But now, Microsoft (?) is selling the phone through eBay (??) for just $200 (???) unlocked. Free and clear. No commitment. And it’s even brand new, not a refurbished unit. If you’re in the market for a really good phone for not a lot of money, this is a pretty stellar deal.
It’s not uncommon for Amazon to throw in free Echo Dots with certain purchases. It’s just that most of the time, those purchases cost more than <checks notes> nine dollars.
If you pay for a month of Amazon Music Unlimited right now ($8 for Prime customers, $10 for non-Prime), Amazon’s tossing in Echo Dots for just $1 extra, for a limited time. Just remember to cancel the Music Unlimited subscription before the month is up, if you don’t want to keep it.
In a very short amount of time, Anker has upended and basically come to dominate the (cool but decidedly niche) portable projector market. It was only a matter of time, but the company is now turning its sights on legitimate, home theater-quality projectors, and preorders just opened.
The new Nebula Cosmos 1080p and Nebula Cosmos Max are fully featured projectors in every sense of the word, featuring sharper, brighter pictures than their portable siblings, while retaining features that made those smaller projectors so appealing, like built-in Android, excellent speakers, and support for screen mirroring.
The Cosmos 1080p spits out 900 ANSI lumens (for comparison, the Nebula Capsule II puts out a surprisingly good picture with 200) and a 1080p picture, while the Cosmos Max ups the brightness to 1500 ANSI lumens and the picture quality to 4K, while adding a couple more Dolby Digital Plus internal speakers. But both support HDR10, 100,000:1 contrast ratios, LED bulbs that are rated to last a whopping 30,000 hours, and built-in streaming service apps (in addition to a couple of HDMI ports) via Android 9.
But the most disruptive aspect of the Cosmos projectors are their price points. The 1080p model starts at just $429 for super earlybird backers on Kickstarter, and the 4K edition starts at $999, both of which drastically undercut the obvious competition. We briefly saw the Max model in action at Anker’s unveiling, and even in a room with a fair amount of ambient light, it looked terrific.
The Kickstarter is live now, and the projectors are expected to start shipping in March.
If you’re a NordVPN customer, you may have heard about a long-undisclosed security breach this week, and thus might be in the market for a new VPN provider. And even if you have no idea what I’m referring to, it might be worth signing up for a VPN service anyway, which can protect your privacy when browsing the web, and even let you access content from certain sites and streaming video providers that aren’t available in your physical location (Love Island, anyone?)
Private Internet Access has long been our readers’ favorite VPN service thanks to its low prices, its speed, and its excellent apps for every major platform. And now with the news of the NordVPN hack, they’re offering the best price we’ve ever seen on an annual subscription: $29 for the whole year. That’s $10 less than it’s been previously, and the best part is that your subscription will renew every year at the same $29 price, as long as you don’t cancel.
Add a 4-pack of Nite Ize’s original gear tie to your gear box for a low $2 on Amazon. Rubber twist ties can help wrangle excess cables, and are reusable to boot. These 3″ models are perfect for the smaller cables on stuff you carry with you everyday, e.g. Anker cables, headphones, etc. And at $2, they’re a 100% impulse buy.
This pressure cooker, steamer and air fryer stand-in is an absolute unit, but deservedly so, considering it’s doing the work of three different appliances. And for those with a large kitchen space and a bunch of people to feed, this model’s 8 qt. capacity makes making large batches of food easily.
Better still, it packs a dehydrate setting which can help you make your own jerky or dried fruit.
Right now, this XL model is at it’s lowest price ever, or about $90 less than usual. It probably can’t fit your Thanksgiving turkey (though it can fit a 7 pound chicken), but you’ll be able to use it for a lot of your Thanksgiving side dishes.
If you hate seeing a mess of cables behind your desk or home theater, a cheap pack of Velcro-style cable ties might have the best ROI of any product…ever? This pack of 50 from AmazonBasics is on sale for just $5, and will consolidate your rat king of cables into a single, manageable mega-cable.
