February 3

On Monday we featured what I call a “no-brainer” deal on the “GRDE Explorer 10,000mAh Solar Dual-USB Charger bundled with 2 Mini Lamps“. Coupon code RMAM2NIL still (hurry!) drops it $5.55 to just $12.94 Prime shipped. My rationale for picking this up even though I already have a ton of USB batteries…

It is a mouthful but let me go “ShamWow” on you real quick. At $13, a 10,000mAh dual USB 2A battery is a great deal. But this one is waterproof-ish and rugged too. Plus it has a built in LED light and LED battery indicator. And it has a solar panel on it so you can keep it charged with the sun. That would be a great deal for $13. But “if you act now”, they will throw in 2 USB lamps which you can use on your laptop too (nice if you don’t have backlit keys). At $13, this is a no brainer. I’m buying it just for the USB LED lights they are throwing in – which usually cost more than $13 by themselves.

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Two of the biggest names in consumer technology have released new renditions of popular digital cameras with a focus on 4K video. These fresh products from Sony and Canon have $1,150 and $5,999 price tags, respectively. These are high-end cameras for certain. Head below for full details on the new Sony α6300 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to seriously consider what kind of gift you’re going to get your girlfriend or wife this year. Sure, chocolates and jewelry are always a viable option but this year it’s time to step outside the box a bit. But still stay inside the lines.

Adult coloring books were a huge hit in 2015. If you didn’t snatch one up as a Christmas gift, now is the time to give one to the important person in your life. Aside from the artistic value, this type of activity is a great stress-reliever and way to mentally relax after a long day.

These aren’t your typical Garfield or Disney activity books. Each one is filled with unique designs that are more Van Gogh than Melissa & Doug. At $5-$15 per book, it’s an ideal and fun gift for that special person in your life. Head below for our top picks.

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Update (2/4 9:30am): Amazon Echo now supports Spotify Premium:

Amazon today announced that Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S. can now listen to their music on Amazon Echo—just ask Alexa to play any playlist, artist, genre and more from Spotify’s catalog. And because Echo also supports Spotify Connect, customers can effortlessly transfer and control their listening experience from the Spotify app to Echo—just select Echo from the list of available devices within the Spotify app.

Amazon is updating its FireTV/Stick and Echo Smart Home Speaker ahead of the biggest US game of the year. The Fire TV Stick, which is currently on sale for $34.99 shipped (Reg. $40), will now stream audio to Bluetooth headphones “for private listening while watching your favorite movies, TV shows or gaming.” Alexa voice support will be delivered to first generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices.

Amazon will also push improvements to Amazon Video add-on subscription service, including an easier way to sign-up, discover and access your Amazon Video add-on subscriptions.

Since the launch of the new Fire TV in September, we’ve added dozens of Alexa skills to Fire TV devices including local search (i.e. the ability to find restaurants in your neighborhood), Amazon Choice and Re-Ordering from Amazon.com (i.e. quickly purchasing items off Amazon.com), home automation (i.e. turning on the living room lights via Alexa), traffic (i.e. find out how your commute to work is looking), Audible, games like Jeopardy!, Bingo, and more

Probably the coolest new feature coming to Amazon’s Echo Speaker is the ability to order pizza – you know, for the Super Bowl – with your voice…from the couch…without pulling out your phone! Even better, Newegg offers $5 off a $25 Domino’s gift card via email delivery, so you aren’t going to be paying full price either.

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Sprint and Virgin Mobile now offer a $40/month plan with unlimited data, talk and text and 4GB of high-speed data. What makes this plan great is that it doesn’t count music streaming against your data allotment. Currently, it works with the following services: Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, 8tracks and Milk Music. Need more Data? For $10 more you get 6GB. Need less Data? For $10 less a month you get 500MB.

If you’re a current Virgin Mobile subscriber, just download one of the streaming music apps. If your plan doesn’t include Data-Free music, all you need to do is enroll in one of the new $30, $40 or $50 Unlimited plans.t-mobile-logoT-Mobile also announced today a new family match plan that gets you four lines of unlimited talk, text and LTE data for $150 per month. Each line gets Unlimited 4G LTE data per line, per month. If you need a 5th line, it’s an extra $30 per line, per month. The new family match plans are available now online or at T-Mobile retail stores.

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Walmart offers the Jaybird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Earbuds for $58 with free in-store pick up. That’s good for $112 off the original MSRP, $42 less than Amazon and a few dollars less than the best price currently available. Features include an earbud-style design with eight hours of playback, Bluetooth 4.0 (great for Apple Watch!) and a sweatproof build. Rated 3.8/5 stars by nearly 5,800 Amazon customers.

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Amazon offers the MEE Audio Air-Fi Venture Bluetooth Wireless Over-ear Headphones for $34.99 Prime shipped. Also available at Newegg. These headphones typically go for $48 or more. Today’s deal is $3 less than our previous mention and the lowest current price we can find. MEE’s over-ear headphones feature a wireless and wired design with up to 18 hours of listening time on a single charge and a built-in microphone. Rated 4/5 stars.

More Headphone Deals:

  • Aukey Bluetooth Around-Neck Earbuds: $11 w/ code 5FOD8D3G (Reg. $22) | Amazon
  • Sennhesier HD439 Over-Ear Headphones: $40 w/ code EMCEGEG89 (Reg. $70) | Newegg
  • Anker SoundBuds Bluetooth Earbuds: from $23 w/ code NKJTGELK (Reg. $28) | Amazon
  • TOTU Bluetooth 4.0 Sweatproof Earbuds: $12 w/ code AVOHDALJ (Reg. $20) | Amazon
  • Bluedio Q5 Sport Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds: $8 w/ code QIJCQ4PN (Reg. $20) | Amazon

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Update: The price is now $122.99 shipped.

