The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today


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 18.

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Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime - Richer Bass Greater Sound Quality & 10W+ Loud Volume, Water Resistant Splashproof, Portable Wireless Speaker for $23.99 (list price $100.00)

SYBA external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD for $5.26 (list price $7.42)

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic for $20.99 (list price $35.99)

Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue - with Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th) for $59.99 (list price $69.99)

Coidak E26 RGB+W LED Color Changing Light Bulb with 2.4G RF Wireless Remote Controll (Not IR), Pure White, Dimmable A19 Lamp for $12.70 (list price $34.99)

Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Charger with Power IQ, Power Bank for Samsung, iPhone, iPad and More for $26.99 (list price $49.99)

Amir Rechargeable 5 LED Book Light with Micro USB Cable, 45 Lumen Clip On Reading Lamp, 2 Brightness Settings for Desk, Bed and Music Stand (Black) for $10.99 (list price $25.99)

DIGOO M1Q 960P HD 2.8mm Lens Home Security Camera, Indoor Surveillance IP Camera With 115°Wide-Angle Viewing, Night Vision, Motion Detection, Baby Monitor, Two-way Audio, Black for $25.99 (list price $59.98)

UL LISTED Power Strip Surge Protector - EZOPower Desktop Charging Station with 3 AC Outlets, 3 USB Charger Ports 6.3A and Built-in Phone / Tablet Holder Stand Slot for iPhone, iPad, Tablet - White for $14.99 (list price $69.99)

Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger, PowerPort Solar for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $50.99 (list price $99.99)

[3 Pack] Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (3ft) with 56k Ohm Pull-up Resistor for USB Type-C Devices Including the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel, Nexus, OnePlus 2 and More for $13.99 (list price $21.99)

LEGO Star Wars Battle on Scarif 75171 Building Kit (419 Pieces) for $39.99 (list price $49.99)


Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, WIFI 2nd Gen, 900 Watts for $169.00 (list price $199.00)

Rubbermaid Commercial FGTHO550 Stainless Steel Oven Monitoring Thermometer for $5.50 (list price $6.49)

Contigo Snapseal(TM) Byron Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 24 oz., Stormy Weather for $11.00 (list price $14.72)

GDEALER Digital Kitchen Scale 11lb/5kg Accuracy Food Scale Multifunction Kitchen Scale with Bowl, Stainless Steel, 2.15L Liquid Volume, Alarm Timer, Temperature, Backlight LCD Display for $19.99 (list price $35.99)

Cooks Standard 02502 Classic Everyday Chef Stir Fry Pan, 12"/30 cm, Silver for $25.77 (list price $32.97)

Le Chateau Wine Decanter - 100% Hand Blown Lead-free Crystal Glass, Red Wine Carafe, Wine Gift, Wine Accessories for $37.67 (list price $41.86)

HQY Best Rabbit Wine Opener Corkscrew With An Extra Corkscrew Worm/Spiral, Luxury Golden for $26.50 (list price $99.99)

COOKLIFT Knife Sharpener, 3 Stage Knife Sharpening Tool Helps Repair, Diamond Coated Sharpening Wheel System for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

KitchenAid 17-piece Tools and Gadget Set, Red for $42.99 (list price $46.72)

Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter for $8.13 (list price $16.99)

Bellemain Micro-perforated Stainless Steel 5-quart Colander-Dishwasher Safe for $19.50 (list price $34.95)

Kitchen Mission Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls 1.5,3,4, and 5 Quart. Plus Measuring Cup and Spoon Sets, Set of 6 (Complete Set) for $21.77 (list price $49.99)


Dyson Ball Allergy Upright, Blue/Iron (Certified Refurbished) for $232.98 (list price $349.99)

Veneev 3191817, Sun Shade for Side and Rear Window (3 Pack)- Car Sunshade Protector- Includes 3 sun shades for $11.91 (list price $31.52)

