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Deal spotlight: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3, our pick for best Bluetooth speaker.

Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Longer Bluetooth range (130 feet) than the Wonderboom 2. 14-hour battery life. Waterproof and dustproof. Can pair speakers together for stereo sound.

Other things to know: Still uses Micro USB charging. Minor upgrades from the Wonderboom 2. Visually identical to the older model. Available in Active Black and Joyous Bright.

Deal spotlight: Hay Watering Can

A brick-colored Hay Watering Can.

Photo: Rozette Rago

What we like: Holds more water than any indoor watering can on our list. Narrow spout helps control water flow. Looks elegant (though large) on a shelf.

Other things to know: Its 74-ounce capacity is heavy for an indoor watering can. Made of plastic (high-density polyethylene).

Deal spotlight: Craighill Eyewear Stand

Two Craighill eyewear stands in silver and gold with glasses resting on them.

Photo: Craighill

What we like: Good gift for folks who work from home. Elevates glasses above the fray of desktop clutter. No-frills shape accommodates any frame style, with or without a nose bridge.

Other things to know: No, you're not losing it—it does look like Groucho Marx. Use code SHIP2ME for free shipping. Available in brass or stainless steel.

A person stirring food in a blue Lodge dutch oven.

Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Our top pick Dutch oven aced every cooking test, rivaling much pricier models. Large handles make it more comfortable to use. Wide, slightly curved base helps spoons and whisks to reach every corner. Squat design makes allows for superior searing.

Other things to know: We love it so much, it appears in a number of our guides. Covered by a limited lifetime warranty as long as all use and care recommendations have been followed. Indigo, island spice red, blue, lagoon, and pumpkin colors on sale.

What we like: Very similar to our also-great pick, the All-Clad B1. Thick. Sturdy. Works with induction. Excellent value.

Other things to know: Has the classic All-Clad stick handles that are angled upward. Sides of pan are more upright. Comes with one 8-inch and one 10-inch pan.

What we like: Worth the upgrade if you make smoothies daily or want a blender that's a little nicer to use and look at. Quiet yet powerful motor. Streamlined, sculptural design. Made the smoothest purees in our tests.

Other things to know: Works with different jar sizes. Available in carbon black, pebble grey, and cloud white. Includes a 3-year warranty.

What we like: A good convection toaster oven. Slightly smaller footprint than our top pick, but still fits a 6-quart Dutch oven. Did well in our tests. Intuitive interface, easy-to-read display, and ability to regulate heat well. Convection setting allows you to air-fry food even though the setting isn’t labeled that way.

Other things to know: Slower to preheat than our top pick and lacks an internal light.

What we like: More capacity and power than top pick. Easy to use and clean. Sturdy build that stands the test of time.

Other things to know: Trades more power for heavier frame. Large counter footprint. Includes flat beater, power knead spiral dough hook, and stainless steel wire whip. Best Buy variant. Sign up for a free My Best Buy membership to get the sale price.

What we like: More capacity and power than top pick. Easy to use and clean. Sturdy build that stands the test of time.

Other things to know: Trades more power for heavier frame. Large counter footprint. Includes flat beater, power knead spiral dough hook, and stainless steel wire whip. Best Buy variant. Sign up for a free My Best Buy membership to get the sale price.

What we like: Top pick machine that consistently brews better coffee than other tested options. Low-effort and simple to use. Handy self-brew and count-up timer.

Other things to know: Coffee lacks the sweetness and dimension of other brewers. Automatic pre-infusion mode. One-button interface isn’t immediately intuitive. Large overall footprint. Carafe is hard to clean. Drippy.

What we like: Extremely durable, stack neatly, lids are easy to put on and take off. Can withstand years of repeated freezing and microwaving. Made of tempered glass.

Other things to know: Lids are not totally leakproof. Lids can degrade after years of use. All tempered glassware runs the risk of spontaneously shattering.

What we like: Our top pick, offering the best performance you can get in a home blender. Powerful motor with a wide range of speeds. Sturdy plastic jar with grippy handle. Exceptional seven-year warranty. Automatic shutoff feature. Easy to clean. Can make soups and blend thicker foods without liquid spewing up the sides.

