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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 16.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

PodSkinz AirPods Case Protective Silicone Cover and Skin for Apple Airpods Charging Case (Diamond Blue) for $9.95 (list price $21.95)

BOBO BIRD B076 Unisex Bamboo Wood Watches 12 Holes Timer Design With Real Leather Watch Bands for $24.99 (list price $50.99)

Nikon D3300 1532 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens 24.2 MP Digital SLR – Black for $446.95 (list price $499.95)

Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB Hub (9.5" cable) for iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Mac Mini for $12.99 (list price $27.99)

Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty) for $33.49 (list price $49.99)

JS Portable Mini Wireless Bluetooth Nut Speaker with Sling for iPhone iPad Android and More for $11.99 (list price $39.99)

elago Keyring Headphone Splitter for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Galaxy and any portable device with 3.5mm (Italian Rose) for $8.99 (list price $10.99)

Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Red) for $99.99 (list price $149.99)

Rustic Leather Key Chain & Headphone Wrap Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Bourbon Brown for $13.95 (list price $25.95)

Satechi Compact USB Surge Protector for Charging MP3 Players, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and Windows Mobile Phones for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Satechi Bluetooth Button Series (Media Button) for iPhone 7 Plus/7/6 Plus/6/5S/5C, iPad Pro/Air 2/Air/Mini/3/2/1, Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6,Note 4/Edge/Pro/Tab Pro, Google Nexus 9 and more for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Invoxia Smart Portable Speaker with Amazon Alexa, Green for $199.00 (list price $209.00)

Withings Activité Pop - Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch for $99.99 (list price $179.99)

KITCHEN

koziol KASIMIR Hedgehog Cheese Grater, transparent red for $12.95 (list price $14.40)

Joseph Joseph 40085 Nest 9 Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls Measuring Cups Sieve Colander, 9-Piece, Blue for $40.00 (list price $42.99)

Maison Maxx Eco Friendly Healthy Wheat Straw Plastic Tumbler, Mug, Cup for Water, Coffee, Milk, Juice, Tea (1pcs, fl.13.5oz, Green) for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

The Royal Hawaiian Pineapple Tumbler ~ Gold 27 Ounce for $49.95 (list price $99.95)

Fred PIZZA PEDDLER Monkey Unicycle Pizza Wheel for $12.67 (list price $15.66)

Brilliant - Mason Jar Drink Dispenser with Stainless Steel Spigot and Cork Cover, 1 Gallon (4L) for $35.00 (list price $39.95)

Umbra Buddy Paper Towel Holder, Black for $19.99 (list price $25.00)

Fred BEER MONSTER Bottle Opener for $6.94 (list price $10.00)

Flinelife 2 in 1 Spoon Utensil Holder Silicone Spoon Rest - RED for $8.97 (list price $45.00)

LauKingdom Cast Iron Cleaner - XXL 8x8 More Efficient Stainless Steel Chainmail Scrubber for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Totally Bamboo Pineapple Shaped Cutting Board; Made from 100% Organic & Bamboo board; Use as Chopping Board or Serving Board for entertaining, Decor or Gift; Designed in USA for $14.99 (list price $20.00)

Creative Co-op DA4866 Stoneware Whale Shaped Butter Dish, Aqua Blue for $15.99 (list price $22.50)

HOME

Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase & Geometric Wall Decor Container - Great For Succulent Plants, Air Plant, Mini Cactus, Faux Plants and More, Concrete Resin/Copper (Set of 2) for $22.56 (list price $25.00)

GlowBowl A-00452-01 Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight for $9.86 (list price $24.99)

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

Bronze Dimmable Accent Table Lamp with 1 Vintage Edison Style Bulb, Plugin, Brooklyn Bulb Co. Hoyt Collection, Inset Switch, ETL Listed for $69.99 (list price $129.00)

Paddywax Candles Apothecary Collection Jar Candle, 8-Ounce, Verbena and Eucalyptus for $16.90 (list price $20.00)

Deco 79 68135 Metal Bookend Pair for $28.42 (list price $57.00)

Design House 519702 Ajax 1 Light Wall Light, Galvanized Steel Finish for $22.78 (list price $33.99)

