At a certain point, the benefits of upsizing your monitor still start to be overshadowed by the sheer amount of desk real estate you lose. But 27″ is not that point, and the Dell UltraSharp 27″ LED Monitor is a good buy at $329 today at Amazon, if you’ve been jonesing for more screen space.
It’s $5 more expensive than it was on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but if anyone on your shopping list (yourself included) would like an Alexa-enabled, incredible-sounding Sonos One speaker, they’re $20 off right now, which is the second best deal we’ve ever seen. Or, you can buy two and save $50, which is a match for Black Friday.
Unlike Black Friday though, that $20 discount is also valid on the new, limited-edition HAY Sonos Ones. They’re priced $30 higher than black and white, even on sale, but you get to pick from five designer colors.
The $100 Connect:Amp discount also made a comeback. This device basically turns any unpowered speaker pair into a Sonos smart speaker, compatible with streaming services and multi-room audio.
It’s 2018. Hang your TV on your wall, already.
Amazon has a few mounts on sale for under $20 today, so you can’t even say price is a factor in your decision to put it off. Order one, get it done, and bask in the glory of your newly mounted TV.
You see that giant button on the back of the One Touch’s cradle? Once you put your phone in place and press down, that button will snap the sides of the cradle shut, holding your phone in place with minimal effort. You can also extend and tilt the mount’s arm, meaning you can find the right angle no matter how your dashboard is arranged.
In today’s edition of “Silly Things That Are Actually Kind of Useful,” we have a $22 beanie with tiny Bluetooth headphones built right in. I’m sure the sound quality isn’t amazing, but it should be adequate for listening to podcasts, or even some summery songs to make you feel less cold and miserable over the next few months. There are dozens of different styles, and promo code RTKJ45CODE should work on all of them.
Wireless charging works the best when you have charging pads scattered all around your home. If there’s a table where you set down your phone, it should have a Qi charger on it. And at these prices, that ideal can be your reality.
For $40 (with promo code KINJA378), you grab an LED desk lamp that supports 10W (Android) and 7.5W (iPhone) Qi charging, plus an extra USB charging port for your other devices. The lamp itself even supports multiple color temperatures, so you can set it to daylight when you want to feel energized, or dim and warm when you want to wind down at the end of the day.
Or, just stock up on regular Qi pads for $8 each with promo code KINJA0014. These would also make great stocking stuffers.
There’s no question that rechargeable batteries are generally superior to the kind that you use once and throw away. But they’re also more expensive, and it doesn’t hurt to keep a stash of the more primitive style of batteries on hand for instant use while you wait for your others to regain power or arrive from Amazon, or for low-draw devices where they actually make more sense.
Today, you can get 48 Energizer MAX AA Alkaline Batteries for just $14, or around 29 cents apiece. I’m not going to twist your arm to buy them, but if you do, you’ll be super glad they’re in your cabinet next time you’re in immediate need of power and all your eneloops are otherwise engaged.
Samsung’s U3-rated microSD cards are some of the fastest and most popular options out there—I have the 128GB model in my own Nintendo Switch—and all four sizes are down to all-time low prices today on Amazon.
If you need extra space for your action cam, smartphone, tablet, Switch, or anything else, these are extremely fast cards, and extremely good deals.
Anker’s newest PowerPort wall charger is its smallest one yet, and you can grab two of them for just $13 on Amazon today with promo code ANKERWBF.
The PowerPort Mini isn’t much bigger than the power brick that came with your iPhone, but it includes folding plugs, two ports, and 12W of power rather than just 5W. Literally everything about it is better.
That power is split between the two ports, so while it can charge an iPad at full speed if it’s the only thing plugged in, it’ll drop down to half speed if you plugged in a second device. But even so, that’s perfectly fine for overnight charging, and this thing is small enough to fit in any bag.
Amazon sells a ton of affordable tech essentials under its AmazonBasics brand, and dozens of them (including some surprises) are on sale right now.
