Wednesday's Best Deals: PlayStation Classic, $19 Fossil Wallets, Protein Powder, and More

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$80 Kindle Paperwhites, a massive Gold Standard protein sale, and the best deal we’ve seen on a weighted blanket lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.

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Best Tech Deals

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. $16 gets you a pack of 10 (with code 3Y82IACD), which should be enough for even the most advanced home theater setups.

The Kindle Paperwhite is the Kindle that most people should buy, and that’s particularly true when Prime members can grab one for just $80. That’s the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb. Take it from me, it’s much healthier to read this thing before bed than your phone.

Update: Back in stock! The last two times we’ve seen this, it’s sold out within hours.

While we see deals on Sonos’s smaller speakers from time to time, the room-filling Playbar hardly ever goes on sale. While supplies last though (which, if history is any guide, will not be for long), Sonos has refurbs in stock for $549, or $150 less than buying it new.

Like all Sonos refurbs, the Playbar includes the company’s standard 45 day return policy and a full one year warranty.

Anker’s nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ Lightning cables aren’t just nicer and more durable than Apple’s cables; they’re also cheaper. As long as you don’t mind buying them in red, you can save on all four sizes today on Amazon. Just be sure to note the promo codes.

Mohu’s greenest HDTV antenna is basically the same Mohu Leaf you know and love, except this time around, it’s made largely from recycled materials. The “leaf” portion of the product is composed of 30% post-consumer recycled cardboard, and the plastic “clamshell” at the bottom is made from—and this is not a joke—recycled cable boxes.

Today on Amazon, you can get yours for $31 (including the annoyingly mandatory $5 shipping charge) with promo code RELEAF25.

If your home still isn’t fully Alexa-enabled yet, you can change that with this smart home-friendly Echo Plus. It has all the regular Alexa stuff - play music, make calls, set timers and music alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather—plus a multi-talented smart home hub that can control a bunch of different smart home gadgets natively, including the included (!) Philips Hue white bulb. It’s down to just $100 today, or $50 less than usual.

This car charger is one of our top selling products of all time, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s cheap (just $6 today with code L5RMWTR8), it’s tiny, and it can charge two devices at 2.4A simultaneously, which is important when your phone is also playing music and giving you turn-by-turn directions.

Amazon’s ultra-affordable Fire tablets are no iPads, but they’re pretty damn good for the price, and that’s especially true today. Prime members can currently grab the 7" model for $35, or the Fire HD 10 for $110. The 10" tablet includes a 1920x1200 IPS display and stereo speakers, making it a great portable TV for the price, but you can’t go wrong either way.

Just note that the base Fire 7 only includes 8GB of storage, and the 10" has 32GB, but you could expand either of them with a discounted microSD card.

For one day only, Amazon’s matching its Black Friday discount on the 4K/HDR/Dolby Atmos-packing Fire TV.

While they last, you can snag the streaming box stick dongle for $40, a $30 discount, and a match for an all-time low. This is one of the best streaming devices you can buy at any price, so if it’s been on your wish list, don’t miss this deal.

Whether you’re getting a new iPhone, keeping your old one, or even if you’re an Android user, Anker’s big iPhone charging sale has a deal or four that you can take advantage of.

There are too many deals to list here, but we’ve included them all in this post.

Update: AT&T has matched this deal. It works basically the exact same way, but you have the option of a 30 or 24 month payment plan.

It’s unusual for Verizon to offer big incentives on the first day of iPhone preorders, but if you know a friend or family member that could join your plan, this is actually a pretty stellar deal.

All you have to do is buy two iPhones (the XS, XS Max, X, 8 Plus, and 8 are eligible, but not the XR), put at least one of them on a new line, and sign up for Verizon’s device payment plan, which divides the price of the phone over 24 monthly installments. Do this, and you’ll receive a $29.16 bill credit each month for two years, or effectively $700 towards a new phone. That’ll effectively get you the 8 Plus or the 8 (at 256GB) for free, or knock a big chunk off one of the newer models.

Walmart’s latest HDTV blowout isn’t a massive TV, but if 50" is all you need, $280 is a great deal for this Sharp 4K set. Unlike a lot of TVs at this price level, it has smart apps built in, and even HDR (though obviously, not Dolby Vision). We posted this a little over a week ago, but if you missed it then, the deal is back in stock.

While any modern microSD card will work in your home security or dash camera, Samsung’s Pro Endurance model is designed specifically for this kind of constant writing and rewriting, and is rated for up to five years of nonstop use. You don’t need that for your Nintendo Switch or a phone, but for certain applications, it’s worth the price premium. Get all three capacities for all-time low prices today. Update: The 64GB is sold out, but the others are still available.

