21 best deals: WFH gear, weighted blankets and phones

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post holiday blues can make it difficult to return to a normal daily routine. But upgrading your gear can help get things back on track. Little Take it easy. Whether it’s a comfortable chair for working from home, a nimble robot vacuum for keeping the house clean, or a pair of sleep headphones for a good night’s sleep, we’ve found a number of great discounts on these gadgets and more. .

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WFH and Smartphone Deals

Read our Work from Home and Best Android Phones guides for more recommendations.

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Table

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If you’re looking to upgrade your desk, this writing desk from Fully is our favorite. The height is motor-adjustable, with a choice of four height presets. Bamboo countertop is also eco-friendly and very individual.

We recommend this chair for those who tend to bask in their seat. Because it’s fully mesh, it will help wick heat away from your body. But it’s worth noting that the mesh isn’t very comfortable on bare skin, which can be a problem when you’re wearing summer clothes (or no pants!). .

Whether you’re using a MacBook or a Windows PC, this is a great monitor if you need 4K resolution. Thanks to the IPS panel, the display is crisp and bright, making it ideal for photo editing. It also comes with a variety of ports, including two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort port, and a USB-C port. It even works in portrait mode and supports VESA mount.

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Kingsmith WalkingPad A1 Pro

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You’ve probably seen walking mats go viral on TikTok, especially as they’re a great way to increase your step count and help you exercise through busy work days. Ariel Pardes of WIRED ran 8 miles while answering emails, Slack messages and more. This is something to look out for if you’re struggling to get to the gym Monday through Friday, though it’s best paired with a standing desk.

The mouse is great for both gaming and work. It is lightweight, comfortable and very responsive. We also like that it has good wireless range, a smooth glide, and minimal button count (other than a pair of low-profile, programmable thumb buttons). It dropped to $52 over the holidays, but it’s still a lot.

If you value portability above all else, choose the Lewpow C2 display. Even with a 15-inch screen, it’s compact. It also has a great built-in kickstand that is really solid. It comes with a variety of connection options and built-in speakers. The IPS display is the weakest portable display we’ve tested, but it’s bright enough.

Three Google Pixel 7 Pro smartphones

Google Pixel 7

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The Google Pixel 7 (8/10, WIRED recommends) offers the best value for money you can get in Android. It has notable features such as a bright display, 90Hz screen refresh rate, the new Tensor G2 chip (which supports features like Photo Unblur and transcription of audio messages in Android Messages), and Face Unlock. We already thought it was well priced but this deal makes it a lot more affordable. The Pixel 7 Pro has a larger display, higher refresh rate, and a 5x optical zoom camera, plus on sale for $749 ($150 off).

If you use T-Mobile, this is a great unlocked Android smartphone (7/10, WIRED recommends) for little money. (That won’t work on Verizon, and AT&T doesn’t have 5G.) You get an AMOLED screen, a rarity at this price, daytime battery life, NFC for making contactless payments via Google Pay, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. . OnePlus is also promising three years of security updates. Just don’t expect much from the camera.

Beats Fit Pro (9/10, recommended by WIRED) works great with both Android and iPhone. They provide great sound and noise cancellation as well as long battery life. They are also comfortable to wear – with built-in fins, you can be sure they will stay in your ears. These buds often drop to this price, but we think it’s still a good deal.

Nomad Modern Leather Case for iPhone 14

Nomad iPhone case

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Nomad Outlet has a 30% sale on some of our favorite products from the accessory company, including a durable Lightning to USB-C cable, base station wireless chargers and leather iPhone cases. Browse everything you need! There are also great AirPods cases and mouse pads on sale.

We love Papier planners for their beautiful cover designs. You’ll have plenty of layouts to choose from, but our no-date daily productivity planner is our pick, with a field for every day, plus sections for notes, priorities, to-do lists, and a habit tracker. There are also yearly planners with an overview for each month with goals and to-do lists.

Offers for vacuum cleaners and air purifiers

Read our guides to the best robot vacuum cleaners and the best air purifiers to find out more.

Shark AI Ultra 2in1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with iPhone displaying the Shark app on a purple background.

Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop

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The Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 (8/10, WIRED recommends) is the best vacuum and mop kit available in our guide to the best robot vacuums. It vacuums well and cleans floors well with the included mop basket and Shark’s proprietary cleaning solution (sold separately, but you can also use water instead) without wetting the carpets. We also like that instead of cameras, it uses laser navigation to create an accurate map of your home, allowing you to assign a cleaning and mopping area via a connected app.

The price of this cordless vacuum often fluctuates, but it’s our favorite high-end option for hard floors. It’s easy to maneuver, lightweight and has a long battery life – in our tests we were able to clean hard floors twice on a single charge. While it’s best for cleaning up recent spills, it’s also capable of wiping up stubborn stains thanks to its Max mode.

Air purifier Coway Airmega 200M

Covey Airmega 200M

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This is our favorite air purifier for small spaces. It’s compact – we could easily place it in the corner of our bedroom – and works effectively in areas up to 361 sq. ft. It also comes with an air quality monitor that increases the fan speed if it detects particles and turns off the machine when no pollution is detected. For spaces below 250 feet, we recommend the Coway Airmega 150, which also on sale for $144 ($46 off)Be sure to click the coupon button to apply the discount at checkout.

The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal (8/10, WIRED recommended) is a great vacuum cleaner for pet owners. With the included motorized brush, crevice tool and dust brush, you can vacuum pet hair all over your home – whether it’s on the couch, the floor or hard to reach places. It dropped to $400 last month, but we only recommend the V10 if you can find it for $450 or less (which might be rare), so we still think it’s a good deal.

Weighted duvet and sleep specials

Find more options in our Best Weighted Blankets and Best Sleep Gadgets guides.

Layla weighted blanket

Layla Weighted Blanket

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We recommend Layla’s weighted blanket for those who want to share with a partner as it comes in a king size version (in addition to other sizes). It’s often discounted, but it’s a lot no matter what.

The Casper Weighted Blanket is made from cool cotton, making it a great choice if you get hot easily when you’re wrapped up. You will also have the choice between different weight options including 10, 15 and 20 pounds. If you’re unsure which one to choose, WIRED columnist Medea Giordano says that a lighter blanket feels like a “comfortable flattening” feeling, while a heavier one feels like a “men’s shirt.”

If you’re looking for a weighted blanket to match your decor, this textured throw is available in a range of natural colors (we’re fans of the deep alpine color). At 48 inches wide, it’s also one of the largest options in our buying guide.

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This is our favorite weighted blanket we’ve tried. It’s heavy (we tested a 20-pound blanket), but the weight is evenly distributed throughout the blanket – there’s no filler inside, which means it won’t roll in one place. The open design also allows air to circulate without making you feel hot.

It can be difficult to find a good pair of sleep buds to wear all night long. The Flare Audio Sleep Pro earphones have a soft outer tip that makes them more comfortable for both tucking into your ears and adding weight when your head hits the pillow. The level of noise cancellation is just enough to keep you from being woken up by ambient sounds (like sirens outside or your roommate rummaging through the fridge late at night), but you will still hear loud sounds like your alarm clock.

The Muse S is a great device if you have trouble meditating. The headband not only helps you navigate, but also measures your movements, breathing, brain activity and heart rate. WIRED co-creator Simon Hill says it was uncomfortable to sleep on but helped him relax.

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