Other things to know: Expensive. Rarely goes on sale. Only available in black.

Read our review of the best blender.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2020).

Photo: Andrew Cunningham

What we like: Our top pick MacBook. Enough speed, memory, and storage for most day-to-day computer tasks. Battery life a little over 14 hours. Lightweight. Solid construction. Comfortable keyboard. Industry-leading support.

Other things to know: Specs include Apple M1 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3" Retina display, one 3.5mm jack, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

What we like: Our upgrade pick MacBook has a sleek design with a brighter screen and better webcam. Faster and more ample storage. Brings back the MagSafe port. A good all-around option for Mac users.

Other things to know: Available in multiple finishes. Not ideal for editing photos or videos, or otherwise processing large media files.

What we like: Diminutive version of our 4th-gen iPad Air pick. Excellent device if you want a small tablet with a faster processor and a more modern design.

Other things to know: Good for those with smaller hands who want to watch videos, play games, doodle, or chat. Wi-Fi enabled with 64 GB memory.

Read our review of the best tablets.

What we like: A variant of our top-pick pro tablet. Large vivid display great for digital art and video editing. Faster processor, more capable camera than previous models.

Other things to know: Not a meaningful upgrade to a M1 iPad Pro or an iPad Air from the last two years. Available in Space Gray.

What we like: Our upgrade pick keyboard case for the iPad Pro. Fantastic keys with excellent glass trackpad. Necessary for extended typing on the iPad. Draws power via Smart Connector.

Other things to know: Expensive and heavy. Not everyone needs the trackpad. USB-C port only provides pass-through charging to the iPad.

What we like: Our upgrade pick stylus for iPads. Wireless charging. Has a tap system for toggling settings and pressure sensitivity for artists. Best iOS stylus money can buy.

Other things to know: Only compatible with USB-C–based iPads; doesn't work with older iPads. Typically pricey.

What we like: Good media-streaming option for cord-cutters in the Apple ecosystem. Simple interface. Supports almost every streaming service. Powerful enough for Apple Arcade.

Other things to know: Still pricy if you’re using it only for streaming, not gaming. Costco membership required.

What we like: Titanium case should prevent cracks. Lengthy battery life. Biggest display of any Apple Watch. Action button launches apps fast.

Other things to know: Flat-edged screen. Siren feature for search and rescue. Size may be overkill. Hefty price tag.

Three different colored pairs of HAY Candles, one of our favorite tapered candles.

Photo: HAY

What we like: Untraditional shapes—spirals, twists—feel cool and unfussy. (Some tapers are overly formal.) Luxe high-gloss finish. Makes a great housewarming or hostess gift.

Other things to know: Comes in a handful of cheeky color combos. Ours burned 6½ hours.

What we like: A particularly attractive air purifier with capabilities similar to our top picks. Auto function monitors air quality and adjusts the fan speed. Quiet performance, terrific energy efficiency, and a control panel that automatically dims.

Other things to know: The air-quality indicator lamp, a bright blue LED, shuts off only when the unit is on its lowest setting. Blueair recommends replacing the filters every six months, giving it a high year over year cost.

What we like: Our top pick air purifier. One of the best-performing, most durable, and most economical air purifiers we’ve tested. Compact and quiet. Perfect for bedrooms, playrooms, and living rooms.

Other things to know: Display light can be turned off. Deal price is for the black model. Best price we've noted this year.

What we like: Great for relaxing. 8.4 ounces with a 60-hour burn time. Gentle, subdued scent. Smells of clean linen with a mildly sweet musk.

Other things to know: Pricey. First deal we've seen.

What we like: Euro-style tree with fewer, more natural branches. Realistic coating of snow. Sparse foliage creates space for more ornaments. 500 white micro LED lights illuminate the "snow" to great effect. Lights connect automatically when you stack the tree's three sections together.

Other things to know: Toggle lights via a foot pedal or included remote. Includes a metal tree stand, off-season storage bag, and protective gloves. Use code WIRECUTTER.

