You're Going to Lose it Over Thursday's 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, April 27.

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 

[Upgraded] Anker 2-Port 24W USB Wall Charger PowerPort 2 with PowerIQ for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S Series, Note Series, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $12.49 (list price $29.99)

Saimly Earbuds, In-Ear Metal Earphones, Stereo Bass Headphones with Mic (Black) for $29.99 (list price $35.99)

ALLPOWERS 18V 5W Portable Solar Car Battery Charger Bundle with Cigarette Lighter Plug, Battery Charging Clip Line, Suction Cups & Manual for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Seneo PA014 Fast Wireless Charger 2 Coils QI Wireless Charging Stand(Sleep-Friendly) - No AC Adapter for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Solar Charger,Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Solar Power Bank Waterproof/Shockproof/Dustproof Dual USB Battery Bank for cell phone,iPhone,Samsung,Android phones,Windows phones,GoPro Camera,GPS and More for $14.99 (list price $24.99)

D-FantiX Battery Tester, Universal Battery Checker for AA AAA C D 9V 1.5V Button Cell Batteries (Model: BT-168) for $6.99 (list price $9.99)

Bluetooth Headphones, Hussar Magicbuds Best Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic, IPX7 Waterproof, HD Sound with Bass, Noise Cancelling, Secure Fit, Up to 9 Hours of Play for iPhone Android (Upgraded) for $29.99 (list price $169.99)

Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.26 (list price $7.95)

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Kindle Paperwhite 6" E-Reader, Black with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover - Onyx Black, and Power Adapter for $159.97 (list price $179.97)

Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Over-ear Stereo Headphones - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black) for $32.99 (list price $89.99)

Micro USB Cables (2-Pack 3.3ft) Rampow Nylon Braided Samsung usb cable/charging cords for Android Devices, Galaxy, Sony, Motorola and More - Space Grey for $8.49 (list price $22.99)

Portable Chargers RAVPower External Battery Pack 16750mAh 4.5A Dual USB Output External Phone Charger Battery Bank Power Bank (iSmart 2.0 Technology) - Black for $26.99 (list price $99.99)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

OldShark Full HD 1080P Dash Cam 170 Degree Wide Angle 3 Inch Dashboard Camera Vehicle Recorder Support G-Sensor, Night Vision, WDR, Parking Guard, Loop Recording 32GB SD Card Included for $58.99 (list price $89.99)

Serenilite Hand Therapy Stress Ball - Kiwi for $10.99 (list price $17.99)

KITCHEN

Popcorn Maker for Microwave - Green - Silicone Popcorn Popper - Collapsible Bowl with Lid - FDA approved BPA Free - Save on Hot Air and Machine Popcorn Popper - Cook Healthy Popcorn from Kernels for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, BPA-Free Plastic, 6-Piece Set for $6.18 (list price $8.02)

OXO Good Grips Nylon Potato Masher for Non-Stick Cookware for $6.99 (list price $9.59)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier for $17.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, BPA-Free Plastic, 6-Piece Set for $6.18 (list price $8.02)

Bellemain Stainless Steel 6-Pc. Measuring Spoon Set with D-Ring Holder, for Dry and Liquid Ingredients for $5.95 (list price $12.95)

DBKay Light Up LED Lightsaber Chopsticks Set, 2 Pairs - Red, Blue Battaries Included for $16.99 (list price $39.95)

The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers for $12.01 (list price $19.95)

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch for $14.29 (list price $24.00)

Heat Changing Constellation Mug by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild - Stars Appear in the Night Sky on this Color Changing Coffee Cup - 10 OZ - BPA Free Ceramic - Comes in a Fun Colorful Gift Box for $13.95 (list price $16.95)

Lifewit Height Adjustable Pan Pot Oraganizer Rack, 5-Tier Kitchenware Cookware Holder Hanger Shelves Kitchen Cabinet Worktop Countertop Storage Solutions, Stainless Steel for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

6 Reusable K-Cups - Refillable Stainless Mesh Coffee Filter Pod for Keurig 2.0 and 1.0 Machines by STYDDI for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Homeleader Smart Stick 3-Speed Hand Blender, 4-In-1 Multifunctional Food Processor, Stainless Steel, 400W, K39-038 for $34.99 (list price $85.99)

Pictek Apple Slicer, Stainless Steel Apple Peeler Corer and Slicer with Suction Base, Slicing Coring and Peeling Machine, Red for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Electric Blender Protein Shaker Bottle, Digoo DG-VX1 450ml Free Portable Vortex Mixer Creative Auto Movement Detachable Smart Mixer Cu for $16.99 (list price $33.37)

