Top Tech Deals
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 usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but for now at least, that discount has increased to $12. Refurbished Dots still carry the same warranty as new ones, so there’s really no downside to going this route if you want to sprinkle these around your home on a budget.
If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features, but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, you can pick up the Hue White starter kit for $50 today, the best price we’ve seen. That gets you two soft white bulbs and a Bridge that lets you control them from your phone, or with voice assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Range extenders aren’t a cure-all for your networking woes, but if you have one corner of your home that doesn’t get a great signal, it’s worth trying one for $13.
Portable battery packs with USB ports are a dime-a-dozen, but your options are a lot more limited if you need a portable AC outlet. The new Jackery PowerBar though is a great option at a solid price.
The PowerBar is a big battery pack, let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. It’s pretty similar in size to a tallboy beer can, albeit with flat sides, so you aren’t going to be sticking this in your pocket. But in that package, you’ll find a 20,800mAh battery pack, two USB ports (one of which features Quick Charge 3.0), a USB-C port that doubles as the input, and yes, a 100W AC outlet that can charge a laptop, power a lamp, or even run a small TV for a time.
Let’s compare to this RAVPower pack, a larger version of which I’ve tested previously. The Jackery’s AC outlet is more powerful (100W vs. 50W), it’s cheaper ($115 with this deal vs. $146), and it recharges over USB-C, so you don’t have to carry an extra proprietary charger to juice it back up. Wins all around.
For a limited time, our readers can preorder the PowerBar through Indiegogo for $115, or $14 less than the current Early Bird pricing tier for everyone else. It’s not expected to ship until the holidays, but they sent me an early version, and it works as advertised.
Anker’s PowerLine cables have long been reader favorites, and you can score a pair of 6′ USB 3.0 to USB-C cables for $12 right now, one of the best deals we’ve seen.
If you want to go all out, a single nylon-braided PowerLine+ cable is also on sale for $10.
Launched under Anker’s home brand, Eufy, the Genie smart speaker starts at $35- the lowest price so far on Amazon’s analog, the Dot, but today the barrier to entry to the Alexa ecosystem gets even lower at just 30 bucks. Even better, new subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited get three months free with their Genie purchase.
Read all about the Genie here:
An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, you can get a 500GB drive for $140, or 250GB for $90, the best prices Amazon’s listed in 2017.
Anker’s take on the ubiquitous magnetic air vent smartphone mount comes with a twist. Or rather, a swivel. Get it for $8 with code YTXCPYKJ.
With its 24 hour battery life, iumpressive bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker. But its run may be at an end, because Anker just upgraded it with IPX5 water resistance, and you can get the new model for an all-time low $34 today with code SUNANK55.
The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that amazing 24 hour battery; the only real differences are a slightly tweaked design and the aforementioned water resistance. That means you can take it to the pool, the beach, or even the shower without fear.
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
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. Just note that today’s price is part of an Amazon Gold Box deal, meaning it’s only available today, or until sold out.
Leaves will start falling soon, and you can be prepared with this Black & Decker blower/vacuum/mulcher, just $44 in today’s Amazon Gold Box. You’ll never want to touch a rake again.
Just note that this doesn’t use a battery; you’ll need an extension cord, but it’s tough to complain at this price.
You don’t need to overpay at Starbucks to enjoy a milk foam-topped coffee beverage: You can froth milk at home for just $9 with this battery-operated gadget.
This $154 Masterbuilt electric smoker (with code WAREHOUSE30) makes cooking jerky, brisket, or (insert meat of your choice) as easy as dropping in some wood chips and hitting a few buttons.
With precise temperature control from 100 to 275 degrees, you’ll have complete command over the finished product. Today’s price is easily the best we’ve seen, so you’ll have more money left over to spend on delicious, delicious meat.
Our readers have bought thousands upon thousands of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid food storage sets over the years, but today’s a great day to upgrade to the Premier version.
