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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, July 5.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

 


Certified Refurbished Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black for $29.99 (list price $44.99)

KrBn Mechanical Keyboard PC Gaming Muticolor Full Size Backlit Ergonomic Phone Holder 2017 Newest for $54.99 (list price $249.99)


Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Tangerine - with Special Offers (Previous Generation - 6th) for $69.99 (list price $89.99)

SYBA external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD for $4.99 (list price $7.26)


HIFI ELITE Super66 - Over-the-Ear, Wireless, Bluetooth Headsets, Microphone-feature, Noise-Isolating, Lightweight Headset Design for $49.99 (list price $319.99)

MeeQee 10X42 Dual Focus Monocular Telescope, Prism Film Optics, Tripod Capable, Waterproof, Low Night Vision, Monocular Scope for Birdwatching/ Hunting/ Camping/ Hiking / Golf/ Concert/ Surveillance for $19.99 (list price $39.99)


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)

SkyTech Legacy - Gaming Computer PC Desktop - AMD 8-Core FX-8300 3.3 GHz, 120GB SSD, GTX 1060 3GB, 1TB HDD, 16GB DDR3, 970 Chipset Motherboard, WIN 10 Home (GTX 1060 3G | FX-8300 | 16GB | 120GB SSD) for $749.99 (list price $899.99)


APIE Wireless Sports Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones Sweatproof Running Exercise Stereo with Mic Earbuds Earphones for Iphone and Android Phones for $19.99 (list price $159.99)

ThermoPro TP50 Hygrometer Thermometer Indoor Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter for $8.99 (list price $19.99)


Mpow Waterproof Case, Universal Dry Bag Waterproof Phone Bag Pouch for Devices up to 6.0" 3-Pack for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Point Anywhere Remote (Certified Refurbished) for $32.95 (list price $49.99)


D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router (DIR-880L) for $79.99 (list price $179.99)

Hot Wheels Star Wars Vehicle Bundle for $22.39 (list price $31.99)

KITCHEN


Mr. Coffee Automatic Dual Shot Espresso/Cappuccino System, ECMP50 for $56.99 (list price $99.99)

[20 Pack] 32 Oz. 2 Compartment Meal Prep Containers Durable BPA Free Plastic Reusable Food Storage Container Microwave & Dishwasher Safe w/ Airtight Lid For Portion Control & Bento Box Lunch Box for $14.40 (list price $27.00)


Crock-Pot 6-Quart Countdown Programmable Oval Slow Cooker with Dipper, Stainless Steel, SCCPVC605-S for $38.99 (list price $54.50)

Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef's Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Sharp Knives Ergonomic Equipment for $27.99 (list price $99.99)


SimpleTaste Digital Kitchen Scale Precise Cooking and Baking Scale, Multifunction with Range From 0.2oz (5g) to 22lbs(10kg), Tempered Glass, Backlit LCD Screen, White for $7.64 (list price $19.99)

Secura The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart for $27.99 (list price $59.99)


GDEALER Instant Read Thermometer Super Fast Digital Electronic Food Thermometer Cooking Thermometer Barbecue Meat Thermometer with Collapsible Internal Probe for Grill Cooking Meat Kitchen Candy for $11.99 (list price $28.99)

Homasy Easy-Release Ice Cube Trays, 14-Cube Trays (Pack of 4), LFGB Certified, Spill-Resistant Lid Included for $11.99 (list price $19.99)


Amagabeli 8"x6" Stainless Steel 316L Cast Iron Cleaner Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pan Pre-Seasoned Pan Dutch Ovens Waffle Iron Pans Scraper Cast Iron Grill Scraper Skillet Scraper for $12.99 (list price $32.48)

Aicok Oven Gloves Non-Slip Kitchen Oven Mitts Heat Resistant Cooking Gloves for Cooking, Baking, Barbecue Potholder, Black, 1 Pair for $7.58 (list price $29.59)


Wing Corkscrew Wine Opener by HQY - Premium All-in-one Wine Corkscrew and Bottle Opener - Risk Free! for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

Zestkit Tri-Blade Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals for $15.99 (list price $23.99)


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 $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Rubbermaid Modular Canisters, Food Storage Container, BPA-free, 8-piece Set, Red (1776474) for $19.35 (list price $22.76)


Kootek 28-Piece Cake Decorating Tips Kits Professional Icing Tip Set Tools with 2 Silicone Pastry Bag and 2 Reusable Coupler for Cakes Cupcakes Cookies Pastry, Fits Kids Beginners for $8.59 (list price $13.99)

Mezzaluna Chopper - Mezzaluna Knife - Double Blade - Stainless Steel Mincing Knife - Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or Restaurant - by Utopia Kitchen for $12.74 (list price $29.99)


Silicone Spatula Set,Besiva 3-piece 600ºF Heat-Resistant Spatulas & Baking Spoon ,Safe Soft and Non-stick Flexible Rubber Spatulas with Stainless Steel Core Design(Red) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker with Self-Dispensing Lever and Auto Remix Channel, DM3500 for $314.78 (list price $399.99)

