Top Tech Deals
Here’s one of the first deals we’ve seen on the brand new Raspberry Pi 3, now with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a much faster processor. The kit comes with everything you need to get started, and will only set you back $60 with promo code VHAC2JD2.
We’ve seen Lightning cables wrapped in nylon, and even in metal, but this is the first one I’ve seen that’s covered in leather, complete with stitching. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I do know that $5 is a great price for two cables, no matter the material.
We’ve seen our fair share of USB power receptacle deals, but this $14 model from iClever is one of the most affordable options yet. Half the things you plug in these days probably plug into USB, so it just makes a ton of sense to install these.
You don’t need a router this powerful. Basically nobody does. But at under $200, you’ll want to buy it anyway.
The specs on this TP-LINK AC5400 are pretty eye-popping. It’s a tri-band router with a 1000Mbps 2.4Ghz band and two 5GHz bands that can carry 2167Mbps each, it includes eight antennas and beamforming to hone in on your active devices, and its two USB ports allow you to plug in an external hard drive and a printer simultaneously. And if this all sounds like snake oil, consider its 4 star review average from over 11,000 (!!) customers.
$189’s an all-time low price, and this router is future-proof enough that you won’t want to replace it for years to come.
DJI’s Mavic Pro quadcopter packs intelligent flight features and an amazing camera into an incredibly portable package, and Adorama is throwing in an extra battery (worth about $85), a 64GB microSD card ($20-$25) and a landing pad (priceless) when you buy one today for $1009. That’s not far off the going rate of the drone by itself.
Bose’s wireless QuietComfort 35 noise-cancelling over-ears are basically a mute button for the rest of the world, and Rakuten’s offering a rare ~$50 discount on them right now.
<Waves frantically in your eye-line to get your attention>
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.
These are even sold by Amazon.com directly, so they’re eligible for this free snack promotion.
Anker, creator of all your favorite charging stuff, is taking $5 off their dual Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger right now, if you have devices that can take advantage of the speed. One nice touch: The LED indicator light dims automatically depending on the ambient light, so it won’t blind you late at night.
Until fairly recently, external hard drives over 2TB required an extra power cord, but not so with this ultra-portable 4TB WD My Passport, now marked down to an all-time low $110.
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.
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.
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 you’re envious of All-Clad pans, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage or sell a kidney to afford them, this Cuisinart MultiClad Pro set is a terrific alternative for a fraction of the price.
Like All-Clad, all of these pans are built with a tri-ply steel-aluminum-steel construction, which ensures durability, a non-reactive cooking surface, and fast, even heating. This set has pretty much every pan most home chefs need for basic food prep for just $140, but I suspect it will sell out quickly, so don’t let this deal overcook.
This battery-operated LED work light puts out as much light as a 100W halogen, and its removable battery pack can even charge your phone over USB. It’s one of those things you might not use often, but it’s not a bad idea to keep one handy in your garage, just in case.
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
Robotic vacuums have finally started to catch on in the mainstream, but mowing the lawn might actually be the more odious chore, especially when it’s hot out. Luckily, the Roomba for your yard exists, and it’s on sale right now.
The Worx Landroid runs seven days per week to keep your lawn perfectly manicured at all times, and like a robotic vacuum, it can park itself back on its charging base whenever its battery runs low, or if it starts to rain. The biggest catch is that you’ll have to peg down or bury a guide wire along the perimeter of your lawn, which prevents Landroid from escaping into the wilderness of Ms. Jenkins’ backyard herb garden.
Worx is currently offering Landroid for $850 on their official eBay store, or about $80 less than Amazon. That’s still a lot of money, but it’s a small price to pay to reclaim your summer Saturday afternoons.
I present, for your consideration, these magnetic hooks. They hold 40 pounds if they’re stuck to something upside down, or 15 pounds if they’re on a wall or something. They cost $10 for a 4-pack. I don’t really know what else to say about them, but that’s definitely a good price!
The RoboVac 11 from Eufy (a division of Anker) is one of your favorite robotic vacuums, and in my own testing, it’s every bit as good—and far quieter—than my Roomba. So if it’s been on your radar, our readers can save $33 today with promo code KINJA815.
The final price of $187 isn’t the best deal we’ve seen on this (it went down to $150 for a few glorious hours in May), but it’s still over $100 less than the comparable Roomba, so if it’s been on your shopping list for awhile, this is a solid chance to save.
