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Almost every Roku device sells around the holidays, but the Streaming Stick 4K is one of the most affordable options. Our Roku purchase guide contains in-depth information on the various models. Suffice it to say that this $ 30 wand should work for most people. It doesn’t have hands-free controls, as do the more expensive versions, but it works with most streaming services and has an easy-to-use interface. An older version of the Streaming Stick Plus Headphones Edition has also been reduced to $ 40 ($ 20 discount).
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This streaming stick sells constantly, but $ 25 is the lowest price you’ll find outside of Prime Day. This is a good option for people who are already firmly rooted in the Amazon ecosystem. Do you watch a lot of Prime Video? Do you prefer Alexa to other voice assistants? This may be the best option.
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Chromecast with Google TV (8/10, WIRED recommended) is our best choice for cable cutters that prefer to stream via smartphone. Works with iOS and Android devices. The interface is easy to use and navigate, and Google Assistant adds a voice search feature. We don’t like limited storage, but there’s a way to manually clear the cache if performance slows down.
Govee makes some of WIRED’s favorite smart bulbs and these tapes are no exception. They raise the backlight to new heights. The LEDs will respond to on-screen visualization or music, pulsing, cyclic action or performing another action of your choice from a wide range of preset settings. This price is one of the best tracked by WIRED. We don’t like the fact that the product has a built-in camera without physical privacy coverage, although workarounds are possible. Read more in the in-depth review.
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Disposable brewers like this are not for everyone, but they are terribly convenient when you need a fast brewery. I, Lurin, keep one on my desk. The small portion size and quick preparation are ideal for getting out of the afternoon drop (or staying up late on Black Friday). It also has a small footprint, so it won’t take up too much space. This deal lowers the coffee maker lower than we have seen before.
Although a bit limited and you need an Alexa-enabled device to set it up, this smart light offers a wide range of colors and modes, including fun options like Disco and Underwater. You can activate the touch control to switch colors and you can adjust everything and turn it off remotely from the Alexa app.
This is one of the best cameras for internal security. It is especially good for pet owners. In addition to detection, the camera has pet commands that allow you to play a pre-recorded message to calm (or train) pets from afar. The price is as good as it gets. Note that Eufy experienced a security incident in May that exposed its users’ camera emissions, a problem it has been fixing ever since. You can read more about it – and find some general safety tips – in our guide.
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Nanoleaf Essentials are not the brightest LED bulbs, but we still like them, especially for this price. A $ 3 for $ 40 package essentially gives you a free light bulb – usually $ 20 apiece, although it currently sells for $ 15. They made our list of the best smart bulbs, thanks to their great hexagonal design and wide range of color options.
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Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED recommended) is the best electric toothbrush for most people. It is small, cute and has an application that will help you follow the habits of dental hygiene. The app is optional, but distributes prizes that can be used for things like extra brush heads. This is the rechargeable version; the battery version has also been reduced (although it dropped to $ 20 for Prime Day).
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Another one of our favorite electric toothbrushes, this lightweight brush is a good hybrid for more powerful brushing than manual, without too many bells, whistles or rattling modes. The battery version also sells for $ 15 ($ 10 discount).
Several WIRED employees use this sunscreen every day. Provides a pearly shine without white shine or too much shine and is light enough to layer smoothly with other skin care products. The entire Kinship site has a 20 percent discount.
Headspace usually costs $ 13 per month, but for Black Friday it sells for $ 5 per month. You can purchase monthly memberships or receive an annual subscription for $ 35. He has led meditations tailored to different needs, from dealing with climate anxiety to better sleep. Although meditation applications are not for everyone, we have a guide on how to make the most of them.
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This necklace with a vibrator is elegant and discreet enough to be worn as an everyday piece of jewelry. Its vibrations are louder than dull – think of it as a thin bullet. For more ideas, see our review of Best Sex Techniques.
Shopping for sex toys can be daunting and overwhelming. There are so many options on the market, trying to find something basic and affordable is harder than you might expect. Amor is a fantastic option for those looking for an unnecessary, uncomplicated vibrator.
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Underwear that can keep your clothes protected during menstruation can be very comfortable, and Proof is one of our favorite brands, offering four levels of absorption. Use our special WIRED25 code for a 25 percent discount throughout the site.
These gentle, effective pimple patches are included in our gift guide for teens, but will work well for all ages and skin types. Put on a cute star-shaped sticker and get ready to be amazed – and desperate – as it sucks up the excess oil through the power of science. This brand has sales only a few times a year.
Michelle Fan is the original YouTube beauty guru. Her company’s lip pillow is a hybrid of lipstick and lip balm. Hydrates without feeling sticky, and leaves behind a muted color that looks good on everyone. All five shades are universally flattering. This product was presented in our guide to the best gifts from companies owned by BIPOC.
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Padded gloves add warmth to existing gloves or mittens, but they can also work on their own on cold days. They are thin and will not lead to loss of dexterity, so they can be especially good for tasks such as yard work or DIY maintenance at lower temperatures.
Every camping kitchen needs such a pot. Holds just under a liter of liquid, so it will work for making coffee, heating cans or preparing fast food. The drip spout facilitates pouring, and the lightweight construction facilitates carrying.
One of our choices of the best STEM toys for kids, this rock drum has everything a novice geologist needs to get started. Get ready for some rock-hunting adventures after polishing the included gems.
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This shirt will be included in an upcoming WIRED guide. Not so see like a hoodie, but don’t let the design fool you. The dehumidifier, ventilated core and sun collar are designed to help regulate body temperature. There are many color options and sizes to choose from. We saw it fall cheaper, to $ 39, when the sale began.
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There are many Japanese-themed snack boxes on the market, but Bokksu’s is unusually specific. Each month focuses on a different region, style of cuisine or cultural cornerstone. This is a good way to expand your horizons if you have already tried many Japanese snacks. Read more about this in our guide to the best snack boxes.
This chili sauce goes great everythingsuch as eggs, pizza, ice cream, tuna salad or plain salad. It’s just spicy enough to kick without being overdone. Fly by Jing was presented in our guide to the best gifts from companies owned by BIPOC.
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Whether you want to add plants to your own home or give them away, this subscription may be perfect to bring more greenery into your life. The plants come well packaged and have easy-to-follow care instructions.
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We were impressed with the older version of this smart dog collar. It uses Wi-Fi, cellular and GPS networks to track your puppy’s location. If Fido ever disappears, Fi can help you find them. The battery lasts up to three months at a time, and the collar also has a built-in light for night walks. You can also count their steps if you have a craving for other fitness statistics.