The Striiv Touch smartwatch is the perfect gift for virtually anyone—70% off

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Holiday shopping is in full swing, and the Striiv Touch is one of the best gift ideas I've landed on. Its simple design works for females and males, and its wide range of features makes it suitable for even the non-fitness enthusiasts in your life.

Unlike traditional fitness trackers, the Striiv Touch also acts as a smartwatch. It will receive alerts for incoming calls, texts, calendar reminders, and emails.

For the friend or family member that does love working out, it also tracks a variety of different activity and sleep stats. It logs everything from steps taken to calories burned. It even monitors the duration and quality of sleep, and is really great for those us with a hard time getting the full 8 hours. Plus, the Striiv Touch is so nicely designed that even fashion-conscious friends will approve.

And the best part is, this amazing gift will make you look like the best gift-giver ever without breaking the bank: for a limited time, it’s 70% off at $29.99. Read the rest

This smartphone tripod is a thoughtful piece of industrial-design origami

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The Pocket Tripod PRO had massive Kickstarter success in 2013, raising almost $85,000 in a single month. But this isn’t just another case of pre-release product hype.

This ingenious little device folds out from a credit-card-shaped plastic slab into a sturdy stand with a surprisingly wide range of motion. In portrait orientation, your phone slides snugly into the two rotating brackets, allowing a full 90-degree tilt.

To support a phone in landscape without blocking the screen or camera, the tripod splits in two to allow for attachment anywhere on the phone’s bezels. Since not all smartphones are created alike, this 2016 update features a newly designed universal bracket that fits a wide range of smartphones and cases.

Having a dedicated tripod for a phone has always seemed kind of silly, even for the most dedicated mobile photographers, but this one completely changed my mind. When not in use you forget it’s even there. That’s a good thing. For a limited time, it’s on sale for $19.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

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This Loot Crate mystery box will make you feel like a kid again—$50 off

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Loot Crate is a totally different kind of subscription service that mails subscribers monthly boxes filled with curated geek, pop culture, and gamer paraphernalia. Its cult following awaits a box every month filled with everything from bobble heads to T-shirts to special edition collectibles. But nothing gets Loot Crate fans as excited as the limited edition mystery crates.

Each mystery crate is valued at approximately $70, and is packed with about 7-9 hand-curated items. Past boxes have included items such as a Deadpool Tacos T-shirt, a Halo UNSC Sling Backpack, and a Back to the Future Part II Hoverboard Replica. You won't know what you'll get until it arrives, and that's half the fun. 

This mystery box can be yours for just $20; that’s a serious steal, considering the value of the stuff you’ll get inside.  Just don’t wait too long to snap this deal up, these sell out fast! Read the rest

This flexi tripod is the best way to mount your smartphone

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The ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod is a smartphone tripod that is designed with flexible legs to rest on virtually any type of surface. Other tripods have proved useless unless I conveniently have a flat surface in front of me, which is why this particular tripod was appealing enough to try out. 

The ARMOR-X is compact and easy to set up anywhere. The flexible legs allow you to wrap the mount around objects like trees and signposts, and still get the perfect stable shot.

I usually take photos using the included Bluetooth remote shutter, which is great for getting group shots even while hiking or camping. And the best part is, the ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod is compatible with any smartphone, so realistically it will last longer than your phone does.

For a limited time in the Boing Boing Store, the ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod is on sale for 42% off retail, just $19.99. Pick one up for yourself and a few as stocking stuffers while the deal lasts.

And don't forget to check out the Boing Boing Store's new 2016 Holiday Gift Shop:

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Pay just $1 and learn to code online

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You don’t need to get an advanced degree and take out massive loans to become a coder. This bundle of 10 courses was designed to teach anyone to code at home for less than it costs to go out for dinner.

I was particularly impressed with this new 2017 bundle because it includes courses on the latest and most relevant technologies. While most affordable coding courses start and end with basic HTML, this bundle covers everything from iOS coding to Python to Google Go and Scala. Google Go and Scala, in particular, are two of the most relevant skills you can have while applying for a coding job with a top tech company.

To purchase this bundle, you have two simple options. You can seriously pay just $1 and get a 38-lecture JavaScript course (valued at $99). If you would like to bring home lifetime access to all 10 courses and 156 hours of training, just beat the average price - currently just $15.10.

Click here to check out the bundle in the Boing Boing Store, and start learning a new, profitable skill.

