Today's Best Deals: Chargers Galore, Rugged Anker Speaker, Sport-Brella

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RAVPower charging gear, Anker’s newest speaker, and the best beach umbrella lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Anker’s SoundCore line of Bluetooth speakers dominated our recent Kinja Co-Op, but the newest member of the family just got its first discount.

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. Simply put, it seems like a perfect speaker for your summer barbecues, hikes, and beach trips.

The SoundCore Sport XL debuted just a few days ago at $60, but while supplies last, you can save $9 with promo code SOUNDSXL.

This deal isn’t actually part of today’s RAVPower Amazon Gold Box, but if it was, it’d be by far the best discount of the bunch.

For a limited time, if you add this dual-port wall charger and a 2-pack of Lightning cables to your Amazon cart, and enter code 8XVF3BHL, you’ll get all of it for just $10. That’d be a pretty good price for either product by itself, so you’re basically getting one for free.

Despite the existence of winged and electric options, our readers’ overwhelmingly still prefer the humble double-hinged corkscrew for opening a bottle of wine, and this attractive model from X-Chef is just $6 today.

Flash sales are always fun, because it really makes you think about how much you’ll miss out on. So you should definitely take advantage of Dot & Bo’s Stars & Stripes event, where you 20% off select styles with the code 20%OFF-STYLESWELOVE. And they’ve even broken the site down by style: Rustic, Bohemian, Mid-Century, Industrial. How nice of them.

$22 for a $25 Fandango gift card isn’t a huge discount, but if that’s the service you use to buy movie tickets, it’s basically free money to spend on snacks.

Some days, you just need to make a mug of coffee and get going. Others, you need a full pot. Luckily, this $52 Hamilton Beach can do both. This once went as low as $40 on Amazon, but that brief deal aside, $52 is a great price.

We’ve seen our fair share of cheap Bluetooth ear buds, but how about on-ears? Mpow’s Muze headphones are wireless, foldable, well-reviewed, and even noise-canceling. That’s a heck of a package for $40. Remember, your next phone might not have a headphone jack, so this is as good a time as any to get accustomed to wireless.

Ready to get fit? For a limited time, Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off a ton of popular EAS products via a clippable coupon.

Inside, you’ll find dozens of powders, shakes, bars, and more in a variety of flavors and formulas. Just note that the prices displayed on the page do not include the discount; you won’t see your 20% savings until the final checkout screen.

If you’re a student, the parent of a student, or a faculty member, Microsoft is offering up deeply discounted bundles that include either a Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book, plus the free Xbox One bundle of your choice, an extra game, an extra controller, and a $50 Microsoft Store gift credit.

As far as back to school promotions go, this is pretty damn good, so if you’ve been meaning to buy a new Surface product, this is a pretty nice cherry on top.

We’ve seen DualShock 4 controllers dip as low as $39 on extremely rare occasions, but if you need a spare, I wouldn’t hesitate at $45.

Update: We posted this exact model last week for $850, but now you can get it for $800.

If you held a gun to my head and forced me to use a Windows laptop, I’d absolutely choose the Dell XPS 13. Adorama’s eBay storefront today is selling one with a 3200x1800 edge to edge display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $800, which is a fantastic bargain for anyone seeking a mid-to-high end laptop who doesn’t care so much about gaming.

RAVPower makes some of the most popular USB charging gear this side of Anker, and a whole bunch of it is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.

The most intriguing deal here is probably this 20,100mAh battery pack for $42, which gets you a standard USB port, a Quick Charge 2.0 port, and even a USB-C port for laptops and a few modern phones. Beyond that, we like the $15, 6-port charging hub, and the iPhone 6/6s battery case for $26, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see the rest of the deals.

Whether you wear TOMS for the ease of never having to tie your shoes, or you are into their philanthropic background, this is one deal you should take advantage of. Use the code SUMMER2016 and 15% off your entire purchase (with some exclusions). Plus, they’ve come a long way from just simple, canvas slip-ons. Now you have a real reason to throw out your old, gross ones.

Bar none, Sport-Brella is the ultimate beach umbrella, and Amazon’s discounting the red model for just $45 today.

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. Today’s price isn’t the best we’ve ever seen, but it’s a solid deal if you have a beach trip on the horizon.

We’ve seen plenty of $100 deals on the Fitbit Charge HR, but $85 is unheard of. Admittedly, we haven’t seen this eBay seller before, but they have good, if limited feedback.

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.

With 20-60% off at Bloomingdale’s, it would be a waste not to check this sale out. There are so many items in this sale, it will take you a good hour to just sift through what you put in your cart.

