Don't Miss Out on Tuesday's Best Amazon Deals

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Amazon

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 26.

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

KrBn Typewriter USB Retro Vintage Steampunk Mechanical Qwerty Keyboard with LED Backlit 2017 Newest for $89.99 (list price $399.99)

Best Professional Lavalier Lapel Microphone with Easy Clip On System | Perfect for Recording Youtube Vlog Interview / Podcast | Best Mic for iPhone iPad iPod Android Mac PC for $12.22 (list price $25.99)

KrBn Mechanical Keyboard PC Gaming Muticolor Full Size Backlit Ergonomic Phone Holder 2017 Newest for $54.99 (list price $249.99)

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x 42mm Roof Prism Binocular for $154.99 (list price $214.98)

Laptop Case, Laptop Sleeve, SRS DIGICH 12 Inch Laptop Slim Case Sleeve with Waterproof PU Leather for Apple Macbook Air Acer Asus Dell HP Toshiba Lenovo Chromebook Surface Pro 4 (Black) for $18.49 (list price $30.99)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Voyage E-reader with Special Offers, Wi-Fi for $149.99 (list price $169.99)

Anker 3ft Nylon Braided USB Cable with Lightning Connector [Apple MFi Certified] for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Pro Air 2 and More (Space Gray) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More – Black for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Anker Universal Magnetic Car Mount — Ultra-Compact Phone Holder for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6s / Samsung Galaxy S8 / S7 / S6 and more for $15.99 (list price $25.99)

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wired Earphones In Ear Corded Earbuds with 15 Hours Playtime and Built-in Microphone (Noise Reduction, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Gold-plated Jack) for $37.99 (list price $45.99)

Newisland 40-Pcs Magnetic Blocks Set Kids Magnetic Toys Construction Building Tiles Blocks for Creativity Educational, Come with Container Bag for $21.98 (list price $38.99)

MICHLEY Interlocking Builders Blocks Play Set for Child for $15.99 (list price $22.49)

KITCHEN

Set of 10 IPOW Stainless Steel Chip Bag Clips,Large and Durable With 3-inches Wide,Great for Air Tight Seal Grip on Coffee & Food Bags, Kitchen Home Usage for $11.88 (list price $15.89)

MetroDécor Silverware Caddy Organizer Dining Table - Clear for $14.99 (list price $12.99)

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives, 2 Stage Diamond Coated Sharpening Wheel System, Black for $17.95 (list price $34.95)

Rubbermaid Brilliance Salad/Snack Lunch Storage Container Combo Kit, 100% Leak-Proof, Plastic, Clear for $14.94 (list price $22.99)

Misc Home 6 Piece Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set with Rotating Cooking Utensil Holder - Black for $26.99 (list price $55.00)

Nonstick Bakeware 6-Cup Muffin Pan with Silicone Cupcake Liners (Set of 6) by Boxiki Kitchen | Premium Nonstick Baking Muffin Tin and Muffin Cups for $18.16 (list price $24.97)

Non-Stick Springform Pan by Boxiki Kitchen | 2-in-1 Cheesecake Pans Spring Form and Cake Ring Mold | Leakproof Cake Pans with Silicone Handle Holders for $24.97 (list price $36.97)

Oster CKSTBSTW00 Buffet Server, Stainless Steel for $44.95 (list price $49.94)

Mind Reader "Anchor"Coffee Pod Storage Drawer for 50 Nespresso Capsules, Black for $13.89 (list price $16.99)

Elechomes CK1701 Smart Keep Warm Electric Kettle, 1.7L Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle, Blue for $33.99 (list price $64.99)

Teak Cutting Board - Rectangle Carving Board With Hand Grip (24 x 18 x 1.5 in.) - By Teakhaus for (list price )

DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Cappuccino Glasses, 6 fl oz, Set of 2 for $11.99 (list price $14.99)

Copco 2555-7874 Large Mesh 6-Part In-Drawer Utensil Organizer for $9.51 (list price $19.99)

