There’s no place like home, so why not deck it out this Prime Day? (Er, I mean Prime Early Access Sale.) A lot of things go into making your house feel like a better place to spend time in, and this week is a good chance to save money on all of those things. Whether you’re looking for a better blender, a carpet cleaner that’s trending on TikTok, or a smart bulb to set the scene for your moody movie night, there’s a deal for you here.
The WIRED Gear team tests products year-round. We sorted through hundreds of thousands of deals by hand to make these picks.
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Updated October 11: We added new deals, like Nanoleaf lights and Dohm sound machine, and updated prices throughout.
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This is arguably the best Vitamix. It has a variable speed setting, a pulse blend option, and it includes automated blending programs. You can set it to blend that smoothie while you walk away to do something else and trust that you’ll have a delicious drink when you come back.
If you want a cheaper entry into the Vitamix world, the One is the way to go. It’s as dead simple as blenders can get, with only a simple dial. It doesn’t come with any of the bells and whistles of a bigger Vitamix, but it’s more powerful than most of the cheap blenders out there.
An even bigger upgrade over the 750 (though a little smaller in size), this blender comes with a touchscreen and a wireless connection. You can get more containers to place on top and the base will automatically detect their size and adjust accordingly.
Some gadgets earn their reputation, and the Instant Pot Pro Plus does so in spades. It can pressure cook, slow cook, make rice, and do plenty of other things all in one handy device. There’s also the Instant Pot Pro—a slight downgrade from our top pick—for a little less.
If you’re into sustainable living and you don’t live in a place that has the best support for it, this food cycler might be up your alley. It can turn the scraps of food in your kitchen that you’d otherwise throw in the trash into useful nutrients for the soil you can grow new plants with.
We haven’t tested this specific model, but the Braun MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender (8/10, WIRED Recommends) impressed us with its easy-to-clean design and blending power. As we noted in the review, the MQ5 will probably serve you just as well.
Sous vide devices let you cook your food with the utmost precision, and Anova’s Precision Cooker Nano is one of our favorites, especially for beginners. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, has a display, and feels well-made with its heat-resistant plastic build.
What goes hand-in-hand with a Vitamix? A KitchenAid stand mixer. This one’s a little smaller than the 5-quart model we usually recommend. It’s also a little cheaper. So if you like KitchenAid stand mixers, but don’t need quite as much volume, this is a good option.
You never realize just how much time you spend chopping and slicing ingredients when you cook until you get a food processor to do it for you. This 13-cup model from KitchenAid has more than enough space for most things that need to be chopped.
If the KitchenAid food processor is a little pricey for your tastes, this Hamilton Beach model makes it bit easier to get into food processing. Product reviewer Medea Giordano has used this model for three years and it’s lasted through tons of use, which is impressive for such an inexpensive processor.
If you need your daily coffee but don’t want to use wasteful disposable cup systems, this Braun MultiServe coffee machine gets you nearly as much convenience with less junk. It can make single cups or whole pots, and comes with a number of options to get your blend just right.
We haven’t tried this model, but we’re fans of the De’Longhi Stilosa Espresso Machine. This similar model from the same company is just as well reviewed as its sibling. Brew espresso, cappuccino, lattes—whatever you want—and you can froth the milk yourself.
If you’re as addicted to fizzy drinks as I am (it’s a problem), the SodaStream can be a way to save some money in the long run. It lets you infuse regular water with CO2 to make sparkling water, and you can even add some flavors to scratch that sugar water itch without spending so much for the privilege.
It’s not every day an ice maker catches our eye, but this model from GE stands out. It makes crunchable ice that’s better for drinks than the usual ice that comes out of your freezer. It can make up to 24 pounds of ice per day—you’ll soon be the life of the party.
Whether you’re packaging food to cook with sous vide, or just want to preserve your food as long as possible, a vacuum sealer can be a handy tool to keep around.
Atlas Coffee Club is one of our favorite coffee subscription services, and right now you can get a subscription for 20 percent off through Amazon. You get single-origin beans from a different country every month, along with postcards and tasting notes.
