Treat Yourself With These 10 Summer Deals


Summer is all about enjoying the weather by getting outdoors for some fun activities, but to get the most out of it, you may need a few additional gadgets by your side. So whether you're in the market for a new pair of headphones to listen to your favorite music on the beach or a new fitness watch designed to keep you on a healthy track, we're highlighting some of the best deals of the season. Check them out below.

1. Ballistic AirPods Case; $12 (40 percent off)


If your AirPod case is so slick that it easily slips out of your hand or pocket when you sit down, you might want to check out this case. It's made from ballistic nylon to absorb shocks and comes with a carabiner attached to it so you can secure it to your backpack or belt.

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2. Dragon X5 Bluetooth Gaming Controller; $40 (29 percent off)

Dragon X5

Overcome the challenges of corded controllers and touchscreens that lack precision. This Bluetooth controller provides turbo acceleration, precise controls, and lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge.

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3. SmartRope PURE; $60


Jumping rope is a pretty classic way to get your cardio in, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a stale workout. This smart jump rope keeps an accurate jump count, has an adjustable length, and connects to an app on your phone to provide workout data.

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4. SOLO Aqua Tunes V2 Waterproof Bluetooth Earphone; $40 (42 percent off)

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This wireless earphone instantly connects to your Bluetooth devices and can run for four to six hours before needing a charge. And since it's waterproof, it won't get damaged if you accidentally knock it into the pool or forget to take it out when you go into the shower.

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5. Tivoo-Max Smart Alarm Clock and Speaker; $150 (16 percent off)


Quit relying on your tiny phone speaker for music and wakeup calls. This smart alarm clock can play high-quality music while providing ambient lighting to either calm or entertain you, depending on your mood.

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6. Defense™ Titan Power Station; $270 (10 percent off)

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Get the most out of your next camping trip or beach day with this portable battery. It supports a charge for Android, iPhone, laptops, and tablets without emitting any fumes, and it's compact enough to fit in the trunk of your car or closet for emergencies.

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7. CINEMOOD 360 Bundle; $329 (34 percent off)


Take virtual reality games to the next level with the first 360° pocket-sized projector. You can sit and take in the entertainment, or get up and interact with it across its 12-foot projection range.

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8. Slide Fitness Watch; $40 (60 percent off)


You'll get all the usual bells and whistles with this fitness watch—including a blood pressure monitor, step counter, and pulse tracker—in addition to the ability to receive call and text message notifications. And since it has a waterproof design, you can take it along with you on long summer jogs without worrying about sweat ruining it.

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9. Skullcandy Jib Wireless Earbuds; $15 (50 percent off)


Listen to music, take calls, or catch up on podcasts while you’re on the move. These wireless earbuds are connected to each other so you won’t lose them, and they're wireless and Bluetooth-enabled, allowing you to do pretty much anything with them on.

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10. Sony ZX220BT Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones; $40 (57 percent off)


With these Bluetooth headphones from Sony, you'll get up to eight hours of uninterrupted music and podcasts on a single charge, and if you get a call mid-song, the set comes equipped with a built-in microphone, allowing you to answer hands-free.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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These “Wonder Women” Bingo Cards Feature Amelia Earhart, Greta Thunberg, and 46 Other Inspiring Icons

You could even shout "Wonder Women!" instead of "Bingo!" if you want.
You could even shout "Wonder Women!" instead of "Bingo!" if you want.
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The original numbered version of bingo dates back to 16th-century Italy, but gamemakers have recently begun to realize that there’s no reason the classic game has to be quite so classic. Now, instead of numbers, you can find cards with pretty much any set of images or words you can think of (or you can simply make your own online).

This edition from Laurence King Publishing features illustrations of 48 incredible women who all, in some way, embody the name of the set: Wonder Women. There are sports champions like gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Serena Williams alongside young living legends like climate change activist Greta Thunberg and education activist Malala Yousafzai. While you might recognize many of the names from history classes—Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks, for example—or your own iTunes library (yes, Beyoncé is part of this game), others may be unfamiliar. Did you know about Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space?

In other words, Wonder Women Bingo is a great way to celebrate your favorite trailblazers and get introduced to some new ones, too. And since the rules are simple—just pick a chip and see if your card has an image to match—it can also double as a learning opportunity for kids.

The illustrations were created by artist Laura Bernard.Laurence King Publishing/Amazon

The game is available for $35 on Amazon and $20 on Laurence King Publishing's website (though it's currently unavailable on Laurence King's site). And if bingo isn’t really your thing (or even if it is), there’s a Fantastic Women card game available for $13 on Amazon, where players try to top each other’s highest-scored cards using ones from their own hand.

While you’re waiting for your games to arrive, learn about 100 women who changed the world.

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