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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 11.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black) for $33.99 (list price $89.99)

APIE Premium Genuine Wood Corded In-ear Headphones Earbuds Heavy Bass Noise Cancelling Earphones with Microphone for $16.99 (list price $99.99)

Pandemic Board Game for $21.60 (list price $39.99)

Smartphone Flexible Tripod iKross Compact Tripod Stand Holder with Adapters For Cell Phone, iPhone / Digital Camera / GoPro Hero All Version for $14.99 (list price $59.99)

D-Link DCH-S150 mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Motion Sensor for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

CardNinja Ultra-slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet for Smartphones, Black for $6.95 (list price $12.99)

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Black (HDTB310XK3AA) for $47.99 (list price $59.99)

SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive High Performance up to 150MB/s (SDCZ73-128G-G46) for $35.95 (list price $37.13)

Anker PowerCore 5000, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery with High-Speed Charging Technology, Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and more for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

FoxPrint Princess Castle Play Tent with Glow in the Dark Stars, convinientlly folds in to a Carrying Case, your kids will enjoy this Foldable Pop Up pink play tent/house toy for Indoor & Outdoor Use for $21.99 (list price $36.85)

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV for $33.99 (list price $79.99)

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 6 PACK for $8.99 (list price $12.99)

KITCHEN

Professional Blender MengK 2000W Peak Horsepower High Speed Electric Total Nutrition Food Processors with 67oz BPA-Free Pitcher for Ice Fruits Vegetables Smoothies Soups Mayonnaise (1500W Rated power) for $168.98 (list price $365.99)

AccuWeight Digital Multifunction Food Meat Scale with LCD Display Perfect for Baking Kitchen Cooking, 11lb Capacity by 0.1oz, Tempered Glass surface, Black for $9.99 (list price $49.99)

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.) for $17.09 (list price $39.99)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $22.94 (list price $99.99)

WILDJUE Manual Citrus Press Juicer Top Rated Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer - (Yellow) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Equinox Professional Chef's Knife - 8 inch Full Tang Blade - 100% German Steel with Protective Bolster for $10.49 (list price $49.99)

Fibevon Jar Opener-Bottle Lid Opener For Seniors Rheumatoid Arthritis,Easy Can Lid for $6.59 (list price $29.99)

Imarku 7-Inch Stainless-Steel Chopper-Cleaver-Butcher Knife for Home Kitchen or Restaurant for $23.99 (list price $129.99)

Secura GR-1503XL 1700W Electric Grill Griddle Reversible 2 in 1 Countertop BBQ grill w/ Glass Lid for Indoor Outdoor for $67.98 (list price $129.95)

Knife Sharpener and Scissors Sharpening System. Easy to use. Safe Handle. Stainless Steel Blades. For every Kitchen tool. 4 in 1 Diamond Coated & Fine Ceramic rod. Professional chef sharp in seconds! for $15.99 (list price $27.90)

Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - 5-Piece Set - Durable Plastic - BPA Free - Clear Plastic with Black Lids for $28.97 (list price $69.99)

Cotton Dinner Napkins White - 12 Pack (18 inches x18 inches) Soft and Comfortable - Durable Hotel Quality - Ideal for Events and Regular Home Use - by Utopia Bedding for $11.69 (list price $29.99)

GDEALER Digital Meat Thermometer Talking Instant Read Thermometer Cooking Thermometer BBQ Thermometer with Blue Backlit LCD Display Voice Function for Kitchen Grilling Food Milk Candy and Bath Water for $8.99 (list price $26.99)

Bosch CLPK420-181 18V 4-Tool Combo Kit, Blue for $285.00 (list price $549.00)

HOME

NTBAY 100% Cotton Cable Knit Throw Blanket Super Soft Warm Multi Color(51”x 67”, Grey) for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Pregnancy Pillow, Full Body Maternity Pillow with Contoured U-Shape by Bluestone, Back Support for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Whitmor Clip & Drip Hanger - 26 Clips, Blue & White for $12.00 (list price $34.00)

Greenco 3 Tier Over the Door Drying Rack for $8.99 (list price $14.00)

OPOLAR F611 5.2 Inch Frame Mini Table Desk USB Fan, 2 Speeds, Quiet, 360° up and down, 3.9 ft Cable, Powerful Desk Black Fan for Home and Office for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Estilo EST0105B-2 Stainless steel Toilet Brush & Holder, Bronze (Pack of 2),, for $11.82 (list price $16.99)

General World Map Black Background Wall Art Painting Pictures Print On Canvas Art The Picture For Home Modern Decoration for $52.99 (list price $139.99)

Serta Cuddler Electric Heated Wrap with Pockets, Cloud for $28.42 (list price $49.99)

