Don’t Miss Some Of Black Friday Weekend & Cyber Monday’s Top Deals
where the heart is where you’ll find some killer deals. You’ve reached our Black Friday deals hub for all things home, including all the smart home gear your house can handle, plus furniture, kitchen accessories, tools, and more. Stay tuned, we’ll be updating this post as deals go live, and throughout the holiday weekend.
Today’s Tech Deals
An Echo smart speaker lets you control your Fire TV Stick with nothing but your voice, so it makes perfect sense that Amazon would offer a Dot + Stick bundle. For a limited time, you can get the streaming dongle plus a second generation (the old one) Echo Dot for $40, which is the regular price of the Fire TV Stick by itself.
Amazon just dropped the two-bulb color starter kit to an all-time low $80, or bundled with a previous generation Echo Dot for $90. Considering the bulbs cost $40 alone each (on sale!), this is far and away the best Hue deal we’ve seen this Black Friday.
It’s 2018. It’s time for your lighting to do more than just turn off and on. At the very least, you should be able to control it with a smart device. Amazon is currently discounting a number of Philips Hue bulbs that can do just that, so you can join the rest of us here in the 21st century. Or, if you’ve already got the basics, there’s also a deal to be had on the ambient lightstrip, so you can really lean into that futuristic Blade Runner vibe. Except, hopefully, for the bleak post-apocalyptic overtones.
Anker’s Eufy RoboVac line has been a hit with our readers, to say the least, and now you can score the lowest price ever on the powerful RoboVac 30.
The RoboVac 30 is the same size as the new RoboVac 11s (which is to say, it’s very thin), but has stronger suction (1500Pa vs. 1300, and for comparison, the old RoboVac 10 only had 400), and includes guide strips that you can lay down anywhere in your home (like in front of cords on the ground) to warn the vacuum to steer clear.
The $200 list price is already $70 less than usual, and would be an all-time low on its own, but promo code KINJA217 will save you an extra $10 at checkout.
Amazon’s kicking off the week with an Anker Gold Box, this time full of deals on the company’s popular car accessories. Inside, you’ll find several car chargers, including one with a built-in Bluetooth/FM transmitter, and another with Alexa support.
They aren’t specific to the car, but there’s never a bad time to save on Anker’s excellent charging cables. Grab a 6′ nylon-wrapped Lightning cable for $9, or a couple of USB-A to USB-C cables for $14.
Another highlight is this $30 vent mount, which doubles as a Qi charger. As I’ve written before, the car is my favorite place for Qi charging.
And finally, if your car has an AUX jack, but no Bluetooth, this $12 dongle will add wireless audio and hands-free calls to your car. I own this exact model, and it works great.
With a 20 hour battery, the ability to connect to three different phones, IPX7 water resistance, and a USB port that can recharge your phone, it’s no wonder JBL’s Charge 3 is our readers’ favorite water-resistant Bluetooth speaker. Rarely seen under $100, you can grab it starting today for its Black Friday price of $90.
GoPro has been taking a beating on Wall Street, but its cameras are still best-in-class. We haven’t seen any Black Friday deals on the high-end HERO7 Black just yet, but the HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White are already on sale for $70 and $20 off, respectively. The Silver can capture 4K footage at 30 FPS (the Black bumps that up to 60), while the White maxes out at 1440p footage at 60 FPS. For more on the differences between the models to help you decide, check out Gizmodo’s coverage.
Especially around the holidays, guests in your house and food on your plates inevitably becomes mess in your house and food on your floor. Be prepared for messy eaters with this Bissell SpotClean ProHeat Portable Deep Cleaner, on sale at Amazon for $50. It includes a 4.5-foot hose, a tough stain tool for hard to reach places, a deep reach tool for embedded dirt, and a trial size Bissell 2x formula. Plus, it’s compact enough to not be a pain to store.
The best all-around SSD for most people is down to $73 for 500GB, $128 for 1TB, or $295 for 2TB, all of which are the best prices ever. It’d obviously be a great upgrade over a spinning hard drive for your computer, but you could also stick it in a cheap enclosure to create your own, super-fast external drive.
These Mackie CR3 reference monitors almost always sell for $100 on Amazon, and even at that price are frequently the top-sellers in the “Studio Audio Monitors” category. But this is Black Friday, so you can, and should, get them for $80.
Update: Now the standard 8 Qt. model is on sale for $70 as well! This one’s great for families, and can do yogurt.
Update: The Instant Pot Duo Plus 3qt. mini model has been added to Amazon’s Gold Box for just $55.
If you still don’t have an Instant Pot in your kitchen (or want a second; it’s not that crazy!) Amazon’s offering the standard DUO60 model for $40 off (after you clip the $8.50 coupon), the best deal we’ve ever seen.