Famili 271B Accurate Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Non Slip Design 11lb to 400lb / 5 to 180kg for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Skip Hop Moby Bath Kneeler, Blue for $11.19 (list price $16.00)

VicTsing 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser, Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aroma Cool Mist Humidifier for Office Home Bedroom Baby Room Study Yoga Spa for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Hoover PETPLUS 2X Concentrated, 64oz Pet Stain and Odor Remover, AH30320 for $15.44 (list price $18.99)

Hotel Luxury 3pc Duvet Cover Set-ON SALE TODAY-1500 Thread Count Egyptian Quality Ultra Silky Soft Top Quality Premium Bedding Collection, 100% Money Back Guarantee -Queen Size Lavender for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

Snuggle-Pedic Shredded Bamboo Combination Memory Foam Body Pillow With Kool-Flow Cover for $69.99 (list price $199.99)

Whitmor Supreme Over the Sink Shelf, Chrome & Wood for $25.04 (list price $29.99)

Whitmor Storage Bag, Jumbo for $8.24 (list price $14.99)


Panasonic ES2113PC Facial Hair Trimmer for Women, with Pivoting Head and Eyebrow Trimmer Attachments, Battery-Operated for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

PURELL NATURALS - Advanced Hand Sanitizer - 12 oz Pump Bottle (Pack of 12) for $27.44 (list price $52.44)

Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, Top 6 100% Pure Premium Therapeutic Grade Oils -Lavender, Tea Tree , Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint Essential Oils for $9.99 (list price $20.95)

Foxbrim Orange Blossom Water face toner - 100% Natural Face Toner, Alcohol-Free - Imported from Morocco - 120mL/4.oz for $13.56 (list price $27.99)

K + S Salon Quality Men’s Shampoo + Conditioner Set – Tea Tree + Peppermint Oil Infused To Prevent Hair Loss, Dandruff, and Dry Scalp - Reduce Flakes While Promoting Stress Relief (16 ounce) for $24.99 (list price $34.99)

KEDSUM 300pcs Disposable Lipstick Wands Lip Gloss Applicators Makeup Brushes Tool Kits for $10.00 (list price $21.00)

Pecham Water Flosser Professional Cordless Dental Oral Irrigator - 3-Mode Rechargeable IPX7 Waterproof High Capacity Water Tank with 4 Jet Tips for $39.99 (list price $52.99)

Large Leak Proof Travel Bottles, Set of Four 3.3 oz TSA Approved Refillable Squeezable Silicone Bottles With Shampoo Lanyard By AusKit for $17.99 (list price $34.95)

Natural Makeup Remover Facial Cleansing Wipes from 1790 Are the Best Gentle Towelettes For Your Face - Remove Eye Makeup - Kind to Your Skin - Blemish Free Finish (25 Count, Pack of 6) for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Matto Classic 10 Pcs Lake-Blue Makeup Brush Set with Black Pouch Premium Synthetic Hair Kabuki Brush Kit for Face Eye Foundation Cosmetic Tool for $9.99 (list price $35.99)

PURELL 9111-04-EC Sanitizing Wipes, 100 Count Canister (Case of 4) for $14.71 (list price $51.22)

Facial Hair Scissors, Eyebrow Trimmer, Grooming Scissors for Shaping, Ear, Nose, Nostril and Mustache Trimming – for Men and Women. Leatherette Case. By PEAK (4.5 Inches, Stainless Steel, Sharp Tip) for $19.99 (list price $39.95)

Perfect Summer Clear Matte Top Coat Gel Nails Polishes 8ml UV/Led Soak Off Nail Lacquers (Non-wipe) for $7.99 (list price $15.99)

Anself 3 In 1 Men's Shave Suction Razor Stand Holder Set, Shaving Badger Brush, Bowl, Acrylic Stand for $8.99 (list price $12.95)


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

Feela 260 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Writing Drawing 70% MORE INK 130 Unique Colored Gel Pen + 130 Ink Refill (0.6-1.0 mm) for $20.29 (list price $79.00)

