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Today’s best deals: Amazon Echo, Minions, and more

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You’ll find a selection of the day’s best deals below, but for more, be sure to visit Kinja Deals.


Amazon Echo, $130

The Amazon Echo is arguably this decade’s iPhone, and if you still don’t have one (or more) set up in your home, Amazon’s running an unprecedented $50 discount (if you don’t count the early-access deal for invited Prime members), today only.

That’s $130 for a very solid-sounding voice-controlled speaker that can read you news alerts, ask you Jeopardy! questions, play music from multiple streaming sources, control your lights, and a few thousand other things. Plus, all Alexa-controlled devices get you access to Amazon’s Alexa-exclusive deals, which are often quite good.


Again, this price is only available today, so don’t miss this chance to add some smarts to your home.

Anker PowerDrive 2 Elite, $9 with code ANKR7212


Anker’s new PowerDrive 2 Elite can output 12W on both ports simultaneously, and it looks really nice to boot. Use promo code ANKR7212 at checkout to save $5.

100 Velcro cable ties, $6


Velcro cable ties can transform the rat king of cables behind your desk or home theater into something more manageable, and you can get 100 of them today on Amazon for just $6. Now, Amazon frequently lists these at $5, but as add-on items that only ship as part of a $25 order. Today you’ll pay $1 more, but you can get free Prime shipping.

FitDesk under-desk elliptical trainer, $75


If you can’t find the time to get to the gym every day, this under-desk elliptical lets you squeeze in some light exercise while you fill out your TPS reports. This typically sells for $120 to $170 on Amazon, and today’s $75 Gold Box deal is the best price we’ve ever seen by nearly $25.

2-Pack OxyLED T-02 Touch, $15 with code KINJAOXY


Our readers have bought thousands of OxyLED’s motion-sensing T-02 lights, but the newest model ditches the motion detection for an on/off touch sensor, and we have an exclusive deal on them today.

$15 (with code KINJAOXY) gets you two of the just-released lights, down from $23. I could see these being useful in cabinets or closets that get enough ambient light to disable the motion-sensing models, but they’re also just less expensive, if you want to stock up on affordable lighting.


Minion Gold Box


I can’t say I totally understand the phenomenon, but there’s no denying that Minions and Despicable Me movies are a big deal, and Amazon’s celebrating them today with a massive Gold Box. Inside, you’ll find the three-movie Blu-ray for $17, plus deals on board games, Minion-themed charging cables, multivitamins, and a ton of other branded merch.

For the rest of today’s best deals, be sure to head over to Kinja Deals.


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