Top Tech Deals
External hard drives are pretty fragile things, so if you’re a bit of a klutz, it might be worth springing for Silicon Power’s shockproof drives. Both their 1TB and 2TB models are 15% off today with promo code 15TYPEC4U, bringing them down to all-time low prices.
Both drives come with USB-A and USB-C cables, so they can plug into any computer, and both have built-in cable holders to help with organization in your bag. But just note that only the 2TB model is IPX4 water resistant.
If your current home network isn’t quite up to snuff, a pair of Amazon promo codes can go a long way towards fixing that today.
First up, this inexpensive range extender won’t be a cure-all for your range woes, but if you have one corner of your house that just doesn’t get a strong signal, it might be all you need. Use promo code 5OFF855RE to get it for just $15.
If you want to go whole-hog and replace your router, this powerful TP-Link AC2300 model is $30 off with promo code 30OFFC2300. This deal seems a little misleading, because it was the same price ($140) a few days ago without a promo code, but that’s an all-time low price regardless.
If you already have a Philips Hue Bridge, you can pick up individual White and Color bulbs for $7 off today on Amazon. They were a few bucks cheaper on Prime Day, but otherwise, this is the best deal we’ve seen on the third generation bulbs, which feature more vivid greens and blues.
There are precious few battery packs out there with USB-C power delivery, and this 30,000mAh model from Aukey is one of the most affordable we’ve seen.
In addition to the two standard USB output ports, the USB-C port works as both an input and high-speed output port that can charge a 12″ MacBook at full speed, or charge your Nintendo Switch’s battery level while playing it at full brightness. It’s pretty huge, but 30,000mAh should be enough juice to get power your devices for hours or days on end. Just be sure to use promo code AUPOWER1 at checkout to get it for $54.
4K monitors might be the new hotness, but QHD (2560×1440) is compatible with more computers, and still offers up enough resolution and screen real estate for just about everyone. This Monoprice model is refurbished, but $140 is absolutely insane for a 27″ QHD IPS display.
Not sure if these are right for you? Check out Lifehacker’s guide to help you get started.
You know those cool 360 videos you’ve seen on YouTube, or even in a VR headset? All you need to make your own is the Samsung Gear 360, and it can be yours for an all-time low $110 today.
Even if you don’t have access to a helicopter or speed boat to capture truly jaw-dropping video, you could easily plop this thing into the middle of a party or get-together, and relive the whole thing in 360 degrees later. I wish I’d had one for my wedding.
Here’s a sample of what you can capture from the Gear 360. On desktop (Chrome only), you should be able to click and drag around, and on mobile, your phone’s accelerometer should be able to rotate the video within the YouTube app.
That gets you Logitech’s darkfield laser tracking that works on any surface (including glass), a unifying USB receiver, and an incredibly comfortable design.
Mpow basically invented the $20 Bluetooth earbud market, and now that paltry sum can get you a set over wireless over-ears too.
Most laptops don’t have CD drives anymore, which is mostly fine, except for that one time that inevitably pops up every year or two where you really wish you had one. Now, you can for just $22, no extra power cable required.
Anker’s PowerPort+ 5 charging hub is ostensibly designed as a superior replacement for your USB-C MacBook charger—it’s one of the few third party charging hubs that can feed a full 29W to the laptop, just like its included power brick—but it’s a great accessory if you own any USB-C-powered devices.
Anker’s PowerLine cables are our readers’ favorite way to charge, and iPhone owners can upgrade on the cheap today. Get two 6′ cables (which are great for charging while you lounge around on the couch) for $18, no promo code required.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to Lightning cables, iClever went and made one that’s braided on the outside with stainless steel. And yes, it’s as great as it sounds.
Obviously, this won’t be as flexible as a rubber or nylon-coated cable, but it’s impossible to tangle, and should stand up to even the most reckless iPhone owner. Plus, it just looks really damn cool. It’s a tough sell at $15, but for a limited time, you can try one out for $9 with promo code ICCABLE3.
For a limited time, Anker’s offering up big discounts on their popular GlassGuard screen protectors for some of the most popular gadgets out there. Just find what you need on this post, and be sure to note the promo code (where applicable).
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
Bar none, Sport-Brella is the ultimate beach umbrella, and Amazon’s discounting the
red blue XL model for just $40 today, the best price we’ve ever seen.
Unlike a regular umbrella, Sport-Brella leans backwards and attaches to the sand with stakes, creating a kind of semi-private cocoon with enough space for a couple of chairs and a cooler. Best of all, it sets up in about five minutes (once you know what you’re doing), and can provide a full day’s worth of privacy and sun protection.
We’ve seen several deals recently on the standard model, but fewer on the XL, so if you could use the extra foot of space, this deal is only available today, and will probably sell out early.
The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 10” model is back down to $13 on Amazon. If you don’t own one, you shouldn’t hesitate.
Cooking for one? The 8″ model is a few bucks less.
