The Best Air Purifier

by Tim Heffernan

Clear the air—and maybe even improve your health—with a dedicated filter for any room in your home.

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Our pick for the best vacuum for hardwood floors standing upright in a living room.

What’s the Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors?

by Liam McCabe and Sabine Heinlein

While any vacuum can clean bare floors, some models make the task a little easier. The most versatile option of these is the Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352.

  • Our pick for best shovel, the Bully Tools 82515, being used to shovel dirt on top of a baby blue surface.

    The Best Shovel

    by Tim Heffernan

    Our tests of 10 shovels found the best shock-absorbing, soil-slicing, all-purpose digger.

  • The air purifiers we recommend side by side.

    How to Set Up an Air Purifier

    by Tim Heffernan

    Air purifiers aren’t complicated, but a few tips and techniques can help you optimize their performance.

  • A toilet brush cleaner, a hand broom and dust pan and a handheld vacuum cleaner

    90(ish) Wirecutter Picks to Clean Just About Anything

    by Wirecutter Staff

    These are 90(ish) of our favorite Wirecutter picks to help you tackle a deep clean of your new home.


  • The Best Laptops

    The Best Laptops

    by Kimber Streams and Dave Gershgorn

    From budget-friendly options to thin-and-light ultrabooks to powerful gaming laptops, we’ve spent hundreds of hours finding the best laptops for most people.

  • The Best Workout Headphones

    The Best Workout Headphones

    by Lauren Dragan

    The JBL Reflect Aero TWS are our favorite earbuds for the gym. We love their secure fit, simple controls, waterproof design, and ability to block noise.

  • Gear and Peripherals for PC Gaming

    Gear and Peripherals for PC Gaming

    by Haley Perry

    We’ve tested hundreds of gaming laptops, keyboards, mice, and other essentials to make your PC gaming experience even more immersive and enjoyable.


A mattresses we tested to find the best cheap mattress, shown in a bedroom with storage baskets, nightstand, and a bookshelf.

The Best Cheap Mattresses (Under $500)

by Caira Blackwell

It takes some effort, but you can find a decent, comfortable mattress that won’t break the bank. Here are four we recommend.

  • The Leesa Hybrid in a bed room.

    The Best Hybrid Mattresses

    by Joanne Chen

    Part coil, part foam, hybrid mattresses have a range of feels. Here are our favorites, plus what you need to know to find one that’s right for you.

  • An individual sleeping on their stomach, from our guide to best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

    The Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

    by Joanne Chen

    We like these six medium-firm mattresses best for stomach-sleepers because they’ll support and cushion your midsection while still aligning your spine.

  • A person sleeping on their back from our review of the best mattresses for back sleepers.

    The Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers

    by Joanne Chen

    If you prefer to sleep on your back, you’ll probably want a medium-firm mattress to align your spine and keep your shoulders, hips, and lower back comfortable.


  • The Best Margarita Mixes, Ranked

    The Best Margarita Mixes, Ranked

    by Haley Perry

    We sampled 12 margarita mixes, on their own and in cocktails, to find the best-tasting of the bunch.

  • The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker

    The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker

    by Wirecutter Staff

    We’ve been testing cold-brew coffee makers since 2016. The OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker makes the tastiest brew and is the easiest to use and clean.

  • The Best Insulated Wine Tumblers

    The Best Insulated Wine Tumblers

    by Elissa Sanci

    Like stemless wine glasses but with superpowers (cold drinks for hours! won’t shatter by the pool!), our wine tumbler picks ensure smooth summer sipping.


Two of our picks for best pressure washer, both by Ryobi, sitting side by side in the grass.

The Best Pressure Washer

by Doug Mahoney

New pressure washers are getting smaller and quieter, with plenty of scouring power for outdoor surfaces.

  • Several of our vacuum picks.

    The Best Vacuum Cleaners

    by Liam McCabe

    For a dependable, versatile, and affordable cleaner, we prefer a bagless upright, but we have recommendations for other types of vacuums as well.

  • Someone lightly jogging on a treadmill.

    The Best Treadmill

    by Seth Berkman and Ingrid Skjong

    We’ve tested 29 treadmills since 2017. The stable, spacious, easy-to-use NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is our top pick.

  • A Heat Pump Might Be Right for Your Home. Here’s Everything to Know.

    by Thom Dunn

    Here’s the single biggest change you can make to reduce your home’s energy use.


  • The 25 Best Gifts for 7-Year-Olds

    The 25 Best Gifts for 7-Year-Olds

    by Kelly Glass, Ellen Lee, and Wirecutter Staff

    Some of the best gifts for 7-year-olds foster a sense of accomplishment and challenge them to think strategically.

  • The 30 Best Father’s Day Gifts

    The 30 Best Father’s Day Gifts

    by Dorie Chevlen and Samantha Schoech

    Celebrate Dad with one of these unique Father’s Day gift ideas he’ll use and love for years to come.

  • The 25 Best Gifts for 4-Year-Olds

    The 25 Best Gifts for 4-Year-Olds

    by Kelly Glass and Wirecutter Staff

    Many of the best gifts for 4-year-olds give kids lots of options for building and experimenting with mechanics and movement.


The Best Inflatable Kiddie Pool (That You’ll Probably Have to Trash at the End of the Summer)

by Elissa Sanci

Though most don’t make it past the end of the summer, inflatable pools bring fun to the comfort of your backyard. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

  • The Best Respirator Mask for Smoke and Dust

    The Best Respirator Mask for Smoke and Dust

    by Tim Heffernan

    These masks work to block particulate inhalation in conditions ranging from wildfire smoke to dusty home projects.

