Check Out Tuesday'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, October 3.

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

Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver (Certified Refurbished) for $70.99 (list price $70.99)

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)

TOPGREENER TU2154A Smart Ultra High Speed USB Charger Outlet 15 AmpTR Receptacle | Screwless Wall Plates, White for $15.29 (list price $33.99)

NEXGADGET Dual Lens Dash Cam Full HD 1080P Front + VGA Rear lens 170°+ 120° Super Wide Angle Car Dashboard Camera with 4.0" IPS Screen, G-Sensor, Motion Detection, Parking Mode for $55.99 (list price $169.99)

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard – Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation Compatible – with FLOW Cross-Computer Control and Easy-Switch up to 3 Devices – Dark Grey for $29.72 (list price $39.99)

iPhone Charger, Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable (3ft), MFi Certified for iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5S (White) for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 6, Screen Protector Glass, amFilm iPhone 8, 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 8, 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 2017 2016, 2015 (2-Pack) for $6.99 (list price $29.99)

La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger for $34.06 (list price $49.95)

Harmony Companion Remote for $133.99 (list price $149.99)

VAVA 24 Hours IPX6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers Outdoor Rugged Wireless Portable Speaker Voom 23 (Water Resistant, Loud Volume with Bass for Camping, Beach, Sports, Pool Party, Shower) for $29.99 (list price $59.99)

TopCase® 2 in 1 Ultra Slim Light Weight Rubberized Hard Case Cover and Keyboard Cover for Macbook Pro 13-inch 13" (A1278/with or without Thunderbolt) with TopCase® Mouse Pad (Macbook Pro 13" A1278, Black) for $12.74 (list price $14.99)

AmazonBasics 63-Inch Lightweight Aluminum Travel Tripod/Monopod with Bag for $104.99 (list price $121.17)

LED Word Clock - Displays Time As Text for $79.99 (list price $89.95)

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More – Black for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Anker Universal Magnetic Car Mount — Ultra-Compact Phone Holder for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6s / Samsung Galaxy S8 / S7 / S6 and more for $15.99 (list price $25.99)

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wired Earphones In Ear Corded Earbuds with 15 Hours Playtime and Built-in Microphone (Noise Reduction, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Gold-plated Jack) for $37.99 (list price $45.99)

KITCHEN

Face Coasters (Original) - 20 Hilarious Double Sided Drink Coasters (40 Fun Faces) for $10.87 (list price $16.99)

BarMe 850ml Whiskey Decanter with Dark Finished Wood Stand and Bar Funnel for $49.97 (list price $84.99)

Cuisinart TOB 260 N1 Chef's Convection Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel for $194.83 (list price $205.08)

SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black for $84.99 (list price $99.99)

Tramontina Professional Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10", Natural Aluminum for $29.96 (list price $31.54)

Kitchen Oven Mitts With Non-Slip Silicone Printed - 1 Pair of Heat Resistant Oven Gloves for Cooking,Baking,Grilling,Barbecue Potholders,Tan/Khaki,Honla for $12.97 (list price $21.98)

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty, Best Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals, With 3 Exclusive Recipe eBooks for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

chéri d'amour Cute Fish Measuring Cups & Spoons Set – Stackable Animal Set for Kids & Adults Measures Dry and Liquid Ingredients Kitchen Gadget for Baking Cooking, BPA Free Dishwasher Safe for $7.28 (list price $25.99)

Midea WHS-65LB1 Compact Single Reversible Door Refrigerator, 1.6 Cubic Feet(0.045 Cubic Meter), Black for $94.00 (list price $108.73)

Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel for $133.51 (list price $189.99)

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set with Natural Acacia Hard Wood Handle for $20.99 (list price $49.99)

Glasslock 18 Piece Oven Safe Assortment Set, Blue for $33.64 (list price $39.99)

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

Tribest Personal Blender PB-150, Compact Blender Package, BPA Free for $59.95 (list price $69.95)

Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Carving Board With Hand Grip (20 x 15 x 1.5 in.) - By Teakhaus for $69.99 (list price $95.99)

HOME

Cardboard Safari Recycled Cardboard Skull 3D Model, Micro Vince White for $26.99 (list price $40.00)

Excelvan USB Rechargeable Magnetic Wooden Folding LED Night Book Light 2500mAh Lithium Batteries Desk Table Lamp, Warm White Light for $28.99 (list price $55.99)

Zuo Modern Coppola Table Lamp, Black for $185.37 (list price $238.00)

