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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 30.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


AMIR 2 in 1 Professional HD Camera Lens Kit, 0.6X Super Wide Angle Lens, 15X Macro Lens, Clip-On Cell Phone Lens for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/5, Samsung & Most Smartphones for $28.99 (list price $94.99)

Anker PowerCore+ mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger (3rd Generation, Premium Aluminum Power Bank), One of the Most Compact External Batteries for $14.99 (list price $39.99)


Photive Hydra Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Waterproof Rugged Portable with built in Subwoofer and Long Battery for $35.00 (list price $79.95)

Mpow CD Slot Car Phone Holder, Universal Smartphone Car Phone Mount, 360° Rotating Cradle Phone Holder with One-Click Release Button for iPhone, Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8, Google Nexus, LG, Huawei and More for $10.39 (list price $16.99)


CardNinja Ultra-slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet for Smartphones, Black for $6.95 (list price $12.99)

Bluetooth Headphones, Hussar Magicbuds Best Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic, IPX7 Waterproof, HD Sound with Bass, Noise Cancelling, Secure Fit, up to 9 hours working time (Upgraded) for $26.99 (list price $169.99)


Mpow Jaws [Gen-2] Bluetooth Headphones Call Vibrate Alert Wireless Neckband Headset Stereo Noise Reduction Earbuds w/ Mic for $25.69 (list price $44.99)

Kootek Portable Clip On Music Light Stand 9 LED Orchestra Lamp Adjustable Neck Reading Light Rechargeable USB Book Lights for $19.99 (list price $28.99)


Mpow Waterproof Case, Universal Dry Bag Waterproof Phone Bag Pouch for Devices up to 6.0" 3-Pack for $13.49 (list price $19.99)

CVLIFE 12x50 Compact Monocular Telescope Pocket Mono Spotting Scope With Compass and Pouch for $12.99 (list price $49.99)


Linksys N750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit & USB Ports, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA3500) for $29.95 (list price $69.95)

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


Mpow CD Slot Car Phone Holder, Universal Smartphone Car Phone Mount, 360° Rotating Cradle Phone Holder with One-Click Release Button for iPhone, Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8, Google Nexus, LG, Huawei and More for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

[Quick Charge] Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Premium Portable Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (Aluminum 3-Port Ultra-High-Capacity External Battery) [Recharges 2X Faster] for $58.99 (list price $129.99)


Anker Roav Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Sensor, 2.4” LCD, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-In WiFi, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, 2-Port Car Charger for $67.99 (list price $129.99)

Etekcity 2-in-1 Bluetooth Receiver Transmitter Digital Optical Toslink and 3.5mm Wireless Audio Adapter for TV Home Car Stereo System, Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, aptX LL (Black) for $25.49 (list price $99.99)


Anker 20W Premium Stereo Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Dual 10W Drivers and 2 Passive Subwoofers, Wireless Speaker for iPhone, Samsung, Nexus, and More - Black for $47.499 (list price $119.99)

KITCHEN


Crock-Pot 6-Quart Countdown Programmable Oval Slow Cooker with Dipper, Stainless Steel, SCCPVC605-S for $38.99 (list price $54.50)

Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Black for $58.99 (list price $129.99)


Mr. Coffee Automatic Dual Shot Espresso/Cappuccino System, ECMP50 for $56.99 (list price $99.99)

COSORI Electric Pressure Cooker 2 Quart Mini Rice Cookware, Digital Non-Stick 7-in-1 Multi-Function 800W for $55.99 (list price $119.99)


Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-Sided Boxed Grater for $24.12 (list price $35.00)

4 Permanent Coffee Filters for Keurig B30, B31, B40, B41, B60, B70, K40, K45, K65, K75. Replaces Keurig My K-cup(tm), Solofill(tm), Ekobrew(tm) and all other reusable coffee filters for Keurig Home Single Cup Brewing Systems for $7.89 (list price $10.95)


Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef's Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Sharp Knives Ergonomic Equipment for $27.99 (list price $99.99)

Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Mug, 10-Ounce, Set of 2 for $21.99 (list price $37.49)


Estilo 2 gallon Glass Single Mason Jar Beverage Drink Dispenser With Leak Free Spigot, Clear for $19.99 (list price $22.99)

BliGli kitchen Manual Chopper Blender - Quick Work Out For Mincer / Mixer / Blender to Chop Fruits Vegetables Nuts Herbs Onions for Salad, Pesto, Coleslaw, Puree,Egg(Large 4 Cup 1000ML) for $10.99 (list price $26.99)


French Press Coffee Maker , Cosori Coffee Tea Press with 304 Grade Stainless Steel, Heat Resistant Borosilicate Glass and 4 Level Filtration System(8 Cup 34 Oz, 1 Liter) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Mini Loaf Pans, Set of 4 for $12.59 (list price $14.99)


