Black Friday 2019: The Best Home, Kitchen, Mattress Deals

Awair Glow C Air Quality Monitor for $70 ($30 off)


Awair’s smallest smart air quality monitor tracks chemicals (VOCs), humidity, and temperature. It’s a combination AQ monitor and smart plug, so you can plug your air purifier into it and it will automatically turn it on when it senses that your indoor AQ is poor.

iRobot Roomba 960 for $399 ($300 off)

Walmart, Amazon

I love a self-emptying bin, but iRobot’s Roomba still has a larger-than-usual dust bin capacity, a patented rubber carpet brush, and the best mapping tech on the market.

Dyson V8 Absolute for $250 ($250 off)

Dyson, Newegg

They’re not robot vacuums, but Dyson’s cordless and modular stick vacuums are among the most useful and versatile cleaning machines you will ever own.

Ring Peephole Cam with Battery Pack for $169 ($59 off)


Never cut holes in your drywall and rejigger your wiring ever again! Ring’s easy-to-install smart doorbell cam is also battery-powered.

Ring Floodlight Cam for $199 ($50 off)


I credit motion-detector floodlights on my shed for never having my my bikes stolen (except when I left mine in the yard). If you include a basic Ring Protect plan, you can also record video.

Tile Sticker (4-Pack) + Echo Dot for $60 ($35 off)


Tiles are the most useful gadgets in my house, and the tiny, sticky Tile Sticker is even more so.

Fi Smart Dog Collar for $75 ($75 off)


I haven’t updated my dog gear roundup for the holidays, but this durable smart collar with a light has replaced my former favorite pet tracker, the Whistle Go. Use the exclusive code WIREDBF at checkout for the discount.

Nixplay Seed 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame for $127 ($33 off)


These easy-to-use digital picture frames are great gifts for faraway parents or grandparents.

AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test for $49 ($50 off)


The accuracy and anonymity of these consumer DNA tests is still up for debate. However, Ancestry has the biggest database, which means it has the most DNA profiles to compare yours to. Just keep in mind that there are some risks with DNA testing.

23andMe Health + Ancestry Test for $99 ($100)


Ancestry is still a better place to track down long-lost relatives, but 23andMe is improving fast, with a new automated family tree feature that launched recently. This version also has all those fun traits, like how fast you metabolize caffeine, and whether you carry a genetic predisposition to some diseases. Like Ancestry, there are risks to any DNA test.

Kitchen Deals

Photograph: Instant Pot 
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 for $82 ($78 off)

Amazon ($82), Walmart ($94), Kohl’s ($130)

What is a Black Friday without a deal on an Instant Pot? It’s become as indispensable in the kitchen as a blender or Dutch oven, although it’s much more useful with a good cookbook.

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