These Mackie bookshelf speakers sell for $100 on Amazon, and are actually the top-selling options in the “Studio Audio Monitors” category, but Adorama will sell you the pair for $75 today after a $10 mail-in rebate, plus free shipping.

For a few years now, Antec’s USB-powered HDTV bias light has been one of our most reliably popular deals whenever it went on sale. The problem: It only got a significant discount once every few months. Luckily, a copycat has emerged to fill in the gap.

Just like the Antec model, these Vansky LED light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and sticks to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the light strip will cast a soft glow on the wall behind it, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV’s perceived black levels.

We’ve posted deals on these several times now, but today’s $18 and $14 price points are all-time lows.

Today only, Amazon’s offering great discounts on a selection of Wenzel tents, ranging from $45 for a basic 3-person model to $120 for a cabin-like 8-person option, complete with a screened porch, natch. Be sure to head over to Amazon to see all of the options, and remember that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a DJI Phantom, you can learn the basics of flying a quadcopter with this $25 toy drone from Aukey. Trust me, if you can fly this thing, you can fly a GPS-equipped, gyro-stabilized camera rig. And if not, well, it’s not like crashing it will be that big a deal.

There’s not a whole lot to say here: It’s a five-tier metal shelf for $43, delivered straight to your door. If you’re in need of such a thing, this is a good deal.

The newest, big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $199 today on Amazon, which is a match for the best discount we’ve ever seen. These don’t go on sale all that often, so if you have one on your wishlist, I wouldn’t hesitate.

Amazon added over 50 new Dash buttons to their lineup this morning, and while you probably don’t need most of them (except the Nerf one, you definitely need that), there may be a few in there that could come in handy around your house. The buttons still cost $5 each, but as an added incentive, you’ll get that $5 back in the form of an Amazon credit when you press it for the first time.

The MacBook is kind of slow. The MacBook Air has a bad screen. The 15" MacBook Pro can’t fit on an airline tray table. But the 13” MacBook Pro lacks any glaring weaknesses (and even has the new Force Touch Trackpad), and you can save $300 on the 256GB model today on eBay, with no sales tax for most buyers. I bought this exact model the day it was announced last year, and couldn’t be happier with it. If you have any questions about it, hit me up in the comments.

If the thought of a $15 rice cooker isn’t enough to wet your whistle—and really, what’s more exciting than rice?—consider that it also includes a steaming tray that can cook your meats and vegetables simultaneously. That means dinner gets ready faster, and with less to clean up.

You could get one of everything to redo your entire wardrobe at the J.Crew Factory 50% off sale and still have money left over to grab dinner in your new duds. And when I say 50% off, I mean 50% off pretty much everything in the store.

I’m not judging you if you forgot Dockers existed because then I would be judging myself. But when you use the code EXTRA40, you get 40% off already reduced sale items. And this sale has all the bread-and-butter pieces that Dockers does best, including khakis and shorts.

If you have any old hard drives laying around, or if you just want to build a super-fast external SSD to store your files, this 2.5" enclosure can convert a bare storage device into a portable external drive in seconds. Plus, $8 is the best price we’ve ever seen on a model that supports UASP, which enables faster transfer speeds when using an SSD.

This $169 Chromebook has a super-thin design, 13 hours of battery life, and 4GB of RAM, all solid specs. But most importantly, it will support Android apps via Google Play in the coming months, which should dramatically expand its capabilities. If you’re in the market for a travel-friendly portable, you could do a whole lot worse for the price.

Just because your house or apartment doesn’t have a doorbell doesn’t mean you’ll have to rely on knocking like a caveman. This $10 kit has everything you need to install one, no wiring required. You can even choose from 52 different chimes!

Like an Aeropress with mediocre coffee, an aerator can really improve a lower end bottle of wine (or bring out more of the characteristics of a good one). This one plugs right into the end of your bottle, and agitates the wine as you pour to introduce a little oxygen. If you don’t already own something similar, it’s well worth $5.

While supplies last, Amazon’s offering up a Kindle Paperwhite bundle which includes a magnetic leather case and a USB charger for just $128 (with code 9ZHMJMIP), or only $8 more than buying the Kindle alone. The best part? You get seven different cover colors to choose from.

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Amazon’s top-selling upright vacuum is only $39 today, and includes more features than you might expect, including an accessory hose, adjustable brush height, and a true HEPA filter. That’s a pretty great package for the price.

You know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $7 on this replacement from Aukey (with code U4P45EXI). It’s basically the same size as Apple’s standard iPhone charger, but it includes two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of current (instead of 1A) to charge your devices faster.





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