Saturday’s Best Deals: Roku Streaming Stick, Uniqlo Airism, Patriotic Fidget Spinner, and More

Roku’s streaming stick, a 1TB SSD, and Uniqlo Airism lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.

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Top Tech Deals

The new Roku streaming stick is all you need, and Amazon just knocked $20 off its base price, if you don’t mind buying a refurb. Even if you already have the old model, it might be worth $30 just for the ability to stream audio to your mobile device, enabling pseudo-wireless headphones so you can watch TV in bed without waking your significant other.

YI 4K Action Camera, $160 with code YIJULY4K

Yi makes your favorite budget action cam, and right now its 4K sibling is just $160 with the code YIJULY4K (in white only). Jillian got a chance to test this guy out on the rapids of the Hudson River, and it offers a ton of bang for the buck.

It’s a little bit larger in size than the GoPro HERO5, but by only a little more than half an inch. It can shoot that coveted 4k at 30fps or 720p at 240fps, which is kind of astounding for a sub-$200 cam (even if it can’t shoot 1080p at 120fps like the GoPro).

iClever External USB 3.0 DVD Drive, $22 with code DVDBLACK

Most laptops don’t have CD drives anymore, which is mostly fine, except for that one time that inevitably pops up every year or two where you really wish you had one. Now, you can for just $22, no extra power cable required.

An SSD is the best upgrade you can buy for your computer, and if you want to go all out with a 1TB drive, $270 is a great price.

APC makes your favorite surge protector, and this model with USB ports and 11 AC outlets has never been cheaper than today’s $25.

Anker’s PowerLine and PowerLine+ cables were already our readers’ favorite charging cables, but the new PowerLine II line is even stronger, comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty, and is a few bucks off on Amazon today.

We wrote more about the cables over on Gear, but the long and short of it is that between the extreme durability and the lifetime warranty, it’s quite possible that this will be the last Lightning cables you ever have to buy. The 6′ model is the one on sale this week, but only in white.

Three Amazon Echo Dots, $130 with code DOT3PACK

Amazon’s Alexa is basically the operating system of the home, but to fully appreciate it, you need to scatter Echoes and Echo Dots around your house until they can basically hear your from anywhere. If you’re ready to fully commit, Amazon’s offering a solid discount on the already-affordable Echo Dot when you buy three.

To get the deal, just add three Dots to your cart, and use promo code DOT3PACK at checkout. The $130 you’ll spend is, somewhat incredibly, $50 less than a single full-sized Amazon Echo. The Dots’ speakers obviously aren’t as good, but you can plug them in or pair them over Bluetooth to any other speaker you have lying around, which makes them perfect little omnipotent, voice-activated Music streamers.

Until relatively recently, USB-powred external hard drives (meaning those that don’t require an extra power cord) topped out at 2TB. Now, you can get this 5TB model for an all-time low $130, no power outlet required.

Aukey Metal Magnetic Vent Mount, $6 with code AUKEYHD6

Aukey’s magnetic vent mount was already our readers’ preferred method for mounting phones in the car, but this new version has a metal ring on the outside, rather than plastic. So fancy!

But seriously, even if you already own one of these, I find it’s worth keeping an extra in my luggage so I’ll always have it handy for rental cars.

Mark your calendars, because Amazon’s third annual Prime Day is July 11, with the deals actually kicking off at 9PM ET the night before.



Of course, we’ll be sifting through the avalanche of deals to help you find the best stuff, but in the meantime, a few great digital discounts are already live on Amazon’s Prime Day hub page. The highlights here are six months of Audible for $9 each (rather than the usual $15), up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, and 15% off July 4 snacks. Again, these deals are available starting today, if you have a Prime subscription (sign up for a free 30 day trial here).

The best early access deal of them all though is undoubtedly four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1. It’s only available for new members, but that’s the best deal we’ve seen on the service, which will still be less expensive than Spotify Premium ($8 vs. $10) after the promotional period expires.

These USB batteries aren’t packed with the latest and greatest features, but they do have some of the best price-per-mAh ratios we’ve seen. The smaller of the two has an LCD screen that shows you your precise battery level remaining, while the larger Aukey includes a Lightning input for iPhone owners.

6-Month PureVPN Subscription, $43 with code 6M31 | 2-Year PureVPN Subscription, $60 with code 2Y77

VPNs are in the news these days, and with good reason. So if you’re curious to sign up and start protecting your browsing history and personal data (or, you know, getting around websites’ geoblocks), PureVPN is running some pretty stellar discounts right now.

If you sign up for a six month membership and use promo code 6M31, you’ll get it for $7.20 per month rather than the listed $9, and if you commit to two years, your price will drop all the way to $2.51 per month with code 2Y77, down from $2.95. That’s less than you spend during a trip to Starbucks.

Top Home Deals

Cotton is one of the softest things you can sleep on, but it comes at a price. Amazon is thankfully helping you out there with their sale on 100% Egyptian cotton, 800 thread count sheets from EL&ES Bedding Collections. Grab a queen set for $65 or a king for $70 (plus other sizes too), with your choice from eight different colors. While you’re gonna want to sleep on these sheets, don’t sleep on this deal because it ends today.