What we like: Budget smart video doorbell pick is smaller and cheaper than most Ring models. Lets you see and speak with visitors who ring doorbell in real time using smartphone. Captures clear 1080p video. Delivers accurate motion and person alerts.

Other things to know: No battery option, must be hardwired. Requires a Ring Protect Basic plan to record motion-triggered events and store video recordings ($4 per month or $40 per year).

What we like: Our budget smart doorbell camera bundled with our smaller Alexa smart display pick. Ring is cheap and easy to install. Captures clear 1080p images. Delivers accurate motion and person alerts. Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) does everything the larger Echo Shows can do, but has a 5 1/2-inch screen that adjusts to the room’s lighting.

Other things to know: Ring needs to be hardwired. Works only with Amazon Alexa. Requires a Ring Protect Basic plan (which starts at $3 per month or $30 per year) to record motion events.

What we like: Low-hassle way to improve the range and performance of your Wi-Fi. Easy to use and set up. Removes many router settings for simplicity's sake. Solid alternative as a set-it-and-forget-it networking solution.

Other things to know: One of the most expensive mesh kits we tested. Optional online security and parental controls cost an additional $30-$120 per yearly subscription. Matches lowest price we've seen for a 2-pack.

What we like: Lattice weave gives a minimalist, upscale look and genuinely quick-drying performance.  Variety of colors to match every aesthetic. Made of American-grown Supima cotton.

Other things to know: Relatively pricey, but softer, smoother, and faster drying than any terry cloth option we tested. Set of 2 towels is $74 shipped, price reflects in cart.

What we like: Holds more water than any indoor watering can on our list. Narrow spout helps control water flow. Looks elegant (though large) on a shelf.

Other things to know: Its 74-ounce capacity is heavy for an indoor watering can. Made of plastic (high-density polyethylene).

What we like: Our top pick for the best digital photo frame. Vivid 1600×1200, 9-inch screen. Nice picture frame aesthetic. Wide range of good-looking display options. Easy to set up and give as a gift.

Other things to know: Maintains consistent audio level when playing videos. Web-based compatible services limited to Google Photos or Dropbox. Can remotely upload photos via the app or online via the website.

What we like: An also-great pick from our essential oil diffuser guide. Compact shape and porcelain shell make it ideal for a smaller space where style matters. More powerful than most smaller diffusers. Hidden indicator light is great for using in a bedroom. Elegant mood-lighting ring around base.

Other things to know: Lids are annoying to remove to refill the unit or clean it out. 100 mL tank is much smaller than that of our top pick. Only runs for three hours on a single fill. Comes in a few neutral shades.

What we like: Good gift for folks who work from home. Elevates glasses above the fray of desktop clutter. No-frills shape accommodates any frame style, with or without a nose bridge.

Other things to know: No, you're not losing it—it does look like Groucho Marx. Use code SHIP2ME for free shipping. Available in brass or stainless steel.

What we like: Elegant, super-soft, and thin (but not flimsy). Made of 95% wool and 5% cashmere. One of the warmest blankets we tested despite being lightweight. Looks chic draped over a chair or sofa.

Other things to know: Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Use code COZYUP. Price includes shipping.

What we like: Least-jarring digital alarm clock we tested. Wakes you gently with a selection of ambient music and nature sounds. White, pink, and other noise generators aid sleep. Single-button activation. Bluetooth speaker functionality. Adjustable night-light.

Other things to know: Not the brightest display. Regularly receives updated features via Wi-Fi. Expensive.

What we like: Offers a soothing simulated sunrise and sunset and a variety of alarm sounds. A backup power source means the alarm still functions during a power outage. Decent radio and a sleek, attractive design.

Other things to know: LED light can’t be replaced when it goes out, but typically lasts 6-7 years. Two-year warranty.

What we like: Produces the same bold and beautiful look that the our top pick, the Mini Link, does but on film about twice the width. Though the printer itself is a tad larger, it’s still small enough to tote around.