Compared to the originals, these feature a stronger plastic base which is better at resisting stains and smells, and lids that snap to the bottom of their containers, so they never get separated. $21 is within a few cents of the best price Amazon’s ever listed on the 20-piece set (which includes 10 containers and 10 lids, not 20 containers), so stock up.
Meguiar’s is one of the most trusted names in the car detailing game, and Amazon’s offering up the Classic Wash & Wax kit for an all-time low $19, if you’re willing to wait out a backorder.
- Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner
- Quik Detailer
- Quik Interior Detailer
- Cleaner Wax Liquid
- Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner
- Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel
- Foam Applicator
You might not need to use all of this stuff all at once, but buy it now for one low price, and you’ll have it ready to go in the garage when you need it.
A rechargeable Cree LED flashlight for $18 would be a pretty good deal under any circumstances, but this one includes a seatbelt cutter, window hammer, and even a 10,400Ah USB battery charger. Plus, it includes IPX6 waterproofing, so you’ll still be able to use it if you drive your car into a lake.
$24 is Amazon’s lowest-ever listed price on these top-selling Bounty paper towels, but right now, an additional $2 coupon brings them down to a new low. You need paper towels anyway, so you might as well stock up.
Jet.com is cleaning out their warehouse by offering 30% off these pages of household items with code WAREHOUSE30. Limited to a maximum $100 total discount.
Discount applies to 650+ products including KitchenAid Mixers, vacuum cleaners, grills, mattresses, storage items, and kids furniture so just go on and start scrolling.
Top Lifestyle Deals
It might not have the brand recognition of Waterpik, but this H2ofloss water flosser still boasts a 4.3 star review average from over 1,400 Amazon customers, and you can get it for just $31 right now, the best price we’ve seen. That even comes with 12 tips (six different kinds) to get you started. Go make your dentist proud!
The manufacturer of these earmuffs emailed us this deal, and provided us with a list of scenarios where you can use them. I would like to share it with you.
2. Machinist Tools
3. Construction Work
4. Lawn Maintenance
8. Sporting Events
10. Drag Racing
11. Personal Quiet Time
13. Monster Truck AND MORE!
Klymit pads are lightweight and inflate incredibly easily, so they’re ready to be packed into an overnight bag and hiked up a mountain.
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 $11 for 131 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.
Joe’s New Balance is the premiere online outlet for…New Balance shoes, obviously. Right now, they’re giving you a one-day deal you won’t want to miss. Click through and get 50% off all men’s and women’s shoes, just for today. It’s an email-only deal, so make sure you use the links above, and check to see the “Email Only: 50% Off Footwear” discount listed.
They have a couple other deals happening as well, like 40% off sitewide, which includes clothes and accessories, and an extra 10% off final markdowns (on footwear not included in the 40-50% off deal).
This portable clothesline is marketed towards campers and outdoor enthusiasts, but I think it would come in handy at home for clothes you don’t want to run through the dryer. And unlike most of these types of products, this one includes locking spacers to keep the clips from all drooping to the middle of the line.
Post-Labor Day sale are hard to come by, but Nordstrom’s Summer Sale actually goes all the way into the weekend. Pick up up to 40% off tons of styles, including a good amount of fall staples like button downs, sweaters, boots, and more. It’ll help you cope with the fact that summer is basically over.
Top Media Deals
Top Gaming Deals
Fallout 4’s Pip-Boy smartphone accessory was probably the most sought-after video game tie-in item of all time, but if you missed out a couple years ago, here’s another chance to spend your caps.
Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition comes out next month with the game and all of its DLC (much of which was excellent), and for $100 (or $80 at checkout if you have Prime), it’ll come with a Pip-Boy too. We don’t expect this to stay in stock for long.
The Mega Man Legacy Collection includes the first six Mega Man games, and it’s only $6 right now on Xbox One. Whether you’re playing for the first time, or just need a kick of nostalgia, that’s a great deal.
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.