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Best Sonos Setup (2022): Which Speakers and Soundbars Should You Buy?

Best Sonos Setup (2022): Which Speakers and Soundbars Should You Buy?

Here at WIRED, we like Sonos speakers. We really do. Throughout the past decade, we’ve reviewed all of the company’s wirelessly connectable speakers, from its small shelf speakers to its TV soundbars, and we’ve recommended every one of them. But turning your home into a Sonos-powered shrine to sound isn’t cheap. Like Apple products, Sonos speakers sell at a premium, starting at $120 for a basic bookshelf speaker. But which ones should you buy? Read on for our recommendations.

Updated December 2022: We’ve added the Sonos Ray Soundbar and the Sonos Sub Mini subwoofer and updated pricing and retailers.

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Best Overall Sonos Speaker

The Sonos One (Gen 2) is just about the smallest Sonos speaker, but it packs enough oomph to fill most rooms. Compared to its predecessor, the Gen 2 model has a faster processor and more memory. So it not only sounds better, it’ll also last longer—which means you won’t have to worry about upgrading it for a while.

We recommend other Sonos speakers in this guide, but you also can’t go wrong by just getting more Sonos Ones to fill up your house. Their hands-free Alexa and Google Assistant integration also makes them a lot more versatile. They can play music, tell you the weather, find a recipe, and answer simple questions, like any of our other favorite smart speakers. They also work with Siri via AirPlay 2. They’re much more affordable than other Sonos speakers too, and their small size means you can hide them in almost any room. 

Sonos one SL

Sonos One SL

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It’s nearly identical to the One but doesn’t have microphones, so you can only control it from your phone or the touch buttons on it (and you don’t have to worry about someone listening in to your home). The SL is also a good way to add more satellite speakers to your home. And if you want a speaker that can really belt it out, the Sonos Five ($549) sounds fantastic and is mic-less.

Best Speakers to Fill Out a Room

Earlier this year, Sonos reunited with Ikea to release a second-generation version of its bookshelf speaker. At $120, it’s a bit pricier than its $99 predecessor, but it does come with a few upgrades, including an increase in memory and a faster processor. We have yet to test this model, but we did like the first-generation version. 

Looks aside, it sounds almost as good as a Sonos One. You can mount it right to your wall or stand it upright on a bookshelf or table. And if you want to network a few speakers together for a larger room, or connected rooms, this is the cheapest way to do it. It doesn’t directly take audio commands, because it has no mic, so you’ll need a Sonos One, Google speaker, or Alexa speaker that you can yell at if you want to control it with your voice. Other than that, it does everything you’d want a Sonos to do.

Sonos and Ikea also launched a new version of their unique table lamp. There is a white version, a black version, and a $169 version with a textile light shade. It offers enhanced sound and is more customizable this time around, with swappable shades. The first model, which you can read about in our dual review, sounded great. We have high hopes for the new version. Finally, if wall art is more your style, Ikea offers the Symfonisk Picture Frame with a built-in Sonos Wi-Fi Speaker for $249. We are currently testing the table lamp and will update this guide with our thoughts soon.

Best Portable Speaker With Bluetooth

The Sonos Roam (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the company’s smallest and most portable speaker. With built-in Bluetooth connectivity (it’s one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers), you can easily throw it into a tote bag and play music on the go. Using the Sonos app, available for Android and iPhone, you also have the ability to stream from major services like Spotify, Apple Music (with support for AirPlay 2), Tidal, and more. And you can control the speaker via voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

It may not offer audiophile-approved sound for its stature, but it’s still fairly impressive. The dual-driver system, subwoofer, and tweeter work in tandem to provide a bold bass and clear highs—with zero distortion when the volume is cranked up. And with up to 10 hours of listening, it’ll last you a full beach day—and then some.

Sonos Move speaker

Sonos Move

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The Sonos Move is a bigger portable speaker with better sound. It packs Bluetooth connectivity, 11 hours of battery life, and onboard microphones that adapt its sound to the environment, plus it’s water-resistant. Can’t decide between the Roam and Move? You can purchase both of them for $578 at Sonos.

Best Sonos Soundbar (for Most)

As with the original Beam (8/10, WIRED Recommends), the second-generation Beam delivers impressive sound and has a sleek design. In terms of upgrades, it has a faster processor, support for Dolby Atmos (with compatible TVs and streaming apps) for enhanced sound, and an HDMI eARC port for higher-definition audio. You’ll also get hands-free Alexa and Google Assistant, and it works with Airplay 2. You can pair it with a Sonos Sub (an expensive subwoofer) and two other Sonos speakers for surround.

Sonos tweaked the design too, adding a polycarbonate grille to the front instead of a fabric cover as seen on the Gen 1 model. That’s supposed to make it easier to blend in with your interior decor. It’s $50 more than the previous model, which isn’t that much more expensive than the already expensive soundbar. For non-Sonos alternatives, read our Best Soundbars guide.

Sonos sub speaker gen 3

Sonos sub speaker gen 3Photograph: Sonos

The standard Sonos Sub will cost you $749 at Sonos or Target. It’s superb but expensive. If you’re working with a smaller space, the less costly Sonos Sub Mini is $429 at Sonos (Target). Don’t bother buying surround speakers until you own a Sub, though. It will make a profound difference.

Best Small Soundbar 

If you have an apartment or a smaller room, or are just getting started in the soundbar department, the Sonos Ray (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a solid option for you. The Ray comes in a compact frame, but don’t let that fool you. The soundbar produces clear, crisp sound that easily fills your space with zooms and booms, quiet conversations, and any other moments you wouldn’t want to miss in your favorite movies and shows. Plus, with adjustable settings in the Sonos app, you can configure your ideal listening experience for every song on your favorite album.

This small soundbar easily fits on entertainment centers and dressers, or you can mount it on your wall to free up as much precious space as possible.

Wanna take it to the next level? You can pair the Ray with the Sonos Sub Mini to round out the sound in your room. The Sub Mini is wireless (aside from a power cord), so it connects seamlessly to your current system through the Sonos app. This subwoofer is $429 at Sonos and Target.

Best for Big Home Theaters

A soundbar can make all the difference in a home theater, and they cost a lot less than a full surround-sound setup. And if you’re looking for one that’s really powerful, the Sonos Arc (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the way to go. It has full Dolby Atmos support, and in many rooms, it can bounce sound off your walls and ceiling well enough that it sounds like you have a surround setup.

With three tweeters and eight mid-woofers, it delivers deep bass and has more balance and depth than the Beam. It’s also a lot longer, stretching 45 inches, or about the width of a 55-inch TV. Its design is elegant and understated in the usual Sonos way—you won’t always notice the bar, but when you do, it’s not an eyesore at all.

7 Best Carpet Cleaners (2022): Budget, Spot Cleaners, Hard Floors

7 Best Carpet Cleaners (2022): Budget, Spot Cleaners, Hard Floors

There is a lot to think about when shopping for or using a carpet cleaner, such as how much space you’ll need for storage and whether you should rent or buy. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Carpet cleaners are heavy and bulky, especially when filled with water. They can be harder to maneuver than regular upright vacuums. They will also need quite a bit of storage space.

Tackle stain-causing spills immediately. Most households only need to wash carpets once every six months to a year, but spot cleaners are ideal for treating immediate spills, plus they’re easier to store and use.

You likely won’t use a carpet cleaner often, so it’s OK to consider hiring professionals to do your whole home, especially if you have limited storage space. (It also can depend on how dirty and stained your carpets are.) Look at options for renting a machine from local businesses or retail stores like Home Depot. You’ll be able to get the benefits of a commercial-grade cleaner without paying a fortune. 

Clean your carpet before you use a carpet cleaner. This may seem counterintuitive, but you don’t want dirt and hair to form wet clumps that block the cleaner. And if you haven’t washed your carpets in a while (or ever), be prepared for an embarrassing amount of hairy clogs to fill the dirty water tank. 

The carpet shampoo or detergent you use is important. Manufacturers often insist you use their brand, and while other types may work fine, you might void your warranty (although I have no idea how they’d know). Most carpet cleaners come with some detergent, but I had a good experience with Rug Doctor’s Commercial Carpet Cleaner ($20). It works well and does not have a strong scent, and you can buy a large jug for cheap.

Try, try, and try again. It can be disappointing to fire up a carpet cleaner and find that it’s incapable of removing that old red wine stain or ground-in toothpaste. Don’t lose heart. Multiple cleaning sessions can sometimes chip away at established stains, and at least reduce, if not remove, them.

Drying your carpets can take a long time. Most carpet cleaners have different settings, and they will suck up some of the water, but they all leave carpets a bit damp. The deeper cleans tend to leave carpets wet, so think about how you might speed drying time. Use fans, fire up the heating, or do your carpet cleaning in the spring and summer months when you can leave windows open.

Protect your hearing. Of all the ways you can damage your hearing, a carpet cleaner is perhaps the least fun, so protect your ears. Some of these get very loud, so wear earplugs while you work.

4 Best Video Doorbell Cameras (2022): Smart, Wireless, and a Word About Eufy and Ring

4 Best Video Doorbell Cameras (2022): Smart, Wireless, and a Word About Eufy and Ring

Wired Vs. Battery Powered: Smart doorbells require more power than traditional doorbells. You may need a new transformer, and you will likely want to hire an electrician for safe installation. The main advantages of wired doorbells are that you shouldn’t need to touch them again after installation, and they will ring your existing doorbell chime. Wired doorbells are usually a bit cheaper and slimmer than models with batteries, too.

Battery-powered smart doorbells are easy to install yourself and can be mounted wherever you like. The main downside is that you must remove and charge the battery every few months, which means some downtime unless you buy a spare battery to switch in. Remember also that your regular doorbell chime won’t work with a battery-powered smart doorbell, so you will probably need to buy a wireless chime device to plug in somewhere in your home, though you can also configure smart speakers to act as doorbell chimes.

Most battery-powered video doorbells can also be wired, which may be the best solution if you have concerns about power outages.

Resolution and HDR: The higher the resolution, the clearer the picture you get, but consider that higher resolution video also requires more bandwidth to stream and takes up more storage space. If your front porch is in direct sunlight or strong shade, we strongly recommend opting for a video doorbell with HDR support as it helps to prevent bright areas from appearing blown out or shadowy areas from being too dark to see.

Field of View and Aspect Ratio: If you want a head-to-toe view of the person at your front door, then think about the field of view and aspect ratio offered by your prospective pick. A wider field of view will take more in but can cause a fish eye effect. Rather than a traditional landscape aspect ratio, you may prefer a square or portrait view to ensure you can see a visitor’s face and any packages that might be on your porch.

Local or Cloud Storage: If you don’t want to sign up for a subscription service and upload video clips to the cloud, ensure your chosen doorbell offers local storage. Some video doorbells have MicroSD card slots, while others record video to a hub device inside your home. You can expect to pay somewhere around $3 to $6 per month for 30 days of storage for a video doorbell.

Advanced Features: Many video doorbells offer features like package detection and person recognition. These features can be handy for filtering alerts, so you only get useful notifications. Bear in mind that you may need a subscription to gain access to advanced features.

Choosing a Brand: If you already have a security camera system or plan on getting one, it makes a lot of sense to stick with the same brand for your doorbell. That way, you can access everything in the same app and get a single subscription if required. If you have a smart home setup, check that the doorbell is compatible with your preferred ecosystem and voice assistant.

Security: A couple of things we recommend looking for are two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure that someone with your username and password cannot log into your doorbell and encryption to ensure anyone accessing the manufacturer’s servers cannot see your Wi-Fi login details or watch uploaded videos.

203 Cyber Monday Deals Still Going Strong Right Now

203 Cyber Monday Deals Still Going Strong Right Now

CYBER MONDAY IS officially over, but many of our favorite deals are still available. If you took an extended holiday from screens or celebrated Buy Nothing Weekend, fear not, some deals remain. We combed through our many Cyber Monday guides and picked out the items still on sale. It’s unclear how long they’ll last, and many may even expire before the day’s end, but have a look if you’re still hunting for holiday bargains. 

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We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide throughout the week.

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Phone, Tablet, and Accessory Deals

Check out our Best Cheap Phones and the Best iPhones guides for more recommendations and context. You can also find more picks in our Best Tablets, Best iPads, and Best Amazon Fire Tablets guides.

Samsung Galaxy Fold4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

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Samsung’s fourth-gen folding phones still have a futuristic feel you won’t find elsewhere, but the technology is more refined now, and these models are far more durable than their predecessors. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) opens to feel like a small tablet and is packed with software trickery to make the most of the extra screen real estate. Even with the discount, this is a pricey phone, but it will turn heads. You can bag an even better deal if you have a phone to trade in. 

