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DJI’s Phantom series of drones (I know they aren’t really drones, please, save your comments) is the undisputed leader in the prosumer aerial photography market, and three of the line’s four models are on sale today, including the brand new Phantom 3 4K.

At the bottom of the pile, you’ll find the quite-capable Phantom 3 Standard for a (relatively) paltry $500, which should be perfectly adequate for most hobbyists. Considering I paid double that for a technically inferior Phantom 2 Vision+ less than a year ago, I’m a little bit bitter about this deal!

For $300 more, you get your choice of the Phantom 3 Advanced and the brand new Phantom 3 4K. Your choice here basically comes down to range vs. camera quality; the 4K obviously comes with a 4K camera, while the Advanced tops out at 2.7K, but includes DJI’s LightBridge technology, which drastically increases the range and quality of your live first person feed while you fly.

If you’re a little confused, DJI has a comparison chart to help you decide. As I mentioned above, I own a Phantom 2 Vision+, so if you have any questions, I can help you out in the comments.

Continuing a string of deals that can help with your new year’s resolutions, Amazon’s offering a Gold Box deal today on a variety of Vega’s excellent protein powder and bars.

Prices run around $35-$36 for 30 ounces of protein powder, which is about half of what you’d pay at GNC, so this is a great chance to stock your cabinets on the cheap. Like all Gold Box deals though, these prices are only available today, or until sold out. [Vega Gold Box]

If you need some workout ideas to go with this, Jillian Michaels’ Bodyshred 60-day video course is also on sale for $65.

If you’re hooked on IZZE soda—sorry, sparkling juice—you can save an extra 20% on select 12 and 24 packs today, courtesy of Amazon, Your final discount will be shown at checkout. [Extra 20% off select IZZE items. Discount shown at checkout]

We all know that Keurig coffee is not very good coffee, but if convenience trumps taste in your hierarchy of morning needs, that’s a-okay by me. If you want to give it a try, this refurbished Cuisinart SS-700 is just $60 today, or less than half the cost of buying it new. [Refurb Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Coffee Maker, $60]

Just when you thought you’d seen everything that external USB battery packs had to offer, this model from Choetech packs in a few surprises.

This is the only battery pack I’ve ever seen that can recharge over both microUSB and Lightning, meaning you should always have a charging cable handy. It also supports Quick Charge 2.0 input and output, meaning you can recharge the massive 15,600mAh cells up to 75% faster, and get that juice into your phone with minimal delay. $26 is a bit of a premium for a battery this size, but I’d say the features make it worth it. [Quick Charge 2.0 CHOETECH 15600mAh External Battery Power Bank - (Apple Lightning Charging Port), $26 with code MIFLDQVJ]

Bonus: Speaking of Lightning cable batteries, this $22 OLALA charger includes a built-in Lightning cable to charge your iPhone. That’s also a premium price, but it’s a great deal if you don’t want to carry around an extra cable. [OLALA C2-i 6000mah Portable Charger Ultra Slim Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable, $22 with code ZU8RTHYR]

If one of your goals for 2016 was to take better care of your teeth, scoring a Philips Sonicare 2 Series toothbrush for $30 is a great place to start [Philips Sonicare 2 Series, $30 after $10 coupon]

If your phone supports Quick Charge 2.0, today’s a great opportunity to upgrade your charger collection.

[Qualcomm Certified] AUKEY 18W Single Port USB Turbo Wall Charger w/ 3.3ft Quick Charge Micro USB Cable ($6) | Amazon | Use code V4R8BK3J

Tronsmart Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3 Ports USB Rapid Car Charger ($8) | Amazon | Use code 3CARCHAR

CHOETECH 60W Multi 6-Port USB Turbo Charging Hub (Two Quick Charge 2.0 Ports) ($23) | Amazon | Use code C842MAPO

Quick Charge 2.0 CHOETECH 15600mAh External Battery Power Bank - (Apple Lightning Charging Port) ($26) | Amazon | Use code MIFLDQVJ

Full disclosure, I don’t know if TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) massagers actually do anything useful. I use one occasionally after playing tennis, and I think it helps reduce muscle pain, but it could be a placebo effect! In any event, this is not a medical endorsement, simply a deal post, and this is a great price if you’re interested. [truMedic TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massage, $24 after clipping the 20% coupon]

TriggerPoint’s “GRID” foam roller has a stunning 4.6 star review average on over 2000 reviews, and Amazon’s offering it up for $24 today, the best price we’ve ever seen. Just remember that it’s a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out. [Trigger Point Performance The Grid Revolutionary Foam Roller, $24]

Note: This only seems to be available for the orange model. To see the price, you’ll have to select “One Size” from the dropdown menu.

