Cool hands-free illuminated magnifier for cheap

This 2.5x LED magnifier can be used as a handheld tool or on the desktop. Perfect for peering at electronic components. It's only on Amazon. Read the rest

This cool mechanical pencil sharpens itself

The inexpensive Uni Kuru Toga is my favorite mechanical pencil, because it automatically rotates the lead everytime you touch the tip to paper. This keeps the lead nicely rounded. It does this without making the pen feel clicky or clunky, which would render it useless. Instead the mechanical action is so smooth as to be unnoticable. Read the rest

Good deal on a stovetop espresso maker

I don't have this particular make of stovetop espresso maker, but they all work the same way. It quickly makes several cups of strong coffee. I wouldn't call it espresso - just strong coffee. No filter is needed. If you've never tried this kind of coffee maker before, now is your chance: Amazon is selling the 3-cup model for and the 6-cup model for . Read the rest

These steel taco holders are a steal

I've been using these steel taco holders for a few years now and they are a big hit with the family. They hold tacos upright, making it easy to add fillings. And when you serve them, the fillings don't fall out. Plus, they are just fun to use. Amazon has them for the sale price of Read the rest

If you want a small cheap tablet to stream media and read e-books, the Fire 7 Tablet is a good choice

At just The Fire 7 is a nice little tablet. I've had one for couple of years and it's great for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, etc. It's a bit heavier than a Kindle, but I find it to be a really good ebook reader, too. This new model has twice the storage as the previous version (16GB vs 8GB, and a 32GB version is available, too). It also has a faster processor than the previous version, as well as hands-free Alexa. Read the rest

Great deal on the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote

If you've been thinking about getting a Fire TV Stick streaming media player, this is a good opportunity. It's normally but if you use code 4KFIRETV at checkout you can get it for half the price. Read the rest

Grilling mats are great for barbecuing cut vegetables

I like the charcoal flavor of barbecued steak and chicken, but it's hard to cook vegetables on my Weber grill, because the vegetables tend to fall between the wires. Grilling mats prevent that from happening. You just set a mat on the grill and place the veggies on top. The mats are so thin that they look like they would incinerate in a second, but they are impervious to high heat. They are easy to clean, too. Nothing sticks to them. Amazon has a good deal on a set of these BBQ grilling mats. Read the rest

My collapsable water bottle

Most airports have filtered water dispensers past the security checkpoint. I take advantage of the free water by traveling with this Vapur Element BPA Free Durable Foldable Flexible Water Bottle. It folds flat or can be rolled up. It has a carabiner for clipping to a pack. Read the rest

Great deal on Hanes T-shirts 4-pack

Amazon has a good sale on these four packs of Hanes black T-shirts with pockets. I usually get Gildan Ts, but these are even cheaper right now. Read the rest

This ratchet wrench set with 18 driver bits is great for tight spots

Amazon has a good price on this ratcheting driver set: . It comes with 18 color-coded bits (slotted, phillips, and hex) and can be used in spots where there's only 1.4-inches of headroom.


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Ridiculously low price for electric guitar strings

I don't know how long this deal will last, but I just bought a set of GHS Thin Core Boomers for . The strings on my Telecaster are at least 10 years old, so I think it's time. Read the rest

Try a Japanese-style faux bento box

We stopped using disposable plastic bags for packing lunches a couple of years ago, opting instead for these Japanese-style faux bento boxes. They typically come with two stacking containers, and one of the containers is usually divided into two compartments. The Bentgo is just such a lunch box. It comes with an elastic band to keep the containers stacked and it also includes a knife, fork, and spoon. Amazon has it on sale right now for .

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Great price on a pound of matcha powder

Matcha (powdered green tea leaves) is usually pretty expensive. When I saw a one-pound container of Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder on Amazon selling for I was suspicious, but I decided to give it a try. It's delicious. Our favorite way to drink it is to blend a teaspoon with 8 oz of soy or almond milk. We use this fantastic Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother to mix it up. Read the rest

Box of 100 nitrile gloves on sale for a low price

If you have "large" hands, it's your lucky day. Amazon has a box of 100 nitrile gloves on sale for just . I use them for any kind of messy work - gluing PVC pipe, wiping up cat barf, fixing greasy garage door mechanisms. I appreciate having a never ending supply, so I just bought another box. Read the rest

This excellent and very inexpensive Dremel compatible rotary tool is on sale again

I've been using this Wen rotary tool for a couple of years now and I really like it. It has plenty of power (I've never turned it up to full speed for anything I've used it for), comes with a bunch of tool bits, and costs a tiny fraction of the price of a similar Dremel tool: on Amazon. Read the rest

This Sakura Micron pen set is great for drawing and writing

The black ink in Sakura Pigma markers is very rich. I love drawing with them. This set of six, which sells for just , has nibs ranging from 0.20mm in diameter up to 0.50mm. Read the rest

Good deal on a high-speed 256GB flash drive

You can back up a lot of photos, songs, and documents with this 256GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive from Samsung. According to the manufacturer they are "water proof, shock proof, magnet proof, temperature proof, and x-ray proof." Amazon has them on sale right now for Read the rest

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