This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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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 13.

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

1STPLAYER Firerose Ergonomic Waterproof Chroma LED Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $44.99 (list price $69.99)

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, ZOEE S1 Outdoor Portable Stereo Speaker with HD Audio and Enhanced Bass, Built-In Dual Driver Speakerphone, Bluetooth 4.0, Handsfree Calling, FM Radio and TF Card Slot for $21.95 (list price $99.99)

Wireless Charging Receiver Case, Back Cover for iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus/7 Plus, with Flexible Lightning Connector (5.5 Inch, Black) Lynify [Air Kiss Series] for $19.99 (list price $33.99)

AILIHEN I60 Foldable Headphones with Microphone for iPhone iPad Laptop Tablet Android Smartphones(Black Red) for $17.98 (list price $45.98)

Telescope , LOPEZ 40x60 Waterproof HD Dual Focus Monocular Telescope Optical Prism Telescope Cell Phone Telephoto Lens+ Mini Tripod Viewing Scope for Hunting Sporting Events Traveling Camping Fishing for $13.99 (list price $49.99)

Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit for $55.25 (list price $79.99)

TOPSELL 5 Pack 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Memory Stick Thumb Drives (5 Mixed Colors: Black Blue Green Red Silver) for $25.99 (list price $41.99)

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 6 PACK for $8.99 (list price $12.99)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera - Smokey White for $61.94 (list price $69.00)

Musitrend LP 3-Speed Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers, Vintage Style Record Player Support Vinyl-To-MP3 Recording, RCA Output, Natural Wood for $72.99 (list price $199.99)

DBPOWER T20 1500 Lumens LCD Mini Projector, Multimedia Home Theater Video Projector Support 1080P HDMI USB SD Card VGA AV for Home Cinema TV Laptop Game iPhone Andriod Smartphone with Free HDMI Cable for $99.49 (list price $169.99)

DBigness 2600mAh Unicorn Cute Funny Gift Cartoon PVC External Battery Portable Charger Backup Pack Power Bank for iPhone 7 7 Plus 6 6S Plus 5S 5C SE 4S and Android Phone with New Gift Package for $14.99 (list price $25.99)

Oripow Spark E3 10050mAh Portable Charger, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh Power Banks(in Credit Card Size), Compact External Battery with 2 USB Outputs for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More for $15.99 (list price $89.99)

KITCHEN

Kidsfunwares Tricerataco Taco Holder - Prehistoric Taco Stand For Jurassic Taco Tuesdays And Dinosaur Parties - The Perfect Gift For Kids And Kidults That Love Dinosaurs - Set Of 2, Each Hold 2 Tacos for $22.94 (list price $34.89)

Maison Maxx Eco Friendly Healthy Wheat Straw PP Tumbler, Mug, Cup for Water, Coffee, Milk, Juice, Tea (1pcs, fl.13.5oz, Ivory) for $7.99 (list price $19.98)

Prepara Herb Savor for $19.90 (list price $29.99)

Spring Chef Swivel Vegetable Peeler for $7.99 (list price $14.99)

Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop with Comfortable Handle for $11.97 (list price $24.99)

Elite Cuisine EBK-200BL Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center, Blue for $32.95 (list price $59.99)

Cangshan H1 Series 59175 Wood Handle German Steel Forged Bread Knife, 10.25-Inch for $42.99 (list price $59.95)

Vremi 10 Piece Colorful Knife Set - 5 Kitchen Knives with 5 Knife Sheath Covers - Chef Knife Sets with Carving Serrated Utility Chef's and Paring Knives - Colored Knife Set with Matching Color Case for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

10oz Stainless Steel Cups for Kids - Fun Animal Edition (4 Pack) By Greens Steel for $25.95 (list price $49.99)

Large Slate Cheese Board and Stainless Steel Cutlery Set 12" x 16" – Includes 4 Knives plus a Soap Stone Chalk, Perfect Cheese Platter Slate Board, Wine and Cheese Serving Board Wisconsin Brie Swiss for $28.97 (list price $59.99)

