Wirecutter: Reviews for the Real World https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter A List of Great Technology en-US hourly 1 The Best iPhone Screen Protectors https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-iphone-x-screen-protectors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:56:33 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=38503 The Best iPhone Screen Protectors You don’t have to spend as much as a few trips to the movies on a good glass screen protector for your iPhone—after testing six models, we found the affordable Maxboost Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector to be the best for the iPhone XS/11 Pro, XS Max/11 Pro Max, and XR/11. It covers the entire…]]> The Best iPhone Screen Protectors

You don’t have to spend as much as a few trips to the movies on a good glass screen protector for your iPhone—after testing six models, we found the affordable Maxboost Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector to be the best for the iPhone XS/11 ProXS Max/11 Pro Max, and XR/11. It covers the entire active area of the iPhone’s display, it’s crystal clear, it’s as scratch-resistant as anything else we tested, and fingerprints wipe right off. It includes a nice selection of cleaning tools, and we found installation to be easy enough. And if you get a speck of dust under the glass on your first attempt, it’s not the end of the world—you get three Maxboost protectors in each package. If you have a 2020 iPhone SE, 8, 7, 6S, or 6, we recommend TechMatte’s amFilm.

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Our Favorite Kids Beachwear https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/our-favorite-kids-beachwear/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:39:22 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=93622 Our Favorite Kids Beachwear Getting in some outdoor time with the kids at the beach, lake, or pool may come with additional challenges or concerns this summer—but adequate sun protection doesn’t have to be among them. Below are some of our staff’s favorite items for keeping kids covered from top to bottom; elsewhere, we also have recommendations for sunscreen,…]]> Our Favorite Kids Beachwear

Getting in some outdoor time with the kids at the beach, lake, or pool may come with additional challenges or concerns this summer—but adequate sun protection doesn’t have to be among them. Below are some of our staff’s favorite items for keeping kids covered from top to bottom; elsewhere, we also have recommendations for sunscreen, swim goggles, bug repellent, beach umbrellas, sun shelters, snorkels, bags—even sand toys and other outdoor gear.

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The 21 Best Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/last-minute-fathers-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:01:00 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=154905 The 21 Best Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts If Father’s Day somehow snuck up on you, and you haven’t gotten Dad a gift yet, don’t worry. We have gift suggestions that say “I’m a thoughtful kid who most definitely didn’t wait until the last second to buy something. Nope, I bought this months ago while thinking about my dad and how much I…]]> The 21 Best Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

If Father’s Day somehow snuck up on you, and you haven’t gotten Dad a gift yet, don’t worry. We have gift suggestions that say “I’m a thoughtful kid who most definitely didn’t wait until the last second to buy something. Nope, I bought this months ago while thinking about my dad and how much I love him.” All of the gifts here will arrive in two days or less. Even if you’re reading this 20 minutes before your dad arrives for a celebratory dinner, we have gifts here that you can have sent directly to your dad’s email. If you’re reading this the day after Father’s Day, well, you’ll have to wait for the Wirecutter guide to the best time machines.

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The Best MacBooks https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-macbooks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:49:38 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=902 The Best MacBooks The best Mac laptop for most people—and Apple’s best laptop in at least half a decade—is the 2020 13-Inch MacBook Air. It’s more than fast enough for the things most people use a computer for, including Web browsing, working on documents, and light photo and video editing. Plus, it has Apple’s new much-improved keyboard, an…]]> The Best MacBooks

The best Mac laptop for most people—and Apple’s best laptop in at least half a decade—is the 2020 13-Inch MacBook Air. It’s more than fast enough for the things most people use a computer for, including Web browsing, working on documents, and light photo and video editing. Plus, it has Apple’s new much-improved keyboard, an excellent high-resolution screen, and enough battery life to get most people through a day of work.

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Can’t Pay Off Your Credit Card Due to Coronavirus? Your Bank May Be Able to Help. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/credit-cards/coronavirus-credit-card-payment-relief/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:42:04 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=144575 Can’t Pay Off Your Credit Card Due to Coronavirus? Your Bank May Be Able to Help. As the US heads toward a potential recession in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more workers than usual might not be able to pay their credit card bills. Luckily, some banks are providing relief to customers who are struggling financially, whether by waiving late-payment fees, deferring interest charges, or not reporting missed payments to…]]> Can’t Pay Off Your Credit Card Due to Coronavirus? Your Bank May Be Able to Help.

