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How to Clean a Keyboard
A computer keyboard is one of those electronic devices that rarely gets cleaned. However, if you’ve taken a close loo...
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How to Be Your Own Tech Support
High-speed WiFi networks and smart home devices make our lives easier by providing us with entertainment, security, a...
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29 Great Gadgets for a Smarter Home
Everyone loves the charm of a historical home—but oftentimes older houses lack the ease and convenience of technology...
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Deal Alert: Save Up to $800 on These 15 TVs Ahead of the Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sunday is just weeks away! And if your current TV setup isn't cutting it, now's the perfect time to level ...
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How to Restart a Router and Modem
For most folks, slow internet is a nightmare from the past. Needing 15 minutes to load a video or several hours to do...
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Modem vs. Router: What's the Difference, and Do You Need Both Devices
At this point, many folks have had internet in their homes for decades. In that time, they’ve been using modems and r...
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The 12 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With Your Smart Home Devices
Many of the everyday tasks of life—locking the door, adjusting the thermostat, dimming the lights, and capturing porc...
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8 Ways to Make Money With a 3D Printer
To some, 3D printing may still seem like a thing of the future. Just a few short years ago, 3D printers were expensiv...
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Party Like a Rock Star: How to Host the Best-Ever, At-Home Karaoke Night
Karaoke got its start when a Japanese bar owner invited customers to stand in for a no-show band. Today, a popular pa...
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The 37 Best Cyber Monday Sales to Shop for Your Home
Cyber Monday deals are officially here. Sure, price drops have been rolling out all month long from Amazon, The Home ...
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The 39 Best Amazon Black Friday Deals on Tools, Tech, and More
Even after Black Friday sales officially ended yesterday, Amazon continues to have millions of deals across the site ...
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Our Favorite 30 Black Friday Sales You Can Still Shop
Editor’s Note: We've switched gears to scout Cyber Monday sales, so this post is no longer being updated. Check out o...
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The 30+ Best Target Black Friday Deals You Can Still Shop
Black Friday is winding down. Of course, many retailers have been announcing sales throughout the month—to the point ...
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The Best Black Friday TV Deals of 2022
TVs and other consumer electronics are some of the most sought-after products of the holiday shopping season and ther...
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The Best Gadgets and Appliances on Sale at The Home Depot
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best days all year to find incredible deals on pricier household items like app...
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Solved! What Size TV Do I Need?
Q: My last TV was so small that I couldn’t clearly make out all of the details of my favorite shows. I don’t have eye...
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25 Deals to Snag on Amazon's Most Viral Products—Before They Sell Out
Amazon is a hub of deals at all times, but we love discovering special sales events that give us access to even more ...
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The Best Outdoor TVs of 2022
Whether you have a partially covered outside space like a veranda or poolside cabana or not, there is an outdoor TV t...
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8 Important Things to Know About Home Wind Turbines
Installing a residential wind turbine can help generate clean energy for your home, RV, or even a boat or camper. How...
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15 Black-Friday-in-July Deals You Can Still Get from Best Buy
July has been a month of deals: 4th of July sales, Amazon Prime Day, Target Deal Days, and more. Even after these sal...
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The Best Prime Day Amazon Echo Deals of 2022
As a major player in smart home technology, Amazon is known for its tech products like Echo devices. So naturally, it...
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The Best Amazon Prime Day Smart Home Deals to Shop Right Now
Amazon Prime Day 2022 has begun, running from today, July 12, to tomorrow, July 13. The annual two-day sale event is ...
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The Best Solar Panels of 2022
As utility costs continue to skyrocket, it’s helpful to find ways to save money on electric bills. One way is using s...
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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Grow in an AeroGarden
Horticulturalists and brown thumbs alike love the ease with which their AeroGardens grow tomatoes and salad greens in...
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30 Gaming Room Ideas for the Perfect Streaming Setup
In the age of Twitch streamers and PS5 shortages, traditional game rooms (think foosball tables and pinball machines)...
