Monday's Best Deals: Smart Thermostat, Waterproof Speaker, iTunes Gift Card, and More

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A smart thermostat, a waterproof speaker, an iTunes gift card and more kick off today’s best deals.

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Top Tech Deals

Anker’s SoundCore line of Bluetooth speakers dominated our Co-Op voting, but the largest member of the family just got its first discount in a long time.

The Anker SoundCore Sport XL features the same one-meter waterproofing of the original SoundCore Sport, plus added dust resistance, making it even more rugged. And since it’s the “XL” version, it improves upon the original Sport with dual 8W drivers (vs. a single 3W driver), 15 hours of battery life (vs. 10), 66' wireless range (vs. 33') and a USB power output to charge your phone from anywhere. Just be sure to use promo code QUM7D9ED to save $14 at checkout.

You don’t need a new car to stream Bluetooth audio from your phone, or even a new stereo: You just need one of these $15 gadgets from Aukey.

This one connects to your phone over Bluetooth, and outputs the audio over AUX.

If your car is so old that it doesn’t even have an AUX jack, this model transmits your Bluetooth connection over the FM station of your choice, creating a truly wireless (if not the best sounding) solution.

Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4.2 star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $11 today, easily the best price we’ve ever seen. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three adjustable DPI settings and forward/back buttons, which are pretty rare at this price level.

The iPhone X might just be the most breakable iPhone ever, so as pretty as it is, you’d probably be well-served to slap a case on it. These two options from Anker are both just $7 right now. I have the Touch Case myself, and it’s working well for me so far.

It feels like just yesterday that buying QHD (2560x1440) displays from Korean eBay sellers or Monoprice for like $300 was an insane deal. Now you can get one from Amazon with Prime shipping for just $160. Sure, it’s not 4K, but a lot more computers will be able to drive it.

We see deals on WeMo switches and TP-Link Smart Plugs on a pretty regular basis, but this similar product from Koogeek is Apple HomeKit certified, and only $20 today.

Like those other smart switches, the Koogeek Wi-Fi Smart Plug includes an app for turning your electronics on and off, and putting them on a schedule. The key difference here is that you can also control it with Siri from your phone, or from Control Center in iOS. That’s a big deal if you’re an iPhone owner, and with promo code LWZN3ASA, you’re not even paying a premium for it.

It doesn’t offer full articulation left and right, but $14 is about as good a price as you’ll see for a tilting TV wall mount.

You guys, they’re finally here. USB battery packs with an actual, bona fide AC power outlets built in.

Obviously, they’re larger and more expensive than USB-only battery packs with a similar capacity, but RAVPower’s portable chargers still only weighs 1.9 pounds, and can charge your laptop via built-in AC outlets (100W on the larger model, 65W on the smaller). That’s an amazing convenience for long trips, conferences, or anywhere else that power is at a premium. And of course, you also get USB ports as well, in both standard and USB-C flavors.

I tested a slightly earlier version of this battery pack last year (the only major difference was the lack of a grounding prong), and it worked as advertised.

At $116 for 27,000mAh, or $90 for 20,100mAh, you’ll certainly be paying a premium for that power outlet, but if you’ve been waiting for a product like this for years, it’ll be money well spent.

Yamaha’s YAS-207BL was the first sound bar on the market to simulate surround sound with Dolby DTS Virtual:X, which bounces audio off your walls and ceiling without the aid of satellite speakers. I tried it myself, and the result was surprisingly convincing.

If you’ve been holding out for a good deal, it just dropped to $230, its first significant discount from its usual $300 MSRP.

Power strips with USB ports are nothing new, but most are designed for a home theater or an office desk, while this compact model is better-suited for a nightstand. Three AC outlets and three USB ports might be all you need in that environment.

There will come a day that all USB ports are USB-C ports, but until then, you’re gonna need some dongles. This USB-C hub features three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, an SD card reader, and a 100W USB-C passthrough port for power.

If you’re lucky enough to have an iPhone X arriving in the near future, you’re going to want to keep that screen looking pristine. If you missed the deal earlier this week, Anker’s once again marked down their 2-pack of screen protectors. Get them for $6 with promo code KARAP113.

Working at a coffee shop or in an economy airplane seat doesn’t usually come with the expectation of privacy, but that’s exactly what the Moose laptop bag gives you, and then some.

When it’s closed, the Moose looks like pretty much any compact laptop bag, albeit a very attractive one. Once you open it up though, two panels can fold out and snap to the side of the bag, creating, effectively, a private nook for your laptop with tons of storage space and pockets for accessories. It may look a little silly, but if you don’t want your seat mate peeking at your screen, it’ll definitely get the job done.