Much more pocket-friendly than the Fold4, the Flip4 has a snazzy style all its own. Unfolded, it feels like a regular smartphone, but folded in half it slips easily into pockets and bags. It has plenty of processing power and a bright, sharp screen. Samsung has also made its folding portfolio more durable with this latest generation. 

We like the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (8/10, WIRED recommends) because it offers a lovely, big OLED screen with a high refresh rate, decent camera, dependable battery life, solid performance, and extras—like 5G support and NFC for contactless payments—that don’t always make it into budget phones. The camera isn’t especially good, and there’s no wireless charging or even a charging brick in the box. This is a tempting discount, but just know that it isn’t rare. 

OnePlus 10T front and back

OnePlus 10 Pro

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This year’s flagship phone from the self-proclaimed “flagship killer” was the OnePlus 10 Pro (7/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s an accomplished smartphone that excels at the basics with a big, bright screen; solid battery life; fast-charging capability; and the highly customizable OxygenOS on top of Android 12. The cameras fall short of our favorites, and there’s no speedy millimeter-wave 5G service, but this is a good alternative if you aren’t going for a Google or Samsung.

You will find this phone as the pick for “best under $200” in our Best Cheap Phones guide after it was swiftly discounted from the $300 MSRP, so this deal isn’t as good as it first appears. But the Moto G Stylus (6/10, WIRED Review) is one the cheapest phones with such a big screen, and it boasts decent battery life and a wee stylus for doodling. It doesn’t have a particularly good camera, or 5G and NFC, though if you want the latter two, you can also pick up the Moto G Stylus 5G for $300 ($139 off).

Some phones can get a shattered screen from glancing too long at a concrete floor, but this one from Nokia (7/10, WIRED Recommends) can take the ground in a fight. It’s got solid performance, a day-long battery, and wireless charging, but its main distinguishing feature is its rugged body and durable glass that can take a hit. It’s a year old, but Nokia offers decently lengthy software support. This deal was a little better over the weekend, but it’s still good.

Asus Zenfone 9

Asus Zenfone 9

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The small but mighty Asus Zenfone 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) boasts great battery life and a silky smooth 120-Hz AMOLED screen. It also boasts loud stereo speakers and even has a headphone jack. There’s no Verizon support or wireless charging, but this is our favorite small Android phone right now.

There are few handsets you could truly call a “gaming phone” but this one from Asus fits the bill. With a 165-Hz display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and a frankly excessive 12 gigabytes of RAM, it can handle anything mobile gaming can throw at it. Plus its oversized 6,000-mAh battery can last up to two full days with regular use, so gaming shouldn’t kill it so quickly. Asus has tons of accessories—and software to map virtual buttons to physical controls—that make this phone a pleasure to play on.

The newer Sony Xperia 1 IV may be on sale for $1,398 ($200 off) but for our money, the 1 III is still where it’s at if you’re looking for a high-end Android phone with a headphone jack. Usually, if you want a headphone jack, that preference comes with sacrifices, but not this one.


Apple iPad 10.2

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The fifth generation iPad Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) boasts a fantastic Mini LED display and plenty of power for most folks. Unless you really need the M2 chip and Apple Pencil hover feature in the sixth-generation iPad Pro, we recommend saving your money and opting for this model. It also has a camera that follows your face for better video calls and offers 5G and Thunderbolt support.

Even though Apple added a 10th-generation iPad to the lineup last month, it’s too expensive for an entry-level iPad. The ninth-generation tablet (8/10, WIRED Recommends) remains the best iPad for most people. This deal was a little better over the weekend ($280), but you can still save some money.

We like this large-screen Android tablet. The discount was a little better over the weekend, but it’s still a decent price. The FE stands for Fan Edition, and it boasts a spacious 12.4-inch LCD screen with great speakers, which makes it a good pick for watching movies. Samsung has also included its S Pen stylus, and this tablet supports DeX mode, which is a desktop-style experience for when you’re feeling productive. We recommend opting for the 128-GB model, which also bumps the RAM up to 6 GB but costs $500 ($100 off).

Charges, Cables, and Accessory Deals

Nimble Champ portable charger

Nimble Champ

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Compact, but packing 10,000 mAh of power and capable of fast charging, this is our favorite portable charger. It supports Power Delivery and Quick Charge 4, has one USB-C and one USB-A port and is relatively quick to recharge. It’s also made of recycled materials. 

This is a much larger capacity than the battery above, capable of charging an iPad several times. It’s not too heavy or large either, making it a good choice for those with a long commute away from power sockets.

If you need a charging adapter for your smartphone, we recommend the Nano Pro from Anker. It is tiny and can charge up to 20 watts, which is enough to fast-charge iPhones and most Android phones.

Satechi 3in1 Charging Pad

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Enter code BFCM25 at checkout. Satechi’s Apple 3-in-1 wireless charger is compact, but you can rest assured there’s room for all of your gadgets. Your iPhone (MagSafe only) can float on the stand nearby (in portrait or landscape orientation) while the Apple Watch charges in the back and your wireless earbuds at the front of the base. 

Anyone with a MagSafe iPhone (iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14) will like this minimal mount. It sticks securely into your air vent, holds your iPhone in place magnetically, and wirelessly charges it via the included car charger. 

Our favorite car phone mount is comfortable to use one-handed and keeps your phone safely cradled and easy to glance at when you hit the road. It sticks securely to the dash and is fully adjustable. The CD-slot and vent models are also on sale.

nimble apollo charger

Nimble Apollo

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This is our favorite eco-friendly wireless charger. It’s a simple charging pad made from recycled silicone and can charge phones at up to 15 watts (it can charge AirPods, too). Nimble is also throwing in a 20-watt Wally wall charger. If you have a MagSafe iPhone, it will be easier to align with the magnets in this charger.

Enter code BFCM25 at checkout. Satechi’s wall charger can charge up to three USB-C devices up to 108 watts. So, that means it can easily power up your iPad Air and 16-inch MacBook Pro simultaneously. 

It’s a shame that the 3-in-1 stand isn’t on sale, as it’s our favorite 3-in-1 charging station for Apple fans. Still, this 2-in-1 stand is good if you only have an iPhone and AirPods to charge. It looks stylish, holds your MagSafe iPhone securely in portrait or landscape orientation, and supports 15-watt charging.

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Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand

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This is our favorite 3-in-1 charging stand for older iPhones that don’t have MagSafe. The upright magnetic puck for the Apple Watch means your watch can take advantage of Nightstand mode (basically, a digital clock), and the center stand lets you place your iPhone vertically or horizontally. There is also an indented spot for AirPods cases, so they won’t slide off easily. 

If you don’t have USB ports in your car, then this dual charger from Belkin will come in very handy. It slots into your car socket and provides one USB-C port that supports PPS PD for fast-charging Samsung phones at up to 25 watts. There’s also a USB-A port that goes up to 12 watts for a second device.

The Courant Mag:1 is more luxurious than your standard charger, complete with matte aluminum and Italian leather. You’ll also get a super nice 6-foot braided cord. However, despite what Courant claims on its website, it’s worth noting this charger will recharge your iPhone at 7.5 watts and not the faster 15 watts.

Satechi aluminum iPad stand

Satechi Desktop Tablet Stand.

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Enter code BFCM25 at checkout. This stand is one of our favorite tablet accessories. It’s super stable and packs down easily for travel. The adjustable angle is compatible with screens big and small. Use it to hold your iPad next to your desk and see the screen at the same time. 

Enter code BFCM25 at checkout. Like a little filing cabinet for your screens, this stand corrals your laptop and tablet to keep your work surface neat and tidy. The base is hefty, so laptops won’t topple over, and there’s a silicone mat on the inside to protect your devices. 

Enter code BFCM25 at checkout. Hang your headphones on the aluminum arms and charge your iPhone at the base on the MagSafe charger. It’s a handy two-in-one solution to help declutter your desk. 

Nimble PowerKnit USBC to USBC cable

Nimble Powerknit USB-C to USB-C Cable

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As the eco-friendly option in our best USB-C cables, this handy cable is made from certified recycled plastic and aluminum. It also has a cool knitted fabric design and can deliver up to 60 watts. Nimble’s other USB-C cables are on sale, including ones with Lightning connectors.

Right now you can get 15 to 30 percent off with the code BF2022. Casetify makes some of our favorite MagSafe-friendly phone wallets. They come in a variety of customizable styles and shield your credit cards from magnetic damage. 

You will stand out from the crowd with one of these brightly colored, rectangular cases for your iPhone. The buttons are great, the cutouts are all accurate, and there’s MagSafe support. 

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MagSafe Charger

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There are plenty of third-party MagSafe chargers out there, but Apple’s official charger will power up your iPhone the quickest (15 watts) because it aligns precisely with the spot that allows for the best power transfer. But with an annoyingly short 3-foot cable, it’s tough to use your phone while it’s charging unless you’re right next to where it’s plugged in.

Nomad’s Base Station charging pad will charge your iPhone (or two), and it can also charge your Apple Watch. The watch charger itself being an odd shape is usually left out of charging docks like these, so it’s nice to see a place to drop all your gadgets at the end of the day that can get them ready for the next. 

If you want a flash drive to back up and copy photos and other files from your smartphone, we like the iXpand Luxe. It has a Lightning plug for iPhones and iPads at one end and flips to reveal a USB-C plug at the other, so you can transfer files to or from Android devices and laptops.

Nimble Disc Case with MagSafe

Nimble MagSafe Disc Case

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Nimble’s  MagSafe Disc Case is our favorite clear case for the iPhone 14. It feels great—and not weirdly sticky like some clear cases out there. It’s also made out of recycled discs. You’ll get MagSafe support too (which is they there’s a white ring on the back), so you can magnetically attach it to other MagSafe accessories. We’re also fans of Nimble’s Sustain Glass Screen Protector which is on sale as well for $22 ($8 off).

Society6 makes cute and affordable iPhone cases that’ll help you show off your personality, with fun designs like cats and ghosts. The cases are available for a white range of iPhones starting with the iPhone 6 to the current iPhone 14. The deal was slightly better over the weekend.

Satechi makes some incredibly sturdy and great-looking stands, which is why they’re some of our favorites. They’re made of robust aluminum and stay in place even with heavy tablets on top.

iPad keyboard case

Logitech Combo Touch

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Our pick for the best iPad keyboard case is the Combo Touch from Logitech features a built-in keyboard, trackpad, and kickstand. It’s finished in a lovely fabric, it’s detachable via Apple’s Smart Connector, and it is slim. This deal is for the iPad, but there are other versions on sale.

This handy Bluetooth tracker is ideal for slipping on a key ring or a bag to ensure you don’t lose it. You can check the location in the app, it’s water resistant, and it has a 250-foot range.

Whether you want extra storage space for your photos, music, or games, this speedy MicroSD card from Samsung delivers. We’ve seen it this low before, but this is still a good price for a high-capacity card.

Smartwatch Deals

Check out our Best Smartwatches and Best Fitness Trackers guides for more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

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As our current favorite smartwatch for Android phone owners, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is an elegant, comfortable, and durable timepiece that offers accurate sleep and fitness tracking. The 40-mm model is also on sale for $229 ($50 off).

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is also on sale, and it’s still worthy of a place on your wrist. There’s a bright, round OLED screen, smooth performance, and accurate fitness tracking. It’s also a very comfortable smartwatch, with plenty of app support, but battery life is a weakness.

The Classic version of the Galaxy Watch4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has the same bright OLED display, fitness tracking features, and zippy performance, but it adds a classy stainless steel case, giving it a more traditional look and feel. 

Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch

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The long-awaited Google Pixel Watch (6/10, WIRED Review) is good-looking, comfortable to wear, and benefits from Fitbit fitness tracking. Naturally, there is tight integration with Google apps, but the screen is a bit small, the battery life is limited, and it lacks a few features we see on competing watches.

For the more athletically inclined, the Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Smartwatch (8/10 WIRED Recommends) is on sale. This watch features a satellite connection, giving you better tracking data when you’re running around the block or snowboarding on the slopes. While some fitness-forward smartwatches are more utilitarian, this is as sturdy as it is aesthetically pleasing. 

We rate the Charge 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) as the best all-around fitness tracker for its affordability and its bevy of biometric sensors. There’s a smart alarm that determines the best point during your sleep cycle to set an alarm, ECGs for monitoring your heart rate, sleep analysis tools that measure your blood oxygen levels at night, and more. You do have to pay $10 a month, or $80 a year, for a Fitbit Premium subscription to get the most from the Charge 5, though.