Rabbit Wine Opener Corkscrew BEST Wine Bottle Opener - 7 Piece Rabbit Ear Bundle with Stand, Bottle Plug, Wine Aerator, Drip Ring, Foil Cutter & EXTRA Teflon Spiral + Wooden Box Perfect Gift Set for $34.97 (list price $69.99)

HOME

Shower Mat, Bluesim Non Slip Bathtub Mat Non Skid Bath Mat Baby With Mold Resistant Non Sikd Anti slip Powerful Suction Cups & Superior Grip, Mat Extra Long Up To 16”39” for $23.99 (list price $49.99)

EWEI'S HomeWares 3 Floating U Shelves, Espresso Finish for $15.99 (list price $20.50)

Over the Door Shoe Organizer, MaidMAX 24 Mesh Pockets Single-sided Hanging Shoe Storage Rack with Hooks for $10.99 (list price $16.00)

Ziraki Coccyx Orthopedic Memory Foam Seat Cushion for Back Pain Relief and Sciatica And Tailbone Pain - Ideal for Office Chair And Car Driver Seat Pillow (Seat Cushion) for $19.95 (list price $29.99)

T01L LED Closet Light - BLS Super Bright 20 LED Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered / DC Input Wireless Motion Sensing Light Bar, Auto On Off Switch, Motion Sensor & Light Beams Adjustable for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Canvas "TOYS" Storage Bin 20"Long, large enough for Toy Storage - Storage Basket for organizing Baby Toys, Kids Toys, Baby Clothing, Children Books, Gift Baskets. for $18.87 (list price $26.95)

Live and Sleep Resort Ultra Twin XL Size 12-Inch Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress with Memory Foam Pillow (Twin extra-long) for $289.95 (list price $799.95)

Cast Iron Branch Wall Hook | Wall Rack | Wall Mounted Coat Hook | Vintage, Rustic, Decorative | with Screws and Anchors | 5 " Long | CA-1506-05 (Silver) for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Air Cleaner Purifier Filtration - with True HEPA Filter, Activated Carbon Filter and 3 Speeds plus Optional Ionizer, Dust Allergen Odor Reduction Cleaning System for Room, Home, Pets, Smokers, Cooking for $59.99 (list price $87.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Swingline GBC Laminator, Inspire, Thermal, 9 inch Max Width, Quick Warm-Up (1701855) for $22.99 (list price $34.90)

Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth (KX-TGE274S) 4 Handsets - Corldess Phone with Large Keypad, Silver for $89.62 (list price $105.63)

Coavas White Board Sticker, Peel and Stick Dry Erase Message Board Decal for Home and Office with a Black Pen for $10.95 (list price $25.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count for $9.10 (list price $13.66)

Erin Condren Hardbound LifePlanner, 2017-2018 Floral Ink, 5x8 for $14.99 (list price $30.00)

Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/White Brocade (6171301) for $16.20 (list price $17.90)

eBoot 2 Sheet Neon Index Tabs Flags Sticky Note for Page Marker, 200 Pieces for $5.57 (list price $10.87)

Large Gaming Mouse Pad/Mat Desk Pad, Jelly Comb 34"x23" Extended Mousemats with Two Kick Stands for Smart Phones, Black for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

Pencil Sharpener with Auto-Stop Feature, UrBen Electric Durable and Portable Pencil Sharpener for 8mm diameter Pencils, For School Classroom, Home Study, Office Use-Blue for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Back to School Supply Kit: Sharpie Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase, Elmer’s Glue & More, 31 Count for $9.99 (list price $21.99)

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

24 Pockets Expanding Files Folder/ A4 Expandable File organizer/ Portable Accordion File Folder/ High Capacity Multicolour Stand/ Plastic Business File Organizer Box-by Blinyang for $16.98 (list price $37.98)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

KOSE Softy Mo Facial Cleansing Oil Speedy for $9.19 (list price $14.49)

Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil from Majestic Pure, All Natural Scrub to Exfoliate & Moisturize Skin, 12 oz for $12.95 (list price $21.50)

