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Aukey offers USB-C cable 3-packs for as little as $9, 5-packs for $14

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time to aid in making the USB-C transition a bit more affordable for your new KEYone.

USB-C has been slowly taking over, and you may have already experienced the big change with your new BlackBerry KEYone. While USB-C has plenty of advantages, this change means that all of your old cables are no longer compatible, and now you'll need a bunch of new ones. Right now, Aukey is offering some pretty nice discounts on its 3 and 5-packs of USB-C cables, which helps make the transition a bit more affordable.

You can grab a basic 3-pack for as little as $8.75, or opt for the braided ones which are perfect for those who are a bit harsher on their cables for just $11.89. You'll need to use a coupon code during checkout at Amazon to get these prices, so be sure to use the matching coupon code below for the listing you select.

Sure, your KEYone may not need to be charged all the time, but if you find yourself needing a charge you'll want to have a few of these around. Be sure to grab one for your house, car, and office now!

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This $4 phone mount keeps your phone safe while you focus on the road

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a universal car mount.

Right now you can pick up Choetech's universal car mount for just $3.99 at Amazon with coupon code 8ESTIKT7, a savings of $2 from its recently-reduced price. This particular mount has never sold for this low, and at this price, it is hard to beat. It fits a variety of phones, and with the quick release button using it is a breeze.

  • Super Secure: Angled bottom and two adjusting arms prevent your phone from moving up and down. Extra strong suction cup with sticky gel protect your phone from fell off from Windshield or Dashboard.
  • One Hand Operation: With quick release button the phone can be easily inserted and quick released. With just a touch of a button, the arms expand out to their full width. Simply set your phone in the holder and squeeze the arms until it holds your phone in place.
  • Universal Compatibility: Adjustable silicone padded holder with great expansion capabilities fits devices from 2 inch to 3.7 inch wide, such as GPS, iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC and more.As for google pixel, the arms might be press on the volume button of the speaker. If the phone is too heavy, it will fall out easily so mobile phone under 5.5 inch would be better.
  • 360°Rotation: With 360°rotation swivel ball allows you to get the perfect viewing angle without interfere the air flow direction.
  • What You Get: CHOETECH dashboard/ windshield mount (Bracket, suction cup and adjuster), 18 months warranty and friendly, easy-to-reach customer service

At just $3.99, you should have one of these in every vehicle that is in your household. If you're looking for a magnetic mount instead, Aukey has a few options for just $4 as well.

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This $14 Bluetooth speaker is a great addition to any shower

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a highly-rated Bluetooth speaker.

Right now you can grab VicTsing's Bluetooth shower speaker for just $13.99 with coupon code FYYLBKB5, a savings of $5. This speaker is a great option for anyone looking for something durable and waterproof thanks to its silicon casing that allows it to be shock, dust, and waterproof.

Featuring a built-in mic, you could use it for phone calls as well as music playback, making it even more versatile. Inside it has a 5W speaker for nice loud sound quality, and with more than 5,600 reviews at Amazon, it maintains a 4.2-star rating!

Odds are this price won't last very long, so if you are looking for an affordable Bluetooth speaker that both looks great and is waterproof, act quick!

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This $27 Bluetooth speaker has a crazy long 24-hour battery life

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a discount on a powerful Bluetooth speaker.

Update: This popular deal is back again, this time with a new coupon code. Be sure to use code UVQH8VHF for the full savings.

Amazon's currently has a pretty great discount on the extremely popular Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. With this deal, the black version speaker drops down to $26.99 with coupon code UVQH8VHF (the other colors are $32.99), from a usual street price around $36. Anker is well known for coupon code deals, which are hard to track over time, so it's possible this speaker has gone lower than this in the past. For direct price drops, though, this price only matches a previous drop back in 2016 on Black Friday.

The SoundCore has a 24-hour battery life, which means you can take it on any outdoor excursion without worrying about it fading for quite some time. It has a built-in mic so you can use Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls. It also comes with an 18-month warranty from Anker.

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Grab a 5-pack of certified Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses for just $5

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a set of certified Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses so you can safely watch it!

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is right around the corner and if you plan to watch it, you'll want to make sure your eyes are protected. This may seem like something trivial, but looking directly at it could actually blind you. Luckily, spending just a few bucks can keep your eyes safe, and allow you to enjoy the sights of this can't miss event. B&H Photo is offering a 5-pack of Eclipse Viewing Glasses for $4.99, a savings of $3 from their regular price.

