Today’s Best Deals: Mechanical Keyboards, Affordable Luggage, Cashmere, and More

Cheap mechanical keyboards, American Tourister luggage, and cashmere everything lead off Thursday’s best deals.

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Mpow 87 Key Mechanical Keyboard, $28 with code IYKGQ85A | Aukey 104 Key RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard, $49 with code AUKEYRGB

You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking coming from a nearby desk. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, we’ve got deals on two different models for under $50 today.

You can opt for a barebones tenkeyless model from Mpow for $28, or a full 104-key Aukey with RGB backlighting for $49. Neither keyboard uses name brand Cherry switches, but the switches it does include should closely mimic Cherry MX blues, which are tactile, loud, and great for typists.

The holidays are basically here and that means travel. Lots and lots of travel. If you’ve exhausted your luggage to death and need a quick and affordable replacement, Amazon’s American Tourister Gold Box can save you. A two-piece 21″/28″ set will only run you $70, and a four-piece (which includes the 21″/28″ spinners, a backpack, and duffel) is only $100.

This $3 CREE XML-T6 is an upgrade from the CREE UltraFire Mini more than 20,000 of you have purchased. Zoomable and waterproof, this torch can run on a rechargeable 18650 3.7v battery, or three AAAs for even more light. We’ve seen it for $5 on a few occasions, but $3 is unprecedented.

Loftek LED Flood Light, $30 with code LOFTEKHL

Before you finally get around to cleaning up your attic, you might want to pick up this LED work light for $30 with promo code LOFTEKHL.

Despite running off a battery and only consuming 10W of power, Loftek’s LED flood light puts out as much light as a 100W halogen, and its swiveling, waterproof design makes it perfect for lighting up workspaces both indoors and out. Plus, its battery even features a USB output to charge your phone in a pinch.

The arrival of the Xbox One S brought with it a revamped controller, and Rakuten’s running the best discount we’ve seen.

The Xbox One S gamepad improves on the original with a textured grip, double the range, and most importantly, Bluetooth, meaning you can connect it to your PC without an adapter.

PlayStation Plus costs $60/year now, and while you can still find deals for $50 or so, if you don’t plan on ditching the PlayStation ecosystem anytime soon, a two years for $90 is about as good a deal as you can expect to see these days.

Chances are, your favorite movie theater lets you buy tickets through Fandango, so why wouldn’t you get a $25 Fandango gift card for $19? That will leave more money in your pocket for popcorn…you’ll need it.

If your car’s wiper blades have seen better days, Amazon’s running a new promotion on Rain-X Latitude replacements, for a limited time.

This deal works a little differently than previous Amazon wiper blade promotions, which let you buy two for a flat price. This time around, you’ll save a flat 15% on each blade you buy (shipped and sold by Amazon). Just use the site’s built-in “Filter By Vehicle” tool to find the proper models for your car, and remember that you won’t see the discount until checkout.

Update: If you buy two, you can also submit your receipt for an $8 mail-in rebate! Thanks for the heads up, Nirav Patel.

30% off select bags with code BFF30

Pack your stuff in a new Timbuk2 bag and get a little closer with their Friends with Benefits sale. Use the code BFF30 (which is not really the abbreviation for friends with benefits, but that’s fine), and you’ll get 30% off select bags. There’s everything from one of your favorite carry-ons to your favorite laptop bags.

$250 is a lot to spend on a set of dumbbells, but these Bowflex adjustable models take up way less room than a full rack of weights, and certainly cost less over time than a gym membership.

Still not convinced? They have a 4.7 star review average from nearly 3,000 Amazon customers, and they’ve never been cheaper.

Refurb Philips Hue Bloom, $35

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

These fully-integrated light fixtures sit on the floor or on an end table and point towards the wall, allowing them to “paint” an entire side of a room in the color of your choice. $35 is a match for the best price we’ve ever seen on these (as long as you don’t mind buying a refurb), so if you’re already invested in the Hue ecosystem, you should absolutely pick up at least one.

Mackie CR4 Reference Monitor Pair, $95 after $20 rebate

These Mackie CR4 reference speakers sell for a cool $150 on Amazon, where they carry a 4.4 star review average, but Adorama will sell you the pair for $115 today, which is a match for the best price we’ve ever seen. Plus, a $20 mail-in rebate is available to effectively take them down to $95.

Earlier, we shared some deals on inexpensive mechanical keyboards. But if only the best will do, Razer’s top-of-the-line BlackWidow X Tournament Edition Chroma just got its first (semi) significant discount.

This keyboard has every accoutrement a gamer could possibly want, including an all-metal body, 16.8 million color customizable backlighting, fully programmable keys, 10 key rollover, and a two year warranty. The BlackWidow line has long been a reader favorite, and this model is the cream of the crop.

