Top Tech Deals
Update: Sold out, but the similar NETGEAR Orbi mesh system is also on sale for $350 right now.
Eero basically invented the mesh router market, and their new wireless system is a marked improvement from the already impressive original.
Amazon’s currently offering the Eero 3-pack (one base station and two beacons) for $300. That’s a big chunk of change, but it’s $100 less than MSRP, and easily an all-time low price. The Eero base station is basically a small but powerful Wi-Fi router, while the beacons plug straight into the wall and work with the router to create a strong mesh Wi-Fi signal throughout your entire house. They also double as night lights, if you weren’t already sold on them.
Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can once again save $1000 on the 65″ Q7F today, if you missed the deal last month.
You can read all about quantum dots here, but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images on a less expensive LCD panel.
Okay, so with that background out of the way, Samsung’s 2017 Q-series TVs utilize quantum dots to great effect. That Gizmodo review is about the Q9, rather than the Q7 that’s on sale today, but most of it should apply to either set. The Q7 has fewer local dimming zones and a less-premium industrial design, but it’ll still be the best looking TV you’ve ever owned. The 65″ model currently sells for $2700 on Amazon (and that’s an all-time low), but you can get it for $1800 from MassDrop.
If you have any inkling that you might be interested in 3D printing, this Monoprice deal is as good as it gets. Score their v2 entry-level printer for just $255 with promo code 3DSELECT, while they last.
Our deal researcher Corey is our resident 3D printing expert, and he had this to say:
I own that. I think it is the best starter 3D printer available. Prints ABS, PLA, Copoly, and several other filaments. Expect to tweak it to get the results you want, but also expect more capabilities than its price warrants.
Logitech’s Circle home security camera can alert you to movement, let you check in on your cats from work, and act as an intercom, just like basically every other internet-connected security camera these days. But it’s unique in its ability to cut the most interesting things it sees each day into a 60 second highlight reel, all automatically.
It was a pretty solid piece of kit at its original $200, but at just $120, this is a really great chance to join the smart camera club.
Whether you like to spend a lot of time outdoors, or just want to be prepared for extended power outages, these Aukey solar chargers can juice up two USB-powered devices at once using nothing but the sun. Unless space is a concern, I’d personally opt for the 20W model for $10 more.
We see a lot of deals on home theater bias lights, but even by our standards, $9 is insanely cheap for an RGB model. Just stick it to the back of your TV, plug it into a USB port, and control it with the included remote.
This car charger is small, powerful, made of metal, and only $5 with code KINJA102. Even if you already have a charger you’re happy with, I always recommend keeping a spare in your luggage for rental cars.
Though its been followed up by a few higher-specced models, the original Yi action cam is still a wonderful little device, and at $50, it’s never been cheaper.
This was our readers’ favorite budget action cam, and I can tell you from my own personal experience that it’s really terrific for the price…especially this price.
$15 is a pretty good price for a 10,000mAh battery pack. It’s absolutely insane for one with a solar panel and 12-LED flashlight array. Obviously, that little solar panel won’t recharge the battery very quickly, but it can trickle charge it while you’re outdoors, so it’s nice to have.
Now that you can enable an always-on microphone mode, the Amazon Tap is a much better product than it was when it launched, and you can get a refurb for just $15 more than an Echo Dot (which, of course, you can’t pick up and take with you) today from Amazon.
It doesn’t tilt or articulate in any way, but this Liger TV mount can hold screens up to 70″, and $11 is about as cheap as you’ll ever see something like this. Just use promo code TVMOUNT4 to get the deal.
You could fill a swimming pool with sub-$20 Bluetooth earbuds, but not many of them boast 8mm drivers, let alone 10 hours of battery life. Even if you already own a pair you like, I recommend getting extra sets of headphones to keep in your gym bag or luggage, for when you inevitably forget your favorites.
You’re probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but if you really want to paint your rooms with color, you’ll want to pick up a few Hue Bloom accent lights as well.
These lights used to sell for around $80, and today’s $45 deal on Amazon is the best we’ve ever seen. If you’re already invested in the Hue ecosystem, you should absolutely pick up at least one.
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.
You can never have enough places to plug in, and these inexpensive power strips from Aukey plug directly into your wall to add two USB ports and a phone stand in the case of the $11 model, or two USB ports, two extra AC outlets, a phone stand, and even a nightlight if you opt for the $16 option.
Vent-mounted magnets might be The Thing in smartphone car holders, but if your CD slot is lying dormant, or if you just don’t want to block a vent, this would also be a great option.
Top Home Deals
Most of us will soon be enduring the season of perpetual darkness, in which the sun is already setting by the time we leave the office. So really, there’s never been a better time to install some affordable solar motion lights around the outside of your home. You can stick them anywhere that gets a sliver of sun during the day, and they don’t require any wiring.