For lighter uses, Samsung’s excellent U3 cards are still marked down to all-time low prices as well.

VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.

Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:

These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

Best Home Deals

Anjee 15 Pound Weighted Blanket | $61 | Amazon | Promo code YKHY7HK3

Weighted blankets can work wonders for your anxiety, and you can score an all-time-low price on this 15 pound blanket from Amazon today. They’re just $61 with promo code YKHY7HK3, making this the best weighted blanket deals we’ve ever posted at that weight and size. Not to stress you out, but we wouldn’t expect this deal to last for long.

Simplehuman makes our readers’ favorite trash cans, and one of their most popular kitchen models has a rare $20 discount today.

This has been my personal kitchen trash can for several years now, and I love the thing more than anyone should be allowed to love a garbage receptacle. It looks great, the pedal mechanism is rock solid, is does a good job of containing, odor, and the inner lining makes it easy to remove a bag and add a new one.

Update: This particular one went up to $40, but Walmart has a different model down to $30 today.

You don’t think you need a portable car jump starter until you suddenly really, really need a portable car jump starter. This one’s only $30 from Walmart today, which is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on one of these, and at 600A, has enough juice to crank most engines.

Oster raised the air fryer bar with its new Dura Ceramic Air Fryer. While other air fryers circulate the air via convection fans, this one also circulates your food with a tilted, rotating cooking chamber. By agitating your snacks, the cooker ensures that every side will come out equally cooked and crispy, all with little to no oil.

It’s sold for $130 since it was released in April, and today’s $117 deal is the first real discount we’ve seen.

While we usually see bigger discounts on major sales holidays, if you want an Instant Pot pressure cooker in time for Thanksgiving dinner prep, this $15 discount on Amazon is a solid deal.

In addition to pressure cooking (which is a miracle), this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put it simply, it’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own.

Our readers have purchased thousands of Miracle-Gro Aerogardens over the years, but if you’ve outgrown your little countertop vegetable patch, the AeroGarden Farm is what you need to expand your indoor harvesting ambitions.

The Farm is basically a gigantic (the size of two tall kitchen trash cans placed side by side) version of the AeroGarden, complete with smartphone control, plus two LED grow lights with adjustable heights, so you can dedicate one side to smaller herbs, and the other to taller vegetable plants. Despite the size, it still uses the same AeroGarden hydroponic seed pods as the countertop models; it just accommodates a whopping 24 of them at once.

$548 is a lot of money, obviously, but that’s easily an all-time low, and about $150 less than usual.

Let me start off by saying that we accept no responsibility or liability if you chop off the tip of your finger with this deli meat and cheese slicer. I didn’t run that by our lawyers, but I’m pretty sure we’re good.

If you’ve got the space for it, $60 is a great price for a slicer with adjustable thickness settings, especially with Thanksgiving just around the corner.

Do you really love espresso? If the answer isn’t a resounding yes, then this is not for you. Maybe go buy some wine instead.

For those of you who are still here, let me tell you about an espresso machine that makes cafe-quality espresso that won’t require you to spend $5,000 and dedicate an entire wing of your house to espresso making. The Breville Dual Boiler fits on your countertop and extracts your espresso at the perfect temperature while rising the pressure level slowly, producing balanced, not bitter espresso. Plus, the dual Italian pumps allow you to brew espresso and steam milk simultaneously. Unlike cheaper models, this one is upgraded with an LCD screen that displays water temperature, the shot clock, and the time.

Now, let’s talk price. It’s down to $980 today, a rare discount below $1,000. Is that a lot of money? Yes. But, if you really love espresso and care deeply about drinking quality caffeine, then it could be worth it.

You can’t control these five power outlet switches with your smartphone, or tie them to IFTTT recipes like the Belkin WeMo line or Anker smart plug, but they sell for a tiny fraction of the cost of their smarter brethren, and can be controlled from across the room via the included remote. It’s only a half-measure towards creating a smart home, to be sure, but they might be worth a look at the price.

Anker’s ever-expanding family of dash cams just got a new member, and it’s $20 off at launch.

The Roav DashCam S1 looks just like the original model that we reviewed on The Inventory, but it shoots 1080/60 instead of 1080/30, giving you twice as many opportunities to get a clear shot of a license plate. An upgraded Sony image sensor improves low light performance, built-in GPS lets you log your trips, and it even comes with a 32GB microSD card and two port car charger in the box, so you’ll have everything you need to get started.

