Mercury is rising, meaning most of us are spending more time outside. So today’s offer post is all about technology that lets you take the luxury of your living room out into the great outdoors – or just into the garden. For example, if you’re tired of mosquitoes ruining your otherwise cozy time in your garden, Thermacell is currently offering a 25 percent discount on its Liv Smart Mosquito Repellent System; just use the code FREEDOM25 at checkout.
The base model of the Liv system comes with three repeller stations priced at $699.00 (approx. $525 with the coupon) and accommodates up to 945 square feet. The harmless repeller stations can be controlled with Alexa or Google Assistant, and can also be programmed with your phone to work on a set schedule. The repellent cartridges provided with the starter kit allow for up to 120 hours of use and are safe to use around children and pets. While the initial cost is a bit onerous and the repellent takes around 15 minutes to take effect, Liv’s repellent system is a remarkably effective deterrent against these unwanted little bloodsuckers. Read our review.
When you’re an hour or two away from the nearest outlet, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to charge your phone. But the Anker 523 PowerHouse offers plenty of insurance for just such a scenario. Normally $359.99, the Anker 523 is currently available on Amazon for $199.99 using the code POWER PACKAGE32 at checkout.
The Anker 523 has a maximum capacity of 289Wh, which is more than enough to fill most phones about 20 times, or the same for a laptop about four times. The Anker 523 has a total of three USB-A ports, a single USB-C port, an AC outlet and an additional car outlet, so you can charge just about any device when you don’t have a stable power source.
With a handy digital display, you can keep track of the battery’s charge level, wattage distributed, and an estimated runtime based on how busy the devices you’re charging are. The Anker 523 even includes a built-in high-intensity flashlight to illuminate your surroundings.
Normally $179.95, Amazon has discounted the JBL Charge 4 in its black colorway to just $114.95, one of the better prices we’ve seen for the last generation Bluetooth speaker. The rugged, versatile device can last up to 20 hours on a single charge and is more than capable of enduring the elements thanks to its IPX7 waterproof rating. It also uses USB-C for charging, so you can top it up quickly, and even has a built-in USB-A port for charging phones, tablets, and other devices.
In addition to its ability to pair with up to two Bluetooth sources simultaneously, the Charge 4 has a 3.5mm audio jack for feeding in legacy audio sources. You can even daisy-chain the waterproof speaker with other JBL devices using JBL Connect Plus, allowing simultaneous playback between devices. Luckily, the speaker offers good sound for its size, whether you’re using it alone or as part of a pair.
The aptly named JBL Clip 4 normally retails for $79.99 but is currently available at Best Buy and Amazon for just $59.99. The Clip 4 is one of our most popular Bluetooth speakers, in part because it comes with a built-in carabiner that lets you attach it to backpacks, belt loops, or any other surface that’s narrow enough.
Like many of JBL’s other portable speakers, the Clip 4 has an IP67 weather rating, helping it face the elements with confidence. It’s also USB-C rechargeable and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge, giving it the longevity needed for longer outings. The Clip 4 isn’t the biggest or loudest Bluetooth speaker available, but it manages to offer an acceptable compromise between size and sound quality.
Of course, if you’d rather stay indoors, both Nintendo and Steam have kicked off their summer sale events, discounting thousands of digital titles on their respective storefronts. For a breakdown of what’s worth checking out, we’ve put together a post with some highlights.
A few more deals worth checking out…
- The lightweight SteelSeries Aerox 3 wireless gaming mouse is currently discounted to its lowest price ever at Best Buy in its haunted translucent colourway. The Aerox 3 normally costs $99.99 but is offered for $50.99. In addition to an 18K DPI sensor, the Aerox 3 can be paired with devices using either Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless connectivity and has a total of six programmable buttons.
- I don’t know who’s brave enough to give a kid a Bluetooth speaker, but the JBL JR Pop speaker is almost too cute to pass up. You can currently pick up this pocket-sized speaker in any of its pastel colorways at Best Buy for $19.99, which is half the original price. The robust speaker is not only waterproof, but also lights up so that your child can’t lose sight of it in the dark.
- They may lack wireless charging, but the current discount on the ultra-comfortable Sony LinkBuds S shouldn’t be ignored. Normally $199.99, Best Buy and B&H Photo have discounted the solid pair of noise-cancelling earbuds to $179.99. Read our review.