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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 28.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Luma Home Wireless-AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router, White (Pack of 3) (Refurbished) for $349.99 (list price $349.00)

Battery Charging Hub for DJI Phantom 4 / 4 Pro by Smatree (Charge 3 Batteries One by One, Converting Phantom 4 Battery into Power Bank) for $21.24 (list price $35.70)

Anker Buds Buddy PU 'Vegan Leather' Earbuds Carry Pouch for Wired Headphones and Wireless Earbuds - Carry Anker SoundBuds and Much More for $9.99 (list price $30.99)

LEGO Star Wars Krennic's Imperial Shuttle 75156 Star Wars Toy for $74.99 (list price $89.99)

LEGO Star Wars Poe's X-Wing Fighter 75102 Star Wars Toy for $63.99 (list price $79.99)

iClever Quiet 7 Color Backlit Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for PCs, Tablets, Smartphones for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

BC Master 80-inch/10" Sturdy Carbon Fiber 2-in-1 Tripod Monopod Kit TC533M Universal Dslr Camera Tripod with Bag, Ball Head, Bubble Level, Quick Release Plate for Canon Nikon YouTube, Weight: 3.2lbs for $149.99 (list price $199.99)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Driversf , Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $27.99 (list price $159.99)

1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speaker, Vintage Style Record Player, Vinyl-To-MP3 Recording, Natural Wood for $129.99 (list price $149.99)

Amplified HDTV Antenna- VIEWTEK Digital Indoor TV Antennas 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier 13 Ft Copper Coaxial Cable for TV Receiver with better reception 4K ready for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

FoodSaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Bag/Roll Set, Black for $46.99 (list price $79.99)

Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef's Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Sharp Knives Ergonomic Equipment for $29.99 (list price $99.99)

2 Plates Waffle Maker - Elechomes CW1301 2 Plates 8 pcs Belgian Waffle Irons with Nonstick & Easy-to-clean Coating, Mirror Surface and Foldable Handle Compact Design Waffle Machine ( FDA Certified) for $39.99 (list price $199.99)

Aroma Housewares Professional 6 Tray Food Dehydrator, Black for $105.78 (list price $149.99)

Youmi Japanese Natural Wood Chopstick Set Reusable Classic Style Chopsticks 5 Pairs Gift Set for $8.99 (list price $16.99)

Amagabeli 8"x 8" Stainless Steel 316L Cast Iron Cleaner Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pan Pre-Seasoned Pan Dutch Ovens Waffle Iron Pans Scraper Cast Iron Grill Scraper Skillet Scraper for $15.39 (list price $35.99)

Cuisinart CTG-00-SAS Salad Spinner, Green and White for $14.99 (list price $32.00)

Zzanggu Sugar Tongs (Set of 4) Stainless Steel Sliver Tea Party Mini Palm Handle with Skid-proof Silicone for Kitchen Tongues Food Folder and Ice Clip,5-inch Long (4 Colors) for $6.99 (list price $20.99)

15-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, BPA Free Plastic Stackable Nested Mixing Bowls including Container, Colander, Sieve, Measuring Cups and Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons for $14.00 (list price $29.99)

Toshiba EM925A5A-BS Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cu.ft, Black Stainless Steel for $71.99 (list price $89.99)

Meal Prep Bag by LISH - Insulated Lunch Box w/ 6 BPA Free Snap-Lock Portion Control Containers, Reusable Ice Pack, Daily Vitamin Organizer & 26" Soft Shoulder Strap (Black & Red) for $33.99 (list price $44.99)

12-in-1 Pressure Cooker - Elechomes 1000 W 6 Qt Multi-use Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Saute Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer for $89.99 (list price $199.99)

Maison d' Hermine Birdies on Wire 100% Cotton Set of Oven Mitt & Pot Holder for $18.99 (list price $28.00)

Gibson Select Amalfa Ceramic Dinnerware Set (56-Piece) for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

HOME

Portable Iron Fabric Steam Cleaner Mini Travel Garment Steamer irons with Zipper Waterproof Travel Pouch for $23.97 (list price $47.99)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $54.99 (list price $159.99)

Nano Towels - Amazing Eco Fabric That Cleans Virtually Any Surface With Only Water. No More Paper Towels Or Toxic Chemicals. Save Money, Clean Faster & Easier and Make Your Home Safer & Healthier 4 Ct for $24.90 (list price $34.99)

