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The Best Gaming Mouse

If you play a lot of PC games, a more comfortable mouse with fast response times, a precise sensor, more customizable buttons, and pretty lights can be a worthwhile upgrade over a regular ol’ mouse. We tested 33 gaming mice this year—in addition to the so, so many we’ve tested in past years—to find the best wired and wireless gaming mice for most hand...

Workout Clothes Stink. Here’s How to Clean Them.

On days when the US Women’s National Soccer Team plays a match, head equipment manager Jake Schoch fields nearly 200 pounds of laundry and goes through two 22-ounce bottles of stain remover to wrest stains from jerseys. In a week’s time, he has been known to shepherd six to seven sizable loads of wash.

The Best Reusable Straws

Whether you want a reusable straw for slurping morning smoothies at home or for drinking iced coffee on the go, we recommend the OXO 4-Piece Reusable Straw and Brush Set with Case. We found these straws to be some of the most comfortable to sip from and the easiest to clean, and they’re among the only straws we like that come with a carrying case and...

The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker

You don’t have to go to a coffee shop to get a good cup of cold-brew coffee. We’ve found that the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker offers the best way to make smooth, delicious iced coffee at home. It makes cold coffee with balanced acidity, a stronger aroma, and a cleaner finish than the 16 other coffee makers we’ve tested. On top of that, it’s...

Can HEPA Air Purifiers Capture the Coronavirus?

Air purifiers with HEPA filtration efficiently capture particles the size of (and far smaller than) the virus that causes COVID-19, and many readers have asked whether air purifiers can help protect against infection. The answer is yes, in theory, but as of July 2020, it remains unclear how much practical impact the machines could have. Dating back...

How Our Readers Made Wirecutter Better in June 2020

Thank you, as always, for your tweets, comments, and emails, which helped make Wirecutter better in June.Last month, we asked you how Wirecutter could improve in our coverage of race and representation and what advice you’re looking for from us that we’re missing. We’re grateful for your thoughtful and patient feedback. Some of you said to keep doing...

The Best Wireless TV Headphones

Wireless TV headphones allow you to enjoy TV shows, movies, and video games without disturbing people around you. If you already own Bluetooth headphones, you may have an easier, better-sounding way to accomplish the same task. But if you need a complete system with headphones and a wireless transmitter, and if you would like multiple people to be able...

The Best Air Purifier

A great air purifier can really improve your life. But to qualify as great, it needs to be powerful enough to clean the air in a large living room or playroom, quiet and dark enough for you to sleep near it in a bedroom, and inexpensive enough that it’s reasonable to have several spread throughout your home. Few machines meet that standard, but after...

The Best Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

Drinks spill, kids and pets get sick—messes are inevitable, but a portable carpet and upholstery cleaner can make cleanup less of a hassle. We stained three types of fabric with red wine, bacon grease, indigo dye, and runny eggs, and found that of the seven models we tested, the Bissell SpotClean Pro (3624) was the most effective stain remover of the...

The Best Workout Headphones

Few things will kill your workout vibe faster than a pair of ill-fitting, hard-to-use headphones. The Jabra Elite Active 75t wireless earbuds are our favorite headphones for working out at the gym because they fit comfortably and will stay secure and out of your way even during rigorous workouts. The controls are easy to use, and the earbuds are sweat...

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