Emoji Pancake Pan - Smiley Face Pan Cake Griddle with 7 Unique Flapjack Faces- Non-stick Surface for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

INTEY Cocktail Shaker 24-Ounces Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker with Double Measuring Jigger for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME 

Home-it (24 Pack) Natural wood hangers - Solid Wood Clothes Hangers - Coat Hanger Wooden Hangers for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Seville Classics Foldable Storage Cube/Ottoman, Charcoal Grey for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

The Original Asia 18" Teak Shower Bench for $129.95 (list price $149.99)

Ottomanson Paterson Collection Grey Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Lattice Area Rug for $35.63 (list price $49.99)

Essence of Bamboo Pillows - The Original Premium Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Fiber Pillow with Bamboo Derived Rayon / Poly Cover- Designed and Filled in USA (Queen 2-Pack) Best Sleep Ever for $39.99 (list price $149.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $16.70 (list price $59.99)

Black + Decker BDH2000L 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Battery Cordless Hand Vacuum for $65.19 (list price $79.99)

Natures Miracle Laundry Boost Stain and Odor Additive - 32 FL Oz for $5.59 (list price $6.99)

Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw, Hamilton Plaid/Slate Black, TSF8UP-R871-31A00 for $42.86 (list price $59.99)

Sterilite 01553V01 5 Shelf Unit, Flat Gray Shelves & Legs, 1-Pack for $30.70 (list price $60.00)

Organize It All 2-Tier Shelf with Towel Bars (1753W-1) for $14.55 (list price $30.02)

Utopia Bedding Soft Brushed Microfiber Wrinkle Fade and Stain Resistant 4-Piece Queen Bed Sheet Set - Grey for $17.99 (list price $42.95)

WBM Himalayan Glow Hand Carved Natural Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamp with Genuine Neem Wood Base, Bulb and Dimmer Control for $30.98 (list price $39.95)

Puredown Feather and Down Pillow, Standard Size, Set of 2 for $31.99 (list price $59.99)

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz for $9.26 (list price $13.98)

Sunbeam AERO Ceramic Soleplate Iron with Dimpling and Channeling Technology, 1600W for $25.59 (list price $49.99)

O-Cedar Multi-Use Scrunge Scrub Sponge (Pack of 6) for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

HOPDAY Wash Bags, Delicates Mesh laundry Bags, Super Premium Quality Bra lingerie Protection Washing Drying Bag with Rust Proof Flow Zipper, Set of 6 (3 Medium & 3 Large)-Black & White for $9.89 (list price $19.99)

Equinox International Queen/Standard Size 17 X 25-Inches Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Removable Bamboo Soft Pillow Case for $15.95 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Gardinesca Beard Oil for $15.99 (list price $31.99)

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 $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - Twin Pack - SPF 30, 2 count, 6OZ for $14.95 (list price $16.99)

Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Hair Brush for $4.25 (list price $6.99)

Revlon Pro Collection 1875W Infrared Dryer for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Oral-B Sensitive Gum Care Electric Toothbrush Replacement Brush Heads Refill, 3 Count for $13.77 (list price $19.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND ART SUPPLIES

Prismacolor Premier NuPastel Firm Pastel Color Sticks, 12-Count for $9.51 (list price $13.99)

American Crafts Value Pack Baker's Twine, 5-Yard, 12-Bright Colors, 24-Pack for $8.35 (list price $14.99)

Singer Quilting Twin/Specialty Needles for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

Sullivans Tailor Scissors, 8-Inch, Gold for $9.66 (list price $19.99)

Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kit for $22.89 (list price $39.99)

School Smart 089919 Blank Dice with Adhesive Labels, 1/2" x 1/2", Green, White and Red (Pack of 36) for $8.84 (list price $12.48)

BIC BU3 Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Assorted Colors, 18-Count for $6.57 (list price $10.08)

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) for $18.12 (list price $25.62)

Epson WorkForce WF-3640 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Scanner and Copier (E-Commerce Packaging) for $99.99 (list price $199.99)

Cedar Markers Liquid Chalk Markers - 12 Pack With Free 40 Chalkboard Labels - Amazing Neon Color Pens Including Gold And Silver Ink. Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip And A Brand New Revolutionary Cap. for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

SUDEE STILE Colored Pencils 150 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Art Drawing Colored Pencils Set with Case Sharpener for $23.99 (list price $95.96)

Lineon 50 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers for $10.99 (list price $49.99)

Tanmit Glitter Gel Pens, 96 Gel Colored Pen Set with Grip Including 48 Unique Sparkly Colors & 48 Refills for Adult Coloring Books Crafting Doodling Drawing Art for $16.99 (list price $30.00)