As the US heads toward a potential recession in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more workers than usual might not be able to pay their credit card bills. Luckily, some banks are providing relief to customers who are struggling financially, whether by waiving late-payment fees, deferring interest charges, or not reporting missed payments to the credit bureaus.

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The Best All-in-One Printer https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-all-in-one-printer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:41:24 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=740 The Best All-in-One Printer Most people don’t really need an all-in-one printer—a good scanning app and a cheap, print-only laser machine can handle occasional jobs. But if you have a school-age kid or do work that requires a lot of copying and scanning, an all-in-one might make sense—and several months’ worth of testing has convinced us that the HP…]]> The Best All-in-One Printer

Most people don’t really need an all-in-one printer—a good scanning app and a cheap, print-only laser machine can handle occasional jobs. But if you have a school-age kid or do work that requires a lot of copying and scanning, an all-in-one might make sense—and several months’ worth of testing has convinced us that the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is your best option. It’s easy to set up and cheap to run, it works with all kinds of devices, and it produces beautiful prints, from tax forms to glossy photos.

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Can’t Take Advantage of Your Credit Card’s Travel Rewards Due to Coronavirus? These Loyalty Programs Can Help. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/credit-cards/coronavirus-credit-card-rewards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:40:13 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=148373 Can’t Take Advantage of Your Credit Card’s Travel Rewards Due to Coronavirus? These Loyalty Programs Can Help. You signed up for a fancy travel rewards credit card under the impression that you’d travel often this year. You expected to be on dozens of flights, using your airline credit card’s perks for free bag checks and discounted snacks. You’d redeem your hotel credit card’s free-night certificate during a stay at a luxury beach…]]> Can’t Take Advantage of Your Credit Card’s Travel Rewards Due to Coronavirus? These Loyalty Programs Can Help.

You signed up for a fancy travel rewards credit card under the impression that you’d travel often this year. You expected to be on dozens of flights, using your airline credit card’s perks for free bag checks and discounted snacks. You’d redeem your hotel credit card’s free-night certificate during a stay at a luxury beach resort.

Then the coronavirus happened.

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The 19 Best Gifts for Dads https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/gifts/best-gifts-for-dad/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:55:07 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=127493 The 19 Best Gifts for Dads Whether you’re celebrating your granddad, your dad, or your favorite “zaddy,” you may need some gifting inspiration. Dads often don’t help in this regard; the most common refrain from my own father as we approach any holiday is a gruff “I don’t want anything.” But of course he does, and even if you can’t pull…]]> The 19 Best Gifts for Dads

Whether you’re celebrating your granddad, your dad, or your favorite “zaddy,” you may need some gifting inspiration. Dads often don’t help in this regard; the most common refrain from my own father as we approach any holiday is a gruff “I don’t want anything.” But of course he does, and even if you can’t pull it out of him, you can still get your dad something he’ll appreciate. Send him one of these great, Wirecutter-recommended gifts for dads—none of which is another boring tie.

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The Best Options for Grocery Delivery During the Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/safe-grocery-delivery-coronavirus/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:29:15 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=147008 The Best Options for Grocery Delivery During the Coronavirus Pandemic As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does people’s need to get basic necessities safely. More and more, folks are turning to online grocery services to get their essentials delivered as they try to stay socially distanced. It’s a great option, especially for those who are at a higher risk from the virus, but if you’ve…]]> The Best Options for Grocery Delivery During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does people’s need to get basic necessities safely. More and more, folks are turning to online grocery services to get their essentials delivered as they try to stay socially distanced. It’s a great option, especially for those who are at a higher risk from the virus, but if you’ve never shopped for groceries online, now may be a particularly confusing and chaotic time to start. Many stores and services are stretched thin, dealing with increased demand both for the goods themselves and for delivery. If you’re struggling to find the best option, or if you aren’t sure where to begin, we’ve compiled a list of resources and tips for getting groceries delivered to your home.