BIC Velocity Bold Retractable Ball Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Black, 12-Count for $5.32 (list price $9.65)

I Go 1.8 Mil Clear Packing Moving Shipping Storage Box Sealing Wholesale Packaging Tape, 18 Rolls for $19.68 (list price $35.99)

Swingline Extra Large Rubber Finger Tips, Size 14, 12-Pack, (S7054014C) for $3.29 (list price $4.60)

ACCUSTAMP Round Pre-ink Stamp, Star Symbol, Red Ink (030726) for $5.99 (list price $6.99)

rOtring Tikky 3-in-1 Mechanical Pencil / Ballpoint Pen / Highlighting Pen, 0.5 mm, White Barrel, Black & Red Ink for $12.74 (list price $14.99)

TOMOKO 87 Key Mechanical Keyboard, Water-Resistant Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switch, Anti-ghosting Keys (Black) for $33.99 (list price $59.99)

Electric Pencil Sharpener Automatic Heavy Duty Self Sharpening Colored Pencils Battery/Plugging In Operated Portable For Kids School Office Home Use (Blue) for $15.98 (list price $18.99)

Milletech Pom Pom Keytrain USB Cable Women Handbag Parts for Mobile Phone (Purple) for $15.00 (list price $19.99)

BIC Brite Liner+ Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 12-Count for $8.33 (list price $13.54)

Piokio 12 pcs Natural Sparkle Gold Dipped Feather in Bulk for Craft Party Decoration, Baby Bridal Shower Home Wedding Decorations, Marriage Birthday Table decor for $7.59 (list price $16.99)

Lelix Premium Soft Core Colored Pencils 60 Unique Colors Perfect Pencil for Adult Coloring Books and Artists for $8.99 (list price $50.00)


I Go First Aid Kit (85 Pieces) Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking and Survival for $12.58 (list price $20.99)

SOG PowerLock EOD Multi-Tool B63N-CP - 18 Tools, V-Cutter, Black Oxide, Nylon Sheath, Compound Leverage for $50.72 (list price $71.41)

SOG Folding Saw F10N-CP - High Carbon Steel 8.25" Removable Wood Saw Blade, Nylon Carry Case for $13.25 (list price $16.25)

Globe String Light,Dailyart LED Starry Light Fairy Light for Garden,Wedding,Xmas Party (WW, Battery-powered, 13feet/4meters) for $8.99 (list price $25.00)

Coleman Evanston 6 Screened Tent,Green,6-Person for $130.73 (list price $178.99)

Coleman Green Valley Cool Weather Sleeping Bag for $38.21 (list price $45.99)


Oria Precision Screwdriver Set, 60 in 1 Magnetic Driver Kit with 54 Bits, Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit for iPhone/ Cell Phone/ iPad/ Tablet/ PC/ MacBook and Other Electronics for $14.99 (list price $34.99)

Oria Combination Lock, 4 Digit Anti Rust Padlock Set, Metal & Plated Steel and Weather Proof Design for School, Employee, Gym & Sports Locker, Case, Toolbox, Fence, Hasp Cabinet & Storage - Pack of 2 for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Yosoo Flexible Extention Screwdriver Drill Bit Holder with Magnetic Quick Connect Drive Shaft Tip for $8.49 (list price $10.99)

URPOWER Tactical Flashlight Super Bright CREE LED Flashlight Zoomable Tactical Flashlight Rainproof Lighting Lamp Torch -with Rechargeable 18650 2800mAh Battery -For Cycling Hiking Camping Emergency for $12.99 (list price $35.99)

Chamberlain WD832KEVG Garage Door Opener, ½ HP, Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Operation, Bundled With Chamberlain MyQ Internet Gateway For Smartphone Control for $177.50 (list price $229.99)

Kershaw 1605CKTST Clash Folding Knife with SpeedSafe (2-Step Serration) for $19.99 (list price $25.52)

Coast G20 LED Inspection Beam Flashlight for $11.37 (list price $18.00)

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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.

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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