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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 10.

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APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $39.99 (list price $159.00)

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)

The Game of Things Board Game for $23.99 (list price $41.99)

LONENESSL Digital Cam Phone Tripod Set: Portable and Adjustable Camera Stand Holder With Bluetooth Remote and Universal Clip For Any Smartphone Cam and Go Pro, Self Timer For Selfie, Bends and Rotates for $10.79 (list price $27.99)

Tensun USB Charger Plug 4-Port USB Wall Charger with US UK EU Worldwide Universal Travel Adapter for iPad, iPhone 7 / 6s / 6 / 5s / 5/ Plus, SE, Galaxy S7 / S6 Edge, S5, Note, LG, Nexus, HTC for $15.99 (list price $38.99)

AMIR 3 in 1 HD Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, 10x Macro Lens & 0.4x Wide Angle Lens & 180° Fisheye Lens for Samsung Galaxy, Android & Most Smartphones for $10.99 (list price $46.99)

Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB - Tempered Glass, Premium ATX Mid-Tower Case Cases CC-9011098-WW for $179.99 (list price $179.99)

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive 64GB for iPhone and iPad, Black/Silver, (SDIX30N-064G-GN6NN) for $47.99 (list price $79.99)

KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

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

Smart Watch Waterproof Hear Rate Pedometet IP68 Water Resistant for Swimming Sports GV68 Bluetooth Smartwatches for Android and IOS (Green) for $47.99 (list price $284.99)

Fortress Mount TV Wall Mount for 40-75" TVs up to 165 lbs with 9-feet Braided HDMI Cable for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Silver for (list price $64.99)

Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Over-ear Stereo Headphones - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Helicopter Balloon Summer Party Balloons Air Flying Toys For Kids With 24 Balloons 12 Pack for $9.99 (list price $39.00)


NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale with Removable Bowl 2.15L Liquid Volume Room Temperature and Timer, 11lb 5kg, Backlight LCD Display for $15.39 (list price $39.99)

[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 $15.29 (list price $27.00)

Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel , SCCPVL610-S for $31.98 (list price $59.99)

4 Permanent Coffee Filters for Keurig B30, B31, B40, B41, B60, B70, K40, K45, K65, K75. Replaces Keurig My K-cup(tm), Solofill(tm), Ekobrew(tm) and all other reusable coffee filters for Keurig Home Single Cup Brewing Systems for $5.59 (list price $10.95)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $33.99 (list price $299.91)

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)

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker, Red for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Xpener 5 Blades Herb Scissors with Cleaning Brush,Green for $8.99 (list price $49.99)

ISSIKI Kitchen Pastry Cutter Red Stainless Steel - Professional Baking Dough Blender with Blades for $5.77 (list price $51.96)

Savvy Coffee French Press Coffee Maker and Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop Gift Set - 34 Oz for (list price )

Royal Classic White Kitchen Towels, 15-Pack 100% Natural Cotton Dish Towels, 14 x 25 inches Flour Sack Towels - Make Great Bar Towels for $12.97 (list price $29.99)

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $10.99 (list price $29.99)


Trend Lab Bamboo Wall Clock, Owl for $30.91 (list price $33.95)

Eddie Bauer Sherpa Throw, Midnight for $23.39 (list price $28.34)

Vornado VFAN Jr. Vintage Air Circulator Fan, Green for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Hardware House 689497 Sunset Collection 4-Piece Bathroom Accessory Set, Satin Nickel for $19.98 (list price $29.92)

Norcho Soft Microfiber Non-slip Antibacterial Rubber Luxury Bath Mat Rug 31"x19" White for $21.98 (list price $42.99)

Umbra Aquala Bamboo Bathtub Caddy, Natural for $34.99 (list price $38.67)

Bormioli Rocco Dedalo Ice Bucket with Tongs for $9.28 (list price $32.00)

Holmes HBF2010A-WM 21-Inch by 4.5-Inch Box Fan, 3 Speed-Settings, Metal Frame, 20-Inch Blade, White for $15.29 (list price $24.99)

Eufy Humos Air 1.1, Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Auto Humidity Control, Ultra-Quiet Operation, 1.1 Gallon / 4 Liter Capacity, Up to 26 Hours of Use, Auto Shut-Off, and Aromatherapy Diffuser for $54.99 (list price $79.99)

MILLIARD 2" Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper + Ultra Soft Removable Bamboo Cover with Non-Slip Bottom Queen 78"x58"x2” for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

Pinzon 190 Gram Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set - Queen, Graphite for $52.49 (list price $54.90)

AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Vinyl-Free Waterproof Mattress Protector, Full for $8.92 (list price $23.99)

BasketsBinsBoxes White Canvas Cotton Storage Bin for Home Organization. Collapsible and perfect for use in Nurseries,Car Trunks,Shelves,Counter tops,Bathrooms or for Gifting! for $10.99 (list price $14.99)

Unique Loom 3137827 Sofia Collection 5 8 Feet (5' x 8) Traditional Oriental Distressed Vintage Area Rug, 5 x 8, Turquoise for $69.00 (list price $138.00)

Champ Grip. Strongest Grippers Mop Broom Holders with 5 Ball Slots and 6 Hooks. Items Guaranteed Non Slide. Life-time Guarantee. for $11.99 (list price $25.99)