Superior Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion With XL-CUTOUT for Back Pain Relief and Sciatica And Tailbone Pain,Ideal for Office Chair And Car Driver Back Support for $26.99 (list price $55.99)

TasteLife 105 GSM Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set Brushed Hypoallergenic Microfiber 1800 Bedding Sheets Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - 4 Piece(White,Queen) for $14.90 (list price $119.90)

StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, 2-Pack for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Syntus Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Crystal Salt Light Glow Hand Carved Night Lights Wall light with UL Listed Plug for Lighting, Decoration and Air Purifying for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Water Beads, Elongdi Colorful Jelly Water Beads Orbeez Grow Many Times, Rainbow Mix Over 45,000 Orbies Beads (Rainbow) for $11.95 (list price $20.99)

Techcell Standing Desk/Sit Stand Work Station/Height Adjustable Elevating Standing Monitor Desk Riser/Sit Stand Up Riser Computer Office Laptop Study (94 cm) for $169.99 (list price $487.99)

ETA hand2mind Large Geometric Solids Volume Set for $13.30 (list price $17.95)

Hynes Eagle Travel Universal Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Cases For Various USB, Phone, Charger and Cable, Black for $14.99 (list price $35.50)

2000PLUS 4-In-1 Date Stamp and Message Stamp,Self-Inking, Red and Blue Ink (032519) for $15.52 (list price $33.95)

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink for $164.95 (list price $299.99)

QuWei 3x 300 Feet Natural Jute Twine Best Arts Crafts Gift Twine Christmas Twine Industrial Packing Materials Durable String for Gardening Applications (3PC) for $10.99 (list price $20.99)

WINMI Modern High Back Ergonomic Office Chair Seat Height Swivel Ergonomic Computer Task Chairs Mesh Office Desk Chairs with Adjustable Headrest Backrest and Armrest for $144.49 (list price $229.99)

Smead 100% Recycled Pressboard Classification File Folder, 2 Dividers, 2" Expansion, Letter Size, Red, 10 per Box (14024) for $18.65 (list price $18.65)

Auledio Headphone Stand, Universal Aluminum Headphone Holder Gaming Headset Display Hanger for Desk Organizer - White for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

BIC(R) Brite Liner(R) Highlighters, Chisel Point, Yellow, Box Of 24 for $8.88 (list price $17.99)

Dland Home Office Desk 55" PC Laptop Decent Modern Computer Workstation with Triangular Solid Support Writing Studying Table, Black for $99.99 (list price $169.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Pure Body Naturals Essential Oils Gift Set, Lavender/Tea Tree/Eucalyptus/Lemongrass/Orange/Peppermint, 6 count - 10 ml for $11.21 (list price $17.95)

Pure Body Naturals Undiluted Essential Peppermint Oil, 4 fl. oz. for $14.95 (list price $14.95)

Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil from Majestic Pure, All Natural Scrub to Exfoliate & Moisturize Skin, 12 oz for $12.95 (list price $21.50)

Optimum Probiotics: Deep Immune System Support - With Patented Prebiotic (Probiotic Booster) - Nutritional Supplement for Women and for Men - Effective in Small Doses Within Hours for $22.48 (list price $69.97)

Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5 Electric Razor, Men's 5-Blade Cordless with Shave Sensor Technology and Wet/Dry Convenience, Premium Automatic Clean & Charge Station Included for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer with Folding Handle and Nanoe Technology for Smoother, Shinier Hair, 0.82 Pound for $83.70 (list price $99.99)

Caswell-Massey Almond Shave Cream Tube, 4 Ounce for $12.64 (list price $16.00)

Syntus Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Crystal Salt Light Glow Hand Carved Night Lights Wall light with UL Listed Plug for Lighting, Decoration and Air Purifying for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

HOMEIDEAS Drying Skin Body Bath Brush Shower Back Brushing Dry Remove Dead Skin 100% Natural Boar Bristle with 15.4 Inch Long Removable Wooden Handle for $8.99 (list price $29.98)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $6.99 (list price $7.99)

Safety Razor for Men, Ocathnon Double Edge Razor Blades Razor Stand Plus Gift Box for Mens Shaving as Fathers Day Gift for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Safe/Clean Grill Brush ~ Bristle Free Barbecue Grill Brush - 100% Rust Resistant Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Cleaner ~ Safe For Porcelain, Ceramic, Steel, Iron ~ Great Grilling Accessories Gift for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic (Blue) for $25.99 (list price $35.99)

