February 2

February 1

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has collected nearly 2 billion dollars at the box office since it was released in December. It’s also been the topic of many collectible toys and memorabilia, as well. We’ve seen some pretty sweet LEGO sets and custom-builds, aside from a number of other nifty collectables. Perhaps no character in the new Star Wars flick has been the beneficiary of as many real life recreations as the adorable BB-8. Today, we’ve spotted a new life-size aluminum floor lamp that brings all the fun of BB-8 to your living room. Best of all? You can buy it today…

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Amazon offers the Gaiam 3mm Yoga Mat in multiple colors for $17.49 with free shipping for Prime members and on orders of 35+. As a pricing comparison, it usually sells for $22 and today’s deal is the first significant price drop we’ve ever tracked. Also available via gaiam.com, but you’ll have to spend more than $75 to get free shipping. While Gaiam’s YouTube channel is a great place to get started, today’s deal includes a free Yoga workout download as well. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars. Features of this 68-Inch x 24-inch x 3mm yoga mat are as follows:

Ideal for everyone, from beginners to seasoned yogis. Highly durable with a light-tack, and a non-slip surface that cushions your body through every move. These PVC mats are latex-free and free of six of the most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthy choice to help soothe your spirit and deepen your practice.

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The official GoPro eBay Store is offering the Manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Silver with a Remote & Battery BacPac Bundle for $197 shipped. Combining both the cam and the Wifi Remote/Battery BacPac, that’s more then $200 under the original price, $130 below the going rate for both items and the best value we can currently find on a HERO3+ Silver. It is waterproof to 131-feet, and features a 30% longer battery life than previous models and shoots 1080p video. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 800 Amazon customers.

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Kick off for Super Bowl 50 is in less than one week, but there is still time to upgrade your home theater setup for the big game. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals available on HDTVs and soundbars to make your house the place to be this Sunday. Down below you’ll find our favorite deals and a full breakdown on which products we’d opt for in our own home.

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We have already brought you our favorite home entertainment deals to prep you for Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, and now it is time to take care of the food/snacks department. Down below you’ll find some of our top picks on ice cream/popcorn makers and more, along with sales we’ve spotted on a variety snacks on other food for the big day: expand full story

Amazon is offering its Prime members the T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron (FV4495) for $30.99 shipped (matched at Jet w/ extra 15% off for new customers using code 15TODAY). That’s nearly 50% below the original $60 price tag, within $1 of Amazon’s all-time low price (a limited sale around Black Friday) and the best we can find from a trusted retailer. It has a 3.9/5 star rating from over 430 Amazon customers and features a ceramic faceplate with a limited lifetime warranty, auto shut-off, self-cleaning, and a 12-foot cord.

First Alert Dual Sensor Battery-Powered Smoke and Fire Alarm (SA320CN)

Next up, Amazon has the First Alert Dual Sensor Battery-Powered Smoke and Fire Alarm (SA320CN) for $14.29 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $35. That’s more than 40% below the original $24 price tag, and the best price we can find from between $2 and $7. This alarm uses both “ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors for optimal performance”, 2-AA batteries (included), and will blast out a 85 dB alarm. It carries a 4.2/5 star rating from over 750 Amazon customers.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including carpet cleaners, gift cards, LED tealights/candles, Bluetooth meat smokers, Keurig, cookware, tools, home office equipment, Philips Hue Go and more: expand full story

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Every few months, a new category of technology products emerge at unthinkable prices. Whether it is because of a new chipset or fresh manufacturing techniques or other inventions, it takes the market by storm.  A few years ago it was Bluetooth speakers dropping in price and which are now almost ubiquitous for a few bucks each. Recently, I’ve seen LED desk lamps with USB ports from a few different manufacturers (current favs: Omaker and Anker) drop drastically in price and get USB ports alongside a variety of designs.

Probably the biggest “category buster” going on right now are USB batteries that have been retrofitted with heavy-gauge jumper cables to be able to start cars. It is a great secondary use for a USB product that is already ubiquitous. (Solar is another). Batteries that can jumpstart a car were previously heavy and used dangerous lead acid, with costs hitting over $100.

My favorites in this product category is from Bestek, a company that is also one of my top auto-inverter manufacturers – and probably why they are so good at this.

