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Today's Best : Cheap Laptop, Touchless Toilet Kit, Ninja Blender, and More

Rubbermaid leftover storage containers, a touchless toilet kit, and a $250 touchscreen laptop lead off Friday’s best deals.

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Update: Sold out, sorry. Here’s a similar laptop with a slightly larger SSD and Windows 10 Professional (rather than Home) for $300.

It’s not often that Amazon features a laptop as one of its deals of the day, so anyone who uses a desktop at home or work should definitely check out this $250 Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga for their portable computing needs.

Though this laptop runs Windows 10, its price is pretty similar to a lot of Chromebooks. That said, this model’s 4GB of RAM and 120GB SSD far exceed what you’d find in most of Google’s alternatives. The real highlight feature though is the touchscreen. Sure, at 11.6", and 1366x768 resolution, this probably won’t be your main computer. But since it’s a Yoga, you can flip it into all sorts of different poses. Need to carry it around? Turn it into a tablet. Finished working on a plane, and just want to watch a movie? Flip it into stand mode to get the keyboard out of the way.

Is it an amazing laptop? No. But it seems like a hell of a deal at $250. Just note that this price is only available today, and it could very well sell out early.

Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box features a pair of deals to keep your teeth healthy and white between visits to the dentist.

First off, you can pick up an Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries toothbrush for $110, one of the best prices we’ve seen. In addition to six different cleaning modes (including one for your tongue), a travel kit, a pressure sensor, and a timer, the Pro 7000 also syncs to an iOS or Android app that tracks your brushing habits and offers personalized feedback.

I know a lot of people are reflexively against the Bluetoothification of everyday household items, and that’s fine. What I’m saying is that even if you never download that app, this is still a fantastic toothbrush at $110.

And if regular brushing doesn’t keep your teeth as white as you’d like, you can also snag a box of Crest 3D Whitestrips for $30, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

You guys love Rubbermaid’s Easy Find Lid storage system, and today, the glass version is on sale for an all-time low price.

Like the popular plastic set, these containers nest nicely, and even though you get five different container sizes, you only have to keep up with two sizes of lids. Unlike the plastic version though, these are oven safe up to 425 degrees, plus they just feel more premium.

$30 gets you 11 containers and enough lids to match, the best price Amazon’s ever offered. Compared to the 42 piece, $16 plastic set, that’s quite a premium, but they should last you for years. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

Running low on digital storage space, or just want to start keeping better backups? Amazon’s marked the 2TB WD Elements external drive to $70, which is about as low at that capacity ever gets.

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.

If you don’t already own a salad spinner to wash and dry your salad greens, fruits, and vegetables, you won’t find many for less than $17, let alone models with five year warranties.

I’m willing to bet that your toilet handle is one of the most germ-infested surfaces in your home, but this $33 Kohler kit can add touchless flushing to almost any standard toilet. We saw this same price last month for Prime members, but now, the deal is open to everyone.

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.

Uniqlo just kicked off another shipping holiday, with absolutely free shipping on all orders, from a single pair of socks to an entire wardrobe. Plus, several items are on sale today, including mens’ business casual jackets, slim fit chino pants, and cardigans, just for starters.

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.

The OXO On 9 Cup Coffee Maker is our new recommendation for those who want amazing coffee paired with intuitive operation. It’s down to $180 today, and has only been cheaper once before back in December.

Ninja’s Professional system took home the title of your favorite affordable blender, but if you only need one to make single-serve smoothies, the Nutri Ninja Pro is also a great option. Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $60 today, which gets you a 900 watt motor and three different sizes of blending cups.

There’s not much to say about this deal, except that $4 is about as cheap as Lightning cables ever get. You can never have too many!

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.

While this Tesoro keyboard is marketed towards gamers, it looks basically like any other office-appropriate keyboard, and its clicky Blue mechanical switches are a dream for typists.

OXO makes some of the most popular kitchen accessories on the market, and Amazon’s knocked a couple of them down to all-time low prices today. The beakers are kind of whimsical and silly, but the mandoline slicer is legitimately useful if you don’t already own one; just don’t chop off your fingers.

