Thanksgiving weekend has become synonymous with shopping. Black Friday deals have moved up to Thursday and earlier. Cyber Monday has been extended through December. The Saturday and Sunday in between are dedicated to small businesses. You can cover all three shopping rituals with these tech gadgets that were pitched on ABC’s hit business reality show, Shark Tank. There’s something for everyone in the family among these 11 clever products.
“Just attach one end of the Rock-It to a hollow object — empty box, trash can, red solo cup — and hear the room fill with your jams and tunes,” said co-founder Jason Lucash. “You can get as crazy and creative as you want with this device. And you’ll never again have to go anywhere in silence again.”
After Origaudio’s Shark Tank episode aired in May 2011, the devices got into big-box retail stores. Lucash and co-founder Mike Szymczak moved out of their parent’s garage and into a real warehouse.
“Today, Origaudio is a multi-million dollar supplier in the promotional product industry and has grown from just two employees to more than 40,” said Lucash. “We manage offices in both Southern and Northern California and are expanding our product line exponentially each year.”
Origaudio is offering 50% off the entire store and free shipping on purchases over $50 on Nov. 27 with the discount code, AWESOME.
Fizzics’ Waytap, $129.99, makes canned or bottled beer taste as if they came fresh from a tap. It operates on four AA batteries.
“Fizzics micro-foam technology dramatically improves the flavor, taste and mouthfeel of any carbonated beer in bottles and cans,” said co-founder Tom Steckbeck. “The Fizzics Way Tap is lightweight and durable, ideal for the perfect beer at home, outdoor activities, camping, tailgating, etc.”
Since appearing on Shark Tank in September 2016, Fizzics went from pre-selling via an Indiegogo campaign to big box stores: Target, Brookstone and Best Buy.
Fizzics is offering the Waytap for $114.99 Nov. 24 – 28 and an additional $15 off to Forbes readers with discount code Forbes15, bringing the price down to $99.99.
There may be many electric skateboards on the market. But the M1 Electric Skateboard, $1399, by Inboard Technology is “the only electric skateboard to eliminate range anxiety by offering a battery you can swap in seconds,” said co-founder Ryan Evans. “It’s in-wheel motors and sleek design also eliminate the troublesome belts and exposed electronics found on lesser boards.”
Evans and co-founder Theo Cerboneschi pitched on Shark Tank in December 2016.
“Ever since the M1 has become a leader in its category at many retailers and is expanding availability into over 200 Best Buy stores in time for the holidays,” said Evans. “The company has also recently closed an $8 million round of financing.”
Inboard Technology is offering the M1 at $999, $400 off the usual price, from Nov. 21 – 27.
The clinically proven VibraCool, $70-$80, made by MMJ Labs, relieves muscle pain via cold vibrations.
“The wearable device uses patented ice and vibration technology to relieve pain on contact and improve healing over time,” said inventor Amy Baxter, M.D., a physician and pain researcher. “VibraCool can save users thousands on harmful or addictive pain medication.”
All three VibraCool models are $20 off with free shipping Nov. 24 – 27.
Headlights and taillights for your running shoes. The Night Trek 270 Tactical Shoe Lights, $59.95, attach onto your laces, shining the path ahead and behind up to 30 feet. The ultra-lightweight LED lights run on rechargeable batteries that last three to five hours and make you visible from all sides. They’re rugged and water resistant.
Nighthawk is offering a 25% discount on purchases from Nov. 24 – 27 with the discount code CYBERTREK.
Amaze everyone on the dance floor with EmazingLights’ LED Gloves, $20-$140.
“EmazingLights is a skillful expression of art,” said founder Brian Lim. “We design and manufacture only the best gloving products hand-in-hand with the best glovers in the world.”
Lim went on Shark Tank in March 2015.
“I received a deal from Mark Cuban for $650K in exchange for 5% equity in the company and a licensing deal from Daymond John for 20% of licensing profits,” Lim said. “I’ve been featured on notable publications including Business Insider, CNN, Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, CNBC, Elite Daily, BBC, Entertainment Weekly, CBS, Inc, Vice, Huffington Post, and many more. My companies have also been featured in the annual ‘Inc 5000’ list for the past four years in a row.”
Black Friday deal: 25% off storewide and free domestic shipping over $50 ($100 for Canada), the sale is 9 PM PST 11/21 to 5 PM PST 11/26.
Cyber Monday deal: 30% off storewide. Free domestic shipping over $50 ($100 for Canada). Sale valid from 5 PM PST 11/26 to 11:59 PM PST 11/29.
The PhoneSoap 3.0, $49.99, sterilizes phones or anything else that fits inside the paperback-sized device in merely 10 minutes with UVC rays — the same kind used by hospitals. A charge-cord slot in back recharges the device while it runs.
“Very few people want poop on their face,” said co-founder Wes LaPorte. “Yet, this is exactly what happens every time we use a smartphone. In fact, the average phone has 18 times more bacteria on it than a public toilet seat, including staph, E. Coli and superbug MRSA.”
LaPorte and co-founder Dan Barnes partnered with QVC queen Lori Greiner in a January 2015 Shark Tank installment. Sales hit $5 million in the following 12 months. The company hired a dozen employees and continues to launch new products.
PhoneSoap is offering a 30% discount plus free shipping from Nov. 21 – 27.
Rocketbook, $12-$34, saves trees by storing all of your handwritten, mental spewings in the cloud. Snap photos of your notes and store them online via the Rocketbook app. Rocketbooks can be microwaved clean or wiped with a damp cloth, depending on the model so you can reuse them over and over. Rocketbook has become the best-selling notebook on Amazon since appearing on Shark Tank in May 2017.
Rocketbook is offering 25% off all products on its website Nov. 24-27.
Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs, $23.99, filter acoustics to lower the volume of the Headbangers Ball, jackhammers, etc. to a safer and more comfortable level. But you can still hear everything around you clearly, unlike traditional foam earplugs that block and muffle sounds. Each pair of Vibes comes with three sizes of interchangeable ear tips to ensure a perfect fit.
A portion of all sales goes to the Hear the World Foundation, which provides hearing healthcare, education, and hearing aids to children in need.
“Currently, Vibes is funding a Hear the World Foundation project that will give hearing health screenings and hearing aids to 30,000 children in Peru over the next two years,” said founder Jackson Mann.
After appearing on Shark Tank in January 2017, Vibes got into major retailers: Walmart, Guitar Center and Urban Outfitters.
Vibes is offering 20% off plus free shipping on all orders in the U.S. from Nov. 24 – 28 with promo code, FORBESFRIDAY.