Wirecutter: Reviews for the Real World https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter A List of Great Technology en-US hourly 1 The Best Soundbar https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-soundbar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 22:22:40 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=664 The Best Soundbar The speakers built into your TV are terrible, so if you want something better, we recommend the Vizio SB46514-F6. It’s our pick for the best soundbar because it comes the closest to re-creating a truly immersive, high-quality surround-sound experience. The easy-to-use SB46514-F6 sounds great with movies and music and has just about every feature and…]]> The Best Soundbar

The speakers built into your TV are terrible, so if you want something better, we recommend the Vizio SB46514-F6. It’s our pick for the best soundbar because it comes the closest to re-creating a truly immersive, high-quality surround-sound experience. The easy-to-use SB46514-F6 sounds great with movies and music and has just about every feature and connection option you could want.

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The Best Cat Beds (According to Our Cats) https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-cat-beds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 21:31:12 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=43806 The Best Cat Beds (According to Our Cats) At some point, most cat owners have bought their cat a bed, only to discover their kitty preferred the tissue paper or cardboard box it came in. To try to avoid future heartache of this type, we spent 19 hours researching 62 cat beds and testing 13 of them. We picked seven we love for…]]> The Best Cat Beds (According to Our Cats)

At some point, most cat owners have bought their cat a bed, only to discover their kitty preferred the tissue paper or cardboard box it came in. To try to avoid future heartache of this type, we spent 19 hours researching 62 cat beds and testing 13 of them. We picked seven we love for their style, softness, and cleanability—as well as their ability to meet the behavioral needs of most cats. Although we can’t guarantee a cat won’t snub a bed ever again, we think most cat owners will find a standout here.

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The Best OLED TV https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-oled-tv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:25:00 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=24244 The Best OLED TV If you want the best-looking TV image that money can buy, choose an OLED TV. With perfect blacks, superior viewing angles, infinite contrast ratios, and fewer image artifacts than other TVs, OLED displays outperform even the best LCD options—but they cost hundreds more. We recommend the LG C9 because it offers the same excellent video…]]> The Best OLED TV

If you want the best-looking TV image that money can buy, choose an OLED TV. With perfect blacks, superior viewing angles, infinite contrast ratios, and fewer image artifacts than other TVs, OLED displays outperform even the best LCD options—but they cost hundreds more. We recommend the LG C9 because it offers the same excellent video performance as 4K OLED TVs that cost a lot more.

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The Best Kids Headphones https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-kids-headphones/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:12:19 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=856 The Best Kids Headphones If you have a kid in your life who needs a pair of headphones, the Puro BT2200 is the best option to protect growing ears. The Puro headphones not only met our volume-limiting test standards but also were the only pair liked by both the toddlers and the big kids who helped us test. They…]]> The Best Kids Headphones

If you have a kid in your life who needs a pair of headphones, the Puro BT2200 is the best option to protect growing ears. The Puro headphones not only met our volume-limiting test standards but also were the only pair liked by both the toddlers and the big kids who helped us test. They support Bluetooth (which can provide more effective volume limiting than traditional headphone tech), but they also work corded (so you can use them with lots of devices). Several pairs of BT2200 can be connected to the same device (via an included daisy chain cable), and they sound good enough for adults to use, too. The earpads are replaceable, and if your child prefers over- rather than on-ear headphones, you can purchase optional earpads to convert the design.

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The Best In-Wall Smart Light Switch and Dimmer https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-in-wall-wireless-light-switch-and-dimmer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:37:51 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=1020 The Best In-Wall Smart Light Switch and Dimmer People may take light switches for granted because they’re, well, pretty boring. (Not to us, though!) Smart switches, however, add a little pizzazz and convenience, letting you control your entire house’s lighting with an app or voice command whether you’re at the office, on vacation, or in bed for the night. We recommend the TP-Link…]]> The Best In-Wall Smart Light Switch and Dimmer

People may take light switches for granted because they’re, well, pretty boring. (Not to us, though!) Smart switches, however, add a little pizzazz and convenience, letting you control your entire house’s lighting with an app or voice command whether you’re at the office, on vacation, or in bed for the night. We recommend the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch Dimmer HS220 because it’s easy to use, affordable enough for you to install several throughout a home, and designed to support Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

