You'll Want to See Today's Best Amazon Deals

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 20.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA 

Kanen I39 Headphones On ear Foldable Noise Isolating Headsets with Mic and Remote for Kids Adults (Orange) for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets for $36.97 (list price $169.99)

MoKo Case for All-New Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release Only) - Slim Folding Stand Cover for Fire HD 8, BLACK (with Auto Wake / Sleep) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Belkin 6-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector with 2-Foot Power Cord, 200 Joules (2-Pack) for $9.99 (list price $14.23)

Anker [3-Pack] 3ft Nylon Braided USB Cable with Lightning Connector [Apple MFi Certified] for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and More (Gray) for $27.99 (list price $29.99)

Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $129.99 (list price $164.99)

AmazonBasics 13.3-Inch Laptop Sleeve - Black for $8.99 (list price $10.49)

Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible, 11.6-Inch HD Touch, Intel Celeron N3150, 4GB DDR3L, 32GB, Chrome, CB5-132T-C1LK for $249.99 (list price $299.99)

Samsung UN28H4500 28-Inch 720p 60Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model) for $187.99 (list price $204.99)

Cell Phone Wallet, HUO ZAO Silicone Credit Card Id Holder with Adhesive Stick-on fits Apple iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones, Table, Refrigerator, Door, Mixed Colors - 10 Pack for $9.95 (list price $29.99)

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black for $19.99 (list price $79.99)

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black) for $32.99 (list price $89.99)

Logitech Bluetooth Mouse M557 for PC, Mac and Windows 8 Tablets (910-003971) for $19.95 (list price $28.05)

KITCHEN 

Kitchen Oven Mitts With Non-Slip Silicone Printed - 1 Pair of Heat Resistant Oven Gloves for Cooking,Baking,Grilling,Barbecue Potholders,Black,Honla for $12.97 (list price $21.98)

Nostalgia RSM602 Snow Cone Maker for $39.99 (list price $74.99)

Elite Gourmet EBS-0012 Maxi-Matic 12-Piece Stainless Steel Colored Mixing Bowls with Lids, 7.25 Qt. - 6 Qt. – 3.5 Qt. – 3 Qt. – 2.25 Qt. – 2 Qt. for $28.28 (list price $38.00)

Brita 10 Cup Stream Filter as You Pour Water Pitcher with 1 Filter, Rapids, BPA Free, Lake Blue for $29.94 (list price $34.99)

Hamilton Beach 22811 Keep Warm 2-Slice Toaster for $21.91 (list price $33.99)

BLACK+DECKER TO1303SB 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Includes Bake Pan, Broil Rack & Toasting Rack, Stainless Steel/Black for $24.96 (list price $29.92)

Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds Ice Pop Molds Maker, Set of 6, Green for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

Royal Stainless Steel Silverware Set Mirror Polished Utensils (20-Piece Flatware Set) for $26.95 (list price $59.99)

Vremi 15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set - Colored Kitchen Pots and Pans Set Nonstick with Cooking Utensils - Purple Teal Red Blue Pots and Non Stick Pans Set - PTFE and PFOA Free Cookware for $44.99 (list price $89.99)

TWOBIU Popcorn Machine, Popcorn Maker, Hot Air Popcorn Popper with FDA Approved - Orange for $36.96 (list price $79.96)

Ninja Professional Blender (BL610) for $79.99 (list price $125.99)

Top Rated Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1.3 Gallon-Includes Charcoal Filter for $22.95 (list price $44.95)

HOME

Homdox Wall shelves Set of 3 Large Floating U Shelves DIY, White for $25.89 (list price $47.99)

Collapsible Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Foldable Nonwoven Cloth Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Handles for Gift, Beige for $17.99 (list price $22.00)

Boraam 48829 Augusta Bar Height Swivel Stool, 29-Inch, Cappuccino for $58.16 (list price $146.00)

mDesign Newspaper and Magazine Rack for Bathroom, Office, Entryway - Matte Black for $12.99 (list price $14.99)

HANTAJANSS Scroll Painting Frame Vintage Wooden Poster Hanger for Home Decoration for $7.88 (list price $9.86)

VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser for Office Home Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa - Wood Grain for $27.99 (list price $49.99)

Creative Co-Op DA6725 Medium White Stoneware Hanging Planter with Jute Rope for $24.06 (list price $34.50)

LANGRIA Metal Coat Rack Display Stand Hall Tree with 3 Tiers and 11 Hooks for Clothes Scarves and Hats, Black Finish for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Honey-Can-Do SHO-02222 4-Tier Bamboo Entryway Organizer for $57.57 (list price $90.99)

