People who ask themselves why they need a dashcam usually have one thing in common: They've never been a serious collision. Even in fender benders, these gadgets can save you an immense amount of time and hassle, stopping headaches before they even start.
If you're looking for a reliable starter cam, the myGEKOgear Orbit 110 Full HD Dashcam hits all the marks for a surprisingly low price point.
The video quality is likely higher than you'll need in most cases - but better to be safe than sorry. It shoots 1080p HD video day or night, thanks to the CMOS sensor. Another crucial factor: A 120-degree wide-angle lens that allows you to capture more than just the lane in front of you.
Once you mount it, you're good to go. A G-sensor will automatically detect undue braking or collisions, and the video is stored on an 8GB MicroSD card (but you can also expand your storage up to 32 GB if you like).
The Orbit 110 is currently on sale for half off the retail price, but you can take an extra 15% off that by using the holiday discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
There's no shortage of wireless chargers out there. So when one scores a Best of Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronics Show, we take notice. And, those industry nods mean good news for just about anybody with a smartphone, because the HyperCharger X Wireless Charger means there's no excuse for losing power when you're out and about.
As a straight-up wireless charger, the thing packs a punch. It has 7.5 watts of power for Qi-compatible devices. No plugs in sight? It's also a power bank with 6,000 mAh of capacity, more than enough to get multiple devices throughout the day.
For old-school gadgets, you can charge by a 15W universal USB port. You can even charge up your phone wirelessly while recharging up the unit via the port, so there's no downtime.
And the cherry on top? The entire thing is as small as an iPhone X.
Right now, you can get a 2-pack of HyperCharger X Wireless Chargers for more than 40% off the retail price, but you can take another 15% off that final cost by using the holiday discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
Once you've cut steak or poultry with some actual quality knives, it's really tough to go back to those budget blades you bought at the department store a couple of decades ago.
Consider that a fair warning about this 5-Piece Professional Damascus Chef's Kitchen Set. The holiday discount makes it easy to buy for a friend. But if you do, you might be eating dinner at their place a lot more often.
The striking look on the metal is a beautiful side effect of the ancient methods that Black Forge Knives uses to produce them. The end result is Damascus steel, extremely hard and capable of being honed to a precise edge.
The set includes a butcher's knife, filet knife, and other standard sizes to suit any kitchen needs, plus a leather pouch for easy carrying. Like a trusty cast-iron pan, there's a bit of oiling and care required to keep them at their best - but when they're at their best, there's nothing quite like them.
The entire set is already more than 60% off retail, but you can take an extra 15% off the final price by using the coupon code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
Concerned about your eyesight? You probably should be. And we're not just talking about seniors here. Young or old, we're all at risk of coming down with vision issues
Most of us might get a vision test only once every couple of years or so when we get a new pair of glasses - if that. And there's not many who can afford regular preventative trips to an optometrist.
Luckily, there's an effective middle ground. The vision experts at EyeQue have a range of home test kits that can help you keep track of your vision.
The basic Personal Vision Tracker makes the whole procedure simple, not to mention inexpensive. You can use it multiple times over years for less than the cost of a single visit to most eye doctors. It's a device that attaches and pairs with your smartphone and allows you to get accurate readings on your vision within minutes. You can even use the results to order eyeglasses online from eyeque.com.
Need a little more in-depth info? The EyeQue VisionCheck is a similar unit that you can even use with your eyeglasses on if you'd like to confirm that your current prescription is up to snuff. This unit also lets you track your vision ratings by doing tests once a month and comparing your stats.
There's even the EyeQue Insight, a more full-featured version of the test that's tailor-made for kids but packed with useful info for all ages. The dual-lens device again attaches to your smartphone, and the tests are sweetened up for the younger set by way of an animated mascot and virtual prizes. Read the rest
We love our smartphones and tablets, but we also love to write. For a while now, there hasn't been a workable solution. Either hook it up to a keyboard (which defeats the purpose of a portable gadget) or resign ourselves to typing on tiny, unresponsive glass icons.
