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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 10.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $39.99 (list price $159.00)

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)

The Game of Things Board Game for $23.99 (list price $41.99)

LONENESSL Digital Cam Phone Tripod Set: Portable and Adjustable Camera Stand Holder With Bluetooth Remote and Universal Clip For Any Smartphone Cam and Go Pro, Self Timer For Selfie, Bends and Rotates for $10.79 (list price $27.99)

Tensun USB Charger Plug 4-Port USB Wall Charger with US UK EU Worldwide Universal Travel Adapter for iPad, iPhone 7 / 6s / 6 / 5s / 5/ Plus, SE, Galaxy S7 / S6 Edge, S5, Note, LG, Nexus, HTC for $15.99 (list price $38.99)

AMIR 3 in 1 HD Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, 10x Macro Lens & 0.4x Wide Angle Lens & 180° Fisheye Lens for Samsung Galaxy, Android & Most Smartphones for $10.99 (list price $46.99)

Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB - Tempered Glass, Premium ATX Mid-Tower Case Cases CC-9011098-WW for $179.99 (list price $179.99)

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive 64GB for iPhone and iPad, Black/Silver, (SDIX30N-064G-GN6NN) for $47.99 (list price $79.99)

KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System for $399.00 (list price $499.00)

Smart Watch Waterproof Hear Rate Pedometet IP68 Water Resistant for Swimming Sports GV68 Bluetooth Smartwatches for Android and IOS (Green) for $47.99 (list price $284.99)

Fortress Mount TV Wall Mount for 40-75" TVs up to 165 lbs with 9-feet Braided HDMI Cable for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Silver for (list price $64.99)

Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Over-ear Stereo Headphones - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Helicopter Balloon Summer Party Balloons Air Flying Toys For Kids With 24 Balloons 12 Pack for $9.99 (list price $39.00)

KITCHEN

NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale with Removable Bowl 2.15L Liquid Volume Room Temperature and Timer, 11lb 5kg, Backlight LCD Display for $15.39 (list price $39.99)

[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 $15.29 (list price $27.00)

Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel , SCCPVL610-S for $31.98 (list price $59.99)

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 $5.59 (list price $10.95)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $33.99 (list price $299.91)

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)

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

Xpener 5 Blades Herb Scissors with Cleaning Brush,Green for $8.99 (list price $49.99)

ISSIKI Kitchen Pastry Cutter Red Stainless Steel - Professional Baking Dough Blender with Blades for $5.77 (list price $51.96)

Savvy Coffee French Press Coffee Maker and Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop Gift Set - 34 Oz for (list price )

Royal Classic White Kitchen Towels, 15-Pack 100% Natural Cotton Dish Towels, 14 x 25 inches Flour Sack Towels - Make Great Bar Towels for $12.97 (list price $29.99)

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

HOME

Trend Lab Bamboo Wall Clock, Owl for $30.91 (list price $33.95)

Eddie Bauer Sherpa Throw, Midnight for $23.39 (list price $28.34)

Vornado VFAN Jr. Vintage Air Circulator Fan, Green for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Hardware House 689497 Sunset Collection 4-Piece Bathroom Accessory Set, Satin Nickel for $19.98 (list price $29.92)

Norcho Soft Microfiber Non-slip Antibacterial Rubber Luxury Bath Mat Rug 31"x19" White for $21.98 (list price $42.99)

Umbra Aquala Bamboo Bathtub Caddy, Natural for $34.99 (list price $38.67)

Bormioli Rocco Dedalo Ice Bucket with Tongs for $9.28 (list price $32.00)

Holmes HBF2010A-WM 21-Inch by 4.5-Inch Box Fan, 3 Speed-Settings, Metal Frame, 20-Inch Blade, White for $15.29 (list price $24.99)

Eufy Humos Air 1.1, Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Auto Humidity Control, Ultra-Quiet Operation, 1.1 Gallon / 4 Liter Capacity, Up to 26 Hours of Use, Auto Shut-Off, and Aromatherapy Diffuser for $54.99 (list price $79.99)

MILLIARD 2" Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper + Ultra Soft Removable Bamboo Cover with Non-Slip Bottom Queen 78"x58"x2” for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

Pinzon 190 Gram Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set - Queen, Graphite for $52.49 (list price $54.90)

AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Vinyl-Free Waterproof Mattress Protector, Full for $8.92 (list price $23.99)

BasketsBinsBoxes White Canvas Cotton Storage Bin for Home Organization. Collapsible and perfect for use in Nurseries,Car Trunks,Shelves,Counter tops,Bathrooms or for Gifting! for $10.99 (list price $14.99)

Unique Loom 3137827 Sofia Collection 5 8 Feet (5' x 8) Traditional Oriental Distressed Vintage Area Rug, 5 x 8, Turquoise for $69.00 (list price $138.00)

Champ Grip. Strongest Grippers Mop Broom Holders with 5 Ball Slots and 6 Hooks. Items Guaranteed Non Slide. Life-time Guarantee. for $11.99 (list price $25.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Ohuhu 40 Colors Dual Tips Art Sketch Twin Permanent Marker Pens Highlighters with Carrying Case for Painting Coloring Highlighting and Underlining for $19.99 (list price $40.00)

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

Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted for $7.44 (list price $13.86)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $5.39 (list price $7.65)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Drawer Organizer, Black (22131) for $8.84 (list price $13.74)

AmazonBasics Legal/Wide Ruled 8-1/2 by 11-3/4 Legal Pad - Canary (50 sheets per pad, 12 pack) for $8.37 (list price $11.99)

Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White / Gray (1701857ECR) for $20.85 (list price $23.00)

Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility Executive Office Chair with AIR Technology, Black for $203.49 (list price $479.99)

Swingline High Heel Stapler, 20 Sheets, Plastic, Black (S7070971) for $7.71 (list price $14.99)

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Titanium Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) for $11.26 (list price $25.62)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $3.79 (list price $10.25)

X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey for $21.94 (list price $29.98)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

Beautural Portable Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover with 2-Speeds, Adjustable Shave Height, Dual Protection for Your Clothes, Quickly and Effectively Remove Fluff, Lint, and Bobbles for $10.34 (list price $22.99)

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer - Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Portable Sanitizer Bottles, Scented - (1 oz, Pack of 8) for $10.45 (list price $15.00)

Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple for $3.40 (list price $14.99)

Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original, 3 Count for $17.64 (list price $23.99)

Gillette Fusion Manual Men’s Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count, Mens Razors / Blades for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 6oz Tube (Pack of 2) for $18.30 (list price $22.98)

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

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser, WP-660 for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $39.97 (list price $82.99)

Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Reusable Lint Roller and Lint Roller Refills for Pet Hair,Floor,Carpets,Clothes,Furniture,Sofa for $19.54 (list price $28.80) 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs, UL listed Backyard Patio Lights, Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Light for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black for $15.95 (list price $29.99)

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $27.99 (list price $36.99)

OXA Scuba Diving Snorkel Set including Dry Top Snorkel, 2-Windows Tempered Glass Mask and Trek Fins (Blue, S/M) for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

Covery 3 in 1 Soil Tester Moisture Meter, Light and PH acidity Tester, Plant Tester for Garden, Farm, Lawn, Indoor & Outdoor (No Battery needed) Easy Read Indicator for $7.99 (list price $29.99)

Play Platoon Lawn Dice - Giant Wooden Yard Dice Game for Playing Endless Outdoor Games for $27.99 (list price $50.00)

GAME 4855 Spa and Pool Vacuum for $35.12 (list price $39.99)

Fitness Master Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, 32-Ounce for $9.97 (list price $29.97)

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands with Instructional Booklet ,Carry Bag, eBook and Online Videos for $11.95 (list price $44.98)

Armband for iPhone 6 Plus/6S plus by Smartomni, Sport Armband with Adjustable Length Band w/ Key Slots and Card Slot Compatible with Most of 5.5" Devices (Black) Bike Running or Any Fitness Activity for $7.99 (list price $14.99)

Yoga Swing, Ultra Strong Antigravity Yoga Hammock, Aerial Flying Hammock, Sling, Inversion Tool Yoga Fitness for Air Yoga Inversion Exercises, Blue for $42.59 (list price $135.99)

Fitness Master Hand Grip Strengthener with Adjustable Resistance from 20 to 90 lbs for $9.97 (list price $29.97)

