Don't Miss Out on 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 14.

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Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (Black) for $285.00 (list price $299.00)

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) for $129.95 (list price $149.00)

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Phantom Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) for $131.54 (list price $199.99)

Samsung Tab Pro S 12"; 128 GB Wifi Tablet (Black) SM-W700NZKAXAR for $699.99 (list price $854.36)

Criacr 4 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, 12X Zoom Telephoto Lens + Fisheye + 15X Macro Lens + 0.63X Wide Angle + Phone Holder + Tripod Camera Lens for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s Plus, Samsung & Smartphones for $19.99 (list price $59.99)

AMIR 2 in 1 Cell Phone Lens with Rechargeable Beauty 10 LED Flash Light, 15X Macro Lens & 0.4X-0.6X Wide Angle Lens, 3 Adjustable Brightness Fill Light, for Samsung, Android & Most Smartphones for $16.99 (list price $56.99)

Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED for $596.95 (list price $996.95)

Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 Ultra Slim Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More for $34.99 (list price $80.99)

Anker PowerLine II Lightning Cable (3ft), Probably The World's Most Durable Cable, MFi Certified for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5S (Black) for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

GreatShield LCD Touch Screen Cleaning Kit with Microfiber Cloth, Brush, Cleaner Wipes Spray Solution for Laptops, PC monitors, Smartphones, Tablets, iPhone, iPad, LED, TVs, DSLR Cameras, Camcorders for $6.99 (list price $8.99)

Tomtoc Drop-proof Laptop Sleeve for 13 - 13.3 Inch MacBook Air | MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012 - Early 2016 | 12.9 Inch iPad Pro, 360° Protective Chromebook Tablet Case, Spill-Resistant, Gray for $18.99 (list price $35.99)


Cospring Set of 4 Solid Wood Bowl, 4.5 inch Dia by 2-5/8 inch, for Rice, Soup, Dip, Decoration (Middle) for $23.90 (list price $40.99)

Kotobukiya Mace Windu Light Up Version Lightsaber Chopsticks "Star Wars" Action Figure for $9.97 (list price $14.99)

Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine with 13-Hour Delay Timer, CKSTBRTW20 for $43.49 (list price $59.99)

Totally Bamboo Salad Hands, 100% Organic Bamboo Salad Servers + Serving Tongs. Beautiful Craftsmanship + ALL NATURAL & FOOD-SAFE (w/ knob stand!) for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

Osaka, Pour Over Coffee Dripper Starter Set, Color Series – Full Brewing Kit For Pourover Coffee Lovers; Carafe, Filter, Measuring Spoon And Drip Tray - 4 Cup (20oz./600ml) Capacity (Brown) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Plastic Bag Sealer Clips Sticks Chips by Trendy Cooks (12pcs), Keep Bags Air / Water Tight, Never Waste Food Again, No Moving Parts, Slim Sticks for Easy Storage, Fully Reusable (Mixed) for $7.95 (list price $18.99)

Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers, 12-Piece Set, Grey for $17.00 (list price $24.86)

DecoBros Spice Rack Stand holder with 18 bottles and 48 Labels, Chrome for $24.97 (list price $29.99)

Black Silicone Oven Mitts - 1 Pair of Extra Long Professional Heat Resistant Potholder Gloves - Oven Mitt Set of 2 for $20.97 (list price $30.00)

Box Grater, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Large 10-inch Grater for Parmesan Cheese, Ginger, Vegetables by Spring Chef for $11.97 (list price $19.99)

Biokips Cereal Container Airtight Watertight Cereal Keeper 16.9 Cup 135.2oz (2) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Black for $45.99 (list price $54.32)


IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack for $24.34 (list price $29.17)

Vidan Home Solutions Rustproof Stainless Steel Dual Installation (Hanging or Mounted) Shower Caddy with 2 Suction Cups for $45.99 (list price $69.99)

Emoi Multicolor LED Baby Night Light, Portable Silicone Cute Mushroom Nursery Night Lamp, Romantic Dim Mood Lamp, Tap Color Control, BPA-Free, Rechargeable Battery for up to 6-Hour Usage.(H0022W) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Luxury Modern 12” Silent Non-Ticking Wall Clock with Rose Gold Frame (Feminine White) for $39.99 (list price $99.00)

Soap dispenser, Touchless Stainless Steel Automatic Soap Dispenser, IR Infrared Motion Sensor Hand Free Dish Soap for Kitchen and Bathroom for $26.99 (list price $71.99)

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display for $17.95 (list price $29.95)

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

LIHAO 12 Piece Set Rustproof Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Rings Hooks for Bathroom Shower Rod for $6.29 (list price $16.99)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $14.07 (list price $17.41)

LexMod C24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut for $144.99 (list price $154.64)

Lava the Original 14.5-Inch Silver Base Lamp with White Wax in Blue Liquid for $11.87 (list price $16.99)

