Today's Best Deals: Bosch Tools, Portal Router, Star Trek, and More

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An insane deal on a Bosch tool set, an exclusive discount on the Portal router, and the entire Star Trek Original Series Blu-ray lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Top Tech Deals

The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments.

Portal includes app-based configuration, nine internal antennas, and mesh capabilities if you buy more than one...table stakes these days for a good router. But while almost all home Wi-Fi routers limit you to a small number of public channels over 5GHz, Portal also opens up four “DFS” channels that are typically reserved for military use and commercial radar.

The law allows home routers to use these DFS channels, but they must shift off of them for a set amount of time whenever they detect active radar to avoid interference. Portal does just this, and moves all of your devices off of the busy channel in the background automatically, and shifts them back on when it’s safe. That means that most of the time, these channels are practically empty, so you won’t have to worry about interference from your neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks. This Digital Trends review has a thorough explanation of the technology, if you’re curious.

Portal retails for $200, and has sold for around $150 for the last few months, but for a limited time, you can try it out for $128 with promo code KINJAWIN. I bought this thing earlier this year, and absolutely love it.

Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4.3 star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $14 today (with promo code Y2BHMXNV), or $6 less than usual. 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.

If you can never remember to turn off your lamp at night, or just want to make your home appear occupied while you’re away on vacation, this programmable digital timer outlet from Etekcity makes it easy. Get it for $11 with promo code IV2W3Y5T.

Update: Don’t need Quick Charge? The standard PowerCore 10400 is also on sale for $21.

Anker’s PowerCore battery packs have long been reader favorites, and you can choose from two capacities of the PowerCore Speed on sale today. Both feature Quick Charge 3.0 for your compatible Android devices, but of course, any of their ports will charge basically any USB-powered device.

Unlike most Anker deals, these don’t require a promo code, but the 10,000mAh model is about $6 less than usual, while the 20,000mAh version is $8 off.

Yi, manufacturer of your favorite affordable action cam, also makes a home IP security camera, and you can pick it up for just $29 today with promo code YP5S6XQ4, the best deal we’ve ever seen.

The Yi Home Camera includes all the basic features you’d expect, including two-way audio, automatic activity alerts to your phone, and remote monitoring. And unlike other companies that rely on cloud storage and monthly fees, the Yi stores your files on an onboard microSD card, no membership required.

USB-C is great, but we’re going to be living through dongle hell for the next few years until it edges out the old standard. So if you own a computer (or even a phone) that uses USB-C, you ought to at least invest in a good adapter to help ease the transition.

This new model from Anker turns one USB-C port into two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, HDMI, ethernet, and a USB-C passthrough for $63, all wrapped up in an attractive metal package. This has been selling for $80 since it launched in June, and $63 is the first deal we’ve seen.

We see deals on leaf-style HDTV antennas pretty frequently, but if you won’t settle for anything less than the brand that started the trend, Amazon’s discounting the tiny Leaf Metro to just $15 today.

As the smallest antenna in Mohu’s lineup, the Metro is only rated for 25 miles under ideal circumstances (compared to 30 for the standard Leaf), so this antenna is best suited for city dwellers who live close to their local broadcast towers. Check out Lifehacker’s guide if you aren’t sure that this is right for you.

60W, six ports, $18. You won’t find many better deals on USB charging hubs.

Laptop bags that protect your computer during transport are usually all function and no form. And rightfully so. But this 15" Lifewit bag is actually incredibly attractive and functional, with durable genuine leather, a padded interior, and five pockets for things like your phone, chargers, and more. Use the code JTBRUJTJ and pick it up for $39.

It’s impossible to describe the BioLite CampStove without sounding like a lunatic, but you can actually find some sticks just laying on the ground, toss them into the stove and light them on fire at the push of a button, and then charge your phone with a USB port that’s powered by the heat of the flame. It’s completely insane, and yet it works.

Of course, this also works as a regular old camp stove, and at full power it can boil a liter of water in under five minutes. It also weighs two pounds, and is about the size of a large water bottle, so it won’t take up too much space in your camping bag. Get it for an all-time low $79 with promo code GOODFIRE, for a limited time.

Shane looked at the CampStove 2 for Gear, and while that model includes a built-in battery pack, a camp light, and a few other enhancements, I don’t think any of them are worth the price premium during this promotion.