Outus Glitter Vinyl Heat Transfer Paper and PU Heat Transfer Vinyl, 10 by 10 Inches, 8 Colors, 8 Sheets for $18.99 (list price $29.88)

Laptop Stickers [100 pcs], Bezgar Car Stickers Motorcycle Bicycle Luggage Decal Graffiti Patches Skateboard Stickers for Laptop - Random Sticker Pack for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $9.86 (list price $14.30)

Shrinky Dinks Jewelry for $5.64 (list price $10.00)

School Smart 081943 Websters Tote Tray, 12" x 8 x 5", Yellow for $7.38 (list price $11.30)

Love2Knit Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set, US10-15 for $23.81 (list price $29.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Kohree 120 Micro LEDs Christmas String Lights Battery Powered 40ft Long Ultra Thin String Copper Wire Lights with Remote Control and Timer Perfect - 2C Batteries powered for $12.98 (list price $68.98)

PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Deterrent for $29.95 (list price $34.95)

Plant Theatre Cocktail Garden Kit - 6 Varieties to Grow - Great Gift for the Gardener who Enjoys a Cocktail! for $12.99 (list price $26.99)

TOOLS

OxyLED OxySense T-01 DIY Stick-on Anywhere 4-LED Touch Tap Light Push Light, LED Night Light for Closets, Attics, Garages, Car, Sheds, Storage Room for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Stanley 84-079 6-Piece Bi-Material Mini Plier Set for $12.99 (list price $25.80)

Black & Decker BDEG400 6-Amp Angle Grinder, 4-1/2-Inch for $28.99 (list price $44.99)

Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack for $19.98 (list price $42.99)

TEKTON 30508 Wood Handle Rubber Mallet Set, 3-Piece for $12.76 (list price $25.73)

Meguiar's G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax - 16 oz. for $16.97 (list price $22.99)

OMorc 6-in-1 60W Soldering Iron Kit - Adjustable Temperature, 5pcs Different Tips, Desoldering Pump, Stand, anti-static Tweezers and Solder Wire for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Microwave Your Food Safely With This Soft Silicone Lunch Box

ParentDiary
ParentDiary

Even if the contents of your lunch are healthy, the container you pack it in may pose a threat to your health. Heating up some plastic food storage containers can release harmful chemicals, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics warns families to avoid putting such products in the microwave or dishwasher. (And there's still some debate as to what constitutes a microwave-safe plastic.) But the All-Silicone Lunch Box, a storage product currently raising money on Kickstarter, is strong enough to stand up to a range of temperatures, allowing you to safely put it in the freezer, the microwave, and the dishwasher.

This lunch container is made from silicone instead of plastic, making it a safer choice for kids and adults. The flexible box is easy to seal, open, and wash (either by hand or in the dishwasher). And whether you're using it to store leftovers in the freezer or heat up your lunch in the office kitchen, the All-Silicone Lunch Box is designed to maintain its shape and not leech anything unsavory into your food.

After originally releasing a single-compartment box, ParentDiary has now developed a lunch box with dividers, too. The container is now available with three compartments (perfect for snacks or bento boxes), or two compartments (with each side just big enough to fit half a sandwich).

The All-Silicone Lunch Box has over a month left to reach its $4000 funding goal and has raised $1000 so far.

Pledge $12 or more on Kickstarter by May 19 to reserve your own lunch box, with shipping set for June. For more packed lunch inspiration (including some other great silicone options), check out these products.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and 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!

13 Products to Keep You Dry on Rainy Days

Alexander Mueller, Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Alexander Mueller, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

April showers bring May flowers … plus soggy shoes, wet hair, and dripping, broken umbrellas. If you’re looking to stay dry this rainy season, consider picking up some of this gear.

1. Bogs Auburn Boot

These are a rare find: Rain boots that are both functional and cute. Bogs gave us a pair to test out, and we’ve been tempted to wear them even when it isn’t raining. The Chelsea-style ankle-high boots have a slight heel and a zipper so you don’t have to awkwardly try to stuff your feet into them. They’re 100 percent waterproof, equipped with moisture wicking technology to keep feet dry (and stink-free!), and have a slip-resistant outsole. And thanks to gel cushioning in the footbed, they’re super comfortable. (The men’s version, available for $70, is also waterproof and is available in three colors.)

