Category: Gear / Products / Lifestyle

December 4, 2021

These Are Our Favorite Hair Straighteners

Curls and waves are beautiful. But when you want to smooth them out, these hot tools—irons, brushes, and combs—work wonders.


by Medea Giordano in Buying Guide
November 27, 2021

Our Favorite Local Shops for Small Business Saturday

Today—and every day—support stores in your community. Here are our hometown favorites we think you’ll like, too.


by Medea Giordano WIRED Staff in Gear
November 23, 2021

Our Favorite Mattress Deals for Black Friday (So Far)

Trouble sleeping? A bunch of our favorite WIRED-Reviewed hybrid, organic, and foam mattresses are on sale right now.


by Medea Giordano Gear Team in black friday
November 17, 2021

This Couch Hides Built-In Surround Sound in the Cushions

These comfortable couches now come with surround sound.


by Medea Giordano in Gear
November 16, 2021

The 13 Best Subscription Boxes for Gifting

We have options for plant lovers, foodies, pets, and even those who are hard to shop for with these gifts that keep on giving.


by Medea Giordano in Gear
November 15, 2021

6 Affordable Automatic Watches That Feel Luxe

No, you don’t need to spend thousands to get a proper self-winding mechanical timepiece.


by Jeremy White in Buying Guide
November 12, 2021

Our Favorite Gear for Everyday Sun Protection

The sun is a giver of life—but get too much of it and you’re toast. These are the best hats, arm coverings, and shirts to shield yourself.


by Jess Grey in Buying Guide
November 11, 2021

The Best Weighted Blankets for Calm and Comfort

These accessories might not cure your anxiety or insomnia, but they can feel like a hug when you really need one.


by Medea Giordano Jess Grey in Buying Guide
November 10, 2021

Give Your Back a Break With Our Favorite Office Chairs

Upgrade your home office and work in style with these comfy seats.


by Julian Chokkattu Gear Team in Buying Guide
November 7, 2021

The 15 Best (and Worst) Mattresses You Can Buy Online

We tested dozens of bed-in-a-box hybrid, foam, innerspring, latex, and certified organic mattresses.


by Jeffrey Van Camp Gear Team in Counting Sheep