Everyone loves smart home gadgets, and it's pretty easy to see why. They can add so much convenience to your life by simplifying daily tasks. On top of that, it's just so cool to be able to control things with your smartphone or a voice command. We're truly living in the future, especially with Alexa smart plugs that let you control things with simple voice commands!
The other great thing about smart home gadgets is that they always go on sale with deep discounts.
Sure we love smart locks and brilliant smart home gadgets like the MyQ smart garage door opener. It lets you control your garage door using your smartphone or even your voice.
Incredibly, it only costs $18.21 for this awesome gadget while it's on sale. What's more, you can score a $5 Amazon credit if you take advantage of the Key promotion Amazon is offering right now.
That's all awesome, but there's one particular bargain that our readers have been flocking to Amazon to buy. It offers a nice big discount on what might very well be the single most popular type of smart home device out there.
It goes without saying that we're talking about Alexa smart plugs, and Amazon is running an incredible limited-time sale on Amysen Wi-Fi Smart Plugs.
Oh, and they happen to be among the best-selling smart plugs on Amazon's entire site right now!
Best smart plug for Alexa is on sale
There is no question that these are among the most beloved Alexa smart plugs on Amazon's whole site. Just scroll through the Amazon reviews and ratings on the product page, and you'll see how much people like them.
10,000+ Amazon shoppers love these plugs so much that they awarded the product either 4 or 5 stars. This should go without saying, but that's no easy feat. Of course, what's not to love when you can pick up a 4-pack at full retail price for just $30?
That price is more than fair. But you won't pay anywhere near that much right now.
$7.50 per plug is indeed a bargain for plugs as popular and reliable as Amysen Wi-Fi Smart Plugs. Heck, Amazon's own Alexa smart plug costs a whopping $30 just for one! But if grab a 4-pack of Amysen plugs today, you'll only pay $3.11 per plug. That's an incredible value.
First, this 4-pack typically retails for $30, but it's down under $20 right now. Then, there's a coupon you can clip on the Amazon page to get an extra discount.
That will slash the price of a 4-pack to only $12.42!
Are you just beginning to dip your toes into the smart home market? Or perhaps you're a tech-savvy veteran who has been in it for years. In either case, there are a few different types of connected gadgets you definitely need in your arsenal.
But Alexa smart plugs are still at the top of the list for pretty much everyone. Long story short, you don't want to miss this great deal.
The only potential problem is that these deals tend to be very popular with our readers. That means there's always a chance the deal will sell out long before it's set to expire, which is something we've seen happen pretty often with deep discounts like this!
Apple's iPhone 15 lineup will reportedly include four models: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Ultra. The last one would be the iPhone 15 Pro Max replacement, a device featuring a few additional features compared to the iPhone 15 Pro. We have plenty of rumors about the new iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra models, including one that says Apple might use titanium for the more expensive handsets.
Not only that, but the iPhone 15 models might deliver a significant design change compared to iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 handsets. Next year, Apple will supposedly use a curved back, similar to the new MacBook Pros.
This brings us to a brand new leak that may give us a look at the finish of the iPhone 15 Ultra's titanium case. The leak is questionable, and not only because of the timing. It only gives us a partial look at a material that's not smooth like we would imagine it to be.
What's the first thing you do when you get to a new city? Check into your hotel, perhaps? Maybe look up all the sights you want to see? I have another option to add to your list -- seeing if you can rent a Slingshot.
Polaris has been using its experience in building ATVs and motorcycles to build the Slingshot for some time now. The Slingshot is aimed at blurring the line between a motorcycle and a car -- offering three wheels, two seats, and...not much else.
That's not a bad thing though. The minimalism of the Slingshot is kind of the point, allowing you to feel close to the road and feel the wind as it rushes past. For 2023, Polaris is bringing a number of improvements to the Slingshot line, and the company flew me out to Austin to check out what's new.
As mentioned, Polaris is bringing a number of improvements to the Slingshot series for 2023 -- but rest assured that the overall experience of driving a Slingshot is pretty much the same.
