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Thursday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Mario Kart Live, CBD Spiced Drops, New iPad, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Ulta Soap & Glory, As

The Boss 14 November 26, 2020

Apple AirPods Pro and Mario Kart Live for Switch lead Thursday’s best deals.

Promoted Deal: Up to 20% off Ergonomic Chairs and Desks | Branch Furniture

Up to 20% off Ergonomic Chairs and Desks | Branch Furniture
Up to 20% off Ergonomic Chairs and Desks | Branch Furniture
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If you’ve been working at home as many maybe you’ve still been putting off how to make the environment as agreeable as possible. As we look to not be headed back to offices anytime soon it’s time to invest in good ergonomic furniture. Branch is here to help with that and more. They aim to save your back, your wallet, and the environment. Starting today take up to 20% off ergonomic chairs and desks in their early Black Friday sale.

Now you ask, how are they helping the planet? For every $100 you spend they’ll plant 5 trees. That’s pretty dang cool. It’s not often we get to shop and help Mother Earth. This is a real mind, body, and soul deal if you ask me. Keeping an eye on our globe and keeping your productivity up. You don’t need to be sitting in an uncomfortable chair or hunched over a makeshift work desk any longer.

Upgrade to Branch’s best selling ergonomic chair for $289 (down from $349). You can pick from 3 colors: white, grey, or black.

I’m a fan of a standing desk and while this one is $779 it works for shorties like me (at 5'3”) all the way to essentially LeBron James. I personally feel much more focused when I’m standing and you definitely get into the grove faster in my opinion. This comes in a sleek woodgrain beige color.

You can bundle these together too because there’s nothing wrong with options when the days are long. This set will run you around $940. But look at it this way, that’s also 45 trees you just helped plant.

Each of these will ship for free and all are easy to assemble.

PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer | $63 | Amazon
PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer | $63 | Amazon

I couldn’t love my PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer more. I put my masks, keys, glasses, and of course my iPhone in it daily. I try to drop my stuff in immediately when I get home to ensure I get the fullest out of it. I’ve tested a few sanitizers and PhoneSoap stands above the others. Today only take 20% off, the discount is already applied.

This design has two scientifically proven germicidal UV-C bulbs that completely sanitize your gear. I like the PhoneSoap more than others because there isn’t this burnt smell that often happens upon completion. All my stuff smells like it was just zap fried but not with PhoneSoap. However, I still think the charging ports just take too long on all of these, ideal if you aren’t in a rush though. This model was made to accommodate all smartphones even my large iPhone 11. If it fits inside I say sanitizer it. Using this unit on a regular basis will help cut germs, bacteria, and keeps us all a little safer and healthier.

Prime members enjoy free shipping on this item.

AirPods Pro | $170 | Amazon
AirPods Pro | $170 | Amazon
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I’m no stranger to the AirPods Pro magic Kinja Deals readers have gone apeshit over ever since Apple’s true wireless active noise-canceling earbuds first went on sale. Between the H1 chip—which allows for automatic pairing to iPhones and iPads and pretty damn seamless pairing to everything else as well—and their better than expected ability to block out ambient sound, the AirPods Pro are close to perfect.

While I wasn’t a fan of the original AirPods due to the lack of rubberized tips, these boast substantive upgrades over their younger sibling and predecessor, including sweat and water resistance for intense exercise. And, for a limited time only I presume, they’re discounted $79 on Amazon. Note that the full discount appears in your cart!

Although I’ll admit the battery life leaves something to be desired, unless transparency mode is enabled, AirPods Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds you can buy right now, and probably the best in their size with active noise canceling functionality. Just see what our friend Adam Clark Estes had to say in his review for Gizmodo:

I’ve never loved the AirPods. That’s mainly because I’m one of the few people whose ears just don’t fit with the mostly universal design. But they wouldn’t be so popular if they weren’t great earbuds. So when Apple announced the AirPods Pro with different fit options and a flurry of new features, I thought it must be time for me to be a fanatic. I’ve been using them for a week, and I love them.

