This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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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 8.

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

Ecovacs DEEBOT M81Pro Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Strong Suction for Pet Hair, Bare Floors and Low-Pile Carpet, Wifi Connected, Works with Alexa for $199.99 (list price $349.99)

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa for $145.99 (list price $199.99)

Lanshion 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip with 4 USB Charging Ports 1875W Desktop USB Charging Station with 6.5-Feet Long Power Cord, 1000 Joules, UL Listed(White + Blue) for $33.99 (list price $89.99)

Zmodo 720p HD WiFi Wireless Home Security Camera System Two Way Audio Night Vision Motion Alerts 115 Degree Viewing Angle (4 Pack) - Cloud Service Available for $119.95 (list price $159.99)

Cable Clips - Cable Organizer - Cord Management - Wire Management System - 6 Pack - Self Adhesive - Durable - Model CC908 From Blue Key World for $8.83 (list price $12.85)

Adjustable Laptop Table, Superjare Portable Standing Desk, Notebook Stand Reading Holder For Couch Floor, Bed Tray Table with Foldable Legs Bamboo Wood Grain for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

WONNIE 7.5 Inch Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen, USB / SD Slot and 4 Hours Rechargeable Battery, Perfect Gift for Kids ( Black ) for $54.77 (list price $127.77)

Mini Bluetooth Keyboard, Jelly Comb Rechargable Handheld Remote Control Wireless Mini Keyboard with Mouse Touchpad for PC, SAMSUNG Galaxy, Surface, Android / Windows Tablet Smartphone for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Linkwitz Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Built-in MIC, Stereo Over-Ear Headset for Cell Phones Gaming PC TV , Upgraded Steel Black for $89.99 (list price $149.99)

ZOMEI Aluminum Portable Tripod with Ball Head Heavy Duty Lightweight Professional Compact Travel for Nikon Canon Sony All DSLR and Digital Camera for $63.74 (list price $149.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV / Home Sound System) for $28.89 (list price $33.99)

Meyoung TC80 Video Projector Support 1080P for TV Home Cinema Theater,LCD HDMI Mini Portable Projector for Outdoor Indoor Movie Night, DVD Player, Laptop, Games 1200 Luminous Efficiency (White) for $84.99 (list price $169.00)

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)

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 (list price )

Bankers Box Stor/File Medium-Duty Storage Boxes with Lift-Off Lid, Letter/Legal, 20 Pack (0076315) for $44.99 (list price $52.99)

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

KITCHEN

Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker, 400ml/3-Cup, Standard for $27.97 (list price $35.99)

Rubbermaid TakeAlongs 10-Day Meal Prep Kit, 30-piece Set, Reflecting Pool (2005692) for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.) for $17.09 (list price $39.99)

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

SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black for $94.95 (list price $99.99)

Deluxe Chrome-plated Steel 2-Tier Dish Rack with Drainboard / Cutlery Cup (BlackII) for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Hopeful by Long-Lived Chrome-Plate Steel Large Suction Cup Sponge Holder for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

Vremi 15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set - Kitchen Pots and Pans Set Nonstick with Cooking Utensils - Non Stick Cookware Set PTFE and PFOA Free Oven Safe Basics Pots and Pans - Black for $45.99 (list price $89.99)

Aicok Electric Kettle 1.7L Fast 1500Watts Water Kettle, Premium 304 Stainless Steel Durable Water Boiler with Professional Strix Thermostat Control, Auto Shut Off With Boil Dry Protection, Silver for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

Circulon Teakettles Sunrise Whistling Teakettle, 1 1/2-Quart, Navy Blue for $14.99 (list price $40.00)

Chicago Metallic Professional 4-Piece Non-Stick Toaster Oven Bakeware Set for $14.27 (list price $18.99)

Nordic Ware Compact Ovenware Baking Sheet for $8.62 (list price $11.00)

HOME

Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum, Iron/Satin Yellow (Certified Refurbished) for $299.00 (list price $399.00)

Whitmor Double Rod Closet, Freestanding Silver / Black for $40.16 (list price $44.97)

TomCare 10 Tier Shoe Rack 50 Pairs Shoe Organizer Shoes Storage Shoe Shelf Shoe Tower - No Tools Required Non-woven Fabric for Home Bedroom, Black for $31.99 (list price $79.99)

