This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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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, October 8.

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

Ecovacs DEEBOT M81Pro Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Strong Suction for Pet Hair, Bare Floors and Low-Pile Carpet, Wifi Connected, Works with Alexa for $199.99 (list price $349.99)

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

WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower with 110 MPH and 600 CFM Output and Variable Speed Control – WG520 for $54.24 (list price $59.99)

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)

The New York Times's Latest Book on Travel Will Help You Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway

TASCHEN
TASCHEN

Getting a full sense of a new city while traveling can be tough—especially if you only have a weekend to explore it. But since 2002, The New York Times’s "36 Hours" column has been breaking down destinations all over the world into bite-size pieces, allowing travelers to see the big attractions while still experiencing the city like a local. Now, you can get the best of the column's North American destinations with the fully updated and revised edition of 36 Hours: USA & Canada for $40 at TASCHEN or on Amazon.

Even if you have the original, it’s worth purchasing this updated copy, as this version features 33 new itineraries from Anchorage, Alaska; the Berkshires in Massachusetts; Boulder, Colorado; Miami; Oakland, California; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and many more.

36 Hours: USA & Canda from the New York Times
TASCHEN

The 752-page book also offers more than 5400 hours of travel itineraries, 600 restaurants to dine at, and 450 hotel options. Each city featured includes a brief history, a list of popular destinations, and tips on how to experience it all like a local. For example, the New Orleans guide encourages travelers to start at the French 75 Bar for happy hour and order a Sazerac, a cocktail close to an Old-Fashioned that's a local favorite. Whereas the Miami guide takes you to the Buena Vista Deli, a bistro known for its take on classic French dishes. The travel book also features detailed city maps that pinpoint all the stops, and it's accompanied by nearly 1000 photographs.

Once you've picked your destination, check out some tips on how to craft the perfect itinerary.

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!

9 Brilliant Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life

AeroGarden/Amazon
AeroGarden/Amazon

A proven method of relaxation, gardening can ease the stresses of daily life and provide a rich resource for giving homes a unique and colorful identity. If you know someone with a green thumb, consider these nine gift ideas sure to plant a seed of gratitude.

1. Succulent Gardens Living Picture DIY Kit; $105

Succulent planter DIY kit
Amazon

Vertical gardening is a conversation-starter, and you can help a friend ignite one with this do-it-yourself kit. The redwood frame uses a thin layer of mesh to keep succulent plants—included in the kit—hanging in there.

Buy It: Amazon

2. Burgon & Ball Coated Galvanized Steel Long Reach Indoor Watering Can; $46

Watering can
Uncommon Goods

Sure, your loved ones could use an empty jug to water their plants—if they enjoy drowning the greenery. But this watering can has a slender spout that prevents the needless mess that cans with wider openings can make. Plus, that longer spout makes it easy to get water to those hard-to-reach plants you may have hanging indoors.

Buy It: Amazon

3. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller; $115

If you know someone looking to seize more control over their sprinkler system to help conserve water, the Rachio system is the one to beat. The module can replace virtually any existing central command center, connecting to the Rachio app and allowing for on-the-go control of the timer. Rachio will even sync the system to weather forecasts, easing up when it’s expected to rain.

Buy It: Amazon

4. Gardener’s Tool Seat; $36

Foldable for storage, this seat cures two of gardening’s most annoying demands: not having a place to sit and not having the right tool within reach. A small stool saves wear on the knees, while 21 pockets and a large pouch under the seat offer room for any implement you need.

Buy It: UncommonGoods

5. "The Taxonomy of Fruits & Vegetables" Poster; $40

This sprawling 24-inch-by-36-inch guide, detailing more than 300 varieties of produce, can be hung on a kitchen wall for easy reference. Your giftee will never again have to guess how a cantaloupe or mangosteen is related to other fruits and vegetables.

Buy It: Amazon

6. Aerogarden Harvest Elite 360; $130

the indoor AeroGarden
AeroGarden / Amazon

If you know someone who wants to keep a supply of fresh herbs for the kitchen but gets lost in the details, AeroGarden's indoor growing system is a perfect solution. The soil-free bed can grow basil, parsley, dill, and other seasonings using a fool-proof on-board display that offers care instructions in real time.

Buy It: Amazon

7. Hanging Terrariums; $13

This set includes two glass plant homes plus rustic jute rope for hanging them from the ceiling or window frame. And the flat bottom also allows them to sit on desk. Your giftee will need to supply the plants and other decor—may we suggest a couple of Tillandsia, a.k.a. air plants? They can thrive with almost no water or soil, making them ideal for these petite orbs.

Buy It: Amazon

8. Bokashi Kitchen Composter; $55

If making compost from food scraps sounds unappealing, it’s probably because you haven’t come across the right tool for the job yet. This Bokashi-style composter fits neatly under a kitchen sink and accepts food waste to mix with an all natural accelerator to create topsoil for gardens. The airproof lid guarantees no funky smell; the included spigot can also produce liquid fertilizer for houseplants.

Buy It: Uncommon Goods

9. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Work And Gardening Gloves; $10

The biggest inconvenience of gardening: trying to scrub the dirt off your hands. The second-biggest: dealing with the sweat produced by rubber-coated gloves. Solution: bamboo, which allows the gloves to breathe, is naturally antibacterial, and ensures a snug fit.

Buy It: Amazon

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers 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. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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