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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 12.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


Nixplay Seed 10 WiFi Digital Photo Frame - Black for $124.99 (list price $179.99)

Amazon Echo - Black for $149.99 (list price $179.99)


Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker - 16W Output and 2 Subwoofers, IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof, Shockproof, 66ft Bluetooth Range, 15H Playtime, Built-in Mic, USB Charging Port for $44.99 (list price $159.99)

Anker SoundCore mini Bluetooth Speakers 5W with 15-Hour Playtime, Super-portable Wireless Speaker with 66-Foot Bluetooth Range, FM Radio, Enhanced Bass - Black for $18.99 (list price $29.88)


Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones - Sweatproof, Magnetic In-Ear Sport Earbuds with 8-Hour Playtime and Noise Cancellation, Secure Fit Bluetooth Headset for Running, Workout and Gym for $17.99 (list price $35.99)

Anker SoundCore Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker [IPX7 Waterproof/Dustproof Rating, 10-Hour Playtime] Outdoor Wireless Shower Speaker with Enhanced Bass and Built-In Microphone for $25.99 (list price $59.99)


Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers for $64.99 (list price $89.99)

Anker Ultra Portable Pocket Size Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with 12 Hour Playtime, NFC Compatibility, Ultra Compact Ring Box Size (Black) - A7910 for $15.29 (list price $39.99)


Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More (Red) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

elago W3 Stand - [Vintage Apple Monitor][Supports Nightstand Mode][Cable Management] - for Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 for $11.50 (list price $14.99)

 

KITCHEN


ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial FGTHO550 Stainless Steel Oven Monitoring Thermometer for $5.50 (list price $6.49)


Circulon 1-1/2-Quart Sunrise Teakettle, Circulon Red for $19.99 (list price $40.00)

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips, 2 Silicone Pastry Bags, 2 Flower Nails, 2 Reusable Plastic Couplers Baking Supplies Frosting Tools Set for Cupcakes Cookies Kids for $11.99 (list price $19.99)


Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker, Brushed Chrome for $108.99 (list price $250.00)

Zestkit Wine Aerator Pourer Modern Aerating Pourer Red and White Wine Decanter Spout, Black for $7.99 (list price $19.99)


Air Fryer by Cozyna, Low Fat Healthy and Multi Cooker with Rapid Air Circulation System, 3.2 L with 2 e-cookbooks Included (over 50 recipes) for $97.67 (list price $199.00)

Brewberry Electric Milk Frother & Heater for Extra Foamy Cappuccino, Latte & More, Milk Frother Pitcher, Cordless Detachable Base for Easy Serving, Stainless Steel for $24.99 (list price $29.99)


Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer with Lights and Sounds for $14.99 (list price $17.99)

mDesign Refrigerator, Freezer, Pantry Cabinet Organizer Bins for Kitchen - 8" x 4" x 14.5", Pack of 2, Clear for $18.99 (list price $24.99)


Rubbermaid 4-Piece Dish Rack Sinkware Set, Red for $19.96 (list price $30.49)

KitchenAid KSC6222SS Slow Cooker with Easy Serve Glass Lid, 6 quart, Stainless Steel for $99.99 (list price $145.86)


Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-Sided Boxed Grater for $24.11 (list price $35.00)

Thermal Coffee Carafe 51oz by Cozyna, Milk and Creamer Carafe, Stainless Steel, 1.5L for $25.45 (list price $79.90)


(Set of 2) The Original GORILLA GRIP Non-Slip Silicone Oven Mitt, Red- Set of Oven Mitts for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Perfect Drink PRO App-Controlled Cocktail Mixing – Wireless, Stainless Steel for $77.55 (list price $99.99)

ZULU QUALITY Original Smooth Edge Safety Can Opener | Manual Can Opener for $16.95 (list price $29.95)

HOME


Premium 8 Piece Towel Set (Grey); 2 Bath Towels, 2 Hand Towels and 4 Washcloths - Cotton - Machine Washable, Hotel Quality, Super Soft and Highly Absorbent by Utopia Towels for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Hoover Vacuum Cleaner WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum UH72630PC for $123.07 (list price $189.99)


Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 225 Count for $9.97 (list price $11.97)

