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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 13.

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Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV for $35.69 (list price $45.99)

[Mini Design for Travel] iClever BoostStrip IC-BS01 Portable Smart Power Strip / USB Charger, 4320 Joules Surge Protector with 2 AC Outlet 4 USB Port, 5ft Extension Cord for Indoor & Outdoor, White for $23.99 (list price $32.99)

ACDelco Super Alkaline AA Batteries, 100-Count for $12.56 (list price $19.70)

Photive Hydra Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Waterproof Rugged Portable with built in Subwoofer and Long Battery for $29.95 (list price $79.95)

ThorFire Cap Hat Light 5-LED Headlamp Rotatable Ball Cap Visor light Clip-on Hat Light Hands Free for Hunting Camping Fishing (Pack of 1) for $7.99 (list price $19.00)

Spigen Ultra Hybrid [2nd Generation] iPhone 7 Plus Case Clear with Reinforced Camera Protection and Air Cushion Technology for iPhone 7 Plus 2016 - Black for $11.99 (list price $22.99)

Portable Chargers RAVPower 16750mAh External Battery Pack 4.5A Dual USB Output External Phone Charger Battery Bank Power Bank (iSmart 2.0 Technology) for Nintendo Switch, iPhone 7, Galaxy S8 - Black for $29.99 (list price $99.99)

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets for $36.97 (list price $169.99)

Stuhrling Original Men's 395.33U16 Aquadiver Regatta Analog Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Link Bracelet Watch for $69.00 (list price $395.00)

LEGO STAR WARS TIE Striker 75154 for $42.13 (list price $69.99)

LEGO Star Wars Eclipse Fighter 75145 for $19.37 (list price $29.99)

Etekcity 2-in-1 Bluetooth Receiver Transmitter Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter with Volume Control, Bluetooth 4.1, aptX Low Latency Supports Dual Mode for $33.99 (list price $79.99)

WD 1TB Black USB 3.0 My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (WDBYNN0010BBK-WESN) for $56.88 (list price $79.99)

16 RFID Blocking Sleeves (12 Credit Card Holders & 4 Passport Protectors) Ultimate Premium Identity Theft Protection Sleeve Set for Men & Women. Smart Slim Design perfectly fits Wallet / Purse. for $10.95 (list price $28.99)


Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML) for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Organic Bamboo Cutting Board with Juice Groove, Best Kitchen Chopping Board for Meat (Butcher Block), Cheese and Vegetables | EXTRA LARGE & THICK | Antibacterial Heavy Duty w/ Handles for $14.97 (list price $29.99)

Victorinox 7-Inch Fibrox Granton Edge Santoku Knife for $35.00 (list price $54.00)

OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper - Large for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

MaxBrew 24K Gold Reusable K-Carafe Filter for Keurig 2.0 - K-Cup Reusable 4-5 Cup Carafe Filter for Keurig 2.0 for $29.95 (list price $29.95)

Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set for $9.99 (list price $13.49)

Baker's Secret 3-Cup Stainless Steel Flour Sifter for $8.00 (list price $13.28)

Guzzle Buddy It Turns Your Bottle of Wine Into Your Wine Glass for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

Microwave Popcorn Popper | Replaces Microwave Popcorn Bags | Enjoy Healthy Air Popped Popcorn - No Oil Needed | BPA Free Premium European Grade Silicone Popcorn Maker by Cestari Kitchen (Makes 8 Cups) for $18.99 (list price $26.99)

Crock-Pot 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel, SCR300SS for $19.69 (list price $24.99)

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor for $119.96 (list price $149.99)

Oster CKSTRC61K-TECO Titanium Infused 6 Cup Rice & Grain Cooker with Steam Tray, Medium/One Size, Silver/Black for $17.99 (list price $25.27)

Cresimo 10-Inch Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon with Cocktail Recipes (eBook) for $7.50 (list price $13.95)


Whynter 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Storage bag (ARC-14S) for $452.15 (list price $599.99)

