//Today’s Best Deals: Amazon Tech Bonanza, Anker SoundCore 2, Bosch Tools, and More

Today’s Best Deals: Amazon Tech Bonanza, Anker SoundCore 2, Bosch Tools, and More

A huge one-day tech sale on Amazon, $24 Privé Revaux sunglasses, and the water resistant sequel to your favorite Bluetooth speaker lead off Monday’s best deals.

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Top Tech Deals

Today only, Amazon’s slashing prices on a grab bag of products that could fit broadly into the PCs and accessories category, but there’s something for everyone in there.

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We broke down some of our favorite deals here, but you can just head over to Amazon to see all of the available products.


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.

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.


$25 for a four-port HDMI switcher would be a bargain on its own—most TVs simply don’t have enough HDMI ports for the number of devices people own—but the fact that this model includes picture-in-picture support really makes it stand out. That means you can see content from all of your streaming boxes, Blu-ray players, and game consoles at the same time.


On paper, this TP-Link modem is functionally identical to the venerable Motorola Surfboard SB6141, but you can get it for a fraction of the price; just $35 today. If you’re still paying your ISP a modem rental fee every month, this should pay for itself in short order.


If you’ve been curious to try computer glasses, but were scared off by the sky-high price of Gunnars, Velocifire will sell you a set for $13 today with promo code CPXH58GA If you aren’t familiar, the appeal of these things is that they block out the blue light that emanates from the screens we stare at all day, which can cause eyestrain, headaches, and even insomnia.


As TVs get thinner and thinner, their built-in speakers are getting worse and worse. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to upgrade your home theater’s audio with a dead-simple sound bar, and this 2.1 channel Sony system has never been cheaper. It even includes a voice-boosting mode, plus a night mode that lowers the bass and produces clearer sound at lower volumes.


The Kano Computer kit is a great teaching tool to show kids how computers are built and programmed, and at $95, it’s within $1 of its all time low. If you have any kids, nieces, or nephews with birthdays on the horizon, this would be a great gift idea.


With its incredibly durable construction and lifetime warranty, Anker’s PowerLine II Dura might be the last Lightning cable you ever have to buy. For a limited time, you can get the 10′ model (white and black only) for just $13, or about $2 less than usual, and about $.25 less than the 6′ one. I have one of these running behind my couch for a leisurely charging experience – five stars would recommend.


USB-C is eating the world, so it’s probably a good idea to invest in quality cables that will last. Anker’s PowerLine cables are our readers’ favorites, and the nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ models are even better. Get a USB 3.0 to USB-C 6′ cable for $10 today, or about $4 less than usual.


Samsung’s SmartThings ecosystem is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to give your home a brain, and Amazon’s offering the hub for an all-time low $50, which is $25-$50 less than usual.

Once you have a Hub, you can add motion sensors, smart outlets, water leak sensors, and more to expand the system’s capabilities. You could also opt for the Home Monitoring Kit for $150, down from $200, which includes a Hub and several sensors in one box.


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.

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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 you missed out on last week’s incredible Bosch tool deal, or just didn’t need any saws, here’s another chance to save on their popular 18V drill/driver and impact driver. Get both for an all-time low $129 today only, complete with a tool bag and two batteries. We suspect this one will sell out early.


You know those “Magic Erasers” that can wipe stains off seemingly any hard surface? They’re really just melamine sponges with a marketing budget, and you can get 100 off-brand equivalents for just $8 on Amazon. I used these after moving into a new apartment a few weeks, and they made quick work of all of the scuffs I made on the walls.


This 4-tier greenhouse has a small enough footprint to fit on just about any balcony or patio, and is perfect for urban gardeners looking to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This will probably sell out quickly though, so pick one up before they’re all harvested.


A whole bunch of you have bought Anova’s excellent sous-vide circulators over the past few years, but today, you can get Instant Pot’s new take on the product category for $89, an all-time low.

Lifehacker has a great explainer on sous-vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longish period of time, resulting in meat that is heated all the way through to a very precise temperature. It sounds weird, but trust me when I say that it works like magic.

The Instant Pot circulator doesn’t actually require an Instant Pot to function, and won’t integrate with one in any special way either; it simply clamps to the side of any pot just like the Anova. It also lacks the Anova’s wireless connectivity, which is mostly useless on the Bluetooth model, but is somewhat helpful on the more expensive Wi-Fi version.

That said, if you’ve been meaning to buy one of these things, $89 is a great price for a gadget that will completely change the way you cook.


TechMatte’s MagGrip line is one of the sleekest ways to mount your phone on your dashboard, and you can get two vent mounts, or one CD slot mount for $8-$9 today on Amazon.


Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $15. The Dash is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker, and carries a truly stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 4,000 customers, so get it while it’s on sale for its best price in months.


These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home. Get a top-selling receptacle from TopGreener today for just $15, one of the best deals we’ve seen.


