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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, June 13.Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting! 

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $99.99 (list price $129.99)

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $99.99 (list price $119.99)


Amazon Echo - Black for $139.99 (list price $179.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, Digital Optical TOSLINK and 3.5mm Wireless Audio Adapter for TV / Home Stereo System - aptX Low Latency for $41.99 (list price $49.99)


Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam – 1080p HD Camera for Streaming and Recording at 60 FPS – Background Replacement Technology for $79.99 (list price $99.99)

Mpow Grip Magnetic Universal Car Mount Phone Holder for Windshield & Dashboard, iPhone 7/7 Plus/6 Plus/6S/6, Android Smartphones, etc for $11.99 (list price $18.99)


D-Link DCM-301 Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem 343 Mbs for XFINITY/Comcast , Time Warner Cable, Spectrum, Cox, Charter, Cablevision, Bright House and more for $29.99 (list price $39.50)

Ohuhu 12X52 Mini Waterproof Monocular Telescope With Tripod for Birds Watching/ Hunting/ Camping/ Hiking Armoring/ Sightseeing/ Surveillance/ Races for $10.11 (list price $26.99)


G4Free 12x25 Waterproof Binoculars(BAK4,Green Lens),Large Eyepiece Super High-Powered Field Surveillance Binoculars for $27.99 (list price $39.99)

1byone 80 Miles Digital Amplified Outdoor / Roof HDTV Antenna with Power Supply Box, Extremely High Performance for UHF Band for $29.99 (list price $89.99)


AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 170° Wide Angle Lens, 2“ LCD and Night Vision for $69.99 (list price $104.99)

Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB3000100) for $79.99 (list price $99.99)


Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband, Black for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Bluetooth Speakers,TaoTronics 14W Stereo Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker Pulse X from Dual 7W Drivers, Strong Bass, High Definition Audio, Built-in Microphone for $23.99 (list price $55.99)


Omaker Intelligent 6.6A / 33W Premium Aluminum 3 USB Car Charger With Smart Sharing IC for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Photive BTH3 Over-The-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Built-in Mic and 12 Hour Battery. Includes Hard Travel Case. for $39.95 (list price $99.95)


TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender w/ Gigabit Ethernet Port, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices, 4x4 MU-MIMO (RE650) for $109.99 (list price $149.99)

AUKEY Powered USB Hub with 10 USB 3.0 Ports for Data Transfer and 12V/3A Power Adapter, Desktop Aluminum Hub for PCs and Laptops for $39.99 (list price $59.99)


ANNKE 8-Channel HD-TVI 1080P Lite Video Security System DVR and (4) 1.0MP Indoor/Outdoor Weatherproof Cameras with IR Night Vision LEDs- NO HDD for $119.99 (list price $259.99)

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs (HB-UM43) for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

KITCHEN

 


Kuissential 8-Cup Stainless Steel French Press Coffee, Espresso & Tea Maker, Complete Set for $22.99 (list price $59.99)

Cooks Standard Multi-Ply Clad Stainless-Steel 1-1/2-Quart Covered Sauce Pan for $23.88 (list price $26.88)


GrillPro 50426 Aluminum Foil Grilling Trays for $6.49 (list price $11.99)

(Set of 2) The Original GORILLA GRIP Non-Slip Silicone Oven Mitt, Blue - Set of Oven Mitts for $14.39 (list price $29.99)


Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, WIFI 2nd Gen, 900 Watts for $169.00 (list price $199.00)

Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle, Black for $67.99 (list price $99.99)


Professional Juicer - 2-Speed 700 Watt Electric Juice Extractor By Kuissential - Stainless Steel, ETL Certified for $40.95 (list price $79.99)

Sterline Adjustable Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer, Vegetable Slicer, Potato Slicer, Food Slicer, French Fry Cutter, Mandolin Julienne Cutter for $29.99 (list price $34.99)


Browne & Co Cuisipro 11-Inch Salad Tongs for $13.61 (list price $18.00)

John Boos Reversible Maple BBQ Cutting Board with Juice Groove, 18" x 12" x 1.5 Inches for $55.25 (list price $73.95)


Cuisinart CTG-00-4CC Chip Clips, Set of 4, Multicolored for $7.12 (list price $11.00)

Zestkit 4 Inch Pizza Cutter Wheel Rocker Pie Slicer with No-Slip Grip Handle, Stainless Steel for $6.99 (list price $29.99)


Utenlid Acrylic 3-Tier Round Stacked Party Cupcake Stand with Stable Screw-On Gold Pillars - Tiered Cupcake Stand / Cupcake Tower for $14.99 (list price $44.99)