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13 Ways to Boost Your WiFi at Home
Streaming video lag, dropped video calls, and dead zones in the far reaches of your home are all symptoms of a frustr...
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11 Ways to Keep Your Electronics From Taking Over the Living Room
The living room is the heart of the home. It is the place where we entertain guests, spend time with our loved ones, ...
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The Aria Air Is the Right Smart Scale for Fitbit Fans
As a devotee of the Fitbit tracker and app, it only made sense for me to purchase a scale that would meld into the Fi...
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Bob Vila Editors Reveal Our Favorite Home Purchases of 2022
It’s probably no surprise to reveal that Bob Vila’s editors are all about home gear and care: Our product reviews sta...
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12 Solar-Powered Products to Get Your Year Off to a Sustainable Start
As more people look to reduce their energy consumption and rely on more sustainable methods of getting the power they...
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The 21 Most Popular Things Bob Vila Readers Bought in 2022
Each year, Bob Vila’s experts conduct thousands of hours of hands-on testing and internet research. We vet a vast arr...
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Cyber Monday 2021 Deals: We Found the Best Deals at The Home Depot, Wayfair, and More
Prices listed here are accurate as of the last update on 11/29/2021. While Black Friday has been an annual sales even...
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15 Things You Need for the Perfect Movie Night at Home
One lesson we learned during the pandemic was the importance of recreating our favorite experiences at home. Many peo...
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15 Kitchen Gadgets With Thousands of Rave Reviews on Amazon
Whether you aspire to be a professional chef or only cook so you can put food on the table, the right kitchen gadgets...
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The Best Home Design Software of 2022
Home design novices and professionals can both benefit from using software to help transform their wildest ideas into...
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These New Headphones Conduct Sound Through the Bone—and Are Particularly Good for Multitasking
I’ve been a fan of my Apple AirPods since I got them two years ago. I wear them when I'm at my desk writing, when I'm...
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11 Cable Types Every Homeowner Should Know
Cables are used to connect one device to another, whether the device is a television, router, or computer. However, n...
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Headed Back to the Office? Here’s How to Make Your Cubicle Feel More Like Home
Back to WorkMany employers are in the process of instituting back-to-work plans that require either full-time or part...
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Our Favorite Kitchen Gadgets for Faster Mornings
Making breakfast and prepping lunches are a breeze with the help of these handy kitchen gadgets.
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Retiring? These 20 Essential Products Will Help You Take It Easy at Home
As you enter a new phase of life, make sure you’re equipped with items that will help keep you healthy, active, and ready for the next adventure.
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This $15 Gadget Extends Your Wi-Fi Range Without Stretching Your Budget 
When the pandemic hit and quarantine became a way of life, my family of four began working and going to school under ...
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The Best Photo Printers for Your Home Office
Are your favorite photos languishing on your phone or hard drive? Why not print those memories instead? The best phot...
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The Best TV Brands of 2022
Replacing an old TV should be an exciting process because of the wide range of features, sizes, display settings, gra...
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The Best Google Home Devices of 2022
Smart-home devices enable you to control a range of gadgets, appliances, and important tasks, whether from home or re...
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6 Cool Ways To Use Apple AirTags Around Your Property
Apple's AirTags debuted at the end of April, and people are using them in some creative ways. These tiny devices atta...
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Too Hot to Stay in the Kitchen? You'll Want These Items to Get By
Try a few kitchen tools that help you beat the heat by cutting down on prep, cook, and cleanup time, and providing yummy alternatives to having to cook at all.
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This Techie Bird Feeder is the Backyard Addition You Never Knew You Needed
Waking up to the sound of birds chirping is a delightful way to rise. As the day unfolds, watching birds play around ...
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Make Smoothies at Home That are Actually Smooth with This Surprisingly Versatile Blender
When the old blender finally gave up in spectacular fashion, I knew that my attempt to repair the cracked base with s...
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The Best Outdoor Speakers of 2022
Take the fun outdoors on a sunny day—enjoy the warm weather while listening to your favorite tunes or podcast. Music ...