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra

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This is one of our honorable mention Wear OS smartwatches. It comes with a speedy processor and has some of the best battery life in a Wear OS smartwatch. It’s bulky though, and not suited for all wrists. 

The Skagen Jorn is an elegant option if you’re looking to see basic data like steps, heart rate, and even the weather without sacrificing looks. You can also see what app notifications are pinging your phone, but it also has long-lasting battery life—it lasted over a week in our testing.

Smart Home Deals

Google Nest Indoor and Outdoor Camera

Google Nest Indoor and Outdoor Camera

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The Nest Cam (Battery) is one of our top picks for outdoor security cameras, particularly if you want to stick to the Google Assistant ecosystem. It has a simple magnetic mounting plate and its battery will last a little more than a month before needing a recharge. The 1080p quality is pretty great, even when night vision kicks on in low light. A Nest Aware subscription isn’t required, but it adds a few helpful features. There’s a version with a floodlight for $190 ($90 off), and the corded version of this Nest Cam (for indoors) is also on sale for $70 ($30 off).

The latest-generation Nest Thermostat can control your heating and central air, and it learns your patterns over time to intelligently adjust the temperature as needed. In some cases, it can help cut down on energy costs by turning your systems off when you’re not at home while getting your house back to a comfortable temperature before you return.

The Chromecast With Google TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends) finally brought the Chromecast in line with other streaming sticks that have a physical remote and a full TV interface. It’s one of the easiest streaming sticks (well, dongle really) to use, and we particularly like that you can add movies or TV shows to your watch list from Google search results and they’ll show up in the Chromecast’s interface. If your TV isn’t a 4K set and only has 1080p resolution, consider Google’s new HD version which is also on sale for $20 ($10 off).

Google Nest Hub on nightstand

Nest Hub

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The Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) makes a great centerpiece for a smart home. It can show calendar events and reminders, display the video from smart doorbells, and even control other smart devices. You can do all of this by tapping the screen or asking Google Assistant to do it for you. The assistant is also great at answering random queries you might have, like how much whiskey you should use for a whiskey sour. There’s no camera, so it’s nice for more private areas like bedrooms.

The Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a camera, so you can use it for video calls on Google Meet and Zoom, among other platforms. The larger screen size here makes it great for the kitchen, where you can use it to follow along with recipes.

The trend of smart speakers dropping to bargain bin prices during the holidays continues. Google’s second-gen Nest Mini (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of the easiest ways to get started with a smart home. You can use it to set timers, play music, and control smart-home gadgets like your lights or thermostat. These little pucks are much more than half off right now, making it almost impulse territory to pick up a few for all the rooms of your house.

Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2

Lenovo Smart Clock and Dock

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Lenovo’s Smart Clock (2nd Gen) Smart Display and Dock has been a WIRED favorite since the earliest iteration came out. The second generation has an LCD touchscreen and better-sounding speakers than earlier version. At half-off, it’s definitely a good deal to add to your cart.

If you’re not overly concerned with the audio quality of your smart speaker, then you can save a lot of money with the Echo Dot. It’s smaller, with simpler speakers (though they’re still not bad), and can do all the same things that a full-size Echo can. 

The Amazon Echo Show 8 is our favorite Alexa-powered smart display. The 8-inch screen is a great size for making video calls (there’s also an auto-pan and zoom feature to keep you in frame), reading recipes, and streaming content. Its compact size makes it super ideal for your kitchen counter or nightstand too. There’s a physical switch that cuts power to the camera and mic for added privacy. If you want a compact display for your bedside table, consider the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) for $35 ($50 off).

Speaker, Headphone, and Microphone Deals

Sony WH1000MX5

Sony WH-1000MX5

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The Sony WH-1000XM5 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite wireless headphones for most people. They have some of the best audio you’ll find for the money, good microphone quality for Zoom calls, and excellent noise-canceling tech. Read our Best Wireless Headphones guide for more.

These headphones retain the classic design of Bose’s QuietComfort series but improve the active noise canceling to drown out the world around you. The battery life is solid, it’s comfy, and it sounds pretty good. 

The Logitech G735 is one of our new favorite headsets. It connects via a 3.5-mm cable, Bluetooth, or the included wireless dongle. The plush earcups and lightweight construction make this super comfy to wear, even for long periods of time—a hard-to-find feature when it comes to wireless headsets. This comes with a Sims 4 Spa Day pack.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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Trust us when we tell you that WIRED rarely gives out 10/10, WIRED Recommends scores, but this HyperX headset received just that. Even at its original $200 price point, the Cloud Alpha Wireless is worth it for its vibrant sound, easy-to-use controls, and truly unbelievable battery life. It’s a delightful grind getting this headset down to  0 percent battery.

This deal is not as good as it was over the weekend. These Sony earbuds (7/10, WIRED Recommends) deliver some of the best audio quality you’ll find in such a tiny package. There’s noise canceling to quiet down the outside world, quick pairing with Android phones, and a wireless charging case. The only drawback is that they can be a bit big for small ears. 

The luxe SoundLink Revolve II nabs an honorable mention in our Best Bluetooth Speakers guide. It’s not as functional as many rivals on that list, with lesser waterproofing and a higher price, but the sound is great and it’s a stylish piece of furniture. 

UE Boom speaker in purple

UE Boom 3

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Our favorite overall Bluetooth speaker, the UE Boom 3 (9/10 WIRED Recommends) has great sound quality, including improved bass from its predecessor. It’s waterproof, has a 100-foot Bluetooth range, and sounds pretty darn great. You can also sync up multiple speakers in this line to create a surround sound experience for parties.

This deal isn’t as good as it was over the weekend. Apple owns Beats, and WIRED associate editor Parker Hall says these are his favorite Apple-made headphones to recommend to most people (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re extremely comfortable, sound great, and pair seamlessly with all your Apple devices (just like standard AirPods). They also come in many colors and look a lot more stylish than Apple’s own earbuds. These are especially great for workouts as they have earfins to better stay in your ears. 

Google Pixel Buds Pro in orange

Google Pixel Buds Pro

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The Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) perform just as well as Apple’s standard AirPods (if not better), and they’re way cheaper to boot, especially now. They work seamlessly with Android phones, as they’ll instantly pair and have easy access to Google Assistant (though they’ll work with iPhones with some limitations). You get crystal clear sound, sweat resistance, and touch-sensitive buttons on the buds for music control. The five-hour battery life isn’t great, but it’s easier to stomach at this price. The case only recharges using USB-C and doesn’t have wireless charging.

This deal wasn’t as good as it was over the weekend. Still worried about your earbuds falling out? The Powerbeats Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) offer an even more secure fit that will stay put. These also sound better than Apple’s standard AirPods and get nine hours of battery life from a single charge. They’ll automatically pause your music or move a call back to your phone when your take one out of your ear. Read our Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out guide for more recommendations.

If you’re an Android phone user, Samsung’s Buds2 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are one of the best options for mobile audio. They’re light and comfortable to wear, and the battery life is solid—5 hours with noise canceling on, 7.5 hours with it off). But the companion app only works for Android, so iPhone users won’t get the added benefits of EQ controls and finding lost buds.

Jabra Elite 7 earbuds

Jabra Elite 7

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Block out gym noise with active noise cancellation to gain a little peace and quiet. The Elite 7 Active headphones were our favorite headphones for workouts, as mentioned in our Best Wireless Earbuds guide. With eight hours of battery life between charges, you’ll have more than enough time to finish even the longest workouts without running out of power. In our testing, they fit people with wildly different ear sizes without falling out. They also have IP57 dust and sweat resistance.

Looking to boost the audio recording capabilities of your WFH setup? We recommend this USB mic from our Work From Home Gear guide. This Blue Snowball iCE USB Microphone is cheap yet brings impressive build and sound quality. It’s a solid starter option for those wanting to improve upon built-in mics on laptops, headsets, and the like.

Office Chair and Desk Deals

Herman Miller Embody office chair

Herman Miller Embody

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WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu bought the original Embody during the pandemic (when the price was much lower) and he says it helped solve his back issues after years of sitting on a crappy gaming chair. The Embody will take some time to break in, but it’s comfortable, well-built, fully adjustable, and comes with a 12-year warranty. This is the gaming version of the chair, which honestly doesn’t have many differences from the original, which is also on sale for $1,444 ($420 off), depending on the frame and upholstery you choose.

This is our favorite budget office chair. The Hyken features mesh fabric across the back and the seat to offer strong breathability for folks that tend to sweat in their seat. It’s been used for upwards of 3 years by our review team who found the mesh did begin to compress a bit. Nevertheless, it remains comfortable and the lumbar and headrest support is a big plus.

A common theme in our top office chair choices is the use of mesh as it does a great job of keeping you cool in long sitting sessions. The Nouhaus is no different. The mesh doesn’t offer the best sensation against bare skin, but it’s still a relatively comfy seat. It has a good degree of adjustments you can make, as well as two sets of wheels to choose between depending on your floor type.

Three Herman Miller Zeph office chairs in different colors

Herman Miller Zeph

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A slightly less conventional chair from Herman Miller, the Zeph is another office chair fave. This good-looking seat offers a ton of color options and a comfy place to sit. There’s a lack of adjustability, but that’s not a huge loss as it’s designed to cushion your back in all the right ways without needing to make any tweaks. You can save some cash by nixing the seat pad and armrests, but we recommend those additions.

We typically don’t recommend buying a chair because you can usually find it used for much cheaper. The price of this chair has been astronomically high these past few years, but this discount brings things down a smidge, even if it’s still expensive. There’s a reason why the Aeron is used in offices worldwide. It’s comfy, has a range of adjustments, and just works really well.

This gaming chair from Logitech and Herman Miller’s team-up range is the current daily driver of WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu, and he’s a fan. It does a great job of keeping your body upright and you can adjust the seat depth, recline, armrests, and even headrest. If you tend to lean forward when you game (after work of course), this seat will still keep your back supported. It’s a new chair so this is the first major discount we’ve tracked.

Jarvis standing desk

Full Jarvis 

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This is our favorite standing desk pick in our Work From Home Gear guide. The Fully Jarvis offers an easy motor-powered adjustable height with a bamboo desktop that is stylish and nice to the touch. There’s a strong 15-year warranty on desk frame components and a 5-year warranty on desktop surfaces too.

Standing desks all typically look the same with oblong legs at the base. The Fully Nolan (8/10, WIRED Recommends) tries to change this with a more traditional desk design. The telescoping legs can smoothly move the whole thing up and down thanks to four motors.  It’s elegant, easy to assemble, and very stable. 

This chair seems to dip to this price often, so it’s not an amazing deal. If you’re after this particular racing chair aesthetic, then the Secretlab Titan Evo (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is what you should snag. It’s adjustable, has a magnetically removable head pillow, and it’s comfy. It isn’t the best for long gaming sessions though as it traps heat in the lower back area.

Other Home Office Deals

Eero 6

Eero 6

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We like this mesh router from Eero for its simplicity. If it’s your first time going mesh, to extend your coverage around your home, it’s an easy way to get started. The design is equally simple too and won’t look horrendous in your living space. It’s not the fastest system; if you don’t mind spending more, get the Eero Pro 6 ($389) for better performance.

Portable monitors are great for anyone in a hybrid work environment, or if you just like mixing things up by working at the local coffee shop. Why work on just one cramped laptop screen when you can add a second monitor for better multitasking? The Espresso display is one of the thinnest and lightest screens around. This deal is on the 15-inch touchscreen model and technically just nets you the magnetic stand for free with the code. 

Put a desk mat on your desktop to keep it scuff-free (and eliminate the need for a mouse pad). This one from Satechi looks and feels lovely, despite the low price. You get two color options on the front and back, so you can change things up every now and then. 

Satechi’s wall charger can charge up to three USB-C devices up to 108 watts. So, that means it can easily power up your iPad Air and 16-inch MacBook Pro simultaneously. 

Netgear Orbi router

Netgear Orbi

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Netgear’s Orbi range is so vast, even we have trouble keeping them straight. This three-pack of mesh units will cover a whopping 7,500 square feet, making it best suited for a large home. Setup can take a while. But we like the curved design, and the LED light system is handy for signal issues.

The boosted Pro version of our top affordable mesh router pick, the Deco XE75 Pro 3-pack offers up to 7,200 square feet of coverage, 6-GHz band support, and a LAN port. The AI-driven mesh is here to make sure the system delivers the best Wi-Fi it can wherever you are on the network. The Deco app also allows for a quick and simple setup.

It’s a small deal, but this is our favorite Wi-Fi router. It has great performance for medium-sized homes, offers a stable connection, and delivers the speed you need. It also has all the router specs you want, from WPA3 encryption to beamforming antennas for the best signal. There are four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on the back, so you can hook up a bunch of devices. Read more in our Best Wi-Fi Routers guide.

