Start Off the Week With These Great 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 14.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector for $547.31 (list price $999.00)

Qwerkywriter Typewriter Wireless Mechanical Keyboard with Integrated Tablet Stand for $259.00 (list price $349.00)

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)

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable with Speakers, Black for $31.50 (list price $59.99)

Best Of Interesting Find, Remove Dust Gel Reusable Soft Peel Away Cleaning Gel for Computer Keyboard/Electronic Items/Remote Control/Car Interior Parts/Speaker,Removes Dust/Crumbs/Hair,Alcohol-Free for $14.20 (list price $20.99)

Casio fx-260 SOLAR Scientific Calculator, Black for $5.99 (list price $9.49)

4M Magnet Science Kit for $9.99 (list price $32.99)

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)

Rii RK100 3 Colors LED Backlit Mechanical Feeling USB Wired Multimedia Keyboard For working or prime gaming for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Digital Voice Recorder,Rechargeable 8GB Audio Recorder Dictaphone with USB Port, Double Microphone, Voice Activated, MP3 Music Player -Black for $28.98 (list price $39.99)

DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone with Wifi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Chanel 6 Axis Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter, Compatible with 3D VR Headset for $69.99 (list price $89.00)

Scrabble Deluxe Edition Game (Amazon Exclusive) for $39.17 (list price $42.99)

KITCHEN

Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker for $39.40 (list price $65.25)

Willow & Everett Salt and Pepper Shakers - Wood Salt and Pepper Grinder Set with Adjustable Coarseness - Salt and Pepper Mill Pair - Spice Grinder for $18.99 (list price $59.99)

Kikkerland Ice Tray, Under The Sea, Blue for $7.99 (list price $10.02)

Professional Garlic Press Stainless Steel Kitchen Set IHOMEARD Heavy Duty Garlic Masher, Crusher, Mincer, Presser & Silicone Peeler – Easy to Use Dishwasher Safe – Peel & Mince Fresh Garlic In Seconds for $11.99 (list price $25.99)

Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 4-Piece Toaster Oven Set, Gray for $17.48 (list price $40.00)

Rubbermaid 50-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set for $20.91 (list price $37.99)

Simple Chef Cast Iron Skillet 3-Piece Set - Best Heavy-Duty Professional Restaurant Chef Quality Pre-Seasoned Pan Cookware Set - 10", 8", 6" Pans - Great For Frying, Saute, Cooking, Pizza & More for $31.99 (list price $31.99)

14 Piece Kitchen Utensils Sets, XUANLAN Stainless Steel and Nylon Cooking Tools Non-Stick Heat Resistant Dishwasher Safe for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

I Could Eat a Horse Spaghetti Noodle Pasta Measurer Tool, Measure Quantity by doiy for $9.95 (list price $14.99)

Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool (juices, strains, grates, and more!) for $8.46 (list price $11.19)

Lenox French Perle Pedestal Cake Plate, Medium, White for $42.99 (list price $86.00)

1 DAY SELL! PowerLix Best Organic Bamboo Cutting Board - Extra Large and Thick (45.5 30.5 1.9cm) Wood Cutting Board, Antimicrobial Kitchen Chopping Board with Drip Groove - FDA Approved - Perfect Gift for $19.99 (list price $51.99)

OMorc Cherry Pitter, Cherry Stoner with Food-Grade Silicone Cup, Space-Saving Lock Design and Lengthened Splatter Shield Dishwasher Safe for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

Wine Letter Cork Holder Art Wall Décor - Metal - All 4 Letters W I N E - Includes Sample Silicone Wine Glass Charm - by HouseVines for $59.99 (list price $69.99)

DWK Corporation DWKHD36917 Turtle Wine Holder (Set of 1) for $17.45 (list price $23.00)

Cup Coasters, Newness Cup Coasters Set with Decorative Rack, Stainless Steel Tabletop Display Round Cup Coaster with Holder, Silver, Set of 4 for $21.99 (list price $32.99)

