Category: Gear / Products / Smart Home

October 25, 2020

I Didn’t Want to Love Zooming on My Facebook Portal—but I Do

Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone.


by Adrienne So in Gear
October 7, 2020

11 Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers (2020): Which Models Are Best?

From the newest Echo Dot to a voice-enabled Yamaha soundbar, we’ve rounded up our favorite speakers from Amazon and its partners.


by Parker Hall Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
September 27, 2020

The Best Smart Light Bulbs (2020): Ambient Lighting, Kits, Color, and More

They’re the easiest way to start building a smarter home. From Ikea and Philips Hue kits to ambient lighting, here are our favorites.


by Medea Giordano in Bright Idea
September 6, 2020

18 Labor Day Deals to Make Your Home an Oasis: Candles, Lighting, Plants, and More

There are a ton of sales on candles, smart lighting, and sleep accessories to ease the stress (and blues) of quarantine.


by Medea Giordano in Deals
September 4, 2020

11 Best Mattress Sales and Deals for Labor Day (2020)

All of our favorite WIRED-tested bed-in-a-box mattresses are on sale for Labor Day weekend, including some by Helix, Leesa, and Casper.


by Jeffrey Van Camp Medea Giordano in Gear
August 27, 2020

The Bathroom of Tomorrow: Shower & Bath Tech of 2020

Bathrooms are getting smarter, smelling nicer, making you sweat, cooling you down, and, of course, still graciously accepting your waste.


by Brennan Kilbane Allure in Future of Beauty
August 26, 2020

Best Sonos Setup: Which Speakers and Soundbars Should You Buy?

From the Move to the Beam, we’ve tested every speaker from the venerable brand. We like them all—but here are the best picks to fit your lifestyle.


by Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
August 22, 2020

A Standing Desk Changed My Life—It Can Save Yours Too

These motor-powered desks aren’t all hype. They actually do make you feel better—physically and mentally.


by Simon Hill in Gear
August 20, 2020

The Best Dyson Vacuums (2020): V11, V8, and More

It’s easy to get sucked into the brand’s vast catalog. Here are the ones that floored us.


by Matt Jancer in Gear
August 15, 2020

Midea U-Shaped Window Air Conditioner Review (2020)

This unique and smart machine avoids the usual pitfalls of box-shaped window ACs while keeping you cool and calm.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear