Check Out Tuesday'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, September 5.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $39.99 (list price $159.00)

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, ZOEE S1 Outdoor Portable Stereo Speaker with HD Audio and Enhanced Bass, Built-In Dual Driver Speakerphone, Bluetooth 4.0, Handsfree Calling, FM Radio and TF Card Slot for $20.95 (list price $99.99)

DBPOWER T20 1500 Lumens LCD Mini Projector, Multimedia Home Theater Video Projector Support 1080P HDMI USB SD Card VGA AV for Home Cinema TV Laptop Game iPhone Andriod Smartphone with Free HDMI Cable for $99.49 (list price $169.99)

International Power Adapter 4 Port USB Wall Charger 3500mA USB Charge Ports Type I , Type C , Type G , Type A EU US UK CHINA World Travel Adapter - Best Universal Adapter Plug (Silver) By SublimeWare for $21.72 (list price $29.99)

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof IPX7, Wireless Earbuds Sport, HiFi Stereo In-Ear Earphones w/ Mic, Case, 1.5-Hr Quick Charge for Running Workout for $20.99 (list price $50.99)

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Hi-Fi Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel Work TV Computer - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Anker 3.5mm Premium Auxiliary Audio Cable (4ft / 1.2m) AUX Cable for Headphones, iPods, iPhones, iPads, Home / Car Stereos and More (Black) for $5.49 (list price $14.99)

Rustic Cord Sushi Roll Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Bourbon Brown for $23.99 (list price $33.99)

Alarm Clock Radio, IPEAK Newest Generation Wake Up Light Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock, Nature Night Light With 7 Colors, Nature Sounds, FM Radio, Touch Control with USB Charger for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

International Travel Power Adapter with 2.4A Dual USB Charger & Worldwide AC Wall Outlet Plugs for UK, US, AU, Europe & Asia - Built-in Spare Fuse, Gift Pouch - Blue for $21.95 (list price $45.99)

Fortress Mount TV Wall Mount for 40-75" TVs up to 165 lbs with 9-feet Braided HDMI Cable for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

Bluetooth Headset 10H Playing Time,SoundPEATS wireless headphones Neckband Sweatproof Earbuds with Mic(Bluetooth 4.1,workout,Sports) - [Upgraded Version of Q800] for $19.49 (list price $35.99)

HD TV Antenna-50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier Signal Booster and 10ft High Performance Coax Cable - Upgraded Version Better Reception for $25.99 (list price $65.99)

Pyle PP999 Phono Turntable Pre-Amp for $17.54 (list price $33.59)

KITCHEN

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $41.99 (list price $299.91)

Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System, Silver for $132.99 (list price $199.99)

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty, Best Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals, With 3 Exclusive Recipe eBooks for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors for $12.95 (list price $35.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $17.89 (list price $23.38)

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $10.34 (list price $29.99)

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

Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 62 Count for $13.94 (list price $18.99)

HOME

Green Air Purifiers Green Air Deluxe 3 Plate HEPA and Carbon Filter Alpine Air Purifier Ozone Generator for $339.99 (list price $699.00)

CUH Cordless Power Scrubber with Rechargeable Battery for Bathroom Kitchen 6 Brushes 1 Scouring Pad for $45.99 (list price $99.99)

LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter - Corner Duvet Tabs - Hypoallergenic - Plush Microfiber Fill - Machine Washable - Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Queen for $31.99 (list price $79.99)

Milliard Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper – 2 Inches Thick with Premium 3 Pound Density and a Top-Quality Cover That’s Removable and Washable – Twin – 73”37”2 for $61.99 (list price $80.98)

Clean Large Modern Wenge Frame Wall Mirror | Contemporary Premium Silver Backed Floating Glass Panel | Vanity, Bedroom, or Bathroom | Mirrored Rectangle Hangs Horizontal or Vertical for $159.99 (list price $199.99)

Essential Oil Diffuser BESTLOVE Aromatherapy Diffuser 400ml Cool Mist Humidifier Purifier Oil Vaporizer with 4 Timers & 7 Colors Light Auto Shut-off Wood Grain for $29.99 (list price $120.99)

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 $23.75 (list price $25.00)

Zober Premium Quality Space Saving Velvet Hangers Strong and Durable Hold Up To 10 Lbs - 360 Degree Chrome Swivel Hook - Ultra Thin Non Slip Suit Hangers, Black - 50 pack for $22.95 (list price $39.99)

Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels, White, Huge Roll, 12 Count for $23.99 (list price $28.99)

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Step-On Technology, 400 Pounds, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black for $21.90 (list price $35.89)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Sony Portable HD Mobile Projector, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or HDMI Connectivity with Screen Size up to 120 inches(MP-CL1A), Gold (International version) for $379.00 (list price $399.00)