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The Best Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, and Running Watches https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-smartwatches/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:32:54 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=55466 The Best Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, and Running Watches We’ve worn dozens of smartwatches and fitness trackers over the course of workdays, workouts, vacations, and the rest of everyday life to see which ones best track your activity, relay your phone notifications, give you access to apps, and do anything else that lets you keep your phone in your pocket. The Apple Watch SE…]]> The Best Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, and Running Watches

We’ve worn dozens of smartwatches and fitness trackers over the course of workdays, workouts, vacations, and the rest of everyday life to see which ones best track your activity, relay your phone notifications, give you access to apps, and do anything else that lets you keep your phone in your pocket. The Apple Watch SE (which works only with iPhones) offers the best combination of style, message handling, apps, battery life, activity tracking, and value. But we also have picks if you use an Android phone, or if you value fitness or distance-sports tracking over style, notifications, and apps.

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The Best Home Security System https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-home-security-system/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 18:48:53 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=678 The Best Home Security System Achieving peace of mind for your home doesn’t have to be pricey or difficult. Traditional home security systems often require long contracts and expensive pro installation, but with most smart versions you can install them yourself and pay for a monitoring plan only when you want it. SimpliSafe is the most reliable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use…]]> The Best Home Security System

Achieving peace of mind for your home doesn’t have to be pricey or difficult. Traditional home security systems often require long contracts and expensive pro installation, but with most smart versions you can install them yourself and pay for a monitoring plan only when you want it. SimpliSafe is the most reliable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use DIY home security system we’ve tested, and includes the option to use professional monitoring without locking you into a contract.

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The Best Hybrid Mattresses https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-hybrid-mattresses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 18:48:04 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=173947 The Best Hybrid Mattresses Mattress companies pitch hybrids as being the Goldilocks of beds—part coil, part foam; not too springy, not too foamy. But that middle range is vast. A few coils sandwiched between thick cuts of foam won’t add much resilience. A sliver of memory foam deep below the surface can’t tame the jiggle of a thousand springs.…]]> The Best Hybrid Mattresses

Mattress companies pitch hybrids as being the Goldilocks of beds—part coil, part foam; not too springy, not too foamy. But that middle range is vast. A few coils sandwiched between thick cuts of foam won’t add much resilience. A sliver of memory foam deep below the surface can’t tame the jiggle of a thousand springs.

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The Best Post–Prime Day Deals Still Available Now https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/best-post-prime-day-deals-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 18:08:32 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=174337 The Best Post–Prime Day Deals Still Available Now The Wirecutter Deals team scans the virtual aisles of the internet, searching for great discounts on Wirecutter-recommended products so you don’t have to. In our Deals blog posts (like this one), we highlight the discounts that we think Wirecutter readers will love. For more Deals information, check out our Deals page, follow us on Twitter…]]> The Best Post–Prime Day Deals Still Available Now

The Wirecutter Deals team scans the virtual aisles of the internet, searching for great discounts on Wirecutter-recommended products so you don’t have to. In our Deals blog posts (like this one), we highlight the discounts that we think Wirecutter readers will love. For more Deals information, check out our Deals page, follow us on Twitter @WirecutterDeals, and subscribe to our daily deals newsletter.

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The 10 Most Popular Stories on Wirecutter https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/top-stories/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:07:36 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=161253 The 10 Most Popular Stories on Wirecutter Superfans of Wirecutter know that every month, we publish a list of the top-selling products recommended on our site. Look through enough of them, and you get a glimpse not just of what readers are buying, but how those habits change (readers loved towels last year, but quarantine calls for resistance bands). What readers are…]]> The 10 Most Popular Stories on Wirecutter

Superfans of Wirecutter know that every month, we publish a list of the top-selling products recommended on our site. Look through enough of them, and you get a glimpse not just of what readers are buying, but how those habits change (readers loved towels last year, but quarantine calls for resistance bands).