Your basic essentials like rechargeable AA batteries, USB-C cables, and Velcro cable ties are here, as you’d expect, but did you know AmazonBasics has a UPS power supply? An LED mouse pad? A cool retractable Lightning cable? Yeah, me either. Be sure to head over to Amazon to see all of the deals; chances are there’s something you can use.
VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.
Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:
These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.
I guess we were all good enough to earn a special gift this Christmas, because Target gift cards are 10% off, today only. You can buy up to $300 worth, meaning you can save up to $30, and you know you could easily drop that much on a single Target run. Why are you still reading? Go! Seize the deal!
Notes: You can choose mail, email, or mobile delivery for any of the card designs. You won’t be able to use the card until tomorrow, and the typical 5% REDCard discount doesn’t apply on Target gift card purchases, so we recommend using a credit card that will earn you points like the Capital One Venture or Chase Freedom Unlimited.
Holiday light projectors are a godsend if you’re full of Christmas spirit, but not so full of the energy to hang up lights on your house. Amazon has a couple on sale today for under $20, so it’s not too late to get one and do the most by doing the least with your holiday decor.
Give your kitchen or bathroom a quick refresh with today’s Amazon Gold Box featuring Moen fixtures.
Lighting, faucets, and other accessories are marked down to as low as $7, so you can make a big impact with minimal cash sink. (Get it? Sink?)
Fans of Breaking Bad might consider tankless water heaters to be ostentatious displays of wealth, but they’re actually more affordable than you might think, especially in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
Two sizes of EcoSmart’s well-reviewed tankless heaters are included in the sale. The 11 model can pump hot water to two sinks and a shower at the same time (or possibly just two sinks if you live somewhere cold), while the 27 can provide effectively unlimited hot water to all but the largest mansions.
Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water, since they heat the water on demand, so you can indulge yourself with a longer shower every now and then. That also means that in most cases, they’ll be more energy efficient too, since they aren’t continuously heating a large tank of water that you may or may not be using.
Today’s prices are all-time lows, but they’re only available today, or until sold out.
Amazon’s Wickedly Prime snack brand makes a Nutella-like chocolate spread, and it’s actually pretty damn good! And at $8 for two 13 oz. jars (in both standard and salted flavors), it’s way cheaper too. That’s down from the usual $10-$12, so stock up, and pig out.
Are you still fumbling with house keys like a pleb? Stop. There’s a better way.
Today only, Amazon has the 3rd-gen August Smart Lock Pro for $158, which auto-toggles as you leave and approach. Or, to get really fancy, there’s the $165 3rd-gen August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, which can be controlled via your phone or smart assistant. Don’t stress about choosing; there are no bad options here.
You can’t drive the darkness out of your heart, but today’s Amazon Gold Box full of Mr. Beams spotlights can at least illuminate the shadowy places around your home. Prices start at just $12, which is totally reasonable for peace of mind.
Work Sharp’s Ken Onion tool sharpener isn’t your average countertop knife sharpener. But then, the average kitchen knife sharpener doesn’t have precise angle adjustments, a variable speed motor, 6000 grit belts, and nearly 6,000 overwhelmingly positive Amazon reviews. It’ll work on your kitchen knives, sure, but its design also allows it to sharpen scissors, outdoor knives, and even mower blades and axes.
Normally $130, Amazon’s ground the price down to $86 today as part of their 12 Days of Deals event, but this deal will go dull by the end of the day though.
If you haven’t crossed all of the handy people in your life off your holiday shopping list, Amazon’s kicking off its 12 Days of Deals event with this one-day sale is full of affordable gift ideas (and a worthwhile splurge or two).
We love this Bosch drill/driver for its compact handle, especially compared to the giant battery bulges present on just about every other cordless drill, and $75 is the cheapest it’s ever been. You can also add a bit set for an extra $25.
A wet/dry vac is just one of those things you should always have in your garage, just in case. And at $60, why wouldn’t you?