Wundermax Decorative Door Stopper With Free Bonus Holders, Door Stop Works on All Floor Surfaces, Premium Rubber Door Stops, The Original (3, gray) for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

Sfoothome 36 Inch Wide x 72Inch Long Hotel Fabric Shower Curtain Waterproof and Mildew Free Bath Curtains Heavy Weight, Deep Gray for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

The Original Hayden Autosoap - Premium Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser - Fingerprint Resistant Brushed Stainless Steel - Hand Sanitiser compatible - (NEW Waterproof Base!) for $23.95 (list price $69.95)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY 

Burt's Bees BB Cream with SPF 15, Light / Medium, 1.7 Ounces for $7.50 (list price $14.99)

Philips Norelco Shaver 7300 for Sensitive Skin, S7370/84, Standard Packaging for $107.45 (list price $179.99)

Electric Toothbrush, Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black Electronic Power Rechargeable Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun for $129.96 (list price $219.99)

Argan Oil Shampoo from Majestic Pure Offers Vitamin Enriched Gentle Hair Restoration Formula for Daily Use, Sulfate Free, Moroccan Oil & Potent Natural Ingredients, for Men and Women 16 fl. oz for $13.95 (list price $24.50)

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum for Face, Organic Anti-Aging Topical Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, 1 fl oz for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

SKINFUN IPX7 Waterproof Facial Cleansing Brush Body and Face Scrubber Skin Microdermabrasion Exfoliator and Massager Bi-directional Rotation with 5 Brush Heads for $17.99 (list price $41.99)

BERTA Professional Hair Dryer 1875W Negative Ions Hair Blow Dryer Far Infrared Heat 2 Speed and 3 Heat Setting AC Motor (Standard) for $39.99 (list price $109.99)

Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel To Reduce the Incidence of Razor Bumps, 7 Oz for $3.83 (list price $9.99)

Uppercut Deluxe Pomade 3.5oz for $13.78 (list price $18.00)

Beard and Mustache Comb for Men - Facial Hair Grooming Tool - Made With Fine Tooth Sandalwood for Easy Styling & Maintenance - Dual Action Design + Pocket & Wallet Size for Travel - Smooth Viking for $11.97 (list price $49.95)

Wazor Hair Flat Iron 1 Inch Ceramic Hair Straightener Digital Display Fast Heat Up Hair Iron With Temp Settings and Auto Shutoff for $35.99 (list price $109.99)

Big House Travel Lighted Makeup Mirror - Adjustable Brightness and Stand - Desk or Handheld Make Up Vanity Mirror with Led Lights for $27.99 (list price $49.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors, Straight-Handle, Pointed Tip, 8-Inch, Gray/Yellow, 2 Pieces Per Pack (13901) for $6.30 (list price $14.77)

Sharpie Pen, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $9.58 (list price $14.50)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $7.88 (list price $13.53)

Executive Office Solutions Portable Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Desk/Stand/Table Vented w/CPU Fans Mouse Pad Side Mount-Notebook-Macbook-Light Weight Ergonomic TV Bed Lap Tray Stand Up/Sitting-Black for $49.99 (list price $89.99)

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

Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop - Lemome A5 Wide Ruled Hardcover Writing Notebook with Pocket + Page Dividers Gifts, Banded, Large, 180 Pages, 8.4 x 5.7 Back to School for $14.99 (list price $25.99)

SONGMICS 3-tier Storage Cube Closet Organizer Shelf 6-cube Cabinet Bookcase Black ULSN63H for $21.99 (list price $28.77)

Clipco Push Pins Jar Transparent Clear (500-Count) for $8.95 (list price $19.95)

Quartet Bulletin Board, Cork Board, 2' x 3', Oak Wood Finish Frame (MWDB2436-ECR) for $8.97 (list price $19.40)

Winplus AC02000606 Coin Holder for $10.03 (list price $14.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set - Gardening Tools with Garden Gloves and Garden Tote - Gardening Gifts Tool Set with Garden Trowel Pruners and More - Vegetable Herb Garden Hand Tools with Storage Tote for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Union 63182 Elephant Watering Can, 2 quart, Gray for $5.08 (list price $8.99)

Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set - 3 Ball for $27.99 (list price $34.99)

GAOGE Swim Goggles , Swimming Goggles,Pack of 2, Swim Goggles for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child, Anti Fog UV Protection,with Nose Clip ,Ear Plugs for $12.98 (list price $25.99)

10 Foot Long Badminton, Volleyball or Tennis Net Stand for Family Sport Outdoor Games. Total weight 6.2 pounds by Street Tennis Club for $59.99 (list price $65.99)

Wilson 75 Tennis Ball Pick Up Hopper for $16.99 (list price $25.56)

