The holiday is over. The BBQ grill still needs to be cleaned, the kitchen is still piled high with dirty dishes, and the dog is reeling from a night of terrifying neighborhood fireworks. Sounds like you need a reward just for surviving the weekend so far. Well, here you go: A trio of surprisingly good deals, including a cheap drone, true-wireless earbuds, and a couple of spools of fairy lights. The latest episode of The Cheapskate Show podcast discusses, so let's lead with that.
Potensic may not be a household name, but the company makes drones in all shapes and sizes (including some fancy ones). This one is for kids (and drone-curious adults), a tiny indoor flier with blade guards, altitude hold and one-button takeoff and landing.
You also get two batteries instead of just one; each is good for about 5 to 6 minutes of flight time.
The A20 normally sells for $28, but the price drops to $20.59 when you clip the on-page 5%-off coupon and then apply promo code 3QR8HINU at checkout.
Like the "pipe" design of Apple's AirPods Pro but not the $250 price tag? As regular Cheapskate readers know, there are zillions of less-expensive alternatives. Here's another one, and it's just ridiculously decent for the price: $29.24 when you clip the on-page 10%-off coupon and then apply promo code EFXUSFYN at checkout. Regular price: $41.
I wore these for a couple hours the other day while cleaning the garage. Sound quality? Surprisingly good given the price. As long as you get a good inner-ear seal (a requirement for all earbuds like these), you'll enjoy slightly bass-forward audio with considerable noise isolation.
Meanwhile, the charging case uses USB-C and promises a total of 40 hours of play time. This is yet another example of a really solid AirPods alternative at a fraction of the cost.
"Fairy lights" are little LEDs embedded in a wire you can wrap around poles, string along walls, pile inside a glass jar and so on. Govee's 16.4-foot strings are battery-powered and Bluetooth-equipped: You control them using an app.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get a two-pack of these things for just $5.99 with promo code 9RY4D7SH. Regular price: $13.19. Amazingly, they're waterproof, meaning you can even set them up outdoors.
This article was published earlier this week.
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