Today's Best Deals: USB-C Gear, Solar Charger, Mentos Gum, Free Gas

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Anker USB-C gear, an affordable solar charger, and a free tank of gas lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that USB-C is going to push microUSB to the scrap heap of tech history, so if you haven’t replaced all of your old charging gear, Anker’s running deals on their popular kevlar-wrapped PowerLine cables, and chargers of all shapes and sizes today.

The best discounts here area USB-C to USB 3.0 3' cable for $8 with code MRVSMPWU, and a USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable for $9 with code OS6I324M.

And as for your chargers, you can also save an extra 10% on any of the products listed below with promo code USBCUNIT.

If you have a Visa card, and a trip on the horizon, you can get a free airport (or deeply discounted) lounge pass from LoungeBuddy, while supplies last. Just click through this promo link, choose from over over 130 airports, and you should see a $40 discount applied automatically at checkout when you use a Visa card. Just be sure to think of us as you take your shower and drink your free booze.

Creed is worth watching for Rocky fans and newcomers alike, and now that you can rent it digitally from Amazon and iTunes for a buck, you don’t have any excuse to miss it. As always, you’ll have 30 days to start watching it, and then 24 hours to finish.

Today only, Groupon is taking an extra 20% off all local offers with promo code SALE3, up to a maximum $50 discount. That includes everything from restaurants to oil changes in the city of your choice.

The brand new VAVA Voom 20 has everything you could want from a mid-sized Bluetooth speaker: Passive subwoofers, dual 8W drivers, USB power output, IPX5 splash resistance, NFC...shall I go on?

For a limited time, you can save $20 on the speaker with promo code GOVOOM20 when you purchase form Amazon. Just don’t wake your neighbors.

Your Ultimate-playing friends might sneer, but $10 is a great price for an LED light-up frisbee. Just note that despite the product image on Amazon, you only get one frisbee, and the color will be random.

Giant plugs that cover up half the outlets on your power strip should be outlawed, but until that day arrives, these short extension cords will have to do. $13 gets you a pack of 10, which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.

Whether you spend a lot of time outdoors, or just want to be prepared for extended power outages, $30 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a 20W USB solar charger.

If your favorite (out of market) baseball team is still in the hunt for the playoffs, you can purchase a subscription to MLB.TV Premium for the rest of the regular season for just $18 today to commemorate the record 18 trade deadline deals teams made this week. That’s $32 off the current regular price, and it’s only available for a limited time.

Dual monitors are great, but if you don’t have the desk space to spare, this dual monitor arm can lift them up off your workspace for $80.

We’ve seen cheaper dual monitor arms before, but this one has a ton of features you didn’t know you needed. Its “gas spring hovering system” allows you to easily adjust both screens along any axis, its built-in cable management keeps your unsightly wires hidden, and it can support any VESA-compatible monitors up to 27".

It’s getting harder and harder to stay off the 4K bandwagon, as BuyDig’s eBay storefront is offering up the Samsung UN65KU6500 curved 65" smart TV for $1250 today, an all-time low. I got the 55" non-curved version of this set on Prime Day, and I absolutely love it.

Even if you don’t give presentations all that often, for $7, it can’t hurt to keep this well-designed PowerPoint remote tucked away in your bag. Powered by a single AAA battery, the remote speaks to any Mac, PC, or Android device via a tiny wireless USB dongle from up to 20 meters away. Most importantly though, it includes a built-in laser pointer, so you can use it to play with your cat even when you aren’t giving TED talks.

Phone cameras will never have true interchangeable lenses, but you can still take fisheye, wide angle, and macro photos with this newly updated clip-on lens kit from Mpow. Be sure to check out the sample photos uploaded by customers to get an idea of what this kit is capable of.

If you have any holes in your tool collection, Amazon’s running a Gold Box deal today on several highly rated Wera hand tool sets. Options range from screwdrivers to full mechanics sets, but just note that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

Update: Sold out. The $10 aerator is still available though.

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.

Bonus: Here’s a $10 decanter as well, if you need one.

It’s a first world problem, but I hate waiting for my Xbox One controller to turn on and sync to the console just to pause a Netflix video. If that’s driving you crazy as well, this always-on media remote is only $19 today on Amazon, an all-time low.

It turns out, you don’t have to exclusively use your laptop in bed or on the couch. This desk is minimal, attractive, and only costs $44 shipped with Prime. That’s an all-time low price, and we don’t expect it to last long.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 25,000,000 copies since it debuted in 1989, and you can add to the tally for just $2 on Kindle today.

If you’re a regular Bass Pro Shop customer, here’s you no brainer deal of the day. If you buy a $100 BPS gift card, you can get a $20 gift card to Exxonmobil, BP, or ChevronTexaco for free. Assuming you’ll spend the gift card anyway, or know someone who would like to receive it as a gift, that’s nearly a full tank of gas on the house.

Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a DJI Phantom, you can learn the basics of flying a quadcopter with this $24 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.

Whether you’re actually using cross-trainers to train, or just need a good sneaker that isn’t canvas, grab 15% off New Balance cross-trainers with the code PHYSED. There’s no shame if they never go above walking-speed, I promise.

You will always run out of clean underwear before you run out of any other kind of clean clothing. It’s basically a Proverb at this point. Delay that trip to the laundromat a little longer with 5-for-$25 Out From Under underwear at Urban Outfitters. There are a few different styles to choose from, from boyshorts and hipsters to thongs and lace. - Jillian

So you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do you do? You buy one of these discounted monitor risers for all-time low prices.

These risers arrives fully assembled, and sit on top of your existing desk. Put your monitor(s) on the top shelf, your keyboard and mouse on the bottom, and use their integrated spring systems to raise the entire setup from a sitting to standing position within seconds. I own a very similar product from Varidesk (which was more expensive, by the way), and I absolutely love it.

The 30" Lorel, which we’ve posted before, is large enough for one sizable monitor, while the new 35" FlexiSpot can accommodate two, and features a different design lifts your screen straight up, rather than up and slightly out.

I can tell you from experience that you’ll definitely want a good anti-fatigue mat for standing. This one has great reviews, but whatever you choose, make sure it’s at least 3/4" thick.

Raise your hand if you knew 8TB external hard drives existed. Keep it up if you’ve ever seen one for $220 or less. There shouldn’t be many hands up, which is good, since your coworkers might find that a little odd.

Here’s something to chew on: Amazon’s taking an extra 40% off Mentos gum for a limited time. The deal applies to both single bottles (with 50 pieces of gum each) and multi-packs with four or six bottles, so find your favorite flavor, and grab this deal before the bubble bursts.

Note: Discount shown at checkout.

I have a soft spot for cheesy “As Seen On TV” products, and this self-cleaning fish tank is just $8 on Amazon today, a far cry from the “$14.99 plus shipping and handling,” price quoted in the ad above.

Jackery’s Giant S battery pack isn’t actually giant; it’s fairly mid-sized at 12,000mAh. But it does support Quick Charge 2.0 output, and even USB-C input for triple speed recharging compared to standard microUSB.

You can never have enough Lightning cables, and we’ve spotted two different options on sale today, including a 6.6' model for just $7.

The proliferation of inexpensive HDTV bias lights has been the only good thing to happen in 2016, but even by our standards, $10 is cheap.

If you haven’t seen these before, it’s basically an LED light strip that plugs 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.

The term “mini tripod” is usually associated with pocket-sized tripods that lift a camera or phone a couple inches off the ground. Tamrac’s though is 28" tall when fully expanded, and only 9" long when collapsed, meaning it should fit in most camera bags and backpacks.

You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $30, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.

The keys don’t use name brand Cherry MX switches, but the switches it does include should closely mimic Cherry MX blues, which are tactile, loud, and great for typists.

Usually, it’s cause to celebrate when J.Crew Factory has extra discounts on their clearance, but right now it’s up to 60% off everything (seriously, everything), which you shouldn’t pass up. Plus, if you head over to their featured looks section and find something you like, use the code ILIKEIT and get an additional 15% off. Pretty sweet, huh?

Amazon’s free Prime Pantry shipping promotion seems to be a permanent fixture at this point, but each month brings a new slate of eligible items, and August’s have just been revealed.

As always, just add five of the items on this page to your Prime Pantry box, enter code PANTRYAUG at checkout, and the $6 shipping charge will be waived. Plus, if you happen to have a free Pantry shipping credit from accepting no rush shipping on a previous Amazon order, it should stack, granting you an additional $6 discount.

There are literally hundreds of products available for the promotion, so you should have no trouble finding five that you need. As for the rest of your box, check out this page for every Pantry item that includes an additional coupon.

Vent-mounted magnets have emerged as the most popular method of attaching your smartphone to your dashboard, and two different mounts from TechMatte are on sale for all-time low prices today.

The standard mount is down to $4 right now with promo code FVLTMXX2, or you can get two for $7 with promo code WS7CCNNW. If your vents are positioned at an odd angle, a swiveling version is available for $6 with code 8GORHD3N, matching an all-time low. I’ve owned one of these for over a year, and even with a hefty iPhone 6s Plus, it works great.

Update: Back in stock!

It might not be mission-critical equipment for your home, but a good label maker is a nice gadget to keep around, and the popular DYMO LabelManager 160 is back in stock for just $10 today, matching an all-time low.

If you remember the old label makers that literally pressed the letters into a piece of tape, this is a bit more advanced than what you’re picturing. The Dymo LabelManager 160 can print in eight fonts at six sizes, along with clipart and special characters, and you can even preview the entire label on its LCD screen before you print. Every time we post this deal, it sells out quickly, so you’ll want to grab yours quickly.




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