Obsbot Tiny 4k camera

Obsbot Webcam

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WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using this webcam for more than a year with zero issues. It automatically wakes up and points at him when he starts a Zoom call and automatically faces away when the call ends. The video quality is pretty good, and Obsbot’s software lets you set preset positions to set the angle of the camera and the crop, in case you don’t want your coworkers to see the mess behind you. Read more about it in our WFH Gear guide.

Webcams often need a lot of light to deliver sharp results on your Zoom calls. One easy way to fix this is to install a desk lamp and I particularly like ones that can clamp to the desk frame. The Lume Cube Edge Desk Light can get really bright, and offers varied color temperatures with brightness controls. You can adjust it but it doesn’t move smoothly and might require some force to get it into the right position. 

Laptop Deals

Check out our Best Cheap Laptops and Best Touchscreen Laptops guides for more. 

HP Spectre x360 14

HP Pavilion X360 14

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This HP device is one of our favorite cheap laptops, and the sale is slightly better than what it was on Cyber Monday by a few dollars. This model comes with that classic combo of an Intel Core i5 (11th-gen, in this case) and 8-GB SSD storage. The team-up is great for students or your average productivity user. We’re not quite sure about the 360-hinge formula, but you can whack this into tent or tablet mode for some different viewing angles.

Even though the M1-powered MacBook Air (9/10, WIRED Recommends) came out in 2020, it’s still one of the most powerful laptops you can buy for this price. And it’s our favorite budget MacBook to recommend. It has great performance, battery life (it’ll easily last you a full workday), and an improved keyboard (that won’t break). It’s also slim and lightweight, which makes it great for travel. 

All the configurations are on sale but most are out of stock. In any case, we suggest snagging the 11th-gen Intel Core i7 model with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD. Last year’s Pro 8 saw Microsoft’s flagship tablet get a much-needed redesign, trimming down both its bezels and thickness. The result is a sleeker device that’s even more portable.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

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The Surface Laptop 4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best option for most people (the new Surface Laptop 5 doesn’t offer enough upgrades to justify the extra cost). The Laptop 4 comes with a great 13.5-inch high-resolution display (the 15-inch version is also on sale), along with a nice keyboard and glass trackpad. Microsoft does skimp on ports, but you get a USB-C port and a USB-A port. You also have the choice between an AMD Ryzen chip or an Intel processor—we’ve tested both and, while they each have their own pros and cons, either will be capable of handling most tasks.

This laptop was released barely a month ago and this is the best price we’ve tracked. There aren’t many differences between the Surface Laptop 5 and its predecessor (see above). You’re better off saving money and going with the Surface Laptop 4. But if you must have the latest, this one has 12th-generation Intel chips. Read more in our Microsoft Surface Buying Guide. 

This deal is for the Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, and 256-gigabyte SSD model. Our favorite Surface launch of the year (8/10, WIRED Recommends) isn’t actually one of the brand’s higher-end devices. Instead, it’s this more wallet-friendly option. The Laptop Go 2 does a great job of walking and talking like a high-end productivity machine but with a few judicious tweaks, like a plastic base and year-old processor, to keep the price down. Battery life is the main weakness here, but it’s a stylish student-friendly wonder.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

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The best 14-inch gaming laptop around, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is a mighty impressive machine. The device burst on the scene a few years ago, and while its value has diminished slightly as its price has risen, it remains the best combination of portability and PC gaming power. The specs add up to a solid mid-tier gaming machine, and the discount helps return this proposition to its former glory.

The Razer Blade 15 remains a solid go-to for those looking to dive into portable PC gaming, and it holds a spot in our best gaming laptop guide. Its smaller sibling enhances the portability factor a step further while still packing immense power. You’ll find a great keyboard alongside a solid spec sheet of a Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti, 16-GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. Razer devices don’t come cheap, so a $300 discount is very welcome.

The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is our favorite of all the Chromebooks—a major feat given how many we’ve tested over the years. You get all the benefits of a laptop and a tablet, so you can easily switch from streaming your favorite show in bed to logging on to your 9 am meeting. The screen is clear and bright, the processor works well enough, and the size is just right for either mode.

Keyboard and Mouse Deals

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Razer Huntsman Mini

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Razer’s Huntsman Mini has 60 percent of the keys normally found on a regular-sized keyboard. The number pad and arrow keys are chopped off, but you have the essentials. The Razer Huntsman Mini is our favorite of this size for gaming. 

We love this mechanical keyboard for creative professionals. The G915 Lightspeed is a large keyboard with keys that offer a ton of travel and pleasing feedback. The five macro keys make it great for creators. This keyboard is also sturdily built, making it heavy but robust.

If you’re interested in customizing your mechanical keyboard, but don’t know where to start, we recommend the NZXT Function. Using the company’s builder tool, you can pick your preferred switches, keycaps, and cable color for your keyboard, and they’ll put it together for you. If you want to customize it further, it also ships with tools to remove the switches and keycaps.

Das Keyboard DK5Q

Das Keyboard 5QS

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Das Keyboard 5QS is our favorite smart home-compatible mechanical keyboard. Using IFTTT shortcuts, you can train the keyboard to flash a specific key for reminders, alert you when someone leaves the garage door open, or even dim your smart lights. It’s a well-designed gaming keyboard too, complete with a customizable knob for additional controls and RGB lighting.

We like this monitor arm from Fully and it sits in pride of place in our Work From Home Gear guide. The Jarvis Monitor Arm is VESA compatible, offers a five-year warranty, and supports up to 20 pounds. You’ll be able to keep things tidy too, with built-in cable management.

This one isn’t as padded as our favorite LaCie Rugged SSD, but it’s a great alternative if you’re looking for something more affordable with similar speed. It doesn’t have a fingerprint reader like the Touch Model, but it still has built-in security features like hardware-based encryption. It’s durable too—with an IP65 rating, it’s water-resistant. And according to Samsung, can also surface a fall from 9.8 feet.

Crucial X6 portable hard drive

Crucial X6

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The Crucial X6 is our top choice for a portable storage drive, with its extreme speeds driving much of the appeal. It’s also pretty lightweight. The build quality isn’t the toughest though, so you’ll have to take care of this one.

It might be licensed for the PS5, but this SSD will also work with PCs (provided you have an M.2 port with space for the heatsink). It’s fast, packs a whole terabyte of extra storage, and this price makes it even sweeter.

This deal has been running for a few weeks, but it’s still a good one if you’re looking to grab AMD’s screaming powerful 5900X. This is a killer CPU for high-end 4K or 144-Hz gaming, but there are a couple things to note. First, this is just the chip, you need a motherboard and graphics card as well to build out a system.Second,  this chip gets so hot there’s no way you should put it into a PC without a liquid cooler like Asus ROG Ryujin II Liquid Cooler. If you’re new to building your own PC be sure to check out our guide to building your own PC.

TV and Streaming Device Deals

Check out our Best TVs and Best Streaming Devices guides for other options. Our How to Choose the Right TV guide might also come in handy.  



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LG OLEDs have the best black levels on the market because each pixel on the screen acts as its own blacklight. This model has even brighter colors than before, and it is the perfect size to use as a giant computer monitor when you’re not streaming your favorite shows. It does 120 frames per second at 4K, so it’s super smooth with the latest gaming consoles and PCs too. The 48-inch model is also on sale for $1,047 ($150 off). If you want to go big or go home, Buydig has the 77-inch model on sale for $2,697 with a $200 Visa gift card. 

This is one of the best TVs I’ve ever seen (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for bright spaces. The giant, pedestal-mounted screen gets so bright it nearly hurts your eyes, and it has a super wide viewing angle that makes it great in bigger rooms. The backlighting system is also excellent, making this a great TV to watch darker content on.

This is a Best Buy exclusive model, which means it was likely made with shopping holidays and doorbuster prices in mind. It’s not the fanciest set out there, but we generally like LG TVs. The price is right for what you’ll get—a big ol’ screen, integrated voice assistants, and good photo quality. It has LG’s own smart system baked in, so you may want to supply your own streaming stick. 

Hisense U8H TV

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The U8H (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of the best-value TVs for the money. It has mini-LED backlighting for deeper blacks and a super-fast refresh rate for gaming with the latest consoles or PC. The only downside? Some slightly awkward feet that make this too deep to fit on some consoles.

Roku regularly makes our top picks for streaming devices, and the Roku Ultra is one of the most powerful ones out there. While it’s not the convenient stick that plugs directly into your TV, this box has one of the most powerful processors in a streaming box, so you won’t see lag even when playing 4K HDR footage.

If you’re big into the Amazon ecosystem, then the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is our top pick for you. It has a faster processor than its siblings and supports Wi-Fi 6, making it the best-performing Fire TV stick. However, if you don’t need the extra power, you can also pick up the regular Fire TV Stick 4K for $25 ($25 off). And if you haven’t upgraded to 4K yet, you can save even more by going with the HD-only Fire TV Stick Lite for $15 ($15 off).

Soundbar and Speaker Deals

Read our Best Soundbars guide for more details. We also have a How to Buy a Soundbar guide to break down some of the terms and what to expect.

Rear view of Polk Signa S4 Soundbar and Subwoofer

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The Polk Signa 4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) can easily fill an entire room with rich, Dolby Atmos-powered sound. It comes with three different sound modes, including a Night mode that limits your subwoofer so you don’t end up bothering the neighbors.

I am normally not a huge fan of bars this expensive that don’t come with a subwoofer, but the Bose Soundbar 300 has pretty robust bass, and built-in Alexa makes it easy to play Spotify and set timers when you’re in the living room.

The Roku Streambar is an excellent compact option if you want to upgrade a TV’s sound and its ability to play your favorite shows and movies. This little soundbar has a built-in Roku streaming interface, making it a good all-in-one solution for smaller spaces.

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Sennheiser Ambeo

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It’s not every day that WIRED editor Parker Hall refers to a soundbar as having “some of the most advanced processing and audio quality we’ve ever heard from a single bar.” The Sennheiser Ambeo earned this high praise given its support for immersive Dolby Atmos audio, standalone surround sound, and overall richness. Given the high everyday cost, it’s nice to grab this on sale.

Not much is worse than a giant bundle of tangled wires. The Platin Monaco (8/10 WIRED Recommends) is a completely wireless system that’s super easy to set up and control with the SoundSend app. The five-speaker sound system is really balanced and immersive, filling up small rooms especially well.

This is a great way to get immersive surround sound inside smaller living rooms or apartments. Editor Julian Chokkattu likes that you can use the HEOS app to link it to other speakers for streaming, but his favorite feature is the dialog button, which makes it easier to hear what people are saying onscreen.

Gaming Deals

Xbox Series S

Xbox Series S

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Whether you’re struggling to secure the Xbox Series X (since it’s constantly fluctuating in stock) or you don’t need such a powerful console, the Xbox Series S is a great alternative. It’s smaller and doesn’t support discs, but can power games up to 120 frames per second (at 1440-pixel resolution and not 4K). This is also the lowest price we’ve tracked for the Series S.

Microsoft is offering deals on more than 900 titles. A lot of these are included in its Game Pass subscription service, which you can get for $1 right now for the first month. Here are a few of our favorite Xbox Series X/S games currently on sale:

If you’re a PC player, Steam’s autumn sale is also going on right now, and ends today.

Kitchen and Coffee Deals

KitchenAid Professional Mixer

KitchenAid Professional 5 Quart Stand Mixer

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This highly coveted countertop accessory is on sale yet again for Cyber Monday. While it typically sits on registries galore, the KitchenAid Professional 5 Quart Stand Mixer is almost 50 percent off, which is basically the next best thing to getting it as a gift. 

If you love to start your day with a smoothie or prefer homemade nut butters to store-bought, the Vitamix 6500 Pro Blender has a strong motor that is plenty capable to take on either of those tasks and more. It’s not the top-of-the-line Vitamix, but it’ll still be able to handle anything you throw at it.

I love a smoothie, but I don’t always want to deal with a big-ass blender for my mango-flavored musings. We haven’t tested the Ninja Nutriblender Pro, but we’re confident it’s a solid solution for folks in the same scenario as I am. The downward-facing blades keep food from escaping, and the single-serve size makes it easier to blend when you’re on the go.

gozney roccbox pizza oven

Gozney Roccbox

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Nothing sounds better than having a fresh pizza straight out of the oven, with its bubbly cheese and thin, charred crust. DiGiorno can’t quite replicate that taste, but the Gozney Roccbox could. It’s a little hefty for a pizza oven—though not as big as the Gozney Dome—but it’s great for hosting pizza parties … or just making and eating a ton of pizza.

