Check Out Thursday's Best 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, September 7.

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

Ailihen I35 Stereo Lightweight Foldable Headphones Adjustable Headband Headsets with Microphone 3.5mm for Cellphones Smartphones Iphone Laptop Computer Mp3/4 Earphones (Black/Orange) for $19.98 (list price $29.98)

Selfie Stick, TOMPOL Bluetooth Monopod 3 in 1 360°Rotatable Selfie Stick with Built-in Remote Shutter and Bluetooth Charging Cable for iPhone iOS, Android and Camera for $21.97 (list price $49.99)

Cell Phone Wallet, HUO ZAO Silicone Credit Card Id Holder with Adhesive Stick-on fits Apple iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones, Table, Refrigerator, Door, Mixed Colors - 10 Pack for $9.90 (list price $29.99)

Action Camera ,Amuoc Waterproof 30m Sport Camera Full HD 1080P 2.0 Inch LCD Display 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens Sport Recorder Car Camera with Outdoor Accessories (Black) for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

iPhone 6 / 6s Battery Case, Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 / 6s (4.7 inch) with 2850mAh Capacity / 120% Extra Battery [Apple MFi Certified] (Black) for $55.99 (list price $99.99)

Anker PowerCore 10000, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

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)

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black for $19.99 (list price $79.99)

Acer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, 14-inch Full HD, Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3160, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB3-431-C5FM for $269.00 (list price $299.99)

Genuine Leather Swees Amazon Kindle Voyage Case Cover With Smart Auto Sleep/Wake Function for 2014 Version Kindle Voyage 6" (Not Fit Kindle Paperwhite) +2x Free Anti-glare Screen Protector, Black for $19.99 (list price $42.99)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II Black for $229.99 (list price $279.00)

KITCHEN

BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer for $119.00 (list price $150.93)

Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black/Silver for $70.99 (list price $76.14)

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set - 6 Piece Stackable Set with Spout for $21.99 (list price $64.99)

Oster Large Capacity Countertop 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven, Black/Polished Stainless, TSSTTVMNDG for $75.44 (list price $102.44)

VonShef 3 Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set with Pouring Spouts, Handles and Non Slip Silicone Base for $28.99 (list price $79.99)

Vremi 13 Piece Mixing Bowl Set With Handle - With Nesting Colorful Measuring Cups Spoons Colander Mesh Strainer - BPA Free Plastic Stackable Nested Mixing Bowls Large Small Pour Spout Baking Cooking for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

Epica 6-Temperature Variable Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle for $41.95 (list price $59.95)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

FORLIFE Stainless Folding Handle Tea Infuser with Carrying Case for $10.88 (list price $15.00)

Hoan Bagel Guillotine Slicer, White for $16.89 (list price $17.99)

Sweese 1111 Porcelain Fluted Bowls - 18 Ounce for Cereal, Soup and Fruit - Set of 6, Assorted Colors for $27.95 (list price $34.99)

HOME

Cosco Vinyl 4-Pack Folding Chair, Black for $59.64 (list price $71.00)

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser, 200ml Wood Grain Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode, Waterless Auto Shut-Off, 7 Color LED Lights & 4 Timer Settings for $23.99 (list price $79.99)

Customized Acrylic TV Remote Control Holder Organizer - Bedside, Coffee or End Table Remotes Caddy - Thick Black Lucite with Clear Dividers - by Unum for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

Wooden Storage Bin Container - Decorative Closet, Cabinet and Shelf Basket Organizer Lined With Machine Washable Soft Linen Fabric - White, Extra Small - By Creative Scents for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Set of 2 Brown Country Rustic Wall Mounted Openwork Metal Wire Storage Basket Shelves / Display Racks for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Winsome Capri Set of 6 Foldable Fabric Baskets, Beige for $23.20 (list price $30.00)

HyLoft 00967 45-Inch by 15-Inch Wall Shelf, Off White, 2-Pack for $53.35 (list price $79.99)

Simpli Home Acadian Tall TV Media Stand for TVs up to 60", Rich Tobacco Brown for $295.78 (list price $599.99)

Updated Periodic Table of Elements Shower Curtain. PVC Free, Odorless Non-Toxic Fabric. for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Gold Stapler for Modern Office Space with Top Modern, 20 Sheet Stapling Capacity, With Staples for $17.26 (list price $28.95)

Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 14 Count for $15.00 (list price $40.33)

Five Star Flex Blue NoteBinder, 1-Inch Capacity, 11.5 x 11 Inches, Notebook and Binder All-in-One (72011) for $11.90 (list price $14.19)