GDEALER Digital Meat Thermometer Talking Instant Read Thermometer Cooking Thermometer BBQ Thermometer with Blue Backlit LCD Display Voice Function for Kitchen Grilling Food Milk Candy and Bath Water for $10.49 (list price $26.99)

MasterPan Non-Stick 3 Section Meal Skillet, 11", Black for $27.99 (list price $34.99)


Mighty Mug 1568 Mini Single Serve Travel Mug, 11 oz, Black for $10.85 (list price $16.99)

Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper for $24.99 (list price $34.95)


Farberware 15-Piece Stamped Stainless Steel Knife Block Set for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Cook N Home Micro Perforated Colander Over The Sink Expandable Handle, 13.5-Inch by 9-Inch, Stainless Steel for $17.28 (list price $24.99)

HOME


Sunbeam Steam Master GCSBSP-201-FFP 1400 Watt Large Anti-Drip Non-Stick Stainless steel Soleplate Iron with Variable Steam Control and 8' Retractable Cord, Chrome/Teal for $22.49 (list price $29.99)

InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Diffusers with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off Function for Home Office Bedroom Room, 100 mL for $14.95 (list price $39.99)


Onepure Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, 6 Bottles/ 10ml each, 100% Pure & Therapeutic Grade ( Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Peppermint) for $14.95 (list price $29.95)

Holmes Lil' Blizzard 8-Inch Oscillating Table Fan for $14.78 (list price $19.03)


AmazonBasics Waterproof Hammock Seat Cover for Pets for $16.98 (list price $19.99)

Vornado Flippi V6 Personal Air Circulator Fan, Midnight for $19.99 (list price $25.99)


ACTCUT Super Soft Indoor Modern Shag Area Silky Smooth Rugs Fluffy Rugs Anti-Skid Shaggy Area Rug Dining Room Home Bedroom Carpet Floor Mat 4- Feet By 5- Feet (Grey) for $29.99 (list price $45.99)

Epica Super-Grip Non-Slip Area Rug Pad 5 x 8 for any hard Surface Floor, Keeps Your Rugs Safe and in Place for $15.49 (list price $27.95)


Yankee Candle Company French Vanilla Large Jar Candle for $19.75 (list price $27.99)

Granite Gold Daily Cleaner Refill, 64 fl. oz. for $11.97 (list price $15.49)


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 $27.99 (list price $59.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Trimmer (8 Pieces) for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Berta 1875W Negative Ion Hair Blow Dryer with 2 Speed and 3 Heat Setting, Black for $23.99 (list price $99.99)


CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $10.59 (list price $13.99)

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream Night With Retinol, 1.4 Oz. for $11.72 (list price $19.47)


Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara for $19.97 (list price $50.00)

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, For all skin types, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) for $19.04 (list price $27.98)


L'Oreal Paris Ideal Clean Making Removing Facial Towelettes, All Skin Types, 25 towelettes for $3.99 (list price $4.99)

Gillette CustomPlus 3 Disposable Razor, Sensitive, 4 Count, Mens Razors / Blades for $5.49 (list price $7.68)


Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrip Teeth Whitening Strips Kit, Glamorous White, 14 Treatments - Packaging May Vary for $35.48 (list price $44.99)

ArtNaturals Natural Lip Balm Beeswax, Assorted Flavors 0.15oz Each-Best Chapstick for Dry, Chapped and Cracked Lips-Lip Repair and Therapy with Aloe Vera, Coconut, Castor and Jojoba Oil, Pack of 6 for $8.96 (list price $12.00)


Pure Biology “Total Eye” Anti Aging Eye Cream Infused with Instant Lift Technology & Baobab Fruit Extract - Instant Firming & Long Term Reduction in Wrinkles, Bags & Dark Circles for $21.90 (list price $39.99)

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser, WP-660 for $58.89 (list price $79.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


Shuttle Art 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Gel Pens Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers for $18.98 (list price $69.99)

Sharpie Accent Retractable Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $7.54 (list price $8.38)


BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10-Count for $11.51 (list price $16.45)

BIC Marking Permanent Marker Fashion Colors, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 36-Count for $13.87 (list price $24.49)


BIC Pencil Xtra Life, Medium Point (0.7mm), 24-Count for $6.35 (list price $8.64)

Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Silver, 12 Count for $9.30 (list price $12.63)


Swingline Desk Stapler, Commercial, 20 Sheets Capacity, Black (44401) for $4.58 (list price $6.98)

First Alert 2601DF Waterproof Fire Chest with Digital Lock for $58.20 (list price $75.32)


Canon imageCLASS LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer for $69.99 (list price $93.98)

