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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 26.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

TP-Link Multicolor Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb, Dimmable, Tunable White, No Hub Required, 60W Equivalent, Works with Amazon Alexa, 1-Pack (LB130) for $39.99 (list price $49.99)

Zmodo 720p HD WiFi Wireless Home Security Camera System Two Way Audio Night Vision Motion Alerts 115 Degree Viewing Angle (4 Pack) - Cloud Service Available for $119.95 (list price $159.99)

Ideashop® New Vosicar Retro Leather Fashion Bamboo Wooden Watch Japan Movement Quartz With Genuine Cowhide Leather Band Casual Watches Creative Gifts For Men for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

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)

Bluetooth Speaker, ELEGIANT Portable LED Lighting Speaker Stereo Magic Cube Mini Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker with Microphone for Smartphones iPhone iPad Samsung Tablet Laptop MP3 CD Player for $21.99 (list price $48.87)

Luke's Lightsaber MimoPowerTube2 Star Wars Power Bank 2600mAh | Mimoco for $21.95 (list price $29.99)

Amazon Echo - White for $99.99 (list price $179.99)

Sengu SG-S812-N Handmade Bamboo Portable Multimedia Wireless Bluetooth Speakers for $52.99 (list price $75.79)

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

GMYLE Matte Rubber Coated Soft Touch Plastic Hard Case Print Frosted for MacBook Air 13 inch (Model: A1369 and A1466) - White Marble Pattern Shell Cover for $12.98 (list price $34.98)

7 Arc Star Floating Bluetooth Speaker for $119.99 (list price $159.99)

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)

KITCHEN

Clean Dezign Bamboo Fiber Kitchen Canister 3 piece set with Airtight Bamboo Lid (Natural White) for $29.89 (list price $49.99)

Master Magnetics 07581 Magnetic Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher,Brushed Stainless Steel,5" Wide, 10.5" Height(Box of 1) for $25.25 (list price $28.70)

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)

Joseph Joseph 40031 Nest 9 Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls Measuring Cups Sieve Colander, 9-Piece, Multicolored for $36.63 (list price $45.99)

Rustic Leather Pint Sleeve with Handle Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Bourbon Brown for $11.49 (list price $21.49)

DANSK Kobenstyle 4-Piece Place Setting, Slate for $29.90 (list price $37.95)

Vitamix 5200 Blender, White for $304.75 (list price $449.00)

Disney DCM-9 Mickey Mini Waffle Maker, Black for $14.99 (list price $15.99)

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

Wine Decanter,WBSEos1.2L U Shape Classic Wine Aerator, Red Wine Carafe, Wine Gifts, Wine Accessories for $36.99 (list price $69.99)

Bormioli Rocco Diamond Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Ocean Blue, Set of 6 for $18.99 (list price $23.50)

FlyingColors Laguiole Stainless Steel Flatware Set. Wood Handle for $69.99 (list price $120.00)

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)

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

WOOD MEETS COLOR Wood Adhesive Hooks, Creative Vintage Wall hook, Key Holder, 3 Pcs (Debarked Logs) for $19.99 (list price $35.99)

Rexford Mid-Century Walnut Table Lamp Set of 2 for $99.90 (list price $149.99)

Safavieh American Home Collection Odessa White Bookcase for $121.80 (list price $135.33)

Hygge Collection Soy Wax Candle in Sage Green Ceramic Pot with Copper Lid, 15-Ounce, Wild Fig & Cedar for $24.00 (list price $32.00)

Adeco Accent Round Starburst End/ Side/ Tea Table/ Stool, Iron Wire Weave Netting, Yellow for $69.99 (list price $104.98)

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)

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

Spectrum Diversified Scoop wire Storage Basket, Medium, Copper for $10.15 (list price $15.99)

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

Casual Home 324-54 Montego 5-Tier Bookcase, Walnut for $74.63 (list price $103.99)

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

DHP Emily Square Storage Ottoman, Blue Linen for $44.54 (list price $59.07)

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)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Rhodia Orange Webnotebook 5.5X8.25 Dot Grid for $16.66 (list price $25.00)

Strathmore 400 Series Toned Tan Sketch Pad, 5.5"x8.5" Wire Bound, 50 Sheets for $4.95 (list price $6.15)

Westcott 8" Vintage Copper Finish Scissors for $8.00 (list price $16.99)

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

Umbra Prisma Picture Frame, 4 by 6-Inch, Copper for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

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)

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

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Salicylic Acid 20% Professional Chemical Gel Peel for Skin with Tea Tree, Green Tea, Acne Scars, Acne Treatment, Breakouts, Whiteheads, Blackheads, Pore Size, Wrinkles, Anti-Aging Benefits GUARANTEED for $24.95 (list price $59.95)

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer for $31.50 (list price $35.00)

Burt's Bees Beeswax Bounty Holiday Gift Set, 4 Lip Balms in Gift Box, Assorted Flavors for $14.38 (list price $15.94)

Burt's Bees Renewal Refining Cleanser, 6 oz for $7.49 (list price $9.99)

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Gel 1oz for (list price )

Electric Toothbrush By Dr Jim Ellis For Superior Dental Hygiene for $39.98 (list price $89.99)

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 )

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

Arbor Timeless Longboard Complete, Walnut for $184.93 (list price $199.95)

SE CC4580 MilitaryLensatic/Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch for $8.94 (list price $14.95)

Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade for $44.54 (list price $54.99)

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

Mountain Khakis Adult Flat Pack Bag, Dark Olive, One Size for $142.98 (list price $149.95)

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)

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

Ello Cole Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Teal, 16 oz for $14.37 (list price $21.25)

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

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)

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

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool, Wood, White for $17.40 (list price $20.00)

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)

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)

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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