SB Trays Bamboo Serving Tray w/ Handles: Decorative rectangular ottoman tray; serve food, coffee or tea, or use as a party platter for $26.97 (list price $34.99)

Flatware Set - Sterling Quality - Royal Cutlery - Multipurpose Use for Home, Kitchen or Restaurant (20 Pc Flatware Set) - by Utopia Kitchen for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

HOME

Tetra 29095 Cube Aquarium Kit, 3-Gallon for $29.97 (list price $49.99)

DecoBREEZE Pineapple Figurine Fan Two-Speed Electric Circulating Fan for $67.18 (list price $89.98)

Think Geek TGEA01 Zombie Plush Slippers for $17.29 (list price $34.99)

Poly and Bark Bertoia Style Wire Dining Chair, White for $69.99 (list price $129.99)

[Upgrade Version] PiLife 3" Mini Non-ticking Vintage Classic Bedside /Table Alarm Clock with Backlight, Battery Operated Travel Clock, Round Twin Bell Loud Alarm Clock( 3D Mint Green) for $11.99 (list price $18.99)

Glow In The Dark Stars Wall Stickers,252 Adhesive Dots and Moon for Starry Sky, Perfect For Kids Bedding Room or Birthday Gift ,Beautiful Wall Decals by LIDERSTAR ,Delight The One You Love. for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Kings Brand Furniture Metal with Glass Top & Shelves TV Stand, Chrome for $109.99 (list price $219.99)

EMDMAK Door Stop Alarm with 120 dB. Siren Door Stopper for Home and Travel, Black, 2 Piece for $12.20 (list price $25.88)

U-miss Mermaid Blanket Crochet and Mermaid Tail Blanket for adult, Super Soft All Seasons Thicken Sleeping Blankets (71"x35.5", Wave Mint Green) for $13.98 (list price $29.99)

Harry Potter, Hogwarts Décor Woven Tapestry Throw, 48" x 60" for $22.40 (list price $42.95)

Popular Round tapestry Elephant mandala Roundie Beach Throw Indian Tapestry Hippie Yoga Mat Décor urban tapestry round table cloth by Popular Handicrafts for $12.24 (list price $29.99)

Cotton Sateen Zippered Pillow Cases - 2 Pack (Queen, White) - Sateen Pillow Cover for Maximum Softness - Easy Care, Elegant Double Hemmed Stitched Pillow Encasement, 300 Thread Count by Utopia Bedding for $6.49 (list price $29.99)

Utopia Home Water-Repellent Antibacterial and Mildew Resistant Fabric 72-Inch-by-72-Inch Shower Curtain, White for $6.99 (list price $29.99)

Shower Curtain/Bath Curtain/Shower Liner Bathroom Decoration Waterproof Mildew Resistant Anti-Bacterial 71X71inch – Elephant Thinking/Walking/Bubbling/Flower (Thinking) for $18.99 (list price $32.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Super Stacked Desk Set, Aqua (Letter Trays, Accessory Tray, This + That Tray, Pen Cup, Signature Ballpoint Pens) for $61.00 (list price $65.00)

Norwood Commercial Furniture Laptop Caddy Cart Presentation Station, NOR-TY-1000 for $106.96 (list price $159.99)

AmazonBasics Mesh Wastebasket for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

MyLifeUNIT Fineliner Color Pen Set, 0.4mm Colored Fine Liner Sketch Drawing Pen, Pack of 10 Assorted Colors for $5.95 (list price $7.99)

Wilson Jones 3 Ring Binder 1-1/2 Inch, Round Ring View Binder, Basic, 362 Series, Customizable, White, 4 Pack (W70362-34WPP) for $11.89 (list price $20.94)

42pcs Felt Fabric Sheet 4"x4" Assorted Color DIY Craft Squares Nonwoven 1mm Thick for $5.68 (list price $14.88)