Few things are more important in your kitchen than making sure you’ve got good cookware. This set includes a 10-inch frying pan, a 3-quart saucepan, a 3-quart sauté pan, and an 8-quart stockpot, all in durable stainless steel. If that’s a bit too pricey for you, All-Clad also has a nonstick set on sale.
While you’re getting all the stainless steel you need for your kitchen, these mixing bowls from Cuisinart are an excellent addition. The set of three bowls comes with its own lids, so you can use them to mix cookie dough, then store the cookie dough to eat later instead of making cookies.
Once you have Pyrex containers in your home, it’s hard to do without them. These glass containers are safe to use in the oven or microwave, but they also have resealable plastic lids. So you can cook dishes in them and then store the leftovers for later, all in the same dish.
Smart Home and Parenting Deals
This Echo Dot is designed to make things easier for parents who might have children using smart speakers. You can set time limits, filter out explicit content, and keep an eye on what your kids are using the speaker for. There’s a 5th Gen model on the way you can preorder too.
The Wyze smart bulbs are our favorites if you want smart lights on a budget. These color bulbs are $10 a pop, which sounds like a lot for a light bulb, but for smart lights that you can control with your voice (via a smart assistant), they’re a downright steal.
These are some of our favorite smart plugs and they can make almost any gadget a little smarter. They pair with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can turn your devices on and off with your voice, or set them to a schedule and even control them directly from your phone.
When it comes to streaming devices, nothing beats our top pick. This Roku stick is cheap, plugs directly into your TV, and is fast enough to handle all the 4K content you can throw at it. Roku is also platform agnostic, so you can find most major streaming services on it.
Nanoleaf’s RGB shape decorations are extremely versatile if you’re looking to spice up a room (and you like it when your decorations glow.) The base kit comes with simple RGB hexagons, though if you’re after a more traditional look, the Wood Look kit is also on sale for $200.
Nanoleaf’s decorations come in more shapes than just hexagons. The mini triangles pack makes an excellent accent to other, larger panels, or they can be used on their own. The company also has expansion packs of regular sized triangles on sale right now. Combine all the different sizes of hexagons and triangles and you can get really creative.
Finally, Nanoleaf also offers a modular lighting set of lines that you can customize into any design you want. Sick of the man telling you how many sides your shapes should have? Wonderful news, you can put as many sides as you want on your geometry with this kit.
We liked the Eufy 2K panning camera for pet owners when we tested it. Its ability to look around the room makes it great for keeping an eye on pets while you’re away. The updated Eufy Pet Camera D605 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) comes with everything we like about the other model, plus it can dispense the occasional treats.
This pet camera doubles as a way to keep your cats entertained while you’re away. It comes with a 160-degree camera for a wide view of a whole room, two-way audio so you can not only hear what your pets are up to but tell them to get off the furniture, and a laser toy you can either control remotely or set to preprogrammed routines. If the Play 2 is a bit too pricey for you, the Petcube Cam drops the laser and a few other bells and whistles for a much lower price.
This handy cat toy does it all. It’s a scratching pad, has a flexible cat toy on a spring (loaded with catnip), and a self-grooming arch that cats love. Product reviewer Medea Giordano’s cat is obsessed with this toy, and it’s not hard to see why.
Home security systems used to be the kind of thing you had to farm out to a separate company, but today you can roll your own. The SimpliSafe system (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite ways to do so, with its collection of motion sensors, door sensors, and keypads (though we weren’t a fan of its security camera).
This is our top pick for laptop stands and no matter how many others we try, we keep coming back to this one. It’s light, but it’s sturdy enough to support your laptop at any height without collapsing. This is the best price we’ve seen, so there’s never been a better time to grab one.
For those who prefer to occasionally work from the couch or bed every once in a while, this laptop stand from Nnewvante is one of our favorites. It’s a handy tray with a tiltable base to position your laptop however you need. There’s even a convenient little drawer on the side for you to store your pens, USB sticks, or whatever else you need.
