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The 70+ Best Walmart Black Friday Deals We've Found of 2022

By Wirecutter Staff
Published November 26, 2022
The 70+ Best Walmart Black Friday Deals We've Found of 2022
Photos: Wirecutter Staff
UpdatedNov 2022

Black Friday may be in our rearview mirror, but Walmart is still speeding ahead with deals. Here are the very best we’ve spotted so far. You can also check out the Wirecutter Deals page, which always has the latest list of discounts on Wirecutter picks that meet our rigorous testing and pricing standards

An Apple watch SE
Michael Murtaugh

Apple Watch SE (40 mm, GPS, 1st Gen) — Budget Pick
Walmart deal price: $150; street price: $230

What we like: More affordable than our top pick, the Apple Watch Series 7. Great screen and god battery life. Attractive option for a first smartwatch or if you want it only for certain tasks.

Other things to know: Lacks the Series 7's always-on display and certain health functions. Available in three colors and an aluminum case.

Read our review of the best Apple watch for iPhone owners.

What we like: Our upgrade pick keyboard case for the iPad Pro. Fantastic keys with excellent glass trackpad. Necessary for extended typing on the iPad. Draws power via Smart Connector.

Other things to know: Expensive and heavy. Not everyone needs the trackpad. USB-C port only provides pass-through charging to the iPad.

Read our review of the best iPad Pro keyboard cases.

A purple Samsung Galaxy Watch5 for.
Photo: Samsung

What we like: Has Google’s latest Wear OS 3 software paired with Samsung’s One UI interface, plus all the apps and watch faces in the Google Play Store. Offers impressive health tracking with automatic workout detection, heart rate and oxygen monitoring, and stress analysis.

Other things to know: Upcoming top pick. Lacks the rotating bezel of the older Galaxy Watch4 Classic, and it comes in just one, minimalist style. The 44 mm size is also on sale for a new low of $260.

Read our review of the best smartwatch for Android phones.

Side view showing the buttons on the Asus ROG Gladius III gaming mouse.

Asus ROG Gladius III Gaming Mouse — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $80

What we like: Also great pick for the best gaming mouse. Easy to open up for customizing or repairs. Comes with a spare set of replacement switches and a small tweezer tool. Decently comfortable for most hand sizes. Lightweight without feeling cheap.

Other things to know: Other sculpted mouse picks are more comfortable to use. Lacks switch for ratcheted and smooth scrolling. Has fewer buttons than our top picks. Might be too light for some.

Read our review of the best gaming mouse.

What we like: A visually exciting 3D Sonic game. Unexpectedly delightful and fun to play or watch. Sensory overload but in the best way. Classic story: blue hedgehog fights bald scientist over precious gems while collecting gold rings.

Other things to know: Some revisiting to early levels, but not annoyingly so. Not as linear or direct as 2D Sonic levels but linear-like components.

Elden Ring (PS5, Physical) — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $35; street price: $60

What we like: Expansive open world game. Location-based enemy levels let players progress at their own leisure. AI and player summons can help aid in tougher battles. Satisfying combat with countless ways to grow your skills and play style.

Other things to know: Boss battles can be punishing. Extremely long to complete. Caps at 60 fps.

Read our review of Elden Ring.

Logitech G203 Lightsync Gaming Mouse — Budget Pick
Walmart deal price: $20 (with store pickup); street price: $30

What we like: Cheapest good gaming mouse we've tested. Customizable and its sensor is accurate. Doesn’t feel as cheap as the low price suggests.

Other things to know: Smaller than our top picks. Has fewer buttons and inferior build quality.

Read our review of the best gaming mouse.

Sony DualSense Controller (PS5) — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $70

What we like: Comfortable to hold. Headset jack works with PC when connected via USB-C port. Available in a wide-range of colors.

Other things to know: Larger and more expensive than DualShock 4. Windows compatibility can be hit-or-miss. RedCard holders save an extra 5%

Read our review of the best PC gaming controller.

What we like: Paradigm-shifting action-adventure game for Nintendo Switch with expansive worlds to explore. Beautifully designed and full of nostalgia.

Other things to know: First deal we've seen this year. Target RedCard holders save extra 5%. Store pickup required to get the deal price.

Read our review of the best Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite accessories.

What we like: A top pick for best microSD card. Adds storage to phones, tablets, game consoles, and more. One of the fastest mid-priced microSDXC cards we've tested. Quick enough for 1080p, 4K, and up to 5K action cameras and drones.

