//Today’s Best Deals: Cold Brew Coffee, $20 Smart Plugs, Free Trail Mix, and More

Today’s Best Deals: Cold Brew Coffee, $20 Smart Plugs, Free Trail Mix, and More

Cold brew coffee, overstuffed pillows, and free snacks lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.

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Top Tech Deals

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.

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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.


Inexpensive truly wireless headphones are finally starting to become a thing, and VAVA’s new MOOV 20s are just $19 today on Amazon, the best price we’ve seen on any true wireless earbuds worth considering. Unlike AirPods, they’ll only last about 3 hours on a charge, and they don’t come with a wireless recharging case, but hey, not having a wire around your neck is worth something.


Our readers have bought tens of thousands of rechargeable batteries over the years, and have probably lost half of them. But this simple battery case is coming to the rescue with storage slots for dozens of batteries of multiple sizes. It’s listed for $9, but you should see that drop to $7 at checkout.


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.


Unlike most sound bars, Bose’s highly rated Solo 15 sound system is deep enough for your TV to actually sit on, if that would work better for your current home theater arrangement. If you’re still listening to audio through your TV’s built-in speakers, this will be revelatory.

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The Solo 15 is on sale from Adorama for $299 today, matching the best price we’ve seen. It’s only available today though, so be sure to grab yours while you can.


As nice as it is to control your lights with your phone, or even with your voice, sometimes an old fashioned light switch still presents the path or least resistance. Luckily, Philips makes one for its Hue bulbs; you just stick it to your wall (no wiring required), program it to control up to 10 lights, and hit the buttons to turn your bulbs on or off, or even dim them.

Today on Amazon, you can get the switch and a Hue White bulb for $28, or only about $4-$5 more than the usual price of the switch by itself.

And in case you missed it yesterday, you can still get individual Hue color bulbs for $41, or $9 less than MSRP.


Yi’s original action cam is a longtime reader-favorite, and one of my personal favorite gadgets to boot, and you can pick it up for $55 from Amazon with promo code VDF5CJDF.

Update: You can also get an extra battery for free. Check out the special offers section of the product page to find the details.

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This model doesn’t shoot in 4K, but it does feature 1080/60, and the footage and photos it takes look fantastic. You can even control it wirelessly with your phone, or transfer your captures over Wi-Fi for instant sharing. This was briefly available for $60 on Prime Day, so today’s $55 deal is the best we’ve ever seen.


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.


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’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.

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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.


You spend enough time with your head on a pillow, why not get one that will actually let you enjoy it more? This one-day deal on a pair of down alternative pillows is said to be made for side-sleepers, but anyone that wants an overstuffed, plush pillow should grab them.


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 $19 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.

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Amazon’s listed slightly lower prices on a few occasions, but $19 is the best we’ve seen in several months, and ‘tis the season for cold coffee.


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!


Growing your own herbs and vegetables can be a cathartic experience, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult or expensive one. Amazon will ship you an easy-to-assemble 8′ x 2′ garden bed kit for just $47 today. You’ll still have to supply the soil and seeds, but once you buy this, you might finally have the motivation to start planting.


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.


The two best things you can add to your outdoor space are string lights and a fire pit, and while we see deals all the time on the former, the latter is a bit harder to find. Today though, Amazon has one for $41, and it actually looks pretty nice!


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.


We’ll probably be a Russian colony soon, so you might as well start assimilating to the culture by buying a dash cam. This one from Aukey includes a 1080p Sony sensor and 170 degree field of view, two different mounting options, and capacitors that are rated to work in temperatures from -4°F to 149°F.

Top Lifestyle Deals

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.


Dorco, the best deal in shaving, just released the Fall Bonanza men’s pack, with enough razors to get you through the fall (especially if you participate in No Shave November), and probably for several seasons after that too. Promo code KINJA816 knocks the pack down to $27, and gets two shaving systems, 20 cartridges, and nine disposables.


C4 by Cullucor is America’s top-selling pre-workout supplement, and you can try it out for $6 off today. The $6 Amazon coupon will be reflected at checkout, and it should work on all flavors shipped and sold by Amazon (though it seems like Fruit Punch is the cheapest option right now).


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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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.


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.

Top Media Deals

Amazon’s one-day Kindle textbook sale is ostensibly meant for people going back to school, but there’s something in there for everyone who’s interested in learning more about a new topic.

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There are nearly 150 titles included in the sale, and unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a good way to filter them by topic, so be sure to scroll through all eight pages to find something of interest.


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

Update: The Neon Switch is gone, but the Grey model is now back in stock as well!

Amazon’s had a few short-lived restockings of the gray Nintendo Switch, but if you were holding out for the Neon model, it’s in stock for Prime members right now, only the third time we’ve seen it there since initial preorders. Needless to say, we don’t expect it to last long at all.


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.

Note: Discount shown at checkout. You can also get a free snack with it!


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.


Nintendo’s AA Joy-Con battery grips allow your controllers to run for longer on a charge, yes. But just as importantly, they make them a lot more comfortable to hold. Get a set for an all-time low $19, and throw a few rechargeable AAs in your cart while you’re at it.


Nier: Automata is one of the best games you can own for your PS4, and Amazon just marked it down to $40, an all-time low.


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.


Tokaido always seems to be included whenever Amazon runs a wide-ranging board game sale, but today, it’s within a couple bucks of an all-time low price all on its lonesome.

From Board Game Geek:

In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.


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.

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