Other things to know: Printer measures 5.6 by 5 by 1.3 inches (WDH) and weighs 14 ounces with film. Images we printed on the Link Wide were darker and less detailed than prints from dye-sub printers.

Two Nintendo Switch consoles

Photo: Andrew Cunningham Photo: Andrew Cunningham

What we like: The most flexible gaming console; can disconnect from the TV to take with you. Play excellent, family-friendly, genre-defining Nintendo games from classic franchises like Mario, Zelda, and Pokémon. Includes MarioKart 8 and Nintendo Online 3 month subscription.

Other things to know: RedCard holders save an additional 5 percent, but still only a good deal (by our definition) for those interested in online multiplayer. No 4K, and it doesn’t offer many streaming video apps. New with 1-year Nintendo warranty.

What we like: Smooth and responsive buttons. Comfortable and familiar design. Offers built-in Windows compatibility. Works with nearly any game that supports a controller. Can choose between connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth, or wired via the USB-C port.

Other things to know: Requires AA batteries or an add-on rechargeable battery pack for wireless play. Nearly identical to the older Xbox One controller. Available for $40 in black or white.

What we like: Longtime top pick. Produces clear, rich-sounding recordings. Versatile and solidly built. Doesn't require external software. Full functionality with included USB-A cord. Great audio for the price.

Other things to know: A bit heavy to move around. Bulky and difficult to attach to shock mounts or microphone arms. Only the blue/teal finish is available for $80 at this time. Not quite the lowest price we've seen.

Airpod alternative earbuds deals

Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds (Refurbished)

Photo: Rozette Rago

What we like: Great fit. High water and dust resistance. Intuitive controls.

Other things to know: Fussy device connectivity. Microphone sounds muffled on calls. Middling active noise cancellation. Available in black, navy, and mint.

What we like: Upcoming pick for best in-ear noise-cancelling headphones. Best noise cancellation of any earbuds we tested. Bluetooth 5.3 capability. Effectively reduces a wide range of frequencies. ANC and hear-through mode customizable in app. Comfortable stabilizing wings. Solid touch-based controls.

Other things to know: Only 6 hours of battery life. Buds themselves are a bit large. Some may find in-ear wings uncomfortable over long periods of use.

Mattress and bedding deals

The Best Duvet Cover

What we like: Soft and comfortable percale cover. Comes in the most stylish and interesting prints we’ve seen. One of the least expensive covers we tried, but feels like nice, hotel bedding.

Other things to know: After years of long-term testing, we're still impressed with the cover’s overall construction.

What we like: More texture and slightly heavier than other linen sheets we tested. Beautifully constructed. Available as individual pieces.

Other things to know: Set includes one fitted sheet and one flat sheet. 30-day return policy on unwashed sheets.

What we like: This longtime pick's hybrid tech combines the best components of memory foam and spring mattresses. 100-day trial period; 10-year warranty.

Other things to know: 11-inch mattress. Over 1,000 springs and four layers of CertiPUR-US-certified memory foam. Use code WIRECUTTER to get the deal price, includes two (untested) down-alternative pillows free. Code also works for the King size, dropping the price of that model to $1200.

A person standing outside in a light blue short sleeve shirt wears the Cotopaxi Allpa 35L backpack, in black with a gray llama-head logo and aqua accents.

Photo: Caleigh Waldman

What we like: Best small carry-on bag for most situations. Easy-to-organize and comfortable to carry. Comes with a rainfly and some water-resistant surfaces.

Other things to know: Minimal amount of administrative organization. Bundle with one or more eligible Cotopaxi travel accessories to get a discount. The backpack, plus a surprise pack, is down to $185 at checkout.

What we like: Understated design appropriate for nearly any setting. Looks more expensive than it is. Feature-packed, including a luggage pass-through and magnetic top closure. Water-resistant exterior made from sturdy recycled polyester.

Other things to know: Not backed by a warranty. Available in four colors. Price includes shipping.

What we like:  Simple, affordable, sturdy duffle to take to the gym. Classic shape and look. Removable shoulder strap.

Other things to know: No shoe pocket or clothes divider. Limited lifetime warranty. Deal price is for the Paint Pour Black pattern.

