Today's Best : Simplehuman, French Press, Cheap VR, and More

Cheap VR headsets, simplehuman trash cans, and Celestron telescopes lead off today’s best deals.

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If you want to experience Google Cardboard VR without strapping a shipping box to your face, this plastic headset is a slightly upscale alternative for most Android handsets and iPhones, and it can be yours for just $22 today as part of a Gold Box deal.

The major caveat here is that it lacks a button to interact with the phone while it’s inside, but for watching 360 videos or looking around 3D scenes, it should be just fine. You could also buy a cheap Bluetooth remote like this one to function as the Cardboard button.

If you want a similar product with a button built in, this View-Master VR headset is also marked down to $18, though you’ll have to hold it to your face, since it doesn’t include a head strap.

If you can’t start your day without a morning cup of coffee, but you’re still using an electric drip coffee maker, or even (gasp) a Keurig, you might want to try out a flavor-extracting french press. This inexpensive model looks nearly identical to the excellent Bodum Chambord, but is significantly cheaper at $14 with code VID2IO58.

If you’re not convinced, know that french press took the #1 spot in Lifehacker’s coffee-making Hive Five, and many coffee aficionados swear by it. And with no disposable filters or pods to buy, this machine could pay for itself over time.

Today’s Amazon deal is the best price we’ve ever seen this model, but we don’t know how long it will last, so perk up and lock in your order while you can.

Simplehuman dominated the nominations in our recent kitchen trash cans Kinja Co-Op, and Amazon’s running rare discounts on several different models today, plus a handful of soap dispensers and kitchen accessories to match.

Simplehuman sales are pretty rare, so if you’ve had one of these on your wishlist, I wouldn’t hesistate.

Want to pick up a new hobby? It’s easy to get into stargazing with today’s Gold Box deal. Inside, you’ll find several Celstron telescopes and a pair of binoculars marked down to all-time low prices. The telescopes even feature integrated computers with over 40,000 pre-programmed celestial objects for easy, automatic alignment and tracking.

Want some inspiration? Go check out the amateur astrophotography subreddit.

Here’s a note from our deal researcher, Corey:

This $85 shelving system arrives fully assembled, and can even collapse for easy transport. I’m not sure why you’d need to regularly move shelves from place to place, but regardless, this looks great for a garage or shed.

Not happy with your iPhone’s battery life? Mpow’s selling battery cases today for just $10 each, with versions available for both the iPhone 6/6s and the iPhone 5/5s/SE.

If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to this 18-piece Rubbermaid system for just $8.

The set comes with 9 containers in five different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different sizes of lids, making it much easier to find the right one.

If you prefer your bowls to be oven safe, this glass storage set from Anchor Hocking is also on sale today.

If you use a home theater PC, or even just occasionally plug a laptop into your TV to watch something from across the room, this handheld wireless keyboard and trackpad can give you full control without taking up too much room on your coffee table.

Do you still use a tape measure, like some kind of caveman? This laser distance measurer takes instant distance readings of up to 164’, and includes several built-in calculation functions, in case your middle school geometry skills are a little rusty.

Game of Thrones returns to TV this weekend, but if you need to get caught up, the first two seasons are both marked down to $20 on Blu-ray right now, an all-time low. You don’t need to be a Lannister to afford those prices.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is one of the best entries in the series in years (not to mention one of the 12 best games you can own for PS4 or Xbox One) and you can pick up a copy for just $18-$29 today on Amazon.

ExOfficio’s Give-N-Go boxer briefs were a finalist in our recent best men’s underwear Co-Op, and $14-$15 is one of the best deals we’ve seen on them. That’s still pricey for a single pair of underwear, but reviewers say it’s worth it.

Note: I’m seeing the price on black and white, so if your size is out of stock in one color, check the other.

Does anyone have Ernie Els’ address? We want to send this to him.

We see deals on car-starting battery packs just about every week, but even by our standards, $27 is a really fantastic starting price (with code TA9A92XK) for a 300A model. And for owners of larger cars, 400A and 600A versions are also on sale. No matter which one you choose, they all include a DC charger to juice it back up inside your car, and they’re all small enough to fit in your glove box.

Not only does this decanter serve as a classy vessel for serving wine, it also aerates it on the way in. Just press it onto the top of a bottle, and turn it upside down to aerate the wine. If you want to keep it in the bottle, just turn it back over, and the newly aerated wine will pour straight back in. If you enjoy red wine, today’s deal is the best price Amazon’s ever offered, so treat yourself.

Curious about Android Wear, but don’t want to invest a ton of money on a wearable? You can score an open-box original Moto 360 today for just $90 on eBay, in multiple styles.

We’re probably never going to get another A Song of Ice and Fire book, so you might as well invest in a collectible set of the first five. This collection is leather-bound, comes in its own box, and will look great on any shelf. It’s been cheaper before, but this is the best deal Amazon’s listed in a few months.

We’ve seen our fair share of sub-$20 Bluetooth speakers, but not many of them can join you in the shower. The Omaker M4 can do just that thanks to its IP54-rated splash resistance, and still deliver up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. That’s perfect if you like to sing in the shower, or just need to catch up on your podcast backlog.

No kitchen is complete without a substantial Pyrex aresenal, and this 4-container set (it’s technically 8-pieces, but that includes lids) is down to under $15 on Amazon right now. If you aren’t familiar, these magical vessels are super strong, and also freezer, oven, and even microwave safe.

A giant inflatable pool swan might be the silliest deal we’ve ever posted, but hey, it’s never been cheaper. Just don’t end up like Johnny Football.

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