Sweet Home Stores Cozy Shag Collection Solid Shag Rug Contemporary Living & Bedroom Soft Shaggy Area Rug, 3'3" L x 4'7" W, Grey for $27.56 (list price $44.99)

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel Turkish Cotton, Set of 4 (Driftwood) for $31.32 (list price $43.99)

URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser, 100ml Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Home- It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools, storage solutions for broom holders, garage storage systems broom organizer for garage shelving ideas for $9.99 (list price $23.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (F1J03A) for Too low to display (list price $99.99)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $7.88 (list price $13.53)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $8.76 (list price $17.99)

KATEVO Professional Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 50pcs Glitter Adhesive Glue Sticks Ideal for Homes,Offices,School,Party Designers,DIY Air Craft Projects & Sealing and Quick Repairs(20-watt, Blue) for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Rubbermaid Regeneration Plastic Letter Tray 6 Pack (86028) for $12.79 (list price $15.99)

June Gold 330 Lead Refills, 0.7 mm HB #2, Medium Thickness, Break Resistant Lead with Convenient Dispensers for $5.97 (list price $9.99)

uni-ball Jetstream RT Ballpoint Pens, Bold Point (1.0mm), Black, 12 Count for $13.12 (list price $18.99)

Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $4.99 (list price $6.75)

GBC Thermal Laminating Film, Rolls, NAP I, 1 Inch Core, 1.5 Mil, 27 Inch x 500 Feet, 2 Pack (3126061) for $61.99 (list price $142.90)

HERCULES Series 770 lb. Capacity White Stack Chair with Lumbar Support and Silver Frame for $37.25 (list price $64.00)

Fellowes Laminator Callisto 125, 12.5 Inch Laminating Machine, with Laminating Pouches Kit (5729101) for $109.10 (list price $239.95)

Swingline Mini Fashion Stapler, 12 Sheets, Red (S7087873) for $3.99 (list price $6.54)

Mead Composition Notebook, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 5 Pack (72930) for $8.99 (list price $20.30)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves for $19.90 (list price $27.99)

Scott Tube-Free Toilet Paper, 48 Count for $14.62 (list price $21.99)

Deep cleansing black face peel off mask for blackhead removal- Essy Beauty (120g) for $15.99 (list price $15.99)

Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 62 Count for $13.94 (list price $18.99)

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural for $24.79 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop Kit for $35.99 (list price $44.99)

Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste - Minty Fresh, Net Wt. 6.2 oz(175 g) (Pack of 3) for $6.92 (list price $8.77)

CUH Cordless Power Scrubber with Rechargeable Battery for Bathroom Kitchen 6 Brushes 1 Scouring Pad for $35.99 (list price $99.99)

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

Dawn 432944 Kitchen Brush for $5.75 (list price $12.17)

byAlegory Premium Beauty Organization Acrylic Lipstick Organizer & Beauty Container 24 Space Storage (Clear) for $12.96 (list price $29.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Hills and Rocks Outdoors Portable Camping Hammock - Double Outdoor Nylon Portable Hammock for Camping (Light Blue - Blue) for $21.99 (list price $79.99)

Extra Large Kneeling Pad Multifunctional Gardening Kneeler Bath Mat for Yoga Camping Sport. THICK WATER-RESISTANT for $12.99 (list price $14.99)

LANBOZITA Garden Tools, 7 Piece Gardening Tools Set Including Trowel, Transplanter, Cultivator, Pruner, Weeder, Weeding Fork and Canavas Tote for $25.99 (list price $58.99)

Expandable Garden Hose - 50 ft. Retractable, Lightweight & Flexible - 8 Pattern Function Watering Nozzle Gardening Spray Included - Enhanced Brass Fitting Connectors - Free Hanger & Storage Holder for $29.29 (list price $49.99)

Sports Festival CornHole Board Bean Bag Toss Game Set and Tic Tac Toe 2 Games In 1 for $69.99 (list price $85.99)

Best Sports Water Bottle - 32oz Large - Fast Flow, Flip Top Leak Proof Lid w/ One Click Open - Non-Toxic BPA Free & Eco-Friendly Tritan Co-Polyester Plastic (GRAY) for $21.95 (list price $37.95)

GAME 4721 SolarPRO Curve Solar Pool Heater for Intex & Bestway Above Ground and in Ground Pools (Includes Intex Adapters) for $134.99 (list price $159.99)

AIKELIDA Running Belt / Runners Belt / Sports Bag / Fitness Belt / Waist Bag for iPhone , Samsung Galaxy - for Men, Women during Workouts, Fitness, Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Running - Pink for $9.95 (list price $38.99)

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker, Silver/Teal, Small (US Version) for $114.98 (list price $129.95)

MIRA Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Leak-proof Double Walled Cola Shape Sports Water Bottle | No Sweating, Keeps Your Drink Cold 24 hours or Hot 12 hours | 25 Oz (750 ml) | Blue for $18.50 (list price $29.99)