You can find these glasses in tons of places right now, but not all of them are created equal. You'll need to ensure they have an ISO 12312-2 certification, otherwise, they may not be providing the protection you need. For many, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so you'll want to make sure you are prepared for the event, and that your family is as well.

These glasses do ship for free, but it says to allow up to 7 business days for them to be delivered. If you want to ensure you have a pair in time for the event, be sure to get your order in now! If you want to go all out on this event, B&H also has an 8-piece solar observing and imaging kit for $30, which includes a filter for your camera so you can safely photograph it.

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Keep your cables organized with 100 VELCRO brand ties for $6

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an inexpensive cable management accessory you must have!

Keeping your cables neat and tidy is a chore that many people don't want to have to do, but cable management doesn't have to be a big pain for you. Something as simple as some velcro ties can transform a slew of messy cables into something you can actually manage in just a few minutes. Right now you can pick up a 100 pack of VELCRO Brand thin ties for just $6.09 at Amazon, a savings of $4 from the regular price.

  • Take control of computer and electronics cord clutter with easily adjustable, reusable hook & loop ties.
  • Perfect for computer, appliance and electronic cord organization, wire management and storage.
  • Trusted & used in data & network centers across the globe. Wraps onto itself for secure hold
  • 100 Pack of adjustable, reusable, low profile Black VELCRO Brand Thin Ties
  • Cut it to length or combine ties to make it the perfect length for any application

Stop dealing with messy cables all over the place and get them cleaned up and looking neat for just a few bucks.

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You can charge this 15000mAh power bank via Lightning, MicroUSB, or both

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a discounted 15000mAh power bank!

If your family is mixed with iOS and Android users, this is the battery pack that you need. Right now you can grab iClever's 15000mAh portable battery for just $23.99 with coupon ICLEVER8 at Amazon. This is a discount of $11. So what makes this one stand out from the others?

Well, it features both a MicroUSB and Lightning input for charging the battery pack, which is super convenient, and you can even use them both at the same time to charge it up even faster. It also has 2 USB outputs, so you can charge up two devices at the same time while on the go.

  • An impressive 15000mAH of power means 6 full charges of your iPhone 6, and 3.5 full charges of your Galaxy S7. Now, that's powerful
  • Decked in a sleek matte black with a smooth touch finish, it's technology done in serious style
  • Two 5V 2A Micro USB charging ports and a dedicated lightning 5V 2A charging port means there's power to go around for the whole family. And if you need to recharge this portable charger fast, simply plug it into two power sources and it charges 50% faster. Talk about a win-win for everybody
  • Two 5V 2.4A USB AF Output supports two iPads at one go. And with Smart ID, this travel charger recognizes your devices and maximizes charging output. Apple devices also enjoy quick charge – so time to iPlug in
  • In case of emergencies, this handy dust-proof power bank doubles up as a nifty torchlight activated by a double press of the power button, and the built-in power indicator is in a soft blue that's easy on the eyes. Comes in a compact flannelette carry bag

Stop stressing over your battery life when you are out and about, and instead grab one of these to keep with you at all times. The first time you use it you'll be super thankful that you made the purchase.

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Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

The Thrifter team is back again, this time with an even easier way to add USB plugs to your existing outlets!

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don't have to. Adding USB outlets can be as simple as grabbing a screw driver and replacing the outlet cover. You don't need to turn off the power, you don't have to hire an electrician, just swap them out and start plugging in your cables.

Using the coupon code THRFTRHOME5 you can grab one of these outlet covers just $14.99, or you can pick up two of them for $24.99. These are made by iPM, a smaller company that is beginning to appear in national retailers like Home Depot. Each cover has two 2.1A USB ports built-in, so you can plug in your phone, tablet, action camera, or any other gadget without any worries.

These outlets normally sell for as much as $22, which makes this deal pretty sweet. Daily Steals is offering free shipping on these orders as well, so be sure to get your orders in now.

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These $10 Mpow Bluetooth headphones should be your impulse purchase of the day

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with another exclusive deal on a great pair of Bluetooth headphones!