You’ve heard of Automatic’s smart driving assistant, but if $80 is too rich for your blood, this cheap OBD2 dongle connects to any iPhone or Android device over Wi-Fi, and can fulfill many of the same functions using various third party apps.
The most obvious use case here is understanding and clearing check engine codes, but these things give you access to pretty much all of the sensor data in your vehicle, at a much more granular level than you’d get from all of the symbols in your instrument cluster.
There are few things more irritating than noticing your tires are low on air, and then having to find a bunch of quarters, driving to the gas station, and cursing the heavens when the compressor shuts off before you’ve finished filling all four.
Instead, just buy this tiny $26 compressor, and fill up your own tires from anywhere. You can thank me later.
I never give my hangers much thought, except when a) I don’t have enough, or b) I keep having to pick stuff off the floor because the hanger didn’t have enough strength to hold it up.
These wooden hangers with extra wide shoulders are designed to hold up heavier coats, suits, and bulkier items. If your winter coats keep falling down, pick up a 6-pack for just $18 today with code 6ZKLOAP4.
Lärabars are great for starting your day or fueling up on the go, and Amazon’s taking an extra $3 off when you buy various multipacks as part of a back-to-school promotion. Just pick your favorite flavor, and you should see the extra savings at checkout.
Typically priced at $50, Amazon’s best-selling roaster oven is just $38 today, just in time for the upcoming holidays.
This device is basically a countertop oven, allowing you roast up to a 26-pound turkey with a temperature range between 150℉ and 450℉. If you’re not cooking giant turkeys, this roaster can do anything your normal oven can do, like cook muffins, chicken, or an entire sheet cake. Plus, with 1,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, you know it’s good.
The Nest Learning Thermostat usually costs $250, or maybe $200 if you find a good sale, but today at Home Depot, you can pick up a refurb of the previous generation model for only $139. The only real difference between this and the current edition is that it has a smaller screen, and it’s not like you’re watching movies on the thing.
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 BEDLGT30, matching an all-time low.
These leak-proof, TSA-approved travel bottles let you take your favorite products with you wherever you go. They’re made of squishy silicone, so there’s no need to be concerned about them getting smashed and exploding all of your clothes. Plus, you can twist the pre-printed tags (shampoo, conditioner, soap, sunscreen, lotion) right above the lid to identify the contents.
At just $9 today, they’re the cheapest they’ve ever been. You can use the money you’ve saved on an overpriced, but necessary margarita at the airport.
This Char-Broil patio grill squeezes an infrared gas burner in a tiny (25 inches wide) footprint , meaning you can enjoy high temperatures and even heating on even the smallest patio or balcony. Grilling season might be coming to an end, but it’s been selling in the $125 – $140 range for the last couple of months, and you can get it for just $110 today.
I was in the camp of people who felt like aromatherapy diffusers were glorified Glade plug-ins. And they are to some extent, but the fact you can use natural essential oils to create the scent, rather than whatever Glade uses, is a real game changer. The peppermint and eucalyptus scents can help with migraines and sinus headaches as well help humidify the air during drier winter months.
This diffuser is just $10 (with code 9HESUV4K), has 2 different aromatherapy settings, and doubles as an LED light with 5 colors options. Throw in this 9-pack of essential oils, just $13 with code BLISSOIL, and you’re all set.
If you still haven’t upgraded your morning routine up a life-changing wake-up light, Philips’ entry level model just got a huge price drop.
The Philips HF3500 is currently marked down to $40 (after clipping a $10 coupon), besting all previous deals. While there are higher end models with color-shifting lights and multiple wake-up sounds, this model still offers a reasonably convincing facsimile of a sunrise, which helps ease you out of REM cycles before the alarm sounds. I’ve been using it for years, and absolutely love it.
Chemical Guys makes some of the most popular car detailing products on the market, and Amazon’s currently taking 20% off several soaps, sealants, scents, and more. Just note that the prices listed on this page don’t include the discount, so you won’t see the deal until checkout.
Your phone’s alarm can certainly wake you up at an appointed time, but I think it’s worth having a real alarm clock that lets you to see the time at night without waking up your phone.
This one from Mpow has a large display, a time projector that can beam the time onto your ceiling, an FM radio, and even a USB charging port for your phone.
Unlike the plastic tupperware that’s overflowing out of your cabinets, these glass storage containers from Glasslock are microwave AND oven-safe. $26 is a match for the best price Amazon’s ever listed on this 18-piece set.
Snuggle up in one of these popular microplush fleece blankets for 15% less today.
These blankets, made by Qbedding, boast a 380 grams per square meter weight, which is significantly higher than the average 250 you’d see on most fleece blankets. That means they’re warmer, softer, and less prone to shedding. And if that doesn’t convince you, maybe the 4.7-star review average from over 1700 customers will.
