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In celebration of Mozart In The Jungle’s Golden Globes victories, Amazon will be offering a year of Prime for $73, this weekend only for new members.

In the past, there have been loopholes for existing members to take advantage of this deal, but we don’t think that will be case this time around. That said, if you still haven’t signed up for Prime, this is a fantastic opportunity.

Need convincing? Here are all of the benefits you get with Prime, including free two day shipping, access to thousands of streaming TV shows and movies, and (as of earlier this week) 20% off all video game preorders and new releases. It really is the best deal in tech. [Amazon Prime]


Today only, you can grab a friend and recapture that Guitar Hero nostalgia for just $50 on all platforms, or $90 if you want two guitar controllers. This deal is better than the ones we saw on Black Friday, but it’s only available today, or until sold out. [Guitar Hero Live, $50-$90]


It’s not too late to get started on those new year’s resolutions, and if strengthening your core is on your to-do list, this highly-rated ab roller is $15 off today on Amazon. [VIM Ab Roller Wheel w/Patented 3-Wheel Triangular Design, $20 with code Seller1ON1]


Amazon’s top-selling electric skillet folds up into a surprisingly compact package when you’re done, and Prime members can get it for an all-time low $38 right now. You could say this deal is really...sizzling. [Presto 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, $38 for Prime members]


This Oral-B electric toothbrush isn’t particularly powerful, but unlike bulky Sonicares and the like, it’s perfectly sized for traveling. At $4, why not? [Oral-B 3d White Power Toothbrush, $4. Clip the $2 coupon]

Note: You’ll need to use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program to get the $2 discount, but you can always cancel the subscription after you receiver your first order.


If you missed out on the $40 Belkin WeMo Insight switch earlier this week, this similar Edimax Switch is available for even less today.

Like the Insight Switch, this gadget allows you to remotely control any lamp, space heater, or air conditioner with your smartphone, and can even monitor energy usage over time to tell you how much the appliance costs to run. It won’t integrate with IFTTT like the WeMo line, but if that doesn’t bother you, this is a great price. [Edimax Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Management, $33 after 20% coupon. Discount shown at checkout.]


If you know of anybody that hasn’t been backing up their files, make sure they know about this deal. $69 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a 2TB external, and we don’t expect it to last long. [WD Elements 2TB External Drive, $69]


This HooToo gadget is actually three devices in one:

  • Travel Router: Turn any ethernet jack you find into a Wi-Fi hotspot, which can still come in handy at certain hotels and conventions.
  • 10,400mAh USB Battery Pack: Keep your phone and tablet charged during a long day away from any power outlets.
  • File Hub: Transfer files and wirelessly stream content from an USB hard drive, or flash drive to all of your devices. Imagine loading a cheap flash drive up with movies for a long trip, instead of, say, buying an expensive iPad with more local storage.

All of those are ideal use cases for travelers, and since it’s an all-in-one solution, it’ll save space in your bag. [HooToo Wireless Travel Router / 10400mAh External Battery Pack, $40]


If you have any speakers, monitors, cables, drones, action cams, TV mounts, security cameras, or pretty much anything else electronic on your shopping list, Monoprice is taking $20 off all $100 orders today, with promo code 1STDOWN.

What do you recommend from Monoprice? Let us know in the comments!


If you got yourself a new PS4 during Deals Week, but haven’t subscribed to PlayStation Plus yet, it’s time to fix that. [PlayStation Plus, $40]


If you need to upgrade your home theater receiver for the coming decade, this 7.2 channel Sony model features 4K passthrough, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth, and more, all for under $300. [Sony STR-DN850 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver (Built-in Wi-fi & Bluetooth), $298]


It’s a law of nature that no matter how many power outlets you have in your home, you will never have enough. Luckily, this six-outlet surge protector is just $20 right now, and it includes six USB ports for charging your mobile devices as well. [DBPOWER 6-Outlet Surge Protector With 6 USB Ports, $20 with code MLRWWHU9]


Zojirushi makes some of the best vacuum-insulated travel mugs on the market, and their 12 ounce Tuff model is in stock on Amazon for $23 today. That’s perfect for your morning coffee. [Zojirushi Tuff Mug, 12-Ounce, $23]


I just got my first few Philips Hue lights, and they’re insanely cool. And while you’re probably familiar with Hue bulbs that plug into your existing light fixtures, you can also outfit your home with Hue Bloom accent lights, which are completely standalone, and can “paint” your walls with color.