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The Best iPad Pro Keyboard Cases https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-ipad-pro-keyboard-cases/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:04:52 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=712 The Best iPad Pro Keyboard Cases Not everyone needs to turn their iPad Pro into a laptop, but if you type a lot, it can be convenient to have a keyboard case. Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation) is the best option because it’s slim and light, and it has…]]> The Best iPad Pro Keyboard Cases

Not everyone needs to turn their iPad Pro into a laptop, but if you type a lot, it can be convenient to have a keyboard case. Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation) is the best option because it’s slim and light, and it has keys that are good enough for regular use. Both sizes fit the 2018 and 2020 versions of the iPad Pros. The only thing better is Apple’s Magic Keyboard, but that costs nearly twice as much.

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The 18 Absolute Best, Wirecutter-Approved Father’s Day Gifts Under $35 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/gifts/best-cheap-fathers-day-gifts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:06:06 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=154635 The 18 Absolute Best, Wirecutter-Approved Father’s Day Gifts Under $35 If you have a dad who has always been generous with you (I write, while smiling through teeth that spent years behind braces I didn’t pay for), it can be daunting to pick out a Father’s Day gift that feels worthy. The task can be especially hard when you’re also on a budget. Luckily, you…]]> The 18 Absolute Best, Wirecutter-Approved Father’s Day Gifts Under $35

If you have a dad who has always been generous with you (I write, while smiling through teeth that spent years behind braces I didn’t pay for), it can be daunting to pick out a Father’s Day gift that feels worthy. The task can be especially hard when you’re also on a budget. Luckily, you needn’t spend a lot to show you care a lot. Shop below for our favorite gifts—all under $35—for the paternal figure in your life.

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Wirecutter’s 5 Most Popular Picks in May 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/most-popular-picks-may-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:00:26 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=155461 Wirecutter’s 5 Most Popular Picks in May 2020 Resistance bands reign supreme. Just as it was in April, our pick for the best resistance bands was Wirecutter’s most-purchased pick in May, as thousands of readers adjusted to new exercise routines and gear while staying home. Other reliable recommendations that remained very popular in May include nonstick pans, air purifiers, and office chairs. But…]]> Wirecutter’s 5 Most Popular Picks in May 2020

Resistance bands reign supreme. Just as it was in April, our pick for the best resistance bands was Wirecutter’s most-purchased pick in May, as thousands of readers adjusted to new exercise routines and gear while staying home.

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The Best Surfboard, Wetsuit, and Accessories for Beginners https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-surfboard-wetsuit-and-accessories-for-beginners/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:01:07 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=698 The Best Surfboard, Wetsuit, and Accessories for Beginners The key to learning to surf is to actually get out and try it, and then go often. You shouldn’t spend time beforehand buying stuff you don’t know whether you’ll need. Find a local surf school for a beginner’s lesson, get whatever used gear you can afford—even if it’s beat to crap—familiarize yourself with safety…]]> The Best Surfboard, Wetsuit, and Accessories for Beginners

The key to learning to surf is to actually get out and try it, and then go often. You shouldn’t spend time beforehand buying stuff you don’t know whether you’ll need. Find a local surf school for a beginner’s lesson, get whatever used gear you can afford—even if it’s beat to crap—familiarize yourself with safety and etiquette, and go fail at catching waves until you finally catch some. But it always helps to have the right equipment. That’s why we had four veteran surfers spend dozens of hours testing and interviewing experts ranging from surfboard makers to surfing instructors to find the best gear for beginners.

But let’s pause a minute on the gear—there are some things you should know before you prepare to paddle out for the first time.

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The Best OLED TV https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-oled-tv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 21:16:23 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=24244 The Best OLED TV If you want the best-looking TV image that money can buy, choose an OLED TV. With perfect blacks, superior viewing angles, infinite contrast ratios, and fewer image artifacts than other TVs, OLED displays outperform even the best LCD options—but they cost hundreds more. We recommend the LG C9 because it offers the same excellent video…]]> The Best OLED TV

If you want the best-looking TV image that money can buy, choose an OLED TV. With perfect blacks, superior viewing angles, infinite contrast ratios, and fewer image artifacts than other TVs, OLED displays outperform even the best LCD options—but they cost hundreds more. We recommend the LG C9 because it offers the same excellent video performance as 4K OLED TVs that cost a lot more.

