Don't Miss Out on Friday'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, October 6.

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Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit - Black for $149.99 (list price $249.99)

YI Lite Action Camera, 16MP Real 4K Sports Camera with Built-in WiFi, 2 Inch Touchscreen and 150° Wide Angle Lens - Black for $99.99 (list price $135.99)

TROND Prime II 4-Outlet Mountable Surge Protector Power Strip with USB Charger (4A/20W, White), Right-Angle Flat Plug & 6.6 Feet Long Cord, for Workbench, Nightstand, Dresser, Home, Office & Hotel for $22.99 (list price $26.99)

Sky Viper v2450FPV Streaming Drone with FPV Goggles - 2017 Edition for $98.00 (list price $109.99)

Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Blue) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Ailihen I35 Headphones with Microphone Stereo Lightweight Adjustable Foldable Headset for Cellphones Smartphones iPhone iPod Laptop Computer Mp3/4 (Green Purple) for $19.98 (list price $29.99)

VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Built-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Army Green for $16.99 (list price $24.99)

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera (White) with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology for $90.54 (list price $99.99)

Digital Voice Recorder by Yemenren, 8GB 3072Kbps Sound Audio Recorder Dictaphone, Double Microphone, Metal Casing, Voice Activated for $29.99 (list price $99.98)

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Point Anywhere Remote (Certified Refurbished) for $31.99 (list price $49.99)

GMYLE Matte Rubber Coated Soft Touch Plastic Hard Case Print Frosted for MacBook Air 13 inch (Model: A1369 and A1466) - White Marble Pattern Shell Cover for $12.98 (list price $34.98)

YI Action Camera (US Edition) Lime Green for $69.99 (list price $109.99)

Google Wifi system (set of 3) - Router replacement for whole home coverage for $264.00 (list price $299.00)


Staub 11026806 Round Cocotte Oven, 5.5 quart, Burnt Orange/Cinnamon for $235.855 (list price $443.00)

Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker, 1-Liter, 34-Ounce, Off-White, 8-Cup for $17.96 (list price $29.00)

Chefman Electric Glass Digital Tea Kettle with FREE Tea Infuser, Built-In Precision Temperature Control Panel Base & Keep Warm Function, 1.7 Liter/1.8 Quart - RJ11-17-GP for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

ZZ WF330 10 in 1 Heart Waffle Maker with Non-Stick Plate 1200W, Black/Silver for $49.99 (list price $58.51)

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

BZY 14oz Glass Tea Cup with a Lid & Strainer , Portable Cute Cat Tail Heat Resistant Mugs ,Free with a Coasters for $15.99 (list price $39.90)

Fissler 8.5qt Vitaquick Pressure Cooker 26cm for $219.95 (list price $299.00)

Bentgo Kids Childrens Lunch Box - Bento-styled Lunch Solution Offers Durable, Leak-proof, On-the-go Meal and Snack Packing (Blue) for $27.99 (list price $39.99)

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, 12-inch for $17.39 (list price $37.00)

Oenophilia Bali Wine Rack, Natural - 10 Bottle for $56.96 (list price $68.00)

[10-Piece Set] Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - Durable Plastic - BPA Free - Clear Plastic with Black Lids for $64.97 (list price $99.99)

Estilo Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Bar 15 3/4 Inch for $12.79 (list price $15.99)

MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors for $12.95 (list price $35.99)

Planetary Glass Set by ThinkGeek for $59.00 (list price $64.79)

Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker for $39.40 (list price $65.25)

Professional Bib Apron (Set of 2, Black, 32 x 28 inches) - Durable, String Adjustable, Machine Washable, Comfortable, Easy Care - by Utopia Wear for $10.99 (list price $19.99)


Delta 58480-PK In2ition H2Okinetic 5-Setting Two-in-One Handshower Showerhead with MagnaTite technology, Chrome for $94.48 (list price $242.05)

Vintar 16-Color Motion Sensor LED Toilet Night Light, 5-Stage Dimmer, Light Detection for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Enchanted Home Pet Snuggle Pet Sofa Bed, 26.5 by 16 by 16-Inch, Gray for $67.88 (list price $76.99)

Succulent Planter Pot - Set of 3 - Assorted White Blue and Pink Ceramic Decorative Small Flower Plant Pot with Drainage - Home Office Desk Garden Mini Cactus Pot Indoor Decoration (White+Blue+Pink) for $17.99 (list price $22.99)

Modway Tracy Dining Side Chair for $129.99 (list price $143.04)

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

Collapsible Storage Bin Basket [3-Pack] EZOWare Foldable Canvas Fabric Tweed Storage Cube Bin Set With Handles - Brown / Gray For Home Office Closet for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Umbra Pillar Accessory Organizer for $20.62 (list price $25.00)

