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Avoiding Amazon? You Can Get These 75+ Great October Prime Day Deals Elsewhere | Reviews by Wirecutter

Amazon has concocted yet another deal holiday with an onslaught of deals coming fast and furious (some good, some…meh). The Wirecutter Deals team is always hunting for bargains that meet their rigorous standards across all retailers, and we’ve gathered some of the best deals from places like Best Buy, Walmart, and Home Depot.

SanDisk MicroSDXC card for Nintendo Switch (512 GB, Animal Crossing Leaf) Deal price: $68; street price: $90

What we like: One of the fastest moderately priced microSDXC cards we tested. Good for added storage for phones, tablets, game consoles, and more. Quick enough for 1080p, 4K, and up to 5K action cameras and drones.

Other things to know: Not on GoPro’s list of officially recommended microSD cards.

Read our review of the best microsd cards.

Apple Leather Case with MagSafe for iPhone 13 Mini (Midnight) (Best Buy) Deal price: $25; street price: $48

What we like: Our pick for the best leather phone case for the iPhone. Sleek. High-quality materials. Clicky buttons. All-around protection. MagSafe compatibility.

Other things to know: Available in Midnight color. Lowest price we've seen for the iPhone 13 Mini size.

Read our review of the best "iPhone case for iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max".

Apple Watch Series 7 Nike Edition (45mm, GPS) (Target) Deal price: $310; street price: $360 (RedCard holders save an extra 5%)

What we like: Bright, large screen. Always-on display. More crack-resistant glass. Faster charging. Health tracking features like ECG and blood oxygen.

Other things to know: 45 mm watch face available in starlight aluminum case with pure platinum/black Nike sport band. Series 8 is still in testing but will likely replace Series 7 as top pick.

Apple Watch Series 7 Smartwatch (45 mm, GPS) (Target) Deal price: $310; street price: $360</strong (RedCard holders save an extra 5%)

What we like: Bright, large screen. Always-on display. More crack-resistant glass. Faster charging. Health tracking features like ECG and blood oxygen.

Other things to know: 45 mm watch face available in black, forest green, and gunmetal blue. Series 8 is still in testing but will likely replace Series 7 as top pick.

Apple Watch Series 8 Smartwatch (41 mm, GPS, small/medium band) (Best Buy) Deal price: $350; street price: $400

Apple Watch Series 8 Smartwatch (45 mm, GPS) (Best Buy) Deal price: $380; street price: $430

Apple Watch Series 8 Smartwatch (41 mm, GPS, small/medium band) (Walmart) Deal price: $350; street price: $400

What we like: Same great features as Series 7, including big, bright, always-on display. New features include crash detection, faster processor, watchOS 9, and a new temperature sensor.

Other things to know: 41 mm screen with small/medium band. Still in testing but likely to be our new top pick. Best if upgrading from older watch (Series 4 and earlier) or first time Apple Watch user. Not worth upgrading if you have a Series 7. Multiple colors available.

Read our review of the best Apple Watch.

Apple iPad mini (6th generation, 64 GB) (Target) Deal price: $400; street price: $460

Apple iPad mini (6th generation, 64 GB) (Best Buy) Deal price: $400; street price: $460

What we like: Excellent device if you need or want a small tablet with a faster processor and a more modern design.

Other things to know: Diminutive version of the 4th-gen iPad Air. Good for those with smaller hands who want to watch videos, play games, doodle, or chat.

Read our review of the iPad.

Apple iPad (9th generation, 64 GB, Wi-Fi) (Best Buy) Deal price: $270; street price: $330

What we like: Affordable. Unbeatable selection of apps. Long battery life. Stellar hardware quality. Unrivaled customer support.

Other things to know: 64 GB is very limiting. Likely that new iPad will be announced soon. Lowest price we've seen. Included free for new subscribers: apple music (4 months), apple tv (3 months), apple news (4 months).

Read our review of the best tablets.

