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The Best Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker Is the JBL Charge 3

In our search for best water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, the JBL Charge 3 drowned out the competition to take the title. $130 From amazon 17 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission The Charge 3 can connect to three different phones simultaneously, runs for 20 hours on a charge, and can pair with other JBL Connect-enabled speakers for enhanced and multi-room listening. Here’s what our readers had to say: Advertisement Advertisement Is this even a competition? The JBL charge 3 blows all of these out of the water. Ha. Get it? Seriously though it does, I’ve been collecting portable speakers for quite a few years now and for a reasonable price the charge 3 doesn’t have competition in terms of water resistance, sound and build quality. – Tom This thing is awesome. I’m an audio engineer and I compared a bunch of bluetooth speakers when I was in the market. I had the original JBL Charge and then last year got the Charge 3. Amazing sound, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Command All of Your Electronics With Logitech's $70 Harmony Smart Control

This seemingly basic remote might not look like much at first blush, but it can actually control eight of your favorite home theater devices, and even turn your smartphone into a universal remote as well. You’re probably used to seeing Logitech Harmony remotes with screens built-in, but it turns out that you already carry a much better screen in your pocket. So in addition to controlling your TV, cable box, game console, stereo, and more from the remote itself, the Logitech Harmony Smart Control can now do the same from your iPhone or Android from anywhere in the house. That’s especially handy when your favorite show is about to start and you can’t find the remote anywhere. Today’s $70 price is the best we’ve ever seen, but it’s only available today. $70 From amazon 6871 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission It’s also available for the same price on eBay, if Amazon sells out. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Anker's Fitness-Focused Bluetooth Headphones Are $8 Off Today

Anker’s SoundBuds are your favorite affordable Bluetooth earbuds, and the most sport-centric model in the lineup is $8 off today. The highlight feature here is the NB10’s wraparound design; once these things are in your ears, they’re not going anywhere until you take them out. They’re also IPX5 water-resistant (an improvement from the original’s IPX4 rating), pack in 12mm drivers, and include Anker’s hassle-free 18 month warranty. For a limited time, promo code FHSPSNJG will take $8 off your pair, matching the best price we’ve ever seen. $32 From amazon Use code FHSPSNJG 5675 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Prop Up Your Phone With Twelve South's HiRise, Now Just $17

Twelve South’s HiRise is the most attractive smartphone stand you can buy, and according to The Verge, a pretty great Nintendo Switch dock to boot. Update: Sorry, that’s the HiRise 2. This model only officially fits Apple’s Lightning cable. The black model is backordered right now, and likely to completely sell out soon, but $17 is easily the best price we’ve ever seen. $17 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission More Deals READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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What's the Best Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker?

Whether you’re singing in the shower or catching up on podcasts by the pool, water-resistant Bluetooth speakers are inexpensive, plentiful, and far more useful than the shower radios that preceded them. But with so many options, we want to know which ones are really worth the money, so check out the rules below, then dive into the comments to nominate your favorite. Advertisement 1) Your nomination should contain the specific name of the product, why you think this item is the best, a link where the item can be purchased, and an image of the item. 2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination. 3) Please do not duplicate nominations. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Your Favorite Mouse and Keyboard Are Just the Appetizer In Amazon's One Day PC Peripheral Sale

Whether you’re building a brand new PC, or just upgrading your current rig, Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal is full of popular peripherals and accessories for great low prices. Highlights here include Corsair’s K70 mechanical keyboard (your favorite mechanical keyboard), Razer’s DeathAdder gaming mouse (one of your favorite gaming mice), and Logitech’s G13 programmable game board, which has been a huge hit with our readers in the past. That’s just scratching the surface though, so head over to Amazon to see the full list. $85 From amazon 211 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $33 From amazon 4418 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $64 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $130 From amazon 908 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $200

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Stretch Your Wi-Fi To the Limit With This $22 Range Extender

Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router. So for $22, why not give this one a try? That’s within a couple bucks of an all-time low. $22 From amazon 5973 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission More Deals READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Mpow's $11 Bluetooth Headphone Carrying Case Includes A Battery To Charge Your 'Buds

