with hello weekend almost there over, it’s time to start gift shopping. The holidays can be stressful, so it’s important to make time for yourself, whether it’s brewing a hot cappuccino in the morning, listening to a soothing playlist at work, or relaxing with a movie on the sofa at night. We’ve found plenty of deals on products to keep you energized and refreshed for the coming months, from blankets and coffee makers to projectors and streaming games.
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Café Affetto is our favorite super automatic machine. It’s easy to use—just fill it with water and whole beans and you’re good to go. You can choose between brewing one or two shots at the push of a button or use the programmable button to make your favorite drink instead. It’s slim, so it doesn’t take up much space on the countertop.
It dropped to an even lower price not too long ago, but it’s still a solid deal on a reliable espresso machine. It’s named the best all-in-one in our guide to the best espresso machines. Not only will it make you espresso, but it can grind the beans and steam as well. WIRED Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu has had his model for more than four years, and it still works perfectly.
The K-Cafe (8/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t make traditional espresso shots, but it does make an “espresso-style” 2-ounce shot that tastes just as strong. The best part is the frother, which comes with three settings: latte, cold and cappuccino. It is both simple to use and easy to clean. You can use it with pods or use your own ground coffee.
If you missed last month’s Casper’s Weighted Blanket sale, you’re in luck. It’s back! Made from plush cotton, this blanket is a great choice if you get hot easily when putting it together. You can also choose between different weight options (10, 15 or 20 pounds). WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano describes the lighter blanket as having a “comfortably pressed feel” and the heavier one as a “men’s puffer jacket.”
It is difficult to say that this is a budget version of Gravity’s heavy blankets. The £15 blanket is made from a lovely, plush cotton that feels anything but cheap. Since the company is having a Halloween sale — 25 percent off everything — we also recommend checking out deals on other Gravity products we love, including the Gravity Fleece Weighted Robe for $98 ($32 off), the Gravity Weighted Blanket for $188 ($62 off ). ), and the Gravity Travel Blanket for $75 ($100 off).
The Layla weighted blanket comes in a king-size version in addition to other sizes, making it the best choice for anyone who wants to share it with a partner. It often goes on sale but this is still great.
The Hisense PX1-Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a short-throw projector, which means you can place it directly on a TV stand and it will project an image onto screens up to 130 inches in size. With an Android TV interface, it’s very easy to set up, and with a Dolby Atmos soundbar built-in, you don’t have to spend extra on more equipment.
The CineBeam (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the smartest projector in our best projectors guide. This 4K laser projector features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LG’s WebOS TV operating system, giving you access to a variety of apps and features, including Netflix and Apple AirPlay. It’s a little tricky to attach, but once it’s up, it’s easy to adjust the lens and line it up with your screen.
Projectors are expensive. If you’re looking for one under $1,000, look no further than the BenQ HT2150ST. It comes with excellent color accuracy along with bright and sharp image quality. It’s a great choice for those who love outdoor movie nights.
If Amazon, Google or Apple’s streaming gadgets don’t interest you, we also like TiVo’s Stream 4K. It uses Android TV, which groups recommendations based on streaming services, with the ability to search for content across all of them. You can also integrate your Sling or YouTube TV accounts if you have them.
This deal started last week, and we’ll be sharing it for as long as it lasts—at this price, it’s easily the best Android phone out there, period. The Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has strong performance, great cameras, a beautiful display, and good battery life. What more could you want?
We like Apollo scooters, and the City (7/10, WIRED recommends) has enough power and range to satisfy. It’s heavy, though, at 57 pounds—best if you have an elevator or garage. The company has started its Black Friday sale early and it includes bundles where you can get extras for free.
The PX7 carbon cans (8/10, WIRED Recommends) feature musical clarity and high noise reduction, and feel light. They are a good choice if you are looking for headphones with great performance and a sleek look.
These are our favorite hard headphones. They come with a durable design, waterproof coating and replaceable ear pads ($20). You’ll also get up to 36 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation, so you won’t have to worry about charging them frequently. They’re not the best at blocking out ambient noise, but you’ll only notice it in louder environments.
Were you looking at a OnePlus phone? We like Google’s Pixel and Samsung phones better, but this OnePlus (7/10, WIRED recommends) is a good alternative and offers some of the fastest charging speeds around. You get all the major features here, from a 120Hz display to speedy performance, and the camera system is solid.
Black Friday is less than a month away, but Best Buy is having an early sale. We’ve rounded up all kinds of gadgets on sale, from laptops and cameras to soundbars and smart displays.
Samsung is currently holding a 53rd anniversary sale until November 1st. You’ll find deals on everything from Galaxy smartphones and tablets to TVs.