Keep your daily thoughts organized and secure with this top-rated digital journal. For a limited time you can get a lifetime subscription to the Penzu Pro Digital Journal for only $39 (58% off) in the Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Penzu is the preferred digital journal of over a million people in 160 countries, and for good reason. With Penzu, you can write on any device and automatically sync to the cloud, customize journal covers, and even encrypt every sentence you record for safe keeping. Reap the many benefits that journaling can bring to your life and productivity—and choose the convenient and secure option trusted by journal-keepers worldwide.

5 Stars, Apple App Store

-Get a lifetime of unlimited journaling
-Sync your journals w/ the Penzu cloud
-Write on any device (computer, smartphone, tablet)
-Customize your journal covers
-Lock journals w/ a password
-Encrypt your information
-Add photos to accompany your entries
-Lock the app w/ a PIN
-Search journals for keywords
-Add tags for organization
-Send entries via email
-Set up reminders to hold yourself accountable

Penzu Pro Digital Journal: Lifetime Subscription ($95 $39)


Now that’s proper laziness.

The Layze Phone Holder is only $24.99 (49% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

The Layze Phone Holder takes your phone off your hands with its strong, flexible design that conveniently clips onto anything. Bend it in any direction to get the perfect viewing angle for watching videos, using FaceTime or taking the perfect group selfie. Clip it in the kitchen to follow a recipe without getting food on your screen, clip it in the car to stay hands-free while driving, clip it in the bathroom, bedroom, outside—the possibilities are endless!

-No tools required to easily install
-Strong & durable
-Fully adjustable w/ 360° rotation & tilt
-Great for hands-free movie watching, voice calls, picture taking & video recording

Layze Phone Holder ($49 $24.99)


Have an Apple Watch? If you would like to personalize the look, Casetify has an endless supply of band designs to choose from. For a limited time, you can get a $70 Casetify credit for only $50 in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

You change your clothes, change your socks, change your shoes—why not change your watch band? Get endless custom possibilities for your wrist with $70 to the Casetify store (which gets you pretty much any band on the site). With styles for every lifestyle, occasion, and mood, Casetify bands are easy to switch out for your current band, and are sure to help you get the most out of your iWatch.

”These Apple Watch accessories may be cooler than the Apple Watch itself.” TIME

-Use Instagram or Facebook photos as backgrounds for your band design
-Apply any 3 different layouts or 9 filters
-Select from hundreds of designs
-Choose from band sizes ranging from 38mm to 42mm
-Enjoy the sweat-resistant, ultra-comfortable material

Casetify Apple Watch Band: $70 Credit For $50

ash vs evil dead

This is our first look at Bruce Campbell as Ash in Ash Vs. Evil Dead and it’s everything we could have hoped for. Campbell and Sam Raimi recently talked to Entertainment Weekly and it looks like Ash is still…Ash.

So what has Ash been up to for the past two decades? “Not much!” says Campbell. “He was perfectly happy doing basically nothing: telling lies about how he lost his hand in bars late at night. That was basically his MO. So, he’s not really the guy who should be dealing with this right now. But…he is. He’s our guy!”

Yes. Yes he is.

Check out our interview with With Bruce Campbell and the team behind Ash Vs. Evil Dead for more info about the show.


Eliminate your bulky key ring with this sleek, customizable multi-tool. The Keyport is currently on sale for only $39.99 (33% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

You deserve the best and so do your keys and accessories. Keyport will keep your keys organized while also stowing away a handy pen and mini-light. Keyport makes your necessities easily accessible, in a sleek, lightweight design you can comfortably slip in your pocket. No more key jabs or jingling, no more asking for pens or fumbling in the dark. Just one lean, clean, pocket organizing machine.

