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)

12 Items Every Taco Lover Needs

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October 4 is National Taco Day. Let’s tacobout some products you can buy to show your love for this most excellent of foods every day of the year.

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1. TRICERATACO HOLDER; $22

Two dinosaur shaped taco holders with tacos in them.
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Yes, you could buy some more standard stainless steel taco holders, but why not get these punny and whimsical stands instead? They’re made of BPA-free plastic and are dishwasher safe. If carnivorous dinos are more your speed, try the TACOsaurus Rex.

Find it: Amazon

2. SHORT SLEEVE TACO SHIRT; $16 - $25

Subtly show your taco appreciation with this button up shirt, which is equipped with a tiny taco print and is made of 100 percent cotton. (They recommend buying a size up from your usual size.)

Find it: Amazon

3. TACO WAIST PACK; $11

A fanny pack with tacos on it.
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Don’t call it a fanny pack: This taco-adorned waist pack has three compartments and an adjustable strap that will accommodate taco bellies up to 46 inches.

Find it: Amazon

4. TACOS: RECIPES AND PROVOCATIONS; $21

This book, written by New York City chef Alex Stupack, is filled with essays, gorgeous photographs, and, of course, recipes. Learn how to make tortillas from scratch, whip up delicious salsas, and top it all off with fillings that are anything but basic. The book promises to “change the way you make—and think about—tacos forever.”

Find it: Amazon

5. TACO HAT; $20

A hat that looks like a taco.
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Perfect for Taco Tuesday or Halloween (or both!), this hat measures 8 inches by 18 inches.

Find it: Amazon

6. TACOS VINTAGE TEE; $20

This retro shirt comes in men’s and women’s cuts and five different colors.

Find it: Amazon

7. TACO CAT BED; $48

A cat in a bed that looks like a taco.
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This adorable, cozy taco bed is perfect for your feline friend. Made of padded fleece and microfiber yarn, it has wire in the trim to help it hold its shape and comes with catnip-stuffed pepper toys.

Find it: Amazon

8. TACO DOG COLLAR; $20

A dog collar with tacos on it.
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This dog collar is both durable and stylish: Made of polyester with a plastic buckle, it’s adorned with a mustachioed taco.

Find it: Amazon

9. KIDROBOT TACO PILLOW; $30

A cute taco pillow with a happy face on it.
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This friendly-faced pillow will look great on your bed or couch. If photorealism is what you’re looking for in your taco, consider this one.

Find it: Amazon

10. TACO SOCKS; $12

These crew length cotton socks are adorned with avocados, peppers, limes, hot sauce, and tacos. On the bottom, they say “If you can read this” and “bring me some tacos.”

Find it: Amazon

11. TACO POOL FLOAT; $11

A pool float shaped like a taco with a face on it.
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At 5 feet long, this vinyl taco float is made for lounging in the pool. It comes with a patch kit for easy repairs.

Find it: Amazon

12. TACO KITCHEN TOWEL; $15

Made of microfiber fabric, this tea towel—which measures 16 by 24 inches—is both cute and functional: Made of microfiber terrycloth, it’s ultra absorbent, and the dyes won’t fade.

Find it: Amazon

16 Magical New Harry Potter Products

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Business Wire

Another September has arrived, and with it, the realization that—once again—you won’t be going to Hogwarts. But don’t cry into your butterbeer: These Potter products from Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and Target will help you forget that you’re a mere Muggle.

1. HOGWARTS CANDLE LANTERN; $99

Pair this turret-like lantern—which is made of aluminum and glass and features an antique bronze finish—with a pumpkin juice candle from Wick and Fable to get that Hogwarts at Halloween vibe.

Find it: Pottery Barn

2. HOGWARTS COMFY THROW; $13

Don this fleece throw—which looks exactly like a Hogwarts student robe—for studying in your house “Common Room” (a.k.a. your living room) or before mealtime in the “Great Hall” (a.k.a. your kitchen). Get some treacle tart on your robe? Don’t worry—it’s machine-washable.

Find it: Target

3. GRYFFINDOR APRON; $40

As all wizards know, food is the first of the Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration: Tasty treats don’t just appear out of nowhere—someone has to make them. Now you can display your house pride in the kitchen with this cotton twill robe. The neckband is equipped with a d-ring to make adjustments a snap.

Find it: Williams Sonoma

4. HOUSE BACKPACK; $63

These adorable canvas backpacks (available for all houses) feature interior and exterior pockets, a padded laptop pocket, and a roomy interior. See if you can make it even roomier with an Undetectable Extension Charm!

Find it: Pottery Barn Kids

5. VELVET TRAIN CASE; $59

Arrive at Platform 9¾ in style with one of these chic velvet toiletry cases.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

6. TRIWIZARD CUP LAMP; $18

Great for your bedside table or your Halloween costume, this cordless, battery-powered acrylic lamp will make you look like a Triwizard champ.

Find it: Target

7. MIRROR OF ERISED JEWELRY CABINET; $399

If you don’t have room for the full-length mirror, this jewelry cabinet is the next best thing: It opens to reveal hooks, shelves, and pegs for all of your baubles.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

8. WALL DECALS; $16

What better way to show of your hoggy hoggy Hogwarts pride than with these house crest vinyl wall decals? Each set comes with five decals, which reviewers give high marks.

Find it: Target

9. HOUSE CREST COOKIE CUTTERS; $17

These detailed cookie cutters are fun for witches and wizards of all ages. Plus, they’re dishwasher-safe.

Find it: Williams Sonoma

10. HOGWARTS MAP; $129

This vintage-looking aerial map of Hogwarts is a true work of art. It’s printed on canvas and has grommets for easy hanging. And it won’t talk back like the Fat Lady!

Find it: Pottery Barn Kids

11. WIZARD CHESS; $40

It’s not life-sized, but this set is a detailed replica of the smaller board Harry and Ron play with in Sorcerer’s Stone.

Find it: Target

12. FAUX BOOK LOCKBOX; $139

Whether you’re hiding a Hallows or a Horcrux, this 20-inch-long facade—which looks like a shelf straight from the Hogwarts library—will keep all of your most precious things safe.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

13. GOLDEN SNITCH SNACK BOWL; $40

Made of gold-plated aluminum, this adorable bowl is perfect for serving up all kinds of snacks, from jelly slugs to Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. (Just watch out for the earwax flavor!)

Find it: Pottery Barn

14. QUIDDITCH PILLOW; $50

This Quidditch pillow—which is made of cotton velvet—has a delightfully retro vibe. There’s also a Snitch pillow, a Hogwarts letter sham, and this throw pillow featuring one of Harry’s signature spells.

Find it: Pottery Barn Kids

15. DEATHLY HALLOWS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, $79

This gold-gilded Bluetooth speaker is compatible with all smartphones. It’s also cordless, which means you can take it with you—and listen to the Weird Sisters—wherever you go.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

16. ETCHED SCENE SHEET SET, $79 - $149

These cotton percale sheets come in every size from Twin to King and are adorned with scenes from the Hogwarts grounds and the Forbidden Forest.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

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