Looks like technology has finally caught up to the dilemma with a decent roll-up keyboard.
The Roller Wireless Rollable Keyboard pairs up quickly and easily by Bluetooth to a tablet or smartphone. There's a cradle built-in to the design that doesn't harm the portability an ounce but makes a great mount for whichever screen you're using.
The layout for the keyboard is a full-size five-row QWERTY format, with a matte finish and raised keys that respond nicely. If you're pulling an all-nighter, never fear. The battery life can handle up to 288 hours of work. When you're done, a magnetic sensor turns the whole thing off as soon as you roll it up.
The Roller Wireless Rollable Keyboard is currently on sale for 20% off, but you can knock another 15% off the final price by using our holiday discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
So you've got an iPhone 11 Pro Max. It's an impressive piece of hardware - sometimes, too impressive. The more you're compelled to use it, the more an age-old problem pops up: The dreaded low battery warning.
Even if you're on the go, perhaps the best solution to this is also pretty unobtrusive. It's the SlimJuicer 5,000mAh Wireless Charging Case, a snug cover for your iPhone 11 that provides both protection and power.
The battery capacity for the SlimJuicer is an impressive 5000mAh, which means an extra 100% of battery life that you can take with you anywhere. That's over 18 hours of extra time even if you're watching videos constantly, and up to 60 hours if you're just using audio. That extra time can be pretty invaluable, and all you have to do is press a button to activate.
Better still, the charger itself can be charged up wirelessly. It's durable as a case too, resistant against drops and scratches while allowing for the use of crucial accessories like Lightning earbuds.
Right now, the SlimJuicer is 37% off the MSRP, but you can take an extra 15% off the final price by using the coupon code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
The good news: Software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Camtasia and Final Cut Pro has opened up a ton of possibilities for desktop videographers. On the other hand, their use is so widespread that you have to be an expert in them before you can even think about a career in the field.
That's a requirement that's made surprisingly easy with the Complete Videography Bundle: Beginner to Expert.
This 10-course package doesn't just give you a broad overview of the job, though it does dedicate a 3-hour class to the bedrock fundamentals. From there, you get a deep dive into most every program being used by top videographers working in the business today.
That includes an exhaustive focus on the Adobe Creative Cloud platform - specifically Premiere Pro and After Effects. You'll learn how to use those time-tested programs to create everything from infographics for your business to fully fleshed-out movies. There are also complete courses on editing and fine-tuning in Final Cut Pro or Camtasia 9.
You'll have to get the software on your own, but the complete bundle covers more than 45 hours of training, and it's available for $29.99 today. Read the rest
There are a lot of high-tech drones and RC planes flooding the market lately, and the innovations are coming so fast on each new iteration, most of them forget one crucial thing: Flying these is supposed to be fun.
Here's an alternative that keeps that ethic firmly in mind: The Moskito Smartphone-Controlled Plane.
This thing glides effortlessly and has an effective range of nearly 200 feet from any Bluetooth controller. The EPP foam construction makes it super-light and impressively durable, able to bounce back from any number of head-on collisions. A set of programmable LED lights makes it easy to fly at night, and there are tutorials included that let you improve your pilot skills.
But what really makes it cool is the smartphone control interface. Thanks to the included app, you can maneuver it by intuitively tilting the phone, or attach a special joystick by suction cup and get a little more hands-on.
The Moskito is currently almost 15% off the MSRP, but you can take off an extra 15% by using the holiday discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
There are few intellectual exercises better than a good game of chess against a capable opponent, which is why a lot of old hands at the gameplay it online. But there's still nothing like the tactile thrill of moving a knight into checkmate. (Or sweeping the pieces off dramatically when you lose.)
That's why we're really in love with Square Off, a chessboard that lets you have that immediacy of a physical board and moving pieces - whether your opponent is in the room or not.