For the rest of the deals, be sure to head over to Amazon before the prices go back to normal tomorrow.
Light checked luggage makes sense, but why, you might ask, should you care what your carry-on weighs? Well, a lot of international airlines are starting to weigh carry-ons at check-in (I flew on one this year with a 21 pound limit, it’s true), and if there’s a buck to be made, you know it’s only a matter of time until domestic airlines follow suit.
Today on Amazon, the rollaboard carry-on, the spinner carry-on, and the 25″ checked bag are all on sale for the best prices ever, in multiple colors. The carry-ons both weigh less than six pounds, which is remarkable for wheeled luggage, and the checked bag is just over seven, so you’ll have a lot of pounds to play with before you risk an overweight baggage fee.
Here are a few reasons why you should pick up this $30 Mr. Coffee Automatic Burr Mill Grinder: 1. It’s affordable, 2. It’s really simple to use and 3. Hipsters are right—coffee tastes a lot better if you make it with freshly ground beans.
For a limited time, Amazon will sell you three pouches of Tide HE-compatible laundry detergent (totaling 144 ounces or 93 loads) for just $14 after you clip the 20% coupon.
These pouches are designed basically as refills for plastic Tide bottles, but as long as that doesn’t bother you, this is a fantastic price-per-ounce for any detergent, let alone name brand. Just be sure to clip the coupon on the page, and use Amazon Subscribe & Save for even more savings.
If you still don’t have an Instant Pot in your kitchen (or want a second; it’s not that crazy!), it may be time to grab the 8 qt. DUO model for $79. That’s not quite as cheap as Black Friday, but it’s a great deal if you cook for large groups. The 6 quart Wi-Fi model is also back down to $90, the same price as Cyber Monday.
In addition to pressure cooking (which is a miracle), this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put it simply, it’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own.
We all know the ThermoWorks Thermapen is the king of the castle when it comes to high-end meat thermometers, but with thousands of positive Amazon reviews, Javelin thermometers are probably a close second. Today only at MassDrop, you can get the Pro model, which gives you a reading within 3 seconds, for just $33. That’s a full ~$20 less than Amazon (not to mention nearly $70 less than the latest Thermapen), and a great stocking stuffer idea for the home cook in your life.
From now until December 3, you’ll get 25% off when you build your own My Hydro. Choose from 11 sizes, two lid styles, and the colors for the bottle, the boot, the lid, and even the handle. Mix and match to create a work of art, or a horrible monstrosity. Either way, it’ll be a unique gift.
You know what would be nice this time of year? When it’s freezing cold and pitch black every night when you leave the office? A trip to the Amalfi coast, obviously.
This discounted vacation package from TripMasters includes roundtrip airfare, two nights at a hotel in Rome, three nights at a goddamn-amazing looking hotel in Positano, and a rental car to get you between the cities (and anywhere you want to go in between). Prices start at $1,032 from New York, but you can select other departure cities as well. Ciao!
Think fast: Your mom/boss/other intimidating figure whose opinion you value just called and said she’s 2 minutes away from your house and will be stopping by for a short visit. Your living room is a wreck, strewn with the detritus of careless living, and you’d really rather not be seen for the slob you are. Not by this person, anyway. What do you do?
If you own the Sauder Dakota Pass Lift-Top Coffee Table, currently $98 at Amazon, you scoop up as much stuff as you can and conceal it beneath the mobile top. You won’t be able to shove, like, a ton of junk in there, but you can certainly clear off the this and any other tables and maybe hide a stray object or two that would otherwise be sitting on the floor or couch. That’s better than nothing! And before next time, maybe, examine your life choices so you’ll be more prepared.
If you’re still using that $30 metal bed frame you bought in college, it might be time to do the “adult” thing and upgrade to a nice looking wooden one. These frames from eLuxury Supply come in three different wood finishes, and install (and break down, if you need to move) without any tools. The best part though? The wood slats are only six inches apart, meaning you can lay a foam mattresses right on top without any additional support.