Jackery Explorer 300 Portable Power Station (Walmart) Deal price: $210; street price: $300

What we like: Perfect for smaller tasks, like inflating an air mattress, running a fan, or charging devices. Just as well-built and versatile as its more-powerful siblings, but significantly cheaper and lighter. Makes for an excellent, space-conscious power source.

Other things to know: Has two AC outlets, two USB-A ports, and a USB-C port. Explorer 1000 is also on sale. Matches previous deals we've seen.

Read our review of the best portable power station.

RAVPower PD Pioneer 20W USB Wall Charger 2-Pack (RP-PC150) (RAVPower) Deal price: $9; street price: $20

What we like: Offers the same power output as our top pick USB phone charger. Small size and compact shape. Inexpensive.

Other things to know: Available in a 2-pack (only worth it if you really need two chargers). Each charger has a single USB-C port. Available in black or white. Use code DNL150. Includes free shipping.

Read our review of the best USB phone charger.

Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe (Costco) Deal price: $94; street price: $120 (Costco membership required; price includes shipping)

What we like: The best multi-device charger for those with an iPhone 12 or 13. Provides full 15W MagSafe charging, excellent ease of use, and an interesting sculptural design.

Other things to know: Only works with the iPhone 12 and 13 series. Costco membership required. Price reflects in cart and includes shipping.

Read our review of the best Apple wireless charging stations.

Eufy Security Video Doorbell 2K (Battery-Powered, Black) (Eufy) Deal price: $120; street price: $180

What we like: Affordable wireless option. Combines solid performance with a strong battery that lasts about four months. Includes 2K image, person detection, local storage, customizable responses, and a separate wireless chime.

Other things to know: Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Can store clips in the built-in memory or Eufy’s cloud service (which offers 30 days of history for $3 per month per camera, or $30 per year per camera).

Read our review of the best smart doorbell camera.

Nanoleaf Shapes Mini Triangles Smarter Kit (5 LED Light Panels) (Best Buy) Deal price: $50; street price: $100

What we like: Wall-mounted panel lights to create an eye-catching decorative display. Tweak them with a touch directly on the panel, through voice commands, or via the app on your smartphone.

Other things to know: Only meant for ambient lighting. Panels are sold in sets. A nearby outlet is required. Deal matches best price we've seen for this kit.

Read our review of design-friendly smart lighting styles.

Ring Video Doorbell Wired (Best Buy) Deal price: $40; street price: $60

What we like: Smaller and cheaper than most Ring doorbells. Captures clear 1080p images. Delivers accurate motion and person alerts.

Other things to know: Needs to be hardwired. Compatible with Amazon Alexa and other Ring products. Doesn't offer detailed alerts or local storage. Requires a Ring Protect Basic plan (which starts at $3 per month or $30 per year) to record motion events.

Read our review of the best smart doorbell camera.

Google Nest Doorbell Camera (Wired) (Home Depot) Deal price: $100; street price: $180

What we like: Around-the-clock video recording. AI-powered motion detection and facial recognition. A great option for those with advanced security needs.

Other things to know: Nest Aware subscription needed for video recording. Operating costs are higher than most other doorbell cameras we tested.

Read our review of the best smart doorbell camera.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) (Target) Deal price: $70; street price: $115

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) (Best Buy) Deal price: $70; street price: $115

What we like: Great sound. Crisp screen. Convenient smart-home control. Includes a 13-megapixel camera for video calling. 8-inch touch display is big enough for comfortably viewing video from streaming services.

Other things to know: Now compatible with Zoom. Best for those invested in the Alexa ecosystem. Deal matches low for 2nd gen.

Read our review of the best smart display for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Google Nest Hub Smart Display (2nd Gen) (Walmart) Deal price: $55; street price: $80

What we like: Handy digital assistant for streaming audio and video or making video calls. Good size for a bedroom or other space where a smaller screen works well. Includes sensors to track your sleep.