Other things to know: Charming Super Mario theme. Not on GoPro’s list of recommended microSD cards. Delayed shipping on Amazon. Must be picked up in-store at Walmart (or combined with other items) to avoid shipping charge.

Read our review of the best microsd cards.

Sarah Kobos

What we like: Intuitive interface that better reflects how people watch video in 2022. Useful remote, voice search capabilities, and 4K HDR video support (including Dolby Vision).

Other things to know: Select store pickup to avoid shipping fees. Comes with with a Funko Pop figure of Eleven with Eggos from Stranger Things.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

What we like: Can blend in seamlessly as a piece of art. Smart screensaver can display photos or art when not in use. Mounts perfectly flush against the wall like framed artwork. Bezel is customizable to match room decor.

Other things to know: Good image quality, but not equal to the company’s best 4K and 8K sets. Matches low price for the 2022 model in the 55-inch size.

Read our review of the best artistic design TVs.

Nvidia Shield TV Pro — Pick Variant
Walmart deal price: $175; street price: $200

What we like: A more powerful version of the Shield TV. Offers 16 GB of storage. Built-in Google Assistant. Compatible with HD and UHD TVs with HDMI. Features two extra USB ports.

Other things to know: A variant of our former Andriod TV pick. Compatible with Amazon Alexa. Good option for those running a Plex server.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

Roku Streambar Soundbar — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $80; street price: $110

What we like: Inexpensive 2.0 soundbar. Integrated 4K HDR media streamer. Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 support. Compact—great for small spaces and setups.

Other things to know: Not a sonic powerhouse, but a significant improvement over TV speakers.

Read our review of the best soundbar.

Anker 622 Magnetic Battery (MagGo) — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $45; street price: $59

What we like: The best wireless power bank for MagSafe-equipped iPhones. Snaps onto the back of your phone using embedded magnets. Provides nearly a full charge at a fast-enough speed. Works as a stand when you need one. Fits on every iPhone that supports MagSafe and doesn't block the phone's camera.

Other things to know: Only compatible with iPhone 12 and newer.

Read our review of the best wireless charging power banks.

Kobo Libra 2 Ebook Reader — Upgrade Pick
Walmart deal price: $160; street price: $180

What we like: Features physical page-turn buttons, a large, 7-inch screen, and is waterproof. Also includes Bluetooth plus screen light color-temperature adjustment for late-night reading.

Other things to know: Matches almost all the features of Amazon’s high-end Kindle Oasis for less money, minus the Amazon ecosystem.

Read our review of the best ebook reader.

Razer Kiyo Webcam — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $59; street price: $70

What we like: Also great webcam pick is combo of 1080p 60fps camera with built-in adjustable ring light. Smooth video great for streaming to sites like YouTube or Twitch.

Other things to know: Bright light may be too harsh for professional video calls. Not as compact as other webcam picks.

Read our review of the best webcams.

The Asus RP-AX56 wi-fi extender, shown plugged into a wall.

Asus RP-AX56 Wi-Fi Extender — Upgrade Pick
Walmart deal price: $80; street price: $100

What we like: Upgrade pick Wi-Fi extender with sleek aesthetic. Stable and speedy connection. Supports Wi-Fi 6; also connects via gigabit ethernet port. Things to know: Overkill if you don't have gigabit internet. Expensive. Small but decent price drop.

Read our review of the best Wi-Fi extender and signal booster.

Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $90

What we like: A capable smart home assistant for Google users. Audio experience is on par with the Echo. Can pair two as stereo speakers or arrange for a multi-room sound system.

Other things to know: Sound is good but nothing special. We first reviewed the discontinued Home in 2020, older model at this point.

Read our review of the best Google Home speaker.

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $160; street price: $190

What we like: Good smart lock if you're a renter not interested in fully replacing the deadbolt. Widely compatible so also plays nicely with homes with mixed smart home and phone OS.

Other things to know: Auto-unlock feature requires you to leave the vicinity of your home for several hundred feet before it triggers.

Read our review of the best smart locks.

Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker (2nd Generation) — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $18 (with store pickup); street price: $30 

What we like: Budget-friendly smart speaker that fully supports Google Assistant. Creates an inexpensive multiroom audio system.