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Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Black Friday 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/when-is-black-friday-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:05:36 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=172817 Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Black Friday 2020 Black Friday already? It’s not even Halloween yet. Yeah, scary. You can thank the pandemic for Amazon Prime Day’s shift from July to October 13 and 14 this year. And when Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and the like followed suit with their own sales, they kicked off an avalanche of holiday sales that will carry…]]> Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Black Friday 2020

Black Friday already? It’s not even Halloween yet. Yeah, scary. You can thank the pandemic for Amazon Prime Day’s shift from July to October 13 and 14 this year. And when Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and the like followed suit with their own sales, they kicked off an avalanche of holiday sales that will carry everyone right into December. So it’s kind of no big deal if you missed the good Prime Day sales (the Wirecutter Deals team found that less than 1% of the total deals we scanned met our standards, anyway) because there’s plenty of shopping season left.

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Ring Neighbors Is the Best and Worst Neighborhood Watch App https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/ring-neighbors-app-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:03:57 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=109219 Ring Neighbors Is the Best and Worst Neighborhood Watch App Security cameras and doorbell cameras can make people feel safer, but they also raise privacy concerns. Over the past year, a rash of news stories have focused on Neighbors, a feature that’s part of the Ring ecosystem. Specifically, the Internet has been abuzz over Amazon’s decision to work with law enforcement, which allows agencies to…]]> Ring Neighbors Is the Best and Worst Neighborhood Watch App

Security cameras and doorbell cameras can make people feel safer, but they also raise privacy concerns. Over the past year, a rash of news stories have focused on Neighbors, a feature that’s part of the Ring ecosystem. Specifically, the Internet has been abuzz over Amazon’s decision to work with law enforcement, which allows agencies to push emergency information out to users, but also can provide a direct feed of public user activity to connected police departments. We share our readers’ concerns and skepticism over some of the company’s practices and claims. We thoroughly investigated Ring’s policies and partnerships, and spoke with Ring officials as well as several partners from across the country to vet Neighbors’s and Ring’s policies, and we will continue to keep up with them. For now, here’s what we consider to be the good, the bad, and the questionable practices surrounding Neighbors and Ring, which currently holds a top spot in our home security systems guide.

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The Best Portable Air Conditioner https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-portable-air-conditioner/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:46:36 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=12080 The Best Portable Air Conditioner If you don’t have central air, and a window AC isn’t an option, get the LG LP1419IVSM portable air conditioner—the quietest and most efficient unit we’ve found after researching over a hundred portable air conditioners and testing more than a dozen. Most portable ACs are pretty similar, but the LG LP1419IVSM delivers better cooling performance…]]> The Best Portable Air Conditioner

If you don’t have central air, and a window AC isn’t an option, get the LG LP1419IVSM portable air conditioner—the quietest and most efficient unit we’ve found after researching over a hundred portable air conditioners and testing more than a dozen.

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The Best Indoor Security Camera https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-wi-fi-home-security-camera/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:49:13 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=752 The Best Indoor Security Camera Indoor cameras are great for keeping an eye on your kids and pets, but if you’re concerned about security, you don’t want to risk missing a second of the action. That’s why we recommend the corded version of the Logitech Circle 2, which provides continuous recording, sharp 1080p video, and a day’s worth of cloud…]]> The Best Indoor Security Camera

Indoor cameras are great for keeping an eye on your kids and pets, but if you’re concerned about security, you don’t want to risk missing a second of the action. That’s why we recommend the corded version of the Logitech Circle 2, which provides continuous recording, sharp 1080p video, and a day’s worth of cloud storage for free, with options for more via subscription.

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The Best Bath Bombs Are Lush Bath Bombs https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-bath-bombs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:45:42 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=173875 The Best Bath Bombs Are Lush Bath Bombs A bath bomb—a palm-size ball or disc generally made of baking soda, citric acid, oils, and dyes that dissolve in water—can transform a simple soak into the highlight of one’s day, calming nerves and softening skin while entertaining bathers with fantastic fizz, soothing scents, and captivating colors. After soaking in data from 46 on-the-record baths…]]> The Best Bath Bombs Are Lush Bath Bombs

A bath bomb—a palm-size ball or disc generally made of baking soda, citric acid, oils, and dyes that dissolve in water—can transform a simple soak into the highlight of one’s day, calming nerves and softening skin while entertaining bathers with fantastic fizz, soothing scents, and captivating colors. After soaking in data from 46 on-the-record baths involving bath bombs from 14 different brands, we’re certain that Lush makes the most luxurious bath bombs (which start at $5 apiece).

