these in either Black or Onyx. Treat your feet to the world-renowned footbeds of Birkenstocks, because they’re cool again.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Banana Republic, Old Navy, and GAP are in cahoots when it comes to sales; they are owned by the same company, after all. But with 40% off coming from all three retailers when you use the code FAMILY, maybe you get a whole new wardrobe by the end of summer.
If you missed out on our earlier Privé Revaux exclusive discounts over the summer in the summer, here’s another chance to pick from 35 great-looking frames for just $21-$24 each.
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.
Note: Redeem promo code by going to this page.
Maybe it’s not exactly beach season, but this oversized picnic blanket could be used for any outdoor activity where you’ll be sitting on the ground like outdoor movies, concerts, or camping.
It’s waterproof so you don’t have to worry about wet grass giving you a soggy bottom- this feature alone is worth it’s $15 price tag (with code 30Y4BK6Q109) . But it also includes stakes and pockets that will keep itself and all your stuff in place. It’s not very thick so customer reviews recommend adding on towels or blankets for more cushion.
The Philips OneBlade is the shaver of choice for all the men on our staff, and one of the most popular products we’ve ever listed, but Philips recently raised the bar with the release of the OneBlade Pro.
First, let’s talk about what’s unchanged from the original OneBlade. The Pro still uses the same blades which last for four months (I’m going on six months with my first blade, for the record), it still works in any direction, you can still use it with or without shaving cream, and it’s still water resistant, so you can use it in the shower without fear.
The biggest difference you’ll notice out of the box is the Pro’s adjustable 14-length comb, compared to the three static combs included with the standard OneBlade. That gives you more flexibility to groom your beard just so, and makes it a lot easier to achieve a smooth fade. It’s also just fewer parts to keep track of.
The other big difference is the battery. It’s lithium-ion this time around, so it lasts twice as long as the original OneBlade (90 minutes vs. 45), recharges eight times as fast (one hour vs. eight), and the built-in LED screen now shows you how much juice you have left, so you’ll know whether you need to pack your charger for trips.