Aukey made an orb of light that you can take anywhere, and it’s only $15 today with promo code AUKEYLP1. The light can sit on your table, hang from above, stick to any magnetic surface, and even float in the pool while putting out five hours of light at max brightness with its built-in battery. Oh, it’s also an RGB lamp, so you can change its color too.
Top Lifestyle Deals
Yes, it’s still August. Yes, it’s still hot basically everywhere in the US. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of a really good winter-focused deal when it happens. Uniqlo is giving you $10 off their Ultra Light Down jacket for men and women, in any color. Maybe now you’ll be ready for the next random act of weather as our planet slowly dies.
The Remington MB4900 has everything you need to to groom your beard, and you can take advantage of two simultaneous $10 discounts right now. First, clip the $10 coupon on the product page. You’ll see that discount at checkout, in addition to an extra $10 off $50 promotion, bringing the kit down to $40.
Don’t forget your free snack!
Sephora isn’t known for their discounts and deals like other retailers, but they’re trying something new this year. Starting today (and happening every Thursday), Sephora will drop a bunch of deals and offers for one week only. This week, it’s all about the eyes with kits from Benefit, palettes from Smashbox and Tarte, and Perricone MD eye cream. They’re already going fast, se you should probably get over there.
While it lacks the brand recognition of the Fitbit Aria, this $30 smart scale can still sync your weight, body fat, and other stats to your phone over Bluetooth so you can track your measurements over time. And if you own an iPhone, it’ll even sync to the Health app, so you can integrate the stats with tons of other fitness apps.
Need to get your body beach-ready? This resistance band set lets you get a full workout in any room in your house, and at $16 (with code 6UN2E24A), it’s quite a bit more cost-effective than joining a gym.
Sunglass Warehouse has some of the best pricing out there, but they’ve amped it up this week. Their clearance section is already full of deeply discounted shades, but use the code KINJASALE40 and get an additional 40% off. That means you can grab pairs for as low as $2, so you really have no excuse not to get a backup.
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.
Update: Privé just added a few of their most popular styles to sale for 25% off with promo code PRIVER25.
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.
Top Media Deals
Superbad was one of the great movies of the aughts, and hilariously helped launch the careers of an Academy Award winner in Emma Stone, and an Academy Award nominee in Jonah Hill. You won’t need a fake ID to get the unrated extended edition for just $6 on Amazon today.
A.V. Club reviewed it exactly 10 years ago yesterday!
ThinkGeek is helping the nerds in your life get ready for back-to-school. Score up to 75% off of a ton of products and apparel. There are seriously over 150 items to choose from, which means every corner of geekdom is covered by this sale.
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.
Top Gaming Deals
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal.
Nearly 100 games are available, and while a few of the most popular titles are listed below, you should really head over to Amazon to browse the entire sale. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, and the best stuff will likely sell out early, so don’t roll the dice by waiting.
Have you played any of these? Feel free to make suggestions in the comments!
The Logitech G502 was your choice for best gaming mouse (though you don’t need to be a gamer to appreciate its benefits), and the upgraded Proteus Spectrum model (which includes fully adjustable backlighting) is on sale for $51 today, the best price we’ve seen outside of a couple of very short-lived $40 sales.
The marquee spec here is the DPI range of 200-12,000, adjustable on the fly. There are also five easily movable and removable weights, and 11 customizable buttons, along with the classic Logitech dual-mode scroll wheel. Mechanical microswitches and a braided cable are also nice touches.
Many of you won’t bat an eye in spending $50+ on a good gaming mouse, but don’t neglect the mouse pad! This extra long model from Corsair is available for $15 today.
Our deals researcher, Corey, has one and had some nice things to say in Slack:
Nice things to say about it – massive, soft and comfortable on your wrists, doesn’t slowly squirm and migrate across your desk, as precise as hard mousepads I’ve used.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy proves that you don’t need Nathan Drake to make a great Uncharted game, and Prime members can pick it up for $32 today.
LEGO has come to be dominated by licensed sets with strict instructions and little room for creativity, but you can still buy a big ol’ box of LEGO bricks for $16 on Amazon today, an all-time low. It doesn’t include Han Solo or a Minecraft creeper, but you will get 303 pieces to build whatever you want.
PlayStation owners can finally take advantage of the crazy value Humble offers with this 2K Bundle. Games are redeemable either for the Vita, PS3, or PS4, but the PS4 titles include XCOM 2, Evolve, and $10 of Battleborn Platinum VC. As always, a portion of your purchase goes to charity, and the titles are split among multiple price tiers.
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off dozens of gaming accessories with promo code GAMESCOM20. A few of our favorite deals are below, but head over to Amazon to see all of the eligible items.