Don't Miss Out on Wednesday'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 27.

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Logitech HD Webcam C310 for $19.99 (list price $33.49)

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse, Long Range Wireless Mouse with Hyper Scroll and Easy-Switch up to 3 Devices – Stone for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Nebula Mars Portable Cinema, Home Theater, 150in HD Picture, 3000 (500 ANSI) Lumens, 4K and 3D support, with Wi-Fi, Two 10W JBL Speakers, 3hr Playtime, DLP, and Android 4.4 for Music, Movies, and More for $449.00 (list price $799.99)

Klipsch 12" 400 Watts Wireless Subwoofer Brushed Black Vinyl (R-12SWi) for $499.99 (list price $549.00)

Eton Mini Compact AM/FM/Shortwave Radio, Black (NGWMINIB) for $24.99 (list price $44.99)

Bluetooth Selfie Stick Tripod with Remote for iphone 6 6s 7 plus Android Samsung Galaxy S7 S8 Plus Edge BlitzWolf 3 in 1 Mini Pocket Extendable Monopod Bluetooth 3.0 Aluminum Alloy 360 Degree Rotation for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

Action Camera, Amuoc 4K WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sport Camera with 12MP 170 Degree Wide-Angle Lens and 2 PCS Rechargeable Battery, Including Waterproof Case and Full Accessories Kits for $59.99 (list price $129.99)

NEXGADGET Detachable Universal Multi-Port USB Charging Station, 24W 4-Port USB Charging Dock for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Warmoon E26 LED Light Bulb, 10W RGB Color Changing Dimmable LED Light Bulbs with Remote Control [Fits E26 and E27] for $9.99 (list price $59.99)

Maxboost HyperPro iPhone 8 Case / iPhone 7 Case [GXD Gel Drop Protection] Heavy Duty Hybrid Cover for Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7, 6s 6 Enhanced Grip/Reinforced TPU Cushion/Hard PC Back -Jet Black/Clear for $12.95 (list price $19.95)

Maxboost Galaxy S8 Plus Wallet Case [Folio Style] [Stand Feature] Samsung Galaxy S8+ / s8 plus Card Case (2017) [Black] Premium Protective PU Leather Flip Cover w/ Card Slot Side Pocket Magnetic for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Donner Yellow Fall Vintage Pure Analog Delay Guitar Effect Pedal True Bypass for $35.00 (list price $46.00)

Power Wheels Thomas & Friends, Thomas Train with Track [Amazon Exclusive] for $124.99 (list price $139.99)

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Grade by Tech Acoustics, For Shower Radio And Outdoor Use for (list price )


Pancake & Cupcake Batter Dispenser - Perfect Baking Tool for Cupcakes, Waffles, Muffin Mix, Crepes, Cake or Any Baked Goods - KPKitchen Easy Pour Home Food Gadget - Bakeware Maker with Measuring Label for $15.99 (list price $23.99)

Chef Knife, beegod Pro 8-Inch Stainless-Steel Chef's Knife for Professional Chef for Easy Hand-held for $25.99 (list price $129.99)

Ado Glo Kitchen Shears - Stainless Steel Multi-Function Kitchen Scissors with Sharp Blade - Professional Poultry Shears for $12.95 (list price $49.99)

O-Cedar Heavy Duty Scrunge Scrub Sponge (Pack of 6) for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

Cheese-Grater-Vegetable-Slicer Stainless Steel - 6-sides , 9.5 Inch Height, Rubber Handle, Non Slip Rubber Bottom by Utopia Kitchen for $11.04 (list price $19.99)

Rubbermaid Brilliance Salad/Snack Lunch Storage Container Combo Kit, 100% Leak-Proof, Plastic, Clear for $14.94 (list price $22.99)

Jecobi Double-Wall Insulated Coffee Mug Glass Tea Espresso Cups Set of 2 - 8.5-Ounce for $17.59 (list price $23.95)

Heavy Duty Stainless Steel - Multi-Purpose, Pastry / Bench Scraper & Chopper With Ruler...By Sunsella for $8.95 (list price $12.95)

Melissa & Doug Stir and Serve Cooking Utensils (7 pcs) - Stainless Steel and Wood for $10.99 (list price $12.99)

Weber 6417 All-Purpose Summit Drip Pan, 10-Pack for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

