Today’s Best Deals: Surge Protectors, Coffee Pods, Sport-Brella, and More
Belkin surge protectors, Amazon’s K-Cup sample box, and a CyberPower UPS lead off Friday’s best deals.
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Today only, Amazon is offering up this 600 watt/1000-volt CyberPower UPS for just $75, or about $30 less than its usual price.
If you use a desktop computer, this will of course keep your machine running without any interruption in the event of a power outage, which means you won’t lose any unsaved work. But even if you only use laptops and mobile devices at home, this could still run lamps, your router and modem, or even a TV until the power comes back on.
Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out.
NOTTI is a mood light that works with your phone, and it has an extremely rare $10 discount on Amazon today. NOTTI works great as a night light, but it can also pulse along with music during a party, and even change colors when you receive certain notifications on your phone. And as Shane astutely points out, it also works as a scale model of the Aggro Crag for us 90s kids.
The incredible Logitech MX Master mouse was the sequel to one of our readers’ favorite mice, and the new MX Master 2S is the sequel to the sequel.
You still get an ergonomic design, great battery life, and a mouse sensor that works on any surface, including glass. But the 2S increases resolution from 1,000 DPI to 4,000, and introduces Logitech’s flow software, which lets you switch between computers on the fly, and even drag or copy files or your clipboard from machine to machine.
Amazon’s marked the 2S down to $90 today, a $10 discount, and the first deal we’ve seen so far.
Death, taxes, and never having enough power outlets. I can’t help you with the first two, but today’s Belkin Gold Box deal on Amazon can ease the pain of the third. Choose from three popular surge protectors, from a travel-friendly miniature model, to a larger one with pivoting outlets that accommodate oversized plugs.
With its 24 hour battery life, surprisingly good bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker. But its run may be at an end, because Anker recently upgraded it with IPX5 water resistance, and you can get the new model for $9 off today.
The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that amazing 24 hour battery; the only real differences are a slightly tweaked design and the aforementioned water resistance. That means you can take it to the pool, the beach, or even the shower without fear. For a limited time, get it for $9 off with promo code PRIMEAN8.
There are probably thousands of Apple Watch charging stands out there, but basically every one I’ve seen shares the same problem: They slide all over your nightstand when you try to pull the watch off its magnetic charger.
Aukey seems to have solved that with an ingeniously simple suction cup on the bottom of its new stand. It’s a little thing, but you’ll appreciate it every night, and what’s $6 to someone who spent hundreds of dollars on an Apple Watch?
Note: This doesn’t include any actual charging hardware: Like most Apple Watch charging stands, it’s basically just housing for the included charger.
Before you flee the country and/or go on your next international trip, be sure to pick up this universal plug adapter for $12 with code HMOA8987. It also comes with a detachable USB adapter (with standard US prongs) that can be used as a standalone charger as well.
Google Wifi is one of the highest profile competitors in the nascent mesh router market, and Amazon’s marking down their single Wifi point to just $100, or about $15 less than we normally see it.
Tile is the ultimate device for anyone who can’t stop losing their things, and you can get two for an all-time low $30 right now.
If you aren’t familiar, you just slide this thing into your wallet, keep it in your car, stick it in your luggage…anything you frequently misplace, and the Tile app on your phone can ping them over Bluetooth and cause them to beep until you find what you’re looking for. And if your lost item is outside of your phone’s Bluetooth range, it’ll show up on a map automatically any time another Tile user comes into range.
For context, the best price we’ve ever seen on a single Tile Slim is about $24, so you’re barely paying a premium today to get two of them.
Amazon’s new Dash Wand has Alexa built right in, and lets you order groceries and other household goods just by scanning a barcode or using your voice. The best part though? It’s basically free.
The Dash Wand will set you back $20 upfront (not bad considering it’s a full-featured Alexa voice assistant), but once you register it, you’ll get a $20 credit in your Amazon account automatically. It’s basically the same value proposition behind Amazon’s $5 dash buttons, but the Wand seems infinitely more useful and flexible.
Plus, if you live in a city with Amazon Prime Fresh, buying the wand will get you a 90 day trial membership, so you can fully immerse yourself in Amazon’s lazy vision of the future. We posted this when it launched last month, but it’s been sold out or heavily backordered ever since, until today.
A lockbox doesn’t do a whole lot to deter thieves if they can just grab the entire thing off your shelf, but this compact Master Lock 5900D includes a built-in security cable so you can secure it to something solid.
You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones; these 4 star-rated Cowin E-7s are just $38 right now, or $32 off with promo code 42YFK63R.
They might not have the brand recognition of Sony or Bose, but these headphones pack in 30 hours of battery life, the ability to use them in wired mode if the battery dies, and yes, active noise cancellation that reviewers say works really well.
If you use a Keurig coffee maker (no judging), Amazon’s latest sample box is a no-brainer. $8 gets you seven or more K-cup samples from multiple providers (including some “samples” with three cups each), plus an $8 credit to spend on your next eligible K-cup purchase from Amazon. Assuming you were going to buy coffee from Amazon anyway, that’s like getting the samples for free.
It’s easy to see why Cuisinart’s DBM-8 electric burr coffee grinder is Amazon’s top seller in the category. It’s affordable, it’s dead simple to use, it includes 18 coarseness settings, and it looks great. Today’s $40 price tag is roughly $5-$10 less than usual, so perk up, and lock in your order before it sells out.
If you’ve got the space for it, the Swash Express clothing care system can freshen up your favorite outfits, and it’s never been cheaper than it is today.
