The best Black Friday deals you can still get

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By Aprilia Reen

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Black Friday 2023 has come and gone, and we’re cruising toward Cyber Monday — but that doesn’t mean all of yesterday’s deals are history. Quite the opposite. You can still take advantage of big savings at many retailers. Whether you’re shopping for a new smartphone, the latest noise-canceling headphones, or a stylish smartwatch, a ton of popular products are still heavily discounted.

Whether you’re checking off everyone on your list for the upcoming holidays or you’re just shopping for the best prices for yourself, we’re scouring all the quality deals Black Friday has to offer and logging them right here. But keep in mind that our Black Friday and upcoming Cyber Monday coverage goes well beyond a single post. You can find it all here, and you definitely don’t want to miss some of our budget-focused roundups, specifically our guides to the best deals under $100, under $50, and under $25.

But for now, if you’re looking for the very best remaining deals, some highlights include significant discounts on the latest Apple AirPods Pro with USB-C, Google’s flagship Pixel 8 Pro, the rarely-on-sale Sonos Era 100 and Sonos Roam smart speakers, plus a whole lot more. We’re rounding up all of the highlights below, and while we expect many of them to run through the weekend, frankly, there’s no guarantee.

The second-gen AirPods Pro improve upon Apple’s original pair with much better noise cancellation, improved sound quality, and onboard volume controls. The latest refresh also ships with a USB-C charging case, as opposed to Lightning.

Pixel 8 Pro shown in bay blue.

Pixel 8 Pro shown in bay blue.

The Pixel 8 Pro offers some solid upgrades over the standard Pixel 8, including a 5x telephoto lens, a bigger 6.7-inch screen, and the promise of more on-device AI capabilities in the near future.

A photo of the Sonos Era 100 speaker in a kitchen setting beside an iPad and toaster.

A photo of the Sonos Era 100 speaker in a kitchen setting beside an iPad and toaster.

Sonos’ Era 100 smart speaker is a replacement for the older Sonos One, utilizing two tweeters (left and right) and one larger woofer. In addition to Wi-Fi, the Era 100 also supports Bluetooth audio and line-in playback via an optional 3.5mm to USB-C adapter. Read our review.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model packs in a bunch of subtle refinements, including a seven-inch OLED display, improved audio performance, and a better kickstand. Woot is offering Amazon Prime members an additional $20 off when purchasing the console through its app, dropping the discounted price from $309.99 to $289.99.

An image showing Hulu’s logo on an abstract background

An image showing Hulu’s logo on an abstract background

Now until 11:59PM PT on November 28th, you can sign up for a year of Hulu’s ad-supported tier for $11.88, which works out to 99 cents a month. The subscription grants you access to over a thousand movies and shows, including Futurama, The BearThe Handmaid’s Tale, and Abbott Elementary.

The D10 Plus is a feature-packed midrange all-rounder and one of the least expensive bots that include an auto-empty dock, mopping, and mapping. It’s an effective vacuum but it’s prone to getting stuck, thankfully, you can set keep-out zones to help with this.

A 10th-gen iPad in an Apple Smart Folio on a wood table.

A 10th-gen iPad in an Apple Smart Folio on a wood table.

Apple’s 10th-gen iPad is the spiritual successor to the older ninth-gen model. Though in exchange for its revised design, landscape-oriented webcam, USB-C port, larger 10.9-inch screen, and faster processor, it ditched the headphone jack and got more expensive. Read our review.

Fitbit Charge 6 showing exercise app on screen.

Fitbit Charge 6 showing exercise app on screen.

The Fitbit Charge 6 features a haptic side button, an improved heart rate algorithm, turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps, and the ability to broadcast your heart rate on certain Bluetooth gym equipment. Read our review.

LG’s 27GR95QE-B is a 27-inch gaming monitor with a high-quality 2560 x 1440 OLED panel that supports up to 240Hz refresh for fast performance in competitive games. It has HDMI 2.1 ports with built-in downscaling for making 4K content look good on its 1440p display.

Man in yellow jacket models Apple Watch SE (2022)

Man in yellow jacket models Apple Watch SE (2022)

The new SE for 2022 borrows a few features from the Series 8, including the same chipset and Crash Detection feature, but it’s an otherwise subtle upgrade from the last-gen SE. Read our review.

This slimmer 72Wh model ditches the DC barrel jack and second USB-C port but adds larger cells and a higher total output of 130W. You still only get 100W USB-C output, though, and it charges slower at 65W. I prefer the larger one.

The third-gen Echo Show 5 turned on while on a desk in front of the window during a rainy day.

The third-gen Echo Show 5 turned on while on a desk in front of the window during a rainy day.

The new Echo Show 5 is just as small as its predecessor but features updated mics and a speaker system that delivers double the bass and clearer sound quality.

Apple’s AirTags can help you find your lost items with their ultra-wideband technology. You’ll get the best compatibility with an iPhone, though Apple released an Android app that can detect an AirTag’s location and notify you if one seems to be following you. Read our review.

A hand holding the 2022 Kindle in front of red flowers.

A hand holding the 2022 Kindle in front of red flowers.

Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle comes with a host of much-needed upgrades, including a better display, longer battery life, and USB-C charging. Read our review.

Hoto electric screwdriver parts

Hoto electric screwdriver parts

Hoto’s electric screwdriver is perfect for making small- to medium-sized repairs around the house. In addition to a USB-C port, the screwdriver comes with a case and 12 steel bits.

Lego’s adorable Atari model features the console, a moveable joystick, and a trio of game cartridges. It even opens up to reveal a diorama of a 1980s living room, complete with a boombox and a classic CRT TV.

Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro with MagSafe supports 15W fast wireless charging with MagSafe-compatible iPhones and has a lengthy 6.6-foot built-in cable. Its 15W charging speeds and little kickstand make the BoostCharge Pro with MagSafe the best all-purpose magnetic charging puck.

The two-speed Victrola Stream Onyx may be a cheaper alternative to last year’s Stream Carbon, but it still features a carbon tonearm, a metal platter, and the unique ability to stream records straight to a Sonos system.

Wingspan is a bird-themed, engine-building board game that’s chock-full of satisfying systems and artwork that would make the National Audubon Society green with envy.

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Our merch store is running a Black Friday sale with 30 percent discounts on all shirt designs, 40 percent off on mugs, and more.

  • Apple is offering up to $200 in gift cards when you buy select devices, with the exact amount depending on the item. Big-ticket items like the MacBook Air and Mac Mini are eligible for up to $200 in credit, while iPads is entitled to up to $100. The promo also applies to AirPods, Apple Watches, older iPhone models, and accessories like the second-gen Apple Pencil.

These AirPods are Apple’s second generation of true wireless earbuds and the cheapest model in the AirPods lineup. Though they’re from 2019, they remain a reliable pair of buds with solid sound quality. Read our review.

A photo of Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra Headphones.

A photo of Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra Headphones.

Bose’s latest flagship headphones are a replacement for the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 that offer a more travel-friendly design, spatial audio, better call quality, excellent comfort, and some of the best noise cancellation around. Read our review.

Bose’s QuietComfort 45 Headphones update the company’s popular, impossibly comfortable design with USB-C, improved noise cancellation, and longer battery life. Read our review.