Today only, Amazon’s running big discounts on the iconic Casper mattresses; much larger than you’d ever see on Casper’s own website. The queen is down to $795, or $200 off, and other sizes have similarly sizable discounts. You’ll also get the same 10 year warranty and 100 night trial period that you’d enjoy if you bought from Casper directly.
Are you ready to grill like a 3 Michelin Star Chef? Then the Yoshi Grill & Bake Mats are exactly what you need. These grilling mats allow your meats and vegetables to soak up all the marinade possible making them tender and juicy every time. In addition, the baking mats help you avoid burning your dough for light, fluffy pastries and pizza crust. You’ll never have to worry about your food slipping through the metal grates again, and they make your cleanup quick and easy.
Ninja makes our readers’ favorite affordable blender, and today, you can get the company’s sleek new smart model for just $80, down from the usual $130.
You’re probably saying to yourself, “why does a blender need a touchscreen, this is stupid, you’re stupid, I’m glad Hulk Hogan body slammed you.” But think about it for a second. Blenders are inherently messy. Your concoctions will inevitably spill, drip, and splatter, and even in small quantities, that can make the base of the blender sticky and gross. Wouldn’t it be easier to wipe down a flat pane of glass than to meticulously polish a bunch of buttons and switches and knobs?
Kickstarter Projects Worth Checking Out
Anker’s soda can-sized Capsule portable projector was a crowdfunding hit last year, and it really did deliver on its promise. But there were a few obvious areas for improvement, and Anker tackled all of the big ones with the brand new Capsule II, now up for preorder on Kickstarter.
So what’s new?
1) Resolution: The original Capsule’s standard definition 480p has been bumped to 720p, so your videos should look a lot crisper. Easy win.
2) Brightness: The first Capsule’s 100 ANSI lumen bulb was fine in a dark room, but the Capsule II’s is twice as bright, which means you’ll be able to get a usable picture in more lighting conditions, and at larger screen sizes. I saw it firsthand in a fairly well-lit event space, and while not as bright as a TV screen or a full-sized projector, it was definitely bright enough to watch a movie.
3) Software: The original Capsule had a version of Android installed, but it was pretty janky, and didn’t have access to Google Play. This time around, the Capsule II ships with Android TV 9.0 onboard, with access to the vast Google Play app store, which means you won’t have to rely on your phone for casting content.
There are a few other minor differences of note, including the inclusion of USB-C Power Delivery for fast charging, an improved speaker, and autofocus. It is a bit bigger than the Capsule (which will remain on sale for the time being); Anker calls it “pint sized,” rather than soda can-sized, which was pretty cheeky of them. Whatever beverage you compare it to though, it’s still very small for a projector.
Kickstarter backers can preorder the Capsule II right now for $399. Anker’s touting a $599 MSRP for the Capsule II, and while there will surely be discounts after it comes out, Anker’s previous crowdfunding projects have, in hindsight, legitimately offered prices to backers that weren’t matched on Amazon for many months after release, if ever.
If you ever bought a Capsule I prior to this Kickstarter going live, you’re also eligible for a $100 rebate when you preorder the Capsule II. Check out the bottom of the campaign page for details.
Today’s Best Home Deals
Clogged drains costing you hundreds – even THOUSANDS – in repair bills? Using toxic, harmful chemicals to clear out those clogs? Trying to save money by fishing out that slimy, gunky mess yourself? Prevent ALL of that BEFORE it happens with TubShroom!
TubShroom is the catch-all device you NEED for your bathtub drain. Simply unscrew your existing tub stopper, replace it with Tubshroom, and voila! In just a few seconds you’ve prevented nasty, costly drain clogs for years to come.
Note: Bondic is $30 on Amazon but you can get it for $19.99 using the link below!
Hate throwing away those items that “just can’t be fixed”? Tired of wasting time and money on cheap solutions that keep your fingers stuck together more than the thing you’re trying to fix? Sounds like you need Bondic! With Bondic, you can fix virtually ANYTHING!
Broken glasses? Repaired. Leaky plumbing holes? Patched. Broken dishes? Not anymore! Simply apply Bondic’s special liquid-plastic formula to the item you need repaired, shine the special UV light on it for only 4 SECONDS, and you’re DONE! Bondic is designed to last forever! Ensuring you get a long-lasting hold – which means once you fix it, it’s actually FIXED!
Bondic works on any surface, including metal, wood, glass, ceramics, plastic and more. And it’s NOT a glue, so it won’t dry out or get sticky and messy! Stop throwing away broken items, and give them a second life with Bondic.
