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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 20.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa for $145.99 (list price $199.99)

Lanshion 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip with 4 USB Charging Ports 1875W Desktop USB Charging Station with 6.5-Feet Long Power Cord, 1000 Joules, UL Listed(White + Blue) for $33.99 (list price $89.99)

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)

Cable Clips - Cable Organizer - Cord Management - Wire Management System - 6 Pack - Self Adhesive - Durable - Model CC908 From Blue Key World for $8.83 (list price $12.85)

Adjustable Laptop Table, Superjare Portable Standing Desk, Notebook Stand Reading Holder For Couch Floor, Bed Tray Table with Foldable Legs Bamboo Wood Grain for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

WONNIE 7.5 Inch Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen, USB / SD Slot and 4 Hours Rechargeable Battery, Perfect Gift for Kids ( Black ) for $54.77 (list price $127.77)

Mini Bluetooth Keyboard, Jelly Comb Rechargable Handheld Remote Control Wireless Mini Keyboard with Mouse Touchpad for PC, SAMSUNG Galaxy, Surface, Android / Windows Tablet Smartphone for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Linkwitz Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Built-in MIC, Stereo Over-Ear Headset for Cell Phones Gaming PC TV , Upgraded Steel Black for $89.99 (list price $149.99)

ZOMEI Aluminum Portable Tripod with Ball Head Heavy Duty Lightweight Professional Compact Travel for Nikon Canon Sony All DSLR and Digital Camera for $63.74 (list price $149.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter / Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV / Home Sound System) for $28.89 (list price $33.99)

Meyoung TC80 Video Projector Support 1080P for TV Home Cinema Theater,LCD HDMI Mini Portable Projector for Outdoor Indoor Movie Night, DVD Player, Laptop, Games 1200 Luminous Efficiency (White) for $84.99 (list price $169.00)

Superior Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion With XL-CUTOUT for Back Pain Relief and Sciatica And Tailbone Pain,Ideal for Office Chair And Car Driver Back Support for $26.99 (list price $55.99)

Dland Laptop Stand Adjustable 31.4" Medium Size Computer Standing Desk Portable Cart Tray Side Table with Wheels for Bed Sofa Hospital Reading Eating, Black for (list price )

Bankers Box Stor/File Medium-Duty Storage Boxes with Lift-Off Lid, Letter/Legal, 20 Pack (0076315) for $44.99 (list price $52.99)

uni-ball 207 Impact Retractable Gel Pens, Bold Point (1.0mm), Black, 12 Count for $18.17 (list price $23.63)

KITCHEN

Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker, 400ml/3-Cup, Standard for $27.97 (list price $35.99)

Rubbermaid TakeAlongs 10-Day Meal Prep Kit, 30-piece Set, Reflecting Pool (2005692) for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.) for $17.09 (list price $39.99)

Biokips Cereal Container Airtight Watertight Cereal Keeper 16.9 Cup 135.2oz (2) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black for $94.95 (list price $99.99)

Deluxe Chrome-plated Steel 2-Tier Dish Rack with Drainboard / Cutlery Cup (BlackII) for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Hopeful by Long-Lived Chrome-Plate Steel Large Suction Cup Sponge Holder for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

Vremi 15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set - Kitchen Pots and Pans Set Nonstick with Cooking Utensils - Non Stick Cookware Set PTFE and PFOA Free Oven Safe Basics Pots and Pans - Black for $45.99 (list price $89.99)

Aicok Electric Kettle 1.7L Fast 1500Watts Water Kettle, Premium 304 Stainless Steel Durable Water Boiler with Professional Strix Thermostat Control, Auto Shut Off With Boil Dry Protection, Silver for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

Circulon Teakettles Sunrise Whistling Teakettle, 1 1/2-Quart, Navy Blue for $14.99 (list price $40.00)

Chicago Metallic Professional 4-Piece Non-Stick Toaster Oven Bakeware Set for $14.27 (list price $18.99)

Nordic Ware Compact Ovenware Baking Sheet for $8.62 (list price $11.00)

HOME

Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum, Iron/Satin Yellow (Certified Refurbished) for $299.00 (list price $399.00)

Whitmor Double Rod Closet, Freestanding Silver / Black for $40.16 (list price $44.97)

TomCare 10 Tier Shoe Rack 50 Pairs Shoe Organizer Shoes Storage Shoe Shelf Shoe Tower - No Tools Required Non-woven Fabric for Home Bedroom, Black for $31.99 (list price $79.99)