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The Online Therapy Services We’d Use https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/online-therapy-services/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:39:33 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=45586 The Online Therapy Services We’d Use It’s so tricky being a person, and therapy can help. When you can’t access a therapist in person, video appointments can be as effective. Online therapy services may even make the process of finding someone to speak with easier by expanding the number of licensed therapists you can pick from, eliminating the need to go…]]> The Online Therapy Services We’d Use

It’s so tricky being a person, and therapy can help. When you can’t access a therapist in person, video appointments can be as effective. Online therapy services may even make the process of finding someone to speak with easier by expanding the number of licensed therapists you can pick from, eliminating the need to go to a physical location for an appointment, and perhaps even reducing your out-of-pocket costs. After putting in more than 70 hours of research over two years and trying appointments on five platforms, we recommend starting your search for an online therapist with Amwell.

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How to Buy Patio Furniture (And Sets We Like for Under $800) https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-patio-furniture/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:39:25 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=11937 How to Buy Patio Furniture (And Sets We Like for Under $800) We spent 30 hours researching what makes a good patio dining set, including interviewing five landscape designers and a pair of furniture designers, as well as scouring hundreds of reviews for sets less than $800—which seems like a reasonable amount to spend for renters and first-time homeowners. After assembling and using several sets, we recommend…]]> How to Buy Patio Furniture (And Sets We Like for Under $800)

We spent 30 hours researching what makes a good patio dining set, including interviewing five landscape designers and a pair of furniture designers, as well as scouring hundreds of reviews for sets less than $800—which seems like a reasonable amount to spend for renters and first-time homeowners. After assembling and using several sets, we recommend three (made from aluminum, wood, and steel) that we think are a great value and will look good in a variety of backyards and patios.

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How to Shop for the Best Gaming Deals https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/best-gaming-deals/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:23:39 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=120520 How to Shop for the Best Gaming Deals Being a gamer can be a pricey endeavor. From consoles and controllers to keyboards and headsets, affordable yet high-quality hardware can be difficult to come by—so when you do spot a decent discount, you should jump on it. But how do you know when a deal is worth your time and money? To help, we’ve…]]> How to Shop for the Best Gaming Deals

Being a gamer can be a pricey endeavor. From consoles and controllers to keyboards and headsets, affordable yet high-quality hardware can be difficult to come by—so when you do spot a decent discount, you should jump on it. But how do you know when a deal is worth your time and money? To help, we’ve asked Wirecutter’s gaming experts to devise a plan of action that you can use to elbow your way past the crappy deals and find the ones that are truly A+. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a clueless gifter, here’s what you need to know before the price drops.

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The Best Basic Snorkel Set https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-basic-snorkel-set/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:12:38 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=8112 The Best Basic Snorkel Set Although many waterfront resorts will lend or rent you snorkeling gear, bringing your own ensures it’ll fit properly—and eliminate any “was this really cleaned?” ick factor. We spent 30 hours subjecting 11 sets of snorkel gear to chlorine, mud, sand, salt, and pounding waves in Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina, and at Florida’s Ichetucknee…]]> The Best Basic Snorkel Set

Although many waterfront resorts will lend or rent you snorkeling gear, bringing your own ensures it’ll fit properly—and eliminate any “was this really cleaned?” ick factor. We spent 30 hours subjecting 11 sets of snorkel gear to chlorine, mud, sand, salt, and pounding waves in Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina, and at Florida’s Ichetucknee Springs State Park. After the silt settled, we decided that the Cressi Palau Short Fin Set is the best recreational snorkel set for bigger kids and adults.

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The 18 Best Father’s Day Gifts https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/gifts/best-fathers-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:55:35 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=153289 The 18 Best Father’s Day Gifts The greatest gift we can offer the fathers in our lives is our time. A distant second is a thoughtful sentiment or token that recognizes the unique connection between the giver and the recipient. With that in mind, we’ve selected our favorite Father’s Day gifts (chosen from Wirecutter guides and small retailers across the country)…]]> The 18 Best Father’s Day Gifts

The greatest gift we can offer the fathers in our lives is our time. A distant second is a thoughtful sentiment or token that recognizes the unique connection between the giver and the recipient. With that in mind, we’ve selected our favorite Father’s Day gifts (chosen from Wirecutter guides and small retailers across the country) that will show your heartfelt affection for your dad—and that can be used and loved for years to come.