Industrial Cage Edison Bulb Rust Metal Table Lamp for $149.95 (list price $169.99)

Paladone Toy Box Scrabble Light for $21.57 (list price $34.99)

Brabantia Ironing Board with Solid Steam Iron Rest, Size B, Standard - Feathers Cover for $106.36 (list price $140.00)

T4U 2.5 Inch Ceramic White Round Simple Design succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot with bamboo tray/Container/Planter White for $6.93 (list price $15.86)

DreamFoam Bedding DF20GT2050 2" Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper, Queen, Blue for $65.99 (list price $149.99)

AmazonBasics Foldable Laundry Hamper for $15.99 (list price $16.99)

Metal Bed Frame Full Size, GreenForest 10 Legs Mattress Foundation Two Headboards Black Platform Bed Frame Box Spring Replacement for $83.99 (list price $129.99)

Pinzon 300-Thread-Count Percale Sheet Set - Queen, White for $35.00 (list price $38.99)

Utopia Towels Soft Cotton Machine Washable Extra Large (35-Inch-by-70-Inch) Bath Towel, Gray for $20.99 (list price $31.99)

Vdomus Non-slip Microfiber Shag Bathroom Mat, 20 x 32-Inches, Dark Gray for $12.48 (list price $38.98)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

TerraMat Standing Desk Mat - Ergonomic Anti Fatigue Mat for Stand Up Desks and Standing Workstations - Topography Comfort Standing Fidget Mat by CubeFit for $79.99 (list price $199.99)

ECR4Kids Decorative Children's Craft Tape Wooden Dispenser with 10 Assorted Color Tape Rolls for $37.82 (list price $46.99)

ECR4Kids Kraft Edger Rotating Scissor Rack with 18 Scissors for $29.20 (list price $39.99)

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count for $24.00 (list price $33.49)

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)

InterDesign Formbu Rectangular Wastebasket Trash Can, Bamboo for $18.00 (list price $39.88)

Sharpie Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $4.97 (list price $12.86)

ECR4Kids Kraft Edger Rotating Scissor Rack with 18 Scissors for $30.50 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

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)

Natural Brain Function Support - Memory, Focus & Clarity Formula - Nootropic Scientifically Formulated for Optimal Performance - DMAE, Rhodiola Rosea Extract, Bacopa Monnieri, Ginkgo Biloba & More for $21.04 (list price $21.04)

Giovanni Invigorating Shampoo, Tea Tree Triple Treat, 8.5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3) for $19.71 (list price $23.97)

Dead Sea Mud Mask & Free Face Brush - HUGE 9.3oz - Clears Acne - Anti-Aging - Exfoliate Skin - Moisturize - Aloe Vera Juice - Jojoba - Sunflower - Hickory Bark Extract - Calendula Oil - Shea Butter for $17.95 (list price $39.99)

Etekcity Shiatsu Back/Neck Massager, Pillow Massage with Heat and 8 Rollers for Lower Back Men Chair Car Home Office, Deep Kneading to Relieve Pain, Adjustable Speeds, Portable for $32.99 (list price $89.99)

Activated Charcoal Body Scrub and Facial Scrub from Majestic Pure, 10 Oz - Natural Skin Care, Face Cleanser - Promotes Skin Whitening, Reduces Acne Scars, Blackheads and Helps Improve Complexion for $14.50 (list price $34.50)

Lavender Essential Oil,Premium Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy Oils,Pure Lavender Oil for Sleep,Relaxing,Bathing,Soap Making for $10.99 (list price $22.99)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion 12 oz Daily Face and Body Lotion for Dry Skin for $10.49 (list price $13.99)

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum Protection Spf 30, 3 Oz for $7.89 (list price $9.30)

Orange Blossom Water Face Toner - 100% Natural Daily Facial Toner, Alcohol-Free for Sensitive Skin Acne and Breakouts - Best to Tone Tighten and Clear Pores - 120mL/4.oz by Foxbrim for $11.96 (list price $27.99)

Organic Rose Water Spray 8 Ounce 100 Percent Pure and Natural Hydrating Rosewater Toner with Uplifting Floral Scent. Soothing Facial Toner for Skin and Eyes. Balanced PH Soothes Puffy Eyes and Redness for $20.95 (list price $39.90)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Premium Expanding Water Hose Up To 50 Foot - Lightweight & Durable Expandable Garden Hose - Doesn't Twist & Kink - Brass End Fittings - Suitable For Home & Heavy Duty Commercial Use By Innav8 for $24.95 (list price $44.95)