Prices vary by size, but for a limited time, promo code KINJAFRAME15 will take a flat 15% off.
You can certainly get through life without a full-length mirror, but they’re awfully handy to have when you’re trying out new ensembles. And if you forego the cheap over-the-door kind in favor of a nice leaner, a big mirror can even be a nice decor touch.
This Sandberg Rose Gold Full Length Leaner Mirror features a super now aesthetic and, at 65″ x 31″, it’ll let you check yourself out from head to toe to avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. And if you’re some kind of alien who’s not into rose gold, don’t worry: There are plenty of other finishes available.
There comes a time in every young person’s life when he or she must strike out and leave the nest to take up a new dwelling place. When that time comes, owning a basic tool set is a must, and this $49 Stanley Black + Decker 20-Volt MAX* 85-Piece Drill Kit is a solid choice.
Along with a drill and accessories for weekend projects, it includes hand tools you’ll need for everyday tasks, like a hammer, a tape measure, screwdrivers, and a stud finder (maybe it’ll point the way to Chris Hemsworth?). They’re probably not the most high-quality tools on the planet, but they’re a fine starter collection for a fledgling adult adapting to a new native habitat.
Cooking is enough work without having to worry about keeping your pans in good condition. You shouldn’t have to be overly precious with objects designed for use with fire and knives.
While you’re nodding in agreement, click on over and add the Gotham Steel 12-Piece Nonstick Frying Pan and Cookware Set to your cart for $99, and enjoy the freedom that comes with pots and pans you can stick in the dishwasher. The titanium ceramic coating supposedly keeps anything from sticking, but that sounds too good to be true; maybe try making your own Christmas candy in them and report back?
Especially during the bleak winter months, it feels good to have something green in your home. This sets of succulents, which features five different aloe plants, is on sale for $12, and they don’t need much sunlight or water, giving them a solid chance of surviving the frigid months ahead. Plus, they make for nice plant children to nurture while all other flora is cold and dead outside.
Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of options, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store. It’s a solid deal any time, but it’s even better for our readers from now through the holidays.
Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. If you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up though, you’ll get free shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a tiny axe, now’s your chance. IMO, the mini hatchet alone makes the Whetstone Multi-Function 10-in-1 Camping Tool totally worth today’s $6 price; the fact that it also has a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, and several other functions is just a fun bonus.
In the words of the great philosophers ZZ Top, every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man. Becoming one of those men is easier than you think, especially with today’s sale on men’s fashion at Amazon. Shirts, shoes, jackets, sweaters, and more are discounted — something for every occasion.
Shorten your mental checklist of smartphone-wallet-keys to just two components with this stick-on wallet case.
Make sure to clip the coupon and use the code promo code KP8RYT4K to bring the price down to $8.
What do you get this holiday season for the person that loves water, doesn’t have a ton of storage space, and enjoys having shoulders that feel like they’re on fire?
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An inflatable kayak! Walmart’s discounting a single seater from Intex to $60 today. It’snot as stable as a real kayak, but it can fit in the trunk of your car or the back of a closet with ease.
While most eye masks try to provide as little compression as possible, IMAK’s compression pain relief mask lightly presses around your eyes by design to help with headaches, migraines, and sinus pain. You can even throw it in the freezer for cooling (but not too cooling) relief when you go to bed.
$9 is the best price Amazon’s listed all year, and it makes a great stocking stuffer for light sleepers and headache sufferers.
We’re moving at alarming speeds towards the coldest part of the year, so chances are, you could use a jacket, or a vest, or at least some warm workout gear right about now. So head over to socially responsible outdoor retailer Cotopaxi, where any $100 purchase today will get you a $20 voucher towards your next purchase, and a $200 order will get you $50.
The only restrictions are event tickets and gift cards, but you’ll have to spend your voucher by the end of the year, so be sure you have a purchase plan in mind.