Clear Plastic 12 Pack Stackable Storage Shoe Box White for $48.99 (list price $80.00)

Household Essentials ML-6692 Woven Water Hyacinth Wicker Waste Basket - For Bathrooms & Bedrooms - Natural for $15.99 (list price $18.99)

TasteLife 105 GSM Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set Brushed Hypoallergenic Microfiber 1800 Bedding Sheets Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - 4 Piece(White,Queen) for $14.90 (list price $119.90)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $25.49 (list price $89.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $53.49 (list price $159.99)

StorageWorks Polyester Storage Bin with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Dark Khaki, Bamboo Style, Medium, 3-Pack for $25.28 (list price $79.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Rolodex 23420 Wood Tones Desktop Sorter, Mahogany for $12.08 (list price $15.37)

Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Low Force, 12 Sheets Punch Capacity, SmartTouch (A7074134) for $9.79 (list price $12.71)

eBoot 100 Pieces Mini Envelope Multi Color Cute Lovely (4.5 x 3.15 Inch) for Wedding, Birthday Party Gift Supplies for $10.29 (list price $15.99)

Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack) for $36.99 (list price $42.88)

Cardinal Expanding Zipper Binder Pocket, 1/2" , Assorted Colors, 5 per Pack (14650) for $9.99 (list price $12.99)

ETA hand2mind Relational GeoSolids Fillable Shape Blocks, Set of 14 for $11.02 (list price $19.65)

VIVA OFFICE Ergonomic Mid Back Office Chair, Bonded Leather Computer Task Chair for $49.99 (list price $229.00)

Kantek Rotating Desktop Organizer, 4.4 x 6 x 6 Inches, Black (ORG620) for $8.71 (list price $12.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

400ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser,Tenswall Vase Shape Cool Mist Whisper-Quiet Humidifier with 4 Timer Setting and 7 LED lights Waterless Auto Shut-off for $29.99 (list price $89.99)

Beautural 10X Magnifying Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural White LED, 360 Degree Swivel Rotation and Locking Suction, 8 inches for $19.99 (list price $30.99)

Tom's of Maine Natural Long Lasting Deodorant Multi Pack, Tea Tree, 3 Count for $14.34 (list price $17.37)

Eye Cream Moisturizer (1.3 oz) 94% Natural Anti Aging Skin Care for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Activated Charcoal Natural Teeth Whitening Powder by Pro Teeth Whitening Co® | High Quality Grey Charcoal (non abrasive and proven safe for enamel) From Coconut Shells | Manufactured in England for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Best Blends Set of 6 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 6/10mL (Breathe, Good Night, Head Ease, Muscle Relief, Stress Relief, and Health Shield) for $19.99 (list price $40.95)

Black Mask, Charcoal Mask, Peel Off Mask, Blackhead Remover Mask, Charcoal Peel Off Mask, Deep Cleansing Black Mask Purifying Face Mask Peel Off for Face Nose Acne Treatment Oil Control - 60g for $11.99 (list price $35.99)

ArtNaturals Argan Oil Hair Conditioner - 16 Oz - Sulfate Free - Best Treatment for Damaged & Dry Hair - Made with Organic Ingredients & Keratin - For All Hair Types - Safe for Color Treated Hair for $12.95 (list price $26.95)

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser, Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser, Ceramic, White (3 - 7 Hr Run time) for $89.25 (list price $119.00)

Berta 1875W Folding Hair Dryer Dual Voltage Blow dryer Negative Ions Travel Dryer with 2 Heat 2 Speed Setting, Red for $25.99 (list price $110.99)

Anjou Curling Iron 1.25 inch with Tourmaline Ceramic Coating, Hair Curling Wand with Anti-scalding Insulated Tip, Hair Salon Curler Waver Maker (200 °F to 410 °F - For All Types of Hair) for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Ultra Bright CREE LED Headlamp - 160 Lumens, 5 Lighting Modes, White & Red LEDs, Adjustable Strap, IPX6 Water Resistant. Great For Running, Camping, Hiking & More. Batteries Included for $10.99 (list price $34.95)

Bluetooth Headphones, HOPDAY U8 V4.1 Wireless In-ear Sports Earbuds with Built-in Mic Stereo Sound Noise Cancelling IP68 Waterproof and Sweatproof Headsets with Secure Ear Hook for Running Exercising for $26.59 (list price $69.99)