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Side-Spiral Notebook, 4 5/8" x 7", Tan Cover, Universal Pattern (No. 973T) for $7.22 (list price $11.30)

SimpleHouseware 6 Trays Desktop Document Letter Tray Organizer, Black for $24.87 (list price $29.99)

Bulletin Board Set - Cork Board 24 x 18" + 10 Color Pins - Small Wall Hanging Tack Message Memo Picture Board for Home Office School Cubicle - Presentation, Display and Planning (Cork 24x18") for $24.89 (list price $49.95)

Kootek 118 Inch Cable Management Neoprene Cord Cover Sleeve Wire Hider Concealer Organizer Protector System for Desk TV PC Computer Home Theater, DIY by Yourself, Black and White Reversible for $10.99 (list price $17.99)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Drawer Organizer, Black (22131) for $11.60 (list price $13.74)

LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, Black for $26.99 (list price $139.99)

Well Desk Adjustable Standing Desk Riser - Simple and Solid Stand Up Desk Converter - Made in the USA of Premium Birch Plywood - Relieve Back Pain and Improve Productivity for $159.99 (list price $199.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Moisturizing Calming Body Wash, 16 Fl. Oz for $5.97 (list price $10.00)

Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel, Body Wash, Original, 16 Fl. Oz. for $9.20 (list price $13.99)

Puracy Natural Body Wash, Sulfate-Free Bath and Shower Gel, Citrus and Sea Salt, 16 Ounce Pump Bottle, (Pack of 2) for $20.99 (list price $35.97)

ORGANIC Exfoliating Body Scrub - "COOLING CUCUMBER" - 100% Pure Dead Sea Salt Scrub / Ultra Hydrating & Moisturizing with SKIN SMOOTHING Jojoba, Sweet Almond & Argan Oils - 12oz for $22.95 (list price $28.95)

Burt's Bees Brightening Even Skin Tone Moisturizing Cream, 1.8 Ounces for $12.15 (list price $19.99)

Best After-shave Balm, Sandalwood Scent, Premium Aftershave Lotion, Soothes and Moisturizes Face after shaving, Does Not Dry The Skin, Eliminates Razor Burn For A Silky Smooth Finish for $16.97 (list price $29.99)

Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean and Charge Station - Packaging May Vary for $169.41 (list price $289.99)

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

Baebody Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo 16 Oz - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair, for Men & Women. Infused with Keratin. for $13.95 (list price $29.99)

Hair Straightening Brush, GLAMFIELDS Electrical Heated Brush Irons Hair Straightener with Faster Heating MCH Technology and Auto Temperature Lock for $42.99 (list price $169.99)

Beard & Mustache Balm / Oil / Wax / Leave In Conditioner 2 oz - 100% Natural, Soothes Itching - Thickens, Strengthens, Softens, Tames & Styles Facial Hair - Brooklyn Botany for $9.49 (list price $24.99)

Daily Rehydrating Sunscreen: SPF 30+ - Contains Vitamins B, C, E & Seaweed Extract - Rehydrating Skin Protection - Paraben & Fragrance Free - Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection for $24.95 (list price $31.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

MoKo Armband for iPhone 7 / iPhone 6s / 6, Sweatproof Sports Running Armband Workout Arm Band Cover for iPhone 7, 6S, 6, 5S, 5, Galaxy S7, Moto G, BLU 5.0, Black (Fits Arm Girth 10.8"-16.5") for $5.99 (list price $12.99)

Picnic Mat Cozyswan 59''x79'' Striped Handy Mat with Strap Mildew Resistant and Waterproof for Picnics, Beaches, RVing and Outings for $15.99 (list price $20.99)

Nalgene Grip-n-Gulp Water Bottle - 3 Pack (Pretty Pink) for $25.98 (list price $27.75)

Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent for $60.44 (list price $71.88)

Rose Pruning Gloves for Men and Women. Thorn Proof Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves with Long Cowhide Gauntlet to Protect Your Arms Until the Elbow (Medium) for $25.95 (list price $39.99)

Essy Beauty Waterproof Facial Sunscreen Cream with Ultra UVA/UVB Protection SPF 60 (50 ml) for $11.99 (list price $59.00)

Compact Umbrella,Black Automatic Folding 10 Ribs,Travel Umbrella, 60Mph Windproof Reinforced Canopy, Ergonomic Non-Slip Handle, Auto Open/ Close for One Handed Operation (Black) for $16.95 (list price $29.95)

HOLYLUCK Men & Women Outdoor Sport Gym Sack Drawstring Backpack Bag - Purple for $8.98 (list price $17.00)