“The whole package comes across as something that Q developed down in the 007 laboratory.” CNET

-Fit the compact & lightweight gadget easily in your pocket
-Use w/ a wide range of keys: standard, high security & most chipped car keys
-Get convenient, easy access to any key or tool (includes pen & mini-light)
-Comfortably carry your keys without jingling, pocket bulge or stabbing of your leg
-Easily recover your keys if lost w/ Lost & Found
-Swap out included keys & accessories on the go
-Personalize your Keyport w/ a variety of options

Keyport Key Organizer ($60 $39.99)


Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman have been working for years to bring the final installment of the Hellboy trilogy to theaters. However, all hope was seemingly lost when del Toro noted the following a year ago:

“I don’t think it will happen. Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from my side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.”

But now there is a glimmer of hope from Perlman himself. He’s been rallying support for the sequel as of late, and it appears that those efforts might have paid off.

He laid down a pretty powerful hint on Instagram the other day, which you can see after the break…

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Have trouble getting up in the morning? We can help with the most annoying alarm clock ever made. The Clocky Alarm Clock is only $34.99 (10% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Notoriously an anti-morning person? Not to worry, an alarm clock that won’t take snooze for an answer has arrived. Clocky not only pollutes the air with obnoxious snooze-resistant noise, but runs and jumps away from you in the process. Finally make that morning workout, be the first in the office or start the line at your local coffee cart—Clocky will make sure you rise and shine as planned.

-Runs away beeping on carpet or wood
-Jumps up to 3-feet high
-Projects a loud R2D2-like robotic sound
-Includes options to snooze once or disable snooze
-Allows you to turn off wheels & use like a conventional alarm clock
-Contains a flashing backlight indicator as it runs
-Packs an impressive battery life for up to a year of use without replacing batteries

Clocky Alarm Clock ($39 $34.99)


Loot Crate has announced their theme for July 2015 and it’s their first sequel: “Heroes 2″. They’ve also revealed the contents of their Mega Crate and damn…it’s fully loaded. More about that after the break, but let’s kick things off with the official description for Heroes 2:

Every awesomely epic undertaking deserves a stunning sequel, and so Loot Crate presents: HEROES 2! This month, we have several brave and bold items from DC Entertainment, a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable, an enterprising Star Trek item with a whiff of whimsy and our very first hardcover Looter Edition book! Exclusive items this month include an item from DC Entertainment and our Looter Edition book.

Sounds good to us.

If you’re interested in jumping in to a Loot Crate subscription with “Heroes 2″, you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout.

Read our reviews of the Loot Crate boxes for June (Cyber), May (Unite) and April (Fantasy) to get a better idea of what a subscription is all about.

And don’t forget that one lucky Looter will get the Mega Crate for July on their doorstep! See what amazing (and expensive) surprises await inside that prize box after the break…

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terminator contest top

Sideshow Collectibles has gone Terminator crazy and they’re giving away one of their T-800 Endoskeleton Life-Size Figures. Yeah, the one that retails for $6000. Also, one runner-up will win a ThinkGeek prize pack worth over $900.

But the giveaway madness doesn’t stop there. We’re also giving away the Sideshow T-800 Terminator Battle Damaged Terminator Premium Format figure, so you can enter to win that right here at Nerd Approved.

Head after the break to see more pictures and get all the details on how to enter.

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nimble wallet

Slim, safe and sleek organization for your pocket essentials. The Nimble RFID-Blocking Wallet is only $19.99 (33% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Don’t get weighed down by an over-stuffed wallet, clean up your essentials for easy access to what you need when you need it. The Nimble not only organizes your cards, keys, dollars, and change in one ultra-slim place, but it provides top-notch RFID protection to stop hackers from stealing your personal information. Crafted in a sleek, genuine leather exterior, the Nimble packs everything you want from a wallet and looks great doing it.

-Get quick-draw access to get your most essential items
-Utilize two places for bills: a sleeve in front for fast cash & storage in the middle
-Avoid threats like credit card skimming & identity theft w/ an RFID-blocking layer
-Stash all your cards, cash & keys in an organized manner
-Keep your wallet nearly invisible in your pocket w/ its razor-thin 0.3cm/0.11” design
-Available in black & brown

Nimble RFID-Blocking Wallet ($30 $19.99)