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 of the Most Popular Portable Bluetooth Speakers on Amazon

Altech/Bose/JBL/Amazon
Altech/Bose/JBL/Amazon

As convenient as smartphones and tablets are, they don’t necessarily offer the best sound quality. But a well-built portable speaker can fill that need. And whether you’re looking for a speaker to use in the shower or a device to take on a long camping trip, these bestselling models from Amazon have you covered.

1. OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker; $26-$30 (4.4 stars)

Oontz portable bluetooth speaker
Cambridge Soundworks/Amazon

Of the 57,000-plus reviews that users have left for this speaker on Amazon, 72 percent of them are five stars. So it should come as no surprise that this is currently the best-selling portable Bluetooth speaker on the site. It comes in eight different colors and can play for up to 14 hours straight after a full charge. Plus, it’s splash proof, making it a perfect speaker for the shower, beach, or pool.

Buy it: Amazon

2. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker; $110 (4.6 stars)

JBL portable bluetooth speaker
JBL/Amazon

This nifty speaker can connect with up to three devices at one time, so you and your friends can take turns sharing your favorite music. Its built-in battery can play music for up to 20 hours, and it can even charge smartphones and tablets via USB.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker; $25-$28 (4.6 stars)

Anker portable bluetooth speaker
Anker/Amazon

This speaker boasts 24-hour battery life and a strong Bluetooth connection within a 66-foot radius. It also comes with a built-in microphone so you can easily take calls over speakerphone.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker; $129 (4.4 stars)

Bose portable bluetooth speaker
Bose/Amazon

Bose is well-known for building user-friendly products that offer excellent sound quality. This portable speaker lets you connect to the Bose app, which makes it easier to switch between devices and personalize your settings. It’s also water-resistant, making it durable enough to handle a day at the pool or beach.

Buy it: Amazon

5. DOSS Soundbox Touch Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; $28-$33 (4.4 stars)

DOSS portable bluetooth speaker
DOSS/Amazon

This portable speaker features an elegant system of touch controls that lets you easily switch between three methods of playing audio—Bluetooth, Micro SD, or auxiliary input. It can play for up to 20 hours after a full charge.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Altec Lansing Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; $15-$20 (4.3 stars)

Altec Lansing portable bluetooth speaker
Altec Lansing/Amazon

This lightweight speaker is built for the outdoors. With its certified IP67 rating—meaning that it’s fully waterproof, shockproof, and dust proof—it’s durable enough to withstand harsh environments. Plus, it comes with a carabiner that can attach to a backpack or belt loop.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker; $33-$38 (4.6 stars)

Tribit portable bluetooth speaker
Tribit/Amazon

Tribit’s portable Bluetooth speaker weighs less than a pound and is fully waterproof and resistant to scratches and drops. It also comes with a tear-resistant strap for easy transportation, and the rechargeable battery can handle up to 24 hours of continuous use after a full charge. In 2020, it was Wirecutter's pick as the best budget portable Bluetooth speaker on the market.

Buy it: Amazon

8. VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker; $18 (4.3 stars)

VicTsing portable bluetooth speaker
VicTsing/Amazon

The SoundHot portable Bluetooth speaker is designed for convenience wherever you go. It comes with a detachable suction cup and a carabiner so you can keep it secure while you’re showering, kayaking, or hiking, to name just a few.

Buy it: Amazon

9. AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; $30 (4.4 stars)

AOMAIS portable bluetooth speaker
AOMAIS/Amazon

This portable speaker is certified to handle deep waters and harsh weather, making it perfect for your next big adventure. It can play for up to 15 hours on a full charge and offers a stable Bluetooth connection within a 100-foot radius.

Buy it: Amazon

10. XLEADER SoundAngel Touch Bluetooth Speaker; $19-$23 (4.4 stars)

XLeader portable bluetooth speaker
XLEADER/Amazon

This stylish device is available in black, silver, gold, and rose gold. Plus, it’s equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, a more powerful technology that can pair with devices up to 800 feet away. The SoundAngel speaker itself isn’t water-resistant, but it comes with a waterproof case for protection in less-than-ideal conditions.

Buy it: Amazon

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This 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Honors 11 Unforgettable Women Who Made History

You can plot your own plan to make history while you assemble the puzzle.
You can plot your own plan to make history while you assemble the puzzle.
Galison/Amazon

The assertion that “well-behaved women seldom make history” has been an oft-quoted feminist slogan ever since historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich first wrote it in the 1970s. This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle from Galison ($18) honors women from all eras who truly embody the phrase.

The image, illustrated by creative designer Ana San José, depicts a woman walking through a portrait gallery, gazing up at gilt-framed paintings of 11 icons who have pushed the envelope on what society thinks women can (or should) do. Some, like Amelia Earhart and Jane Austen, are household names, while others haven’t been as well-represented in education and popular culture. Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, for example, became the first woman to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1975; and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson was instrumental in sending astronauts to the Moon. The puzzle includes a living legend, too: Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani education activist and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history.

herstory museum 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle
Not a single well-behaved woman in sight.
Galison/Amazon

The completed puzzle measures 27 inches by 20 inches and comes with a printout showing the full image, which you can use as a guide. The pieces are printed with no-glare ink, so you won’t have to constantly reposition yourself (or the pieces) to keep your light source from obscuring your view. And when you’re finished, you can either pack the puzzle back into its box, or seal it with puzzle glue ($13) and hang it on a wall to create your very own mini feminist portrait gallery.

You can purchase the puzzle for $18 from Amazon.

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