All you have to do is plug Swash into a standard wall outlet, add a special detergent pod (made by Tide), and hang your clothes inside. After 10 minutes, your outfit will smell great and will be free of any wrinkles. It won’t completely eliminate your dry cleaning bills, but it will let you go longer between trips. Just remember that today’s price is only available today, or until sold out.
So you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day…what do you do? You buy this monitor riser for $148 with code O7UYCDBY, or nearly $100 off.
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.
With a good set of silicone cooking gloves, you’ll have full finger control when you handle hot pans in the kitchen. Hell, you could use them to just pick up a piece of meat directly off the grill, like some sort of barbecue superhero. For $6, why not?
You don’t need to buy a new car to get that fancy, blue-tinted Xenon headlight look. You can add it to your old beater with these Philips CrystalVision bulbs, now 20% off in the size of your choice.
If you aren’t familiar, these are standard halogen bulbs that should work in most cars, but the glass is tinted to put out that bluish, 4000K light that’s the hallmark of Xenon. And yes, they’re just as bright as normal bulbs, and they’re completely street legal. So if you’re ready to make the switch, find the right size for your car (Amazon has a tool to help once you click through to the product page), and you’ll see the discount at checkout automatically.
The newest member of OxyLED’s popular T-02 stick-anywhere light family is the T-02U Plus, which features the same footprint at the T-02 Plus, while packing in a remarkable 64 LED bulbs compared to the original’s 36. That makes it perfect for a closet or wardrobe where you get ready in the morning, but it would also work well under your kitchen cabinets. Just be sure to use promo code KINJA2UP to save $5 at checkout.
Anker’s HomeVac Duo vacuum transforms from handheld to upright, has the impressive runtime you’d expect from the brand that makes your favorite battery packs, a washable HEPA filter, and a great warranty. That’s quite a package for $89, within a few bucks of the best price we’ve seen.
This was Anker’s first foray into cleaning products, and reviewers seem to love it. It’ll run for 24 minutes on a charge at full power, or an hour in eco mode, which should be sufficient for most average-sized homes. The standout feature though is definitely the detachable hand vac, which lets you clean furniture, shelves, and even your car with ease.
Ain’t no lie, baby Bai, Bai, Bai is 35% off when you buy a 12-pack from Amazon today, in the flavor of your choice. Note: Discount shown at checkout.
Mrs. Meyer’s plant-based soap is normally quite a bit more expensive than the competition, but with this 20% Amazon coupon and Subscribe & Save, it’s priced just right. This set includes dish soap, hand soap, and an all-purpose cleaner, in your choice of three scents: Geranium, Lavender, and Basil.
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. 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 $4.50 coupon on the page and use Amazon Subscribe & Save.
Magnetic smartphone vent mounts are the sleekest and easiest way to prop up your phone in the car, and you can get two mounts from Aukey for $8 today with code PRIMEAU4. Even if you already have one in your own car (a pretty safe bet!), it’s worth tossing an extra into your luggage to use in rental cars whenever you travel. They also work as makeshift phone stands if you use them at your desk, or on an airplane tray table.
Sample boxes like these, the ones full of things you probably need around your house rather than sample sized beauty products or protein powder (no offense), are great. For $15, you get 15 samples of stuff like paper towels, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, and more, plus $15 back to spend on buying select household items.
Bar none, Sport-Brella is the ultimate beach umbrella, and Amazon’s discounting the blue XL model for just $43 today, the best price we’ve seen in months.
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.
We’ve seen several deals recently on the standard model, but fewer on the XL, so if you could use the extra foot of space, I’d lock in your order without delay.
You can get $25 sunglasses that are polarized or $25 sunglasses with metal frames, but rarely both, and never in this many different styles.
If you missed out on our exclusive code last week, Prime Day brings 20% off a ton of styles from Privé Revaux. Just add them to your cart to see the discount.
Privé Revaux makes polarized, stylish shades for less than half of what you’d expect, and right now, our readers can take advantage of their best prices ever. Yes, the models are celebrities looking super awkward who probably had nothing better to do, but the sunglasses are actually pretty great looking.
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. Grab discounted shoes from Cole Haan, Brooks, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards program, get 3x the points on the over 40,000 items on sale.
At $8 per month, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for Prime members with a limited time $10 credit when you sign up for a new account and use promo code SUMMERMUSIC.
You’ll still get your one month free trial when you start the service, but the first $10 you spend on the service will be automatically refunded thereafter. That means you’d over two months of free music for an individual account, or a deeply discounted second month of the family plan. Just note that this promotion is only for new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers.
I urge you not to judge Ghost in the Shell based on the Scarlett Johannson film. Instead, add the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray of the original to your collection for just $8, within $1 of an all-time low.
I occasionally play tennis with a professor of linguistics, and he told me that Arrival (mostly) did a great job of portraying how one might theoretically go about deciphering an alien language. When’s the last time you saw a movie about your profession that wasn’t rife with errors?
Accuracy aside though, it’s just a really good movie (and critically, one that rewards rewatching), so you can rent it from Amazon for just $1 right now.
Pandemic is one of the best cooperative board games you can buy, and $20 is the one of the best prices Amazon’s ever listed. I suggest spending the money you saved on pizza to share with your squad.
$8 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pads, but today, that gets you a massive 2.5′ x 1′ model that can accommodate your keyboard as well. So luxurious! Just be sure to use promo code EFX3JXJL at checkout to save a couple bucks.
If you’ve played Ticket to Ride, the European version is more than just a new map. The addition of tunnels, ferries, and train stations add new layers of strategy that the American edition lacks, making it a worthy addition to your board game cabinet for $30.