Macy’s wants to be more to you than just the store in Miracle on 34th Street and the sponsor of Thanksgiving’s most iconic entertainment. So they’ve decided to label you and me and everyone we know as their “friends and family” and offer us a 30% discount sitewide via coupon code FRIEND (except in certain departments, where it’s only 10%, or 15%, or 25%).
There are a bunch of annoying exclusions, so it may take some trial and error to figure out where the best savings lie, but isn’t the thrill of the hunt one of the reasons humans love shopping? Yeah, Macy’s could have done better, but they’re trying, okay? They just want to be part of your life.
Quit wasting time trying to disguise your dark circles and/or under-eye puffiness with concealer, especially if you don’t even have enough free hours to get a full night’s sleep. Instead, attack the issue itself. Baebody’s Eye Gel has garnered enough Amazon reviews (over 13,500!) to be considered a cult favorite, and now it’s available for just $19 after clipping a $5 coupon. The gel is formulated with peptide complex, Matrixyl 3000, vitamin E, jojoba oil, amino acids, and other effective ingredients that claim to help tackle most under-eye woes. That’s not something to roll your eyes at.
If you’re one of the daring few souls who are confident enough to give yourself or your loved ones a haircut, Wahl’s popular (as in, 12,000+ reviews popular) Color Pro hair cutting kit has a 20% coupon today, which brings it down to just $23. You probably spent more on your last haircut.
The kit includes 13 color-coded attachment guards that correspond to an easy-to-read chart right on the trimmer, as well as scissors, combs, and other accessories. No hot towel though, you’ll need to provide that yourself.
It would be cool (but also weird) if humans could just sprout a layer of fur to keep us warm in winter. Alas, there are some things that nature will not allow. However, humans can purchase this United By Blue Bison Puffer Vest for both men and women, which is filled with bison fiber, an incredibly warm, sustainable down alternative that’s often discarded by ranchers. And today through December 2, you can purchase one for $100, down from it’s usual price of $188.
In addition to being waterproof and super warm, the vest, which comes in either black or olive, also features a handy chest pocket and headphone port. We actually tried out the jacket version of this, and decided it would be perfect for our next expedition to Antarctica.
You can already feel really good about buying TOMS, what with their One for One program and commitment to other charitable endeavors. But the brand is making an effort to make you feel even more comfortable with your purchase, literally. Now through December 2, when you spend $125 or more at TOMS, they’ll send you a free blanket. Just use promo code BLANKET at checkout, and get ready to have a warm body to go along with that warm heart of yours.
The holiday season is stressful, so roll out all that tension in your back and beyond with this $22 Gaiam Foam Roller, down to its lowest price ever. Foam rollers are a secret weapon of workout fiends for pre-workout loosening up or post-workout soreness reduction. Or just skip the workout altogether and lay on top of this thing for a nice spine stretch in the midst of the all the Christmas chaos.
If you own the Philips OneBlade—and we know a lot of you do—you can grab two replacement blades for an all-time low $20 (or $19 with Subscribe & Save) on Amazon right now, the best price we’ve ever seen. Philips claims they last about four months, but I went nearly a year with my first one.
Everlane’s Choose What You Pay section (which, for the unindoctrinated, allows shoppers to choose from three different, discounted price points for an item) is always a good source of savings on some of the brand’s coveted, stylish basics, but it’s usually pretty limited. That is, until now. Everlane has flooded their Choose What You Pay sections for both men and women with a ton of overstocked inventory, including a wide selection of shoes for the ladies. This is likely the last you’ll see of these styles, so take your pick before they sell out, as much of Everlane’s offerings are wont to do.