DII Indoor/Outdoor Natural Coir Easy Clean Rubber Back Entry Way Doormat For Patio, Front Door, All Weather Exterior Doors, 18 x 30" - Cactus for $15.95 (list price $19.99)

WOLTU Shoe Rack 8-Tiers 24 Pairs Tower Shelves Storage Organizer Stand Cabinet Easy to Assemble ACSR1005blk for $23.99 (list price $46.99)

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

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)

Essential Oil Diffuser Aiho 500ml Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights, 4 Timer Settings and Auto Shut-Off for Office Home Living Room for $20.99 (list price $28.99)

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)


Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand with Four USB Ports and Headphone / Microphone Extension Ports (White) for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Tomons Wood Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Designer Table Lamp, Reading Lights, Study Lamp, Work Lamp, Office Lamp, Bedside Nightstand Lamp - White for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Green for $7.69 (list price $8.99)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $3.79 (list price $10.25)

Oxford Heavy Weight Index Cards, 3" x 5", Ruled, White, 100/Pack (63500) for $5.64 (list price $8.84)

Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand Holder with Three USB 3.0 Ports and 3.5mm AUX port - Suitable For All Headphone Sizes (Silver) for $34.99 (list price $39.99)

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

Arteza Sketch Book, 9X12" (68lb/100g, 100 Sheets, 2 Pack) for $20.99 (list price $63.99)

Fred FLYING COLORS Rainbow Tape Dispenser for $10.08 (list price $12.00)

Desk Organizer , Pen and Pencil Holder with Picture Frame By Pensali - Office Supplies Space Saver - Made of Premium Suede Base Faux Leather - Strong Magnetic Clasp - Attractive Design for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Tech Tools Hand Pen Holder with Magnetic Back - Desktop Madness Series (HS-8040) for $18.29 (list price $19.95)

Epson Expression Home XP-340 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier for $44.99 (list price $54.99)


Zyllion ZMA13BK Shiatsu Pillow Massager with Heat for Car, Home, or Office (Black) for $31.95 (list price $79.95)

Hansderma Skincool Ice Roller At-Home for Face and Body Massage for $21.19 (list price $28.39)

GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch Germ Guardian Air Purifier for $84.99 (list price $149.99)

Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Trimmer (8 Pieces) for $17.99 (list price $19.99)

HailiCare Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush - Pack of 3 Colors - Adults Size - Bamboo Charcoal Infused Bristles (Medium Bristle) for $11.95 (list price $25.99)

Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 1 L (Pack of 2) for $11.94 (list price $18.45)

Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit | Includes 6 Items: One Safety Razor, One Badger Hair Brush, One Alum Block, One Shave Soap, One Stainless Steel Bowl and Five Razor Blades for $55.00 (list price $75.00)

B.I.G. Natural Pre Shave Oil, 60 ml for $12.95 (list price $25.00)

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller (Large) - Relieve Plantar Fasciitis, Heel, Foot Arch Pain - Stress Relief - Detailed Instructions Included - Acupressure/ Reflexology Tool - Perfect Gift for $17.95 (list price $49.99)

MUST HAVE Prophet and Tools Beard Oil and Beard Comb Kit! Unscented All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner, Softener, Shine and Faster Beard Growth - 0% Alcohol, Vegan and Nuts-Free for $13.98 (list price $19.99)

Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant, Unscented 2.5oz for $1.88 (list price $4.00)

Goody Hand Mirror #27847 (Pack of 1), 11 Inch, Colors may vary for $5.87 (list price $14.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $2.90 (list price $7.99)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Peppermint 32oz for $15.99 (list price $17.99)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Very Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz for $8.78 (list price $15.99)


Rimable 42 Inch Freestyle Topmount Longboard for $49.99 (list price $199.99)

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack; Great Backpacking Gear or Pack for Camping or Hiking; Hunter Green for $62.88 (list price $129.99)

Widras Bike and Motorcycle Cell Phone Holder | Bicycle Mount For iPhone 7, 6s, 5s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5 S6 S7 Note or any Smartphone & GPS| Mountain & Road Bicycle Handlebar Cradle Pokemon Go for $11.97 (list price $24.99)

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)

Fitbit Alta Band, BeneStellar Silicone Replacement Band for Fitbit Alta HR and Alta Band With Metal Clasp (Classic) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Spalding NBA Street Basketball for $12.21 (list price $17.99)

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)


Yakima Highroad Bike Rack, Black for $192.18 (list price $229.00)

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

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)

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch, Carhartt Brown for $46.10 (list price $54.99)

Black & Decker 71-912 Drill and Screw Bit Set, 45-Piece for $7.88 (list price $13.64)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $9.99 (list price $21.23)

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471] for $24.49 (list price $26.84)

SZHOWORLD® Portable Brass Screw Lock D-shape Key Holder Creative EDC Keychain tool for $8.99 (list price $29.99)

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)

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.

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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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