5 Deals You Need to Know Today: Usher in the Age of Machines With This A.I. Robot


You are tasked with saving $40 on this A.I. robot at Amazon. Later you will be tasked with saving humanity from the machine uprising, but that's for another day. Check out this offer and more in our roundup of the five best deals we found over the last 24 hours.

Top Toy Deal
Miko 3: AI-Powered Smart RobotMiko 3: AI-Powered Smart Robot
Store: Amazon
Price: $159.97
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $40
Expiration: December 6

The downside to this robot is that, inevitably, whenever you're not supervising your child's time with it, the machine will be instructing them to turn against you come the day of the singularity so that they may live as a valued colloborator in the brave new world. The upside is, until then, it has things like games and jokes and coding apps and yoga (?!?!) to keep your kids occupied, and all at a $40 discount right now. Just try to ignore the detail that Miko 3 is – if you glance at the sidebar on the product page – being sold by Miko 2, which raises all sorts of questions.

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Top Medical Deal
Advil Dual Action SampleAdvil Dual Action Sample
Store: Advil
Price: Free
Shipping: Free shipping

Normally, if I were to offer you some free drugs, you would rightly back off and alert the proper authorities. But this time I think it's okay. Featuring the crack crime-solving doctor due of Ace Taminophen and I. Buprofen, Advil is by all accounts both legal and not a doggie bag full of crushed-up horse amphetamines, so you may accept this free sample with a clear conscience, and hopefully a clear head once it gets to work.

Bonus joke: "Adville" is where Mad Men was set.

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Top Electronics Deal
SideDeal Best Deals on TechSideDeal Best Deals on Tech
Store: SideDeal
Discount: Up to 83% off
Shipping: Free shipping via code "DEALNEWSFS"
Expiration: December 13

Once you get past the novelty of some confusing product pictures (Why does this security camera look like a bionic elephant? Why is this dog streaming on Twitch?) you'll notice the discounts, which are less mystifying, but equally satisfying. Headphones, cables, charging accessories, and such – you know what "tech" is. But do you know what "DEALNEWSFS" is? It's the coupon code that gets free shipping on all of these things. Presumably to make up for the disappointment of not getting the dog with the streaming set-up.

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Top Household Item Deal
Comfort Zone 5,120-BTU 120V Electric Patio HeaterComfort Zone 5,120-BTU 120V Electric Patio Heater
Store: Woot! An Amazon Company
Price: $59.99
Shipping: Free shipping w/ Prime
Lowest By: $90
Expiration: December 6

It's not that this isn't a great deal – it's $90 less than you'd pay direct from the brand themselves. But I have to admit ulterior motives for including this heater in the roundup. Mostly I'm just sort of hoping that looking at it for a few minutes will have some sort of weird psychosomatic effect on my stupid body, which really isn't enjoying how cold it is this morning. Even with this heater, you couldn't pay me to sit out on the patio today, and that's not just because I don't really have a patio. But I would sit the heater right beside my home office station (read: my bed) and proceed to slowly melt my own skin off. Which I think is the highest of the three heat settings it provides.

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Top Beauty Deal
Colognes and Perfumes at eBayColognes and Perfumes at eBay
Store: eBay
Discount: Up to 71% off
Shipping: Free shipping

These discounts are just in time for gift-giving season, which is nice. Honestly, I'm not sure's a person in my life to whom I could say "I saw a box labelled Viva La Juicy and thought of you", but my experiences are (I'm told) not universal, so perhaps your mileage will vary. In any case, that's just one of dozens of perfumes and colognes on sale. Although actually, I'm not sure "I saw a box called Obsession and thought of you" works much better. And "Joop" just makes me imagine Gwyneth Paltrow's Brand for Idiots having a "GIF/jif" pronunciation divide. But anyway. Dollars and scents!

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Alan Byrne
Associate Editor

Alan Byrne is actually quite busy watching Frasier, finding jokes to steal for his next blog. His areas of expertise are video games and "assorted nonsense."
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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