Utopia Kitchen 12 Pack Flour-Sack-Towels,28 x 28-Inches for $15.99 (list price $44.99)


Ohuhu Remote Control Night Light Upgraded Ocean Wave Light Projector 7 Colors with Bulit-in Speaker for $16.99 (list price $24.99)

Granite Gold GG0036 Granite Gold 24-oz. Sealer, Preserver & Protectant for $19.98 (list price $24.99)


DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed, Modern Convertible Couch With Chrome Legs Quickly Converts into a Bed, Rich Grey Linen for $125.81 (list price $242.00)

Emerald Home T100-0 Chandler Cocktail Table, Wood for $141.37 (list price $148.03)


Simple Designs LF1014-BLK Floor Lamp Etagere Organizer Storage Shelf with Linen Shade, Black for $42.49 (list price $69.99)

Whitmor Supreme 3-Shelf Steel Rolling Cart, Chrome for $27.59 (list price $39.99)


Whitmor 6044-14 White Crystal Collection Handbag File, Clear for $5.47 (list price $18.65)

Flannel Fleece Blanket Red Throw Lightweight Cozy Plush Microfiber Solid Blanket by Bedsure for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Oz for $14.84 (list price $17.17)

Men's Rogaine Hair Loss & Hair Thinning Treatment Minoxidil Foam, Three Month Supply for $39.99 (list price $40.01)


Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit for $11.92 (list price $12.99)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturize With Retinol, 1 Fl. Oz. for $16.24 (list price $19.99)


Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel, Body Wash, Original, 16 Fl. Oz. for $9.39 (list price $13.99)

Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron; 1-inch for $16.99 (list price $19.99)


Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up 4 Matches Dark Brown Shades 1 Kit, (Pack of 2) for $13.73 (list price $15.98)

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream Moisturizer, 1.7 fl. Oz. for $18.04 (list price $19.99)


Roc Retinol Correxion Anti-Aging Sensitive Skin Night Cream, 1 Oz. for $14.02 (list price $18.99)

L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, Blackest Black, 0.33 Ounces for $7.49 (list price $10.95)


Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System for $19.93 (list price $23.99)

Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen Lotion 30 Spf 1 oz(Pack Of 24) for $29.14 (list price $47.76)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


ETA hand2mind Student Math SAFE-T Compass, Set of 12 for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $9.86 (list price $14.88)


Outus 6 Pack 3 mm Width Graphic Chart Tape Art Tape Grid Marking Tapes Whiteboard Gridding Tape Self-adhesive Artist Tape, Black for $9.99 (list price $13.99)

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


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

BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10-Count for $13.53 (list price $16.53)


Ohuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch/Secret Garden Coloring Book(Not Included) for $9.99 (list price $48.00)

Lightahead LA-7550 Clear document folder with snap button,Premium Quality Poly Envelope, US LETTER / A4 size, Set of 12 in 6 assorted Colors, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Maroon for $10.99 (list price $13.99)


Amir Bamboo Wood USB Charging Station, Desk Stand Charger, 3 USB Ports, for iPhone 7/6s/6/5s & 38mm/42mm Apple Watch for $13.99 (list price $33.99)

MyGift Space Saving Black Metal Wire Mesh 8 Compartment Office / School Supply Desktop Organizer Caddy w/ Drawer for $14.50 (list price $27.99)

Set of 3 Small Black Erasable Chalkboard Memo Message Signs / Wedding & Event Place Cards - MyGift® for $11.50 (list price $11.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS 


Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray Concentrate (HG-61067) (32 fl oz) for $8.86 (list price $9.97)

SHINE HAI Professional Hand Pruner Bypass Pruning Shears with Safety Lock, Tree Trimmers Secateurs, Garden Shears, Clippers for the Garden for $7.99 (list price $39.99)


Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Steel Utility Cart with Removable Sides with a Capacity of 1000 lb, Gray for $119.20 (list price $159.99)

VicTsing 50ft Expanding Hose, Strongest Expandable Garden Hose with Double Latex Core, Solid Brass Connector and Extra Strength Fabric for Car Garden Hose Nozzle for $34.99 (list price $39.99)