  • A phone sitting on top of a white towel and next to a glass of ice water with a lemon on it, perched on the edge of a pool.

    4 Simple Tips to Keep Your Tech Safe and Dry This Summer

    by Rose Maura Lorre

    Here’s how to make sure your phone, tablet, smartwatch, or portable speaker don’t get ruined this summer, no matter how wet they get.

  • A gray camping tent outside on top of a wooden platform.

    The Best Camping Tents

    by Claire Wilcox, Kit Dillon, and Kalee Thompson

    After sleeping in 51 tents, we think the Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 3 is the best for two people and Kelty’s Wireless 6 is best for most families.



Our pick for best portable power strip and surge protector with USB charging.

The Best Travel Power Strips and Surge Protectors With USB Charging

by Sarah Witman

The best power strip for travel in North America is the easily packable Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector—our top pick for eight years running.

  • A person reading a road atlas while sitting on the hood of their car, parked on the side of a road in the desert.

    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.

  • photo of three black binoculars arranged on a curb in front of a ceramic bird

    The Best Binoculars for Birds, Nature, and the Outdoors

    by Daniel S. Cooper

    A professional ornithologist tested 25 field-ready binoculars against his $2,500 Leica Ultravids and picked the Athlon Optics Midas ED pair as the best.

  • A forest with many log cabins situated close to each other like at a summer camp, with some hammocks in the foreground.

    What to Pack for Summer Camp

    by Kalee Thompson

    Summer-camp packing lists can be long—and sometimes intimidating. Here’s how to choose fun but practical gear that’ll last for many seasons to come.

Health and fitness

  • The Best Headphones for Running

    The Best Headphones for Running

    by Lauren Dragan

    When it comes to running headphones, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. So we have multiple recommendations based on style, features, and price.

  • The Best Kids Bike Seats

    The Best Kids Bike Seats

    by Caitlin Giddings

    A kids seat mounted to your bike is a good way to begin to nurture your child’s own love of riding for transportation—or just for fun.

  • How to Block Fireworks Noise for Adults, Kids, and Pets

    How to Block Fireworks Noise for Adults, Kids, and Pets

    by Rose Maura Lorre

    Loud fireworks can be scary. Here’s how to keep yourself, your kids, and even your pets calm and stress-free.

Baby and kid

Our pick for best breast pump, the Spectra S1.

The Best Breast Pumps

by Katie Peek

We pumped 600 ounces of breast milk with eight different pumps to find that the Spectra S1 is the best electric model and the Medela Harmony is the best manual.


Games and hobbies

A tower of boxes for card games with several cards from each games scattered about.

The Best Card Games

by James Austin

Card games may be the simplest kind of game, but that doesn’t mean they’re lacking fun or innovation. We’ve tested 28 card games to find the best of the best.

  • 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.

  • An assembled Lego Boost robot on a table.

    The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

    by Signe Brewster and James Austin

    Our favorite robotics kits have a few things in common: a satisfying building experience, easy-to-understand coding instructions, and a friendly face. They also won over our discerning kid critics.

  • A projector on a wood stand in an outdoor setting

    How to DIY Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater

    by Geoffrey Morrison and Adrienne Maxwell

    Skip the cinema this summer and enjoy a movie night in your backyard.

Software and apps


Four chairs we recomend, clustered close together on a green rug.

The Best Office Chair

by Melanie Pinola and Kaitlyn Wells

The impressively supportive, adjustable, and durable Steelcase Gesture is still our pick for the best office chair for most people, as it has been since 2015.

  • A standing desk decorated with laptop, lamp, and some plants

    The Best Standing Desks

    by Kaitlyn Wells and Melanie Pinola

    After testing more than 25 standing desks over 8 years, we recommend the Uplift V2 due to its customizability, wide height range, and reliable stability.

  • Our three picks for best label makers, shown side by side.

    The Best Label Makers

    by Elissa Sanci

    A label maker can restore order where chaos reigns and provide context where it’s needed, and the best one is the Brother P-touch Cube Plus.

  • Our two picks for best home projector for a living room, side by side with a vertical stack of DVDs in between.

    The Best Projectors

    by Wirecutter Staff

    We reviewed every type of projector to find the best projector to fit your needs, whether it’s for a home theater or a home office.


  • The Best Electric Vehicle Chargers for Home

    The Best Electric Vehicle Chargers for Home

    by Sarah Witman

    After 28 hours of research and 85 hours of testing, we found the best ways to charge your J1772 (non-Tesla) or Tesla electric vehicle at home.

  • The Best Car Vacuum

    The Best Car Vacuum

    by Sabine Heinlein

    We recommend four handheld vacuums that have helpful tools and the ability to reach into the nooks and crannies of a car.

  • This $10 ‘Carbage Can’ Made My Car Less Disgusting

    This $10 ‘Carbage Can’ Made My Car Less Disgusting

    by Elissa Sanci

    I used to scoff at folks who took the time to keep their cars clean. Now I’m one of them.


A game screenshot of Dead Space.

9 Deals on Our Favorite PC Video Games

by Mike Cohen and Kaitlin Mahar

We dug through the spring savings on some of our favorite PC games, so you can spend less money and time shopping, and more gaming.