Other things to know: Screen is 7 inches. Lacks a built-in camera. Matches the lowest price we've seen for a single Nest hub.

Read our review of the best smart display for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential (Best Buy) Deal price: $20; street price: $40 (with store pickup)

What we like: Displays time, date, and weather. Simple button system. Sleek exterior. Google Assistant on board.

Other things to know: Aging model. Requires store pickup to avoid shipping. $20 is a new low price.

Read our review of the best alarm clocks.

Eyebuydirect Lenses and Frames (EyeBuyDirect) Deal price: $30; street price: $46 (35% off + free shipping with code WCPRIME)

What we like: Wide selection of frames and glasses. Consistently high quality. Reliable customer service.

Things to know: Code WCPRIME only applies to frames above $15. Cannot be combined with other promotions (such as BOGO + 15% off frames). Six frames limit. Excludes Ray-Ban, Oakley, Arnette, and Vogue. Free shipping for USPS and Canada post.

Read our review of the best places to buy glasses online.

Lego Star Wars Advent 2022 Calendar (Walmart) Deal price: $36; street price: $45 (price reflects in cart)

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy 2022 Advent Calendar (Walmart) Deal price: $36; street price: $45 (price reflects in cart)

Lego Harry Potter Advent 2022 Calendar (Walmart) Deal price: $36; street price: $45

What we like: Fun for kids and adults. A good alternative to sweets. Makes a festive holiday display when finished.

Other things to know: Save build instructions (on back of the doors) and store them in a zip-top bag with the Lego for easier rebuilding.

Read our review of the best Advent calendars.

Quip Kids Electric Toothbrush (Quip) Deal price: $14; street price: $25

What we like: Smaller brush head and handle makes it easier for young kids to reach small spaces in the back of the mouth. Two-minute timer. Light and quiet. Aesthetically pleasing.   Other things to know: Refill packs are automatically sent every three months at $10 per pack. Comes with a free large anticavity toothpaste. Lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best electric toothbrush for kids.

Harper Wilde Base Bra (Harper Wilde) Deal price: $31; street price: $46 (price includes shipping; final sale)

What we like: Sturdy yet buttery-soft. Supportive underwire and a sleek, adjustable band. Lightly lined molded cups cradle breasts and create a smooth silhouette beneath clothes. Small hook on the back allows you to switch the straps into a racerback design.

Other things to know: Available in sizes 32A to 42F. Hook-and-eye might be a bit itchy if you have sensitive skin. Sale price includes shipping. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges.

Read our review of the most comfortable bras.

Harper Wilde Bliss Bra (Harper Wilde) Deal price: $31.01; street price: $51 (price includes shipping; final sale)

What we like: Pull-on and wire-free. Constructed of smooth, pleasantly stretchy material that gently hugs the skin and offers medium support. Plunging neckline and a low back. Works with many styles of tops but offers plenty of coverage.

Other things to know: Available in sizes XS to 3XL. The band and straps aren’t adjustable. Sale price includes shipping. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges.

Read our review of the most comfortable bras.

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress (Queen) (Costco) Deal price: $280; street price: $320

What we like: Offers a middle ground between soft and sinky. Can work well for side-sleepers. Good motion isolation and enough resilience to allow comfortable position shifting.

Other things to know: Testers had polarizing opinions on whether its too firm or not. No edge support. Overall price has increased recently.

Read our review of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy online.

Adidas Team Issue Duffel Bag (Medium) (Adidas) Deal price: $28; street price: $50 (use code EXTRASALE with free adiClub membership)

What we like: Large capacity. Roomy central storage space with vented shoe-and-laundry pocket. Four outside zippered pockets. Small internal pocket. Extra-wide padded shoulder strap.

Other things to know: Medium and large sizes may struggle to fit into gym lockers. Use code EXTRASALE. Free shipping with free adiClub membership.

Read our review of the best gym bag.

Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Garment Steamer (GS38R) (Walmart) Deal price: $49; street price: $60

What we like: Wrinkle-busting steamer that can potentially replace an iron. Melts wrinkles without spitting water on clothes. Comfortable to hold. Includes aluminum steamer plate and dual steam settings.

Other things to know: Variant of our upcoming top pick that includes a spacer instead of a mesh bonnet for delicates.

Read our review of the best clothing steamers.

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven (Bloomingdale's) Deal price: $279; street price: $350

What we like: Consistently bakes perfect pizzas with a hint of smokiness. Smaller and lighter than our top pick, but gets just as hot. Wood pellets offer more control over your fuel use.

Other things to know: Compact size makes it a bit trickier to maneuver pies. Hopper only holds enough pellets for about 15 minutes of cooking time. Matches lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best pizza oven.

Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine (Williams Sonoma) Deal price: $900; street price: $1050 (available in five finishes)

Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine (Best Buy) Deal price: $900; street price: $1050

What we like: Best all-in-one espresso machine. Sleek and powerful. Quality built-in grinder. Touchscreen control center with step-by-step tutorials and multiple programs.

Other things to know: Comes with a two-year warranty. Not cheap, but the built-in grinder saves you from buying a separate grinder.

Read our review of espresso machines for beginners.

ThermoWorks ThermoPop Meat Thermometer (ThermoWorks) Deal price: $24; street price: $40 (price includes shipping)

What we like: No other thermometer under $50 can match the combination of speed, reach, reliability, and easy-to-read display. Comfortably covers most home-kitchen needs.

Other things to know: Not the fastest thermometer we tested. Sale price includes $5 shipping. Not the lowest price we've seen. Use code TRWC-B7-Z9X4 for deal price.

Read our review of the best meat thermometers.

Tramontina Gourmet Tri-Ply Clad 12-Inch Fry Pan (Tramontina) Deal price: $32; street price: $50 (use promo code WELCOME10; price includes shipping)

What we like: Heats evenly. Ergonomic stick handle that's easy to hold. Seared a chuck steak as well as pans costing almost twice the price.

Other things to know: Smaller cooking surface than our main pick. Developed some discoloration on surface and underside during testing. Use code WELCOME10. Price includes shipping.

Read our review of the best skillet.

Scythe Board Game (Target) Deal price: $52; street price: $62

What we like: A game we love for its immense strategic depth and the beautiful, steampunk–meets–pastoral idyll world-building aesthetic. Will keep 1 to 5 players engaged for hours, or get the seven-player expansion for larger groups.

Other things to know: An engine-building game where the goal is to set up systems that will continue to reap resources as the game progresses. One to five players. Games last 90 to 115 minutes (or more). Ages 14 and up.

Read our review of the best board games.

GE Adora JGB735 Gas Stove (Lowe's) Deal price: $800; street price: $850

GE Adora JGB735 Gas Stove (Home Depot) Deal price: $800; street price: $850

What we like: Best looks and build quality of any affordable, freestanding gas range we tested. Has a great cooktop and oven. Has a high-heat cleaning mode and convection mode.

Other things to know: We wish the oven came with a third rack. Deal matches lowest price we've seen, but is not a significant discount.

Read our review of the best gas stoves and ranges.

Tineco iFloor3 Mop-Vacuum Combo (Walmart) Deal price: $210; street price: $300

What we like: This cordless model makes mopping and vacuuming super convenient. Does a great job of sucking up the majority of solids and stains from bare floors.

Other things to know: Doesn’t clean quite as well and probably won’t last nearly as long as a plug-in model. Can’t dry-vacuum, nor can it really suck up wet messes from rugs.

Read our review of the best mop-vacuum combo.

Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker (Costco) Deal price: $83; street price: $98 (Costco membership required; price includes shipping)

What we like: Great for those who primarily rely on Siri and listen to Apple Music. Smaller, more affordable HomePod smart speaker.

