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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 12.

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

RAVPower Galaxy S8 Fast Wireless Chargers 2 Coils QI Wireless Charging Pad Quick Charge for Samsung S8 Plus S7 S7 Edge S6 and All Qi-Enabled Devices for $16.99 (list price $65.99)

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black for $20.99 (list price $79.99)

iPhone 6, 6s Wallet Case | Durable and Slim | Lightweight with Classic Design & Ultra-Strong Magnetic Closure | Faux Leather | Dark Brown ||Apple 6/6s (4.7 in) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Apple Leather Case for iPhone 7 Plus - Saddle Brown for $38.99 (list price $49.00)

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Black for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset for $58.74 (list price $89.95)

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life for $318.00 (list price $399.95)

RIF6 CUBE Pico Projector with 120 Inch Display - 2 Inch Mobile Portable Mini Projector 20,000 Hour LED Compatible with HDMI Devices Phones Laptops Tablets and Gaming Consoles - Includes Mini Tripod for $249.95 (list price $299.00)

Samsung UN50J5000 50-Inch 1080p LED TV (2015 Model) for $477.99 (list price $799.99)

Cord Organizer, Earbud Holder, Leather Cord Organizer, Leather Cable Holder, Earphone Holder, Cable Organizer, Genuine Leather Cord Organizer (3 in 1 Packaging) for $7.49 (list price $19.99)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor for Competitive Play for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor for Competitive Play for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

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 $112.00)

KITCHEN

T-fal A821SA Initiatives Nonstick Inside and Out Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Charcoal for $40.05 (list price $66.03)

Amagabeli 8"x6" 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 $13.99 (list price $34.99)

Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker for $38.24 (list price $44.99)

Zojirushi SL-JAE14SA Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar, Silver for $35.99 (list price $66.00)

Zojirushi SM-SC36HM Stainless Mug, Slate Gray for $25.76 (list price $40.00)

Hamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, Silver for $31.99 (list price $39.00)

Avocado set ● 2 in 1 Avocado cutter – Avocado slicer ● Avocado saver ● Orange peeler ● Bonus – Kitchen towel for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

Vremi 5 Piece Cheese Grater Set with Container - Microplane Zester Parmesan Cheese Shredder Vegetable Slicer Cheese Graters - Fine and Coarse Metal Hand Cheese Grater Adjustable Hard Cheese Slicer for $10.00 (list price $34.99)

Kinzi Tri-Blade Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer Chopper, Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

Cuisinart AMB-14PP Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 14-Inch Pizza Pan for $12.35 (list price $26.00)

NINESTARS DZT-80-4 The Original Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can, 21 Gal. / 80 L., Stainless Steel for $71.83 (list price $80.73)

Bellemain Heavy Duty Aluminum Half Sheet Pan, 18" x 13" x 1" for $12.50 (list price $32.95)

Sweet Course 12" Large Round Cake Carrier - Airtight Container for $20.88 (list price $29.99)

HOME

MidWest Quiet Time Pet Bed Deluxe Gray Ombre Swirl 40"x 27" for $19.61 (list price $29.34)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $24.70 (list price $59.99)

Sherpa Throw Blanket Navy Blue 50x60 Reversible Fuzzy Microfiber All Season Blanket for Bed or Couch by Bedsure for $23.99 (list price $39.99)

Adams Manufacturing 8500-48-3700 Plastic Quik-Fold Side Table, White for $10.38 (list price $24.99)

AmazonBasics-Wall Mounted Coat Rack, Light Walnut for $19.99 (list price $21.99)

Bedside Storage Organizer/ Beside Caddy / Table cabinet Storage Organizer for tablet Magazine Phone Remotes - All Within Arms Reach (Coffee) for $7.90 (list price $15.98)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Beige for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

LED String Lights 33 ft with 100 LEDs, TaoTronics Waterproof Decorative Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Parties ( Copper Wire Lights, Warm White ) for $14.49 (list price $29.99)

Laundry Backpack 2 Strong Shoulder Straps Wash Laundry Washing Bag for Dorm-room Laundry Bag, 25" X 31" (Brown) for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

ClosetMaid (421) Cubeicals Organizer, 9-Cube - White for $38.96 (list price $49.06)

Zinus 18 Inch Premium SmartBase Mattress Foundation / 4 Extra Inches high for Under-bed Storage / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Strong / Sturdy / Quiet Noise-Free, Full for $82.16 (list price $99.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Boss Office Products B8601 High Back No Tools Required LeatherPlus Chair in Black for $83.43 (list price $139.84)

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Black Mesh Swivel Task Chair with Arms for $37.13 (list price $65.14)

SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine for $118.23 (list price $168.49)

