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Looking for better ways to kill time at home? The best deals on Amazon offer a little something for everyone and can be the perfect way to get your shopping fix while also helping you save on useful stuff for around the house. From surge protectors to smart speakers with an incredible display, these items are among Amazon’s most highly rated and are on sale for some of their biggest discounts yet. Ready for a fun distraction? Here are the five biggest Amazon sales happening today.

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1. Gold box deal: This top-rated backup battery and surge protector

In the event that your power ever goes out, having a surge protector around can definitely come in handy. As one of Amazon’s biggest Gold Box deals for the day, this 330-watt backup battery and surge protector is a great investment—and you can save $30 on it right now. It comes with a total of eight outlets (four with battery backup, four for surge protection) and can make it so that you never lose access to your electronics. With more than 7,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, this is hugely popular, but the deal expires at the end of the day, so grab it while you can. 

Get the APC UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector for $49.99 (Save $30)

2. Lowest price: Our favorite cool mister humidifier 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), humidifers may be helpful if you’re looking to ease the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), specifically coughs and sore throats. This ultrasonic humidifier by Taotronics, the Cool Mist Humidifier, is an upgraded version of the best we’ve used and right now you can get it on sale for its lowest price ever. It operates at the same whisper-quiet sound level as its predecessor but comes with easy voice control functionality via Alexa and/or Google Home, which is ideal if you’re looking for the most convenient kind of experience. It usually retails for $79.99, but right now you can save $20 on it, so it’s a total steal.

Get the TaoTronics 4L Smart Cool Mist Humidifier for $59.99 (Save $20)

3. Save $5: This best-selling personal water filter

Personal water filtration systems like this one from Sawyer claim to help remove 99.99% of all bacteria—including salmonella, E.coli, and cholera—plus unwanted protozoa and microplastics from water, making it safer to drink no matter where you are. While they’re definitely great to have if you’re a hiker, they can also make a great addition to any emergency preparedness kit you’ve been putting together, and right now, you can get this popular set on sale for $5 off its usual price. It comes with everything you need to filter up to 100,000 gallons, including a MINI filter, 16 oz. reusable pouch, straw, and cleaning plunger. While it’ll take a couple weeks to ship, these filters are selling out fast right now, so this is a great time to grab one and save a few extra bucks while you’re at it.

Get the Sawyer Products MINI Water Filtration System for $19.99 (Save $5)

4. Under $20: This space-saving power cube by Anker

In need of some more outlet space, especially now that you’re working from home? This Anker Power Cube is the space-saving solution you’ve been searching for. It comes with 3 AC outlets and 3 USB ports, which makes it a super-compact little hub for handling all your charging needs. It was on sale last week, and it’s still on sale now, but since this almost never goes on sale (and right now you can get it for a little under $20 in black, and $17 in white), we’d definitely suggest picking one up while it’s still at a discounted rate.

Get the Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip for $16.99 (Save $3-$4)

5. Save $20: This brand new Echo Show

Upgrading to a smart speaker might have been on your to-do list before, but now that you’re spending more time at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to try one out and see what all the fuss is about. Right now, you can get our favorite smart speaker with a display—the Echo Show 5—for $20 off its usual price. In testing, we loved how lightweight this Alexa-enabled device is, but also how clear and visible the screen is for everything from video chatting to getting helpful tips for cooking and more.

Get the Echo Show 5 for $69.99 (Save $20)

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