InterDesign Linus Spice Rack, Corner Organizer for Kitchen Pantry, Cabinet, Countertops - 3-Tier Clear for $15.74 (list price $16.99)

Whitmor Woven Strap Small Shelf Storage Tote, Java for $9.31 (list price $16.98)

URPOWER Garment Steamer 130ml Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer Fast Heat-up Powerful Travel Garment Clothes Steamer with High Capacity for Home and Travel, Travel Pouch Included for $23.99 (list price $69.99)

Millenium 1600 Series 4 Piece Dobby Stripe Sheet Set. (4 Sizes, 9 Colors) (Queen, White) for $14.99 (list price $89.99)

BioPEDIC Ultra-Fresh Anti-Odor Standard size Pillow, Set of 4 (White) for $27.99 (list price $49.99)

Homtime Multi-function Alarm Clock, Indoor Thermometer, Charging Station/Phone Charger with Dual Port USB for iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android Phone and Tablets, Black for $33.99 (list price $59.99)

Yankee Candle Company Eucalyptus Large Jar Candle for $22.39 (list price $27.99)

Rowenta DW5080 Focus 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Brown for $69.99 (list price $100.00)

Greenco Set of 3 Floating Cube Shelves, Espresso Finish for $13.84 (list price $18.99)

ClosetMaid 5784 Cubeicals Fabric Drawer, Black for $4.36 (list price $6.99)

Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 2 Pack, 1500-Watt for $185.25 (list price $245.00)


Bekith Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush Adult Size – Natural Dental Care for Men & Women, Set of 6 for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

Colgate Slim Soft Charcoal Toothbrush (Pack of 3) 17x Slimmer Soft Tip Bristles for $4.10 (list price $5.95)

Colgate MaxFresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $3.41 (list price $7.99)

Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 for $39.95 (list price $69.99)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.97 with coupon (list price $49.99)

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh By Marc Jacobs Eau-de-toilette Spray for Women, 2.50-Fluid Ounce for $38.60 (list price $75.00)

Essential Oil Labs Natural Therapeutic Grade Lavender Oil with Glass Dropper, 4 Ounce Bottle for $13.95 (list price $34.99)

Myüz Oils Aromatherapy Pure Essential Oil Set, Therapeutic Grade - (6) 10mL each (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Peppermint), 6/10mlL for $19.99 (list price $30.00)

Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak With Epsom Salt, Helps Soak Away Toenail Fungus , Athletes Foot & Stubborn Foot Odor – Softens Calluses & Soothes Sore Tired Feet -16 oz for $13.85 (list price $19.49)

Viva Naturals Sweet Almond Oil, Hexane Free for Skin and Hair, 16 oz / 473 ml for $11.54 (list price $23.08)

Viva Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 oz - Ultra Hydrating Massage & Aromatherapy Oil, Hexane-Free for $10.00 (list price $20.00)

100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Essential Oil with 45% Terpinen-4-ol, 1 fl. oz. A Known Solution to Help in Fighting Acne, Toenail Fungus, Dandruff, Yeast Infections, Cold Sores.. for $10.95 (list price $65.00)

Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara, Glam Black, 0.31 fl. oz. for $4.19 (list price $7.77)

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File, Extra Coarse for $29.88 (list price $49.99)


Bostitch EZ Squeeze 50 Sheet Desktop Stapler, Reduced Effort, Black (B850-BLK) for $17.99 (list price $47.69)

AmazonBasics 17-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder with Pullout Basket for $104.99 (list price $114.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Support , Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $16.99)

BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count for $7.00 (list price $9.00)

HP Paper, Color LaserJet Poly Wrap, 28lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 98 Bright, 500 Sheet / 1 Ream (205050R) Made In The USA for $9.88 (list price $19.55)

Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Vibrant Colors, Pre-sharpened, Art Tools, great for Adult Coloring Books for $7.41 (list price $12.89)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count for $7.97 (list price $17.09)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $7.19 (list price $8.47)

