Check Out Tuesday'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, August 1.

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

Jackery Bar Pocket-sized 6000mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with Premium Battery Cells Aluminum Shell Superior Charging Speed (Orange) for $16.99 (list price $32.99)

Elite Screens Tripod Pro, 85-inch, Professional Multi Aspect Ratio Portable Projection Projector Screen, T85UWS1-PRO for $128.95 (list price $170.22)

DBPOWER RD-810 LED Portable Projector, Multimedia Home Theater Video Projector Supporting 1080P with HDMI USB VGA AV for Home Cinema, TV, Laptop, Game, iPhone, Android, Smartphone, 1200 lm for $79.99 (list price $129.99)

International Power Adapter 4 Port USB Wall Charger 3500mA USB Charge Ports Type I , Type C , Type G , Type A EU US UK CHINA World Travel Adapter - Best Universal Adapter Plug (Silver) By SublimeWare for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount for most 22"-55" LED LCD Plasma Flat Screen Monitor up to 88 lb VESA 400x400 with Full Motion Swivel Articulating 20 in Extension Arm, HDMI Cable & Bubble Level WP5 for $24.99 (list price $24.99)

Bluedio T3 Plus (Turbine 3rd) Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Headphones with Mic/Micro SD Card Slot (Black) for $41.99 (list price $99.99)

SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ60-032G-B35) for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

Yuntab Y1 Bluetooth SmartWatch Touch Screen Support SIM Card with Activity Tracking Pedometer Sleep Monitor Remote Camera for IOS Android Smartphone (Y1-Black) for $21.00 (list price $45.99)

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof IPX7, Wireless Earbuds Sport, HiFi Stereo In-Ear Earphones w/ Mic, Case, 1.5-Hr Quick Charge for Running Workout for $20.99 (list price $45.99)

VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit With USB Car Charger AUX Input 1.44 Inch Display TF Card Slot for $18.99 (list price $39.99)

Solar Eclipse Glasses | ISO & CE Certified Safe Solar Eclipse Shades | Viewer and Filters | Protection For All Ages (5 Pack) for $12.45 (list price $18.95)

Waboba Surf Ball (Colors May Vary) for $7.87 (list price $9.99)

KITCHEN

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker, Brushed Chrome for $132.99 (list price $250.00)

Super Fast Meat Thermometers, Habor Instant Read Thermometers Digital Electronic Food Thermometers with Strong Magnet for Candy, Cooking, Kitchen, Barbecue, Grill Smoker for $9.95 (list price $29.99)

The Original SNAP'N STRAIN by Kitchen Gizmo, No-hands No-Fuss Clip-On Strainer. Fits all Pot Sizes. for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

1Easylife 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, Set of 6 for Measuring Dry and Liquid Ingredients for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker, Red for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Xpatee 5 Blades Herb Scissors with Cleaning Brush (Green) for $8.50 (list price $8.50)

WILDJUE Manual Citrus Press Juicer Top Rated Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer - (Yellow) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Pictek Meat Grinder and Vegetable Grinder, Meat Mincer Sausage Maker with Powerful Suction Base, Food Grade Stainless Steel Blades, Ideal for Grinding Meat, Vegetables, Garlic, Fruits, etc. for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker with 24 Wooden Sticks for $12.92 (list price $18.99)

1byone Digital Kitchen Scale Precise Cooking Scale and Baking Scale, Multifunction with Range From 0.04oz (1g) to 11lbs, Elegant Black for $9.34 (list price $23.99)

ThermoPro TP16 Large LCD Digital Cooking Kitchen Food Meat Thermometer for BBQ Oven Grill Smoker Built-in Clock Timer with Stainless Steel Probe for $15.29 (list price $29.99)

Ceramic Kitchen Knife 6 inch Cutlry Chef Knife with Shealth for $8.99 (list price $29.99)

LauKingdom Cast Iron Cleaner - XXL 8x8 More Efficient Stainless Steel Chainmail Scrubber for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

HOME

StorageWorks Polyester Storage Bin with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Foldable Storage Basket, White, Bamboo Style, Large, 3-Pack for $25.58 (list price $89.99)

StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Hamper, Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, Pack of 2 for $18.99 (list price $39.99)

SONGMICS Metal Coat Rack 12 Hooks Display Hall Tree for Clothes Hats and Bags Espresso URCR18Z for $21.99 (list price $33.01)

Homga Delicates Laundry Wash Bags, Lingerie Bags for Laundry, Laundry Bra Lingerie Mesh Wash Bag for Blouse, Hosiery, Stocking, Underwear, Bra and Lingerie, Set of 4 for $7.99 (list price $35.99)

AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Vinyl-Free Waterproof Mattress Protector, Twin for $8.83 (list price $8.92)

Cotton Throw Blankets (Queen/Full, White) Breathable Thermal Bed/Sofa Blanket Couch Quit by Utopia Bedding for $30.99 (list price $49.99)

ModernTropic Luxury Bamboo Bathtub Caddy and Tray – Create Your Own Spa at Home - Expandable Non-Slip Wooden Bath Tray Securely Holds Drinks, Book/Tablet, Bath Accessories, Phone for $34.95 (list price $79.95)

Maytex 8-Gauge Mildew Free No PVC Premium Heavy Weight EVA Shower Liner or Curtain with Rustproof Metal Grommets, Clear for $12.23 (list price $18.23)

Sleep Innovations 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Made in the USA with a 1-year Warranty - Twin XL Size, for the Dorm Room for $44.99 (list price $59.99)

Zenna Home E7803STBB, Over-the-Shower Door Caddy, Stainless Steel for $35.00 (list price $69.99)

Sunbeam Steam Master 1400 Watt Mid-size Anti-Drip Non-Stick Soleplate Iron with Variable Steam control and 8' Retractable Cord, Black/Blue, GCSBCL-202-000 for $17.24 (list price $29.89)

mDesign Tiered Scarf Hanger, No Snag Storage for Scarves, Ties, Belts, Shawls, Pashminas, Accessories - 16 Rods, Pearl White for $11.04 (list price $12.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 62 Count for $13.94 (list price $18.99)

Premium Beauty Sponge Makeup Blender for Powder, Concealer and Foundation Applicator – Make Up Sponge for Cosmetic Blending for $6.95 (list price $14.97)

Professional Dental Guard -Pack Of 4- Stops Teeth Grinding, Bruxism, Tmj, & Eliminates Teeth Clenching . Includes Fitting Instructions & Anti-Bacterial Case. Satisfaction Is Guaranteed! for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $3.42 (list price $7.99)

Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages For Minor Wound Care, 100 Count for $5.47 (list price $6.81)

BS-MALL(TM) Makeup Brushes Premium Makeup Brush Set Synthetic Kabuki Cosmetics Foundation Blending Blush Eyeliner Face Powder Brush Makeup Brush Kit (10pcs, Golden Black) for $9.99 (list price $35.99)

Majestic Pure Teeth Whitening Activated Charcoal Powder - Natural Teeth Whitener with Coconut Charcoal, 4 oz for $10.95 (list price $31.50)

Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, Top 6 100% Pure Premium Therapeutic Grade Oils -Lavender, Tea Tree , Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint Essential Oils for $9.99 (list price $20.95)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

PuTwo Acrylic Makeup Organizer with Rosy Pearls 5MM Case, Large for $22.99 (list price $27.04)

Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels, White, Huge Roll, 12 Count for $23.99 (list price $28.99)

Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel, 4 oz. Tube, Cooling Topical Analgesic for Arthritis, Fast Acting and Long Lasting Pain Reliever Cream for Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain, Colorless Formula for $11.00 (list price $16.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Mind Reader ' Perch' Pc Laptop IMac Monitor Stand And Desk Organizer, Black for $14.99 (list price $21.71)

Five Star Spiral Notebook, 5 Subject, College Ruled, 200 Sheets, Black and Cobalt Blue, 2 PACK (73035) for $12.00 (list price $26.20)

PaperPro inPOWER 20 Reduced Effort Desktop Stapler with Built-in Staple Remover, 20 Sheets, Blue/Black (1122) for $9.20 (list price $26.49)

Westcott 8" Vintage Copper Finish Scissors for $8.00 (list price $16.99)

Westcott Soft Handle Kids Scissors, Colors May Vary, 5-Inch Blunt (14596) for $1.63 (list price $5.45)

Wilson Jones 3 Ring Binder 1 Inch, Round Ring View Binder, Basic, 362 Series, Customizable, White, 4 Pack (W70362-14W) for $10.99 (list price $33.82)

Stanley TRA704T 1/4-Inch Heavy Duty Staples, Pack of 1000 for $1.65 (list price $2.99)

Swingline Mini Fashion Stapler, 12 Sheets, Red (S7087873) for $3.99 (list price $6.54)

Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White / Gray (1701857ECR) for $20.39 (list price $24.99)

Boss Office Products B317-BE Perfect Posture Delux Fabric Task Chair with Loop Arms in Blue for $44.02 (list price $74.99)