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

Electric Pencil Sharpener (2017 Model) Automatic Battery Operated - for Home or the Classroom - Heavy Duty Industrial Strength - Works on Colored Pencils for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

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

Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Medium, 3 Count for $1.00 (list price $4.00)

Jacquard Tie Dye Kit for $16.56 (list price $24.99)

The Simple Elephant - Best Agenda Day Planner to Achieve Your Goals & Increase Productivity, Passion & Happiness - Gratitude Journal, Mindmap & Vision Board - Non-Dated-1 Year w/ BONUS Stickers for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Large Erasable Chalkboard Calendar Wall Decal Sticker - 24"x 36" (Classic Style) by VersaChalk for $24.99 (list price $49.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves for $19.90 (list price $27.99)

ACELIST Desktop 6-inch Oval Shaped Double-Sided Makeup Mirror; 1x and 3x Magnifying Vanity Mirror (Mirror 1) for $13.99 (list price $38.99)

Conair Pro Hair Brush with Nylon Bristle, All-Purpose, Colors May Vary for $3.80 (list price $6.99)

Aromatherapy Diffuser, Yogin 130ml Wood Grain Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Multi Colors Changing Light Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off for Office, Home for $18.99 (list price $46.99)

Swiffer WetJet Hardwood and Floor Spray Mop Cleaner Starter Kit, Includes: 1 Power Mop, 5 Pads, Cleaner Solution, Batteries for $22.97 (list price $22.97)

O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System for $33.88 (list price $44.99)

Bounty Paper Towels, Prints, Big Roll, 6 Count for $8.99 (list price $13.71)

Hefty Slider Storage Bags (Gallon, 66 Count) for $7.01 (list price $9.67)

Innotech Digital Bathroom Scale with Easy-to-Read Backlit LCD for $25.99 (list price $69.95)

PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes - Clean Refreshing Scent - 20 Count Travel Pack (Box of 6) for $8.28 (list price $15.89)

PARWIN BEAUTY Styling Toolkit Blow Dryer and Straighteners Kit - 1875W Super Negative Ion Hair Dryer and Tourmaline Ceramic Floating Plate Flat Iron with Thermostat, Pink for $69.99 (list price $169.99)

AsaVea Gold Titanium Hair Curler Interchangeable Wands, 3 Barrels (18-25 mm, Spiral 25 mm, 25-32 mm) for $79.99 (list price $159.99)

Hefty Strong Trash Bags (Tall Kitchen Drawstring, 13 Gallon, 90 Count) for $11.82 (list price $13.36)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

WILDJUE Garden Genie Gloves [1 Pairs] with Sturdy Claws,Quick & Easy to Dig & Plant & Rake for $7.99 (list price $29.99)

QUN FENG Garden Spray Nozzle 8 Adjustable Watering Patterns Perfect for Watering Plants,Car Wash etc for $12.99 (list price $49.99)

AZ Patio Heaters HIL-1821 Tabletop Electric Patio Heater for $90.00 (list price $169.00)

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)

Hills and Rocks Outdoors Portable Camping Hammock - Double Outdoor Nylon Portable Hammock for Camping (Light Blue - Blue) for $23.99 (list price $79.99)

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

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

Mefo garden 9 Ft Patio Market Umbrella Outdoor Aluminum with Solar LED Strips & Crank Handle, Blue for $125.00 (list price $300.00)

Bare Decor EZ-Floor Interlocking Flooring Tiles in Solid Teak Wood Oiled Finish (Set of 10), Long 9 Slat for $79.99 (list price $129.99)

Outdoor Curtain Panel for Patio - NICETOWN Grommet Top Thermal Insulated Blackout Outdoor Curtain / Drape for Patio / Front Porch (52 Inch Wide by 108 Inch Long, Tan-Khaki) for $46.45 (list price $160.17)

Giant Tumbling Timbers for $69.99 (list price $119.99)