Resistance Bands - Free Carry Case - Premium Quality - For Weights Exercise, Fitness Workout - Anti Snap, Heavy Resistant Tension Tube Band Set comes with Door Anchor Attachment and Legs Ankle Straps for $19.97 (list price $39.97)

Garden Tools Kit, Pathonor 12-Pieces Plant Care Tool All-in-One Home Improvement Tool Sets with Carrying Case Include Secateurs, Trowel Pruners, Pruning Saw, Rake for $49.31 (list price $75.53)

TOOLS

Litom 24 LED Solar Lights Outdoor, Super Bright Motion Sensor Lights Wide Angle with 6 LEDs Wireless Waterproof Security Lights for Wall, Driveway, Patio, Yard, Garden for $14.88 (list price $39.99)

TaoTronics UV Flashlight Blacklight, 12 Ultraviolet Led Flashlight with Free AAA Duracell Batteries, Pets Urine and Stains Detector for $7.99 (list price $16.99)

Enerlites HET01 7 Days Digital In-Wall Programmable Timer Switch with Blue Backlight, White  for $16.39 (list price $36.99)

TOTOBAY 30 LED Solar Power Flag Pole Lights, {Upgraded Version} Weatherproof Flagpole Downlight for Most 15 to 25 Ft Auto On/Off Night Lighting- Eco-friendly and Energy-saving for $27.59 (list price $69.99)

AMIR Motion Sensor Light, Cordless Battery-Powered LED Night Light, Stick-anywhere Closet Lights Stair Lights, Safe Lights for Hallway, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Kitchen (White - Pack of 6)" for $19.99 (list price $61.99)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum with Manufacturer's Warranty for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

SoundTight – 2 High Quality Ear plugs for Musicians. Designed by Real Musicians. High Fidelity Earplugs Ear & Noise Protection Acoustic Filters that Reduce Volume for $24.99 (list price $35.99)

Fluke 323 True-RMS Clamp Meter for $95.40 (list price $129.99)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $29.99)

Stalwart Mobile Workshop and Toolbox for $51.34 (list price $89.99)

Apollo Tools DT9408 Household Tool Kit, 53-Piece for $23.15 (list price $25.39)

KEKU High Power LED Headlamp(5000 Lumens MAX) Rechargeable Waterproof HeadLamp Flashlight on the head headlamp with 3 Xm-l T6 4 Modes,Wall Charger and Car Charger for Outdoor Sports for $23.99 (list price $45.99)

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18 Tea Infusers to Make Teatime More Exciting
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Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.

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1. SOAKING IT UP; $7.49

man-shaped tea infuser
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That mug of hot water might eventually be a drink for you, but first it’s a hot bath for your new friend, who has special pants filled with tea.

Buy on Amazon.

2. A FLYING TEA BOX; $25.98

There’s no superlaser on this Death Star, just tea.

Buy on Amazon.

3. SPACE STATION; $9.99

astronaut tea infuser
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This astronaut's mission? Orbit the rim of your mug until you're ready to pull the space station diffuser out.

Buy on ThinkGeek.

4. BE REFINED; $12.99

This pipe works best with Earl Grey.

Buy on Amazon.

5. A RIBBITING OPTION; $10.93

This frog hangs on to the side of your mug with a retractable tongue. When the tea is ready, you can put him back on his lily pad.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ‘TEA’ ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE; $5.95

It’s just like the movie, only with tea instead of Beatles.

Buy on Amazon.

7. SHARK ATTACK; $6.99

shark tea infuser
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This fearsome shark patrols the bottom of your mug waiting for prey. For extra fun, use red tea to look like the end of a feeding frenzy.

Buy at Cost Plus World Market.

8. PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY; $12.40

This umbrella’s handle conveniently hooks to the side of your mug.

Buy on Amazon.

9. AN EGGCELLENT INFUSER; $5.75

cracked egg tea infuser
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Sometimes infusers are called tea eggs, and this one takes the term to a new, literal level.

Buy on Amazon.

10. FOR SQUIRRELY DRINKERS; $8.95

If you’re all right with a rodent dunking its tail into your drink, this is the infuser for you.

Buy on Amazon.

11. HANGING OUT; $12.85

This pug is happy to hang onto your mug and keep you company while you wait for the tea to be ready.

Buy on Amazon.

12. ANOTHER SHARK OPTION; $5.99

If you thought letting that other shark infuser swim around in the deep water of your glass was too scary, this one perches on the edge, too busy chomping on your mug to worry about humans.

Buy on Amazon.

13. RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU’RE THE ONE; $8.95

Let this rubber duckie peacefully float in your cup and make teatime lots of fun.

Buy on Amazon.