This isn’t just an Instagram accessory for foodies and homemakers—Le Creuset Dutch Ovens are also heirloom-worthy kitchen items. These are great for stews, stocks, and even baking bread. We recommend the 7.25-Quart version, but this 5.25-Quart dutch oven is great, too.

The Thermapen One is one of the best ways to improve your grilling/roasting/baking game. It gives accurate temperature readings in less than a second, the battery lasts forever, and it’s easy to read the display no matter what weird angle you have to use it at. It rarely goes on sale, and this is the lowest price we’ve seen this year.

Trade Coffee bags

Trade Coffee

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Trade Coffee tops our list of great coffee subscriptions. Trade Coffee’s specialty is bringing a small roaster to your door. Trade doesn’t roast its own beans, rather it partners with hundreds of small roasters around the country to bring you the best small-batch beans out there. There are a variety of deals on the site right now, and most orders will get you a free bag of coffee in addition to the discount. Sparrow’s Chocolate and Coffee Gift Box for $59 ($10 off, plus a free bag of coffee) looks especially tempting.

One of the first steps you should do when upping your coffee game is to use fresh coffee beans. You can search for local roasters, or use a coffee subscription service to get freshly roasted beans to your door. Atlas is one of our favorite services because it brings you coffee from around the world.

Stasher is having a sitewide sale. These bags are a WIRED Gear team favorite. They’re a silicone replacement for single-use ziplock bags, and they come in multiple sizes for all your needs, like sandwiches and snacks, or something smaller to hold your bolts and screws together. They’re dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe,

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Breville Barista Express 

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This espresso machine is our top pick for all-in-one machines for most people. It comes with a built-in burr grinder, pressure gauge, and a hot water dispenser. You can even tweak the brewing temperature a bit if you want to experiment.

The Barista is plasticky, so you’ll have to steady it as your twist the portafilter into place. This was a better deal over the weekend, but you can still save a few bucks.

The Solis Barista Perfetta Plus is an excellent standard espresso machine. It brews a clean, consistent shot of espresso, and doesn’t take up much counter space. Its compact frame is one of its best features, and it fits in right between a toaster and a rice cooker without needing any major countertop rearranging.

Breville Barista Pro espresso machine

Breville Barista Pro

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The Breville Barista Pro is a coffeehouse in a box. The built-in pressure-activated conical burr grinder gives you fresh grounds however you like them, and the pressure gauge and options let you adjust the water temperature and shot amount. You can froth your own milk with the steam wand, and you can also get hot water from the machine to brew tea or make an Americano.

Our favorite cold brewer for perfectionists, Oxo’s Good Grips 32-ounce cold brewer (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a cold-brew connoisseur’s dream rig that’s meant to sit proudly on your kitchen counter. It’s the best purchase if you want bucket-style immersion brewing that allows for greater experimentation. It also has the potential to produce richer, more robust flavors, thanks to the design, which includes a “rainmaker” lid that trickles the water onto your grounds to encourage the bloom.

A good drip machine should evenly shower your coffee grounds, and it should have some programmable features. This machine excels at both and even includes a built-in scale for measuring out just the right amount of coffee. But maybe its best trick is that you can use it as a manual pour-over dripper in addition to all its other features. 

Cafe’s Drip Coffee Maker is everything you’d want from a high-end drip machine. It brews excellent coffee that’s well-balanced with no burned flavors. The water nozzle ensures the grounds get watered uniformly and quickly, the two keys to great coffee from a drip machine. 

Oxo coffee grinder

OXO Brew

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One of our favorite coffee grinders, the Oxo Conical Burr Grinder is our number one pick for anyone stepping up their coffee game and picking up a burr grinder for the first time. It’s inexpensive, reliable, and provides a level of consistency (and precision) you just can’t get out of a blade grinder. No matter how you make your coffee, a burr grinder will make sure you get the most out of your beans. The fancier version with a built-in scale is also on sale for $240 ($60 off). 

A solid all-around burr grinder, the Solis Scala Zero is a good pick for newcomers. It can grind fine enough for espresso or coarse enough for pour-over–or anything in between. It’s also pretty small for a burr grinder, which is always a plus in smaller kitchens. 

The Java is our top pick for those in search of an ultra-sturdy hand grinder. The sleek, slender tube of aircraft-grade aluminum is solid enough to double as a weapon, yet (relatively) lightweight. The handle is clever too. It folds out and provides a lot of leverage while you grind, Then it folds up, screws into the top and you can use it as a hook to hang the Java up when you’re done. The Java is capable of grinding everything from French-press coarse to espresso-fine.

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Ember Mug²

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It might not be the kind of mug you’d replace all your mugs with, but the Ember Mug2 is a fun desk gadget for any work-from-home setup. It has a little charging pad that doubles as a coaster, and keeps your coffee at peak hotness well after a standard mug would’ve let it go cold. 

This flask is on our wish list, and for good reason. On top of being an 8-ounce flask, it also includes a bottle opener, compass, four-mode LED flashlight, and a compartment to hold a pair of collapsible stainless steel shot glasses.

If you want to improve your coffee brewing, get a scale. You need it for weighing beans, pour-overs, espresso pulls and more, the only way to reproduce your results is if you know what you did. This scale is a budget-friendly model that still offers everything you need.

Don’t want coffee? How about some tea? We love to get our tea locally, but not everyone lives near a good tea shop. I’ve come to rely on the Tea Spot, which offers everything from loose-leaf tea to fantastic brewing mugs to tea subscriptions. This deal is good site-wide, including two of my favorites, Morning Mojo and Climber’s High Chai.

Vacuum and Air Purifier Deals

Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum

Dyson Cyclone V10

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Whoever coined the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” must have been cleaning up after their pet because they make a mess absolutely everywhere. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal makes it easier to clean up with its cordless design and powerful suction. This isn’t the lowest we’ve seen this cordless vacuum go on sale, but it’s still a pretty good deal.

Dyson’s V12 Detect Slim (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is excellent for studio or one-bedroom apartments with mostly hard floorings and the occasional carpet or rug. The compact but nimble vacuum has powerful suction and comes with a variety of useful attachments. But our favorite one is the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head—it shoots out a green light that helps you spot and catch microscopic dust that’s typically invisible to the naked eye. 

The Roomba J7+ is the best of the best as far as robot vacuums are concerned. The precise navigation paired with powerful suction is top-of-the-line, giving you the ease of hands-free cleaning and peace of mind that it’ll be done well. It even auto-empties the dustbin, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the debris too often. 

BlueAir Pure Auto air purifier

Blueair Pure Fan Auto

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The Pure Fan Auto is perfect for light sleepers since it’s whisper-quiet. In addition to its purifying capabilities—it can cycle air five times an hour in a 326-square-foot room—it also has a fan that can help cool you down a bit. There’s also a Night mode that turns the fan to its lowest setting and shuts off the air quality indicator light. There’s also the more simple Blueair Pure 411 Auto, which automatically turns up the fan speed when it detects particles. It’s on sale for $98 ($42 off).

WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been testing this air purifier for a few months and likes it. It can clear the air in a 517-square-foot room within 26 minutes. When it detects particles in the room (like when he cooks bacon, for example) it roars alive—but it’s not terribly loud. It is, however, on the larger side so you’ll need to make space for it. It also connects to the Smartmi app, allowing you to control it remotely (with support for Google Assistant and Alexa). He’s also testing the Smartmi P1, complete with HomeKit support. It’s also on sale for $108 ($69 off) and better for smaller rooms. 

Hiking and Outdoor Deals


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The sweet spot for a daypack is between 15 and 25 liters—enough to hold rain layers, a fleece, maps, water, sunscreen, lunch, and snacks, plus room for a book or camera gear. Feature in our guide, Hiking 101, the Flash 22 has dual exterior water bottle pockets, comfortable padded straps, and weighs only 14 ounces. There’s a version with various prints on sale for the same price.

The Hubba Hubba (7/10, WIRED Reviews) hangs at the premium end of the backpacking tent market. While it’s minorly outclassed by its competition from other manufacturers, it served reviewer Matt Jancer well in the wilds of Southwest Texas with its leakproof design, effective ventilation, and light weight. For $480, it’s hard to swallow when the competition does premium ultralight tents a little better for the same money, but for $360 I’d recommend it to somebody who goes on long overnight trips where they’re carrying all their gear on their back and can appreciate the sub-3-pound weight.

It can be tough to choose a tent that’s lightweight and big enough for the whole family or friend group. At about 13 pounds for 83 square feet of floor space, the Habitude 6 qualifies on both accounts. Senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So found its color-coded poles easy to set up, and its interior storage pockets, places to hang tent lights, and vestibule made it feel like home away from home. The downside is that it doesn’t have quite as much airflow as other tents we tested.

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Lifestraw’s Personal Water Filter has long been a hit with WIRED writers and readers. Just sip out of it like any regular straw and it’ll filter out 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria from up to 1,000 gallons of water. 

Ditch the plastic silverware your get with your takeout meal and use this elegant set of stainless steel cutlery instead. The Cliffset is more than just a nice fork, it’s everything you need when you’re out and about. There’s a case to keep your silverware clean in your bag, and a cloth and cleaning liquid so you can wash up after you use it.

If you have multiple spare batteries for various devices, several cables, neutral-density filters, and solid-state drives scattered around in your bag then you need Moment’s MTW organizer. It will kit your shit and keep your bag organized. In addition to the organization, these bags are water-resistant with a 350-denier recycled nylon exterior that holds up well to life in your bag. And if you’re looking for a tote bag, the Moment MTW 19L Tote Bag is on sale for $100 ($30 off).

Certain Standard The Large Umbrella

Certain Standard

Photograph: Certain Standard

Carrying around too much junk is annoying, but this umbrella by Certain Standard is really pretty. It has colorful designs, it doesn’t weigh too much, and it’s not that much of a bother to carry around. On top of everything, this umbrella is pretty sturdy, so it’s a solid investment to stay dry.

The secret to being organized is to divide your stuff into kits. A good kit does three things well. First, it has to hold all the stuff you need in that kit. Second, it has to be easy to get whatever you need in and out. Third, it has to take up no more room than is necessary. All of these things are true of Rux’s 70L, um, packing system. Rux likes to say that its 70L “packs like a box, carries like a bag.” I think that’s a fair slogan that gets to the heart of why I like it. It’s all the good parts of a box combined with all the good parts of a bag. It’s not cheap, but this deal saves a few dollars.

We recently tested a Monos carry-on and found that it compared favorably to Away. The main difference is the zipper—I noted in our review that the Away zipper seemed like a possible point of failure but the Monos zipper is much sturdier and withstood being overstuffed on a recent trip. It will be added to our Best Travel Luggage roundup soon.

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Darn Tough Hiker Boot Socks

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Made in Vermont, these socks have a lifetime guarantee. You wear ’em out and Darn Tough will replace them, although you have to pay to ship the old socks to their headquarters. Made of merino wool with just a hint of stretchy elastane, these are favorites around the WIRED Gear Team for their thickness, softness, and durability.

Base layers, worn next to the skin, need to wick away moisture and dry quickly to prevent chafing. For any labor-intensive purposes, we recommend the polyester Give-N-Go Briefs. They’re silky soft and form-hugging, yet they dry out quickly, even after truly legendary hikes and runs.

Good shoes are the foundation of a good hike. We prefer low-top, non-Gore-Tex mesh trail shoes, like these from Salomon, for the vast majority of hiking. They’ll dry out much more quickly when wet than Gore-Tex-lined shoes, and as long as you’re moving they’ll keep your feet warm enough down to about 40 degrees.

Smartwool Merino 150 beanie

Smartwool Merino 150 Beanie

Photograph: Backcountry

Down with itchy beanies. Smartwool’s merino wool is as itch-free as wool can get, and it doesn’t make your forehead perspire as much as a synthetic materials would. There’s a hint of elastane in the fabric for an easy-fitting stretch.

It’s getting cold out there, so instead of hibernating until spring, put on this insulating base layer under your running pants to add warmth. We named these the best cold-weather running tights in our Best Running Gear guide for their high waist and drawstring that keeps them from sagging during runs. They kept our reviewer warm in 30-degree temps, and they have lasted for years with little wear. They only come in a 28-inch seam, though, so taller runners may be out of luck.

It’s cold outside in many parts of the world, but that doesn’t mean you wanna stop enjoying the great outdoors. The Solo Stove Yukon (7/10 WIRED Recommends) burns hot, looks good, and lights easier than most compact fire pits.