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How to Destroy a Hard Drive
Our computers are treasure troves of personal information, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, ba...
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How to Refresh Your Home with Smart Technology, According to HGTV Star Breegan Jane
Ready for a refresh? Consider these home automation tips.
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The Best In-Wall Speakers to Elevate Your Entertainment Room
Whether you’re trying to create a home theater room with surround sound or just looking to improve the sound quality ...
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The Best Scanners for Your Home Office
A useful piece of electronic equipment for the home office, a scanner digitizes documents and images and creates file...
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The Best Mini Keyboard for Your Home Office Needs
Standard-size keyboards get all the love. Most have a numeric pad, the proper spacing between the keys, and feel “rig...
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The Best Wireless Chargers for Power on the Go
For those of us who are tired of the nests of tangled and broken phone-charging cables cluttering up our homes—and re...
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The Best Laptop Stands for Your Home Office
With the growth of remote work and flexible schedules, more and more people are working from home. Remote workers oft...
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The Best WiFi Router for Long Range to Ensure Connectivity in Your Home
In a world where everything from meetings to movies flows in and out of your home via the internet, having a reliable...
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This New App Is Designed to Predict Which Reno Projects Will Improve Your Home’s Value
Are you hoping to make some home improvements soon, but don't know what projects will actually increase your home’s v...
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12 Hidden Gems You Didn’t Know You Could Find at Lowe’s
DIY jewelry and decor, whip up frozen treats, and upgrade your home gym with these fun finds.
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The Best Shower Radio to Jump-Start Your Day
A shower radio adds entertainment to your morning routine, whether that comes in the form of must-hear music or your ...
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The Best Home Thermostats of 2022
Thermostats have come a long way from those early models with manual temperature dials that may or may not accurately...
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The Best WiFi Speakers to Complete Your Media Room Setup
WiFi technology uses radio frequencies to send signals from one device to another. Unlike a walkie talkie or cellphon...
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The Best Floor Standing Speakers for Your Media Room
Whether you’re looking to add a speaker or two to a family room for improved sound or you’re planning a media room or...
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18 Home Office Items for Optimal Ergonomics and Productivity
Here’s what you need to work more efficiently from home without wreaking havoc on your health and sanity.
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The Best Sleep Headphones for Restful Sleep Any Time of Day
Many people find that listening to music, mediations, podcasts, or other soothing sounds can help them drift off to s...
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The Best Smart Blinds of 2023
Slowly but surely, more and more of our home operations are becoming automatic—and, with each advancement, life becom...
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The Best Answering Machines for Your Landline Phone
Answering machines were much more prevalent before the advent of smartphones and voicemail technology, yet they still...
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The Best Attic Antennas for Cord-Cutters
Whether you plan on cutting the cord completely or just want access to local channels, a TV antenna is an affordable ...
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The Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mowers Tested in 2022
Whether you’re switching from gas-powered to green or buying your first cordless electric mower, battery-powered lawn...
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The Best Cordless Phones of 2022
Modern cordless phone technology has allowed for better signal security, sound quality, and extended ranges, with som...
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The Best Universal Remotes for Your Entertainment Center
As the number of entertainment gadgets in our homes grows, so does the number of remotes. A coffee table full of remo...
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The Best WiFi Extenders for Stronger Connection at Home
If your router isn’t providing the coverage you need, a WiFi extender may be the solution. A WiFi extender, also call...
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3-D TVs and 10 Other Home Tech Fads That Didn’t Last Long
Did you own any of these once-trendy gadgets?
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5 New Ways to Use Your Old Smartphone at Home
When smartphones first hit the market, it seemed as though we had reached the peak of technological advancement. Yet ...
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The Best Outdoor TV Antennas of 2023
Instead of subscribing to streaming services, you could be pulling in free TV channels from the airwaves around your ...
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14 Clever Cable Management Solutions Under $50
Disorganized and jumbled power cords and cables can be a pain to locate and untangle (not to mention they make a home look unkempt). Find the cord you need when y...
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