Bluetooth headphones have become extremely popular over the years, but not everyone is interested in spending $100 or more on a pair of headphones. Luckily, there are a lot of great options that don't require you to spend that kind of money. Mpow is a brand that is known for making high-quality headphones at extremely affordable prices, and this deal helps make them even more affordable.

Daily Steals is offering the Mpow Seals Sports Bluetooth headphones for just $9.99 with coupon code THRFTRSPORT2, which is $15 less than you can get them for at Amazon.

  • Aerodynamics Stylish Design : The airflow surface of Mpow Seals is in accordance with the curve of the external ear, making you super comfortable while enjoying your exercises.
  • IPX4 Waterproof Level : When we say IPX4 waterproof level, we mean it can resist any drops or splashes of water from multiple directions. It is made for sports.
  • CVC 6.0 & apt-X Technology : apt-X technology, coupled with 6th generation CVC, you will never miss a beat and enjoy a crystal clear voice talking.
  • Excellent Battery Performance : Up to 7 hours of continuous talking / music time and up to 240 hours of standby with a single charge, saving more time for fun!
  • All In One : Last number redial, audio switch, smart voice alerts, multipoint connection, voice dialing(IOS devices) are all included in Mpow Seals! apt-X Technology for iPhone 6s / Plus / 6 / 5s, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5, Note 4/3/2

To sweeten the deal even more, Daily Steals is also offering free shipping on the headphones, making them an easy impulse purchase. We've all spent $10 (or more) on something far less useful than these headphones, so why not order a pair for yourself right now!

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Best Buy's Cyber Monday in July deals are live: iPad (2017) for $280, 4K TVs under $400 and more!

Best Buy is running its Cyber Monday in July sale, and our friends at Thrifter are here with some of the best deals from it!

Following its Black Friday in July sale, Best Buy is back with a Cyber Monday in July sale. From appliances for your home to a new speaker system for your car, a new iPad for an upcoming present to a new TV for your living room, there are a ton of deals here you'll want to check out. Much like regular Cyber Monday deals, these prices are good for just today, July 24, so don't miss out!

You can also save $5 on select smart lights and outlets, up to $20 on select video game titles, and grab select seasonal K-Cup 18-packs for just $5.99. Be sure to shop the whole sale so you don't miss out on any of the deals!

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Protect your devices as they charge with these discounted Belkin Surge Protectors

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with some great deals on surge protectors to keep your devices safe!

Odds are you have to charge more than one of your devices every single day, which means that they spend a lot of time connected to a wall to power up the battery. Did you know that a power surge could come through and potentially ruin those pieces of electronics at any time? Wouldn't that stink? Well, luckily, protecting your devices isn't extremely expensive. Today, Amazon has some great deals on Belkin surge protectors that can prevent your devices from being affected.

The most popular option is also the smallest, the SurgePlus Mini travel swivel surge protector, which is down to just $11.99. It has 3 outlets, 2 USB connected, offers a 918 Joules protection, and comes with a lifetime warranty and $75,000 in connected equipment warranty. There is also the Belkin 8-outlet pivot-plug for $13.99 with protection against 2,160 Joules, and the Belkin 12-outlet power strip for $16.99, which has a 6-foot cord and the largest protection at 3,996 Joules.

These prices are good for today, July 14, only, so don't miss out. Trust me when I say that buying one of these is far less expensive than replacing a gadget that fries during a surge.

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This $8 portable battery packs 10000mAh of power to keep your devices going

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a portable battery pack you're going to want!

Manufacturers have finally started putting more focus into the battery performance on smartphones, but often times with how busy we are they still don't meet our needs. No one wants to sit connected to a wall to get extra power during the day, and luckily you don't have to. Portable batteries are an investment everyone should make, especially when they are this inexpensive. Right now you can pick up a 10000mAh battery pack from Kmashi for just $7.99 with coupon code 5EX29OBFat Amazon.

This is a discount of $4 off its regular price and brings it around $1.50 lower than we normally see deal prices on it for. It has 2 USB ports so you can easily charge multiple devices at the same time (outputs at 2.1A), and the built-in LEDs show you how much power the battery itself has left. If you struggle to make it through the day with your battery life or need something for when traveling, you won't want to miss this deal.

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The absolute best Prime Day deals you can buy right now

Prime Day is here! The Thrifter team has been hard at work since 7 p.m. last night when the Prime-only deals began to go live. Not only have we been updating our site and Twitter feed with the best deals, but we've also been live blogging the entire thing. At this point, we want to make it a bit easier for you to find the overall best deals of Prime Day.

