If you’re interested in learning how to design and build games, this is the perfect place to start. We’re offering a 1-year subscription to The School Of Interactive Design for only $99 in our Nerd Approved Deals Store. That’s 93% off the standard $1500 price.

Are you full of great game ideas, but have never touched a line of code? This online training starts from the basics of building games for a range of platforms, and then moves on to advanced concepts like graphic design, animation, and 3D development. Don’t leave your gaming options up to the industry tycoons, quickly and easily bring your amazing game ideas to life with School of Interactive Design.

-Start building a game in just a few hours
-Learn to make games for all types of platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac & PC
-Get the most up-to-date information from video game industry veterans
-Study game design techniques, graphic design elements & animation
-Understand 2D game design w/ GameSalad
-Incorporate 3D design using Unity 3D & Maya
-Explore the fundamental Photoshop & Illustrator features

All of the instructors at the School of Interactive Design are experts at what they do and are currently working in the game, film, and tech industries. Not only have they taught at major schools and studios like Ubisoft and the LA Film School, but instructors have worked on films like Lord of the Rings and Rango.

For more details on the offerings, head on over to The School Of Interactive Design then come back and get in on this deal while you still can.

‘School of Interactive Design’ Game Building: 1-Yr Subscription ($1500 $99)


The Kinkoo charger has enough USB ports to keep smartphones powered up for an entire family—and it’s only $35 (29% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

It’s time for a power upgrade— throw out that tired-out power strip and swap in this family-size USB charger, packed with 6 high-speed ports. With a built-in control chip, Kinkoo optimizes each port to ensure the fastest charging possible for all your devices. The Kinkoo is made from high-grade and durable materials so you can rest assured it will continue to power your devices for years to come.

-Made with quality, industry -grade materials & premium circuitry
-Charges 6 USB devices at a consistent high speed
-Contains an intelligent chip that detects your device & selects optimal charging speed
-Indicates when it’s ready for use w/ blue LED
-Charges up to 85% faster than conventional chargers
-Compatible with all 5V USB-charged devices
-Designed for US and international voltages (100-240v)
-Certified w/ CE, FCC and RoHS, enduring complete safety

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger ($50 $35)


Smell like the fresh scent of nostalgia (well, soda actually) with the NES Video Game Controller Soap, 2 Pack. It’s currently on sale for $19.99 (16% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

If you can’t start your day off with a quick game of Super Mario 3 or Legend of Zelda, showering with these epic Nintendo controller soaps is definitely second best. This pair of detailed NES controller clones will bring back a hint of nostalgia, and get you cleaned up and smelling like freshly cracked cans of Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper. It’s a proven way to woo a significant other.

-Molded in detail from a real NES controller
-Includes a waterproof vinyl sticker
-Soda scented
-Made from a non-comedogenic soap base (keeps your pores clear!)
-Gluten & soy free and vegan

NES Video Game Controller Soap, 2 Pack ($24 $19.99)

shirt sale 2

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Sunday, May 17th at 11:59 pm EST.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

We also have lots of new designs in the store, so head on over and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!


This Interactive Coding Bootcamp program is the latest educational deal in our Nerd Approved Deals Store and it can be downloaded now for only $39 (92% off)!

Become a job-ready developer by building a portfolio of real-world apps and interacting 1-on-1 with the best mentors in the field. This training is as robust as it gets, including live instruction and job-hunting assistance, on top of 33+ hours of top-notch video courses (some from Stanford, Harvard, etc.). Jump into this 12-week curriculum for 92% off!

-33+ hours of video content
-Reference the downloadable ?e-book on how to get hired as a full-time web developer
-Get live guidance with instructors via live video/screenshare
-Study front-end development w/ HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery & frameworks like AngularJS
-Learn back-end development w/ Ruby on Rails, Node.js, e-commerce, databases & more
-Understand computer science fundamentals, algorithms, git, and test driven development (TDD)
-Create a portfolio of real-life apps to help you get jobs or start your own business

Interactive Coding Bootcamp ($499 $39)

sound kick

Award-winning sound in a compact size—the Sound Kick Bluetooth speaker has it and then some. Plus, it’s only $49.99 (50% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Sound Kick trumps the competition with its robust sound, compact size, and sleek design—all at a great price point. The go-to travel speaker for Bluetooth audio aficionados, the Sound Kick grants you 7 hours of non-stop full sound on each charge.

The Best $100 Bluetooth Speaker, Gizmodo

Overall Best of Show CES winner, iLounge

-Enjoy up to 7 hours of playtime with the built-in rechargeable battery
-Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth
-Control the volume & playback functions directly from the speaker
-Quickly connect to any device w/ a simple line-in option that works with a standard headphone jack
-Enhance your playlist w/ full sound, natural bass response, vocal clarity & UQ3™ spatial enhancement
-Charge your mobile devices w/ the USB power port even while Sound Kick is running on battery power

Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker ($100 $49.99)

shirt sale 2

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week!

Seriously—all of them.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

We have lots of new designs in the store, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!


If you have to have keys in your pocket, you might as well keep them organized (and crack open a beer while you’re at it). That’s where the OrbitKey Leather Key Organizer And Bottle Opener comes in. It’s currently $34.99 (26% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Keeping your keys organized never looked so good. The OrbitKey holds up to 7 standard keys, and seamlessly stops them from scratching your phone and rattling in your pocket. With a handy bottle opener that fits inside the leather loop perfectly, and a unique locking technology that keeps the keys safely in place, the OrbitKey is sure to change the way you carry keys for the better.

-Made from genuine cowhide leather
-Coated edges & double sided leather for extra strength
-Accommodates between 2-7 standard keys or accessories
-Optional car-key attachment ring included
-Compact bottle opener made from stainless steel for high durability

OrbitKey Leather Key Organizer And Bottle Opener ($48 $34.99)


If you want to give the photos you take with your smartphone a boost, check out the iBlazr Smartphone LED Flash. It’s only $39.99 (38% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Hold your camera to higher standards with this premium flash designed for taking amazing photos in low light situations. The iBlazr lets you adjust its brightness to your liking, delivers constant light for video, and is conveniently sized for maximum portability. Attach the iBlazr to your smartphone, tablet or DSLR to capture your memories in the quality they deserve.

This Kickstarter project has the potential to vastly improve the lighting in your Android and iOS photos. And it’s already funded, CNET

-Flash mode
-Constant light mode
-Strobe mode
-Adjustable brightness
-No red-eye effects
-5600K light temperature
-70-degree beam angle
-Free companion app (iOS, Android, WinPhone)
-Built-in rechargeable battery
-Flexible charger allows you to use iBlazr as a portable table, keyboard lamp or light for -Skype calls

iBlazr Smartphone LED Flash & Flexible Charger Combo ($65 $39.99)

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The handy PowerStand does double duty as a smartphone stand and charger, and it’s currently just $16 (59% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Stream movies, read emails, view presentations, and more with this sleek, hands-free device. The PowerStand safely secures your phone at the optimal angle, while conveniently charging it with its 2800mAh of backup battery power.

-Small & lightweight
-Strong suction technology to secure phones
-Perfect for watching videos & viewing photos
-2800mAh of battery power
-Unique, clean design

PowerStand Smartphone Stand & Charger ($40 $16)