• This cool $40 humidifier works like a beast and doesn't leave a huge mess

    The humidifier has been around for almost 100 years, going through all kinds of design variations and advancements along the way. Considering all that potential research and development time, it begs an important question. Why do you have to fill most humidifiers from the bottom? 

    It seems like a pretty significant design flaw that most humidifiers make you take off a top tank, flip it over, fill it with water, then try to flip the tank back into place without dumping out a bunch of the water you just put in. Fortunately, some humidifiers break away from that outdated tradition, one such option being the TOSOT Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier. 

    Yep, this humidifier allows users to simply pop the top off, pour in water from above, then slip the top back in place. That's it. Done. No trail of spilled water or other humidifier-associated messes. 

    Of course, that wouldn't matter if the Cool Mist wasn't a great bit of tech as well — and it doesn't disappoint in its core mission, with three different mist output levels so you can decide on just the amount of moisture you want in your space to deliver fresh, clean air.

    The Cool Mist has a one-button control feature, which allows users to fire up the moisture without going through a lengthy programming process. One short press changes the level of mist output, while a long press switches the tank light on or off. Meanwhile, the 360-degree mist nozzle is designed to spread the effect, covering an entire room with its cloud-like mist bursts. You can even use the oil diffuser at the bottom to spritz in a drop of your favorite scent as well. 

    And in addition to being a top loader, the water tank is also huge, providing enough liquid to run continuously for up to 28 hours at a low level, or 12 hours on high.

    You can pick up a TOSOT Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier now at 20 percent off its regular price, a $49 value now on sale for only $39.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • Check out 9 new deals on vacuums that are right on time for Spring Cleaning

    With the spring in full force, we have a question. Why is spring the only season that results in cleaning? Sure, we all batten down for winter, so we likely are a bit laxer about straightening up the house during the coldest months of the year. But seriously… is spring cleaning an excuse to live like a slob the other nine months of the year? 

    We don't think so. So even if it wasn't spring right now, we still believe there's never a bad time to save your home from looking like an episode of Hoarders. To help, check out these deals on a handful of vacuum cleaners to get the home cleaning situation under control. And at savings of up to 48 percent, your floors will stay spotless and immaculate 24/7/365.

    Jashen D18 250W Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – $139.99; originally $149

    If you're looking for lightweight but efficient, the D18 from Jashen can get the job done. With a 250-watt digital motor inside producing 80 percent more suction than a standard cordless vac, this unit features still nylon bristles that dig deep into carpets to dislodge and remove even ground-in dirt. At less than 10 lbs., the D18 also includes a rechargeable 2,000mAh battery that delivers up to 30 minutes of runtime on a single charge.

    Jashen V16 350W Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – $159.99; originally $299

    Meanwhile, the V16 is suited to handle cleanup situations from deep carpets all the way to hardwood or tiled floors. In hardwood mode, this unit has a larger opening in the front to suck up everything from large debris to fine dust. Or move the bumper for carpet cleaning mode, featuring a more closed space allowing for stronger suction to get further inside your carpets. And it even collapses for use as a handheld vac with up to 40 minutes of rechargeable battery life.

    Jashen V18 350W Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – $179.99; originally $350

    As for the V18, it folds in a few new features, including a dust sensor that actually locks in on the dust hiding in your carpets, and a smart system that actually gauges and adjusts the suction as needed to both get every speck of dirt while also conserving energy and keeping the battery running longer.

    Sirena Vacuum Cleaner – $755 after code VACUUM134; originally $889

    This bagless vac employs water filtration, eliminating filters and bags by trapping and removing dust, dirt, allergens, bad odors and more, all with the power of water. Rather than cycling some dust back into the air like other vacuums, everything gets captured in the Sirena water tank, all gathered thanks to the zippy 1,000-watt motor creating all that suction.

    You can save $134 by using the code VACUUM134 during checkout.

    Quantum X Water Filtration Vacuum – $350 after code CLEAN79; originally $499

    With a 4.0 out of 5-star rating from Amazon reviewers, the Quantum X uses water filtration too, replacing clogable HEPA filters with water that's more effective, as well as easier and cheaper to replace than a filter. Plus, the Quantum X has features Microsilver that further eradicates any and all germs, bacteria, and viruses as it helps disinfect your home. It can even pick up wet spills or pet accidents.

    Use the code CLEAN79 when you make your purchase to save an extra $49 off your total.

    ZeroDark High Powered Portable Vacuum Cleaner – $30.95; originally $59

    This handy vac may look small, but don't let that fool you. With three different attachments for reaching almost any crack or crevice, the 80-watt motor in the ZeroDark can make quick work of most cleaning situations. The 9-foot power cord can plug directly into your vehicle's cigarette lighter, and it even has an on-board LED light to help spot and eliminate all those messes.