Ebike and Scooter Deals

Cowboy 4 ST ebike

Cowboy 4 ST 

Photograph: Cowboy

The Cowboy 4 ST (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a beautiful, low-maintenance bike that’s easy to put together. It has a removable battery, and lights that automatically turn on when it’s dark. It’s best for folks taller than 5-foot-6, but the 250-watt motor might not be powerful enough to get you up and over the steepest hills.

Only select colors are discounted. Ride1Up’s Prodigy was a little overpriced for what you got. However, it’s hard to get more affordable than Ride1Up’s easy commuter. We haven’t tested this version yet, but it has an aluminum alloy frame and a 350-watt Class 3 Shengyi motor. If you want a nicer motor, the aforementioned Prodigy is also $250 off. 

The Propella Mini is easy to assemble, ride, and carry around. It weighs just 33 pounds, and it’s affordable. We’re also fans of the Propella 7S.

Wing Freedom 2 Bike

Photograph: Wing

This Wing ebike (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has strong acceleration and its speed can be unlocked to hit up to 24 miles per hour. It’s not terribly heavy at 39 pounds, and you can have accouterments like a headlight, taillight, and an alarm with a keyfob. 

Enter code BLACKFRIDAY to see the discount. The older Gotrax G3 is our Best Budget Scooter. This version has a longer range and comes with a few built-in locking mechanisms so you can run a (quick) errand without fear. Gotrax has other models on sale too. 

This is reviews editor Julian Chokkattu’s favorite tiny scooter. It includes a free accessory bundle that’s worth $147. The package has a folding lock, a cellphone holder, and some awesome yet ridiculous fingerless gloves.

Sex Toy Deals

MysteryVibe Crescendo 2 vibrator

MysteryVibe Crescendo 2

Photograph: Mysteryvibe

MysteryVibe’s Crescendo 2 flexible vibrator has been on our best-of list since the very beginning. This thing is kind of amazing. It’s flexible, it can bend to contour to your body no matter how you’re using it, and it packs a whopping six internal motors. Using the MysteryVibe app, those motors can be individually customized too, so you can create your very own symphony of vibration patterns and intensities. 

If you’ve never used a suction toy, you’re in for a life-changing night in, and the Sona 2 Cruise is the best. It’s perfectly sized and shaped for comfortably holding in your hand, and there’s a number of intensities for nearly all preferences. The Cruise part of the name stands for Lelo’s Cruise Control, which increases intensity if you press it hard against your body.

A sleek and powerful wand vibrator, Lelo’s Smart Wand 2 features a soft and flexible unibody design with a polished metal grip. It honestly looks kind of like a lightsaber, this thing is gorgeous. With that beauty though comes a surprising amount of brawn, it’s powerful at its highest settings and gentle at its lowest settings, and the diffuse vibrations make it a good pick for just about any erogenous zone. 

Lelo Sila Cruise

Lelo Sila

Photograph: Amazon

The price of the Sila has gone up since we first tried it, but this is still a discount (it used to be $135). This toy irked me at first for being way too soft, until I realized the slow build was worth it—it focuses more on surrounding erogenous zones than similar toys, and your long-lasting o will thank you.

An excellent all-around everyday lube, Dame’s Alu is a water-based personal lubricant that goes on clean and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky. A little bit goes a long way, and a single bottle can last anywhere from weeks to months depending on usage. It’s a good lube to use with any silicone toys, and it’s condom-safe. 

As iconic as the rabbit vibrator, but arguably much more accessible (and fun), Magic Wands are known for their intense rumbly vibrations. This miniature version gets rid of the mandatory extension cord of its predecessor. It still has the broad vibrating head, which works well for both broad and targeted stimulation. 

Home Deals

Layla mattress

Layla Two-Sided Foam Mattress 

Photograph: Layla

Mattress deals are not usually as good as they present themselves, but this actually isn’t a bad one on a mattress we like—it’s still $949 on Layla’s website. This all-foam option has one medium-firm side and one medium-soft side, so you can figure out what’s best for you. There are a few other beds discounted, too.

There are more powerful electric toothbrushes, but the Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best smart brush and it rarely gets this cheap. The app is the best of all the smart brushes we tried, so you can get accurate tracking info.

Skip the smart toothbrush and get a more powerful cleaner with Oral-B’s Pro 1000. The Pro 1000 has been around for a while and continues to outshine more expensive models with fancier features. The price is right and it’s rechargeable, but the whole thing is chunky and can easily get grimy from toothpaste. You need to rinse it thoroughly after every brush. 

ProJect T1

Pro-Ject T1

Photograph: Pro-Ject Audio

We tried the Bluetooth version of the Pro-Ject record player. This one doesn’t include Bluetooth connectivity but it’s beautiful, minimalist, and well-built. The setup is really easy, playback is smooth, and there’s a built-in phono preamp so it’ll work with most speakers.  

Everything at Orangewood is on sale, but I think Orangewood’s Oliver Jr. for $180 ($45 off) is the way to go. The Jr. is the perfect travel guitar; it’s small, portable, and not too expensive, and it sounds great, too. My (Scott’s) son loves his Orangewood ukulele. 

Gravity makes some of the best weighted blankets we’ve tried. Most of them are quite expensive, but the Basics is anything but. It’s available in a 15-pound weight and is made from nice, cool cotton. You can get a cover for $20, and they feel crisp and cool too. Adding a cover isn’t necessary for any blanket, but it’s not a bad idea, because washing a weighted blanket can be a chore. 

Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip

Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip

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Philips Hue makes some of the best (and to be honest most expensive) smart lights around. These light strips can create gradients of colored light throughout your home. You can even cut the light strip to get the exact size you need.

This tall, slim floor lamp has embedded RGB LEDs in them so you can splash some color on your walls without having to paint them. It has eight different sections in it, which can all be controlled independently, so you can really get creative with it. You can also add accents in your home with Govee’s RGB light strips for $26 ($11 off when you click the coupon) or their LED smart light bars for $54 ($26 off).

WIRED writer Matt Jancer says Minted is a great place to look for gifts. You can find basically anything from customizable gifts like pillows or wall art, to unique sculptures and table wear. Some pieces can get pricey, so it’s a good opportunity to buy, now that everything is 25 percent off.

Camera and Binocular Deals

GoPro Hero 11

GoPro Hero 11

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Our top pick action camera, the Hero 11 Black (9/10, WIRED Recommends) features a new sensor that’s nearly square. That means you can shoot and then quickly edit to horizontal-format video (sane, as it used to be called) or vertical formats. 

If you divide your time between GoPro-style action cam video and 360 video, the One RS (8/10, WIRED Recommends) makes a good best-of-both-worlds solution. The interchangeable lens mean you can quickly go from shooting traditional action footage to 360 footage. The video quality is on par with the GoPro above (though I would give GoPro the edge when it comes to stabilization) and Insta360’s included editing software is top-notch.

Sure, the A7RIII is not the latest model in the Sony Alpha line, but you’re getting a lot for under $2,000. The 42-megapixel full-frame sensor delivers sharp images and excellent dynamic range, and the camera is light enough to carry all day. The image stabilization is pretty great, and you have access to a dizzyingly large selection of lenses.

This deal has been coming and going for a few months now, but this is still a great price on an excellent camera. The S5 is our top pick for those wanting to shoot video with a full-frame sensor. It’s a fine still camera too, but what really sets it apart are the high-end video features—like support for Log recording, anamorphic 4K support, and uncropped 4K at 30 frames per second.

Polaroid Now Plus

Polaroid Now+

Photograph: Polaroid

Polaroid’s Now+ (7/10, WIRED Review) straddles the analog and digital worlds. It’s a traditional Polaroid camera, but with an optional companion app. This bundle gets you a bevy of filters and the Plus model has an Aperture Priority mode, which lets you select an f-stop to control background focus and obtain moderate levels of bokeh. We didn’t like the app, but we do like the filters. If you don’t want either, the fully analog Now is available for $99 ($20 off).

This 60-watt Godox LED can make even a tiny, dark room look like a studio. There’s a knob on the back to tweak how bright it gets. You can also use the included remote to change the light’s color temperature, making it appear more orange (warm) or blue (cold). Pair it with this light stand ($55) for a studio-style setup.

Our favorite of Aputure’s many lights, the MC is a versatile little thing. It puts out around 400 lux at 0.5 meters, which isn’t a lot, but with a lot of them, you can do some creative stuff.  Each light has a pair of magnets on the back, making them easy to mount without stands. It’s hard to overstate how handy they are on a shoot when you need an extra fill or some extra color on a scene.

Nikon Monarch M5 8x42 Binoculars

Nikon Monarch

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Here’s a chance to save a few bucks on our top binocular pick for most people. Nikon’s Monarch 5 binoculars strike an excellent balance between optical power, quality, and price. The glass in these provides nice, bright views with very little chromatic aberration (the distortions or fringing that you sometimes see around objects in bright sunlight), and the 8×42 magnification is the most versatile. For $10 more you can get a bundle with a nice harness and cleaning pen.

I have not tested these extensively, but I’ve used them enough to know that they’re lightweight (10.9 ounces) and deliver a very good, sharp image. They have 8x magnification and come with a nice rugged, waterproof case. These aren’t just light, either. The folding design means they also easily fit into your pocket.

Want a flying camera? The Skydio 2+ (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has the best collision-avoidance and navigation system of any drone we’ve tested, making it great for newcomers and those who want to focus on the shot. The 1/2.3-inch sensor is capable of 4K footage at 60 frames per second. That’s not quite as nice as the 1-inch sensor in the DJI Air 2S, but most of us aren’t going to notice the difference

Monterey Sling bag

Long Weekend Monterey Sling

Photograph: Moment

This camera bag can be worn as a sling across your body or as a fanny pack. It’s comfy whichever way you and the design will turn eyes, but know that its 2-liter capacity means this is meant for carrying a slim point-and-shoot, phone, or compact mirrorless camera, not a huge DSLR kit. 

The best everyday sling bag, Wandrd’s Roam comes in three sizes: 3, 6, and 9 liters. We like the largest, which is what’s on sale here. It can be carried as a sling, messenger, or waist pack, and because the soft padding conforms to your back, it’s comfy to wear for long periods. The mix of 840-denier and 1680D ballistic nylon and water-resistant YKK zippers make it feel like it’s worth twice its price too. You can also get the Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel Backpack for $140 ($139 off), and our absolute favorite Wandrd Prvke 2 Photo Bundle for $259 ($65 off).

Moment’s rugged camera sling is aimed at street photographers who trek around all day. It has a modular organization system inside, and its weatherproof fabric is made from recycled sails (technically it’s recycled polyester fiber and film, made by Northsail). There’s a large zippered front pocket that makes it easy to get to your gear, and the “winged” rear padding design makes it super comfortable on your back.

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71 Great Best Buy Cyber Monday Deals (2022): iPads, Apple Watches, Cameras

71 Great Best Buy Cyber Monday Deals (2022): iPads, Apple Watches, Cameras

You can quit being patient. All those enticing gadgets that have been capturing your attention (and some WIRED Recommends awards) all year long have finally gone on sale for Cyber Monday. Whether you venture into the stores or shop from the comfort of your sofa as you grub down those leftover turkey-and-cranberry-sauce sandwiches, feast your eyes on the bounty that is these Best Buy Cyber Monday deals.

Updated November 28: We’ve updated pricing and struck out deals that have ended or are sold out.

WIRED’s Cyber Monday Coverage

  • 50 Greatest Deals WIRED Loves
  • All of the Very Best Deals
  • Deals Under $50
  • Amazon, Target
  • Walmart, Best Buy
  • TVs, Soundbars
  • Laptops, Home Office
  • Headphones, Speakers
  • Phones, Tablets, Watches
  • Kitchen, Home, Coffee Gear
  • Fitness, Electric Bikes, Backpacks
  • Mattresses, Sex Toys
  • Apple, Sonos, Google Devices
  • Microsoft, Video Games
  • HyperX 300-Hr Headset Deal
  • Cyber Monday Shopping Tips
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We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide through Cyber Monday.

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Best Buy’s Extended Returns and Guarantees

Best Buy is offering an extended return window, so any purchases made through the end of the year can be returned through January 14, 2023. That way, if you buy a holiday gift for someone early, they have time to exchange or return it after the new year. If gifts are on your mind, be sure to check out our gift guides and buying guides for inspiration.

Phones and Wearable Deals

Google Pixel 6A smartphones in different colors

Google Pixel 6A

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The Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite Android phone. It comes with many of the benefits of the higher-end Pixel line—including Google’s Tensor chip, a crisp OLED display, and all the camera and AI wizardry Google typically puts in its phones—in a much less expensive package.

