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This seemingly-basic remote might not look like much at first blush, but it can actually control eight of your favorite home theater devices, and even turn your smartphone into a universal remote as well.

You’re probably used to seeing Logitech Harmony remotes with screens built-in, but it turns out that you already carry a much better screen in your pocket. So in addition to controlling your TV, cable box, game console, stereo, and more from the remote itself, the Logitech Harmony Smart Control can now do the same from your iPhone or Android from anywhere in the house. That’s especially handy when your favorite show is about to start and you can’t find the remote anywhere. Today’s $70 deal is the best we’ve ever seen, but I’d expect it to sell out quickly. [Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple Remote, $70]

littleBits kits are a great way to learn about electronics while building your own gadgets, musical instruments, or smart home accessories, and Amazon is offering all-time low prices on several starter packs, today only.

It goes without saying that any of these would make a terrific gift, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to buy one for myself. There are several sets available, so go check out the full collection before they start selling out. Personally, I’m pretty enamored with the cloudBit kit, which includes an SMS-controlled fish feeder project. [littleBits Gold Box]

You might not want to wear it all the time, but the Microsoft Band 2 is one of the best fitness trackers you can buy, and Amazon is already offering a $50 discount for the holidays. [Microsoft Band 2, $200]

Update: Sold out at $20.

Hey, remember when Apple came out with a $100 iPhone battery case? That was funny. [iPhone 6/6s Battery Case, $20 with code 5VEX6MRE]

It might not arrive until after Christmas, but still, $10 Bluetooth speaker! [TechMatte Sound Pod Bluetooth Speaker, $10 with code JQBC4TLW]

We’ve all been there. The doorbell rings, and you’re in the bathroom, or otherwise pantsless. Before you know it, you’re answering the door wearing a towel, or missing an important package delivery. With this $15 driveway alarm though, you’ll have a precious few extra seconds of warning to make yourself decent. [1byone Wireless Driveway Alert, $15 with code AKCVJ6UG]

Mpow’s Swift Bluetooth headphones are jaw-droppingly popular, but if you’re willing to spend a little more, you can upgrade to Mpow’s “Seals” line for $31.

The Seals feature a wraparound design to keep the earbuds in place, IPX4 water resistance for sweat and rain, support for Apt-X streaming for higher fidelity audio, and CVC noise reduction for making calls. Plus, they just look a lot more “premium” than most of the cheap wireless earbuds we’ve seen, meaning they’d be a great gift. [Mpow Seals Airflow Bluetooth 4.0 Sports Headphones, $31 with code MXNPN642]

Got your eyes on Apple’s jaw-dropping new MacBook? Best Buy is both offering a whopping $300 discount on the base 256GB/8GB model right now, plus an extra $50 off if you have a .edu email address. [Apple MacBook, $1000]

Silicone bottles are great for carrying lotions, soaps, and sunscreen while you travel, and this three-pack is just $8 right now. [Attmu Silicone Travel Bottles, Set of 3, $8 with code 2YUW6J8J]

If you need a last minute gift for your favorite outdoorsman, you could do a lot worse than this portable lantern. We’ve seen lots of products like this, but not many include 15,600mAh power banks that can charge your phone over USB, and power the LEDs for up to 35 hours. [Bienna Rechargeable Emergency Lantern with 15600mah Portable Charger, $24 with code XCVZ37X9]

If you don’t necessarily need the latest and greatest, Microsoft will sell you a 128GB Surface Pro 3 with Core i3 processor for $600 today, or about $300 less than the equivalent Surface Pro 4. [Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - 12” - Intel Core i3 - 128GB, $600]

Today only on Amazon, $50 gets you the complete Seinfeld DVD pack, a set of playing cards, a framed puffy shirt, Deli-themed salt and pepper shakers, bonus features, yada yada yada. [Seinfeld: The Complete Series 2015 Gift Set (Amazon Exclusive) [DVD], $50]

Landing on Mun for the first time in Kerbal Space Program is probably one of my top 3 all-time personal gaming moments, and I can’t recommend it highly enough at $24. [Kerbal Space Program, $24]

Walmart’s currently offering several amiibo figures for $10 each, which is a great opportunity to expand your collection, or give some as gifts. [Walmart has select amiibo figures on sale for $10 each]

Now that you’ve see The Force Awakens, you can keep the Star Wars excitement rolling with great deals on Disney Infinity sets.

This was $5 cheaper on Black Friday, but if you find yourself in need of a lot of extra file storage, it’s tough to beat 5TB for $115. [Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive, $115]

$10 isn’t a huge discount, but if anyone on your holiday shopping list wants a new Apple TV, and you missed out on some short-lived Black Friday savings, this is probably the best deal we’ll see before next year.

Apple TV 32GB ($139) | Staples

Apple TV 64GB ($189) | Staples

I used to chop garlic by hand, and I think deep down, I was hoping I’d cut my finger off just so I’d have an excuse to stop. That all changed when I bought a garlic press, which minces a clove in a matter of seconds, and does a far better job of it than I could ever do with a knife. [Professional Stainless Steel Garlic Press Complete Bundle with Silicone Tube Peeler, $9]

Everyone likes a little candlelight every now and then, but if you don’t want to keep buying new candles (or houses after you burn yours down), this 6-pack of flameless alternatives is just $13 today. [Kohree Realistic Battery-Powered Flameless Pillar Candles - 6 Pack, $13 with code QEEI4BK3]

We’ve seen several deals lately on Philips’ life-changing wake-up lights, but if you’re not among the 20,000+ Gawker media readers who have already pulled the trigger, the entry level model just dropped to its lowest price ever.

Unlike an unsympathetic traditional alarm clock, the Philips Wake-Up Light eases you awake with a gradually-brightening light that simulates a natural sunrise, which is how humans are designed to wake up anyway. And of course, it will still nudge you awake with a gentle beep when it’s really time to get out of bed. It also doubles as a very warm and pleasant reading light as you’re getting ready to go to sleep. I’ve owned this thing for nearly a year, and I can definitely tell the difference when I sleep away from home and have to rely on my iPhone alarm. [Philips HF3500/60 Wake-Up Light, $48. Clip the $10 coupon]

Let’s be honest here, thin fabric koozies are mostly useful for decoration; they don’t really keep a can cold for very long. This imposing metal Thermos contraption though? It’s the real deal.

Thermos’s stainless steel can insulator uses vacuum insulation and thick walls to actually provide a barrier between your beverage and the outside world. They go so far as to claim that it will keep a can cold for up to 3 hours, and even if that’s a little bit of marketing hyperbole, what could possibly be in that can that takes more than an hour to drink?

Over 1,200 Amazon reviewers have given the Thermos a 4.7 star review average, and you can get one (or more!) for just $10 right now, an all-time low. This would make a great stocking stuffer for the holidays, so check out before they sell out. [Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator for 12 Ounce Can, $10]

If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, today’s your lucky day. Anker’s basic charging pad is down to just $12, which is a fantastic deal for most phones. [Anker Wireless Charger PowerPort Qi Wireless Charging Pad, $12]

We see deals on hard drive enclosures almost every day, but even by our standards, $7 is cheap. If you have any spare hard drives or SSDs lying around, this is a great excuse to turn them into external drives. [ORICO 2.5” USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure, $7 with code 3QGJVXWL]





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