Beauty megastore Sephora carries some of the best beauty staples year round, plus some really nice holiday gift sets during the most wonderful time of the year. If you’re in the market for either, now would be a great time to stock up, since Sephora is currently hosting its Beauty Insider holiday event. Insiders (aka Sephora reward program members — it’s free to join) can save $15 on purchases of $75 or more; that’s 20% off their whole order. Meanwhile, reward program members at the VIB and Rouge levels can save $20 and $25, respectively, off their purchases of $75 and up. Just use promo code 2018HOORAY, and be sure to check out before December 12, when this beauty of a sale finally fades.
No matter how what method you use to commute, it has drawbacks. Public transportation makes you beholden to other people’s schedules, driving a car forces you to combat traffic and is environmentally unfriendly, and riding a bike means you’ll arrive at the office winded and drenched in sweat.
Nailing a solid smoky eye is one of the most fundamental, yet arduous makeup skills that one can acquire, but Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Palette makes it flat-out easy. Today, this cult-favorite is just $25, down from its usual price of $54, at Nordstrom Rack.
Like much of the brand’s Naked range, the palette features 12 shades of wearable neutral shadows in both matte and shimmery textures that you will want to use for holiday party season, and they won’t even make you look like a raccoon. Get a palette of your own ASAP before it sells out or the deal goes up in smoke.
This sale will have you feeling blue — in a good way. Levi’s is taking 40% off their entire site. So now’s the time to swath yourself and everyone you know in denim.
If you’re undecided about which of the iconic jean-maker’s dungarees to choose, take it from our readers: the 511 Commuters are the go-to for men’s styles. As for the ladies, you can’t go wrong with the classic 501.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, suffering from anxiety, or having trouble sleeping because you’re suffering from anxiety, Sunday Scaries CBD gummies could help. Jolie Kerr shared her thoughts on them for The Inventory, and now, our readers can save 15% for the always-stressful holiday season with promo code kinja15.
That applies to the regular gummies, the vegan versions, and the pure CBD tincture, with extra savings available if you buy in bulk, so your wallet can rest as easy as you will.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but is it really? You can see for yourself with today’s Kindle sale, where nonfiction reads are up to 80% off.
The selection includes memoirs, business advice tomes, historical accounts, and pop culture reads.
The Big Lebowski just got a 4K Blu-ray release, and you can save big on the Limited Edition today, which includes a bowling ball pencil holder and a bag that really ties the room together. $43 is a new all-time low, which isn’t just, like, my opinion, man.
A great gift for any Potterhead, Harry Potter Film Wizardry includes 172 pages of interviews, stories, and behind the scenes photos from the production of every Harry Potter film, and it’s down to an all-time low $26 on Amazon right now.
Bonus: If you haven’t used promo code NOVBOOK18 on another book yet, it’ll save you an extra $5 here.
Hey, listen: The Deluxe edition of the Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia may be one of the coolest looking books ever made, and Amazon’s dropped the price down to $33 today, the best deal we’ve ever seen. And if you haven’t used the NOVBOOK18 code yet, you can bring that down to $28. That means you won’t have to spend as much time cutting grass and breaking pots to afford it.
Good news everyone! For a limited time, Amazon’s marking down digital downloads of every Futurama season, except Season 6, to just $5 each. The early seasons are only available in standard def, but it makes the switch to HD in season 7, for no additional charge.
Let’s be honest: We were going to buy this book even if there wasn’t a deal on it. But Michelle would certainly want you to take advantage of one if there was, right? The hardcover is down to a new all-time low $15 on Amazon right now.
Plus, you can still get a $5 discount if you spend $20 on books using promo code NOVBOOK18, which means you can add a $5ish book to your order, and effectively get it for free. Thanks, Obama.
Breath of the Wild is one of the greatest games ever made, so we’ll forgive Nintendo for spiking the football with a ~400 page hardcover compendium full of design artwork, commentary about the game’s development, and a history of the Breath of the Wild’s take on Hyrule.
The book only just came out, but its price has been chopped down like so many blades of grass to an all-time low $19 today. That’s not a lot of rupees for an incredible gift for any Nintendo fan.