Unless you live in a very large house, Dyson’s V8 cordless vacuum is probably the only vacuum you need. While it lasts for Prime Day, you can get the Absolute model for an all-time low $303, the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb. The Absolute features the longest battery life in the V8 line, and comes with the most accessories. Trust us, it’s worth the splurge.
Dog parenting is a full-time job, and now, you can stay informed on what your fur babies are up to when you’re not around with this $135 Furbo Dog Camera. Not only will this gadget allow you to use your smartphone to look in on your canine kids when you’re not home via full HD camera with night vision, but it will also let you interact with them. Toss your good doggo a treat if you feel like he needs a snack, or scold him thanks to two-way audio when you catch him gnawing on your shoes again. You can even get push notifications when your dog barks. After all, they grow up so fast.
Philips’ indoor grill isn’t the Foreman grill you’re probably picturing. Rather than heating the grill plate directly, the Philips uses two infrared burners on the bottom to direct heat upwards at a constant 446 degrees, which is far hotter than most electric grills, and perfect for searing meat. Today’s $150 deal is about $120 less than usual, and an all-time low by a whopping $70.
If you live in an apartment and can’t use a real grill outdoors, this is the closest indoor facsimile you’re going to find. In fact, I’d go so far as to call this deal…sizzling.
Alexa can be fun to talk to when you’re lonely or bored, but she’s not exactly animated. The Anki Vector Home Robot solves that problem by behaving almost like a pet. He can answer questions, sure, but he also reacts to sight, sound, and touch and is excited to see you when you come home. And better than any other smart assistant or pet, he can also take pictures, charge himself, and avoid obstacles as he navigates your home.
He’s got all the benefits of a living companion and none of the drawbacks. Forgot to feed him? No prob, he doesn’t eat. Don’t feel like talking? That’s cool, he doesn’t have feelings and won’t mind if you chill on your own. Basically, he’s like the downstairs staff on Downton Abbey: self sufficient, available when needed, invisible when not.
An alarm system is one of those things that you never want to need, but if you’re going to get one, consider this Ring Alarm Home Security System, now down to $159 — its lowest price ever — on Amazon. The five-piece kit includes a base station, contact sensor, motion detector, keypad, and range detector, all of which can be managed with the Ring app. And if you’d like to have someone else looking our for you and your household, you can opt in to contract-free 24/7 professional home monitoring for $10 per month. The peace of mind it will provide, though, is priceless.
The Force is all well and good, but it won’t get rid of the dirt in your car’s floorboard or the stray crumbs littering your couch cushions. For those jobs, you’ll need the Black + Decker Cordless Hand Vacuum, which has just hit a best-ever price of $30. Even a Sith lord would be proud to wield this stylish device, which is almost as futuristic as a lightsaber and, honestly, more useful in daily life.
No kitchen is complete without a classic KitchenAid stand mixer, but admittedly, they can be a bit bulky. Hence why you should take advantage of this deal on its little sibling, the KitchenAid Artisan Mini, now available in Amazon’s Gold Box for just $160. It’s 25% lighter than the regular sized version, but compatible with all the same attachements. Plus, aw, it’s so cute!
Amazon’s Black Friday deals on Blink indoor and outdoor home security camera systems have already gone live! Kits start at $67 and $79, respectively, so if you’ve ever been curious what your pets do at home while you’re gone all day, now you can afford to find out. You’ll save more if you buy multiple cameras as well. Other potential uses: Keeping footage of mundane conversations so you can win the next argument about whether or not you said a certain thing; a motion-detecting alarm system; bringing truth to the claim that Santa “sees you when you’re sleeping” and “knows when you’re awake.”
Sometimes there’s nothing better at the end of a long day than sitting back, uncorking a bottle of wine, and enjoying a glass or two while you unwind in front of a TV show or a good book. For as long as humans have been fermenting grapes, wine has always been the perfect beverage for this purpose.
The only problem is you forgot to go to the grocery store on Sunday and now you you don’t have that essential glass of wine for your relaxation ritual. What if we told you there was a way you would never forget again?
Wine lovers, rejoice! You can now get wine delivered right to your door in a monthly box customized to your taste!
They’re currently running an introductory special – Get 4 bottles for $40 (35% off!) for your first order with Winc Wine Club.
Sharp’s countertop steam oven shrinks down the super-fast steam cooking tech you’d find in a lot of restaurant kitchens to an appliance the size of a large toaster oven, and the results are terrific. Steam, convection fans, and a broiler combine to cook your food way faster than a traditional oven, and you can get it this Black Friday weekend for $350, or $150 less than its launch price a few years ago.
It might look like something Rey would wear while scouring for spare parts on Jakku, but this neck wrap is actually a travel pillow, and a great one at that.