This classic-looking rosewood board is especially great at building interest among chess newcomers, with 20 levels of AI difficulty that you can ramp up progressively as you learn from each game. Ready to take on a human? You don't even have to take it down to the park. The board is connected to an app that lets you find players on your level from a community of 30 million.
But the real hook here is the robotic inner workings that move the opponent's pieces, whether they're a faceless program or a remotely-playing human. And hey, if you do prefer the park, you can still take it down there and let people watch you play against a "ghost": It runs on batteries that are good for up to 15 games per charge.
Square Off: World's Smartest Chessboard is currently 15% off the retail cost, but you can take an additional 15% off that price by using the coupon code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
Got a real music junkie on your list this year? It's a good bet that they already have a solid pair of earbuds, but probably nothing quite like these Seeds Earphones.
Here's the thing: Wireless earbuds are all the rage right now, and there are a lot of good reasons for that. But for true audiophiles, nothing quite beats the sound of a well-made pair of wired earbuds.
This pair packs a lot of tech into each bud. There are dual voice coils and chambers, graphene diaphragms and 3.5 mm high-res IEMS, all combining to deliver beautifully reproduced sound from the tip-top of the range to the lowest bass.
That's all funneled through durable quad-core OFC balanced cables that are less prone to tangle, and wrapped up in an ergonomic package that stays secure in your ear without you ever noticing pressure from the smooth silicone ear tips.
These Seeds Earphones are already on sale for 10% off the store price, but you can take an additional 15% off that final total by using the holiday discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
When it comes to the qualities of a good project manager, you hear a lot of talk about "soft skills" like leadership ability and confidence. And where does confidence come from? It comes from people who are dead certain they know the right steps to take.
In other words, you've got to master the hard skills before the soft skills are even a consideration. And if you're gunning for a career in project management, the Official PMP 6 Certification Training Course is your quickest route to mastery over the all-important PMP Certification Exam (a major stepping stone for aspiring project managers).
The exam itself draws on essential project management procedures in the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide. This course distills all the knowledge in that guide into a curriculum that will stick. It incorporates games, questionnaires and a host of interactive activities - a full 40 hours of it. By the end, you'll know what it takes to guide any team from that first budget outline to the launch party. (And needless to say, you'll know how to ace that PMP Certification.)
The entire course is now on sale for 85% off the MSRP. Read the rest
You might know someone who can make a pipe out of any conceivable household object. But if they're doing it every time they smoke, it might be time to get them a little Christmas present. And we've got just the thing: The Twisty™️ Glass Original Combo Pack, priced way, way down for December.
If you've never used a Twisty before, this is the pipe that has changed the game in recent years for serious smokers. The spiral structure means that smoke has to travel up through five chambers before it reaches your lungs, cooling down each hit by more than 30% over traditional pipes. (And significantly more, when compared to your college buddy's "beer can with some holes poked out" version.)
It also holds 2 grams of smokeables, is easy to fill and stays lit longer thanks to the "infini-cherry" design.
The combo pack contains the Original Twisty Glass, a zipper case, microfiber bag, cleaning brush, replacement caps and tubes and much more. It's already more than 40% off retail, but you can take an extra 15% off that final price by using the coupon code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
With all the revolutionary tech that's out there, it's pretty sad that finding a simple stud in your wall can feel like dowsing for water. This can be equally true whether you're using a magnetic finder and it's reliance on "feel," or an electronic unit that can give fuzzy readings (especially when the batteries are low).
Sometimes a simple tweak is all that an old-school solution needs. That's the hook of the StudPop, a simple stud finder that vastly improves on the traditional magnetic model.
Just move the tiny gadget along the wall, and the magnet on the back gets a pull from the metal in the studs. The difference here is the indicator, a small bubble that pops out and stands straight when the magnet connects. From there, just mark the position and drill away.