Read our review of the best gym bag.

What we like: Best at distributing weight and most comfortable of all the bags we tested. Padded mesh straps and back panels make heavy loads feel light. Removable sternum strap helps stabilize the bag. Spacious pockets.

Other things to know: Recent redesign is lighter on interior organizational features, but we found it manageable. Available in Plume Grey.

Vacuum and robot vacuum deals

Cordless stick vacuums

Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Powerful motor. Great on hardwood floors. Light and portable. Significantly cheaper than our new upgrade cordless stick vacuum pick.

Other things to know: Comes with a soft tool brush. Have to hold down trigger while cleaning. Certified Dyson refurb, comes with 2-year Allstate warranty.

What we like: An upcoming pick with good suction power, up to 60 minutes runtime, and Dyson's de-tangling Motorbar cleaner head. The laser on the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head shows hard-to-see dust on hard floors, and auto mode optimizes power and run time based on the debris picked up.

Other things to know: Currently in testing, but very promising and likely to be a pick in our stick vacuum guide.

What we like: Another good robot vacuum option. Affordable, sturdy, and repairable. Cleans well with a rubber brush that tackles pet hair effectively. Can connect to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for added home integration.

Other things to know: Manufacturer-refurbished model with 2-year Allstate warranty. Privacy concerns have been raised after Amazon's acquisition of iRobot.

What we like: Variable of our top pick and a self-emptying model exclusive to Walmart. Same sturdy, long-lasting base as cheaper Roomba models but adds more suction and tangle-resistant brushes for a boost in cleaning power.

Other things to know: Not as quick, clever, or controllable as our Roborock picks.

What we like: Top pick robot vacuum with strong suction, tangle-resistant brushes, and smart assistant and navigation capabilities. Ideal for larger spaces with rugs and shedding pets.

Other things to know: It doesn’t work quite as fast as other similar models. Alexa and Google Assistant compatible.

The parent units and identical cameras of the Eufy SpaceView and SpaceView Pro baby monitors placed next to each other.

What we like: Best option for anyone who doesn’t need remote access via smartphone. Great video and audio quality. Excellent local range. Solid 8 hour battery life. Wide pan and tilt range.

Other things to know: Flimsy monitor kickstand. 720p camera. Not Wi-Fi capable. Charges via micro-USB. Battery indicator may not be accurate after several years of use.

What we like: Discreet wearable breast pump. Will be our new top pick wearable breast pump when we update our guide to the best breast pumps.

Other things to know: Has the potential to significantly improve the pumping experience, but is unlikely to work well for everyone, and comes with significant learning curve. Deal is for the double pump.

What we like: Upcoming smart bassinet top pick. Stylish. Built-in microphone listens for a baby's cries and responds accordingly. Comes with three swaddles (small, medium, and large). Robust customer service.

Other things to know: Still expensive, even on sale. Also available to rent. 30-day trial.

What we like: Our pick if your child doesn’t like the sensations produced by a vibrating toothbrush. Recharges by plugging into a base, and replacement heads are among the more affordable of the brushes we tested. Has a two-minute timer.

Other things to know: Significantly more noisy than our top picks. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

What we like: The kids version of one of our Echo speaker picks, plus our favorite smart tabletop night-light. Echo Glow emits 16 different colors. Can also cue a countdown to bedtime. Echo Glow needs to be controlled by an Amazon Echo device, like the Echo Dot Kids.

Other things to know: Newest version of the Echo Dot Kids, choose between a dragon or an owl pattern. Includes parental controls, longer warranty (two years), and a year of Amazon Kids+ content.

Google and Google Android deals

A hand holding up a Google Pixel 6a that is displaying apps on its home screen.

Photo: Ryan Whitwam

What we like: A kitchen counter or bedside friendly smart speaker with touchscreen. Streams audio and video and accepts voice commands from Google Assistant. Great for controlling smart devices. Includes sensors to track your sleep.

Other things to know: Screen is 7 inches diagonal. No camera ensures privacy.

What we like: Budget pick Android phone with previous-generation flagship processor. Latest Android software. Still has excellent screen and good battery life, plus a camera that rivals those of phones that cost twice as much.

Other things to know: Lacks wireless charging. Cheaper build and smaller display (6.1") than Pixel 6. Pixel 7 is now available, but no 7a has been released yet.

What we like:  Best Android smartphone camera we’ve ever tested. Excellent build quality and more affordable than comparable models. Guaranteed security updates through fall 2027.

Other things to know: Not many negatives, but no optical-zoom camera and fast-charging speeds are underwhelming.

Speaker and soundbar deals

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3, our pick for best Bluetooth speaker.

Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Longer Bluetooth range (130 feet) than the Wonderboom 2. 14-hour battery life. Waterproof and dustproof. Can pair speakers together for stereo sound.

Other things to know: Still uses Micro USB charging. Minor upgrades from the Wonderboom 2. Visually identical to the older model. Available in Active Black and Joyous Bright.

What we like: Good balance of price and performance. Offers bright sounding audio. Waterproof.

Other things to know: Relatively short 6-hour battery life. 1-year JBL limited warranty. Available in black, white, and red.

What we like: Sounds great and is an affordable entry point to the Sonos multiroom wireless speaker system. Alexa and Google Assistant enabled.

Other things to know: Sonos is our top pick for the best multiroom wireless speaker system. Sonos ecosystem is a closed system.

What we like: Inexpensive 2.0 soundbar. Integrated 4K HDR media streamer. Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 support. Compact—great for small spaces and setups.

Other things to know: Not a sonic powerhouse, but a significant improvement over TV speakers.

A Macbook Air sits on a white desk.

Photo: Andrew Cunningham

What we like: Our top pick MacBook. Enough speed, memory, and storage for most day-to-day computer tasks. Battery life a little over 14 hours. Lightweight. Solid construction. Comfortable keyboard. Industry-leading support.

Other things to know: Specs include Apple M1 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3" Retina display, one 3.5mm jack, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

What we like: Our upgrade pick MacBook has a sleek design with a brighter screen and better webcam. Faster and more ample storage. Brings back the MagSafe port. A good all-around option for Mac users.

Other things to know: Available in multiple finishes. Not ideal for editing photos or videos, or otherwise processing large media files.

What we like: Upgrade pick wireless keyboard. Backlit keys are particularly comfortable to type on. Can pair with and switch between three devices via Bluetooth.

Other things to know: Takes up more desk space than our top pick. Rechargeable battery doesn’t last as long. Use code FALLSAVINGS for the deal price.

What we like: Comfortable, backlit, square keys. Can pair and switch between three devices via Bluetooth. Offers full-sized number pad.

Other things to know: Shorter battery life than other Bluetooth picks. Takes up more space than the MX Keys Mini.

What we like: Comfortable grip especially for larger hand sizes. Second thumb scroll wheel and 5 programmable buttons. Connects via USB dongle or Bluetooth. Long lasting rechargeable battery.

Other things to know: Requires Logi Options+ software to customize buttons. More expensive than other picks. Scrolling can be jittery on Mac. Use code FALLSAVINGS for the deal price.

What we like: Our upgrade pick keyboard case for the iPad Pro. Fantastic keys with excellent glass trackpad. Necessary for extended typing on the iPad. Draws power via Smart Connector.

Other things to know: Expensive and heavy. Not everyone needs the trackpad. USB-C port only provides pass-through charging to the iPad.

A seventy-four piece Magna-Tiles set.

Photo: Magna-Tiles

What we like: A recommendation in our guide to learning and STEM toys. Magnetic triangles, squares, and pentagons let kids build unique 3D structures. Easy to clean up.

Other things to know: Younger children may have trouble with the abstract shapes.

What we like: A puzzle we love for preschoolers. Over four feet long with 100 large, sturdy pieces. Beautifully detailed picture of African plains.

Other things to know: Not the best deal we've seen. Can also get two for $13. Also comes in dinosaur, solar system, and ocean themes.

What we like: Wooden construction. Great outlet for creativity. Colorful design.

