Get Back to Work With Today's Best Amazon Deals

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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, July 5.

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

 


Certified Refurbished Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black for $29.99 (list price $44.99)

KrBn Mechanical Keyboard PC Gaming Muticolor Full Size Backlit Ergonomic Phone Holder 2017 Newest for $54.99 (list price $249.99)


Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Tangerine - with Special Offers (Previous Generation - 6th) for $69.99 (list price $89.99)

SYBA external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD for $4.99 (list price $7.26)


HIFI ELITE Super66 - Over-the-Ear, Wireless, Bluetooth Headsets, Microphone-feature, Noise-Isolating, Lightweight Headset Design for $49.99 (list price $319.99)

MeeQee 10X42 Dual Focus Monocular Telescope, Prism Film Optics, Tripod Capable, Waterproof, Low Night Vision, Monocular Scope for Birdwatching/ Hunting/ Camping/ Hiking / Golf/ Concert/ Surveillance for $19.99 (list price $39.99)


Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic for $20.99 (list price $35.99)

SkyTech Legacy - Gaming Computer PC Desktop - AMD 8-Core FX-8300 3.3 GHz, 120GB SSD, GTX 1060 3GB, 1TB HDD, 16GB DDR3, 970 Chipset Motherboard, WIN 10 Home (GTX 1060 3G | FX-8300 | 16GB | 120GB SSD) for $749.99 (list price $899.99)


APIE Wireless Sports Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones Sweatproof Running Exercise Stereo with Mic Earbuds Earphones for Iphone and Android Phones for $19.99 (list price $159.99)

ThermoPro TP50 Hygrometer Thermometer Indoor Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter for $8.99 (list price $19.99)


Mpow Waterproof Case, Universal Dry Bag Waterproof Phone Bag Pouch for Devices up to 6.0" 3-Pack for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Point Anywhere Remote (Certified Refurbished) for $32.95 (list price $49.99)


D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router (DIR-880L) for $79.99 (list price $179.99)

Hot Wheels Star Wars Vehicle Bundle for $22.39 (list price $31.99)

KITCHEN


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

[20 Pack] 32 Oz. 2 Compartment Meal Prep Containers Durable BPA Free Plastic Reusable Food Storage Container Microwave & Dishwasher Safe w/ Airtight Lid For Portion Control & Bento Box Lunch Box for $14.40 (list price $27.00)


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

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


SimpleTaste Digital Kitchen Scale Precise Cooking and Baking Scale, Multifunction with Range From 0.2oz (5g) to 22lbs(10kg), Tempered Glass, Backlit LCD Screen, White for $7.64 (list price $19.99)

Secura The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart for $27.99 (list price $59.99)


GDEALER Instant Read Thermometer Super Fast Digital Electronic Food Thermometer Cooking Thermometer Barbecue Meat Thermometer with Collapsible Internal Probe for Grill Cooking Meat Kitchen Candy for $11.99 (list price $28.99)

Homasy Easy-Release Ice Cube Trays, 14-Cube Trays (Pack of 4), LFGB Certified, Spill-Resistant Lid Included for $11.99 (list price $19.99)


Amagabeli 8"x6" Stainless Steel 316L Cast Iron Cleaner Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pan Pre-Seasoned Pan Dutch Ovens Waffle Iron Pans Scraper Cast Iron Grill Scraper Skillet Scraper for $12.99 (list price $32.48)

Aicok Oven Gloves Non-Slip Kitchen Oven Mitts Heat Resistant Cooking Gloves for Cooking, Baking, Barbecue Potholder, Black, 1 Pair for $7.58 (list price $29.59)


Wing Corkscrew Wine Opener by HQY - Premium All-in-one Wine Corkscrew and Bottle Opener - Risk Free! for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

Zestkit Tri-Blade Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals for $15.99 (list price $23.99)


GDEALER Digital Kitchen Scale 11lb/5kg Accuracy Food Scale Multifunction Kitchen Scale with Bowl, Stainless Steel, 2.15L Liquid Volume, Alarm Timer, Temperature, Backlight LCD Display for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Rubbermaid Modular Canisters, Food Storage Container, BPA-free, 8-piece Set, Red (1776474) for $19.35 (list price $22.76)


Kootek 28-Piece Cake Decorating Tips Kits Professional Icing Tip Set Tools with 2 Silicone Pastry Bag and 2 Reusable Coupler for Cakes Cupcakes Cookies Pastry, Fits Kids Beginners for $8.59 (list price $13.99)

Mezzaluna Chopper - Mezzaluna Knife - Double Blade - Stainless Steel Mincing Knife - Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or Restaurant - by Utopia Kitchen for $12.74 (list price $29.99)