The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge. Luckily, Mpow’s new headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting lost or tangled in your bag. Yeah, you’ll still need to recharge the case, but this definitely makes Bluetooth earbuds a simpler option while traveling. $11 From amazon Use code SDPHVWJX 601 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Give Your Eyes a Break With These $10-$12 HDTV Bias Lights

Bias lights can make just about any TV look better, and you can get a set for just a few bucks today on Amazon. If you aren’t familiar, Vansky’s LED bias light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and stick to the back of the set via built-in adhesive. Once you turn your TV on, the light strip will cast a soft glow on the wall behind it, which can reduce eyestrain when watching in the dark, and improve your TV’s perceived black levels. We’ve posted deals on these several times now, but today’s $12 (RGB) and $12 (white) price points are some of the best we’ve ever seen. Just be sure to use code CCT8XE05 at checkout to get the deal. $12 From amazon Use code CCT8XE05 12587 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $10 From amazon Use code CCT8XE05 10368 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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This $8 Cable Turns Your Old Hard Drives and SSDs Into External Storage

If you have any old 2.5″ hard drives or SSDs lying around and gathering dust, this $8 cable can turn them into USB external storage. Sure, you could get an enclosure for about the same price, but come on, this looks way cooler. It’ll also work with your PS4 or Xbox One if you need more space to store games. $8 From amazon Use code H2IPL3T9 Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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I Just Ordered This Congestion-Dodging Wi-Fi Router For An All-Time Low Price, and So Should You

The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments. Advertisement Portal includes app-based configuration, nine internal antennas, mesh capabilities…table stakes these days for a good router. But while almost all home Wi-Fi routers limit you to public channels over 5GHz, Portal also opens up four so-called DFS channels that are typically reserved for military use and commercial radar. The law allows home routers to use these DFS channels, but they must shift off of them for a set amount of time whenever they detect active radar to avoid interference. Portal does just this, and moves all of your devices off of the busy channel in the background automatically, and shifts them back on when it’s safe. That means that most of the time, these channels are practically empty, so you won’t have to worry about interference from your neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks operating on public channels. This Digital Trends review has a much thorough explanation of the technology, if you’re curious. This router retails for $200, and has sold READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Save $10 On Amazon's Already-Stupid-Cheap Fire Tablet, and Get Some Free Accessories

Amazon’s Fire Tablet doesn’t exactly feature bleeding edge technology, but hey, it’s a perfectly good portable TV screen and web browser for like $50. Today, you can get the upgraded 16GB version (which retails for $70), a case, and a screen protector all for $60 with promo code FIREBUNDLE. Yes, that’s $10 less than you’d normally spend on the tablet by itself. $60 From amazon Use code FIREBUNDLE 241 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission More Deals READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Upgrade Your Router, Buy Your Own Modem, and More In Amazon's One-Day Networking Sale

Whether you’re upgrading to 802.11ac, need a few extra ethernet ports, or just want to stop forking over a modem rental fee to your ISP, today’s Amazon Gold Box is overflowing with TP-Link networking gear. The most exciting deal in here is probably a 16×4 DOCSIS 3.0 modem for $68, with a bonus $20 Amazon gift card thrown in. Even without the gift card, that’d be a good price on its face for that modem, and it’ll pay for itself if you’re currently paying a monthly equipment rental fee to your ISP. $68 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission You’ll also find several popular routers (including the Archer C9), ethernet switches, range extenders, powerline kits, and more, all marked down to great low prices. A few more of our favorites are below, but head over to Amazon to see all of the discounts. Just remember that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out. $108 From amazon 1242 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Store 4TB of Files or Console Games For $110, No Power Cord Required

Until fairly recently, external hard drives over 2TB required an extra power cord, but not so with this ultra-portable 4TB WD My Passport, now marked down to an all-time low $110. That makes it easy to toss in a bag to take anywhere, and it would also be great for storing all of your PS4 and Xbox One games. $110 From amazon 236 purchased by readers Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!