Your favorite USB car charger just happens to be the smallest one you can buy, and you can grab it on Amazon for $7 today with code AUKEYCC3. This is Kinja Deals’ top-selling product of all time, and if it’s been on your wish list, this is the best price we’ve seen in about a year.

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

Update: Sold out, hope you got one!

If you have any home improvement projects on the horizon, or just want to upgrade your tool collection, Amazon’s running an insane one-day deal on a 4-tool Bosch combo kit.

$285 gets you a 1/2" drill/driver, a 1/4" hex impact driver, a reciprocating saw, and a circular saw, all of which will run off the two included 18V battery packs.

I did the math, and buying all four tools separately would run you $647, and this combo pack has legitimately never sold for less than $500. Hell, the reciprocating saw alone costs $267 right now, so you’re basically getting the three other tools for $18. So if you have any inkling you might need these in the future, this really is an impressive deal.

There aren’t enough hours in the day to waste time chopping onions, especially not when you can get a food processor for just $17. This model has been on Amazon since 2009, but today’s deal is the best price Amazon’s ever offered.

It might not feel like it right now, but dry winter air is just around the corner, but you can fight back with this Eufy (Anker’s home division) humidifier.

The Humos Air 1.1 can run for over 24 hours with its 1.1 gallon tank, and includes a a sensor to measure your room’s humidity level, three different modes, and even a slot to add a few drops of scented oils to freshen up your home. To celebrate the launch of the new Eufy brand, you can save $35 (!!!) with promo code ERFYN5GD, bringing the Humos down to $20, far and away the best price we’ve ever seen.

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is your favorite affordable vacuum cleaner, but it’s the OG Shark Navigator being marked down today to just $100, within $10 of the best price it’s ever been. It doesn’t lift-away like its reader-favorite counterpart, but it is just as powerful, and comes with an extender wand to reach under and around any furniture. For that price, it’s a great vacuum to have in your closet.

If you’ve ever been curious to try Zipcar, new users can sign up and get $30 in driving credit right now with promo code KINJA30. That won’t count towards your monthly or annual membership fee, but it should be worth at least 3-4 hours on the road in most cities, with all gas and insurance included.

Zipcar operates in most major cities, and a lot of colleges and universities have Zipcars assigned to their campuses, even in relatively small towns, so there’s a good chance that you can take advantage of this deal, if you don’t own a vehicle of your own.

While suction cup-based smartphone car mounts have been largely supplanted by magnetic solutions, this Anker dash mount is a fantastic option for anyone who doesn’t want to block a vent or use a case with their phone. If that sounds like you, speed over to Amazon to get it for $14, its lowest price in months.

If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system.

These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to find the right one. The 42 piece set is on sale for $17 today on Amazon. We’ve seen better prices in the past, but this set has been selling for around $20-$24 pretty consistently this year, so you’re saving about $4.

It’s not too late to plan a summer trip, and is making it easy with $50 off almost any prepaid $350 hotel booking (excluded hotels here) with our exclusive promo code, KINJA50.

That’s an extra $50 in vacation spending money you could put towards food, drinks, massages, theater tickets, indoor skydiving, Native American sweat lodges, or whatever else you like to do; it is your vacation, after all. Just note that you’ll have to book by 9/3, and your travel must be completed before 12/31, so you could even use this deal to plan ahead for the holidays.

Make the most of your trip with the Chase Sapphire Preferred, our readers’ favorite travel rewards card, and the best card for most people.

If you want to filter water at home, you’ve got three options: A pitcher that takes up as much room in your fridge as a large watermelon, a bulbous faucet attachment that looks ridiculous, or an under-sink system that filters your tap water before it comes out of your sink.

That third option is the most most unobtrusive, and also the most expensive, though maybe not by as much as you think. This highly rated iSpring 5-stage filter is down to $158 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen.

Aukey’s hefty 500ml oil diffuser can last up to 16 hours without refilling, and can also works as a color changing night light to boot. That’s not a bad package for $30.

While I probably wouldn’t recommend them for just a few bucks less, these smaller models are also on sale, though they obviously won’t run for as long with refilling.

Don’t forget to pick up some oils!

At $80 (with promo code NBJITZYU), this is the most affordable sous-vide circulator we’ve ever seen. And while it doesn’t come from a brand you’ve heard of like Anova or Chef Steps, it does seem to have some pretty solid reviews.

If you aren’t familiar with sous-vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here. Spoiler alert: it’s incredible easy, and the results are perfect every time.