It’s okay to give in to your child’s begging for L.O.L. Surprise! dolls. I promise I won’t tell anyone that you shopped Amazon’s Gold Box for creepy little toys that won’t even be played with once they’re out of the packaging. You’re just trying to make your kid happy, and the heart wants what it wants.
From our deal researcher Corey, who owns the Fast & Furious Edition:
The Fast & Furious Edition is compatible with all other Anki Overdrive cars and accessories, and expands on the original with new cars, game modes. and movie dialogue. It’s a huge hit in our house among my kids, their friends, and especially over beers with my adult friends. There’s even a single-player mode that I find myself booting up after everyone goes home and my kids are sleep. I grind for new weapons and powerups that I later use to decimate my opponents – yeah, usually kids. There are no participation trophies in my house.
Both kits include two cars and enough track pieces to build eight different raceways, and both allow you to add new cars and track pieces that you bought a la carte whenever you want. The Fast & Furious Edition is a few bucks more than the standard today ($93 vs. $86), but the standard set is at the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Consider this post a Hogwarts acceptance letter — that is, if Hogwarts also taught coding. Wizards who also aspire to become code whizzes can combine their interests with this Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit, now on sale for $80. Students build their own coding wand, and with just a swish and flick, they’ll see instant effects on their screen while also learning the fundamentals of code. There are 70-plus creative challenges for kids ages 6 and up to master before they can confidently say, “Mischief managed.”
If you’re anything like me, you’ll relax after a long day in front of a screen by sitting in front of another screen. Headaches and difficulty sleeping are routine—but, of course, they don’t have to be.
These gaming glasses from Gunnar Optiks promise to lessen eye strain caused by the blue light emitted from screens. Users report fewer headaches and an easier time sleeping. While this pair normally sells for about $50 on Amazon, right now you can use the code KJGUNNAR on DailySteals to bring it down to $39.
When my daughter was 2, I took her to visit her big brother at preschool. One of the first things she did was try to climb on the big kid toys on the playground, fall, and cry. But now she’s one of the toughest kids I know, so I guess that minor injury was actually a life lesson in not giving up when things get hard and refusing to give in to pain.
Teach your children those same lessons in your own backyard with the Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber Jungle Gym, $130. It’s 5 feet tall at the apex, so not high enough for most missteps to be life threatening, but it should be sufficient to yield the benefits of “risky play” that experts are always talking about. But I don’t blame you if you maintain strict supervision while your kids are on it — there’s only so much freedom most parents can give before anxiety sets in.
Board games are super fun, but they take up a lot of real estate when your collection reaches a certain size. Humble Bundle knows that we don’t all have space for a giant cabinet of amusements, so they’ve created a digital assemblage to entertain you and take up zero room (except in your Steam library, but that’s already overflowing, so a few new additions won’t hurt).
For $1, they’ll give you seven ports of games like Harald and Agricola for platforms ranging from Android to Mac. Pay $7 or more to unlock 11 more games, including Pandemic and Splendor. I’m not entirely sure about the logistics of having friends over for game night when you have to sit in front of a computer to play, but I’m sure there’s a way to make it work. The human spirit is predisposed to overcome all kinds of obstacles.
DXRacer’s Formula gaming chair has graced many an esports tournament stage in its day, and you can plant your own butt in one for $215 for Cyber Week. That’s not a small amount of money, but it normally pushes $300, and if you spend a lot of time in a chair for gaming or for work, it’ll be a worthwhile investment.
Kotaku’s Maddy Myers covered the very similar DXRacer Valkyrie in exhausting detail, if you want to give that a read before pulling the trigger.
With Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft basically created the Netflix of video games, and it’s a great deal at its usual $10 per month. But for a limited time, you can get a gift card for a whole year for just $70.
Xbox Game Pass grants you access to newer releases like State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves, as well as classics like KOTOR and all of the Gears of War games. The only catch is that you’ll be auto-renewed at the standard rate after the year is up, but hopefully there will be another deal before that happens, right?