To help you ease into back-to-school season, Amazon’s offering a pretty spectacular deal on a few dozen grocery and household essentials: buy three household or wellness essentials and automatically get 30% off. That includes cleaning supplies,


You need dishwasher detergent anyway, so you might as well buy it on sale. While supplies last, Amazon’s offering a $4 coupon on this 78-pack container of Cascade Complete ActionPacs, nearly a 25% savings.


If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system.

These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to find the right one. The 42 piece set is on sale for $17 today on Amazon. We’ve seen better prices in the past, but this set has been selling for around $20-$24 pretty consistently this year, so you’re saving about $4.

Top Lifestyle Deals

If you missed out on our exclusive Privé Revaux discount earlier in the summer, here’s another chance to pick from 50 different frames for just $24 each, because sunglass season isn’t over yet.

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Just check out all of the styles here, and use promo code PRIVER20 on any of them to save 20% at checkout. Yes, the models are celebrities looking super awkward who probably had nothing better to do, but the frames are actually pretty great looking. Our entire team is wearing these glasses now, and we love them.


Amazon sample boxes are one of the only good things to come out of 2016, and they’re back at it again with a $10 box full of men’s grooming gear, plus a $10 credit to spend on over 130 select men’s grooming products on your next order. Assuming you use the credit, that basically means you got eight or more name-brand products for free.

Or, if you want to amp it up a bit, Amazon now has a “luxury” version for $20, with a $20 credit. This box features brands like Y76, Jack Black, Proraso and more.


Amazon’s back at it again with another sample box deal. This time around, $8 gets you eight or more protein products from Optimum Nutrition, plus an $8 credit on your next eligible protein purchase from Amazon. If you were going to buy any of these products anyway, then this is a no-brainer.


Now is the time to get your wardrobe in order, before you start packing things away for the new season. Right now, ModCloth is giving you 25% off everything that they have in stock, no code needed. Just add your favorite pieces to your cart to see the discount. There is so much to choose from, so get ready to take a little bit of time to look through.


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).


Nose hair is a problem a lot of people have but, for some reason, few people take care of. For a limited time, score this Panasonic nose hair trimmer for just $7, and you can be one of those people doing something about it.


You voted Indochino your favorite custom clothing company by a wide margin, and this week you can dress yourself in one of nearly 40 premium suits for just $329. Use promo code KINJASUMMER.

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That’s the best price Indochino’s offered on this wide a variety of suits, and $20 less than previous exclusive deals we’ve posted.

You do not have to go through the measurement and customization process to lock in this discount. You can checkout now and submit later, which makes it very easy to gift a suit.

Having a suit that fits perfectly is great, but the little details Indochino lets you customize, from your jacket lapels to pocket flaps to accent stiching around your buttons, are where things get fun.

How It Works

Measure and customize from home…

Follow the directions on Indochino’s site to submit your measurements and customize your suit. Once the suit arrives, if anything doesn’t fit quite right, Indochino will provide directions for your local tailor, along with a $75 credit to cover their work. If for whatever reason your tailor cannot resolve the issues, Indochino will remake your suit. Shipping and return shipping are free.

If you live near a showroom

Purchase your suit online with our discount and take your receipt/account info into an Indochino showroom. They’ll do your measurements, walk you through your customization options, and have your suit delivered to the showroom. Return once it arrives for any final alterations if they’re needed.

Those who already have a closet full of suits may want to opt for something more interesting like the Indigo Twill Windowpane, while the rest of us should go for something versatile.

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Let us know what you’ll be wearing to your next event (or day at the office) in the comments.

Top Gaming Deals

Rick and Morty has pioneered a pretty interesting business model: Turning individual TV episodes into board and card games. Get the Total Rickall cooperative card game for an all-time low $10 today, courtesy of Amazon.


If you’re lucky enough to have your hands on a Nintendo Switch, you’d damn well better keep it protected. This officially licensed case from PDP can hold 14 game cards, and it’s down to $11 on Amazon right now, down from its usual $15.


$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.


If you never got around to playing Sleeping Dogs, the PS4 downloadable definitive edition is just $9 right now on Amazon, which is an absolute steal. If you’re on the fence, Kotaku can help you decide.


If you have Overwatch and an Amazon Prime Membership, you can get a free in-game Golden Loot Box with a guaranteed legendary item today, plus five extra standard loot boxes, and then five more in October, no grinding required.

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This gift is free for all Twitch Prime members, which is included with a standard Amazon Prime membership. You can find the details, and sign up for a 30 day free Prime trial if necessary, on this page.


Note: Only one day left!

Just a day after releasing an ebook bundle for aspiring game developers, Humble just unveiled a bundle with the software you need to actually start creating games yourself.

The bundle includes a number of GameMaker: Studio modules (Studio Pro, HTML5, iOS, Android, and Windows), which cost anywhere from $150 to $800 each at retail, plus several games that include source code or UWP modules for you to tear apart, modify, and learn from. As always, you can pay what you want, but options are spread across three different price tiers, the most expensive of which unlocks at $15.

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