And don't forget to check out the Boing Boing Store's new 2016 Holiday Gift Shop:

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Get your Christmas tree and wreath delivered to your door this year—50% off

Five Star Christmas Tree Co is providing the easiest way yet to decorate for the holidays. This company will actually deliver a Christmas tree or wreath straight to your front door for a reasonable price.

This direct to your door service includes your choice of Fraser fir trees, ranging from 3 to 7 feet tall. So whether you live in a studio apartment or a multi-room house, you can get the perfect sized tree without trudging around in the cold or having to deal with pine needles in the car.

Five Star Christmas Tree Co even includes earth-friendly pickup and tree-cycling when the Christmas season is over. The best part is that Christmas Tree Co’s prices are comparable to your neighborhood tree lot, and are currently an extra 50% off.

Choose from a 22” wreath complete with pinecones, holly berries, and a bow ($29.99), as well as three different tree sizes: 3-4’ ($39.99), 5-6’ ($69.99) or 6-7’ ($79.99). Order yours today - this is a limited time deal! Read the rest

Make the most of Cyber Monday with an extra 25% off coding and career courses

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If you've always considered trying out an online course, take advantage of this extra 25% off discount—only on Cyber Monday. Just enter code CYBER25 at checkout to save! Check out some amazing options below or shop all discounted courses here.

Become an Ethical Hacker Bonus Bundle

Ethical hacking is one of the fastest growing tech careers out there today: and with this bonus bundle, you’ll learn to secure company networks and protect against outside threats. This bundle comes with 9 courses packed with hands-on instruction in topics such as an introduction to ethical hacking and lesser known types of web attacks. Get an extra 25% off the sale price of $25, today only.

The Python Power Coder BONUS Bundle

Python is one of the most popular coding languages out there, and employers are always looking for candidates who have mastered its many uses. With this Python Power Coder BONUS bundle, you’ll get 70 hours of specialized instruction that will further build your programming resume with topics like building a data analysis program and building 10 real world applications. Today only, get an extra 25% off the usual sale price of $44.

Linux Essentials Bundle

If you want to be a high paid system administrator, you’ll need to know Linux. This Linux Essentials Bundle will take you from beginner to professional level with its 54 hours of training in everything from the basics through how to learn Docker from scratch. Today only, get 25% off the usual deal price of $39. Read the rest

8 awesome Black Friday weekend deals, all up to 84% off

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Apparently, Black Friday isn't just a one day affair anymore. Huge discounts are popping up all weekend long, and these 8 are some of the coolest deals we've found. 

If you don't find anything you like, get 15% off any item in the Boing Boing Store (excluding these special price drops below). Just enter promo code BLACKFRIDAY15 at checkout to save. The code is good until Saturday at midnight! Some exclusions apply.

#1 Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

The Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar is a MIDI guitar controller, perfect for gifting the guitar player in your life. It performs like a normal guitar, but also digitally connects with Apple music apps and software, for a truly 21st century music experience. The Jamstik is normally on sale for $249.99, but today only you can get it for $149.99.

#2 SainSonic Wireless HD Stereo Earphones

These SainSonic Wireless HD Stereo Earphones deliver quality sound quality without any wires or cords. They come equipped with advanced Bluetooth 4.1 technology, so you can pair them with any Bluetooth-enabled device, and are also resistant to sweat and rain during workouts. The SainSonic Wireless HD Stereo Earphones are usually on sale for $25.99, but today only, you’ll get them for $15.99.

#3 Lytro Illum Camera Bundle

The Lytro Illum Camera is one of the first cameras to capture the entire light field. That means you can take “living” pictures that you can later go back and adjust. Today, you can get the camera, the quick-adjust shoulder/neck strap, the Global Lytro quick charger with additional power cords for Europe, UK, and Asia, and the Lytro Illum 72mm neutral density ND8 filter with an extra big discount. Read the rest

10 Black Friday doorbuster deals you'll regret not buying today—up to 50% off

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The biggest shopping day of the year is here, and the best part is that you no longer need to wait in line to take part. We've compiled 10 ridiculously good deals that will be gone tomorrow, so whether you're shopping for the holidays or yourself, you'll definitely find something.

You can check out all our Black Friday Mega Price Drops here. In addition to these already discounted products, you can use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY15 to redeem extra discounts up to 15% off on other products throughout the entire store. Some exclusions apply.

