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Digital Trends Best Black Friday Deals

The 13 best early Black Friday deals you can shop this weekend

There are a lot of great early Black Friday deals you can take advantage of this weekend, so be sure to check them all out.
Several Ecobee security products on a green background.

Is an Ecobee Smart Security subscription worth it?

Ecobee offers two different plans for its security systems. But which one is best for your home? Here's a look at both to help you decide.
Apple HomePod 2023

Echo Pop vs. HomePod (Gen 2): is the HomePod worth its added cost?

Is the expensive Apple HomePod worth your money, or should you stick with the affordable Echo Pop? Here's a look at these two smart speakers to help you decide.
Walmart logo.

Is there a Walmart Plus free trial? Get a month of free delivery

Have your groceries delivered for free, enjoy free shipping, and get member prices on gas with a Walmart Plus free trial.
A blue Echo Pop sitting on a table.

Echo Pop vs. HomePod mini: which is the best smart speaker?

The Echo Pop is a great smart speaker for its price, but how does it compare to the premium HomePod mini? Here's a look at both to help guide your purchase.
The Echo Dot Kids Owl and Dragon designs on a table.

Which Amazon Echo should you buy?

Not sure which Amazon Echo to buy? There are several excellent models to choose from, depending on what you are looking for. Here are the latest and greatest.
Insignia 2D Zero Gravity full body massage chair in living room.

This full body massage chair is discounted from $2,500 to $1,000

Today, Best Buy is offering this Insignia 2D Zero Gravity full body massage chair deal which provides a HUGE discount. Don't miss out.
A man using the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush.

One of Philips’ best electric toothbrushes is $60 off at Best Buy

The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9700, a highly-rated electric toothbrush on Best Buy at 4.8 stars, is currently on sale for $280 after a $60 discount.
The KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus stand mixer on a kitchen table.

Usually $450, this KitchenAid stand mixer can be yours for $250 today

There's no better way to celebrate early Black Friday than by getting something to help on Thanksgiving, like the KitchenAid 5.5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer.
An Amazon Echo Show 8 shows the weather forecast.

The Amazon Echo Show 8 looks like a photo frame, kicks like a boombox

Spatial audio and a smart home hub help elevate the new Echo Show 8 above its predecessors, but it's a modest refresh.
The Ring Outdoor Smart Plug installed outside.

Can smart plugs be used outside?

Smart plugs are a great way to control exterior lights and decorations, but not all of them can be used outside. Here's what to know before using them outdoors.
THe Greenworks Electric Pressure Washer on a white background.

Best Buy’s deal of the day is $60 off an electric pressure washer

Looking for an affordable pressure washer? Best Buy has a great deal on a Greenworks electric pressure washer that's ideal for many people.
iRobot Roomba j7 plus 7550 robot vacuum in charging dock by entryway.

How often should you replace your robot vacuum?

Robot vacuums are designed to last for several years, though their longevity relies on regular maintenance. Here's how often you should think about upgrading.
The Wyze Video Doorbell v2 installed near a front door.

New Wyze Video Doorbell v2 offers microSD card slot, 2K resolution for just $40

The Wyze Video Doorbell v2 is a big improvement over its predecessor, offering a microSD slot, 2K video capture, and a budget-friendly price.
A stylized version of a smart home with various rooms containing smart home gadgets.

Matter adds support for fridges, air purifiers, robot vacuums, and more with massive 1.2 update

The Matter 1.2 update is now available, bringing the interoperability standard to nine new device types -- including robot vacuums, air purifiers, and more.
A Narwal robot vacuum sits on a living room carpet.

The Narwal Freo robot vac cleans so carefully, you’ll want to leave a tip

The Narwal Freo may be slow, but it does an incredible job vacuuming and mopping, if you're willing to keep an eye on it.
Blueair Blue Pure 211 plus HEPA air purifier in living room.

Do air purifiers work?

