Top Tech Deals
The RoboVac 11c appears to be the same RoboVac you know and love, but with the addition of Wi-Fi so you can control it with your smartphone or Alexa.
That brings us to the Genie, which is basically Anker’s take on the Echo Dot, but with an improved speaker, Like the Dot, it has Amazon’s Alexa assistant built right in, and you can control it from across the room with nothing but your voice. Shane got a few demo units this week, and you can read his impressions here.
If you haven’t put two and two together yet, these products are designed to work together. If you’re laying on the couch playing Rime, and don’t feel like getting up to vacuum, just yell “Alexa, ask RoboVac to start cleaning,” and the RoboVac will do your bidding. We’re living in the future.
For a limited time, if you add both products to your cart and use code KINJA823, you’ll get a whopping $54 discount at checkout. That gets you the Genie for free, plus a solid little discount on the RoboVac as well.
Football season is just around the corner, and you can watch a ton of college games, plus local NFL games and Sunday Night football for free with a cheap HDTV antenna. AmazonBasics’ amplified and unamplified leaf-style antennas are both on sale right now, if you don’t already own one. I use the amplified version myself, and it’s great. If you need help deciding Lifehacker has a guide to help you out.
Most inexpensive Bluetooth speakers you see include a single 5W driver, or maybe dual 5W drivers if you’re lucky. But the AOMAIS Sport II packs in a pair of 10W drivers, plus IPX7 water resistance (meaning it can actually be submerged to a point), and a 10 hour battery. Not bad for $37.
Monitor shelves give you back precious storage space on your desk, and in many cases are necessary to lift your monitor to the proper ergonomic height. If you want one to match the brushed aluminum look of an iMac or MacBook, the iQunix Spider is a great minimalist option, and you can save 15% on two different sizes with promo code 43AN7C9B.
In addition to a fresh new design, the PowerCore Elite (previously called the PowerCore II) includes three high speed USB charging ports with a whopping 30W shared between them, plus dual 10W microUSB inputs, allowing you to recharge the entire brick in as little as six hours, which is extremely impressive for a battery of this size.
Years later the Sonos PLAYBAR is still the best sound bar for most people, and still just as rarely discounted. Take advantage of this opportunity to snag a free $40 gift card and six months of Music Unlimited if you’ve been in the market for one. Shane has loved his since 2013.
If your phone supports Quick Charge 3.0 charging, we’ve got a pair of nice wall charger discounts for you today. First up, a 2-port model from Aukey for $11, which has QC 3.0 included in both ports.
Or for $6 more, you can opt for this iClever charger, which features three ports (though only one with Quick Charge), and folding prongs for greater portability.
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.
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.
If the bottom of your bag looks like a Radioshack going out of business sale, this $7 travel case from AmazonBasics can keep your memory cards, battery packs, charging cables, and other small electronics organized.
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
The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves…pretty much anything really, and you can get a refurb of the Animal version on Amazon today for $213, one of the best deals we’ve seen. Compared to the standard V6, this model has 75% more brush head power to lift pet hair and other debris out of carpets and furniture.
Update: Back in stock again, if you missed it on Tuesday.
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.
With this one-day Amazon sale on Kershaw Link knives, you can be one of those people that’s randomly carrying a knife whenever something needs cutting. Those people are respected by all.
Diatomaceous earth is one of the most effective weapons we have against bugs, and Amazon will sell you a 10 pound bag of the stuff for $20, a rare discount from the usual $22. Despite the unspeakable things it does to bugs in your yard, it’s actually food grade, and completely non-toxic for humans and pets.
Finally, someone made the Glow Bowl, but for everywhere else in your home. This motion-sensing light strip is billed as an under-bed night light, but you could just as easily attach it under your bathroom counter, along a railing, beneath your baby’s crib, or anywhere else you might need to venture in the middle of the night. For a limited time, you can get one for just $14 with code R4KGYUII, matching an all-time low.
Vacuum insulated stainless steel is the best way to carry any beverage. Everyone knows this. And today, you can save on a 17 ounce bottle, or a 30 ounce tumbler, both of which will keep your favorite drinks hot or cold for hours on end.
While you’re at it, grab some stainless steel drinking straws on sale too.
These dryer balls have an astounding 14,000 Amazon reviews at a 4.6 star average, and are frequently listed as Amazon’s top-selling item in the fabric softener category. Like, good for them, but how does such a boring product get that much attention?
Anyway, you can get a half-dozen for $11, or over $5 less than usual, while supplies last.
Even if your car has tire pressure monitoring built in, it’s likely a binary system: Either your tires are fine, or they need air. But even a slight amount of under-inflation can shorten a tire’s lifespan, so a more precise monitoring system can pay for itself over time.
This one from Fullele includes four wireless transmitters and a receiver with a built-in solar panel, so you don’t even have to plug it into your car’s DC outlet (though you can if you need to). You’ll see a real-time PSI reading for all four tires, so you’ll know when it’s time to top them up. Use promo code AXAQK83B to get it for $62.