These aren’t just strips of Velcro either. The loop design means you can easily tighten or loosen them as needed without fully removing them, so the next time you buy a new game console, you can add its power cable to your bundle without having to redo all of your hard work. They’re amazing. They make you feel good about organizing things. They probably saved my marriage. Buy them.
The kit comes with three maintenance-free basil cartridges to get you started, but you can also purchase plenty of other flowers, herbs, and vegetables from Amazon to suit your taste. Functionally, this thing is pretty similar to MiracleGro’s line of Aerogardens, but aesthetically, it looks like like an Apple product in the best possible way.
I am a firm believer that if you’re not napping when in the bathtub, you’re doing life wrong. If I am ever even slightly horizontal, I can sleep. But, it can be a little uncomfortable trying to nap with the hard porcelain of a tub behind your neck and head. Make things extra nap-worthy and luxurious when you get a GORILLA GRIP Original Spa Bath Pillow for $13. It has seven suction cups to keep it in place, so you won’t be slipping during your nap.
If you have a ton of smart devices in your home, why not make them even smarter? You can get a two-pack of Gosund Mini Smart Plug With Timer for $24 when you use promo code ZY9N3ST6. The smart plugs work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, so you can shut off lights from across the room, as well as from your smartphone.
If you plan on getting one of these, you can also get an Echo Dot (be it your first or fifth) for only $9, plus a month of Amazon Music.
Cleaning out your cast iron pan doesn’t have to be intimidating. Lodge makes its very own stiff-bristled scrub brush that won’t hurt your precious seasoning, and it’s just $5 on Amazon right now. If you’ve ever left a dirty pan sitting out on the stove for a couple of days because you just couldn’t work up the elbow grease to clean it out, this one’s for you.
It’s that time of year. Time for snow sports, of course! And REI is ensuring you’re prepared to hit the slopes with a blizzard of snow-centric deals at their Ready, Set, Snow Event. Right now, you can take 50% off all ski and board shop services; 20% off one class, day tour or event (with code SNOW4DAYS19); 25% off waxing & tuning products; and much more. So shop now, before all the savings melt away.
There’s no such thing as too many totes—especially when the totes are super high quality, like the Longchamp ones currently on sale at Nordstrom Rack. Longchamp is famous for their rainbow of nylon carryalls, but they also have similarly bold-hued wallets, backpacks, satchels, which are sure to sell out quickly. We recommend filling your cart with bags ASAP.
Now that your phone and your home are all smart, it’s apparently time to up the intelligence of your facial cleansing brush. The Clarisonic Mia Smart allows users to connect the brush to a smartphone app, which can customize preset routines on the device, in addition to the deep pore cleansing and exfoliating you’ve come to expect from the brand.
Now, do you need your facial cleansing brush to be bluetooth enabled? Nope. But it is a cool extra feature for those are who are looking to really maximize their cleansing routine. And now, all that cool skincare tech is on sale for $135 in any color—the lowest price we’ve seen. The brush also comes with a charging stand, and it’s waterproof, so feel free to scrub away while you’re in the shower or bathtub. And it’s compatible with any Clarisonic brush head, so you can really go all out.
Ah, slides: The most convenient of all footwear. And in case you hadn’t heard, they’re actually trendy. Now, you can get in on this fashion statement for lazy people with 50% off a selection of slides from Adidas. The Adilette style is certainly a classic, or pick up a pair of equally respectable Cloudfoam or Comfort versions. Just use promo code SLIDES50 to slide into this discount at checkout.
The concept is similar to LifeStraw—dirty water from a pond or stream goes in, drinkable water comes out—except that the Sawyer can be cleaned and reused basically indefinitely, whereas the LifeStraw has a lifespan. The PointOne can also screw onto a standard water bottle or the included 32 oz. squeeze pouch, so you don’t have to hunch over a body of water to take a drink. I’ve tested it myself, and here I am, not dead!
