50 percent off a STEM coding box and other smart deals happening today
The low-down on the day's best bargains.
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Coding subscription box
If you think you’ve got a young computer engineer on your hands, grab one of these monthly STEM Bitsbox coding subscription boxes. Today only, you get half off the first STEM box—just $15. The kits usually go for $30 and are intended for ages 6 to 12. Each month will let your child explore a new coding or STEM concept. They’ll even be able to do things like build real apps via the Bitsbox website.
Cases to protect your gear
Today only, get some sweet savings on Pelican protective cases. They have models on sale for up to 25 percent off. The watertight and crush-resistant cases are great for keeping your gear safe. Most have reinforced stainless steel padlock protectors and all come with a “Pick N’Pluck foam” foam interior that lets you cut out shapes to keep specific gear safe and snug. There are a number of shapes, colors, and sizes. Click here for all options.
Two of Anker’s portable projectors are on sale today for up to $155 off. These are some of the cheapest prices I’ve seen for the two products.
The Nebula Capsule is on sale for 36 percent off and available for $225. The 15-ounce projector holds a four-hour charge and can project a picture the size of a 100-inch screen. It pumps out 360-degree audio, too. You can also watch media from separate devices via an HDMI cable or USB cord. You can “mirror” the screen on your iPhone, tablet, or computer. The soda-can sized projector is now $225.
Anker’s Nebula Mars II is also on sale for 34 percent off—now $330. The 300 lumen device features two 10-watt speakers and includes a “single second” autofocus feature that will readjust the picture from any distance. The projector can provide an HD picture up to 150 feet and connects to your smartphone, USB-connected device, or anything with an HDMI cable. Enjoy up to four hours of playtime. $330.
Shiatsu foot massager
If you don’t want to spend $180 on my favorite Mynt shiatsu foot massager, a refurbished Monoprice version is on sale for 43 percent off and now just $40. It has three intensity levels, a built-in heating function, features rollers and air compression, and will shut off after 15 minutes of use. It comes with a 5.9-foot power cord and is about 16.4 x 14.1x 9-inches large.
Smart Sprinkler Controller
If you’ve got a sprinkler system on your property, this Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is currently on sale for 30 percent off—now just $104. The controller is easy to swap with your older, more wasteful system. It has a waterproof casing, easily connects to your Wi-Fi, and is EPA WaterSense certified. Because of the Wi-Fi connectivity, you can control the device from your phone or computer. The Rachio also adapts to local weather changes and automatically optimizes your watering schedule. $104.
Smart home gear
For the next few days, you can save up to 24 percent on Monoprice smart home products. The sale includes smart bulbs, door and window sensors, wall outlets, and robot vacuums. If you missed out on our best smart plugs article, Monoprice also a few smart plugs and outlets on sale. This way for all deals.
Clothing and accessories sale
Think Geek Think Geek
With warmer weather almost here, Think Geek knows you want to beef up your summer wardrobe with some stylish science and pop culture-themed accessories. In order to help with this, they are giving 30 percent off select accessories from jewelry to hats when you use the code FROSTING at checkout. I want that Wonder Woman spa kit.
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