Professional Pruning Shears Silicone Handle Scissors Bypass Pruners Gardening Cutters Tools SK-5 Steel Blade Clippers Tree Trimmer Efficient Rope Snips for $15.99 (list price $42.99)

Vivero Home Multi-Purpose Japanese Hori Hori Garden Knife + Garden Gloves + Leather Sheath. Stainless Steel Blade with Handguard. Garden Tool for Gardening, Landscaping, Digging, Weeding, Camping for $25.95 (list price $39.95)

TOOLS

RockBirds Multi-Purpose Tool Knife- Personalized Pocket Knife, 11 Function for Household and Adventure (two packs) for $9.99 (list price $18.99)

E3L 69-piece Homeowner Tool Kit, General Tool Kit for Home Maintenance with Storage Bag for $36.99 (list price $54.78)

TOTOBAY 30 LED Solar Power Flag Pole Lights, {Upgraded Version} Weatherproof Flagpole Downlight for Most 15 to 25 Ft Auto On/Off Night Lighting- Eco-friendly and Energy-saving for $27.59 (list price $69.99)

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)

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)

Etekcity 3 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Lantern with 9 AA Batteries - Camping Friendly (Black, Collapsible) for $16.88 (list price $50.99)

Safety 1st Oven Front Lock for $2.98 (list price $4.79)

Brightest Tactical Flashlight, FREE Flashlight Keychain Bottle Opener Included, LED Nightlight Flashlight - 1000 Lumens Tactical Flashlight High Powered, Zoomable for Emergency Camping Hiking for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $6.00 (list price $21.23)

Home Improvement Clearance Sale & Deals 2017-WiFi Smart Led Light Bulbs Daylight Dimmable Led Bulbs Works With Alexa No Hub E27 5W Gold By E-Samrtprime for $17.99 (list price $29.99)

Rose Kuli 7" Portable Multipurpose MultiTools Multifunctional Multitool Army Knife Axe with Hammer Plier (Brown) for $11.95 (list price $23.99)

(12 Pack) Arishine Clear Baby Corner Protectors, Anti-Collision Cushion against Sharp Furniture Edges for $13.95 (list price $40.00)

FineSource Electronic Digital Caliper Inch/Metric Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Carbon Fiber Gauge Micrometer Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool - Black for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Kodak’s New Cameras Don't Just Take Photos—They Also Print Them

Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Kodak

Snapping a photo and immediately sharing it on social media is definitely convenient, but there’s still something so satisfying about having the printed photo—like you’re actually holding the memory in your hands. Kodak’s new STEP cameras now offer the best of both worlds.

As its name implies, the Kodak STEP Instant Print Digital Camera, available for $70 on Amazon, lets you take a picture and print it out on that very same device. Not only do you get to skip the irksome process of uploading photos to your computer and printing them on your bulky, non-portable printer (or worse yet, having to wait for your local pharmacy to print them for you), but you never need to bother with ink cartridges or toner, either. The Kodak STEP comes with special 2-inch-by-3-inch printing paper inlaid with color crystals that bring your image to life. There’s also an adhesive layer on the back, so you can easily stick your photos to laptop covers, scrapbooks, or whatever else could use a little adornment.

There's a 10-second self-timer, so you don't have to ask strangers to take your group photos.Kodak

For those of you who want to give your photos some added flair, you might like the Kodak STEP Touch, available for $130 from Amazon. It’s similar to the regular Kodak STEP, but the LCD touch screen allows you to edit your photos before you print them; you can also shoot short videos and even share your content straight to social media.

If you want to print photos from your smartphone gallery, there's the Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer. This portable $80 printer connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities and can print whatever photos you send to it.

The Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer connects to an app that allows you to add filters and other effects to your photos. Kodak

All three Kodak STEP devices come with some of that magical printer paper, but you can order additional refills, too—a 20-sheet set costs $8 on Amazon.