Most FoodSavers take up a big chunk of space on your counter, but this vertical Space-Saver model has a much smaller footprint, the trade-off being that it only works with bags and containers, rather than plastic rolls. But if that suits your needs and you’re sick of throwing out spoiled food, $76 is the best price Amazon’s listed.

Perfect for summer bonfires and camping trips, this 25-pack of Magical Flames turns any open flame into a rainbow of different colors. Just toss a pouch into the fire, and enjoy the show.

20-Pack Pant Hangers, $17 with code A69VNP6X

I’m not sure I even own 20 pairs of pants, but it never hurts to plan for the future.

Energy drinks will probably kill you, but if you can’t go without the pick-me-up, Red Bull is probably the least disgusting option out there. And with this cheapest-ever Amazon deal, it’s also one of the most affordable.

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, $30 with code PQWCJIEX

You spend 1/3 of your life in contact with a pillow, so it had better be a good one. This queen-sized bed pillow is stuffed with chunks of shredded memory foam, and it can be yours for only $30 today with code PQWCJIEX. Don’t sleep on this deal.

Koogeek Smart Plug, $22 with code LXZXJUW6

We see deals on WeMo switches and TP-Link Smart Plugs on a pretty regular basis, but this similar product from Koogeek is Apple HomeKit certified, and only $22 today.

Like those other smart switches, the Koogeek Wi-Fi Smart Plug includes an app for turning your electronics on and off, and putting them on a schedule. The key difference here is that you can also control it with Siri from your phone, or from Control Center in iOS. That’s a big deal if you’re an iPhone owner, and with promo code LXZXJUW6, you’re not even paying a premium for it.

You don’t need a Shop-Vac until you really, really need a Shop-Vac, so prepare for the leaks life throws your way with this 5-gallon model, marked down to an all-time low $49 today. You might not use this for your every day house cleaning, it’s one of those things that everyone should have in their garage.

Philips Hue Bloom, $44 after $16 coupon

You’re probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but if you really want to paint your rooms with color, you’ll want to pick up a few Hue Bloom accent lights as well.

These lights used to sell for around $80, and have sold for $60 for the last few months, but today’s $44 deal on Amazon is the best we’ve ever seen. If you’re already invested in the Hue ecosystem, you should absolutely pick up at least one.

The newest, big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $198 today, which is a match for the best discount we’ve ever seen. These don’t go on sale all that often, so if you have one on your wishlist, I wouldn’t hesitate.

If your tires are about due for a replacement, Discount Tire Direct is offering up to $100 in Visa gift card rebates (in addition to any manufacturer rebates) when you order four new tires, plus an additional $100 if you order wheels as well, plus an extra $60 on each if you use a Discount Tire credit card. Just enter your make and model, click the options to see tires on promotion, and you’ll see the rebate amount (either $25, $75, or $100) on the right hand side.

Top Lifestyle Deals

Uniqlo Airism is the best stuff you can put on your body when it’s hot out, and it’s all discounted today, from underwear to tanks to tees.

Pack your stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag during their End of Season Sale. Get up to 30% off a ton of styles, no code needed, and make sure your commute is packed well. There’s everything from one of your favorite carry-ons to your favorite laptop bags.

Cymas Resistance Bands, $16 with code SF3B9O46

Need to get your body beach-ready? This resistance band set lets you get a full workout in any room in your house, and at $16 (with code SF3B9O46), it’s quite a bit more cost-effective than joining a gym.

Now is the time to get your summer wardrobe in order (before you sweat your way through the week. Right now, ModCloth is running a buy one, get one 50% off sale on all their fan favorites, including top-rated apparel, shoes, and accessories. There is so much to choose from, so get ready to take a little bit of time to look through.

While it lacks the brand recognition of the Fitbit Aria, this $30 smart scale can still sync your weight, body fat, and other stats to your phone over Bluetooth so you can track your measurements over time. And if you own an iPhone, it’ll even sync to the Health app, so you can integrate the stats with tons of other fitness apps.

Top Media Deals

Four months Amazon Music Unlimited, $1 for Prime members. New Amazon Music Unlimited members only.

At $8 per month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot for new members by offering four months for just $1, for a limited time.

This deal is part of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals, and is by far the best deal they’ve ever offered on the service. If you’re a Prime member but haven’t signed up for Music Unlimited before, what’s $.25 per month to try it out?

If you’ve never used Amazon Prime to stream video, doing so today will get you a $10 Amazon credit to spend by Prime Day. All you have to do is sign up for a 30 day free Prime trial if you aren’t a member, open up the Amazon Video app on your smart TV, streaming box, or game console, and watch any free movie or TV show included with your Prime membership.



Assuming you’ve never done this before on the same Amazon account, you’ll receive a $10 credit in your account within 3-4 days, which will expire at midnight on Prime Day.

Top Gaming Deals

American Flag Fidget Spinner, $4 with code R7ADPLZB

Just in time for the Fourth, here’s a $4 American Flag-themed fidget spinner. That’s actually the best price we’ve seen on any fidget spinner with Prime shipping, let alone such a patriotic one.

If you like board games like Settlers of Catan and Agricola, you’ll definitely want to give Carcassonne a try. Today’s price is within a dollar of the lowest Amazon has ever listed, and a great investment for your next game night.

If your PlayStation Plus membership is due to expire soon (or not), grab another year for $48 today, which is about as low as it gets since Sony jacked up the price by $10.






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