Top Tech Deals
It’s new iPhone season, and whether you’ve already preordered an 8, are anxiously awaiting the X, or are just sticking with your current phone for another year, some of your favorite Anker accessories are on sale right now, as well as brand new cases from Anker’s Karapax brand.
Note: I’ve been told that the PowerCore Fusion has limited stock available, so order that one early if you want it.
This $649 desktop packs enough of a punch to handle VR gaming, and you couldn’t build it yourself for less. You’ll probably want to swap out the 1TB HDD for an SSD, and maybe double the RAM to 16GB, but the Core i5 processor and AMD Radeon RX 480 are great at this price. The top of the case even has an integrated Qi charging pad for your phone!
You probably own some Bluetooth headphones at this point, but it never hurts to have a spare set to keep in your luggage or gym bag when you forget your primary pair. $20 is the best price ever on these highly rated SoundPEATS, but it’s only available today.
Phone cameras will never have true interchangeable lenses, but you can still take wide angle and macro photos with a discounted Aukey lens attachment kit. Just clip it to the top of your phone, and take some pictures what otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. The macro lens in particular is just a ton of fun to mess around with.
iClever’s USB battery pack/car jump starter is more powerful than most at 600A, enough to get the engine turning over in almost any car. And as an added bonus, it supports Quick Charge 2.0 input and output, allowing you to recharge your phone faster, and then refill the battery pack in half the time it would usually take.
These jump starters are the kinds of things that you never feel an urgent need to purchase, but that you’re really glad you bought when the time comes to use them.
Anker’s PowerDrive 2 Elite can output 12W on both ports simultaneously, and its USB ports even light up so you can find them in the dark. Even if you have a car charger you’re happy with already, I like keeping a spare in my luggage for rental cars.
These Aukey USB-C wall chargers will charge your iPhone 8 or X faster, as well as your Nintendo Switch, your MacBook, your iPad Pro, and more. The 27W model is only $18, compared to $49 for the 29W charger Apple ships with the 12″ MacBook. The $28 46W charger doesn’t have a close analog from Apple, but they charge $69 for a 61W charger designed for 13″ MacBook Pros.
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 exclusive deal focuses very clearly on the latter.
The PowerCore+ 26800 is one of the few battery packs on the market with USB-C Power Delivery up to 27W. 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 in just 4.5 hours with the included 27W USB-C wall charger, compared to over 11 hours with a standard 2A USB charger. When you’re trying to juice up before a flight, every minute counts.
The PowerCore+ also includes two high speed standard USB ports that you can use simultaneously, which is good, because this thing has enough power to share. We had a hands on with the pack when it launched back in April, and you can see our impressions here.
This battery cost $100 at launch, and has been selling for $110 as of late. Our exclusive $88 deal is the first promo code they’ve ever offered on this pack, and an all-time low price, so if it’s been on your wish list, don’t hesitate.
Amazon’s entry-level Fire 7 tablet isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but it’s great for kids, or anyone that just wants a cheap portable screen to watch videos on planes or in cars, especially since it includes a microSD card slot for expandable storage. It’s a bargain at its usual $50, but Prime members can get one today for just $35 (discount shown at checkout).
Amazon is also taking $25 off the Fire HD 8 for Prime members now, which is probably the better choice for most of you. An extra $20 gets you a bigger, sharper screen, 50% more battery life, stereo speakers, and double the storage.
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
You spend about 1/3 of your life in contact with bed sheets, so it’s absolutely worth finding a set or two that you really love. Today only, Amazon’s offering big savings on several varieties from Chateau Home, including some fancy-ass Egyptian cotton ones, so your wallet can rest easy.
If you primarily use your blender to make smoothies for yourself, you don’t need to make a giant pitcher dirty, you need a Nutribullet. This 1000W model blends your drink inside an individual cup (it comes with three, including a stainless steel one that will keep your drink cold for hours), meaning you’ll have a much easier job cleaning up afterwards.
Today’s $83 deal is an all-time low on this particular model, so you’ll have money left over to buy fruit.
Today only, you can find a handful of popular Irwin tools on sale in Amazon’s Gold Box. The most popular deal here is probably going to be their wire stripper for $13, which has an astounding 4.5 star review average from nearly 2,000 customers, but you can find the rest of the products below as well. Just remember that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.
Our readers have bought tens of thousands of OxyLED’s motion-sensing night lights, and now they’re offering you only the second deal we’ve ever seen on the supersized T-02 Plus.
