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November, 2017

Cheap gift ideas for under $10 (that people will actually like)

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When it comes to Secret Santa or gift exchanges with a price limit, it’s sometimes hard to find a genuinely good gift that’s cheap and useful. Sure, you can find something under the limit pretty quickly, but does the recipient really need a pair of socks with taco cats on them?

Check out our list of gift items under $10 that are sure to be a hit.

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9 of the best fitness trackers because there are literally too many to choose

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Exercise, am I right? Whether you’re reading this because you genuinely love working out or because Instagram models and your love for pizza force you to exercise, one thing’s for sure: A fitness tracker that fits your needs is a necessity.

One problem: The wearable fitness market grows by the month. No longer are hardcore athletes the only ones keeping up with their calories and mileage — these babies continue to take over the lives of us regular folk more and more by the year.

And with this surge to the everyday consumer, it seems like not a day goes by without a new wearable fitness tracker hitting the market. Oh, there’s a new Fitbit (again)? There’s a fancy ring that tracks your steps and calories? Because of course, why wouldn’t there be?  Read more…

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Best robot vacuums for every budget

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BEST DEALS ON ROBOT VACUUMS THIS WEEK


The obsession with robot vacuums is obviously the fact that they make your life 100 times easier, but there’s a hard part to the process: picking one.

“Roomba” and “robot vacuum” are essentially interchangeable terms at this point, but the robot vacuum market ain’t what it was in 2005. Though we totally back nearly ever Roomba model, there’s a whole new world of brands that you should be considering. Read more…

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BUDGET OPTION

ILIFE V3s

Hardwood floors will get two hours of powerful suction, but don't expect much for mopping or carpets.

  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • App connected: No
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: No


$159.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TIGHT SPACES

Eufy RoboVac 11s

Quiet, low-clearance cleaning and suction on all floor types make this ideal for apartment dwellers.

  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • App connectivity: No
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: No


$269.99 from Amazon

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MOST AFFORDABLE CONNECTED VACUUM

Shark ION RV750

Shark makes an impressive transition from upright to robot with this affordable WiFi-connected vac.

  • Run time: 70 minutes
  • App connected: Yes
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$222.99 from Walmart

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BEST FOR ALLERGIES

ECOVACS Deebot N79S

This internet favorite offers powerful suction, great battery life, and a HEPA filter for cheap.

  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • App connected: Yes
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$299.99 from Amazon

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BEST MID-RANGE ROOMBA

Roomba 960

This is not your basic Roomba — a camera for navigation and Aeroforce lifting cleaning make it the bot to beat.

  • Price: $699
  • App connected: Yes
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$699.99 from Walmart

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BEST FOR PET HAIR

Neato BotVac

Shedding overload? This ultra-connected vacuum deep cleans and keeps track of what it does — for a price.

  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • App connected: Yes
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$829.99 from Amazon

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BEST IF YOU CAN SPLURGE

iRobot Roomba i7

It remembers floor plans, is totally self-sufficient, and can even empty its own dust bin without your help.

  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • App connected: Yes
  • Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$1,099 from Walmart