For a limited time, promo code 9RRBHC2P will take 15% off any size and any color sold by Qbedding, Inc. and fulfilled by Amazon, so pick your favorite, and bundle up.
Amazon makes trail mix now, because Amazon makes everything, and all three flavors are a couple bucks less than usual today. I’ve had the Sweet & Spicy, and it’s excellent. It’s only a matter of time until they can deliver this to you by drone when you’re actually out on a remote trail.
When is a pen worth $40? Possibly never, but the GP 1945 makes a really strong case.
This Kickstarter campaign is set to ship out pens starting in November, and the demo unit they sent me is incredibly impressive. My titanium model is very solid and well built (there’s also a lighter aluminum version), to the point that I don’t think I could break it if I tried. The butt cap also doubles as a glass breaker for emergencies, the diamond knurled finger grip works as a small ruler, and you can even blow into the back of the tube to to use it as a survival whistle.
The real star of the show here though is the bolt action method of extending and retracting the tip of the pen. It gives you enough resistance to be satisfying, but not enough to be slow or frustrating, and it makes a very addictive click when the mechanism slides into place. I have no less than four fidget toys in heavy rotationon my desk, but clicking this pen was all I wanted to do today.
There’s only about a week left of the campaign, but you can still get aluminum GP 1945s for under $40, or titaniums for under $70. That’s a lot to spend on yourself, but these would make great gifts for the holidays. Plus, if you pledge $8 extra and include a note, they’ll throw in a magnesium pen core that you can use to start a fire. Just take it out and rub it against the finger grip to generate a spark.
Foam floor tiles are great for yoga, general fitness activities, or just for laying out wherever you spend a lot of time standing. Most of them though don’t make much of an effort to actually look nice. This pack of 16 though (each one is a single square foot) mimics a hardwood floor, and you can get it for just $19 with promo code EA5W25XG.
Kick back and relax with your feet up on this $12 adjustable-height footrest. Sure, it can help with circulation and improve posture, but I’d buy one because it’s just more comfortable.
TOP LIFESTYLE DEALS
ASOS is known for their massive sales, and this up to 60% off shoe sale is no different. There are over 350 pairs to choose from, with most coming in under $50. Everything from over-the-knee boots to loafers is included in the sale, so if you’re in need of some new kicks, this is where you should start.
Dorco’s Pace razors consistently represent some of the best values in the shaving industry, even when they aren’t on sale, but if you aren’t sure which model is right for you, this trial pack can help you decide.
The Pace Trial Pack includes a handle, six Pace 6 Plus cartridges (which include a seventh blade on the top to use as an edger), and four each of their Pace 6, Pace 4, and Pace 3 cartridges, which includes six, four, and three blades, respectively. The set would normally cost you about $38, but promo code KINJA1020A will take 50% off at checkout.
Sorel is one of your favorite winter boot brands, and the Tofino was the one to beat. And if you were in dire need of a new pair for the impeding season, their sale is here for you. Grab some better-looking boots, for both men and women, at up to 60% off, when you use the code SOROCT60 at checkout.
The Remington MB4900 has everything you need to to groom your beard or maintain your sexy stubble, and you can take advantage of two nice discounts right now. First and foremost, its $50 list price is the best Amazon’s ever listed. Then, a $10 clippable coupon sweetens the deal even further.
BioLite, maker of our favorite camping stoves and lighting, is back with a FirePit we’ve been psyched about since we saw it in action back in December. Their Kickstarter launched today and is already… on fire.
Update: Today is the last day!
The BioLite FirePit is easy to transport, minimizes smoke, is see-through for maximum fire viewing, uses wood or charcoal, and doubles as a hibachi grill. The secret here is an advanced circulation system that’s powered by a removable battery pack (which you can plug your phone into, natch), but unlike some of BioLite’s other products, the flames won’t recharge that battery themselves.
That said, Kickstarter preorders include a solar cover for free that will recharge the battery when the pit isn’t in use, but about a third of the units available at the $199 level are already gone, so don’t let this one smolder.
Not only is Perry Ellis having their Fall Clearance Event, which is marking down items up to 70% off, use the code EXTRA10 and knock an additional 10% off your order. If you need a new blazer, or some slacks, or even a nice button down or flannel, this is the sale you’re not gonna want to miss out on.
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.
The Clymb has everything you could need to get outdoors and do it properly, for a whole lot less than you’d think you’d need to pay. Right now, take your pick of apparel, gear, hiking accessories, and more, and grab 15% off when you use the code GOKINJA. With brands like Prana, Burton, Merrel, New Balance, Klymit, and more, there’s something for every outdoorsman.
