Top Tech Deals
It’s time to start stockpiling USB-C cables, and Anker’s nylon-wrapped PowerLine cable is $4 off today, if you don’t mind red.
This riser arrives fully assembled, and just sits on top of your existing desk. Put your monitor(s) on the top shelf, your keyboard and mouse on the bottom, and use its integrated spring system to raise the entire setup from a sitting to standing position within seconds. I own a very similar product from Varidesk (which was much more expensive, by the way), and I absolutely love it.
I can tell you from experience that you’ll definitely want a good anti-fatigue mat for standing. This one has great reviews, but whatever you choose, make sure it’s at least 3/4″ thick.
And in case you missed it this week, the 6′ PowerLine II (which includes a lifetime warranty) is also down to $11 right now.
Fitbit’s Alta is one of the first fitness trackers that actually looks nice on your wrist, owing largely to its fashionable interchangeable bands, and you can pick one up on Amazon for $70 brand new right now. That’s by far the best price ever; it’s actually $15 cheaper than it was on Black Friday.
Aukey’s new action cam shoots in 4K (albeit at 25 frames per second, rather than the standard 30), and it costs $60. Think about that for a second. It doesn’t have a ton of reviews yet, but you can see some sample footage here.
The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge.
Luckily, Mpow’s headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting lost or tangled in your bag. Yeah, you’ll still need to recharge the case, but this definitely makes Bluetooth earbuds a simpler option while traveling.
Mpow basically created the affordable Bluetooth headphone market, and the company’s ergonomic Cheetah line looks like a great entry in their lineup. Note that this is actually the second generation of Cheetah earbuds; Mpow claims to have improved their water resistance this time around, making them perfect for exercise.
Update: $79 and $89 specials sold out, but there are some left at $99.
Needless to say, we don’t make a habit of covering crowdfunding campaigns, but given that we’ve personally used almost every product Anker has ever made, and our readers have purchased more than 200,000 of their products without issue, we’ll make an exception. Especially for this huge preorder discount.
Even better, I checked out two engineering samples of the Liberty+ on a recent trip to Seattle. They were comfortable (using the only size of ear tips available with the samples), and sounded great both when streaming Spotify and playing a few minutes of some podcasts.
As you’d expect from Anker, the headline spec here is battery life. Liberty+ gets a competitive 3.5 hours of playtime from the earbuds, but a whopping 48 hours out of the charging case. They also have some waterproofing, use Bluetooth 5.0, and work with your favorite voice assistants. Just don’t expect to wear them underwater or find any built-in fitness tracking.
I’ve been using wireless earbuds most days since mid-2016, and between our team we’ve tested more than ten different pairs. Anker’s Liberty+ are a steal at $89 (or $99 if you miss the early bird special), and while they will of course get discounted many times in the future from their $149 MSRP, we wouldn’t expect this price point again any time soon.
Expected shipping in October 2017.
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
Your very good dog deserves a very good bed, and this memory foam mattress is probably more comfortable than yours (as it should be). Get it for $56-$105 (depending on the size) today only in Amazon’s Gold Box.
Vacuum-insulated water bottles can keep liquids cold for an entire day, and this 40 ounce Hydro Flask is near its all-time low price today. If you like camping, hiking, or just working out outdoors, you can’t go wrong here.
If your home or office is a little too stuffy this summer, this $15 oscillating desk fan can help. That’s within about $1 of Amazon’s best price ever.
A good hammer drill/driver will come in handy for basically every home improvement project you can imagine, and Amazon’s top seller is down to its lowest price today.
Mechanics tool sets rarely dip below $.50 per piece, but this 170-piece kit from Crescent Mechanics checks in at just $79. Amazingly, that’s $1 less than a Gold Box deal from earlier this month.
You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Hell, my wife used ours to turn an iPhone 6 case into an iPhone 7 case.
The Dremel 4000 features a variable speed motor that can spin anywhere from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM, and includes 30 accessories and two attachments to get you started with projects all around the house. If you’re a Prime member, you can get it under $50 today, while supplies last.
If you own one of those popular essential oil diffusers, you can try out eight different oil scents with this $13 gift set.