White Athletic Sports Tape VERY Strong EASY Tear NO Sticky Residue BEST TAPE for Athlete & Medical Trainers. PERFECT on bat, Lacrosse / Hockey stick, Lifters, Climbers & Boxing (White, 3-Pack) for $10.99 (list price $10.99)

WACOOL 2L Waterproof Hydration Bladder Pack, Cycling Backpack, Lightweight Daypack (Blue and 2L Bladder) for $27.99 (list price $49.99)

STURME 20 Pack Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets Waterproof Wristband Wrist Band Travel Bug Insect Protection Up To 300 Hours No Deet Pest Control For Kids Adults Outdoor Camping Fishing Traveling for $14.99 (list price $25.99)

Handheld Fan, Greenic Rechargeable Personal Fan for Home, Office and Travel, 2 Speeds Pocket Fan Green for $15.99 (list price $22.99)

Large Beach Towel, Pool Towel, in Cabana Stripe - (Blue, 4 pack, 30x60 inches) - Cotton - by Utopia Towel for $32.99 (list price $59.99)

CORE 9 Person Extended Dome Tent - 16' x 9' for $99.29 (list price $179.99)

TOOLS

Zircon e50-FFP Stud Sensor e50 Edge-Finding Electronic Stud Finder with AC Wire Warning in Easy Open Packaging for $23.85 (list price $29.99)

NuMax SFR2190 21 Degree Framing Nailer for $84.10 (list price $106.26)

FC Folding Pocket Utility Knife - Heavy Duty Box Cutter with Holster, Quick Change Blades, Lock-Back Design, and Lightweight Aluminum Body for $13.99 (list price $22.99)

Stanley 33-725 25-Feet FatMax Tape Measure for $16.99 (list price $17.99)

Best Choice Products Portable Top Chest Rolling Tool Storage Box Cabinet Sliding Drawers for $124.95 (list price $249.95)

Cartman 1/2"&1/4"DR 82 pcs Socket Ratchet Wrench Auto Repair Tool Kit Set for $56.99 (list price $99.99)

BOSTITCH T6-8 Heavy Duty Powercrown Tacker for $29.98 (list price $36.21)

Top Quality Nail Assortment Kit – Over a 1000 Multipurpose Hardware Nails - 11 Different Sizes – Non Bendable & Sturdy - Compact Organized Box (Over a 1000 Nails) for $13.89 (list price $17.99)

Dap 12345 drydex spackle; 1/2pt wall patch kt for $7.97 (list price $12.15)

Wooster Brush R017-9 Sherlock Roller Frame, 9-Inch for $8.21 (list price $11.54)

DEWALT DW292 7.5-Amp 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench with Detent Pin Anvil for $139.41 (list price $336.80)

Laser level, Multipurpose Laser tape measure Line 8ft+ Tape Measure Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers MICMI A80 for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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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, December 2. 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!

A New Book by J.R.R. Tolkien Contains Previously Unpublished Essays About Middle-Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien photographed circa the 1940s.
J.R.R. Tolkien photographed circa the 1940s.
Unknown Author, Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

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It has been more than 80 years since J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit first appeared in bookstores in 1937—followed by The Lord of the Rings trilogy during the mid-1950s—and the enthusiasm for all things Middle-earth doesn’t seem to be waning anytime soon. While the premiere date for Amazon’s prequel TV series hasn’t been announced yet, another important date in 2021 has: June 24.

On that day, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will release The Nature of Middle-earth, a book of heretofore unpublished writings by Tolkien himself. (HarperCollins will publish an identical edition in the UK.) As avid fans likely already know, this won’t be the first supplemental Middle-earth material in existence. Tolkien wrote prolifically about his fantasy world, and much of his other content was published posthumously—most notably The Silmarillion, an extensive collection of stories edited by Tolkien’s son, Christopher. As literary executor of his father’s estate, Christopher Tolkien edited and oversaw the release of most Tolkien works until his death at age 95 in January of this year.

Time to solve the mystery of which Middle-earthers can grow facial hair.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

According to Gizmodo, The Nature of Middle-earth was edited by NASA computer engineer Carl F. Hostetter, who also happens to be a venerated Tolkien scholar and the head of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship (E.L.F., for short). HMH revealed in a press release that this latest compilation will contain previously unknown details about “Elvish immortality and reincarnation,” “the Powers of Valar,” “the lands and beasts of Númenor,” and “the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor.” It will also reportedly clear up the confusion over which races (and sexes) can grow beards in Middle-earth, a topic that crops up on internet message boards with surprising frequency.

U.S. residents can pre-order The Nature of Middle-earth from Amazon now for $24.

[h/t Gizmodo]