Update: The campaign has raised over $4,000,000, but it ends this week, so get your pledge in now if you want to save.

Peak Design, maker of our readers’ favorite camera bags, is diving headfirst into the travel market, and their new backpack and accompanying accessories work together to adapt to your travel needs of the moment.

Consisting of a backpack, a tech cube, a toiletry cube, packing cubes, and specialty camera cubes, you can mix and match various parts of the line for each trip. Not taking a camera? Take the camera cube out and add another packing cube (or just shove some more clothes into the cavity it left). Keeping your clothes in a carry-on? Compress the bag to make it easier to fit under an airplane seat. The cubes fit perfectly inside the bag like LEGO blocks, so you can pack a ton of gear, and still keep everything neat and tidy.

Beyond the OCD-friendly cube system, the backpack itself has a ton of interesting features of its own. You can unzip it from the back, the front, the top, or even the side while it’s dangling on one shoulder. You can carry it like a backpack, like a suitcase, or slip it over your luggage handle. In addition to the cavernous main compartment where you put your cubes, there’s also a small outer compartment that can hold additional flat items like clothing and documents. You can also unzip an expansion zipper to increase the backpack’s capacity from 45L to 55L, and even remove the divider between the compartments to use it as one big-ass duffel bag. It really is a bag for all occasions.

The Travel Line is currently on Kickstarter for 20%+ off MSRP (basically unheard of for Peak gear once it’s available in stores), and it’s closing in on over $3,000,000 in backing.

You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. This Kitchenaid pasta roller and cutter set attaches to the accessory port on any KitchenAid mixer, and lets you create your own noodles with multiple shapes in just minutes. $102 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, so I’d call this deal <kisses fingers like an Italian chef> delizioso.

You’ll probably want a drying rack to go with it.

Amazon makes its own toilet paper now (under the Presto! brand), and Prime members can save $3 on a 24-pack of the soft or strong variety when they clip the coupon and use Subscribe & Save. Because there’s just no need to flush your money down the toilet.

Anker’s Roav brand, the manufacturer of an incredibly popular dash cam, also makes some seriously smart car chargers. This one’s only $13 today with promo code VIVAFF22.

The SmartCharge F0 is an FM transmitter that takes the Bluetooth signal from your phone, and rebroadcasts it the FM radio station of your choice, giving you truly wireless audio and handsfree calls in older vehicles that don’t have Bluetooth or even an AUX jack built in. And since this is an Anker brand, you also get two high speed USB charging ports.

If the main reason you want smart bulbs is to turn your lights on automatically at night, and off during the day, you can skip the Wi-Fi enabled bulbs and just get these Philips LEDs instead. Equipped with a built-in light sensor, they’ll turn themselves on and off automatically based on the light around them. The three pack is down to $18 right now, an all-time low.

At 3,500 running watts (4,000 surge), this Sportsman generator could damn near power your entire house, or the most high-tech tailgate party in the entire parking lot, and it can be yours for $270 today from Walmart, which is about as cheap as you’ll ever see a generator this powerful.

Onboard, you get four 120V outlets, plus an RV outlet if you want to power your camper. Plus, it can run off both propane and gasoline, so you’ve got some flexibility.

Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of options, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store. It’s a solid deal any time, but it’s even better for our readers today.

Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Considering that you aren’t locked in and can cancel any time, that’s a bargain. But it gets even better for our readers, as promo code Kinja will waive the $5 shipping charge, for a limited time. That’s three bottles of wine (all of mine had MSRPs over $20) for just $5 each shipped, with no commitment.

You can read more about the service in my review, but if you choose to remain a member (I did), every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping.

KitchenAid mixers are an essential part of every kitchen. If your kitchen is still lacking one, pick up this KitchenAid 5-quart Artisan stand mixer for $210 today from Walmart. That’s one of the best deals we’ve seen on a non-refurb, and a great addition to your kitchen as Thanksgiving dinner draws ever-closer.

Best Lifestyle Deals

It’s been a long time since Amazon last ran a protein powder Gold Box, but they’re always a great opportunity to stock up. Today, a ton of varieties of Gold Standard whey, cassein, and BCAA are included, so find your favorite flavor before the deal expires at the end of the day.

For context, most five pound jars of whey are down to $43 (or $41 with Subscribe & Save), which is about $15 less than usual, and at least for the mocha cappuccino flavor, the best price Amazon’s listed since 2010! Some others that I checked have never been as cheap as they are today. There’s no limit to how much you can buy, so stock up!