Golden Scute Micro-Foamed/Ultra-Thin Nitrile Coated Work Glove, Touchscreen Technology, Safety Gloves for Landscaping, Material Handling, Gardening, Assembly, 6 Pairs (Extra Large/Size 10) for $16.49 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

Vastar AG111 3 Pack 23.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool for $6.79 (list price $15.99)

InnoGear Upgraded Solar Lights 2-in-1 Waterproof Outdoor Landscape Lighting Spotlight Wall Light Auto On/Off for Yard Garden Driveway Pathway Pool (Warm White Light) for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight The Original 300 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED 3 Mode Flashlight for $12.95 (list price $29.95)

GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp with Rechargeable Batteries, Car Charger, Wall Charger and USB Cable for $22.99 (list price $22.99)

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 $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Petcube Play: Pet Camera with 1080p Video, 2-Way Audio, Night Vision, and Laser Toy for $172.76 (list price $199.00)

Evenflo Position and Lock Tall Pressure Mount Wood Gate for $22.99 (list price $29.99)

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

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black for $17.88 (list price $37.88)

CONBEE Professional 7mm-19mm Universal Gator Socket Adapter Grip with Power Drill Adapter Tool Universal Repair Tools for $8.99 (list price $14.99)

Stanley 018800R Mobile Work Center for $26.39 (list price $42.74)

SUPER STRONG - Hitecera - Super Strong Magnets Surround Almost Entire Wrist! Magnetic Wristband, Keeps Screws, Nails and Light Tools Handy While Working. (1-Pack) for $5.95 (list price $9.95)

Sur La Table’s Huge Cookware Sale Knocks Up to 55 Percent Off Products From Le Creuset, Staub, and More

From woks to Dutch ovens, the Sur la Table cookware sale is all about variety.
From woks to Dutch ovens, the Sur la Table cookware sale is all about variety.
Sur la Table

If you're looking to upgrade your home kitchen, be sure to check out the cookware sale going on at Sur La Table. From now until April 14, you can take advantage of up to 55 percent off products from Le Creuset, Scanpan, Staub, and other brands during their biggest sale of the year.

To help you get started on your shopping, we pulled together a list of some of our favorite deals, which you can check out below.

Cast-Iron Skillets

- 10.25-Inch Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Skillet $100 (Save $80)
- Set of Three All-Clad Nonstick Skillets $120 (Save $105)
- Set of Two Scanpan 8-Inch and 10.25-Inch Skillets $200 (Save $221)
- All-Clad Stainless-Steel Skillet With Lid $100–$130 (Save $80–$89)
- Set of Two GreenPan 9.5-Inch and 11-Inch Diamond+ Evershine Skillets $130 (Save $130)
- Set of Four Demeyere Resto Mini Skillets $56 (Save $33)

Braisers

A braiser from Sur la Table.
Sur la Table

- 2.25-Quart Le Creuset Signature Braiser $180 (Save $70)
- Scanpan ES5 Braiser with Lid and Fry Basket $200 (Save $150)
- 6-Quart All- Clad D3 Stainless Steel French Braiser with Rack and Lid $250 (Save $50)

Dutch Ovens

- 4.5-Quart Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven $250–$335 (Save up to $166)
- 5.5-Quart Demeyere Silver7 Dutch Oven $256 (Save $144)
- 3.5-Quart BK Dutch Oven $104 (Save $66)

Cocottes

A cocotte full of food.
Sur la Table

- 6-Quart Staub Cast Iron Cochon $250–$280 (Save $207–$215)
- 4-Quart Staub Cocotte $100 (Save $314)
- Set of Three Staub Mini Cocottes $60 (Save $55)

Sauté Pans

- 3-Quart Scanpan CS+ Sauté Pan with Lid $200 (Save $220)
- Demeyere Silver7 Covered Sauté Pan $200–$300 (Save $175–$219)
- 3-Quart Zwilling Clad X3 Sauté Pan $96 (Save $54)

Cookware Sets

A cookware set.
Sur la Table

- 10-Piece All-Clad Copper Cookware Set $1200 (Save $780)
- 15-Piece Demeyere Industry5 Cookware Set with Thermo Lids $1200 (Save $1141)
- Six-Piece Demeyere Atlantis Set $600 (Save $605)

Woks

- 12-Inch Demeyere Industry5 Wok $190 (Save $110)
- 12.5-Inch Scanpan CS+Wok $220 (Save $125)

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

10 of the Most Popular Phone Chargers on Amazon

Anker/Yootech/Amazon
Anker/Yootech/Amazon

Smartphones are a daily necessity at this point, whether you're using them for work or socializing (or both at the same time). And with the countless hours people spend on their phones every week, the need to charge them quickly and on the go has only grown. We now need chargers in our homes, in our cars, at the office, and in our travel bags, just to give us enough juice to carry us through the day. To make sure you're never at 5 percent battery while answering important work emails or perusing Reddit, we've rounded up a list of 10 of the best-selling and top-rated phone chargers on Amazon, including solar-powered and wireless models.