Clear Plastic 12 Pack Stackable Storage Shoe Box White for $48.99 (list price $80.00)

Household Essentials ML-6692 Woven Water Hyacinth Wicker Waste Basket - For Bathrooms & Bedrooms - Natural for $15.99 (list price $18.99)

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)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $25.49 (list price $89.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $53.49 (list price $159.99)

StorageWorks Polyester Storage Bin with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Dark Khaki, Bamboo Style, Medium, 3-Pack for $25.28 (list price $79.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Rolodex 23420 Wood Tones Desktop Sorter, Mahogany for $12.08 (list price $15.37)

Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Low Force, 12 Sheets Punch Capacity, SmartTouch (A7074134) for $9.79 (list price $12.71)

eBoot 100 Pieces Mini Envelope Multi Color Cute Lovely (4.5 x 3.15 Inch) for Wedding, Birthday Party Gift Supplies for $10.29 (list price $15.99)

Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack) for $36.99 (list price $42.88)

Cardinal Expanding Zipper Binder Pocket, 1/2" , Assorted Colors, 5 per Pack (14650) for $9.99 (list price $12.99)

ETA hand2mind Relational GeoSolids Fillable Shape Blocks, Set of 14 for $11.02 (list price $19.65)

VIVA OFFICE Ergonomic Mid Back Office Chair, Bonded Leather Computer Task Chair for $49.99 (list price $229.00)

Kantek Rotating Desktop Organizer, 4.4 x 6 x 6 Inches, Black (ORG620) for $8.71 (list price $12.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

400ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser,Tenswall Vase Shape Cool Mist Whisper-Quiet Humidifier with 4 Timer Setting and 7 LED lights Waterless Auto Shut-off for $29.99 (list price $89.99)

Beautural 10X Magnifying Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural White LED, 360 Degree Swivel Rotation and Locking Suction, 8 inches for $19.99 (list price $30.99)

Tom's of Maine Natural Long Lasting Deodorant Multi Pack, Tea Tree, 3 Count for $14.34 (list price $17.37)

Eye Cream Moisturizer (1.3 oz) 94% Natural Anti Aging Skin Care for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Activated Charcoal Natural Teeth Whitening Powder by Pro Teeth Whitening Co® | High Quality Grey Charcoal (non abrasive and proven safe for enamel) From Coconut Shells | Manufactured in England for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Best Blends Set of 6 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 6/10mL (Breathe, Good Night, Head Ease, Muscle Relief, Stress Relief, and Health Shield) for $19.99 (list price $40.95)

Black Mask, Charcoal Mask, Peel Off Mask, Blackhead Remover Mask, Charcoal Peel Off Mask, Deep Cleansing Black Mask Purifying Face Mask Peel Off for Face Nose Acne Treatment Oil Control - 60g for $11.99 (list price $35.99)

ArtNaturals Argan Oil Hair Conditioner - 16 Oz - Sulfate Free - Best Treatment for Damaged & Dry Hair - Made with Organic Ingredients & Keratin - For All Hair Types - Safe for Color Treated Hair for $12.95 (list price $26.95)

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser, Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser, Ceramic, White (3 - 7 Hr Run time) for $89.25 (list price $119.00)

Berta 1875W Folding Hair Dryer Dual Voltage Blow dryer Negative Ions Travel Dryer with 2 Heat 2 Speed Setting, Red for $25.99 (list price $110.99)

Anjou Curling Iron 1.25 inch with Tourmaline Ceramic Coating, Hair Curling Wand with Anti-scalding Insulated Tip, Hair Salon Curler Waver Maker (200 °F to 410 °F - For All Types of Hair) for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower with 110 MPH and 600 CFM Output and Variable Speed Control – WG520 for $54.24 (list price $59.99)

Ultra Bright CREE LED Headlamp - 160 Lumens, 5 Lighting Modes, White & Red LEDs, Adjustable Strap, IPX6 Water Resistant. Great For Running, Camping, Hiking & More. Batteries Included for $10.99 (list price $34.95)

Bluetooth Headphones, HOPDAY U8 V4.1 Wireless In-ear Sports Earbuds with Built-in Mic Stereo Sound Noise Cancelling IP68 Waterproof and Sweatproof Headsets with Secure Ear Hook for Running Exercising for $26.59 (list price $69.99)