A photo of Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.

A photo of Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.

With dynamic, rich sound and the best noise cancellation available in true wireless earbuds, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are a terrific pick if you want to listen to your music in peace. Read our review.

A photo of the Google Pixel Buds Pro on a clear stand with a purple background.

A photo of the Google Pixel Buds Pro on a clear stand with a purple background.

Google’s Pixel Buds Pro are the company’s first earbuds to include active noise cancellation. They combine impressive sound, great battery life, and good comfort — all without the connection issues of earlier models. Read our review.

A photo of Samsung’s purple Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

A photo of Samsung’s purple Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Samsung’s excellent-sounding Galaxy Buds 2 Pro introduce support for 24-bit audio and have a lighter, smaller, more comfortable in-ear fit than the first Buds Pros. Read our review.

An image showing a pair of navy Jabra Elite 4 earbuds in a wireless charging case

An image showing a pair of navy Jabra Elite 4 earbuds in a wireless charging case

Jabra’s Elite 4 earbuds are the successor to the Jabra Elite 3. They offer noise cancellation and multipoint Bluetooth support, though lack the newer Jabra Elite 5’s IP55 dust and water resistance.

A man wearing Sony’s black WH-1000XM5 noise-canceling headphones outside.

A man wearing Sony’s black WH-1000XM5 noise-canceling headphones outside.

With improved comfort, refined sound, and even better active noise cancellation, Sony’s WH-1000XM5 offer a compelling mix of features for the price. Read our review.

  • Apple’s luxe AirPods Max are back down to $449.99 ($100 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, which remains their second-best price to date. The noise-canceling headphones are getting a little long in the tooth — blame Apple’s aging H1 chip — but they still offer great controls, deep integration with Apple products, and terrific sound quality. Read our review.
  • Apple’s third-gen AirPods are matching their all-time low of $139.99 ($30 off) at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy with a Lightning-only charging case; they’re also on sale at Costco with a MagSafe charging case for the same price if you’re a member. The third-gen earbuds are similar to the prior model in many ways, only they now feature an IPX4 water resistance rating, shorter stems, and better sound. Read our review.
  • Sony’s last-gen WH-1000XM4s are on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for around $248 ($100 off), which is one of their best prices to date. The noise-canceling headphones may be an older model than the newer XM5, but they still sound great today and have a handy feature the new version does not: the ability to fold down for easier storage and travel. Read our review.

The Beats Fit Pro earbuds have integrated wing tips that help keep them secure during runs and workouts. They also have excellent noise cancellation, and their sound has just the right amount of bass and kick to keep you motivated. Read our review.

A product photo of the Beats Studio Pro noise-canceling headphones.

A product photo of the Beats Studio Pro noise-canceling headphones.

The new Beats Studio Pro feature improved noise cancellation, sound quality, and comfort. They also support lossless audio over USB-C, making them the first Apple headphones to do so. Read our review.

A photo of Beats’ translucent Studio Buds Plus earbuds.

A photo of Beats’ translucent Studio Buds Plus earbuds.

The Beats Studio Buds Plus offer better sound and noise cancellation than the original pair, and they also come in a unique translucent color option. Read our review.

Marshall’s noise-canceling headphones stand out for their unusual look and easy-to-use joystick for controlling your music. They’re also a battery life champ with up to 45 hours of playback.

The Elite 8 Active boast all the hallmarks of a premium pair of Jabra earbuds — good sound, reliability, etc. — while leaning into a more rugged, dustproof design.

A photo of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds FE earbuds.

A photo of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds FE earbuds.

Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy Buds FE offer some very good sound and noise cancellation for the money. They also feature a return of the wing tip design from the older Galaxy Buds Plus, the fit of which some may prefer. Read our review.

  • Normally $179.99, you can currently buy Sony’s unique LinkBuds for $128 at Amazon and Best Buy. The earbuds offer crisp sound quality, great voice call performance, and use an “open-style” design that allows for better spatial awareness. Read our review.
  • If you don’t like wearing earbuds in your ears while working out, you can pick up a pair of the wraparound Shokz OpenRun Pro for $99.95 ($80 off) at Best Buy. They’re a good pair of open-ear headphones that leave your ears exposed, allowing you to listen to music without sacrificing your safety.
  • The Pixel Buds A-Series are on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart for around $59 ($40 off), an all-time low. The simple earbuds remain an appealing pair of earbuds for Android users despite their age, especially if you can do without noise cancellation and some of the more premium features found on the Pixel Buds Pro. Read our review.

The Apple Watch Series 9 features a brand-new S9 processor that enables offline Siri use, brighter displays, and the double tap gesture. It also has the second-gen ultra wideband chip for Precision Finding if you have an iPhone 15. Read our review.

The rugged Apple Watch Ultra 2 comes in one size: 49mm. It offers the brightest display of any wearable in Apple’s lineup, along with better battery life and improved performance. It sports Apple’s new S9 SiP, too, allowing you to take advantage of Apple’s new double-tap feature. Read our review.

Google’s first in-house smartwatch has a beautiful domed display and native Fitbit integration for health tracking. The 41mm wearable comes with six months of Fitbit Premium and three months of YouTube Music. Read our review.

Amazfit GTR 4 on a metal tin

Amazfit GTR 4 on a metal tin

The Amazfit GTR 4 is a platform-agnostic smartwatch that delivers a lot of bang for your buck. It has dual-band GPS, is Alexa-compatible, and has 14 days of battery life. Read our review.

The Fitbit Inspire 3 on top of a plant

The Fitbit Inspire 3 on top of a plant

The Fitbit Inspire 3 is an minimalist fitness band that delivers notifications and tracks your activity on a bright OLED screen.

This Garmin smartwatch has an OLED touch screen and the ability to take and make calls and use your phone’s voice assistant.

The 42mm Garmin Epix 2 Pro on top of a lavender bag with enamel pins.

The 42mm Garmin Epix 2 Pro on top of a lavender bag with enamel pins.

The Garmin Epix Pro comes in three sizes, includes a handy flashlight, and has multiband GPS. Plus, it still lasts over a week on a single charge. Read our review.

A normal ring, the Oura Ring Gen 3 (center), and the Oura Ring Gen 2 (left)

A normal ring, the Oura Ring Gen 3 (center), and the Oura Ring Gen 2 (left)

The Oura smart ring is a comfortable sleep and recovery tracker that offers features like quantified meditation sessions and the ability to measure daytime heart rate. New users are required to pay a $5.99 per month subscription to take full advantage of all its features, however. Read our review.

The Razr Plus, Motorola’s latest foldable, improves upon previous models with a better processor, better cameras, and a more useful cover screen. Read our review.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 in-hand showing customized cover lock screen with a photo wallpaper

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 in-hand showing customized cover lock screen with a photo wallpaper

Samsung’s Z Flip 5 is its latest 6.7-inch flip phone that folds in half, now sporting a larger front cover display and a new hinge design that allows it to close flat. Inside, it packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a dual-camera setup.

Samsung Z Fold 5 shown standing upright unfolded and folded with outer screen exposed.