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The Best Bathroom Rugs and Bath Mats https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-bathroom-rugs-and-bath-mats/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:51:45 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=12128 The Best Bathroom Rugs and Bath Mats A great bath mat will brighten up a bathroom, keep your feet toasty, and perform the all-important job of protecting you from slipping on wet floors. After 30 hours of researching and testing dozens of rugs and mats, we’ve picked three that we love for their style, comfort, and functionality. Each should last through many…]]> The Best Bathroom Rugs and Bath Mats

A great bath mat will brighten up a bathroom, keep your feet toasty, and perform the all-important job of protecting you from slipping on wet floors. After 30 hours of researching and testing dozens of rugs and mats, we’ve picked three that we love for their style, comfort, and functionality. Each should last through many washes, and will make your bathroom look and feel a bit more luxurious.

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Casper Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/casper-mattress-review-an-honest-assessment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:50:06 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=110808 Casper Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment The company that once promised to please everyone with one mattress continues to expand. It now has eight mattresses: the entry-level Element (formerly the Essential); the original Casper; the high-end Wave; the newly added Nova and Snug; plus hybrid (foam on coil) versions of the Casper, Nova, and Wave. We hope to test the new…]]> Casper Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment

The company that once promised to please everyone with one mattress continues to expand. It now has eight mattresses: the entry-level Element (formerly the Essential); the original Casper; the high-end Wave; the newly added Nova and Snug; plus hybrid (foam on coil) versions of the Casper, Nova, and Wave. We hope to test the new Nova and Snug models soon, as well as to reassess the existing line’s new foams and covers. In the meantime, here’s our best assessment of the current Casper line.

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The Best Thermometer for Kids and Adults https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-thermometer-for-kids-and-adults/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:49:19 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=10853 The Best Thermometer for Kids and Adults Most thermometers will read your temperature accurately. But really good ones should also be fast and easy to read—so you can quickly figure out what to do if you or your kid is sick. If you’re looking for an oral/rectal/axillary thermometer, our top pick is the Vicks ComfortFlex. If you’re looking for an ear or…]]> The Best Thermometer for Kids and Adults

Most thermometers will read your temperature accurately. But really good ones should also be fast and easy to read—so you can quickly figure out what to do if you or your kid is sick. If you’re looking for an oral/rectal/axillary thermometer, our top pick is the Vicks ComfortFlex. If you’re looking for an ear or forehead thermometer, we recommend the dual-function iProven DMT-489.

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The Best Deals Under $25 We’ve Found So Far This Week https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/money/deals-under-25/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 16:51:45 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=136694 The Best Deals Under $25 We’ve Found So Far This Week The Wirecutter Deals team scans the virtual aisles of the internet, searching for great discounts on Wirecutter-recommended products so you don’t have to. In our deal blog posts (like this one), we highlight the discounts that we think Wirecutter readers will love. For more deals information, check out our Deals page, follow us on Twitter…]]> The Best Deals Under $25 We’ve Found So Far This Week

The Wirecutter Deals team scans the virtual aisles of the internet, searching for great discounts on Wirecutter-recommended products so you don’t have to. In our deal blog posts (like this one), we highlight the discounts that we think Wirecutter readers will love. For more deals information, check out our Deals page, follow us on Twitter @WirecutterDeals, and subscribe to our daily deals newsletter.

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The Best Measuring Spoons https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-measuring-spoons/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:06:00 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=10718 The Best Measuring Spoons When you’re cooking from a recipe, there’s almost always a moment when you’ll reach for measuring spoons: to measure salt, spices, baking powder, tomato paste, or anything else in a small quantity. Ideally you should reach for a set that’s accurate and easy to maneuver. After testing 15 different sets, we think the sturdy Sur…]]> The Best Measuring Spoons

When you’re cooking from a recipe, there’s almost always a moment when you’ll reach for measuring spoons: to measure salt, spices, baking powder, tomato paste, or anything else in a small quantity. Ideally you should reach for a set that’s accurate and easy to maneuver. After testing 15 different sets, we think the sturdy Sur La Table Spice Measuring Spoons and the conveniently double-ended Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons are both great choices, depending on your preferences.

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The Best Soda Maker https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-soda-maker/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:00:16 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=12362 The Best Soda Maker To elevate water from a flat biological necessity to a fun, bubbly treat, your best option—environmentally and financially—is a home soda maker. Since 2015, we’ve spent over 200 hours researching and testing 14 models (plus our own DIY version), and after drinking gallons of seltzer, we think the easy-to-use SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch makes some of…]]> The Best Soda Maker

To elevate water from a flat biological necessity to a fun, bubbly treat, your best option—environmentally and financially—is a home soda maker. Since 2015, we’ve spent over 200 hours researching and testing 14 models (plus our own DIY version), and after drinking gallons of seltzer, we think the easy-to-use SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch makes some of the fizziest, tastiest sparkling water.

