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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 19.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White) for $42.48 (list price $49.98)

Arlo by NETGEAR Security System (NETGEAR Certified Refurbished) – 4 Wire-Free HD Cameras | Indoor/Outdoor | Night Vision (VMS3430) for $329.99 (list price $699.99)

Wireless Security WIFI Ip Camera, 720P, Cloud Storage, Two-Way Audio, Motion & Voice Detection Alerts, Night Vision, Encryption Prevent Hackers for $33.99 (list price $69.99)

KMASHI 15000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB 3.1A Output and 2A Input for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Wireless Headphones, Anker SoundBuds Tag In-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds Smart Magnetic Headphones with aptX Technology, CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation, 6 Hour Playtime — Bluetooth 4.1 Headset with Mic for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger QC 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 20100mAh Input & Output Type C Battery Pack for iPhone, Macbook, Galaxy S8 and More for $41.99 (list price $109.99)

RAVPower Fast Wireless Chargers QI Wireless Charging Pad Quick Charge 5W for iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / Nexus / Xperia 10W for Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S7 / S7 Edge for $11.99 (list price $49.99)

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 for $27.99 (list price $34.99)

OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W+ Power, More Bass, IPX5 Water Resistant, Perfect Wireless Speaker for Home Travel Beach Shower Splashproof, by Cambridge SoundWorks (Black) for $24.99 (list price $84.99)

USB C Cable, iXCC 6 Feet USB Type C to USB A 2.0 Data Sync and Charge 22AWG Cord for Samsung GALAXY S8 S8+, Huawei P10 Mate9, Nintendo Switch and all other USB-C Device More for $4.99 (list price $19.99)

Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band for $11.99 (list price $19.95)

KITCHEN

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel for $17.88 (list price $23.99)

Cheese-Grater-Vegetable-Slicer Stainless Steel - 6-sides , 9.5 Inch Height, Rubber Handle, Non Slip Rubber Bottom by Utopia Kitchen for $13.99 (list price $19.99)

Kitchen Towels Dish Cloth (12 Pack) Machine Washable Cotton White Kitchen Dishcloths Napkin Tea Towels (15 x 25 Inch) by Utopia Towels for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer, Clip On Silicone Colander, Fits all Pots and Bowls - Red for $12.49 (list price $19.99)

Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue for $8.96 (list price $10.40)

Hiware Solid Stainless Steel Spider Strainer Skimmer Ladle, 5.4 Inch for $6.89 (list price $12.55)

KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Empire Red for $39.95 (list price $59.99)

VonShef 7- Egg Electric Cooker Stainless Steel with Poacher & Steamer Attachment for $17.95 (list price $34.99)

White Stoneware Garlic Keeper with Bamboo Lid and 12 Air Vent for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Cafe Break-Resistant Plastic 20oz Restaurant-Quality Beverage Tumblers | Set of 16 in 4 Assorted Colors. for $17.99 (list price $26.99)

Vremi 5 Piece Bamboo Spoons Cooking Utensils - Wooden Spoons and Spatula Utensil Set - Bamboo Wood Nonstick Cooking Spoons for Kitchen with Colorful Silicone Handles in Red Yellow Green Orange Blue for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven – Red Color with Lid, 3.2-quart - by Utopia Kitchen for $27.99 (list price $99.91)

Bellemain 4 oz. Porcelain Ramekins, Set of 6 for $12.50 (list price $19.99)

DRAGONN Premium Sturdy 12-inch and 9-inch Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2 for $12.95 (list price $19.99)

HOME

Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum , Purple (Certified Refurbished) for $199.00 (list price $299.00)

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp Eye-caring Table Lamps, Dimmable Office Lamp with USB Charging Port, Touch Control, 5 Color Modes, White, 12W for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Ziz Home TM Under The Bed Organizer, Anti-mold, Breathable Material, Household Home Organizers Tidy Up Your Closets, Shelves, Blankets, Linen Cloth Create Extra Storage Space Underbed, Transparent Top for $8.99 (list price $14.99)

Queen Polar-Fleece Thermal Blanket Grey - Extra Soft Brush Fabric, Super Warm Bed Blanket, Lightweight Couch Blanket, Easy Care - by Utopia Bedding for $20.99 (list price $41.99)

AmazonBasics Heather Jersey Sheet Set - Queen, Light Gray for $26.73 (list price $42.99)

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Autumn Wreath for $24.25 (list price $27.99)

Shelving Solutions Folding Storage Ottoman, Faux Leather Stool Cube 30” (Brown) for $28.99 (list price $39.99)

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton, 27" x 54" ,Set of 4,White for $32.50 (list price $69.99)

Vdomus Non-slip Microfiber Shag Bathroom Mat, 20 x 32-Inches, Dark Gray for $12.48 (list price $29.98)

TheWarmHome Decorative Collapsible Rectangular Fabric Storage Bin Organizer Basket with Handles for Clothes Storage,Toy Organizer,Pet Toy Storing,Kids Basket Baby Bin,Grey for $12.99 (list price $32.98)

Zenna Home 7446SS, Expandable Over-the-Showerhead Caddy, Chrome for $19.56 (list price $34.99)