14. DIVING DEEP; $8.25

This old-timey deep-sea diver comes with an oxygen tank that you can use to pull it out.

Buy on Amazon.

15. MAKE SWEET TEA; $10

This lollipop won't actually make your tea any sweeter, but you can always add some sugar after.

Buy on Amazon.

16. A SEASONAL FAVORITE; $7.67

When Santa comes, give him some tea to go with the cookies.

Buy on Amazon.

17. FLORAL TEA; $14.99

Liven up any cup of tea with this charming flower. When you’re done, you can pop it right back into its pot.

Buy on Live Infused.

18. KEEP IT TRADITIONAL; $7.97

If you’re nostalgic for the regular kind of tea bag, you can get reusable silicon ones that look almost the same.

Buy on Amazon.

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15 Umbrellas to Keep You Dry
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Make rainy days a little more exciting with a quirky umbrella.

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1. BANANA; $18.99

banana umbrella
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This ingenious umbrella comes with a special cover to make it look like you’re lugging around a real banana. The covers come in green and yellow, but the umbrella itself is always yellow.

Find it: Amazon

2. MAGICAL UNICORN; $36.49

Magical Unicorn Umbrella
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Rainy days don’t have to be dreary with this colorful, pastel umbrella. The handle is elegantly shaped like a unicorn and mane, with its gold horn sitting atop the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

3. GAME OF THRONES; $37.89

Game of Thrones Longclaw Sword Umbrella
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If you’re looking for something a little tougher, a Game of Thrones-themed umbrella might be just the thing. The umbrella is adorned with the show's logo and has a special handle that looks like the hilt of Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw.

Find it: Amazon

4. LETTUCE; $14.88

lettuce umbrella
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Salad lovers will want to get their hands on this special umbrella, which, when closed, mimics the look of a head of lettuce.

Find it: Amazon

5. CARROT; $15.90

carrot-shaped umbrella
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For more food-themed umbrella fun, check out this carrot-shaped umbrella. Similarly to the banana version, it comes with a protective case that resembles a carrot. When you take off the top, it reveals an orange umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

6. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR; $25.96

The Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella
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For children who love Eric Carle’s creations: a Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella. The transparent plastic allows the child to see the caterpillar design even when they’re using the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

7. DOG UMBRELLA; $16.59

Dog Umbrella With Leash
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Don’t forget about your furry friends when it's raining cats and dogs. While dog rain jackets are adorable, you can also opt for a special umbrella made just for puppers. The handle is situated on top of the umbrella so you can easily hold it above your short companion. It’s also connected to a leash so you don’t have to carry two things at once.

Find it: Amazon

8. SKY; $43.95

umbrella with interior of blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds
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Opening this umbrella will have you seeing sunny skies, even in the rain. Designed by Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, it looks like a plain black umbrella until it’s opened up, revealing its colorful underbelly.

Find it: Amazon

9. STARRY NIGHT; $43.70

umbrella with Vincent van Gogh’s "Starry Night" print
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If you want something a little more surreal than a boring blue sky, there’s an alternate version with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night printed on it.

Find it: Amazon

10. CAT IN SPACE; $22.56

cat in space umbrella
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Strangely, the “cats in space” motif is pretty popular online. From sweaters to calendars, there’s no shortage of felines floating through the galaxy. You can also get an umbrella with the unusual design, because why not?

Find it: Amazon

11. LED UMBRELLA; $23.66

Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella
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There are a lot of futuristic gadgets in the movie Blade Runner, but some are more obtainable than others. You can actually buy the LED light umbrella seen in the movie. The battery-operated handle glows blue, which both looks cool and keeps you safe at night.

Find it: Amazon

12. BIRDCAGE; $22.99

Birdcage Transparent Clear Dome Umbrella
Amazon

Ever feel like a bird in a cage? Now you can really get that experience with this clear umbrella that looks like a birdcage. It even comes with a bird printed on the side.

Find it: Amazon

13. COLOR CHANGING UMBRELLA; $34

Black umbrella printed with color-changing rain drop design
Amazon

It’s hard to imagine actually getting excited about going out into the rain, but with this special umbrella, you might be watching for dark clouds. The special white ink changes colors when wet, so you can go from a monochrome umbrella to a rainbow one in seconds.

Find it: Amazon

14. RABBIT; €9.03

polka-dot umbrella with a bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit
Perletti

This simple red umbrella comes with a nice polka-dot design, but the real novelty is the carrying case. Instead of a regular sleeve, it comes with a zippered bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit.

Find it: Perletti

15. KATANA; $28.99

katana umbrella
Amazon

Carrying around an umbrella can be a bit of a pain, but at least you can look cool doing it. When wrapped up, this umbrella looks like a sword slung over your back. The hilt of the katana becomes your handle when you open the umbrella up.

Find it: Amazon

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