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)

Kootek 2 Pack Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Arm Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for Athletes Pianists Kids for $11.99 (list price $17.99)

TOTU Windproof Umbrellas Auto Open Close Folding Golf Strong Durable Compact Travel Umbrella Reinforced Ribs 60 MPH Windproof Canopy and Slip-Proof Handle, Portable Lightweight Easy Carrying Black for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Sportneer Camping Hammock w/ Mosquito Net, Parachute Fabric Double Hammock For Outdoor Travel Indoor Camping Hiking for $19.99 (list price $80.00)

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid, Black for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

KATSU Handmade D2 Steel Blade G10 Handle Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip for $45.99 (list price $70.99)

TOOLS

Black & Decker 71-912 Drill and Screw Bit Set, 45-Piece for (list price $13.64)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $7.99 (list price $21.23)

LE Headlamp LED, 4 Modes Headlight, Battery Powered Helmet Light for Camping, Running, Hiking and Reading, 3 AAA Batteries Included for $7.99 (list price $18.95)

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)

ORIA Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit, Professional Repair Tool Kit, 60 in 1 with 54 Bits Precision Screwdriver Kit, Flexible Shaft, for iPhone 7, 7 Plus/ Smartphone/ Game Console/ Tablet/ PC, etc for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Stanley 43-511 Magnetic Shock Resistant Torpedo Level for $6.24 (list price $9.53)

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

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $19.46 (list price $24.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $257.70 (list price $530.00)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $49.99)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $31.82 (list price $39.14)

Channellock 442 12-Inch V-Jaw Tongue & Groove Plier for $12.99 (list price $13.99)

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18 Tea Infusers to Make Teatime More Exciting
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Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.

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1. SOAKING IT UP; $7.49

man-shaped tea infuser
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That mug of hot water might eventually be a drink for you, but first it’s a hot bath for your new friend, who has special pants filled with tea.

Buy on Amazon.

2. A FLYING TEA BOX; $25.98

There’s no superlaser on this Death Star, just tea.

Buy on Amazon.

3. SPACE STATION; $9.99

astronaut tea infuser
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This astronaut's mission? Orbit the rim of your mug until you're ready to pull the space station diffuser out.

Buy on ThinkGeek.

4. BE REFINED; $12.99

This pipe works best with Earl Grey.

Buy on Amazon.

5. A RIBBITING OPTION; $10.93

This frog hangs on to the side of your mug with a retractable tongue. When the tea is ready, you can put him back on his lily pad.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ‘TEA’ ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE; $5.95

It’s just like the movie, only with tea instead of Beatles.

Buy on Amazon.

7. SHARK ATTACK; $6.99

shark tea infuser
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This fearsome shark patrols the bottom of your mug waiting for prey. For extra fun, use red tea to look like the end of a feeding frenzy.

Buy at Cost Plus World Market.

8. PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY; $12.40

This umbrella’s handle conveniently hooks to the side of your mug.

Buy on Amazon.

9. AN EGGCELLENT INFUSER; $5.75

cracked egg tea infuser
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Sometimes infusers are called tea eggs, and this one takes the term to a new, literal level.

Buy on Amazon.

10. FOR SQUIRRELY DRINKERS; $8.95

If you’re all right with a rodent dunking its tail into your drink, this is the infuser for you.

Buy on Amazon.

11. HANGING OUT; $12.85

This pug is happy to hang onto your mug and keep you company while you wait for the tea to be ready.

Buy on Amazon.

12. ANOTHER SHARK OPTION; $5.99

If you thought letting that other shark infuser swim around in the deep water of your glass was too scary, this one perches on the edge, too busy chomping on your mug to worry about humans.

Buy on Amazon.

13. RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU’RE THE ONE; $8.95

Let this rubber duckie peacefully float in your cup and make teatime lots of fun.

Buy on Amazon.

14. DIVING DEEP; $8.25

This old-timey deep-sea diver comes with an oxygen tank that you can use to pull it out.

Buy on Amazon.

15. MAKE SWEET TEA; $10

This lollipop won't actually make your tea any sweeter, but you can always add some sugar after.

Buy on Amazon.

16. A SEASONAL FAVORITE; $7.67

When Santa comes, give him some tea to go with the cookies.

Buy on Amazon.