Other things to know: Costco membership required. Sale price includes shipping. Warehouse pickup available.

Read our review of the Apple HomePod.

1More True Wireless ANC Earbuds (1More) Deal price: $90; street price: $150 (use promo code WIRECUTTER10) 

What we like: Most effective at reducing airplane noise. Secure, comfortable fit. USB-C and Qi charging case included.

Other things to know: Five-hour battery life. Unable to connect to wired in-flight entertainment systems. Use promo code WIRECUTTER10.

Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

1MORE PistonBuds Pro Earbuds (Newegg) Deal price: $40; street price: $60 (includes a $5 Newegg gift card)

1MORE PistonBuds Pro Earbuds (1More) Deal price: $40; street price: $60

What we like: Reduce external noises well. Clear sound over phone calls. Reproduce music enjoyably. Fit most ears comfortably.

Other things to now: 5-hour battery life. Lack ear stability assistance and controls on the earbuds themselves.

Read our review of the best wireless bluetooth earbuds.

Beats Fit Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds (Best Buy) Deal price: $160; street price: $200

Beats Fit Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds (Walmart) Deal price: $160; street price: $200

What we like: Fit securely. Sound great. Easy pairing and connection to swapping iCloud-connected Apple devices. A variety of convenient features.

Other things to know: People sensitive to pressure in the ear may not like the fit.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Abt) Deal price: $270; street price: $350

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Walmart) Deal price: $270; street price: $350

What we like: Adjustable noise-cancelling mitigates eardrum suck. Lightweight and comfortable enough to wear for hours. Easy-to-use physical buttons. ANC can be used in both wireless and wired mode. Folds flat for storage.

Other things to know: Sound quality is decent. Confusing app. Around 20-hour battery life.

Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless Earbuds (Skullcandy) Deal price: $30; street price: $45

What we like: Provides a fun, bass-forward sound, comfortable fit, water resistance (with an IP55 rating), easy-to-use controls, and Tile integration. Has sportier look.

Other things to know: Former budget pick. Five hours battery life per charge, but 19 hours total from the included charging case.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (Best Buy) Deal price: $348; street price: $398

What we like: Good for working from home or in an open office. Effective noise-cancelling. 30-hour battery-life with quick-charge capabilities. Google and Alexa wake-word functionality. App-based customizable EQ and listening modes.

Other things to know: Adjustable speak-to-chat feature automatically turns on awareness mode and pauses music when you talk. Lacks ability to adjust ANC level like our top pick. Available in black and white.

Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Bundle (Costco) Deal price: $900; street price: $1350

What we like: Capable laptop replacement. Offers portability, versatility, and everything we look for in a laptop.

Other things to know: Usually requires the purchase of additional accessories (but this bundle includes Surface Pro Signature Keyboard and Surface Slim Pen 2). Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the Windows Surface.

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511-51A3) 14" Ultrabook (8 GB RAM, 512 SSD) (Walmart) Deal price: $400; street price: $580

What we like: Lightweight with solid performance. 10.5-hour battery life. No deal-breaking flaws.

Other things to know: Keyboard is a little cramped. Doesn't come with USB-C charger.

Read our review of the best Windows UltraBook.

Eero Pro 6 Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kit (Best Buy) Deal price: $148; street price: $220

Eero 6 Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kit (3-pack: one Eero 6 router + two Eero 6 extenders) (Best Buy) Deal price: $170; street price: $200

Eero Pro 6 Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kit (2-Pack) (Best Buy) Deal price: $260; street price: $360

Eero Pro 6 Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kit (3-Pack) (Best Buy) Deal price: $390; street price: $600

What we like: Easy-to-set-up mesh-network system that improves the range and performance of your Wi-Fi. Tri-band routers. Future proofing with Wi-Fi 6. New low price.

Other things to know: Very expensive per router, even on sale. Many router settings not available for ease of use and simplicity. Must be registered online and administer your network through the cloud.

