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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 26.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Bluetooth Keyboard, Arteck Stainless Steel Universal Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS iPad Air, Pro, iPad Mini, Android, MacOS, Windows Tablets PC Smartphone Built in Rechargeable Battery for $24.97 (list price $89.99)

AUKEY Car Charger with 4.8A Output & Aluminum Alloy for iPhone iPad Samsung and More for $6.99 with code AUKEYCC2 (list price $14.99)

Ailihen I35 Headphones with Microphone Stereo Lightweight Adjustable Foldable Headset for Cellphones Smartphones iPhone iPod Laptop Computer Mp3/4 (Green Purple) for $19.98 (list price $29.98)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker by AYL SoundFit, Water Resistant, Wireless with 10 Hour Rechargeable Battery Life, Powerful 5W Audio Driver, Pairs with All Bluetooth Devices for $26.99 (list price $69.00)

iPhone 7 charger ( 10 Pack ) , SMALLElectric , Lightning Cable to Sync USB Charging Cord 5X 1FT Short Cable + 5X 3FT iphone charger for Apple iPhone 7 plus, 6/6s plus , SE/5c/5s/5, iPad Air/Mini for $15.99 (list price $59.99)

AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 200 Joule - Black for $9.99 (list price $11.49)

Roku Premiere+ - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR for $83.99 (list price $89.99)

Tot Tutors Kids 2-in-1 Plastic LEGO-Compatible Activity Table and 2 Chairs Set, Primary Colors for $44.12 (list price $77.00)

Smartphone Flexible Tripod iKross Compact Tripod Stand Holder with Adapters For Cell Phone, iPhone / Digital Camera / GoPro Hero All Version for $17.99 (list price $99.99)

UFO SPINNER New Version Fidget Spinner Toy Durable Stainless Steel Bearing High Speed 3-5 Min Spins Tri-spinner Precision Colorful Metal Hand Spinners Toy for $3.99 (list price $8.95)

KITCHEN

DOWAN 22oz Porcelain Soup/Cereal Bowls - 4 Packs, White for $21.99 (list price $24.99)

Stainless Steel 5 Pieces Cooking Spoon Set - By Utopia Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

Box Grater, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Large 10-inch Grater for Parmesan Cheese, Ginger, Vegetables by Spring Chef for $11.97 (list price $19.99)

Eparé 6 oz Insulated Tea Glass (Set of 2) - Double Wall Drinking Glasses Thermal Tumbler Cup for Turkish Coffee Pot Water Beer or Juice - Teapot Infuser Glassware Accessory - Lead Free for $17.95 (list price $19.95)

Citrus juicer (Stainless Steel) for $49.97 (list price $99.99)

Hamilton Beach 25462Z Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker for $22.91 (list price $36.02)

Biokips Cereal Container Airtight Watertight Cereal Keeper 16.9 Cup 135.2oz (2) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch for $13.39 (list price $24.00)

DecoBros 12 Spice Bottles w/ label Set for $14.87 (list price $19.99)

HQY Best Rabbit Wine Opener Corkscrew With An Extra Corkscrew Worm/Spiral, Luxury Golden for $26.50 (list price $99.99)

Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML) for $19.95 (list price $69.99)

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Spout - 1.0L / 34oz Ovalware RJ3 Brewing Glass Carafe with Removable Stainless Steel Filter for $35.99 (list price $68.00)

HOME

SimpleHouseware Stackable 2 Tier Sliding Basket Organizer Drawer, Chrome for $25.77 (list price $29.99)

Levoit Humidifiers Vaporizer, Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Air Bedroom Humidifier with Remote, 6L Capacity for Large Room Home Babies with No Noise , Waterless Auto Shut-off for $74.87 (list price $119.99)

Queen Polar-Fleece Thermal Blanket Grey - Extra Soft Brush Fabric, Super Warm Bed Blanket, Lightweight Couch Blanket, Easy Care - by Utopia Bedding for $21.99 (list price $41.99)

Remote Control Organizer, Space Saving Metal TV Remote Control Storage Organizer/Caddy/Rack/Organizer, Black Pretty Handy Remote Control Tidy Remote Holder and TV Remote Organizer for $11.99 (list price $14.77)

Convenience Concepts Palm Beach Serving Tray, White for $18.96 (list price $25.29)

GreenForest Full Size Metal Bed Frame with Stable Metal Slats Headboard/Black for $87.99 (list price $129.99)

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 $15.95 (list price $69.99)

Foremost 340001 Modular 5-in-1 Shelf Cube Storage System, White for $95.26 (list price $192.44)

Big Joe Media Lounger, Black for $71.99 (list price $79.99)

Kate Aspen Luminous Mini Lanterns for $3.99 (list price $9.32)

T4U 2.5/2.75/2.75 Inch Ceramic White Collection NO.31 succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot/Container/Planter Package 1 Pack of 3 for $9.93 (list price $25.86)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display for $18.95 (list price $29.95)

CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream, 16 Ounce for $10.99 (list price $12.19)

Tom's of Maine Whole Care Fluoride Toothpaste Spearmint, 4.7 Ounce, 2 Count for $8.50 (list price $11.58)

J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Cream, Lemon Cream, 3.3 Ounce for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

American Crew Classic Gel Firm Hold 8.45oz / 250ml for $10.44 (list price $14.95)

Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, Original Astringent, 12 OZ for $8.76 (list price $10.95)

Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil from Majestic Pure, All Natural Scrub to Exfoliate & Moisturize Skin, 12 oz for $12.95 (list price $21.50)

Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set (2 x 16 Oz) - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair,For Men & Women Infused with Keratin for $26.13 (list price $49.99)

Bath Shower Sponge Pouf Loofahs Mesh Brush Shower Ball, Mesh Bath and Shower Sponge Pack of 4 (60g/pcs) for $8.49 (list price $23.99)

Reach Mint Waxed Floss, 55 Yd (pack of 6) for $5.82 (list price $8.40)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum Spf 45, 3 Fl. Oz., Pack Of 2 for $12.74 (list price $14.99)

Viva Naturals Cold Pressed and Hexane Free Organic Jojoba Oil - Golden, 4 oz for $12.62 (list price $25.24)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

17.3 inch Padded Laptop Messenger Bag, Mens Messenger Computer Shoulder Bag for Office Work Canvas Leather for $41.49 (list price $79.99)

Victor Wood Midnight Black Collection Desk Organizer with Smart Phone Holder, 9525-5 (Black) for $31.99 (list price $36.99)

EXPO Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $9.27 (list price $13.14)

uni-ball 207 Colors Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 8 Count for $7.40 (list price $10.48)

AMIR Bamboo Wood USB Charging Station, Desk Stand Charger, 3 USB Ports, for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s & 38mm/42mm Apple Watch for $18.99 (list price $66.99)

Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case for $18.00 (list price $129.99)

Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count for $7.96 (list price $14.31)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $14.59 (list price $19.02)

eBoot Plastic Ruler Straight Ruler Plastic Measuring Tool 12 Inches and 6 Inches, Clear, 2 Pieces for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

HP F1J03A#B1H HP Office Jet Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink Ready for Too low to display (list price $99.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Vandor 69075 PAC-MAN 18 Ounce Tritan Water Bottle, Multicolored for $11.39 (list price $20.00)

Under Armour Unisex UA Hustle Backpack LDWR Black Backpack for $24.20 (list price $32.99)

Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Ball, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Silver, 55cm (No Pump)) for $15.95 (list price $23.95)

Best Delta Kite for Kids & Adults - Easy to Fly - Large (60" across) with Long (8.5') Tail Ribbons - Superb Flyer - Vivid Colors - Top Quality Materials - Stunning Design for $24.90 (list price $39.90)

MD Sports Table Tennis Set, Regulation Ping Pong Table with Net, Paddles and Balls (8 Pieces) for $121.01 (list price $199.99)

Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit - Fits Presta & Schrader - 120 PSI - No Valve Changing Needed for $19.98 (list price $38.99)

UShake Bike Lock Cable, 4-Feet Bike Cable Basic Self Coiling Resettable Combination Cable Bike Locks with Complimentary Mounting Bracket, 4 Feet x 1/2 Inch for $12.97 (list price $21.97)

Simple Modern 20oz Ascent Water Bottle - Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Standard Narrow Mouth 18/8 Stainless Steel Swell Flask with Handle Lid - Powder Coated Hydro Travel Mug - Blush for $18.99 (list price $32.99)

Claritin Children's Chewable Tablet, Grape, 30 Count, 5 mg for $18.53 (list price $28.57)

Allegra Adult 24 Hour Allergy Tablets, 180Mg, 70 Count for $25.18 (list price $42.99)

TOOLS

Louisville Ladder LP-2210-00 Adjustable Aluminum Ladder Stabilizer for $18.82 (list price $89.00)

Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level laser measure Line 8ft+ Measure Tape Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers for $13.98 (list price $24.99)

Trust 72-7525 Tape Measure with Magnetic Hook, Heavy Duty Nylon Bonded Blade and Auto Lock, 25 Feet by 1-Inch for $11.90 (list price $29.99)

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece, 4935502 for $35.52 (list price $39.99)

Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack for $19.98 (list price $42.99)

Wrench Set, 22 Piece, Combo Set SAE and Metric By SYM Tools for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Cosco Shifter Multi-Position Heavy Duty Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, Green for $56.80 (list price $79.99)

Wheeler Scope Levelling Tool for $13.99 (list price $16.61)

Premier 4-Feet to 8-Feet Fiberglass and Aluminum Twist Lock Telescoping Extension Pole 84048 for $12.80 (list price $19.39)

Scotchblue Painter's Tape, Advanced Multi-Surface, 1.41-Inch by 60-Yard for $9.29 (list price $13.10)

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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