One of his few complaints about AirPods Pro was the steep price tag, $249 MSRP. At $170 (again, price shown in cart), however, little more than a pair of Bose Soundsport Free and Jabra Elite 75t which don’t tout ANC technology or always-on pairing, AirPods Pro are a steal you don’t want to miss out on.

Roku Streambar | $100 | Amazon
Roku Streambar | $100 | Best Buy
Roku Streambar | $100 | Amazon
Roku Streambar | $100 | Best Buy
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TV speakers suck. You know this. I know this. Your DAD knows this. But the alternative, soundbars or full-on home theater surround sound systems, can get expensive, often approaching a grand or more. Soundbars in particular also take up a lot more space on your TV stand, and if you’ve got a dedicated streaming device up there already—as many of us do—they’ll make your setup look cluttered too. The Roku Streambar, reviewed by Gizmodo staff reporter Catie Keck just last month, solves both these problems. Measuring 14" x 4.2" x 2.4", it occupies very little console real estate and has Roku 4K HDR streaming functionality built-in.

After weeks with the Streambar, I’m convinced it’s a solid choice for people who would like to improve the sound on a TV without dropping an eye-popping amount of money on a pricey sound system, or even someone in need of a 4K streaming device who is willing to drop a few extra bucks on a connected smart speaker. I want to stress again that this is not a top-of-the-line soundbar option, at least not without a boost from additional speakers. But the ability for this tiny but mighty speaker to be expanded upon for a fuller surround system—all while delivering many of the benefits of premium streaming sticks and boxes—makes it a hell of a steal for the price.

For Cyber Week, the Roku Streambar is down to $100—23% off the list price—on Amazon and at Best Buy. While it doesn’t support many of the bells and whistles that even the Roku Ultra does, it’s a great way to consolidate your devices, which you can’t really say of any set-top box. That said, if you’re unconvinced but still need a way to watch your shows, a bunch of Roku devices are still on sale on Amazon and at Best Buy and Staples.

iPad 8th-Gen (32GB) | $280 | Best Buy
iPad 8th-Gen (128GB) | $360 | Best Buy
iPad 8th-Gen (32GB) | $280 | Best Buy
iPad 8th-Gen (128GB) | $360 | Best Buy
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Every time I see an iPad deal, I’m reminded of this tweet from Washington Post reporter Gene Park. Also the NY Times article he’s referencing, but mostly his tweet. The iPad has supplanted our TVs as the main TV- and movie-watching device of the house.

It’s an all-in-one distraction, and you can pick up the latest base 32GB model for $280 at Best Buy, a savings of $50. Need more storage? The 128GB model sees an even larger $70 savings at a price of $360. Between its 10.2-inch Retina display, the aging but still pretty fast A12 Bionic processor, Apple Pencil support, and up to 10 hours of battery life, there’s a lot to love about the iPad.

Mpow M9 Wireless Earbuds | $21 | Amazon | Clip Coupon & Use Code MPOWM927
Mpow M9 Wireless Earbuds | $21 | Amazon | Clip Coupon & Use Code MPOWM927
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I’ve tested Mpow products in the past and was always pleasantly surprised at the value to price ratio. They’re quality without breaking the bank. A real holiday treat from the company is their M9 Wireless Earbuds. They’re just $21 when you clip the coupon and use the code MPOWM927. This discount will appear once you start the checkout process. This code expires at the end of the day and it only works for the black color.

The noise-canceling on all the Mpow products is incredible and of course, the M9s are like this too. The 2 mic/CVC 8.0 tech helps reduce environmental noise but also aids in voice clarity for all types of calls. If you’re on a lot of zooms and skypes these might be your new best friend. You’ll get a full scope of balanced sound if you just want to groove too. They have about 40 hours of playtime in total. It’s 6 hours off of a single charge with an extra 34 with the charging case. To get that full charge with the case it will take about an hour. These pair easy via Bluetooth with your chosen device and look really sleek in the all black. The M9s are sweatproof so go ahead and take these on your next jog.

Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charge Pad | $69 | Amazon
Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charge Pad | $69 | Amazon
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We’ve all been in that situation where we wake up the following day and at least one of our devices is showing that red battery indicator in the corner.