HOME

Umbra FishHotel Mini Aquarium, Great for Goldfish, Bettas, and Other Small Fish, 2 Gallon for $34.75 (list price $40.00)

Warmoor 40 Photo Clips String Lights Christmas Lights 16.4 feet, Indoor/Outdoor, USB Powered for Home/Party/Christmas Decor for $14.99 (list price $38.99)

Candle Impressions Ombre Design Pillar Real Wax Flameless Candles w/Auto Timer Feature - Set of 5 - Blush Pink for $26.95 (list price $59.95)

Mini Ceramic Hanging Succulent Planters Flower Pots for Home Decor - White 2 Pieces HakkaGirl for $9.89 (list price $16.54)

EMDMAK Door Stop Alarm with 120 dB. Siren Door Stopper for Home and Travel, Black, 2 Piece for $13.88 (list price $25.88)

Wake Up Light, AYY Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock Bedside Lamp Night Light with Snooze/Sunset Function, Nature Sounds, FM Radio, 7 Colors Changing, Touch Control and USB Charger for $29.99 (list price $57.99)

Zinus 12 Inch Deluxe Wood Platform Bed / No Boxspring Needed / Wood Slat Support / Rustic Pine Finish, Queen for $143.73 (list price $189.99)

Sauder August Hill Corner Entertainment Stand, Oiled Oak Finish for $104.22 (list price $196.49)

Universal TV Stand with Swivel Mount for 20 to 37 inch TVs UT1003 for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Furinno 11157DBR/BK End Table Bedroom Night Stand w/Bin Drawer, Dark Brown/Black for $16.63 (list price $59.99)

SUNYIK Rose Quartz Elephant Pocket Statue Kitchen Guardian Healing Figurine Decor 1.5" for $8.49 (list price $60.99)

Pluteck Non Ticking Analog Alarm Clock with Nightlight and Snooze/Ascending Sound Alarm/Simple to Set Clocks, Battery Powered, Small, Black for $12.99 (list price $19.97)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Deluxe Acrylic Design Office  Desktop Tape Dispenser Clear Rose Gold for $11.99 (list price $20.99)

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

Canon Office and Business MX922 All-in-one Printer, Wireless and mobile printing for $89.93 (list price $89.96)

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

Panda Planner - Best Daily Calendar and Gratitude Journal to Increase Productivity, Time Management & Happiness - Hardcover, Non Dated Day - 1 Year Guarantee for $25.97 (list price $39.99)

Wilson Jones 3 Ring Binder 3 Inch, Round Ring View Binder, Basic, 362 Series, Customizable, White (W362-49W) for $4.89 (list price $7.18)

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)

Westcott iPoint Orbit Battery Pencil Sharpener, Black for $9.34 (list price $14.89)

TAVR Computer Monitor Riser Two Tiers Shelves Monitor Stand 16.7 x 9.4 inch Save Space Desktop Stand CM1002 for $18.98 (list price $59.99)

Flash Furniture YU-YCX-001-2-RECT-TBL-RED-GG Height Adjustable Rectangular Red Plastic Activity Table, 24 x 48" for $78.00 (list price $178.99)

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

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

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 $39.99)

BellaSentials Essential Oil Diffuser, Healthy Living For You & Your Loved Ones With Our Air Purifier, Odor Eliminator, Enjoy The Inviting Aroma & Clean Air With Your Favorite Aromatherapy Blends for $24.97 (list price $34.97)

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 $11.99 (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)

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

Dawn 432944 Kitchen Brush for $5.75 (list price $12.17)

GOJO 536102 TFX Luxury Foam Hand Wash, Fresh Scent, Dispenser, 1200mL (Case of 2) for $34.97 (list price $43.50)

Tomiya Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers, Black for $14.96 (list price $19.99)

PARWIN BEAUTY Professional Styling Set -Floating Plate Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron and 1875W Negative Ion Hair Dryer with Multi-step Switch, Purple for $89.99 (list price $224.99)

