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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 20.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

NETGEAR Certified Refurbished EX6150-100NAR AC1200 WiFi Range Extender for $46.99 (list price $55.60)

Bluedio Turbine T2s Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic, 57mm Drivers/Rotary Folding (Black) for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

USB Quick Charger RAVPower 30W Dual USB Plug Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 (4X Faster) for Galaxy S6, Note 5, LG G4 G5, Nexus 6 and ipod iSmart for iPhone 7 (Black) for $10.99 (list price $59.99)

RAVPower Quick Charge 3.0 54W 4-Port Car Charger for Galaxy S8/ S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4 and iSmart for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad mini and More for $9.99 (list price $49.99)

True Wireless Earbuds VAVA Bluetooth 4.1 Wire-Free In-Ear Headphones (12 Hours Playtime with the Portable Charging Case, 3 Sets of Ear Buds, Built-In Microphone) for $41.99 (list price $49.99)

AUKEY 20000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 2.0, Lightning & Micro-USB Input, Dual USB Output for iPhone, Samsung, iPad, LG and More for $28.99 (list price $45.99)

ARCHEER Monocular 40x60 High Powered Monocular Scope Dual Focus Optics Zoom Telescope, Low Light Night Vision Traveling Scope for Birds/ Wildlife/ Hunting/Live Concert for $15.69 (list price $49.99)

Witeem 40W 6-Port USB Charging Station Hub with USB Type C Port, Universal Charging Docks Organizer Stand for Smartphones, Tablets, Black for $26.99 (list price $45.99)

KEDSUM 3 in 1 Dual Foldable Stand,Versatile Cell Phones Stand,Portable Desktop Holder ,Cardle Fits for Most of Cell Phones , Ipads, Tablets, with Adjustable 270°Rotation, Anti Slip Design,Black for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

KITCHEN

Cuisinart CTG-00-SAS Salad Spinner, Green and White for $17.86 (list price $32.00)

ZYLISS 3 Piece Paring Knife Set with Sheath Covers for $12.95 (list price $14.99)

All-Clad 41126 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Fry Pan with Lid / Cookware, 12-Inch, Silver for $119.95 (list price $199.99)

Bamber Wood Rolling Pin, 11 Inch by 1-1/5 Inch for $8.98 (list price $17.99)

3 Tier Collapsible Thicker Sturdier Plate Rack Stand With Plates - Three Tiered Cake Serving Tray - Dessert Fruit Presentation - Party Food Server Display Set - 3 White 12' x 6" Porcelain Plates Incl. for $32.79 (list price $49.99)

LauKingdom Cast Iron Cleaner - XXL 8x8 More Efficient Stainless Steel Chainmail Scrubber for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Bodum BRAZIL Coffee Maker, French Press Coffee Maker, Black, 34 Ounce (8 Cup) for $18.99 (list price $27.00)

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, 1-Quart, Black for $18.99 (list price $24.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

OMorc Strainer Funnel Set, 3 Pack Stainless Steel Funnels Set with Handle Design and Removable Strainer, Great for Transferring of Liquid, Fluid, Dry Ingredients & Powder, Durable and Dishwasher Safe for $11.98 (list price $26.99)

OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula for $7.99 (list price $10.95)

The Original Kitchen 13.5-Inch Stainless Steel Danish Dough Whisk, Large for $10.00 (list price $15.99)

HOMWE Kitchen Cutting Board (3-Piece Set) | Juice Grooves w/ Easy-Grip Handles | BPA-Free, Non-Porous, Dishwasher Safe | Multiple Sizes ( Gray) for $15.97 (list price $19.97)

Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan, 10 Cup, 9 Inch for $12.50 (list price $17.60)

HOME

OXO Good Grips Microfiber Hand Duster for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

Sweet Home Stores Cozy Shag Collection Solid Contemporary Living & Bedroom Soft Shaggy Area Rug, 5 feet by 7 feet, Grey for $65.95 (list price $79.99)

Dynamic Collections Unscented 12 Hour Votive Candles, 1.4" x 1.8" (30/Pkg) - White for $14.55 (list price $19.04)

Convenience Concepts Designs4Comfort 5th Avenue Storage Ottoman, Blue for $83.99 (list price $96.26)

SONGMICS 4-Tier Shoe Rack Shoe Tower Shelf Storage Organizer Cabinet Grey ULSA14G for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