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14 Essential Products to Bring on Your Next Road Trip

Osprey/Otterbox/National Geographic
Osprey/Otterbox/National Geographic

If you’re looking to travel this summer—but don’t want to get on a plane or bus—then a road trip may be your best bet. Traveling by car allows you to explore new places while also limiting exposure to new people, and with the roads opened up in front of you, there’s no limit to where you can go or how long your trip can last.

Whether you’re exploring national parks, trying the country's best takeout, or just driving over a state line, we’ve put together a list of essential products you need to take along for the ride. And if you want to learn how to plan a safe trip during the COVID-19 pandemic, head here.

1. Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Pack; $160

Osprey

Named the best overall backpack for 2020 by US News & World Report, Osprey’s Farpoint 40 travel pack will help you carry everything you need from your car to your campsite and back again. This pack has no shortage of clever design features, like a stowaway harness and hipbelt, lockable zippers, and a mesh-lined back panel to prevent chafing during long hikes. The pack can hold 20 to 40 pounds and is designed for a larger frame, so if you need something a bit smaller, the Fairview 40 is another great option for a travel pack that will last for many road trips to come.

Buy it: Osprey

2. MLVOC memory foam travel pillow; $20

MLVOC/Amazon

Cars aren't necessarily the most comfortable place to settle in for a nap, but when you're on the road for hours on end, your choices dry up fast. Next time you know you're going to be in the passenger seat or stuck in the back for a few days, try the 4.5-star-rated memory foam travel pillow from MLVOC. The pillow itself offers 360° support, and its flat back is designed to conform to your neck for a personalized fit. In addition to the pillow itself, you'll also get an eye mask, earplugs, and a travel bag to easily bring the whole kit on the go.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Soundasleep queen-sized air mattress; $120

Soundasleep/Amazon

With a 4.3-star rating on Amazon and placement on numerous best-of lists, the SoundAsleep air mattress is a necessity if you're looking to camp out a few nights during your road trip. Inflation just requires a press of the one-click pump—great for campers who want to avoid nighttime critters in a hurry—and the bottom is covered with a SureGrip suction material to avoid sliding. The mattress comes in queen, twin, and twin XL sizes, giving you options in case you're looking to inflate it in the back of a truck or camper.

Buy it: Amazon

4. National Geographic's Road Atlas 2020: Adventure Edition; $18

National Geographic

You won’t always get great service on a road trip, so when you have zero bars—or just want some travel inspiration—National Geographic's Road Atlas 2020: Adventure Edition will take you exactly where you need to go … even if it wasn’t where you pictured in the first place. Featuring updated road maps for all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and even Puerto Rico, you’ll never get lost again. This atlas also includes recommendations for places to visit and profiles on America’s top 24 national parks, making it a portable tour guide that’s even better than Alexa.

Buy it: Amazon

5. AAA Premium Road Kit; $26

AAA/Amazon

Although no one wants to imagine themselves enduring a calamity of any sort while on a road trip, it’s also good to be prepared. This 42-piece road kit comes equipped with heavy-duty jumper cables, duct tape, a screwdriver, cable ties, and more, in case you need to make any quick repairs. Everything comes packed inside a compact carrying case, so it’s easy to throw in the car and take with you from one highway to the next.

Buy it: Amazon

6. UE Boom 3 portable speakers; $149

Ultimate Ears/Amazon

All great road trips should come with a great soundtrack, and with this portable Bluetooth speaker from UE Boom, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite music along with the sounds of the wild (or the quiet of a hotel room). These speakers last up to 15 hours on a full battery charge, and with high-quality surround sound, they pack a powerful punch. They’re also incredibly durable: The speakers are completely waterproof (they can literally float) and they’re designed to handle falls and bumps with ease.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Society6 face masks; $14

Cat Coquillette / Society6

One of today’s road trip essentials is a face mask. And whether you’re into cats, woodland beetles, the solar system, or comic books, Society6 has a design for pretty much everyone (over 1000-plus options!). No matter which one you choose, all the masks feature an inner pocket for disposable filters, and they’re crafted with a pleated, dual layer of fabric to ensure a snug and safe fit. It's also a smart idea to take a pack of disposable masks along for the ride just in case.