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The Best Cordless Phone https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-cordless-phone/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:06:13 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=724 The Best Cordless Phone Cordless phones are ugly, clunky, often-frustrating anachronisms that might seem like antique additions to modern homes. And most cordless phones are made by the same two manufacturers, with vanishingly few differences among the many mediocre models. Still, cordless phones remain popular, and they can be extremely helpful in an emergency or in homes with poor…]]> The Best Cordless Phone

Cordless phones are ugly, clunky, often-frustrating anachronisms that might seem like antique additions to modern homes. And most cordless phones are made by the same two manufacturers, with vanishingly few differences among the many mediocre models. Still, cordless phones remain popular, and they can be extremely helpful in an emergency or in homes with poor cell reception. After testing 12 top candidates, we’re sure AT&T’s DL72210 is the best old-fashioned handset. This two-phone package has respectable range and sounds better than any other handset we tested. It also offers premium features like smart call blocking and a Bluetooth cell phone connection at a non-premium price.

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The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/sonos-player/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:59:40 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=1002 The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System A wireless multiroom speaker system is the easiest way to listen to music, podcasts, and other audio entertainment in more than one room at a time, and we think Sonos is the best option. It supports the widest variety of streaming services, the speakers sound great, and its apps are practically foolproof. The competition is…]]> The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System

A wireless multiroom speaker system is the easiest way to listen to music, podcasts, and other audio entertainment in more than one room at a time, and we think Sonos is the best option. It supports the widest variety of streaming services, the speakers sound great, and its apps are practically foolproof. The competition is catching up, but Sonos is still the most complete and reliable package overall.

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The Best Outdoor Security Camera https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-wireless-outdoor-home-security-camera/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:44:38 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=920 The Best Outdoor Security Camera An outdoor security camera is a powerful deterrent to mischief makers and a convenient way to determine whether that thing going bump in the night is a friend, foe, or furry creature. We recommend the Google Nest Cam Outdoor for the job. It’s fully weatherproof, and although you need a subscription to receive person alerts,…]]> The Best Outdoor Security Camera

An outdoor security camera is a powerful deterrent to mischief makers and a convenient way to determine whether that thing going bump in the night is a friend, foe, or furry creature. We recommend the Google Nest Cam Outdoor for the job. It’s fully weatherproof, and although you need a subscription to receive person alerts, to set Activity Zones, and to store recordings, the Nest Cam Outdoor sends motion-activated smartphone notifications and allows you to choose between event-based recording or capturing absolutely everything 24/7.

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The Best Bike Repair Stand https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-bike-repair-stand/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:31:21 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=11028 The Best Bike Repair Stand You don’t absolutely need a bike repair stand to take care of the most basic maintenance—lubing your chain, swapping tires—but once you start adjusting your own derailleurs or messing around with cables, having a way to adjust your bike while its wheels are off the ground is crucial. After researching 45 stands and testing the…]]> The Best Bike Repair Stand

You don’t absolutely need a bike repair stand to take care of the most basic maintenance—lubing your chain, swapping tires—but once you start adjusting your own derailleurs or messing around with cables, having a way to adjust your bike while its wheels are off the ground is crucial. After researching 45 stands and testing the eight best options, we’ve found that the Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Work Stand is the best repair stand for most people. Three features gave this stand a clear advantage: It’s lightweight and sturdy, it’s easy to set up and put away, and its clamp is narrow enough to accommodate even short seatposts without having to adjust the saddle.

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Is Dixon’s Ticonderoga Truly ‘The World’s Best Pencil’? We Don’t Think So. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/dixon-ticonderoga-pencil/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:48:10 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=173368 Is Dixon’s Ticonderoga Truly ‘The World’s Best Pencil’? We Don’t Think So. Dixon’s Ticonderoga pencils are iconic. When you think about the pencils you wrote with as a kid—blonde wood, yellow paint, green metal cuff, pink eraser—you’re probably picturing a Ticonderoga. You can buy them pretty much anywhere school supplies are sold, and year after year teachers specifically request them for their classrooms. But are Ticonderogas really…]]> Is Dixon’s Ticonderoga Truly ‘The World’s Best Pencil’? We Don’t Think So.