1. Yootech Wireless Charger (4.3 stars); $12

wireless phone charger
Yootech/Amazon

This top-rated wireless charger is compatible with most recent smartphones and AirPod models—and you don’t even need to remove your phone case for it to work. Reviewers report that it can fully charge most phone models in two to four hours.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Anker Wireless Charging Stand (4.5 stars); $19

wireless phone charging stand
Anker/Amazon

More than 4400 user reviews gave this wireless charger five stars, praising it for its value and reliability. Plus, the propped angle allows you to charge your phone both vertically and horizontally, letting you watch videos or scroll through social media without losing any battery.

Buy it: Amazon

3. BLAVOR Solar Charger Power Bank (4.5 stars); $47-$50

solar charger power bank
BLAVOR/Amazon

This solar-powered combination power bank/flashlight/compass is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts (or emergency preparedness devotees). Reviewers say that this charger holds an impressive amount of battery, able to charge two devices at once—with plenty of juice left to spare. Bring it on your next camping trip or keep it stored in an emergency kit.

Buy it: Amazon

4. BigBlue Foldable Solar Charger (4.3 stars); $85

foldable solar charger
BigBlue/Amazon

This lightweight foldable charger includes four weather-resistant solar panels that you can attach to a backpack so you can charge as you hike. While it’s pricier than the other items on this list, users say it packs a punch.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Anker Wall Charger (4.7 stars); $9

Anker wall phone charger
Anker/Amazon

This portable wall charger can accommodate two devices at one time, and user reviews praise this model for its simplicity and durability. Just remember to provide your own charging cable—because this product is compatible with several different device models, it doesn’t come with a cable of its own.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Anker PowerCore Portable Charger (4.5 stars); $46-$56

portable phone charger
Anker/Amazon

We’ve all had those moments where our phones are at 4 percent battery and there’s no outlet in sight. Prepare ahead with this portable charger from Anker, which can handle multiple devices on the go. This charger comes packed with a lot of power—Anker estimates that this device can give smartphones an extra 92 hours of battery life every time it’s recharged. This is exactly the type of charger you need in your bag if you're a commuter.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Anker Dual USB Car Charger (4.7 stars); $9-$12

dual USB car charger
Anker/Amazon

While more and more cars include built-in USB outlets to accommodate smartphones, those of us who drive older cars aren’t quite so lucky. But you can make up for that with this affordable high-speed car charger, which plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and powers multiple devices at once. This charger is compatible with just about any device, provided you have a cable to attach it to the USB port.

Buy it: Amazon

8. ZeeHoo Wireless Car Charger (4.3 stars); $40

wireless car charger phone mount
ZeeHoo/Amazon

This device does double duty as a phone charger and a car mount. It requires a bit of setup to attach this charger to your dashboard, but once that’s complete, your phone can act as a convenient, hands-free GPS while charging up.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Swaller iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus Battery Case (4.2 stars); $37-$38

iPhone battery case
Swaller/Amazon

This portable charger can give your iPhone an extra 25 hours worth of battery if you’re in a bind. Plus, it’s convenient—you can charge both your phone and the wireless battery case simultaneously using the same charging cable. Have a newer model of iPhone? Swaller’s got you covered with a selection of other battery cases.

Buy it: Amazon

10. HETP Galaxy S8 Battery Case (4 stars); $30-$33

Samsung Galaxy S8 battery case
HETP/Amazon

If you’re not an Apple user at all, you might instead opt for this battery case that’s compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S8. As with Swaller’s iPhone case, you can charge both your phone and the battery case itself at the same time—there’s no need to remove the case in order to get a full charge.

Buy it: Amazon

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

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