My favorite little touch is the Moose’s USB charging port. Stick a USB battery pack into the pocket at the back of the bag and plug in the built-in USB cord, and it’ll pass the power through to a USB port on left flap. It’s not completely necessary, but it is really cool.

A few early bird preorders are available for $109, after which preorders will go up to $140 (sorry, we didn’t get the sample until yesterday evening). It’s expected to retail for $199 when it comes out early next year though, so you’re getting a solid deal either way by preordering.

Anker’s original SoundBuds were our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but they’ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle.

The SoundBuds Curve are the newest addition to the family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating means your sweat won’t fry them. Their best spec though? 12.5 hours of battery life, which is fantastic for Bluetooth earbuds. They normally sell for $36, but you can get them for an all-time low $26 right now, no code necessary.

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

While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature.

The new Ecobee4 is especially notable in that it doesn’t just work with actually is a fully-featured Alexa device, just like an Echo Dot that lives on your wall. It’s rarely been discounted from its usual $250 since it launched earlier this year, but today on Amazon, you can get it (plus a remote sensor) for an all-time low $209.

I think this isn’t the time of year that you’re thinking about mowing your lawn, but this highly rated GreenWorks cordless mower usually sells in the $250-$300 range, and you can get it for an all-time low $192 right now on Amazon. It could make a great holiday gift, or you can just stash it in your garage until spring.

This $21 drinking fountain filters water, not once, not twice, but three times to produce water worthy of your cat’s affection. Usually selling for $9 more, you better use the money you save on more cat treats.

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.

For a long time, I was one of those people that threw all of their toiletries loose into the front pocket of their suitcase. A dopp kit is a little thing, but it’s insane how much less stressful travel is when you can easily keep track of all your bathroom gear. If you don’t own one, it’s absolutely worth $10.

The holidays are coming up and that means you may be having a house guest or two over. Buy this handy wine rack for the cost of two bottles of wine (at least the ones I buy), and show off your EXTENSIVE wine collection, or up to eight bottles. Maybe it’s not that extensive, but this is a classier way to store your wine when compared to just putting them on the counter.

Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with eight black packs from Amazon for just $13, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

You need toilet paper anyway, so you might as well stock up while it’s cheap. Get 48 rolls of Scott tube-free toilet paper for just $12 (or $11 if you use Subscribe & Save) after clipping the 20% coupon on this page. I’m not sure toilet paper tubes were high up on the list of ecologically damaging waste, but I suppose it doesn’t do any harm to get rid of them.

The Bouqs is probably the best place to use when sending flowers right now. The bouquets are unique and the blooms are harvested from the side of a freakin’ volcano. And right now, you’ll be able to get double the flowers for free in honor of their 5th anniversary. Just choose the Deluxe size of select rose bouquets, use the code TOFIVEMORE at check out and get it for the price of the Original size.

OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing lights have long been a hit with our readers, and now you can get three of them (with warm bulbs, rather than the traditional cool LEDs) for just $15, one of the best deals we’ve ever seen. These are perfectly sized for small closets and cabinets, but you can stick them anywhere you want.

Steaming your clothes might not get them as crisp as ironing, but it’s so much faster and, when you steam instead of dry clean, you can extend the life of your clothes. This highly-rated Rowenta full-sized steamer is down $43 from its usual $130 price. Unlike cheaper steamers, this machine’s built-in hanger will allow you to hang up your clothes to quickly steam front and back and then fold back down for easy storage. Remember, this deal will only last for the day or until it sells out.

If you’ve never deep-cleaned a carpet, get ready for an eyeopening experience when you see just how much crap a person can track into a home. At $80 (about $20 less than usual), this discounted BISSELL PowerLifter is perfect for keeping your carpets actually clean as opposed to just looking clean.

If you want the same kind of cleaning power for your furniture, this handheld cleaner is also on sale for $69. Nice.

RTIC’s Soft Packs are our readers’ favorite coolers, and the newly redesigned models are back on sale for the first time in months, if you’ve had them on your wish list, or if you want to give them as a gift this holiday season.

The smallest RTIC 20, which can hold 20 cans plus ice, is down to just $82, the best price we’ve ever seen. The RTIC 30 is within about $1 of an all-time low, and the massive RTIC 40 is down to the best price in months.

I personally own the 20, and I can tell you from experience that they really do keep ice frozen for days on end, but they hardly ever get discounts, so don’t miss this opportunity.

It’s decorative gourd copper string light season, and we are here for it. Get a 20' strand with 60 LEDs and a remote to control it for just $7 with code BXJWREBN.

We’ve posted a lot of deals lately on these coccyx seat cushions, but $15 is one of the best prices we’ve seen to date. These will improve posture and ease back pain in any chair where you spend a lot of time, from the office to the car to a long flight.

