Top Tech Deals
The advent of sound bars has made it easier than ever to get premium audio out of your home theater, and this Yamaha deal means it’s awfully affordable too.
$240 gets you the YAS-203 sound bar and a wireless subowoofer to match. This thing pumps out 200W of audio power, and includes some Yamaha-specific features like Clear Voice to boost dialogue, and UniVolume, which prevents obnoxiously loud commercials from rupturing your eardrums.
This model typically ping-pongs between $300 and $400, and $240 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Anker’s original SoundCore is our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker, and today you can save on the new, more powerful SoundCore Boost.
While the original sounds great with dual 6W drivers, the Boost upgrades you to dual 10W drivers, so it should be loud enough to fill a large room, even during a party. The biggest difference though will be on the low end, with dual subwoofers and a “Boost” button that instantly boosts your bass. A speaker this small probably isn’t going to rattle your floor, but the sound will be a lot fuller than you’d expect from a portable speaker.
Unfortunately, this does come at the expense of battery life; the Boost gets 12 hours on a charge compared to the SoundCore’s 24. That’s still pretty impressive though, especially since it’s barely any larger than the original. It’s also IPX5 water resistant, so it can take a splash.
Just remember to use promo code KMFGKG5G to save $16.
The original SoundCore is still on sale for $25 as well, if you missed it last week.
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.
iClever’s BoostCube has just about everything you could want in a travel USB charger: Folding prongs, two ports at 2.4A each, 110-240V support for traveling overseas, and an $8 price tag.
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 3′ model is the one on sale this week.
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 don’t necessarily need to buy a new mattress to get a better night’s sleep: Sometimes, a mattress pad will do, and a great one is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
Unlike most mattress pads, these are stuffed with Revoloft synthetic fill, which should feel a lot like down, but without the associated allergies and poking feathers. Prices range from just $93-$114 today, depending on the size, but just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, so don’t sleep on it.
Fall allergies are just around the corner, but you can fight back with this powerful air purifier, on sale today only.
The GermGuardian Elite features a True HEPA filter (a big deal at this price), charcoal filters to reduce pet odors, and even a UV light system to kill bacteria. This model normally bounces between $140 and $180, and today’s $119 deal is an all-time low.
Pretty similar to the Phillips Alarm Clock, the sunrise simulation feature will slowly brighten starting 30 minutes before your wakeup time, easing you out of sleep so you can gracefully start your day. Then, it will finish the job with your choice of FM radio or nature sounds.
This is pretty much as cheap as these kind of alarm clocks get. Plus, as the days are going to get shorter, we all are going to need a little extra prodding to get out of bed in the mornings.
Redo your home for a lot less than you’d think while Target is giving you a $10 gift card when you spend $50, and a $50 gift card when you spend $150 on bedding, furniture, and more. Use the code HOME at checkout and they’ll send you a gift card in the mail. Everything from living room accent chairs to a new headboard is included in this, which means you can replace those IKEA pieces and get up to $40 back to spend on whatever else you need.
If you can never remember to turn off your lamp at night, or just want to make your home appear occupied while you’re away on vacation, this programmable digital timer outlet from Etekcity makes it easy. Get it for $10 with promo code 5FLHIQV7.
Aicok Kettle, $30 with code ZZ3X4OWE
Electric kettles are hands-down the most efficient way to boil water. This normally-$40 Aicok electric kettle is selling for $30 today with code ZZ3X4OWE. It has 6 different temperature settings for various beverages from green tea to hot cocoa and noodles.
Vacuum insulated stainless steel is the best way to carry any beverage. It is known. And you can choose from two 17 ounce vessels for just $10 today on Amazon, including one that incorporates two small drinking glasses into the lid.
There are surely more powerful drill/drivers out there, but this 20V model from Black & Decker includes 100 accessories, and a battery that lasts for 18 months all for an all-time low $47. For basic tasks around the house, it’s more than enough.
Say what you will about Keurig, but it makes it easy to try lots of different types of coffee. Today on Amazon, get a sample box with 40 different pods for just $20 (after a 15% coupon at checkout). There are no duplicates in the box, so you can break out of your coffee rut, and also find discover new favorites.
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.
This riser arrives fully assembled, and just sits on top of your existing desk. Put your monitor(s) on the top shelf, your keyboard and mouse on the bottom, and use its integrated spring system to raise the entire setup from a sitting to standing position within seconds. I own a very similar product from Varidesk (which was much more expensive, by the way), and I absolutely love it.
O’Keefe’s Working Hands is Amazon’s top-selling hand cream, and sports a 4.6 star review average from over 7,500 customers. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can pick up two jars for just $10 today.
An X-Acto knife is just one of those things you should have in your tool kit, and this complete set is on sale for $13 right now.
While supplies last, Amazon will sell you a 10.5″pan for $15, within about a buck of its all-time low price. Not bad considering it should last the rest of your life, as long as you take good care of it.
Speaking of hot, the handle gets VERY hot so I would also recommend one of these.
