Kind of a Big Deal: September 16th

Today’s deals include affordable A.I. and a rare single malt

By The Editors
September 16, 2016 9:00 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 sourced from the depths of the interwebs.

This might be the tipping point for A.I. The second generation of Amazon’s connected speaker/virtual assistant Echo Dot is now available for preorder. You can use the device to control your lights, set timers and play music, all with just your voice. It’s only $50 (the first gen started off at $90), and there are a lot of deals right now:

  • Buy five and get a sixth one free with the code DOT12PACK
  • Pair it with the Philips Hue smart light kit for $99.99 (17% off)
  • Pair it with the TP-Link Smart Plug for $69.99 (12% off)
  • Pair it with the ecobee3 Smart Thermostat for $249 (17% off)

Macy’s has a bunch of suits and separates from the likes of Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein at up to 50% off, plus an extra 25% off with the code VIP.

Fire bad. Plasma beams good. These laser-focused, colorful Xcite Lighters don’t need refills, and they’re $10 off this week, at $29.99.

Fall was made for sipping Scotch. This Macallan Edition No. 2 Highland Single Malt, a limited edition release, is a collab between Macallan’s Master Whiskey Maker and the twice-named best restaurant in the world, El Celler de Can Roca. Now, it’s $114.99, down from $139.99.

Tumi is one of our favorite luggage brands, but wow, those prices. Their eye-catching Linden International 2 Wheeled Carry-On is $150 off today, however.

Nota bene: If you buy through these links, InsideHook may earn a small share of the profits on some items

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