Other things to know: Testers found individual puppets may get more use than the theater itself.

What we like: Versatile, wooden block-on-stick stacker that should provide endless engagement. Each tower is composed of solid, well-made wooden pieces that offer varying sets of challenges based on their shape and color.

Other things to know: Recommended for kids ages two to four years old. Deal ends today.

What we like: Versatile, wooden block-on-stick stacker that should provide endless engagement. Each tower is composed of solid, well-made wooden pieces that offer varying sets of challenges based on their shape and color.

Other things to know: Recommended for kids ages two to four years old. Deal ends today.

What we like: Bold, colorful artwork that appeals to young ones. Letters and words in a legible, playful font. Great for helping kids identify objects.

Other things to know: Artwork by Amy Blay. 26 double-sided cards connected by a re-closable plastic ring.

The Samsung S95B OLED TV (65-Inch), our top pick for the best OLED TV.

Photo: Lee Neikirk

What we like: Our new top pick for the best OLED TV. Brightest, most color-rich, and most room-flexible OLED TV we’ve ever tested.

Other things to know: Doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR. Only 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.

Read our review of the best OLED TV.

What we like:  LCD TV that mounts perfectly flush against the wall like framed artwork. Smart screensaver can display photos or art when not in use. Bezel is customizable to match room decor.

Other things to know: Good image quality, but not equal to the company’s best 4K and 8K sets. Matches low price for the 2022 model in the 55-inch size.

What we like: Our runner-up pick for the best media streaming device. Supports almost every major service. Clean, simple interface. Affordable 4K resolution.

Other things to know: Search and discovery features are more limited than our top pick (the more expensive Google Chromecast TV).

The best lightweight fire pit, the Solo Stove Bonfire, shown with flames coming out of it.

Photo: Solo Stove

What we like: Easy to light. Smaller form factor and light weight makes for easy storage. Comes with stand, removable base plate, and ash pan.

Other things to know: Plain aesthetic not appealing to everyone. Reduces smoke by 70% to 80%. Radiates less heat than other heavier models. Use code STEVEO, price includes $10 shipping.

What we like: Also-great pick that's more rugged and portable than our top pick. Compact, with a simple interface. Nine-hour battery life. 20-foot effective range in still weather.

Other things to know: Wind can drastically affect performance. Only works against mosquitos. Takes about 15 minutes for the area to be protected. Use code HOLIDAY22 for the deal price.

What we like: Budget pick tent. Simple, relatively roomy dome-style tent comfortably fits up to four people. Intuitive to set up. Decent rain fly. Airy and cool.

Other things to know: Dome-style design makes it feel more cramped than our cabin-style picks. Ideal for light/recreational usage. Doesn't include groundsheet. Deal price only applicable to Spruce Green colorway.

What we like: Luxurious-feeling beach towel. Heavier than our classic pick. Offers maxed-out softness and absorbency. Velour face and terry weave back.

Other things to know: Measures 34 by 70 inches. Available in three vibrant patterns. Add two towels to your cart to avoid shipping fees.

The Fitbit Charge 5 watch with a teal green band.

Photo: Rozette Rago

What we like: Easy to use and navigate menus. Reliably detects, identifies, and starts recording workouts after about 10 minutes of activity. Built-in GPS and solid battery life.

Other things to know: Getting to be an older option at this point. No tracker perfectly recorded every metric it attempted in our testing.

What we like: Effective and low-tech teeth-whitening solution that doesn't require having to go to the dentist. Very affordable.

Other things to know: Slower than professional treatments. Results take several sessions over the course of a few weeks. Comes with 20 Professional Effects Treatments and 10 1-Hour Express Treatments. Costco membership required.

What we like: Best water flosser both in terms of cleaning and saving counter space. Unique cordless charging base is a significant upgrade. Has 10 pressure settings and comes with multiple tips of different stream widths.

Other things to know: Three-year warranty. On sale in black or white.

What we like: Smooth and sturdy ride. Community emphasis. Engaging instructors.

