Thursday's best deals: $5 wireless chargers, laptop backpacks, and more
Thursday sounds like a great day to save some money on things you didn't know you needed, right?
The ultra-slim Omoton Qi-enabled wireless charging pad drops to $4.99 with this promotional link. That's 50% off the regular street price. This is a new wireless charging pad that hasn't been around on Amazon for very long, so this is its first real price drop.
$9.99 $5 off
Just set it and forget it since this pad works with any Qi-enabled device including the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phones, and more. It's got an ultra-slim body and is only 5mm thick. With the non-slip bottom and frosted top, your device won't slip or get scratched. It has all the built-in safety features that keep it from short circuiting or overheating or over charging. Plus, it comes with a one-year warranty.
The rest of today's best deals continue below...
Stock up on charging cables with two 6-foot USB-A to USB-C braided nylon cables from Aukey on sale for $4.99 with code 34ENRGJ9 at Amazon. These cables sell for $10 without the code and regularly sell at that price. They have never dropped this low directly. The cables support USB 2.0 data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps and safe charging up to 3A. The cables do support Fast Charge and Quick Charge, so you can use these with any device that's compatible like the Galaxy S8 to S10. The durable design helps the cables survive more than 5,000 bends during its lifespan. These are covered by Aukey's two-year warranty.
It's easy to make fans, lamps, and other appliances in your home smarter with just a few bucks. Plugging them into these Gosund Mini Smart Plugs rather than directly into a power outlet will enable them to be controlled with your smartphone, or even your voice, but first you'll need to snag this two-pack at Amazon for $14.24 by entering promo code 25PLUGTAN during checkout. These smart plugs connect to your Wi-Fi network at home and can be controlled using a free app. You'll be able to power them on or off from anywhere in the world, or schedule them to only be on at a certain time each day. They also work with Alexa and Google Assistant.
If you regularly travel, you'll know that schlepping a bunch of stuff across the country or abroad can be a real hassle. That's why a good backpack, like this discounted Timbuk2 Command Laptop Backpack, is a solid investment if you take more than zero trips a year. This well-rated bag is down to $44.99 right now from an average price of around $80. This is the lowest we've ever seen it go. It offers large main compartment as well as an easy-access padded slot for a laptop up to 15 inches in size. There are several internal and external pockets for keeping all your stuff safe and organized.
Keeping your workspace tidy is a never-ending task, which is why you should stay prepared for the job with something like the QICENT Cable Management Organizer. It can hide away your cable eyesores and more to keep you focused, and though it normally sells for $19.99 at Amazon, today you can grab one for just $11.99 when you enter promo code MNL8IDN9 during checkout. It's only dropped that low without a code once before. This box lets you store power strips, adapters, and USB hubs inside to keep your desk from looking like a madhouse, while designed with several holes where you can string cables through for access
If you've been considering purchasing an e-reader for the first time, or you're thinking of upgrading your current one, you should seriously consider the Kindle Oasis. While Amazon recently released an updated model with a new color adjustable front light, the rest of the specs remained pretty much unchanged so you can save by going for the previous-gen model on sale. At $199.99 for the 8GB model and $223.99 for the 32GB version, it's down to its best price outside of Prime Day. Amazon is even including a free 3-month trial of Amazon Kindle Unlimited with your purchase to sweeten the deal further.
Gotta charge 'em all
For a limited time at Amazon, you can get an Aukey Ultra Compact Dual-Port folding USB wall chargers for just $6.04 when you use code YIAZF27X at checkout. That takes $4 off the usual price for the charger and matches the best deal we've seen for the individual plug previously. The charger has built-in safeguards against overcharging or overheating a connected device, and each port offers up to 2.4A of power. The plug folds up, making it perfect for tossing in your purse or travel bag.
This is just a small sampling of the deals that the Thrifter team has uncovered today. If you want to keep up with everything that the crew is uncovering, be sure to follow Thrifter on Twitter and sign up for the daily deals newsletter so you never miss out on anything!
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.