Other things to know: Less useful than Alexa for some tasks. Requires store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best smart assistant for your home.

What we like: Upgrades in speed and Ethernet connections over our top pick. Offers features like Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3.

Other things to know: Recommended if you have a gigabit (1,000 Mbps, or close to it) internet service plan or are adding multiple smart-home devices. Matches the lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best Wi-Fi mesh-networking kits.

Google Nest Thermostat — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $90; street price: $130

What we like: An inexpensive, simple programmable smart thermostat. Good for smaller homes and apartments. Reliably detects when you leave/arrive home to turn HVAC on or off automatically.

Other things to know: Available in four colors. Doesn't have learning capabilities like top smart thermostat picks. Not compatible with remote sensors.

Read our review of the best smart thermostat.

Google Nest Hub Smart Display (2nd Gen) — Also Great Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $80

What we like: A kitchen counter or bedside friendly smart speaker with touchscreen. Streams audio and video and accepts voice commands from Google Assistant. Great for controlling smart devices. Includes sensors to track your sleep.

Other things to know: Screen is 7 inches diagonal. No camera ensures privacy.

What we like: Wi-Fi enabled monitor packed with tech. Crisp 1080p video stream. Always-on audio feature allows for sound to play even when not using app. Can track baby’s sleep.

Other things to know: Expensive. Requires subscription to access many features after the first year. Amount of features might be overkill for some.

Read our review of the best baby monitors.

The black square-shaped Cosori Pro Air Fryer, our budget pick for the best air fryer.
Photo: Michael Sullivan

Cosori Pro Air Fryer — Budget Pick
Walmart deal price: $80 (with bonus skewer rack); street price: $100

What we like: The best pod-shaped air fryer we tested for under $100. Well-designed exterior. Includes a recipe booklet and Walmart exclusive skewer rack.

Other things to know: Doesn’t cook as evenly as our other picks. Settings aren’t quite as accurate.

Read our review of the best air fryer.

Adesso Oslo 60" Floor Lamp — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $107; street price: $125

What we like: Our pick for the best console lamp. Offers nice ambient light for average- to large-sized rooms. Surprisingly sturdy tulip-style base should appeal to mid-century design fans. Looks similar to lamps that cost 10 times as much.

Other things to know: 60-inch height is nonadjustable. A rare deal.

Read our review of the best floor lamps.

Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Restaurant Fry Pan — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $22 with store pickup; street price: $30

What we like: This Walmart variant of our top pick, the Tramontina Professional nonstick pan, functions identically, with minor aesthetic differences. Has a durable coating, good heat distribution, and excellent maneuverability.

Other things to know: Not compatible with induction cooktops. Rivets that secure the handle to the pan don’t have a nonstick coating.

Read our review of the best nonstick pan.

Zojirushi Zutto Coffee Maker — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $60; street price: $73

What we like: Reliably brews great-tasting coffee. Simple to use. Includes measurements for brewing iced coffee.

Other things to know: Smaller than other picks. No automatic shut off. Carafe lid doesn't lock. Replaceable charcoal filter lasts two years.

Read our review of the best cheap coffee maker.

Windmill Air Window AC (8,300 BTU)— Also Great 
Walmart deal price: $350; street price: $405

What we like: Very easy to install. Highly personal customer service. Nicer looking than most other models. Smart-home compatibility. Decently powerful, quiet, and energy-efficient.

Other things to know: Can’t control direction of the fan. Small tucked away control buttons. Other picks are more powerful, or quieter.

Read our review of the best air conditioner.

What we like: Former top pick. Solid beginner-friendly cutting machine. Great if you have older Cricut cartridges you want to use. More affordable than newer models. Easy-to-learn software.

Other things to know: Comes with 40 sheets of vinyl and a few scraper tools. Misses a few features newer models have.

What we like: Smart version of our budget pick, the Levoit 300. Can be controlled via app. Compact, but still delivers a noteworthy cleaning performance. With this sale, just $15 more than the budget pick.

Other things to know: Comes with two filters. Not the most energy-efficient for the long term. Better for smaller rooms like offices or bedrooms.

Read our review of the best air purifier.

What we like: Powerful, weighty motor. Comes with a wide variety of attachments, including ear guide combs. Grippy nonstick sleeve.

Other things to know: Larger and heavier than our top pick. Combs are not reinforced. A step above our budget pick.

Read our review of the best hair clippers for home use.

