Top Tech Deals
Update: Back up to $10, sorry!
Velcro cable ties can transform the rat king of cables behind your desk or home theater into something more manageable, and you can get 100 of them today on Amazon for just $6. These are frequently listed as an add-on item, but at least for now, they’re eligible for standalone Prime shipping.
Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $7 today with code AUCARCC1. This is Kinja Deals’ top-selling product of all time, and if it’s been on your wish list, this is the best price we’ve seen in about a year.
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.
Our readers have bought thousands of Velocifire’s affordable mechanical keyboards, and two of the most popular models are back on sale today. These don’t have name-brand Cherry MX key switches (unsurprising at these prices), but the switches they do have should closely mimic Cherry MX Browns.
There’s also a new model on sale for $42 that adds dedicated media control keys and typewriter-inspired round key caps. It’s not for everyone, but I think it looks pretty damn cool.
Water-resistant smartphone bags are a must for any trip to the beach, if only to keep the sand off your screen, and this $6 model from Vansky even includes a passthrough headphone jack, so you can listen to music or podcasts while you lay under your Sport-Brella. And if you do take it into the water, it also floats.
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 $150, the best price we’ve seen in 2017.
Google Wifi is one of the highest profile competitors in the nascent mesh router market, and Amazon’s marking down their three-pack of Wifi access points to just $259 for Prime members, the best price we’ve ever seen.
The UE Boom 2 is one of the best water-resistant speakers out there and Amazon’s marked it down to $130 today in multiple colors, matching an all-time low.
Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $100 discount on the top-of the line MDR1000x.
These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC pairing, 20+ hour battery life, and even LDAC Hi-Res audio compatibility. But the secret sauce here is noise cancellation, including a special mode that lets ambient voices through either at all times, or just when you cup a hand over the right earcup.
Anker’s PowerPorts are your favorite USB charging hubs, and the standard 40W, 5-port model is down to $18 today with promo code ANKERAA1. This would be perfect for your nightstand, your desk at work, or my personal favorite: Hidden behind your couch.
Chances are, you have some old speaker systems lying around that were created before the widespread adoption of Bluetooth. But you can still add wireless streaming to any of them for just $13 with this dongle from Mpow. We’ve seen a lot of similar products before, but this one comes with both a 3.5mm connection and RCA cables, so it should work with just about any audio system.
While not nearly as enticing as their Prime Day discounts, Amazon’s back-to-school price drops on their Kindle, Fire, and Echo devices are solid deals if you’re in the market.
And finally, Amazon’s ultra-affordable Fire 7 tablet is $10 off, but you should probably opt for the Fire HD 8 for just $20 more. That gets you a better screen, 50% more battery life, twice the storage, and stereo speakers.
If the bottom of your bag looks like a Radioshack going out of business sale, this $8 travel case from AmazonBasics can keep your memory cards, battery packs, charging cables, and other small electronics organized.
Anker’s SoundCore blew away the competition to take the title of your favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker, and today, you can pick one up for $27 with code ALBCXN3Y. That’s a couple bucks more than it was on Prime Day, but otherwise one of the best prices we’ve seen.
For about $7 more though, you can opt for the upgraded water-resistant version instead. In my experience, they sound nearly identical, and they both sport the same incredible battery life, so you can choose solely based on your need for water resistance.
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
If yesterday’s GreenWorks string trimmer deal was a little too expensive for your taste, here’s another Gold Box deal on a 40V model from Black & Decker. $100 is $30-$50 less than usual for this one, and an all-time low.
If you missed it a few weeks ago, Amazon’s $10 snack sample box is back in stock!
Spend $10 to get 10 or more snack samples to munch on, and then use the included $10 credit to buy more of your favorites. That’s basically like getting all of those samples for free! I ordered this the last time it was available, and everything I’ve tried so far has been excellent.
~$200 robotic vacuums aren’t anything new. But $200 robotic vacuums from a name brand like Samsung don’t come around often. The Samsung POWERbot R7010 features a ton of vacuuming power, a suite of nine sensors that help it map out your room, and mercifully, a washable filter. It debuted in April for over $400, and now you can get it for less than half that. That’s a whole lot less than hiring a house cleaner.