The Clymb works as a flash sale site, where you sign up for access to thousands of products for up to 70% off what you’d normally pay. Just enter the promo code when you check out and you’ll get an additional 15% off.
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 SMARTWOOL33 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.
ThinkGeek has got your Halloween costumes and decorations figured out, and it’s all on sale. Grab up to 75% off over 180 Halloween items, including party decor, costumes, and accessories for whatever geeky guy you’re going as.
Somehow, it’s already halfway through October, but Backcountry is thinking about getting you outside and get you geared up for less. Take up to 25% off all Marmot gear, no code needed. Markdowns include cold-weather-ready outerwear, tops, tents, and more. It’s like Christmas for the outdoorsy people in your life.
If you don’t know about Dallas-based Breda, you need to. The watch brand creates minimalist, easy-to-wear styles of watches that aren’t overworked or overpriced. And we’ve got 35% off on three different styles, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35, including different colorways. Use the code KINJA35 and grab the Valor, the Rand, or the Belmont for 35% off ($46-$52, depending on the style).
TOP MEDIA DEALS
We’ve posted a couple of deals on classic monster DVDs lately, but this one’s a Blu-ray, and it’s cheaper than ever.
This 8-disc collection includes all the classics like original Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and a bunch more for just $36.
This set normally sells for at least $60, so grab your copy before it grabs you.
If you can’t get your hands on an SNES Classic, the nostalgia kick you’ll get from this book is the next best thing. Playing With Super Power is the definitive book on the SNES, featuring beautiful artwork, historical accounts, and even a foreword by Reggie Fils-Aimé. At $14, the paperback has never been cheaper.
With everything under $4, you can afford to fill up your Kindle with biographies and memoirs today.
They feature a couple of memoirs about people like baseball players, and nurses, but the selection seems to be skewed towards true crime titles, with more than a couple books about serial killers. So get in the Halloween spirit the old-fashioned way with stories about Jack the Ripper, H.H Holmes, and others.
Humble’s latest bundle is full of ebooks to help you navigate your work environment. Whether you’re learning how to be a manager, want to be a better negotiator, or just want some tips about how to dress, there are 19 books included here, split across three different price tiers. Just $15 unlocks everything though, and they’re DRM-free, so you can read them on any device.
Amazon always offers a free one-month trial of its Audible audiobook service, but for a limited time, they’re also tossing in two free book credits 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
TwitchCon 2017 kicked off today, and Amazon’s celebrating the best way they know how: With a sale. Save 20% on any of the gaming peripherals you see on this page with promo code TWITCHCON20, including popular gear from Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and more.
If you’ve entertained any stray thoughts about buying PlayStation VR, today’s the day you want to do it. $280 gets you the headset and the PS4 camera (with promo code 100VRSAVE), $20 less than our previous deal mention, and the best price we’ve ever seen.
Just note that you’ll need to purchase Sony’s Move controllers to play a number of games.
You don’t need the Cap Collector perk to afford Fallout 4‘s GOTY edition, as Amazon’s marked it down to $40 across all platforms. That includes the base game plus all of its DLC, including the excellent and expansive Far Harbor and Nuka World.
Wolfenstein: The New Order was better than it had any right to be, and fighting virtual Nazis sounds pretty cathartic right now. Get The New Order and its standalone prequel The Old Blood for just $20 on PS4 and Xbox.
When CogniToys asked me to check out their latest educational toy, STEMosaur, I was fearful it would end up in the pile of “nothing special” STEM toys that litter my kids’ room. I was absolutely wrong.
At just $99, an Indiegogo exclusive price for Kinja readers, STEMosaur packs an inordinate amount of education, games, jokes, core coding concepts, and more into his softly textured plastic shell.
My six year old was excited to fit plastic parts, drive screws, and connect ribbon cables to assemble her new toy. After installing the CogniToys app and getting him connected to the internet, STEMosaur’s gruff little voice came to life as he immediately started asking and answering questions. My daughter was soon playing games, learning facts, and laughing through full conversations with him.
In minutes, STEMosaur went from a box of parts, to a toy, to a playmate, to a companion. Your $99 Indiegogo pledge (expected to ship in December) gets you a smart educational toy with near infinite replay value, thanks to a solid out-of-the-box design and regular CogniToys system updates. As an added bonus, he’s cute and falls low on the ever-growing list of STEM toys in my home that may one day become sentient and kill my family.
Super Mario Odyssey is only about two weeks away, and here’s a friendly reminder that if you have Amazon Prime, you can preorder it for $12 off(discount shown at checkout). This deal is valid up until release day, but Amazon’s been known to sell out of preorders of popular Nintendo games in the past, so it might behoove you to place your order early.
You can also preorder a Switch bundle with exclusive Joy-Con, and the game included.