Axess Desk - Modern Design - Keyboard Tray and One Drawer - Black - by South Shore for $99.99 (list price $112.50) 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)

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

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $10.25)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Sunbeam 885-911 Renue Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap, Green for $26.39 (list price $37.03)

Conair Vagabond Compact 1875 Watt Folding Handle Hair Dryer; Teal for $12.99 (list price $17.49)

GREEN TEA DETOX FACE MASK By Teami | Our 100% Best Facial Care Mud Masks with Bentonite Clay for a Natural, Hydrating Cleanse of Dry Skin that Removes Blemishes | Antioxidant, Moisturizing, Anti-aging for $24.95 (list price $35.99)

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream, 3.4 fl oz for $18.00 (list price $23.00)

AHAVA Time to Hydrate Essential Day Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin, 1.7 fl. oz. for $33.75 (list price $42.00)

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream, 0.5 Ounces for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

American Crew Molding Clay, 3 Ounce for $8.10 (list price $16.96)

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil Unisex, 5 Ounce for $52.00 (list price $64.99)

Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Shampoo, 10 Ounce for $32.29 (list price $48.00)

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Shaving Cream, Best Shave Cream for Men and Women - Helps Reduce Appearance of Razor Burn, Naturally Derived Caffeine, Safe Ingredients, Travel/TSA Friendly for $5.49 (list price $7.99)

Neutrogena Naturals Acne Spot Treatment, .75 Oz for $6.39 (list price $8.99)

SKINFUN IPX7 Waterproof Facial Cleansing Brush Body and Face Scrubber Skin Microdermabrasion Exfoliator and Massager Bi-directional Rotation with 5 Brush Heads for $18.99 (list price $41.99)

BESTOPE Blackhead Remover Pimple Comedone Extractor Tool Best Acne Removal Kit - Treatment for Blemish, Whitehead Popping, Zit Removing for Risk Free Nose Face Skin with Metal Case for $8.29 (list price $15.69)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Sandusky Lee CW3418 Muscle Carts Steel Utility Garden Wagon, 400 lb. Load Capacity, 21-3/4" Height x 34" Length x 18" Width for $47.07 (list price $69.88)

GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer for $23.58 (list price $49.99)

Aqua Quest Kona Pouch Running Belt - Water Resistant - Black for $22.55 (list price $33.95)

Coleman 24-Hour 30-Can Cooler for $14.20 (list price $19.97)

Thermos Intak 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Meter, Purple for $11.96 (list price $14.99)

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Black for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball for Improved Posture, Balance, Core Fitness, Coordination, Yoga, Pilates, Core Stability, Rehab, Pro Series SCP Slow Deflate Burst Resistant for (list price )

WODFitters Textured Leather Hand Grips For Cross Training, Kettlebells, Powerlifting, Chin Ups, Pull Ups, WODs & Gymnastics - One pair with Carrying Pouch (Grey, Medium - Fits 4" to 4 3/4") for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

TuneBand for iPhone 7, Premium Sports Armband with Two Straps and Two Screen Protectors, BLACK for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

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)

Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Gentleman Black) for $24.99 (list price $32.99)

Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag for $54.00 (list price $93.86)

Extra Large Picnic & Outdoor Blanket Dual Layers For Outdoor Water-Resistant Handy Mat Tote Spring Summer Blue and White Striped Great for the Beach,Camping on Grass Waterproof Sandproof (SC-CM-01) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

STIGA Advantage Table Tennis Table for $399.99 (list price $449.99)

TOOLS

GlowGeek Electronic Digital Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Orange/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Megapro 211R2C36RD 13-In-1 Ratcheting Driver, Red for $27.67 (list price $37.96)

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $17.92 (list price $24.99)

Louisville Ladder FE3228 Fiberglass Extension Ladder 300-Pound Capacity, 28-Feet for $328.37 (list price $360.90)

First Alert FE3A40GR Heavy Duty Plus Fire Extinguisher Red for $55.99 (list price $69.99)

Hyde Tool 06986 2-1/2-Inch Stiff 6-In-1 Multi-Tool for $7.74 (list price $9.75)

Stanley FMHT51249 FATMAX Anti Vibe Nailing Hammer, 14-Ounce for $32.52 (list price $34.99)

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Cool White 500 Lumens AA LED Flashlight for $29.99 (list price $45.95)

Stanley STHT55135 Pry Bar Set for $10.70 (list price $16.00)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Inch/Metric, 26-Piece | 25252 for $13.19 (list price $14.99)

Jeronic 11-Inch Folding Step Stool Holds up to 300 lb for $9.95 (list price $16.99)

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set for $11.24 (list price $19.75)

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

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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.

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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
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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
Amazon

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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