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad, 9 by 12-Inch, 20 Sheets for $7.43 (list price $12.99)

Fluorescent Liquid Chalk Markers (10 Pack) By Kassa - Child Safe (Non-Toxic) - 2 Tip Sizes (6 and 4 mm) Chalkboard Paint Markers - Erasable Ink for Chalk Board (Nonporous), Glass and Windows for $12.95 (list price $24.95)


Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan II Folding Camping Knives, Red, 91mm for $21.86 (list price $30.00)

TOTU Windproof Umbrellas Auto Open Close Folding Golf Strong Durable Compact Travel Umbrella Reinforced Ribs 60 MPH Windproof Canopy and Slip-Proof Handle, Portable Lightweight Easy Carrying Black for $14.49 (list price $49.99)

Coleman 54 Quart Vintage Steel Belted Cooler for $109.08 (list price $199.99)

Mountain House Italian Style Pepper Steak with Rice Premium Case Pack for $46.33 (list price $49.99)

Klean Kanteen Water Bottle, Brushed Stainless, 20 oz for $29.88 (list price $32.95)

KONG Wubba Dog Toy, Extra Large, Colors Vary for $7.10 (list price $13.77)

Premium Cat Scratcher by GoPets, Wedge Shaped Corrugated Cardboard is Reversible Lasts 2x Longer Includes 1 Pack Catnip, Natural Incline More Ergonomic Than Scratching Post, Cutouts to Hide Toys for $17.00 (list price $45.99)

Chuckit! Classic 26M Launcher (Colors Vary) for $6.23 (list price $7.79)

Jealous Devil Quebrancho Blanco Hardwood Lump Charcoal, 100% Natural, Restaurant Quality, 35 lb for $44.99 (list price $48.99)

Catit Hooded Cat Litter Pan - Gray for $24.99 (list price $30.40)

Retractable Dog Leash, WINSEE 16ft Soft Grip Auto Retractable Leash for Small Medium Large Dogs Up to 110 lbs,Tangle Free, Large Black for $14.99 (list price $79.99)

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16 Geeky Coasters to Keep Your Coffee Table Safe

Avoid unsightly ring stains on your coffee table with this delightful selection of coasters:

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1. FLOPPY DISKS; $22.79

Floppy disks are not obsolete—at least in your living room area.

Buy on Amazon.

2. MARIO; $20

Mario Question Mark Block Coaster Set

Unfortunately, no coins will be coming out of these coasters, but they will keep your table dry.

Buy on Etsy.

3. GAME OF THRONES; $12.99

Game of Thrones coasters
HBO Shop

Avoid a royal mess with house sigils of houses Targaryen, Stark, Baratheon, and Lannister.

Buy at the HBO Shop.

4. PACMAN; $20.95

Use these on a black table to recreate the retro video game.

Buy on Epic Giftables.

5. AGATE; $35

Rock on: These fancy agate coasters will look solid resting under your glass.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ELEMENTS; $56.99

These glowing coasters are perfect for chemists, Breaking Bad fans, and anyone who forgot to pay their electric bill.

Buy on Amazon.


Build your own coaster with this LEGO-esque design.

Buy on Amazon.

8. STAR TREK; $16.63

Star Trek ship coasters

This ceramic set celebrates all the best ships from Star Trek.

Buy on Amazon.

9. DR. WHO; $22.99

Just make sure you don’t accidentally send your glass into a different time period when you set it down.

Buy on Amazon.

10. RILAKKUMA; $1.95

Rilakkuma coaster

Cover your counter space with the cute face of Rilakkuma.

Buy on Bonanza.


Set of wood burned coasters featuring the crest of each Harry Potter house

All the houses are present in this set of wood coasters.

Buy on Etsy.

12. FALLOUT; $25

fallout coasters

Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean all manners go out the door: Never forget to use a coaster!

Buy on Etsy.