Activated Charcoal Scrub 10 oz. - For Deep Cleansing & Exfoliation - Pore Minimizer & Reduces Wrinkles, Acne Scars, Blackhead Remover & Anti Cellulite Treatment - Great Body Scrub & Facial Cleanser for $13.49 (list price $27.50)

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)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion 12 oz Daily Face and Body Lotion for Dry Skin for $10.49 (list price $13.99)

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum Protection Spf 30, 3 Oz for $7.89 (list price $9.30)

Orange Blossom Water Face Toner - 100% Natural Daily Facial Toner, Alcohol-Free for Sensitive Skin Acne and Breakouts - Best to Tone Tighten and Clear Pores - 120mL/4.oz by Foxbrim for $11.96 (list price $27.99)

Organic Rose Water Spray 8 Ounce 100 Percent Pure and Natural Hydrating Rosewater Toner with Uplifting Floral Scent. Soothing Facial Toner for Skin and Eyes. Balanced PH Soothes Puffy Eyes and Redness for $20.95 (list price $39.90)

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum for Face, Organic Anti-Aging Topical Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, 1 fl oz. for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream, 0.5 Ounces for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

Celavi Essence Facial Mask Paper Sheet Korea Skin Care Moisturizing 9 Pack (Mix of 9) for $8.99 (list price $14.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

WildHorn Outfitters Terralite Portable Camp / Beach Chair (Supports 350 lbs) with TerraGrip Feet - Dark Blue for $54.99 (list price $69.99)

Street Tribe Swimming Goggles, Swim Goggles, Professional Swim Goggles,Triathlon Goggles,for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child ,Anti-Leakage, Anti-Fog,Anti-UV, earplugs, nose clip(White) for $9.98 (list price $19.99)

For Fitbit Charge 2 Bands Brown, Henoda Leather Wristband for Fitbit Charge 2 Replacement Strap Women Men Large Small for $9.98 (list price $25.99)

Compact Hanging Toiletry Bag, Personal Organizer | Rugged & Water Resistant with Mesh Pockets & Sturdy Hook | Blue for $15.99 (list price $22.95)

LEAGY 4 Pack Solar Outdoor LED Umbrella Lantern Hang Hanging Lamp LED Candle Light for Yard Garden Decoration (4Pack,Yellow light) for $35.99 (list price $35.99)

4 Pack Camping Lantern, GT ROAD Solar Rechargeable Led Lantern Flashlight for $24.77 (list price $39.90)

Enkeeo 10″ No Pedal Balance Bike with Bell and Hand Brake for 2-5 Years Old Kids, Carbon Steel Frame, Adjustable Handlebar and Seat, 50kg Capacity, White for $59.99 (list price $139.99)

Blue island Tree Swing-Children's Outdoor Large Size 40" Diameter Durable Swing-Easy Installation for $73.99 (list price $73.99)

Domi Outdoor Living 9 Ft Cantilever Patio Umbrella with Strong Sturdy Hand Push Round,6 Steel Ribs,UV Resistant,Red for $59.99 (list price $169.99)

62 Inch Automatic Open Golf Umbrella - Extra Large Oversize Double Canopy Vented - 210T Teflon Rain Repellant Protection Sun, Rain, Sports - Windproof Waterproof Stick Umbrellas, Formal Black for $19.99 (list price $59.99)

AIKELIDA Running Belt / Fanny Pack / Fitness Belt / Waist Pack for iPhone, Samsung Edge / Note / Galaxy - Men, Women during Sports Fitness, Running, Cycling, Hiking, Travel, Workout - Black for $9.95 (list price $28.99)

TOMSHOO Hand Grip Strengthener Hand Strength Trainer Exerciser Gripper Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Update With Counter (Blue) for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

Norsens Compact Ultralight/Lightweight Sleeping Bag for Camping Backpacking Hiking Outdoor, 20 Degree Celsius Sleeping Bags for Adults,XL,Blue for $27.99 (list price $64.98)

