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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 17.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Quirky PCORP-GY01 Cordies Pop Wire and Cable Organizer, Grey for $9.92 (list price $14.95)

iPhone 7 Plus Case RANVOO Stylish Slim Hard Case with 3 Detachable Parts for Apple iPhone 7 Plus, DARK GREEN (Colorway Released in July 2017), [CLIP-ON] for $13.99 (list price $18.99)

Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand Holder with Three USB 3.0 Ports and 3.5mm AUX port - Suitable For All Headphone Sizes (Gold) for $34.99 (list price $39.99)

Camera Tripod, K&F Concept Aluminum Tripod TM2324 62 Inch with Ball Head Quick Release Plate DSLR Tripod for Camera Canon Nikon Sony DSLR DV Black Compact Tripod for $79.99 (list price $359.99)

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, Built-in Wi-Fi and 3 inch LCD touch panel (Silver) for $399.00 (list price $529.00)

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)

Paper Maker 3D Jigsaw Puzzle Dragon DIY Craft Gifts Home Decoration (Small, brown) for $24.98 (list price $29.98)

RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh Portable Charger External Battery Pack Battery Bank Most Compact Power Bank with iSmart 2.0 Technology (2.4A Output & 2A Input) for Smartphones and more – Gold for $12.59 (list price $39.99)

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)

Timex TWG012800QM Analog Quartz Brass Brown & Blue Weekender Watch for $60.45 (list price $93.00)

KITCHEN

Elite Cuisine EBK-200BL Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center, Blue for $35.49 (list price $59.99)

KitchenAid KEK1222SX 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle - Brushed Stainless Steel for $79.00 (list price $99.99)

Bellemain 4 Piece Airtight Acrylic Canister Set , Food Storage Container for $22.95 (list price $39.95)

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)

Mango Spot Best Camera Lens Thermos Stainless Steel Cup/ Mug for Coffee or Tea, Black with Thumb Slider Lid for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

Dinosaur Cookie Cutter Set - 3 Piece - T-Rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus – Ann Clark – US Tin Plated Steel for $7.99 (list price $9.49)

InterDesign Axis Over the Cabinet Kitchen Storage Organizer Basket for Aluminum Foil, Sandwich Bags, Cleaning Supplies - 2-Tier, Chrome for $13.29 (list price $17.99)

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

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

Hiware 35 Oz Glass Drip-free Carafe with Stainless Steel Silicone Flip-top Lid - Glass Water Pitcher Glass Fridge Carafe Ice Tea Maker for $19.99 (list price $27.99)

Vintage Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shakers by Comfify - Adorable Decorative Mason Jar Décor for Vintage, Rustic, Shabby Chic - Sturdy Ceramic in White - 3.5 oz. Cap. for $13.99 (list price $34.99)

 

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)

HOME

Candellana- Bulldog Poly Candle (Black) for $34.99 (list price $40.00)

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)

Fred STUCK UP Bubble Gum Refrigerator Magnets, Set of 4 for $7.50 (list price $8.50)

InterDesign Formbu Bath Collection, Toothbrush Holder Stand for Bathroom Vanity Countertops - Natural Bamboo/Clear for $6.99 (list price $14.46)

Vornado VFAN Vintage Air Circulator Fan, Vintage White for $99.81 (list price $119.99)

Kikkerland Magnetic Hourglass for $18.00 (list price $22.50)

Twone White Cloud Magnetic Wall Key Holder - Easy to Mount - Powerful Magnets Keep Keychains and Loose Keys Securely in Place for $7.98 (list price $9.98)

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)

Byredo - Burning Rose Candle for $68.24 (list price $95.00)

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)

K&H Manufacturing Mod Dream Pod Gray/Black 22" (unheated) for $38.39 (list price $45.59)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Fred SLOTHS ON A VINE Picture Hangers, Set of 6 for $7.29 (list price $11.99)

Northbooks Notebook / Journal (5 Pack), 96 College Ruled Pages, Acid Free Sheets, 5x8 | Made In The USA for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Paper Mate Flair Porous-Point Felt Tip Pen, Ultra-Fine, Core Colors, 8-Count for $8.37 (list price $12.08)

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

Ominilight LED Dimmable Desk Lamp - Rechargeable Portable Table Lamp - Aluminum Alloy Touch Lamp for Bedroom, Office, Camping, Back-to-school (Gold) for $28.99 (list price $55.99)

Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors - Watercolor Markers - (Set of 24) for $21.99 (list price $66.99)

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)

FITUEYES Wood Desk Organizer Workspace Organizers Black DO403501WB for $35.99 (list price $109.00)