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)

Prevue Pet Products Kitty Power Paws Multi-Platform Posts with Tassel Toys, Natural for $71.95 (list price $82.74)

HERNGEE Deer Head Single Wall Hook / Hanger Animal shaped Coat Hat Hook Heavy Duty, Rustic, Decorative Gift , Grey for $12.98 (list price $14.98)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Sungwoo Foldable Silicone Keyboard USB Wired Waterproof Rollup Keyboard for PC Notebook Laptop (Black) for $12.78 (list price $20.00)

Fred DESK DONUT Push Pin Holder for $12.99 (list price $14.99)

Bunny Desk Organiser - Scissors and Paper Clips Holder for $24.99 (list price $30.59)

KABB Modern Digital Mechanical Retro Flip Dоwn Clock wіth Internal Gear Operated (Black) for $43.99 (list price $89.99)

Low Back Designer Armless White Ribbed Swivel Task Chair for $67.67 (list price $71.99)

Tomons Wood Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Designer Table Lamp, Reading Lights, Study Lamp, Work Lamp, Office Lamp, Bedside Nightstand Lamp - Black for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

SUCK UK Dead Fred Pen Holder for $9.48 (list price $12.00)

Block Sketch Desk Tidy, Blue for $29.15 (list price $38.00)

InterDesign Clarity Cosmetic Organizer for Vanity Cabinet to Hold Makeup, Beauty Products - 3 Drawer Slim, Clear for $21.99 (list price $23.99)

YUMU Rustic Wood Bookshelf Desk Organization for File Folders File Boxes 4 Layers DH1044-01 for $29.87 (list price $56.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Face Moisturizer for Men - 4oz - Daily Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizing Cream & Aftershave Lotion with Shea - Organic & Natural Ingredients - Damage Defense, Sun Repair, for Oily, Dry and Acne-Prone Skin for $24.95 (list price $39.00)

InterDesign Nogu Bath, Toothbrush Holder Stand for Bathroom Vanity Countertops - Brushed Stainless Steel for $5.59 (list price $12.99)

Fresh Breath Oral Mouth Rinse - Dentist Recommended, Cool Minty Flavor - Treats Bad Breath - Squeaky Clean 16oz for $15.48 (list price $35.00)

Maison Maxx Argentina Bulging Eyeballs Eye Mask, Eye Shade with Gel Pad, Hot & Cold Therapy for Insomnia and Puffy Eyes, Blindfold for Bedtime, Napping, Sleeping, Travel for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Gentleman Jon Deluxe Wet Shave Kit | Includes 8 Items: Safety Razor, Badger Hair Brush, Shave Stand, Canvas & Leather Dopp Kit, Alum Block, Shave Soap, Stainless Steel Bowl and Astra Razor Blades for $75.00 (list price $95.00)

iNeibo Silicone Travel Bottles 4 Pack and 1 Cream Jar - TSA Airline Carry-On Approved - Squeezable and Refillable Travel Containers For Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Toiletries (B) for $16.33 (list price $23.66)

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo with Peppermint, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Botanicals, 16-Ounces for $6.99 (list price $12.00)

Buxton Men's Addison Leather U-Zip Hanging Travel Kit, Cognac for $37.88 (list price $70.00)

Mrs Meyers Hand Soap, Lemon Verbena, 12.5 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $9.87 (list price $11.97)

Bamboo Toothbrush W/ 15 Degree Angle & Soft BPA Free Nylon Bristles - 100% Organic and Biodegradable Wooden Toothbrush For Adults - Pack Of 4 Best Toothbrushes For Sensitive Gums for $12.97 (list price $24.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Intex Stingray Ride-On, 74" X 57", for Ages 3+ for $8.98 (list price $12.99)

Schwinn Discover Women's Hybrid Bike (700C Wheels),White,28" for $249.39 (list price $275.37)

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker for $57.95 (list price $64.99)

Pack of 4 Flashlights, 180 Lumens Small Flashlight Super Bright Zoomable Mini Pocket LED Flashlight with Clip, 3 Modes for Outdoors and Indoors (Camping, Hiking, Emergency, & Kids) for $13.59 (list price $36.99)