Paper Mate Gel Pens (Set of 14) — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $11 with store pickup; street price: $15

What we like: Stepped-up school supplies that are functional. Fun colors. Recommended by Wirecutter senior staff writer (and former school librarian) Jackie Reeve.

Other things to know: Recommended in our guide to the best gifts for teachers.

Read our review of the best gifts for teachers.

Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier — Upgrade Pick
Walmart deal price: $224; street price: $320

What we like: Our upgrade pick air purifier. Aced our tests. Its ability to move extremely high volumes of air makes it our pick for large spaces up to 650 square feet. Quiet and attractive.

Other things to know: Combined up-front price and running costs are much higher than those of our top pick, but comparable to the costs of most other large-space purifiers we’ve looked at.

Read our review of the best air purifier.

What we like: A lightweight, compact, packable induction cooktop suitable for travel. Variety of programmable cooking settings.

Other things to know: Not powerful enough for normal home cooking. Works best with small pots and pans. Temperature adjustments didn't work as well as advertised. Fan shuts down right after cooking, instead of after element cools, which could decrease its lifespan.

Read our review of the best portable induction cooktop.

EcoFlow Delta Portable Power Station — Former Pick
Walmart deal price: $900; street price: $1100

What we like: Can charge lots of devices, with six AC outlets, two USB-C ports, and four USB-A ports. High maximum output of 2,040 W in our testing.

Other things to know: Former pick. Lower runtime than our top pick despite higher capacity.

Read our review of the best portable power station.

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Photo: Dan Koeppel

Athlon Optics Midas ED Binoculars — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $216; street price: $270

What we like: Our top binocular pick. Any birder will love them. Best performance and widest field of view of any we tested. High-quality, sturdy construction. Stylish design.   Things to know: Press-in caps for larger lenses tend to fall out.

Read our review of the best .

Our four Bluetooth headphone picks lay on a yellow background.
Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Great at blocking out voices. Handy additional features via the app. Comfortable enough to wear all day. One-year limited warranty.

Other things to know: Mediocre sound quality that can be fixed with in-app EQ adjustment. Noise cancellation not great for airplanes. Not water or sweat resistant.

Read our review of the best Bluetooth wireless headphones.

Anker Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $80; street price: $100

What we like: Top pick for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Small and lightweight. Case comes with wireless charging. Decent active noise cancellation. 10-hour battery life. Dual device connectivity.

Other things to know: Surprisingly good for the price. Don’t support a voice-activated assistant like Alexa or Siri.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Klipsch R-51PM Bookshelf Speakers — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $300; street price: $370

What we like: Great powered bookshelf speakers for vinyl-record enthusiasts. Can connect via Bluetooth, optical input, USB, or phono inputs. 5.25-inch woofer produces a reasonable amount of bass.

Other things to know: Sound quality isn't quite as good as that of our other picks.

Read our review of the best bookshelf speakers for most stereos.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds — Former Pick
Walmart deal price: $150; street price: $185

What we like: A former runner-up pick. Pairs quickly and easily with Apple devices, offers Siri voice activation, and ability to wear either earpiece individually for situational awareness. Sound great and they have a long battery life.

Other things to know: No hear-through mode and offers water resistance but no official IP rating,

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Sony SRS-XG300 Bluetooth Speaker — Upcoming Pick
Walmart deal price: $198; street price: $325

What we like: Loud enough for small gatherings. Clear and crisp vocals. Easily transportable. Handy retractable carrying handle.

Other things to know: Costs more than twice our top pick. 14.5 hour battery life. IP67 water and dust resistance. Will be our new upgrade pick in the next update.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

Poly Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $70; street price: $95

What we like: Best headset we tested at reducing background noise. Offers incredible voice isolation.

Other things to know: Compared with our top pick, it captures voices less warmly, has half the battery life, and costs a bit more. Has a 7-hour battery life. Price matches the lowest we've seen.

Read our review of the best Bluetooth headset.

Beats Fit Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $160; street price: $190

What we like: The best true wireless earbuds. Fit securely. Sound great. Easy pairing and connection to swapping iCloud-connected Apple devices. A variety of convenient features.

Other things to know: People sensitive to pressure in the ear may not like the fit. Inability to pair them with two devices simultaneously.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

What we like: Comparable to our upgrade portable Bluetooth speaker pick. Vivid and full sound. Rugged and durable with a IP67 dust and water rating. USB-C charging.

