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If you go to Amazon’s Gold Box and browse the first few pages of deals, this is a warning—you’ll probably be pretty disappointed. That is, unless you’re in dire need of a cordless phone (who uses landlines anymore?) or you’re really itching to subscribe to a magazine you’ll never get around to reading. But just because the selection appears lackluster, doesn’t mean there aren’t some hidden gems. And I found them for you so you don’t have to dig through page after page of disappointing “deals.”
1. A handy dual charger for your car
Don’t you hate having to take turns sharing the charger on a long drive? Anker makes a handy device that’s worth keeping in your glove compartment. With two ports you can charge two devices at the same time. Granted, if you’re only charging one it’ll get all the juice, but sometimes sharing means compromise. And right now you can get this charger for just $7. It’s a lightning deal that’ll be over by 2:45 EST, and it’s also the lowest price this device sells for (typically $10), so act fast if it might be useful for you.
2. A ton of the best food storage containers
If you cook a lot at home and always have leftovers (or you want to get into meal prepping), you can never have too many containers for that food. Rubbermaid makes the best food storage containers we’ve ever tested, and right now the largest set they sell is on sale for just $23, a few bucks off the regular price. You get 30 containers of varying sizes, all with matching lids. The best part of this set is that everything is leak-proof and dishwasher safe.
3. A camera that lets your reward your good boy
Being apart from your dog is never easy, but it has to happen sometimes. But while you’re away, you can still watch and interact with your fuzzball with the help of a pet camera. Furbo not only lets you keep an eye on your pets, but you can use the app to toss them a treat when they’re being good or you just want to show them some love. It’s one of the highest rated pet cameras on Amazon, and it’s on sale for the lowest price we’ve seen since the holidays.
4. A pair of earbuds that fit you perfectly
Ill-fitting earbuds are one of those minor annoyances in life that can fill you with the rage of a thousands burning suns when they wont’ stay put. Decibullz makes a pair that are guaranteed to fit you just right. With a moldable thermoplastic around the speakers, you can actually shape your earbuds to fit your ears to a T. It sounds a little gimmicky, but we’ve tried them and found they actually work quite well and are comfortable once you get the shape just right. They typically cost around $40, but you can get them for 25% off right now—and they come in seven different colors for even more personalization!
5. A portable charger that fits in your pocket
Nothing is worse than the dreaded low battery warning on your phone when you’re nowhere near a charger. Having a battery pack on hand can be a life saver whether you’re traveling, stuck in a waiting room, or just don’t want to move to the seat that’s close tot he wall outlet at home. The Anker Powercore II Slim not only fits easily into a bag or pocket, but it’s able to charge a phone up to three times before you need to recharge it. And right now it’s on sale for $26, the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.