17. FLORAL TEA; $14.99

Liven up any cup of tea with this charming flower. When you’re done, you can pop it right back into its pot.

Buy on Live Infused.

18. KEEP IT TRADITIONAL; $7.97

If you’re nostalgic for the regular kind of tea bag, you can get reusable silicon ones that look almost the same.

Buy on Amazon.

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15 Umbrellas to Keep You Dry
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Make rainy days a little more exciting with a quirky umbrella.

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1. BANANA; $18.99

banana umbrella
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This ingenious umbrella comes with a special cover to make it look like you’re lugging around a real banana. The covers come in green and yellow, but the umbrella itself is always yellow.

Find it: Amazon

2. MAGICAL UNICORN; $36.49

Magical Unicorn Umbrella
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Rainy days don’t have to be dreary with this colorful, pastel umbrella. The handle is elegantly shaped like a unicorn and mane, with its gold horn sitting atop the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

3. GAME OF THRONES; $37.89

Game of Thrones Longclaw Sword Umbrella
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If you’re looking for something a little tougher, a Game of Thrones-themed umbrella might be just the thing. The umbrella is adorned with the show's logo and has a special handle that looks like the hilt of Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw.

Find it: Amazon

4. LETTUCE; $14.88

lettuce umbrella
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Salad lovers will want to get their hands on this special umbrella, which, when closed, mimics the look of a head of lettuce.

Find it: Amazon

5. CARROT; $15.90

carrot-shaped umbrella
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For more food-themed umbrella fun, check out this carrot-shaped umbrella. Similarly to the banana version, it comes with a protective case that resembles a carrot. When you take off the top, it reveals an orange umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

6. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR; $25.96

The Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella
Amazon

For children who love Eric Carle’s creations: a Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella. The transparent plastic allows the child to see the caterpillar design even when they’re using the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

7. DOG UMBRELLA; $16.59

Dog Umbrella With Leash
Amazon

Don’t forget about your furry friends when it's raining cats and dogs. While dog rain jackets are adorable, you can also opt for a special umbrella made just for puppers. The handle is situated on top of the umbrella so you can easily hold it above your short companion. It’s also connected to a leash so you don’t have to carry two things at once.

Find it: Amazon

8. SKY; $43.95

umbrella with interior of blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds
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Opening this umbrella will have you seeing sunny skies, even in the rain. Designed by Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, it looks like a plain black umbrella until it’s opened up, revealing its colorful underbelly.

Find it: Amazon

9. STARRY NIGHT; $43.70

umbrella with Vincent van Gogh’s "Starry Night" print
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If you want something a little more surreal than a boring blue sky, there’s an alternate version with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night printed on it.

Find it: Amazon

10. CAT IN SPACE; $22.56

cat in space umbrella
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Strangely, the “cats in space” motif is pretty popular online. From sweaters to calendars, there’s no shortage of felines floating through the galaxy. You can also get an umbrella with the unusual design, because why not?

Find it: Amazon

11. LED UMBRELLA; $23.66

Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella
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There are a lot of futuristic gadgets in the movie Blade Runner, but some are more obtainable than others. You can actually buy the LED light umbrella seen in the movie. The battery-operated handle glows blue, which both looks cool and keeps you safe at night.

Find it: Amazon

12. BIRDCAGE; $22.99

Birdcage Transparent Clear Dome Umbrella
Amazon

Ever feel like a bird in a cage? Now you can really get that experience with this clear umbrella that looks like a birdcage. It even comes with a bird printed on the side.

Find it: Amazon

13. COLOR CHANGING UMBRELLA; $34

Black umbrella printed with color-changing rain drop design
Amazon

It’s hard to imagine actually getting excited about going out into the rain, but with this special umbrella, you might be watching for dark clouds. The special white ink changes colors when wet, so you can go from a monochrome umbrella to a rainbow one in seconds.

Find it: Amazon

14. RABBIT; €9.03

polka-dot umbrella with a bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit
Perletti

This simple red umbrella comes with a nice polka-dot design, but the real novelty is the carrying case. Instead of a regular sleeve, it comes with a zippered bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit.

Find it: Perletti

15. KATANA; $28.99

katana umbrella
Amazon

Carrying around an umbrella can be a bit of a pain, but at least you can look cool doing it. When wrapped up, this umbrella looks like a sword slung over your back. The hilt of the katana becomes your handle when you open the umbrella up.

Find it: Amazon

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