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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 24.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

ICE Orb Levitating/Floating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $109.99 (list price $149.99)

Withings Activité Steel - Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch for $101.96 (list price $129.95)

Sound Intone P6 Wireless Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control for Cellphones iPhone Laptop TV (Black Gold) for $35.98 (list price $39.98)

EMIE Kitten 10000mAh Portable Charger ,5V 2.1A Cartoon Cute Cat Fast Charging Power Bank USB Battery Pack External Battery for iPhone 7 Plus 6 6S Plus 5S Samsung iPad and more for $28.99 (list price $43.99)

Hide & Drink Leather Handmade Sleeve for iPhone 6 Plus - Bourbon Brown for $16.95 (list price $26.95)

Solo Pelle iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus and iPhone 7 Plus leather case / Sleeve "Leon" genuine leather with business card compartment. Premium accessory for the original Apple iPhone 6/6S/7 Plus (Black) for $27.90 (list price $44.90)

Lipper International 1887 Bamboo Expandable and Adjustable Ipad Stand, Brown for $17.16 (list price $29.99)

UE ROLL 2 Atmosphere Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof) for $73.99 (list price $99.99)

Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Blue) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless In Ear Earbuds Sports Sweatproof Earphones with Built in Mic (Cordless 4.1, Secure Ear Hooks Design, 7 Hours Play Time) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System for $399.00 (list price $499.00)

KITCHEN

Japanese blue and brown tea cup set, beautiful pattern designs, 6 ounce, set of 2 for $27.99 (list price $49.96)

Fridge Magnets, Grow Plants in Oriental Ceramics Vase Refrigerator Magnets,Set of 4, Door Magnets, Wall Magnets for $8.90 (list price $16.80)

NEW Clevr Commercial Cotton Candy Machine Carnival Party Candy Floss Maker Blue for $219.99 (list price $249.99)

Stanley Adventure Vacuum Crock Food Jar, Stainless Steel, 3 quart for $51.93 (list price $65.00)

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

Paladone PacMan Ice Cube Tray for $9.99 (list price $12.00)

Ny Coffee Cup Gg (100 Paper Cups with 100 Lids) for $21.18 (list price $28.95)

Fred DEEP TEA DIVER Silicone Tea Infuser for $7.60 (list price $15.00)

Shot Flask - Stainless Steel 8 oz Hip Flask, Built-in Collapsible 2 Oz. Shot Glass & Flask Funnel - Everything You Need to Pour Shots on the Go - BarMe Brand for $18.97 (list price $34.99)

I Could Eat a Horse Spaghetti Noodle Pasta Measurer Tool, Measure Quantity by doiy for $9.97 (list price $14.99)

Prepara Herb Savor for $19.86 (list price $29.99)

Wowly Pistachio Bowl - Double Dish Nut Bowl with Pistachios Shell Storage - Yellow for $13.97 (list price $32.99)

VonShef 1.2 Gallon Stainless Steel Countertop Kitchen Compost Bin & Free Odor Absorbing Filter Model 07/146 for $20.00 (list price $49.99)

HOME

Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase & Geometric Container - Great For Succulent Plants, Air Plant, Mini Cactus, Faux Plants and More, White Ceramic/Brass (Set of 2) for $38.00 (list price $40.00)

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

YAMAZAKI home Tosca Under Shelf Tool Hanger Clips for $27.82 (list price $33.01)

PRO-MART DAZZ Heavy Duty Duffle Bag, 2 Compartments, Natural Canvas for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

Kashi Home Nikki Polyester canvas Shower Curtain for $11.51 (list price $14.76)

Bamboo Wastebasket Trash Can for $29.95 (list price $34.95)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Beige for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

InterDesign Formbu Square Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder for Bathroom Storage - Natural Bamboo for $15.71 (list price $25.18)

SONGMICS Entryway Coat Rack with Storage Shoe Bench Hallway Organizer 18 Hooks and 3-Tier Shelves Metal Black URCR67B for $45.99 (list price $71.73)

SONGMICS Update 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer Accessory Storage Shelves Light Brown URCH08K for $11.99 (list price $16.23)

Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner EZ Lite Corded Bagless Canister Vacuum SD40010 for $70.40 (list price $109.99)

VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser for Office Home Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa - Wood Grain for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer for $27.96 (list price $37.50)

ECR4Kids 24-Piece Cutting Edge Classroom Scissor Set with Hardwood Rack, Blunt Tip for $9.99 (list price $34.99)

Large All Purpose Dopp Kit Utility Bag (Cords, Chargers, Tools, School / Office Supplies) Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Swayze Suede for $30.99 (list price $40.99)

Umbra Sometime Desk Clock for $22.99 (list price $25.00)

Smart Tech Small 88 keys Handcrafted Natural Bamboo Wooden PC Wireless 2.4GHz Keyboard and Mouse Combo + Free Smart Tech Touch Pen for $45.99 (list price $59.99)

Kantek Acrylic Stapler, Fits full strip of Standard Staples, 2 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/4 Inches , Clear (AD80) for $13.73 (list price $14.88)

