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The Instant Pot Ultra 6-Quart is our upgrade pick in our guide to the best electric pressure cookers. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Lesley Stockton wrote that this model “It has an all-digital interface with a streamlined single-knob control, a clear pressure indicator, and a steam-release button separate from the float valve so there’s zero chance of getting a steam burn.”
With its bright beam and long-lasting battery, the Black Diamond Spot is our top pick in our guide to the best headlamps. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Eve O’Neill wrote “The design is lightweight and packable, as well as splashproof and dustproof, and it also has a red LED to preserve your night vision.”
Recommended for people who want smart home control, this bundle includes a notable competition Alexa speaker pick and a colorless variant of our upgrade smart light bulb pick, the Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Bundle with Philips Hue Bulb. Wirecutter Senior Editor Grant Clauser wrote “If smart-home control dominates your list of reasons for wanting an Echo, the Echo Plus may be your best choice. It’s a little wider than the Echo and sounds a bit fuller, but the main difference is this model’s inclusion of support for Zigbee, a popular wireless system for controlling smart-home devices that’s found in many smart-home hubs.”
The Alesis Recital Pro is our budget pick in our guide to the best digital pianos for beginners. John Higgens wrote “Of our three picks, the Alesis Recital Pro is by far the easiest to use. All instrument selection is done with six buttons on the console (two sounds per button). Buttons for modulation, chorus, and reverb effects are provided, and there’s a display to show all the settings and parameters.”
The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 with Privacy Shutter is our upcoming top pick in our guide to the best webcams. Andrew Cunningham and Kimber Streams wrote that the C920 “is the best option for most people who need a stand-alone webcam, thanks to its superb image quality, ease of setup, and helpful (but optional) software.”
A pick in our guide to the best gym bag, the Aer Duffel Pack 2 offers plenty of ways to separate your your computer from your clean clothing from your sweaty workout clothes or gym shoes. Wirecutter Staff Writer Kit Dillon wrote “The Aer Duffel comfortably carries a 15-inch laptop in its back pocket, as well as a full change of clothes within the main compartment and a pair of shoes (up to men’s size 13) in a ventilated compartment at the bottom of the bag.”
Our top smartphone pick in our guide to the best Android phones, the Google Pixel 3a comes with guaranteed updates through May 2022 and features class-leading camera performance. Ryan Whitwam wrote “The 3a and 3a XL aren’t as fast as the more expensive Pixels or competing phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10e, they don’t have wireless charging, and the plastic body isn’t water resistant. However, they cost half as much as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, and most people wouldn’t notice the handful of missing features.”
The Casper Essential Mattress is a notable competition pick in our guide to the best memory foam mattresses you can buy online. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Joanne Chen wrote that testers described the Essential as “having a good blend of support and give, with a minimal “quicksand” feel—which makes sense, given that its top, polyfoam layer tones down the inherent hugginess of the memory-foam layer just beneath it.”
The Travelpro Platinum Elite 22” Expandable Carry-On Rollaboard is our top pick in our guide to the best carry-on luggage, offering ample space, a garment folder, and durable wheels. Wirecutter Staff Writer Kit Dillon wrote “For the majority of travelers who fly less than 10 times a year, the Travelpro Platinum Elite offers the best balance of features, durability, and price, while still providing some elements missing from similar bags costing less than $300, such as durable sealed-bearing wheels and a lifetime warranty that covers repairs (or replacement, at the company’s discretion) even in the case of airline damage.”
Street price: $240. This is a great deal that matches the lowest price we’ve seen on this carry-on suitcase.
This bundle includes the Echo Show 5, our smaller-screen smart display pick for Alexa users, and our upcoming budget indoor security camera pick, the Wyze Indoor Smart Camera. Wirecutter Staff Writer Signe Brewster wrote “This pint-sized version of the Echo Show is perfect for catching the weather report and playing tunes while you get ready in the morning.
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