Coffee Burr Grinder - Manual Ceramic Hand-crank Coffee Mill by Kuissential - Grind your own Coffee Anywhere for $18.25 (list price $39.99)


OXO On Cordless Glass Electric Kettle, Stainless Steel for $63.99 (list price $89.99)

Besiva Knife Sharpener, 2 Stage Coarse & Extra-Fine Sharpening System for Knives ,Red & Black for $10.99 (list price $29.99)


Zestkit Garlic Press Mincer and Ginger Crusher Tube Peeler, Highly Durable Stainless Steel, Easy To Use and Clean for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Charcoal Companion Dog Corn Holders (8 Pieces) - Perfect Gift For Dachshund Lovers - CC5009. for $7.84 (list price $9.38)


Charcoal Companion CC6064 Himalayan Salt Plate & Holder Set, 12" x 8" x 1.5" for $26.88 (list price $39.99)

Pizzacraft Pizza Oven Accessories/Folding Peel & Stone Brush - PC0217 for $23.05 (list price $39.99)


Oster CKSTSKFM05 16-Inch Electric Skillet, Black and Stainless Steel for $40.82 (list price $49.99)

PLEMO Manual Can Opener, Multifunctional Stainless Steel Bottle Opener for $8.99 (list price $16.99)


ROSIMO Whiskey Stones Stainless Steel Reusable Ice Cubes Chilling Rocks Wine Chillers with Freezing Storage Tray and Tongs for Whiskey Wine Beer Soda Drinks, Pack of 8 for $15.29 (list price $25.99)

HOME

 


O-Cedar Fast 'N Easy Angle Broom for $15.99 (list price $28.49)

Pinzon Velvet Plush Blanket - Full/Queen, Grey for $18.10 (list price $27.99)


Soft Heat Ultra Micro-Plush Low-Voltage Electric Heated Triple Rib Throw, Nightshadow Blue for $34.93 (list price $109.99)

Puredown White Goose Down and Feather Bed Pillow, White, Set of 2, Standard/Queen Size for $39.99 (list price $99.99)


HON Volt Mesh Back Task Stool for Office or Computer Desk, Black for $235.97 (list price $397.00)

MistyMate 16020 Cool Patio 20 Outdoor Misting Kit for $21.28 (list price $23.64)


MistyMate 11003 Misty 3 Hand-Held Personal Mister for $11.49 (list price $15.99)

Maytag M400 Speed Heat Iron & Vertical Steamer for $37.39 (list price $44.99)


Household Essentials 5614 Double Hamper Laundry Sorter with Magnetic Lid Closure – Brown Coffee Linen for $31.12 (list price $43.99)

BISSELL CleanView Bagless Upright Vacuum with OnePass Technology, 1330 - Corded for $69.99 (list price $79.99)


Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissue Cube (18 boxes, 75 tissues per box) for $21.99 (list price $33.97)

InterDesign Mono Wastebasket Trash Can for Bathroom, Kitchen, Office - Tango Orange for $10.71 (list price $24.09)


OXO Good Grips Soap Dispenser, Charcoal for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers - 50 Pack, Black for $18.88 (list price $23.99)


Queen Size Sheet Set - 4 Piece Set - Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets - Extra Soft - Deep Pockets - Easy Fit - Breathable & Cooling - Wrinkle Free - Comfy – Sage Green Bed Sheets - Queens Sheets – 4 PC for $28.77 (list price $70.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Philips Norelco Shaver 4500 (Model AT830/46) Frustration Free Packaging for $42.99 (list price $89.99)

Every Man Jack Fiber Cream, Fragrance Free, 75 Gram for $5.69 (list price $8.00)


Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 1 L (Pack of 2) for $11.94 (list price $18.45)

Radha Beauty Lavender Essential Oil 4 Oz - 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade for $13.95 (list price $49.95)


Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz for $10.51 (list price $19.95)

HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver for $19.99 (list price $24.99)


Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $44.99 (list price $82.99)

Sunbeam 731-500 Heating Pad with Ultra Heat Technology for $12.99 (list price $15.99)


Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Wipes, Refill Pack, 25 Count (pack of 6) for $19.72 (list price $37.14)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $9.99 (list price $13.99)


CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce for $8.59 (list price $16.25)

HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

 

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


100-pack Push Pin Magnets, Ideal for Whiteboard, Refrigerator, Map and Calendar, 7 Assorted Colors Office Magnetic Push Pins for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5) for $12.50 (list price $14.95)


