We’ve also collected the best sales running this weekend on apparel, home goods, and more. Find them all here!
Top Tech Deals
This miniature home theater sound system from Onkyo comes with two bookshelf speakers, and the receiver even has an ethernet port (remember those?) to connect directly to several internet music services. Today’s $268 deal is the first time Amazon’s ever offered it for less than $299, but it’s only available today, or until sold out.
$80 is basically the going rate for a 2TB external hard drive (and has been for quite some time), but today, that gets you 4TB instead.
Sometimes, I’m still amazed that you can get a 55″ TV for $400, let alone one with 4K resolution, HDR10 support, built-in Roku software, and the ability to use your phone as a remote. This model is 1-4 weeks backordered, but you’ll still have it for most of football season.
This mechanical keyboard doesn’t use name-brand key switches, but it’ll still be clicky and loud and satisfying to use, and $20 is just about as cheap as we’ve ever seen one of these.
If you’re throwing your headphones or gaming headset in a drawer like some kind of barbarian, boy do I have a deal for you. This aluminum headphone stand will look great on any desk, and it’ll only cost you $12 today with promo code QMSX58FI.
Update 9/2: The deal below is still available on PicasoLabs’ Active sleeves, but now you can also save 15% on any sleeve (including the more affordable classic model) through their Amazon store with promo code KINJA015. And yes, you can still get them engraved for free.
Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched, personalized leather sleeves, now on sale for one of the first times ever.
Jesus Diaz raved about an earlier version of these, and interviewed the creator, on Gizmodo a few years ago, if you’d like to know more about the process behind them.
Our exclusive 20% discount applies to the Active series of cases, which are designed for the latest MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and iPads, and utilize special suspenders to keep your device secure while still leaving you access to your charging ports. You even get to pick from multiple colors of leather, and even engrave them with your name for free. Just use promo code KINJA20 at checkout to save.
Note: This promo code is only valid for 500 redemptions.
The Amazon Echo is arguably this decade’s iPhone, and if you still don’t have one (or more) set up in your home, Amazon’s running a rare $80 discount right now.
That’s $100 for a very solid-sounding voice-controlled speaker that can read you news alerts, ask you Jeopardy questions, play music from multiple streaming sources, control your lights, and a few thousand other things. Plus, all Alexa-controlled devices get you access to Amazon’s Alexa-exclusive deals, which are often quite good.
The SoundBuds Slim are, as you might have gleaned from the name, far smaller than the originals. Heck, they look like a small set of wired earbuds; you might never guess there were batteries and Bluetooth radios in there. Despite the size, these buds are still rated for seven hours of battery life, and recharge fully in just 90 minutes.
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Whatever fancy new charging technology your phone supports, this $9 Aukey car charger will help you get the most juice out of your commute. $9 would be a great price for a charger with a USB-C port or a Quick Charge 3.0 port, but with this deal, you get both.
$15 is a pretty good price for a 10,000mAh battery pack. It’s absolutely insane for one with a solar panel and 12-LED flashlight array. Obviously, that little solar panel won’t recharge the battery very quickly, but it can trickle charge it while you’re outdoors, so it’s nice to have.
We’ve posted travel router deals before, but this is one of the smallest and least expensive we’ve seen to date.
If you aren’t familiar, this little box can take an ethernet connection and turn it into a private wireless network that multiple people can enjoy. You can also use it in bridge mode to re-broadcast an unsecured Wi-Fi signal with a password, and even plug in a flash drive and connect your mobile devices wirelessly to swap files. That really comes in handy if you’re on vacation, and your phone is running out of space to store photos.
The downside of a router this small is that it doesn’t have a built-in battery like some others we’ve seen, so you’ll either have to plug it into the wall or a USB battery pack with a microUSB cable.
Humble’s latest bundle features over 20 electronics and programming instructional books and magazines from Make:. As the publication’s name might suggest, most of these focus on teaching you how to make something, be it wearable electronics, Arduino inventions, or even drones. As always, you can name your own price, but the titles are spread across three different price tiers.
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
A good air mattress is just one of those things everyone ought to own, and this queen sized model sits a princely 22″ off the ground, and includes a built-in pump for just $41.
I know Keurig coffee isn’t the best coffee, but this is a judgement free zone, and two different sample packs are about $5-$8 less than usual right now, with extra savings when you use Subscribe & Save.
The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves…pretty much anything really, and $152’s easily the best price we’ve seen on the Motorhead model (which has a more powerful brush head than the standard V6), as long as you don’t mind buying a refurb. Just be sure to use code P20LABORDAY to get the deal.
The H2Okinetic In2ition features a flexible handshower that docks directly into the main shower head, and gives you the option of four different spray settings. Plus, a built-in pause feature can help you conserve water without actually turning the water on and off (cough, cough, California).
$94’s still a pretty big chunk of change, but it’s within a couple bucks of the best price Amazon’s ever seen. And if you’re using the (probably terrible) shower head that came with your home or apartment, it’s worth investing in a superior alternative that you’ll use (hopefully) every day.
Contigo makes our readers’ favorite travel mugs, and some of the best water bottles around, and a whole bunch of their most popular drinking vessels are on sale right now. A few of our favorites are below, but head over to Amazon to see the complete list.
Getting 175 York Peppermint Patties for $13 is easy (if you’re a Prime member). Stopping yourself from eating all of them at once? Not so much.
Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price of coffee (which is mostly water to begin with). Cold brew on the other hand is a different process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can do it yourself at home with this top-selling Takeya, now down to $18 on Amazon.
This non-coffee drinker bought one of these last year, and I’m absolutely in love with it. All you have to do is fill the basket with ground coffee, fill the container with water, and let it steep overnight in the fridge. The resulting coffee concentrate needs to be watered down, so one batch should last you several days.
Amazon’s listed slightly lower prices on a few occasions, but $18 is the best we’ve seen in several months, and ‘tis the season for cold coffee.
If your spring cleaning doesn’t involve revamping your home goods, what are you even doing? Add some awesome infographics to your walls with 25% off sitewide at Pop Chart Lab. Get everything from the Connected Characters of Seinfeld to every single bird in North America. Enter the code GIZMO25 at checkout to see your discount.
And if you need an attractive and easy way to hang your new posters, the 25% also works on poster rails and map corners.
If your tires are about due for a replacement, Discount Tire Direct is offering up to $100 in Visa gift card rebates (in addition to any manufacturer rebates) when you order four new tires, plus an additional $100 if you order wheels as well, plus an extra $60 on each if you use a Discount Tire credit card. Just enter your make and model, click the options to see tires on promotion, and you’ll see the rebate amount (either $25, $75, or $100) on the right hand side.
Top Lifestyle Deals
This sale probably would have made more sense before Labor Day weekend, but Amazon’s one-day Gold Box is still a great chance to save on camping and outdoor equipment that will last you for years.
Inside, you’ll find everything from Pelican coolers to Swiss Army Knives to Klymit sleeping pads to Timbuk2 bags, and everything in between, all marked down to great low prices. There are over 50 deals included in this sale, but the best stuff will likely sell out early, so trek over to Amazon to lock in your orders.
With these discounted Kershaw knives, you can be one of those people that’s randomly carrying a knife whenever something needs cutting. Those people are respected by all.
The oral thermometer probably didn’t need to be reinvented, but if you’re the kind of person who likes everything to be smartphone-connected, Kinsa’s smart thermometer works with both iOS and Android, and is down to $10 today for Prime members.
Kinsa markets this as a kids thermometer, mostly because it only takes 10 seconds to get a reading, and its smartphone app includes a little bubble popping minigame that kids can play while they wait, but it’s a neat little gizmo for sick people of any age.
The app automatically tracks your temperature over time, and you can add your own metadata about symptoms and medication if you want a more complete record of your illness. Plus, if you own an iPhone, the temperature data is compatible with Apple’s HealthKit.
Sunglass Warehouse has some of the best pricing out there, but they’ve amped it up this week. Their Labor Day Sale is basically a free-for-all. Use the code LABORDAY40 and take 40% off everything on the site, including sale styles.That means you can grab pairs for as low as $2, so you really have no excuse not to get a backup.
It’s that time again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything in clearance an extra 25% off. This lasts through Monday, so you have a nice long weekend to pick up some discounts.
Yes, seven blades really do make for a better shave, and you can get Dorco’s Pace 7, a half-dozen cartridges, and Dorco’s mentholated shaving cream for just $12 with free shipping. Just be sure to use promo code KINJA831 at checkout to get the deal.
Typical leather belts aren’t ideal for outdoor adventuring, so if you want hold up your pants with something a little more rugged, we’ve got the first ever discount on Abl belts.
These belts are constructed from a firm elastic, which means you can adjust it to fit perfectly (and loosen it after a big meal), rather than conforming to the inch-apart holes that BIG BELT wants to foist upon us. The buckle is also pretty slick, made of injection-molded carbon fiber, which is super strong, and won’t set off a metal detector.
Top Media Deals
It’s not exactly a second season, but Firefly fans should still be excited to see that the show is getting a special edition 15th anniversary Blu-ray release this month, and you can save a few bucks off MSRP by preordering.
Details are a bit hard to find, but it appears that the contents of the discs are unchanged from the original release. That said, the set does include some nice box art, a map of the Verse, and what appears to be small posters of all the cast members? If you have more information, please share it in the comments.
If you enjoy the small-town-with-something-to-hide genre (a la Twin Peaks), you’ll love the Wayward Pines book trilogy. Fox ruined it by turning it into a TV show, but don’t let that scare you away. You can get all three books for just $1 total right now on Kindle, which is easily the best price we’ve seen on these.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in an extra free book credit to sweeten the pot. That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.
Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.
Top Gaming Deals
Xbox Live Gold is basically a requisite add-on for your Xbox One, but don’t get suckered into paying the full $60. While supplies last, here’s an entire year for $43.
The Humble Monthly subscription plan delivers you a selection of new games (to keep!) every month, gives you 10% off everything in the Humble Store, and donates 5% of each month’s proceeds to charity, but if all that wasn’t enough to get you to sign up, how about a copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider?
For a limited time, if you sign up for any subscription plan, you’ll get immediate access to a really great AAA game, and it’s yours to keep even if you cancel your membership. Month-to-month subscriptions cost $12, and can be canceled any time, but you can save more if you pre-pay for longer periods.
Amazon recently changed the terms on their 20% Prime video game discount benefit: It now only applies to preorders, and doesn’t extend for two weeks beyond release. So if you want to save 20% on Destiny 2 and get it on release day, you should order it now.
Note: You won’t see the discount until checkout.