While it’s not as simple to use as a Nespresso, this Mr. Coffee espresso machine is incredibly affordable at $57 (especially considering it’s a dual shot and includes a milk frother), and doesn’t require expensive pods to use. Plus, its 15 bars of pressure are more than sufficient for a great shot of espresso.
We all know charcoal is the best way to grill, but it’s certainly not the most convenient. But with this $9 chimney starter, your coals will be hot and ready to cook in just 10 minutes, which leaves you more time to gorge yourself.
Life’s too short to vacuum every other day, but luckily, you can pawn that tedious chore off to a Roomba, and the entry level 650 model is marked down to $275 today on Amazon, a match for last year’s Black Friday deal.
While some people will prefer to buy the name brand (it certainly helps if you need to buy replacement parts or filters), I’ve found Anker’s Eufy RoboVac 11 to be quite similar to the entry level Roomba, if you’d prefer to spend a little less.
You know those warm, dim, Edison-style bulbs you see in fancy restaurants and bars staffed by men with mustaches? Well, it turns out that they make LED version of those, and you can own six of them for $22 with promo code 3BBJHXS6. And unlike a lot of alternatives, these are dimmable, and even use E26 bases that work in any standard lighting fixture.
CREE LED flashlights pack a whole lot of lumens into shockingly small packages, and $10 today gets you an OxyLED flashlight, an 18650 rechargeable battery, and a charger. We see these types of lights for around $5-$7 from time to time, but those deals usually require you to find the battery yourself.
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 $68, 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 deserve a massage. No, you deserve massages any time you damn well please. So do yourself a solid and score a deal on one of Naipo’s top-selling electric massage products. Just note the promo codes below, and take a load off (your wallet).
Bar none, Sport-Brella is the ultimate beach umbrella, and Amazon’s discounting the blue model for just $40 today, if you’re willing to wait out a backorder.
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. Today’s price isn’t the best we’ve ever seen, but it’s a solid deal if you have a beach trip on the horizon.
It’s as good a time as any to stock up on new workout clothes with PUMA’s Spring Markdowns (even though it’s summer). There’s something for every level of exerciser, and some everyday basics that you can wear just to look like you kind of workout.
TriggerPoint’s “GRID” is one of the most popular foam rollers on the market, and Amazon’s offering Prime members the black 13″ model for $20 today. You’ll even get some instructional videos to help you get started.
You do not have to go through the measurement and customization process to lock in this discount. You can checkout now and submit later, which makes it very easy to gift a suit.
This matches our exclusive Black Friday discount, which is the best deal Indochino’s ever offered, and one of our most popular exclusives ever.
Having a suit that fits perfectly is great, but the little details Indochino lets you customize, from your jacket lapels to pocket flaps to accent stiching around your buttons, are where things get fun.
How It Works
Measure and customize from home…
Follow the directions on Indochino’s site to submit your measurements and customize your suit. Once the suit arrives, 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 suit. Shipping and return shipping are free.
If you live near a showroom…
Purchase your suit 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 suit delivered to the showroom. Return once it arrives for any final alterations if they’re needed.
Those who already have a closet full of suits may want to opt for something more interesting like the Indigo Twill Windowpane, while the rest of us should go for something versatile.
Let us know what you’ll be wearing to your next event (or day at the office) in the comments.
Top Media Deals
The theme for this Sunday’s Kindle ebook sale is New York Times best sellers, which is…a pretty good theme for a book sale. Choose from over 40 titles for just a few bucks each.
Even if you aren’t a horror movie person, you should watch Get Out. Buy it digitally for $10 from Amazon, for a limited time.
Top Gaming Deals
If your PlayStation Plus membership is due to expire soon (or not), grab another year for $48 today, which is about as low as it gets since Sony jacked up the price by $10.
When you’re not playing games, the Xbox One is also a pretty great set-top streaming box. The only problem? The gamepad takes a few seconds to wake up, which can be really annoying when you just want to pause a movie.
Note: You’ll need an adapter to use the Kinect with the Xbox One S, unfortunately.
The 2017 Steam Summer Sale is live, with deals on hundreds of titles including Hollow Knight, Rocket League, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and a lot (a lot!) more.