WildHorn Outfitters Terralite Portable Camp / Beach Chair (Supports 350 lbs) with TerraGrip Feet - Dark Blue for $54.99 (list price $69.99)

Street Tribe Swimming Goggles, Swim Goggles, Professional Swim Goggles,Triathlon Goggles,for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child ,Anti-Leakage, Anti-Fog,Anti-UV, earplugs, nose clip(White) for $9.98 (list price $19.99)

For Fitbit Charge 2 Bands Brown, Henoda Leather Wristband for Fitbit Charge 2 Replacement Strap Women Men Large Small for $9.98 (list price $25.99)

Compact Hanging Toiletry Bag, Personal Organizer | Rugged & Water Resistant with Mesh Pockets & Sturdy Hook | Blue for $15.99 (list price $22.95)

LEAGY 4 Pack Solar Outdoor LED Umbrella Lantern Hang Hanging Lamp LED Candle Light for Yard Garden Decoration (4Pack,Yellow light) for $35.99 (list price $35.99)

4 Pack Camping Lantern, GT ROAD Solar Rechargeable Led Lantern Flashlight for $24.77 (list price $39.90)

Enkeeo 10″ No Pedal Balance Bike with Bell and Hand Brake for 2-5 Years Old Kids, Carbon Steel Frame, Adjustable Handlebar and Seat, 50kg Capacity, White for $59.99 (list price $139.99)

Blue island Tree Swing-Children's Outdoor Large Size 40" Diameter Durable Swing-Easy Installation for $73.99 (list price $73.99)

Domi Outdoor Living 9 Ft Cantilever Patio Umbrella with Strong Sturdy Hand Push Round,6 Steel Ribs,UV Resistant,Red for $59.99 (list price $169.99)

62 Inch Automatic Open Golf Umbrella - Extra Large Oversize Double Canopy Vented - 210T Teflon Rain Repellant Protection Sun, Rain, Sports - Windproof Waterproof Stick Umbrellas, Formal Black for $19.99 (list price $59.99)

AIKELIDA Running Belt / Fanny Pack / Fitness Belt / Waist Pack for iPhone, Samsung Edge / Note / Galaxy - Men, Women during Sports Fitness, Running, Cycling, Hiking, Travel, Workout - Black for $9.95 (list price $28.99)

TOMSHOO Hand Grip Strengthener Hand Strength Trainer Exerciser Gripper Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Update With Counter (Blue) for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

Norsens Compact Ultralight/Lightweight Sleeping Bag for Camping Backpacking Hiking Outdoor, 20 Degree Celsius Sleeping Bags for Adults,XL,Blue for $27.99 (list price $64.98)

TOOLS

Floureon 38-piece Precision Screwdriver Set Repair Tool Kit for iPad,iPhone,PC,Watch,Samsung and Other Smartphone Tablet Computer Electronic Devices for $12.99 (list price $35.99)

BLENDX Angle Measurement Tool - Angleizer Template Tool Tile & Flooring Measure Ruler and Layout Tools for Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen and DIY-ers for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Casfuy Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer with Quick Sensor, Free Nail File, Razor Sharp Blades, Sturdy Non Slip Handles, Buit-in Handle Lock for Small, Medium and Large Breeds for $10.79 (list price $59.99)

GlowGeek 120 to 3000 Grit Sandpaper Assortment, Dry/Wet, 9 x 3.6 Inch, 42 Pieces,Sand Paper for Automotive Sanding, Wood Furniture Finishing, Wood Turing Finishing for $9.96 (list price $24.99)

Bike Pump,Compatible with Presta and Schrader Valve Portable Bicycle Pump,Aluminum Alloy Floor Bicycle Air Pump,Compact Mini Bicycle Tire Pump,Bonus Bike Patch Kit,Silver for $12.97 (list price $28.99)

Larnn Pro Heavy Duty Tire Pressure Inflator Gauge with Lock On Chuck, For Car, Motorcycle, SUV, Bike for $23.99 (list price $89.00)

Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Shop Apron With Pockets Adjustable up to XXL for Men and Women - Texas Canvas Wares for $37.95 (list price $54.95)

Power Bike Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand Adjustable Height Bicycle Maintenance Rack Workstand With Tool Tray, Telescopic Arm Cycle for $49.99 (list price $49.99)

BLENDX Diamond Drill Bits - Glass and Tile Hollow Core Drill Bits Extractor Remover Tools Hole Saws for glass, ceramics, porcelain, ceramic tile, Pack of 10 for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

