Top Tech Deals
Hoverboards are still around, apparently, and they’re a lot cheaper than they used to be. This one is UL-certified too, so it probably won’t explode under your feet. Just note that this price is only available today, or until sold out.
Anker’s multi-port USB chargers are our readers’ favorites, and you can save on a four-port travel-friendly model that plugs directly into the wall, or a six-port hub that’s better suited for your desk or nightstand.
If you still listen to audio through your computer’s built-in speakers, this deal’s for you. It’s a small, USB-powered sound bar designed just for computers (though I could also see using it with, like, a bedroom TV). Just plug in the USB port for power and the 3.5mm jack for audio, and boom: Instant audio upgrade. Today’s deal is about $6 less than usual on this model, and an all-time low.
My car battery doesn’t even last three years, so I can’t begin to imagine how this Logitech mouse can survive for that long. This is the best price we’ve ever seen on the Marathon Mouse, so I’d sprint over to Amazon to order one, if I were you.
Magnetic smartphone vent mounts are the sleekest and easiest way to prop up your phone in the car, and you can get two mounts from Aukey for $8 today with code AUKEYHT5. Even if you already have one in your own car (a pretty safe bet!), it’s worth tossing an extra into your luggage to use in rental cars whenever you travel. They also work as makeshift phone stands if you use them at your desk, or on an airplane tray table.
I’ve owned the Fusion since it launched earlier this year, and it’s an indispensable part of my bag. Now, rather than traveling with a wall charger, a battery pack, and a microUSB cable to recharge said battery, all I need is the Fusion and my Apple charging cables. You can read all of my impressions here, and then head over to Amazon to get yours for $21.
This is my favorite deal from our exclusive Anker iPhone 8 sale, but check out the rest of the deals below:
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.
We’ve seen bigger SONOS PLAY:1 deals before, but generally speaking, discounts of any size are few and far between. The PLAY:1 is the smallest member of the SONOS family, but it still sounds fantastic, and you can even link two of them together as a stereo pair.
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.
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
Nobody relishes the idea of sleeping on an air mattress, but they might not mind this discounted Insta-Bed.
$100 is more than you’d spend on most other air mattresses (though it’s an all-time low for this one), but this one includes a pillow top cover for extra softness, and most importantly, a built-in pump that silently trickles more air into the mattress overnight. Just set your desired firmness, and the mattress will automatically maintain it as long as it’s plugged in. I slept on one of these for a few days after a recent move, and loved it as much as anyone can love sleeping on an air mattress.
This $6 taco holder seems nice, and it solves a real problem, but even if you have no intention of buying it, take a few minutes out of your day and go read the reviews. As our deal researcher, Corey, put it, “reviews on that make me feel like it can cure cancer.”
If you’ve ever been to a fancy cocktail bar, you’ve probably noticed drinks served with giant spheres of ice. If you want to recreate that experience at home, it’s surprisingly cheap and easy.
These Tovolo sphere molds are slightly discounted off their usual price today, and if you take pride in your drinks, they’re worth every penny. $8 gets you a pair of molds, each of which turns out a perfect 2.5″ ice sphere. Yes, there are molds out there that make more spheres at once, but most of them create considerably smaller spheres. Plus, the Tovolo is Amazon’s #1 seller, sports a 4.6 star review average, and can stack in your freezer to take up less space. Cheers!
Anker’s settings its sights on the affordable LED lighting market with the release of its Lumi night lights, and right now, you can save a few bucks on a few different types.
The stick-anywhere battery lights include a motion sensor to save power, while the plug-in lights will glow whenever it’s dark.
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.
Finally, someone made the Glow Bowl, but for everywhere else in your home. This motion-sensing light strip is billed as an under-bed night light, but you could just as easily attach it under your bathroom counter, along a railing, beneath your baby’s crib, or anywhere else you might need to venture in the middle of the night. For a limited time, you can get one for just $14 with code BEDLGT30, matching an all-time low.
Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient!
While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11, this ECOVACS vacuum has solid reviews, and are insanely affordable today at $160. You can even control it from your phone, which is very rare in this price range.
You won’t need it for a couple more weeks, but you might as well plan ahead to decorate your house for every holiday with just one $40 gadget, the greatest invention to happen to holiday decor in decades.
This waterproof LED projector comes with 12 different themes like spooky Halloween characters, Santa Claus, snowflakes, falling leaves, and Valentine’s Day hearts. You can set the timer and reign in holiday spirit indoors or 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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
If you’re looking to up your watch game, Amazon’s Fossil Gold Box is for you. There’s a bunch of styles to choose from (including some handbags, wallets, belts and other accessories as well), with tons of stuff available for under $25. Both men and women can get in on this sale, but just remember, these deals are only available today.
Before it gets too cold out, pick up a new bike from today’s Diamondback Gold Box, and go for a ride. Standard roadsters, mountain bikes, and even BMX frames are on sale, for kids and adults alike.
The shape of this little massage roller is designed to cradle your spine and work the muscles around it without giving you a bone bruise, but it’s also great for feet and legs. $11 is about $4 less than usual, so treat yourself.
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.
Update: If you didn’t find what you were looking for on Timbuk2’s site, Amazon’s also taking an extra 25% off a different selection of Timbuk2 bags with promo code 25TIMBUK2.
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.
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.
Top Media Deals
It’s not unusual to see terrible spin-off novels based on hit video game series, but The Witcher is actually a hit video game series spun off of a fantastic series of novels. The first chapter in the series, The Last Wish, is only $3 on Kindle today. Even if you haven’t played the games, it’s a great introduction to the lore, so don’t worry if you don’t know your botchlings from your bilge hags.
This Sunday’s Kindle ebook sale focuses on “gripping real stories,” including autobiographies, self help books, and historical retellings. A few of the most popular titles are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest.
Are you ready for some football (movies)? Amazon’s offering big discounts on nearly a dozen football films for Prime members. Just make sure you’re signed into a Prime account, click through to one of the movie pages, and you’ll see the discounted price to add it to your Amazon Instant Video library.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was more fun than it had any right to be, and you can buy it digitally from Amazon for just $4 right now, if you’re a Prime member. The sequel is coming out soon, so this is a great chance to catch up.
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
If you’ve played Ticket to Ride, the European version is more than just a new map. The addition of tunnels, ferries, and train stations add new layers of strategy that the American edition lacks, making it a worthy addition to your board game cabinet for $23.
You can load up your PS4’s hard drive with a whole bunch of discounted digital games right now, courtesy of Amazon.
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.
In combination with your phone, this drone-like paper airplane, and included VR headset, you can live your dream of piloting your own plane. A camera sits on top of the plane allowing you to see what the plane sees for up to a 10 minute flight up to 300 feet.
The plane usually sells for around $140 on Amazon but with promo code 15FPV, you can fly it home for $119.
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.