Check Out Wednesday's Best 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 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 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

Amazon/Comfort Spaces
Amazon/Comfort Spaces

Getting a full eight hours of sleep can be tough these days. If you’re having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try.

1. Everlasting Comfort Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow; $25

Everlasting Comfort Knee Pillow
Everlasting Comfort/Amazon

For side sleepers, keeping the spine, hips, and legs aligned is key to a good night’s rest—and a pain-free morning after. Everlasting Comfort’s memory foam knee pillow is ergonomically designed to fit between the knees or thighs to ensure proper alignment. One simple but game-changing feature is the removable strap, which you can fasten around one leg; this keeps the pillow in place even as you roll at night, meaning you don’t have to wake up to adjust it (or pick it up from your floor). Reviewers call the pillow “life-changing” and “the best knee pillow I’ve found.” Plus, it comes with two pairs of ear plugs.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Letsfit White Noise Machine; $21

Letsfit White Noise Machine
Letsfit/Amazon

White noise machines: They’re not just for babies! This Letsfit model—which is rated 4.7 out of five with nearly 3500 reviews—has 14 potential sleep soundtracks, including three white noise tracks, to better block out everything from sirens to birds that chirp enthusiastically at dawn (although there’s also a birds track, if that’s your thing). It also has a timer function and a night light.

Buy it: Amazon

3. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16

Eclipse Black Out Curtains
Eclipse/Amazon

According to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when you’re trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. These understated polyester curtains from ECLIPSE block 99 percent of light and reduce noise—plus, they’ll help you save on energy costs. "Our neighbor leaves their backyard light on all night with what I can only guess is the same kind of bulb they use on a train headlight. It shines across their yard, through ours, straight at our bedroom window," one Amazon reviewer who purchased the curtains in black wrote. "These drapes block the light completely."

Buy it: Amazon

4. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $38

JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
JALL/Amazon

Being jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. Wake up in a more pleasant way with this clock, which gradually lights up between 10 percent and 100 percent in the 30 minutes before your alarm. You can choose between seven different colors and several natural sounds as well as a regular alarm beep, but why would you ever use that? “Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better,” one reviewer reported. “I wake up not feeling tired but refreshed.”

Buy it: Amazon

5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light; $200

Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light
Philips/Amazon

If you’re looking for an alarm clock with even more features, Philips’s SmartSleep Wake-Up Light is smartphone-enabled and equipped with an AmbiTrack sensor, which tracks things like bedroom temperature, humidity, and light levels, then gives recommendations for how you can get a better night’s rest.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set; $159

Stratus sheets from Slumber Cloud.
Slumber Cloud

Being too hot or too cold can kill a good night’s sleep. The Good Housekeeping Institute rated these sheets—which are made with Outlast fibers engineered by NASA—as 2020’s best temperature-regulating sheets.

Buy it: SlumberCloud

7. Comfort Space Coolmax Sheet Set; $29-$40

Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheets
Comfort Spaces/Amazon

If $159 sheets are out of your price range, the GHI recommends these sheets from Comfort Spaces, which are made with moisture-wicking Coolmax microfiber. Depending on the size you need, they range in price from $29 to $40.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow; $80

Coop Eden Pillow
Coop Home Goods/Amazon

This pillow—which has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon—is filled with memory foam scraps and microfiber, and comes with an extra half-pound of fill so you can add, or subtract, the amount in the pillow for ultimate comfort. As a bonus, the pillows are hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and washable.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Baloo Weighted Blanket; $149-$169

Baloo Weighted Blanket
Baloo/Amazon

Though the science is still out on weighted blankets, some people swear by them. Wirecutter named this Baloo blanket the best, not in small part because, unlike many weighted blankets, it’s machine-washable and -dryable. It’s currently available in 12-pound ($149) twin size and 20-pound ($169) queen size. It’s rated 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer reporting that “when it's spread out over you it just feels like a comfy, snuggly hug for your whole body … I've found it super relaxing for falling asleep the last few nights, and it looks nice on the end of the bed, too.” 

Buy it: Amazon 

10. Philips Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band; $200

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band
Philips/Amazon

Few things can disturb your slumber—and that of the ones you love—like loudly sawing logs. Philips’s Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band is designed for people who snore when they’re sleeping on their backs, and according to the company, 86 percent of people who used the band reported reduced snoring after a month. The device wraps around the torso and is equipped with a sensor that delivers vibrations if it detects you moving to sleep on your back; those vibrations stop when you roll onto your side. The next day, you can see how many hours you spent in bed, how many of those hours you spent on your back, and your response rate to the vibrations. The sensor has an algorithm that notes your response rate and tweaks the intensity of vibrations based on that. “This device works exactly as advertised,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “I’d say it’s perfect.”

Buy it: Amazon

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Make Breakfast for the Family in a Flash With the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

Dash/Amazon
Dash/Amazon

The number of ways you can eat eggs is limited only by your cooking ability and imagination. Now, thanks to the foolproof Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, even that doesn't have to hold you back, because you'll be able to prepare your eggs exactly how you like them in just minutes—no flipping, stirring, or frying required.

Weighing roughly 1 pound and measuring 7.5 inches across, this egg cooker is the perfect size for a shelf or countertop. Its design accommodates a variety of egg preparations, so if you like your eggs boiled, you can fit up to six of them on the tray at once and cook them until they're soft-boiled, hard-boiled, or somewhere in between. The cooker also features trays for poaching eggs and making omelettes.

Rapid Egg Cooker.
Dash/Amazon

The device comes with a measuring cup showing how much water you need to cook each style of egg, and it buzzes and shuts off automatically when they're done. That way, you can make your perfect breakfast even before you've had your first cup of coffee.

The gadget is super popular with breakfast-lovers. It has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, and the online retailer lists it as one the most-loved items on the site. You can purchase it on Amazon today for $20.

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