    Costway 6-in-1 Handheld Stick Vacuum Cleaner – $49.99; originally $89

    This stick vac can definitely ramp up your cleaning efficiency. The 6-in-1 design is engineered to clean everything from the ceiling fans, drapes, and upholstery to all that ground-in dirt hiding in your carpet. This unit uses cyclone vacuum tech as well as a HEPA filtration system to filter out 99.99 percent of dust while expelling fresh air back into your environment. It even runs so quietly that this is the vacuum that can be used while people are sleeping in your home.

    Costway 110W Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Handheld Vacuum – $119.99; originally $169

    This cordless vac is a beast on dust and dirt, backed by a high-suction, 30,000 revolutions per minute engine that attacks any grit and grime around your home. It can easily shift from stick to handheld mode, and it'll even run for up to 35 minutes on only a 3.5-hour charge. Once you're finished cleaning, just pop off the large 500ml dustbin and dump or wash out the dirt. 

    Costway 16KPa Cordless 6-in-1 Handheld Stick Vacuum Cleaner – $155.99; originally $189

    The 200-watt brushless motor makes this cordless vac a contender for your clean-up crew in either stick or handheld modes. The two adjustable power modes using cyclonic vacuum technology pair up with a six-layer filtration system for better separation of particles and dust on route to a cleaner living space. From dust on hard floor surfaces to even small objects like rocks or marbles, this cleaner can take care of it.

    Prices subject to change.

  • Upgrade your patio for spring and summer with up to 57% off these patio sets

    If it hasn't reached you yet, then keep an ear out for your doorbell… because outdoor lounging season is coming for a visit any day now. Of course, the brilliant weather for stretching out, relaxing, and enjoying the majesty of the outdoors from the glory of your own patio isn't enough. You actually have to have the right patio set to stretch out, relax, and enjoy the majesty on. 

    If you need help setting that up, Costway has a whole range of outdoor patio set options on sale right now, some with savings of up to 57 percent off their regular price.

    Costway 2 Piece Rattan Bar Stool Portable Chairs – $194.99; originally $299

    Sometimes, all a backyard needs are a couple of decent chairs to make it a winner. If you're just looking for a few good seats, this bar stool-style pair is worth a look. With a solid steel frame and rattan material crafted together with armrests and even a foot tube, users get a sturdy, yet comfortable perch from which to enjoy the season outside.

    Costway 2 Piece Folding Patio Rattan Chaise Lounge Chairs – $289.99; originally $429

    Or you can do it in full recline mode with a pair of chaise lounge chairs. Made from lightweight materials with a quick folding design for easy storage and transport, these weather-resistant chairs are perfect for lazing poolside or even oceanside. The modern design uses a scientific curve that allows your legs to drape over just right, making the perfect chair to curl up and even catch a quick nap in your own backyard.

    Costway 3 Piece Folding Bistro Table and Chairs Set – $104.99; originally $159

    For small, intimate outdoor gatherings, this table and chairs set is just right for a duo to have a drink, enjoy a meal, or just sit back and converse in a calm outdoor setting. The folding coffee table is topped with black tempered glass, while the twin chairs are fashioned with seats and backrests made from textile fibers for a comfortable and attractive place to take a load off and chat.

    Costway 4 Piece Patio Rattan Furniture Set Garden Deck – $244.99; originally $569

    Of course, the whole family is going to want to take in the backyard time, so these four-piece sets are ready to accommodate the whole crew. These sets feature a pair of deep-cushioned chairs, a sofa loveseat, and a coffee table that can turn your outdoor space into a new fully realized room space that just happens to be outdoors. Shoppers can decide between all all-weather rattan black and white set with removable cloth cushion covers for easy washing. 

    Got a little extra space? You may want to consider the 8-Piece Patio Rattan Furniture Set, which doubles the number of loveseats, single chairs, and coffee tables for $479.99.

    Costway 4 Piece Patio Rattan Furniture Conversation Set Cushioned Sofa Table Garden Black – $294.99; originally $499

    Alternatively, you can get this stylish, weathered charcoal and grey collection with breathable, soft cushions and a simple, modern design that will make your backyard truly pop. 

    Costway 5 Piece Patio Rattan Cushioned Conversation Set – $509.99; originally $639

    If you've got a little more room in your backyard, these 5-piece sets will let your visitors really stretch out a bit. You can also mix and match your layout with either of these collections, maneuvering your sofas, ottomans, and tables into just the configuration that works for your perfect patio palace.

    Costway 5 Piece Patio Rattan Furniture Set Ottoman Table – $509.99; originally $909

    With the tan set, users can satellite a pair of ottomans and a coffee table around the centerpiece sofa with thick sponge-padded cushions all around for a very homey feel. Or there's a cream-colored section seating group with 2 corner sofas, 1 armless sofa, and 2 ottoman sofas to suit all of your layout ideas. You can even turn one of the ottomans into a coffee table simply by removing the cushion.