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend up to $60 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo Insight switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, track their energy usage, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.

Other than a very short-lived (and probably erroneous) $24 deal, this is the best price we’ve seen on the energy monitoring version of this smart plug.

If your car doesn’t have Bluetooth or AUX (or if your new iPhone doesn’t have a headphone jack), you aren’t damned to an eternity of listening Serial through your phone’s speaker. This FM transmitter connects to your phone over Bluetooth, meaning you can get audio from any phone onto any car’s stereo system without any wires at all. We’ve seen deals on a lot of these in the past, but never for $10.

If you ever have to deal with power shortages and brief outages, Amazon’s offering the lowest price ever on a 1500VA Tripp Lite UPS, today only.

Whether you experience a brief power surge or an extended outage, this $120 UPS features 10 power outlets (five powered, five act like a regular surge protector) to keep your computer, networking gear, lamps, and other essential electronics up and running. Today’s price is an all-time low by nearly $30, but just remember that like all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, or until sold out.

Ah, cashmere. The “luxury fabric” that everyone lusts after when the temperature drops. It’s a little crazy to drop a couple hundred dollars on a layering item, so when Amazon cuts the prices on a plethora of soft, simple cashmere pieces, you’d better stock up. Like every Gold Box, this one is a 24-hour special, so don’t get left out in the cold.

There are a ton of options under $100, which is the perfect price to pay for something you need to take care of and can’t just throw in the wash and call it a day.

While the Logitech Harmony Touch doesn’t have as many physical buttons as its brethren, its integrated touchscreen can perform all of the same functions as you control up to 15 of your favorite devices, from a database of nearly a quarter million. $100 is a match for the best price we’ve seen, so pick one up before they’re all swallowed up in someone else’s couch cushions.

We see Xbox One deals with bonus games, controllers, and gift cards all the time. But if your priority is simply to spend as little upfront as possible, this $20 discount is the best we’ve seen on the entry-level Xbox One S.

Aukey Magnetic Vent Mount, $5 with code AUKHOLD2 | Aukey Cradle Vent Mount, $5 with code AUKHOLD2

Whether you use a magnet or a cradle, an air vent mount is the most unobtrusive way to prop up your phone in the car, and you can choose from two Aukey options for just $5 today. I’m partial to the magnet, but if you use your phone without a case, the cradle should work fine as well.

This toaster oven is about as barebones as you can get. There’s no digital temperature control, no convection, and not a whole lot of space. But hey, it’ll toast bread and heat up pizza a lot better than a microwave, and it’s only $23.

Heading out of town and want to deter thieves, or just want to wake up to a well-lit house? This programmable light switch turns any built-in light into a smart light for $22, an all-time low.

Could you do the same thing with smart bulbs? Sure. But this a lot cheaper, and it also won’t be part in a botnet that destroys the internet.

Vantrue R2 Dash Cam, $100 with code OMQTFN87 | Vantrue N1 Dash Cam, $65 with code BHCSWJ68

Vantrue’s popular dash cams are back on sale, and this time around, you get to choose from two different models.

Even the $65 N1 includes features like a G-sensor, a built-in screen, and automatic loop recording, and the $100 R2 adds a wider angle lens and a slightly higher resolution sensor, which can really come in handy if you’re trying to read license plate numbers.

iPhone 7 Battery Case, $30 with code 6ZTIK4U4

We’ve posted lots of deals on iPhone 6/6s battery cases, but the 7 is just different enough that they won’t fit properly. So if your iPhone 7 is struggling to make it through a full day, ZeroLemon’s 4,000mAh case is on sale for just $30 today with code 6ZTIK4U4. Not only is that $70 less than Apple’s case; its battery is larger, and it doesn’t have that weird hump.

Portable Garment Steamer, $17 with code AUC9BTKQ

Steaming your clothes might not get them as crisp as ironing, but it does a decent enough job in a fraction of the time, and for $17, why not? It’s even small enough to pack away in your suitcase.

Mott and Bow 30% off select styles, use code KINJA, free shipping on two pair, expires 10/30

The sky’s the limit when it comes to denim pricing, but quality seldom follows suit. Mott and Bow is set on delivering the best denim at reasonable prices, which get even more reasonable with our exclusive 30% discount. Use code KINJA.

Mott and Bow has become the favorite denim supplier of multiple members of our team. Their jeans are handcrafted in a family-owned facility and environmentally conscious- you can dig into their process here. Their Wooster line in slim fit is the best pair of jeans I’ve ever worn, with just the right amount of stretch, and I’m wearing and loving their new black Morton line as I write this.

Tell us about your experience with Mott and Bow or your own favorite pair of jeans in the comments!




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