blues after holiday Returning to normal life can be difficult.But upgrading your gear can bring you back a bit Easier. We’ve found great discounts on these gadgets, including a comfy desk chair for working from home, a nimble robot vacuum that keeps your home clean, sleeping earbuds for restful nights, and more. .
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Work from home and smartphone deals
For more recommendations, read our Work-From-Home Gear and Best Android Phones guides.
If you’re looking to upgrade your workstation, this standing desk from Fully is our favorite. You can adjust the height using a motor and choose from four height presets. The bamboo top is also eco-friendly and very customizable.
This chair is recommended for those whose seats tend to get hot. All mesh allows body heat to escape. But keep in mind that mesh isn’t the most comfortable against bare skin. This can be a problem if you’re wearing summer clothes (or no pants).
Whether you’re using a MacBook or a Windows PC, this is a great monitor if you need 4K resolution. With an IPS panel, the display is sharp and vibrant, making it a great option for photo editing. It also comes with a variety of ports including two HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and USB-C ports. It also works in portrait mode and supports VESA mounting.
You’ve probably seen walking pads go viral on TikTok. Especially since it’s a great way to help you take more steps and stay active during a busy work day. WIRED’s girlfriend Arielle Pardes ran eight miles (about eight miles) simultaneously responding to her emails, her Slack messages, and more. It’s worth considering if you struggle to get to the gym Monday through Friday, but this is best paired with a standing desk.
This mouse is perfect for both gaming and work. Lightweight, comfortable and very responsive. I also like that it has great wireless range, glides smoothly, and has minimal buttons (aside from a few low-profile programmable buttons on the thumb), which drops to $52 when he’s on vacation But it’s still good value.
If portability is your top priority, choose Lewpow’s C2 display. Compact even with a 15-inch screen. It also has a built-in kickstand that is extremely sturdy. It has various connectivity options and even has a built-in speaker. The IPS display is the weakest of all the portable displays we’ve tested, but it gets pretty bright.
The Google Pixel 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommended) offers the best value you can get on Android. Packed with notable features such as bright display, 90Hz screen refresh rate, new Tensor G2 chip (improves features like Photo Unblur and Android Messages voice message transcription), Face Unlock and more.we already I thought the price was high, but this deal makes it much more affordable. The Pixel 7 Pro has a larger display, a higher refresh rate, a 5x optical zoom camera, and retails for $749 ($150 off).
If you’re on T-Mobile, this is a great unlocked Android phone (7/10, WIRED recommended) for not a lot of money. (Doesn’t work on Verizon, AT&T doesn’t have 5G.) AMOLED screen, unusual 1-day battery life at this price, NFC for making contactless payments via Google Pay, MicroSD card slot, and headphones available. Jack. OnePlus also promises three years of security updates. Don’t expect too much from the camera.
Beats Fit Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) works well with both Android and iPhone. It offers great sound and noise cancellation and has great battery life. They are comfortable to wear and have built-in fins to keep them firmly in your ears. These buds often drop to this price, but I still think it’s a bargain.
The Nomad Outlet is selling some of the accessory company’s favorite items, including a rugged Lightning to USB-C cable, a Base Station wireless charger, and a leather iPhone case, for 30% off. Look for what you need! We also sell nice AirPods cases and mouse pads.
I love the beautiful cover design of Papier’s Planner. There are many different layouts to choose from, but our undated daily productivity planner is our go-to. It has daily boxes and sections for notes, priorities, to-do lists, and habit trackers. There’s also a yearly planner, with monthly overviews, goals, and to-do lists.
Best deals on vacuum cleaners and air purifiers
For more information, read our guides to the best robot vacuums and best air purifiers.
Shark’s AI Ultra 2-in-1 (8/10, WIRED Recommended) is our pick for the most affordable vacuum and mop combo in our Best Robot Vacuum Guide. Suitable for vacuuming and scrubbing floors with the included mopping bin and Shark’s unique cleaning solution (sold separately, but water can be used instead to keep carpet dry). We also like that it uses laser navigation instead of cameras to create an accurate map of your home and lets you assign vacuum and mop zones via a connected app.
The price of this cordless vacuum fluctuates often, but it’s our favorite as a high-end option for hard floors. It’s easy to operate, lightweight, and has a long battery life, so in our testing, it was solid on a single charge. I was able to clean the floor twice. It’s great for cleaning up fresh spills, but thanks to Max mode, it can also wipe up stubborn stains.
This air purifier is recommended for small rooms. It’s compact, can easily be placed in a bedroom corner, and works effectively in spaces up to 361 square feet. It also comes with an air quality monitor that speeds up the fan when it detects particles and turns off the machine if no pollution is detected. For spaces under 250 feet, we recommend the Coway Airmega 150. It also sells for $144 ($46 off). Click the coupon button to apply the discount at checkout.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal (8/10, WIRED Recommended) is the perfect stick vacuum cleaner for pet owners. Comes with an included electric brush tool, crevice tool and dusting brush so you can vacuum pet hair all over your home. Last month he dropped to $400, but he only recommends the V10 if you can find one for under $450 (which is rare).
Weighted Blanket and Sleep Tech Deal
Find more picks in our Best Weighted Blankets and Best Sleep Gadgets guides.
Layla’s weighted blanket comes in a king size version, in addition to other sizes, so if you want to share it with your partner, we recommend it. It’s often discounted, but it’s worth it.
Casper weighted blankets are made from cool cotton and are perfect for those who tend to curl up and get hot. You can also choose from various weight options including 10, 15 and 20 lbs. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano of her says that the lighter blanket provides a “comfortably squashed feel” while the heavier blanket feels like “a thundershirt for humans.”
If you’re looking for a weighted blanket to match your decor, this textured throw comes in a variety of natural colors (we’re deep alpine fans). At 48 inches wide, he’s also one of the biggest options in our buying guide.
This is my favorite weighted blanket I’ve tried so far. It’s heavy (we tested 20 lbs), but the weight is evenly distributed throughout the blanket. In other words, it doesn’t focus on one area because there is no padding inside. The open-knit design also allows air to circulate, keeping you cool.
Finding good sleep buds to wear all night long can be difficult, and Flare’s Audio Sleeep Pro earbuds have soft outer tips that you can comfortably tuck into your ears and rest your head on the pillow. It has enough noise reduction to get you to sleep with nearby sounds (like a siren or your roommate rumbling the fridge late at night), but you can still hear loud sounds like an alarm clock.
Muse S is the perfect device if you have trouble meditating. The headband not only guides you, but also measures movement, breathing, brain activity and heart rate. WIRED contributor Simon Hill said co-sleeping wasn’t comfortable, but it helped him relax.