Samsung Z Fold 5 shown standing upright unfolded and folded with outer screen exposed.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 looks a lot like its predecessor, but it now folds flat thanks to a new hinge with fewer moving parts. It maintains the 7.6-inch inner display and narrow 6.2-inch cover screen, but it now utilizes the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor found in Samsung’s Galaxy S23 phones.

Samsung S23 Ultra standing upright on a table in front of two notebooks and a plant with the home screen on.

Samsung S23 Ultra standing upright on a table in front of two notebooks and a plant with the home screen on.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra offers a huge 6.8-inch screen, built-in S Pen stylus, two telephoto cameras, and a top-notch Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. It’s pricey, but there’s nothing else quite like it on the market. Read our review.

Google Pixel 7A standing upright on a table showing home screen.

Google Pixel 7A standing upright on a table showing home screen.

The Pixel 7A includes several features that are hard to find for around $500, including wireless charging and an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. It’s not the cheapest phone in the class, but it’s the one that’s best suited to go the distance. Read our review.

A photo of Google’s Pixel Fold smartphone.

A photo of Google’s Pixel Fold smartphone.

The Pixel Fold, Google’s first foray into the world of foldable phones, features an outer 5.8-inch display and a 7.6-inch, tablet-like inner screen. Read our review.

Samsung A54 5G standing upright with display showing the homescreen and colorful block wallpaper.

Samsung A54 5G standing upright with display showing the homescreen and colorful block wallpaper.

The 6.4-inch Samsung Galaxy A54 phone features a new look along with a 120Hz 1080p OLED display and a new 50-megapixel sensor for better photos in low-light conditions. It also features an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. Read our review.

Nothing Phone 2 standing upright on a table showing illuminated glyphs.

Nothing Phone 2 standing upright on a table showing illuminated glyphs.

The Nothing Phone 2 embraces a certain retro-infused aesthetic that’s unlike anything else you’ll find on the market. It’s not certified to work on Verizon, and its rear-panel LED light strips are more stylish than functional, but it’s a good alternative to the big Android brands. Read our review.

  • Google’s Pixel 8 phone is on sale for $549 ($150 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The new Pixel is slightly smaller than last year’s at 6.1 inches but it packs a new Tensor G3 processor. Read our review.
  • PopSockets is taking 25 percent off various grips, mounts, cases, and other accessories, including this PopGrip for MagSafe phone handle / stand (on sale for $22.50) which is compatible with iPhone 12 phones and newer.
  • Maybe you heard, but Apple’s new FineWoven case isn’t our favorite. Consider a Moment case instead for your new iPhone 15 — they’re $34.99 right now, which is $15 off the full MSRP. Another option: Nomad is offering 30 percent off sitewide, so its $50 leather iPhone 15 case is $35 right now.
  • EWA’s MagOne magnetic phone grip is on sale for $15.99 ($4 off) at Amazon. It’s a grip and a kickstand in one, making bigger phones a little more wieldy without getting in the way of MagSafe charging.
An iPhone with a leather skin attached to its rear panel.

An iPhone with a leather skin attached to its rear panel.

Dbrand’s leather skins add a little grip to the back of a slick phone, but they’re mostly a style choice. They’re high quality and non-damaging.

Belkin’s BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless charging puck can charge a MagSafe-compatible iPhone at a respectable 7.5W speed. Its lengthy USB-C cable also ensures you’ll have enough slack to use your phone while charging.

Belkin’s triple charging stand achieves 15W MagSafe wireless iPhone charging speeds and keeps your phone and Apple Watch elevated for easy reading.

This tiny Mac is powerful enough to charge a Mac — well, a MacBook Air anyhow. It advertises 67W from one port, 45W + 20W from two, or 45W + 15W + the remainder with three. Its Matrix-esque dot readout changes to a number of watts that are currently in use.

This 93.5Wh pack has 100W USB-C output, 100W USB-C input, a DC jack for input and output, and secondary USB-C and USB-A outputs that can run in tandem. There’s an integrated screen that can show simultaneous input and output. The batteries aren’t blue like in the image.

Anker’s 30W 511 Charger juices phones quickly and is small enough to carry around in a purse.

Anker’s 100-watt charger is small enough to carry on the go but powerful enough to quickly charge up to three devices at once.

Picture of Magsafe Duo charger with phone and Apple watch on it.

Picture of Magsafe Duo charger with phone and Apple watch on it.

The MagSafe Duo is Apple’s 2-in-1 charger, which includes a MagSafe charger on one side and an Apple Watch charger on the other.

Qi wireless car charger with a one-touch mechanism and foot that adjusts to fit large and extra-large smartphones up to 3.7 inches.

  • Nomad’s Stand, a magnetic Qi charger that tops out at 7.5W when charging MagSafe-compatible phones, is on sale at Nomad in white for $56 ($24 off). Also, the matching Base charger does the same thing while holding your phone flat and it’s just $35 (half off).
  • You can buy the Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station (MagGo) for $69.99 ($30 off) at Amazon. The orb-like magnetic Qi charger doubles as a power strip with multiple USB-C, USB-A, and AC ports, which allow it to deliver up to 65 watts of combined power.

The latest iPad Air retains the iPad Pro-esque redesign of the 2020 model but does away with the A14 Bionic processor in favor of Apple’s fast M1 chip. It also comes in one of five colors and boasts a 12MP front-facing camera with support for Apple’s Center Stage feature. Read our review.

A 9th gen iPad on a wood table viewed from the top down

A 9th gen iPad on a wood table viewed from the top down

Apple’s entry-level iPad from 2021 has a 10.2-inch screen, an A13 Bionic chip, and a 12MP front camera that supports Apple’s Center Stage feature. It’s also compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard and is the only iPad that still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader turned on resting on a bunch of analog books.

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader turned on resting on a bunch of analog books.

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature for nighttime reading. It also boasts a faster processor, additional battery life, IPX8 waterproofing, and a USB-C port. Read our review.

The Kobo Elipsa 2E is an ad-free 10.3-inch e-reader you can write on with the included stylus. It’s our favorite ebook reader for taking notes thanks to useful features like the ability to convert handwriting to typed text and a great selection of pen types.

The Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s largest e-reader to date, with a crisp 10.2-inch display, terrific battery life, and a stylus for note-taking. Read our review.

  • The eight-inchKobo Sage — a newer, non-Amazon alternative to the  Kindle Oasis — is on sale for $239.99 ($30 off) directly from Rakuten’s Kobo online store. The high-end e-reader features physical page-turning buttons and USB-C, along with stylus support so you can take notes. Its eight-inch display is relatively cramped compared to the Kobo Elipsa 2E’s, however, so we wouldn’t recommend it as a primary note-taking device.

The second-gen Apple Pencil ditches the awkward Lightning port charging, adopting a magnetic charging mechanism that attaches to the side of the latest iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini models. It also supports tap gestures.

  • Speaking of the iPad, both the ninth-gen and 10th-gen models are only compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil, which is also on sale for $72.17 (about $27 off) at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. Unlike the second-gen Apple Pencil, you’ll need to charge it by plugging the stylus directly into the iPad’s Lightning port.

The Xencelabs Pen Tablet is both stylish and innovative, offering users a choice between different styluses.