Merax JK1603E Easy Assembly Folding Electric Treadmill Motorized Running Machine (Red) for $197.50 (list price $299.99)

Large Exercise Mat 72" Long x 48" Wide (6'x4') x 6mm Thick. Comes With A Storage Bag and Storage Straps. Perfect Fitness Mat To Use With Cardio, Plyometric, MMA, & Aerobic DVD's. Square36 for $99.99 (list price $189.99)

Exercise Ball for Stability, Strength, Balance, Yoga, or Desk Chair by Zoetic Fit Anti Burst, 55cm, 65cm, 75cm with Hand Pump (Blue, 65cm) for $24.95 (list price $39.95)

Large Yoga Mat Bag by Yogiii | The YogiiiTotePRO | Large Yoga Mat Tote Sling Carrier w/ Side Pocket | Fits All Size Mats (Ash Gray) for $24.99 (list price $49.99)

TOOLS

CCbetter 30W Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit with 25pcs Hot Glue Sticks High Temperature Energy Efficient for DIY Small Craft and Quick Repairs, Yellow for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

DEWALT DW1354 14-Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

CLC Custom LeatherCraft 5-Pocket Cell Phone/Tool Holder - 1105 for $8.48 (list price $14.95)

Dynabrade 56815 Dynorbital Supreme Non-Vacuum Random Orbital Sander, 5-Inch for $190.25 (list price $245.00)

DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander Kit, 5" for $59.00 (list price $64.00)

ProSensor 710 Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder Yellow for $51.95 (list price $74.95)

Tacklife Advanced Laser Measure 131 Ft Digital Laser Distance Meter with Mute Function Large LCD Backlit Display Measure Distance,Area and Volume,Pythagorean Mode Battery Included Black&Orange for $30.97 (list price $63.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $199.00 (list price $530.00)

ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set, 60 in 1 Magnetic Driver Kit with 54 Bits, Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit for iPhone/ Cell Phone/ iPad/ Tablet/ PC/ MacBook and Other Electronics for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

FrogTape Delicate Surface Painting Tape, 1.41 in. x 60 yd. Roll, Yellow (280221) for $8.37 (list price $11.49)

Microwave Your Food Safely With This Soft Silicone Lunch Box

ParentDiary
ParentDiary

Even if the contents of your lunch are healthy, the container you pack it in may pose a threat to your health. Heating up some plastic food storage containers can release harmful chemicals, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics warns families to avoid putting such products in the microwave or dishwasher. (And there's still some debate as to what constitutes a microwave-safe plastic.) But the All-Silicone Lunch Box, a storage product currently raising money on Kickstarter, is strong enough to stand up to a range of temperatures, allowing you to safely put it in the freezer, the microwave, and the dishwasher.

This lunch container is made from silicone instead of plastic, making it a safer choice for kids and adults. The flexible box is easy to seal, open, and wash (either by hand or in the dishwasher). And whether you're using it to store leftovers in the freezer or heat up your lunch in the office kitchen, the All-Silicone Lunch Box is designed to maintain its shape and not leech anything unsavory into your food.

After originally releasing a single-compartment box, ParentDiary has now developed a lunch box with dividers, too. The container is now available with three compartments (perfect for snacks or bento boxes), or two compartments (with each side just big enough to fit half a sandwich).

The All-Silicone Lunch Box has over a month left to reach its $4000 funding goal and has raised $1000 so far.

Pledge $12 or more on Kickstarter by May 19 to reserve your own lunch box, with shipping set for June. For more packed lunch inspiration (including some other great silicone options), check out these products.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

13 Products to Keep You Dry on Rainy Days

Alexander Mueller, Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Alexander Mueller, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

April showers bring May flowers … plus soggy shoes, wet hair, and dripping, broken umbrellas. If you’re looking to stay dry this rainy season, consider picking up some of this gear.

1. Bogs Auburn Boot

These are a rare find: Rain boots that are both functional and cute. Bogs gave us a pair to test out, and we’ve been tempted to wear them even when it isn’t raining. The Chelsea-style ankle-high boots have a slight heel and a zipper so you don’t have to awkwardly try to stuff your feet into them. They’re 100 percent waterproof, equipped with moisture wicking technology to keep feet dry (and stink-free!), and have a slip-resistant outsole. And thanks to gel cushioning in the footbed, they’re super comfortable. (The men’s version, available for $70, is also waterproof and is available in three colors.)