Miserwe Hair clippers Professional Hair Clipper with Hairdressing Cape USB Charger Quiet Barber Clippers for Adult and Baby Cordless Rechargeable haircut clippers with hair comb scissors Haircut Kit for $28.98 (list price $74.94)

AsaVea Portable Electric Hair Straightening Brush 3.0, Red / Black for $37.94 (list price $109.99)

Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper, 3 Jumbo Big Bags for $6.79 (list price $8.89)

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop Kit for $35.99 (list price $44.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Fairy Garden Starter Kit & Accessories – Miniature Fairy Figurine Bella & Friends (14 Piece Set) – by Pretmanns for $19.90 (list price $31.90)

2 way Garden Hose Splitter with Comfortable Rubberized Grip for Easy Garden Life,FULL METAL BODY Y Ball Valve Hose Connector Fits With Outdoor Faucet, Sprinkler / Drip Irrigation Systems for $10.98 (list price $19.99)

XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock - Tree Portable with Max 1000 lbs Breaking Capacity - Lightweight Carabiners and Ropes Included For Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Beach, Yard, 125" x 79" for $26.99 (list price $89.99)

Limm Exercise Resistance Loop Bands - Set of 5, 12-inch Workout Bands - Best for Stretching, Physical Therapy, Yoga and Home Fitness - Bonus eBook, Instruction Manual, Online Videos & Handy Carry Bag for $10.97 (list price $39.69)

MIRA Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Leak-proof Double Walled Cola Shape Sports Water Bottle | No Sweating, Keeps Your Drink Cold 24 hours or Hot 12 hours | 25 Oz (750 ml) | Black for $18.50 (list price $29.99)

Goplus 4 PC Rattan Patio Furniture Set Garden Lawn Sofa Cushioned Seat Wicker Sofa (Mix Gray) for $179.99 (list price $279.99)

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)

Solar Lights Outdoor Motion Sensor, iThird 21 LED 330LM Solar Powered Security Lights for Yard Patio Garage Waterproof 3 Modes Super Bright(Warm White) for $26.99 (list price $59.99)

POOF Outdoor Games Jarts Lawn Darts for $15.16 (list price $23.00)

Flash Sale! Mabua Ring Toss Outdoor Games Kids Adults With 10 Quoits Carry Bag. Toys for 5 year old boys girls - Also Available: 10 Quoits and 15 Plastic Ropes for $17.99 (list price $26.99)

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

Pruning Shears Casfuy SK-5 Steel Blade Bypass Pruner with PTFE Coating and Safety Lock for Garden for $19.95 (list price $79.99)

PH Soil Meter, 3-in-1 Soil Tester Kit Moisture Soil Meter with Light, PH & Acidity Meter Gardening Tools for Plant, Lawn, Farm, Indoor/Outdoors to Use, Easy Read Indicator (No Battery needed) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Rose Pruning Gloves for Men and Women. Thorn Proof Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves with Long Cowhide Gauntlet to Protect Your Arms Until the Elbow (Medium) for $25.95 (list price $49.99)

TOOLS

UBANTE Measuring Tape Measure 1-Inch x 25-Foot(7.5m) Retractable Heavy Duty with Magnetic Hook, Metric and Inches Measurement - Professional Ruler For Carpenter, Construction, DIY Measurement for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

UBANTE Quality Electronic Digital Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Green/Silver Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool for $24.89 (list price $99.99)

CUXUS 2 Pack Car Safety Hammer, Window Breaker Seatbelt Cutter Auto Bus Emergency Escape Tool, Vehicle Window Punch Glass Breaker Auto Rescue Kit Life Saving Hammer with Holder for $9.49 (list price $11.97)

gleebee Top Quality Baby Safety Kit: Adjustable Safety Locks for Toilet Seat, Trash Can, Drawers, Double Doors Cabinet & Refrigerator|Table Corner Guards|Finger Pinch Guards| Outlet Caps for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

