You Will Want to See Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals

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 17.

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Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker by AYL SoundFit, Waterproof, Wireless with 10 Hour Rechargeable Battery Life, Powerful 5W Audio Driver, Pairs with All Bluetooth Devices for $26.99 (list price $69.00)

Fritesla 20000mah Power Bank 4USB Portable Charger for Smartphones (Green) for $24.99 (list price $100.00)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera With Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets), Compact Bag Case, Batteries and Battery Charger (Blue) for $99.99 (list price $169.99)

Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh Ultra-Compact External Battery Charger, Portable Power Bank and Travel Charger with Built-in Apple MFI Certified Lightning and Micro USB Cables (Black) for $26.99 (list price $69.99)

iXCC Element II Lightning Cable 6.6ft, iPhone charger, for iPhone 7 6s 6 Plus, SE 5s 5c 5, iPad Air 2 Pro, iPad mini 2 3 4, iPad 4th Gen [Apple MFi Certified](White) for $8.49 (list price $29.99)

KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black for $13.99 (list price $69.99)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

TOTU BT-2 V4.1 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Music Stereo Sports Headset - Red for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

OUTERDO Monocular Dual Focus Telescope Camping Wildlife Hunting Surveillance Sporting Events Traveling Scope Waterproof Optics Zoom Bright and Clear with 10 Magnification 16x52 for $12.99 (list price $18.89)

Fitbit Flex 2, Navy for $59.11 (list price $99.95)

ThermoPro TP50 Hygrometer Thermometer Indoor Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter for $7.64 (list price $19.99)

Power Bank RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger Total 5.5A Output 3-Port Battery Pack (2A Input, iSmart Technology 2.0) Portable Battery Charger External Battery for Smartphones Tablets and More-Black for $44.99 (list price $159.99)

FRiEQ Universal Waterproof Case for Outdoor Activities - Waterproof bag for Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5S; Galaxy S6, S4; HTC One X, Galaxy Note 3, Note 2; LG G2 - IPX8 Certified to 100 Feet (Black) for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

Garnetics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (6 pack) - to clean Eyeglasses, Lens, Computer, TV, LCD screens, Tablet, Laptop, Cell phone for $6.99 (list price $8.99)

Solar Power Bank, X-DRAGON Solar Charger with Foldable Solar Panel Power Bank 10000mAh Portable Rugged Shockproof Dual USB Solar Battery Charger for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy ipad and More-Orange for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

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)

HQDmall Fidget Cube Anxiety Stress Relief And Relieves Stress Attention Focus for Children and Adults Anxiety Attention Toy, Black for $8.99 (list price $29.99)

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Advanced Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip, Contains 35 Bursts (5x Other Brands) & 10-Foot (3M) Range for $8.66 (list price $11.99)

Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge for $33.38 (list price $50.00)

UGREEN 3.5mm Male to Female Extension Stereo Audio Extension Cable Adapter Gold Plated Compatible for iPhone, iPad or Smartphones, Tablets, Media Players for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

Car Mounts, Universal Stick on Dashboard Magnetic Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6S/6 6 Plus, 5, 5s, 4, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus S5 S4 Note 5 4 3, Nexus 6P 5X More (stye4) for $7.99 (list price $49.99)


Ozera 2 Pack Silicone Ice Cube Tray Molds Candy Mold Cake Mold Chocolate Mold, 15 Cavity, Blue for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Stainless Steel Dough Scraper Chopper – Utopia Kitchen for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

GM Kitchen Premium Stainless Steel Salt & Pepper Grinder with Adjustable Coarseness, Set of 2 for $15.95 (list price $19.95)

Everest Cooler Lunch Bag, Black, One Size for $11.47 (list price $18.95)

DRAGONN Premium Sturdy 12-inch and 9-inch Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2 … for $12.95 (list price $19.99)

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.) for $17.75 (list price $39.99)

Brita 6 Cup Space Saver BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter, White for $14.84 (list price $18.97)

Fred & Friends UNZIPPED Hand-Blown Glass Bowl for $15.67 (list price $20.00)

Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer - Premium Aerating Pourer and Decanter Spout (Black) for $14.95 (list price $40.95)

Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set. Stainless Steel Mincer and Silicone Tube Roller for $19.97 (list price $24.97)

Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup – Professional Grade Natural Rosewood All-in-one Corkscrew, Bottle Opener and Foil Cutter for $9.95 (list price $25.95)

Reusable Produce Bags - Premium Washable BahrEco Mesh Bags for Grocery Shopping & Storage of Fruit Vegetable & Garden Produce - Eco Friendly Net Bags for $6.97 (list price $27.99)

Extra Thick Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats With Food Icons & "EZ-Grip" Waffle Back(Set Of 4) by Cooler Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Cuisinart Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers, CTG-00-3MS for $12.99 (list price $22.00)

VonShef Induction Hob Heat Diffuser Stainless Steel, Medium (23.5cm/9.25") for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Covered Round Casserole, 4.5-Quart, Agave Blue for $27.69 (list price $100.00)


AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Quilted Mattress Topper, 18" Deep, Twin for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

URPOWER 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier with 4 Timer Settings, 7 LED Color Changing Lamps and Waterless Auto Shut-off for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

Luxury Hotel and Spa 100% Turkish Cotton Banded Panel Bath Mat Set 900gsm! 20"x34" (White, 2 Pack) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Poo-Pourri Bathroom Deodorizer Set Lavender Vanilla: Lavender with Vanilla, 3 Piece for $24.99 (list price $29.95)

Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black for $31.00 (list price $40.76)

Lavender Essential Oil Triple AAA+ Grade Premium Quality - 1 fl. Oz from Pure Body Naturals for $10.95 (list price $18.95)

Vornado 683 Pedestal Whole Room Air Circulator for $79.97 (list price $89.99)

Nicetown Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains for Bedroom (2 Panels, W42 x L63 -Inch,Grey) for $20.95 (list price $53.72)

Luxury Cotton Washcloths (12-Pack, Grey, 12x12 Inches) - Easy Care, Fingertip Towels, Facial Towelettes, Cotton Hand Towels - by Utopia Towels for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

GORILLA GRIP Rectangle (35-Inch-by-16-Inch) Non-Slip Machine Washable Bath Mat, Clear for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton, 27" x 54" ,Set of 4,White for $37.81 (list price $69.99)

Gusseted Quilted Pillow (Queen, 2 Pack) - Hypo Allergenic and Easy Care - Premium Quality Pillows by Utopia Bedding for $28.99 (list price $49.99)

Elegant Comfort 55 x 216" Solid Curtain Sheer Voile Scarf, White for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Great Explorations Wonder Stars Super Kit for $5.58 (list price $10.99)

Household Essentials 5614 Double Hamper Laundry Sorter with Magnetic Lid Closure – Brown Coffee Linen for $31.12 (list price $43.99)

Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner - Corded for $106.99 (list price $129.99)


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

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, Extra-Dry Skin, 1.7 Oz for $14.97 (list price $18.98)

Revlon Pro Collection 1875W Infrared Dryer for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz for $11.89 (list price $15.99)

Activated Charcoal Scrub 10 oz. - For Deep Cleansing & Exfoliation for $14.50 (list price $27.50)

Listerine Ultraclean Cool Mint Antiseptic Mouthwash, Oral Care For Fresh Breath, 500 ml for $4.94 (list price $7.00)

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrip Teeth Whitening Kit, Glamorous White, 14 Treatments - Packaging May Vary for $31.88 (list price $44.99)

PURA D'OR Moroccan Argan Oil 100% Pure & USDA Organic For Face, Hair, Skin & Nails, 4 Fluid Ounce for $18.27 (list price $19.27)

Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - Twin Pack - SPF 30, 2 count, 6OZ for $14.93 (list price $16.99)

Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $47.89 (list price $82.99)

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $12.74 (list price $16.89)

CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream, 16 Ounce for $10.97 (list price $11.99)


Sharpie Accent Retractable Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $8.38

Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim Receptacle with Venting Channels, Rectangular, Plastic, 23 Gallons, Gray (FG354060GRAY) for $31.95 (list price $37.59)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $7.00 (list price $8.47)

Epson XP-640 Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier for $79.00 (list price $149.99)

Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing, Watercolor, Art, Inktense Ink Pencils, 24-Pack (0700929) for $38.05 (list price $46.46)