Cook N Home 12-Inch Stir Fry Pan Wok Pan 30cm with Non-Stick Coating Induction Compatible Bottom, Large, Green for $19.27 (list price $24.16)

Silicone Basting Brush Set - MISUNDER 2017 Pastry Oil Brush, Set of 8, JA-003 for $7.99 (list price $18.99)

Steak Knives, MCIRCO 18/10 Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set of 8 for Chefs Commercial Kitchen - Great For BBQ Weddings - Dinners - Parties All Homes & Kitchens for $13.99 (list price $22.59)


BuLuTu Pineapple Print Pattern Premium Cotton Twin Bedding Collections With 4 Corner Ties Bedding Duvet Cover Sets For Boys Girls White(No Comforter) for $48.99 (list price $98.99)

AUKEY Table Lamp, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamps + Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB for Bedrooms for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

mDesign Fabric Baby Nursery Closet Organizer for Clothes, Towels, Socks, Shoes - Set of 2, Large, 5 Compartments, Gray for $12.99 (list price $12.99)

Clothes, Blanket Storage, Anti-mold, Breathable Material, Household Home Organizers Tidy Up Your Closets, Shelves, Blankets, Linen Cloth Create Extra Storage Space, Eco-friendly, Transparent Window for $9.99 (list price $15.99)

Sinland Premium Microfiber Washcloth Waffle Weave Facial Cleansing Cloth Face Cloth and Body Cloths 6 Pack 13 Inch X 13 Inch White for $10.29 (list price $20.00)

Fonder Mols Unpainted Natural Round Blank Wood Slices (Pack of 50) for $15.88 (list price $15.88)

Munchkin Auto Close Designer Baby Gate, Dark Wood/Silver for $50.19 (list price $79.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim Recycling Container with Venting Channels, Plastic, 23 Gallons, Blue (354007BE) for $40.81 (list price $49.24)

Best Price Mattress New Innovated Box Spring Metal Bed Frame, Queen for $77.00 (list price $85.70)

WEEKENDER Quilted Down Alternative Hotel-Style Comforter - Use as Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Hypoallergenic - Great for All Seasons - Corner Duvet Tabs - Oversized King - Classic White for $54.99 (list price $99.99)

Light Accents Table Lamp Natural Wooden Base with Linen Shade for $26.95 (list price $29.95)

Teepee PLAY10 4-Panel Play Tent Classic Indian Playhouse with 4 Wooden Poles for Kids Indoor and Outdoor Play-Orange for $42.99 (list price $42.99)


Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors - Watercolor Markers - (Set of 48) for $41.98 (list price $119.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $5.86 (list price $6.72)

Panasonic KX-TGE232B Cordless Phone, 2 Handsets for $55.63 (list price $69.95)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 15-Piece Set for $13.97 (list price $20.07)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $16.55 (list price $18.39)

Writing Essentials Kit: Sharpie Markers & Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase & More, 20 Count for $9.99 (list price $21.99)

Swingline GBC Laminator, Inspire, Thermal, 9 inch Max Width, Quick Warm-Up (1701855) for $22.99 (list price $34.90)

uni-ball 207 Impact Retractable Gel Pens, Bold Point (1.0mm), Black, 12 Count for $18.17 (list price $23.63)

Sticky Notes,Memo Self-Stick Notes 3x3,12 Pads/Pack, 100Sheets/Pad,1200Sheets, 6 Assorted Bright Colors(Rose Red Pink Yellow Green Blue Orang),Individual Package for $15.99 (list price $20.00)

Dland Laptop Stand Adjustable 31.4" Medium Size Computer Standing Desk Portable Cart Tray Side Table with Wheels for Bed Sofa Hospital Reading Eating, Black for $54.99 (list price $89.00)

TOPS Time Cards, Bi-Weekly, 2-Sided, Numbered Days, 3-1/2" x 9", Manila, Green/Red Print, 500-Count (1275) for $18.15 (list price $22.93)


Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer,Infrared Digital Thermometer Suitable For Baby, Infant, Toddler and Adults with FDA and CE approved for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Sleep Mask, UtechSmart Deep Rest Contoured Sleep Eye Mask Cover Eyeshade with Ear Plugs Carry Pouch for Travel Naps for $7.99 (list price $15.99)

2017 ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier, Purifies The Air, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

Beautural 10X Magnifying Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural White LED, 360 Degree Swivel Rotation and Locking Suction, 8 inches for $21.99 (list price $30.99)

