37 percent off beginner microscopes and other deals happening today

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Kids microscope kit

AmScope kids microscope kit
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Science deal spot! Today only, you can save 37 percent on this 52-piece beginner's microscope kit from AmScope. All the pieces fit in a hard plastic carrying case. It offers 20 to 1,200-times magnification, manual focus, and reusable glass slides. It also includes some slides that show the life cycle of brine shrimp. The $40 microscope is available for $25.

Metal microscope with an optical glass lens

AmScope
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Science deal spot number two: AmScope also has a metal microscope on sale for $62 (it was $85). There are five magnification settings—40x, 100x, 250x, 400x, and 1,000x—plus fine adjustment knobs on both sides for focusing. The illuminating LED light on the bottom can be powered via an outlet or AA batteries. Get up close to bugs, cheek cells, or whatever else fascinates you.

Under-desk exercise bike

DeskCycle under desk exercise bike
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Last year, I tried out the Cubii under desk elliptical workout machine and quite liked it. Today, you can save 40 percent—or $80—on another office-friendly workout device, the DeskCycle exercise bike. This machine is only 10-inches tall, uses magnetic resistance for a quieter performance, and has eight resistance settings. It also features a display that shows metrics like how far you've biked or how many calories you've burned.

Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum

Dyson Animal ball vacuum
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Every few months, refurbished Dyson vacuums go on sale. Today is one of those days! Suck up 27 percent savings on a refurb Dyson Ball Animal upright vacuum—now $200. The bagless vacuum weighs just under 18 pounds, has a self-adjusting head that changes according to floor texture, and uses a ball steering mechanism to move around corners with ease. It comes with all the original accessories and a six-month warranty.

PC accessories

PC Logitech accessories
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Select Logitech accessories are currently on sale for 20 percent off. Maybe you're a gamer looking to upgrade your setup with a new Logitech Gamepad controller, or maybe you spilled a soda all over your old keyboard and the keys are too sticky. Either way, today you can save some money on keyboards and HD webcams.

SanDisk, WD, and G-Technology

SanDisk, WD, and G-Technology storage devices
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Amazon's also got huge savings on storage devices like SandDisk memory cards and WD external hard drives in all shapes and sizes. Grab MicroSD cards for up to 30 percent off or a new 2TB My Passport SSD Portable Storage for $150 off. The 128GB SanDisk iXpand flash drive, which automatically backs up your iPhone or iPad's videos and photos, is 63 percent off list price—now only $45.

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