The manufacturers sell the unit solo, but they also incorporate two of them into their On the LEVEL device - a real time saver when you're hanging large cabinets or paintings.
Both of them are on sale for well over 20% off the retail price, but you can take an additional 15% off by using the discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
Do you have any Star Wars fans on your list? Given the reach and output of its new corporate masters these days, it might be easier to ask if there's anyone out there who isn't a Star Wars fan. So let's narrow it down further: Do you know a Star Wars fan who likes to drink?
Still a pretty broad category? Okay, fine. You might want to get several of these Millennium Falcon Ice Molds, then.
Fill these molds with ice, pop them in the freezer, then make that Carbonite "fwoosh" sound as it renders a tiny frozen replica of Han Solo's legendary ride. You can even see the little radar dish.
The possibilities are endless here. Freeze some furry bugs into it and pretend they're Chewbacca! Give it a new paint job by using fruit punch! Or we suppose you could just put them in a glass and use them to keep your drink as cold as Hoth on Christmas.
The Millennium Falcon Ice Molds are already more than 30% off retail, but you can take an extra 15% off the final price by using the discount code MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
There's much ado about coffee brewing methods these days, but most of us - at least on the busy weekdays - just want our morning joe to be consistent, easy, and most of all, fast.
If that sounds like anyone on your Christmas list, they're going to get a lot of mileage out of the FrankOne Cold Brew & Coffee Maker.
This maker is just the ticket for busy bees who need that jolt in the morning, and it's portable enough to be used at work. The operation is super easy: Just pour your grounds in the top, then water right after it. Press the button on top, and wait - but not that long. The system will filter cold brew into the carafe in four minutes, significantly faster than traditional cold brewing methods. If you pour hot water in, your regular hot coffee takes only seconds.
The whole thing rinses clean, and it's fully rechargeable by USB cable.
Take 15% off the FrankOne Cold Brew & Coffee Maker now by using our holiday discount code: MERRYSAVE15. Read the rest
Online shopping is going to be through the roof this month, and you'd better believe that hackers know it. If you're going to invest in a virtual private network, now is the time. Especially when Windscribe VPN is offering its own holiday discount.
At their current price point, it's well worth jumping on the paid version of this highly-rated VPN. It gives you unlimited downloads and data, all protected by one of the most secure networks around.
How secure? Windscribe has all the usual safeguards you'd expect from a typical VPN: A firewall protects you if your connection drops out, while solid encryption of your logins masks your location and allows you to access sites regardless of geographical restrictions. You can use it on a range of devices, and Windscribe's R.O.B.E.R.T. system provides extra defense against malware and unwanted ads.
But what really sets it apart is the Canadian company's commitment to anonymity. Their no-logging policy keeps your data a mystery even to Windscribe itself. And you don't even need an email to sign in.
The service has already had a price drop of more than 80% off the MSRP of their 3-year subscription plan, but you can take another 20% off that final price by using the discount code GREENMONDAY20. Read the rest
Cheap massage chairs are a common Christmas gift, but we're willing to bet they don't get a lot of actual use from the people who could really use a massage. We're talking about people with deep, chronic joint pain or anyone who does a serious workout on a regular basis.
For that kind of soreness, there's nothing quite like a hand massager, and the ExoGun DreamPro Percussion Massage Device is one of the best.
For one thing, it's the only unit of its kind that comes equipped with six speeds ranging from gentle pressure to deep tissue relief. There are attachments that allow it to really get in the contours of any muscle and deliver real therapy where your body needs it most - not just generalized comfort.
And while the four-hour battery life is impressive, the exterior design is a real standout. The angle of the handle not only allows you to reach trouble spots, it lessens the vibrations from the motor so you can keep a firm grip.
The ExoGun DreamPro is already on deep discount (almost 80% off retail), but you can take an additional 20% off that final price by using the holiday coupon code GREENMONDAY20.
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