OnePlus’ first tablet punches above its weight thanks to excellent performance, great build quality, and a terrific 11.6-inch LCD display that offers up to 144Hz refresh rates. Read our review.

The XP-Pen Artist 12 in pink against a colorful desk mat.

The XP-Pen Artist 12 in pink against a colorful desk mat.

The second-generation XP-Pen Artist 12 is a good all-rounder for folks who want an affordable display tablet for everyday sketching and editing. The programmable buttons are also a good first step into learning how to utilize macros and hotkeys with creative software.

An Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet in its keyboard case on a wooden table.

An Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet in its keyboard case on a wooden table.

Amazon’s highest-end tablet features an 11-inch LCD display with 2000 x 1200 resolution as well as options for an add-on keyboard and stylus. Read our review.

The 2023 Fire HD 10 sports a 10.1-inch 1080p display and 3GB of RAM, which is plenty if you’re streaming or browsing. It’s lighter than the last-gen model, too, and comes with support for both the Made for Amazon Stylus Pen and Amazon’s handwriting recognition technology.

A Pixel Tablet mounted on its speaker dock showing a Weather Frog screensaver.

A Pixel Tablet mounted on its speaker dock showing a Weather Frog screensaver.

Google’s 11-inch Pixel Tablet uses the same Tensor G2 chip found in the Pixel 7 lineup. It also comes with a magnetic charging dock so you can use it as a de facto smart display. Read our review.

The XP-Pen Deco Mini 7 is a pint-size drawing tablet that’s ideal for signing digital documents and playing rhythm games.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablet resting on a wood table with its stylus.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablet resting on a wood table with its stylus.

The 11-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 comes with a 120Hz OLED display along with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It comes with a maximum of 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM as well as a Galaxy S Pen included. Read our review.

Apple’s latest MacBook Air sports a 15-inch display and is equipped with Apple’s M2 chip. It features a larger display and better speaker array than the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2022. Read our review.

M3 MacBook Pro 14 on a desk with asymmetrical bookshelves behind it.

M3 MacBook Pro 14 on a desk with asymmetrical bookshelves behind it.

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro comes in a space black color and is configurable with either an M3 Pro or M3 Max chip. It looks a lot like the previous M2 generation, but spec-wise, the M3 Pro models start with a 12-core CPU, 18GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Read our review.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro remains Apple’s largest laptop for creators and power users. The latest model includes a spec bump to the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips, with a claimed battery life of up to 22 hours, and is configurable with up to 128GB of RAM.

  • The new 2023 entry-level MacBook Pro with a 14-inch display, M3 processor, 8GB or RAM, and (most) of the good port selection is selling for $1,449 ($150 off) at Best Buy. It may be a bit of an “enigma” for a base model entry in Apple’s MacBook Pro line, but think of it more as a souped-up MacBook Air.
A photo of Apple’s 2023 Mac Mini.

A photo of Apple’s 2023 Mac Mini.

Apple’s latest Mac Mini starts with an eight-core CPU, a 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The M2 model is a great desktop for everyday use, with terrific performance and a nice port selection, though, you will have to supply your own mouse, keyboard, and monitor. Read our review.

Best Laptop 2023: Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

Best Laptop 2023: Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 5 is a beautiful device with strong performance, a nice 3:2 display, and support for Thunderbolt. Read our review.

  • If you’re shopping for a convertible, the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 starts at around $799.99 ($100 off) at Amazon and Best Buy with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The powerful laptop offers a 120Hz screen and is a stunner available in various colors, ranging from green to blue. Read our review.
  • Alternatively, if you’re looking for a laptop that can handle heavier graphics, the creator-focused Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is available with an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for $1,399.99 ($200 off) at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store. The laptop sports a terrific keyboard/trackpad combo, as well as a 120Hz screen, one that’s capable of pivoting so you can lay it flat to write or draw on it. Read our review.
The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED displaying The Verge homepage.

The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED displaying The Verge homepage.

The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED is the best OLED laptop you can buy. Along with a stunning screen, the lightweight laptop features a good port selection that includes HDMI 2.1, USB-A, and multiple Thunderbolt ports.

  • 8BitDo’s Retro Mechanical Keyboard is currently on sale for $89.99 ($10 off) at Amazon. The Nintendo-inspired Bluetooth keyboard features two red programmable buttons similar to the ones found on the original NES controller; it also offers a standard tenkeyless layout that’s devoid of a numpad and comes with clicky, hot-swappable switches.
  • Elgato’s Stream Deck Plus has fallen to an all-time low of $169.99 ($30 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. The well-built peripheral functions in a similar fashion to Elgato’s other macro controllers in that it provides you with a selection of programmable keys, only the Deck Plus also features four knobs with their own set of apps and an LED touchscreen. Read our review.
A black Elgato Stream Deck MK.2 sitting on a white desk beside a keyboard, mouse, laptop, and decorative white accessories.

A black Elgato Stream Deck MK.2 sitting on a white desk beside a keyboard, mouse, laptop, and decorative white accessories.

The MK.2 version of the standard Stream Deck comes with 15 programmable buttons, along with a swappable faceplate and a detachable stand.

The Keychron V1 is the best entry-level wired mechanical keyboard. It has hot-swappable switches, full remappability with VIA, great build quality, RGB backlighting, and double-shot PBT keycaps for under $100.

Epomaker’s compact TH80 Pro is a higher-end version of one of our favorite wireless models, one that comes with a larger battery and a few functionality improvements.

Best Cheap Laptop 2023: Asus Chromebook CX5

Best Cheap Laptop 2023: Asus Chromebook CX5

The Asus Chromebook CX5 is a powerful device with impressive features for a Chromebook, including a 57Wh battery, a stunning 15-inch screen, and a range of ports (including an HDMI port and a microSD slot). Read our review.

The Insta360 Link camera on a table

The Insta360 Link camera on a table

The Link features a 0.5-inch Sony sensor mounted on a gimbal that can follow you around the room. It typically runs $299.99, and it comes with numerous features that take advantage of the gimbal’s flexibility. Read our review.

A finger touching Apple’s Magic Trackpad, which sits next to a keyboard on a desk.

A finger touching Apple’s Magic Trackpad, which sits next to a keyboard on a desk.

Apple’s latest Magic Trackpad pairs with devices via Bluetooth, includes four Force Touch sensors, and recharges using a Lightning connection.

The StreamCam supports 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. It has a 78-degree field of view, along with two omnidirectional mics. Unlike most other options, the StreamCam connects via USB-C. On Macs with M1 and M2 processors, you won’t be able to access all of its advertised features.

The second-gen Nest Hub is Google’s smallest smart display, with a seven-inch touchscreen that can adjust itself to the lighting in your room. What’s new in the latest version is its ability to automatically track your sleep patterns with its Soli radar chip. Read our review.

The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen and an integrated camera for making video calls. It is Google’s largest and most complete Google Assistant smart display. Read our review.

Amazon’s new Echo Show 8 features spatial audio and room adaptation software for improved audio quality. It also displays a different homescreen on its eight-inch display when you stand near it or further away. Read our review.

An Echo Show 10 device sitting on a piece of wood furniture beside a couch.