VicTsing Grill Cover, Medium 58-Inch BBQ Cover Waterproof, Heavy Duty Gas Grill Cover for Weber, Brinkmann, Char Broil, Holland and Jenn Air for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

bubba Envy S Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler, 24 oz. Smoke for $8.99 (list price $14.94)

Bubba Envy Insulated Tumbler with Straw, 32oz.,Purple/Blue for $10.39 (list price $15.04)

First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case with Zipper, 299-Piece Kit, Large, Color Varies for $12.80 (list price $26.74)

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

YJWB Anti-Fog No Leaking UV Protection, Triathlon Swimming Goggles for Men/Women/Children, Blue for $12.65 (list price $18.99)

Top Fit Running Belt for Men + Women, Dual Pockets with Touch Screen, Holds all IPhones + Accessories, Completely Comfortable Running Belt for Running or Hiking. New Version (Dual Bag Black) for $12.93 (list price $32.95)

Yoga Strap - exercise, stretching, fitness, durable cotton, 8.4ft yoga strap (Teal) for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

WATERFLY Hiking Waist Bag Can Hold iPhone6 Plus 5.5 inch Gear with Water Bottle Holder / Funny Running Belt Bum Bag for Ridding Dog Walking for $12.73 (list price $29.99)

Camp Solutions Camping Self Inflating Sleeping Pad with Attached Pillow - Lightweight Air Sleeping Pads for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Sportneer Camping Hammock w/ Mosquito Net, Parachute Fabric Double Hammock For Outdoor Travel Indoor Camping Hiking for $19.99 (list price $80.00)

TOOLS

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black for $17.88 (list price $37.88)

Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.20 (list price $7.95)

DEWALT DWE7490X 10-Inch Job Site Table Saw with Scissor Stand for $499.00 (list price $529.00)

Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black for $31.62 (list price $40.76)

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)

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek for $29.99 (list price $40.99)

JET 708620B AFS-1000B 550/702/1044 CFM 3-Speed Air Filtration System with Remote and Electrostatic Pre-Filter for $377.99 (list price $448.00)

DEWALT D26676 3-1/4-Inch Portable Hand Planer for $129.00 (list price $139.00)

X-ACTO Compression Basic Knife Set for $12.90 (list price $19.10)

Zircon StudSensor e50-FFP Edge Finding Stud Finder with Live AC WireWarning Detection for $19.97 (list price $29.99)

13 Father's Day Gifts for Geeky Dads

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Amazon/Otterbox/Toynk

When in doubt, you play the hits. Watches, flasks, and ties are all tried-and-true Father’s Day gifts—useful items bought en masse every June as the paternal holiday draws near. Here’s a list of goodies that put a geeky spin on those can’t-fail gifts. We’re talking Zelda flasks, wizard-shaped party mugs, and a timepiece inspired by BBC’s greatest sci-fi series, Doctor Who. Light the “dad” signal ‘cause it’s about to get nerdy!

1. Lord of the Rings Geeki Tikis (Set of Three); $76

'Lord of The Rings' themed tiki cups.
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If your dad’s equally crazy about outdoor shindigs and Tolkien’s Middle-earth, help him throw his own Lothlórien luau with these Tiki-style ceramic mugs shaped like icons from the Lord of the Rings saga. Gollum and Frodo’s drinkware doppelgängers each hold 14 ounces of liquid, while Gandalf the Grey’s holds 18—but a wizard never brags, right? Star Wars editions are also available.

Buy it: Toynk

2. Space Invaders Cufflinks; $9

'Space Invaders' cufflinks on Amazon
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Arcade games come and arcade games go, but Space Invaders has withstood the test of time. Now Pops can bring those pixelated aliens to the boardroom—and look darn stylish doing it.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Legend of Zelda Flask; $18

A 'Legend of Zelda' flask
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Saving princesses is thirsty work. Shaped like an NES cartridge, this Zelda-themed flask boasts an 8-ounce holding capacity and comes with a reusable straw. Plus, it makes a fun little display item for gamer dads with man caves.

Buy it: Toynk

4. AT-AT Family Vacation Bag Tag; $12

An At-At baggage tag
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Widely considered one of the greatest movie sequels ever made, The Empire Strikes Back throws a powerful new threat at Luke Skywalker and the Rebellion: the AT-AT a.k.a. Imperial Walkers. Now your dad can mark his luggage with a personalized tag bearing the war machine’s likeness.