    Costway 7 Piece Patio Rattan Furniture Set Sectional Sofa Set – $709.99; originally $1,299

    This sectional sofa set is as luxurious as outdoor living gets. With 2 corner sofas, 4 single sofas, as well as a coffee table with a tempered glass top, this collection is a gorgeous contemporary set that lets everyone can sit back, relax and take in the beauty. And all the pillow and cushion covers are zippered and removable for quick and easy washing.

    Costway 7 Piece Patio Rattan Dining Set – $729.99; originally $1,299

    For those who love serving meals outside, this six-place dining table has all the class of a full dining room out on your patio. Made of high-quality acacia wood, this lightweight and easy-to-clean set is just the dinner party setting any host is looking to create. 

    Prices subject to change.

  • This Luminar 4 package has all the tools and training to edit photos like a pro

    Photoshop has been the king of photo retouching and manipulation for decades, so it's no surprise that Adobe's most famous app is the yardstick by which all other contenders are judged. But when discussing Luminar 4, it might be more helpful to highlight what Skylum's image editor offers against what Photoshop doesn't.

    Against the vast wall of menus and features that can often baffle Photoshop newbies, first-timers can settle into Luminar 4 and not feel overwhelmed. As the training in The Award-Winning Luminar 4 Power Bundle proves, there's little this streamlined, user-friendly app can't do, even when stacked up against Photoshop and other iconic digital tools.

    This collection features training and special tools that not only introduce users to all that Luminar 4 has to offer, but also guides their training to understand all of its functions to help take any photo to the next level.

    Of course, you'll never get very far learning Luminar 4 without access to Luminar 4 itself, so the Luminar 4 AI Photo Editor (for Windows and Mac) is available as part of this package. That includes hands-on training with Luminar 4's best-known feature, what Skylum calls the most intelligent photo enhancer anywhere, AI Accent. 

    With Accent, the app automatically assesses each image then uses artificial intelligence to make automated adjustments to the image, utilizing literally dozens of filters, layers, corrections, and other tools to make your photo pop without users even lifting a finger.

    While it's great at its job, that doesn't mean Accent is always 100 percent, or always what the user wants. So the Photography Fundamentals Course from ThinkTapLearn delves into how to use Luminar 4 manually to create any image appearance you seek. Across nine lectures, students can learn about everything their cameras are capable of, including exposures, white balance, frames, and other photography aspects. The course also offers tips for organizing, storing, printing, and sharing photos.

    Plus, the package also includes some interesting add-ons for enhancing your images beyond the L4 basics. The Skies: Power of Nature Add-On includes 20 fierce and magnificent stormy skies to add to your images, while the Sky Objects: Amazing Planets Add-On presents a collection of magnificent planets to fill out your photographic galaxy. 

    Finally, the Looks: Analog Film Add-On brings 30 all-new pre-sets 30 presets to help give each shot the deep, emotional, or meaningful tone you choose, and LUTs: Street Vibe LUTs offers 10 new lookup menus for creating the unique color and warmth you want on each image.

    A $270 value, the Award-Winning Luminar 4 Power Bundle is on sale for 85 percent off, down to only $39.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • Can you defeat the Queen's Gambit? This training unlocks all you need to know

    One fun element of pop culture is that you never know exactly when some film, TV show, or song is going to spark an out-of-left-field craze — or exactly how deep the obsession will run. While the pandemic may be starting to recede into history, Netflix's The Queen Gambit is oddly still riding shotgun inside our collective psyche.

    Fueled by that miniseries, the game is on one of the hottest runs in its 1,200 years of recorded history. Chess.com has been adding about 1 million new members each month since last October, it's become one of the most-watched games streamed on Twitch, and YouTube reported that chess videos were watched more than 350 million times worldwide since last year.

    But if you want to learn to play or expand your game to attain master or even grandmaster standing, you need to learn it from the ground up. The training in the Learn to Master the Queen's Gambit Course Bundle examines one of the most common opening moves in chess from all sides to help elevate your skills.

    It may sound incredible, but chess is such an intricate game that the three courses in this package featuring more than 30 hours of instruction basically boil down to studying attacks and defenses around one opening move, the Queen's Pawn game, known in chess terminology as 1.d4.

    There are dozens of opening strategies that rise from moving your Queen's Pawn to open a game, and with the Queen's Gambit Accepted Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic course, players understand all the ramifications of walking this well-trod path. Here, International Master and chess coach, Milovan Ratkovic, breaks it all down, teaching modern tactics for combating this common play. With this training, players can take control and dominate against 1.d4, learning natural opening moves that rip open your opponent's position, leaving their King nowhere safe to hide.