Buy it on Bogs for $120 or from one of the retailers below:

2. Levi’s Women’s Faux Leather Anorak Jacket

A woman in a maroon rain jacket

Levi's, Amazon

This hooded, rubber faux leather anorak jacket comes in 11 colors; it has zipper and button closure, plus adjustable cuffs, to keep the rain out. One reviewer described the coat as “practical yet stylish.” The best part? It’s machine washable.

Buy it on Amazon from $39 or at one of the retailers below:

3. Levi’s Men’s Rubberized Parka

A man in a black faux-rubber jacket

Levi's, Amazon

Levi’s also makes a rubberized parka for men that comes in three colors.

Buy it on Amazon from $72.

4. Sharpty Inverted Umbrella

An open green Sharpty umbrella next to the same umbrella as it looks folded up

Sharpty, Amazon

This highly rated umbrella opens in reverse—so when you close it, water stays firmly inside and doesn’t get all over you or the floor—and it's designed to withstand bursts of wind up to 60 mph. Made with carbon fiber and equipped with a C-shaped handle that makes holding and storage easy, it’s available in a staggering 26 patterns/colors, ranging from plain old black to the New York City skyline. And it’s big enough to fit two people underneath.

Buy it on Amazon starting at $16.

5. Drybrella

Two Drybrella bags next to a backpack and a purse with umbrellas wrapped in Drybrellas inside

Drybrella, Amazon

These polyester pouches—which accommodate umbrellas up to 12 inches long—are lined with microfiber so you can stash wet umbrellas in your bag or backpack without getting everything else wet.

Buy it on Amazon for $10 for two or at Walmart for $9.

6. Waterproof Elastic Gardening Headwear

A woman wears a hands-free umbrella on her head

MAGIFIRE, Amazon

Perhaps you hate when the wind blows your hood off, or maybe you want a moisture-free perimeter to keep the stuff in your hands dry. We’re not here to judge, merely to provide you with a product that could help solve your problems. This 36-inch-diameter hat has an adjustable headband and folds down to 10 inches for easy stowing. Its top layer is also reflective, which means you can wear it when you’re working in the sun, too.

Buy it on Amazon for $13.

7. Columbia Men’s Watertight Cap

A waterproof black cap

Columbia, Amazon

If elaborate headwear isn’t your thing, this nylon hat—which comes in three colors—will also work.

Buy it on Amazon or at Columbia Sportswear for $25.

8. Lightspeed Outdoors Sport Shelter

A blue and gray pop-up shelter

Lightspeed Outdoors, Amazon

If you find yourself at many of rain-or-shine events, considering picking up this pop-up shelter. At nearly 9 feet wide and almost 5 feet tall, it has enough space to fit four friends, and it’s equipped with sun protection and a PU coating, so it’s appropriate for both sun and rain. And it packs down small (49 inches by 5 inches) for easy storage.

Buy it on Amazon for $80.

9. Harry Potter Crests Color Changing Umbrella

A black-and-white and a colored version of the Harry Potter umbrella

Bioworld, Amazon

This officially licensed Harry Potter umbrella features Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff house crests and changes color when wet. The company also sells a Marauder’s Map-themed umbrella as well as a Hogwarts-themed one and one decorated with magical creatures from the world of Harry Potter.

Buy it on Amazon or Walmart for $17.

10. CloudTen Helmet-Shaped Umbrella

A woman peeks out from under a CloudTen umbrella

CloudTen, Amazon

In addition to looking a bit like Darth Vader’s helmet, this umbrella’s design makes it virtually impossible to blow inside out, even in the windiest weather. It’s also a good option for city dwellers—you’re less likely to take another pedestrian’s eyes out!

Buy it at Amazon for $23.

11. Mini Umbrella

A diagram of the size of the pocket umbrella open and folded up

Fidus, Amazon

There’s nothing worse than being caught in the rain without an umbrella—so pick up one of these ultra-small (just 6.6 inches) umbrellas and carry it with you at all times.

Buy it on Amazon for $15.

12. Alex Carseon Multi-Purpose Tray

Four images of the Alex Carseon multi-purpose tray being used to store boots, gardening tools, a bucket, and cat food

Alex Carseon, Amazon

Keep muddy boots and shoes contained with this polypropylene tray, which measures 30 inches long and 15 inches wide.

Buy it on Amazon for $17.

13. Osprey Ultralight Rain Cover

An Osprey rain cover folded up

Osprey, Amazon

Available in three sizes, this cover wraps around packs and equipment to keep them dry. It's equipped with reflective elements (which is especially helpful if you're biking), a cinch attachment, a hipbelt, and harness attachments—plus, it packs down small, so you can easily fold it back into your bag when the rain clears up.

Buy it on Amazon from $30 or at one of the retailers below:

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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