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Energy-monitoring smart plug

Eufy Amazon

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Eufy’s energy monitoring smart plug is on sale for $14, down from $22. It requires no extra hub to connect, works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, and doesn’t obstruct the outlet above or below when it’s plugged in. You control the smart plug via their smartphone app. Also, check out PopSci’s guide to the best smart plugs and outlets. $14.

Above-ground pool

Intex eBay

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If you don’t have room or budget for an in-ground pool, try a smaller, less expensive above-ground option this summer. Above-ground pools are also way less of a commitment since you could technically take them down each year. I’ve been considering trying one of these out this summer, and Intex’s pool is currently 58 percent off—available for $625. It boasts a rust-resistant steel frame and holds up to 6,981 gallons in it’s puncture-resistant lining. The pool comes with a 1,600 gallon per hour Krystal Clear sand filter pump to keep your water clean. You only need to replace the sand every five years. It also comes with a ground cloth, 18-foot cover, 52-inch tall ladder, and a DVD with set-up instructions. $625.

REI Co-op Vaporush Windstopper jacket


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Save 53 percent on REI’s Co-op Vaporush Windstopper jacket—available both in “men’s” and “women’s” cuts. The water- and wind-repellant jacket has a 100 percent polyester shell with a stretchy side panels for more flexible movement while running, hiking, or skiing. The jacket comes with an adjustable hood with a built-in visor and both hand and chest pockets to fit smaller gear like snacks, cash, or your phone. Get one today for $79—was $169.

Headphone deals

SoundPEATS Amazon

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I’m beyond excited to get back to running outside. I can (1) pause my gym membership and save some money and (2) enjoy the fresh air instead of the odor of every person within 100 feet of my treadmill. And with excitement about running comes excitement about headphones. Today, you can save up to 25 percent on SoundPEATS wireless headphones and earbuds. The Q32 true wireless Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds have a built-in microphone and come in a charging case that stores 18-20 additional full charges. That is up to 60 hours of listening. They can be used in either mono or stereo mode, which at first seems strange, but if you’re sharing with a friend, each of you can have a nice mono mix. Get it today for $37. Find all the other audio deals here.

Under-desk smart elliptical

Cubii Pro Amazon

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Save 29 percent on the Cubii Pro smart elliptical featured in our indoor workout gear article. It fits under your desk, tracks your workout progress on your smartphone (or FitBit) over Bluetooth, and is super easy to set up: you just screw in the two footplates. To prevent sliding on the floor, use the two-wheel stoppers that fit under the wheels of your office chair. The app hosts eight resistance levels and challenges designed to build your strength and endurance. $249.

Cordless home phone deal

AT&T Amazon

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If you refuse to get rid of your home phone—mine is ringing as I write this—consider upgrading your system to this wireless AT&T cordless phone, which is on sale for 36 percent off. Get it today for $34. It comes with two cordless handsets with caller ID, one of which features a bona fide answering machine that records up to 22 minutes of messages. You can block up to 1,000 unwanted numbers and even customize the audio’s equalizer settings.

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