    That tutelage expands in Slav Defense Mastermind with IM Milovan Ratkovic, where the Serbian master keys on one of his favorite 1.d4 defenses, the Slav Defense. Preferred by nearly a dozen world champions, this aggressive attack strategy will have your opponent questioning if they'll ever try 1.d4 ever again. 

    Finally, Opening Mastery: Dominate with 1.d4 – GM Petrov is like the best what-if training you could ever launch. In this course, Grandmaster Marian Petrov provides the ultimate shortcut for defending against and beating back the 10 most widely played openings after 1.d4.  Whether you face the London System, the Benoni Defense, or the Queen's Gambit Accepted or Queen's Gambit Declined, this training offers no more second-guessing or worrying about what your opponent plays, because you'll already know their moves before they make them.

    This Learn to Master the Queen's Gambit Course Bundle is a $327 value, but right now, it's only $10 per course, just $29.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • This 10-foot solar-powered umbrella blocks the sun and lights the night with LEDs

    To say we're creeping up on umbrella weather season is an understatement. And no, we don't mean "rain and wind protection against the fierce elements-type" of umbrella season. We're talking about lazing casually, safely protected from the sun's rays, soaking in the majesty of summer.

    Whether you've got a comfy patio lounge arrangement, an outdoor table, and chairs, or basically any summer relaxation area, the Costway 10-Foot Solar Powered LED Patio Umbrella is the piece you need to tie the entire leisurely outdoor season together.

    This standalone umbrella is blanket coverage from the ravages of the heat. Standing almost 7 feet high with an arm reach over 6 feet across, this 10-foot canopy throws more shade than Perez Hilton. The tilt mechanism makes it easy to shift the angle of the canopy without moving the entire umbrella. Plus, the smooth crank lifting handle on the pole makes it easy to open or close the umbrella in a few seconds just by turning the crank, even for kids or those with mobility issues.

    As for the design, the powder-coated aluminum rod prevents rust and scratches, the waterproof polyester cloth blocks harmful ultraviolet rays and should provide years of use, and the vent design at the top of the umbrella allows cool air to keep flowing so no one overheats.

    But the true shining standout of this umbrella is literally its true shine — 24 LED lights that twinkle to life once the sun starts to set. Powered by solar-powered panels atop the umbrella, users get a soft, romantic glow of light during twilight hours, saving on energy while also creating a magical ambiance in their patio space.

    Regularly priced at $239, the Costway 10-Foot Solar Powered LED Patio Umbrella is now available at a savings of almost 40 percent, on sale for just $149.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • Square Off is a smart chessboard that lets you challenge opponents anywhere

    In a world of apps, digital gaming, and virtual reality, there's something oddly comforting about sitting down behind an actual, physical chess board, lining up your soldiers, then charging into battle. Sounds crazy, right? Who actually plays on real-world boards anymore? And if you do, what if you don't have somebody in your immediate vicinity ready to match wits with you every time you're ready to cut loose and play?

    Square Off: the World's Smartest Chessboard splits the difference between the modern worlds of chess and the unlimited connectivity and options of playing online or against a virtual opponent, with the grounded, tactile sensation of playing real chess with a real (and gorgeous) chess set. 

    At first glance, this rosewood hard-crafted board and game set is as stylish and ornate as any board you'd find in the home of a grandmaster. But the Square Off didn't raise nearly $250,000 on Kickstarter and Indiegogo funding because it looks great. It built that buzz because inside that board is a blisteringly smart AI-powered computer that allows you to play against 30 million other chess players online or even the board itself.

    And yes, you actually play against those opponents. Chess pieces move on their own through magnetics and robotics, reflecting every decision of the player on the other side of that table. With the Square Off app, that opponent could be anyone, anywhere. You challenge another Square Off player, or you get challenged — and it's game on. You take on your opponent like they were sitting across from you, even if they're half a world away.

    Or if you'd rather test your skills against a virtual challenger, the board's AI lets you play against 20 different difficulty levels so you'll always know where your skills stand.

    In live streaming mode, Square Off lets you tune into matches worldwide, record matches, and even replay them later to break down all the moves and maybe even learn a new trick or two of your own.

    A CES Top Tech and Innovation award honoree, the Square Off: World's Smartest Chessboard Grand Kingdom Set retails for $449, but as part of this deal, you can save $50 and get the complete collection for just $399.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • Bright Cellars' personalized wine club turned this beer drinker into a wine person

    I consider myself a beer person. My go-to order at the bar is a Miller High Life or Stella Artois. I know the difference between an ale and a lager, and I frequent the local microbrewery. It's not that I only like beer; I just haven't found another drink I like quite as much. Granted, I also haven't tried very hard to find one. So, when I was presented with the opportunity to give Bright Cellars — a wine subscription company that helps you discover wine you'll love — a try, I thought "wine not?"