Buy it: ShopDisney

5. Flash Skinny Tie; $17

A skinny Flash-themed tie
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We’ll let you know if the Justice League starts selling new memberships, but here’s the next best thing. Available in a rainbow of super-heroic colors, this skinny necktie bears the Flash’s lightning bolt logo. Race on over to Amazon and pick one up today.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Captain America Shield Apron; $20

A Captain America themed apron
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Why let DC fans have all the fun? Daddy-o can channel his inner Steve Rogers when he flips burgers at your family’s Fourth of July BBQ. Measuring 31.5 inches long by 27.5 inches wide, this apron’s guaranteed to keep the cookout Hydra-free.

Buy it: Toynk

7. Doctor Who Vortex Manipulator LCD Leather Wristwatch; $35

A Doctor Who-themed watch
Toynk

At once classy and geeky, this digital timepiece lovingly recreates one of Doctor Who’s signature props. Unlike some of the gadgets worn on the long-running sci-fi series, it won’t require any fancy chronoplasm fuel.

Buy it: Toynk

8. Wonder Woman 3-Piece Grill Set; $21

Wonder Woman three-piece gill set
Toynk

At one point in her decades-long comic book career, this Amazon Princess found herself working at a fast food restaurant called Taco Whiz. Now grill cooks can pay tribute to the heroine with these high-quality, stainless steel utensils. The set’s comprised of wide-tipped tongs, a BBQ fork, and a spatula, with the latter boasting Wonder Woman’s insignia.

Buy it: Toynk

9. Harry Potter Toon Tumbler; $10

Glassware that's Harry Potter themed
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You can never have too many pint glasses—and this Father’s Day, dad can knock one back for the boy who lived. This piece of Potter glassware from PopFun has whimsy to spare. Now who’s up for some butterbeer?

Buy it: EntertainmentEarth

10. House Stark Men’s Wallet; $16

A Game of Thrones themed watch
Toynk

Winter’s no longer coming, but the Stark family's propensity for bold fashion choices can never die. Manufactured with both inside and outside pockets, this direwolf-inspired wallet is the perfect place to store your cards, cash, and ID.

Buy it: Toynk

11. Mr. Incredible “Incredible Dad” Mug, $15

An Incredibles themed mug
ShopDisney

Cue the brass music. Grabbing some coffee with a Pixar superhero sounds like an awesome—or dare we say, incredible?—way for your dad to start his day. Mom can join in the fun, too: Disney also sells a Mrs. Incredible version of the mug.

Buy it: ShopDisney

12. Star Wars phone cases from Otterbox; $46-$56

Star Wars phone cases from OtterBox.
Otterbox

If your dad’s looking for a phone case to show off his love of all things Star Wars, head to Otterbox. Whether he’s into the Dark Side with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, the droids, Chewbacca, or Boba Fett, you’ll be able to find a phone case to fit his preference. The designs are available for both Samsung and Apple products, and you can check them all out here.

Buy it: Otterbox

13. 3D Puzzles; $50

3D Harry Potter puzzle from Amazon.
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Help dad recreate some of his favorite fictional locations with these 3D puzzles from Wrebbit 3D. The real standouts are the 850-piece model of Hogwarts's Great Hall and the 910-piece version of Winterfell from Game of Thrones. If dad's tastes are more in line with public broadcasting, you could also pick him up an 890-piece Downton Abbey puzzle to bring a little upper-crust elegance to the homestead.

Buy it: Hogwarts (Amazon), Winterfell (Amazon), Downton Abbey (Amazon)

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

This Smart Accessory Converts Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer

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Amazon

If you can make a recipe in a slow cooker, Dutch oven, or rice cooker, you can likely adapt it for an Instant Pot. Now, this all-in-one cooker can be converted into an air fryer with one handy accessory.

This Instant Pot air fryer lid—currently available on Amazon for $80—adds six new cooking functions to your 6-quart Instant Pot. You can select the air fry setting to get food hot and crispy fast, using as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Other options include roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and reheat.

Many dishes you would prepare in the oven or on the stovetop can be made in your Instant Pot when you switch out the lids. Chicken wings, French fries, and onion rings are just a few of the possibilities mentioned in the product description. And if you're used to frying being a hot, arduous process, this lid works without consuming a ton of energy or heating up your kitchen.

The lid comes with a multi-level air fry basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, and a protective pad and storage cover. Check it out on Amazon.

For more clever ways to use your Instant Pot, take a look at these recipes.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.