Pillows for Sleeping, Bed Pillow for Side Sleeper, Back Support, Hypoallergenic CertiPUR-US Shredded Memory Foam for Adjustable Loft, Machine Washable Bamboo Cover, YKK Zipper by Sable - Queen for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Equinox Comforter - (350 GSM) White Alternative Goose Down Duvet (Queen) - Hypoallergenic, Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, Box Stitched, Protects Against Dust Mites and Allergens for $25.39 (list price $59.99)

Whitmor 36-Pair OTD Shoe Rack, White for $19.98 (list price $23.99)

SONGMICS 3-tier Storage Cube Closet Organizer Shelf 6-cube Cabinet Bookcase Dark Brown ULSN63Z for $19.99 (list price $26.77)

5 Pieces Scroll Fireplace Tools Set Black Cast Iron Fire Place Toolset with Log Holder Fireset Fire Pit Stand Rustic Tongs Shovel Antique Broom Chimney Poker Wood Stove Hearth Accessories Set for $53.43 (list price $129.57)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, 3 oz., Tube for $6.49 (list price $10.00)

Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, Mint, 6 Count for $15.78 (list price $17.99)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Wipes, Refill Pack, 25 Count (pack of 6) for $19.78 (list price $37.14)

Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $45.32 (list price $69.99)

Organic Castor Oil - 100% Certified Pure Cold Pressed, Hexane free - Boost Growth For Eyelashes, Hair, Eyebrows, Nails, Face and Skin - with Treatment Applicator Kit, 1oz (30ml) for $10.50 (list price $29.99)

Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, Hair Clippers, Hair Trimmers, Clippers, (13 pieces) for $51.50 (list price $59.99)

Tom's of Maine Anticavity Fluoride Children's Toothpaste, Silly Strawberry, 4.2 Ounce, 3 Count for $8.97 (list price $11.97)

Argan Oil Hair Protector Spray - 4 oz Thermal Heat Protectant Against Flat Iron & Hot Blow Dry - Sulfate Free 100% Natural Prevents Damage Dryness Breakage & Split Ends Premium Nature for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Landmann 25282 Barrone Fire Pit with Cover, 26-Inch, Antique Bronze for $61.92 (list price $159.99)

SereneLife Desktop Waterfall Fountain (3-Tier) | Cascading Tabletop Water Decoration | Indoor, Outdoor, Patio or Garden Use (SLTWF10) for $29.99 (list price $44.99)

Hershey's 01211HSY S'mores Caddy with Tray, Brown for $12.00 (list price $13.00)

Coleman Expedition 205-Piece All Purpose First Aid Kit for Emergencies at Home, Camping, Car, Workplace, Hiking or Survival for $20.95 (list price $29.99)

G4Free 62 Inch Automatic Open Golf Umbrella Sun UV Protection Large Oversize Windproof Waterproof Stick Umbrellas(Black) for $21.99 (list price $33.99)

High Sierra 53671-4515 Access Backpack for $51.80 (list price $59.99)

Mountain House Just In Case...Classic Assorted Package for $79.99 (list price $91.99)

Portable Water Filter Filtration Straw Purifier Survival Gear, Etekcity 1500L Emergency Camping Equipment 3-stage filtration , 0.01 Micron, Survival Kit Hurricane Storm Supplies for $19.88 (list price $29.99)

Etekcity Upgraded Air Mattress Blow Up Elevated Raised Bed Inflatable Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump, Height 22'', Queen Size for $99.99 (list price $229.99)

Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Deluxe Broadcast Spreader for $45.73 (list price $62.74)

Pop Up Canopy Tent with Sidewall 10 x 10 Feet, Blue - UV Coated, Waterproof Outdoor Party Gazebo Tent for $124.95 (list price $180.00)

33ft 100 LED String Lights Dimmable with Remote Control, TaoTronics Waterproof Decorative Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Garden, Gate, Yard, Parties, Wedding ( Copper Wire Lights, Warm White ) for $16.49 (list price $39.99)

TOOLS

Hausbell 7W Ultra Bright Mini LED Flashlight Tactical Flashlight (2 Pack) for $9.99 (list price $10.99)

SOG Key Folding Knife KEY-101 - 1.5" Blade, Black Stainless Steel Handle for $7.78 (list price $10.99)

Damaged Screw Extractor and Remove Set by Aisxle,Easily Remove Stripped or Damaged Screws. Made From H.S.S. 4341#, the Hardness Is 62-63hrc,Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $11.88 (list price $39.99)

SHINE HAI Folding Hand Saw, Camping/Pruning Saw with Rugged 7’’ Blades, All Purpose, Best for Tree Pruning, Camping, Hunting, Toolbox and Daily Use with Non-slip Ergonomics Handle Pruning Saws for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Cable Matters 2-Pack 16 AWG 3-Outlet Flat Indoor Extension Cord with Tamper Guard in Black - 15 Feet for $12.99 (list price $23.99)

DEWALT DWA2T40IR IMPACT READY FlexTorq Screw Driving Set, 40-Piece for $19.99 (list price $25.94)

Crescent CTK170CMP2 Mechanics Tool Set, 170-Piece for $98.44 (list price $206.13)

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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