2NICE Water Flosser IPX7 Waterproof Oral Irrigator Dental Flosser 3-Mode Rechargeable Battery Design Portable Dental Irrigator with 4 Tips (Blue)-FDA Approved (Blue) for $34.99 (list price $79.99)

Organic 20% Vitamin C Serum + Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Amino, for Face. Repairs Dark Circles | Fades age spots and Sun Damage | Acts as Anti wrinkle. Natural Ingredients | Smooth Radiant Skin | Look More Youthful - A Marvelously Beautiful Skin! | by Finest Vitamins for $13.10 (list price $13.10)

Makartt Zebra Nail File Washable Double Sided Emery Board 10 Pieces 100 100 Grit for $6.79 (list price $19.97)

BEST Aloe Vera Gel - 99% Organic - NO XANTHAN, Absorbs Rapidly, No Residue - USA made - SEE RESULTS OR - Unique Formula with SEAWEED. Best Moisturizer for Face, Skin & Hair for $19.95 (list price $49.00)

Clarifying Face Toner - Natural Swiss Anti-Aging Pore & Breakout Balance with Disinfectant - Features Lavender, Green Tea, Tea Tree Oil, and Edelweiss - Men & Women - 4oz for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Apple Cider Vinegar - Pills for Weight Loss - Includes: Vitamin B6, Spirulina, Lecithin & Kelp - Helps Support Detox, Digestion & Circulation, 350 mg, 90 Capsules for $18.92 (list price $28.59)

Activated Charcoal Face Mask, Powdered, Organic and Natural Ingredients, Remove Blackheads, Minimize Pores and Fight Acne for $17.97 (list price $27.97)

ROSENICE Natural loofah Exfoliating Bath Scrubber Sponge Pack of 2 for $8.99 (list price $17.99)


adidas Gymball, Black, 65cm for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

CAP Barbell Elastic Resistant Band with Handles for $9.99 (list price $15.00)

CAP Rubber Medicine Ball Set with Rack for $179.00 (list price $211.18)

Fuel Pureformance 3-in-1 Foam Plyo Jumping Box for $129.00 (list price $150.00)

Reebok Pilates Mat, Dark Gray for $34.99 (list price $39.99)

Tone Fitness Pink/black Aerobic Stepper for $19.99 (list price $23.99)

APIE Wireless Sports Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones Sweatproof Running Exercise Stereo with Mic Earbuds Earphones for Iphone and Android Phones for $16.99 (list price $159.99)

Aduro Sport Bicycle Bike Storage Bag Triangle Saddle Frame Strap-On Pouch for Cycling (Grey) for $9.97 (list price $29.99)

BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22" for $91.98 (list price $99.99)

Skywalker Trampolines Jump N' Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop, Blue, 15-Feet for $299.99 (list price $349.00)

WACOOL 3L 3Liter 100oz BPA Free EVA Hydration Pack Bladder , Leak-proof Water Reservoir for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Cool Towel Sweat Absorbent Lightweight Breathable Soft UV Protection Fast Cooling for Hot Yoga Golf Hiking Running and Simple Snap to Reactivate Cool Gray 16x40 Inch for $7.97 (list price $29.99)


UBANTE Measuring Tape Measure 1-Inch x 25-Foot(7.5m) Retractable Heavy Duty with Magnetic Hook, Metric and Inches Measurement - Professional Ruler For Carpenter, Construction, DIY Measurement for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

General Tools 29 Plastic Protractor and Angle Finder with Articulating Arms for $3.99 (list price $5.74)

BLACK+DECKER LCS36 Maximum Fast Charger, 40-volt for $45.98 (list price $59.98)

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System Vertical Bike Hook, 1784463 for $7.44 (list price $9.30)

75 Pcs Junior Tool Kit Constructions Toys Pretend Play Educational Toys for Kids Repairing Tools with Electronic Drill for Kids and Workbench for $19.99 (list price $49.98)

CUH Cordless Power Scrubber with Rechargeable Battery for Bathroom Kitchen 6 Brushes 1 Scouring Pad for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

TEKTON 1/4-Inch Drive Socket Set, Inch/Metric, 6-Point, 5/32-Inch - 9/16-Inch, 5 mm - 14 mm, 51-Piece | 13001 for $35.09 (list price $44.99)

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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