Here are our our favorite price drops:

#1 Lytro Illum Camera + Accessories Bundle

The Lytro Illum Camera is the first camera to capture the entire light field, meaning you can refocus and change perspective on your images after the fact. This bundle includes: the Lytro Illum Camera, the quick-adjust shoulder/neck strap, the global Lytro quick charger with additional power cords for Europe, UK, and Asia, and the Lytro Illum 72mm neutral density ND8 filter. Normally the Lytro Illum bundle retails for $1499.96, and Boing Boing offers it for a sale price of $459.99. But today only, you can get the individual camera for just $299.99 or the entire bundle for just $299.99.

#2 The Big Data Bundle

The Big Data Bundle comes packing 64.5 hours of content on some of the most pertinent Big Data topics and skills today—including Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, and more—to prepare you for one of today’s fastest growing IT careers. This bundle normally retails for $681, and Boing Boing’s regular sale price is $45. Read the rest

This TV streaming service offers more than Hulu and Netflix for just $24

These days, we benefit from having a plethora of TV streaming options, but SelectTV had never been on my radar. SelectTV may be a less known option, but it actually offers significantly more content than the usual suspects. For that reason alone, I thought it was definitely worth checking out. 

As advertised, SelectTV delivers a massive library of TV shows, movies, live channels, and more—over 300,000 + TV episodes and 200,000 movies, to be exact. I appreciate that fact that it’s all available through the same interface, which means no more switching between windows or having to enter different passwords to watch what I want.

What's especially unique is that SelectTV also includes a Pay Per View service, which isn't usually an option with streaming services. This comes in handy for watching big fights and new movie releases. Plus, SelectTV connects to home TVs via Chromecast or an HDMI cable. 

If you love entertainment variety and enjoy not paying cable companies an arm and a leg, you owe it to yourself to check out this service. In fact, for a limited time, you’ll also get a free HD antenna from SelectTV post-purchase if you buy a one year ($24) or three year ($49) subscription Read the rest

This glass blunt is a seriously out-of-the-box smoking gadget

The Twisty Glass Blunt is an intriguing product that claims to abolish the need to ever buy or use rolling papers. How does it work? I had to see for myself.

Built with a German-engineered glass tube and inner corkscrew, the Twisty Blunt is designed to give you the smoothest hits you’ve ever taken—and it look pretty good, too. Its designed with Infini-Cherry technology, which means you only have to light up once rather than between every pull.

All you have to do to get started is pack the chamber, twist the screw, and light up. When you’re done smoking, twist the screw out and the ash leaves the glass, with barely any clean-up involved. Once you try it, I promise you'll never want to roll one up again.

And since the Twisty Glass Blunt is so compact and comes with a microfiber bag, you can take it with you wherever you go. For a limited time, the Twisty Glass Blunt is on sale for just $44.99. Read the rest

Pay what you want to master the newest game dev skills

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One of the most fun and lucrative careers out there is game creation, but it's constantly evolving. This 2017 Master Game Development Bundle was created to teach all of the most relevant skills. Its purpose is to fully prepare students to score game development jobs in today's world. 

This bundle includes over 77 hours of content specifically designed to introduce you to the world of game development, from beginning to end. Courses include:

Learn 3D Game Development & Programming with Unity - Unity 3D is the gaming industry’s standard game engine, and with this course, you’ll learn how to build your own game worlds within it.

Unity Android Game Development - Master the popular Unity engine, and build games specifically for the Android mobile platform.

The Complete Real-Time Web & Game Development Course - Learn how to create impressive web apps with real-time capabilities that make them more interactive and immersive for users.

With these and seven other courses, the 2017 Master Game Development Bundle will have you well on your way to an exciting career in game development. And the best part?

All you have to do to get your hands on all ten courses is beat the average price of about $13. Just don’t wait too long, because this deal is sure to be popular. 

Also explore other Best-Sellers on our network right now:CodingLearn to Code 2016 Bundle (Pay What You Want)SmartwatchMartian Notifier Watch (76% off)Music + EntertainmentBrain.fm: 3-Year Subscription ($29)Cord-CuttingGhost Indoor HDTV Antenna (57% off) Read the rest

This magnetic space putty is oddly satisfying

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer, look no further than Scientific Magnetic Space Putty. I have to admit I've always loved silly putty, and this version just took an old favorite to new levels.

This viscoelastic putty doesn’t just stretch and smoosh—it also has magnetic properties. I stick it to my walls to use magnets anywhere I want to hang something. But when I'm not using it for that purpose, I'm getting hours of entertainment.

It’s perfect for stress relief, and since it’s easy to tear apart and even bounces, it really never gets old. For a limited time, the Scientific Magnetic Space Putty is on sale for $9.99. Or grab a two-pack for just $14.99.

