Prime Day will be here on June 16th starting at 3:00 PM ET! We’ve dug in and researched and evaluated the hot items and products that were best sellers from the past few years to make informed, educated guesses about what could potentially hit the hot list for 2018. We can in no way promise that these exact items will be on sale on Prime Day, but we’ll help you get an idea of what fantastic deals could be on their way. Amazon has announced that they will be offering deals leading up to the big day so check back frequently. Click this link to see a list of all our favorite deals on home and electronics products.
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This service offers two types of DNA tests, the first being a regular ancestry test while the second dives into your genetic health to inform you if you are a carrier for any inherited health risks and conditions. This company is one of the few DNA companies that actually meets FDA regulations. 23andMe's test can also help find information about your Neanderthal background, as well as your maternal and paternal haplogroup histories. You will need to spit into a tube to provide DNA for testing, and results can take anywhere from six to eight weeks to arrive. 23andMe has the second largest database of samples to compare yours against, only Ancestry.com provides a larger database. If you're wanting a less expensive DNA test kit, you might be interested in MyHeritage.
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When we last tested E-Readers, the Kindle Paperwhite performed the best. Amazon usually sells this Kindle for just under $100, and it’s a step up from the basic Kindle - but not as feature packed as the Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis. It provides built in lights and has a high-resolution display of 300 ppi. This provides better images and makes reading easier in dim lighting. Amazon claims the battery life lasts for up to 4 weeks if you keep the wireless off and the light setting down low. There are more than 3.7 million books for sale through the Kindle store, 2 million of which cost $9.99 or less. There are also over 800,000 titles exclusive to Kindle, including magazines, newspapers and free book samples. Kindle for Kids’ FreeTime feature allows parents to keep track of what their children are reading and helps you choose age-appropriate content. This system also awards kids with badges when they reach reading goals and helps them expand their vocabulary with quizzes.
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There’s a reason why the Instant Pot has recently become a household name. It produces delicious cooking results much faster than traditional cooking options and is easy to clean since most recipes can be cooked without other pots and pans. When we tested pressure cookers, the Instant Pot Duo performed excellently - only getting out-cooked by the Breville Fast Slow Pro. It comes with a ladle, rice spoon and steamer rack so you can start cooking right away. The included recipe book gives you cooking tips and plenty of meal ideas. In addition to pressure cooking, you can also slow cook, steam and sauté your food. When the device finishes cooking, it automatically switches to the keep warm function so it will be ready to eat when you need it. The lid locks on and doesn’t unlock until the device depressurizes, a measure that is in place to keep you safe. The inner bowl is made of stainless steel making it durable and dishwasher safe. If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative, you might be interested in the Crock-Pot Express.
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The Nintendo NES Classic comes loaded with 30 retro 8-bit games that were popular in 80s and early 90s. This includes Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and others. This is a compact version of the classic console, small enough to hold in one hand. This small size also makes it easy to travel with. If you want to play multiplayer games, you will need to invest in a second NES Classic Controller. You can also find the Super NES Classic, which comes with 30 16-bit games from the console’s original release in the 1990s. It includes popular games like Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past as well as the never before released Star Fox 2.
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The Walabot connects to your phone to help you see studs, wires, pipes or even animal movements behind your walls. You can use it on drywall and concrete which makes it easier to work on home projects or rid your home of pests. This device currently only works on Android phones and is not compatible with iPhones. The device’s app includes an installation guide and tutorials to help get you started. Do-It-Yourselfers should also keep an eye out on other high-quality tools like the Makita XFD10R cordless drill or the Craftsman 9-48250 laser level, which outshined other tools they tested against in our reviews.
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Nintendo recently announced the Poké Ball Plus, a companion accessory to Pokémon Go, will be released along side Switch games Let's Go Eevee! and Let's Go Pikachu! on November 16th, 2018. Prime members can pre-order the games and the Poké Ball on Amazon. This device alerts Pokémon Go players to Pokémon sightings and spin locations by flashing and vibrating so you don't have to be looking at your phone when playing. Pokémon Go players can also send their catches into the Switch games and interact with them. If your friend also happens to have a Poke Ball Plus they can help you catch Pokémon within Let's Go Eevee! Or Let's Go Pikachu!.
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A subscription to Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1 million titles. You’ll be able to access popular books and audiobooks like
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