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Buying Guide

You've read all the reviews, but now you're actually ready to buy something and need to make a decision. The Verge Buying Guides are here for you — these are our go-to recommendations for the ultimate question: which one do I buy? Our picks aren't necessarily the best in every category, but they are the best choices for most people. We also aim to provide an alternative option if our main selection isn't the right one for you. Buying Guides are updated as new products are released and tested, so be sure to check back frequently for new information.


The best projector for your home or apartment

From budget to 4K, here are the best projectors to replace your TV

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The best wired or wireless gaming mouse to buy right now

The best smart display to buy right now

Smart displays for your kitchen, bedroom, or living room

The best streaming video player to buy right now

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The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

Apple and Jabra are still the standouts

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The best laptop you can buy right now

The laptop lives on


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The best phone you can buy right now

Buying a phone can be a chore, but we’ve done the work for you.

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The best wireless headphones to buy right now

The best smartwatch to buy for your iPhone

The best smartwatch to buy if you have an Android phone

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The best budget phone you can buy in 2019

We’ve found the best phone that doesn’t break the bank

The best Chromebook you can buy right now

The best note-taking apps for class, work, and life

The best e-reader to buy right now

Put a library in the palm of your hand

The best wireless charger to buy right now

The best GPS communicator to buy for your next adventure

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The best microphones to start podcasting with

Plug in and get your pod on

The best VPN to use to protect your privacy

Which VPN will protect your data

The best hardware security keys for two-factor authentication

The best tablet you can buy right now

As we pick the best tablet, we're focusing on the "tablet things" that most people want to do with a tablet. It should be good for watching video, playing games, and reading. It should also be thin, light, and have a battery that lasts long enough that you don't have to worry about it dying on your commute.

The best smartwatch to buy for iPhone and Android

The best streaming TV apps

The best music streaming service

The best email app for iOS and Android

The best Bluetooth speaker to buy right now

The best home security system you can install yourself