First up are the aesthetic improvements, and they basically boil down to new colorways. Minor, to be sure, but having seen them in person the new colors do indeed look pretty great. Included in the new options are Jet Black, on the Slingshot S with Technology, Cobalt Blue on the SL, and Red Shadow on the SLR.
There are updates that aren't aesthetic though. For example, the cars offer a new enhanced infotainment system option, which adds CarPlay support, and Bluetooth support -- so you'll be able to better access the music and information on your phone.
Other upgrades include heated and cooled seats, new premium Brembo brakes, and more.
There are four models of the Slingshot for 2023 -- or five if you include certain packages. The lowest-end is the Slingshot S, but it can be upgraded to the Slingshot S with Technology package. Then there's the Slingshot SL, Slingshot SR, and Slingshot SLR.
Seeing the sights
For many, the upgrades to the lineup won't matter. Some people buy Slingshots as an extra toy to have in the garage. But many people instead rent one -- as a way to see a new city, or simple have a bit of fun in an interview.
It makes sense. They are fun.
As mentioned, I was able to test drive the new cars around Austin over two afternoons, and absolutely loved the experience. The addition of things like CarPlay helps ensure that it's easy to get from sight to sight, which is always handy.
But when you're driving a Slingshot, accessing CarPlay is an afterthought. The open-air, close-to-the-road drive, and loud engine, is thrilling in a way that you won't get from other vehicles. The car is loud like a motorcycle and looks like nothing else on the road, so you'll definitely turn heads as you drive -- and that's part of the appeal. If you get a Slingshot, expect people to take photos of you.
So should you buy a Slingshot for yourself? Well, if you're really into toys like this perhaps -- but I think it really serves as a great rental option for those who want to explore a new city on their own in style.
Black Friday is behind us, and Cyber Monday is now over. If you followed all of the coverage from BGR Deals, you undoubtedly scored plenty of amazing deals at the lowest prices of 2022. Of course, there were hundreds of thousands of deals out there during these big sales events, so there's no way you could have seen all of the best sales.
Luckily for you, several of the best deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still available right now, even though they were supposed to have ended.
All of the biggest sales ahead of Christmas are supposed to be over now. That includes Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Cyber Week. And yet Amazon still has Black Friday discounts in place for so many best-selling products.
With that in mind, we scoured Amazon to find all the best sales that are still available to shop now.
The brands behind these products indicated that these discounts were only supposed to be around until the end of the day on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. With that in mind, you should know that these deals could disappear at any moment.
First up: Free money!
As we've seen in past years with our readers, gift card offers were more popular than anything else during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That makes perfect sense, of course, because you'd have to be crazy to pass up free money.
For Black Friday 2022 and Cyber Monday 2022, Amazon was offering a slew of deals that included bonus Amazon credit with the purchase of a gift card. And as we explained in our guide on the best Amazon gift card deals, most of these deals were on eGift cards, so you could just send them to yourself and get bonus credit without actually paying a penny.
Now, we have good news and bad news.
The bad news is that most of Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday gift card deals have ended. But the good news is that the most popular one is still available!
All you have to do is spend $40 or more on an Amazon eGift card. When you do, you'll get an $8 promotional credit for free as long as it's your first time buying the gift card in question.
Eligible shoppers should see text on this page that says, "Amazon.com (Select Accts) Get an $8 promotional credit with a $40 Gift Card purchase. Valid for first-time gift card customers only. Shipping is free." If you don't see that text, you might not be able to get this deal.
According to Amazon, it'll take up to 48 hours for the promotional credit to be added to your account.
(SECRET TIP: If you have trouble with this promo, contact Amazon customer care and send a screenshot of the deal. Many people have reported that Amazon gave them the promotional credit as a result)
Also of note, you can use your own email address as the eGift card recipient. That way, you're just loading $40 onto your own Amazon account and getting an additional $8 credit in the process.
More Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals you can still get
You should definitely make sure you take advantage of those gift card deals. In fact, you should score gift cards from every single restaurant and store on the list that you patronize.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
There are so many more Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that were supposed to end but didn't. And right now, we're going to run through some of our favorites.