Clarity Gold Notes Holder with Cube Memo Pad 320 Sheets, Acrylic 3 in 1 Drawer Organizer by Draymond Story (Clips Not Include) for $23.99 (list price $34.99)

Acrylic Pencil and Pen Holder, HBlife Gold Desktop Stationery Organizer Modern Design Office Desk Accessory for $10.99 (list price $16.99)

TwentyFive Wire Mesh Office Desk File Organizer, Black for $39.77 (list price $49.99)

FITUEYES Tempered Glass Computer Monitor Riser 4.7'' High 23.6'' Save Space Desktop Stand for Xbox One/component/flat Screen TV-Black DT106005GB for $28.00 (list price $119.99)

Brother Printer MFCJ6930DW Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax for $209.99 (list price $299.99)

I Go Packing Tape, 1.9" x 54.6 Yd, Moving Shipping Storage Box Sealing Wholesale Packaging Tape, 18 Rolls for $20.99 (list price $35.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Mr Rugged Compact Stainless Steel Beard Comb - Credit-Card Sized Metal Comb Fits in Your Wallet for Use on the Go - Bottle Opener Built-in for $11.95 (list price $24.95)

Artisan Dead Sea Mud Soap with Olive Oil | 100% Natural | Great for Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis | Purifies, Moisturizes, Cleanses | For Women and Men for (list price )

Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer,Infrared Digital Thermometer Suitable For Baby, Infant, Toddler and Adults with FDA and CE approved for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Mango Butter from Botanic Hearth, Processed, 100% Pure & Natural, Premium Grade A, 8 oz for $10.00 (list price $24.50)

Terresa Ceramic Hair Straightening Electric Brush with Anti-Scald Comb Teeth | Professional, Anti-Static, Ionic, Heat Steam Brushing | Detangle & Straighten Hair, Eliminate Frizz & Smoothen Your Locks for $32.99 (list price $59.99)

Brownmed IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, One Size for $8.88 (list price $13.10)

HQY Heavy-duty and Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Set - Fingernail and Toenail Clipper Set for $11.78 (list price $39.99)

Cymas 7× Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror, 15 Min Auto Turn Off, Dimmable Daylight LED Travel Vanity Mirror, Compact, Cordless, 360 Rotation, Strong Locking Suction Bathroom Mirror for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder - Made in USA with Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal for Safe Effective Teeth Whitening, 100% Natural, Better Than Strips, Kit, Gel & Whitening Toothpaste for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

BESTOPE Beard Trimmer Men's Grooming Kit, Professional Electric Hair Shaver Rechargeable Cordless Facial Head Nose Hair Clippers Trimmer (13 Pieces) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Facial Moisturizer, Organic and Natural Face Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive, Oily or Severely Dry Skin - Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle, for Women and Men. By Christina Moss Naturals. for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick, Unscented, 2.25 Ounce, Pack of 6 for $25.62 (list price $40.41)

Pomade for Men - Medium Hold & High Shine - Hair Styling Formula for Straight, Thick and Curly Hair - 2 OZ - Smooth Viking for $11.95 (list price $15.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Keurig Stainless Steel Travel Mug for $24.99 (list price $36.00)

Venture Pal Ultralight Lightweight Packable Foldable Travel Camping Hiking Outdoor Sports Backpack Daypack (Black) for $20.99 (list price $68.99)

Waterfly Slim Soft Polyester Water Resistant Waist Bag Pack for Man Women Outdoors Running Climbing Carrying Iphone 5 6 Plus Samsung S5 S6 (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Maxpedition Medium Fatty Pocket Organizer (Foliage Green) for $19.25 (list price $27.99)

Actorstion Swim Goggles With Anti Fog UV Protection No Leaking Shatterproof for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Children + Goggles Case, Silicone Ear Plugs and Interchangeable Nose Bridge (Black) for $12.99 (list price $12.99)

Carhartt Trade Series Backpack, Black for $27.99 (list price $34.99)

BATTOP Automatic Pop Up Beach Tent Sun Shelter Cabana 2-3 Person UV Protection Beach Shade for Outdoor Activities (Dark Blue) for $28.98 (list price $99.99)

Youphoria 24-Inch-by-72-Inch Microfiber Yoga Towel, Gray Towel/Blue Stitching for $17.95 (list price $39.99)

G4Free Portable Ultralight Outdoor Picnic Fishing Folding Camping Chairs Sports Backpacking Chairs Ground Chair(Adjustable Red) for $29.99 (list price $65.99)

Mosquito Repellent Bracelets - Long Lasting Natural Non-Toxic Deed Free - Safe For Kids (20 Pack) for $18.96 (list price $49.99)

260 PSI Mini Bike Pump for Presta & Schrader,2 in 1 Screw Valve and High Pressure for All Cycle Tires - Bonus Accessories Included for $16.49 (list price $42.99)

DOESIT Bluetooth Pedometer Bracelet Fitness Tracker Sport Smart Band with Blood Pressure Monitor for $38.99 (list price $69.99)

LED Camping Lantern, 2 Pack Raniaco Ultra Bright Collapsible Hand Tough Lamp, Portable Hanging Flashlight for Outdoor Garden Hiking Fishing for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $79.00 (list price $99.00) 