Ohuhu 40 Colors Dual Tips Art Sketch Twin Permanent Marker Pens Highlighters with Carrying Case for Painting Coloring Highlighting and Underlining for $19.99 (list price $40.00)

uni-ball 207 Colors Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 8 Count for $7.40 (list price $10.48)

Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted for $7.44 (list price $13.86)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $5.39 (list price $7.65)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Drawer Organizer, Black (22131) for $8.84 (list price $13.74)

AmazonBasics Legal/Wide Ruled 8-1/2 by 11-3/4 Legal Pad - Canary (50 sheets per pad, 12 pack) for $8.37 (list price $11.99)

Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White / Gray (1701857ECR) for $20.85 (list price $23.00)

Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility Executive Office Chair with AIR Technology, Black for $203.49 (list price $479.99)

Swingline High Heel Stapler, 20 Sheets, Plastic, Black (S7070971) for $7.71 (list price $14.99)

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Titanium Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) for $11.26 (list price $25.62)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $3.79 (list price $10.25)

X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey for $21.94 (list price $29.98)


Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

Beautural Portable Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover with 2-Speeds, Adjustable Shave Height, Dual Protection for Your Clothes, Quickly and Effectively Remove Fluff, Lint, and Bobbles for $10.34 (list price $22.99)

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer - Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Portable Sanitizer Bottles, Scented - (1 oz, Pack of 8) for $10.45 (list price $15.00)

Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple for $3.40 (list price $14.99)

Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original, 3 Count for $17.64 (list price $23.99)

Gillette Fusion Manual Men’s Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count, Mens Razors / Blades for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 6oz Tube (Pack of 2) for $18.30 (list price $22.98)

Premium Beauty Sponge Makeup Blender for Powder, Concealer and Foundation Applicator – Make Up Sponge for Cosmetic Blending for $6.95 (list price $14.97)

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser, WP-660 for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $39.97 (list price $82.99)

Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Reusable Lint Roller and Lint Roller Refills for Pet Hair,Floor,Carpets,Clothes,Furniture,Sofa for $19.54 (list price $28.80) 


25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs, UL listed Backyard Patio Lights, Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Light for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black for $15.95 (list price $29.99)

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $27.99 (list price $36.99)

OXA Scuba Diving Snorkel Set including Dry Top Snorkel, 2-Windows Tempered Glass Mask and Trek Fins (Blue, S/M) for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

Covery 3 in 1 Soil Tester Moisture Meter, Light and PH acidity Tester, Plant Tester for Garden, Farm, Lawn, Indoor & Outdoor (No Battery needed) Easy Read Indicator for $7.99 (list price $29.99)

Play Platoon Lawn Dice - Giant Wooden Yard Dice Game for Playing Endless Outdoor Games for $27.99 (list price $50.00)

GAME 4855 Spa and Pool Vacuum for $35.12 (list price $39.99)

Fitness Master Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, 32-Ounce for $9.97 (list price $29.97)

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands with Instructional Booklet ,Carry Bag, eBook and Online Videos for $11.95 (list price $44.98)

Armband for iPhone 6 Plus/6S plus by Smartomni, Sport Armband with Adjustable Length Band w/ Key Slots and Card Slot Compatible with Most of 5.5" Devices (Black) Bike Running or Any Fitness Activity for $7.99 (list price $14.99)

Yoga Swing, Ultra Strong Antigravity Yoga Hammock, Aerial Flying Hammock, Sling, Inversion Tool Yoga Fitness for Air Yoga Inversion Exercises, Blue for $42.59 (list price $135.99)

Fitness Master Hand Grip Strengthener with Adjustable Resistance from 20 to 90 lbs for $9.97 (list price $29.97)

Golden Scute Micro-Foamed/Ultra-Thin Nitrile Coated Work Glove, Touchscreen Technology, Safety Gloves for Landscaping, Material Handling, Gardening, Assembly, 6 Pairs (Extra Large/Size 10) for $16.49 (list price $29.99)


Vastar AG111 3 Pack 23.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool for $6.79 (list price $15.99)

InnoGear Upgraded Solar Lights 2-in-1 Waterproof Outdoor Landscape Lighting Spotlight Wall Light Auto On/Off for Yard Garden Driveway Pathway Pool (Warm White Light) for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight The Original 300 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED 3 Mode Flashlight for $12.95 (list price $29.95)

GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp with Rechargeable Batteries, Car Charger, Wall Charger and USB Cable for $22.99 (list price $22.99)

Homasy Wireless Doorbell Kit, Operating at 600 Feet with 52 Chimes, 4 Level Volume, 1 Receiver & 1 Weatherproof Push Button with Sound and LED Flash (White) for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Petcube Play: Pet Camera with 1080p Video, 2-Way Audio, Night Vision, and Laser Toy for $172.76 (list price $199.00)

Evenflo Position and Lock Tall Pressure Mount Wood Gate for $22.99 (list price $29.99)

Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level laser measure Line 8ft+ Measure Tape Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers for $13.98 (list price $24.99)

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black for $17.88 (list price $37.88)

CONBEE Professional 7mm-19mm Universal Gator Socket Adapter Grip with Power Drill Adapter Tool Universal Repair Tools for $8.99 (list price $14.99)

Stanley 018800R Mobile Work Center for $26.39 (list price $42.74)

SUPER STRONG - Hitecera - Super Strong Magnets Surround Almost Entire Wrist! Magnetic Wristband, Keeps Screws, Nails and Light Tools Handy While Working. (1-Pack) for $5.95 (list price $9.95)

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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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