VicTsing Grill Cover, Medium 58-Inch BBQ Cover Waterproof, Heavy Duty Gas Grill Cover for Weber, Brinkmann, Char Broil, Holland and Jenn Air for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

bubba Envy S Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler, 24 oz. Smoke for $8.99 (list price $14.94)

Bubba Envy Insulated Tumbler with Straw, 32oz.,Purple/Blue for $10.39 (list price $15.04)

First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case with Zipper, 299-Piece Kit, Large, Color Varies for $12.80 (list price $26.74)

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

YJWB Anti-Fog No Leaking UV Protection, Triathlon Swimming Goggles for Men/Women/Children, Blue for $12.65 (list price $18.99)

Top Fit Running Belt for Men + Women, Dual Pockets with Touch Screen, Holds all IPhones + Accessories, Completely Comfortable Running Belt for Running or Hiking. New Version (Dual Bag Black) for $12.93 (list price $32.95)

Yoga Strap - exercise, stretching, fitness, durable cotton, 8.4ft yoga strap (Teal) for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

WATERFLY Hiking Waist Bag Can Hold iPhone6 Plus 5.5 inch Gear with Water Bottle Holder / Funny Running Belt Bum Bag for Ridding Dog Walking for $12.73 (list price $29.99)

Camp Solutions Camping Self Inflating Sleeping Pad with Attached Pillow - Lightweight Air Sleeping Pads for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

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

TOOLS

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black for $17.88 (list price $37.88)

Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.20 (list price $7.95)

DEWALT DWE7490X 10-Inch Job Site Table Saw with Scissor Stand for $499.00 (list price $529.00)

Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black for $31.62 (list price $40.76)

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)

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek for $29.99 (list price $40.99)

JET 708620B AFS-1000B 550/702/1044 CFM 3-Speed Air Filtration System with Remote and Electrostatic Pre-Filter for $377.99 (list price $448.00)

DEWALT D26676 3-1/4-Inch Portable Hand Planer for $129.00 (list price $139.00)

X-ACTO Compression Basic Knife Set for $12.90 (list price $19.10)

Zircon StudSensor e50-FFP Edge Finding Stud Finder with Live AC WireWarning Detection for $19.97 (list price $29.99)

Ready for Spring Cleaning? Neato's Latest Robotic Vacuum Is $230 Off Today

Neato
Neato

If you've been hankering for a robotic cleaning assistant, today is your day. Best Buy is offering a great deal on Neato’s Botvac D4 Connected, the company’s well-reviewed, mid-range robot vacuum.

The vacuum, which normally retails for $529, is selling for $299 today as part of Best Buy’s limited-time daily deals. In other words, you can save $230—an almost 43 percent reduction.

That’s a pretty good deal for a gadget that Wired called “one of the best robot vacuums in terms of value” in a 2018 review. It’s got 75 minutes of battery life, a unique D-shape design made to help it wedge into any corner of your living room, and the ability to tackle carpet, hardwood, and tile floors.

The Neato Botvac D4 Connected vacuum
Neato

The Botvac D4 Connected also has some of the high-end features more often available in pricier vacuums, like laser floor-mapping technology and the ability to draw “no-go” boundaries around your home within the accompanying app. It also works with Alexa, Google Home, and other smart home assistants—you can even start and stop it using your Apple Watch.

Like many robot vacuums, the Botvac D4 Connected usually runs for a little cheaper on Amazon—it’s currently listed at $496—but this is one of those rare instances when another retailer has dropped its prices even lower. The deal ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on March 16, so get it while you can.

Buy it at Best Buy, then check out our list of some of the other smart tech you can use around the house during spring cleaning this year.

And if you missed the deal window for Best Buy, you can still get a good price elsewhere. The model is currently available for $429 from Walmart.

9 Enlightening Courses You Can Take Online in March 2019

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These days, you can learn just about anything online, whether it's through YouTube videos, independent research, or Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). Websites like Coursera, edX, and Udemy offer a wealth of classes that will teach you everything you didn't have the chance to learn in school, whether it's practical kitchen skills, esoteric historical information, or off-beat science. There’s no shortage of unique courses to dive into, and many of them are free—or at least much cheaper than their offline equivalents. Here are some of the most intriguing ones you can take in March 2019.