BLACK+DECKER EM1500 15-Inch Corded Mower with Edge Max, 10-Amp for $115.57 (list price $149.99)

Cuisinart CGG-059 Grillster 8,000 BTU Portable Gas Grill for $69.00 (list price $89.99)


Meat Claws, Strongest Easiest Meat Shredder, Smoker Accessories. Lifetime Replacement! Perfect Gifts For Men Or Dad, Meat Forks For BBQ Grilling & Pulled Pork, Chicken, Or Beef! So Many Uses, Ekoclaws for $12.27 (list price $16.87)

Scotts Wizz Hand-Held Spreader for $16.95 (list price $19.97)


Cuisinart CGS-134T Grilling Tool Set with Grill Glove, Teal and Stainless (3-Piece) for $17.34 (list price $22.68)

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Blue for $54.95 (list price $69.95)

Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 6 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible) for $16.88 (list price $39.99)

 

TOOLS


Vestil CASE-1814 Rugged textured Carrying Case with rounded corners. 18" Length, 14" Width, 6" Height for $31.95 (list price $51.99)

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471] for $22.99 (list price $32.91)


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

Bosch GLM 50 C Bluetooth Enabled Laser Distance Measurer with Color Backlit Display for $119.52 (list price $149.99)


Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set for $11.25 (list price $19.75)

Drain Snake Cleaner and Cleaning Tool by Green-world - Set of 3 Hair Drain Clog Remover Sink and Bathtub - Hook Catcher and Auger Plumbing - Zip It for $6.96 (list price $10.99)


Stanley 90-948 8-Inch Adjustable Wrench for $8.88 (list price $13.88)

Shark Corp 10-2210 Miter Box Saw for $25.97 (list price $33.56)

Black & Decker 15-110 High Speed Steel General Purpose Drill Bit Set, 10-Piece for $5.98 (list price $7.15)

These Rugged Steel-Toe Boots Look and Feel Like Summer Sneakers

Indestructible Shoes
Indestructible Shoes

Thanks to new, high-tech materials, our favorite shoes are lighter and more comfortable than ever. Unfortunately, one thing most sneakers are not is durable. They can’t protect your feet from the rain, let alone heavy objects. Luckily, as their name implies, Indestructible Shoes has come up with a line of steel-toe boots that look and feel like regular sneakers.

Made to be incredibly strong but still lightweight, every pair of Indestructible Shoes has steel toes, skid-proof grips, and shock-absorption technology. But they don't look clunky or bulky, which makes them suitable whether you're going to work, the gym, or a family gathering.

The Hummer is Indestructible Shoes’s most well-rounded model. It features European steel toes to protect your feet, while the durable "flymesh" material wicks moisture to keep your feet feeling fresh. The insole features 3D arch support and extra padding in the heel cup. And the outsole features additional padding that distributes weight and helps your body withstand strain.

Indestructible Shoes Hummer.
The Hummer from Indestructible Shoes.
Indestructible Shoes

There’s also the Xciter, Indestructible Shoes’s latest design. The company prioritized comfort for this model, with the same steel toes as the Hummer, but with additional extra-large, no-slip outsoles capable of gripping even smooth, slippery surfaces—like, say, a boat deck. The upper is made of breathable moisture-wicking flymesh to help keep your feet dry in the rain or if you're wearing them on the water.

If you want a more breathable shoe for the peak summer months, there's the Ryder. This shoe is designed to be a stylish solution to the problem of sweaty feet, thanks to a breathable mesh that maximizes airflow and minimizes sweat and odor. Meanwhile, extra padding in the midsole will keep your feet protected.

You can get 44 percent off all styles if you order today.

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10 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

Amazon/Comfort Spaces
Amazon/Comfort Spaces

Getting a full eight hours of sleep can be tough these days. If you’re having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try.