BIC Velocity Gel Retractable Pen, 0.7mm, Assorted Ink, 15 Count (RLCP151-Ast) for $6.87 (list price $9.20)


TOPS Double Docket Writing Tablet with Extra Rigid Back, 8-1/2 x 11-3/4 Inches, Perforated, 3-Hole Punched, White, College Rule, 100 Sheets per Pad (63384) for $5.44 (list price $9.65)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Classic Colors, 4 Count for $3.57 (list price $5.99)


EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Soft Pile Eraser, Extra-Large for $9.43 (list price $13.99)

Fitueyes 23.6x11x4.7-Inch Tempered Glass Computer Monitor Riser, White (DT106004GW) for $28.00 (list price $119.99)


Etekcity Electric Pencil Sharpener, Automatic Feed and Dispense (Silver, 10 pencils included) for $25.49 (list price $45.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor for $59.95 (list price $79.95)

Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner for $406.04 (list price $563.54)


Thermacell MR-LJ Portable Mosquito Repeller, Black for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE, Silver for $161.41 (list price $189.99)


CamelBak Chute Water Bottle, Bluegrass, 1-Liter for $12.12 (list price $14.00)

YETI Hopper 40 Portable Cooler Field Tan / Blaze Orange for $258.58 (list price $399.99)


Klean Kanteen 32oz Classic Vacuum Insulated (w/Loop Cap) Winter Lake for $26.79 (list price $36.95)

TETON Sports Mammoth 0F Queen Size Sleeping Bag; Double Sleeping Bag Perfect for Base Camp while Cold Weather Camping, Backpacking, and Hiking; Green for $92.37 (list price $129.99)


Penn Pink Championship XD Tennis Balls (Single Can) for $5.27 (list price $9.99)

SE FS374 All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter & Magnesium Fuel Bar (Everything you need to start a fire!) for $5.25 (list price $6.99)


BlizeTec Survival Knife: Best 5-in-1 Tactical Pocket Folding Knife with LED Light, Seatbelt Cutter, Glass Breaker & Magnesium Fire Starter for $38.98 (list price $89.99)

TOOLS


Stanley FMHT33348 FATMAX Auto-Lock Tape Rule, 30' for $20.99 (list price $26.99)

Stanley 10-778 Fatmax Retractable Knife for $9.87 (list price $16.10)


First Alert SCO5CN Battery Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarm for $31.24 (list price $33.93)

URPOWER Tactical Flashlight Super Bright CREE LED Flashlight Zoomable Tactical Flashlight Rainproof Lighting Lamp Torch -with Rechargeable 18650 2800mAh Battery -For Cycling Hiking Camping Emergency for $15.99 (list price $39.99)


Makita XPH102 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill Kit (3.0Ah) for $99.00 (list price $129.00)

SHINE HAI Multi-Tool, 14-in-1 Stainless Steel Multi-Plier with Knife, Cable Cutter, Needle Nose Pliers, Saw, File, Screwdrivers and More, Nylon Sheath Included for $15.99 (list price $99.99)


Rechargeable Flashlight:Cree XM-L2 U3 LED 1000 Lumen Waterproof USB Rechargeable Flashlight,3400mAh 18650 Batteries,charging cable and Holster-Soonfire NS17 for $33.99 (list price $76.00)

Screwdriver Set NANCH Repair Tool Kit, 24-pieces for $23.84 (list price $29.80)

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

Wayfair/Weber
Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
Brisbane/Wayfair

- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
Dyna-Glo/Wayfair

- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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Does the Dryer Eat Your Socks? Use This Simple Laundry Hack to Solve the Problem

You never have to search for your missing socks again.
You never have to search for your missing socks again.
m01229, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Doing laundry is never fun, but when your pile of apparel emerges with socks missing, it can turn into an investigation worthy of a homicide detective. Whether they're Nike, Gucci, or Gold Toe, no sock is immune to foul play—and typically, no suspect can ever be located.

Socks get “lost” when they cling to the washer drum, disappear into a pair of pants, or fall out of the hamper on their way back to the sock drawer. It’s also possible for a washer to “eat” a sock by allowing it to tumble out of the drum and get stuck in an inaccessible portion of the appliance. Some socks have even made it to the water drain or pump in their desperate bid to avoid your feet.

Reader’s Digest has a solution to this phenomenon: Use a safety pin. When you take your socks off, clip them together with the pin. By utilizing this sock buddy system, the pair will never be separated in the wash. It’s also far less likely for a pair to be obscured by other clothing or to cling to a hidden surface like the washer or fall by the wayside in a crevice.

If you’re concerned safety pins might damage your washer, you can opt for plastic sock clips like Loc A Sock. A pack of 40 clips is just $15 on Amazon.

[h/t Reader’s Digest]

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