The Trtl pillow uses a hidden ribs to support your neck as you doze off in your tiny coach airline seat. Just wrap Trtl around your neck, placing the ribs on whichever side you want to lay your head (including directly under your chin) pop on some noise-cancelling headphones, and try your darnedest to get some shut-eye.
In case it wasn’t obvious, the big advantage of this design is size; Trtl weighs less than 1/3 of a pound, can attach to your luggage, and is far less bulky than a memory foam pillow. Our readers can get the pillow for an all-time low $21 today with promo code 30KINJABF, an exclusive deal for Black Friday.
The benefits of a weighted blanket for persons struggling with insomnia and/or anxiety are well documented at this point. If you’re thinking of finally getting under this trend (or adding on another layer of weight to your mounting blanket collection), cuddle up with either of these two options from Amazon at a discount: There’s an 18-pounder available for $64 with promo code KINJAWB2, and a 15-pounder for $60 with promo code KINJAWB1 (the general rule is 10% of your body weight, but do you). Full disclosure: These aren’t the lowest price we’ve seen on these blankets, but they’re bigger size-wise this time around at 60″ by 80″, as opposed to 48″ and 72″. After all, the more crushing weight, the merrier.
Plasma lighters are the lighter, evolved. They can light things on fire while fixing the three biggest problems with traditional lighters:
Fuel – This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
Wind – Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
Orientation – You can use a plasma lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.
We covered the Sparkr Mini here, and now you can get the 2.0 version of the lighter for an all-time low $15 with promo code MS5PPBGL. That’s a few bucks more than some other electric lighters we’ve seen, but the Sparkr Mini is the best of the best, featuring two criss-crossing arcs for a more reliable spark, a built-in flashlight, much quieter operation than the cheaper models, and a fiddle-friendly flip top that’ll remind you of your old Zippo. Most of its dodgy Amazon reviews focus on the fact that the flashlight could turn itself on in your pocket, but that’s been fixed in this 2.0 version by switching it to a three button press. This model also uses a different frequency to eliminate the high-pitched buzzing that’s commonplace with these products.
The second that last slice of piece of Thanksgiving pie is eaten, breaking out the Christmas tree is fair game (if you haven’t already gotten a jump on the most wonderful time of the year). So make the glorious chore a bit easier on yourself, and buy Amazon’s most popular Christmas tree stand, the Krinner Christmas Tree Genie, now on sale for $79. It does have a tendency to sell out, though, so don’t be the only tree left (not) standing without one.
Keurigs don’t necessarily make the best cup of joe you’ve ever had, but man, they’re quick when it comes to brewing your daily cup of caffeine. There’s no shame in choosing convenience over flash — especially today, since you can get a Keurig K-Select for just $90, plus 32 Krispy Kreme K-Cups. Which means, 32 free cups of coffee. Just try not to drink it all in one sitting.
The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 10” model is down to just $12 on Amazon, the best price of the year. If you take good care of it, you’ll pass it down to your grandkids someday; they’re that well made.
Using a fraction of the oil than its deep frying counterparts, this $100 original Philips Airfryer is a healthier cooking option for all of your favorite fried foods. Because hey, at this time of year, every little bit helps. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this model. So if you’re going to eat french fries, they might as well be made in this.
Today’s Best Media Deals
The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald, hits theaters this week, so there’s never been a better time to catch up on the classic Harry Potter films. And — Merlin’s beard! — it seems they’re available now on Blu-ray at Amazon for just 40 galleons, er, dollars. Act fast to snag this deal, unless you have a time turner, in which case, no rush.
Even if you aren’t usually into anime, it’s worth giving Cowboy Bebop a try, especially when you can get the entire series for a mere $10. This deal is through Amazon’s digital video storefront, and includes all 26 episodes in HD, which normally sell for $3 each.
Do you love to read but don’t have the time to sit down and actually read a book? Sign up for Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible, during this extended trial offer for Prime members.
For a limited time, Prime members can get three months of the service for free, rather than the typical one-month trial. That entitles you to a new book of your choice each month, plus two free Audible originals of your choice. Plus, every book you choose is yours to keep, even if you cancel. The offer is available to new subscribers only.
Note: After the three month trial ends, you’ll automatically be charged $15 per month, so be sure to cancel if you don’t like it.
With 50mm drivers, a clever retractable boom mic, and a durable aluminum frame, Razer’s Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset is a great way to stay in touch with your Fortnite squad. At $48, it’s never been cheaper than it is today.
$12 is cheaper than a lot of standard sized mouse pads, but today, that gets you a massive 3′ wide model that can accommodate your keyboard as well. Just be sure to use promo code AUKEY33K at checkout to save a few bucks.
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