Normally, Bloom lights sell for $60-$80 each, but today, you can get a starter kit of two, plus a Bridge to control them, for $100. Even if you’re already a Hue owner, this deal is worth it for the lights alone. [Philips Friends of hue 120-Lumen, 8W Bloom Luminaire Starter Kit, $100]


Multiport USB charging hubs are incredibly handy, and if you buy this 5-port model from Lumsing today, you can tack on a braided Lightning cable for just $2 more. [Lumsing 40W 5-Port Intelligent Quick Charging Desktop USB Charger and [Apple MFi Certified] Lumsing Nylon Braided Sync Charging Lightning Cable, $20. Add both to cart and use code YQSYDKB5]


We’ve found deals on two pairs of gloves to give you kitchen super powers today. The Oak Leaf Silicone gloves let you handle hot pans, or even pick up cuts of meat directly off the grill, while the Ohuhu cut-resistant gloves can keep you from slicing open a finger while you chop veggies.

Oak Leaf Heat Silicone BBQ Grill Oven Gloves ($8) | Amazon

Ohuhu Cut Resistant Gloves - Level 5 Protection, Food Grade ($10) | Amazon | Use code CN6F3HSL


This battery-operated LED work light puts out as much light as a 100W halogen, and its removable battery pack can even charge your phone over USB. It’s one of those things you might not use often, but it’s not a bad idea to keep one handy in your garage, just in case. [LOFTEK®10W Rechargeable Portable LED Work Light, $45 with code QXJ48QHW]


Today’s ultra-thin laptops have largely dispensed with ethernet ports, and possibly don’t have as many USB ports as you’d like. Luckily, this attractive and affordable hub will give you both, when you need them. [Inateck Unibody Aluminum 3 Ports USB 3.0 Hub with Driver-Free Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, $20 with code 3RJ8B8SH]


$20 water-resistant Bluetooth speakers are nothing new, but this model from Mpow cleverly includes a suction cup so you can stick it to your shower wall. It’s like one of those old FM shower radios, except you can use it to listen to Spotify and Serial. [Mpow Buckler Water-Resistant Suction Cup Bluetooth Speaker, $20 with code DOFICF4X]


$25 is a great price for any 20,000mAh battery pack, but it’s especially noteworthy when the pack includes a Lightning input for all the Apple devotees out there. And don’t worry, it has a microUSB port too. [AUKEY Micro & Lightning Input 20000mAh External Power Bank, $25 with code VNM6GN3K]

Don’t care about Lightning? This top-selling Kmashi 15,000mAh pack is also down to $13. [KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank, $13 with code FBDXPO7W]


Alright, this is clever. $7 is a fine price for any dual port car charger, but this one features a stainless steel tip that you can use to break a window to escape an overturned or sinking vehicle. Hopefully, you never need to use that feature, but it never hurts to be prepared. [OXA Safety Hammer Smart Car Charger, $7 with code PDVJF3WI]

While you’re at it, you might as well pick up this magnetic smartphone vent mount while it’s on sale for $5. I love mine. [Mpow Grip Magic Air Vent One Step Mounting Magnetic Car Mount Holder, $5 with code ZZSRPFAU]


The Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 is actually seven different grooming tools rolled up into one device, and you can own one for an all-time low $25 today on Amazon. This is a strong contender for your favorite beard trimmer in this week’s Kinja Co-Op. [Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 Grooming Kit, $25 after $5 Off Coupon]


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