Sparco Desk Sorter, 7 Compartments, 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 4-3/4 Inch, Black (SPR11876) for $5.89 (list price $7.00)

Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 5 Pads/Pack for $6.99 (list price $10.69)


VANRA Metal Mesh Desktop File Sorter Organizer Desk Tray Organize with 3 Letter Trays and 2 Vertical Upright Sections, Black for $33.98 (list price $68.80)

Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Gold, 4/Pack for $8.51 (list price $11.19)


Serta Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Office Chair, Black for $182.08 (list price $379.99)

Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk Corner Computer Desk PC Latop Study Table Workstation Home Office Wood & Metal for $139.99 (list price $259.99)


Brother MFCL2700DW Compact Laser All-In One Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing for $129.99 (list price $169.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) for $44.15 (list price $69.95)


Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk Corner Computer Desk PC Latop Study Table Workstation Home Office Wood & Metal for $139.99 (list price $259.99)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $8.19 (list price $11.49) 

 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch for $9.99 (list price $15.76)

Tabor Tools GL18 20-Inch Bypass Lopper, Makes Clean Professional Cuts, 1-Inch Cutting Capacity, Tree Trimmer and Branch Cutter Featuring Sturdy Medium-Sized 15-Inch Handles. for $23.36 (list price $37.19)


Marathon Dual-Wheel Residential Yard Rover Wheelbarrow and Yard Cart - Green for $55.91 (list price $95.70)

Distianert Updated Version Distianert Hunting Trail Camera 12MP 1080P Wild Game Security Scouting Infrared Deer Camera Detection Range for $79.99 (list price $199.00)


Nelson 50955 Eight-Pattern Spray Stationary Sprinkler Head with Plastic Base for $9.00 (list price $13.99)

Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Charcoal, 1-Liter for $12.99 (list price $14.00)


Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Bounty with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit for $234.94 (list price $279.95)

Coleman Compass with LED Light for $6.19 (list price $10.99)


Survival Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter with Compass and Whistle for $8.95 (list price $12.95)

Cyalume Green Glow Sticks - Premium Bright 6” SnapLight Sticks with 12 Hour Duration for $10.75 (list price $19.50)


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

Prosvet A100 1200 Lumen Cree-XML T6 led Portable Zoomable Flashlight-5 Mode Adjustable Focus-Water Resistant-Powered By 1 x 18650 Battery or 3 x AAA Battery (Not Included) for $11.99 (list price $25.99)


PetSafe Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain for $34.95 (list price $49.99)

AmazonBasics Cat Tree with Scratching Posts - Small for $19.99 (list price $24.99)


Premium Cat Scratcher by GoPets, Wedge Shaped Corrugated Cardboard is Reversible Lasts 2x Longer Includes 1 Pack Catnip, Natural Incline More Ergonomic Than Scratching Post, Cutouts to Hide Toys for $17.00 (list price $45.99)

Radius Garden Root Slayer Shovel – 2017 Green Thumb Award for Most Innovative Garden Tool for $44.33 (list price $49.99)


SONGMICS Garden Tool Set 3-Piece Garden Kit Includes Trowel Transplanter and Cultivator with Heavy Duty Cast-aluminum Heads Ergonomic Handles UGGT003 for $12.99 (list price $16.07)

Wilson Smart Core Golf Ball - Pack of 24 (White) for $15.28 (list price $24.99)


Yoga EVO Stretching Strap with Handling Loops + Tutorials: eBook & 35 Online Stretch Video Exercises. Avoid Injury with our Flexible Strap for $15.20 (list price $38.95)

Reehut Hot Yoga Towel (72"x24") - Microfiber Bikram Towel for Workout, Fitness and Pilates (Turquoise) for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

TOOLS


TEKTON 30812 Double-Faced Soft Mallet, 35 mm for $7.42 (list price $9.02)

Black & Decker 15-110 High Speed Steel General Purpose Drill Bit Set, 10-Piece for $3.98 (list price $7.15)


Stanley FMHT62052 6 Piece FatMax Diamond Tip Screwdriver Set for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

BOSTITCH BTST514150 Open Mouth Tool Bag, 14-Inch for $14.97 (list price $24.20)


Loctite Liquid Professional Super Glue 20-Gram Bottle (1365882) for $4.48 (list price $7.99)

CandyHome 20 Inches Hair Drain Clog Remover Flexible Drain (4 Pack), Hook Slow Drain Relief Cleaner Snake Hair Clog Tool for Drain Cleaning, Quick and Easy Drain Unclogger, Orange for $5.99 (list price $16.99)


Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Tool with 50 Accessories for $121.55 (list price $269.58)