J.Crew has a bunch of new arrivals for fall, and today, you can pick up any of them for less. Right now, the retailer is taking 35% off all full-price apparel with promo code WEARNOW. If there were ever a time to stock up on classic, wardrobe-making styles for men, women, kids, it would be right freaking now.
If your Halloween costume this year involves some sort of face makeup artistry or a just a plain ol’ scary mask, chances are your skin will be a little spooked come November 1. But never fear: First Aid Beauty is here to raise those of us with sensitive skin from the dead with 20% off masks and treatments using promo code BOOYEAH, through October 31. The Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask is a particularly effective cult favorite, but really, any of these offerings is sure to have you looking less ghoulish in mere minutes.
Race over to Joe’s New Balance Outlet, where right now, you can lace up a some New Balance 997H sneakers for men and women for just $45 using promo code KINJADEALS. These foam running shoes are lightweight, yet durable, so every step is properly supported. This deal will only last until through Friday though, so run, don’t walk, to get your hands (feet?) on a pair.
Shorts season is coming to an end, but if you want a break from the typical fall jeans when you’re out and about, you can save $50 on Proof’s popular Nomad Pants today at Huckberry.
Made from Japanese Toray twill, the Nomad Pants offer more stretch and comfort than a typical pair of chinos, and a hidden zipper pocket with enough space for a passport makes them great for travel. Grab them in five different colors for $48, with free shipping.
Don’t wait for the weather to become frigid before stocking up on cold-weather essentials. You can keep warm while wearing a Layering Pullover from Jachs. You can take your pick on style, as Jachs has reversible pullovers, sherpa-fleece pullovers, and plaid-fleece pullovers. You can snag one of these layers, starting out at $20, when you use promo code PLVR.
The latest Humble Bundle spotlights features philosophy books that break down popular characters and series for great low prices, including titles like Arrested Development and Philosophy: They’ve Made a Huge Mistake, The Office and Philosophy: Scenes from an Unexamined Life, X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse and Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough
As always, you can pay as much or as little as you want. Pay $8 or more, you can pick up philosophy books focused on House of Cards, South Park, and the Watchmen. $15 gets you Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and a whole bunch more. And the added bonus, you can chip in to support the National Coalition Against Censorship.
If you’ve been putting off buying a Switch, this the one of the best we’ve seen yet. Walmart’s letting you build your own Nintendo Switch bundle for just $330 (!!). Here’s what you’ll get:
- the brand new Nintendo Switch with better battery life
- a game, pick from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, Splatoon 2, or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Ematic USB-C Dongle with HDMI, USB and card reader, or Power A Carrying Case
You’re basically getting $52 off a game bundle plus an accessory that you were going to buy anyway. This is an awesome deal, and one that’s unlikely to stay in stock for long.
$40 for an Xbox One controller is a notable deal any time—with few exceptions, they don’t really get cheaper than this—but it’s particularly useful now that you can connect it to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV to play a bunch of games as their creators intended.
Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription combines Xbox Gold online multiplayer with Xbox Game Pass, giving you access to over 100 games (including The Outer Worlds!) to play as much as you want.
For a limited time, if you buy three months of the service for $45, you’ll get an additional three months for free.
While it’s not as popular as LEGO’s licensed Star Wars and Harry Potter Advent calendars, the LEGO City calendar features a ton of great minifigs and tiny builds that you can add to your freeform LEGO creations. At $20, it’s cheaper than ever before, and a full $10 less than its launch price.
If you own a PlayStation 4, or are planning to buy one soon, today’s $39 deal for a year’s worth of PlayStation Plus is about as cheap as the service ever gets.
Just a heads up, this is for a physical card, so you’ll need to wait for it to ship. But this is a great price, and one that’s unlikely to be bested during the holiday season, at least not by more than a few bucks.
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