TOOLS

Floureon 38-piece Precision Screwdriver Set Repair Tool Kit for iPad,iPhone,PC,Watch,Samsung and Other Smartphone Tablet Computer Electronic Devices for $12.99 (list price $35.99)

BLENDX Angle Measurement Tool - Angleizer Template Tool Tile & Flooring Measure Ruler and Layout Tools for Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen and DIY-ers for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Casfuy Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer with Quick Sensor, Free Nail File, Razor Sharp Blades, Sturdy Non Slip Handles, Buit-in Handle Lock for Small, Medium and Large Breeds for $10.79 (list price $59.99)

GlowGeek 120 to 3000 Grit Sandpaper Assortment, Dry/Wet, 9 x 3.6 Inch, 42 Pieces,Sand Paper for Automotive Sanding, Wood Furniture Finishing, Wood Turing Finishing for $9.96 (list price $24.99)

Bike Pump,Compatible with Presta and Schrader Valve Portable Bicycle Pump,Aluminum Alloy Floor Bicycle Air Pump,Compact Mini Bicycle Tire Pump,Bonus Bike Patch Kit,Silver for $12.97 (list price $28.99)

Larnn Pro Heavy Duty Tire Pressure Inflator Gauge with Lock On Chuck, For Car, Motorcycle, SUV, Bike for $23.99 (list price $89.00)

Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Shop Apron With Pockets Adjustable up to XXL for Men and Women - Texas Canvas Wares for $37.95 (list price $54.95)

Power Bike Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand Adjustable Height Bicycle Maintenance Rack Workstand With Tool Tray, Telescopic Arm Cycle for $49.99 (list price $49.99)

BLENDX Diamond Drill Bits - Glass and Tile Hollow Core Drill Bits Extractor Remover Tools Hole Saws for glass, ceramics, porcelain, ceramic tile, Pack of 10 for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

DEWALT DWA4216 5-Piece Oscillating Accessory Kit for $36.04 (list price $60.95)

ZRAMO 2 Pack Multi-Function, 20-in-1 Multi-Purpose EDC Pocket Tool Kit Carabiner Key Ring Knife Wrench Screwdriver Bottle Opener Outdoor Camping Emergency Survival Life-Saving for $8.90 (list price $11.90)

Odec Makita Power Tools for Makita 9000 9001 9002 9033 9600 191681-2 632007-4, 2 Pack 9.6V 3000mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack for $18.69 (list price $89.99)

Wayfair Is Offering Up to 75 Percent Off on Furniture, Rugs, and Pet Essentials Through Tuesday

Wayfair
Wayfair

If you’re looking to upgrade your home furniture in the new year, turn to Wayfair. From orthopedic dog beds to convertible couches to luxuriously soft bedding, the online retailer has just about anything you can imagine to spice up your home décor. And through Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. EST, shoppers can save up to 75 percent on hundreds of items. Check out some of our favorite deals below.

Living Room Furniture

- Corwin Twin Convertible Sofa $134 (Save $16)
- Swiger Sleeper $481 (Save $57)
- Spraggins Armchair $195 (Save $135)
- Oday Wingback Chair $297 (Save $72)
- Luper Tufted Storage Ottoman $127 (Save $212)
- Tannis Futon Chair $183 (Save $11)

Pet Essentials

- Ginny Pet Crate $88 (Save $83)
- 72-Inch Mya Cat Tree $64 (Save $165)
- Bernice Quilted Orthopedic Dog Sofa $22 (Save $28)
- Cathey Wooden Litter Box Cabinet $142 (Save $9)
- Ian Double Bowl Elevated Feeder $82 (Save $50)
- Boris Ultra Plush Cooling Gel Foam Pillow $23 (Save $27)

Dining Room Furniture

A Wayfair stool
Wayfair

- Marni Bar & Counter Stool $54 (Save $9)
- Boyes Dining Table $187 (Save $13)
- Chelsey Four-Piece Solid Wood Dining Set $256 (Save $256)
- Eaman Dining Table $215 (Save $45)
- Abbey Extendable Solid Wood Dining Table $847 (Save $910)
- Abbey Solid Wood Dining Table $727 (Save $744)