An Echo Show 10 device sitting on a piece of wood furniture beside a couch.

Amazon’s rotating Echo Show 10 has a motor within its cylindrical base that lets its 10.1-inch display spin around to find you, so you’ll always have the screen within view. It’s the best smart display for making video calls. Read our review.

  • The last-gen Echo Show 8 is available for $54.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, down from $129.99. Although it can’t act as a smart home hub like the newer third-gen model, it’s still a good smart display for making Zoom calls, controlling smart home gadgets, watching videos, and carrying out a range of other Alexa-enabled tasks. Read our review.

The Echo Show 15 is a large wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also features the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers. Read our review.

The Tovala Smart Oven Air Fryer

The Tovala Smart Oven Air Fryer

Tovala’s smart oven / air fryer combo is designed to be used with its scannable meal kits for easy and tasty meals that are ready in about 20 minutes. Otherwise, it’s also a standard countertop oven. Read our review.

The Echo Pop is Amazon’s newest Alexa-enabled smart speaker. It offers a unique semisphere form factor and can function as an Eero mesh Wi-Fi extender. Read our review.

The fifth-gen Echo Dot touts a temperature sensor, better sound, and faster response time than the prior model. It can also act as an extender for your Eero Wi-Fi system. Read our review.

The Sonos Roam is a small, very portable Bluetooth speaker that integrates with the company’s popular whole-home audio platform. It also supports hands-free voice commands with either Alexa or Google Assistant. Read our review.

The Sonos Move is a large speaker that’s designed to be moved around the house or used outside in the yard. It offers powerful sound and full support for countless streaming apps through the Sonos app. Read our review.

Apple’s latest HomePod is equipped with Matter and Thread support as well as a built-in temperature and humidity sensor. Read our review.

Bose’s newest Bluetooth speaker, the SoundLink Flex, offers pristine, detailed sound quality with a surprising amount of bass for its size — all in a rugged design that you can take anywhere.

The latest entry in the JBL clip line of Bluetooth speakers retains the same integrated carabiner of its predecessor while including a more powerful speaker.

JBL’s Charge 5 is a powerful Bluetooth speaker with a marathon battery life of up to 20 hours. It also lets you charge your phone through the built-in USB-A port.

One of Ikea’s most unusual collabs with Sonos, the Symfonisk picture frame speaker is a space-saving speaker with solid sound and unique looks. You can even daisy-chain two together without the need for a second power outlet. Read our review.

Two Wonderboom 3 speakers in pink and blue.

Two Wonderboom 3 speakers in pink and blue.

The rugged Wonderboom 3 packs plenty of punch for its size, allowing you to dish out 360-degree sound for up to 14 hours with or without stereo pairing. It also floats, rendering it a potential pool party mainstay.

  • Sony’s SRS-XB100 speaker is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $38 ($22 off), a new low pricew. Despite the fact it’s tiny, the Bluetooth speaker delivers crisp, clear sound along with up to 16 hours of continuous battery life. It also sports IP67 dust and water resistance, so you can take it to pool parties or on hikes without worrying. Read our review.

A bundle that pairs Sony’s new PS5 with a disc drive and a digital copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

A bundle that pairs Sony’s new PS5 with a disc drive and a digital copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

This holiday Switch bundle includes the standard version of Nintendo’s terrific handheld, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online (a value of $67.98).

This Nintendo Switch OLED bundle comes with the Switch OLED along with a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and three months of Nintendo Switch Online’s Individual membership.

The ROG Ally is Asus’ first crack at a Steam Deck rival. It’s a Windows-based PC gaming handheld with a seven-inch, 1080p, 120Hz touchscreen and integrated gamepad controls. Read our review.

The Verge’s Adi Robertson wearing a Quest 2.

The Verge’s Adi Robertson wearing a Quest 2.

The Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset supports a 120Hz refresh rate for certain games as well as the ability to connect wirelessly to gaming PCs. Read our review.

The controller designed for the PS5, featuring adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone, and haptic feedback technologies. Read our review.

The official Xbox Wireless Controller has a dedicated share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, Bluetooth support, and a USB-C port for charging up Microsoft’s play-and-charge rechargeable battery.

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and biggest) option. While the Series S is aimed at 1440p performance and takes a disc-less approach, the Series X is focused on fast 4K gameplay. This includes a copy of Diablo IV, the latest installment in Activision Blizzard’s dungeon-crawling series. Read our reviews of the Xbox Series X and Diablo IV.

The Split Pad Pro represents Hori’s take on the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, one that is split into two separate pieces. The Split Pad Pro is a good Joy-Con alternative for people who primarily play their Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. Read our review.

  • In addition to the Split Pad Pro, Hori’s Split Pad Compact handheld controller in its cute Gengar Pokémon design for $39.99 ($20 off) at Amazon.
A screenshot of the protagonist of Dead Space carrying a plasma cutter.

A screenshot of the protagonist of Dead Space carrying a plasma cutter.

A remake of the 2008 sci-fi third-person horror shooter from Electronic Arts and Motive Studio. Isaac Clarke battles his way through the nightmarish depths of the USG Ishimura to find survivors, now with overhauled visuals and quality-of-life improvements on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass. Read our review.

The cover art for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, showing main character Cal Kestis and his droid, BD-1, in front of a desolate backdrop.

The cover art for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, showing main character Cal Kestis and his droid, BD-1, in front of a desolate backdrop.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the captivating sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order, one that continues the story of Cal Kestis and his little droid, BD-1. It’s an action-adventure game blending elements of games like Tomb Raider, Metroid, and God of War — except you’re a Jedi with a lightsaber. Read our review.

Screenshot from God of War Ragnarök featuring Kratos gently touching the face of his teenage son, Atreus

Screenshot from God of War Ragnarök featuring Kratos gently touching the face of his teenage son, Atreus

While Ragnarök’s third-person action gameplay feels similar to its predecessor, its story is far more ambitious. As Kratos wishes to bury his past, he’s trying to convince his young son, Atreus, not to follow a tempting path at discovering his godhood and defying prophecy. Read our review.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an excellent turn-based strategy game that pairs classic Mario characters with the chaotic Rabbids for an encore performance.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is chock-full of lighthearted whimsy, clever puzzles, and fun platforming. It’s a familiar formula, but one that comes with a handful of new features, including two-player, couch co-op, and a “Mouthful Mode” that allows Kirby to manipulate objects that are just a little too big for him to eat. Read our review.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a different take on the Zelda series with an emphasis on exploration, experimentation, and emergent gameplay. Read our review.

Screenshot from Final Fantasy XVI featuring Cid, Torgal the wolf, Clive, and Jill

Screenshot from Final Fantasy XVI featuring Cid, Torgal the wolf, Clive, and Jill

The latest mainline Final Fantasy game is a bombastic roller coaster of an RPG infused with a dose of Game of Thrones medieval intrigue and gritty violence. It’s also quite the cinematic spectacle of the PlayStation 5’s graphical prowess. Read our review.

The InZone H3 is the wired (3.5mm / USB-A) model in Sony’s latest lineup of gaming headsets, which are compatible with both PlayStation and PC. You can customize the sound profile of InZone headsets with the InZone companion app and Sony’s Spatial Sound Personalizer.

