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Almost all Roku devices go on sale around the holidays, but Streaming Stick 4K is one of the most affordable options. Our Roku buying guide has in-depth information about the different models. Suffice it to say that this $ 30 stick should do the trick for most people. It does not have hands-free control, as more expensive versions do, but it works with most streaming services and has a user-friendly interface. An older version of the Streaming Stick Plus Headphones Edition is also reduced to $ 40 ($ 20 off).
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This streaming stick sells all the time, but $ 25 is about the lowest you’ll find outside of Prime Day. It is a great opportunity for people who are already firmly rooted in the Amazon ecosystem. Watch a lot of Prime Video? Does Alexa prefer voice assistants over other voice assistants? This may be the best option.
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Chromecast with Google TV (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our best choice for cordless mowers who prefer to stream via smartphone. It works with iOS and Android devices. The interface is easy to use and navigable, and Google Assistant adds voice search functionality. We do not love the limited storage space, but there is a way to clear the cache manually if performance becomes sluggish.
Govee makes some of WIRED’s favorite smart bulbs, and these bars are no exception. They take the backlight to new heights. The LEDs will respond to screens or music, pulsate, cycle or perform another action of your choice from the wide range of presets. This award is one of the best WIRED has tracked. We do not love the fact that there is a camera built into the product without physical privacy, although solutions are possible. Read more in the in-depth review.
Although somewhat 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 enable pressure control to change colors, and you can adjust everything and turn it off remotely from the Alexa app.
This is one of the best indoor security cameras. It is especially good for pet owners. In addition to recording, the camera has pet commands so you can play back a pre-recorded message to soothe (or train) pets remotely. The price is about as good as it can get. Note that Eufy experienced a security incident in May that revealed its users’ camera feeds, a problem it has since fixed. You can read more about it – and find some general safety tips – in our guide.
We think this cold brewer is the best in the herd. Primula Burke is easy to use and easy to clean. It also gives a good gift. The discount may not seem too exciting, but it is the cheapest product has been since February.
This is the best handheld milk frother. It makes it easy to achieve the perfect texture for latte, cappuccino or fancy cocktails. It’s also much more affordable than an automated tabletop machine, even before the Cyber Monday discount. The extra $ 10 off is the icing on the cake.
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Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED recommends) is the best electric toothbrush for most people. It’s small, it’s cute, and it has an app that helps track dental hygiene habits. The app is optional, but it hands out rewards that can be used for things like extra brush heads. This is the rechargeable version; the battery-powered version is also discounted (though it dropped to $ 20 for Prime Day).
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Yet another one of our favorite electric toothbrushes, this lightweight brush is a great hybrid for more powerful brushing than a manual without too many bells, whistles or teeth-clattering modes. The battery-powered version is also on sale for $ 15 ($ 10 off).
Several WIRED employees use this sunscreen every day. It gives a pearly glow without a white mold or too much shimmer, and it is light enough to blend seamlessly with other skin care products. The entire kinship side is 20 percent off.
Headspace typically costs $ 13 a month, but for Cyber Week it’s on sale for $ 5 a month. You can purchase monthly memberships or get a year-long subscription for $ 35. It has guided meditations tailored to a variety of needs, from dealing with climate anxiety to getting better sleep. Although meditation apps are not for everyone, we have a guide to get the most out of them.
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This vibrator necklace is elegant and discreet enough to be used as everyday jewelry. Its vibrations are more booming than they are rumbling – think of it as a slender sphere. For more ideas, check out our list of the best sex technology.
Shopping for sex toys can be daunting and overwhelming. There are so many options on the market that trying to find something basic and accessible is harder than one might expect. Cupid is a great option for those looking for an uncomplicated dildo without frills.
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Underwear that can keep your clothes protected during your period can be very practical, and Proof is one of our favorite brands that offers four levels of absorbency. Use our special WIRED25 code for 25 percent off the entire site.
These gentle, effective pimple patches are shown in our teen gift guide, but they will work well for all ages and skin types. Put on a cute star-shaped sticker and prepare to be amazed – and exhausted – as it sucks up excess oil through the power of science. This brand only has sales a few times a year.
This discount is displayed at checkout. Michelle Phan is the original YouTube beauty guru. Her company’s lip pad is a hybrid of lipstick and lip balm. It moisturizes without feeling sticky and leaves a muted color wash that looks good on everyone. All five shades are universally flattering. This product was shown in our guide to the best gifts from BIPOC-owned companies.
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Bagland, Steep and cheap ($ 11)
Liner gloves add warmth to existing gloves or mittens, but these can also work alone for cool days. They are thin and will not cause loss of dexterity, so they can be particularly good for tasks such as gardening or DIY maintenance of vehicles in colder temperatures.
Every camp kitchen needs a pot like this. It holds just under a liter of liquid so it can be used to make coffee, hot cans or make a quick meal. The drip spout makes it easy to pour, and the lightweight design makes it easy to carry.
Men’s version, Women’s version ($ 36)
This shirt will be featured in an upcoming WIRED guide. It does not see like a hiking shirt, but do not let the design fool you. The moisture wicking fabric, the ventilated core and the flip-up sun collar are all designed to help regulate body temperature. There are plenty of color options and sizes to choose from. We saw it drop to $ 39 when sales started.
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There are many Japan-themed snack boxes on the market, but Bokksus is unusually specific. Each month centers on a different region, cuisine style or cultural cornerstone. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons if you’ve already tried many Japanese snacks. Read more about it in our guide to the best Snack subscription boxes.
This chili sauce goes well with it everything, such as eggs, pizza, ice cream, tuna salad or plain salad. It’s just spicy enough to give a kick without being overwhelming. Fly by Jing was featured in our guide to the best gifts from BIPOC-owned companies.
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Whether you want to add plants to your own home or gift them, this subscription may prove to be ideal for bringing more greenery into your life. The plants come well packaged and the care instructions are easy to follow.
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We were impressed with the older iteration of this smart dog collar. It uses Wi-Fi, mobile networks and GPS networks to keep track of your puppy’s whereabouts. If Fido ever disappears, Fi can help you find them. The battery lasts for up to three months at a time, and the collar also has a built-in light for night trips. It can also count their steps if you should like another fitness statistic.