HOME SO Towel Hook with Suction Cup Holder - Bathroom Shower Kitchen Hanger for Bath robe, Towel, Coat, Loofah - Stainless Steel, Chrome for $11.88 (list price $24.00)

Set of 2 - 20 x 20 Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, Standard / White - MADE IN USA for $17.99 (list price $19.99)

Hoover UH20040 Sprint QuickVac Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 1-Pack for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Lasko 2002W Personal Fan, 6-Inch, White for $13.99 (list price $17.79)

WGV Clear Square Twist Block Glass Vase, 10-Inch for $13.25 (list price $21.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Body Measuring Tape, 400 Pounds for $20.99 (list price $29.99)

Medical Ear Thermometer with Forehead Function - iProven DMT-489 - Upgraded Infrared Lens Technology for Better Accuracy for $33.20 (list price $114.99)

Calily™ Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak with Epsom Salt and Essential Oils – 16 Oz. - Foot Bath Eliminates Odors, Fights Fungus, Softens and Refreshes Feet - Rejuvenate and Detox Tired and Achy Feet for $7.95 (list price $29.95)

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set 12 USA made Fizzies, Shea & Coco Butter Dry Skin Moisturize, Perfect for Bubble & Spa Bath. Handmade Birthday Gift idea For Her/Him, wife, girlfriend, men, women for $24.80 (list price $38.95)

Crest 3D White Classic Vivid Whitestrips Dental Teeth Whitening Strips Kit, 10 Treatments for $20.83 (list price $24.88)

SHARPSWISS Professional Dense Dressing Steel Hair Metal Comb 7.5inches for $22.99 (list price $39.99)

Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1500mg. Highest Potency Available. Premium Pain Relief & Joint Support with 95% Standardized Curcuminoids. Non-GMO, Gluten Free Turmeric Capsules with Black Pepper for $18.89 (list price $49.95)

USDA Organic Lip Balm by Sky Organics – 6 Pack Assorted Flavors –- With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E. Best Lip Plumper Chapstick for Dry Lips- For Adults and Kids Lip Repair. Made In USA for $10.95 (list price $19.95)

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, 0.5 Ounce for $5.42 (list price $9.99)

Kleancolor Nail Polish - Awesome Metallic Full Size Lacquer Lot of 12-pc Set Body Care / Beauty Care / Bodycare... for $14.50 (list price $20.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Überleben Zünden | 5/16", 3/8" or 1/2" Thick Bushcraft Fire Steel with Wood Handle | 12,000-20,000 Strikes | Ferro Rod Fire Starter for Survival | 6 in 1 Multi-Tool - Traditional 5/16" for $16.00 (list price $18.99)

Lightning Nuggets N100SEB Firestarters Super Economy Box of Fire-Starting Nuggets, 100 Count for $18.01 (list price $31.99)

GreenWorks 25302 G-MAX 40V Twin Force 20-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower for $287.80 (list price $399.00)

Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S Liner Lock Folding Knife Partially Serrated Clip Point Blade for $12.45 (list price $17.24)

Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears for $9.98 (list price $14.94)

Weber 6415 Small 7-1/2-Inch-by-5-inch Aluminum Drip Pans, Set of 10 for $5.99 (list price $6.99)

Gardzen 3-Pack Garden bag 32&40&72 Gallons - Reuseable Heavy Duty Gardening Bags, Lawn Pool Garden Leaf Waste Bag for $14.98 (list price $36.98)

Nite Ize Original Gear Tie, Reusable Rubber Twist Tie, Made in the USA, 3-Inch, Assorted Colors, 4 Pack for $2.98 (list price $4.98)

TOOLS

Coleman Rubber Mallet with Tent Peg Remover for $4.99 (list price $5.99)

Robert Larson 540-2000 Coping Saw for $18.92 (list price $20.99)

First Alert AF400-2 Tundra Fire Extinguishing Aerosol Spray, Pack of 2 for $21.24 (list price $31.03)

Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black for $31.94 (list price $40.76)

Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station High Performance Inflator for $37.99 (list price $45.97)

Luxe Bidet Neo 320 - Self Cleaning Dual Nozzle - Hot and Cold Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment for $56.10 (list price $120.98)

Delta Faucet 75700 7-Setting Handheld Showerhead, Chrome for $32.14 (list price $42.99)

DEWALT DWE575SB 7-1/4-Inch Lightweight Circular Saw with Electric Brake for $109.00 (list price $159.00)

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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
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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
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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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