Google’s most recent flagship phone, the Pixel 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommends), has barely been out for a month, but it’s already on sale for $100 off. That’s impressive since we already liked its low price. You get speedy performance, a 90-Hz screen, wireless charging, daylong battery life, one of the best cameras on a smartphone, and plenty of helpful smart features you’ll use every day (which you can read more about here). The Pixel 7 Pro, which has a larger 120-Hz screen and a 5X optical zoom camera, is also on sale for $749 ($150 off). You can find more Google deals here.

Samsung’s powerhouse Galaxy (9/10, WIRED Recommends) comes in three trims: the S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. But it’s the latter that’s at one of the lowest prices we’ve seen to date. It’s powerful, the battery lasts more than a day with normal use, and the bright, 6.8-inch, 120-Hz screen will satisfy any big-screen lovers. Best of all, you get an optical 10X zoom camera for excellent close-up photos.  

Garmin Fenix 7S SapphireSolar smart watch

Garmin Fenix 7S

Photograph: Garmin

The 7S Sapphire Solar (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a solid backcountry smartwatch with a quick and accurate GPS connection that worked for us even in rainstorms and under thick tree cover. There are preset outdoor activities, from gravel biking to swimming to running and more, that track biometric data so that you can analyze your activities later on. Toss in a built-in altimeter, barometer, and compass, and you have the top outdoor watch in our Best Fitness Trackers guide.

This budget OnePlus phone (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has a surprisingly great array of features for the price, including an AMOLED display (true blacks, vivid colors), daylong battery life, and excellent performance. It even includes NFC for contactless payments, a MicroSD card slot, and a headphone jack. OnePlus will deliver security updates to it for three years too. The downsides? It will only get Android 12 (which makes it already out of date). It only works on T-Mobile and AT&T, and with the latter carrier, you’ll only access 4G LTE.  

Despite Google getting into the smartwatch hardware game, Samsung still makes one of the best smartwatches for Android users right now. The Galaxy Watch5 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has a lot of fitness features that are comparable to those on the Apple Watch, though some—like electrocardiogram measurements—only work if you pair the Watch5 with a Samsung phone. The 44-mm version will get a slightly longer battery life since it’s larger, and it’s also on sale for $260 ($50 off).

Fitbit Charge 5

Fitbit Charge 5

Photograph: Fitbit

The Charge 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best all-around fitness tracker for packing a bunch of biometric sensors into a low price, including a smart alarm that wakes you up at the optimal point of your sleep cycle, ECGs for monitoring your heart rate, sleep analysis tools, and more. You have to pay $10 per month, or $80 per year, for a Fitbit Premium subscription to get the most from the Charge 5, though.

This year’s flagship phone from the self-proclaimed “flagship killer” brand was the OnePlus 10 Pro (7/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s an accomplished smartphone that excels at the basics with a big, bright screen, solid battery life, fast charging capability, and the highly customizable OxygenOS on top of Android 12. The versatile cameras fall short of our favorites and there’s no millimeter-wave 5G, but this is a good alternative if you don’t fancy a phone from Google or Samsung. The OnePlus 10T, which has some of the fastest charging speeds in a phone, is also on sale for $600 ($50 off). 

If you want to pay as little as possible, the Moto G Stylus 2022 (6/10, WIRED Review) is our pick for the best smartphone under $200. There’s no 5G network support or NFC for near-field contactless payments, but the battery will last you two full days of typical use, and there’s a headphone jack and MicroSD card slot. It also comes with a stylus to use on the screen, if you want more precision than your fingertips.

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra

Photograph: Apple

This is the first discount we’ve seen on Apple’s luxury smartwatch (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s meant for folks that tend to take on more extreme outdoorsy activities. It has the best battery life you’ll find on an Apple Watch mostly because it’s much bigger than the standard Apple Watch and can accommodate a bigger battery. There’s a loud siren in case you’re lost in the woods, and a spare Action Button to trigger specific and configurable actions. On the other end of the spectrum, the Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) is on sale for $229 ($20 off) and is great for anyone who wants to get an Apple Watch on the cheap and doesn’t mind a few missing features. 

There’s a reason we gave an honorable mention to the Halo View in our guide to the Best Fitness Trackers. The companion app is easy to navigate, and the watch is comfy to wear. WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So isn’t a fan of how it tells you to strip down in your underwear to measure body fat composition and how it pushes business partnerships on the user, though.

Google’s Pixel Watch marks the company’s entry into the wearable market at long last. Even though it misses some key features at launch, like SpO2 sensing, auto workout detection, and fall detection (coming soon), it’s a gorgeous smartwatch that is really comfortable. More importantly, it’s accurate at the health and fitness basics like heart rate tracking and electrocardiogram readings. Its responsive interface lets you keep track of notifications and reply to messages, even phone calls. Unfortunately, battery life is lackluster, and it charges slowly, so battery levels will constantly be top of mind. IPhone people should know it only works with Android phones.

Home Theater Deals

Roku Ultra with remote and headphones

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Roku is our favorite streaming service around the WIRED Gear team, thanks to its ease of use and the wide variety of channels available. The Ultra adds faster Wi-Fi and is capable of streaming 4K-resolution content, which makes it the top-tier choice among Roku’s lineup. You might already have a 4K TV with streaming apps built in, but the default interfaces are usually awful. A streaming device changes that. 

The Xbox Series S is smaller than the Series X and can only play digital games since there’s no disc drive, but it’s easier to find in stock. It won’t play games in 4K resolution, but it’s no slouch at being able to play them at 1440-pixel resolution at up to 120 frames per second.

Rear view of Polk Signa S4 Soundbar and Subwoofer

Polk Audio Signa S4 Soundbar

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We really like the Signa S4 for its rich, room-filling sound and Dolby Atmos capability. There are three modes: Cinema mode, which works in a simulated 3.1.2 Atmos surround that really fills a room; Night mode, which limits the subwoofer so you don’t wake the neighbors; and Music mode, for rocking out.

For those who want surround-sound audio without having to prop up speakers all around their rooms, the Arc (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite soundbar for home theater setups. It bounces sound off walls to create a full, rich audio experience that mimics a multi-speaker setup.

For those who have Sonos dreams but not Arc money lying around, the Beam is the best soundbar in Sonos’ lineup. For all but audiophiles and those wanting the absolute best, the Beam nails the right balance of sound and affordability for most people. It supports Dolby Atmos, as well as Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri.

Samsung QN90B TV

Samsung QN90B 4K

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We call the QN90B (8/10, WIRED Review) the best TV for bright rooms for its impressive contrast and brightness. That’s not an easy task for a TV manufacturer, as bright rooms tend to wash out colors on many TVs. Add in the fact that the QN90B has a very wide viewing angle so you can watch from nearly anywhere in the room, and you’ve got a versatile screen for difficult spaces.

This is the Roku device we recommend for most people, as Roku is our favorite streaming device with its clean, easy-to-use interface and wide variety of services available on the platform.

The Chromecast With Google TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends) brought the Chromecast in line with other streaming sticks that have a physical remote and a full TV interface. It’s one of the easiest streaming sticks (well, dongle really) to use, and I particularly like that you can add movies or TV shows to your watch list from Google search results and they’ll show up in the Chromecast’s interface. There’s Google Assistant support too. Don’t have a 4K TV? No worries. The new Chromecast With Google TV HD is also on sale for $20 ($10 off).

Nakamichi Shockwave soundbar and speakers

Nakamichi Shockwafe 9.2.4-Channel Soundbar

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This is great if you want a bass-heavy home theater. Our tester spent over a year with this monster, which also comes with two subwoofers and side and rear speakers to fill out a room better than soundbars that rely on bouncing audio waves off the walls.

The Fire TV Stick works with most apps, but is obviously oriented toward Prime Video’s shows and movies. This is the pick for people who prefer Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri. There’s a picture-in-picture feature so that you can pull up your security camera feed without interrupting your watching, too. There’s also a Fire TV Stick 4K for $25 ($25 off) if you don’t need the extra speed, and a Fire TV Stick Lite for $15 ($15 off) if you don’t need 4K resolution or don’t plan to use it on a 4K-capable TV.

This M-Series soundbar from Vizio (9/10, WIRED Recommends) strikes the perfect balance of detailed surround sound audio without breaking the budget. We particularly like this one for gaming as it makes it easy to hear that enemy sneaking around behind you.

The Hisense’s U8H (8/10, WIRED Recommends) delivers excellent picture quality and includes an easy-to-use Google TV interface, which also supports casting from your smartphone. The Mini LED panel offers great contrast too. There’s a 55-inch model on sale for $600.

Laptop and Tablet Deals

Apple Macbook Air M1 2020

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Even though it’s been superseded by the M2-powered MacBook Air, the M1-equipped Air from 2020 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best cheap MacBook, and now it’s even cheaper. It’s plenty powerful for most tasks. We’ve even had fewer thermal issues and performance hiccups with this model than with the latest.

Apple introduced a new design with its latest MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends), which is also powered by the new M2 chipset. It has plenty of power for most everyday tasks, solid battery life, and a 1080p webcam. You also get a MagSafe connector so the laptop won’t fly off if you trip on the cable. It’s pricier than its predecessor, but this discount helps remedy that. Just remember that the chipset doesn’t let you connect this machine to more than one external display. 

Apple iPad Pro 6th Gen

Apple 12.9-Inch iPad Pro

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We called the 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (7/10, WIRED Review) “in a class of its own” in our iPad Guide, thanks to its wonderfully sharp, well-contrasted mini LED display and its jet-fast Apple M2 processor (the same one used in the current MacBook Air). With a 120-Hz screen refresh rate and compatibility with Apple’s Magic and Smart Keyboards, it’s a power-user’s dream tablet.

This is last year’s iPad model (8/10, WIRED Recommends), but it’s still excellent and plenty powerful for most tasks. The downside is the older design, with thick bezels surrounding the screen, but maybe you like it. After all, it retains the home button and is the only iPad in Apple’s current lineup with a headphone jack. Read more in our Best iPad guide.

If you’re in the market for an ebook reader, the Paperwhite is the best Kindle for most folks. The 6.8-inch screen is bright enough to read in many lighting conditions, and the light is even adjustable. The Paperwhite is also waterproof, so feel free to bring it along to the pool or beach.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

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We refer to the Galaxy Tab S8 as a luxe Android tablet. Sitting at the premium end of the market, now’s your chance to snag one for a mid-market price. The LCD screen is sharp, bright, and has good contrast, the speakers are good (for built-in units), and it comes with a stylus. There’s even a mode that lets you go into a desktop-style user interface if you want to get serious work done.

OK, the app selection is limited without access to the Google Play store, and the camera sucks, but the 2021 Fire HD 10 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is still the best way to get your hands on a big-screen tablet. This 10.1-inch-screen model offers an impressive productivity suite, 12-hour battery life, and a snappy processor that won’t stutter and pause like Fire HDs of old. Fire HD tablets go on sale several times throughout the year, although rarely as low as this. It’s why we called it the best tablet available for under $100 in our Best Tablets guide.

You may be wondering what sets the Kids version (for children aged three to seven years) apart from the regular HD 8, and the answer is that they’re the same device. The difference is that this one comes with a grippy, durable case and a two-year worry-free damage plan, because as you’ve long suspected, kids are tough on everything. It also includes a free year of Amazon’s Kids+ service, which provides access to kid-friendly books, movies, games, and apps, all with parental controls. It’s $3 per month after the first year.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 8

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Last year’s Surface Pro 8 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is still a powerful machine, especially for work (and at this price). This 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid packs a large 13-inch display (with a 3:2 aspect ratio), a 120-Hz refresh rate, a 1080p Windows Hello-compatible webcam, and an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 chip, which is plenty for most tasks. The keyboard isn’t included here, so make sure to snag it as well.

This is the latest version of the standard iPad (7/10, WIRED Recommends), but it’s unfortunate that Apple had to raise the price. It has a more modern look, now features USB-C charging, and has Touch ID embedded into the side power button. It’s plenty powerful for nearly every task you can throw at it, and the selfie camera is now centered in landscape view. This is a small deal, but it’s the first price drop this tablet has seen. 

We’ve seen this deal pop in every now and then for a few months. The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) probably won’t get cheaper on Cyber Monday. Our favorite pick for the most portable iPad is perfect for students and folks that travel frequently. It’s small but powerful, and it has nice features like USB-C charging and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil. Read our Best iPad Accessories guide to kit it out. 

Asus ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16

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This is our top pick if you’re after a gaming laptop. Yes, it’s quite expensive, but you’re getting powerful specs, like a 12th-gen Intel Core i9 chip, an Nvidia 3070 Ti graphics card, and a 1-terabyte SSD in an all-black chassis that offers plenty of ports. 