Whether you’re packing lunch for your kid, or bringing your own to work, this Rubbermaid kit makes it easy. Both the food containers and the bag to hold them are on sale right now, so you can spring for the real Oreos at the store, and not <retches> Newman O’s.
Update: They’re back! Grab The Genealogy of Wine, The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature, Splendid Structures of New York City, The Chart of Famous Eyewear, and A Plotting of Fiction Genres for just $10 each with the code 5PRINTS410.
If your spring cleaning doesn’t involve revamping your home goods, what are you even doing? Add some awesome infographics to your walls with these $10 prints from Pop Chart Lab. Choose from five prints (A Visual Compendium of Hockey Jerseys, The Charted Sandwich Board, A Schematic of Structures, A Visual Compendium of Typewriters, and Exceptional Expressions of Espresso) and enter the code $10PRINTS at checkout.
You’ll have to find a way to display them, though, as the poster rails and framing aren’t included.
Top Lifestyle Deals
These suits are all new arrivals, and you won’t even find them anywhere else on Indochino’s site yet. $339 is in line with deals they usually offer on end-of-season styles, but it’s unprecedented for new suits.
You do not have to go through the measurement and customization process to lock in this discount. You can checkout now and submit later, which makes it very easy to gift a suit.
Having a suit that fits perfectly is great, but the little details Indochino lets you customize, from your jacket lapels to pocket flaps to accent stiching around your buttons, are where things get fun.
How It Works
Measure and customize from home…
Follow the directions on Indochino’s site to submit your measurements and customize your suit. Once the suit arrives, if anything doesn’t fit quite right, Indochino will provide directions for your local tailor, along with a $75 credit to cover their work. If for whatever reason your tailor cannot resolve the issues, Indochino will remake your suit. Shipping and return shipping are free.
If you live near a showroom…
Purchase your suit online with our discount and take your receipt/account info into an Indochino showroom. They’ll do your measurements, walk you through your customization options, and have your suit delivered to the showroom. Return once it arrives for any final alterations if they’re needed.
Those who already have a closet full of suits may want to opt for something more interesting like the Slate Blue Plaid Suit, while the rest of us should go for something versatile.
Let us know what you’ll be wearing to your next event (or day at the office) in the comments.
A first aid kit is one of those things you should probably keep in your glove box, and you should definitely have at home, and at $13 for 299 pieces, there’s no excuse not to be prepared for minor accidents.
It includes bandages, gauze, medicines, an instant cold pack, and more, all tucked away in a refillable soft pack. You can thank us later.
Update 9/25: Back in stock!
Philips’ entry-level Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush has long been a reader favorite, and now Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve seen on the sequel, the Essence+.
The big improvement here is the brush head: Rather than the screw-on E-series heads (which have a tendency to collect sludge along the seam), the Essence+ uses standard Sonicare snap-on heads. The upshot is that you get a lot more choices: Philips sells seven different options for different budgets and brushing styles.
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $10 off the brush’s standard $40 price tag. Just be sure to clip the coupon, and note that you won’t see the final price until checkout.
Our readers have bought tens of thousands of pairs of ExOfficio’s quick-drying mesh boxer briefs, but if their sky high cost (you’d be lucky to get a single pair for $15) has scared you off, here’s a budget-friendly alternative with great reviews.
David Archy’s performance boxer briefs use a similar nylon/spandex combination as ExOfficio (they say polyamide and Lycra to be fancy, but it’s the same thing), and Amazon reviewers say they compare very favorably. The biggest difference: Price. While supplies last, you can get three pairs for $22, about $4 less than usual.
Just note that the product page includes mesh, stripe, and solid options, with decreasing sweat wicking abilities, respectively. Get the mesh if you see any in your size, is my advice.
Update 9/24 – It’s your last day to take advantage of this deal. The black model’s code is expired, but the white scale is still marked down.
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.
Timex makes one of your favorite affordable watch, the Weekender. And, it’s that about time you got yourselfa decent timepiece that you aren’t afraid to wear every day. Timex is knocking 20% off every style of Weekender, from the Chrono and Chrono Oversized to Timex x Peanuts, with the code WEEKENDER20.
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, marking down thousands of sandals for the end of the season. Heels, flats, thong, slides, all kinds of styles from brands like Tevas, Nike, Birkenstock, Sam Edelman, Keen, and more. Stock up for next season while you can.
Top Media Deals
If you preorder the Taken 3-movie collection for an all-time low $12 now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will scold you.
Top Gaming Deals
I was so bad at Etch A Sketch as a kid, I’m almost tempted to buy this for $10 just to see if I could figure it out as an adult. It doesn’t look like it’s changed a bit.
$8 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pads, but today, that gets you a massive 2.5′ x 1′ model that can accommodate your keyboard as well. So luxurious! Just be sure to use promo code BJUNAR55 at checkout to save a couple bucks.
NBA 2K18 is out, and while they skirted Amazon’s 20% preorder discount by only offering digital versions, you can get a disc for $48 right now on eBay.