Buy it on Bogs for $120 or from one of the retailers below:

2. Levi’s Women’s Faux Leather Anorak Jacket

A woman in a maroon rain jacket

Levi's, Amazon

This hooded, rubber faux leather anorak jacket comes in 11 colors; it has zipper and button closure, plus adjustable cuffs, to keep the rain out. One reviewer described the coat as “practical yet stylish.” The best part? It’s machine washable.

Buy it on Amazon from $39 or at one of the retailers below:

3. Levi’s Men’s Rubberized Parka

A man in a black faux-rubber jacket

Levi's, Amazon

Levi’s also makes a rubberized parka for men that comes in three colors.

Buy it on Amazon from $72.

4. Sharpty Inverted Umbrella

An open green Sharpty umbrella next to the same umbrella as it looks folded up

Sharpty, Amazon

This highly rated umbrella opens in reverse—so when you close it, water stays firmly inside and doesn’t get all over you or the floor—and it's designed to withstand bursts of wind up to 60 mph. Made with carbon fiber and equipped with a C-shaped handle that makes holding and storage easy, it’s available in a staggering 26 patterns/colors, ranging from plain old black to the New York City skyline. And it’s big enough to fit two people underneath.

Buy it on Amazon starting at $16.

5. Drybrella

Two Drybrella bags next to a backpack and a purse with umbrellas wrapped in Drybrellas inside

Drybrella, Amazon

These polyester pouches—which accommodate umbrellas up to 12 inches long—are lined with microfiber so you can stash wet umbrellas in your bag or backpack without getting everything else wet.

Buy it on Amazon for $10 for two or at Walmart for $9.

6. Waterproof Elastic Gardening Headwear

A woman wears a hands-free umbrella on her head

MAGIFIRE, Amazon

Perhaps you hate when the wind blows your hood off, or maybe you want a moisture-free perimeter to keep the stuff in your hands dry. We’re not here to judge, merely to provide you with a product that could help solve your problems. This 36-inch-diameter hat has an adjustable headband and folds down to 10 inches for easy stowing. Its top layer is also reflective, which means you can wear it when you’re working in the sun, too.

Buy it on Amazon for $13.

7. Columbia Men’s Watertight Cap

A waterproof black cap

Columbia, Amazon

If elaborate headwear isn’t your thing, this nylon hat—which comes in three colors—will also work.

Buy it on Amazon or at Columbia Sportswear for $25.

8. Lightspeed Outdoors Sport Shelter

A blue and gray pop-up shelter

Lightspeed Outdoors, Amazon

If you find yourself at many of rain-or-shine events, considering picking up this pop-up shelter. At nearly 9 feet wide and almost 5 feet tall, it has enough space to fit four friends, and it’s equipped with sun protection and a PU coating, so it’s appropriate for both sun and rain. And it packs down small (49 inches by 5 inches) for easy storage.

Buy it on Amazon for $80.

9. Harry Potter Crests Color Changing Umbrella

A black-and-white and a colored version of the Harry Potter umbrella

Bioworld, Amazon

This officially licensed Harry Potter umbrella features Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff house crests and changes color when wet. The company also sells a Marauder’s Map-themed umbrella as well as a Hogwarts-themed one and one decorated with magical creatures from the world of Harry Potter.

Buy it on Amazon or Walmart for $17.

10. CloudTen Helmet-Shaped Umbrella

A woman peeks out from under a CloudTen umbrella

CloudTen, Amazon

In addition to looking a bit like Darth Vader’s helmet, this umbrella’s design makes it virtually impossible to blow inside out, even in the windiest weather. It’s also a good option for city dwellers—you’re less likely to take another pedestrian’s eyes out!

Buy it at Amazon for $23.

11. Mini Umbrella

A diagram of the size of the pocket umbrella open and folded up

Fidus, Amazon

There’s nothing worse than being caught in the rain without an umbrella—so pick up one of these ultra-small (just 6.6 inches) umbrellas and carry it with you at all times.

Buy it on Amazon for $15.

12. Alex Carseon Multi-Purpose Tray

Four images of the Alex Carseon multi-purpose tray being used to store boots, gardening tools, a bucket, and cat food

Alex Carseon, Amazon

Keep muddy boots and shoes contained with this polypropylene tray, which measures 30 inches long and 15 inches wide.

Buy it on Amazon for $17.

13. Osprey Ultralight Rain Cover

An Osprey rain cover folded up

Osprey, Amazon

Available in three sizes, this cover wraps around packs and equipment to keep them dry. It's equipped with reflective elements (which is especially helpful if you're biking), a cinch attachment, a hipbelt, and harness attachments—plus, it packs down small, so you can easily fold it back into your bag when the rain clears up.

Buy it on Amazon from $30 or at one of the retailers below:

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and 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!

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