Extra Storage

- Petrone Combo Laundry Center $42 (Save $51)
- Cubeicals Shoe Storage Bench $69 (Save $17)
- Caryl Overdoor Six-Shelf Cabinet Door Organizer $35 (Save $17)
- Arapahoe 24-Inch-By-32-Inch Cabinet $102 (Save $83)
- Wicker Oval Double Laundry Hamper $60 (Save $10)

Bedroom Furniture

-Geraldine 4 Drawer Chest $195 (Save $15)
-Fuente Upholstered Panel Headboard $75 (Save $64)
- Eichhorn Platform Bed $102 (Save $150)
- Kemmerer Vanity Set with Mirror $206 (Save $303)
- Rossford 6 Drawer Double Dresser $263 (Save $42)
- Amher Adjustable Bed Base $271 ( Save $129)

Rugs

Wayfair flower rug
Wayfair

- Brandt Blue Area Rug $26 (Save $52)
- Abstract Multicolor Area Rug $25 (Save $73)
- Shiflett Flatweave Dark Gray Area Rug $31 (Save $29)
- Meador Hand-Braided Natural Area Rug $38 (Save $40)
- Geometric Gray/Ivory Area Rug $34 (Save $25)

Bedding

- Adena Ultra Soft Down Alternative Reversible Comforter Set $33 (Save $97)
- Eldon Solid Color Sheet Set $25 (Save $35)
- Kiril Duvet Cover Set $25 (Save $75)
- Arrington Ruffle Skirt Bedspread Set $61 (Save $89)

Outdoor Décor

- Marquis Vertical Hello Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $14 (Save $10)
- Arden Welcome Paw 36-Inch-By-24-Inch Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $33 (Save $10)
- Midori Planter Box $73 (Save $37)

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

These Grass Straws Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic

Kickstarter
Kickstarter

We know plastic straws have created an incredibly serious environmental issue, and while many alternatives have been introduced, there are definitely some drawbacks to each of them. Paper straws, for example, tend to dissolve faster than you can finish your beverage. Some companies have tried to get around the issues paper and plastic straws present by introducing a special lid to sip cold beverages through. But they’re still made out of, well, plastic.

A Kickstarter campaign is offering a solution by producing sturdy grass straws that work perfectly in hot or cold drinks and decompose in just 15 days. With $3606 raised, the startup La Couleur Monochrome is still working toward a $27,877 goal, but you can back this project until January 31. For as little as $6, you can receive 100 straws in a reusable, eco-friendly zip-up bag, and the more expensive tiers offer bigger rewards.

The straws are made from hollow-stemmed grass that is grown and hand-harvested in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. After the grass is harvested, it is cut into 20-centimeter pieces and disinfected through a boiling process, rather than with harsh chemicals. Buyers have the option of selecting either dried-out straws, which can last for up to one year when stored at room temperature, or fresh straws, which can remain in the fridge for up to six weeks. According to the startup, both straws are suited for hot and cold drinks, but when using the fresh straws, you’ll get “a slight scent of fresh cut grass without changing the drink's taste.”

Grass straws
Kickstarter

If you’re worried about the environmental impact of harvesting the field, there’s no need. According to the campaign, the grass regenerates itself within a year. Currently, the startup is producing 1 million straws a month, but they hope to up it to 10 million by July 2020. Also beginning in July, the company plans to only send out orders once a month to create a more sustainable shipping program.

With so many large-scale changes that need to happen to help the environment, starting with a simple straw may seem inconsequential, but it’s not. Estimates have put the number of straws littering the world's coastlines at anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion.

If you want to visualize how much plastic humans have produced, it's equivalent to 25,000 Empire State Buildings or 80 million blue whales. And of all that plastic, only 9 percent has been recycled. At this pace, some have predicted that the amount of plastic in the ocean may outweigh the ocean's fish by 2050.

Cutting out straws is a great way to start reducing single-use products in your everyday life, and you can head here to find out more about the Kickstarter.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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