Get a hobby

17 Aug, 2021
Here are four deals for the hobbyist in your life
Photo: Sarah Kobos
Wirecutter Deals Team

Life shouldn’t be all about work. It’s important to take time for yourself when you can—and picking up a hobby is a great place to start. Whether you’re investing in an old interest or fostering a new one, the right tools can make all the difference. Check out these four great deals for the hobbyists in your life.

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Today’s best deals

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th generation) + 3 Months Kindle Unlimited

Deal price: $80 | Street price: $115

The convenience of an ebook reader is hard to match. Our top pick offers a crisp, evenly-lit display, Bluetooth, and waterproofing. In addition, its 6.6 x 4.6-inch frame is made of soft-touch plastic and only slightly heavier than an iPhone XS, making the Paperwhite comfortable to hold for long periods. Amazon also offers access to comprehensive partnerships that allow you to quickly check out free books from many public libraries. This deal includes 8 GB of storage and three months of Kindle Unlimited.

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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Computer Speakers

Deal price: $80 | Street price: $100
Costco membership required

Do you watch a lot of movies or play cinematic video games on your computer? A speaker system that includes a subwoofer is a great way to help boost your immersion. Our pick, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX, produced clear, crisp dialogue and had the best overall sound quality of all of the 2.1 systems we tested. Though its connection options are limited, these speakers are a simple and compact way to enhance your setup.

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Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Deal price: $11 | Street price: $15

Whether you’re seeking a gift for a creative kid in your life or wanting to flex your artistic abilities, you can’t go wrong with a good set of brush pens. As a pick from one of our kid’s gift guides, we used to recommend these colorful markers for practicing cursive, but they’re great for other coloring and writing activities as well. This pack includes 10 double-sided markers in a variety of vibrant primary colors.

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Cricut Maker Electronic Cutting Machine

Deal price: $250 | Street price: $330

If you’re looking to level up your crafting repertoire, our upgrade pick for the best electric cutting machine is an excellent tool. Although it has the same easy-to-use software as our top pick, the Maker is quieter and faster, boasting an impressive rotary blade and cutting mats that make it a breeze to slice through everything from thick fabrics to balsa wood. While the initial investment is a bit steep, we think it’s worth it for avid crafters. That said, the new Cricut Maker 3 model recently dropped in early June, so previous models will likely continue to see notable discounts.

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