Whether you’re starting your Eneloop collection, or just adding to the family, it never hurts to jump on an 8-pack of AAs whenever they dip below $20. [8-Pack Panasonic Eneloop AA 2100 Cycle Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries, $20]

These stick-anywhere LED night lights are perfect for cabinets, closets, and dark hallways, so stock up today and save a bundle. Just figure out how many you need, add them to your cart, and note the appropriate promo code below to maximize your discount. [OxyLED Stick-Anywhere LED Night Lights]

  • Get two for $13 with code 2T01S13F
  • Get three for $17 with code 3T01S22F
  • Get four for $21 with code 4T01S30F
  • Get ten for $46 with code 10T1S83F

If you missed out on all the Black Friday deals, Best Buy is currently taking $125 off every iPad Air 2 they sell, regardless of color and capacity. [$125 off iPad Air 2]

If you’d prefer an iPad Mini 4, those are $100 off as well. [$100 off iPad Mini 4]

You can never have too much hard drive space, especially when externals are this cheap. [Seagate 2TB Expansion Portable External Hard Drive, $70]

I found this box grater at my parents’ house over the holidays. It looks kind of silly, but honestly it seemed kind of useful. [1Easylife 6-side Stainless Steel Box Grater, $8 with code DAAFS86C]

If Santa didn’t bring you a selfie stick last month, you can buy your own for $6 today, complete with a Bluetooth shutter button. [Gogogu Bluetooth Selfie Stick, $6 with code K4B2A7DL]

I could tell you how great this Aukey magnetic vent mount is, but really, you should just read this 1,000 word Lifehacker review. [Aukey Reinforced Magnetic Air Vent Car Mount, $5 with code VMIUCW5Z]

$7 Hanes sweatpants? $7 Hanes sweatpants! [$7 Hanes Sweatpants, $7]

Mpow’s ultra-cheap Swift Bluetooth headphones dominated 2015, and their sequels are on sale and ready to ship for 2016.

[Gen-2 Version] Mpow Cheetah Nano-coating Bluetooth 4.1 Sports Headphone ($21) | Amazon | Use code ADALMOXM

Mpow Seals Airflow Sports Bluetooth 4.0 Back Head Headphones ($31) | Amazon | Use code P2EKLO6G

Need a little push to get off the couch and fulfill your new year’s resolutions? The Fitbit Charge HR is the best fitness tracker for most people, and you can get one for just $110 today, which is a match for the best deal we’ve seen on the heart rate-tracking model. [Fitbit Charge HR, $110]

Don’t care about tracking your heart rate? The standard Charge is also marked down to $90.

The LG Watch Urbane is absolutely one of the best looking Android Wear watches on the market, and you can get your own for $200 today on eBay. That’s $150 less than its original selling price, and a match for the best deal we’ve seen. If you’re on the fence, be sure to check out Gizmodo’s impressions. [LG Watch Urbane, $200]

The Nintendo 2DS is your economy class ticket to the 3DS’s deep game library, and you can score a refurb on eBay today for just $60, direct from Nintendo’s warehouse. [Refurb Nintendo 2DS, $60]

Here’s your chance to score 20 critically-acclaimed Fox Searchlight Blu-rays in one $70 package. There’s no filler in here either; the films were all popular and well-received by critics. Highlights include:

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Black Swan
  • The Descendants
  • Juno
  • Napoleon Dynamite: 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Sideways
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • 12 Years a Slave

We’ve posted this before at $100, so $70 really is a steal. Unfortunately, it’s currently backordered, so don’t start making popcorn just yet. [Fox Searchlight Pictures 20th Anniversary Collection (21 Discs), $70]





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