August 6, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: A Crowdfunded Way to Protect Your Internet Privacy, 60% Off a Tie-Dyed Button-Down & More
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The tech companies we use every day know way more about us than we’d like. It’s a fact. It is no secret at this point that anything we search, click on, or post can be collected, tracked, stored and used by tech companies, advertising agencies and (conspiracy theories aside) the government. Ad blockers and incognito mode do virtually nothing to protect your privacy. To help give you peace of mind — and keep your data private — try the new Winston Online Privacy Device. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) alternative, Winston is a small minimalist box that is plugged-in between your modem and router that shields all the information passing through your home or office network. It does this by scrambling your information between different locations, obscuring its point of origin and giving you the protection you need. Winston also blocks over 90,000 different advertising and tracking sites helping to declutter your online experience as well. You can grab a Winston from its Kickstarter page below.
Schuberth C4 Spark
Save 53%: Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.
Of course, a good helmet can help offset those potentially-deafening noises. And right now, one of the quietest helmets on the market today—the Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet—is on sale for a massive 53 percent off at RevZilla. — Will Sabel Courtney
MacBook Air 2019
Save 18%: Last month, Apple quietly updated the MacBook Air with a True Tone display that can adapt its color temperature to the room plus a new keyboard, pairing these minor updates with a price drop from $1,199 to $1,099 (and $999 for college students). But now, anyone can get a 128GB model for just $899 thanks to a deal at Best Buy.
Before the Air’s redesign and resurrection in 2018, the plucky little laptop was notable for being the only sub-$1,000 notebook in Apple’s lineup. While the official list price may still be above that threshold, this deal will let you relive the glory days of buying a MacBook that won’t break the bank. — Eric Limer
Chris Reeves Limited Edition Inkosi Knife
Save $97: Anyone who saw our behind-the-scenes profile of Chris Reeves Knives knows the place is downright legendary when it comes to crafting blades of incredible quality, design and aesthetics. The Sebenza was one of the first to garner national acclaim, and the Inkosi is its equally fantastic followup. The drop-point blade is made of S35VN, the best cutlery steel money can buy, and this knife also features thumb studs for ambidextrous use, the signature Reeve “integral” frame lock and simply stunning good looks.
It’s no wonder these knives never go on sale. And yet right now, this Limited Edition Inkosi from Best Made Co. is nearly $100 off — down from $425 to $328 — for those who are willing to wait. Click the link below to sign up, and you’ll get an email when the next batch drops, along with a chance to score a great deal on the last EDC knife you’ll ever need to buy. — Steve Mazzucchi
Foehn Apparel Sale
Save 50%: By now, you’ve heard the catchline “city to mountain;” maybe even “trail to tavern,” “backcountry to bar,” “slope to sidewalk” and all the other alliterations that describe versatile gear that’s both functional and stylish. Not all items that get the distinction actually work that way though — they’re often less technical and don’t look that great, jacks of both trades and masters of neither. One brand that’s managed to find that perfect balance is Foehn, a small rock climbing apparel company based in Canada.
We’ve tested everything that Foehn makes — from the pants that the company launched with to its down hoodie pullover — everywhere from the streets of Brooklyn to the high crags of the Rocky Mountains. It works. It looks good. It draws attention in both urban and backcountry environments (“Who makes those pants?!”). It’s also on sale for 50% off right now when you use the code SUMMER50. — Tanner Bowden
Seiko Prospex PADI Solar Watch
Save 39%: If you’re still on the lookout for an affordable, robust dive watch to accompany you on your summer adventures, you could do much worse than this PADI-edition Seiko Prospex solar diver, the SNE435P1. Featuring a 43.5mm stainless steel case with 200m of water-resistance, a unidirectional dive bezel, luminous hands and indices, date window and matching steel bracelet, the SNE435P1 makes use of a solar-powered quartz movement. Once fully charged, you won’t have to worry about the battery running out of juice for a full 10 months, giving you plenty of bottom time with this handsome diver.
Best of all? The SNE435P1 is currently 39% off on Amazon, for a final price of just $240. — Oren Hartov
Gitman Brothers Vintage x Need Supply Shirts
Save 60%:If you’re looking for a new shirt to compliment — or contrast — your traditional white and blue button-down styles, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Gitman Brothers Vintage is offering some wild versions of the traditional American silhouette for 60 percent off. Pick from various tie-dyed colors — each shirt features the button-down collar, front button placket, chest pocket and center back pleat you already love. — John Zientek
Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Set
Save 47%: Though a swell of craft cast-iron cookware makers have sprung up in recent years, none match the value of America’s longest-running iron pan manufacturers. Today on Amazon, three separate pans (griddle, grill pan, skillet), pan scrapers, a pot holder and a handle mit can be had for all of $52. That’s 47 percent off the “Essential” pan set’s usual $99 retail price — good for its lowest-recorded price ever. Our recommendation: start with bacon. — Will Price
Made In Butcher Block
Save 25%: The maker of some of our favorite cookware and kitchen knives, Made In’s Austin, Texas-based operation recently expanded to butcher block cutting boards. The juice grooves are cut extra-deep, it comes pre-oiled, there’s a pair of clever handles cut into the sides for carrying and they’re made of the leftover bits of 100 percent Maplewood from a Wisconsin furniture maker. Today on Made In’s site, the $99 cutting board is 25 percent off. Use code BB25 at checkout for the discount. — Will Price