This smart display (7/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t have a camera, so you can use it in any room without worry. It can also track your sleep and is compact enough for most bedside tables.
If you do want a camera on your smart display for Duo video calls, the Google Nest Hub Max is our top pick. It’s bigger than the Nest Hub above, so it’s better for, say, watching YouTube while you cook. You can turn the camera off, but there’s no physical shutter.
Google’s video doorbell is easy to install and can identify both people and packages. It also integrates with the rest of your Google Home devices, so you can answer the door while you’re cooking from your Nest Hub.
Are you sensing a Google Nest theme? (We have a full roundup of even more Google deals.) I (Adrienne) tested the outdoor Nest Cam with the battery, which I also liked (and included in our Best Outdoor Security Cameras roundup). This is the wired indoor version, which is more convenient if you have pets, small children, or valuables that you need to keep track of inside your home.
We have not tried this particular model, but we have tested and liked previous Nest Thermostats. Set schedules and control heat and air-conditioning right from your phone. It’ll even remind you to change your filter and turn on Eco mode when you leave.
You might need a mesh router if you have dead Wi-Fi spots in your home or want to extend your Wi-Fi to your backyard. Newer models than this one will work with Wi-Fi 6. However, this is still a decent price for a mesh router that works well.
This incredibly cute little green deep cleaner is a viral hit on TikTok. Product reviewer Brenda Stolyar admits that it hasn’t completely transformed her old furniture, but it definitely gets things looking much nicer.
If you want a toothbrush that’s slightly more powerful than a manual brush, but not so much that it wakes the neighbors, the Philips One is one of our favorite electric toothbrushes. This is the rechargeable version, but the AAA-battery-operated one is also on sale for $15 ($10 off).
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iRobot no longer sells the E5 directly, and it’s an older model that uses reactive (i.e., random ping-ponging) navigation. However, it still has iRobot’s easy-to-clean rubber brushes and Dirt Detect to sniff out trouble spots on your floors. Like some other products from Target, it’s not always available for delivery in every area.
If you’re not so much a VR fan, consider It Takes Two. It’s one of our favorite co-op games where two people play as May and Cody, a divorcing couple who must race to find their daughter after being transformed into dolls. It’s full of inventive puzzles, and we loved playing it. This is the best price we’ve seen so far.
This deal is going in and out of stock, so check back if you don’t see it available right now. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription might be one of the best deals in gaming right now. It comes with a Netflix-style library of games, including many day-one releases of games from companies Microsoft owns like Bethesda and Bungie, for one low price. Normally it goes for about $15 a month, but right now you can get three months for $25, which you can stack up to 36 months.
When you want to get serious about streaming on your games channel, you have to invest in a decent microphone. This one is very popular.
Super cute and inventive platform fun that’s suitable for the whole family. Playing as the titular Sackboy, you must save Craftworld from the villainous Vex, and you can enlist a friend to help you. This is another game that made our best couch co-op games.
Named as best for 3D audio in our best gaming headsets guide, this JBL headset boasts a broad, expansive soundstage and deep rumbly bass. But it’s the spatial audio that makes it so good for total immersion into your favorite games. There’s also active noise cancelation and a super-clear boom mic, but the gamer aesthetic might be a little flashy for some tastes.
Fitness and Parenting Deals
The Elite is Theragun’s quietest device, and app integration makes it easy to store massage routines for repeat trouble spots.
Foam rolling targets large areas of your body, like your legs and back. This wave roller looks like a traditional textured foam roller, but it also vibrates like a percussive device.
The Amazon Fire Kids tablets are our best budget pick for kid tablets. They come with a year’s subscription to Amazon Kids+, Amazon’s curated content platform, and an industry-beating two-year replacement guarantee—a necessity when handing hardware to tiny, unsteady hands.
This is one of our best gifts for teens! It’s available in a wide array of colors, and Fujifilm has included a one-touch selfie mode.
If you’re an Android user who has longed for the equivalent of an Apple Watch, you’re in luck. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 uses WearOS and has a bright OLED screen and accurate health and tracking features.
For most people who aren’t trying to beat a personal record or free-climb a mountain, Fitbits hit a magic sweet spot of attractiveness, affordability, and functionality. The Charge 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is currently our favorite fitness tracker, even if you do have to subscribe to Fitbit Premium for personalized content.
We said the Apple Watch SE was the Best Apple Watch for most people, and that’s especially true at this price. This is the cheapest model that will work with Family Setup, if you wanted to buy a watch for an older family member or child.
This is a slightly different version of the Nat Geo kit we recommend in our Best STEM Toys guide. It includes a pound of gemstones, polishing grit, a storage pouch, and five jewelry settings to display the tumbled stones in.
One of our favorite family board games, Ticket to Ride is easy to pick up and quite quick to play. Players must claim different train routes across North America to win, and there’s even a little educational value amid the fun with geography and math knowledge both figuring in any winning strategy.
If you’re having children over to your house for the first time in almost two years, you might be nervous about how to entertain them. Target is bundling entertainment options that will appeal to a wide variety of ages, from Play-Doh to Pixar films.