The Backbone One mobile controller can connect to iPhones as far back as the 6S generation through the Lightning port. It’s a fully featured controller complete with dual analog sticks, a headphone jack, and its own software for capturing screenshots and connecting to game streaming services. Read our review.

Razer Kishi V2

Razer Kishi V2

Razer’s Switch-like controller is designed for mobile gaming and cloud-based gaming services. The V2 version is offered in a Lightning model for previous-gen iPhones and a USB-C version for Android phones and the iPhone 15. Read our review.

Razer Basilisk V3

Razer Basilisk V3

The wired version of the Razer Basilisk V3 drops $100 from the price of the wireless one, and you never need to charge it.

Dbrand’s Darkplates let you customize the outer shell of your PlayStation 5 in addition to the light strips and middle section. Read our hands-on.

  • If you enjoyed HBO’s fantastic adaptation of The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part I is on sale for the PS5 at Best Buy, and GameStop for $39.99 ($30 off). It’s a remarkable remake of the classic title from 2013, with faster load times, better visuals, and other welcome tweaks. Read our review.
  • Walmart is selling the Xbox Series S 512GB console in white with an extra matching controller for $289.99 (about $80 off). That’s less than the regular cost of the $299.99 console alone, and you get a spare controller for local multiplayer or backup duties. Read our review.

You can give your Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, or a compatible smartphone a storage boost with Samsung’s Evo Plus microSD card, which comes with an included microSD to SD adapter.

For a great robot vacuum that can mop and doesn’t require a huge auto-empty dock, get the Roborock S8. With dual rubber roller brushes, 6,000 Pa suction, and a flat mop that vibrates 3,000 times a second to simulate some good old-fashioned scrubbing, the S8 is a mean cleaning machine. It can sense carpets, lift up its mop, and has Roborock’s best AI-powered obstacle avoidance. There’s still no camera, though. It works as a standalone vacuum or pairs with an auto-empty dock, but you must manually fill its (sizable) water tank.

  • The Roborock S7, the S8’s predecessor, is also on sale at Walmart for $285. This was our former pick for the best robot vacuum/mop combo before the S8 took its place. The impressive robovac lacks some newer bells and whistles, including AI-obstacle avoidance, but it keeps carpets dry thanks to the mop’s unique lifting mechanism. Read our guide to the best robot vacuums.

For $180 at Amazon with on-page coupon, the Yeedi is almost 50 percent off its original price. A brilliant bargain for a robot vac that can avoid most obstacles (not cables or pet waste), suck up pet hair with 3,000 Pa of suction, and mop your floors with an aggressive oscillating action. Read my review.

A true budget bot with no bells and whistles, just a determination to get the job done. With a two-hour runtime, decent-sized bin, and tank-like wheels that can get over most large obstacles, the Shark is a good workhorse for a low price. It’s loud and will get tangled on cables, but the app is easy to use, and it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for voice and smart home control.

A head-on angle of the Shark AV2501AE AI Robot Vacuum docked in its self-cleaning station against a wall, plugged into a nearby outlet.

A head-on angle of the Shark AV2501AE AI Robot Vacuum docked in its self-cleaning station against a wall, plugged into a nearby outlet.

The Shark AI is a cheaper auto-emptying option. It’s a loud bot that’s long on features (including mapping) and short on style but comes at a bargain. It doesn’t use bags and can only avoid objects if they’re over four inches tall. There’s a mopping version, the Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1, or you can buy it as a standalone bot.

  • Amazon is discounting the Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 to $249.99 ($200 off), which is the lowest price we’ve seen on the budget-friendly robot vacuum/mop hybrid. It’s a little loud and lacks an auto-empty base, however, it makes up for the caveats with good suction, a great app, and a laundry list of features (including mapping).
Roborock’s Q Revo robot vacuum sitting on a hardwood floor with its charging dock.

Roborock’s Q Revo robot vacuum sitting on a hardwood floor with its charging dock.

This is the first sub-$1,000 bot that can do everything, just not quite as well as the top-of-the-line options. It vacuums, mops, self-empties, fills its mop reservoir, and cleans and dries its oscillating mops. It can map, has virtual keep-out zones, and works with voice assistants. But there’s no AI-powered obstacle avoidance, and its single roller brush isn’t as effective as the double ones on the j7 and S8.

  • The Roborock Q5 Pro is $319.98, down from $429.99 at Amazon. An excellent mid-range vacuum, it packs 5,200 Pa suction power and two rubber roller brushes that are great at picking up pet hair. It’s not fancy, but with a huge 770ml bin with big wheels to get up on higher-pile carpets, it’s a good option for families with pets. The Plus version is also on sale for $479.98 and adds a self-empty dock that automatically empties the robot’s bin when it’s full. Read our review.
Photo of the Roomba Combo J7 approaching its auto-empty base. The base is about the size of a small kitchen trash can.

Photo of the Roomba Combo J7 approaching its auto-empty base. The base is about the size of a small kitchen trash can.

Like the standard j7 Plus, the mop-equipped Combo j7 Plus is great at avoiding obstacles, features good battery life, and includes an auto-emptying docking station. Read our review.

With 24/7 recording, facial recognition, reliable smart alerts, and some free video recording, Google’s newest wired doorbell is the best option for most people. Read our review.

The Nanoleaf Lines Smarter Kit comes with an adapter and nine LED light bars, allowing you to add color to your wall in a variety of patterns. The lights can also sync with your music, mirror the colors on your display, or make use of an assortment of preloaded scenes via a companion app.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the original smart thermostat, complete with automatic adjustments, smartphone control, and the ability to go into an energy-saving mode when you’re not home. 

The excellent Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium is an excellent option to add smarts to your HVAC system. As well as being a smart way to control your energy use, the thermostat can also act as a video intercom for Ecobee’s new doorbell camera.

Developed in partnership with Resideo, the Amazon Smart Thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home through Alexa voice controls and remotely via an app. Read our review.

Kasa’s apt-titled smart plugs are a solid, inexpensive option that can monitor your energy usage and are compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Two white Meross smart wi-fi plugs stacked on top of each other on a blue background. Each has a three-prong outlet on the front face.

Two white Meross smart wi-fi plugs stacked on top of each other on a blue background. Each has a three-prong outlet on the front face.

With solid performance and support for all of the major smart home platforms, this affordable Wi-Fi smart plug gives you the basics you need to control non-smart devices for less. It doesn’t have Matter or energy monitoring, but that’s alright at this price.

The customizable Govee M1 Matter Compatible LED Strip Light is 6.56 feet long and can display millions of colors and shades of white. You can also use it to create light patterns that sync with music. Read our review.

  • The Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Triangles Smarter Kit is available for $131.99 ($88 off) at Nanoleaf or $189.99 ($30 off) from Amazon and Best Buy. The nine customizable light panels, which appear black when turned off, are capable of showcasing 16 million colors and support smart home platforms like Apple Home.
  • Nanoleaf’s Shapes Mini Triangles Smarter Kit is on sale for $79.99 ($20 off) at Amazon and direct from Nanoleaf. The 10 modular light panels can display millions of colors and can sync with music, much like the aforementioned black panels, however, they’re much smaller and appear white when turned off.

