When literally everything you own is itself a light source, it’s easy to overlook the productivity-enhancing (and eyeball-saving) power of even a mediocre desk lamp. Have you noticed that your eyes really hurt at the end of the day when it is dark outside and the light from your laptop is boring a hole in your soul? Alternate, warmer light sources (and some regular screen breaks) can help. But a truly great desk lamp does more than just help you see better—it’s a sculptural centerpiece of a thoughtful home desk setup.
Anglepoise Type 75 Mini desk lamp (was $195, now 60% off)
The Anglepoise Type 75 Mini is legendary, for its looks, sure, but also for just what an incredibly good desk lamp it is. Despite a stick-like footprint and slender arm, the spring system at its base allows the lamp to remain in perfect balance regardless of what direction you pull it. Perhaps that airiness is why the folks at Pixar could imagine an older version of the lamp literally balancing up and down on a ball, then on the “I” in its logo.
Typically we see the lamp in a conservative matte black or gleaming white, which are both fine. But right now, Anglepoise is selling a bright powder blue spin on the lamp at a massive 60% discount in its outlet store. Do your eyes a favor and snap one up before they’re gone.
And, if you’re in the mood to scoop up some more good deals, here are 8 more worth checking out this weekend:
Apple AirPods Pro (was $250, now 20% off)
Last week, we said this deal was too good to last. We’re happy to have been wrong.
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel (55 L) (was $140, now 30% off)
A big durable duffel to get you excited to travel again, once you finally get that sweet sweet vaccine.
Roborock S4 robot vacuum (was $500, now 12% off)
Robot vacuums make the best pets, especially when they’ve got the smart mapping abilities and powerful motor of this one from Roborock.
Patagonia Torrentshell rain jacket (was $150, now 31% off)
Good for layering in all types of messy wintry mixes.
Beats Flex wireless headphones (was $50, now 20% off)
Cheap Beats were one of the best things to come out of 2020, and now they are even cheaper.
Courant Catch:2 multi-device wireless charging pad (was $150, now 30% off)
A wireless charger is plenty big enough for the two of you (and your phones).
Jamie Wolfond entryway bike rack (was $130, now 64% off)
Wondering where you should be docking that newly acquired bike? Here’s your answer.
LG OLED CX 55″ TV (was $2000, now 33% off)
OLED panels offer basically the best possible picture quality available in TVs right now. If you do shell out for this one, be confident you won’t have to even think about replacing your TV for the better part of a decade.