Since you won't want to open doors and windows in the winter, air purifiers are a great way to keep your air fresh. But are they worth the investment?
Apple HomePod 2023

Alexa vs. HomeKit: Which smart home platform is best?

Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit are two of the best smart home platforms available, but which is best for your home? Here's a closer look to help you decide.
The Numi 2.0 Smart Toilet

The 5 weirdest smart home gadgets of 2023

From smart toilets to smart toasters, here's a look at five of the weirdest smart home gadgets you can purchase in 2023.
A Ring Video Doorbell next to Halloween decorations.

Ring celebrates Halloween by adding spooky Quick Replies to its video doorbells

Spooky Halloween Quick Replies are now available for Ring Video Doorbells, including a werewolf's howl and a witch brewing in a cauldron.
The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni cleaning hardwood floors.

How to fix a robot vacuum that stops moving

There are several reasons your robot vacuum might not be moving. From checking its wheels to updating its software, here are all the ways to fix the problem.
The Shark Matrix robot vacuum cleaning a rug while a person reads in a chair.

6 early Black Friday robot vacuum deals happening right now

Black Friday robot vacuum deals have arrived early for certain retailers, so you no longer have to wait to get these cleaning devices with massive discounts.
The Ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera install near a door.

Ecobee takes on Ring, Arlo with its first smart doorbell camera

The Ecobee Smart Doorbell Camera is the company's first video doorbell, featuring a generous viewing angle and premium materials.
The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra cleaning up pet fur.

Roomba vs. Roborock: Which smart vacuum is better?

Roomba and Roborock robot vacuums are both popular options for automated cleaning around the home, but which is the best? Here's how they compare.
The iRobot j9+ cleaning a floor and retracting its mop.

Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni vs. iRobot Roomba Combo j9+: Which premium robot vacuum is best?

If you're looking for a premium robot vacuum and mop combo, the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni and iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ fit the bill. But which is best?
spooky halloween lighting haunted house

Here’s how to throw a killer Halloween party with your smart home

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to use smart home technology to make your home the spookiest one around.
spooky halloween lighting haunted house

How to create spooky Halloween effects with smart home lighting and sound

Up your Halloween decorating game this year by using smart home lighting and sounds to spook your neighbors and trick-or-treaters.
The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra in a kitchen.

Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni vs. Roborock S8 Pro Ultra: Which is the best robot vacuum?

It's impossible to go wrong with either the Ecovacs X2 Omni or Roborock S8 Pro Ultra, but is one better for your smart home than the other? Here's what to know.
nanoleaf reveals matter smart lamps cono lamp

Nanoleaf reveals four new Matter devices, including two smart lamps

Nanoleaf is launching two Matter-enabled smart lamps in the coming months, as well as two other products for its Essentials lineup.
The X2 Omni dock up against a wall.

Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni vs. Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni: Is the new X2 Omni worth it?

The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is a better robot vacuum than the Deebot T20 Omni, but does it justify its hefty price tag? Here's what you need to know.
The Roborock Q7 Max+ in action cleaning crumbs off of carpet.

This Roborock robot vacuum and mop is 43% off thanks to Prime Day

The Roborock Q7 robot vacuum is down to $500 during Prime Big Deal Days. It's self-docking, app-controlled, and heavily discounted.
The Echo Pop sitting on a countertop.

Prime Day deal gets you an Echo Pop Smart Speaker for only $18

The Amazon Echo Pop, a cheap smart speaker that's powered by Alexa, is even more affordable in this year's Prime Day deals at just $18 after a $22 discount.
A man installs a wired model of the Google Nest Doorbell near his front door.

A big discount just landed on the Google Nest Doorbell for Prime Day

One of the best Prime Day smart home deals is on the Google Nest Doorbell, which you can grab for just $120 this Prime Day.
A woman sitting next to a Keurig K-Express coffee maker.

Get a Keurig Coffee Maker for $80 in Amazon’s Big Deal Days (Prime) sale

The Keurig K-Express Coffee Maker is an affordable coffee maker that's even better value now it's in the Prime Day sale.