Amazon offers the Seagate Slim 4TB portable hard drive bundled with 200GB of cloud storage for $119.99 with free shipping.  That’s $60 off retail and the lowest price we’ve seen for this very portable hard drive with massive 4TB of space. It is USB 3 fast and is bus powered meaning you don’t need to carry around power cables and it fits in a jacket/purse/bag pocket for convenient transport. Over 5,000 Amazon reviewers love this even at higher prices giving it an impressive 4.5/5 star rating.

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February 2

It’s pretty hard these days to come up with an original idea. The internet is flooded with real, conceptual and on-the-way products that fill nearly every void in our lives. Evidently, for a guy named Max Braun, he found a need that couldn’t be met. After setting out to find a better bathroom mirror, he came to the conclusion that this product category has largely been untouched by the Internet of Things.

So what did he do? He built a pretty sweet two-way mirror with a built-in display that shows the latest info from Google Now. With a mixture of Android and assorted APIs, he found his way to a surprisingly polished product. More details and a gallery below.

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UltraProof via Amazon offers the Trianium ArmTrek Water Resistant iPhone 6 Armband with key holder for $7.98. Apply coupon code KS4GM8QJ during checkout to drop your final price down to just $3.99 Prime shipped. That’s a savings of nearly $4 off retail and one of the best prices we’ve seen for any smartphone armband. Its protective window is touchscreen compatible so you’ll be able to answer phone calls or change songs while on-the-go. Nearly 400 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Bushnell Pro X7 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT

Amazon has the Bushnell Pro X7 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT for $349.99 shipped. That’s $150 under the original $500 price tag, the lowest it has been offered for on Amazon and the lowest price we can find on this particular model. It can handle from 5 yards to 1 mile with up to a 1/2 yard accuracy and features 7x magnification, waterproof, includes a case and is legal for tournament play. This model is rated 4+ stars, much like the rest of the best selling Bushnell Rangefinders.

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Update (2/2 3:03pm):

Amazon has the 3-pack of Rubbermaid Take Alongs Food Storage Containers for $2.26 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $35 (matched at Walmart with limited availability & additional shipping fees). That’s around 70% below the original price tag, nearly half the average selling price and the lowest total we can find. They are made in the USA and feature quick-seal lids and a stackable, microwave/freezer-safe design. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 220 Amazon customers.

Cuisinart Electronic Hand Mixer 3-Speed in red (CHM-3R)

Next up, Amazon has the Cuisinart Electronic Hand Mixer 3-Speed in red (CHM-3R) for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35 (matched at Macy’s). That’s about 30% below the original listing, $5 under the next best prices, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. It has 220 watts of power, a beater ejection system, swivel cord for right and left handed use and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 250 Amazon customers. With your savings you can check out the compatible whisker attachment right here.

Graco car seats and gear

Today only, as part of its Gold Box offerings, Amazon is taking up to 35% off select Graco car seats and gear. Every item in the sale qualifies for free shipping and is highly-rated. Our top pick is the Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster for $97.99 shipped, which is more than $50 better than its regular price and the lowest we’ve seen. Another standout deal is the Graco Pack ‘n Play On The Go Playard for $52 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $11 off its regular price of $70 and the best deal we’ve seen in months.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including Hoover vacs, coffee makers, kitchenware, air conditioners, snow brooms, gift cards and much more:

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Update (2/10 4:30pm): Prestige Milano also offers the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Ultimate Starter Kit with a 802.11n wireless dongle, clear case, HDMI cable, jumper wires and pre-loaded NOOB software for $67.99 shipped after promo code BO3HUTY4 is applied during checkout. Rated 4.8/5 stars by nearly 475 Amazon customers.

Prestige Milano via Amazon offers the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Complete Starter Kit for $69.99. Applying coupon code AY2SHMY9 drops the final price to $58.49 with free shipping. This is a savings of $11.50 off the regular going rate, $3.50 less than our previous mention and the lowest current price that we could find.

This kit includes the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B microcomputer, a clear case, Wi-Fi adapter, pre-loaded 8GB SD card, a HDMI cable and a handful of other accessories to get you started. The standard Raspberry Pi bundle can be somewhat intimidating, but this offering provides everything needed. Vilros provides a one-year warranty, as well. Need more convincing? The Vilros Raspberry Pi 2 kit is rated an impressive 4.8/5 stars by nearly 1,800 Amazon reviewers.

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Inateck via Amazon offers its 36W 4-port USB Desktop Charger w/ Smart Stand for $14.99. Applying coupon code CXG3YQUW drops the final price to $10.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. That’s a savings of $29 off the original listing, nearly 30% less than the regular going rate and the lowest current price we can find. This 4-port desktop charger is an excellent companion for your desk. Aside from offering 2.4A of charging speed to your devices, it has a built-in stand for display a phone or tablet. Rated 4.1/5 stars by nearly 300 Amazon reviewers.

Before you head on to the rest of today’s USB power deals, be sure to swing by our previous Lightning Cable roundup featuring notable deals on Anker’s Powerline cables.

More USB Power at Amazon:

  • Unitek Quick Charge 2.0 60W 6-Port Desktop Charger: $20 w/ code O8REKBFR (Reg. $32)
  • Inateck 33W 2-Port USB Car Charger + MFi Lightning Cable: $12 w/ code JYG6J8FM (Reg. $20)
  • Cambond Braided USB C to A Cables via Cambond:
  • Inateck 2.5-inch USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure: $10 w/ code RHA9UO9K (Reg. $13)
  • Esky Hand Crank Solar Powered Power Bank/Flaslight: $18 w/ code LWI8ROFG (Reg. $23)

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