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)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Himalayan Pink Salt Bar Soap Bar with Rose (Everest) (4 Oz)- Handmade Organic with Essential Oils. Natural Moisturizing Body Soap for Skin and Face. With Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Natural Glycerin for $7.99 (list price $9.00)

Car Humidifier, ICOCO Mini Portable Air Diffuser/Humidifier/Purifier and Ultrasonic Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser With Negative Ions Particles (Blue) for $20.99 (list price $49.99)

Men's Daily Multivitamin Supplement - Vitamins A C D E B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B12, Saw Palmetto, Zinc, Selenium, Spirulina, Calcium, Lutein, Magnesium, Green Tea, Biotin. Natural Non-Gmo Multivitamins for Men for $17.87 (list price $17.87)

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)

Fancii Daylight LED 10X Magnifying Makeup Mirror - 8.0" Large Lighted Travel Vanity Mirror - Dimmable Light, Cordless, Battery Operated, Locking Suction, 360 Rotation, Portable & Illuminated for $26.99 (list price $45.99)

Umbra Stowit Jewelry Box - Modern Keepsake Storage Organizer with Hidden Compartment Drawers for Ring, Bracelet, Watch, Necklace, Earrings, and Accessories for $42.05 (list price $60.00)

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

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)

Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 Grooming Kit - 18 Length Settings QG3364/49 for $34.95 (list price $39.99)

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

LifeSky Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottle - Double Walled Vacuum Insulated, Wide Mouth, BPA Free, 20oz (600ml) for $11.99 (list price $35.99)

Streamline Rainbow Color Wheel Umbrella for $23.99 (list price $26.81)

Hiking Cycling Backpack, Sunhiker Sports Outdoor Backpack Bag Running Camping Backpack Water Resistant Lightweight SMALL Daypack 25L M441 (Black) for $35.49 (list price $99.99)

Hammock Bug Net  - 12' Hammock Mosquito Net  Fits ALL Camping Hammocks. Compact, Lightweight. Fast Easy Setup. SECURITY from Bugs and Mosquitoes.Exclusive Polyester Mesh for 360 Protection for $35.99 (list price $79.99)

mKitchen World Marshmallow Roasting Sticks | Telescoping Smores Skewers Hot Dog Extending Stainless Steel Fork | Extra Long 3.75 FT-45’’|Set of 5|Fire Pit, Camping, Campfire, Bonfire Kids Accessories for $16.99 (list price $37.64)

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)

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

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

True Utility Infora KeyTool Multi-Tool Set for $2.99 (list price $11.83)

First Aid Kit (275 Pieces 40 Unique Items) Family Emergency Disaster Earthquake & Survival. Large Portable Bag Ideal for Home Car Boat Kayak Backpack RV Sports Camping Hiking. Protect Your Loved Ones for $44.95 (list price $69.95)

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)

Foval Digital Tire Inflator Gauge-100PSI (Black) for $18.99 (list price $39.99)

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 LEGO Sets For Every Type of LEGO Builder 

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If you’re looking for a timeless gift to give this holiday season, look no further than a LEGO set. With kits that cater to a wide age range—from toddlers fine-tuning their motor skills to adults looking for a more engaged way to relax—there’s a LEGO set out there for everyone. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite sets on Amazon to help you find the LEGO box that will make your loved one smile this year. If you end up getting one for yourself too, don’t worry: we won’t tell.

1. Classic Large Creative Gift Box; $44

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You can never go wrong with a classic. This 790-piece box contains dozens of types of colored bricks so builders of any age can let their inner architect shine. With toy windows, doors, tires, and tire rims included in addition to traditional bricks, the building possibilities are truly endless. The bricks are compatible with all LEGO construction sets, so builders have the option of creating their own world or building a new addition onto an existing set.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express; $64

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Experience the magic of Hogwarts with this buildable Hogwarts Express box. The Prisoner Of Azkaban-inspired kit not only features Hogwarts's signature mode of transportation, but also Platform 9 ¾, a railway bridge, and some of your favorite Harry Potter characters. Once the train is built, the sides and roof can be removed for play within the cars. There is a Dementor on board … but after a few spells cast by Harry and Lupin, the only ride he’ll take is a trip to the naughty list.

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3. Star Wars Battle of Hoth; $160

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Star Wars fans can go into battle—and rewrite the course of history—by recreating a terrifying AT-AT Walker from the Battle of Hoth. Complete with 1267 pieces to make this a fun challenge for ages 10 and up, the Walker has elements like spring-loaded shooters, a cockpit, and foldout panels to reveal its deadly inner workings. But never fear: Even though the situation might look dire, Luke Skywalker and his thermal detonator are ready to save the day.

