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It's finally time for some much needed R&R, and even though Ii'm not working at the office, I'm still hunting for awesome deals. I found some great sales today, including a fantastic 4K TV for under $400 (no joke). These aren't just the best because you'll save a lot of money. They're the top deals because the products themselves are amazing and you get to save some money on things you're going to love.
Everything we share with you, we have tested in our labs, owned in our own homes, or researched thoroughly to ensure you won't be disappointed if you take our advice. I know we don't know each other, but I want you to be so pleased when you get your items in the mail, partly because I like making people happy but also because no one should see their hard-earned money go to waste on a crappy product.
1. Only $20: A basic electric toothbrush
Dental hygiene, for whatever reason, is something that 90% of Americans fail to do regularly.* An electric toothbrush can make it easier to work on improving your brushing habits because it feels like the toothbrush does most of the work and like your teeth feel cleaner after. Whether or not it makes a real difference compared to a regular toothbrush is not my place to say, but if something helps you brush more, it's worth it.
Right now, you can see if electric toothbrushes will work for you for just $20. This entry-level Philips Sonicare toothbrush, typically $50, is on sale for $30, AND there's a $10 coupon that knocks it down to $20! The lowest sale price we've seen for this highly rated toothbrush (nearly 7k reviews and 4.2 out of 5 stars) was $30, making this an unbelievable deal. It may not be quite as good as the best electric toothbrushes, but it's an affordable opportunity to try and take better care of your teeth.
*This is a completely made-up statistic, but it sure sounds believable, right?
2. Under $400: A 4K smart TV
I'm not going to lie. This almost slipped past me because it's not a sale in the typical sense. These TCL 4K Roku TVs were one of our favorites when they came out last year. Because they're last year's model, you can get them for crazy cheap. The 55-inch model, which originally retailed for $650, now hovers around $380 pretty much all the time, but the 49-inch model has been steadily dropping in price from its original $480 over the past six months or so and now rests at a tempting $320.
When we reviewed the P Series last year, we loved it so much we gave it an Editors' Choice award and named it one of the best TVs of 2017. It has Roku's streaming platform built in, so you don't need to buy a separate streaming device. It also has 4K, HDR compatibility and Dolby Vision. And when it first came out, we thought $650 was an incredible value for the quality of this TV, so seeing that price cut nearly in half is super exciting. I'm planning to buy one of these to replace the 720p TV in my office.
3. Under $50: A power drill
Everyone should have at least a good starter tool set for all those little random projects that pop up around the house. But having a good cordless drill on hand is equally as smart. Whether you get volunteered to help your friend build her Ikea dresser or your SO wants you to mount a floating shelf in the bathroom, a power drill makes quick work of the job. This one has a beefy 20V battery and a keyless chuck that makes it easy to swap bits. It's not one of the best cordless drills, but at this pric point, it's perfect for the occasional project around the house, or for beginners who want to explore DIY.
4. Under $100: The cult-favorite Instant Pot is still on sale
If you enjoy cooking at home, but hate spending so much time in front of the stove, you should try a pressure cooker. It lets you make everything from rice to yogurt to cake to soup and more with less effort than traditional methods. Right now, you can get the 6- and 8-quart models for a decent discount. In fact, the 8-quart version is $50 off, matching the best price we've seen outside of Black Friday.
The 6-quart model is perfect for most households, but anyone with a big family or an obsession with meal prepping might do better with the larger 8-quart, which is on sale for only $10 more right now. We've tested all the best pressure cookers and found that the Instant Pot is one of the top performers (the Crock-Pot is nearly identical and about $20-$30 cheaper if you don't care about brand names).
5. Under $15: One USB cable to charge them all
I'm willing to bet that you've got an assortment of devices that require different cables to charge. Perhaps you have an iPhone, a Nintendo Switch, and a Samsung tablet. You need three different cables to charge them, and when you're home that's totally fine. But if you're out or traveling, you don't want to cart around all those different cables, do you?
Anker came up with a simple solution (and yes, other brands do this too, but Anker's cables rock). This micro USB cable, now only available in white, has adapters to turn it into a Lightning or a USB-C cable, and it's only $11 with the coupon code "ANKER846." It's arguably not the fastest charging cable, but for this price it's definitely handy to have around.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.