Read our review of the best Wi-Fi mesh-networking kits.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 (2 TB) (Best Buy) Deal price: $160; street price: $235

Things we like: Portable SSD helps move large files between computers. Can also function as travel backup for laptop.  Features a shock-, water-, and dust-resistant design. Pocket-sized. Fast transfer speeds.

Other things to know: Can move files via USB-C or USB-3.2. Features a carabiner loop.

Read our review of the best portable SSD.

Samsung 980 Pro SSD with Integrated Heatsink (1 TB NVMe) (Newegg) Deal price: $135; street price: $170

What we like: Great for PlayStation 5 owners who want to upgrade their system’s storage. Meets Sony's stringent performance requirements. Runs faster and cooler than similarly priced drives. Built-in heatsink means you don't need to buy a separate heatsink.

Other things to know: Expensive even with the discount. Overkill unless you're getting it for a PS5 or want maximum read/write speeds and performance for your computer. Identical to the 980 Pro aside from the integrated heatsink.

Read our review of the best SSDs.

Apple MacBook Air (2020, M1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) (Best Buy) Deal price: $800; street price: $925

What we like: Enough speed, memory, and storage for most day-to-day computer tasks. Battery life a little over 14 hours. Lightweight. Solid construction. Comfortable keyboard. Industry-leading support.

Other things to know: Apple M1 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3" Retina display, one 3.5mm jack, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) (Best Buy) Deal price: $1050; street price: $1150

What we like: Updated design with brighter screen and better webcam. Brings back the MagSafe port. A good all-around option for Mac users.

Other things to know: Lowest price drop we've seen for this model. Isn’t ideal for people who edit photos or videos, or who otherwise process large media files. Included free for new subscribers: Apple Music (4 months), Apple TV (3 months), iCloud+ (3 months).

Read our review of the best MacBooks.

HP Slim Desktop PC (S01-pF1048xt) (HP) Deal price: $550; street price: $650

What we like: Fast enough for most people’s computing needs, comparatively inexpensive, and takes up less space than full-size desktop PCs. Can easily handle web browsing, daily computing tasks, media streaming, Zoom calls, and light gaming. This variation on our pick for a cheap desktop computer has a faster processor, double the memory, and more solid-state storage.

Other things to know: Comes with a 1-year warranty. Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB memory, 1 TB HDD storage, and 256 GB SSD storage. Deal matches low.

Read our review of the best cheap desktop computers.

Crucial MX500 SSD (1 TB) (Best Buy) Deal price: $76; street price: $90

What we like: Upgrading your older computer from a traditional spinning-disk drive to a SATA SSD will improve its speed and performance.

Other things to know: SATA isn't as popular as many of the newer and faster connection options, so largely suitable only for older computers and laptops. $76 price matches low.

Read our review of the best SSDs.

Thermapen ONE Thermometer (ThermoWorks) Deal price: $74; street price: $110

What we like: The fastest and most accurate instant-read thermometer we tested. Rotating screen with a bright backlight. Offers a huge temperature range and serious waterproofing.

Other things to know: Usually expensive. Only really necessary for cooking projects that demand instant, to-the-degree accuracy. $5 shipping included in deal price.

Read our review of the best meat thermometers.

KitchenAid Metal Food Grinder Attachment (Walmart) Deal price: $75; street price: $95

KitchenAid Metal Food Grinder Attachment (Sur La Table) Deal price: $75; street price: $95

What we like: Great if you want to grind meat and already have a KitchenAid mixer. Three different grinding plates allow you to customize the coarseness of the grind. Chill the whole attachment in the freezer to keep whatever you’re grinding as cold as possible.

Other things to know: Attachment for compatible KitchenAid stand mixers. Comes with three different grinding plates. Leaves about an ounce of meat scraps that don’t get pushed through the die.

Read our review of the best KitchenAid attachments.

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler (Black) (Walmart) Deal price: $40; street price: $70

What we like: Variant of our top hard cooler pick that has the same high quality insulation and build level as our pick. Black color disguises dirt.