Our best budget gaming laptop is also on sale right now. The 15-inch display and plasticky build won’t blow you away, but you get a Full HD panel and a 144-Hz screen refresh rate to keep up with the Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti powering it. 

Usually, a laptop with a 16-inch screen is cumbersome and heavy. Not the LG Gram. It’s lightweight and slim, and it doesn’t compromise performance. This model comes with an Intel 12th-gen Core i7 chip, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1-TB SSD. It’s an excellent price for those specs. The downside is the keyboard, which doesn’t feel as satisfying to type on, as it doesn’t offer a ton of key travel.

Home and Kitchen Deals

KitchenAid Professional Mixer

KitchenAid Professional 5 Quart Mixer

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This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on this model. These stand mixers can stand (pun intended) the test of time and will prove useful to any home baker’s arsenal. The Professional series packs a more powerful motor than the Artisan series, and while it doesn’t feature the latter’s tilt-up head, you can raise and lower the bowl to remove and replace it.

Normally we shy away from single-use items, and Keurig pods tend to pile up in landfills. But the available Keurig-brand reusable filter ($13) lets you use your own ground coffee and avoid the single-use K Cups. For folks who like to enjoy a single cup of fresh coffee at a time and not brew a whole carafe, the Keurig can help them from wasting coffee.

If coffee is a simple, rustic affair to brew, then espresso is a costly, mechanized cup of modern ingenuity. This do-it-all espresso machine comes with a conical burr grinder that offers eight settings, depending on the coffee you’re planning to brew. There are also three temperature settings, a steamer wand for making milk “art,” and tools, including a dosing funnel and tamping mat.

Instant Pot Pro Plus with smartphone displaying the Instant Pot app

Instant Pot 6-Qt.

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It wouldn’t be Cyber Monday without an Instant Pot deal. The ultra-multifunctional Instant Pot can hold up to 6 quarts of food and comes with 28 preset program settings to act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, sterilizer, yogurt maker, sous vide, steamer, and rice cooker.

It’s not the largest blender on the market, but its 24 fluid ounces is enough to make a pair of smoothies or milkshakes at a time. The 1,100-peak-watt motor is powerful enough to crush through ice and whole fruits and veggies to satisfy your smoothie kick, and it comes with two 24-fluid-ounce cups with lids.

Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum

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We’ve seen this stick vacuum go as low as $350 before, but this is still a solid deal. The V10 Cyclone (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is from 2018, but it’s the vac of choice for several WIRED Gear members. The suction is strong, the body is relatively lightweight, and the whole thing is easy to maneuver. There are swappable heads—including one made for animal hair—and you can even convert it into a hand vac. Learn more in our Best Dyson Vacuums guide. You can also save and get the older V8 Origin for $280 ($100 off).

Dyson’s V12 Detect Slim (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is excellent for studio or one-bedroom apartments with mostly hard floorings and the occasional carpet or rug. The compact but nimble vacuum has powerful suction and comes with a variety of useful attachments. But our favorite one is the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head—it shoots out a green light that helps you spot and catch microscopic dust that’s typically invisible to the naked eye. 

The V15 Detect holds the title of best Dyson vacuum in our roundup. As with the V12, it has the same laser cleaner head for smaller dust particles. But with a larger dust bin and more suction power, it’s certainly a better option for larger homes or multi-room spaces.

Smart Home Deals

Google Nest Hub

Google Nest Hub

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If you prefer your smart display without a camera (and there are plenty of reasons you might), the smaller 7-inch Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) does most of what the Max can, in a cheaper package. It supports gesture control so you can pause videos with a hand movement, making it great in the kitchen, but it can also use radar to track your sleep habits, so it’s a solid option for the bedroom too. 

There’s no cheaper way to get into the Google smart home ecosystem than with the Nest Mini (7/10, WIRED Recommends). At $20 each, you could put one of these in most rooms of your house. They don’t have the robust speakers of more expensive options, but if all you need is to set timers and get reminders, this is an excellent entry.

Amazon’s smart display, the Echo Show, is great if you prefer Alexa’s ecosystem. While it doesn’t integrate quite as well with the rest of your digital life as Google’s display might, it’s got solid speakers and handy alarm tools that make it a great kitchen companion. The smaller 5-inch version is also on sale for $35.

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

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The fourth-generation Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) provides a nice upgrade over the basics. It comes with room-filling sound, a 3.5-mm output to connect to a bigger sound system, and the usual host of Alexa commands.

Security camera companies like to lock you into subscriptions. If you want to avoid that, check out the Cam2 Pro, which includes two cams and a hub. It’s one of our preferred outdoor security cams, thanks to its 2K resolution and wide 140-degree field of view. Each camera also includes two-way audio and a siren to discourage theft. 

If you don’t want all the bells and whistles of a sophisticated (and expensive) indoor security cam, check out the Blink Mini. We gave it top marks for being cheap and compact in our Best Indoor Security Cameras guide. It offers good-quality video, two-way audio, and Alexa integration. The motion detection is accurate, but it can’t distinguish between people and pets. Remember that this is an indoor-only security cam and is not weatherproof.

Google Nest Audio

Google Nest Audio

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The Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is what you want if you primarily plan on pumping music with a smart speaker. It has Google Assistant inside, so you can ask the voice assistant all sorts of queries and use it to control your smart home devices. What makes it great is its audio quality—you get bold sound with plenty of bass. You can pair two speakers together for stereo sound. 

It’s not our absolute best recommendation for a security camera, but the Nest Cam is great if you’re already in the Google smart home ecosystem. You can check the feeds of your cameras on Google’s Nest Hub display or even the Chromecast With Google TV. The battery needs charging after a little more than a month. You can also just buy one for $120 ($60 off).

Google’s Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite smart display overall. It has great speakers, a spacious 10-inch touchscreen, and a camera for video calls. Google’s software can also identify specific members of the house to show only the reminders and events that are relevant for that person, and it even has a guest mode so other people can use it without seeing your personalized results.

Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2

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Lenovo makes some pretty great smart home accessories for the Google Assistant ecosystem (sometimes even nicer than those from Google itself). This alarm clock is a great example. It offers a 4-inch smart display and alarm clock features to help you wake up, and it comes with a spot to wirelessly charge your phone at night.

This clever modular smart lighting features hexagonal joints that stick to the wall with lines to join them together in whatever pattern you like. Nanoleaf Lines (8/10, WIRED Recommends) project light from the back of each line onto the wall, casting colors and creating a lovely ambiance. Even when turned off, the Lines look better than most decorative smart lighting, because they cast shadows on the wall and could pass for sculptural art. You can also buy skin packs ($20 each) in black or pink to change the look. I use the daylight effect to brighten my office on dull days and enjoy the screen mirroring option in the Nanoleaf desktop app when I’m gaming. They also work with Razer’s Chroma system if you use the Synapse app, which allows you to sync all your RGB lighting and offers tie-ins with popular games for real-time lighting reactions (such as flashing red when you run out of ammo).

Nanoleaf’s Hexagon lights aren’t the best for brightening up rooms, but they’re a fun way to add ambient lighting and set a mood. Each hexagon is an individual light that connects to the others, and you can set them up in various patterns. Through the app, you control the color scheme, make it change to music, and set schedules. You can also get help designing a layout. These lights attach to the wall with adhesives; it’s possible to remove them without taking the paint off, but you have to be careful. I recommend deciding on a design before installing them—and use a level to make sure they’re straight.

Audio Deals

sonos roam speaker

Sonos Roam SL

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The SL version of the Roam doesn’t include a microphone, so you won’t be shouting voice commands to it by pressing a microphone button like the slightly more expensive regular Roam (9/10, WIRED Recommends). But you save $53 by choosing the SL, and it has the same rich, room-filling sound, IP67 dust- and water-resistance, and 10 hours of listening time.

Google may be a relative newcomer to the world of earbuds, but the Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) impressed us with seven hours of playtime, intuitive touch controls, and the ability to easily swap between devices. Unfortunately, they’re missing some features if you use them with iPhones.

These Beats headphones (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are particularly great if you’re in the Apple ecosystem. They pair easily with iPhones and other Apple devices, get incredible Bluetooth range, and have at least 20 hours of battery. Unfortunately, Android users might not enjoy the same battery life.

Jabra Elite 7 Active Earbuds

Jabra Elite 7

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If your workouts are more intense than those of the average person, you might prefer headphones designed to keep up with you. On that front, the Jabra Elite 7 Active is our favorite. In our testing, they fit people with wildly different ear sizes without falling out. They also have great noise canceling and at least eight hours of battery life.

It’s not every day you see something score a 10/10 review on WIRED, but these headphones claim that rare honor. With an absolutely astounding 300 hours of battery life (when most of the competition offers 30 to 40), the HyperX Cloud Alpha will outlast even the longest gaming session. Add to that a rich sound quality, comfortable ear cups, and a decent mic, and you’ve got the best pair of gaming headphones.

These look like the original AirPods Pro, but the brand-new second-generation wireless earbuds (9/10, WIRED Recommends) deliver better audio quality, and Apple has added a speaker in the case so you can use the Find My app to ping it (handy when you’re rushing out the door and can’t find it). The earbuds also have longer battery life. Most importantly, the noise-canceling tech remains some of the best in a pair of wireless earbuds.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro on purple geometric backdrop

Samsung Galaxy Buds2

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Our resident audiophile, Parker Hall, called last year’s Galaxy Buds2 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) “the new standard in midrange wireless earbuds.” They’re comfortable, with active noise canceling and enough water resistance to survive your workouts. If you want the latest and greatest, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are also on sale for $180 ($50 off).

With 12 hours of playtime, you’ll be able to pump out tunes all afternoon. And if you want to party into the night, just plug in the USB-C connector to recharge. Its IP67 rating means its waterproof and dustproof, so bring it to the pool, beach, and campsite without worry. 

One of the only things we didn’t like about the Jabra Elite 85T (9/10, WIRED Recommends) was the high price. With this sale, they’re nearly perfect. They have a comfortable design, physical buttons for controls, a wireless charging case, and great noise canceling. You even get a two-year warranty against water damage.

Camera Deals

GoPro Hero 11

GoPro Hero11

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The Hero11 from GoPro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite action cameras. This model adds a taller sensor that’s great for vertical video, if you’re into that sort of thing, and can record up to 5.3K video—though you’ll need a new-ish phone to edit that footage via the company’s Quik app.

Ecosystem lock-in is real in the camera world, and if you’re a die-hard Canon fan, the EOS-R is our top pick for you. It’s a hefty camera with satisfying machined metal bits, phase-detect autofocus, and even a handy cover that pops out to protect your sensor when you change lenses.

Sales on Nikon gear don’t come too often, though this is a small discount on what’s arguably one of the best cameras from the company. There’s excellent dynamic range, a superfast autofocus system, and great video quality. The interface is intuitive and the camera is comfortable to hold. The only strange thing? It uses dual-interface cards: one XQD/CFexpress and one SD card.

Fuji XT4 camera

Fujifilm X-T4

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This APS-C sensor camera is one of the best you’ll find in this price range. It is compact but produces sharp photos and features in-body image stabilization for less blurry video and photos. The autofocus is better, there’s a fully articulating screen, and Fujifilm’s interchangeable lenses are more affordable than most other camera brands. 

Sony’s A7 cameras are consistently among our top picks for most people, and while the A7 IV (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite, it’s also really expensive. If you don’t mind missing out on some newer autofocus features, however, the A7 III is also a great camera, especially at this price.

Another step down from the A7 III (though still a great camera in its own right), this AII kit comes with a 28- to 70-mm variable lens. If this is your first mirrorless and you don’t already have Sony lenses, this is a great place to get started without unloading a ton of cash.

Polaroid Now Plus

Polaroid Now+

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This instant camera’s vintage aesthetics and easy-to-find buttons make it a great gift for anyone that wants to print their photos immediately. It has a smartphone companion app with features like Tripod Mode to take in more light at night. You can shoot double exposures for the effect. Read our Best Instant Cameras guide for more.

Rock out in style. Marshall amplifiers have become an iconic symbol of rock ‘n roll. Go ahead and look at the wall of speaker cabinets behind the performers next time you watch a concert. There’s a good chance they’re Marshalls. Now you can own the style to listen to music anywhere. Weighing in at 1.5 pounds, it has an IPX7 waterproof rating and 20 hours of runtime between charges.

If you’re primarily shooting video, we like the Panasonic Lumix S5. It’s a full-frame sensor with support for V-Log recording, anamorphic 4K support, and an L-Mount interface so you can use Leica lenses. The autofocus isn’t great, but maybe you prefer pulling focus manually. 

Retailer Sales Pages

Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are some major retailers with Cyber Monday deals.