25 in 1 Precision Screwdrivers Set,Phillips Torx Flat Screwdriver Tool Set with Black Bag for Macbook,Mobile Phone,PC Laptop,Tablet,iPad,Watch,Car Keys for $9.99 (list price $25.99)

SHINE HAI Multi-Tool, 14-in-1 Stainless Steel Multi-Plier with Knife, Cable Cutter, Needle Nose Pliers, Saw, File, Screwdrivers and More, Nylon Sheath Included for $15.99 (list price $99.99)

Prime Clearance Sale & Deals Day 2017-Smart Plug, WiFi Smart Socket Outlet Remote Control by E-SmartPrime,Works with Amazon Echo Alexa,With USB Charging Port Rapid charging(1A USB) 1-Pack (S2) for $21.99 (list price $34.99)

16LED Solar Lights Outdoor Waterproof Motion Sensor Security Light with Bright/Dim Mode; Dusk to Dawn Auto ON/OFF Wall Mount Light Wireless Sensor Detector for Patio Yard Deck Garden Driveway for $12.99 (list price $25.99)

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

Astor Bidet Fresh Water Spray Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment CB-1000 for $24.95 (list price $44.95)

Dewalt DPG55-11C Clear Anti-Fog Protective Safety Glasses with Dual-Injected Rubber Frame and Temples for $6.05 (list price $17.99)

Cartman Orange 39-Piece Tool Set - General Household Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Command Large Utility Hook Mega Pack, White, 14-Hooks, 16-Strips (17003-MPES) for $13.89 (list price $16.35)

DILISS Digital PH Meter / PH Tester / Mini Water Quality Tester for Household Drinking Water, Hydroponics, Aquariums, Swimming Pools, 0.1PH Resolution - Extra PH Calibration Solution Mixture for $17.96 (list price $49.99)

Outlite E6 High Powered Tactical Flashlight with 2pcs Rechargeable 18650 Battery and DC Charger, Ultra Bright LED Handheld Flashlight, 5 Light Modes Lantern Torch - Adjustable Focus Taclight for $15.99 (list price $79.99)

10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

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Greg Rosenke/Unsplash

The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14

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Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140

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Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

Buy them: Amazon, Amazon

3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48

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Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30

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The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

Buy it: Amazon

5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19

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Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

Buy it: Amazon

6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25

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This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70

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Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

Buy it: Amazon

8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120

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What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

Buy it: Amazon

9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24

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Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14

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Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

Buy it: Amazon

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Feel Nostalgic With the New Hello Kitty-Themed Tamagotchi

Bandai America/Amazon
Bandai America/Amazon

Back in November 1996, Bandai released the cult favorite Tamagotchi, a tiny virtual pet that users could feed, play with, give medicine to, and more. The name itself is actually a combination of two Japanese words, tamago and tomodachi, meaning egg and friend—and it was the toy's egg shape that was key to its distinct design. They could fit in pockets, on keychains, and inside the backpacks of any kid who wanted a distraction during the school day.

According to NME, more than 82 million of these egg-shaped digital pets have been sold since their initial release in the ‘90s, with 10 million of those coming within the first year alone. Now, the handheld pets are back again in the form of a collaboration with another famous Japanese creation, Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty first took over hearts starting in 1974 when a Japanese company called Sanrio put the design on a vinyl coin purse. More than 45 years later, Hello Kitty (her real name is actually Kitty White) has been developed into video games, cafes, hospitals, wine, and more. This new Tamagotchi is the perfect mixture of two of Japan’s most famous brands, both of which have reached a global audience.

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In these new editions, Hello Kitty will help you raise your Tamagotchi. You’ll be able to feed them Hello Kitty’s favorite foods, like apple pie or milk, and play a balloon game and piano game. Based on how well you raise your Tamagotchi from an egg to an adult will determine which of the seven surprise characters you receive.

These new Tamagotchis will be released on December 1, 2020, and are available to pre-order in red and white on Amazon for $20.

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