Friday’s top deals kick off with a Samsung QLED TV, a refurbished Nest thermostat, a Remington beard and stubble trimmer, and a lot more.
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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.