Check Out Thursday's Best Amazon Deals


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.

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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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)

Smart Shopping
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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