Sharpie Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $4.97 (list price $12.86)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $5.97 (list price $11.49)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

SHINE HAI Professional Hand Pruner Bypass Pruning Shears with Safety Lock, Tree Trimmers Secateurs, Garden Shears, Clippers for the Garden for $7.69 (list price $39.99)

[Upgraded Version]Homitt Magnetic Screen Door with Durable Fiberglass Mesh Curtain and Full Frame Velcro Fits Door Size up to 36"x82" Max- Black for $20.99 (list price $69.99)

TomCare Solar Lights, Waterproof Flickering Flames Torches Lights Outdoor Landscape Decoration Lighting Dusk to Dawn Auto On/Off Security Torch Light for Garden Patio Deck Yard Driveway (2) for $49.99 (list price $89.99)

SBORTI Swim Goggles,Clear Swimming Goggles Anti Fog UV Protection for Men Women for $5.99 (list price $39.00)

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

BV Bicycle Light Set Super Bright 5 LED Headlight, 3 LED Taillight, Quick-Release for $8.79 (list price $20.00)

Booms Fishing L1 Fishing Pliers 12-in-1 Heavy Duty Multi-tools with Nylon Sheath and Coiled Lanyard , 6.7-Inches , Black for $12.74 (list price $24.99)

Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table for $99.00 (list price $199.00)

Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock - Lightweight Nylon Portable Hammock, Best Parachute Double Hammock For Backpacking, Camping, Travel, Beach, Yard. 118"(L) x 78"(W) for (list price )

Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 6 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible) for $13.44 (list price $39.99)

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent, 4-Ounce Pump Spray for $4.97 (list price $7.84)

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid (Stainless Steel) for $20.88 (list price $24.99)

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

Large Outdoor Door Mats Rubber Shoes Scraper for Front Door Entrance Outside Doormat 24" x 36" Patio Rug Dirt Debris Mud Trapper Waterproof Out Door Mat Low Profile Washable Carpet Brown Amagabeli for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

TOOLS

JGSWYU Toggle Clamp 40323 Hand Tool Quick Release Metal Holding Capacity Latch Type 360 Pounds for $11.04 (list price $20.99)

4Pcs Countersink Drill Bits Set 3/4/5/6mm HSS Carpentry Reamer Woodworking Chamfer Counter Bit Set by Jelbo for $6.99 (list price $13.29)

Automatic Center Punch 5inch Spring Loaded Punch Tool for Steel Wood Plastic Determine Drilling Position by Jelbo for $6.99 (list price $6.99)

MVPOWER 95-piece Home Mechanics Repair Tool Kit - General Household Hand Tool Set with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case for $44.99 (list price $105.99)

TESSAN 3 Outlet Surge Protector(1700J) Power Strip with 4 USB Ports(20W) Charging Station 5 Ft Cord for iPhone 6s/6/6 plus, iPad Air 2/Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Note 5, HTC M9, Nexus-Black for $14.99 (list price $32.99)

eBoot 60-Inch 1.5 Meter Soft Tape Measure and Retractable Tape Measure Set for $5.59 (list price $9.87)

Homasy Wireless Doorbell Kit, Operating at 600 Feet with 52 Chimes, 4 Level Volume, 1 Receiver & 1 Weatherproof Push Button with Sound and LED Flash (White) for $7.49 (list price $19.99)

Cymas UV Flashlight, 12 LED Ultraviolet Blacklight Urine and Scorpion Detector for Pets, Torch to Find Dry Stains on Carpets//Rugs/Floor for $5.29 (list price $17.99)

Oria Combination Lock, 4 Digit Anti Rust Padlock Set, Metal & Plated Steel and Weather Proof Design for School, Employee, Gym & Sports Locker, Case, Toolbox, Fence, Hasp Cabinet & Storage - Pack of 2 for $9.99 (list price $25.99)

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, No Hub Required, Single Pole, Control Your Fixtures From Anywhere, Works with Alexa (HS200) for $32.99 (list price $39.99)

ORIA 76-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set with Magnetic Driver Kit, Repair Tool Kits With Portable Box For iPad, iPhone, Laptops, PC, Smartphones, Watches and Other Devices for $22.99 (list price $69.99)

X-ACTO Compression Basic Knife Set for $8.14 (list price $20.94)

VicTsing 2 Way Y Hose Connector Splitter, Garden Water Splitter Metal Body with Smooth Rubberized Grip (4 Free Washers, Red) for $8.99 (list price $24.99)

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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