Long story short, Apple never offers any discounts whatsoever. Instead, you get a bonus Apple Store gift card with certain purchases.
Of course, other retailers were offering tons of fantastic Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Apple products. That includes Amazon, and the retailer apparently forgot to end some of the hottest sales.
Google made a big change to Google Search on mobile last October, bringing continuous scrolling to iPhone and Android. That means you don't have to tap a "See more" button at the bottom of the page to see more results. Instead, you can just keep scrolling, as you would with any web page featuring plenty of content.
Continuous scrolling makes Google Search much easier on devices with relatively small displays, eliminating the need to interact with buttons. But it would work just as well on a desktop. And Google is finally rolling out continuous scrolling support to traditional PCs.
Have you seen our guide on all the Black Friday deals that Amazon forgot to end? If not, you're really missing out. Of course, there are also so many other great sales happening now that Christmas is right around the corner.
This big roundup is packed full of our favorite deals you can get today. You won't believe how good some of these sales are.
Now, it's time to check out more of today's best bargains!
Today's Top Deals
Everyone loves free money from Amazon, so let's start with that.
There's a fantastic deal that awards you an $8 bonus credit when you buy a $40+ Amazon gift card. And it's a digital eGift card, so you can send it to yourself and get the bonus credit for free! The bad news is that there are some eligibility requirements, so be sure to visit our guide on the best Amazon gift card deals for more info.
Next up, we have a bunch of terrific Apple deals for you today.
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Countless millions of people around the world suffer from sleep problems. What you might not realize, however, is that the best solution for you might not be sleeping pills. You might just need more supportive pillows and more breathable sheets. As it turns out, the best pillows for sleeping and the best bed sheets on Amazon are both on sale right now for under $25 each.
In some cases, sleeping pills are necessary. Getting enough sleep is crucial for so many reasons. From being productive to improving your overall health, sleep is key. But oftentimes, difficulty sleeping is caused by environmental issues.
Perhaps there's too much noise in or around your home. In that case, simple foam earplugs might do the trick. In other cases, you might not have enough neck support or you might sleep hot because of your bed sheets. Don't worry, though, because we've got you covered.
The best pillows for sleeping are Beckham Hotel Collection bed pillows. And they're currently available on Amazon with a deep discount. At just $16.50 per pillow, these are definitely the best bed pillows under $25 each.
That's the lowest price of 2022 for Amazon's #1 best-selling bed pillows!
These fantastic luxury pillows bring the comfort of a hotel to your bedroom. They're filled with gel fibers that are nice and soft but still supportive. It's a tricky balance to find, but Beckham Luxury Linens really knocked it out of the park.
I use these pillows myself, and I have been for years. I always thought that I liked a soft, floppy pillow, but it turns out that I was wrong. My neck wasn't getting enough support, so I kept waking up throughout the night to readjust my position.
Beckham Hotel Collection bed pillows are nice and soft so your head sinks down a bit. However, they're also supportive. This means they hold your neck straight while you sleep, which is how it should be. You'll sleep better, plus you'll find you have less neck and back pain.
This really is the best bed pillow you'll find on Amazon. That's why it has a whopping 144,000 5-star reviews. It's worth every penny at $55 for a 2-pack, but a discount and an Amazon coupon slash that price to $29.99.
If you're looking for great pillows under $25 each, these are just $15 per pillow.
Needless to say, you also need bed sheets that are comfortable and breathable. This way, you won't overheat in the summer or freeze in the winter. You also want a nice high thread count so your sheets are soft to the touch and silky smooth.
People absolutely love these bed sheets. I use them myself, and I love them.
The queen size bed sheets are the most popular and they retail for $50. That's already a steal. Head over to Amazon right now, however, and they're on sale for just $15.99. That's a massive discount for bed sheets that are so comfy that they basically sell themselves.
You might never find a better deal on top-tier bed sheets like these. How can you go wrong with 1800 thread-count sheets that are beloved by so many people out there?
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