BAZIC 30 Ct. 8.5" X 11" Side Bound Spiral Premium Sketch Book for $4.75 (list price $9.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Support , Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.99 (list price $12.99)

ALEX Toys Artist Studio Scra-ffiti So Cute Artist Studio Scratch Pad Coloring and Sketch Book for $9.98 (list price $11.99)

Paper Mate Gel Pens, Medium (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count for $8.97 (list price $13.99)

Smead File Pocket, Straight-Cut Tab, 1-3/4" Expansion, Letter Size, Redrope, 25 per Box (73214) for $24.15 (list price $29.78)

HemingWeigh Himalayan All Natural Crystal Salt Cooking Tile (8" X 6" X 2") - 2 PACK for $24.99 (list price $59.99)


Char-Broil Performance TRU Infrared 500 3-Burner Cabinet Gas Grill for $283.52 (list price $359.99)

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $29.69 (list price $36.99)

Ohuhu Double Sleeping Bag with 2 Pillows and a Carrying Bag for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge for $3.23 (list price $7.89)

Tapirus Extendable Marshmallow Roasting 4 Camping Sticks | Durable Stainless Steel Equipment BBQ Skewers With Insulated Handles | Telescopic Campfire Forks Utensils For Smores, Hot Dogs & Shish Kebabs for $14.95 (list price $25.99)

Kootek Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for $7.97 (list price $12.99)

Swig Savvy Multi-Purpose Real Borosilicate Glass Bottles – PBA Free Glass Water Bottle + Leak-Proof ALL Stainless-Steel Caps For Beverage and Juicer Use Smoothies Oils & More. 17oz 4 Pack (Color) for $19.95 (list price $29.95)

BLACK+DECKER LSTE525 20V MAX Lithium Easy Feed String Trimmer/Edger with 2Batteries for $89.00 (list price $95.92)

Camp Kitchen Utensil Organizer Travel Set - Portable 8 Piece BBQ Camping Cookware Utensils Travel Kit for $23.99 (list price $39.99)


KrBn Mechanical Keyboard Gaming Keyboard Full Sized Backlit with Phone Holder for $79.99 (list price $249.99)

FUGOO Tough XL- Ultimate Rugged Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 35 Hrs Battery Life with Built in Speakerphone (Silver/Black) for $249.99 (list price $329.99)

UNITEK Portable USB 3.0 4-Port High Speed Hub with BC 1.2 Charging with 5V 1.2A and Built-in USB 3.0 Cable LED for iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Chrombook, Surface Pro for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector for $549.99 (list price $999.00)

TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Repeater, Access Point w/ Mini Housing Design, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE305) for $38.83 (list price $59.99)

SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD 250GB SDSSDEXT-250G-G25 for $99.99 (list price $139.99)

VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse Optical Mice with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, Macbook - Black for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

D-Link Wireless Dual Band AC600 Mbps USB Wi-Fi Network Adapter (DWA-171) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

D-Link DCS-960L HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera (Black) for $89.00 (list price $118.99)


Meguiar's G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax - 16 oz. for $16.97 (list price $22.99)

Thompsons 10100 Aerosol Water Seal Multi-Surface Waterproofer 12oz for $4.98 (list price $6.99)

AUKEY Jump Starter with 400A Peak Current & 12000mAh Portable Charger for Car Battery, Boat, Motorcycles, Lawnmowers and More for $54.99 (list price $62.99)

Mothers Carpet & Upholstery Brush for $4.19 (list price $6.01)

LURICO Digital Dual Laser Infrared Thermometer Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer(-58°F~1202°F/-50°C~650°C) - Accurate Digital Surface IR Thermometer HT-817 for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

SE MH1047L Illuminated Multi-Power LED Head Magnifier for $8.42 (list price $15.44)

Coleman Cable 02309 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord, Orange, 100-Feet for $19.78 (list price $26.28)

Loctite Heavy Duty Threadlocker, 0.2 oz, Blue 242, Single for $4.79 (list price $7.90)VINCA DCLA-0605 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Red/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool for $16.16 (list price $39.99)

Smart Shopping
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.

Smart Shopping
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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