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3 Easy Ways to Use Alexa and Smart Lights to Enhance Your Home

by Thom Dunn

Alexa can make controlling a smart home far more streamlined. Here are three ways one family uses it to make a home more convenient, welcoming, and secure.

Deals We Love

Price drops on products we already love

Replace plastic disposables

If you want to reduce your disposable usage and don't know where to start, consider assembling a kit of reusable stand-ins for everyday items. We have the recommendations you need to kick your plastics habit out of your home and into the recycling bin for good.

Electronics

  • The Best Budget Android Phones

    The Best Budget Android Phones

    by Ryan Whitwam

    Prompt software updates, a nice screen, and good-enough performance make the Nokia 6.1 the best Android phone for anyone with less than $250 to spend.

  • The Best Lightning Cable for iPhone and iPad

    The Best Lightning Cable for iPhone and iPad

    by Nick Guy

    The Anker PowerLine Lightning cable is durable and affordable and lets you charge and sync at the fastest speeds. In any length, it’s the cable we’d buy.

  • The Best Headphones

    The Best Headphones

    by Lauren Dragan

    We’ve tested several hundred headphones, including wireless, noise-cancelling, and even kids headphones, to pick the best headphones in each category.

Home & Garden

The Best Light Therapy Lamp

The Best Light Therapy Lamp

by Kit Dillon and Anna Perling

After doing 29 hours of research, we think the Carex Day-Light Classic Plus Lamp is the best light therapy to treat seasonal affective disorder symptoms.

  • Casper Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment

    Casper Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment

    by Joanne Chen

    Casper updated its entire line of mattresses and introduced two hybrid options. Here’s our no-holds-barred opinion.

  • The Best Area Rugs Under $300

    The Best Area Rugs Under $300

    by Shannon Palus

    After 50 hours researching the best budget area rugs, we found 12 we highly recommend. They will work for every room in your home, no matter your taste.

  • The Best Home Security System

    The Best Home Security System

    by Rachel Cericola

    After months of testing and looking at new add-ons and integrations, we’ve found Ring Alarm to be the best, most affordable DIY home security system.

Kitchen & Dining

Money

The Best Airline Credit Cards

The Best Airline Credit Cards

by Taylor Tepper

Maximize your miles, eliminate checked-bag fees, access priority boarding, and work toward elite status with our top airline credit card picks.

Travel

  • The Best Credit Cards for TSA PreCheck and Global Entry

    The Best Credit Cards for TSA PreCheck and Global Entry

    by Sally French

    Credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve can reimburse the fees you pay to apply for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓.

  • The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

    The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

    by Taylor Tepper

    Our travel rewards credit card picks reward big flyers, folks who can get big value out of an annual-fee card, and those who want rewards with no annual fee.

  • Our Favorite Briefcases

    Our Favorite Briefcases

    by Tim Barribeau and Daniel Varghese

    If you wear a suit or jacket for work, one of these briefcases will meet your style and budget needs to carry everything you need for a day on the job.

Office

The Best All-in-One Printer

The Best All-in-One Printer

by Ben Keough

After 40 hours of research and testing, we think that HP’s OfficeJet Pro 8720 is the best all-in-one printer for the average home office.

  • The Best Tech and Apps for Your Home Office

    The Best Tech and Apps for Your Home Office

    by Wirecutter Staff

    We’ve collected our favorite picks—from dozens of guides and hundreds of hours of research and testing—to make your home office more productive and comfortable.

  • The Best Paper Shredders

    The Best Paper Shredders

    by Melanie Pinola

    We tested top shredders for use at home and in small offices and found that AmazonBasics has the most reliable, secure shredders at affordable prices.

  • The Best Business Credit Cards

    The Best Business Credit Cards

    by Taylor Tepper

    Our business credit card picks can help a small-business owner access an all-important line of credit, good customer service, and even rewards.

Appliances

Health & Fitness

The Best Light Therapy Lamp

The Best Light Therapy Lamp

by Kit Dillon and Anna Perling

After doing 29 hours of research, we think the Carex Day-Light Classic Plus Lamp is the best light therapy to treat seasonal affective disorder symptoms.

Baby & Kid

Outdoors

The Best Winter Boots

The Best Winter Boots

by Lisa Maloney and Daniela Gorny

After testing 17 pairs of winter boots during an Alaskan winter, we think the men’s and women’s Keen Durand Polar WP are the best for most people.

  • The Best Camping Stove

    The Best Camping Stove

    by Kit Dillon

    We tested seven picnic table camp stoves, and our favorite is the Coleman Classic. It is inexpensive and rugged, and still boils water faster than stoves twice the price.

  • The Top 10 Tools to Help You Ride Out the Next Hurricane

    The Top 10 Tools to Help You Ride Out the Next Hurricane

    by Doug Mahoney

    These 10 items can help you get through a hurricane, whether you’re evacuating or sheltering in place.

  • The Best Down Jacket

    The Best Down Jacket

    by Catherine Harnden

    After trekking 33 jackets over 220 miles, we think Montbell’s Alpine Light Down jacket (in women’s and men’s sizes) is the best option to keep most people warm.

Pets

Hobby & Crafts

The Best Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

The Best Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

by Brent Butterworth

With its traditional look, solid craftsmanship, and clear, balanced sound, the Yamaha FS800 is our pick for the best acoustic guitar for beginners.

  • The Best Nintendo Switch Accessories

    The Best Nintendo Switch Accessories

    by Wirecutter Staff

    We’ve researched and tested dozens of cases, controllers, stands, docks, and other accessories for the Nintendo Switch to separate the good ones from the junk.

  • 9 Muji Items That Are Beautifully Simple

    9 Muji Items That Are Beautifully Simple

    by Wirecutter Staff

    Wirecutter staffers love Muji’s simple yet stylish aesthetic, and these nine organizing and decor items are some of our favorite finds.

  • The Best Online Framing Services

    The Best Online Framing Services

    by Alex Arpaia

    After placing orders from five online framing services, we think Framebridge offers the easiest way to frame your art and photos with the best results.