TOP TECH DEALS
For what Apple’s 12″ MacBook lacks in ports and power, it makes up for in portability and sheer beauty. Today only, first gen refurbs are marked down to $800 (256GB/1.2 GHz) or $900 (512GB/1.3GHz) on Amazon.
This being the first generation of the computer, it’s pretty underpowered for anything beyond basic computing tasks like web browsing, email, and word processing, but it that’s all you need out of a computer, I can tell you from personal experience that you won’t find a better machine for using on an airplane tray table. For context, Apple sells refurbs of the second generation for $1019-$1269.
I highly, highly, highly recommend you get the $900 model here. $100 is a bargain to double your SSD space, and in this computer, that tiny bit of extra processing power can make a big difference.
If your home network has more holes than Swiss cheese, Netgear’s Nighthawk R6700 features beamforming, USB ports, and up to 1750 Mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes. You can save an additional $10 off the already-reduced price of $90 by clipping the coupon, bringing it down to $80.
It may not be feature-packed, or QLED, or even 4K, but this 32-inch LED Insignia flatscreen is absolutely worth $110. It’s a great TV for the bedroom, or a teenager who’s been dying for a TV but you don’t want to spend a fortune.
TP-Link’s well-reviewed AC3200 router is good enough for just about every home or apartment, and you can get it for an all-time low $120 today. Just make sure you don’t step on it thinking it’s some kind of large bug.
Higher capacity cards get more attention in the age of Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, but if 64GB is all you need from a microSD card, $23 is a couple bucks off the usual going rate for this SanDisk card. It was cheaper during a Gold Box deal a few weeks ago, but otherwise, it’s been pretty stubbornly priced at $25.
You probably already own a pair of Bluetooth headphones, but it never hurts to buy an extra set for your gym bag or luggage, in case you leave your favorites at home. VAVA’s MOOV 28 have fantastic Amazon reviews, and are just $20 today with code KINJABH9.
If you’re ready to make the leap to a 4K monitor (and if you’re sure your computer can handle it), this 27″ LG IPS display is down to its best price in about a year on Amazon.
If you aren’t familiar, IPS displays boast superior color accuracy and viewing angles compared to the TN panels you’ll find in most cheap 4K monitors, and with this deal, you’re basically getting IPS for “free” compared to the going rate for similar 4K displays.
These Samsung TVs aren’t the highest end models in the lineup, but they feature 4K panels, Samsung’s (limited) flavor of HDR10 support, and of course, excellent smart tv software and Samsung’s ecosystem of apps. Get a 40″ set for $400 today, or a 49″ for $500 with promo code KINJASMARTV, while they last.
For context, that’s $48 less than Amazon’s price for the smaller model, and $59 off the 49″ price.
The day will come where all USB ports you regularly interact with in the world will be USB-C ports. Until then, you’ll need some USB-A to USB-C cables to help manage the transition. Get five nylon-braided cables of various length today for $15 with promo code AUKECMD2.
You can also get three 3′ cables for $10, but they aren’t braided.
Vertical surge protectors (power towers, as I like to call them) seem to be having a moment right now, and this one includes eight AC outlets and six USB ports for just $31 with promo code ZY3FFGC8. If that’s not enough power for your desk, you might need a tech intervention.
iPhone X preorders go live on Friday, but you can get a head start on your accessories with these exclusive discounts from Anker.
First up, the PowerPort Speed USB-C charger is basically the Anker equivalent of Apple’s $49 MacBook charger, except it’s only $21. If you buy a USB-C to Lightning cable from Apple, this is the fastest way to charge your new iPhone (though it’s not that much faster than a regular 12W charger).
Speaking of Lightning cables, you can never have enough of them, and Anker’s nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ cables are on sale as well. You’ve never felt a cable this nice before.
And of course, if you get your hands on a shiny new iPhone X, you’re going to want to keep it safe, so you can choose from a variety of discounted cases.
There’s a nasty new Wi-Fi exploit out in the wild these days, but you can protect yourself from prying eyes (and get around geo-blocked content too) with a VPN subscription.
Lo and behold, PureVPN is offering some pretty stellar discounts right now when you use promo code Privacy20:
- 24 months for $62.40 ($2.60 per month)
- Six months for $42.96 ($7.16 per month)
- One month for $8.76
PureVPN encrypts and obscures all of your internet traffic from everyone from malicious hackers to your ISP to the government, and includes some cool features like a kill switch to automatically disconnect your Wi-Fi if the VPN stops working, as well as split tunneling, which can route some of your traffic through the VPN, while letting the rest go through your ISP.
