Amazon took up a lot of oxygen in the deals room last week with Prime Day. However, there are a few gadgets and gizmos that are even cheaper this week than they were then. If you’re in the market for a new robot vacuum, keyboard, or even a large TV, we’ve got some goodies for you.
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The TCL 6-Series (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top overall pick of all the TVs we’ve tested. It uses quantum dot tech to deliver bright, vivid colors, plus 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’ve tracked.
Another in TCL’s lineup, the 4-Series is on the lower end of TCL’s offerings, but over the years, the tech we’ve liked in higher-end models has trickled down. This super inexpensive TV still packs a 4K HDR panel, a Roku interface, and a simple voice control remote. If your budget is tight, it’s good value.
This is our pick for the prettiest TV we’ve tried. It comes with Sony’s top-notch processing inside a gorgeous OLED panel, giving it an absolutely stunning picture. It also comes with built-in Android TV, which, as smart TV operating systems go, is one of the easier ones to use.
Care about RGB LEDs and competitive performance in your keyboard? The Apex 7 TKL will suit your needs. It has highly satisfying clicky switches, a sturdy aluminum frame, and an OLED display that can display system alerts or in-game info. It also ties into SteelSeries’ powerful customization software that lets you tweak individual keys, record macros, and even program the LEDs to respond to the games you’re playing.
The power and customizability of gaming peripherals make them great for office work—if they didn’t have such over-the-top designs. Fortunately, the Logitech G513 Carbon, which is our pick for best mechanical keyboard for home offices, comes with a more understated design yet keeps useful features like customizable keys, tasteful LEDs, and your choice of several switch types.
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 loud. WIRED reviewer Jaina Grey says writing with it is like “typing up 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 this exact reason. It comes with a low-profile aluminum frame and a stylish design that can fit in any studio, but its extra programmable keys and macro tools make it easy to automate tasks, especially in creative programs like Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, or Blender.
Other Tech Deals
The Pixel 6A officially launches on July 28, and WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says it’s the best phone for the money (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It comes with a bright AMOLED screen, daylong battery life, a great camera, and a stylish design. Google has a preorder promotion where you can get the company’s very own Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for free when you order a Pixel 6A. These buds pair instantly with many Android phones, have IP4X water resistance, and Google Assistant integration. They usually cost $100, so this is a great deal if you’re in the market for a new phone and new wireless earbuds.
This robot vacuum from Roborock is our favorite overall. It comes with a self-emptying bin so you don’t have to empty the robot as often, as well as impressive battery life. It can even map large amounts of your home, so it’ll learn exactly how to clean your space best. It stores up to four separate maps, so you can carry it from one floor to another, and you can even control it with Siri, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa.
Your pets leave huge messes around the house, but don’t fret! This RoboVac from Eufy packs twin turbines that combine for a massive amount of suction, so no matter how much dog hair or other pet debris there is around your house, this bot can pick it up.