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Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/socks-care-mending/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 29 May 2020 17:11:32 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=154291 Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby Lots of people buy cheap socks. You know, the kind you get by the dozen for 10 or 15 bucks. It’s not hard to see why they’re appealing. For many people, socks are a fairly disposable item—you wear them until they’re not wearable, and then you toss them in the trash. At the other end…]]> Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby

Lots of people buy cheap socks. You know, the kind you get by the dozen for 10 or 15 bucks. It’s not hard to see why they’re appealing. For many people, socks are a fairly disposable item—you wear them until they’re not wearable, and then you toss them in the trash.

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8 Cheap Alternatives to Pricey Home Office Gear (And You Probably Already Own Them) https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/cheap-home-office-gear/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Fri, 29 May 2020 15:45:40 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=155117 8 Cheap Alternatives to Pricey Home Office Gear (And You Probably Already Own Them) A bookcase. A yoga mat. An old smartphone. These are some of the things you might already have in your home that you can repurpose for an inexpensive yet fully functional workspace. Instead of buying a new desk or hunting for a webcam when those are in short supply, outfit your home office on the…]]> 8 Cheap Alternatives to Pricey Home Office Gear (And You Probably Already Own Them)

A bookcase. A yoga mat. An old smartphone. These are some of the things you might already have in your home that you can repurpose for an inexpensive yet fully functional workspace. Instead of buying a new desk or hunting for a webcam when those are in short supply, outfit your home office on the cheap with these lifehack-y solutions.

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How to Pick the Right Projector for Your Viewing Needs https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/how-to-pick-the-right-projector/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 28 May 2020 14:42:39 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=154978 How to Pick the Right Projector for Your Viewing Needs While the price of big-screen TVs has dropped a lot in recent years, a front projector is still the best value for someone who wants to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows on a really large screen. But choosing the right projector from a crowded field of models that range in price from a…]]> How to Pick the Right Projector for Your Viewing Needs

While the price of big-screen TVs has dropped a lot in recent years, a front projector is still the best value for someone who wants to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows on a really large screen. But choosing the right projector from a crowded field of models that range in price from a couple hundred bucks to thousands of dollars can be a daunting task.

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What a Wirecutter Writer (and Rural Homesteader) Can’t Live Without https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/wirecutter-writer-homestead-picks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 28 May 2020 10:00:45 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=154811 What a Wirecutter Writer (and Rural Homesteader) Can’t Live Without I’m a senior writer for Wirecutter, and each morning I milk my cow. I also have a flock of sheep, a second cow, two hives of honeybees, and 30-plus chickens. We have a number of mature apple trees, a berry patch, and a 3,000-square-foot vegetable garden. In the summer months, I raise a few pigs…]]> What a Wirecutter Writer (and Rural Homesteader) Can’t Live Without

I’m a senior writer for Wirecutter, and each morning I milk my cow. I also have a flock of sheep, a second cow, two hives of honeybees, and 30-plus chickens. We have a number of mature apple trees, a berry patch, and a 3,000-square-foot vegetable garden. In the summer months, I raise a few pigs and about 30 meat chickens, and in the spring we tap some maple trees. All of this supplies us with an abundance of meat, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, cider, vinegar, maple syrup, and dairy products.

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Big Companies Harvest Our Data. This Is Who They Think I Am. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/data-harvesting-by-companies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS%20Feed Thu, 28 May 2020 10:00:16 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/?p=154881 Big Companies Harvest Our Data. This Is Who They Think I Am. It’s a surreal experience to see all the data you’ve given a company in one place. Online and off, nearly every life choice you’ve made, every item you’ve purchased, or every website you’ve visited has been logged, categorized, and then entered in a spreadsheet to be sold off. Once it’s laid out in front of…]]> Big Companies Harvest Our Data. This Is Who They Think I Am.

It’s a surreal experience to see all the data you’ve given a company in one place.
Online and off, nearly every life choice you’ve made, every item you’ve purchased, or every website you’ve visited has been logged, categorized, and then entered in a spreadsheet to be sold off. Once it’s laid out in front of you, it may make you rethink how you share information in the future.

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