Buy it: Society6

8. Otterbox Trooper 12 cooler; $200

Otterbox

No matter what your road trip involves—whether it’s visiting Yellowstone or the country’s biggest ball of twine—you should always have a cold beverage to enjoy after a long day. This 12-quart soft cooler from Otterbox keeps ice for up to three days and is leak-proof to help avoid spillage. The cooler is equipped with a mounting system, allowing you to customize it with accessories, like an adjustable drink holder or a drybox clip, and it even comes with a carabiner bottle opener attached to it for easy access.

Buy it: Otterbox

9. and 10. Power bank and car charger; $30-$35

Otterbox

Even though you’ll be spending most of your time sightseeing, you’ll still want to keep your phone charged for taking pictures and keeping in touch with your loved ones back home. The standard Otterbox fast-charge power bank is designed to charge two devices at the same time, allowing you and a buddy to charge up even when you’re away from your car. The charger includes a USB-A to USB-C cable and is compatible with most major devices.

For charging in the car, you can’t go wrong with Otterbox’s Fast Charge Car Kit. You'll get charging speeds that are up to 3.6 times faster than a basic model, according the manufacturer, and the cable is bend/flex-tested a whopping 3000 times to ensure that it’ll last as long as your road trip memories.

Buy it: Otterbox (Power Bank; Car Charger)

11. Otterbox Dash and Windshield Car Mount; $16

Otterbox

You’ll probably be using your phone’s navigation app while you’re exploring new places, but you want to make sure that you’re doing so safely. Keep your eyes on the road—and still get to where you want to go—with Otterbox’s Dash & Windshield car mount. It’s designed to allow you to insert and remove your phone with only one hand, and its adjustable arms can extend to fit even the biggest phones without blocking any of the buttons. If you prefer a car mount that sits a little lower, this Air Vent Mount from Beam Electronics is a great alternative.

Buy it: Otterbox

12. and 13. Instant coffee and cold brew concentrate; $12-$50

Java House/Amazon

Any road trip veteran will tell you that the most important part of getting through a long drive is staying awake and alert. Enjoy hot coffee on the go—and actually have a decent cup—with these instant coffee packets from Starbucks. All of Starbucks’s instant coffees are made from 100-percent arabica beans, and you just have to pour your packet into a mug, mix with hot or cold water, and enjoy.

If you want something a little colder and a lot stronger, check out the cold brew concentrate pods from Java House. Just as easy as making instant coffee, all you have to do is peel the cap off the pod, pour over ice, add water, and stir. It's easy enough to make, and it'll help cut down on stopping at expensive cafés while on the road. Make sure you bring some portable mugs with you so your coffee can stay as fresh as it was the minute you made it.

Buy it: Amazon (Starbucks Instant Coffee; Java House Cold Brew Concentrate)

14. First aid kits; $22-$125

First Aid Only/Amazon

Accidents happen, and this 299-piece kit from First Aid Only has almost everything you need for basic emergencies. With bandages for cuts and scrapes, creams and cold packs for burns, basic painkillers, alcohol wipes, and more, this light and easy-to-stow kit is an essential travel companion.

If you want something a little fancier—but no less useful—check out this unique first aid kit from Uncommon Goods. The kit includes first aid essentials like multi-use tape, bandages, and antibiotic cream, all stowed in tiny canisters that fit perfectly inside a flashlight tube. This is a great kit to bring with you on trips outside of the car … and even more handy on nighttime hikes. No matter which kit you bring, though, make sure you don’t forget a thermometer. In the small chance you start feeling sick—even if you’ve been wearing your mask and washing your hands—it’s important to have just in case.

Buy it: Amazon (First Aid Only 299-Piece Kit); Uncommon Goods (Flashlight First Aid Kit)

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