Head Into the Weekend With These Great Amazon Deals

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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)

This Automated Tea Machine Brews Tea Bags and Loose Leaves With the Convenience of a Keurig

BRÜ
BRÜ

The convenience of Keurigs has changed the way people get their morning coffee, but for tea drinkers, the options have been far more limited. Though companies have released their teas in K-cup pods, you’re usually beholden to a more limited selection in terms of flavor variety and leaf type. The BRÜ is looking to change that by giving tea drinkers an automated brewing machine that allows for full customization, like temperature control, cup size, and the option to actually choose from your favorite loose-leaf teas and bags. With more than $180,000 in pledges raised already, the BRÜ has shattered its $30,000 goal on Kickstarter. But you can still get your own machine for just $95 by heading here before the campaign ends on November 1.

The BRÜ looks just like a Keurig in many ways—there’s the water tank, the familiar spout, and the drip tray. But with this machine, you're in control of far more. If you want a small cup of strong, bagged green tea, it's just a few button presses away. If your friend then wants a weaker glass of loose-leaf white tea that's not too hot, it can be ready in minutes, all without the hassle of dealing with a traditional kettle. With its stretch goals already reached, the company is even working on a setting for cold tea, which will brew a small but concentrated cup of hot tea, then dispense chilled water on top of it.

If you act fast (like fast, fast) you can still score the $95 BRÜ package, along with a glass mug. The next tier starts at $115 and includes a similar haul, but this time it’s for the BRÜ+ machine, which the company says dispenses the water in a way that actually cleans the tea chamber after each cup.

The BRÜ won’t be available for the holidays, so if you’re looking to give it as a gift this Christmas, you’ll receive a gift card voucher. Orders are expected to start going out for delivery in April 2020. For more information, head to the BRÜ Kickstarter page, where you can become a backer until November 1.

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11 Amazing Gifts for the Beer Geek in Your Life

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ValentynVolkov/iStock via Getty Images

Whether you're picking out a gift for the beer lover in your life or just want to grab something for yourself, you're going to want to do better than the same old “Will Work for Beer” T-shirt that you've seen a million times before. That's exactly why we compiled a list of the best beer-related artwork, books, and accessories to complement your love of suds.

1. The Very Many Varieties of Beer; $40

PopChart Labs's Very, Very Many Varieties of Beer Poster.
Pop Chart Lab/Amazon

It can be hard to find tasteful home décor that reflects a love of beer. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab has you covered. The design outfit has created a number of beer-themed posters over the years (sadly, the scratch-off beer poster is no longer available), and The Very Many Varieties of Beer is their most awe-inspiring. The 24-inch-by-36-inch poster maps every type of beer style available, along with its suggested glassware, so you'll never again confuse a porter with a stout.

Buy It: Amazon

2. uKeg 64 oz Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer; $149


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Growlers offer a great way to bring home a beer that doesn’t make its way into cans or bottles, but they’re not perfect. Unless you plan to drink all 64 ounces in a single sitting, you’re likely to end up with flat beer. Presenting, a solution: The uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler uses a CO2 cartridge to ensure that the last pour from this growler is as lively as the first, and its custom tap makes it easy to pour one out.

Buy It: Amazon

3. The Oxford Companion to Beer; $43


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Beer lovers can be a little obsessive about their passion, and if you’re shopping for someone who’s thirsty for knowledge, there’s no better place to start than this comprehensive reference. Edited by Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, the Oxford Companion crams an incredible amount of information about beer culture, history, styles, brewing methodologies, and more into 900 pages. Even the most well-versed know-it-all will learn something from this text. And if you’re shopping for a beer-loving foodie, Oliver’s classic book The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food makes an excellent gift, too.

Buy It: Amazon

4. USA Beer Cap Map; $35

USA Beer Cap Map on Amazon.
Beer Cap Country/Amazon

Brewers keep making more intricate and beautiful bottle caps, and it’s a shame to just chuck that art into the trash each time you pop a bottle. If your giftee is trying to drink their way through all 50 states, this fun wooden map helps them keep track of progress while preserving standout caps.

Buy It: Amazon

5. Libbey Craft Brews Beer Glass Set; $30


Libbey/Amazon

Pouring a beer into a glass enhances the whole sensory experience each sip offers. By allowing the user to better see and smell what they're drinking, the glass is a valuable aid in fully enjoying each brew. And since different shapes of glasses suit different styles of beer, a beer geek’s glassware collection can never be too large. While there’s a dizzying variety of cool brewery-branded glassware on the market, this six-piece set from Libbey covers all the bases and enables your favorite beer geek to sip everything from dense Russian imperial stouts to refreshing German hefeweizens. Plus, at just $30, it's a steal.

Buy It: Amazon

6. Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit; $48

Beer Making Kit.
Brooklyn Brew Shop

With a little know-how and the right recipe, home brewers can make beers that rival the offerings of their commercial counterparts. If someone on your list wants to dip their toe into the home brewing waters, Brooklyn Brew Shop offers kits that come with almost everything they'll need to make a gallon of beer. With styles ranging from Everyday IPA to Chocolate Maple Porter to Jalapeño Saison, there’s something for everyone.

Buy It: Brooklyn Brew Shop

7. BEER SOAP VARIETY PACK; $35


Swag Brewery.

For a number of reasons, it can be hard to enjoy a delicious, hoppy IPA whenever you want one. Enter the next best thing: catching a pleasant whiff of brew. Swag Brewery crafts soaps made with real beer. Available in nine varieties—including oatmeal stout, IPA, and Belgian witbier—these soaps will finally give you even more reason to wash your hands.

Buy It: Amazon

8. The Comic Book Story of Beer; $15

The Comic Book Story of Beer.
Ten Speed Press/Amazon

There are centuries of history in every pint you drink. And in this punchy comic book by writers Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith, with art by Aaron McConnell, you can learn about the story behind beer, from its most primitive days as a curious drink fermented in clay pots to its impact on European culture and its rebirth as a booming industry after Prohibition.

Buy It: Amazon

9. Coasters with Built-In Bottle Openers; $18

Beer coasters with built-in bottle openers.
FuhlSpeed/Amazon

These stainless steel beer coasters don't just feature cool art that any hophead can enjoy, they also double as bottle openers to make your brew a bit more convenient. This is one of those ingenious products that makes you just sit back and wonder why you never thought of it.

Buy It: Amazon

10. Westmark German Hermetus Resealer Bottle Opener; $10


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Downing an entire 22-ounce bomber of a boozy imperial stout or double IPA in a single sitting can be a delicious but questionable decision. With Westmark’s clever bottle opener, saving part of the bottle for the next day is a little easier. The Hermetus opener pops caps like normal, but once your giftee is ready to call it quits, it slides across the top of the bottle to form a tight, bubble-preserving seal.

Buy It: Amazon

11. Beer of the Month Club; $40 and up


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Don’t overthink this. If you’re shopping for a beer lover, you can’t go wrong by simply getting them what you know they love—beer. Craft Beer Club takes the guesswork out of choosing the right brew by sending out 12 or 24 bottles of craft beer (in four different styles) with each shipment. You can choose from monthly, every-other-month, or quarterly packages.

Buy It: Craft Beer Club

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