Today's Best Deals: Tailgating Gear, Lawn Care, USB Power Receptacles, and More

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Tailgating gear, USB power outlets, and Black & Decker lawn care tools lead off Thursday’s best deals.

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Today only, Amazon’s running a big sale on items that can be broadly defined as tailgating gear, but many of which should appeal to just about everyone.

Highlights include a 48 quart cooler for $18, a Pepsi 1893 variety pack for $10 (it’s really good), and a 10' x 10' instant canopy for $110. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though, so head over to Amazon to see the rest of the deals. Just remember, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

This $166 Masterbuilt electric smoker makes cooking jerky, brisket, or (insert meat of your choice) as easy as dropping in some wood chips and hitting a few buttons. With precise temperature control from 100 to 275 degrees, you’ll have complete command over the finished product. Today’s price is an all-time low, and I’ll remind you, you’ll probably be cooking a turkey in about a month, and this could give you amazing results.

These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home.

Today on Amazon, you can get highly-rated duplex receptacles with a pair of USB ports for $20 each. These have proven very popular with readers in the past, even at higher prices, so be sure to secure a few before Amazon sells out.

Note: This doesn’t come with a wall plate, but you can find several options in the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” section on the product page.

$50 would be a great price for any 1TB external hard drive. But it’s absolutely unheard of for the Toshiba Canvio Aerocast, which includes an SD card slot for automatic photo backups, a built-in battery, and Wi-Fi to let you access the drive’s contents wirelessly from your phones, tablets, and laptops.

$50 is a lot to spend on a non-electric kettle, but holy moly this All-Clad is beautiful. It’s also cheaper than ever, and $25-$50 less than usual.

Just in time for holiday travel, you can save on RAVPower’s Filehub today, which is actually two travel-friendly devices in one: A 3,000mAh USB battery pack, and a file streamer that can let you access files on USB flash drives and SD cards wirelessly from your phone or tablet. That’s perfect for, say, watching movies on a plane when your tablet is low on space.

PlayStation VR is out today, so it’s worth reminding everyone that Prime members can save 20% on all (boxed) new release video games, including every PS VR launch title.

You can find all of the compatible games here, but just remember, you won’t see the discount until checkout.

Big battery packs like the Anker PowerCore series have their place, but sometimes, you need something a little more pocket friendly. 5,000mAh batteries should give just about any phone a full charge, and it’s not often that you’ll see one this cheap.

Jabra’s MOVE Bluetooth headphones are Gizmodo’s top entry-level pick in the category, and Amazon’s marked them down to an all-time low price today.

In addition to great looks, the MOVE features 8 hours of active battery life, and nearly two weeks of standby time, meaning you shouldn’t have to babysit the battery. Plus, you get a built-in microphone for calls, and a removable cable so you can use them on an airplane as well. Most importantly though, Gizmodo claims they sound just as good as Jabra’s excellent REVO headphones, which retail for nearly twice as much.

Philips Hue bulbs have gotten brighter and more vivid since the original starter pack was launched, and the bridge has gotten support for Apple HomeKit, but if you don’t care about those things, $100 is the best price we’ve seen on a refurbished original starter kit. That’s actually far cheaper than buying three bulbs by themselves, without a bridge.

Update: The coupon is gone, but $20 is still a really good price.

Bodum’s pour-over coffee maker is as beautiful as it is functional, and Amazon’s marked it down to $17 today (after you clip the 15% coupon), the best price they’ve ever listed on the 34 ounce model. Hopefully, you take your coffee makers like you take your coffee: Black. Because that’s the only color on sale today.

Jackery makes some of the most popular battery packs around, but the new Jackery Jewel is unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

Really, the Jewel isn’t so much a battery pack as it is a Lightning cable with a battery bulge in the middle. That 450mAh battery is only good for a ~15-20% charge, depending on the iPhone model, but that can be the difference between finishing the night with a working smartphone or an inert slab of glass. And of course, it also works as a standard Lightning cable, complete with passthrough charging and data transfer. Just use code F83OOSO7 at checkout to get the deal.

What’s that noise the car’s making? It’s all the crap rolling around in your trunk. Luckily, this pop-up organizer will keep everything in its place with adjustable compartments and four side mesh pockets, and at $17, it’s never been cheaper.

Amazon’s virtual shelves are awash in $20 Bluetooth earbuds, but if you’re willing to pay a bit more for superior sound quality, Jaybird’s Wirecutter-recommended X2 sport earbuds are down to $80 today, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen, and a match for Prime Day.


This PS4 Slim Uncharted bundle costs $10 more than buying the console by itself, but it comes with a copy of Overwatch and Metal Gear Solid V, both of which you should definitely play. All things considered, that’s one of the best deals we’ve seen on the Slim to date.

If you’d like escape to an optimistic vision of the future far superior to our current existence, Amazon will sell you all eight Planet of the Apes films on Blu-ray for $40, from the 1968 original to 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. That’s a deal worth going ape over.

