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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, August 4.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Celestron EclipSmart 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse Binocular, Black, 10x42 (71238) for $59.95 (list price $69.95)

HMDX HX-PEM08 Lol Wireless Speaker for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Anker 20W Premium Stereo Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Dual 10W Drivers and 2 Passive Subwoofers, Wireless Speaker for iPhone, Samsung, Nexus, and More - Black for $55.99 (list price $119.99)

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black + Philips Hue White Starter Kit for $105.99 (list price $119.98)

Kindle Voyage Travel Bundle including Kindle Voyage 6" E-Reader, with Special Offers, Amazon Premium Leather Cover, Power Adapter, and free caseable Travel Bag in Khaki/Grey for $304.97 (list price $374.96)

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System for $399.00 (list price $499.00)

PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console - Uncharted 4 Bundle for $254.84 (list price $299.99)

Nintendo Pokemon GO Plus Bluetooth Bracelet for $31.49 (list price $34.99)

Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone for $315.99 (list price $499.95)

Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector for $547.31 (list price $999.00)

TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model) for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

Jensen JTA-222 3-Speed Turntable for $40.99 (list price $41.23)

KITCHEN

Ceramic Knives Set with Block. 6", 5 and 4 Inches White Sharp Zirconium Blades and peeler in Wood Holder. Professional Chef Utensil for Kitchen. Effortlessly Cut and Slice. Antibacterial Knife. FDA for $29.98 (list price $39.90)

25-Piece Kitchen Utensils Set, Cooking Tools & Gadgets, Stainless Steel & Nylon for $31.83 (list price $69.00)

Delonghi ECAM22110B Super Automatic Espresso, Latte and Cappuccino Machine, Black for $647.34 (list price $899.95)

Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining - Professional Heat Resistant Potholder Kitchen Gloves - 1 Pair (Black) - Homwe for $11.97 (list price $19.97)

Gerber Graduates Bunch-a-Bowls, 4 count for $3.19 (list price $23.99)

Lipper International 1174 Large Wavy Bowl, Acacia for $29.00 (list price $66.07)

Adjustable Bib Apron with Pockets - Extra Long Ties, Commercial Grade, Unisex - Black/White Pinstripe (33 x 27 Inches) - Homwe for $9.97 (list price $14.97)

ATLIN Tumbler [30 oz. Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulation] Travel Mug [Crystal Clear Lid] Water Coffee Cup [Straw Included]For Home,Office,School - Works Great for Ice Drink, Hot Beverage for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Contigo Kids Autospout Gizmo Water Bottles, 14oz (Cherry Blossom, Persian Green, & Lavender) for $21.00 (list price $34.99)

Moscow Mule Hammered Copper 18 Ounce Drinking Mug, Set of 4 for $24.99 (list price $40.00)

Butter Knife 403 Stainless Steel Food Grade, Butter Spreader and Butter Curler As Magic, Roll The Butter Up and Never Tear Your Toast, Best Butter Grater Innovation. for $14.90 (list price $19.90)

Sushi Set - Sushi Bazooka and Sushi Mat, Kitchen Appliance Machine Rice Roller Making Kit, Cook&LifeShop for $12.83 (list price $30.50)

HOME

Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp with Indian Rosewood Base, Bulb And Dimmer Control, Medium Size, 8-11 lbs, 7.5-10" Height for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

ZEEFO Wood Table Lamp, Retro Solid Wood and Fabric Shade Relax Lighting For Bedroom Bedside Desk Lamp, Contemporary Living Room, Study , Cafe , Baby Room (Rectangle) for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

HOMEIDEAS 19-Inch Coat Hooks SUS304 Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Coat Rack Towel Hook Rail with 7 Heavy Duty Hooks,Brushed Nickel for $17.59 (list price $50.00)

StorageWorks Polyester Storage Bin with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Foldable Storage Basket, White, Bamboo Style, Large, 3-Pack for $25.58 (list price $89.99)

AmazonBasics 4-Shelf Shelving Unit - Chrome for $43.23 (list price $49.99)

Frigidaire FFRE0833S1 8,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Temperature-Sensing Remote Control for $239.00 (list price $299.99)

Vicks Vicks Vul520w Filter-free Cool Mist Humidifier, Mini for $27.50 (list price $41.83)

Kids Carpet Playmat Rug City Life - Great For Playing With Cars And Toys - Play, Learn And Have Fun Safely - Children Baby Play Mat, For Bedroom PlayRoom Game Safe Area for $22.99 (list price $54.99)

OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light for $22.79 (list price $39.95)

Tvilum Diana Coffee Table in White Oak for $122.82 (list price $200.21)

Baxton Studio Sorrento Mid-Century Retro Modern Fabric Upholstered Wooden Lounge Chair, Grey for $135.47 (list price $285.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY 

Gardinesca Beard Oil for $5.99 (list price $31.99)

TRYM PRO Premium Hair Trimming Set – Grooming Kit with Adjustable Cordless Hair, Mustache, Beard and Body Trimmer Plus 7 Trim Attachments for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Miusco Pure Badger Hair Shaving Brush and Luxury Stand Shaving Set, Black for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel To Reduce the Incidence of Razor Bumps, 7 Oz for $3.72 (list price $9.99)

Calily Life Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo (33.8 Fl.Oz) + Conditioner with Dead Sea Minerals (30.6 fl.oz) , Duo Set, Concentrated Extra-strength Formula – Restores, Enhances, Softens and Shines for $24.95 (list price $39.95)

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser for All Skin Types, (pack of 2, 16oz) for $19.04 (list price $29.99)

