Amazon took over a lot of oxygen in the business room last week with Prime Day. However, there are a few gadgets and gadgets that are even cheaper this week than they were then. If you’re looking for a new robot vacuum, keyboard, or even a big TV, we’ve got some goodies for you.
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The TCL 6 Series (9/10, WIRED recommends) is our top pick of all the TVs we tested. It uses quantum dot technology to deliver bright, vivid colors, along with local dimming to keep dark colors as dark as possible. It also includes the Roku interface, one of our favorite streaming interfaces. This is one of the lowest prices we have tracked.
Another in TCL’s lineup, the Series 4 sits at the bottom of TCL’s offering, but over the years the technology we’ve loved in the higher-end models has spread. This super-cheap TV still packs a 4K HDR panel, a Roku interface, and a simple voice-activated remote. If you’re on a tight budget, it’s good value for money.
This is our pick for the prettiest TV we’ve tried. It comes with Sony’s state-of-the-art processing inside a beautiful OLED panel, giving it an absolutely stunning picture. It also comes with Android TV built-in, which of the Smart TV operating systems is one of the easiest to use.
Beware of RGB LEDs and competitive performance in your keyboard? The Apex 7 TKL will meet your needs. It has very satisfying clicky switches, a sturdy aluminum frame and an OLED screen that can display system alerts or game information. individual keys, record macros, and even program the LEDs to respond to the games you’re playing.
The power and customization of gaming peripherals make them perfect for office work, if they didn’t have such over-the-top designs. Thankfully, the Logitech G513 Carbon, which is our pick for the best mechanical keyboard for home offices, comes with a more understated design while retaining useful features like customizable keys, tasteful LEDs, and your choice of several types of switches.
If you prefer your keyboard to be as loud and ostentatious as possible, this Roccat Vulcan 121 is one of our favorite keyboards because it knows exactly what it is. And it’s noisy. WIRED reviewer Jaina Gray says writing with it is like “hitting a thunderstorm”.
For years I’ve advocated using gaming peripherals to get regular work done, and the Logitech G915 keyboard is one of my favorites for that exact reason. It comes with a low-profile aluminum frame and a sleek design that can fit into any studio, but its additional programmable keys and macro tools make it easy to automate tasks, especially in creative programs like Adobe Photoshop, Premiere or Blender.
Other Technology Offerings
The Pixel 6A will officially launch on July 28, and WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu says it’s the best phone for the price (8/10, WIRED recommends). It comes with a bright AMOLED display, all-day battery life, a great camera, and a sleek design. Google is running a pre-order promotion where you can get the company’s Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for free when you order a Pixel 6A. These headphones pair instantly with many Android phones, have IP4X water resistance and Google Assistant integration. They’re usually $100, so it’s a bargain if you’re looking for a new phone. and new wireless headphones.
This robot vacuum from Roborock is our overall favorite. It comes with a self-emptying bin so you don’t have to empty the robot as often, as well as an impressive battery life. It can even map a large area of your home, so it will learn exactly how to best clean your space. It stores up to four separate maps, so you can carry it from floor to floor, and you can even control it with Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
Your pets leave a huge mess around the house, but don’t worry! This RoboVac from Eufy contains twin impellers that combine for massive suction, so no matter how much dog hair or other pet debris is around your home, this robot can pick it up.