Dixon’s Ticonderoga pencils are iconic. When you think about the pencils you wrote with as a kid—blonde wood, yellow paint, green metal cuff, pink eraser—you’re probably picturing a Ticonderoga. You can buy them pretty much anywhere school supplies are sold, and year after year teachers specifically request them for their classrooms.

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How to Choose Flatware According to the People Who Design and Make It https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/guides/buying-flatware/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:45:40 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=73553 How to Choose Flatware According to the People Who Design and Make It Picking flatware is a surprisingly weighty decision, especially since the average American buys only three sets in a lifetime. We learned this from Matthew A. Roberts, president of Sherrill Manufacturing—the last flatware factory based in the United States—just one of the many experts we consulted for this guide to helping you pick the right settings…]]> How to Choose Flatware According to the People Who Design and Make It

Picking flatware is a surprisingly weighty decision, especially since the average American buys only three sets in a lifetime. We learned this from Matthew A. Roberts, president of Sherrill Manufacturing—the last flatware factory based in the United States—just one of the many experts we consulted for this guide to helping you pick the right settings for your table.

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How to Shop for Dinnerware https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/how-to-shop-for-dinnerware/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:31:27 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=87727 How to Shop for Dinnerware Choosing a set of dinnerware is a big decision, since it’s something you’ll use on a daily basis and for special occasions—everything from a morning bowl of cereal to a holiday dinner with family and friends. To help you navigate the sea of options, we’ve spent over 100 hours researching patterns, interviewing ceramic experts, touring…]]> How to Shop for Dinnerware

Choosing a set of dinnerware is a big decision, since it’s something you’ll use on a daily basis and for special occasions—everything from a morning bowl of cereal to a holiday dinner with family and friends. To help you navigate the sea of options, we’ve spent over 100 hours researching patterns, interviewing ceramic experts, touring a pottery studio, and evaluating hundreds of pieces of ceramic ware.

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How to Clean Cameras and Lenses https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/how-to-clean-camera-lens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:00:21 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=171896 How to Clean Cameras and Lenses Cleaning the body of your camera isn’t that hard and doesn’t require many special items. Cleaning camera lenses, however, is a bit more complex, and some specific tools can help you get the job done. Simple precautions such as using a lens cap can reduce the need to clean often, but you should still give…]]> How to Clean Cameras and Lenses

Cleaning the body of your camera isn’t that hard and doesn’t require many special items. Cleaning camera lenses, however, is a bit more complex, and some specific tools can help you get the job done.

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The 20 Most Popular Prime Day Discounts According to Wirecutter Readers https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/popular-prime-discounts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 23:00:24 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=172853 The 20 Most Popular Prime Day Discounts According to Wirecutter Readers For Amazon Prime Day, we’re obsessively updating our list of the best Prime Day Deals. For even more live deals, see the latest on our Wirecutter Deals page. Prime Day is an avalanche of deals, but frankly most of these so-called hot buys aren’t such great deals at all, or else are discounts on products…]]> The 20 Most Popular Prime Day Discounts According to Wirecutter Readers

For Amazon Prime Day, we’re obsessively updating our list of the best Prime Day Deals. For even more live deals, see the latest on our Wirecutter Deals page.

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The Best Vacuum Cleaners https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-vacuum-cleaner/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 20:05:18 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=11179 The Best Vacuum Cleaners If you want an affordable, versatile vacuum cleaner—nothing fancy, but something dependably solid—look for a bagless upright vacuum that costs about $150. It will work well for most people in most homes. (The Shark Navigator line has been our favorite for this style for many years.) But if you’re looking for something different, we’ve also…]]> The Best Vacuum Cleaners

If you want an affordable, versatile vacuum cleaner—nothing fancy, but something dependably solid—look for a bagless upright vacuum that costs about $150. It will work well for most people in most homes. (The Shark Navigator line has been our favorite for this style for many years.) But if you’re looking for something different, we’ve also rounded up the best of the rest—from cordless sticks and long-lasting canisters to cheap handhelds and even robots—for all types of homes.