The following list compiles our favorite deals of Prime Day 2017 that are still live and will be updated throughout the remainder of the day.


  • Amazon Fire Tablet - $30 (previously $50)
  • Echo Dot - $35 (previously $50)
  • Echo - $90 (previously $180)
  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive - $65 (previously $77)
  • SanDisk Ultra II 500 GB SSD - $137 (previously $175)
  • Philips Hue Smart Bulb - $40 (previously $50)
  • Sandisk Ultra 256 GB MicroSDXC - $105 (previously ~$150)
  • Blue Yeti USB Microphone: Blackout Edition - $90 (previously $130)
  • ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 Cable Modem - $41 (previously ~$95)
  • Acer Chromebook 11, 2GB Ram, 16GB storage - $130 (previously $170)
  • Samsung 128 GB Metal Flash Drive - $25 (previously $40)


  • FitBit Blaze - $139 (previously $199)
  • Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras by AmazonBasics - $20 (previously $27)
  • Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper (3 reams / 1,500 sheets) - $10 (previously $14)
  • AmazonBasics Commercial Patio Heater - $99 (previously ~$120)
  • High-back Executive Desk Chair - $80 (previously $110)
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker - $129 (previously ~$190)
  • Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill - $100 (previously $135)
  • GreenWorks Battery Powered 3-in-1 Lawn Mower - $225 (previously $349)
  • 23andMe DNA Test: Ancestry Personal Genetic Service - $49 (previously $99)
  • Sennheiser HD 598 SR Open-Back Headphones - $110 (previously $170)
  • Crock-Pot Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker - $32){.nofollow} (previously ~$50)
  • AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack - $12 {previously $25)
  • Free $5 credit when you purchase $25 or more in Amazon Gift Cards.


  • Xbox One S 500 GB Bundle - $240 (previously $370)
  • Xbox One S 1 TB Bundle - $290 (previously $418)
  • Sony PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller - $40 (previously $48)
  • Sony PS4 Slim 500 GB Bundle - $229){.nofollow} (previously $300)
  • Nintendo New 3DS XL Console (Galaxy Style) - $175){.nofollow} (previously $200)

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You won't empty your wallet for studio-grade headphones with the Status Audio HD One's at $19

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time bringing you studio-grade headphones for much less!

Wireless headphones have grown in popularity lately, but wired headphones are still invaluable for many since they don't need to be charged, offer a more reliable connection and more. Over-the-ear headphones can range in price from around $10 to over $300, depending what you are looking for. If quality is the main concern for you, but you don't want to go broke buying a new set of headphones, we've got just the deal for you.

Status Audio, a company that specializes in high-quality affordable headphones, is currently offering its HD One wired headphones for just $18.99. This is the lowest price these headphones have ever been, and $5 less than our previous mention. You won't want to miss this deal.

So, you've never heard of Status Audio? Don't worry, these headphones have a 4.3 out of 5-star rating at Amazon with over 700 reviews, and the company's other headphones, the OB-1, maintain a 4.7 out of 5-star rating with over 70 reviews. These are actually on sale as well, and you can get them for just $49.99. This is a $30 savings.

With the HD One's you'll get:

  • THE STATUS AUDIO ADVANTAGE – No logos, no celebrities, just sound. Join the 100,000+ customers enjoying premium sounding, beautifully constructed headphones at a fraction of the price of the big name competition.
  • SLEEK AND MINIMAL – Prefer not to be a walking billboard? The HD One headphones are 100% free of logos and branding, and are coated in a rubberized matte finish that doesn't show fingerprints or reflect light. Perfect for a minimal look or for customizing.
  • STUDIO GRADE – 40mm drivers deliver an exciting sound signature that responds to all genres of music. Deep, articulated bass with a sizzling high end. Exceptional detail and clarity throughout the entire frequency spectrum. This is the big, crisp sound you've been looking for.
  • FIT AND FINISH – On-ear design that is lightweight and comfortable for long-term use. A unique foldable design collapses into a small form factor, ideal for travel and commuting. Substantial, yet highly portable, these are your go-to headphones for your morning commute and throughout the day.