Everyone should keep an inverter in their glove box for powering laptops and other electronics in the car, and this 2-outlet, 300W model is just $20 today on Amazon with promo code APOWER88.

Your lawn’s going to be blanketed in leaves before long, but Amazon’s here to save the day with a Black & Decker 40V lawn tool Gold Box.

It’s not just a $47 blower though. You’ll also find several edgers, a couple hedge trimmers, extra batteries, and more, all marked down to great low prices. Just remember that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

Bonus: Here’s a separate Gold Box deal on a Sun Joe 40V cordless chainsaw.

Synology makes some of the most popular NAS enclosures on the market, and this 4-bay model is on sale for an all-time low $336 on Amazon today, if you’re willing to wait out a backorder. That’s more than $60 less than usual, and a great deal for all your file hoarders out there.

Need some drives to go with it? WD Reds are designed for the always-on environment they’ll encounter in a NAS.

Cordless hand vacs are handy for cleaning the nooks and crannies of your house, but they’re especially great for vacuuming out your car. This compact model from Black & Decker is just $26 today on Amazon, within a single dollar of an all-time low. You even get to choose your favorite color!

You can’t control these semi-smart power outlets with your phone, or automate them with IFTTT recipes like you can with Belkin’s WeMo line, but you can control them from across your house with a remote control, and they’re incredibly cheap today.

Halloween is coming, and if you want to stock up on spooky and/or geeky holiday props, now’s your chance. Get up to 60% of select items at ThinkGeek, including a plethora of Halloween-ready decorations and masks.

Other items that will tickle your geeky fancy are also marked down. Listen to the entire soundtrack of Doctor Who on vinyl or grab a new set of baking cups that are out of this world. Why not even try out a tail for a week?

The Body Shop isn’t just for great smelling body lotions and bridal shower gifts. The skin care at The Body Shop is low key amazing. I’ve tried most of the Vitamin C line and it’s pretty much amazing, especially for summer. Get 30% off sitewide right now, plus a free hand cream when you spend $50.

The Tea Tree line is the most popular, with Vitamin C right behind (which I wrote about over here). I just stumbled on their new Atlantic Seaweed Gel Cream that seems like it could be life-changing with its “aquatic” scent and oceanic material, but it’s unfortunately not included in the sale.

Still haven’t made the transition to LED? Amazon will sell you a 6-pack of highly rated TaoTronics bulbs for just $13 right now with promo code RSHKZDMQ. These put out the brightness equivalent of a 60W incandescent, but with only 9W of electricity each. Plus, many local utility companies offer rebates when you buy these things, so they should pay for themselves in short order.

The deal is available for both 5000K daylight bulbs, which are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens, and 3000K soft white bulbs which are generally better for relaxation areas like your living room and bedroom.

If you have trips on the horizon, you can save $10 basically anywhere with this discounted gift card. That’s an, uh, obvious deal.

Large dresser drawers aren’t really designed for socks and underwear, but these inexpensive inserts add the walls and compartments you need to keep your unmentionables from spilling out of control.

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about cable management, the depths of Amazon toss you a surprise. This magnetic cable clip system includes one magnetic base that you can stick anywhere via its included adhesive, and three magnetic clips that you attach to your most-used cables, allowing them to stick to the base effortlessly.

There are surely less expensive cable holders out there—we post deals on them frequently—but the allure of just dropping your cable onto a magnetic base and knowing that it’ll stay put is awfully tempting.

Most ~$20 Bluetooth speakers feature a single 5W driver, or maybe stereo 3W drivers. But if you need something louder, this TaoTronics Pulse X speaker includes dual 7W drivers for the same price. Just use promo code SFCJCXET to turn up your $16 discount.

Apple’s “lickable” 5K Retina iMac is a pretty incredible all-in-one PC, and you can save $400 on a 27" model that includes a 2TB Fusion drive today. $1,900's still not cheap, but spec for spec, it’s pretty competitive with Windows machines when you account for that fantastic screen.

For just $5 today, you can sip your drinks in style with a four pack stainless steel drinking straws, either bent or straight. I own the bent ones, and use them for everything from Coke Zero to Moscow Mules. And don’t worry, they come with a little tube cleaner to help you wash them.

Instead of overpaying for a terrible umbrella on the sidewalk next time it starts raining, invest $8 in this highly rated Bodyguard. Featuring fiberglass ribs, high density waterproof material, and one-button operation, it’s built to last, and you can save over $5 on any color today with promo code AH7G38P7.

iClever’s BoostDrive car charger isn’t quite as small as your favorite car charger from Aukey, but it’s pretty darn close, and at $5, it’s even cheaper. And yes, it puts out 2.4A simultaneously on each port, which will give you the fastest possible charging speeds short of Quick Charge.

A good, large duffel bag is just one of those things that everyone should own, and it’s tough to beat an 80L bag for $18 (with code SIH7PVH7), especially when you can pick from 10 different colors. This one’s too large to be used at the gym or as a carry-on, but it’d be a great checked bag.




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