Also explore other Best-Sellers on our network right now:CodingLearn to Code 2016 Bundle (Pay What You Want)SmartwatchMartian Notifier Watch (76% off)Music + EntertainmentBrain.fm: 3-Year Subscription ($29)Cord-CuttingGhost Indoor HDTV Antenna (57% off) Read the rest

24-hour sale: 3 unique gift ideas leading up to the holiday season

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Most holiday gift guides show you the same old boring products. Here are 3 gift ideas that are totally unique and even useful. Plus, they all feature one-day price drops today only.

#1 Blue Apron: 3 Delivered Meals for 2 People

Blue Apron is a great holiday gift option for someone across the country, or even just someone that's impossible to buy for. This subscription service delivers recipes for gourmet meals and a box of fresh ingredients straight to the front door. This deal is usually $59.94 and is discounted to $27 in the Boing Boing Store. With this one-day deal, you’ll get pre-portioned ingredients for 3 recipes to be eaten by 2 people for just $25.

#2 Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter for 13" Macbook Air

The Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter is the perfect gift for family members still carrying around clunky USB drives. This adapter plugs directly into MacBooks and integrates with Time Machine to add up to 200 GB of extra space. This deal retails at $39.99 and is discounted to $36.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Just for today, you snag one for just $32.99.

#3 The Complete Machine Learning Bundle

The Complete Machine Learning Bundle is a package of 10 courses on everything from the basics to practical applications of machine learning. Courses on this growing technology (think self-driving cars) is an amazing gift for your favorite overachieving techie. Valued at $780, this bundle normally sells for $39 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

24-hour sale: save 84% on these Bamboo Fiber Sheets

I've definitely needed a new set of sheets for a while, and this deal seemed like the perfect excuse to do it. These brushed sheets are made with a combination of bamboo yarns and strong microfiber, and I've found them to be both durable and comfortable.

The best part is that the Bamboo Fiber Double Brushed Sheets are on sale today only at their lowest price - just $39.99.

They come mercerized and preshrunk for longevity and shape retention, so you can be sure you won't have to replace them for years. For the price, you get one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and four pillow cases to give your bedroom a full refresh. The Bamboo Fiber Double Brushed Sheets fit all types of mattresses, even extra thick, thanks to their all-around elastic and deep pockets.

So if you’re ready to improve your sleeping experience, these sheets are the best deal you'll find. They retail for $249.99 and are usually on sale for $59.99 in the Boing Boing Store. But for one day only, pay just $39.99 in for Full, Queen, and King sizes.

Also explore Boing Boing's other 24-hour sales during Deals Week:

The Big Data Bundle ($45 lowered to $33)  Read the rest

24-hour sale: you can actually live stream from this nano drone

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The JetJat Ultra Nano Drone claims to be unlike the average nano drone, and I thought it was worth trying out. These days, many nano drones tend to be too beginner friendly and offer little opportunity to evolve your flying skills. 

At first glance, the biggest difference between JetJat and most drones of this size is the quality camera. I can actually live stream what's below, while flying this little guy inside and outside.

It's really easy to get in the air: just click a button to take off, maintain altitude, and land with the auto-land feature. The controller attaches to your smartphone, and lets you steer the drone using a live streaming view. 

But once the JetJat is in the air, it has a 4-channel control of direction, and can perform flips and tricks. It's a small, nimble drone with the technology I usually see in larger, more expensive options.

The good news is that it's much more affordable than the larger and more pricey drones out there. Plus, today only , you can get the JetJat for just $92.99. This drone retails at $129.99 and is usually on sale for $99.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Don't miss this special price, ending tomorrow.

Also explore Boing Boing's other 24-hour sales during Deals Week:

Complete Game Design Bundle ($59 lowered to $39)  Read the rest

Giveaway Alert: Google Pixel XL Phone

We’re excited to announce our newest giveaway for the highly-anticipated Google Pixel XL phone!

This is Google’s first foray into the smartphone game, and as expected, this device is packed with cool features and Google integrations. It runs Android 7.1, and includes a 5.5 inch screen with unheard-of 1440-2560 resolution. For comparison’s sake, that’s better than a lot of laptops out there.

Plus, even with all this functionality, the Pixel XL still has an impressively long-lasting battery that is also incredibly fast charging.

All you have to do to enter to win is head to this page and answer a few questions. You could be on your way to owning one of the most high tech, next-gen smartphones on the market today. We’re rooting for you! Read the rest

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