This tiny lantern can fold down to the size of a coaster, recharge itself with a built-in solar panel, and even give your phone a (small) emergency charge. If you spend any amount of time outdoors, you can’t ask for much more at this price.

If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to an all-time low $288 today, and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere.

The Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker features a 306 square inch cast iron cooking surface (which is most similar to the $829 large Big Green Egg), and traps heat inside a heavily-insulated stainless steel body. Our deal researcher, Corey, owns a BGE, and I asked him about it on Slack:

Obviously, this isn’t the “real thing,” but the consensus among Amazon reviewers is that it’s at least nearly as good, which sounds like a decent compromise considering it’s only about 1/3 of the price, and comes with a stable cart and folding shelves, both of which you’d need to buy separately with the Egg.

All-Clad skillets are among the most popular pieces of cookware we’ve ever posted, and Amazon’s marked the 10 and 12" tri-ply down to their lowest prices ever.

These skillets feature a durable stainless steel cooking surface, an even and rapid-heating aluminum core, and a beautiful stainless exterior, all sandwiched together to create the ultimate pan. And, like all All-Clad items, it comes with a lifetime warranty, though you probably won’t need it so long as you treat it well.

You’ve actually got a few different options to choose from today. Most buyers will want to opt for the 12" skillet with lid for $90, but if you don’t think you need a lid, you can get the skillet by itself for $82. And if you’re only cooking for one or two, you might be able to get away with the 10" model (with a lid) for $75.

If you make a habit of shopping at Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, or Athleta, you can pick up a $100 e-gift card today on eBay for just $85. Since it’s just a gift card, your savings will stack with any other deals or promotions the retailers offer as well.

Note: Yes, I know it’s labeled as a Banana Republic gift card, but it’s valid at all of the stores listed above.

If you’ve ever thought about pulling out your blender to make a smoothie, sauce, or dip, and then held off because you didn’t want to clean 3,000 different parts, this deal is for you. The 4.5 star-rated Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender is down to $29 today on Amazon, the best price they’ve listed all year.

The big advantage here is that unlike a traditional blender, you can dip the Smart Stick into whatever container you were already using to hold your ingredients; be it a single-serve cup or a huge mixing bowl. That saves you time, and means fewer dishes to clean up once you’re done. Reviewers also say it chops through everything from fruit to ice cubes with no trouble, so it really can be a full blender replacement for most use cases.

As always, we don’t know how long this deal will be available, so be sure to grab one before the price shoots back up.

Waterpik is an easier (and they would argue more effective) way to “floss” between your teeth, and Amazon is once again taking $10 off the Aquarius model, in case you missed out last month. Discount shown at checkout.

Not only do this cheap, color-changing oil diffuser make a room smell nice, it actually humidify it too. Just don’t forget to pick up some essential oils to go with it.

You don’t need it for another 7 months or so, but $20 is as good a price as you’ll find on a landscape laser light projector, if you want to get an early jump on your holiday decorating.

If you aren’t familiar, these genius little gadgets use lasers to project red and green lights onto the front of your house, giving the appearance of holiday spirit without the hassle of actually hanging up outdoor lights. Last year was the first time they were widely available, but they were almost impossible to find, and consistently cost $40-$50. So yes, this deal is about half a year ahead of schedule, but it never hurts to plan ahead.

Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine Lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model is marked down to $11 today on Amazon, an all-time low.

Obviously, this isn’t a cable you’ll want to travel everywhere with, but if you want to be able to charge your phone or tablet while sitting on the couch, or if your nightstand is are away from the nearest outlet, an extra-long cable like this should get the job done.

Packing cubes can make organizing clothes and toiletries for your next trip a little less hellish, and this highly-rated set of four from AmazonBasics is only $20 today. That’s $5 less than usual, and an all-time low. I actually just bought a set of these, and I absolutely love them.

In case you missed out on last week’s similar deal, here’s a chance to upgrade your existing power outlets with built-in USB charging ports for $18 each. These receptacles have proven very popular with readers in the past, even at higher prices, so be sure to secure a few before Amazon sells out.

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