Wednesday Morning Jolt: $50 off LifeProof iPhone 5 Case, Headphones for $5

By , DealNews Associate Editor

This week's hump day is looking particularly mountainous and we've left our hiking boots at home. To combat the Wednesday weariness however, we figured a couple of treats, disguised as nifty necessities (in case your other half inquires), will be the only thing to get us through to closing time. So, we've found a $50 drop on the celebrated LifeProof Fre Waterproof iPhone 5 Case, a massive extra 60% off sale items at Ann Taylor LOFT, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

  1. Top Smartphone Accessory Deal
    LifeProof iPhone CaseLifeProof Fre Waterproof Case for iPhone 5
    Store: Groupon
    Price: $29.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $40
    Expiry: August 24

    Do You Need It?: Released with high appraisal last December, the LifeProof Fre Case for iPhone 5 has improved on its predecessor by trimming down and also incorporating a see-through rear window, allowing you to show off the Apple logo and impress the ladies. GadgetMac lauds it as "the ultimate protective iPhone case without a doubt" and because the price has fallen $50 since its release to an all-time low, it's a bargain perfect to protect any accident-prone iPhone-user. It's designed to survive drops of up to 6.6 feet and is fully submersible up to 6.6 feet.

  2. Top Headphones Deal
    SYBA Oblanc HeadphonesSYBA Oblanc U.F.O. 200 Headphones
    Store: newegg
    Price: $5.19 via coupon "VME10BTS" and $20 rebate with free shipping
    Lowest By: $48
    Expiry: August 22

    Do You Need It?: With such a petty price tag, the SYBA Oblanc U.F.O. 200 Headphones are the perfect accessory for any budgeting music lover. They've fallen $2 in two days to the best price we've ever seen and are an impressive price low. They feature a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, in-line microphone, and 50mm drivers, so you can deafen yourself with your songstress of choice.

  3. Top Apparel Deal
    Ann Taylor LOFTAnn Taylor LOFT Flash Sale
    Store: Ann Taylor LOFT
    Discount: Extra 60% off sale items (Discount shown on product page)
    Shipping: $8.95 s&h or free shipping w/ $125 or more
    Expiry: Today at 11 pm ET

    Do You Need It?: If your closet is in need of a revamp, the sale section at Ann Taylor LOFT is bursting at the seams with savings on women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and whatever this is? Although we saw this offer two weeks ago, it remains the best extra discount we've seen from this store so far this year and yields many significantly low prices.

  4. Top Speaker Deal
    Pioneer Steez StereoPioneer Steez Duo Boom Box w/ iPod Dock
    Store: AltaTac via eBay
    Price: $54.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $24

    Do You Need It?: The Pioneer Steez Duo Boom Box was released last year as a dancer-friendly boom box with a difference. It features the ability to change a song's tempo, set cue points, set 8-beat skips, and a "battle mode" perfect for heading to park and throwing down some moves at a bewildered rival. It's not officially endorsed by Kevin Bacon, but we'd guess that it's on his Christmas list.

  5. Top Recovery Deal
    First Aid Kit42-Piece First Aid Kit 3-Pack
    Store: DealGenius
    Price: $5.99 with free shipping
    Lowest by: $11
    Expiry: Today

    Do You Need It?: This First Aid Kit 3-pack will help aid any injuries should the dance-off (encouraged above) go horribly wrong. At $2 per kit, it's the same price as when we last saw it in April and remains a notable price low. It includes 36 bandages of varying types and sizes, alcohol prep pads, two sterile pads, and a storage box.

    Total Savings: At least $123

A former Fashion Editor and Boggle champion, Donna Doyle spends her time writing for DealNews, re-reading Harry Potter, and living in denial.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).