Other things to know: Has fewer features and sounds less smooth than our upgrade pick, the Sony SRS-XB33.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

What we like: Good balance of price and performance. Offers bright sounding audio. Waterproof.

Other things to know: Relatively short 6-hour battery life. 1-year JBL limited warranty. Available in multiple colors.

Read our review of the best portable bluetooth speaker.

The Roborock Q5 Plus, in black, connected to its litter-storing dock.

Roborock Q5 Robot Vacuum — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $300; street price: $430

What we like: Our also-great robot vac excels on low and medium-pile carpet and hardwood. User-friendly app and voice control. Faster clean than competitors. Excellent mapping system.

Other things to know: Our top pick is better for thick rugs. Not as durable or repairable as Roombas. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Siri compatible. Clip the on-page coupon for the deal price.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Roborock Q5+ Robot Vacuum — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $480; street price: $700

What we like: Also great robot vac pick; good Roomba alternative. The "plus" is a charging station that can empty debris into a disposable bag. Good on low and medium-pile carpet and hardwood. User-friendly app and voice control. Excellent mapping system. Large bin, long battery life.

Other things to know: Weaker on carpet than Roomba competitors. Not as durable or repairable as Roombas either. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Siri compatible. Clip the on-page coupon for the deal price.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

What we like: Great advanced navigation system. Its object-detection system supposedly helps it steer around dog poop and power cables, but it was hit-and-miss in our tests.

Other things to know: Does not include self-emptying dock. May become smarter after future software updates. Privacy concerns have been raised by some after Amazon's acquisition of iRobot.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

iRobot Roomba i1+ Robot Vacuum — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $288; street price: $530

What we like: A Roomba robot vacuum endorsed by our guide writer. A self-emptying model that’s exclusive to Walmart and comparable to our upgrade pick. Same sturdy, long-lasting base as cheaper Roomba models but adds more suction and tangle-resistant brushes for a boost in cleaning power.

Other things to know: Not as quick, clever, or controllable as our Roborock picks.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro Mop-Vacuum Combo — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $200; street price: $300

What we like: Gets floors near-spotless more quickly than any other floor-care tool. Sucks up solid debris, slurps up spills, and wipes away stains. Has pet-centric brushes and detergent, plus a strainer for easy cleanup.

Other things to know: Essentially the same machine as the standard CrossWave. Down to the lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best mop-vacuum combo.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Stick Vacuum — Upcoming Pick
Walmart deal price: $500; street price: $650

What we like: Good suction power, up to 60 minutes runtime, Dyson's de-tangling Motorbar cleaner head, the laser on the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head reveals invisible dust on hard floors, and auto mode optimizes power and run time based on the debris picked up.

Other things to know: Currently in testing but very promising and likely to be a pick in our stick vacuum guide.

Read our review of the best cordless stick vacuum.

Lego Friends 2022 Advent Calendar 41706 — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $21 (with store pickup); street price: $35

What we like: Fun for kids and adults. A good alternative to sweets. Builds the excitement for Christmas and keeps kids self-motivated. Makes a festive holiday display when finished.

Other things to know: Save build instructions (on back of the doors) and store them in a zip-top bag with the Lego for easier rebuilding. Down to a new low.

Read our review of our favorite advent calendars.

Lego Orchid 10311 — Pick Variant
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50

What we like: Colorful, vibrant blossoms. Doesn't need to be watered. Part of the Lego Botanical Collection.

Other things to know: Gorgeous results, but a straightforward and repetitive build.

Lego Star Wars Advent 2022 Calendar — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $36; street price: $45

What we like: Fun for kids (and grown-up Lego fans). Good alternative to sweets. Menagerie of mini-figures makes a festive holiday display when finished.

Other things to know: Save instructions for easier rebuilding. Includes Clone Trooper Commander, Battle Droid, C-3PO (Holiday), Darth Vader (Holiday), Snowtrooper, Luke Skywalker, Gonk Droid, and R2-D2 (Holiday) figures.

Read our review of our favorite advent calendars.

Lego Bonsai Tree — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50

What we like: A great introductory build from Lego's Botanical Collection, part of Lego's portfolio of designs for grown-ups. Can build using classic green leaves, or beautiful pink cherry blossoms. Easily customizable with different leaf and bloom types.