Other things to know: Requires subscription for full functionality. Adjusts easily but smaller riders may struggle finding a perfect fit.

What we like: Our top pick electric toothbrush with the CrossAction brush head. Two-minute timer and pressure sensor. Handy quadrant pacing. Long-lasting rechargeable battery.

Other things to know: Compatible with the largest range of replacement heads. Oscillating brushing motion. Louder than others. Clip the on-page coupon.

What we like: Our runner-up pick for the best electric toothbrush. Inexpensive, but still offers a timer and long-lasting rechargeable battery. Effective but quiet cleaning. Pressure sensor.

Other things to know: Down to $30 in 3 colors from Amazon, and 4 colors from Target. "New" 4100 charges via USB. Brush heads are more expensive than those of some of our other picks.

What we like: 52¼ by 21-inch smart mirror. Potential replacement for studio fitness classes and boutique gym memberships. Nearly seamless user experience. Classes streamed from app. Supports internal and external music streaming services.

Other things to know: New low. $39/month subscription required (up to six household members can share). Must be installed with stand or wall mount. $250 installation fee available at checkout if you don't want to self-install. First deal we've seen this year.

What we like: Combines the power of a blow dryer and a round brush in one convenient package. A simple and affordable daily styling solution.

Other things to know: Our testers generally liked the Dyson Airwrap better (but it's far less affordable). Deal only available in black with pink trim or black/teal.

What we like: Our top pick beard trimmer. The right amount of power for comfortable, precise grooming. Sturdy and well-made. Many useful accessories. Can double as a hair or body trimmer. Long five-year warranty on the body.

Other things to know: The heaviest cordless trimmer we tested. Not as powerful as our runner-up pick for thick beards. Clip the on-page coupon for the deal price.

What we like: Excellent for curly or coarse hair. Powerful enough for heavy beards. Solid build with long handle.

Other things to know: Comes with clean and charge base. Heavier and more expensive than top pick. Uses same cartridges as Series 7 base. Costco membership required, price reflects shipping.

What we like: Powerful percussion in a compact form. Can cycle up and down through five speed settings. Multiple grip options reduce hand strain.

Other things to know: Four different head attachments—standard ball, cone, dampener, and thumb. Can sound like a power tool when in use.

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What we like: A soft and spongy, honeycombed-textured waffle that feels thick and warm while still being lightweight. Most luxurious and generously sized robe we tested.

Other things to know: Not as plush as terry cloth. Arms can be overly long, but can be rolled up or hemmed.

Read our review of the best robes.

What we like: A streetwear and sneakerhead staple. Super comfortable.

Other things to know: Style might seem bulky if you prefer slim shoes. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY for deal price. Opt for store pickup, otherwise shipping is an extra $7.

What we like: Comfortable and sturdy. Complement a variety of face shapes. Lifetime warranty, a rare perk for under-$20 shades.

Other things to know: Some variants don't have polarized lenses, so double-check before buying. Multiple colors on sale. Amazon Lightning Deal.

What we like: Our classic pajama set pick for women. Soft and smooth. Classic styling and chic contrast piping. Some of the most versatile pajamas on our list.

Other things to know: Made from Tencel fabric. Street price has risen in recent months. Available in a variety of colors and sizes XS to XXL. Use code JOY25.

Read our review of the best pajamas.

What we like: Versatile and flattering. Structured fit, a substantial feel, and medium compression. Available in a wide variety of sizes (from XXS to 6XL), three lengths, and six standard colors plus some limited ones.

Other things to know: May feel warm in some scenarios due to the substantial fabric. The waistband itself had less give than waistbands on other pairs. Buy one pair for $54 shipped, or more than one pair for free shipping.

What we like: Stretchy instead of structured. Light compression. Super comfortable—most testers forgot they were wearing them. Luxuriously soft, almost sueded texture.

Other things to know: Very body-conscious fit, even for leggings. One tester (XS) likened them to "sausage casing" while two others (XXL and S) said they fit "perfectly" so it may vary. Aquamarine heather and rosemary heather have the widest ranges of sizes available, other colors have limited sizing at different costs.

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