TOP HOME DEALS
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. The newest,
pint-sized 3Qt Instant Pot Mini wants a permanent home on your kitchen counter, and it just got its first discount down to just $60.
Perfectly sized for any apartment, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own. Even if you already have one, I don’t need to tell you that these make great gifts, and the holidays are just around the corner.
If you need something bigger though, the other two larger sizes are also on sale:
Update: A few hours after we published this, the OneBlade got even cheaper, now down to an all-time low $24!
The Philips OneBlade is the electric shaver of choice for pretty much every man on our staff (and tens of thousands of our readers as well), and both the original and the upgraded Pro model are on sale right now.
The OneBlades are notable for their simplicity, versatility, and performance. They work as razors or beard trimmers, you can use them with or without shaving cream, they’re waterproof enough to go into the shower, and they cut through stubble like a hot knife through butter.
Some people balk at the replacement blade cost (a set of two is about $25), but they’re rated to last at least four months each, and I’ve been using mine about three times per week for about seven months now, without issue.
The original model is great, but the Pro has more stubble length settings (three combs vs. a single comb with 14 options), and a battery that lasts longer and charges faster. Honestly, I’d probably buy the original for $30 (about $5 less than usual), but the $70 Pro (down from $80) is a bargain as well.
If you struggle with manual wine openers, or just need an easy gift idea for someone else, Oster’s top-selling electric wine opener, plus a wine chiller, is just $25 today, complete with a foil cutter.
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 and USB-C ports to your home. Get a top-selling receptacle from TopGreener today for just $13 for USB or $24 for USB/USB-C, one of the best deals we’ve seen.
Steamers are either handheld and travel-friendly (though sometimes not the best quality) or are large and clunky. This one from Rowenta is both small enough to fit in closets but also strong enough to get out any wrinkle, plus it comes with an iron so you can use it both as a steamer or iron.
It may not be patio season anymore (at least on the East Coast), but for $22, you can grab a new umbrella that will keep you cool and protected from the sun.
Before you know it, it’ll be time to get started on holiday decorating, but you can save money, not to mention time, by taking advantage of Amazon’s Star Shower Motion deal.
If you aren’t familiar, these genius little gadgets use lasers to project red and green lights onto the front of your house, giving the appearance of holiday spirit without the hassle of actually hanging up outdoor lights. We’ve seen a few deals lately on similar products, but this is the original, as-seen-on-TV Star Shower that started the trend a few years ago, and it’s never been cheaper.
Might be cutting it a little too close for Halloween, but you might as well plan ahead to decorate your house for every holiday with just one $34 gadget (with code T66LJKDY).
This waterproof LED projector comes with 12 different themes like, Santa Claus, snowflakes, falling leaves, and Valentine’s Day hearts. You position it outside, set the timer, and you’re done.
Perk up with this programmable, 12-cup Hamilton Beach coffee maker, selling today at its all time low price of $29.
The $30 ultra sleek TaoTronics lamp bends in a million different combinations, and includes five brightness levels and five different color temperatures, which can boost your productivity during the day, and help you wind down in the evening. Plus, with a USB charging port, you can keep your phone charged close by in case you do want to take a Instagram mental break.
Even if you don’t have any infants at home, baby wipes can be great for getting deodorant marks out of your shirt, polishing up your earbuds, and generally cleaning up gross things. While supplies last, get 864 wipes for just $11 from Amazon after accounting for a $6 coupon on the page.
I’ve never really thought of mixing bowls of being but anything simple bowls, but this set from VonShef knocks normal mixing bowls up to another level. These have a pour spout, non-slip silicone base, a handle for easy mixing leverage, and measuring guide markings on the inside.
They normally sell for around $30+, but are just $25 today – perfect timing for upcoming holiday baking.
The bestselling, top-rated, and audience-favorite robotic vacuum just came out with a new and improved model, and you can suck up yours today for just $200 with code MMSM8QWT, matching a launch deal we saw last week.
It has the features you guys loved about the first model – remote control, a slim body to reach under furniture, and large dust box, but boasts upgraded suction power, so the vacuum will sense when it needs to use a little extra juice to take care of a mess. It also has slightly larger wheels to easier navigate over door jams and higher-pile carpets, plus a larger HEPA-style filter to better trap allergens and pet hair. How convenient!
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.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
Thousands of our readers have bought Bowflex’s adjustable SelectTech dumbbells, and you can put them in your own home gym today for $250.