Honey-Can-Do HMP-03770 Bamboo Laundry Hamper with Natural Liner, 16 by 13 by 25-Inch for $24.33 (list price $44.82)

Zuo Modern Park West Coffee Table, Walnut for $237.14 (list price $309.99)


Get Orange DIY Paper Photo Frame Wall Deco with Mini Clothespins and Stickers - Fits 4"x 6" Pictures (multicolor) for $7.49 (list price $9.99)

Axess Desk - Modern Design - Keyboard Tray and One Drawer - Black - by South Shore for $99.99 (list price $112.50) Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with 5.5 Gallon Wastebasket Capacity and Window for $55.99 (list price $90.00)

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar White Board Monthly Weekly Planner 2017 With Markers Magnets Set (15.7" x 11.8") for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Deco Brothers Stackable Mesh Desk Convertible Organizer, Black for $22.87 (list price $35.99)

Mity-Lite Flex One Folding Chair, Black, 4-Pack for $106.57 (list price $127.53)

MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black for $254.75 (list price $440.00)

Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Natural Wood Designer Table Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom, Studio, Study and Office - Green for $29.99 (list price $57.99)

FlexiSpot Standing Desk - 35" wide platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Riser with Removable Keyboard Tray (M2B-M-SIZE) for $289.99 (list price $375.99)

Brother P-touch PTD400AD Label Maker With AC Adapter for $53.62 (list price $59.99)

Vankey Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Silica Gel Wrist Rest Support with Memory Foam for Computer and Laptop for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set for $6.26 (list price $9.95)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $10.25)


OGX Hair Spray, Moroccan Sea Salt, 6 Ounce for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

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

Imperial Barber Grade Products Fiber Pomade 6 0z. for $18.58 (list price $22.00)

Ivory Shea Butter, 100% All Natural by Raw Apothecary- Top-Grade, Unrefined and Additive Free Ivory Butter (1 Pound) for $14.95 (list price $16.95)

Better Life Hand and Body Soap, Citrus Mint, 12 Ounces (Pack of 2) for $7.18 (list price $10.74)

Tom's of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste, Peppermint, 5.5 oz., Pack of 2 for $6.74 (list price $8.50)

Colgate Total Pro-Shield Mouthwash, Peppermint - 500 mL (6 Pack) for $23.94 (list price $29.94)

Braun Series 7 760cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean & Charge Station, Electric Men's Razor, Razors, Shavers, Cordless Shaving System for $149.97 (list price $249.99)

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)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream For Dry Skin, 3.5 Oz for $5.49 (list price $10.00)

Best Eye Gel for Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Dark Circles, Puffiness & Bags - 100% Natural, 75% ORGANIC, With Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, MSM, Peptides & More - Refreshing Eye Cream Alternative for $15.48 (list price $29.99)


LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Polarized for Men Women with Sun Glasses Case - UV 400 for (list price )

Fitbit Alta Band, BeneStellar Silicone Replacement Band for Fitbit Alta HR and Alta Band With Metal Clasp (Classic) for (list price )

Spalding NBA Street Basketball for (list price )

MiiR Insulated Growler Bottle, Blue, 64-Ounce for $43.76 (list price $54.95)

Salton SP1503 Electric S'More Maker, Stainless Steel for $45.99 (list price $49.99)

Gonicc 8" Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1003), Hand Pruners, Garden Clippers. for $18.95 (list price $39.99)

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap for (list price )

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

HYSEAS Water Resistant All Purpose, Extra Large Outdoor Blanket, 73 by 80-Inch for (list price )

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.95 (list price $36.99)

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE for $124.36 (list price $189.99)

Penn Championship Regular Duty Tennis Balls, 12 Can Case, 36 Balls (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $52.05)

Aqua Quest Kona Pouch Running Belt - Water Resistant - Black for $22.55 (list price $33.95)

Thermos Intak 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Meter, Purple for $11.96 (list price $14.99)

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Black for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball for Improved Posture, Balance, Core Fitness, Coordination, Yoga, Pilates, Core Stability, Rehab, Pro Series SCP Slow Deflate Burst Resistant for (list price )


Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool, Wood, White for $17.40 (list price $20.00)

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Green) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $79.00 (list price $99.00) 

Power Strip Tower JACKYLED Surge Protector Electric Charging Station 3000W 13A 16AWG 10 Outlet Plugs with 4 USB Slot + 6ft Cord Wire Extension Universal Socket for PC Laptops Mobile for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

WEN 6321 7-Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander with Dust Bag for $39.28 (list price $43.64)

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure, 120-Feet for $69.00 (list price $79.99)

WEN 4210 Drill Press with Crosshair Laser, 10-Inch for $117.67 (list price $146.82)

Epica Digital Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Radio, Flashlight, Smartphone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cable-ONE CABLE DOES ALL for $21.95 (list price $39.95)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

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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