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4. Super Mario Adventures Starter Course; $60

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Kids can play Super Mario in 3D with LEGO’s interactive set. After constructing one of the courses, young designers can turn on the electronic Mario figurine to get started. Mario’s built-in color sensors and LCD screens allow him to express more than 100 different reactions as he travels through the course. He’ll encounter obstacles, collect coins, and avoid Goomba and Bowser to the sound of the Mario soundtrack (played via an included speaker). This is a great gift for encouraging problem-solving and creativity in addition to gaming smarts.

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5. Gingerbread House; $212

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Gingerbread houses are a great way to enjoy the holidays … but this expert-level kit takes cookie construction to a whole new level. The outside of the LEGO house rotates around to show the interior of a sweet gingerbread family’s home. Although the living room is the standout with its brick light fireplace, the house also has a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor furniture. A LEGO Christmas tree and presents can be laid out as the holidays draw closer, making this a seasonal treat you can enjoy with your family every year.

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6. Elsa and Olaf’s Tea Party; $18

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LEGO isn’t just for big kids. Toddlers and preschoolers can start their LEGO journey early by constructing an adorable tea party with their favorite Frozen characters. As they set up Elsa and Olaf’s ice seats, house, and tea fixings, they’ll work on fine-motor, visual-spatial, and emotional skills. Building the set from scratch will enable them to put their own creative spin on a favorite movie, and will prepare them for building more complicated sets as they get older.

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7. Collectible Art Set Building Kits; $120

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Why buy art when you can build it yourself? LEGO’s Beatles and Warhol Marilyn Monroe sets contain four options for LEGO art that can be built and displayed inside your home. Each kit comes with a downloadable soundtrack you can listen to while you build, turning your art experience into a relaxing one. Once you’re finished building your creation it can be exhibited within a LEGO brick frame, with the option to hang it or dismantle it to start on a new piece. If the 1960s aren’t your thing, check out these Sith and Iron Man options.

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8. NASA Apollo Saturn V; $120

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The sky (or just the contents of your LEGO box) is the limit with LEGO’s Saturn V expert-level kit. Designed for ages 14 and up, this to-scale rocket includes three removable rocket stages, along with a command and service module, Lunar Lander, and more. Once the rocket is complete, two small astronaut figurines can plant a tiny American flag to mark a successful launch. The rocket comes with three stands so it can be displayed after completion, as well as a booklet for learning more about the Apollo moon missions.

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9. The White House; $100

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Reconstruct the First Family’s home (and one of America’s most famous landmarks) by erecting this display model of the White House. The model, which can be split into three distinct sections, features the Executive Residence, the West Wing, and the East Wing of the complex. Plant lovers can keep an eye out for the colorful rose garden and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, which flank the Executive Residence. If you’re unable to visit the White House anytime soon, this model is the next best thing.

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10. Volkswagen Camper Van; $120

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Road trip lovers and camping fanatics alike will love this vintage-inspired camper. Based on the iconic 1962 VW vehicle, LEGO’s camper gets every detail right, from the trademark safari windshield on the outside to the foldable furniture inside. Small details, like a “Make LEGO Models, Not War” LEGO T-shirt and a detailed engine add an authentic touch to the piece. Whether you’re into old car mechanics or simply want to take a trip back in time, this LEGO car will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

Buy it: Amazon

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You Can Still Get an Extra 40 Percent Off This Bundle of 12 Mac Apps for Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday may be over, but you still have time to save big on this bundle of Mac apps that features Parallels Pro and Luminar 4, plus 10 other products at an additional 40-percent discount. All you have to do is use the coupon code CMSAVE40 at checkout to take advantage.

This batch of 12 apps will help you do everything from schedule meetings to edit photos more efficiently. With the included Parallels Desktop Pro, you can even score the efficiency of Windows apps on your Mac. The Parallels product can optimize the latest Windows 10 updates so you can run thousands of apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and graphics-intense games with impressive performance.

The tools in this bundle also include apps that do some of your work for you, like Luminar 4, which uses artificial intelligence to streamline your photo editing workflow. A single click can take care of complex edits like revealing depth with AI Structure, applying looks handcrafted by photo artists, and improving appearance with the AI Skin and Portrait Enhancer.

If that AI assistance is appealing, you’ll also dig the assistance you’ll get editing PDFs with the PDFpenPro 12 application. You’ll be able to change forms, add signatures, and export various formats of the PDFs you’ve struggled to adjust.

Check out the full list of apps and snag your 40-percent discount with the coupon code CMSAVE40 while this sale lasts.

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