The Plus features 36 individual LED bulbs, a rechargeable battery, and unlike a several similar models, the ability to turn on manually, rather than relying on the motion and ambient light sensors. It’s big and bright enough to light up an entire closet or a large cabinet, but personally, I’d stick mine under my kitchen cabinets to light up the counter below.
Update: This deal is back, if you missed it earlier this month.
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $80 today. That’s a rare discount from its usual $90, and within $1 of the best price Amazon’s listed all year.
If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own.
Wool dryer balls are the hottest laundry invention of the decade, and you can get six of them for $8 today with promo code yazer777. Just toss them in your dryer, and your clothes will dry faster, come out softer, and have fewer wrinkles at the end of the cycle.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is your favorite affordable vacuum cleaner, but it’s the step-up Professional model that’s on sale today for $150. Compared to the standard Lift-Away, the Professional includes a longer power cord, a better carpet brush, and a microfiber dusting attachment. It doesn’t suck, is what I’m saying, except in the ways it should. Today’s price is one of the best we’ve seen, and roughly $50 less than usual.
It’s back! Snatch up a new Black & Decker food processor for just $17. This is just about as cheap as it gets and will put an end to all that onion-induced crying.
You can use it to start making your very own Strawberry Butter. Drool.
You don’t need to run to a pharmacy or <shudders in horror> buy a photo printer to bring your pictures into the real world; Amazon will print up to 50 4×6 photos for free, with free shipping for Prime members. Just click the banner on this page, upload your photos, and use promo code FREE50PRINTS at checkout.
Redo your home for a lot less than you’d think while Target is marking down all their sale furniture an extra 15%. They’re already marking down select furniture up to 25%, and when you use the code BIGDEAL you’ll get an additional 15% on top of that. Everything from living room accent chairs to a new headboard is discounted, which means you can replace those IKEA pieces with something at least a little sturdier.
One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder one of them is in our bestsellers club. Today’s $7 deal also happens to be the best price we’ve ever seen on one of these.
One of your very favorite water bottles is offering a very rare deep discount. Buy one or more Wide Mouth Hydro Flask water bottles and receive 50% off a tumbler.
It’s the cheapest Amazon price for a 24-pack of Ultra Fine Point Sharpies we’ve ever seen. So stock up your home office or craft supply box while the deal lasts.
Update: This deal is back again, if you missed the Gold Box over the weekend.
We’ve all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else.
It sounds like an expensive proposition, but today, Amazon’s selling this well-reviewed FoodSaver FM2435 starter kit for $89, or about $30 less than usual, and an all-time low. There are cheaper FoodSaver models out there, but the 2435 justifies its cost with a retractable vacuum sealing hose, allowing it to vacuum seal specially designed zipper bags, in addition to the usual heat-seal bags.
Of course you can use this to store meats in the freezer for a long time, but it can also keep cheese from molding, lettuce from wilting, or cookies from going stale, just to name a few examples. Think about how much food you throw away, and you’ll get a sense of just how quickly this purchase could pay for itself.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Amazon’s back at it again with the sample box deals. This time around, $10 gets you 10 or more protein products, plus a $10 credit on your next protein-related purchase from Amazon. If you were going to buy any of these products anyway, then this is a no-brainer.
It’s as good a time as any to stock up on new workout clothes with PUMA’s latest Friends & Family Sale. Just use promo code PUMAFAM17 at checkout to save 40% on full-priced items, or an extra 25% off sale stuff. If that doesn’t convince you, there’s free shipping over $75, and free returns on everything.
Some may call this mermaid tail trend “Etsy’s answer to a straightjacket” but I could see this being a fun thing to have around for a 4-13 year old child. Maybe you’re a proud adult mermaid or merman (MER-MAN!) with cold feet who wants a deal on a $13 flannel tail with code WHSFYWC8 – we don’t judge.
Like they always say, bug free is the way to be. So nap outdoors without fear of pesky mosquitoes or other critters with a hammock that includes a mosquito net for just $33 with code iSPECLE7. Even if you’re not camping, studies show that napping in a hammock is good for you.
Even if you’ve just been thinking about buying a new bag, with Kate Spade’s Surprise Sale you might as well just go for it. They have 193 purses, wallets, jewelry and some miscellaneous clothing and accessories, all deeply discounted. The sale runs through Saturday at midnight.
FYI: It does ask you to enter an email address and zip code.
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, Nordstrom Rack is having a huge sale on everything Cole Haan. Men’s and women’s styles, plus handbags are included, so go ahead and have a field day.