I’ve been using two of their products for a month in each of my cars. Apply the color-specific promo code to lock in a special discounted price.

  • BESTEK 300A Peak Current Car Jump Starter w/ 5600mAh Power Bank: $34.99 (Reg. $40)
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  • BESTEK 600A Peak Current Portable Car Jump Starter w/ 10,000mAh Power Bank: $54.99 (Reg. $63)

(un)Fortunately, I haven’t had a dead battery situation to test its capability. I did disconnect my car battery and was easily able to start my car (2012 Prius) with each of these batteries – which seems to fit the bill.  If you have larger than a 3L engine, you’ll want to opt for the bigger 600A capable battery. Each of these is rated in the double digits in starts but hopefully just one will be enough.

Both chargers will also keep your USB devices charged in an emergency. If you have the extra money, I’d throw down for the larger, rugged battery. The 600A battery has an extra fast USB charging port, is more rugged, will start a much larger car and the LED light (that also comes in handy in an emergency!) is much brighter. The larger model also comes with a very nice carrying case.

But USB Batteries serve a secondary purpose in a car: I keep a battery permanently connected to my car plug which means it is always charged. When I need my phone charged, I simply plug it into the secondary battery. That means that it keeps charging at a 2.1A rate even when the car is off. If I need to, I can grab the battery and take it with me for an power supply.

Like I said before, Bestek isn’t the only player in this game, and this being 9to5toys there are some really good deals on this category below:

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Update (2/2 11:30am): There is now a new lot of combination movie and dinner gift cards available at eBay. Choose from $25 dinners at TGI Friday’s, Applebee’s or Chili’s combined with a $25 worth of movies at AMC for $45.

PayPal Digital Gifts via eBay has launched a Valentine’s Day-focused Gift Card sale. This is a perfect opportunity to prep for the big day with some discounted credit to popular restaurants, retailers and more. Many of the options in this promotion are available with email delivery within 24 hours. Our top-pick is a $50 Applebee’s Bar & Grill Gift Card for $40 w/ email delivery.

In addition to the PayPal Deals, we’ve spotted a handful of other discounted gift cards at eBay and Staples. See the full list below.

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Amazon offers the Philips Hue Go Personal Wireless Lighting for $79.99 with free shipping, which is 20% below its regular price and a match for the lowest we’ve ever seen. This portable smart light features a battery life of approximately 3 hours and comes pre-programmed with five unique lighting effects: Cozy Candle, Sunday Coffee, Meditation, Enchanted Forest, and Night Adventure. Or you can choose from more than 16 millions colors to dial in custom mood lighting. It doesn’t need a Hue Bridge to run, but you’ll need one if you want to use of advanced features (more on that below). Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 144 Amazon reviewers.

Philips Personal Wireless Lighting Hue Tap Switch

Quickly control your wireless lighting with the Philips Hue Tap Switch for $49.99 shipped. As a pricing comparison, it typically sells for $60 and has never been priced lower. It’s completely wireless and doesn’t require any batteries. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from more than 300 Amazon reviewers. expand full story

Update (2/1 12:15pm): Verizon Wireless offers the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker in six colors for $79.99 shipped (Reg. $100). Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon. See our full review here.

Amazon is offering the Philips (model: SBT75) Bluetooth Portable Speaker for $36.99 shipped. That’s $33 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen it at Amazon. The speaker’s built-in rechargeable lithium battery lasts up to five hours and can be charged by the included USB cable. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 100 Amazon shoppers. 

We also found the following speakers on sale:

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Amazon has kicked off its $5 Digital HD Movie sale, discounting a slew of popular titles by up to 75%. For comparison, Amazon typically rents these movies for $5 but today you can permanently add them to your collection for that price. Amazon Instant Video is available on a large number of devices, including iOS/Android, gaming consoles, and hundreds of HDTVs. See the entire list here.

Our top-picks from this sale include:

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Next up, Amazon and Walmart are offering a handful of Blu-ray movies for $5. The former offers free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+ while the latter has free in-store pick up.

Movies available:

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Before you head on to the rest of today’s media deals, be sure to swing by Amazon’s Deal of the Week that features nine different Dreamworks movies on Blu-ray for $12.99 Prime shipped.

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