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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, May 1.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


Inked and Screened Sci-Fi and Fantasy "Star Wars Death Star Infographic" Print, Chalkboard - White Ink for $16.80 (list price $19.77)

Inked and Screened Sci-Fi and Fantasy "Star Wars Vehicles: Tie Bomber" Print, Chalkboard - White Ink for $18.62 (list price $29.99)


Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $134.99 (list price $164.99)

TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Repeater, Access Point w/ Mini Housing Design, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE305) for $39.99 (list price $59.99)


SYBA external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD for $5.49 (list price $7.48)

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 for $24.99 (list price $34.99)

 

KITCHEN


Lodge EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red for $57.06 (list price $115.00)

Contigo Jackson Reusable Water Bottle, 24oz, Smoke for $5.48 (list price $9.49)


Moscow Mule Hammered Copper 18 Ounce Drinking Mug, Set of 4 for $20.75 (list price $40.00)

Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, White for $336.75 (list price $449.00)


Shun Premier Chef's Knife, 8-Inch for $179.00 (list price $225.00)

 

HOME


WBM Himalayan Glow 1002 Hand Carved Natural Salt Lamp with Genuine Neem Wood Base/Bulb and Dimmer Control, Crystal, Amber, 8 - 9-Inch, 8 - 11 lb for $22.99 (list price $39.95)

AmazonBasics Wood Suit Hangers - 30 Pack, Natural for $20.82 (list price $23.99)


Yankee Candle Company Fresh Cut Roses Large Jar Candle for $20.00 (list price $27.99)

Ameriwood Set of 2 (Bundle) 5-shelf Bookcases. Choice of White, Black, Espresso, Ruby Red and Alder. Adjustable Shelves, Decorative and Contemporary. Harmonizes Well with Most Decor Styles. Use in Living Room, Family Room, Home Office, Work Office, or Any Room. (Alder) for $81.32 (list price $116.00)


iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $320.04 (list price $374.00)

 

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


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

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum for Face 20% with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E, 1 fl. oz. for $15.95 (list price $35.95)


Gillette Fusion Manual Men’s Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun for $97.94 (list price $159.99)


Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3000, 13 attachments, MG3750 for $17.95 (list price $20.99)

PURA D'OR Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo (Gold Label), Effective Solution for Hair Thinning & Breakage, NEW & IMPROVED BEST FORMULA YET w/ Aloe & Red Korean Seaweed, 16 Fluid Ounce (Packaging May Vary) for $30.43 (list price $39.00)

 

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $7.19 (list price $8.47)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $7.00 (list price $8.24)


Derwent Water Color Pencils, Watercolor, Drawing, Art, 36-Pack (32885) for $33.15 (list price $39.97)

AmazonBasics 11.6-Inch Laptop Sleeve for $6.79 (list price $7.99)

 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


Saucony Women's Grid Excursion Tr10 Trail running Shoe, Grey/Blue/Combo, 8.5 M US for $34.99 (list price $50.30)

Exceptional Sheets Non Slip and Waterproof Recycled Polypropylene Plastic Wicker Woven Rug for $43.99 (list price $59.99)


2wayz Premium Hose Splitter. Newly Upgraded (2017): 100% Secured, Bolted & Threaded Metal Body. Easy Grip, Smooth Long Handles Garden Hose y valve. Bonus included: 3 Washers. for $13.97 (list price $19.97)

Silverback 60” In-Ground Basketball System with Tempered Glass Backboard for $603.49 (list price $709.99)


Coleman 24-Hour 30-Can Cooler for $19.97 (list price $27.54)

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.83 (list price $36.99)

 

TOOLS


BLACK+DECKER BDC120VA100 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Kit with 100 Accessories for $62.79 (list price $129.00)

Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Pet Nail Grooming Tool for $32.99 (list price $45.98)


Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Nailing Hammer for $18.36 (list price $31.50)

Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Showering Components 7-Setting Handshower, Chrome for $24.95 (list price $27.44)


Makita T-01725 Impact Drill-Driver Bit Set, Black Oxide, 70-Piece for $21.99 (list price $45.00)

Make Your Own Ship in a Bottle With This LEGO Set

This particular design was based off an idea from a long-time LEGO fan.
This particular design was based off an idea from a long-time LEGO fan.
LEGO/Amazon

Building a ship in a bottle doesn’t need to be a stodgy affair—especially when you’re doing it with LEGO bricks.

The 962-piece set ($70 on Amazon) is based on a design from Jake Sadovich, a longtime LEGO fan from Idaho. Sadovich spent three weeks designing his own version of a ship in a bottle using 1400 LEGO bricks before uploading images of the finished result to the LEGO Ideas site in November 2016. His project received the 10,000 supporters it needed to garner a review from the LEGO team in less than two months, and in August 2017, the company green-lit plans to build and sell an official set based on his design.

A LEGO ship in the bottle with the box.
Despite the ship's small size it has a lot of features.
LEGO/Amazon

Placed inside a bottle made of transparent bricks, the miniature ship boasts plenty of detailed features for its 5-inch-long size, including sails, six cannons, a crow’s nest, a compass (sorry, it isn’t a working one), and a flag. There's even a wax-sealed cork built out of LEGO bricks, too, as well as small LEGO pieces designed to serve as the water beneath the ship.

Some of the other fan-submitted LEGO Ideas projects the company has brought to life include the NASA Apollo Saturn V ($200) and a replica of the Central Perk set from Friends ($60).

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

Sling TV’s 14-Day Free Trial Gives You Access to Countless Movies and Shows, No Credit Card Required

Sling's 14-day free trial doesn't require a credit card, so you won't accidentally be charged once it's up.
Sling's 14-day free trial doesn't require a credit card, so you won't accidentally be charged once it's up.
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You’ve probably encountered more than one so-called free trial that required you to input a credit card to access it. And if you’re like many of us, you have probably forgotten to cancel the trial before the free period ended—more than once. But Sling TV is looking to offer users a free trial that’s, well, actually free. From now until April 5, new subscribers can access over 50,000 on-demand movies, 45 channels, and more during their free 14-day trial, no credit card required.

Fittingly dubbed the “Quarantine Special,” the free trial gives viewers access to a Sling Blue subscription, which offers channels like CNN, MSNBC, Bravo, A&E, Cartoon Network, Nick Jr., and more. The Blue subscription also allows you to stream on up to three devices simultaneously and record live shows on their cloud DVR.

Rather than having to sign up for a long-term contract like with traditional cable, Sling is a month-to-month service that allows you to stream content to your TV or computer/smartphone through web browsers, Roku, Amazon, iOS, and Android devices.

After the free trial, you have the option of signing up for the Sling Blue or Orange subscription, both of which are $20 for the first month and then $30 after that. There are a few key differences between the two. According to Tom’s Guide, with Orange, you won’t have access to NBC networks. And with Blue, you won’t be able to watch ESPN or the Disney Channel. Orange only lets you stream on one device at a time, whereas with Blue, you can stream on up to three simultaneously. However, you can swap between the two for no extra cost, or you could combine the subscriptions for $45 a month.

Much like Sling, Disney Plus also allows subscribers to enjoy seven days (with a credit card) for no cost, and you can get more details by heading here. And if you're looking for more ways to save money as a cord-cutter, check out our guide on the cheapest ways to do so.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

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