You don’t have to empty your wallet to score a really nice wallet from Fossil. Eight different men’s leather wallets are on clearance right now for a mere $19, plus free shipping on all orders.

What better way to get ready for fall weather than up to 40% off at the Under Armour Outlet? Pick up workout shirts, sweats, leggings, shoes, and more, with $5 standard shipping, or free shipping on orders over $60.

Unicorn glitter face masks are a thing that exists, and they’re apparently quite popular in certain circles. They claim to hydrate your skin and reduce wrinkles, and while I’m not going to pretend to know anything about them, I do know that five masks for $6 is a great price. Just use promo code UNICOR70 to save.

Alice + Whittles is the footwear brand that made us rethink rain boots entirely, showing us there’s style to be had with functionality. Right now Alice + Whittles is having a We Made Too Much sale, marking down all of their pastel ankle boots from $160 to just $75. Choose from colors dusk, coral, pink, and blue.

Consider, if you will, the headlamp. I’m willing to bet that you’re picturing an elastic strap with a big lump on the front containing the light and the battery. That is, after all, how most of them are designed. But BioLite has a different idea.

The makers of that incredible camp stove that charges your phone are back with the HeadLamp, a blindingly bright wearable light that puts the battery behind your head, and uses modern LEDs to create a lamp up front that’s thin, comfortable, and extremely bright.

The light itself toggles between modes with the press of a button on the top of the assembly (the button is a little hard to find and press by touch, my one real complaint about the HeadLamp), and you get the option of a wide or focused beam in multiple intensities, a strobe light, and a red lamp for when you don’t want to wake up a tent mate, or mess up your eyes before a stargazing session. And despite the light enclosure’s thin design, you can also swivel the lamp downward at multiple angles to fit your needs.

The battery on the back is connected to the light by a thin cable, most of which runs inside HeadLamp’s extremely comfortable headband. This is a modern, USB-rechargeable gadget—no bulky AAs to be found—and can run for a whopping 40 hours at minimum brightness, or 3.5 at full blast. And trust me, at 330 lumens, it’s bright.

There are no smartphone-connected features, RGB LEDs, or, like, Alexa support here, which is probably a good thing. While HeadLamp takes cues from modern electronics, it’s still just a head lamp at the end of the day, albeit a very nice and thoughtfully designed one. I wore one around at the Outpost trade show earlier this month, and everyone who saw it was jealous.

You can preorder it starting today on Kickstarter for $49, ($13 off MSRP, apparently), and backers will also receive an exclusive light-diffusing carrying case that turns the HeadLamp into a hanging lantern for your tent. BioLite is promising delivery in time for the holidays, and they have a good track record.

You can always save big at REI Outlet, it’s basically REI’s clearance page, but now you can take an extra 15% off your entire order with code OUTSEPT18. Some very notable items are included too, like Marmot’s Precip and Minimalist, both of which landed top spots in last week’s co-op for Best Rain Coats, while Smartwool is our reader’s favorite everyday men’s sock maker.

Other deals include outerwear, leggings, flannels, camping gear, and more from your brands like Patagonia, the North Face, and Arc’teryx to name a few. You should never need a reason to get outside, but this extra savings will make it that much easier.

I can’t say I’ve used Urban Decay’s Naked Ultimate Basics Palette, but I’m told it’s an essential component to many a makeup collection. Nordstrom Rack has it marked down to just $25 right now, and I know enough to know that’s a really good deal.

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) massagers seem a bit like pseudoscience, but every time we post a deal on one of these things, we hear nothing but rave reviews. In fact, I use one occasionally after exercising, and it does seem to reduce muscle pain. At the very least, it feels cool.

Naipo has long made popular physical massage products, so an electrical alternative seems like a natural progression.

Grab some CAP cast-iron kettlebells and perform quick and efficient workouts from home. 10lb bells are just $8, but you can get them as heavy as 80lbs, if you want to become the largest in charge.

Best Media Deals

Sorting through the deluge of (mostly mediocre) online recipes can be a slog, so it’s worth taking a look at this Kindle cookbook sale. All 140+ included books are marked down to $5 or less, including books from celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay, and practical options like Instant Pot cookbooks. A few of our picks are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest.

The Hero’s Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion looks like it’ll be the ultimate holiday gift this year for the Zelda fan with everything, and preorders just got marked down to $60, from the usual $100. And if you order now and it gets any cheaper prior to release, you’ll automatically be charged the lowest listed price.