Silicone Spatula Set,Besiva 3-piece 600ºF Heat-Resistant Spatulas & Baking Spoon ,Safe Soft and Non-stick Flexible Rubber Spatulas with Stainless Steel Core Design(Red) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker with Self-Dispensing Lever and Auto Remix Channel, DM3500 for $314.78 (list price $399.99)

HOME


J.S. Hanger 10-Pack Solid Cherry Wooden Pant Hangers with Anti-rust Hook, for Skirt and Slacks for $15.29 (list price $51.00)

EVA Medical Tool-Free Spa Bathtub Adjustable Shower Chair Seat Bench with Removable Back for $39.99 (list price $79.99)


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

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)


Timber Ridge Aluminum Portable Director's Folding Chair with Side Table Supports 300lbs for $42.99 (list price $99.98)

Set of 6 Foldable Fabric Basket Bin, EZOWare Collapsible Storage Cube For Nursery, Office, Home Décor, Shelf Cabinet, Cube Organizers - White for $16.99 (list price $59.99)


TaoTronics Eye-care Gooseneck LED Desk Lamp, 7 Brightness Levels,Touch Control, 7W for $17.99 (list price $21.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black for $62.98 (list price $79.98)


Clara Clark 1800 Premier Series 4pc Bed Sheet Set - King, White, for $12.83 (list price $22.68)

StorageManiac 3-tier Folding Water-Resistant Compact Steel Clothes Drying Rack - 22.44x14.57x41.34 - Inches for $25.99 (list price $49.99)


Rubbermaid Step-On Wastebasket Trash Can, 13-Gallon, Metal-Accent Black, 1843029 for $16.97 (list price $25.96)

Bissell Aeroswift Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, 1009 - Corded for $50.72 (list price $69.99)


URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 130ml Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color Changing LED Lights Portable for Home Baby Office - Wood Grain for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Deik Vacuum Cleaner, 2 in 1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Upright Vacuum Cleaner with High-power Long-lasting, 22.2V Lithium Ion Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner for $129.00 (list price $399.00)


AMIR Salt Lamp, 2 Pack Natural Himalayan Rock Crystal with 2 Bulbs, Mini Hand Carved Night Light with UL Approved Wall Plug for Air Purifying, Bedroom Lighting for $24.99 (list price $83.30)

Bissell 1161 Hard Floor Expert Deluxe Canister Vacuum - Corded for $96.31 (list price $149.99)


Secura 7X Magnifying Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural Warm and White LED lighting and Locking Suction-Cup for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50, 6oz Spray Bottle (Pack of 2) for $17.58 (list price $27.59)

Eye Cream Moisturizer (1.3 oz) 94% Natural Anti Aging Skin Care for $16.99 (list price $40.99)


Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser - Anti-Aging + Acne Face Wash w AHA For Wrinkles, Lines & Spots Reduction - Natural Blend of Best Rosehip & Tea Tree Oils + Jojoba Beads For a Deep Clean… for $18.04 (list price $35.99)

Burt's Bees Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash, 12 Ounces for $6.38 (list price $7.99)


Barbero Grooming Beard Care Kit 4 pcs - Oil, Balm, Shampoo, Wax for $24.99 (list price $49.96)

Myhsmooth GS-SM-NF Handmade Natural Green Sandalwood No Static Comb-pocket Comb (Beard) with Aromatic Scent for Long and Short Beards-perfect Mustache Comb(4" Two Sides) for $6.99 (list price $11.99)


Imperial Barber Grade Products Classic Pomade, 6 Oz. for $16.50 (list price $22.00)

Equinox Professional Razor Edge Series - Barber Hair Cutting Scissors/Shears - 6.5" Overall Length with Fine Adjustment Tension Screw - Japanese Stainless Steel - Lifetime Guarantee! for $13.49 (list price $39.99)


Conair Oval Shaped Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror, 1x/7x magnification, Polished Chrome Finish for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

USDA Organic Lip Balm by Sky Organics – 6 Pack Assorted Flavors –- With Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E. Best Lip Plumper Chapstick for Dry Lips- For Adults and Kids Lip Repair. Made In USA for $10.95 (list price $19.95)


Argan Oil Shampoo, Sulfate Free, 8 oz. - With Argan, Jojoba, Avocado, Almond, Peach Kernel, Camellia Seed, and Keratin - 100% Safe for Color Treated Hair - For Men, Women, and Teens - All Hair Types - Most Beneficial Haircare Product Available for $8.50 (list price $25.00)

Cetaphil Daily Advance Lotion, Ultra Hydrating, 16 Ounce for $11.22 (list price $16.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


Adjustable Height Black Student Chair with Black Pedestal Frame for $17.50 (list price $75.00)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $8.96)


Canon MG2520 Color Photo Printer for $35.18 (list price $69.99)

HENREK Push Pins, 300pcs 3/8-Inch Plastic Round Head, 5/16-Inch Steel Point Thumb Tacks (Black) for $6.99 (list price $9.99)


AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator for $19.97 (list price $21.99)

Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 for $14.99 (list price $29.99)


Avery(R) Heavy-Duty View Binder with 3" One Touch Rings 79693, Black for $10.46 (list price $15.83)

AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black for $4.84 (list price $6.49)


Tribesigns Modern Simple Style Computer Desk PC Laptop Study Table Office Desk Workstation for Home Office, Walnut + Black Leg for $105.99 (list price $219.99)

SONGMICS Bamboo Monitor Stand Riser with Storage Organizer, Laptop Cellphone TV Printer Stand Desktop Container, ULLD201 for $25.99 (list price $28.99)


Vintage Slate Kitchen Chalkboard (14" x 9.5") - Decorative Standing Chalk Board for Rustic Wedding & Kitchen Decor for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Mead Spiral Notebook, 1 Subject, 70 College Ruled Sheets, Assorted Colors, 6 PACK (73065) for $6.54 (list price $14.19)

 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


Sport-Brella Versa-Brella All Position Umbrella with Universal Clamp, Midnight Blue for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board - UL2272 Certified, All-Terrain 8.5” Alloy Wheel, 400W Dual-Motor, LG Battery, Board Hover Tough Road Condition [Classic Series, Space Grey] for $479.99 (list price $599.99)


Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 6 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible) for $13.45 (list price $39.99)

Titleist NXT Tour Golf Balls, White (One Dozen) for $29.99 (list price $34.99)


Zume Games Portable Badminton Set for $40.79 (list price $59.99)

Magical Flames 25-pack: TWICE THE COLOR, half the price! Creates Vibrant, Rainbow Colored Flames for $14.99 (list price $16.95)


SHINE HAI 50ft Expanding Hose with 8 Functions Sprayer, Expandable Garden Hose with Strongest TPS, Solid Brass Connector Fitting, Extra Strength Fabric Garden Hose Nozzle for $19.99 (list price $99.99)

GDEALER Solar String Lights 30LED 20ft Solar Powered Starry Fairy Outdoor String Lights Ambiance Lighting for Landscape Patio Garden Bedroom Camping Christmas Party Wedding (1) for $9.99 (list price $25.99)


Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $19.75 (list price $21.95)

PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain for $34.95 (list price $44.95)


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

Eva Medical Pedal Exerciser Chrome Frame (Fully Assembled Exercise Peddler, no tools required) for $32.99 (list price $54.99)

TOOLS


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

SHINE HAI BR30 LED Light Bulbs, 65W Equivalent LED Light Bulbs, 4000K Neutral White E26 Base Bulbs, Non-dimmable, UL-listed Flood Lighting Bulbs, 6-Pack for $19.99 (list price $99.99)


CVLIFE 800 Lumen XML T6 LED Flashlight Rechargeable Torch 5 Mode with 18650 Battery 2 Chargers for $11.99 (list price $46.99)

Viking Red & Black Premium Metal-Free Wheel & Rim Brush for $4.49 (list price $6.99)


VicTsing 2 Pack Car Safety Hammer, Emergency Escape Tool with Car Window Breaker and Seat Belt Cutter, Life Saving Survival Kit for $9.99 (list price $25.99)

Flux Phenom Reinforced Magnetic Screen Door, Fits Door Up To 38 x 82-Inch for $26.95 (list price $34.95)


Tactical Flashlight, Vansky 700 Lumen Cree XML2 T6 Led Flashlight Adjustable Focus Zoom Tactical Light Water Resistant Camping Torch, 3 x AAA Batteries Included for $8.99 (list price $49.99)

GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp with Rechargeable Batteries, Car Charger, Wall Charger and USB Cable for $20.99 (list price $69.97)

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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Make Breakfast for the Family in a Flash With the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

Dash/Amazon
Dash/Amazon

The number of ways you can eat eggs is limited only by your cooking ability and imagination. Now, thanks to the foolproof Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, even that doesn't have to hold you back, because you'll be able to prepare your eggs exactly how you like them in just minutes—no flipping, stirring, or frying required.

Weighing roughly 1 pound and measuring 7.5 inches across, this egg cooker is the perfect size for a shelf or countertop. Its design accommodates a variety of egg preparations, so if you like your eggs boiled, you can fit up to six of them on the tray at once and cook them until they're soft-boiled, hard-boiled, or somewhere in between. The cooker also features trays for poaching eggs and making omelettes.

Rapid Egg Cooker.
Dash/Amazon

The device comes with a measuring cup showing how much water you need to cook each style of egg, and it buzzes and shuts off automatically when they're done. That way, you can make your perfect breakfast even before you've had your first cup of coffee.

The gadget is super popular with breakfast-lovers. It has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, and the online retailer lists it as one the most-loved items on the site. You can purchase it on Amazon today for $20.

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