Cleaning and Hygiene Deals
This isn’t our top robot vacuum pick, but Samsung’s Jet Bot AI+ has some of the best navigation of any vacuum we’ve tested. It even managed to avoid disrupting a large sleeping dog, which is an impressive feat. If you have a lot of tricky areas in your home, this might be one of the better robot vacs for you.
The S7+ is far too expensive to not buy on sale, so if you’ve been considering it, now’s your chance. It maps your home with sonic waves, automatically lifts the mop when a carpet is detected and uses multidirectional brushes to better pick up debris. This model also adds wet mopping, and can intelligently avoid using the wet mop on the carpet.
It can be tough to find a good robot vacuum on a budget, but Yeedi makes our top pick for the budget category. This similarly inexpensive model can map your floor plans, set custom cleaning schedules, and even mop hardwood floors at the same time.
Handheld vacuums are perfect for quick messes or cleaning spaces that are hard to fit a full vacuum into, like your car. This model from Black & Decker is a handy little device you can store in your car under a seat or in the trunk.
This handy little steamer is perfect if you need to get the wrinkles out of your clothes on the go. It’s small, fits easily in a suitcase, and heats up quickly. If you need to get your dress shirts presentable in a hurry–and especially if you don’t have access to proper ironing equipment–this is a great tool to have around.
Our top pick for hair straighteners, this model from Paul Mitchell has earned its spot. It has 1-inch plates, and product reviewer Medea Giordano has found that it’s excellent at handling a variety of hair textures and curl patterns.
Our favorite electric toothbrush kit, the Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED Recommends) can collect data for its smart functions without keeping an app open, comes with a tongue brush on the rear, and is usually pretty reasonably priced for an electric toothbrush. On this sale, it’s even better.
You may have seen the Tymo all over social media—it works surprisingly well. It straightens hair without having to clamp it between two plates. It’s like a hot comb and straightening brush in one. This is one of the best prices we’ve seen.
This is one of our favorite reusable water bottles. It’s insulated to keep your water cold all day, and has a durable coating that can take dings and drops without ruining its appearance.
This twelve pound weighted blanket from Brooklinen comes in a 48-inch by 72-inch size and has one textured side that Giordano described as a cat magnet (complimentary).
This weighted blanket from Nodpod isn’t really full blanket sized, but it’s still one of our favorites. Its small size makes it perfect for traveling, or just adding a little extra weight without dragging around a massive blanket. Nodpod also offers a 9-ounce weighted face mask that’s also on sale.
Air Purifier and Space Heater Deals
This air purifier is one of our favorites, and perfect for living rooms. It captures 99.999 percent of particulates over a 930-square-foot area. It’s also stylish enough to sit out in the open in your home without looking out of place.
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been testing this air purifier for a few months and likes it. It accurately roars alive when it detects particulates in the room (aka when he cooks bacon), and it’s not loud at all. It’s on the larger side, so you’ll need to make room for it, but it can clean the air in a 517-square-foot room in 26 minutes. The filters are pricey. You can connect it to the Smartmi app to control it remotely (and it supports Google Assistant and Alexa too.)
We like Vornado’s fans for air conditioning, but if you need to bring the heat, Vornado has options for that, too. Like this space heater that can heat an entire small room. It has an adjustable thermostat and runs fairly quietly.
This is one of the more expensive of our favorite sound machines, but for good reason. It includes a sunrise alarm clock that can help you wake up in the morning. The mobile companion app lets you customize morning and night routines with sleep sounds or alarm noises. Hatch’s 2nd gen Rest is also on sale and includes a night light for kids, plus some extra time-to-rest and time-to-rise routines.
On the simpler side of sound machines, the Dohm Classic houses a rotating fan that can adjust between two loudness settings. It’s most reminiscent of a box fan, without all the hassle of blowing air and dust into your face all night.
Casper’s hybrid mattress is one of our absolute favorites and one we keep coming back to as we test other mattresses. It strikes the perfect balance between soft and supportive. No matter how you prefer to sleep, you’ll probably be comfortable on this one.
Retailer Sale Pages
Other stores have started offering competing deals (and others likely will start) that don’t require an Amazon Prime membership. Here’s a list of merchants that may be getting in on the action.
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