DEWALT DWA4216 5-Piece Oscillating Accessory Kit for $36.04 (list price $60.95)

ZRAMO 2 Pack Multi-Function, 20-in-1 Multi-Purpose EDC Pocket Tool Kit Carabiner Key Ring Knife Wrench Screwdriver Bottle Opener Outdoor Camping Emergency Survival Life-Saving for $8.90 (list price $11.90)

Odec Makita Power Tools for Makita 9000 9001 9002 9033 9600 191681-2 632007-4, 2 Pack 9.6V 3000mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack for $18.69 (list price $89.99)

25 Back-to-School Products That Earn High Marks

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New school style: Whether you're starting college, shopping for the kids, or just want an excuse to treat yourself to new office gear, Mental Floss has you covered. Equip yourself or a loved one with these stylish and functional school supplies.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers 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. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

1. COFFEE AND DOUGHNUT POST-ITS; $13

coffee and doughnut Post-its
Courtesy of Post-it

Add some flavor to your notes with the two-pack set of coffee and doughnut Post-its. Each of the 60 sheets is 3.20-by-3 inches.

Find It: Amazon

2. PACKIT FREEZABLE HAMPTON LUNCH BAG; $16

PackIt Freezable Hampton Lunch Bag, Blanket Stripe
Amazon

This spacious lunch bag is designed with a freezable lining, so it can be folded and placed in the freezer. When you're ready to take it on the go, it'll be ready to chill your food for hours. Bonus: It's also lead- and BPA-free.

Find It: Amazon

3. MONSTER REUSABLE SANDWICH BAGS; $11

Orange Monster Reusable Sandwich Lunch Bags
Amazon

Save the Earth and amuse little students with these reusable, dishwasher-safe bags. Each set of four includes two sandwich bags and two snack bags—all with an easy-to-grip opening.

Find It: Amazon

4. BENTO BOX FOR KIDS; $40

OmieBox Bento Lunch Box With Insulated Thermos For Kids
Amazon

This three-compartment bento box is roomy enough to fit a hearty, healthy lunch. The BPA-free container—available in five bright colors—is leak-proof, easy to open, and comes with a built-in thermos.

Find It: Amazon

5. LARGE MONTHLY PLANNER; $15

Large Personal Monthly Planner
Amazon

JStory's minimalist planner is made of thicker-than-average paper and includes a column for notes. And the blank design offers flexibility: You fill in the dates yourself.

Find It: Amazon

6. ORANGE LINED NOTEBOOK; $9

Rhodia Staplebound Orange Lined Notebook
Amazon

French brand Rhodia earned a strong following among artists and designers for its high-quality paper that's unbelievably smooth. The cover is sturdy so you can take notes anywhere.

Find It: Amazon

7. HONEYSTICKS BEESWAX CRAYONS; $23

crayons
Amazon

These sustainable crayons are made of 100 percent beeswax from New Zealand. (They smell like honey, too!) The thick shape is perfect for toddlers to hold.

Find It: Amazon

8. MOPHIE POWERSTATION XL; $66

external battery
Amazon

An external battery is a must for days when shuttling around campus from classes to clubs to rehearsals is unavoidable. This slim rose gold option has two USB ports and is compatible with both smartphones and tablets.

Find It: Amazon

9. CABLEKEEP; $13

Nice GLD-02 Goldie CableKeep
Amazon

This helpful gadget for iPhones holds both your power adapter and USB cable while keeping them tangle-free. It also functions as a stand for your phone when the Cablekeep is plugged into the wall.

Find It: Amazon

10. PARKLAND BAYSIDE KIDS' BACKPACK; $28

Parkland Bayside Kids Backpack
Amazon

Tote books in style with this eco-friendly backpack, featuring a polyester exterior made from recycled water bottles.

Find It: Amazon

11. LEGO BRICK BACKPACK; $50

LEGO Brick Backpack
Amazon

This whimsical statement backpack from LEGO features a padded handle and shoulder straps, so it's as comfortable as it is cool.

Find It: Amazon

12. HERSHEL NOVEL DUFFEL; $81

Herschel Supply Co. duffel
Amazon

Class up your gear with this stylish duffel from Herschel. It features a padded shoulder strap and a special compartment for those dirty cleats.

Find It: Amazon

13. ANTIQUE BRASS PHARMACY FLOOR LAMP; $50

Dawson Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Amazon

Overpower dim dorm room lighting with this brass floor lamp. Its height can be adjusted from 33 inches to a maximum of 55 inches, while the arm can be adapted to shine light at a variety of angles.

