10 Discounted Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

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Mad Gaze

There's a gadget out there ready to solve just about any kind of problem you may face. From a high-tech robot that rolls around the house and sterilizes germs to the perfect noise-canceling headphones to get you through the work week, here are 10 helpful gadgets that are on sale right now.

1. The Draft Top: Easy Can Opener (two-pack); $40 (19 percent off)

Draft Top

This nifty tool will turn any soda or beer can into a drinkable draft top. Just attach the gadget to the top of the can and turn—what you're left with is a can that you can drink out of like a pint glass, which is perfect for anyone looking to add some fruit or mixers to their drink.

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2. FlexEx Ultimate Hand Exerciser Triple Pack; $10 (33 percent off)

Flexex

Build up your hand strength and endurance with this low-cost, low-tech hand exerciser. This pack comes with three so you can exercise both hands at once and keep one in a drawer as a spare.

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3. ROCKUBOT: Smart Sterilizing Robot; $109 (31 percent off)

ROCKUBOT

It’s easy to focus on the germs in a hotel, but folks often forget about the mites and viral germs that can be lingering in their very own bed. This robot was designed to sterilize beds, couches, and other surfaces with the press of a button. And because every gadget needs a side hustle these days, your new robot companion will also charge your phone and play music via Bluetooth.

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4. BioGrit Massage Gun; $140 (68 percent off)

Biogrit

Bathing suit season can encourage increased exercise and activity, but it’s easy to forget about the importance of rest and recovery. This massage gun is designed to treat your tired muscles with 10 adjustable speeds and eight attachment heads for the perfect relief.

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5. VentiFresh ECO Plus; $59 (29 percent off)

VentiFresh

This odor-eliminator doesn’t just cover up foul smells; it actually banishes them with a system inspired by NASA’s photocatalyst technology. The fancy UV catalyst core will decompose odors from cat litters, shoes, food, and all the other smelly things that make you cringe.

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6. Pivo Pod: Smart Interactive Pod; $109 (31 percent off)

Pivo

If you’ve ever had to rig a phone to a skateboard to track your cooking tutorial or dance moves, you need the Pivo Pod. This gadget auto-tracks your movements, turning your iPhone into a camera operator. It can also take hands-free pictures and livestream to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and more.

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7. Luno Standard: Felt Sitting Ball Chair; $42 (30 percent off)

Vivora

Encourage better posture and strength with this luxury exercise ball that engages your core and leg muscles while you sit. Unlike an oversized medicine ball, the Luno is aesthetically designed and comes with a handle for easy travel.

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8. GLOW: Mixed Reality Smart Glasses; $489 (7 percent off)

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These glasses will let you work or play in virtual reality anywhere with just your Android device. Just plug your phone into the glasses, and you'll be able to play games or watch videos on the go.

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9. TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Canceling Headphones; $79 (69 percent off)

Treblab

These wireless headphones feature 35 hours of battery life and tout high-quality, noise-canceling tech, so you can drown out distractions throughout the work week.

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10. Audio-Technica Noise-Canceling Headphones; $50 (16 percent off)

Audio-Technica

If you’re on a tight budget, certified-refurbished gadgets are a low-cost, high-quality option. This set of refurbished noise-canceling headphones from Audio-Technica offer the same Bluetooth connectivity, noise cancelation, hi-res audio, and battery life as other models, but at a fraction of the price.

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10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

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Greg Rosenke/Unsplash

The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14

Amazon

Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140

Amazon

Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

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3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48

Amazon

Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30

Amazon

The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

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5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19

Amazon

Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

Buy it: Amazon

6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25

Amazon

This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

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7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70

Amazon

Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

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8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120

Amazon

What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

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9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24

Amazon

Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

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10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14

Amazon

Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

Buy it: Amazon

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Adorable Products You Can Buy for International Sloth Day

Amazon
Amazon

It’s that time of the year again, folks—the time when we all collectively lose our chill over a slow-moving, two- or three-toed mammal with an adorable squeak and poop that defies physics. That’s right: International Sloth Day is on October 20. Here’s a list of must-have coloring books, onesies, and Christmas sweaters that you can pick up to showcase your love of one of the internet's favorite animals.

1. Cuddly Microwaveable Sloth; $20

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Warm your heart and your body with a plush sloth that doubles as a soothing heating pad. The toy is filled with millet grains and dried French lavender, a combination intended to help you get to sleep easier.

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2. Hanging Ceramic Sloth Planter; $18

FattyBee/Amazon

This flower planter pulls double duty, communicating both your love of sloths and your appreciation for plants. And it makes a tasteful piece of hanging home decor, too.

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3. Sloth Coloring Book; $7

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform/Amazon

Sloths themselves are already works of art, but you’d be forgiven for wanting a few more sloth-related crafts in your life. Now you can make your own masterpiece with this detailed coloring book. All you'll need are some colored pencils and you'll be ready to go.

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4. Farting Sloth Coloring Book; $7

M & L Coloring Books/Amazon

But maybe traditional coloring books aren’t your thing. You’re in luck: Amazon sells a coloring book for the crowd that both loves sloths and laughs a little too much at farts.

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5. Sloth Socks; $14

Good Luck Socks/Amazon

These socks are ideal for people who might not want to wear their love of sloths out in the open but are very comfortable showing it off on their ankles.

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6. Sloth Onesie; $40

Tipsy Elves/Amazon

No list of sloth-related products would be complete without a cozy onesie, and this one from Tipsy Elves is perfect for either pajamas or a last-minute Halloween costume. This onesie even comes with zippered pockets and cuddly sloth claws!

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7. Sloth-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweater; $69

Tipsy Elves/Amazon

Why not celebrate the upcoming holiday season with this sloth-themed ugly Christmas sweater? You’re sure to be the hit of any holiday pub crawl or office Christmas party.

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8. Sloth Mug; $10

LOZACH/Amazon

Embrace your inner sloth and declare your lazy feelings along with your morning cup of coffee.

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