Wirecutter: New Product Reviews, Deals, and Buying Advice

The Wirecutter New Essentials

by Jason Chen

The coronavirus has turned life upside down. These are the things that have made living, working, and taking care of ourselves (all from home) easier.

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Daily deals

Price drops on products we already love

Squeaky clean

If you’ve ever wondered how often you should wash your mask, or how you’d even begin to clean your mattress, we’ve been collecting our advice on how to keep your things spotless.

Electronics

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kits

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kits

by Joel Santo Domingo

We tested the best mesh-networking kits to find which ones solve the problem of bad Wi-Fi in large homes, complicated floor plans, and troublesome dead zones.

  • The Best Wi-Fi Router

    The Best Wi-Fi Router

    by Joel Santo Domingo

    We’ve tested the latest Wi-Fi routers to find the best ones—from budget options to top of the line—to make your wireless network faster and more responsive.

  • The Best Business Laptops

    The Best Business Laptops

    by Andrew Cunningham

    Business laptops can be expensive but are a good long-term value because they are sturdier and more repairable than thinner, lighter options like ultrabooks.

  • The Best LCD/LED TV

    The Best LCD/LED TV

    by Chris Heinonen

    The new and improved TCL 6-Series is our favorite LCD/LED TV, thanks to its great performance, simple Roku interface, and future-proof features.

Home & Garden

Kitchen & Dining

The Best Food Storage Containers

The Best Food Storage Containers

by Michael Sullivan and Ganda Suthivarakom

After years of using and abusing food storage containers, we recommend the glass Pyrex 18-Piece Simply Store Food Storage Set and the Snapware 18-Piece Total Solution Plastic Food Storage Set.

Appliances

Office

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kits

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kits

by Joel Santo Domingo

We tested the best mesh-networking kits to find which ones solve the problem of bad Wi-Fi in large homes, complicated floor plans, and troublesome dead zones.

  • The Best Business Laptops

    The Best Business Laptops

    by Andrew Cunningham

    Business laptops can be expensive but are a good long-term value because they are sturdier and more repairable than thinner, lighter options like ultrabooks.

  • Our Favorite Paper Planners

    Our Favorite Paper Planners

    by Jackie Reeve

    A paper planner can keep you more organized and on track with your goals, and with eight different versions, we have picks that will suit any planning style.

  • The Best Tax Filing Software

    The Best Tax Filing Software

    by Melanie Pinola

    For the first time, Credit Karma Tax is our pick for filers with simple returns. We still recommend TurboTax Deluxe for anyone with a more complicated return.

Health & Fitness

Gifts

The Best Holiday Photo Cards

The Best Holiday Photo Cards

by Ben Keough

After a new round of testing, including of newcomers Costco and Walgreens, Simply to Impress remains our favorite holiday photo card service.

  • The Most Popular Wirecutter-Approved Gifts of 2020

    The Most Popular Wirecutter-Approved Gifts of 2020

    by Wirecutter Staff

    These are the 200 most-purchased, Wirecutter-recommended gifts so far in 2020.

  • The 22 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

    The 22 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

    by Dorie Chevlen and Justin Krajeski

    We talked with coffee aficionados and resurfaced some Wirecutter favorites to recommend the grinders, coffee machines, and drinkware worth getting.

  • The Best Christmas Lights

    The Best Christmas Lights

    by Doug Mahoney and Thom Dunn

    Our recommendations for indoor, outdoor, LED, and incandescent Christmas lights.

Money

Baby & Kid

The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

by Signe Brewster

Our expert sources and kid testers agreed that the Lego Boost set is the best robotics kit for beginners who want to learn to build and program robots.

  • The Best Cloth Face Masks for Kids

    The Best Cloth Face Masks for Kids

    by Christina Szalinski

    The best cloth face mask for kids is the one they’ll put on and keep on. We have six to recommend that are comfortable, breathable, and fit a range of ages.

  • The Best Lego Sets for Kids

    The Best Lego Sets for Kids

    by Signe Brewster

    We interviewed experts and recruited more than 60 kids to play with Legos to find a range of standout sets for beginners.

  • The 100 Most Popular Wirecutter-Approved Gifts for Kids

    The 100 Most Popular Wirecutter-Approved Gifts for Kids

    by Wirecutter Staff

    Here are the most-purchased Wirecutter-recommended gifts for kids so far this year.

Outdoors

  • The Best Hand Warmer

    The Best Hand Warmer

    by Kaitlyn Wells

    After testing nine new hand warmers we think the Celestron Elements FireCel+ is the best way to keep your hands warm this winter.

  • How to Wash Your Down Jacket

    How to Wash Your Down Jacket

    by Catherine Harnden and Jenni Gritters

    Cleaning your down jacket at the end of each season helps ensure that it stays warm and toasty for several years.

  • The Best White T-Shirts for Men

    The Best White T-Shirts for Men

    by Justin Krajeski

    A white T-shirt is the unsung hero of many outfits, and we found five different high-quality, stylish shirts to suit a variety of budgets and sizes.

Hobby & Crafts

The Best Label Maker

The Best Label Maker

We printed dozens of labels while testing the top seven label makers to find the best one to organize your office, kitchen, media cabinet, and more.

  • The Best Record Player Setup for Beginners

    The Best Record Player Setup for Beginners

    by Adrienne Maxwell

    Start your vinyl music journey here with our picks for turntable, receiver, speakers, and more.

  • The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

    The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

    by Signe Brewster

    Our expert sources and kid testers agreed that the Lego Boost set is the best robotics kit for beginners who want to learn to build and program robots.

  • Our Favorite Paper Planners

    Our Favorite Paper Planners

    by Jackie Reeve

    A paper planner can keep you more organized and on track with your goals, and with eight different versions, we have picks that will suit any planning style.

Pets

Travel

The Best Gear for Your Road Trips

The Best Gear for Your Road Trips

by Kit Dillon and Wirecutter Staff

After 120 hours of research and 1,500 miles behind the wheel, we’ve singled out the gear that’s absolutely essential for your next journey on the open road.