Mead Composition Notebook, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 5 Pack (72930) for $5.73 (list price $20.30)

Westcott 8" Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors, Grey/Yellow, 2 Per Pack for $7.96 (list price $9.51)

EMDMAK Door Stop Alarm with 120 dB. Siren Door Stopper for Home and Travel, Black, 2 Piece for $12.20 (list price $25.88)

Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop - Lemome A5 Wide Ruled Hardcover Writing Notebook with Pocket + Page Dividers Gifts, Banded, Large, 180 Pages, 8.4 x 5.7 in for $14.99 (list price $25.99)

Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand with Four USB Ports and Headphone / Microphone Extension Ports (White) for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case for $16.99 (list price $129.99)

Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers, Medium Point, Assorted Fashion Colors, 5-Count for $10.35 (list price $20.00)

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

Sharpie Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $4.97 (list price $12.86)

Personal Daily Planner Organizer Will Help You to Keep Work-Life Balance & Achieve a Little More Goals - NO DATES Calendar Planner ( 8,5 X 5,7 ) - Diary Notebook for Man and Women 2017 / 2018 / 2019 for $17.99 (list price $29.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Nutrition Essentials #1 Rated Probiotic - Most CFU's per Bottle - 60 Day Supply with 100% Moneyback Guarantee for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

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

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat & Easy-to-Use Toe Control – Removable Cover for Easy Washing - One Year Warranty for $139.99 (list price $199.99)

Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths, 336 Wipes, (Pack of 8) for $10.79 (list price $14.99)

B.I.G. Natural Pre Shave Oil, 60 ml for $12.95 (list price $25.00)

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste - Made in USA – REMOVES BAD BREATH and TOOTH STAINS - Best Natural Toothpaste for Herbal Decay Treatment - Mint flavor. for $11.97 (list price $19.99)

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner for Dry and Damaged Hair, 12 oz for $13.93 (list price $29.95)

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Antioxidant Infused Moisturizing Body Wash, 16 Oz for $4.59 (list price $10.49)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE, Black for $124.36 (list price $189.99)

Golf Umbrella 62 Inch Oversize, SHINE HAI Automatic Open Double Canopy Vented Windproof Waterproof Sun Protection Stick Umbrellas, Black for $20.99 (list price $69.99)

Coleman 6-Person Instant Cabin for $153.74 (list price $179.99)

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.29 (list price $36.99)

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid, Black for $14.36 (list price $29.99)

Allegra Adult 24 Hour Allergy Tablets, 180Mg, 70 Count for $19.74 (list price $42.99)

MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter for $64.88 (list price $89.95)

Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company Explorer Collection Wool Blanket (Gray) for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock - Tree Portable with Max 1000 lbs Breaking Capacity - Lightweight Carabiners and Ropes Included For Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Beach, Yard, 125" x 79" for $26.99 (list price $89.99)

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)

SE CC4580 MilitaryLensatic/Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch for $8.93 (list price $14.95)

TOOLS

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $7.99 (list price $21.23)

Black & Decker 71-912 Drill and Screw Bit Set, 45-Piece for $7.88 (list price $13.64)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

SHINE HAI Multi-Tool, 14-in-1 Stainless Steel Multi-Plier with Knife, Cable Cutter, Needle Nose Pliers, Saw, File, Screwdrivers and More, Nylon Sheath Included for $15.99 (list price $99.99)

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch, Carhartt Brown for $46.10 (list price $54.99)

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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LEGO Will Let You Build a Retro NES and Old-School TV With This New Nintendo Set

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit.
The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit.
LEGO

If the sight of a classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and a console television sends you down a spiral of nostalgic memories, you’ll probably be very interested in what LEGO is up to. The company just announced a retro LEGO set that allows you to assemble an NES as well as a TV depicting a scene from Super Mario Bros. on the screen. The only thing missing is an Ecto-Cooler.

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit is pictured
The LEGO NES (R) sits next to the real thing.
LEGO

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit aims for realism. The NES console has a controller and working game slot that allows users to insert the included Super Mario Bros. cartridge. The console television is retro in the extreme, with knobs and a wooden stand. On the “screen” is an action scene from the game, with a hand crank allowing Mario to move around obstacles. Collectors who have LEGO Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course ($60) can use the included action brick so that Mario “reacts” to the action on the TV.

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit is pictured
Building their own NES brick by brick will keep collectors busy.
LEGO

The playset consists of 2646 pieces and is recommended for ages 18 and up. It will be available exclusively at LEGO stores and LEGO.com starting August 1 for $229, with more retailers to follow in 2021. To complete the Nintendo collection, you can also pre-order the LEGO Mario Starter Course for $60.

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