Find It: Amazon

14. EGYPTIAN COTTON TOWEL SET; $24

bathroom with towels
Amazon

This set of soft Egyptian cotton towels from Amazon's Pinzon brand includes two hand towels, two washcloths, and two bath towels—all listed as 100 percent cotton and at an affordable price.

Find It: Amazon

15. WHITE MARBLE MACBOOK KEYBOARD SKIN; $12

White Marble MacBook Keyboard Skin
Nordstrom

Protect your keyboard while adding a little luxury to your Macbook with this white marble keyboard skin.

Find It: Nordstrom

16. MAGNETIC CHALK BOARD; $18

chalkboard
Amazon

Get organized with this wood-framed chalk board, which comes with chalk and two vintage-style magnets.

Find It: Amazon

17. COFFEEBOXX SINGLE SERVE COFFEE MAKER; $230

portable coffee maker
Amazon

This ultra-durable single-serve coffee maker is great for the dorm as well as the campground. It's water- and dust-resistant and works with K-cups.

Find It: Amazon

18. TRAVEL MUG; $25

 Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA Stainless Steel Mug
Amazon

If you need java to survive, pick up this sleek vacuum-insulated travel mug, which features a splatter-free push-button lid. It's also lockable, so you won't be that person who spills coffee in class.

Find It: Amazon

19. SIX-PACK OF STACKING DRAWERS; $32

stacking drawers
Amazon

Stack these versatile transparent drawers to create a dresser so you can fit your huge wardrobe in your dorm room.

Find It: Amazon

20. FACETED TAPE DISPENSER; $7

gem tape dispenser
Amazon

This elegant copper tape dispenser will give your desk some class. It's also weighted, so you can grab with ease. (Roll of Scotch tape included.)

Find It: Amazon

21. COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE; $84

microwave
Amazon

Master the art of dorm room microwave cooking with this 1000-Watt model, featuring that all-important popcorn setting.

Find It: Amazon

22. SATEEN SHEETS; $18 AND UP

sheet set
Bed Bath & Beyond

These 400-thread-count sateen sheets feel silky to the touch: They're a simple way to make your dorm room feel luxurious.

Find It: Bed Bath & Beyond

23. TOUCHSCREEN MIST CLEANER; $10

Two-In-One Spray and Microfiber Cloth
Amazon

Use this screen-safe spray to remove dirt and fingerprints from your phone. It comes in a bottle that's coated with microfiber cloth so you can spritz and wipe all in one.

Find It: Amazon

24. MESH SHOWER BAG; $13

 Saltwater Canvas, LLC Zip Top Mesh Shower Bag
Amazon

No more feeling around outside the shower curtain for your shampoo. Take this quick-drying mesh shower caddy right into the stall with you.

Find It: Amazon

25. MINI FRIDGE WITH DRY ERASE BOARD; $250

 Igloo FR326M-D-BLACK Erase Board Refrigerator with Neon Markers
Amazon

Make your dorm room unique with this fun fridge that has a dry erase exterior and comes with neon markers so you can write notes directly on it. No paper and magnets needed. It also includes a freezer unit and ice cube tray.

Find It: Amazon

The Brilliant $20 Gadget That Will Keep Your Beach Umbrella Firmly Anchored in the Sand

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Failing to properly secure your beach umbrella is more dangerous than you think. Tumbling, airborne umbrellas can be a safety hazard, with the potential to collide with beach-goers. Recently, a woman in Maryland was struck in the chest by one that was carried away by high winds.

Usually, it’s simply a matter of inconvenience—chasing a rogue umbrella is not how anyone wants to spend their day. Today recently broke down some preventative measures to help keep umbrellas secured, including using a rocking motion to bury it in the sand and making sure at least one-third of it is underground. You also want to tilt it into the wind so the gusts help keep it secured. 

The best way to avoid umbrella-related mishaps, though, is to opt for a sand anchor. These cheap-but-effective devices are like giant screws that bite into the sand for a much more secure fit. You then place the umbrella pole in the anchor. You can find the Beachr Beach Umbrella Sand Anchor, which fits all sizes of umbrella, for $19.97 on Amazon.

Experts like beach superintendents also advise you to consider taking down umbrellas if it's too windy and never, ever bringing a patio umbrella to the beach. With a larger surface area to catch wind, they can be extremely dangerous.

[h/t Today]

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