Top Lifestyle Deals

Activated charcoal is a Thing right now. From cocktails to ice cream, this black powder is in way too many things for it to be okay. If you want to integrate some into your lifestyle, and possibly whiten your teeth at the same time, grab a jar for just $11, today only.

The Nomatic BASICS wallet is one of our readers’ four favorite front pocket wallets, and you can try one out for just $13 today, down from its usual $20. We’ve seen it dip as low as $10 on a few occasions, but if your current wallet has seen better days, this is still a great deal. You even get to pick from three different colors.

Everyone needs a magnifying mirror in their bathroom, whether it’s to put on makeup or to hate-stare at how gross your pores look at 10x magnification. Any way you use it, this $27 light-up one is a great idea for those of us that can’t get enough of looking at ourselves in the mirror.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean, $200 after $30 coupon

The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean attempts to fix the biggest problem with every other electric toothbrush: The person operating it.

I know people are skeptical about Bluetooth-connected apps for devices that have existed without them for decades, but the Sonicare app is actually really cool. From Shane’s Gear review:

It’s good then the app is amazing, and changes the toothbrushing game if you actually use it. The Connected app tracks where you’re brushing (and not brushing), how long you brush for, where you’re using too much force, and more. The app will also keep track of when you need to replace brush heads, and your dentist can even use the app to view your brushing data and make notes of where you need to make changes.

In terms of the brush itself, you get basically every feature under the sun—this is the top-of-the-line in the Sonicare family, after all—including that awesome wireless charging cup.

Today’s $230 deal is an all-time low, and matches a Gold Box deal from a few weeks ago, coming in at about $50-$70 less than usual. But there’s also a $30 coupon on the page that you can clip, bringing it down to $200. A lot to spend on a toothbrush, yes, but it may just be worth it.

If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible.

For $38, the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And unlike most electric trimmers, it’s shaped like a puck, rather than a wand, which makes it much easier to maneuver around the back of your own head.I still think you’d have to be a lunatic to use this thing, but it’s proven to be extremely popular with our readers.

Top Media Deals

If you ever use iTunes to buy apps, movies, music, TV shows, iCloud storage space, or anything else, this discounted $100 gift card from eBay is basically free money. 15% is about as good as iTunes discounts get these days, so stock up.

Update: Sold out, sorry!

Milk might be a bad choice, but this $5 Anchorman Blu-ray is not. I wish it was a Step Brothers sequel but as Will Ferrell movies go, this one is towards the top.

The 20th anniversary edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas is remastered in HD and 7.1 surround sound, comes with a bunch of bonus features, and is just $9 today on Amazon.

Top Gaming Deals

If your gray or even neon Nintendo Switch Joy-Con are starting to feel a little drab, you can dress them up with Indigo 7 skins for 40% off today.

Indigo 7 makes silicone Joy-Con and thumbstick covers in a variety of colors to fit your mood (or favorite Nintendo character). Just pick what you want from this page, and you should see the discount at checkout automatically. If not, try adding code 40KINJASWTCH manually.

Just note that the code is only valid on one item per order, but you can place multiple orders.

One of Steam’s biggest hits of 2016 is now available on consoles, and you can score a copy of Stardew Valley for an all-time low $15 right now on PS4 and Xbox One, down from a launch price of $30.

Update: The Corsair is temporarily out of stock (though you can still order it), but if you don’t want to wait, here’s a similar product from Pecham for just $8.

Many of you wouldn’t bat an eye in spending $50+ on a good gaming mouse, so why would you neglect your mouse pad? This extra long model from Corsair can go under your keyboard as well, and is available for $13 today, an all-time low.

Ah K’NEX, forever the Burger King to LEGO’s McDonalds. But still, you can do some cool things with them (like build roller coasters) that aren’t really possible with other building toys, and nearly 20 different sets are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box. If you have any kids on your holiday shopping list, this is a good opportunity to cross them off early.

This $20 LEGO set recreates one of the only good moments of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader (sorry, spoiler alert).

Start your own rebellion with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, down to just $35. With 24 different gifts, like Rey’s speeder, an At-ST, a TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, and more. Even reenact The Force Awakens with the Jakku playmat (brooding Luke Skywalker on a cliff, not included). They also somehow made BB-8 even more adorable, by giving him a snowboard and hat, which is reason enough to buy this.

Note: Back in stock on Amazon, in addition to GameStop.

We thought the days of $40 PlayStation Plus sales were behind us, but lo, here it is at GameStop. If your membership is due to expire soon, or hell, even if it isn’t, you’ll want to take advantage of this.



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