    Taste Palate Quiz: Perfect for Picky People

    Bright Cellars doesn't just send you a random assortment of fancy wines, hoping you'll find one you like. Instead, they focus their energy on actually learning about you and your preferences. Since I'm extremely picky, this was a huge perk for me.

    I took the taste palate quiz, where I was asked questions about my chocolate of choice (none, actually — I prefer fruity candy), favored beverages (tea, juice, etc.), and hobbies. You can also select if you'd like to play it safe or get experimental options and whether you prefer reds, whites, or a mix. I opted for mostly whites, with the occasional red and said to throw in a couple experimental options for fun. It took only a few minutes (if that) out of my day and I was presented with personalized matches almost immediately. With only a minor idea of what kinds of wines I actually like, I was willing and ready to learn from the pros — and prepared to try anything.

    The Algorithm

    The Bright Cellars wine club was founded by MIT grads who wanted to make wine you like more accessible. In order to do that, they created the Bright Points algorithm to match people to wines based on their personal preferences and educate them about their own tastes.

    Data engineers and in-house sommeliers at Bright Cellars work together to score wines on a tasting rubric. The Bright Points algorithm then uses that tasting rubric to weed out certain flavors based on your preferences and match you with perfect palate-pleasing wines. You know how Netflix uses other shows you like to recommend what you should watch next? It's basically like that, only with food and drink flavors you enjoy.

    Education + Experience

    If I'm being honest, when I do actually go to the store and buy wine, I tend to make selections based on labels. Yes, I am fully aware the label has nothing to do with the flavor. But that doesn't stop me. With Bright Cellars, it's the complete opposite. I'm diving into this experience completely based on my taste palate alone — cool labels are just a bonus.

    Shipping was quicker than expected and after just a few days, I was presented with an unexpectedly unbulky flat box. They ship wine on its side, rather than vertically, and each bottle had its own little nook to live in during the shipping process. This not only maximizes space and presents nicely but also helps keep the corks moist to prevent drying out or premature aging.

    Before you can get to the wine, though, a colorful cardboard sheet on top stops you. Tucked inside is a stack of cards — each with a different type of wine on one side and details and characteristics on the other. There are six; each bottle of wine has its own ID card of sorts to go along with it. I set them up in a row and pulled out the accompanying bottles to pair them up. Just like that, I had my own personal at-home wine tasting ready to go.

    The education cards note the wine region, suggested pairings, alcohol percentage, flavor profile, and something I found extra helpful: recommended serving temperature. Like I said, I'm no wine connoisseur; I embarrassingly thought all red wine was served at room temperature and white wine was just served cold. As it turns out, there's a specific range for each kind of wine. Who knew? All of this information was super helpful for a wine noob like me.

    Once each bottle was in or around the temperature range the education cards suggested, I had my own little tasting party with my boyfriend. We read the flavor profiles of each wine and pretended to be fancy wine stewards as we sipped each one. The thing is, discovering all of the specific characteristics of each wine actually helped me realize what I enjoy and what I don't — and how to articulate it. I've been picking the wrong kinds of wine all along. No wonder I became a beer person.

    Each education card provides a spot to rate the wine for your own reference. But you can also rate your purchases on the Bright Cellars website to better inform their algorithm. Data is everything when it comes to matching you with wines you like, so the more you try, the better the options. The wines are sourced from around the world — my personalized box featured some from Spain, Italy, and California — and each box is sure to have a new wine you haven't tried. And if you happen to not like a bottle, they'll include an extra in your next box and adjust your taste profile — no questions asked. I ended up loving most of mine, with the exception of the experimental bottle I asked for. Fortunately, my boyfriend loved that one, so it all worked out perfectly. 

    A Matchmaking Service for Wine Amateurs

    Bright Cellars is on a mission to inspire and educate a new generation of wine lovers, and with the experience I had with the brand, I can say with certainty they're on the right path. In fact, next time I reach for a libation, I might just grab a glass of chardonnay instead of a brew. Consider this my swan song of strictly calling myself a "beer person."

    Whether you're a wine amateur, like me, or just a casual sipper who hasn't found their drink of choice, Bright Cellars is the matchmaking service for you. Each bottle is like a piece of the puzzle that is your taste palate. The more you try, the closer you get to solving that puzzle. And it all starts with a seven-question quiz.

    You can take the taste palate quiz for yourself when you head over to the Bright Cellars website. Then, snag your first six-bottle box from Bright Cellars for 50% off.

    Prices subject to change.

  • The MatrixPad Z10 has all the features of more expensive tablets at just $110

    Did you know that 2020 was a surprisingly good year for tablet sales? After several years of stagnant growth and losing business to the creep of incrementally bigger smartphones, the tablet market saw a pretty serious explosion during the pandemic. In fact, tablet sales were up almost 14 percent in 2020

    If you're in the market for a tablet, that should be music to your ears. With sales up, so is tablet inventory — and no business likes to be sitting on inventory. That means if you keep your eyes and ears open, good deals on tablets are out there for those paying attention.