This deluxe slipcase edition features the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion and includes the Creating a Champion art book with an exclusive cover, a map of Hyrule printed on cloth, an art print of the Champions’ photo Link hangs in his Hateno home, and a beautiful glass replica of a spirit orb.

Best Gaming Deals

Preorder PlayStation Classic | $100 | Walmart

Good morning! The PlayStation Classic is a thing that exists, apparently, and it’s up for preorder now for $100. It comes with two controllers and 20 preinstalled games, so what are you still doing here?

LEGO’s Star Wars advent calendar only just went on sale for 2018, but Walmart’s already taking $5 off its $40 price tag. As always, it features 24 tiny Star Wars-themed LEGO gifts, including brand new ones for 2018 like a snowman in a Rebellion helmet, a Rose minifig, and tons of miniaturized spaceships and speeders.

Note: This was $33 when we first posted it, and has since risen to $35. But that’s still $5 less than elsewhere.

The Banner Saga 3 finally came out a few months ago, but if you haven’t played the first two hand-drawn strategy games in the series, your best bet is to buy the complete the Bonus Edition trilogy on PS4 or Xbox One. Normally priced at $40, it’s marked down to $30 for the first time today on both consoles, with an additional $.61 coupon available on the PS4 copy.

If you have any notable holes in your Nintendo Switch game library, you can fill them today with rare discounts on first party Nintendo games. Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Tennis Aces are all marked down to $45, and that’s just for starters. Check out the image caption above for all the deals.

Blocks By Speks Desk Toys | $24 | Speks | Promo code KINJA20

There’s no such thing as having too many desk toys, and Blocks by Speks are some of the best I’ve played with so far.

Blocks are straight or L-shaped plastic blocks with magnets inside. They snap together into a bunch of different shapes, and are rewarding whether you’re trying to build something cohesive, or just idly fiddling with them in one hand while you use your mouse in the other, which is how I usually find myself playing with them.

Our readers can grab a set for $24 today with promo code KINJA20, plus free shipping. If you want to look ahead to the holidays, they’d also make great stocking stuffers.

This LEGO set is practically bait for fishing fans. The old fishing shop set is over 2,000 pieces, and includes a removable roof and swiveling back wall for easy access of the inside. It normally sells for $150, but for a limited time, you can get it for $130.

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll never get a Victory Royale, but I might just win at Fortnite Monopoly, now up for preorder for $20. This isn’t just a skin over standard Monopoly rules; it’s a totally new game:

First choose a character: pick from 27 awesome outfits. Then, it’s time to battle. The action die lets players pick up health packs, build walls, and damage their opponents. Every time a player passes go they unleash the Storm; avoid it or lose HP. Like in the Fortnite video game, the last player standing wins!

Just remember that if you want to emote, you’ll have to learn the dance moves yourself.

Logitech’s G602 is more than enough gaming mouse for most people—we’re talking 250 hour battery life, 11 programmable buttons, and per-user programmable DPI settings—and it can be yours for $30 today, the best price we’ve ever seen.

Preorder 2nd Breakfast Board Game Table | $500 | Kickstarter

There are people who occasionally pull out a copy of Catan or Scrabble for a game night, and then there are people who spend a couple hundred bucks on Gloomhaven, or play through the roguelike Pandemic Legacy with the same group for months on end. This board game table is for them.

The 2nd Breakfast board game table is up for preorder on Kickstarter, and even with the earlybird discount, it costs $500. That’s an investment (though actually fairly cheap, as gaming tables go)! But if board games are a major hobby of yours, it’s totally worth it. Each table includes the following:

  • Removable playfield
  • Eight USB charging ports
  • Clear acrylic cover
  • Two A outlets
  • Reversible leaves
  • Four trays
  • Two double cup holders
  • Two single cup holders

When you aren’t playing, the leaves cover up the play surface, transforming the table into a regular looking dining room table without any garish, gaming-centric design details.

I think it’s safe to say that game night will be at your place in perpetuity once this arrives.

I don’t know what Overwatch! is but I guess everyone with a PC loves it and can’t stop playing it. And now subscribers to Humble’s October bundle, which unlocks on Friday, October 5 at 1 p.m. EST, can get it for $12 along with the other yet-to-be-named games. That’s $8 cheaper than buying on its own.

As always, Humble Monthly is only $12 per month (or $11 if you prepay for a full year), and every game you get is yours to keep forever, even if you cancel.

Outside of major sales events like Black Friday, Xbox One controllers don’t drop to $40 very often, so if you think you might want one, now’s the time to place your order. These are the newest models with built-in Bluetooth, so they’ll also work with your PC without an adapter. Available in black or white.





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