Sephora isn’t known for their discounts and deals like other retailers, but they’re trying something new this year with their Weekly Wow deals. Every Thursday, Sephora will drop a bunch of deals and offers for one week only. This week, it’s Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, Lancôme’s Juciy Shaker, and First Aid Beauty’s Face Cleanser. They’re already going fast, so you should probably get over there.
Foam rollers are great for loosening up muscles before a workout, or recovering after you’re done, and $15 is a fantastic price for a 13″ model. Just be sure to use promo code KINJAROLLER3 at checkout to get the deal.
Pack your stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag during their End of Season Sale. Get 30% off Fall Favorites when you use code FALL30, which include the ever-popular Commute and Command Bags, and make sure your commute is packed well. There’s everything from one of your favorite carry-ons to your favorite laptop bags.
This inflatable lounger is your portable cushion for land and sea. It normally floats around $30+ on Amazon but is $25 today with promo code RO3ZN276.
It’s sort of like an inner tube, but you inflate by running a few steps with one side open catching the wind, rather than busting out the air pump. Since the whole thing packs into a portable carrying case and weighs under 3 pounds it seems perfect for camping.
Levi’s is a classic American denim brand, and they make your favorite pair of men’s jeans (no surprise there). Right now, they’re giving you 25% off their entire new arrivals section, from denim to outerwear and beyond, with the code FALL25. With prices like these, a Canadian tuxedo may even start to look appealing.
Here in New York, the first two weeks of September have become the Running of the
Bulls Models. New York Fashion Week has descended onto this fair city, and in honor of the most questionably-fashionable days of the year, H&M is giving you 30% off any one item you want with the code 2700, from men’s and women’s, to kids and home. Even if you couldn’t care less about Fashion Week, 30% off is 30% off.
In addition to functioning as a normal digital bathroom scale, the BodySense can measure metrics such as body fat percentage and body water, and sync all of that data over Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. You can see my impressions here, but it’s the most seamless and reliable smart scale I’ve ever personally used, and a great deal at $40, or $10 less than usual.
Note: You’ll need code EUFY9140 to get the deal on the black model, but the white model is available for $40 without a code.
Top Media Deals
iTunes gift card discounts are noticeably less common than they used to be, and while we do see 20% discounts from time to time, a $100 iTunes gift card for $85 is still a solid deal if you pay for apps, movies, Apple Music, or iCloud storage.
If you want to land a tech job, but are constantly held back by being a big ol’ dummy, boy do we have a deal for you today.
Humble’s latest ebook bundle includes 15 “For Dummies” books to help you with every aspect of landing a job, from writing your cover letter to learning basic python. As always, the books are split between three different tiers, but you can name your own price.
A lot of io9’s readers preordered this Die Hard illustrated Christmas book last week, and it just dropped an extra $4, down to $10. Plus, you’ll be covered by Amazon’s preorder price guarantee, so if it drops any lower before release, you’ll automatically get the best price.
Top Gaming Deals
Dead By Daylight is basically every horror movie, in video game form. You can play as one of several protagonists trying to survive in a procedurally generated level, or the killer of your choice, be it a paranormal wraith, or a psychotic hillbilly with a chainsaw. $20 is the best price we’ve ever seen for the game on Xbox One or PS4, so you’ll have money left over to buy new pants.
Start your own rebellion with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, down to just $35. With 24 different gifts, like Rey’s speeder, an At-ST, a TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, and more. Even reenact The Force Awakens with the Jakku playmat (brooding Luke Skywalker on a cliff, not included). They also somehow made BB-8 even more adorable, by giving him a snowboard and hat, which is reason enough to buy this.
These controllers can pair over Bluetooth to your PC, iPhone, Android device, and yes, even your Nintendo Switch. Luke Plunkett over at Kotaku is a big fan, and you can read his full review here, if you’re on the fence.
$35 is about $8 less than the going rate on Amazon right now, and you can choose from the NES or Famicom paint jobs.
Humble’s Capcom x SEGA x Atlus bundle is full of, uh, Capcom, Sega, and Atlus games for great low prices. Highlights here include Dead Rising, Resident Evil 4, and Motorsport Manager, just remember that you’ll have to pay at least $12 to unlock all of the games.
Humble might be best known for its bundles, but its game store is actually pretty great, especially during the End of Summer Sale. A ton of games from various publishers are included, and for 48 hours only, you can even get The Walking Dead: Season 1 completely free, no strings attached.
Highlights of the sale include Civilization VI for $39 and XCOM 2 for $24, but it’s worth browsing the full sale to find everything on your wishlist.