Makita LCT209W 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit, Black, 2-Piece for $99.00 (list price $139.00)


VonHaus Steel Folding Portable 4 Step Ladder with 330lbs Capacity for $49.95 (list price $89.99)

Stanley 43-511 Magnetic Shock Resistant Torpedo Level for $6.38 (list price $9.53)


3M Wetordry Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Assorted Grit, 5-Sheet for $4.59 (list price $5.69)

IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set, 6 Piece, M444SB6N for $57.28 (list price $94.42)

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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This Insulated Growler Keg Lets You Pour Carbonated Beer, Soda, and Cocktails on the Go

GrowlerWerks
GrowlerWerks

The biggest hurdle for taking draft beer on the go is keeping it cold and carbonated once you leave the brewery. And while insulated travel growlers help keep drinks fresh for longer, traditional glass growlers start losing carbonation once they're opened.

Portland-based GrowlerWerks combats the scourge of flat ales with a line of growler kegs featuring built-in tap handles that mimic a brewery-fresh pour. And with the company's lightweight and affordable uKeg Go ($99) model, GrowlerWerks is making sure your sudsy drink of choice can survive all-day cookouts, lazy nights on the patio, or a week in the fridge.

How is the uKeg Go different from a growler?

The main selling point of the 64-ounce uKeg Go is its tap, which dispenses beer just like you'd be served at a brewery. But it’s not as simple as just filling it up and playing bartender—you’ll first need to install an 8g CO2 cartridge before you even pour your first pint. Much like an actual keg, the CO2 is what’ll actually keep your drink nice and foamy after you've filled the growler. (GrowlerWerks sells its own CO2 charges separately at $12 for a pack of 10. Each cartridge should last for the entire 64 ounces.)

The cartridge itself pops right into a sleeve, which you then screw into the bottom of the cap. Once you've tightly secured the cap onto the growler, you can choose your carbonation setting—first position for beer and cider and the second position for soda and cocktails—and start pouring.

Though the system isn’t complex, you’ll definitely want to give the instructions a once-over before you first use it—I wound up wasting my first CO2 cartridge because I didn’t have the cap in the “off” position when I first installed it, resulting in it emptying out before I could even screw it on.

So, does it work?

My first drink—Coke, because my local breweries still aren’t allowing private growler fills due to COVID-19—came out perfectly chilled and fizzy, as if it had just been poured from a fountain. But time is the enemy of all carbonated beverages, so over the next eight hours I poured a few more glasses to see how both the CO2 and the temperature held up.

I found that there was very little difference between that first cold glass at 8:00 a.m. and that final one at 5:00 p.m. The drink suffered virtually no temperature change, thanks to the uKeg Go’s double-wall vacuum insulation, and never lost any of that bubbly character. Even when the keg was left out in the sun from noon to 5:00 p.m., the soda remained unaffected.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Go
GrowlerWerks

Because we're talking about a keg here, I knew I had to test out beer as best I could, so I transferred a few cans to the uKeg, and the result was pretty much the same—the growler maintained the beer’s temperature and carbonation level all day long, resulting in a consistent pour that never lost flavor or crispness. It’s basically indistinguishable from having beer straight from a brewery tap, and it'll probably be my go-to travel vessel anytime I bring local beer on the go.

While these tests simulated bringing the uKeg to an all-day event, the company claims the growler would be able to maintain the carbonation for up to two weeks.

How's the build?

The whole idea behind the uKeg Go is portability—it's meant to travel with you wherever you go, from a backyard barbecue to a weekend excursion out into the woods. And it sports a stainless-steel body that should be up for the challenge. It's lightweight, but the build is sturdy enough that you shouldn't fret that you've got fragile cargo with you (just be aware that there is a tap faucet to think about, so you might not want to jostle it around too much). There's also a convenient handle secured onto the top, making it easy to carry around with a finger or two while also traveling with beach bags and other outdoor necessities.

In terms of appearance, the uKeg Go is sportier and sleeker than the company's traditional uKeg model, looking more like an insulated bottle from HydroFlask or Stanley than a piece of brewery equipment. And there are two colors to choose from: a uniform tungsten gray model and a slightly bolder chili red, which is what I went with.

You can pick up a uKeg Go for $99 on both the GrowlerWerks website or Amazon. There’s also the company’s standard uKeg growler that ranges from 64 to 128 ounces and features a much more nuanced CO2 system. That'll run you $159–$209, depending on the exact model you get. And if coffee is more your speed, the company recently released the uKeg Nitro ($199) model that dispenses creamy, nitro-infused cold brew with the pull of a lever.

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