1. Everlasting Comfort Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow; $25

Everlasting Comfort Knee Pillow
Everlasting Comfort/Amazon

For side sleepers, keeping the spine, hips, and legs aligned is key to a good night’s rest—and a pain-free morning after. Everlasting Comfort’s memory foam knee pillow is ergonomically designed to fit between the knees or thighs to ensure proper alignment. One simple but game-changing feature is the removable strap, which you can fasten around one leg; this keeps the pillow in place even as you roll at night, meaning you don’t have to wake up to adjust it (or pick it up from your floor). Reviewers call the pillow “life-changing” and “the best knee pillow I’ve found.” Plus, it comes with two pairs of ear plugs.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Letsfit White Noise Machine; $21

Letsfit White Noise Machine
Letsfit/Amazon

White noise machines: They’re not just for babies! This Letsfit model—which is rated 4.7 out of five with nearly 3500 reviews—has 14 potential sleep soundtracks, including three white noise tracks, to better block out everything from sirens to birds that chirp enthusiastically at dawn (although there’s also a birds track, if that’s your thing). It also has a timer function and a night light.

Buy it: Amazon

3. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16

Eclipse Black Out Curtains
Eclipse/Amazon

According to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when you’re trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. These understated polyester curtains from ECLIPSE block 99 percent of light and reduce noise—plus, they’ll help you save on energy costs. "Our neighbor leaves their backyard light on all night with what I can only guess is the same kind of bulb they use on a train headlight. It shines across their yard, through ours, straight at our bedroom window," one Amazon reviewer who purchased the curtains in black wrote. "These drapes block the light completely."

Buy it: Amazon

4. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $38

JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
JALL/Amazon

Being jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. Wake up in a more pleasant way with this clock, which gradually lights up between 10 percent and 100 percent in the 30 minutes before your alarm. You can choose between seven different colors and several natural sounds as well as a regular alarm beep, but why would you ever use that? “Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better,” one reviewer reported. “I wake up not feeling tired but refreshed.”

Buy it: Amazon

5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light; $200

Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light
Philips/Amazon

If you’re looking for an alarm clock with even more features, Philips’s SmartSleep Wake-Up Light is smartphone-enabled and equipped with an AmbiTrack sensor, which tracks things like bedroom temperature, humidity, and light levels, then gives recommendations for how you can get a better night’s rest.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set; $159

Stratus sheets from Slumber Cloud.
Slumber Cloud

Being too hot or too cold can kill a good night’s sleep. The Good Housekeeping Institute rated these sheets—which are made with Outlast fibers engineered by NASA—as 2020’s best temperature-regulating sheets.

Buy it: SlumberCloud

7. Comfort Space Coolmax Sheet Set; $29-$40

Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheets
Comfort Spaces/Amazon

If $159 sheets are out of your price range, the GHI recommends these sheets from Comfort Spaces, which are made with moisture-wicking Coolmax microfiber. Depending on the size you need, they range in price from $29 to $40.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow; $80

Coop Eden Pillow
Coop Home Goods/Amazon

This pillow—which has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon—is filled with memory foam scraps and microfiber, and comes with an extra half-pound of fill so you can add, or subtract, the amount in the pillow for ultimate comfort. As a bonus, the pillows are hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and washable.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Baloo Weighted Blanket; $149-$169

Baloo Weighted Blanket
Baloo/Amazon

Though the science is still out on weighted blankets, some people swear by them. Wirecutter named this Baloo blanket the best, not in small part because, unlike many weighted blankets, it’s machine-washable and -dryable. It’s currently available in 12-pound ($149) twin size and 20-pound ($169) queen size. It’s rated 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer reporting that “when it's spread out over you it just feels like a comfy, snuggly hug for your whole body … I've found it super relaxing for falling asleep the last few nights, and it looks nice on the end of the bed, too.” 

Buy it: Amazon 

10. Philips Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band; $200

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band
Philips/Amazon

Few things can disturb your slumber—and that of the ones you love—like loudly sawing logs. Philips’s Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band is designed for people who snore when they’re sleeping on their backs, and according to the company, 86 percent of people who used the band reported reduced snoring after a month. The device wraps around the torso and is equipped with a sensor that delivers vibrations if it detects you moving to sleep on your back; those vibrations stop when you roll onto your side. The next day, you can see how many hours you spent in bed, how many of those hours you spent on your back, and your response rate to the vibrations. The sensor has an algorithm that notes your response rate and tweaks the intensity of vibrations based on that. “This device works exactly as advertised,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “I’d say it’s perfect.”

Buy it: Amazon

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