Finding the right gear to work out in is challenging enough, but for cyclists, it can be even harder. A decent pair of sunglasses will be necessary, but they can bump against earbuds if you want to listen to music while you ride. The Bose Frames Tempo sunglasses place impressively effective speakers against your temples, giving you the best of both gadgets in one.
A good pair of headphones has clear audio quality, but a truly great pair of earbuds can do the same with a stylish flourish. These Bang & Olufsen buds made our list of the Best Workout Earbuds not only for having water resistance, long battery life, and a selection of listening profiles but for looking pretty darn good too. This price is by far the lowest we’ve tracked for them.
JBL makes pretty solid audio equipment in general, and these earbuds offer up to 21 hours of battery life, active noise cancellation, and wireless charging for a relatively affordable $75. This historic low price has been around since late October.
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The Fujifilm X-T4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) provides excellent in-body image stabilization, convenient hybrid photo-video shooting modes, and decent battery life, even managing to squeeze out two full hours while shooting 4K video.
This mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera is capable of unlimited 4K recording in a variety of modes, including up to 60 frames per second under certain settings, and can even wirelessly livestream footage. If you’re looking for a DSLR that can double as a video production camera, this one’s a great find.
For the streamers, vloggers, and creators just starting out on their journey, the Sony ZV-1 is a solid pick when you’re ready to upgrade from your phone. It has a flip-out 3-inch screen, convenient autofocus, and even a toggle to enable an easy bokeh background. It might not give you the control of a higher-end DSLR or mirrorless, but its simplicity can help make lower-budget productions go much more smoothly.
You don’t always have to spend tons of money to get better audio for your streams. This inexpensive lavalier mic—the kind that you clip to your shirt collar—is a simple way to get better sound than you might get from a camera or your phone.
If you record videos on the go—basically anywhere except a desk or studio booth—then a good shotgun mic can be crucial. These isolate audio from sources they’re pointed at. The Deity V-Mic D3 Pro is one of our favorites, and reviews editor Julian Chokkattu uses it regularly.
Laptop, PC, and Tablet Deals
Apple’s new series of M1 processors offer a huge leap in performance over past generations of Intel processors. The first-generation M1 MacBook Air would still be a solid deal with no discount at all, but at this price, it’s even better.
The Chromebook Flex 5i is one of our favorite Chromebooks, but if you’re trying to stick to a budget, the cheaper Flex 5 (without the “i”) is a great alternative, especially when the price is this low. The specs are on the light end, with a 10th-generation Intel Core i3 chip and 4 gigabytes of RAM. It might not handle heavy-duty tasks, but it’s plenty fine for homework and browsing the web.
This lightweight Acer laptop is one of our favorites. It packs 16 gigabytes of RAM, an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a 1-terabyte solid-state drive, which makes it powerful enough to handle most tasks you could throw at it. It also comes with a bevy of ports, including HDMI, USB-A, and a Thunderbolt-4-capable USB-C port that can double as a charging port. There’s even a headphone jack for the cool, attractive people who are back on the wired headphone train.
If you enjoy making voice recordings on the go, or maybe you want to bring a USB mic with you to and from the office, I like this tiny mic. It has a cute retro design, surprisingly good mics, and all the buttons you need on the sides. You can plug it into your phone or computer to use it instead of the default mic, or record to the microphone’s 8 GB of storage separately. Read more about it in our Home Office Gear guide.
We liked the Razer Kiyo Pro, which skips a ring light in favor of software-based low-light compensation, in our webcam tests. The only problem is that it was a touch overpriced. Right now, that’s less of a problem with the webcam down to a mere $100—its best deal yet.
It never hurts to make sure your files are backed up. If you have a lot of files that you can’t afford to lose, there’s hardly a better option to create a backup than this positively massive 18-terabyte external drive from Western Digital. It’s got more than enough space to keep even large video collections safe for the long term.
Adding a solid-state drive is one of the best ways to speed up your computer, and Samsung makes some of the most highly rated options. This 500-gigabyte SSD has more than enough space to be the primary drive where you install Windows, as well as any other big applications or games that you want to load quickly. This goes on sale all the time, but the lowest price we’ve tracked was $60.
This SSD is our top pick for high-speed external storage. Our team has used it for incredibly demanding tasks, like recording 6K footage from cinema cameras, which typical SD cards can’t pull off. If the work you do requires speed, or you just don’t like waiting for all your files to copy over, it’s hard to beat this drive. The Cyber Monday deal beats the previous low by $20.
If your idea of a portable computer is less laptop and more iPad—and we can’t blame you—then the Apple Pencil is a must-have accessory. It’s handy for drawing, writing notes, or even just navigating iPadOS’s swipes and taps.
Find yourself needing to print shipping labels often? Instead of paying to use the printer at the post office or delivery shop, this little printer might save you some money in the long run (or it’s just a bit more convenient). It can quickly print your shipping labels (once you crop them), no ink needed. Read more about it in our Home Office Gear guide.
The Flexispot EN1 is one of the best affordable standing desks we’ve tested. It’s motorized, lets you set multiple height presets, and doesn’t wobble very much compared to similarly priced desks. It would make a good dedicated home base for those still working from a laptop at the kitchen counter or coffee table.
One of the best ways to clear up space on your desk—and save yourself some neck pain while you’re at it—is a good screen mounting arm. This one, from Twelve South, is one of our favorite iPad accessories. If you need to reclaim space in your workstation, it’s hard to beat.
If you want to up your podcasting game, the Shure MV7 is a great way to get what our resident audio expert, Associate Editor Parker Hall, calls “approaching real studio-quality sound.” This is the lowest price we’ve seen, though the deal is only on the silver model.
The Apple Watch SE is the least expensive model that still works with Family Setup, so if you’re looking for a cheap smartwatch you can give to a child or non-tech-savvy relative, this is the one to get. This is the Best Apple Watch for most people, and it’s even more attractive at this historic low price.
Apple products rarely go on sale so soon after release, so it’s no surprise this is a small discount. Still, $20 is $20. The Apple Watch 7 Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a big, gorgeous display, faster charging, and the usual suit of powerful Apple software that’s made this line of watches the top wearable.
Last year, the Series 6 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) was the most full-featured watch Apple offered. It had the most onboard health-tracking sensors, like optical wrist-based SpO2 measurements and ECGs. It is, in other words, a very capable device, and it remains a great buy, especially at this price. It’s been eclipsed by the Series 7, but Apple’s latest didn’t add much new.
For focusing purely on fitness tracking, the Fitbit Charge 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite wearable, hands … well, up, probably. It has a bright AMOLED display, long battery life, and it’s positively packed with sensors for a tracker at this price point. Unfortunately, some of the best features are locked behind the Fitbit Premium membership, but you’ll get six months for free so you can be really sure you want those features before you commit to the $10 monthly cost.
It’s been hard to recommend Wear watches for a while (though that may be changing) but the Fossil Gen 6 is one of the few that managed to get an honorable mention nod in our Best Smartwatches guide, in no small part because it’s supposedly set to get updated to the newest version of Wear OS in 2022.
Smart Home and Kitchen Deals
The Roborock S4 Max impressed us with features that are normally only found on more expensive models, like mapping, virtual barriers, and the ability to identify and avoid problem spots. We called it the best bang for your buck in our roundup of the Best Robot Vacuums, and with the extra $150-off coupon, it’s hard to resist.
A step up from the S4 Max, the Roborock S6 MaxV (7/10, WIRED Recommends) comes with impressive additional bells and whistles, like the ability to recognize and avoid dog poop. One of our biggest complaints was its relatively steep price, but knocking nearly $300 off sure helps with that.