1. Bake Artisan Sourdough Bread Like a Professional

Baking your own bread is trendier than ever, but that doesn't mean it's easy. From making a sourdough starter from scratch to mixing, shaping, and baking loaves, this course will teach you how to make bread the Old World way. Instructor Teresa L. Greenway will walk you through the process of making your own crispy, chewy bread at home through four hours of video, 28 articles, and 33 downloadable resources you can review at your own pace. Along the way, you'll learn about the basics of fermentation, gluten formation, hydration, and more, including a crash course in the long history of bread-making. While this is one of the pricier online class options, its price tag pales in comparison to what you'd pay for in-person classes somewhere like King Arthur Flour's baking school. (And if you find the class doesn't quite rise to the occasion, Udemy has a 30-day money-back guarantee.)

Sign up on Udemy for $100.

2. The Truth About Cats and Dogs

If you've ever wondered why dogs love to dig or cats love cardboard boxes, this class offered by the University of Edinburgh is for you. The nine-hour course promises to give you scientific insights into these two species’s behavior, exploring how dogs and cats see the world, how they communicate, and how you can improve their lives. Though it's designed to be completed in five weeks, the flexible deadlines can fit whatever your personal schedule allows.

Sign up on Coursera for free. The optional certificate costs $49.

3. Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology

Since it first premiered as an NBC television series in 1966, Star Trek has spawned multiple television series, films, comic books, and novels, becoming a juggernaut of nerd culture like no other. It has had such a big impact on American society, in fact, that you can take a course dedicated to its influence, from fandom phenomena to how it shaped the television we watch today. It's offered by SmithsonianX, the Smithsonian Institution's free course program.

Sign up on edX for free. The optional certificate, which includes bonus course content, costs $40.

4. Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction

Perfect for fans of historical tales like The Favourite (2018), this online class taught by University of Virginia English professor Bruce Holsinger details the rise of historical fiction from the 18th century to today. You'll discuss what exactly makes a work of historical fiction, read classics of the form by writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Charles Dickens, and hear from a modern author.

Sign up on Coursera for free. The optional certificate costs $49.

5. The Science of Happiness

Since it first launched in 2014, this class from the University of California, Berkley's Greater Good Science Center has consistently been one of the most popular MOOCs out there. It provides scientific insight into what it takes to live a fruitful life, all backed by psychological research. Previous participants have reported feeling a boost in positive feelings for months after taking the eight-week class.

Sign up on edX for free. The optional certificate costs $49.

6. Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our Bones

You can learn a surprising amount of information about a person just from studying their bones. This course offered by Universiteit Leiden in The Netherlands examines everything we can learn just from looking at skeletal remains, from information about that person's health and diet to where they migrated and the kind of activities they performed when they were alive.

Sign up on Coursera for free. The optional certificate costs $49.

7. Mix World-Class Cocktails: Secrets of a Champion Mixologist

If you've always wanted to be able to get behind a bar and whip up incredibly creative cocktails, award-winning mixologist Paul Martin's course is for you. You'll get 2.5 hours of video instruction plus 16 downloadable resources to help make you the best bartender you can be, whether you're a complete newbie or an established professional. "You will learn key mixing techniques, how to produce the finest examples of the great classic cocktails, the secrets and methods for producing the most popular contemporary cocktails perfectly, and finally how to produce some show-stopping cocktail garnishes to give your cocktails that 'rock-star' presentation," Martin promises. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered 16 different classic cocktail preparations, including the perfect martini, a "sublime" cosmopolitan, and more. The course is expensive for an online class, but it's much cheaper than your standard in-person bartending school.

Sign up on Udemy for $200.

8. Pixel Art for Video Games

Video games have come a long way since the 16-bit era, but there is a unique beauty to pixel art that still makes it appealing today. This course taught by game artist Marco Vale will teach you how to make your own, professional-level pixel art. You'll learn how to draw and animate characters from different perspectives, bringing your bite-sized imaginations to life.

Sign up on Udemy for $70.

9. History of Rock Music I: From the Early Blues to the 1960s

For all those folks that love to rock and roll all night, this introductory course takes you through some of the highlights of rock music history. Taught by Vasilis Kallis, an associate professor of music theory at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, the class looks at rock 'n' roll through theory, composition, and cultural history. Not only will you learn about some of the genre’s most prominent artists and styles, but you will also explore the cultural and economic factors that contributed to the impact these artists had on society at large.

Sign up on Udemy for $60.

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