HOME


J.S. Hanger 10-Pack Solid Cherry Wooden Pant Hangers with Anti-rust Hook, for Skirt and Slacks for $15.29 (list price $51.00)

EVA Medical Tool-Free Spa Bathtub Adjustable Shower Chair Seat Bench with Removable Back for $39.99 (list price $79.99)


Holmes Lil' Blizzard 8-Inch Oscillating Table Fan for $14.78 (list price $19.03)

Sunbeam Steam Master GCSBSP-201-FFP 1400 Watt Large Anti-Drip Non-Stick Stainless steel Soleplate Iron with Variable Steam Control and 8' Retractable Cord, Chrome/Teal for $22.49 (list price $29.99)


Timber Ridge Aluminum Portable Director's Folding Chair with Side Table Supports 300lbs for $42.99 (list price $99.98)

Set of 6 Foldable Fabric Basket Bin, EZOWare Collapsible Storage Cube For Nursery, Office, Home Décor, Shelf Cabinet, Cube Organizers - White for $16.99 (list price $59.99)


TaoTronics Eye-care Gooseneck LED Desk Lamp, 7 Brightness Levels,Touch Control, 7W for $17.99 (list price $21.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black for $62.98 (list price $79.98)


Clara Clark 1800 Premier Series 4pc Bed Sheet Set - King, White, for $12.83 (list price $22.68)

StorageManiac 3-tier Folding Water-Resistant Compact Steel Clothes Drying Rack - 22.44x14.57x41.34 - Inches for $25.99 (list price $49.99)


Rubbermaid Step-On Wastebasket Trash Can, 13-Gallon, Metal-Accent Black, 1843029 for $16.97 (list price $25.96)

Bissell Aeroswift Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, 1009 - Corded for $50.72 (list price $69.99)


URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 130ml Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color Changing LED Lights Portable for Home Baby Office - Wood Grain for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Deik Vacuum Cleaner, 2 in 1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Upright Vacuum Cleaner with High-power Long-lasting, 22.2V Lithium Ion Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner for $129.00 (list price $399.00)


AMIR Salt Lamp, 2 Pack Natural Himalayan Rock Crystal with 2 Bulbs, Mini Hand Carved Night Light with UL Approved Wall Plug for Air Purifying, Bedroom Lighting for $24.99 (list price $83.30)

Bissell 1161 Hard Floor Expert Deluxe Canister Vacuum - Corded for $96.31 (list price $149.99)


Secura 7X Magnifying Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural Warm and White LED lighting and Locking Suction-Cup for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50, 6oz Spray Bottle (Pack of 2) for $17.58 (list price $27.59)

Eye Cream Moisturizer (1.3 oz) 94% Natural Anti Aging Skin Care for $16.99 (list price $40.99)


Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser - Anti-Aging + Acne Face Wash w AHA For Wrinkles, Lines & Spots Reduction - Natural Blend of Best Rosehip & Tea Tree Oils + Jojoba Beads For a Deep Clean… for $18.04 (list price $35.99)

Burt's Bees Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash, 12 Ounces for $6.38 (list price $7.99)


Barbero Grooming Beard Care Kit 4 pcs - Oil, Balm, Shampoo, Wax for $24.99 (list price $49.96)

Myhsmooth GS-SM-NF Handmade Natural Green Sandalwood No Static Comb-pocket Comb (Beard) with Aromatic Scent for Long and Short Beards-perfect Mustache Comb(4" Two Sides) for $6.99 (list price $11.99)


Imperial Barber Grade Products Classic Pomade, 6 Oz. for $16.50 (list price $22.00)

Equinox Professional Razor Edge Series - Barber Hair Cutting Scissors/Shears - 6.5" Overall Length with Fine Adjustment Tension Screw - Japanese Stainless Steel - Lifetime Guarantee! for $13.49 (list price $39.99)


Conair Oval Shaped Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror, 1x/7x magnification, Polished Chrome Finish for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

USDA Organic Lip Balm by Sky Organics – 6 Pack Assorted Flavors –- With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E. Best Lip Plumper Chapstick for Dry Lips- For Adults and Kids Lip Repair. Made In USA for $10.95 (list price $19.95)


Argan Oil Shampoo, Sulfate Free, 8 oz. - With Argan, Jojoba, Avocado, Almond, Peach Kernel, Camellia Seed, and Keratin - 100% Safe for Color Treated Hair - For Men, Women, and Teens - All Hair Types - Most Beneficial Haircare Product Available for $8.50 (list price $25.00)

Cetaphil Daily Advance Lotion, Ultra Hydrating, 16 Ounce for $11.22 (list price $16.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


Adjustable Height Black Student Chair with Black Pedestal Frame for $17.50 (list price $75.00)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $8.96)


Canon MG2520 Color Photo Printer for $35.18 (list price $69.99)

HENREK Push Pins, 300pcs 3/8-Inch Plastic Round Head, 5/16-Inch Steel Point Thumb Tacks (Black) for $6.99 (list price $9.99)


AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator for $19.97 (list price $21.99)

Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 for $14.99 (list price $29.99)


Avery(R) Heavy-Duty View Binder with 3" One Touch Rings 79693, Black for $10.46 (list price $15.83)

AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black for $4.84 (list price $6.49)


Tribesigns Modern Simple Style Computer Desk PC Laptop Study Table Office Desk Workstation for Home Office, Walnut + Black Leg for $105.99 (list price $219.99)

SONGMICS Bamboo Monitor Stand Riser with Storage Organizer, Laptop Cellphone TV Printer Stand Desktop Container, ULLD201 for $25.99 (list price $28.99)


Vintage Slate Kitchen Chalkboard (14" x 9.5") - Decorative Standing Chalk Board for Rustic Wedding & Kitchen Decor for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Mead Spiral Notebook, 1 Subject, 70 College Ruled Sheets, Assorted Colors, 6 PACK (73065) for $6.54 (list price $14.19)

 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


Sport-Brella Versa-Brella All Position Umbrella with Universal Clamp, Midnight Blue for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board - UL2272 Certified, All-Terrain 8.5” Alloy Wheel, 400W Dual-Motor, LG Battery, Board Hover Tough Road Condition [Classic Series, Space Grey] for $479.99 (list price $599.99)


Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 6 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible) for $13.45 (list price $39.99)

Titleist NXT Tour Golf Balls, White (One Dozen) for $29.99 (list price $34.99)


Zume Games Portable Badminton Set for $40.79 (list price $59.99)

Magical Flames 25-pack: TWICE THE COLOR, half the price! Creates Vibrant, Rainbow Colored Flames for $14.99 (list price $16.95)


SHINE HAI 50ft Expanding Hose with 8 Functions Sprayer, Expandable Garden Hose with Strongest TPS, Solid Brass Connector Fitting, Extra Strength Fabric Garden Hose Nozzle for $19.99 (list price $99.99)

GDEALER Solar String Lights 30LED 20ft Solar Powered Starry Fairy Outdoor String Lights Ambiance Lighting for Landscape Patio Garden Bedroom Camping Christmas Party Wedding (1) for $9.99 (list price $25.99)


Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $19.75 (list price $21.95)

PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain for $34.95 (list price $44.95)


Thermacell MR-LJ Portable Mosquito Repeller, Black for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Eva Medical Pedal Exerciser Chrome Frame (Fully Assembled Exercise Peddler, no tools required) for $32.99 (list price $54.99)

TOOLS


Makita LCT209W 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit, Black, 2-Piece for $99.00 (list price $139.00)

SHINE HAI BR30 LED Light Bulbs, 65W Equivalent LED Light Bulbs, 4000K Neutral White E26 Base Bulbs, Non-dimmable, UL-listed Flood Lighting Bulbs, 6-Pack for $19.99 (list price $99.99)


CVLIFE 800 Lumen XML T6 LED Flashlight Rechargeable Torch 5 Mode with 18650 Battery 2 Chargers for $11.99 (list price $46.99)

Viking Red & Black Premium Metal-Free Wheel & Rim Brush for $4.49 (list price $6.99)


VicTsing 2 Pack Car Safety Hammer, Emergency Escape Tool with Car Window Breaker and Seat Belt Cutter, Life Saving Survival Kit for $9.99 (list price $25.99)

Flux Phenom Reinforced Magnetic Screen Door, Fits Door Up To 38 x 82-Inch for $26.95 (list price $34.95)


Tactical Flashlight, Vansky 700 Lumen Cree XML2 T6 Led Flashlight Adjustable Focus Zoom Tactical Light Water Resistant Camping Torch, 3 x AAA Batteries Included for $8.99 (list price $49.99)

GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp with Rechargeable Batteries, Car Charger, Wall Charger and USB Cable for $20.99 (list price $69.97)

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16 Geeky Coasters to Keep Your Coffee Table Safe
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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
Etsy

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.

7. BUILDING BLOCKS; $19.99

Build your own coaster with this LEGO-esque design.

Buy on Amazon.

8. STAR TREK; $16.63

Star Trek ship coasters
Amazon

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
Bonanza

Cover your counter space with the cute face of Rilakkuma.

Buy on Bonanza.

11. HARRY POTTER; $50

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

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

Buy on Etsy.

12. FALLOUT; $25

fallout coasters
Etsy

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.

14. THE LAST AIRBENDER; FROM $13

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.

16. STUDIO GHIBLI; $25

Studio Ghibli Stone Tile Coasters
Etsy

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
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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

4. SHARK CREW SOCKS; FROM $10.98

shark socks
Amazon

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

7. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE; $10

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

9. HELLO PUPPY DOGS; $12.95

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

11. CONSTELLATIONS; $11.50

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
Jet

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
AliExpress

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

15. THE LITTLE PRINCE; $10.25

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

17. STORM TROOPER; $25

Stormtrooper socks
Buckle

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
Amazon

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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