13. BRAIN; $19.99

This set comes with 10 coasters, each with a slice of brain specimen. When you’re not using them, you can stack them together to create a full brain.

Buy on Amazon.


Aang and his entourage face off on these wooden coasters.

Buy on Etsy.

15. BUFFY AND CO; $20

Getting totally wigged by the idea of a stained table? All your favorite characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer can give you an assist.

Buy on Etsy.


Studio Ghibli Stone Tile Coasters

These coasters feature scenes from the classics My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Buy on Etsy.

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19 Unusual Socks for Snazzy Feet

Kick it in one of these pairs of cool socks.

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1. ART; $15.99

Make your feet a canvas with these artsy socks. This set of eight pairs features classics including van Gogh's Starry Night and Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

Find it: Amazon

2. BOB ROSS; $12

Look at all those happy little trees! It's impossible not to smile while wearing these Bob Ross socks.

Find it: Amazon

3. ALIEN VISITOR; $11.50

I want to believe—in fancy footwear. These alien socks are perfect for Ufologists and other conspiracy theorists who always have an eye on the sky.

Find it: Amazon


shark socks

These fun socks make it look like sharks are eating your feet.

Find it: Amazon

5. TAPATIO; $10

These socks are hot! Just like the hot sauce they show.

Find it: Amazon

6. LIBRARY CARD; $10.25

Out of Print makes a variety of book-themed products for bibliophiles—and, even better, they donate one book for each pair of socks purchased. This particular pair looks like the library cards you might have found in libraries back in the day.

Find it: Amazon


Here's another excellent selection from Out of Print. This pair of socks is dedicated to Where the Wild Things Are. The bottoms say "Let the Wild / Rumpus Start."

Find it: Out of Print

8. STUDIO GHIBLI; $12.50

Lovers of the films by Studio Ghibli will get a kick out of these striped socks. Each pair features a scene from a different movie: Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Find it: Amazon


These adorable socks have polka dots and giant dog faces on the front. Each pair comes with floppy ears that peek over the edge of the socks. The breeds include what looks like a Pomeranian, a Boston terrier, and a French bulldog.

Find it: Amazon

10. EINSTEIN; $12

These are the perfect socks to wear while filling up a blackboard with equations. The pair comes with a picture of Einstein sporting some cool shades.

Find it: Amazon


These fun socks feature a few constellations, including Ursa Minor and Orion.

Find it: Amazon

12. DOCTOR WHO; $14.95

Doctor Who Tardis Women's Knee High Socks

Doctor Who fans are going to want to get their hands on these knee high TARDIS socks.

Find it: Jet

13. POKEMON; $2.42

Pokemon Ankle Socks

Show off your love of Pokemon with Pikachu, Charmander, Psyduck, and Squirtle socks.

Find it: AliExpress

14. SAILOR MOON; $9.99

Defend the world against evil in the name of the Moon, with these Sailor socks. The pack of six comes with Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, and Chibiusa.

Find it: Amazon


According to the pilot in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic book The Little Prince, the titular character probably hitches a ride off of his planet (B-612) and across the universe on a flock of birds. These Out of Print socks depict the pilot's drawing of the Little Prince taking to the skies.

Find it: Amazon

16. PENCILS; $10

Pencils are key for crosswords, drawings, and jotting down important notes. Celebrate the beloved writing utensil with these incredible socks.

Find it: Amazon


Stormtrooper socks

These cool socks look just like Storm Troopers from the Star Wars franchise. They fit shoe sizes 9–12.

Find it: Buckle

18. SUSHI; $19.99

Sushi socks

At first, this looks like a plush platter of sushi. When you unravel the "food," you'll discover it's actually two pairs of socks rolled to look like salmon and cucumber sushi.

Find it: Amazon

19. LEGO; $12

LEGO socks
Lord & Taylor

Stepping on LEGO bricks hurts, so protect yourself! We recommend this pair of LEGO-themed socks, plus a pair of slippers for good measure.

Find it: Lord & Taylor


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