The Apple HomeKit Secure Video-compatible Eve Outdoor Cam is the best outdoor floodlight camera that works with Apple Home. Its 2,400 lumens can light up your yard and alert you when it spots people, animals, vehicles, and pets. Read our full review.

This smart sprinkler controller will stop your irrigation from running before, during, or after a rainstorm, saving you money and the planet some resources. It’s at one of its lowest-ever prices right now and is super easy to install and set up.

  • Tovala’s Smart Oven Air Fryeris $49 ($200 off) when you buy it from Tovala and order meals six times over six months. Each meal typically costs $12.99. Tovala’s Smart Oven Air Fryer accompanying meal kit service and built-in QR code scanner lets you quickly cook a wide range of delicious meals. It can scan store-bought groceries, but it cooks Tovala’s meal kits the best. Read our review.
  • Regularly $94.48, you can currently buy the Blink Video Doorbell with a Blink Sync Module 2 (which allows for local storage) for $47.49 at Amazon. If you’re looking for a basic buzzer, the 1080p video doorbell is a good option with support for motion-activated recording and alerts, night vision, and two-way audio. 
A black wireless camera mounted on a wall.

A black wireless camera mounted on a wall.

The 1080p Blink Outdoor 4 security camera offers support for motion detection, night vision, and two-way audio. Unlike the third-gen model, it also now supports person detection and a wider field of view.

The newest Ring doorbell adds better video quality, head-to-toe view, and speedy response times for a battery doorbell. It works great with Amazon Alexa and can record locally to a Ring Alarm Pro, but the battery still only lasts two months.

The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro delivers high-quality video with adjustable, accurate motion detection, 2,000 lumens of light, and a good digital zoom. It offers smart alerts for people or motion and works with Ring or Alexa apps but not any other smart home platform.

The Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera has the best video quality, most versatile installation options, and widest smart home integration — Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and Apple Home. It’s expensive, though, especially when you add continual power and pay for smart alerts and video recording.

Eero’s Pro 6E mesh router is the Amazon-owned company’s last-gen model. It supports the 6GHz Wi-Fi band with speeds of up to 1.3Gbps and covers up to 2,000 square feet with one unit. Wired speeds can go up to 2.5Gbps. Read our review.

  • If you want gigabit-capable mesh Wi-Fi covering your home but don’t want to pay top dollar, you can get a three-pack of the midrange Eero 6 Plus routers for $194.99 ($105 off) at Amazon.
  • Vornado’s 660 AE, a large whole-room fan that circulates a lot of air and connects to Alexa for smart functionality, is on sale right now at Amazon for around $114 (normally $129.99).
A touchscreen keypad on a door.

A touchscreen keypad on a door.

The Yale Assure Lock 2 with Wi-Fi module is our pick for the best smart lock. It’s easy to install, simple to use, and works with all the major smart home platforms. A Bluetooth-only version (which doesn’t use the internet for connectivity) is just $120. Read my review.

A grey smart lock on a green door that is half open.

A grey smart lock on a green door that is half open.

This versatile smart lock is seeing its lowest price. It supports Apple Home Key and has a built-in fingerprint reader plus a touchscreen keypad. It’s Matter-compatible and requires an Aqara Zigbee hub for Matter support. (The Hub M2 is also on sale at $41.99, 30 percent off.) Read our review.

These are Matter-compatible out of the box and have rich colors and a nice range of cool to warm lights. Each LED is individually addressable, allowing for some fun effects. Nanoleaf’s ecosystem is limited when it comes to outdoor lights, but there are lots of indoor options you can sync scenes across.

Arlo’s Essential wired video doorbell installed on a front door.

Arlo’s Essential wired video doorbell installed on a front door.

Arlo’s wired video doorbell has excellent video quality, wide smart home compatibility, extensive smart alerts, and a square aspect ratio for spotting packages. It suffers from some connectivity issues, requires a subscription for recorded video, and doesn’t have 24/7 recording but does include a pre-roll feature.

The U-Bolt Pro WiFi is a solid-feeling lock that packs a lot of features into a compact design. Control it with your fingerprint, key, keypad, voice with Alexa or Google, or an app on your phone or Apple Watch.

If you want an amazing-looking display at a somewhat low price, LG’s A2 OLED is an excellent value. It lacks the high refresh rate panel and brightness of the pricier LG C2 and C3, but the A2 costs less for fantastic picture quality.

The LG C3 offers more processing power than its predecessor and several new picture modes. It continues to offer a 120Hz refresh rate and low input lag as well, along with support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate tech.

An image of the LG G3 OLED TV.

An image of the LG G3 OLED TV.

The LG G3 is a high-end TV with the brightest picture of any OLED that the company has ever produced. Combine that with perfect blacks, superb viewing angles, and top-notch gaming specs, and the G3 makes for a compelling package. Read our LG G3 first impressions.

Samsung’s The Frame displaying artwork.

Samsung’s The Frame displaying artwork.

The 2022 model of Samsung’s art-inspired 4K TV retains the same QLED display as its predecessor but uses a new anti-glare matte display, which provides artwork and photos with qualities that resemble an actual canvas.

Amazon’s Fire TV Omni QLED features built-in microphones for Alexa commands, low input lag, and support for two-way video calling. It also provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and most major streaming services.

The QM8 is TCL’s flagship TV for 2023, featuring a bright Mini LED panel, 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh, a built-in subwoofer, a stand with height adjustments to accommodate a soundbar in front, and Wi-Fi 6 support. Of its four HDMI ports, two support the 2.1 spec for 4K / 120Hz output.

Google’s 4K-ready Chromecast introduces new software that brings together recommendations from all of your streaming services. It also supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Read our review.

An image of the front of the Sonos Arc soundbar with a TV in the background.

An image of the front of the Sonos Arc soundbar with a TV in the background.

The Sonos Arc is a powerful Dolby Atmos speaker that also integrates with the company’s multiroom audio platform. With extra capabilities like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s AirPlay 2, it’s a feature-rich soundbar that sounds just as good when playing music. Read our review.

The Sonos Beam (second-gen) is a compact soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos and can stream music from a plethora of services.

Vizio’s M-Series Dolby Atmos soundbar comes complete with a subwoofer and wired rear surround speakers — all for less than $500.

An Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming stick with its remote sitting beside a bowl of popcorn in front of a TV.

An Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming stick with its remote sitting beside a bowl of popcorn in front of a TV.

Amazon’s latest streaming stick is faster than its predecessor with Wi-Fi 6E and double the storage. It also now displays widgets and artwork when idle while continuing to offer a terrific selection of streaming apps and Alexa integration.

Amazon’s own Fire TV Soundbar is a 2.0-channel speaker that stretches 24 inches long. It’s got support for Dolby Audio, DTS, and Bluetooth and connects to a compatible TV via an HDMI port with eARC or ARC.

The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro is a portable smart projector and Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly good picture and sound quality for its size. Read our review.

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Max is offering new and returning customers a six-month subscription to its ad-supported plan for $2.99 a month instead of $9.99 a month until November 27th. The base plan provides access to all the same programming as the pricier tiers, including shows like The Last of Us and films like Barbie.