    To help, we did some looking around for you, which brings us to the Vankyo MatrixPad Z10, a surprisingly beefy piece of tech with specs that put it toe-to-toe with some of the tablet big boys, yet at a much more affordable price. 

    The workmate has a lot to recommend, starting with a 10.1-inch IPS display equipped to show off a full 1080p resolution for crystal clear video, images, and web pages. Of course, a tablet's chip has to be able to back that up, so this Android-based device hosts a spritely MT8163 quad-core processor with 3GB RAM, which is capable of carrying the full weight of your computing needs. From streaming video to playing games to running multiple apps at once, the Z10 has the horsepower to remain up for the challenge.

    In many cases, the Z10 can match the iPads and Galaxies of the world step for step, with comparable features like a 13MP camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, dual stereo speakers, and plenty of onboard storage space.

    It even sports a few things those other models don't include, like eye health and reading modes, which automatically use ambient light to slightly yellow the screen to a monochromatic view that helps protect your eyes from eyestrain.  

    And finally, there's the price. Unlike its significantly pricier competitors, the Vankyo MatrixPad Z10 is on sale now for just $109.99, a savings of over 20 percent.

    Prices subject to change.

  • The Kyvol Cybovac D6 is a robot vacuum and mopper, all in one

    As we continue in our technological march toward Rosie the Robot, we quietly reached a major milestone in that revolution in just the last few years. We've been manufacturing robots to handle all kinds of household tasks for a while now. We have vacuuming robots, for instance. We also have mopping robots. But until recently, we haven't had robots built to be multi-taskers, handling a handful of different household cleaning duties all by themselves.

    The Kyvol Cybovac D6 is just that new breed of cross-disciplinary wonder-tech, a vacuum robot that not only sucks up everything littering the carpets of your home but employs a little elbow grease as well to mop your hard-surfaced floors as well.

    As a pure vacuum, the D6 brings the goods, backed with 3,000Pa suction to supply some serious cleaning power. That's enough pull to suck up dust, hair, small rocks, beans, and even small candies without missing a beat. And with the triple-layered, high-performance filter and a spacious 600ml dustbin, it also has a carpet boost function, which is a kind of nitro charge that happens when the D6 automatically increases its suction to drag out dust hidden deep inside the carpet.

    But like we said, the D6 isn't just about vacuuming. This unit is packed with smart mopping features as well, utilizing the 300ml water tank to serve up different mopping motions for different areas and different surfaces.

    The D6 can also be trusted to do its job well as it generates a real-time map of your home, choosing the best route to clean everything just the right way. Users can also employ boundary strips to set up virtual no-go zones, so your D6 will always know where to travel and where not to. 

    Programmable through remote control, the Kyvol app, or even through voice commands to home smart tech like the Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant, the D6 runs for up to 150 minutes in a single run, which should be enough to cover all the ground of even large homes. When it's finished or needs a recharge, it'll automatically head back to its docking station when the battery runs low.

    Right now, the Kyvol Cybovac D6 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop is available at almost $50 off its regular price, now down to just $254.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • This nixie tube-style clock can be your home's new conversation starter

    Everybody's looking for that utterly unique piece of home decor. It's the item that every visitor you invite into your house will likely remember long after they leave. If your guests stare and start asking questions about it, you know you're on the right track.

    If you've got an eccentric streak, that item is probably something a little odd, a little moody, intriguing, and maybe even a little menacing. If that sounds like you, we might have that piece of visual home flair that'll really tie the room together. If Dr. Frankenstein had a timepiece back in his early 19th-century lab of horrors, it would undoubtedly look a lot like the RGB Nixie Tube Clock.

    Nixie tube technology is a second-cousin to neon and it was all the rage back in the 1950s and 60s, particularly for use in clocks and other devices used for displaying numbers like calculators. Eventually overtaken by modern technology like LED, this retro yet futuristic-looking clock brings it all back in a starkly unique fashion.

    In fact, it's a vintage feel using modern tech. These five black walnut wood and acrylic cases display 6 LEDs that show the current time right down to the second. It's not a real nixie tube clock, but you'd never know it just by looking at this.

    While an old-school tube clock would only light in a single color, this modern-tech version is overloaded with versatility. You can set this timepiece up to run through any of several different modes displaying with a handful of different colors so you can set just the exact tone you're looking for. From a single-color display to an eerie breathing mode, from alternative shades to a literally flashing rainbow setting, anyone can find a display configuration that'll suit their specific vibe.

    Regularly $140, you can save over 20 percent off an RGB Nixie Tube Clock, dropping the price down to just $109.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • The Patriot mask is 100% made in the USA — and right now, it's up to 60% off.

    The Patriot mask is 100% made in the USA — and right now, it's up to 60% off.