You don't have to take our word for it that you'll be impressed with the quality of these, though. Try them for yourself now for just $18.99, which happens to be the best price we've tracked on them, and let your ears show you just how good they are.

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Amazon Prime Day Live Blog: All of the best deals in real-time

Prime Day 2017 is finally here, and the Thrifter team will be covering all 30 hours of it with you right here!

That's right. Team Thrifter will be bringing you complete coverage of all things Prime Day right here, and we hope you'll join us. Our live coverage of the fun will begin on July 10 at 7 p.m. EST. Amazon will have a mix of all-day and Lightning deals going on, and we don't want you to miss out on any of them, so we've created this live blog to help everyone out. Lightning deals have been known to sell out in just minutes (sometimes less), so this is the quickest way to be alerted of these deals as they are happening!

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You'd be foolish not to buy a refurbished Echo for just $90 today

The Thrifter team is back again, this time bringing you the best deal you'll find on a certified refurbished Amazon Echo!

If you've been eyeing the full-sized Echo and haven't dropped the cash on one already, today's the day. Leading up to Prime Day, Amazon has dropped the price on a certified refurbished Echo down to just $89.99 for today only, which is the lowest this powerful smart speaker has ever been. What makes the timing of this deal even more important is that Amazon plans to offer voice exclusive discounts on Prime Day, meaning you'll need an Alexa-enabled product to take advantage of them. Depending on where you live, you may be able to get one in time to participate in those discounts if you order now!

Amazon says the certified refurbished Echo have been tested and will look and work like new. You can pick one up in your choice of black or white, and at this price, you won't want to miss out. If you aren't already a member of Amazon's Prime service, now is also a great time to sign up for the free 30-day trial. This will not only allow you to grab a discounted Echo today, but also take part in all the Prime Day fun that is right around the corner.

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Kick off your weekend with $1 movie rentals and $5 purchases at Amazon

Team Thrifter is back again, this time with some great deals on Amazon movie rentals and purchases ahead of Prime Day!

Before you know it, we will be in the midst of the Prime Day madness, but before that, we should all take some time this weekend to sit back, relax, and watch a movie. Amazon's latest offer brings $0.99 rentals and $4.99 purchases to Prime members. The deal, as you'd expect, doesn't cover the company's entire library of titles, but there is quite a mix available on both the rental and purchase end of it.

Some of the titles include:



There are a lot more titles available for both rent and purchase, so you'll want to check out the full lists to see if anything else may be of interest for you. If you've yet to stream anything from Prime Video on your television before, Amazon is also offering a $10 credit when you do for the first time.

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Thrifter is giving away two pairs of hand-crafted Grado Labs headphones, and one could be yours

Team Thrifter is back again, this time with a chance for you to win one of two pairs of hand-crafted headphones!

Headphones come in all shapes, sizes, and prices these days, and it's much easier to spend $10 on a set than it is to drop a few hundred. Unfortunately, you won't get the same build or audio quality out of the cheaper ones, but sometimes that's all you want to spend at the time. Ever dream of owning a beautiful pair of handmade headphones? If so, we've got a giveaway you won't want to miss.

To celebrate the recent launch of Thrifter's new site and branding, they partnered up with Grado Labs to be able to give away two pairs of its awesome headphones. We have a pair of the SR325e (which retail for $325), as well as a pair of the RS2e (which retail for $495). Grado Labs is based out of Brooklyn, NY, and the company actually hand makes all the headphones and cartridges it sells.

We will give you a minute to drool over how nice these headphones are ...

Ok, so how do you enter? The process is actually pretty simple, and there are a variety of ways to try and score a set of these headphones for yourself. Some of the easiest ways include following Thrifter on Twitter, signing up for our newsletter, and tweeting us! The contest runs through July 13, so be sure to get all your entries in before then!

Enter now to win a pair of Grado headphones from Thrifter!

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Get a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for just $89

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VPN Unlimited has over 550 servers in over 141 countries to ensure internet speeds are fast and reliable. You can use your subscription on up to five devices at once and can delete unused devices and add new ones. The VPN Unlimited app is available in multiple languages and is compatible with iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, and Windows Mobile.

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Connecting to the internet with a VPN means your data is encrypted — unlike many other VPN services, there is no limit on data usage, and you won't experience any throttling. The internet isn't getting any safer, so why wait? This lifetime subscription deal for only $89 won't be available forever.