Amazon caught on 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 cleaner, a 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 technology 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 have tracked.
Another in TCL’s lineup, the 4 Series is on the lower end of TCL’s offerings, but over the years the technology we’ve come to like in high-end models has trickled down. This super-cheap TV still has 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 most beautiful TV we’ve tried. It comes with Sony’s premium processing inside a beautiful OLED panel, giving it an absolutely stunning picture. It also comes with Android TV built-in, which, as smart TV operating systems go, is one of the easier to use.
Beware of RGB LEDs and competitive performance on your keyboard? Apex 7 TKL fits your needs. It has extremely satisfying click switches, a sturdy aluminum frame and an OLED screen that can display system alerts or in-game info. It also ties in with SteelSeries’ powerful customization software that lets you adjust individual keys, record macros, and even program the LEDs to react to the games you’re playing.
The power and customization options of gaming peripherals make them great for office work – if they didn’t have such over-the-top designs. Fortunately, the Logitech G513 Carbon, our pick for the best mechanical keyboard for home offices, comes with a more understated design, but still has useful features like customizable keys, tasteful LEDs, and your choice of multiple switch types.
If you prefer your keyboard to be as loud and flashy as possible, this Roccat Vulcan 121 is one of our favorite keyboards because it knows Exactly What is it. And it’s loud. WIRED reviewer Jaina Gray says typing with it is like “typing up a thunderstorm.”
For years I’ve advocated using gaming peripherals to get work done on a regular basis, and the Logitech G915 keyboard is one of my favorites for this very reason. It comes with a low-profile aluminum frame and a stylish 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 technical offers
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, all-day battery life, a great camera and a stylish design. Google has a pre-order 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 instantly pair with many Android phones, have IP4X water resistance and Google Assistant integration. They’re usually $100, so it’s a great deal if you’re in the market for a new phone and new wireless earphones.
This robot vacuum cleaner from Roborock is our favorite overall. It comes with a self-emptying trash can so you don’t have to empty the robot as often, as well as an impressive battery life. It can even map large amounts of your home, so it learns exactly how to best clean your space. It stores up to four separate cards, 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 a huge mess around the house, but don’t worry! This RoboVac from Eufy packs twin turbines that combine for a huge amount of suction, so no matter how much dog hair or other pet waste is around your house, this bot can pick it up.