    The world has changed. And while the ravages of a global pandemic may be slowly subsiding, some of the aftereffects promise to linger for years to come. 

    Masks are now a part of our daily lives, with millions awakened to the ongoing impact of airborne pathogens. Meanwhile, studies have found the threat of another ongoing air quality issue, wildfire smoke, could be up to 10 times more harmful than other sources of air pollution.

    Facing all these dangers, it's easy to think that masks aren't just part of our daily lives now, but that they're here to stay.

    For those committed to protecting their health as well as that of family and friends, the Patriot mask is a smart ongoing way of fighting those environmental hazards while also supporting American workers and jobs.

    The Patriot is made by ALG, an LED lighting manufacturer who jumped into action in 2020 and converted their Northwest Ohio manufacturing plants to start making protective gear like the Patriot mask. After distributing millions of masks, gloves, and gowns to the federal government, hospitals and healthcare systems, the Patriot offers that same level of protection and peace of mind to the average consumer.

    Available in both small and regular sizes, the Patriot sports an inner spandex foam sponge bar that makes wearing comfortable and safe, along with an adjustable galvanized iron-nose clip and ultra-elastic nylon headbands for a custom fit and secure seal to the user's face.

    Right now, you can stock up on multi-pack assortments of the Patriot mask, all between 48 and 60 percent off their regular cost. You can head over to the website of their distributor SureWay Health to fortify your stockpile now at these lower in-bulk prices.

    Prices are subject to change.

  • Adjust your bass and listening experience with the Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones

    Maybe you're just like Meghan Trainor. Maybe you're really just all about that bass. If you can't imagine listening to your favorite music without some low-end register all but guaranteed to rattle your gut and shake loose a few internal organs, it's worth giving the Skullcandy Crusher Evo Sensory Bass Wireless Headphones a healthy listen. And it doesn't hurt that that ground-quaking thump wouldn't be the only uniquely customized listening feature packed inside these powerful cans.

    While the Crusher Evos can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any of its over-ear headphone competitors, these were headphones designed for those who love deep, rich, pumping basslines. But unlike other bass-heavy headphone models, the Crusher Evos offer degrees to your bass obsession.

    Using the unique slider prominently included right on the earcup, users can find just their preferred level of bump. Either go low for a mellower, more realistic bass mix or swipe that sucker up and max out enough bass to rattle your bones. The power is all up to you — use it wisely.

    However, adjusting the bass level isn't the only personalization happening with the Crusher Evos. Using the ultimate audio customization of Personal Sound created by Skullcandy partner Audiodo, users can go to the Skullcandy app and run a personal sound profile diagnostic to check what sounds really resonate with a particular user. Then, that sound profile is stored directly into your headphones, featuring an optimized sound level to hit just the type of audio presentation a listener wants each time they put on the Crusher Evos. 

    And as if that wasn't cool enough, these headphones are also stocked with Tile finding technology; if these headphones are ever either lost or misplaced, the app can "ring" the headphones, so you can always backtrack to where they are now. 

    While feature-rich headphone models are often accompanied by less-than-stellar battery standards, the Crusher Evos are more than up to the challenge, delivering more than 40 hours of playback on a single charge. In fact, the Rapid Charge feature gets that charging done in a hurry, serving up an extra four hours of battery life after just 10 minutes plugged in and charging.

    The Skullcandy Crusher Evo Sensory Bass Wireless Headphones usually sell for $198, but right now, they're on sale at almost 25 percent off, knocking your total down to only $149.99.

    Prices subject to change.

  • This optical illusion area rug will shred your room's space-time continuum (it won't)

    There are area rugs that tie together a space. There are area rugs that offer a unique aesthetic to give a room a different look or feel. Then there are area rugs that do both of those things while also filling in the Venn diagram of supremely messing with your mind. And you better be ready. Because this 3D Bottomless Hole Optical Illusion Area Rug is a serious trip, man.

    If you need an area rug, but demand a piece with your quirky sense of humor and unusual sense of room decor, then this round 24×24-inch head-scratcher is probably right in your wheelhouse.

    The rug itself is crafted from polyester fiber that's hard-wearing, stain-resistant, and long-lasting. It sports a high-density space elastic cotton interlayer that absorbs water, is soft and fluffy to the touch, and doesn't fade during washing. And it's constructed with a high-density memory foam, which can actually help alleviate foot pressure. 

    Those are all the standard traditional reasons to buy a rug. And make no mistake, those reasons are not unimportant, but c'mon. Let's get to the point here. The reason you want and need this rug is to seriously freak your peeps out!

    You know it's a rug. Your visitors know it's a rug. But your brain is telling you this black and white circle is actually a portal straight down, an optical illusion of bold monochromatic patterns that makes you feel like edging even slightly too close to the edge of this rug is a one-way ticket down. Way down.