GreenWorks’ 20-inch battery-powered lawn mower was at one point Amazon’s top-selling walk-behind mower, and you can own one today for $250, or about $50 less than usual. Charging a battery sure beats filling a gas tank and pulling a starter cord a dozen times in vain.

Magnetic wristbands are incredibly handy for doing work around the house, and this one’s only $9 with promo code GI7WDMPV today.

By now, most of you probably have a USB battery pack or two to keep your phones charged, and that’s great! But I’m willing to bet most of them won’t start your car if its battery dies.

The $35 iClever compact car jump starter has your standard pair of USB ports and a 12,000mAh built-in battery, but it also ships with a set of removable jumper cables to jolt your car’s engine to life in a pinch. Once you’re up and running, it’ll even recharge itself via an included 15V car (or wall) charger, so it never even has to leave your glove box.

Hopefully you don’t need to use this often, but it’s one of those things you’ll be really glad you bought when the time comes.

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 $22 compressor, and fill up your own tires from anywhere. You can thank me later.

If you’re hooked on IZZE sparkling juice, or can’t get enough of good ol’ Tropicana, you can stock up on your favorite kinds for 20% off, courtesy of Amazon. The page shows most packs for $11-$20, but use the coupon at checkout and you’ll knock 20% off. Plus, there’s some Naked Coconut Water in there too, if that’s your cup of tea juice.

The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves...pretty much anything really, and you can get a brand new one on Amazon today for $245, down from its usual $300.We see refurbished Dyson deals pretty frequently, but this is a great chance to save one that’s unsullied by any previous owners.

Update: The Motorhead version, with a more powerful brush bar, is also on sale for $270.

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.

Single-serving pods may not be the best way to make coffee, but you can’t fault them for being convenient. If you’re a Keurig or Verismo owner and a Starbucks fan, you can grab all the pods you need for 50% off. There’s even some instant coffee in there, if that’s something you’re into.

Premium travel products like high quality luggage, airport lounge access, or TSA Pre✔︎ seem like unnecessary extravagances when you’re considering purchasing them from the comfort of your own home. But if you travel with any regularity, you know full well that the small conveniences they provide really add up during a stressful day of travel.

The same is true of your toiletry bag, still an afterthought for many an otherwise experiened traveler. Most people tend to stuff everything in a ziploc bag, or even (gasp) loose in the outside pocket of their suitcase. And most bags that do exist are way bigger than they should be, while still offering only a paltry few organizational tools.

Gravel may just be the answer. A Kickstarter project that’s already shot past its goal, they sent me a demo unit, and it’s as well-built as they claim. The bag is far smaller than my own toiletry bag, which I sometimes can’t squeeze into a carry-on if I’m packing for more than a few days. But inside, you’ve got a ton of pockets that are purpose-built for holding all the essentials, including a long and skinny waterproof pocket for your toothbrush (even a Sonicare!), and a larger one for liquids that could explode during your trip.

On the outside of the case, another zippered pocket hides a buckle strap which you can use to hang the bag from a towel rack (handy in small hotels with insufficient counter space), plus another large pouch that’s big enough for a passport.

Gravel isn’t slated to ship until December, but if you order now, you can get one for $39, or two for $69 (nice), down from its expected $49 MSRP. I wouldn’t post it if I hadn’t tried it myself, and it really is a well done product.

GORUCK’s military-inspired GR1 dominated our Co-Op for the best everyday backpack, and they’re rewarding our readers with an extremely rare 15% discount with promo code KINJAGORUCK15.

Now, even with the code, this is still a $250 backpack. I’m not blind to the fact that that’s a lot of money. But every GR1 is hand-built over the course of four hours in the USA, is covered by a lifetime warranty, and by basically all accounts is just incredibly well-made. There’s a very real chance that this will be the last backpack you ever have to buy.

Own one? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Top Lifestyle Deals

Alex and Ani jewelry is here to stay, and they’ve gone past the days of bangle bracelets and charms. Right now, get your own Alex and Ani piece for as low as $11 from Amazon’s one-day Gold Box. Choose gold or silver bangles, bracelets with Swarovski crystals, or opt for a necklace or ring.

It won’t help you hit perfect tweeners, but you can at least look good as you flail around the court with this exclusive Tennis Express discount. Just use promo code KINJA15 to save an extra 15% off thousands of clearance shoes and apparel items from the likes of Nike, Adidas, New Balance, and more.