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Paramount Plus logo on a blue and black background

New and returning subscribers can get three months of the ad-supported Paramount Plus Essential plan for $1.99 per month instead of $5.99, or three months of Paramount Plus with Showtime for $3.99 a month instead of $11.99. To take advantage of either deal, just use promo code BLACKFRIDAY before December 4th.

Lego’s 1,125-piece Sonic set recreates the infamous Green Hill Zone stage from the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It comes with Lego-fied versions of Dr. Eggman and other baddies, as well as Sega’s iconic mascot.

The 1,872-piece Lego recreation of the DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies comes with Marty McFly and Doc Brown minifigs and includes extra parts to configure it in its three forms from the series trilogy.

  • Lego’s Optimus Prime is down to $151.99 ($28 off) at Amazon and Target, which matches its second-best price to date. It’s an excellent build, even if our Sean Hollister felt it was a little fragile while transforming. You can even watch him build it here.
  • Lego’s colorful Tales of the Space Age set is down to $42.49 (about $8 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, matching its best to date. The minimalist 688-piece kit consists of four space-themed “postcards,” which depict shooting stars, a space shuttle, and other celestial bodies, all of which can be mounted or displayed standing up.

Lego’s Wildflower Bouquet lets you construct eight beautiful species, from Welsh poppies to lavender.

  • If you’re into Lego Star Wars kits, the BD-1 Droid (of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor) is on sale for $69.29 (about $30 off) at Target. If online orders are unavailable, you might have better luck with in-store pickup.
  • Lego’s 1,222-piece Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck is on sale for $73.99 (about $16 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, one of its better prices to date. It’s a great set if you’re a fan of the Horizon series from Guerrilla Games, one that stands over 13 inches tall and also comes with a brick-ified version of the velociraptor-like Watcher robot.
  • Lego is selling its Star Wars Razor Crest starship from The Mandalorian series for $419.99 ($180 off). The 6187-piece building kit is from Lego’s Ultimate Collector Series and includes four minifigs to display alongside its small decorative placard.

The Halo Nerf Needler is a motorized dart blaster that fires up to 10 darts from its rotating drum feed. The light-up blaster is a pretty faithful recreation of the Needler, one of the mainstay Covenant weapons from the Halo game franchise, and it comes with a display stand to show it off.

The Nerf Halo MA40 is a replica of the Halo: Infinite weapon of the same name. The MA40 has a 10-dart capacity and runs on four C-cell batteries.

  • The Nerf N-Strike Mastodon blaster is on sale at Amazon for half off at $49.99, which matches its all-time low price. The motorized, mega-dart firing blaster comes with 24 darts included along with a shoulder strap.
  • Nothing beats a family Nerf war, and the best way to do it is with a six-pack of single-shot Nerf MicroShot blasters — which are just $19.99 ($13 off) at Amazon. Each Derringer-style blaster loads and fires one dart, requiring you to pick your shots carefully before having to reload.
  • Nerf’s Zombie Strike Hammershot is just $12.49 ($5 off) at Amazon. It may be small, but it packs a great punch with a spring-powered hammer and rotating five-dart revolving chamber. It gives off a great gunslinger vibe, especially if you dual-wield a pair of them.

Open screwdriver tool kit showing all the various bits and parts.

Open screwdriver tool kit showing all the various bits and parts.

A 46-piece screwdriver kits that can help you repair practically any tech device out there.

The palm-size Garmin inReach Mini satellite communicator provides off-the-grid contact.

  • Peak Design is taking up to 40 percent off its bags, camera accessories, and magnetic phone cases for Black Friday, including the 15L Everyday Backpack Zip. A favorite of some Verge staffers, it’s $151.96 ($38 off).
Gray backpack showing open side pocket.

Gray backpack showing open side pocket.

The structuring of this bag and the way gear slots into its three shelves and pocket walls with side access offers versatility for those who carry a lot of camera and tech-adjacent gear.

A hand holding up the white Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 against a green slide.

A hand holding up the white Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 against a green slide.

Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 12 is the best instant camera for most people. While it lacks more advanced features, the simple instant camera takes good-quality shots quickly and easily and offers a built-in selfie mode. It’s sold in a variety of fun colors that’ll especially appeal to kids and tweens.

The Hi-Print isn’t the most portable, but it produces excellent quality prints with its dye-sub process.

Two Polaroid I-2 instant cameras sitting on top of a counter. One shows the front while the other displays the back. A pack of Polaroid film sits nearby.

Two Polaroid I-2 instant cameras sitting on top of a counter. One shows the front while the other displays the back. A pack of Polaroid film sits nearby.

Polaroid’s flagship instant film camera, with fully manual exposure controls and lidar-based autofocusing lens. It’s compatible with the Polaroid 600, SX-70, and i-Type films. Read our hands-on.

The ChomChom is a reusable cat and dog hair remover that works great for furniture.

LifeStraw’s basic filter removes unwanted viruses, bacteria, and microplastics as you drink, giving you a safe way to hydrate no matter where you are.

The Ember Mug 2 is a temperature-controlled smart mug that keeps beverages hot. The accompanying iOS and Android apps allow you to dial in a specific temperature, from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Theragun Mini is a small, ultra-portable massage device that’s quiet and effective at providing relief for muscle pain and melting away tension.

  • The Chi Original Digital Ceramic Hairstyling Iron is one of our holiday gift guide picks for Moms, and right now is down to $63.75 ($57 off) at Amazon. This is an excellent flat iron that heats up quickly and straightens and defrizzes hair well. It can even create some nice, long loose waves.
Colorful Tile Pro hanging from a key ring on a hook

Colorful Tile Pro hanging from a key ring on a hook

The Tile Pro is the company’s loudest Bluetooth tracker and has the widest range at 400 feet. It also has a user-replaceable battery, unlike other Tiles.

  • The 2022 Tile Mate is also on sale for $17.99 ($7 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. The Bluetooth tracker is platform-agnostic like the Tile Pro, but can only keep tabs on items up to 250 feet away, as opposed to 400.

Fellow’s handsome electric kettle allows you to easily choose your desired water temperature and time tea or coffee extraction thanks to a built-in stopwatch.

BioLite’s portable FirePit Plus cuts back on unwanted smoke, functions as a either a charcoal or wood-fueled grill, and fans the flames via a large battery pack and built-in fan.

Eufy SmartTrack Card on top of a colorful notebook

Eufy SmartTrack Card on top of a colorful notebook

The Eufy Security SmartTrack Card works with Apple’s Find My network, comes with a clip, lets you know when you’ve left it behind, and can ring your phone even if it’s in silent mode.

Furbo’s rotating, 1080p gadget can fling treats on command and automatically track your dog as they roam around your home, allowing you to keep a closer eye on your pet via a mobile app when you’re away.

  • The ultra-portable AeroPress Original is currently available for around $31.95 (about $15 off) from Amazon, Target, and AeroPress, which is a great price for the single-serve coffee maker.
  • TP-Link’s RE315 Wi-Fi extender is on sale for just $24.99 ($25 off), matching its best price to date. It’s a good option if you’re looking to extend network coverage in your home or add ethernet connectivity to another room.

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