You guys buy a ton of USB charging hubs, but if your desk, travel bag, or nightstand is still in need of one, we’ve found three great options for you today.
This one is from Anker, which is the most trusted brand in the world for these kinds of things. It also has a whopping six ports, and 60W of power to split between them. [Anker PowerPort 6 Multi-Port USB Charger , $24]
For $10 less, you can get a five-port charger from Aukey. But note that it only has 40W of power, so it might not charge everything quite as fast, depending on how many devices you have plugged in at once. [Aukey 40W / 8A 5 Ports USB Desktop Charging Station Wall Charger with AlPower , $14 with code Z6PQKY9P]
If you own a newer Android phone that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, this five-port charger includes a compatible port. [Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 54W 5 Ports USB Desktop Charging Station Wall Charger , $20 with code KE6MMX7T]
Amazon just kicked off another of their trademark Android app giveaways, this time featuring the likes of Goat Simulator, Bridge Constructor Medieval, Photo Lab Pro , and Scribblenauts Remix, just to name a few. All told, there are nearly 40 apps included in the giveaway, so be sure to grab your favorites while you can. [Amazon App Store Giveaway]
If you’re an iPhone user, you’re not totally out of luck. Many of the most popular iOS apps and games are also on sale today, including Monument Valley, djay 2, Day One, and Terraria. Be sure to check out our App Deals post for the full list. [iOS App Deals ]
We’ve seen a couple of nice deals on Brother laser printers lately, but here’s another if neither of those fit your needs. The Brother HL-2360DW doesn’t have a scanner, but it does have wireless networking so you can print from anywhere. [Brother - HL-L2360DW Wireless Mono Laser Printer, $80]
More Brother Printers On Sale:
Brother HL-2300D Mono Laser Printer ($50) | Amazon
Brother MFCL2700DW All-In-One Mono Laser Printer ($120) | Amazon
It doesn’t use electric motors, but this is one of the cheapest adjustable height standing desks we’ve seen. I’ve been using a makeshift standing desk for over a year and a half, so feel free to ask me anything in the comments. [Cool Living Adjustable Height Stand Up Desk, $295]
Only luddites use tape measures anymore. This laser distance measurer takes instant distance readings that are accurate to within 1/16 of an inch, and includes several built-in area calculation functions, in case you’re a little rusty on your elementary school math. [Etekcity S9 130ft./40meter Distance Measurer Meter Kit , $40 with code METER2FF]
Want a $200 laptop that doesn’t run Chrome OS? HP’s Stream is your best bet, and the 13.3” model is down to an all-time low $199 today. [HP Stream 13.3 Inch Laptop (Celeron, 2GB, 32GB SSD, Office 365, Windows 8.1) , $199]
From Gizmodo’s hands-on :
Unsurprisingly, Windows is the draw here. Maneuvering through the OS was surprisingly responsive, transitioning among applications and menus without stutter. Unlike its Chromebook competitors, these laptops don’t rely on an internet connection and can run full Windows applications. You also get a free year of Office 365 and 1TB of OneDrive (to help bolster the measly 32GBs)
Slow cookers are great when you don’t have time to cook, but what if you’re going to be out of the house for 8 hours, and a recipe requires you to turn the heat down after six? This programmable slow cooker from Frigidaire is totally programmable for these kinds of situations, and it’s down to an all-time low price after a $15 off coupon. [Frigidaire Professional Stainless 7-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker , $53 after $15 coupon]
Roku streaming boxes are some of the most popular items we’ve ever listed , and their most miniature model is down to the best price we’ve ever seen today, if you don’t mind buying a refurb. [Refurb Roku Streaming Stick, $30]
If, like me, yesterday’s Super Mario Maker promo video convinced you to buy the game , Prime members can preorder and save $10 (discount shown at checkout). That’s a decent discount for any first party Nintendo title, let alone for a preorder. [Preorder Super Mario Maker , $50 for Prime members only. Discount shown at checkout]
Don’t have Prime? Here’s a 30 day free trial .
Need a Wii U to play it on? Best Buy is taking $25 off the Splatoon deluxe bundle. [Wii U Splatoon Bundle, $275]
The marquee spec here is the DPI range of 200-12,000, adjustable on the fly. There are also five easily movable and removable weights, and 11 customizable buttons, along with the classic Logitech dual-mode scroll wheel. Mechanical microswitches and a braided cable are also nice touches.
Monopoly purists might balk at replacing paper money with electronic “credit cards,” but seriously, nobody ever wants to be the banker, and they always cheat anyway. [Monopoly Electronic Banking Game , $16]
If you enjoyed Rogue Nation, the first four Mission: Impossible films are all on sale for $8 today.
If you own a dog, you’ll use these things eventually, so you might as well get a multi-year supply. [700 Poop Bags + Leash Holder , $11 with code 83CLYGNC]
If you have any old SSDs lying around, this SATA to USB 3.0 cable can turn them into speedy external drives, with no tools required. Sure, there are plenty of enclosures for about the same price that will do the same job, but I think it’s kind of cool to be able to see the label of the SSD. [Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Adapter , $13]
From the author of World War Z (the good book, not the bad movie), The Zombie Survival Guide is almost certainly the most popular parody survival guide ever written, and you can grab a copy on Kindle right now for just $2 .
While you’re at it,read World War Z , if you haven’t.
If you don’t mind buying a refurb, you can save 50% off the usual price of this highly-rated cordless electric kettle. A kettle sounds like a pretty simple appliance, but this one has a ton of bells and whistles, including boil-dry protection, a “keep warm” mode, six temperature settings for different kinds of drinks, and a lot more. [Refurb Cuisinart CPK-17 Cordless Electric Kettle, $50]
Want to get hyped for The Force Awakens? The first six Star Wars films are getting Steelbook releases in November, and you can save on any or all of them by preordering. You won’t be charged until they ship, and if the price drops any further prior to release, you’ll automatically get the best deal.
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