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The Top Prime Day Discounts for Cleaning Everything https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/prime-day-cleaning-discounts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:51:32 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=172835 The Top Prime Day Discounts for Cleaning Everything For Amazon Prime Day, we’re obsessively updating our list of the best Prime Day Deals. For even more live deals, see the latest on our Wirecutter Deals page. Some people are constantly cleaning and organizing their homes after months of eating, living, and working out of the same space all day, every day. Others are…]]> The Top Prime Day Discounts for Cleaning Everything

For Amazon Prime Day, we’re obsessively updating our list of the best Prime Day Deals. For even more live deals, see the latest on our Wirecutter Deals page.

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The Best Microwave https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-microwave/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:36:49 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=10455 The Best Microwave Most countertop microwaves are just variations of the same cheap-but-decent machine, built by the same manufacturer (Midea) in the same factory with the same core components. The Toshiba EM131A5C stands out a little from this mass of low-cost clones simply because it looks nicer and has a few useful features that you don’t usually get…]]> The Best Microwave

Most countertop microwaves are just variations of the same cheap-but-decent machine, built by the same manufacturer (Midea) in the same factory with the same core components. The Toshiba EM131A5C stands out a little from this mass of low-cost clones simply because it looks nicer and has a few useful features that you don’t usually get at this price.

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The Best Apple Deals for Prime Day 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/prime-day-apple-deals-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:30:13 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=117259 The Best Apple Deals for Prime Day 2020 We’re posting all the best Prime Day Apple deals that we can find, whether they’re from Amazon itself, Target Deal Days, the Walmart Big Save event, Best Buy, or any of the other retailers riding Prime Day’s coattails. Don’t expect any iPhone 12 deals, though, even if that launches in time as rumored. Judging from…]]> The Best Apple Deals for Prime Day 2020

We’re posting all the best Prime Day Apple deals that we can find, whether they’re from Amazon itself, Target Deal Days, the Walmart Big Save event, Best Buy, or any of the other retailers riding Prime Day’s coattails. Don’t expect any iPhone 12 deals, though, even if that launches in time as rumored. Judging from previous years, we think less expensive items such as AirPods or even iPads are likely to have modest discounts, while some MacBook and MacBook Pro deals may help you save more. Be careful if you find a too-good-to-be-true deal, as sometimes much older models or items refurbished by a company other than Apple are trotted out. We’ll be posting only deals on new products or last-generation models that our experts still recommend. To help you capitalize on the rare Apple deals that do pop up, we've put together this page discussing everything you need to know to get the best prices on Apple Watches, iPhones, AirPods, MacBooks, iPads, chargers, cases, and more. Be sure to check out our Deals page for the most recent discounts we’ve found.

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The Best Amazon Prime Day TV Deals 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/best-prime-day-2020-tv-deals/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:28:59 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=134298 The Best Amazon Prime Day TV Deals 2020 If you’re like us, you’re probably spending more time than usual watching TV these days, which means that deals on the best 4K TV, media player, or 4K Blu-ray disc player are likely to be on your watch list, too. Fall is typically the time of year when you can find some of the best…]]> The Best Amazon Prime Day TV Deals 2020

If you’re like us, you’re probably spending more time than usual watching TV these days, which means that deals on the best 4K TV, media player, or 4K Blu-ray disc player are likely to be on your watch list, too.

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The Best Prime Day Amazon Echo, Fire, and Kindle Deals 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/amazon-echo-show-kindle-deals-prime-day-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:22:58 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=119934 The Best Prime Day Amazon Echo, Fire, and Kindle Deals 2020 In just a few short years, Amazon has built an ecosystem of things that can help you organize your life, cook your meals, listen to music, read books, watch TV, and more. Wirecutter recommends many Amazon devices, and we know we’ll see deals on them—it’s called Amazon Prime Day, after all. So whether you want…]]> The Best Prime Day Amazon Echo, Fire, and Kindle Deals 2020

In just a few short years, Amazon has built an ecosystem of things that can help you organize your life, cook your meals, listen to music, read books, watch TV, and more. Wirecutter recommends many Amazon devices, and we know we’ll see deals on them—it’s called Amazon Prime Day, after all. So whether you want a new Echo, a Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader, or a Fire tablet for the kids, we’ll be watching the sales for great pricing all Prime Day.

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