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The 5 best Amazon deals to get this weekend

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Now that the weekend has arrived, we're in full relaxation mode--and you will be too after checking out some of today's top Amazon deals. We've scoured the mega-retailer to find five of the best discounts the site has to offer this Saturday and Sunday, and lucky for you, we didn't come up short. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone. Sign up for text message alerts from the deal-hunting nerds at Reviewed. Not only can you save on one of the very best foot spas we've ever had the pleasure to run our feet across (Valentine's Day gifts, anyone?), you'll get an impressive discount on a cool-mist humidifier that increased the humidity in our test room by 20%.

The 31 Best Fourth of July Deals on Kitchen Gizmos and Tech


But it's also a great time to shop, thanks to the plethora of sales in honor of the holiday. Not sure where to start? We've rounded up our favorite Fourth of July deals, including discounted mattresses, air purifiers, smart speakers, and many other things. Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner, which means there are already a ton of early deals kicking around. We've rounded them up here in case you don't find anything you need below. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off).

15 Great Amazon Pet Day Deals on Cameras, Robot Vacs, and Toys


We celebrate our pets all year, but May is National Pet Month, and Amazon is kicking it off with a day of deals. Plus, with Mother's Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give a gift to the pet parents in your life--yourself included! From toys and treats to TikTok-trending accessories, some of our favorites are on sale. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-Year Subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to and our print magazine (if you'd like). Subscriptions help fund the work we do every day.

Amazon Prime Day 2021: 48 Best Kitchen, Home, Kids Deals (Day 2)


This year finds us in a much different place than last. Instead of hunkering down for a chilly, lonely winter, we're flinging aside our face masks and getting ready to return to the outside world. However, if you're having friends over for the first time in more than a year, you might still need help vacuuming the living room carpet. Or maybe you're styling your hair to appear in public for the first time in a loooong time and have forgotten how to do it! If that's the case, we can help! We perused all of Amazon's Prime Day deals for the second day to find the best ones for you, your kids, and your dusty corners and kitchen counters. Note: We regularly update articles and strike through items that sell out or rise in price as of publishing, and mark discounts based on recent product pricing or average price, not MSRP.

The best smart outdoor security cameras of 2020

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The Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight camera performed beautifully in all of our tests. Touting a 160-degree viewing angle and 2K video with high-def resolution, Arlo's Pro 4 offers a wider range of view and higher video quality than the Nest Cam Outdoor, our previous No. 1 pick, and is our new recommendation for the best outdoor smart security camera. Arlo's video quality is just as clear at night as it is during the day thanks to the camera's color night vision output. It also has a built-in spotlight that illuminates when motion is detected and a smart siren that can be triggered remotely or automatically. We found the installation process to be fairly uncomplicated, though a 2.4 GHz WiFi connection is required for setup. There are no wires to fiddle with, as this camera includes a mount that can easily be screwed in on the exterior of your home. Before you place it, we suggest giving it a good charge right out of the box using the included magnetic charging cable.