That’s a decent chunk of change, but they barely take up any space, each dumbbell can go up to 52.5 pounds (apologies to your delivery driver) and make it more likely that you’ll work out this winter when it’s too cold to go to the gym. They were quite a bit cheaper back in April when Amazon and Walmart got into a bizarre automated price war, but that one blip aside, $250 is a great price for the set.
Tailgate in style (before you’re freezing your ass off) with this discounted pop-up shelter from E-Z Up. Today only, for $180 you can get the shelter you deserved for the games when you’re just eating chili and drinking beer in the parking lot.
Amazon is looking out for parents today by offering up to 30% off select Britax products. They have a wide selection of swings, cribs, car seats, jogging strollers, and more from one of the industry’s most trusted brands. These prices will only last for today or until they sell out, so grab them while you can.
Fanny packs (or waist packs if you want to be fancy) are making a comeback. You can pick up this fanny pack-like CamelBak from REI today for $30. It holds 1.5 liters of water and has pockets for keys and phone too.
For comparison, these are selling for $45+ on Amazon.
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.
It’s somehow almost November, but basically still weirdly warm 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 Collection, in any color, plus free shipping on everything. Maybe now you’ll be ready for the next random act of weather as our planet slowly dies.
It’s going to be too cold to schlep to the gym soon, but this $15 resistance band set lets you get a full workout in any room in your house, so you can stay in shape through all the holiday overeating.
Merrell may be most known for their quality hiking footwear, but they also make some really great outerwear and layers. Right now, they’re giving you an extra 10% off their sale styles, which include a bunch styles of for men and women, with the code OCTOBERSALE10. Some styles have a couple colors to choose from as well, and even the leather boots for women are waterproof.
The weather is actually nice, and Mountain Hardwear has the apparel and gear for you to enjoy it. Take up to 70% off select styles (Including their über-popular Ghost Whisperer Down) when you use the code MHWNOV70 at checkout. Go climb a mountain or hike a trail. Or just look like you do those things while walking the dog.
It feels a little weird to say this, but Banana Republic has gotten real good lately. They straddle the line of business casual and trendy streetstyle and it’s kind of great. And if you’ve noticed too, it’s the best time to take advantage of it because they’re giving an extra 50% off all sale styles. Maybe it’s time to give BR a little more respect.
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If you think you don’t need new socks, you’re probably wrong. Especially with the change of the season and the ability to lose a single sock at any time of the day, this 20% off sale from Backcountry is for you. Grab some pairs from Smartwool (maker of your favorite socks), DarnTough, Icebreaker (both in the top five of your favorite socks), Pendleton, and more.
Get the waterproof protection you want, with the breathability of a sweatshirt with Under Armour’s Swacket (yes, it’s really called that). Right now, they’re taking 25% off all their styles of swackets (it doesn’t get less awkward to type that) and have the right outerwear for the awkward weather we’re having.
When it comes to having a corner on the market, nothing really compares to Nike. And right now, use the code 20EXTRA and take an extra 20% off their sale styles for both men and women. Everything you could need for a good workout wardrobe is included, from apparel, to sneakers, to gear.
TOP MEDIA DEALS
Spend the $5 now on this Sandlot Blu-ray so you won’t regret it FOR-EV-ER, FOR-EV-ER, FOR-EV-ER!
For better or worse, our lives exist largely in the cloud these days, and that shows no signs of changing. So if you want to understand how it works, and maybe even find gainful employment managing those massive server racks, Humble’s latest book bundle is here to help.
Pay what you want to download DRM-free ebooks that teach you about Azure, AWS, and more. You can get get all 16 titles for as little as $15, or fewer books at two lower price tiers.
TOP GAMING DEALS
Nintendo branding makes any game better, even Monopoly. Play as Mario, Yoshi, Peach, or Donkey Kong for an all-time low $22. Sorry, Luigi fans.
This $8 LEGO vampire and bat set will keep you hands occupied when you’re trying not to shovel candy into your mouth.
The Nintendo Switch is better with friends, so pick up an extra set of Joy-Con for $69, or about $10 less than usual. Just note that you’ll have to be signed into a Rakuten account (no guest checkout) and use code PRO10 at checkout to get the deal.
Humble’s Day of the Devs bundle is back, and you can pay what you want for up to eight PC games, plus a VIP ticket to Day of the Devs in San Francisco, and a $2 Humble wallet credit if you’re a Humble Monthly member. Highlights this time around include Grim Fandango, Abzu, and Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and the top price tier is only $9, so get on this one.