Other things to know: Matches the best price we've seen this year.

Read our review of the best coolers.

Chrome Helix Handlebar Bag (Moosejaw) Deal price: $49; street price: $65

What we like: Easy access to items while on a bike. Sleek, low profile. More water resistant than our top pick.  Stowable sling belt allows for easy carrying off bike. Holds shape even when empty.

Other things to know: Velcro harness attachment system isn't as good as our top pick's. 3-liter carrying capacity. A bit expensive for a budget pick. Note delayed shipping from Amazon.

Read our review of the best bike handlebar bag.

Meguiar’s Water Magnet Drying Towel (Walmart) Deal price: $4; street price: $7

What we like: Prevents water marks on car paint. Waffle-weave microfiber towels have small indents that allow dirt particles to work into the nap instead of pressing against the car’s finish.

Other things to know: Only a small discount. Also available from Walmart with store pickup.

Read our review of the best car wash, wax, and detailing supplies.

Scosche MagicMount Dash Car Mount (Walmart) Deal price: $10; street price: $13

What we like: Attaches with small adhesive pad into small nooks and crannies more easily than a suction cup. Can tilt 90 degrees back or to the sides, ideal for sloping or vertical surfaces. Secure magnetic hold on phones. Smaller than other picks.

Other things to know: Difficult to remove adhesive pad once installed. Needs a new pad to mount in a new position. Requires magnet in phone case to attach. Doesn't work well on textured surfaces.

Read our review of the best car phone mount.

Worx WG521 Turbine 800 Leaf Blower (Walmart) Deal price: $60; street price: $90

What we like: Most powerful leaf blower we’ve ever tested. Corded blower is controlled with a three-speed thumb dial that's easy to reach and turn.

Other things to know: Not as ergonomic as our top pick. More difficult and tiring to handle.

Read our review of the best leaf blower.

Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates (48-Count) (Costco) Deal price: $16; street price: $20 (Costco membership required; price includes shipping)

What we like: A tempting combination of smooth chocolaty cream surrounding a whole hazelnut within a delicate, crisp wafer all enveloped in milk chocolate and finely chopped hazelnuts. A Valentine's Day classic and an object of cultural nostalgia,

Other things to know: Sale price includes the cost of shipping. Available in-warehouses for less, without additional shipping fees. Costco membership required.

Read Valentine’s Day gifts under $25.

AirVape Legacy Pro Portable Vaporizer (AirVape USA) Deal price: $170; street price: $269

What we like: Easy to load. Has a nicer mouthpiece than our top pick. Adjust the temperature with straightforward up and down arrows on the device. Charges via USB-C or wirelessly.

Other things to know: Doesn’t last as long on a single charge as our top pick. Vapors are slightly lacking in flavor. New low price with code WC.

Read our review of the best portable vaporizer.

Braun Series 7 7027cs Electric Razor (Walmart) Deal price: $90; street price: $150

What we like: All Braun Series 7 models give consistently close, comfortable shaves. The 7027cs provide the same high-quality shave as our pick but comes with different accessories.

Other things to know: The Series 7 has been our pick since 2015. You’ll need to replace the foil on your shaver more or less annually, depending on use.

Read our review of the best electric razor.

Coway Airmega 200M Air Purifier (Black) (Best Buy) Deal price: $128; street price: $200

What we like: One of the best air purifiers we've found in eight years of testing. Nearly identical to our top pick in noise, control, and performance. Display-shutoff feature lets you dim its lights.

Other things to know: Square grille. Only available in black.

Read our review of the best air purifier.

Anthropologie 18” Classic Taper Candles, Set of 4 (Anthropologie) Deal price: $20; street price: $26 (with store pickup)

What we like: Elegant and extra-long. Made of paraffin. Drip very little and last a long time. Broad color selection.

Other things to know: Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees or add to an order of $50 or more for free shipping.