Saliva-based ancestry DNA tests probably won’t tell you anything profound, but they’re fun, and make great gifts, so you may want to pick one for an all-time low $69

Hat tip to Daniel, who shared this deal on our new Facebook Community Group.

Perry Ellis is sailing into the nice weather by clearing out their clearance rack. Save an extra 60% on clearance items automatically. Just add your favorite styles to the cart and see the discount at checkout. Stock up on everything you could need for the rest of the summer nights still happening for the next couple weeks, or prepare for autumn.

Patagonia’s Web Specials section is always full of amazing discounts on gear you’ll actually want to use. For their huge Summer Sale, they’re taking to 50% off those Web Specials and past season products. If you were waiting to pick up winter gear until it was discounted, now is your chance.

Get ready for the Dundee awards with this 15% discount on all of Keds’ full-priced styles during their VIP Event. Everything from their classic white sneakers and their newest collab with Kate Spade. There are even glitter sneakers if that’s something you’re into. You’ll need to enter your email to get your specific code, but it’s worth it.

It’s certainly not sweatpant season yet, but you can get ready for the colder weather with $6 men’s sweatpants from Hanes. As of the time of this post, four colors are available in multiple sizes, and you can save 30% with code SAVE30, and get free shipping with stackable code SHIPFREE. Cozy!

Update: If you spend $100+, use the code 15OFF100 and get 15% off on your entire order.

It’s time to start planning your outdoor adventures and Backcountry is gonna help you out in the gear department. Take advantage of their Semi-Annual Sale happening right now and grab up to 50% off select styles. Gear, apparel, shoes, and more are all fair game, which means outfitting for your next outdoor adventure just costs you a whole lot less.

Dorco, the best bargain in shaving, created a back to school pack for large adult sons who need to shave during the upcoming school year. Or, you know, anyone else who happens to need razors. Get it for $19 (50% off) with exclusive promo code KINJA8817.

That gets you a Pace 7 seven-blade razor with six cartridges, a Pace 6 with six cartridges, and three Pace 3 disposables. That probably would have gotten me through the entirety of undergrad.

It may not be autumn just yet, but that doesn’t mean you should pass up a good outerwear deal. Nordstrom Rack is marking down a bunch of The North Face jackets and coats for 30-40% off. Pick up a great coat and save it for next winter. Men’s, women’s and kids’ styles are all marked down.

ThinkGeek is now legally allowed to vote. The geek warehouse is celebrating turning 18 with a massive sale. Get up to 60% off a ton of things, plus a rotating selection of daily deals. There’s something for every single level of geek, so it’s really a good idea to take some time to look through them all.

You voted Eye Buy Direct one of your five favorite online glasses stores, and right now, pick up any pair of glasses or sunglasses (for $15 or more) and get another pair free. Stay shady by using the code BOGO at checkout and stock up, because this deal won’t last. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have six pairs of glasses in my cart that I need to decide on.

Top Media Deals

If you’ve enjoyed the new Star Trek movies, and want to catch up on the show that inspired them, you can beam up the complete original series Blu-ray box set for $50, the best price we’ve seen since January. This should sell out quickly, so I’d head over to Amazon at warp factor 7 to grab your copy.

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere hasn’t gotten the TV treatment like American Gods (though there was a radio adaptation), but many readers consider his first novel to be his best.

Update: Turns out there was a Neverwhere TV series, before there was a novel. I apologize to anyone I offended.

Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.

Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.

Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door’s world—and find a way to survive.

It’s absolutely worth adding to your Kindle for $2.

Top Gaming Deals

If you’ve caught drone fever, but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a DJI Phantom, Amazon will sell you a basic camera-equipped quadcopter today for just $30, the best price we’ve ever seen by $8.

It should go without saying that this isn’t a professional tool by any means. The camera only shoots 720p, and the results look like something that might have come out of a 2009-era smartphone (here’s a sample video). But hey, it’s a camera in the sky for $30, who can complain?

Just a day after releasing an ebook bundle for aspiring game developers, Humble just unveiled a bundle with the software you need to actually start creating games yourself.

The bundle includes a number of GameMaker: Studio modules (Studio Pro, HTML5, iOS, Android, and Windows), which cost anywhere from $150 to $800 each at retail, plus several games that include source code or UWP modules for you to tear apart, modify, and learn from. As always, you can pay what you want, but options are spread across three different price tiers, the most expensive of which unlocks at $15.





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