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment for $19.97 (list price $22.78)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Wipes, Refill Pack, 25 Count (pack of 6) for $19.72 (list price $37.14)

NIVEA Men Maximum Hydration 3 in 1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $6.36 (list price $14.97)

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Face Moisturizer, Dry Skin, 1.7 oz. for $6.62 (list price $8.49)

Chrome Legend by Azzaro For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2-Ounces for $15.99 (list price $66.00)

Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals for $27.99 (list price $44.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

STYLIO Padfolio/ Resume Portfolio Folder - Interview/ Legal Document Organizer & Business Card Holder - With Letter-Sized Writing Pad - Handsome Piano Noir Faux Leather Matte Finish & Accent Stitching for $17.95 (list price $39.90)

Sakura 30069 6-Piece Pigma Micron Assorted Colors 05 Heritage/Earth Colors Ink Pen Set for $10.99 (list price $16.74)

Pencil Case, Homecube Large Capacity Pen Bag Makeup Pouch Durable Students Stationery Two Big Pockets With Double Zipper 8.7x6x3.2" (Black) for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Classic Colors, 8 Count for $5.88 (list price $12.57)

Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, 24-Pack, 80's Glam Assorted Colors (32893PP) for $11.00 (list price $28.99)

Epson WorkForce ES-400 Color Duplex Document Scanner for PC and Mac (compare w/ Fujitsu iX500), Auto Document Feeder (ADF) for $279.99 (list price $349.99)

Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Heavy Duty Paper Shredder for $169.98 (list price $459.98)

HP Paper, Everyday Copy and Print Poly Wrap, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 2400 Sheets / 6 Ream Case (200010C) Made In The USA for $28.26 (list price $40.87)

Modway Articulate Black Mesh Office Chair for $124.99 (list price $349.00)

Kantek Acrylic Pen Cup, 3 x 3 x 4 Inches , Clear (AD20) for $6.26 (list price $11.18)

Swingline Stapler, 747, Manual, 25 Sheets Capacity, Business, Desktop, Rio Red (74736) for $11.10 (list price $11.39)

Swingline Tot Stapler with Built-In Staple Remover, Pre-Packed with 1000 Swingline Standard Staples, Black (S7079171) for $3.59 (list price $5.72)

Swingline Optima Staples, Heavy Duty / High Capacity, 3/8" Leg Length, 125 per Strip, 2500/Box (S7035550) for $5.48 (list price $5.48)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Vandor 69075 PAC-MAN 18 Ounce Tritan Water Bottle, Multicolored for $11.39 (list price $20.00)

Under Armour Unisex UA Hustle Backpack LDWR Black Backpack for $24.20 (list price $32.99)

Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Ball, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Silver, 55cm (No Pump)) for $15.95 (list price $23.95)

Best Delta Kite for Kids & Adults - Easy to Fly - Large (60" across) with Long (8.5') Tail Ribbons - Superb Flyer - Vivid Colors - Top Quality Materials - Stunning Design for $24.90 (list price $39.90)

MD Sports Table Tennis Set, Regulation Ping Pong Table with Net, Paddles and Balls (8 Pieces) for $121.01 (list price $199.99)

Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit - Fits Presta & Schrader - 120 PSI - No Valve Changing Needed for $19.98 (list price $38.99)

UShake Bike Lock Cable, 4-Feet Bike Cable Basic Self Coiling Resettable Combination Cable Bike Locks with Complimentary Mounting Bracket, 4 Feet x 1/2 Inch for $12.97 (list price $21.97)

Simple Modern 20oz Ascent Water Bottle - Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Standard Narrow Mouth 18/8 Stainless Steel Swell Flask with Handle Lid - Powder Coated Hydro Travel Mug - Blush for $18.99 (list price $32.99)

Claritin Children's Chewable Tablet, Grape, 30 Count, 5 mg for $18.53 (list price $28.57)

Allegra Adult 24 Hour Allergy Tablets, 180Mg, 70 Count for $25.18 (list price $42.99)

TOOLS

Bosch CLPK22-120 12-Volt Lithium-Ion 2-Tool Combo Kit (Drill/Driver and Impact Driver) with 2 Batteries, Charger and Case for $129.00 (list price $169.00)

Stanley Powerlock 25ft Tape Rule for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP12233 Smart Point 18GA Brad Nailer Kit for $84.00 (list price $99.00)

Kensun AC/DC Rapid Performance Portable Air Compressor Tire Inflator with Digital Display for Home (110V) and Car (12V) - 30 Litres/Min for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

First Alert CO605 Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup for $17.50 (list price $22.69)

Black & Decker 15557 Drill Bit Set, 10-Piece for $3.88 (list price $7.59)

Armor All 2.5 Gallon, 2 Peak HP, Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum, AA255 for $38.79 (list price $49.99)

INTEY Multi Plier Stainless Steel 11 in 1 Multitool Knife Foldable Needlenose Pliers With Carry Case for $15.29 (list price $39.99)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $7.99 (list price $21.23)

Best Choice Products Portable Top Chest Rolling Tool Storage Box Cabinet Sliding Drawers for $124.95 (list price $249.95)

Cymas UV Flashlight, 12 LED Ultraviolet Blacklight Urine and Scorpion Detector for Pets, Torch to Find Dry Stains on Carpets//Rugs/Floor for $5.29 (list price $17.99)

AstroAI Digital Multimeter with Ohm Volt Amp and Diode Test for $13.99 (list price $27.99)

Cymas Screwdriver Set, 58 in 1 with 54 Bits Magnetic Driver Kit,Precise Screwdriver Set Repair &Disassemble Tool Kit for Cell Phone, Tablet, Clock, Game Console ,etc. for $11.89 (list price $20.99)

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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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