Other things to know: Trunk can be a bit unsteady during building. 878 pieces.

Read our review of the best Lego flowers.

An Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush.
Rozette Rago

Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $20; street price: $30

What we like: Our pick if your child doesn’t like the sensations produced by a vibrating toothbrush. Recharges by plugging into a base, and replacement heads are among the more affordable of the brushes we tested. Has a two-minute timer.

Other things to know: Significantly more noisy than our top picks. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best electric toothbrush for kids.

What we like: All-in-one car seat that can accommodate newborns and toddlers and convert into a high-back and backless booster. Fits newborns better than other 4-in-1 convertible options. A good choice for people seeking a single seat to see a child through all their car seat years.

Other things to know: Dedicated infant seats offer significant advantages. Wirecutter has not tested this product.

Read our review of the best convertible car seats.

What we like: Discreet wearable breast pump. Will be our new top pick wearable breast pump when we update our guide to the best breast pumps.

Other things to know: Has the potential to significantly improve the pumping experience, but is unlikely to work well for everyone, and comes with significant learning curve. Deal is for the double pump.

Read our review of the best breast pumps.

The Therabody Theragun Prime, one of our picks for the best massage gun, with a black triangular multi-grip handle.
Photo: Rozette Rago

Therabody Theragun Prime Massage Gun — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $198; street price: $250

What we like: Powerful percussion in a compact form. Can cycle up and down through five speed settings. Multiple grip options reduce hand strain.

Other things to know: Four different head attachments—standard ball, cone, dampener, and thumb. Can sound like a power tool when in use.

Read our review of the best massage guns.

Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $100; street price: $130

What we like: Easy to use and navigate menus. Reliably detects, identifies, and starts recording workouts after about 10 minutes of activity. Built-in GPS and solid battery life.

Other things to know: Getting to be an older option at this point. No tracker perfectly recorded every metric it attempted in our testing.

Read our review of the best fitness trackers.

Jabra Elite 4 Active Earbuds — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $80; street price: $110

What we like: Great fit. High water and dust resistance. Intuitive controls.

Other things to know: Fussy device connectivity. Microphone sounds muffled on calls. Middling active noise cancellation. Available in black, navy, and mint.

Read our review of the best workout headphones.

What we like: Our budget pick fitness tracker. Slim lines. Long battery life. User-friendly app. Comfortable band.

Other things to know: Step tracker performed okay in our testing. Greyscale screen can be tough to see on bright days. Lacks standalone GPS tracking. New low price. Only available in Desert Rose color.

Read our review of the best fitness trackers.

An image from the waist-down of a model wearing Levi's 512 Slim Taper Fit jeans.
Photo: Levi's

Levi's 512 Slim Taper Fit Jeans — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $42; street price: $80

What we like: An alternative to our men's jeans pick (the Levi's 511). Just as well-made and durable. Narrower fit through the thigh. Tapered leg, not straight cut.

Other things to know: May occasionally ride up the leg a bit. Available in several washes.

Read our review of the best men’s jeans.

AncestryDNA Test Kit
Photo: Michael Hession

AncestryDNA Test Kit — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $49; street price: $99

What we like: Our top pick. Makes it easy to explore your ethnic roots. Largest family-matching database. Presents test results in a clear manner with useful historical context.

Other things to know: Can’t differentiate between maternal and paternal lineages. AncestryDNA may monetize your DNA data if you opt into its research program. All DNA testing kits have privacy risks that you should take into account.

Read our review of the best DNA testing kit.

The best basic iPhone 13 case, the Smartish Gripmunk with MagSafe, shown in a blue floral print.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

What we like: A reliable choice for anyone seeking a simple, durable, and protective case without breaking the bank. Our favorite case for every iPhone model since the iPhone 7.

Other things to know: Isn't particularly flashy, but it's dependable. Most colors for all versions of this case are on sale whether you have the standard iPhone 13 or the mini, Pro, or Pro Max.

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker (2022) — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $18; street price: $25

What we like: The best Bluetooth tracker for Android users. Impressive local Bluetooth range. Large, anonymous crowd-finding network. Loud alarm volume. Simple setup. Built-in loop for keychains.

Other things to know: No replaceable battery. (Tile promises a 3-year effective working lifespan.) Less short-range precision than Apple AirTags. Available in black from Amazon, available in white from Lenovo and Walmart.

Read our review of the best bluetooth tracker.

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