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Welcome to the weekend, fellow cheapskates! I’ve acquired some spectacular offers rounded up right now, together with an all-time-low value on an important smartwatch and a touchless cleaning soap dispenser for simply 11 bucks.

Earlier than we dive into all that, do you know there is a Cheapskate podcast? It isn’t simply an audio model of this weblog. Fellow deal-hunter Dave Johnson and I discuss myriad methods to save cash, low cost options to dear merchandise, superb gadgets for below $20 and rather more. Hope you will test it out! You can begin proper right here, and the present is offered in all places you get your podcasts.

Amazfit

The GTS seems to be quite a bit like an Apple Watch. It is extremely light-weight, with a completely beautiful 1.65-inch (roughly equal to 42mm) AMOLED show. It affords heart-rate monitoring, exercise monitoring and all method of notifications. Plus, it is waterproof to five ATM, which means it is appropriate for the bathe and pool.

I did some transient testing final yr and appreciated it quite a bit, notably the pace and consistency of the raise-to-wake characteristic and the sleek responsiveness of the onscreen menus. The Amazfit app allows you to select from a couple of dozen watch faces (some cool, some stylish, some geeky), however you can too load one that features a customized background (like, say, a photograph of the household canine).

Battery life is about on par with Amazfit’s promise of 14 days, although a number of variables can impression energy consumption. After all, even when it manages solely half that, it is an enormous enchancment over the Apple Watch and plenty of others.

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Redbox

Any individual on the road can get a free trial of Showtime for one month. For those who determine to proceed after that, nonetheless, the service will price you $11. So take into account this limited-time Groupon deal as an alternative: You get one month of Showtime and 5 one-night Redbox film leases for $Four with promo code SAVE. Plus, your subsequent three months of Showtime (for those who determine to proceed) will price solely $9 every.

It isn’t an enormous financial savings total, however Redbox Blu-ray leases run $2 per day — so based mostly on that alone, this can be a fairly stable deal.

(Editor’s notice: Showtime, like CNET, is owned by ViacomCBS.)

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Replace: This was all the way down to $90 earlier right now at Newegg, however that deal disappeared virtually instantly after I posted this. So we’re left with Amazon’s sale, a repeat. It isn’t the bottom value on file, simply the bottom proper now. That is “the only greatest Amazon sensible show, interval,” in keeping with CNET’s David Priest.

Read our Echo Show 8 review.

Dell

Nonetheless on the hunt for a remote-work or distance-learning laptop computer? This Dell mannequin, on sale for $600, affords a fairly helpful mix of desktop friendliness and portability. It is an Intel i5 system with 12GB of RAM and a 14-inch full-HD show with 4 viewing modes (together with pill).

There’s not a ton of storage — solely 128GB — but it surely’s solid-state, which is an important factor. Plus, you may simply develop it by means of exterior drives; the system has one USB-C port and two Sort-A USB. The onboard graphics are positive for on a regular basis work, however for those who’re hoping to play high-end video games, look elsewhere.

Lecone touchless cleaning soap dispenser (Replace: Bought out)

On sale for $11 with code

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Lecone

I now have three hands-free cleaning soap dispensers in my home, together with one in all these — and I actually like all of them. This one has been on the job just a few weeks, however thus far it is working like a champ. (Your mileage could differ, after all.)

It is about as primary as they arrive — you may’t even modify the quantity of foaming cleaning soap that will get disbursed — and it seems to be low cost and plasticky. Which it’s. However I nonetheless prefer it.

As famous on the product web page, you merely combine one half common hand-soap with 5 elements water. Presto: foaming cleaning soap. That is means cheaper than shopping for specialised foaming cleaning soap, and it really nets you extra bang for the buck out of your hand cleaning soap. Win-win!

Use promo code UQJQRWGD to knock the value down to only $11 — one of many lowest I’ve seen for one in all these. In accordance with the seller (LeconeDirect), there is a fairly restricted provide out there proper now, so do not be stunned for those who see a distinct vendor listed or the code would not work. Which means Lecone is bought out.

Libratone Zipp 360-degree Wi-Fi speaker (Replace: Bought out)

On sale for $99 (save $150)

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Libratone

At the moment solely, and whereas provides final, this crazy-versatile speaker — in your selection of funky colours — might be yours for $99 (plus $5 for transport). It initially bought for $300 and presently runs about $250 at Amazon.

Though this mannequin dates again to 2015, the good factor about audio system is they do not actually “age out.” The Zipp helps not solely Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but additionally AirPlay 2. All advised, that enables for advantages like two-speaker stereo pairing, multiroom setups and so forth.

Plus, it is transportable, with a battery that is good for as much as 10 hours. CNET by no means reviewed this model of the Zipp (solely its much-less-good predecessor), however opinions across the interwebs are very optimistic total.

This text was first printed earlier this week. It has been up to date to mirror expired or bought out offers. 

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