AUTOSPOUT Straw Striker Chill, 10oz, Cherry Blossom for $10.39 (list price $15.99)

Golf Umbrella 62 Inch Oversize, SHINE HAI Automatic Open Double Canopy Vented Windproof Waterproof Sun Protection Stick Umbrellas, Black for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Champion Sports 10 Inch Poly Vinyl Spot Markers for Drills and Training, (Set of 6, Green, Orange, Purple, Royal Blue, Red and Yellow - One of Each) for $15.99 (list price $19.52)

ArcEnCiel 45L Water-Resistant Bicycle Rear Seat Carrier Bag Double Pannier Bag Army Green - Rain Cover Included for $69.98 (list price $129.98)

Running Belt – Fanny Pack – iPhone 6 , 7 Plus Pouch for Runners - Best Fitness Gear for Hands Free Workout – Reflective Waist Pack by Sport2People for $14.97 (list price $37.47)

Joovy Bicycoo Balance Bike, Red for $117.87 (list price $129.99)

Step2 Shootin' Hoops Pro Basketball Set for $50.39 (list price $59.99)

TOOLS

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Green) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

INSMA Quick Change Discs 2 Inch 30 pcs Surface Conditioning Disc Mix Roll Lock Sanding Disc Prep Conditioning Discs Resin Fibre Disc R-Type Disc (Fine Medium Coarse Pads) for $25.45 (list price $36.36)

Topeak The Mini 9-Function Bicycle Tool for $15.94 (list price $16.95)

Southwire Tools & Equipment POUCH4 Leather Tool Pouch for $15.28 (list price $17.98)

Southwire Tools & Equipment 58993940 S5N1 5-in-1 Long Nose Multi-Tool Pliers, Black/Yellow for $20.56 (list price $32.81)

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $74.25 (list price $99.00)

Dremel 2200-01 Versa Flame Multi-Function Butane Torch for $39.00 (list price $42.99)

Plus Pen Style Compact Twiggy Scissors with Cover, White (34609) for $4.36 (list price $5.99)

Southwire Tools & Equipment SD12N1 12-In-1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver for $13.97 (list price $18.97)

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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Adorable Products You Can Buy for International Sloth Day

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Amazon

It’s that time of the year again, folks—the time when we all collectively lose our chill over a slow-moving, two- or three-toed mammal with an adorable squeak and poop that defies physics. That’s right: International Sloth Day is on October 20. Here’s a list of must-have coloring books, onesies, and Christmas sweaters that you can pick up to showcase your love of one of the internet's favorite animals.

1. Cuddly Microwaveable Sloth; $20

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Warm your heart and your body with a plush sloth that doubles as a soothing heating pad. The toy is filled with millet grains and dried French lavender, a combination intended to help you get to sleep easier.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Hanging Ceramic Sloth Planter; $18

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This flower planter pulls double duty, communicating both your love of sloths and your appreciation for plants. And it makes a tasteful piece of hanging home decor, too.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Sloth Coloring Book; $7

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Sloths themselves are already works of art, but you’d be forgiven for wanting a few more sloth-related crafts in your life. Now you can make your own masterpiece with this detailed coloring book. All you'll need are some colored pencils and you'll be ready to go.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Farting Sloth Coloring Book; $7

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But maybe traditional coloring books aren’t your thing. You’re in luck: Amazon sells a coloring book for the crowd that both loves sloths and laughs a little too much at farts.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Sloth Socks; $14

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These socks are ideal for people who might not want to wear their love of sloths out in the open but are very comfortable showing it off on their ankles.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Sloth Onesie; $40

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No list of sloth-related products would be complete without a cozy onesie, and this one from Tipsy Elves is perfect for either pajamas or a last-minute Halloween costume. This onesie even comes with zippered pockets and cuddly sloth claws!

Buy it: Amazon

7. Sloth-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweater; $69

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Why not celebrate the upcoming holiday season with this sloth-themed ugly Christmas sweater? You’re sure to be the hit of any holiday pub crawl or office Christmas party.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Sloth Mug; $10

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Embrace your inner sloth and declare your lazy feelings along with your morning cup of coffee.

Buy it: Amazon

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