If you’ve consumed so much coffee in your life that you’re now desensitized to the caffeine, Insomnia Coffee might be the
solution best option other than getting more sleep.
Insomnia claims to be the world’s strongest coffee blend, boasting 702mg of caffeine per 12 ounce cup. For comparison, a 12 ounce Red Bull has about 115mg, so…yeah, Insomnia probably isn’t super healthy. But hey, I’m not here to judge. You can get a pound of ground or whole bean for $17 right now on Amazon, about $3 less than usual, and the best price we’ve seen.
If, for whatever reason, you’ve gone through your entire adult life without getting around to buying an ice cream scoop, today’s a great day to rectify that. Amazon will also ship you ice cream via Prime Now in eligible cities, something I may have taken advantage of a few times.
This 54-piece screwdriver set is marketed as a laptop repair kit, but with a snake attachment and tons of bits, it could come in handy for all sorts of repairs in hard-to-reach places.
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?
Normally, TUMI luggage will run you into the $500s and even more. But with Nordstrom Rack’s sale, you can get your own TUMI carry on, backpack, messenger bag, and luggage for hundreds off list price. I’m not talking a couple hundred, here. You could stand to save almost $400 on certain styles.
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.
Top Lifestyle Deals
You probably already got your Bean boots from last year and are ready for whatever 2017 throws at you (weather-wise, at least). But if you need to replace a few things, or stock up on some trans-seasonal styles, L.L.Bean is giving you up to 50% off a ton of items, to stave off the winter weather in the best way they know how.
Sephora isn’t known for their discounts and deals like other retailers, but they’re trying something new this year. Every Thursday, Sephora will drop a bunch of deals and offers for one week only. This week, it’s the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette for just $27 (it’s the same price at Ulta as well), a contour kit from Smashbox, and your choice of Renewed Hope in a Jar by philosophy. They’re already going fast, se you should probably get over there.
How It Works
Measure and customize from home…
Follow the directions on Indochino’s site to submit your measurements and customize your shirts. Once the shirts arrive, 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 shirts. Shipping and return shipping are free.
You do not have to go through the measurement and customization process to lock in this discount. You can checkout now and submit later. This option also makes it easy to gift a suit.
If you live near a showroom…
Purchase your shirts 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 shirts delivered to the showroom.
Some wallets do cards well. Others excel at cash. Basically none are good for coins. But Slide is remarkably adept at all three.
Cash: Slide actually has a metal money clip built right into the fold, which keeps your bills secure without the bulk that comes with a full-width cash pocket.
Cards: You get three card slots, all of which can hold four cards comfortably, or up to 5 with a little elbow grease. You can access the two side pockets without even opening the wallet, but the pull tab pocket is truly ingenious. Just give the leather tab on the top of the wallet a little tug, and your most-used cards pop out for even easier access. Push them back in, and the tab recedes with them.
Coins: The coin pocket on the outside has a simple-but-effective interior flap of leather that acts as a lid. Turn Slide upside down, shake it around, and your coins will still stay inside.
Slide sent me a demo unit to check out, and I can confirm that all the features work as advertised, and the leather feels quite nice. There are five days left to get in on the Kickstarter for about 36% off MSRP, so this might be a good time to get out your wallet.
H&M’s fast-fashion is even faster and cheaper, with their huge sale going on right now. Get an additional 25% off already discounted women’s, men’s, kids, and home goods, with the code 6489. It’s silly not to at least take a look.
Because H&M does tend to be on the buy now, throw out later track of fashion, look for the premium pieces, rather than the lower end ones. Go against your entire nature and change the drop down to show Price: Highest to Lowest. Trust me on this on. Basically everything is going to be under $100 anyway, but you’ll score suede or leather pieces at ungodly low prices.
Top Media Deals
No Blu-ray collection is complete without a generous helping of Studio Ghibli, and several of their films are on sale right now, including My Neighbor Totoro for just $10.
Top Gaming Deals
Life is stressful these days, which is why we need games like Rime now more than ever. It looks pretty as hell, and lets you casually explore a beautiful island, solve puzzles, and find secrets at the pace of your choosing. Get it for an all-time low $20, while it lasts.
I’ll never understand how, in 2017, Microsoft still ships Xbox One controllers without built-in rechargeable batteries, but at least there’s an easy fix. Get two battery packs and a charging cradle for $17 today with promo code YS8SDUD2. You don’t have to use the cradle if you don’t want to; any microUSB cable will do the job.
If you like board games like Settlers of Catan and Agricola, you’ll definitely want to give Carcassonne a try. Today’s price is within about a dollar of the lowest Amazon has ever listed, and a great investment for your next game night.
When you play Game of Thrones Monopoly, you win, or you get bored after 90 minutes and trade away all of your properties. Today’s deal is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, so you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
If jump scares and body horror are the only things that make you feel anything anymore, you’re in luck! The latest Humble Bundle features features up to eight spooky games for great low prices, including Dead Age, Alien: Isolation, and Dead By Daylight. As always, you can name your own price, but some games are locked behind certain price tiers.
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.