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Amazon Echo Dot, 3rd-gen

Amazon is offering its 3rd-gen Echo Dot smart speaker for just $24.99. At half off, that's the same price we saw it drop to shortly before Amazon Prime Day and a match for its Black Friday 2018 price. While it did drop a few bucks lower during the Prime Day event, that deal is long gone now. If you missed it, or if you couldn't take advantage of the savings because you weren't signed up with Prime, you should totally snag the Echo Dot at 50% off while you can. You can also sweeten the deal a bit more by adding a TP-Link smart plug for just $5 more.

$24.99 $49.99 $25 off

Compared to the 2nd-gen speaker, the Echo Dot has 70% better audio quality and an improved design. You can pair two of them together for stereo sound, or connect it via Bluetooth (or 3.5mm cable) directly to another speaker that you prefer. With the Echo Dot you can control your smart thermostat, smart plug, and other smart home gear, as well as have measurements converted, find out the local weather, and more. If you're already all-in on Echo hardware, it's totally worth adding Alexa to more rooms in your home with this deal too.

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Your internet: Private Internet Access VPN

Are you using a VPN yet? You should be. VPNs help protect your privacy with everything from encrypted Wi-Fi to ad blockers. They're very simple to use and allow for a lot of flexibility. Plus the right VPN won't keep traffic logs either, so even the VPN itself isn't tracking you. Private Internet Access is that sort of VPN, and right now you can get a year of the service for just $39.95. It normally costs $119.40 for a year, so you're saving a ton of money. This sale applies to every tier, too. Try it out for one month for just $6.95 or get six months for $35.95.

$39.95 at PIA

Need a hand?: ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

The app-enabled ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner just took a dive to one of its best prices in history at Amazon. Now on sale for $189.99, today's deal saves you $90 off its regular cost. This robot vacuum features two side brushes and a main brush for efficient cleaning. You can control it with your voice in conjunction with Alexa and Google Assistant, or you can use a free app on your smartphone to schedule cleanings, check its status, and more. The vacuum has a runtime of up to 110 minutes and automatically returns to the dock when it needs to charge back up. Your purchase includes a variety of accessories as well as a one-year warranty.

$189.99 at Amazon

Power up: Anker PowerPort Atom III 30W USB-C Charger

As the company's slimmest USB-C charger so far, the Anker PowerPort Atom III 30W USB-C Charger is a perfect fit for using with power outlets hidden behind furniture or in hard-to-reach areas of your home. It's just over half an inch thick and charges devices super fast thanks to its USB-C port that supports Power Delivery. Though it's normally priced up to $45 at Amazon, right now you can pick one up on sale for just $25.99. That's the lowest we've ever seen it reach. This high-speed USB-C wall charger can power up a 12-inch MacBook from 0% to 100% in just two hours.

$25.99 at Amazon

No touching: Mpow Car Phone Mount, 2-pack

You can't safely operate a vehicle while you're distracted by your phone, and not only is it dangerous, but it's often illegal to do so. Keep your GPS in view and your hands on the wheel by picking up two Mpow Car Phone Mounts today. Usually, this two-pack costs $15, but your price will drop to just $9.99 with coupon code MPOW140K at Amazon. These vent-mounted phone holders are compatible with smartphones measuring four to six inches. The adjustable holders fit most car vents, too, and once installed, they stay put. You can rotate your phone 360 degrees to adjust it to the perfect angle. Removing your phone from the mount takes the push of a single button, so it won't make a huge impact on your daily routine, either.

$9.99 at Amazon

No interruptions: APC UPS Battery Backups and Surge Protectors

Keep your gear protected from power surges and failures while giving yourself enough time to save your data and shut it down in an emergency with this one-day sale on APC uninterruptible power supplies and surge protectors. There's up to 43% off regular prices, bu the discounts expire tonight. No matter how many devices you have to plug in, this sale has you covered with prices starting at just $21.

Up to 43% off at Amazon

Speed it up: Lecone USB-C to Lightning Cable

Lecone's USB-C to Lightning Cable is an MFi-certified cable that you can snag today at Amazon for only $5.59 by clipping the coupon on its product page and then entering promo code 3GJY5KE8 during checkout. That'll save you more than $8 off its regular price there, and even more compared to the price of an official Apple USB-C to Lightning cable. This 3.3-foot cable supports Power Delivery rapid charging up to 3A, giving you the ability to power up devices like the iPhone X from 0% to 50% in just half an hour when paired with a suitable wall charger. The cable supports data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps and is built to last years thanks to its protective, tangle-free nylon braiding.

$5.59 at Amazon

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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