Deal: Amazon’s New Universal Remote Is Alexa-Powered

Plus: Deals on Nike running shoes, rubber-band guns and more

Amazon Fire TV Blaster bundle
By Kirk Miller / November 20, 2019 10:01 am

Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.

Amazon Fire TV Blaster bundle

Amazon just intro’d the Fire TV Blaster, which turns your home-theater controls entirely over to Alexa for hands-free voice control on your TV, soundbar, cable box and more. If you like the idea of getting rid of multiple remotes (and you don’t mind voicing your commands), you can get the Blaster, a Fire Stick 4K and an Echo Dot for $80, a 41% savings over buying them separately (and you’ll pretty much need them all at the same time, anyway).

Nike Tanjun Racer

Nike Tanjun Racer

Breathable, comfy and secure, this is an ideal running shoe (available in multiple colorways) — especially at just $29, a 71% savings.

Rubber Band Minigun

Rubber Band Minigun

A motorized, wooden rubber band machine gun. Why? Ask your victim. Preorder deals start at $94 on this Kickstarter sensation.

More sales of note:

  • Perry Ellis: In a pre-Black Friday sale, take 40% off sitewide. 
  • PUMA: A Friends & Family sale nets you 40% off full price and an extra 25% off sale with the code FRIENDS19.

On-going sales:



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Rhone Spar Men's Workout Gear Sale



Nordstrom Rack overcoats

Nordstrom Rack


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