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Weekends are the best time to shop. You can really spend time researching your purchases and making sure you'll get exactly what you want. Plus, there are tons of deals and sales to browse, especially with Black Friday just a few short weeks away. But as more deals arise, you have to be careful when looks for discounts. Some retailers may jack up the original prices only to "discount" items back to their usual cost and some products may not be worth buying at any price, no matter how cheap. So we look deeper at all the top Amazon deals to determine the absolute best you can get right now.
1. Under $300: The best noise-cancelling headphones of 2019
This year has been full of exciting news, and Sony beating out Bose with the best pair of noise cancelling headphones is among the biggest headlines of the year for audiophiles. Right now, you can get their award-winning WH-1000XM3 headphones for the second-best price we've ever seen on Amazon, as well as at Walmart and Best Buy. They usually cost $350, but they're only $278 now. You can technically get them for $23 less on eBay, but I recommend paying a little extra to get them from a reputable retailer rather than an individual seller, which can mean longer delivery windows, more difficult returns, and potentially broken devices.
If you're a devoted Bose fan, the QuietComfort 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are also down to the same price right now on Amazon.
2. Under $15: The best essential oil diffuser
Essential oil diffusers are a fantastic alternative to candles. No flame = no fire risk. We've tested a lot of diffusers and found this one from Innogear is the top option. It's got a larger than average reservoir, so you can enjoy your scents for nearly twice as long as you would with other options. It's already affordable at its typical $15, but you can clip a coupon on the product page to save $6, marking the best price we've ever seen. Plus, the light changes colors, which is just fun as heck.
3. Best price: A popular smart garage door opener
If you've got a garage that you can operate at the touch of a button, this $30 gadget is about to make your life a whole lot better. Why? Instead of just being able to open the door when you're in the driveway, you'll be able to monitor and control it from anywhere with a smartphone app. We haven't tested this smart device yet, but it's got over 4,000 reviews and 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, plus other professional reviews all rave about it, so we're confident you'll like it too, especially now that it's back down to the best price we've ever seen.
4. Under $60: The most popular DNA test kit
DNA test kits are among the top gifts people buy for their loved ones every year, and part of the reason is that they get discounted not only on Black Friday but before it as well. Right now you can get an AncestryDNA kit for $59 ($40 less than usual). You will probably see the price drop to $49 on Black Friday too, if you'd rather wait, as that's what they offered last year. But, if you want to give a gift early or take a test yourself, spending the extra $10 means you can send in your DNA sample and get your results faster. Come December and January, everyone is sending in their samples at once and it takes a lot longer to get your results back. So if you are impatient, act now. Besides, this is the best price you'll find outside of Black Friday and Prime Day.
5. Best price ever: One of the best affordable robot vacuums
A good robot vacuum cleans your house so you don't have to. A great robot vacuum does it with a simple phone or voice command. The Eufy RoboVac 35C falls into the latter category. It has WiFi connectivity and it works with Amazon Alexa. Eufy is Anker's home brand, and their robot vacuums always impress us, so while we haven't tested this one, we're more than confident you'll love it, especially because it's usually $290-$300, and right now you can get it for the best price we've ever seen anywhere (the previous best was $200).
Other awesome Amazon deals right now
- 23andMe DNA and Health Kit—$99 (Save $100)
- Amazon Echo Show 5—$59.99 (Save $30)
- Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds—$39.99 (Save $10) with on-page coupon
- Apple Airpods w/ Charging Case—$144 (Save $15)
- Apple Airpods w/ Wireless Charging Case—$164.99 (Save $34)
- Bose Home Speaker 500—$299 (Save $100)
- Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker—$119 (Save $80)
- Breville Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine—$124.99 (Save $25)
- Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener—$29.98 (Save $20)
- Dyson Cyclone V10 Vacuum Cleaner—$249 (Save $150)
- Habor Meat Thermometer—$8.49 (Save $2.50)
- InnoGear Aromatherapy Diffuser—$10.99 (Save $5 with on-page coupon)
- Instant Pot Smart Wifi Pressure Cooker—$110.11 (Save $39.84)
- Kindle Unlimited: 6-month plan—$29.97 (Save $29.97)
- KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer in Crystal Blue—$29.99 (Save $20)
- KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer in Tangerine—$29.99 (Save $20)
- Ninja Fit Personal Blender—$39.99 (Save $20)
- Nordic Ware Aluminum Baker's Quarter Sheet, 2-Pack—$15.91 (Save $7.08)
- Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones—$278 (Save $72)
- Tide HE Laundry Detergent—$8.97 (Save $3 with on-page coupon)
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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