    Worst case scenario: this rug is a light chuckle at its cheeky humor. Best case scenario: somebody actually gets unnerved and fears a very real fall. And if you're in the position to unleash that kind of emotional uncertainty from just a 2 foot-diameter area rug, you've pretty much got to go all-in on that, right?

    You can unnerve anyone and everyone with this 3D Bottomless Hole Optical Illusion Area Rug now and even save more than a few bucks. Regularly $49, this conversation starter is now 67 percent off, or just $15.95. Admit it…you know you want to.

    Prices subject to change.

  • Apollo Neuro teaches your body how to battle stress on its own

    There's a silent killer that might be even more insidious than diseases, viruses, and other health conditions. It contributes to all of those more headline-grabbing ravagers, not to mention hundreds more. In fact, the American Psychological Association says it's directly linked to all six of the leading causes of death. It plays its part, yet it's never listed as the primary cause of anyone's passing.

    It's stress. And while its impact on global health is unquestionably massive, the true scope of its role is maddeningly intangible. We know it affects us all and helps to kill thousands. Yet, our ability to measure its impact and fight it are still frustratingly limited.

    Most health wearables are equipped to monitor body readings that can give you a broad indication of your typical stress level. Apollo Neuro is the wearable device that goes a step further, actually training your body to actively combat stress in the moments you need it most.

    The brainchild of a pair of University of Pittsburgh neuroscientists, Apollo Neuro is keyed into inaudible low frequency sound waves and the massive role they play in addressing stress and the human body's natural "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous response.

    Apollo's scientifically proven technology engages with your sense of touch to improve heart rate variability (HRV). A chronic stress indicator, HRV elevates when you're triggered, setting your nervous system into fight-or-flight mode, which also impairs your body's ability to calm down and think straight in heightened moments of anxiety.

    Apollo Neuro trains your body to fight this rise with those low frequency sound waves, restoring balance by sending gentle vibrations through your body to flip "fight-or-flight" reactions into their natural "rest-and- digest" counterbalance, known as a parasympathetic nervous response. These vibrations are recognized by the body as calming and grounding, generating the same reaction your body feels when someone hugs you during a rough time.

    Apollo Neuro works in tandem with a mobile app, with goal-oriented modes like Sleep and Renew, Clear and Focused, Relax and Unwind, Meditation and Mindfulness, and more. Just wear it on your wrist or ankle and use the Apollo app to choose how you'd like to feel. 

    While Apollo Neuro offers that in-the-moment relief from the effects of rising, even crippling stress episodes, its most important impacts may actually come from its long-term use. Once your body becomes accustomed to the effects Apollo Neuro unleashes, it can actually start training your body to trigger those calming sensations on its own. So the more you use Apollo Neuro, the more effective it becomes.

    Apollo Neuro is a perfectly calibrated tool for those who want to take control of their mental health, from severe chronic stress, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, insomnia, or other stress-related conditions.

    Right now, you can enjoy all the calming effects of the Apollo Neuro and save 10 percent off your purchase.

  • Create, edit, and merge PDF files for $30 with this top-rated PDF editing app

    It's among the most popular digital file formats in the world. In fact, its creator Adobe figures there are now over 2.5 trillion PDF documents floating around out there. And at times, it's probably felt like you've had to deal with every single one of them.

    Make no mistake. PDFs are so common because they're very good at what they do. Unlike other formats, PDFs retain formatting and are widely readable while still maintaining a relatively small, portable file size. But unlike editing other popular text documents, if you've ever tried to make even simple changes to a PDF without proper PDF software… Well, it probably didn't go so well.

    Thankfully, Ashampoo PDF Pro 2 is built to help. It's a software tool that gives users all the control they need for reading, editing, and sharing information in PDF files.

    German-based Ashampoo has been making popular software programs since the 1990s — and PDF Pro 2 is one of their most popular with more than 20 million worldwide users. With PDF Pro 2, users can modify basically everything in a PDF from simple text to images to web links with absolute ease. Text changes happen just like editing a Microsoft Word document. Open images are editable in place with the external image editor. And there's even a new window for even faster access to some of the most common editing areas like the letter, line, and paragraph settings.

    Meanwhile, the customization options are made to excite any regular PDF creator. From creating interactive forms and comparing PDFs to numbering pages, finding and replacing text or colors, converting documents, or even using encryption to fully protect your documents, PDF Pro 2 is on it.

    Users can fill out PDF forms with interactive fields, convert PDFs into a handful of other popular file formats, merge several documents into one PDF, or split a single PDF into a handful of separate documents. It even has an auto-repair feature to fix problems before they become problems, which could be part of why sites like Tech2Blog give PDR Pro 2 a perfect 5 out of 5-star review.

    Regularly $69, you can pick up Ashampoo PDF Pro 2 now for almost 60 percent off, down to only $29.99.

    Prices subject to change.