Robots, universal remotes, and metal detectors lead off Saturday’s best deals.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate has just about every feature you could ever ask for in a universal remote, and then some. It can control 15 of your favorite devices (from a database of 270,000), including ones hiding behind cabinet doors. Its touchscreen gives you quick access to your favorite settings, and its smartphone companion app brings the same options to your iOS or Android device. Plus, it can even control smart home devices like your Philips Hue lights, meaning you can create a “Movie” mode that turns on your TV and Blu-ray player, switches to the right input, and dims the lights, all with one push of a button. As long as you don’t mind a refurb, today’s price is the best we’ve seen.
Or, for $54, you can opt for a refurbished Logitech Harmony Smart Control. This model can only control eight devices, and it doesn’t include a built-in touchscreen, but it does allow you to use your smartphone to enable advanced features.
Metal Detector Deals
Want to try a new hobby? How about metal detecting? Amazon’s deeply discounting a pair of Bounty Hunter metal detectors, today only.
If you’ve come home after work to one too many destroyed pillows or overturned trashcans, this ingenious little gadget can help you keep an eye on your pets from anywhere.
Petcube is a Wi-Fi camera, intercom system, and laser toy all wrapped into one sleek package, and Amazon is selling it today for $150, or $50 off its usual price. The video above does a better job of explaining this thing than I ever could, and if you own a pet and spend a lot of time away from home, it certainly seems like it could be a great investment.
Summer might be winding down, but there’s still time to enjoy iced coffee. This $19 Takeya can brew four servings of the good stuff in your refrigerator overnight, and boasts a solid 4.4 star review average on Amazon.
The Roomba 880 features guided multi-room cleaning, a more powerful cleaning motor than the 600 and 700 series Roombas, and tons of other bells and whistles, and Amazon’s taking $105 off its usual price today. I got a Roomba 770 a couple months ago, and I haven’t manually vacuumed since.
Sphero’s remote-controlled BB-8 droid was one of the coolest toys ever made when it first came out, and it’s still improving to this day. Today on Amazon, you can buy your own for 123 portions dollars, the best price they’ve ever listed.
If you like the idea of keeping your credit cards and phone attached at the hip, but don’t want to saddle your beautiful phone with a bulky case, this $7 CardNinja can attach right onto the back with easily-removable 3M adhesive. Once it’s attached, the elastic pouch allows it to store up to 8 cards, plus some cash, meaning you really can ditch your wallet.
You probably won’t use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things that you really should keep tucked away in your toolbox, and this compact battery-operated model is marked down to $79 today on Amazon. There are cheaper corded models out there, but this thing is small enough for one-handed use, and it even comes with a docking station to keep the battery topped off.
We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but if you still haven’t picked one up yet, here’s a solid option for $11. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air heating and air conditioning leaks in your house, but more importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.
Blacklight flashlights are great if you want to spot hidden stains on train seats, hotel sheets, or (gasp) even in your own house…if that’s something you want to do.
It may seem silly, but if you find even one stain in a hotel room and complain to management, I guarantee that this thing will pay for itself several times over.
iOttie makes your favorite suction cup-based smartphone dash mounts, but today, two of their newest products just got their first discounts. We’ve seen similar products from other manufacturers before, but I’ve found iOttie’s snap-to-close phone cradles to be incredibly secure and convenient.