Read our review of the best our favorite tapered candles.

Roku Express 4K+ Media Streamer (Best Buy) Deal price: $25; street price: $35 (with store pickup)

Roku Express 4K+ Media Streamer (Walmart) Deal price: $25; street price: $35

What we like: The Roku platform supports almost every major streaming service and has a clean, simple interface. Plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI input. Includes a remote that doesn’t require line of sight.

Other things to know: Search and discovery features are limited. Has lower-quality Wi-Fi. Supports HDR10+ (only Amazon and Paramount+ currently supports HDR10+).

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021) (Walmart) Deal price: $27; street price: $40

What we like: Media streaming device that supports almost every major service. Clean, simple interface.

Other things to know: Interface is simple but feels dated. Doesn't integrate recently watched and preferred content into one menu like our top pick does.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

Samsung S95B OLED TV (55-Inch) (Best Buy) Deal price: $1600; street price: $1800

What we like: The brightest, most color-rich, and most room-flexible OLED TV we’ve ever tested.

Other things to know: Does not support Dolby Vision HDR. Only available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. New low price for the 55-inch size.

Read our review of the best OLED TV.

LG C2 Series OLED TV (42-Inch) (Walmart) Deal price: $997; street price: $1325

LG C2 Series OLED TV (55-Inch) (Costco) Deal price: $1350; street price: $1600

LG C2 Series OLED TV (55-Inch) (Best Buy) Deal price: $1350; street price: $1600

LG C2 OLED TV (65-Inch) + $175 Visa Gift Card (Buydig) Deal price: $1800; street price: $2100

What we like: Top-tier OLED picture quality at a more reasonable price. Great visuals from lower-resolution SDR content. Native support for Dolby Atmos audio. A full suite of HDMI 2.1 inputs and advanced gaming functions.

Things to know: Doesn’t match the high brightness and color volume of our top pick.

Read our review of the best OLED TV.

Embark Breed + Health Kit Dog DNA Test (Embark) Deal price: $127; street price: $200 (use promo code PUMPKIN)

Embark Breed + Health Kit Dog DNA Test (Chewy) Deal price: $127; street price: $200

What we like: Top pick dog DNA test. Comprehensive database of over 350 breeds. Screens for 190 genetic health conditions and traits. Policy of directly contacting pet owners about worrisome results.

Other things to know: Breed results are 95 to 99 percent accurate. No government oversight of the industry, so tests aren't independently verified.

Read our review of the best dog DNA test.

Osprey Fairview 40 Backpack (Osprey) Deal price: $96; street price: $160

What we like: A great starter option for one-bag travel. Easy to pack. Comfortable to carry. Adaptable to most situations. Well-built.

Other things to know: Backed by a lifetime warranty. The laptop and electronic gear pocket isn't positioned directly against your back, shifting the center of gravity and making loads feel heavier than they should. Deal matches previous low.

Read our review of the best carry-on travel backpacks.

Osprey Fairview 55 Travel Pack - Women’s (Osprey) Deal price: $109; street price: $180

What we like: Lightweight, easy-to-carry, full-featured travel backpack. Has the most spacious removable daypack of any of the backpacks we tested. Comes with stowable straps. Can be fully unzipped like a suitcase.

Other things to know: Not quite as comfortable or as adjustable as our top pick, but comes in two sizes. Lifetime warranty.

Read our review of the best travel backpack.

Logitech Combo Touch for 11-inch iPad Pro (Best Buy) Deal price: $150; street price: $180

What we like: The best iPad Pro keyboard case with a trackpad. Combines excellent trackpad with impressive keyboard. Includes removable case. Slimmer than our top pick. Stays positioned in a wide range of angles. Trackpad provides full support for Apple’s multitouch gestures. Charges via the iPad's Smart Connector.

Other things to know: Not great on your lap due to foldout kickstand. Costs about twice as much as our top pick.

Read our review of the best iPad Pro keyboard cases.

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