Category: Gear / Products / Smart Home

January 10, 2021

A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch

The devices have come a long way and are especially great right now, since they offer a way to connect with long-distance family.


by Medea Giordano in Gear
December 29, 2020

How to Get the Most Out of (or Into) Your Robot Vacuum

These simple tips will help you turn that automated little machine into your new best friend.


by Adrienne So in Clean Ride
December 25, 2020

How to Set Up Your Nest Thermostat

The future is here, and it’s atmospherically superior.


by Brian Barrett in Gear
December 23, 2020

Amazon’s Fourth-Gen Echo Looks—and Sounds—Even Better

Thanks to a rounded design and improved drivers, the company’s newest smart speaker outshines the competition.


by Parker Hall in Gear
December 13, 2020

Breathe Easy—We Found the Best Air Purifiers

We tested standard and HEPA models to find the right one for your home.


by Wired Staff in Buying Guide
December 12, 2020

The 14 Best Google Assistant Speakers for Your Home

From smart displays to portable boomboxes, Google’s smart voice assistant comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are our favorites.


by Jeffrey Van Camp Medea Giordano in Buying Guide
December 10, 2020

These Are Our 7 Favorite Robot Vacuums

From no-frills cleaners to high-end automation, we have the perfect pick for you.


by Adrienne So in Buying Guide
November 26, 2020

The 9 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa or Google Assistant

Chatty assistants from Google, Amazon, and Apple are popular. But which one is right for you?


by Parker Hall Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
November 26, 2020

Our Favorite Dyson Stick Vacuum Is $150 Off Now

The wireless Cyclone V10 is light, beautiful, and modular, and it helps me clean everything from carpets to couches to the trunk of my car.


by Adrienne So in Deals
November 26, 2020

Every Great Black Friday Deal on Google Devices

Google has discounted its new Pixel phones this weekend, along with Nest speakers and other Google smart home devices.


by Matt Jancer Gear Team in black friday