4.0Ah Battery for Worx WA3520 - VANON 20V Max Li-ion Replacement Battery for Worx WG151s WG155s WG251s WG255s WG540s WG545s WG890 WG891 for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Dremel EZ686-01 EZ Lock Sanding and Grinding Kit for $14.98 (list price $21.99)

Makita 5007NK 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw for $92.99 (list price $109.99)

Makita AN453 1-3/4-Inch Roofing Coil Nailer for $199.00 (list price $249.00)

BISSELL Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum Complete Wall-Mounting System, 18P03 - Corded for $128.19 (list price $199.99)

Tomshine 2in1 LED Flashlight Torch & Desk Night Lamp Rechargeable Power Bank with USB Charging Port 18650 Battery Included for Camping Hiking Emergency Use for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack), Kitclan Magnet Wristband with 5 Powerful Magnets, Adjustable Velcro Strap for Holding Tools, Screws, Nails, Bolts, Drilling Bits and Small tools (Red) for $10.88 (list price $24.99)

Amzdeal Cable Crimper Cable Lug Crimping Tool Terminal Crimp Pliers Hand Ratchet Wire Crimper for 10, 8, 4, 2 and 1/0 AWG Wire Cable for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

Kodak’s New Cameras Don't Just Take Photos—They Also Print Them

Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Kodak

Snapping a photo and immediately sharing it on social media is definitely convenient, but there’s still something so satisfying about having the printed photo—like you’re actually holding the memory in your hands. Kodak’s new STEP cameras now offer the best of both worlds.

As its name implies, the Kodak STEP Instant Print Digital Camera, available for $70 on Amazon, lets you take a picture and print it out on that very same device. Not only do you get to skip the irksome process of uploading photos to your computer and printing them on your bulky, non-portable printer (or worse yet, having to wait for your local pharmacy to print them for you), but you never need to bother with ink cartridges or toner, either. The Kodak STEP comes with special 2-inch-by-3-inch printing paper inlaid with color crystals that bring your image to life. There’s also an adhesive layer on the back, so you can easily stick your photos to laptop covers, scrapbooks, or whatever else could use a little adornment.

There's a 10-second self-timer, so you don't have to ask strangers to take your group photos.Kodak

For those of you who want to give your photos some added flair, you might like the Kodak STEP Touch, available for $130 from Amazon. It’s similar to the regular Kodak STEP, but the LCD touch screen allows you to edit your photos before you print them; you can also shoot short videos and even share your content straight to social media.

If you want to print photos from your smartphone gallery, there's the Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer. This portable $80 printer connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities and can print whatever photos you send to it.

The Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer connects to an app that allows you to add filters and other effects to your photos. Kodak

All three Kodak STEP devices come with some of that magical printer paper, but you can order additional refills, too—a 20-sheet set costs $8 on Amazon.

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These Blue Light Glasses Can Help Protect Your Eyes From Your Phone and Computer Screens

Swanwick
Swanwick

You’ve probably read all about the correlation between insomnia and the digital blue light emitted from phones, computer screens, and televisions. And while it's a good idea to limit your exposure to blue light at night, you'll also want to limit it as much as possible all day long. For that, you can pick up a pair of blue light glasses, like the kind put out by Swanwick.

What is blue light?

For those who aren’t familiar, blue light is exactly what it sounds like. It's the blue section of the visible light spectrum, between 380 nm and 500 nm. During the day, exposure to natural blue light is a good thing; it helps tell your brain that it’s time to be awake, thus boosting attention, reaction times, and mood. However, exposure to blue light at night has been shown by numerous studies to suppress the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that signals to your brain that it is time to power down for the night, according to the Harvard Health Publishing blog.

This can throw off your circadian rhythm, which is the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, and can lead to occasional and sometimes chronic insomnia. But even outside of nighttime hours, there's evidence that excessive blue light exposure, especially from screens, could potentially be harmful to the eyes and speed up age-related macular degeneration.

Needless to say, humans are exposed to more blue light than ever before. According to one recent poll, the average American spends 42 percent of their waking hours looking at a screen. That works out to roughly six hours and 43 minutes looking at phones, tablets, laptops, and television every single day. And 79 percent of respondents said their screentime had increased over the last five years.

How blue light glasses work

Unfortunately, making significant cuts to screentime is probably not an option for most people, but blue light glasses can help block the light from your eyes. Day Swannies, by Swanwick, are specifically designed to be worn any time you are using devices with screens during daylight hours. Because we all need some blue light to help regulate our sleep-wake cycle, Day Swannies do not block out all blue light. Instead, they only block 42-80 percent of blue light between 400-450 nm, and 22-42 percent of blue light between 450-500 nm.

Day Swannies currently come in eight different models with different size and color options, so you are guaranteed to find a pair that suits your personal style. These include models designed specifically for kids, for reading, and for prescriptions. Regardless of the model, all Day Swannies have CR-39 lenses, which means they are made from a prescription-grade material that allows for maximum optical clarity. And all styles block 100 percent of UV light. You can get more details here.

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