Most of you own cast iron skillets, but what about chicken fryers and dutch ovens? Amazon’s discounting several enameled cast iron products from Cuisinart, today only in the Gold Box.
You might not have an immediate need for a pack of multicolored Sharpies, but they’re great to keep stocked in your home office, and Amazon’s currently selling a 24-pack of ultra fine tips for $10, which is about as cheap as you’ll ever see them.
Pack your stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag during their Best of Travel Sale. Get up to 50% off a ton of styles, no code needed, and make sure you’re packed like a pro for your next trip. One of your favorite rolling carry-ons is the star of the show, but the sale also includes a number of duffels and backpacks, if that’s more your speed.
Note: Be sure to click a few of the color options on each product page. Some colors often ring up cheaper than the default option.
Update: Back in stock, if you missed out yesterday.
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 Go 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.
Oh hey, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen a good copper string light deal. This set is 40′ long with 120 bulbs, includes a remote, and is only $10 today with promo code OXY1CL01. That’s a great excuse to liven up your patio space.
This 4-pack of night lights is a fine deal. A good deal, even! But mostly I just wanted to share the product photo above.
If your garage looks like an episode of Hoarders, this simple corner rack from Rubbermaid can keep your tools under control for under $20.
As a rule, most seats you spend time in during the day don’t have enough lumbar support, but that’s easy to fix with this $9 cushion.
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 3RJ6NATH, 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.
The last big deal on this thing only lasted a few hours, and we have little reason to expect this will be any different.
Top Lifestyle Deals
BalanceFrom’s yoga mat is one of the most popular you can buy, boasting a 4.3 star average from over 5,000 Amazon customers, and you can get it for an all-time low $10 today. So get out of your downward facing dog and get your butt to Amazon before it sells out.
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. Grab discounted shoes from Cole Haan, Brooks, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get 3x the points on the over 40,000 items on sale.
If your razor of choice is a Gillette or Venus, Amazon’s shaving $4 off dozens or cartridge refill packs, for a limited time. Just find the one that’ll fit your handle, and you’ll see the discount automatically at checkout. You can also save a little more by using Subscribe & Save, though the coupon will only count towards your first delivery.
Smartwool easily socked it to the competition when it came to finding out what your favorite everyday socks are, and with good reason: they’re kind of awesome. The downside to their awesomeness is they’re on the pricey side. But right now, use the code SMARTWOOL and get 33% off any three pairs of Smartwool socks on Jet.com. Just add your three favorites to the cart, enter the code, and get ready for warm feet.
Note: This deal was briefly available last week, but now it’s here for real.
Before long, it’ll be too cold to bother schlepping to the gym, but you can keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set. Each dumbbell adjusts from 2.5 to 50 pounds in 2.5 pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin. It’s like a complete weight rack that could almost fit into a shoebox.
Today’s $230 deal is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen, so be sure to get this deal before it’s swoled out.
Sperry is sailing through the summer with a pair of great sales this week, with free shipping on all orders, and free express shipping when you spend $75 or more.
First off, the Fall Preview Sale features a relatively small collection of footwear marked down by up to 30%, including several boots, no promo code required.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for there, there are also a ton of great discounts available in the clearance section, with more styles to choose from.
Foam rollers are great for soothing aching muscles, and this 13″ model will only set you back $12 today with code 2A2OJHO9. I’d say that’s a better use of your money than 5 minutes at a massage parlor.
If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The retailer puts thousands of fall and winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives, on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d better get on it. The sale lasts until August 6th.
Top Media Deals
There are a lot of “The Girl…” books out there, The Girl With All The Gifts may just be the best of the bunch, and it’s certainly worth $3 to add to your Kindle library.
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.
The Expanse was io9’s favorite TV show of 2016, and the book that inspired the first season is just $3 on Kindle right now.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in an extra free book credit to sweeten the pot. That’s in addition to the book you normally get with the trial, and each credit is valid for any title in the Audible library. The best part? The books you choose are yours to keep, even if you cancel the trial before it renews.
Just note that this deal is only valid for new Audible members only.
Top Gaming Deals
There have been a few deals on Catan lately, but $29 is about as low as it gets. Bug customer support enough, and they might even sell it to you for two bricks and a wheat.
Update: This is licensed by Nintendo, but made by Power A, sorry for the confusion.
You don’t need the Joy-Con comfort grip to use your Nintendo Switch, but it’ll make the whole experience much more pleasant, and it’s only $10 right now on Amazon. That’s about as cheap as
official Nintendo stuff ever gets.
I imagine most of you have played at least one or two of Telltale’s choice-driven narrative games, but the newest Humble Bundle is a great excuse to try out more.
Just $1 gets you a lot of the studio’s earlier work, including the first season of The Walking Dead, paying more than the average unlocks the likes of Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands, while $15 gets you Batman and Minecraft: Story Mode. As always, a portion of the proceeds go to charity, so make the choice to buy this bundle; you won’t regret the consequences.