The iDevices Switch is a smartphone-connected outlet switch and energy tracker in the same spirit as the WeMo Insight ($38) or TP-Link Smart Switch with Energy Monitoring ($35), but with one key difference: It works with Siri! Today’s $25 deal is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, and one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any energy-monitoring switch.
With a good set of silicone cooking gloves, you’ll have full finger control when you handle hot pans in the kitchen. Hell, you could use them to just pick up a piece of meat directly off the grill, like some sort of barbecue superhero. For $8, why not?
Anker’s beginning its drive into the automotive accessory space with an affordable new dash cam, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $67 with code ANKERVC1, the best price we’ve seen since our exclusive (and short-lived) $64 launch deal.
I test drove the Anker Roav DashCam, and you can see my full impressions here. But to give you the cliffnotes, it shoots 1080p, its space-saving design makes it essentially invisible to the driver, and it even includes Wi-Fi to transfer clips to your phone, which is hard to find in a sub-$100 dash cam.
This Sensi thermostat might not look like much, but you can control it with an app on your phone, or even with Alexa, meaning it’s basically an uglier Nest for less than half the price. No wonder it’s actually Amazon’s #1 selling thermostat.
Today’s deal is a match for the best price Amazon’s offered all year.
Lysol wipes are one of the easiest ways to wipe down cabinets, and they’re a gift sent from the heavens whenever someone in your house has a cold. Assuming you’ve got some extra cabinet space, you should definitely pick up 320 wipes for $9 up with this clippable Amazon coupon.
Note: Discount shown at checkout.
If you’re planning on spending $25 on Amazon today (we can probably help you with that), be sure to use promo code PRIMESNACK and pick one of these four snacks to get it for free with your order. Just note that the $25 has to be shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly to qualify. I’m in for that sweet and spicy trail mix
Top Lifestyle Deals
If you missed out on our exclusive Privé Revaux discount last week, here’s another chance to pick from 37 different frames for just $22 each in today’s Gold Box, because you need sunglasses year ‘round. This price is for today only, so don’t let the sun set on your new pair.
Here are a couple more popular pairs, but head over to Amazon to see them all.
When you really think about it, the whole point of a tent is to put a roof over a bed, so why not just build the tent into a cot in the first place? $100 is easily an all-time low, so you can rest easy knowing you got a good deal.
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.
In case you missed it during the Prime Day chaos, ExOfficio’s insanely popular sweat-wicking men’s underwear is still on sale for $12-$15, in multiple sizes and colors. It’s extremely rare for Amazon to have this many options in stock, let alone at a discount, so don’t miss your chance to stock up.
6pm is Zappos’ massive deals site and they’re hosting their End of Season clearance sale, with 60% off or more on select apparel, shoes and accessories. Score stuff from Coach, Adidas, Nike, Calvin Klein and more for a fraction of the price.
Nothing beats a massage after a tough day at work, and this $23 pillow includes four rotating massage nodes and infrared heating to knead your aching muscles. Now you won’t have to drive yourself to the mall to sit in the Sharper Image massage chairs. It even comes with a car adapter, so you can use it during your commute!
The Clymb has everything you could need to get outdoors and do it properly, for a whole lot less than you’d think you’d need to pay. Right now, take your pick of apparel, gear, hiking accessories, and more, and grab 15% off when you use the code KINJA15. With brands like Prana, Burton, Merrel, New Balance, Klymit, and more, there’s something for every outdoorsman.
The Clymb works as a flash sale site, where you sign up for access to thousands of products for up to 70% off what you’d normally pay. Just enter the promo code when you check out and you’ll get an additional 15% off.
Top Media Deals
Top Gaming Deals
If you’re lucky enough to own a Nintendo Switch, you’d better take good care of it. This $10 carrying case has a hard shell, a soft interior, a pocket for accessories, and storage for eight games.
If you own an Xbox One, you’ll probably spend some money on games, DLC, and movie downloads eventually, so you might as well save 10% when you have the chance. We don’t know how long this will last, but Amazon’s currently taking 10% off Xbox gift cards in denominations of $100, $70, $60, $40, $30, and $10, with instant email delivery.