It may be because there aren’t enough plugs to the bedside, or we’ve just forgotten to plug one device in. With a wireless charging pad such as this one from Mophie, it solves all these bugbears.

As long as your device supports Qi wireless charging, you simply place the device down at the Mophie Wireless Mat until the ‘charging’ notification appears.

There’s also a place for your Apple Watch if you have one, so as this mat is 51% off for Black Friday, it’s a great opportunity to make sure that you can have up to three of your devices fully charged for the next day.

10" Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand | $32 | Amazon
10" Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand | $32 | Amazon
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If you’re a photographer or a vlogger, it can be a challenge to get the right lighting, especially if you’re indoors for now.

This is where the Selfie Ring comes in; it acts as a tripod and a phone holder, so you can easily record video or take those important shots at the right height and angle.

There is a remote control that can control the temperature of the selfie ring to 30 different levels, and it can also control the camera app when paired to an Android or iPhone device.

It’s an ideal peripheral at 32% off, especially if you need to teach a class through Skype or Zoom, and you want to get the right height and lighting for the students.

Huion Inspiroy H1060P | $47 | Amazon
Huion Inspiroy H1060P | $47 | Amazon
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If you’re needing something that is solely for your studies through a Zoom lecture or if you want to bring out your inner Picasso, then the Inspiroy Drawing Tablet can fit that need.

The tablet also comes with a stylus, so you can easily pair both peripherals to your Android device, Windows or Mac machine and keep up with whatever task you need to do.

There are also 12 programmable press keys to the left of the Huion Inspiroy Tablet, so you can easily access some functions that may have required you to break the working flow you would have been in.

At 30% off the normal retail price for Black Friday, it’s an ideal solution, especially if you need to quickly jot or draw down something from a lecture over a video-conferencing app.

Treblab Z2 Wireless Headphones | $70 | Amazon
Treblab Z2 Wireless Headphones | $70 | Amazon
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For the next week take 28% off these high-end wireless headphones from Treblab. The Z2s are quality and I was extremely impressed with the ANC. These are perfect for working out or for someone who just likes to literally tune out the world. I’ve been using the Z2s for a week or so and can tell you they are extremely comfy. They paired quickly and seamlessly. For their size, they are pretty lightweight and fit perfectly into a rather fetching hardshell case when not in use. The built-in mic for calls was clear and crackle-free. I take a lot of calls so this was a very important feature for me. You’ll get well over 30 hours of playtime off of one charge and the 3-hour quick charge has you taking these on the road a lot sooner than others on the market. There are easy button controls and you can even link up with your chosen voice assistant such as Siri, Google Assistant, or Alexa. If you need a more affordable pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones these are a great option.

Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro | $110 | Amazon | Clip Coupon
Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro | $110 | Amazon | Clip Coupon
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Hey, you with the face. Yeah, I’m talking to you. Believe it or not, Apple and Sony aren’t the only companies that make solid headphones. In fact, for quite some time now, Anker has been a quiet leader in this category as well, so much so that one of its bestsellers, the Soundcore Life P2, are a Kinja Deals reader favorite, as are the Liberty Air 2 and Liberty Neo. But Anker doesn’t just make budget buds. Its Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro true wireless in-ear headphones boast what the company calls its “Astria coaxial acoustic architecture,” or ACAAA for short, assuming you can remember either name.

Anker claims its 11mm driver “eliminates interference while producing harmonized treble and bass for jaw-dropping sound,” though I haven’t tested them out myself to verify whether that’s true or not. What I can verify is that, as stated on the Amazon product listing, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro come recommended by 11 Grammy Award-winning music producers, including Darrell Thorp, who’s worked with Radiohead, Beck, the Goo Goo Dolls, and even Paul McCartney.

“I was completely blown away, I was, it was quite amazing,” Thorp said of the Liberty 2 Pro’s sound.

In addition to fancy drivers, the Liberty 2 Pro feature an 8-hour battery life, wireless charging, and “HearID,” which, as Anker puts it, “intelligently [analyzes] your unique hearing profile and creates a tailor-made sound set up just for your ears.” Given their ostensibly higher quality build and the inclusion of rubberized tips, it should come as a surprise the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro are on sale for $40 less than the Read Full News here