Top Tech Deals
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.
It’s a little small at 43″, and it doesn’t have HDR, but this 4K TV would be a fine choice for a bedroom at just $280.
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.
Want to hook up your USB-C-only MacBook to a TV, projector, or certain monitors? This USB-C to HDMI dongle will get the job done at up to 4K/60, which is as good as it gets.
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
Even if you aren’t a football fan, you can probably find something you’d use in Amazon’s one-day tailgating sale.
The selection is dominated by coolers, many of which carry NFL or NCAA team branding (just click through to the product page to select your team). But you’ll also find folding chairs (some with built-in coolers!), drinking vessels, and even a propane stove on sale. But just remember that these prices are only available today, so you’ll need to do some clock management to take advantage.
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.
Target has a ton of really good home goods, and you can get a $10 gift card if you buy $50 worth of it today, or a $40 gift card if you spend $150.
Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.
Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Alexa for voice control.
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.
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 <wretches> Newman O’s.
A good hammer drill/driver will come in handy for basically every home improvement project you can imagine, and Amazon’s top seller is down to its lowest price of $99 today.
Update: You can get an impact driver kit for the same price now too.
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.
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.
You don’t need to buy a new car to get a backup camera (which is life-changing, by the way), you just need $82, and a few minutes to run the wires. This model attaches to your license plate, and runs to a special rear view mirror that attaches in front of your existing mirror.
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.
Enjoy $9.50 off 12 packs of Perky Jerky with code 9SPICYPERKS, because there’s no better way to kick off the weekend than knowing a box of jerky will be at your doorstep soon.
They’re offering 4 flavors with both beef and turkey options.
Update 9/22: Now down to just $139 with promo code GARDEN30.
This $154 Masterbuilt electric smoker (with code
WAREHOUSE30 GARDEN30) 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.
OxyLED is best known for its battery-powered light strips, but this discounted kit plugs into an AC outlet, and is designed specifically for under-cabinet installation.
The kit comes with three foot-long LED light bars, plus three connecting cables. You can either plug the bars into each other to create a longer strip, or use the cables to snake around corners and extend your setup. Once it’s all installed, just use the touch-sensitive power button to turn them on and adjust the brightness, and enjoy a well-lit countertop while you prepare dinner.
The SmartCharge is a Bluetooth FM transmitter that takes the Bluetooth signal from your phone, and rebroadcasts it the FM radio station of your choice, giving you truly wireless audio and handsfree calls in older vehicles that don’t have Bluetooth built in. And since this is an Anker brand, you also get two high speed USB charging ports.
We’ve seen plenty of products that do this before, but the SmartCharge has one more trick up its sleeve: a car finder. Once you turn off your car and Bluetooth disconnects, the Roav app will drop a pin on a map, and help you find your vehicle later. You probably don’t need that feature very often, but it could come in handy on confusing city streets, or sprawling stadium parking lots.
Top Lifestyle Deals
It’s Sunday, so treat yourself to some bath bombs, Epsom salts, almond oils, mud masks, and more from Amazon’s Sky Organics Gold Box.
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 yourself a 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.
You deserve a massage. No, you deserve massages any time you damn well want them. So do yourself a solid and score a deal on one of Naipo’s top-selling electric massage products. Just note the promo codes below, and take a load off (your wallet).
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.
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.
No matter your sports supplement of choice, you can probably save $20 on it today on Amazon.
Dozens of energy supplements, protein products, and vitamins are included in this sale. All you have to do is fill your cart with $60 worth of eligible products (shipped and sold by Amazon), and you’ll automatically see a $20 discount at checkout. There’s a lot to sort through here, so leave your suggestions and favorite products in the comments.
Top Media Deals
Amazon’s latest Sunday ebook sale is full of best-of-the-month books, including both fiction and nonfiction. What months are they talking about? What makes them the best of said months? I have no idea, and they don’t care to explain, but many of the titles are pretty popular.
Update: With apologies to anyone that bought this for $90, it has now dropped to $85, matching the deals we typically see on eBay.
We see 15% iTunes gift card discounts on eBay from time to time, but today Amazon’s offering a 10% discount on $100 gift cards, the first iTunes credit discount they’ve ever offered, at least to my knowledge.
Obviously, 10% < 15%, but if you have some iTunes gift cards you want to use, or the Amazon Prime Store Card which gets you 5% back on Amazon purchases, this could make sense. I’m going to buy this and spend every cent on iOS 11 AR games.
Top Gaming Deals
Madden NFL 18 only just came out, but you can already get it for PS4 and Xbox One for $40 from Best Buy. Amazon also has the Xbox One version for $40, if you’d prefer to buy it there.
$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.
Humble’s second Very Positive Bundle is built around one core concept, and it’s a good one: Positive user reviews on Steam. All eight games here boast at least 88% positive ratings from players, so there isn’t a stinker in the bunch, even if you may not have heard of every title.
As always, different games are locked behind different price tiers, but this one has a special $80 fourth tier which includes Middle Earth Shadow of War and a Shadow of War t-shirt.